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Our Services

For individualsfamilies, and groups choosing to seek counseling is a big decision; choosing the right therapist is even bigger. The staff of licensed therapists at Northwestern Medicine Behavioral Health Services has expertise in many areas of mental and behavioral health, including:

The Ben Gordon Center programing is funded in part by a generous grant from the DeKalb County Community Mental Health Board.

Making Counseling Convenient

If this is a tough time for you, your child, or your family, a counselor can help you learn the tools necessary to live a happier life. The therapists at the counseling center tailor the goals of counseling to meet your individual needs, with:

  • Day and evening hours
  • Convenient locations in Sycamore, DeKalb and Sandwich
  • Health insurance billing

Northwestern Medicine contracts with a variety of insurance companies, including HMO, and PPO providers. If you have questions about billing and insurance, please contact the billing office.

Psychiatry in DeKalb County

Psychiatrists and APNs are available at the specific counseling centers to provide medication management for individuals. Call 815.748.8334 to make an appointment.

Partners and Couples Counseling in Sycamore and Sandwich

Through couples counseling at Northwestern Medicine, you and your partner can discover new ways to communicate and work through problems affecting your life together.

Counseling for Adolescents and Young Children

If your child is experiencing problems at home or at school, counseling can help. Family sessions or one-on-one therapy can give your child a safe environment to share feelings and learn ways to deal with problems. 

Group Behavioral Therapy in DeKalb County

Group therapy gives participants the opportunity to share with others and learn the skills needed to live a happy and fulfilling life, improve relationships, and change your outlook toward the future.

Individual Therapy in DeKalb County

The providers at Northwestern Medicine have the experience to diagnose mental health problems and help you gain tools for improving your quality of life.

Addictions Treatment Services

The Addictions Treatment Services program delivers compassionate, individualized care to address the cycle of addiction and help individuals regain control of their lives.

Case Management

Mental health case management services are available for clients who need assistance in a range of areas.

Community Support Program (CSP)

The Community Support Program with Ben Gordon Center provides intensive levels of care and long-term case management for “at risk” and vulnerable populations who have either limited or no supportive assistance.

The Living Room at Ben Gordon Center

An acute crisis respite program for adults, the Living Room is a comfortable, non-clinical space for individuals experiencing overwhelming symptoms due to life circumstances.

Consumer Employment and Vocational Rehabilitation

The Individual Placement and Support (IPS) program is offered to individuals with a mental health diagnosis who have expressed a desire to obtain employment.

Behavioral Health Pediatric Psychological Testing Services

We offer a full range of behavioral health services for children, adolescents, and families.

Support for Substance Abuse Prevention in DeKalb County

The DeKalb County Partnership for a Substance Abuse Free Environment (DCP SAFE), is a countywide coalition of organizations committed to substance abuse prevention.


    Employee Assistance Program

    Employees struggling with stressful situations may experience reduced work quality and productivity, increased absenteeism, tardiness and medical costs. 

    Care Where You Need It

    Northwestern Medicine offers behavioral health services conveniently located near you.