Counseling

Since its inception in the early 1970s, CJE has been at the forefront of providing counseling services to older adults, their family members and caregivers.

CJE Counseling Services is staffed by a team of highly-skilled Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LCSWs) who are specialists in the field of mental health services for seniors.

Services are available as home or office visits.

CJE Counseling Services is dedicated to helping older adults:

  • Improve their mental and emotional health and well-being
  • Find more effective ways to manage the difficult life situations that can sometimes occur

Our Clinicians assist clients with:

  • Addressing symptoms of anxiety and depression
  • Grief and loss
  • Recovery from trauma
  • Changes in health and chronic illness
  • Transitions to retirement
  • Changes in relationships
  • Financial difficulties
  • Other stresses related to coping with the challenges of aging

We offer a full range of older adult behavioral health services:

  • Individual Supportive Counseling
  • Psychotherapy and Support Groups
  • Family and Caregiver Support
  • We work in conjunction with geriatric psychiatrists who may prescribe medications

Treatment Eligibility
Adults age 60 and older (sometimes 55 and older, depending on insurance).

Medicare, Insurance and Private Pay

  • Medicare pays 80% of the cost of covered sessions; supplemental insurance may cover the balance.
  • CJE SeniorLife is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Illinois Preferred Provider Organization (PPO).
  • Other forms of insurance such as Medicare Advantage Plans accepted (out of network copays or coinsurance may apply).
  • For caregivers under age 60, private pay therapy at CJE SeniorLife is also an option.

CJE Counseling Services Locations:

  • Home visits are available on the Northside of Chicago and in the surrounding suburbs.
  • Bernard Horwich Building, 3003 W. Touhy Ave, Chicago, IL 60645 (See Map/Get Directions)
  • Weinberg Community, 1551 Lake Cook Rd, Deerfield, IL 60015 (See Map/Get Directions)

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In addition to mental health services for seniors, we frequently provide professional training opportunities.

Attend our events

Date Event Location Contact
Educational Programs for Seniors
Support Groups
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Educational Programs for Seniors
Support Groups

This group is designed to help members change patterns of thinking in order to feel better.

This Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) group will offer tools to effectively deal with the challenges of aging. CBT cannot remove your problems, but it can help you deal with them in a more positive way. Group members will have the opportunity to learn that there are others who are dealing with similar issues and who share similar thoughts, feelings and concerns.

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Educational Programs for Seniors
Support Groups

CJE SeniorLife Counseling Services
3003 W. Touhy
Chicago, IL 60645
United States

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Educational Programs for Seniors
Support Groups
Lisa Brinkerhoff

CJE Counseling Services offers a full range of older adult behavioral health services. This includes individual supportive counseling, psychotherapy and support groups, as well as family and caregiver support available in CJE offices or as home visits.

Educational Programs for Seniors
Support Groups
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Educational Programs for Seniors
Support Groups

This group is designed to help members change patterns of thinking in order to feel better.

This Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) group will offer tools to effectively deal with the challenges of aging. CBT cannot remove your problems, but it can help you deal with them in a more positive way. Group members will have the opportunity to learn that there are others who are dealing with similar issues and who share similar thoughts, feelings and concerns.

Click on thumbnail to download flyer

Educational Programs for Seniors
Support Groups

CJE SeniorLife Counseling Services
3003 W. Touhy
Chicago, IL 60645
United States

Map It
Educational Programs for Seniors
Support Groups
Lisa Brinkerhoff

CJE Counseling Services offers a full range of older adult behavioral health services. This includes individual supportive counseling, psychotherapy and support groups, as well as family and caregiver support available in CJE offices or as home visits.

Educational Programs for Seniors
Support Groups
-
Educational Programs for Seniors
Support Groups

This group is designed to help members change patterns of thinking in order to feel better.

This Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) group will offer tools to effectively deal with the challenges of aging. CBT cannot remove your problems, but it can help you deal with them in a more positive way. Group members will have the opportunity to learn that there are others who are dealing with similar issues and who share similar thoughts, feelings and concerns.

