Chicago and Illinois Mental Health Agencies

Asian Human Services

Asian Human Services exists to provide quality, compassionate, and culturally competent services in over 28 languages to low-income Asian-American and immigrant and refugee communities in metropolitan Chicago.

The Center for Contextual Change

The Center for Contextual Change is a private group practice with three offices in the Chicago area. Our clinicians take a strengths based relational approach to working with individuals, couples and families utilizing a variety of interventions including DBT, CBT and Body Based Interventions such as Yoga and Somatic Experiencing. We offer sliding scale and pro bono sessions so that financial circumstance is not an obstacle to quality mental health services.

The Center on Halsted (formerly Horizons Community Services)

Center on Halsted Mental Health Services staff has been meeting the psychosocial needs of Chicago’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBTQ) community and allies for more than 25 years.  They provide a variety of services, including support, therapy, and educational groups. These services are meant to connect and unite LGBTQ men, women, families, and allies who share similar issues and struggles.

Chicago Department of Public Health – Division of Mental Health

The Chicago Department of Public Health makes Chicago a safer and healthier place by working with community partners to promote health, prevent disease, reduce environmental hazards and ensure access to health care for all Chicagoans.

Chicago LGBT Youth Resource Guide

A guide containing further organizations promoting activism, drop-in programs, legal services, outreach and housing opportunities for youth in Chicago.

Chicago Women’s Health Center

Chicago Women’s Health Center (CWHC) is a collective that includes health care providers, counselors, outreach health educators, and doctors who work together to provide health education and affordable, respectful, and accessible gynecological and mental health care to women and trans people in the Chicago area.

Community Counseling Centers of Chicago

Community Counseling Centers of Chicago (C4), a behavioral health advocate and social service provider, offers quality, comprehensive customer-oriented services tailored to the diversity of its consumers.  C4 helps people overcome mental health problems, substance use disorders and the trauma of sexual assault and abuse.

Haymarket Center

Haymarket Center was founded in 1975, as a non-profit agency, to bring about a change in the public perception of alcoholism and its treatment. Since then, Haymarket Center has grown into a comprehensive alcohol and other drug treatment organization, licensed by the state of Illinois, which receives funding from private, city, state, and federal agencies.

Heartland Alliance

Heartland Alliance advances the human rights and responds to the human needs of endangered populations—particularly the poor, the isolated, and the displaced—through the provision of comprehensive and respectful services and the promotion of permanent solutions leading to a more just global society.

Illinois Department of Human Services Division of Mental Health

The Division of Mental Health (DMH) provides a wide variety of services at all levels for adults and children throughout the state. These services are offered through hundreds of DMH partners called “Providers” (i.e. mental health clinics, agencies and hospitals). Providers serve as ‘front doors’ to enter the publicly funded system of mental health care.

Illinois Psychiatric Society

To advocate for the highest quality care for patients with psychiatric disorders which include substance use disorders; to support public and private resources for treatment, research, and education; and, to represent the profession of psychiatry and serve the needs of its membership.

Howard Brown Health Center (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender health center)

Howard Brown Health Center provides mental health services specifically tailored for the LGBTQ community, through counseling and psychotherapy available in our Behavioral Health Services department. Individual, couples, family, and group therapies are provided by our team of experienced counselors, social workers, and psychologists.

Live Oak

Live Oak is a group of psychotherapists and consultants who provide counseling and educational services that enhance the emotional and psychological well being of individuals, families, organizations and communities.

Mental Health Association of Illinois

MHAI is dedicated to promoting mental health, working for the prevention of mental illnesses and improving care and treatment for persons suffering from mental and emotional disorders.

Metropolitan Family Services

The Metropolitan Family Services provide and mobilize the services needed to strengthen families and communities.  They offer a wide variety of services through our staff, which includes licensed clinical social workers and counselors, case managers, mental health professionals, early childhood educators and lawyers.

Sage Community Health Collective

Sage Community Health Collective is dedicated to providing trauma-informed, body positive and harm reductionist healing services.  Their collective is built around the tenets of mutual respect, actual capacity, deep compassion, and love for each other and our community.


Thresholds assists and inspires people with severe mental illnesses to reclaim their lives by providing the supports, skills, and the respectful encouragement that they need to achieve hopeful and successful futures.

Womencare Counseling Center

Within a relational model, Womencare supports adults, adolescents, couples, families, and communities in the face of trauma, loss, and life transitions to restore life’s meaning and the capacity to form healthy relationships based on mutuality, respect, accountability and caring.

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