Counseling in Evanston, IL. Find the Right Therapist.

Safe, effective, and caring. Affordable therapists near you in Evanston, Illinois will help you make the changes you want.

Julianne Neely, MSW, LCSW

Julianne Neely, MSW, LCSW

Play Therapist

2865 N. Clybourn Ave., Chicago, Illinois 60618 | 773-270-0469

Are you worried about your child or teenager? I create a supportive environment that incorporates parents as part of the treatment process. Together we can help your child find their strengths, overcome challenges, and begin to thrive.

Life Synergy, LLC, LCPC, CADC, NCC, BCC

Life Synergy, LLC, LCPC, CADC, NCC, BCC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Certified Alcohol Drug Counselor, National Certified Counselor, Board Certified Coach

Available for Online Therapy

Life Synergy is a warm, safe haven for individuals of all ages to enhance their overall well-being. Each counselor holds a specialty that embraces life challenges in today's busy world. We are a group of passionate and compassionate therapists with open hearts!

David Johnson, LCSW

David Johnson, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

1818 Dempster St., Evanston, Illinois 60202 | 847-475-3017

I provide a warm and accepting environment where you can explore the things in life that are not easy to resolve. Finding a compassionate guide in self exploration is sometimes needed in response to a specific need such as loss, job change, or depression/anxiety.


1560 Sherman Avenue, Suite 400, Evanston, Illinois

Yellowbrick is a private, physician-owned and-operated psychiatric healthcare organization whose mission is to provide a full-spectrum, specialized approach to the emotional, psychological and developmental challenges of emerging young adults.

Rene Berlind, MA, LCPC, MBA

Rene Berlind, MA, LCPC, MBA

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

1033 University Place Suite 330, Evanston, Illinois 60201 | 8474006923

I think people respond best when they are understood and strive to listen patiently and completely to provide the best help that I can. I am passionate about my work, appreciate your trust and look froward to working together. If you're struggling, help is available.

Richard Cohen, Ph.D

Richard Cohen, Ph.D

Clinical Psychologist

806 Ridge Terrace, Evanston, Illinois 60201 | 847-328-5022

My many years of experience in working with a wide range of problems enables me to zero in on your specific issues. Working together, we will then be able to find the appropriate resolution for you concerns.

Mary Lynn Meyers, LCSW

Mary Lynn Meyers, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

1167 Wilmette Avenue Suite 207, Wilmette, Illinois 60091 | 847-828-6066

My approach in therapy is open, explorational, mindful, warm and genuine. I use family systems theory, mindfulness practices, positive psychology and even humor, when appropriate, in an integrative manner to help you increase your insight into the issues you are facing.

Melissa Sanchez, LCPC, BC-DMT

Melissa Sanchez, LCPC, BC-DMT

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Board Certified Dance/Movement Therapist

1818 Dempster Street, Evanston, Illinois 60202 | 773-547-9545

My approach as a therapist is rooted in compassion and the belief that everyone has the ability to heal when provided with a safe, trustworthy and open-minded environment in which to explore one's emotional, psychological and body/mind experiences.

Related Sites:
City of Evanston
Illinois Mental Health Counselors Association

Therapy Evanston, IL

Counseling Glenview, Winnetka, Highland Park, West Ridge, Uptown

The history of Evanston is a colorful one that includes many stories for the making of a Hollywood movie. You may be able to take a tour though the past to the time when Capone was around doing his business. The city also survived a massive fire in the late 1800s. No one knows what started the fire or why it happened but when it did, and in the process, destroyed many parts of the city and left few buildings standing. Some say that it was arson or possibly lightning. Take time to learn about the history of this city, it truly is what makes this area so rich and full of depth. The parks in Evanston have been made so the whole family can enjoy them. James Park, for instance, handles up to 2,000 visitors in a day. With soccer fields, basketball courts, sledding hills, a senior center, and more, the family can make an afternoon of it.1

Mental Health in Evanston

Peer Services of Evanston recognizes the importance of preventative measures to combat alcohol and drug addiction. The organization works with children, teenagers, and their families to build effective coping skills so stressful life events don't lead to substance use. Peer Services doesn't use scare tactics to frighten children. Their research-based educational programs enlighten, educate and support positive choices. For more details, call 847-492-1778.2

Promoting the social and emotional wellness of Evanston residents is the central focus of Mental Health America North Shore. Trainings are provided for teachers, parents, and social services staff in order to promote early identification and prevention of mental illness. The agency also engages in legislative advocacy to protect the rights and interests of the mentally ill. Reducing stigma is also a central component of the agency's work. Contact Mental Health America North Shore at 847-328-6198 to obtain additional information.3

Volunteerism is an excellent way to get involved in the community, help others in need, and increase one's feelings of self-worth. The City of Evanston has an ongoing list of area organizations that need volunteer help. From stocking shelves at the Salvation Army Food Pantry to serving as an after-school mentor to area youth, there are many opportunities for individuals to make a positive impact on the community. Call 847-448-4311 to find out more.4

Current Initiatives

The Homelessness Prevention Initiative focuses on preventative measures to end homelessness in Evanston. In particular, the program works with families that are facing eviction or foreclosure to help keep them in their home. Stabilizing the current situation of families through education and outreach services makes loss of their home far less likely. Ongoing support services ensure that once families have stabilized that they continue to remain self-sufficient. For further information, call 847-475-7070, extension 100.5


1. City of Evanston. (2017). Parks. Retrieved from
2. Peer Services of Evanston. (2017). Prevention Services. Retrieved from
3. Mental Health America North Shore. (2017). What We Do. Retrieved from
4. City of Evanston. (2016). Volunteer. Retrieved from
5. Connections. (2017). Homeless Prevention. Retrieved from

Evanston is located in Cook County, Illinois. It has a land area of 7.77 square miles and a water area of 0.02 square miles.  The population of Evanston is 64,821 people with 29,263 households and a median annual income of $70,041. .

Therapy Affordability Meter for Evanston, IL

Mostly Affordable

Establishing weekly sessions with a professional therapist is considered affordable in Evanston for the average family. While sustaining a commitment to therapy is usually not an issue, if mental health treatment feels like a burden please ask your counselor about accepted insurance plans or sliding scale fees. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Evanston public health department.