Click on thumbnail to download flyer

Educational Programs for Seniors
Support Groups

CJE SeniorLife Counseling Services
3003 W. Touhy
Chicago, IL 60645
United States

Map It
Educational Programs for Seniors
Support Groups
Lisa Brinkerhoff

CJE Counseling Services offers a full range of older adult behavioral health services. This includes individual supportive counseling, psychotherapy and support groups, as well as family and caregiver support available in CJE offices or as home visits.

Educational Programs for Seniors
Adult Programs 65+
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Educational Programs for Seniors
Adult Programs 65+

Presented by
Lisa Andrews, LCSW
CJE Counseling Services Therapist

June is LGBTQ Pride Month and this year marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising which sparked a major shift in the modern LGBTQ movement. This program will provide an overview on the intersection of aging and LGBTQ identity and explore the unique challenges and strengths of LGBTQ older adults.

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Educational Programs for Seniors
Adult Programs 65+

CJE SeniorLife Counseling Services
3003 W. Touhy
Chicago, IL 60645
United States

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Educational Programs for Seniors
Adult Programs 65+
Educational Programs for Seniors
Support Groups
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Educational Programs for Seniors
Support Groups

This group is designed to help members change patterns of thinking in order to feel better.

This Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) group will offer tools to effectively deal with the challenges of aging. CBT cannot remove your problems, but it can help you deal with them in a more positive way. Group members will have the opportunity to learn that there are others who are dealing with similar issues and who share similar thoughts, feelings and concerns.

Click on thumbnail to download flyer

Educational Programs for Seniors
Support Groups

CJE SeniorLife Counseling Services
3003 W. Touhy
Chicago, IL 60645
United States

Map It
Educational Programs for Seniors
Support Groups
Lisa Brinkerhoff

CJE Counseling Services offers a full range of older adult behavioral health services. This includes individual supportive counseling, psychotherapy and support groups, as well as family and caregiver support available in CJE offices or as home visits.

Educational Programs for Seniors
Linkages
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Educational Programs for Seniors
Linkages

Presented by
Benjamin Rubin
Attorney
Rubin Law, A Professional Corporation

This presentation will provide an overview of the Illinois ABLE savings program. It will highlight eligibility criteria as well as how it’s different from special needs trusts. Until ABLE, people with disabilities remained trapped in a perpetual state of poverty in order to maintain their federal means-tested benefits.

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Educational Programs for Seniors
Linkages

Linkages
3003 W. Touhy
Chicago, IL 60645
United States

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Linkages
Educational Programs for Seniors
Support Groups
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Educational Programs for Seniors
Support Groups

This group is designed to help members change patterns of thinking in order to feel better.

This Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) group will offer tools to effectively deal with the challenges of aging. CBT cannot remove your problems, but it can help you deal with them in a more positive way. Group members will have the opportunity to learn that there are others who are dealing with similar issues and who share similar thoughts, feelings and concerns.

Click on thumbnail to download flyer

Educational Programs for Seniors
Support Groups

CJE SeniorLife Counseling Services
3003 W. Touhy
Chicago, IL 60645
United States

Map It
Educational Programs for Seniors
Support Groups
Lisa Brinkerhoff

CJE Counseling Services offers a full range of older adult behavioral health services. This includes individual supportive counseling, psychotherapy and support groups, as well as family and caregiver support available in CJE offices or as home visits.

Educational Programs for Seniors
Adult Programs 65+
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Educational Programs for Seniors
Adult Programs 65+

Presented by
Kate Curler, The Law Office of Kate Curler LLC.
An elder law firm focused on serving the needs of seniors and their families.

Plan ahead to make sure you make the right decisions about your Powers of Attorney documents, Living Wills, Estate Plans and DNR and beneficiary forms.

