Helpful Links

Life Care Wellness offers Integrative Therapy serving West Chicagoland, including Glen Ellyn, Winfield, Wheaton, Lombard, Downers Grove, and Elmhurst, IL, as well as the Jefferson Park neighborhood in northwest Chicago and its surrounding neighborhoods and nearby suburbs of Park Ridge, Niles, Skokie, Evanston, and Sycamore in DeKalb County, and now Yorkville in Kendall County. For more information, or to make an appointment, please call 630-423-5935. Below is a list of links for mental health resources that you may find helpful in your journey to well-being!

ADHD Coaches Organization
http://www.adhdcoaches.org

Attention Deficit Disorder Association
Focused on adult ADHD
http://www.add.org

Children and Adults with ADD
http://www.chadd.org

Invisible Clock
The Invisible Clock-II is a personal timer with five timing features, including the ability to beep or to silently vibrate. Use for: Meetings, Talks & Presentations, Meditation, Medication Reminders, building New Habits and practicing Affirmations, or as a Memory Aid (great for people with ADD & ADHD). Can also work as a Silent Alarm Clock – wake up without waking your partner.
http://www.invisibleclock.com

ADD Resources
Education & Support for those with ADD/ADHD.
http://www.addresources.org/

Addiction Center
An information site offering rehab and recovery resources.
https://www.addictioncenter.com/rehabs/Illinois/ 

DrugRehab.com
An informational site about alcohol and other drug addictions.
https://www.drugrehab.com/

RehabCenter.net
An informational site about alcohol and other drug addictions, as well as a by-state directory of rehab facilities.
http://www.rehabcenter.net/

San Diego Addiction Treatment Center
A comprehensive resource for seniors with substance abuse and addiction problems; covers the spectrum of common problems with seniors, substance abuse and recovery. https://sdtreatmentcenter.com/seniors-and-addiction/

Alcoholics Anonymous
http://www.aa.org

Northern Illinois: http://www.aa-nia.org

Al-Anon
For family members and friends of alcoholics.
http://www.al-anon.org

Northern Illinois: www.niafg.org

Alateen
For children ages 12-18 of alcoholics.
http://www.al-anon.org/for-alateen

Adult Children of Alcoholics
http://www.adultchildren.org

Alcohol Awareness Council
http://www.alcohol.org/

Drinkers checkup
A site where one can assess their risk. Development of the assessment was supported by the NIH SAMSHA.
http://www.drinkerscheckup.com/

Autism Society of America 
http://www.autism-society.org

A.S.P.E.N. Asperger’s Syndrome Education Network
A national non-profit organization that provides education and support to families and individuals affected with Asperger Syndrome, PDD-NOS, High Functioning Autism and related disorders.
http://www.aspennj.org

OASIS
Online Asperger Syndrome Information and Support
http://www.aspergersyndrome.org

Alzheimer’s Association Free Helpline
800-272-3900

A Place For Mom
A national free referral service helping families find nursing homes, assisted living, Alzheimer’s care, retirement communities, home care, and other senior care options; experienced Eldercare Advisors assist families with the difficult task of selecting senior care.
http://www.aplaceformom.com

Caregivers.com Blog
A caregivers blog dedicated to supporting caregivers, family members and friends involved in elder care. Covers a range of aging related topics including dealing with Alzheimer’s, evaluating assisted living options, medical treatment options, elder law and patient’s rights, geriatric resources, caregiver respite and support.
http://www.caregivers.com/blog

DuPage County Senior Services
630-407-6500 • 800-942-9412

Northeastern Illinois Area Agency on Aging
630-293-5990 • 800-528-2000 • http://www.ageguide.org

San Diego Addiction Treatment Center 
A comprehensive resource for seniors with substance abuse and addiction problems; covers the spectrum of common problems with seniors, substance abuse and recovery.  https://sdtreatmentcenter.com/seniors-and-addiction/

Cocaine Anonymous
http://www.ca.org

DrugRehab.com 
An informational site about cocaine and other drug addictions.
https://www.drugrehab.com/

Codependents Anonymous http://coda.org/

The American Bankruptcy Institute 
A list of resources to help those in financial difficulty find out more about bankruptcy.
http://bankruptcyresources.org/

