Our clinical services help clients understand the issues creating problems, and then help address the issues.

We use a person-centered approach, and pride ourselves on meeting the clinical needs of individual clients.

Our staff uses many treatment methods. We are a highly compassionate and thoughtful team. We are known as an innovative community mental health center.

We want you to have a positive experience at Josselyn. Talk to us.

For more information, or to schedule an appointment, call us at 847-441-5600, ext. 156

Accepted Insurance Plans

If your insurance plan is not listed, you may still have coverage under out-of-network benefits. Call the number on the back of your insurance card, or call us at 847-441-5600 for help.

Employer Plans (Commercial Plans)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO

While The Josselyn Center is not contracted with any other commercial plans at this time, many commercial plans have out of network benefits. Please check with your insurance provider to verify coverage.


  • Medicare


  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Community (ICP)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Community Health Plan (HMO)
  • CountyCare
  • IlliniCare Health (FHP, ACA, ICP)
  • Illinois Department of Public Aid (IDPA)
  • Meridian Health Plan (VMC/HMO)
  • TriCare

If your Medicaid plan is not listed above, please call The Josselyn Center at 847-441-5600 x120 to verify if your Medicaid plan is accepted.

Medicare Medicaid Alignment Initiative (MMAI) Plans

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Community
  • IlliniCare Health Plan

Market Place (Exchange Plans)

Many exchange plans in the market place may offer out of network benefits. Please check with your insurance provider to verify coverage, or call us at 847-441-5600 x 120 and we can help determine your benefits.

CEU Opportunities

Announcing Josselyn's Next CE Courses! We are proud to kick off a full slate of programming for 2019, and in celebration we're offering our First course the year at no charge! 

Applications of Art Therapy in a Clinical Setting, presented by Jacky Swietochowski, ATR

Friday, January 18th | 9am to 11am | Temple Jeremiah | FREE

Art therapy aims to improve or restore a client’s functioning and sense of well-being. It uses the creative process, and the resulting artwork, to help people explore their feelings, foster self-awareness, manage behavior and addictions, develop social skills, improve reality orientation, reduce anxiety, and increase self-esteem. In this CE course, Jacky will discuss: 

  • What is art therapy vs. art in therapy
  • How and when art therapy is used
  • Who can use art therapy
  • Benefits of art therapy with youth

Register to attend today! Seating is limited!
*Social workers and counselors are eligible to receive 2 CEs.*  Seating is limited!

About the Presenter: Jacky Swietochowski, A.T.R., has been with The Josselyn Center since 2016. Licensed Art therapists like Jacky are trained in the visual arts and the creative process, as well as human development, psychology, and counseling theories and techniques. Jacky works with children, adults, families and leads groups utilizing art therapy.  She also runs Josselyn's Camp Neeka, a therapeutic day camp for children ages 8-12 and oversees The Living Room, a free, therapeutic alternative to the E.R. for persons experiencing a mental health crisis. Jacky previously worked in a hospital setting, and says, “the community focus here at The Josselyn Center is special. We can really connect with clients, because they are here for a longer stay -- some have been coming here for years. It’s almost like a family.”

Identity, Privilege & Oppression:  A Workshop on Cultural Humility, presented by Alissa Catiis, MA, LCSW

Thursday, January 31st | 10am to Noon | New Trier Township Office | $30

One way to challenge and dismantle systematic oppression is to start with knowing, befriending, and ultimately challenging ourselves.  If we can do this within ourselves, we can begin the harder task of doing this with others, including the people we work with (our clients).  Workshop participants are invited to challenge themselves, think with an open mind, and engage in brave internal and external dialogue. Participants will:

  • Reflect on their own identity, privilege, and oppression
  • Understand how identifying as a trauma survivor can lead to additional marginalization in society
  • Explore how these dynamics impact what happens in the therapeutic  (or other helper) relationship
  • Discuss how to talk to clients about race and its impacts on the therapeutic relationship through individual reflection and small group discussion

Register to attend today! Seating is limited!
*Social workers and counselors are eligible to receive 2 CEs.*  Seating is limited!

About the Presenter: Alissa Catiis, MA, LCSW, draws on feminist relational, family systems, and psychodynamic theory in her work with children, adolescents, and adults.  She enjoys integrating art, literature, movement, and writing in her clinical work as a means of building relationships and exploring how life transitions and challenges lead us all toward rich, complex life journeys.  She believes that each person's path towards healing and wellness is unique, and she is prepared to offer a variety of interventions.  She can provide services in English, Spanish, and Tagalog.

Upcoming Events - Please Save the Date
Future First Thursday CE Courses brought to you by The Josselyn Center!

2/7 - Ethics with Dr. Earle Ruhnke, PsyD
3/7 - New Developments and Strategies for Treating Clients with Autism Spectrum Disorders"  Presented by clinicians from the Rush Autism Assessment, Research, Treatment, and Services Center (AARTS Center)
4/4 - New Research and Interventions on ADHD with Dr. Michael Feld

Contact Jennifer Sommers, Director of Quality and Mission Fulfillment for more information at 847-441-5606 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Camp Neeka

Camp Neeka is a therapeutic summer day camp, giving children the chance to create friendships while building self-esteem and new skills.

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