McHenry

5435 Bull Valley Road, Suite 230
McHenry, IL 60050
(847) 438-4222
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. The McHenry, IL office is easily accessible to McHenry County residents, its office being situated very near to the intersection of Bull Valley Rd .and Crystal Lake Rd. In addition to McHenry, the communities of Woodstock, Crystal Lake, Johnsburg, and Spring Grove would have easy access to the Cherry Hill office. The McHenry office is a short drive from local schools, including McHenry West High School and is only 1.5 miles west of Centegra Hospital  and medical complex.

Our treatment team at Cherry Hill – McHenry carries a unique blend of highly experienced clinicians as well as clinicians with specializations and attributes to serve a variety of underserved populations. The Lake Zurich team is composed of a broad spectrum of counseling professionals including: Psychologists, Professional Counselors, and Social Workers. This team of clinicians also provides specialized care for women’s issues including mood disorders that affect women across the reproductive life span. The McHenry 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.  Cherry Hill – McHenry has a gerontologist who is passionate about serving the needs of the elderly and their families in McHenry County. It is our hope to provide mental health services to McHenry county residents in these populations that are often overlooked by care providers. See the list below for a more expanded version of all of the treatment specialties provided at this location.

 

Services

  • Individual therapy
  • Family therapy
  • Marital/Premarital therapy
  • Counseling for adolescents and children
  • Play therapy
  • Group therapy

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McHenry Therapists

The following therapists are available in McHenry

Jennifer Thelen, MA

McHenry

Jennifer works with teens, adults and couples. She is devoted to creating a safe relational environment to encourage self-exploration while supporting clients through life’s challenges.

Kimberly Johnson, MSW, LCSW, CADC

Lake Zurich | McHenry

Kimberly has a MSW, LCSW and a CADC along with over 7 years working with serious mental health diagnoses and substance abuse from Schizoaffective Disorder, Bipolar, Anxiety, Depression, substance abuse(s), etc. Additionally, the last 5 years were spent in Hospice on a multi disciplinary team working with terminal illnesses, end of life “issues” and families.

Clark Barshinger, Ph.D.

Lake Zurich | McHenry

Practicing clinical psychology for over 50 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, and Master’s Degree of Divinity from McCormick Theological Seminary. He works mostly with adults, teens and couples.

Keith Bjorge, Psy.D.

Lake Zurich | McHenry | Vernon Hills

Dr. Keith V. Bjorge is a clinical psychologist with 33+ 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.

Gary Gruebnau, MA, LSW

McHenry

Gary is a social worker with several decades of experience counseling teens, adults, and couples in secular and church settings. He enjoys working with a broad age range of clients from teens to the elderly. His background includes military service, working in the business world, and teaching in both public and private settings.

Patrick Kelly, MA, LCPC, CCATP

McHenry

Patrick’s mission as a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor is to utilize his diverse life experience and graduate-level education to make a positive difference in the lives of struggling and hurting people. His passion is working with troubled marriages along with helping individuals cope with and rise above anxiety and depression brought about by life’s challenges and difficulties.

Risa Becker, MA, LCPC

McHenry

Risa is a Licensed Professional Counselor who has a passion for seeing people come into the fullness of what their life could be. Sometimes life takes an unexpected turn, and having someone alongside can make a difference. Other times we need to make a change and need support to make that happen. Either way, I am here for you.

Nicole Taylor, MS.Ed., LPC

McHenry

Nicole is a licensed therapist who is passionate about working with children, adolescents, and young adults. She specializes in anxiety, depression, and self-esteem.

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McHenry Groups

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V.I.B.E. Groups for Children

We're not just a therapy group; we're a revolution, where psychoeducation meets connection. Get ready to catch the VIBE.

Date: Beginning of Summer. Dates/Times TBD. Group sessions will be 1 hour 15 minutes in length.

Location: Cherry Hill - Deer Park (21925 W. Field Parkway, Suite 215 Deer Park, IL 60010) and Cherry Hill - McHenry (5435 Bull Valley Road, Suite 230 McHenry, IL 60050)

Cost: $75 per session for 6 weeks ($100 deposit due at time of registration. Remaining $350 in fees are due by week 1.)

Contact: Deer Park Groups: Haley Kaimakis: haley@cherryhillcounseling.com or Val Dobrow: vdobrow@cherryhillcounseling.com; McHenry Groups: Nicole Taylor: ntaylor@cherryhillcounseling.com,

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V.I.B.E. Groups for Teens

We're not just a therapy group; we're a revolution, where psychoeducation meets connection. Get ready to catch the VIBE.

Date: Beginning of Summer. Dates/Times TBD. Group sessions will be 1 hour 15 minutes in length.

Location: Cherry Hill - Deer Park (21925 W. Field Parkway, Suite 215 Deer Park, IL 60010) and Cherry Hill - McHenry (5435 Bull Valley Road, Suite 230 McHenry, IL 60050)

Cost: $75 per session for 6 weeks ($100 deposit due at time of registration. Remaining $350 in fees are due by week 1.)

Contact: Deer Park Groups: Haley Kaimakis: haley@cherryhillcounseling.com or Val Dobrow: vdobrow@cherryhillcounseling.com; McHenry Groups: Nicole Taylor: ntaylor@cherryhillcounseling.com,

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S.A.G.E. Space

A safe place for identity exploration through group processing, developing self-advocacy skills, and learning how to cope with identity related stressors. For adults approximately 18 years and up.

Date: Mondays, 7-8:30pm, virtually running in 4-week cycles. Can attend continuously.

Location: Cherry Hill Counseling via Zoom

Cost: $60/session, sliding scale available upon consultation

Contact: Emily Salomon or Alessa Rosati, emily@cherryhillcounseling.com or alessa@cherryhillcounseling.com

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Connections Group for Women

Our Wednesday Women’s Connections group is accepting new members. The group is led by therapists Diane Geiser, MSW, LCSW and April Wazny, MA, LPC.

Date: Wednesdays, 3:30-5:00pm

Location: Zoom

Cost: $195/month. Reach out to discuss payment options

Contact: April Wazny, 847-438-4222 x169

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