Mental Health Services Chicago

Counseling, Therapy, and Behavioral Health Services for Depression, Anxiety, OCD, Addiction and More.

Are you struggling with a problem in your life? Do you need help coping? Are you anxious, depressed, or have another mental health concern you want to address with a trained professional? 

At CRC, we take great pride in offering medical care and treatments for mental illness at the outpatient level of care. Our unique programs are designed to provide stabilization in a tranquil, comfortable, non-hospital setting. To begin with, our mental health counselors assess clients’ mental and emotional health disorders, relationship issues, and life challenges and create a customized plan tailored to their specific needs. 

What is Mental Health Counseling?

Mental health involves your psychological, social, and emotional health and is an important aspect of being human. Our mental health affects our thoughts, how we feel, how we choose to act, how we handle stress, and how we view ourselves in the world.

Mental health counseling at CRC can help you to identify the cognitive, emotional, and behavioral elements of your substance abuse. It can also help you to learn ways to live a healthy lifestyle, identify triggers that negatively impact your mental health, and learn new ways of managing stress and your overall mental health.

At CRC in Chicago, our mental health counseling consists of trained counselors who ask questions to help you address your problems. Our team also helps you to create new coping strategies, as well as gain self-awareness.

At CRC Treatment Center, we understand the importance of being properly diagnosed. Our team takes a fully comprehensive and integrated approach to provide you and your family with the most accurate picture of your diagnosis.

What Does a Mental Health Counselor Do?

A mental health counselor at CRC incorporates various evidence-based therapies into each individual’s treatment to help them manage and overcome their mental and emotional disorders. Through a goal-oriented approach, our mental health counselors help clients better understand destructive thoughts, feelings, and beliefs and how to replace them with positive, life-enhancing ones.

Mental health counselors at CRC typically do the following:

  • Assess, diagnose and treat mental disorders experienced by clients, such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), eating disorder, anxiety, and depression
  • Encourage clients to discuss their thoughts, emotions, and experiences 
  • Help clients process their feelings and adapt to changes in their life, such as divorce or loss of a job
  • Conduct group sessions with families
  • Develop a personalized treatment plan to help clients gain insight through treatment
  • Help clients develop strategies and skills to effectively cope with difficult situations

Mental Health Facilities Near Me

There are a variety of mental health facilities in the Chicago area, and choosing the right one for you is an important first step. CRC Institute offers many options that more traditional mental health facilities nearby do not have. In addition to having a staff of top experts in their fields, CRC is a fully integrated, gender-specific program that focuses on treating the whole patient. This means that all of the components of you are being treated — not just an “illness.” CRC focuses on your needs while you are in a comfortable environment amongst your own gender, which helps enable you to be vulnerable and open amongst your peers. Further, CRC has a team of holistic practitioners who put together evidence-based programming that includes both traditional and nontraditional modalities in an effort to meet all of your mental health needs. 

When choosing mental health facilities near you, a skilled team of professionals at CRC Institute will ensure that you receive the best treatment options and recommendations in Chicago. From the beginning, you take part in every step of the treatment process as we aim to meet you exactly where you are at. At CRC, we treat the whole person and focus on filling each of your days with healing. Our goal is to optimize your health and help you to take steps toward living your best life. Your mental health impacts so many areas of your life, and the team at CRC is here to ensure that you receive all of the tools necessary for your journey toward optimal health.

Other areas we service for mental health therapy include:

Chicago | Evanston | Northbrook | Winnetka | Arlington Heights | Hinsdale

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Female rehab patients at CRC's rehab center in Chicago participating in meditation in the meditation room which features dim lighting, warm tones and a big window that looks out to the city of Chicago.

CRC Institute: Chicago Mental Health Services

Our treatment and wellness teams specialize in substance abuse disorders and mental health diagnoses by utilizing the most effective and current mental health counseling techniques. Through a combined approach of mental health counseling and modern evidence-based therapies, we create a long-term continuum of care that lasts well after you move on from our Chicago-based structured services.

Chicago Mental Health Services: Modern Recovery Therapies for Substance Abuse and Mental Health Disorders

The front desk reception area at CRC Institute's rehab center in Chicago is modern and elegant with black and copper tones, a big chandelier, and the CRC Institute logo displayed on the wall behind the copper desk.