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Educational Programs for Seniors
Adult Programs 65+

Heartland Health Center
1300 West Devon Avenue
Chicago, IL 60660
United States

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Educational Programs for Seniors
Adult Programs 65+
Educational Programs for Seniors
Adult Programs 65+
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Educational Programs for Seniors
Adult Programs 65+

Presented by
Carol Southard, RN, MSN
Tobacco Treatment Specialist

Learn to how to quit smoking even if you think you can’t! This presentation is about the power of nicotine addiction. It will highlight the benefits of quitting and successful evidence-based approaches.

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Educational Programs for Seniors
Adult Programs 65+

CJE SeniorLife Counseling Services
3003 W. Touhy
Chicago, IL 60645
United States

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Educational Programs for Seniors
Adult Programs 65+
Educational Programs for Seniors
Support Groups
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Educational Programs for Seniors
Support Groups

This group is designed to help members change patterns of thinking in order to feel better.

This Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) group will offer tools to effectively deal with the challenges of aging. CBT cannot remove your problems, but it can help you deal with them in a more positive way. Group members will have the opportunity to learn that there are others who are dealing with similar issues and who share similar thoughts, feelings and concerns.

Click on thumbnail to download flyer

Educational Programs for Seniors
Support Groups

CJE SeniorLife Counseling Services
3003 W. Touhy
Chicago, IL 60645
United States

Map It
Educational Programs for Seniors
Support Groups
Lisa Brinkerhoff

CJE Counseling Services offers a full range of older adult behavioral health services. This includes individual supportive counseling, psychotherapy and support groups, as well as family and caregiver support available in CJE offices or as home visits.

Educational Programs for Seniors
Adult Programs 65+
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Educational Programs for Seniors
Adult Programs 65+

Many people are not aware they have Osteoporosis until a fracture occurs.  This information packed program includes a heel ultrasound screening component to assess your risk.

Educational Programs for Seniors
Adult Programs 65+

Mather’s—More Than a Café
3235 N. Central Ave
Chicago, IL 60641
United States

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Adult Programs 65+
Educational Programs for Seniors
Support Groups
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Educational Programs for Seniors
Support Groups

This group is designed to help members change patterns of thinking in order to feel better.

This Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) group will offer tools to effectively deal with the challenges of aging. CBT cannot remove your problems, but it can help you deal with them in a more positive way. Group members will have the opportunity to learn that there are others who are dealing with similar issues and who share similar thoughts, feelings and concerns.

Click on thumbnail to download flyer

Educational Programs for Seniors
Support Groups

CJE SeniorLife Counseling Services
3003 W. Touhy
Chicago, IL 60645
United States

Map It
Educational Programs for Seniors
Support Groups
Lisa Brinkerhoff

CJE Counseling Services offers a full range of older adult behavioral health services. This includes individual supportive counseling, psychotherapy and support groups, as well as family and caregiver support available in CJE offices or as home visits.

Educational Programs for Seniors
Linkages
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Educational Programs for Seniors
Linkages

Presented by
Beth Daly
RTA Mobility Outreach Coordinator

The presentation will cover the following topics:

  • The benefits of using accessible travel on CTA, PACE, and Metra
  • How to plan trips on CTA, PACE and Metra
  • An overview of Ventra Services
  • Information on how to apply for a reduced fare or a ride free permit
  • People who are 65 or older, have a current IL state ID card or Drivers’License may apply for the Reduce Fare at the end of this presentation.

Printed materials will be provided.

Educational Programs for Seniors
Linkages

CJE SeniorLife Counseling Services
3003 W. Touhy
Chicago, IL 60645
United States

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Educational Programs for Seniors
Linkages

Linkages is a unique program that provides information, support and referral services to older adults and their family members with disabilities.

Educational Programs for Seniors
Adult Programs 65+
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Educational Programs for Seniors
Adult Programs 65+

Presented by
Dale LaPedus, M.S., LCPC

Rich social interactions are essential for human happiness and may also be key to your health and longevity. Learn strategies and methods to build and maintain social connectedness for your wellbeing.

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Educational Programs for Seniors
Adult Programs 65+

Heartland Health Center
1300 West Devon Avenue
Chicago, IL 60660
United States

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Educational Programs for Seniors
Adult Programs 65+
Educational Programs for Seniors
Support Groups
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Educational Programs for Seniors
Support Groups

This group is designed to help members change patterns of thinking in order to feel better.

This Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) group will offer tools to effectively deal with the challenges of aging. CBT cannot remove your problems, but it can help you deal with them in a more positive way. Group members will have the opportunity to learn that there are others who are dealing with similar issues and who share similar thoughts, feelings and concerns.

Click on thumbnail to download flyer

Educational Programs for Seniors
Support Groups

CJE SeniorLife Counseling Services
3003 W. Touhy
Chicago, IL 60645
United States

Map It
Educational Programs for Seniors
Support Groups
Lisa Brinkerhoff

CJE Counseling Services offers a full range of older adult behavioral health services. This includes individual supportive counseling, psychotherapy and support groups, as well as family and caregiver support available in CJE offices or as home visits.

Educational Programs for Seniors
Support Groups
-
Educational Programs for Seniors
Support Groups

This group is designed to help members change patterns of thinking in order to feel better.

This Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) group will offer tools to effectively deal with the challenges of aging. CBT cannot remove your problems, but it can help you deal with them in a more positive way. Group members will have the opportunity to learn that there are others who are dealing with similar issues and who share similar thoughts, feelings and concerns.

Click on thumbnail to download flyer

Educational Programs for Seniors
Support Groups

CJE SeniorLife Counseling Services
3003 W. Touhy
Chicago, IL 60645
United States

Map It
Educational Programs for Seniors
Support Groups
Lisa Brinkerhoff

CJE Counseling Services offers a full range of older adult behavioral health services. This includes individual supportive counseling, psychotherapy and support groups, as well as family and caregiver support available in CJE offices or as home visits.

Educational Programs for Seniors
Support Groups
-
Educational Programs for Seniors
Support Groups

This group is designed to help members change patterns of thinking in order to feel better.

This Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) group will offer tools to effectively deal with the challenges of aging. CBT cannot remove your problems, but it can help you deal with them in a more positive way. Group members will have the opportunity to learn that there are others who are dealing with similar issues and who share similar thoughts, feelings and concerns.

Click on thumbnail to download flyer

Educational Programs for Seniors
Support Groups

CJE SeniorLife Counseling Services
3003 W. Touhy
Chicago, IL 60645
United States

Map It
Educational Programs for Seniors
Support Groups
Lisa Brinkerhoff

CJE Counseling Services offers a full range of older adult behavioral health services. This includes individual supportive counseling, psychotherapy and support groups, as well as family and caregiver support available in CJE offices or as home visits.

Educational Programs for Seniors
Adult Programs 65+
-
Educational Programs for Seniors
Adult Programs 65+

Presented by
Crystal Home Health Care

It is a common assertion of mental health treatment providers that the best way to treat psychiatric issues is through a combination of “talk therapy” and psychotropic medications. This presentation will look at the anticipated benefits of these medications and explain the scientific evidence for expectations of benefit.

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Educational Programs for Seniors
Adult Programs 65+

CJE SeniorLife Counseling Services
3003 W. Touhy
Chicago, IL 60645
United States

Map It
Educational Programs for Seniors
Adult Programs 65+
Educational Programs for Seniors
Support Groups
-
Educational Programs for Seniors
Support Groups

This group is designed to help members change patterns of thinking in order to feel better.

This Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) group will offer tools to effectively deal with the challenges of aging. CBT cannot remove your problems, but it can help you deal with them in a more positive way. Group members will have the opportunity to learn that there are others who are dealing with similar issues and who share similar thoughts, feelings and concerns.

Click on thumbnail to download flyer

Educational Programs for Seniors
Support Groups

CJE SeniorLife Counseling Services
3003 W. Touhy
Chicago, IL 60645
United States

Map It
Educational Programs for Seniors
Support Groups
Lisa Brinkerhoff

CJE Counseling Services offers a full range of older adult behavioral health services. This includes individual supportive counseling, psychotherapy and support groups, as well as family and caregiver support available in CJE offices or as home visits.