TAKING THE FIRST STEP
You’re not alone. We all go through difficult times in our home life or workplace, as a parent or partner, or when despair, trauma, anger or grief feels overwhelming. At the Samaritan Counseling Center of the Northwest Suburbs, professional counselors help individuals, couples and families achieve emotional, mental and spiritual well-being through psychotherapy, behavior modification, mediation and educational programs. Since opening in 2008, we have seen over 10,000 clients with all types of life challenges, and will journey with you to achieve your goals of wellness and happiness.
We recognize that faith and spirituality are not part of everyone’s life, and do not promote any religious point of view to those who come for help. We also know that for many, faith plays a tremendous role, and spiritual practices can be very healing, so if you have a faith journey please feel free to incorporate that in your therapy discussions. Gone are the days when religion and psychotherapy are at odds – both offer legitimate and easily integrated paths to recovering one’s sense of wholeness and healing.
The Samaritan Counseling Center of the Northwest Suburbs is a safe place for everyone, no matter who you are, or where you are on life’s journey.
MAKING AN APPOINTMENT
Contact our Intake Coordinator, Brian McCallum, at 847-382-4673 x322. Brian will gather information in order to assign you to a counselor who can address your reasons for calling and meet your schedule. Please be repaired with the following information:
✱ Your name, date of birth, address, and phone number
✱ Your insurance information, if you have insurance. You can go on your insurer’s website to see if any of our therapists are in network. A help page is included in New Client Forms
✱ Days and times you are available for appointments, as well as which location you would prefer: Barrington, Algonquin, Crystal Lake or McHenry.
✱ Your reasons for seeking counseling. This helps match you with a counselor.
✱ How you found out about Samaritan.
Once a counselor has been assigned to you, he or she will contact you directly to set up your first appointment. All appointments are made, changed or cancelled directly through the therapists. Prior to your first appointment, you will be asked to fill out the forms found under the New Client Form button and email them to the therapist or bring them to your first appointment.
Contact Dr. Singer’s assistant, Cindy Ratchford, at 847-382-4674 ext. 330