Counseling in Skokie, IL. Find the Right Therapist.

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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.

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Only 16 miles from Chicago lies Skokie, IL. Say the name out loud and you feel like you must have said it wrong, because no city can be that much fun to say. It sounds like an affectionate nickname given by a grandparent, which is fitting, because Skokie, IL has a way of making you feel like you've come home. Whether you're a small child beginning school, or an adult looking for a new start, this city with the funny name has what families have been looking for, like schools offering great classes and more. Old Orchard Junior High School, for instance, has an ACT club, in which children band together to adopt a village that needs help. By raising money for that village, great things get done, like schools being built where before there weren't any. There is a relatively large Jewish population around this area, so many museums deal with what happened to the Jews during World War II. One of these, the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center, has a Room of Remembrance and Hall of Reflection. Here, names of victims of the holocaust line the walls.1 If our children don't forget, perhaps it won't be repeated.

Mental Health in Springfield

The Cook County North Suburban chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness offers a number of support groups for individuals who experience mental health issues. There are groups for teens and young people, parents, and other family members. Common qualities of all groups is that they are free and confidential. Participants are welcome to share their experiences, work through their feelings, offer support to others, and receive valuable advice. Contact the organization at 847-716-2252 for details about meeting locations and times.2

Individuals in the midst of a mental health crisis can seek confidential services at the Living Room at Turning Point. This non-clinical space is open to anyone in the community who needs a safe place to talk to someone, work through their problems, or just sit quietly in order to calm down. Safety assessments are offered to ensure each visitor is not suicidal, and safety planning helps people identify resources in their life that can help them in times of need. All services are offered free of charge. For further details, call 847-933-9202.3

Bullying is a serious issue that can pose many mental health challenges for children that are harassed as well as those who intimidate others. To build an environment in which all children feel safe and welcome, Skokie School District 69 has devised an anti-bullying plan that outlines unacceptable behaviors, explains appropriate punishments for acting out, and provides educational opportunities for children to learn about how to be positive and supportive of one another. Faculty and staff members join in learning how to effectively handle situations in which physical or mental harm is being done to a student. Additional details about this program can be obtained by calling 847-675-7666.4

Current Initiatives

The Heartland Alliance for Human Needs and Human Rights has undertaken an initiative to end the cycle of poverty for residents of Chicago and the surrounding suburbs. Housing is a number one priority, which is why the organization advocates for the construction of safe, affordable housing for individuals who experience homelessness. A key component of the housing advocacy program is to also include supportive services, such as job training and employment assistance, to give people the resources they need to improve their lives. The agency also seeks to protect the legal rights of vulnerable populations who face violence and discrimination.5


1. Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center. (2017). Room of Remembrance. Retrieved from
2. National Alliance on Mental Illness - Cook County North Suburban. (2017). Support Groups. Retrieved from
3. Mental Health Association of Greater Chicago. (2017). The Living Room at Turning Point. Retrieved from
4. Skokie School District 69. (2017). Bullying Prevention and Response. Retrieved from
5. Heartland Alliance for Human Needs & Human Rights. (2017). Our Programs. Retrieved from

Skokie is located in Cook County, Illinois. It has a land area of 10.06 square miles and a water area of 0.00 square miles.  The population of Skokie is 64,821 people with 22,787 households and a median annual income of $66,999. .

Therapy Affordability Meter for Skokie, IL

Generally Affordable

Therapists in Skokie are often within budget with some potential challenges for longer term commitments. Your mental health and well being are a top priority. If accessibility is a concern, ask your counselor about sliding scale fees or inquire about accepted insurance plans. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Skokie public health department.