Portage Cragin Counseling Center

LSSI’s Portage Cragin Counseling Center provides counseling, psychiatric treatment, and support services for children, individuals and families living on the northwest side of Chicago. Treatment services are centered on each individual’s needs and goals for the future, and remain flexible as life changes occur.

LSSI's services are licensed by the Illinois Department of Mental Health and the Illinois Bureau of Accreditation, Licensure and Certification. LSSI accepts Medicare, Medicaid, managed Medicaid plans, and commercial insurance.

Call 833.610.LSSI (5774) 833.610.LSSI (5774) to speak with an Intake Specialist.

Services for Adults
  • Counseling with individual, family, and group sessions to help individuals improve their life choices, self-esteem, emotional control and relationships
  • Psychiatric Evaluation and Medication Monitoring by Board-Certified psychiatrists who treat severe symptoms of mental illness
  • LSSI's Journeys is a therapeutic skill building program that supports individuals with various mental health symptoms to overcome life's challenges. A coach works with each person to break down their goals into an achievable plan for success. Then individuals choose groups, based on their plan, to learn new skills and meet individually with their coaches to successfully apply those skills to their lives.
  • Case Management/Community Support Team - Home and comunity-based services that link clients to support services, promote recovery, and increase self-management skills.

For more information about mental health services, please call 833.610.LSSI (5774).

Services for Children
  • Counseling, with individual, family and group sessions, that helps children express their emotions, improve their self-esteem and improve social and family relationships. Counseling also guides parents through issues related to their child’s symptoms and behaviors
  • Psychiatric Evaluation and Medication Monitoring by board-certified child psychiatrists who specialize in the unique treatment needs of children with severe symptoms of mental illness
  • Case Management/Support Services that provide mobile services for children and families at home, at school, and in the community. Case management addresses life stressors that impact family stability, a child’s safety, and his or her ability to function well at home, school, or with peers.

For more information about mental health services, please call 833.610.LSSI (5774).

Building Family Foundations

Building Family Foundations (BFF) targets new moms on the northwest side of Chicago. Funded by an anonymous donor, BFF’s mission is to help new mothers and fathers by preparing them for parenthood and improving their parenting skills.

The BFF program is offered free of charge to LSSI clients, most of whom are high school students. Services include support groups that meet during school hours, teaching stress reduction through mindfulness, introducing new parents to appropriate benchmarks in child development, and individual case management.

For more information, call 833.610.LSSI (5774).