Vernon Hills

Vernon Hills

(847) 438-4222
Fax: (847) 438-0844
977 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 150
Vernon Hills, IL 60061


Our Vernon Hills office has moved to a new suite in the same building.

We are now in Suite #150.

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)
  • Trauma
  • 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
  • ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • 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)
  • Self-esteem
  • Self-injury
  • Sexual Problems
  • Sleep issues/insomnia
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Narcissistic Personality Disorder

Clinicians at this location:

Keith Bjorge, Psy.D.

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.

Diane Geiser, MSW, LCSW

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.

Karen Robbins, MSW, LCSW

Vernon Hills

Karen is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She has experience counseling teens, adults, couples, and families. She is trained in multiple empirically supported approaches including Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) for couples. She focuses on developing rapport with clients and using strength-based approaches to facilitate healing and change.

Leslie Scofield, MSW, LCSW, CADC

Vernon Hills

Leslie Scofield, MSW, LCSW, 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.

Michelle Schaefer, MA, LCPC, PMH-C

Vernon Hills

Michelle Schaefer, LCPC, has experience working with adults, couples, teens, and families. Michelle has an advanced certification in Perinatal Mental Health and specialized training in Emotionally Focused Therapy for couples and families. Michelle strives to create a secure client-therapist alliance in order to support people as they navigate life challenges and heal relationships.

Lydia Klassen, MA, LPC, CCTP

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.

Benjamin Michaels, Psy.D.

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.

John Dichtl, MA, M.Div., LCPC

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.

Alison Yu, MA, M.DIV., LPC

Vernon Hills

Alison Yu, M.Div, MA, LPC, is a bilingual (English and Mandarin Chinese) counselor who is experienced working with individuals, couples and families. She has a special heart for immigrant families. Trained in both psychology and theology, she is passionate about helping people to integrate the Christian faith in their healing process.