The National Foundation for Credit Counseling
Non-profit association of over 100 member agencies and more than 900 local offices throughout the country; member agencies provide services such as budget counseling and education, debt management plans, counseling referral services, financial literacy courses and housing counseling.
http://www.nfcc.org

The National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO)
Find an organizer: http://www.napo.net/get_organized

Stuff Busters Professional Organizing
http://www.stuffbusters.com

Piles to Smiles®
Professional organizing service.
http://www.pilestosmiles.com

Facing Divorce: A Practical Guide to Financial, Legal & Emotional Survival (3rd edition) by the Wheaton-Glen Ellyn Branch of the American Association of University Women, Wheaton, IL: DuPage County Human Services, Office of Information and Referral, 1995.

Mom’s House, Dad’s House: Making Two Homes for Your Child by Isolina Ricci, New York: Fireside, 1980.

DivorceNet.com
A site with extensive links and information about divorce.
http://www.divorcenet.com

Our Family Wizard
An interactive and secure means for separated or divorced parents to communicate and share information between households, eliminating the stress of verbal communication.
http://www.ourfamilywizard.com

Parents Without Partners
Provides single parents and their children an opportunity for enhancing personal growth and self-confidence by offering an environment for support, friendship and the exchange of parenting techniques. For minor children it offers an opportunity to meet peers living within the same family structure and thriving.
http://www.parentswithoutpartners.org

Rainbows
Support groups for children going through any kind of loss.
http://www.rainbows.org

Single Parents Network
A hub for single parent web sites, articles, information, goverment resources, online discussion forum support boards and more for single parent information.
http://www.singleparentsnetwork.com

Family Shelter Service – Wheaton 

Hotline: 630-469-5650

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill
http://www.familyshelterservice.org

Overeaters Anonymous
www.oa.org

Food Addicts Anonymous
http://www.foodaddictsanonymous.org

The EMDR Institute 

for general information about EMDR, including supporting research studies.
http://www.emdr.org

EMDRIA
The EMDR International Association focuses on standards in the clinical use of EMDR and certifies therapists in the use of EMDR.
http://www.emdria.org

Emotions Anonymous 

for anyone wanting to recover from emotional difficulties such as depression, anger, broken or strained relationships, grief, anxiety, low self-esteem, panic, abnormal fears, resentment, jealousy, guilt, despair, fatigue, tension, boredom, loneliness, withdrawal, obsessive and negative thinking, worry, and compulsive behavior.
http://www.emotionsanonymous.org

Families Anonymous
For anyone whose ability to function normally is affected by the problems of someone close to them.
http://www.familiesanonymous.org

Gamblers Anonymous
http://www.gamblersanonymous.org

Gam-Anon
For anyone affected by another person’s compulsive gambling.
http://www.gam-anon.org

Rainbows 
Support groups for children going through any kind of loss.
http://www.rainbows.org

Bereaved Parents of the USA
For bewly bereaved parents, grandparents and siblings.
http://www.bereavedparentsusa.org

CNS Hospice
A local hospice in Carol Stream offering bereavement groups and serving DuPage County.
http://www.cadencehealth.org/

Compassionate Friends
Grief support following the death of a child.
http://www.compassionatefriends.org

GriefNet 
An excellent website of grief resources, including links to many support groups.
http://griefnet.org

GriefShare
A 13-week video and workbook based support group; each week is self-contained, and one can join at any time.
http://www.griefshare.com

Marijuana Anonymous 

http://www.marijuana-anonymous.org

DrugRehab.com 
An informational site about marijuana and other drug addictions.
https://www.drugrehab.com/

Central DuPage Hospital Support Group Programs support and education groups addressing conditions such as bariatric, brain tumor, cancer, depression, postpartum depression, diabetes, adult asthma, cardiac/pulmonary conditions, epilepsy and seizure, fibromyalgia, low vision, lupus, multiple sclerosis, ostomy, pain, smoking cessation, stroke, etc.