Our goals at CRC are:

  • Help you heal your mind, body, and soul through a variety of effective treatments and therapies
  • Provide state-of-the-art care to help you during your healing process
  • Teach you tools to cope with life’s challenges in a healthy way
  • Help you to feel empowered and confident in your life
  • Help you gain awareness and insight into your specific triggers
  • Address any co-occurring mental health conditions
  • Treat not just yourself as an individual but also address your relationships with family members and loved ones
  • Offer you collaborative therapy and treatment during your recovery

Our medical and wellness teams provide you with a truly singular experience through respect, kindness, and compassion that promotes ease and tranquility.

Begin Your Addiction Recovery

Speak with our team to see how we can help you with our evidence-based addiction treatments & integrated medicine approach.

Choose Our Chicago Rehab Center for Mental Health Treatment

In order to heal from a chronic condition, one thing has to change — everything. This journey towards health and wellness is different for every individual, but the two elements that are always involved include connection and magic. In order to achieve these two treatment components, our therapies at CRC Treatment Center in Chicago include:

Our Board-certified and licensed medical team goes to extraordinary lengths to fully and comprehensively evaluate all of our patients’ concerns, needs, medical history, and specific goals for treatment.

Our unique combination of therapy, clinical modalities, and outpatient programs have consistently proven to help individuals overcome and heal from substance abuse for a successful long-term recovery.

About CRC Treatment Center in Chicago

CRC Treatment Center is home to the industry’s most stimulating and successful programming for an evidence-based personalized approach to substance abuse treatment and health optimization that facilitates whole-person healing. Our treatment and wellness team consists of the best doctors, clinicians, and holistic practitioners in their field.
The open seating area at CRC's rehab center in Chicago featuring a modern decor, big blue chairs, copper furniture, and plenty of greenery.

Chicago Mental Health Services: Frequently Asked Questions

Mental health involves our psychological, social, and emotional health. Our mental health affects our self-talk, our thoughts, how we feel, how we choose to act, how we handle stress, and how we view ourselves in the world. A variety of factors can affect our mental health, including life experiences (trauma), a family history of mental health issues, and our brain chemistry.

Our counseling services, with some of the best counselors in the Chicago area, can help you address your mental health concerns.

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Mental health counselors are able to evaluate your mental health and then apply therapeutic techniques. However, only psychologists (those with a doctoral degree in clinical psychology or another specialty) are licensed to make a diagnosis.
There are several signs and symptoms associated with mental illness that one of our counselors can help to identify. Five of these signs include: excessive anxiety, sadness, and irritability that lasts for extended periods of time, isolating and avoiding social engagements, extreme changes in mood, and changes in sleep. One of our counselors can help you work through your mental health issues and diminish or eliminate these life-altering symptoms.
A counselor at CRC who specializes in mental health can help you feel better emotionally and psychologically so that you can live a high quality of life. Chicago counseling services for mental health with CRC can help you improve your overall mood and learn how to effectively manage and cope with stress. Get started with a Chicago-area counselor today.

Mental health therapy in the assessment phase and the treatment phase is an emotionally-safe space to explore feelings and aspects of life that may be holding you back from reaching your goals or living life with significant wellness. You and your therapist will discuss aspects of your life that are going well and those parts of life where you are experiencing challenges. The therapist will ask you questions to guide you to further understand your responses to stress, unearth previous experiences that are still impacting you currently, and collaborate to formulate skills and solutions to move positively forward.

In your first session, you will be given an opportunity to express the reasons you are seeking to work with a therapist. You will be asked a few questions so the therapist may get to know you, your history, and any early goals you might have in mind. The first session is focused on getting to know each other and to set up the expectations for further sessions. You will work at your own pace with your therapist and establish a mutually-respectful relationship during your sessions.

You will know therapy is working as you begin to see progress toward your therapeutic goals. You might also experience the ability to utilize coping skills learned in therapy to reduce stress, enhance joyful experiences, and overcome challenging situations that previously were significant stumbling blocks in your life. Additionally, as you progress in therapy you might increase your awareness internally and learn new things about yourself. This will enable you to increase self-acceptance, take on bigger tasks with confidence, and enhance your personal relationships.