Alternatives provides no-cost mental health services to youth with public health insurance (like the medical card, Medicaid, All Kids, etc.) and youth with no insurance. Alternatives does not accept private insurance plans such as HMO and PPO plans.
If you have any questions please feel free to call our Resource and Care Specialist, Laura Garcia, at 773.853.9574.
Our trained, licensed master’s level staff use a strength-based approach to provide short-and long-term therapy and case management, emphasizing family communication, conflict resolution, discipline, and life-skills development. Individual, family, and group services are offered through school-based health centers and within our Youth Center to support youth experiencing a range of issues, including family conflict, substance abuse, peer relationships, identity issues, anger management, and behavioral/emotional challenges.
86% of youth showed improvement on their post-assessment.
Counseling is offered to 10 to 24 year olds within school based health centers, Chicago Public Schools, through our Uptown Youth Center; and our South Side office. Currently all services are being provided remotely, though that may change in the future.