Situated in the heart of Vernon Hills, Cherry Hill Counseling is conveniently located to serve the families of Vernon Hills and surrounding Lake County communities. The Cherry Hill – Vernon Hills office, in Hawthorn Business Park on Lakeview Parkway, is located less than a half-mile from Hawthorn Mall and right across the street from the scenic Century Park . Our office provides the best of both worlds: convenient access and also a place to retreat from the busyness of life to begin your healing journey.
Our treatment team at Cherry Hill – Vernon Hills is composed of experienced and trained clinicians specializing in working with individuals and families affected by substance abuse and addictions, trauma, and adolescent/family problems. This team of clinicians also provides specialized care for women’s issues including mood disorders that affect women across the reproductive life span. The Vernon Hills team enjoys working with couples and marriages to assist couples with exploring, understanding, and changing relational patterns that cause distress in the relationship and in the home. See the list below for a more expanded version of all of the treatment specialties provided at this location.
Clinicians at Cherry Hill – Vernon Hills are available to see clients 6 days per week, Monday – Saturday.
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Treatment specialties of clinicians at this location:
- Drug and alcohol abuse education
- Substance abuse and addictions recovery
- Family Relationships (parents/teens/children)
- Women’s Issues
- Marital Concerns
- Peripartum/Perimenopausal Mood Disorders
- Life Transitions (adulthood, parenting, work/home transitions, empty nesting)
- School refusal and anxiety
- Panic attacks and Panic Disorder
- Emotional dysregulation
- Faith-based or spiritual concerns
- Grief and Loss
- Health/Medical Crisis
- High-functioning autism
- Impulse control
- Mood Disorders
- Moral Injury
- Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Sexual Problems
- Sleep issues/insomnia
- Borderline Personality Disorder
- Narcissistic Personality Disorder
Clinicians at this location:
Lake Zurich | Vernon Hills
Dr. Keith V. Bjorge is a clinical psychologist with nearly 30 years of experience. He has experience and passion working with troubled marriages, teen and family related problems, chemical addictions, and mood disorders. Dr. Bjorge earned the Master of Arts and Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology.
Lake Zurich | Vernon Hills
Diane Geiser, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years of experience working with adults, adolescents, couples and families. Diane is a highly skilled clinician who can work with clients in identifying goals and change strategies that promote growth. She also has experience conducting wellness seminars with corporations and executives.
Vernon Hills | Lake Zurich Annex
Karen is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She has experience counseling teens, adults, couples, and groups. Before joining Cherry Hill, she counseled and led groups in a high school setting and at a behavioral health hospital. Her focus is on developing rapport with clients and using strength-based approaches to facilitate healing and change.
Delia De Avila is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 12+ years of experience working with children, adolescents, adults and families. She has training in evidenced-based treatments, including cognitive-behavioral therapy and Prolonged Exposure. Her clinical interests include sexual abuse, trauma, mood and anxiety disorders, self-esteem, parenting, and relationship issues.
Leslie Scofield, MSW, LSW, CADC is a Licensed Social Worker who has worked in the field of substance abuse for over 15 years. Her practice ranges from children to adults, and focuses on trauma, grief and loss, family issues, and addictions. She is passionate about working with groups. Leslie is also retired from military service, which informs her clinical perspective.
Vernon Hills | McHenry
As a Licensed Professional Counselor Michelle Schaefer has experience working with adults, couples, teens, families, and groups. Michelle has a diverse background of work experiences in people-helping fields. Michelle strives to create a secure client-therapist alliance in order to support people as they navigate life challenges and heal relationships.
Vernon Hills | Lake Zurich
Chelsea A. Laliberte is a Clinical Intern and will graduate with an MS in Social Administration from Case Western Reserve University in December. Chelsea has nearly ten years of experience working with individuals and families struggling with addictions and dual diagnosis. Chelsea is also a SMART Recovery facilitator and overdose education trainer.