630-933-4CDH (4234) • http://www.cadencehealth.org/

Anxiety Disorders Association of America Includes directory of local support groups.
http://www.adaa.org

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill
http://www.nami.orghttp://www.namidupage.org

Child and Adolescent Bipolar Foundation
An excellent site on pediatric bipolar; includes a support group directory.
http://www.thebalancedmind.org/

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
The leading patient-led national support group focusing on the most prevalent mental illnesses; includes a support group directory.
http://www.dbsalliance.org

Obsessive Compulsive Foundation
http://iocdf.org/

Recovery Village 
A basic primer on mental illness and co-occuring disorders.
https://www.therecoveryvillage.com/mental-health/

DrugRehab.com 
An informational site about narcotic and other drug addictions.
https://www.drugrehab.com/

Narcotics Anonymous
www.na.org

Nar-Anon
For family members and friends of drug-addicts.
http://www.nar-anon.org/

Pills Anonymous
A program of abstinence from pills and medications that have become an addiction.
http://www.pillsanonymous.org/

DrugRehab.com 
An informational site about prescription drug addiction and other substance addictions.
https://www.drugrehab.com/

San Diego Addiction Treatment Center 
A comprehensive resource for seniors with substance abuse and addiction problems; covers the spectrum of common problems with seniors, substance abuse and recovery.  https://sdtreatmentcenter.com/seniors-and-addiction/

LifeCare Counseling & Wellness does not have a business relationship with these psychiatrists, but we have heard good comments from clients about them.

Robert N. Kulkarni, M.D.
Specialties include General (Adult) Psychiatry, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
Warrenville • 630-473-3970 • http://www.thekulkarnigroup.com

Ken Phillips, MD
Specilties include depression, anxiety disorders, adolescent and family problems, and recovery from childhood sexual abuse.
630-653-2300 • http://www.allianceclinical.com

Rita M. Tranquilli, M.D. Psychiatrist and Neurologist
Treats patients aged fourteen through the Medicare population for the full range of psychiatric issues.
630-260-0606 • http://www.summitclinical.com

Fatima Ali MD
Specialties include womens issues and eating disorders.
630-690-2222 • http://www.dupagementalhealth.com • Wheaton, IL

Syed Ali MD
Specialties include Attention deficit disorder, bipolar, anxiety and depression.
630-690-2222 • http://www.dupagementalhealth.com • Wheaton, IL

Thomas Dimatteo, MD
Specialties include adolescents.
630-305-3701 • http://www.wellspringforchange.com • Lisle, IL

Shaukat Jamal, MD
Specialties include geriatric psychiatry.
630-545-2887 • Glen Ellyn, IL

Ralph M. Orland, MD
Specialties include eating disorders.
630-653-6441 • http://www.genesisclinicalservices.com • Naperville, IL

Michael A. Kuna, MD
Specialties include addictions and dual diagnosis.
630-653-6441 • http://www.genesisclinicalservices.com • Wheaton, IL

Mixed Emotions Card Deck
A great tool to sort out and identify feelings.
“ ‘Mixed Emotions’ can be literally life-saving.” – Dr. Bernie Siegel
http://www.mixed-emotions.com

Big Book Cards-Quotes from AA’s Big Book
http://www.bigbookcards.com

The Ungame-aids with self awareness by uncovering feelings, values, and experiences
http://www.talicor.com

Somatic Experiencing A powerful psychobiological method for addressing physical and emotional trauma, PTSD, overwhelm, and stress-related conditions.

http://www.traumahealing.org/

College of DuPage Career Services Center
Teaches job search techniques, interview skills, networking, cooperative education and internships, job shadowing; provides a resource center and library.
630-942-2230

Community Career Center – Naperville
Provides assistance with resume writing, career counseling, networking and interviewing skills, job search strategies, basic computer skills, referrals and job bank access.
630-961-5665 • http://www.communitycareercenter.org

Illinois Employment and Training Center
Provides career guidance, research, training, job bank, job listings and computers, printers, fax machines, copiers.
630-955-2030 • http://www.worknetdupage.org

Jewish Vocational Services
Offers programs for adults, youth, seniors and people with disabilities, serving entry level to advanced career job seekers, at locations across Metropolitan Chicago. Services include career counseling, job skills training and customized job training, job placement, credit building, small business development, access to capital and more.
855-463-6587 • http://jvschicago.org/

Giving DuPage
DuPage County’s volunteerism clearinghouse and holiday donation guide.
http://www.givingdupage.org

VolunteerMatch
A national volunteer matching service.
http://www.volunteermatch.org