The Adult and Family Counseling Department will continue to offer this remote service via phone or video, despite relaxed COVID-19 restrictions.
Due to overwhelmingly positive feedback from residents, Elk Grove Township will continue to offer teletherapy counseling sessions. This free therapy is provided by a licensed counselor and can take place via telephone or video. Teletherapy services began in April of 2020 due to COVID-19 safety restrictions and are offered in addition to in-person counseling now that restrictions have been lifted.
Not only have clients enjoyed the convenience of remote counseling, but many appreciate that it continues to be free of charge at a time when people are suffering financially due to pandemic after-effects.
“The Township wants to ensure those who are in need of help are able to receive it,” said Elk Grove Township Supervisor George Busse. “We encourage residents who are struggling to reach out and access either remote or in-person counseling.”
Teletherapy counseling is confidential and HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) compliant. Services are provided through the Township’s Adult and Family Counseling Department and are available to individuals, couples and families. Counseling focus areas include depression, anxiety, ADHD and Autism spectrum disorders, as well as family conflicts and negative behavior in teens.
Counselors are licensed, and bilingual (Spanish) counseling is available. In addition to providing services through the Township, counselors also work collaboratively with local school districts 59 and 57, and Township High School District 214.
The Adult and Family Counseling Department, previously labeled Youth and Family Services, was created in the early 1970s to address counseling needs. Today the Department still provides counseling services to children, couples, families and individual adults.
To learn more about teletherapy or in-person counseling services provided by Elk Grove Township, or to schedule an appointment, please call the Adult and Family Counseling Department at 847-981-0373.