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

Juan Torres, MSW, LSW, CADC

Chicago | Vernon Hills

Juan is a Licensed Social Worker in the State of Illinois and can provide services in both English and Spanish. He specializes in treating substance use disorders and mood disorders. He works with adolescents and adults in both individual and group settings.

Emily Nikfar, MSW

Chicago | Deer Park

Emily is a recent graduate from the Tulane School of Social Work, where she completed her MSW and had a concentration in Mental Health, Addiction, and Family Therapy. She has a background in Theater Arts and received her BA in Acting from Columbia College 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.

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