3420 W. Foster Ave., A
Chicago, IL 60625
(773) 250-7222
Fax: (847) 438-0844

Cherry Hill Counseling was founded in 1976. We now have several locations in the northwest suburbs including Lake Zurich, Vernon Hills and McHenry. In October 2016, Cherry Hill opened up a branch in the North Park neighborhood of Chicago. The Cherry Hill – Chicago office is within walking distance of two universities, North Park University  and Northeastern Illinois University . The office is several blocks from the Kimball stop on the Brown Line . Free street parking is available on Foster Ave. and on neighboring side streets.

Our therapist at Cherry Hill Chicago, Maria Statkus, currently provides individual and family counseling at this location.

Maria provides therapeutic services to children, adolescents, and adults. She is strengths-based in her approach and utilizes creative therapeutic strategies, including play therapy for children and existential techniques for teens and adults, to help clients process their experiences and express their feelings.  See the list below for a more expanded version of all of the treatment specialties provided at this location.


  • Individual Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Counseling for Adolescents and Children
  • Play Therapy
  • LGBTQ+ Affirming

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Chicago Therapists

The following therapists are available in Chicago

Maria Statkus Ritchey, MA, LCPC, CCATP-CA

Deer Park | Wheaton | Chicago

Maria is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor. Maria is enthusiastic about working with different populations, including children, adolescents, young adults, and families. Maria has experience utilizing non-directive play therapy and her approach is client-centered based, while integrating client strengths within the process.

Christina Vargas, MSW, LSW


Christina is a trilingual therapist (English, Spanish, and Thai) with a Master’s degree in Social Work from University of Michigan. She specializes in working with children, adolescents, young adults, and families. Christina emphasizes and acknowledges clients’ strengths as she guides them through their personal struggles in hopes that every client she works with will achieve their full potential.

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