Professional Counseling in Evanston, IL

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Melissa Sanchez, LCPC, BC-DMT

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Board Certified Dance/Movement Therapist
Phone & Email:  Connect With Melissa

1818 Dempster Street, Evanston, IL 60202


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.

  • Some of My Specialties:
    Individual
  • Depression
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Addiction
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Schizophrenia & Psychosis
  • Stress Management
  • Self-Care for Healers

Mary Lynn Meyers, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Phone & Email:  Connect With Mary Lynn

Within Driving Distance of Evanston, IL


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.

  • Some of My Specialties:
    Individual
  • Family Therapy
  • Couples Therapy
  • Adolescent/Young Adult Therapy
  • Depression And Anxiety
  • Relationship Counseling
  • Women's Health/Women's Issues
  • Mindfulness Based Therapy
  • Life Transitions
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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


References

1. City of Evanston. (2014). Parks. Retrieved from https://cityofevanston.org/parks-recreation/parks/
2. Peer Services of Evanston. (2014). Prevention Services. Retrieved from http://www.peerservices.org/prevention-services/
3. Mental Health America North Shore. (2014). What We Do. Retrieved from http://www.mhans.org/what.html
4. City of Evanston. (2013). Volunteer. Retrieved from http://www.cityofevanston.org/resident/volunteer/
5. Connections. (2014). Homeless Prevention. Retrieved from http://www.cfthinc.org/wordpress/?page_id=70

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