Cherry Hill Counseling has been rooted in Lake Zurich and surrounding communities since 1976. In downtown Lake Zurich, Cherry Hill is within walking distance of the Lake Zurich, Breezewald Park and Beach , and the Ela Area Public Library. Located about 1 mile from the intersection of Rt. 12 and Rt. 22, Cherry Hill – Lake Zurich provides easily accessible counseling services to people living in both Lake and McHenry County communities nearby to Lake Zurich, such as Barrington, Long Grove, Cary, and Wauconda.
Serving Lake Zurich and surrounding communities for over four decades, Cherry Hill – Lake Zurich has a team of highly trained and experienced clinicians to provide for your needs. The Lake Zurich team is composed of a broad spectrum of counseling professionals including: Psychologists, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselors, and Licensed Clinical Social Workers. We are equipped to provide treatment for a wide range of clinical specialties including marital and family problems, personality disorders, mood disorders, obsessions and compulsions, ADHD, and a host of other clinical issues. The Lake Zurich team is highly adept and ready to help. See the list below for an expanded list of all of the treatment specialties provided at this location.
The Cherry Hill – Lake Zurich location utilizes two buildings for counseling services. In addition to the original counseling offices seen in the photo above, some counseling appointments take place in the Lake Zurich Annex where the Cherry Hill Business offices also reside. These two offices are adjacent to one another and share parking areas.
Before your first appointment, ask your therapist for the location of your counseling session.
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Treatment specialties of clinicians at this location:
- Marital concerns
- Family Issues/Relationships
- Adoption-specific issues
- Early childhood disorders
- Faith-based or spiritual concerns
- Premarital counseling (PREPARE/ENRICH)
- Borderline Personality Disorder
- Narcissistic Personality Disorder
- Women’s issues
- Men’s issues
- Substance abuse and addictions recovery
- High-functioning autism
- Oppositional Behavior
- Social skills deficits
- Anger & aggression
- School refusal and anxiety
- Difficulty with motivation
- Peripartum/Perimenopausal mood disorders
- Emotional dysregulation
- Grief and loss
- Health/Medical crisis
- Impulse control
- Mood disorders
- Moral injury
- Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Eating disorders
- Sexual problems
Clinicians at this location:
Lake Zurich | McHenry
Practicing clinical psychology for over 35 years, Dr. Clark Barshinger has broad and deep experience counseling patients. His graduate education includes a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Northwestern University and a Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology from DePaul University. He works mostly with adults, teens and couples.
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.
Brendan C. Bell is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Illinois. He has worked in private practice for over 15 years, with offices in both Lake Zurich and in Wheaton. His expertise involves working with children, adolescents, and their families, with extensive experience addressing behavior disorders. Brendan also works with adults and particularly enjoys counseling artists.
Ashley Yergler is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor who has experience working with mood and anxiety disorders, identity, emotional regulation, self-injury, OCD, eating disorders and relational issues. Ashley helps people discover their strengths in the process of healing, while increasing their ability to relate in meaningful ways to the world around them.
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.
Lake Zurich | Chicago
Amy Tanner is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and has been working in the field since 1998. She holds a Master’s degree in social work from the Jane Addams School of Social Work, University of Illinois at Chicago. Before joining Cherry Hill in 2008, Amy worked exclusively with abused and neglected children, primarily in the foster care and adoption arenas.
Rick Coffaro’s work experience prior to Cherry Hill includes twenty-eight years in sales, marketing, and management. The theme of his career was making, building and maintaining relationships. Rick offers first-hand knowledge of life and career transitions. He enjoys working with individuals, couples, adults, adolescents and young adults, and groups.
Valerie Bond has over ten years of counseling experience, working with individuals, couples, families and groups. Her interactive, adaptive approach matches therapeutic interventions to her client’s personality, strengths and difficulties. She is skilled at helping people understand, identify, regulate and find comfort in their emotions.
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.
Lake Zurich | McHenry
Alaina Knoedler received her master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Wheaton College. She works with a broad population, ranging from children to adults. She has a special passion for working with children through play therapy. Alaina aims to foster a strong therapeutic relationship with clients when uncovering their life stories.
Chelsea A. Laliberte received an MS in Social Administration from Case Western Reserve University with a focus in mental health for children, adolescents and families. Chelsea has nearly ten years of experience working with individuals and families struggling with substance use disorders and dual diagnosis. Chelsea is also a SMART Recovery facilitator and overdose education trainer.
Lake Zurich Annex | Arlington Heights
Elizabeth is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She values a strong therapeutic alliance and believes that a supportive and collaborative working relationship is instrumental in helping clients improve their overall quality of life. She uses her expertise in yoga and mindfulness to assist clients in learning to calm and relax the stressed body and mind.
Maria has a Master’s in Mental Health Counseling from Wheaton College. Maria works with a diverse spectrum of clients including individuals, couples, and families and ranging from children to adolescents to adults. She is currently working under supervision to become a certified play therapist.