Behavioral Healthcare in Chicago, IL
Stretching along Lake Michigan, the City of Chicago is the third-most populous city in the U.S. with over 2.7 million residents, 10 million if you include the metropolitan area. Its position between the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River watershed made Chicago an important hub early on and the town grew rapidly in the mid-nineteenth century. The city continues to be an important epicenter for finance, commerce, industry, technology, telecommunications, and transportation with one of the world’s largest and most diversified economies. Chicago’s culture, landmarks, and universities help to make it one of the top visited cities in the nation with over 54 million tourists in 2016.
With so many people, resources, and educational opportunities, The Windy City has an abundance of premier medical centers and mental health providers. Individuals seeking a therapist with the ability to prescribe medication will find over 750 psychiatrists in the metropolitan area. Chicago also hosts over 3,600 social workers and psychotherapists specializing in substance abuse, and some 3,200 general mental health counselors. For more intensive treatment options will find a wide array of intensive outpatient programs, partial hospitalization programs, or inpatient hospitalization facilities available and tailored to fit specific needs.