If you are in crisis, or know someone who is, you are not alone: 
please call 24/7 hotline: 1-800-273-(TALK) 8255 OR
text 741741 for a 24/7 crisis text line  - a live, trained crisis counselor receives the text and responds quickly OR go to www.imalive.org for 24/7 online crisis chat

Crisis

Counseling/Out-patient

  • Turning Point Behavioral Health Center Open Access is here! New clients can now walk into Turning Point during our Open Access hours and meet with a therapist or case manager the same day. No appointment necessary. 

    • Service hours are Monday 1 to 4 p.m., Tuesday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wednesday 3 to 6 p.m., and Thursday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Individuals with private insurance plans will be seen on Mondays and Tuesdays only. Medicaid patients are welcome during all Open Access hours. 

    • 8324 Skokie Blvd., Skokie, Illinois 60077; 847-933-0051

  • www.josselyn.org (Northern IL, provides clinical and group services; accepts MediCare, MedicAid and Private insurance; 847-441-5600)
  • www.c4chicago.org (Chicago's North Side - provides a range of mental health, substance use and family counseling services; services and crisis line: 773-769-0205)
  • www.dascchicago.com (DASC Depression and Anxiety Specialty Clinic- North Chicago -goal is to provide the most effective, scientifically-proven treatments to people suffering with anxiety disorders and depression. Accepts Insurance: BCBS PPO, Tricare and Medicare; 773-494-5505)
  • Insight Eating Disorder and Behavioral Health Treatment Centers    (312-298-9936; Streeterville (Downtown Chicago), Downtown ChicagoOak BrookOak ParkNorthbrookEvanstonMillennium Place; Accepts Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois, Aetna, Cigna, ComPsych, Humana LifeSynch, MultiPlan National, Northwestern University student insurance, United/Optum, University of Chicago student insurance, University of Illinois student health insurance, Value Options)
  • www.family-institute.org (Evanston, Chicago, Northbrook and LaGrange Park - sliding scale gives clients of all income levels access to high-quality care, with fees starting as little as $5. Because clients pay what they can afford, the Clinic can be a valuable resource for those who are unemployed or do not have adequate health insurance; 847-733-4300 x 263)  
  • www.urbanbalance.com (Insurance friendly counseling for individuals, couples and families in 6 locations in the Chicago area; intake: 888-726-7170 x1 or info@urbanbalance.com)
  • www.jcfs.org/programs-and-services/counseling-and-support (Jewish Child and Family Services; counseling and support for addiction, substance abuse education, mental health conditions, children/teen/adult services; call 855-ASK-JCFS or write ask@jcfs.org)
  • www.arkchicago.org (Chicago's West Rogers Park -- Mental health services include counseling/psychiatry and Intensive Day Program for Adults  773-973-1000)
  • www.yellowbrickprogram.com (Evanston, IL - specialized assessment and treatment for emerging young adults and their families including treatment for addiction, eating disorders and mental health conditions: 866-364-2300 x233)
  • www.centerforcontextualchange.org (Chicago, Elmhurst and Skokie -- Intake 847-676.4447 -- provide reduced fee and sliding scale; accept BCBS insurance and Medicare; highly trained psychotherapists specializing in trauma, domestic and family violence, child and adult sexual abuse, addiction, compulsion, self injurious behavior, and severe emotional and behavioral disorders.)
  • http://presencehealth.org/services/behavioral-health-outpatient-services (Presence Behavioral Health out-patient services)
  • www.alexianbrothershealth.org/abbhh (Chicago area -- FREE confidential assessment/referral 24/7  1-855-383-2224)
  • www.thresholds.org (healthcare, housing, and hope for persons with mental illness: 773-572-5400) 
  • www.newfoundationcenter.org (Northfield, IL --  - recovery services, permanent supportive housing, supported employment, and health and wellness programs, all within a community that encourages sharing, independent living, friendship, personal responsibility, and family participation; intake office: cjoyce@newfoundationcenter.org or 847-386-3060)
  • urbanwellnesscounseling.com ( Edison Park, Park Ridge and in-home options; Accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO, Magellan and Land of Lincoln; provides psychotherapy services and psychological testing to individuals, couples, and families in all phases of life; 773-774-4444 or intake@urbanwellnesscounseling.com)
  • Family Service Center (provide therapy on a subsidized fee scale — putting help and support within reach of people who live, work, or attend school in Wilmette, Glenview, Northbrook, and Kenilworth. To make an appointment, leave a message in the 24 hour Confidential Voicemail box by calling, 847-251-7350.  You may also choose to call during office business hours,  Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM – 5:00PM.) 
  • Chicago Center for Psychotherapy, LLC (provide individual and couples therapy and treat most issues with adults and young adults. Accepts BCBS PPO, Medicare and Employee Resource Systems, Inc.; 708-848-0491. Downtown Chicago: 180 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 605; Oak Park: 137 N. Oak Park Ave., Suite 327)
  • Mosaic Therapy ( Offices in Skokie, Evanston and South Loop; Accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield, Magellan, Harken, United Behavior Health, CiGNA, AETNA, BCBS HMO -Out of Network, BCBS HMO -Presence Health Group, BCBS Medicaid (All Kids), Early Intervention, Multi Plan, TriCare; committed to building positive environments in which children and families have the opportunity to reach their fullest potential, to be resilient and to be whole. We offer a variety of theraputic services for individuals and families. 877-691-7994)
  • skylightcounselingcenter.com (Skokie, IL and Chicago, IL --  professional counseling services to individuals, families, couples and groups;  847-529-8300 or  info@skylightcounselingcenter.com)
  • womencarecounseling.com (Evanston, IL  -- provides individual, group, couple and family counseling for adults and adolescents, as well as sponsoring educational and professional workshops; 847-475-7003 x 10, or email atscheduling@womencarecounseling.com)
  • Live Oak  (Lakeview and Downtown locations - Provides individual therapy, couples therapy, groups and workshops;  some therapists accept insurance, offers sliding scale; call at 773.880.1310 or fill out contact form: http://www.liveoakchicago.com/contact/)
  • www.peerservices.org (Evanston and Glenview: substance abuse prevention and treatment services; Evanston: 847-492-1778 Glenview: 847-657-7337, e-mail: lbricco@peerservices.org
  • www.rush.edu/services/psychiatry (Rush University Medical Center - Chicago,IL -- call 1-888-RUSH (7874)  M-F 8am-5pm)
  • Anixter Center (call (773) 973-7900, (773) 973-2180 (TTY), (773) 973-5268 (Fax); or email AskAnixter@anixter.org)

Children/Teen specific

Support Groups

Residential Treatment Centers