Are you looking for a Counselor, Therapist or Behavioral Health Professional in Oak Park, 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 Oak Park, IL office of LodeStone Center for Behavioral Health is located downtown Oak Park at 1011 Lake St Suite 421, across from the Lake Theater Classic Cinema.

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

Our Oak Park, IL Counselors and Therapists​


Lisa Manhart, LCSW

She views her clients holistically, always considering their physical, social, spiritual, as well as emotional and psychological needs.


Pam McQuaid, LCSW

She has extensive experience with adolescents struggling with suicidal ideation, highly aggressive behaviors, and cutting behaviors.


Jennifer Roberts, Psy.D.

Dr. Roberts understands each client within the context of her/his challenges, and aims to offer interventions that not only build skills and strengthen coping, but also address contextual dynamics.


Theresa M. Schultz, Ph.D.

Dr. Schultz considers the personal, relational, social, spiritual, and cultural factors that influence mental and physical well-being.


Daniel J. Kelly, Psy.D.

Therapy is generally of the longer-term variety with an emphasis on understanding the factors which help facilitate the maintenance of psychopathology.


Erica Drzonek-Edwards, Psy.D.

Dr. Drzonek-Edwards provides client-centered and creative therapeutic services.

Hinsdale counselor and therapist Karen Shockley, LCPC

Karen Shockley, LCPC

She approaches therapy believing each client knows themselves best and helping each client discover their own answers and reach their goals.


Trevor Pontillo, LCSW

Trevor’s clinical focus is on providing support to children, adolescents, and their families dealing with behavior issues, struggles with self-esteem, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, histories of trauma, and difficulties with school performance.

Services offered at our Oak Park location:

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.

Couples Counseling

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

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.

Lobby at Oak Park IL Lodestone Counseling office

Counseling for Children and Teens

Children and teens have very different needs than adults and 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. 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. Finding a clinician you trust is a crucial part of finding effective help for your child or teen, and we’re here to help guide you through every step along the way!

Individual Counseling

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.

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. We also offer more generalized therapy for depression, other mood disorders and anxiety disorders. If you need help directly, or would like to refer a patient or a loved one, please don’t hesitate to speak with one of our staff.



What is psychotherapy, and when would someone see a psychotherapist?

“Psychotherapy” refers to a wide range of talk-therapy approaches to alleviate psychological distress. It is often used interchangeably with the term “counseling”, and is the term used most often by health insurers for counselling services. Some common reasons to seek out psychotherapy are:

  • Depression symptoms lasting more than a few days or weeks
  • Anxiety or stress that is interfering with your typical life activities
  • Insomnia, or behaviors that interfere with your daily routine
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Parenting support and guidance
  • – use concerns or – use concerns
  • Psychological trauma
  • Work related burnout or distress
  • Frequent or disruptive mood swings
  • Overall coping skills development

If you’d like to see a psychotherapist, or have questions about how psychotherapy can help you feel better, give us a call. Our psychotherapy team located at the Lodestone Center, 1011 Lake St Suite 421 Oak Park will help guide you though.

How long does counselling take?

Counseling typically entails meeting with a trained counselor or Psychologist one-on-one for approximately an hour on a regular basis (weekly or so) until your symptoms improve. Your counselor provided a trained, objective perspective on the thoughts, behaviors and patterns that may contribute to, or may help alleviate the issues that you’re struggling with. Counseling has been show to be as effective as medication for many mental health issues, and is used to help a wide range of concerns. Meeting with a counselor for the first time can seem daunting, but quickly becomes comfortable often within the first visit.

Talking to one of our team of caring counsellors at the Lodestone Center in Oak Park is your first step on the road to a healthier you. Give us a call, and we’ll help guide you through the process.