Expert Therapists, Counselors and Behavioral Health Professionals in McHenry, IL

LodeStone Center for Behavioral Health has experienced, caring Counselors, Therapists and Psychologists waiting to help. We are an outpatient mental health facility providing counseling to children, adolescents, adults and couples.

The McHenry office of LodeStone Center for Behavioral Health is located at 3923 Mercy Dr., Suite F in McHenry, IL 60050.  We’re directly across from the Northwestern Medicine Hospital (formerly Centegra) on Route 31.

We offer research-based counseling and therapy services, including all the most effective therapeutic techniques supported by psychological research. Contact us today to find out how we can help with your counseling and therapy needs!

Our McHenry, IL Counselors and Therapists​


Jeremy Bidwell, Ph.D.

Dr. Bidwell feels he is able to be very directive in therapy when it will benefit the goals of his clients, and can be very non-directive and emphatic when what is most needed is a supportive environment to explore one’s difficulties.


Desiree Hawley, Psy.D.

Dr. Desiree Hawley, Psy.D. Licensed Clinical Psychologist Teens and Adults McHenry & Woodstock. Desiree’s primary goal as a clinician is to create a warm, supportive, and safe environment that promotes deeper exploration and understanding of one’s emotional experiences.


Lindsey Traudt, LCPC

Lindsey strongly believes that the therapeutic relationship is the start of any positive and successful therapy.


Steven Hunter, LCSW, LMFT

Steven Hunter has been a therapist for 30 years and is known for his pragmatic approach and easy going style.


Sarah Jones, LCPC

Sarah believes that the therapeutic relationship is the forefront of therapy and the foundation for change.


Michelle Bidwell, Psy.D.

Dr. Bidwell believes that it is important to build a trusting relationship in therapy as a foundation for all clinical work.


Lindsey Shaffer, RDN, LDN

Lindsey’s philosophy is that happiness should be the primary focus when striving for wellness.

Services we offer at our McHenry location:

Couples Counseling

The LodeStone Center for Behavioral Health has multiple therapists that specialize in family therapy and issues specific to couples.

Every relationship experiences some degree of conflict. When conflict becomes excessive or severe, the stress can impact every member of the family and can put a strain on every aspect of daily life. We’re here to help!  Having a trained clinician to help guide your communication strategies and to help re-establish a healthy connection in your relationship can help get things back on track.

Individual Counseling

Counseling, or “talk therapy” is a mainstay of treatment for mental health symptoms and is also utilized to help people transition through many of life’s most challenging situations. The LodeStone Center for Behavioral Health is comprised of clinicians that are experts in the field of mental health. We have counselors that work with every age and we are able to help guide you through the process of finding the right person to work with.

Counseling for Children and Teens

The needs of children and teens are different than the needs of adults and they express emotion in very different ways throughout their development. Our child and adolescent therapists train in specialized forms of therapy that help young kids express themselves, and help teens acquire the emotional coping skills they need to navigate the challenges of young adulthood.

Finding a clinician you trust is a crucial part of finding effective help for your child or teen.  Parents frequently express how helpful it can be to benefit from an outside perspective when dealing with the challenging issues that come up in raising a family. Our clinic is fortunate to have several experts in specific mental health issues that occur early in life, and we’re able to provide diagnostic testing when needed to aid in treatment planning. We’re here to help guide you through every step along the way!

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Psychological Testing and Diagnostic Assessment

Clinical psychologists are highly trained specialists in the area of diagnostic assessment and testing. All psychologists have doctoral-level training in the use of a wide range of psychological tests designed to help guide treatment. The LodeStone Center for Behavioral Health has clinical psychologists with a wide range of specialty training, and we can provide diagnostic assistance to strengthen your overall treatment plan. Whether the goal is to aid education planning or medication selection, we can provide valuable input with the most advanced diagnostic tools in the field. Our psychological testing services are frequently utilized by counselors and psychiatrists in the community to help make their own services more effective, and we are happy to coordinate with your treatment providers.

Behavioral Health Services

The LodeStone Center for Behavioral Health offers evidence-based therapeutic services for a wide range of mental health conditions.

We have therapists with specialty training in research validated modalities such as Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). We offer specialty services for specific diagnoses such as Eating Disorders, non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI), Tourette’s Disorder, ADHD, OCD. 

Supervision and Consultation

The LodeStone Center for Behavioral Health is fortunate to have clinicians with advanced training in specialized areas of treatment. We routinely get requests for clinical supervision from clinicians in the community, and are always eager to help bolster the services in our community. 

If you are a clinician looking to expand your clinical skills, or need support in helping a client with a specific issue, give us a call. We do provide hourly supervision and case consultation services. We also have clinicians that specialize in the delivery of integrated behavioral health services that consult with the medical community. 

If you’re a medical provider and would like assistance improving the degree to which your services are integrated with behavioral health, we can help! You can contact the clinic and ask to be connected with one of our directors to discuss consultative services.

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