We're Here to Serve During COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic is causing stress and anxiety throughout our community, and we remain committed to providing service and support during this time. Please see our COVID-19 information page for the latest updates.

Counseling Services

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We provide caring, confidential, personalized counseling in a private office environment. Our experienced staff of licensed psychotherapists work with children, teens, adults of all ages, couples, and families, including military/veteran families. Read about our services »

Counseling for All

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Our services are affordable and are covered by most major insurance plans. We use a sliding scale to ensure that quality care is available to all, regardless of their ability to pay. We offer convenient, flexible hours, including day and evening appointments. Find answers to your questions »

Our Mission

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Youth & Family Counseling is a nonprofit organization dedicated to filling an unmet need for affordable mental health services in the diverse Lake County community. We open doors to mental healthcare so people can cope, heal and thrive. Learn about our impact »

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With your help, we can enable all community members to overcome barriers to treatment and receive professional counseling when they need it.

News from YFC

YFC's Commitment in a COVID-19 World

COVID-19 is causing much stress and anxiety throughout our world, and you're not alone if you're feeling overwhelmed. But here's some reassuring news -- YFC will continue to offer help and support to those who need it during these uncertain times. As your community counseling agency, Youth & Family Counseling remains committed to our mission of opening doors to mental healthcare to all who need it, regardless of ability to pay.

We will continue support clients and provide treatment as best we can, and to maintain our high standards of care. Some points to share with you:

Beating the Winter Blues

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that is related to a change in seasons.  Although often referred to as the "winter blues," people can experience SAD any time of the year, though it is most often seen during the colder months, when we lose an hour of sunlight due to daylight savings.

What causes SAD?  According to Mental Health America, transitioning from bright, sunny days to bleak winter ones can cause a drop in our body's natural production of serotonin, melatonin and Vitamin D.  This disruption can lead to SAD symptoms such as lethargy, social withdrawal, depression, anxiety, and  difficulty concentrating or sleeping.  Less commonly, SAD can also be triggered by environmental changes, such as shifting from a first to a third workshift.

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Youth & Family Counseling
1113 S. Milwaukee Ave., #104
Libertyville, IL 60048
Phone: (847) 367-5991
Fax: (847) 367-5997

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