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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The Lake Zurich office building has small parking areas on the side and to the rear of the building. In addition, there are several free public parking areas in the immediate vicinity. See parking map to the left for public parking locations.
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.
Ashley Yergler is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor who has experience working with relational issues, mood and anxiety disorders, identity, emotional regulation, self-injury, and OCD. 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.
Chelsea A. Laliberte Barnes 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 | Vernon Hills
Lydia Klassen received her Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from Trinity International University. She has experience working with interpersonal issues, emotional regulation, grief, and trauma. Lydia strives to develop safety in the client-counselor relationship as she journeys with clients toward greater freedom in their lives. She has a particular interest in couples, families, and third-culture kids.
Vernon Hills | Lake Zurich
Dr. Benjamin L. Michaels is a psychotherapist and post-doctoral fellow who provides therapy and completes psychological evaluations. He earned both his M.A. and Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. He primarily works with adolescents and adult clientele. He also has experience with domestic violence and substance abuse.
Deer Park | Lake Zurich
As a Licensed Professional Counselor at Cherry Hill Liz works with a wide variety of clients, children, adolescents, families, and adults. She has additional training in play therapy and groups. She enjoys helping people with anxiety, depression, grief, relationship issues, and other challenges and transitions.
Lake Zurich | Vernon Hills
John Dichtl has worked as a counselor since 2012 in both agency work and private practice. He has focused experience providing couples counseling, and treating mood disorders and addictions. With graduate level training in both therapy and theology, John is uniquely equipped to help clients integrate their psychological and spiritual concerns.
Wayne is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist whose passion is helping couples in relationship distress find healing and connection. Married for 40+ years and trained in Emotionally Focused Therapy, he is dedicated to using his experience and training to help couples find a deeper level of satisfaction and emotional intimacy in their relationship.
Lake Zurich | Deer Park
John received his MA in Mental Health Counseling from Trinity International University where he gained experience doing therapeutic work through the university's counseling center. John is committed to building warm, authentic, and meaningful relationships with his clients as he helps them work toward their unique goals. He works with individuals, couples, and groups.
McHenry | Lake Zurich
Haley has a master’s degree from Marquette University. She has experience working with young children and their families to address various issues such as trauma, behavioral problems, and emotion regulation. Haley has a passion for working with children ages 6 and younger. Haley believes in emphasizing a client’s strengths and advocating for their needs.
Chelsea Tatum is an M.A. student in Marriage and Family Therapy at Wheaton College. She also has a B.A. from Wheaton College in English Literature. Prior to pursuing her master’s degree, Chelsea worked as a communications manager in the nonprofit sector.