About Us


Thrive Counseling Center: Building healthy minds, families, and communities

Thrive Family Service – is a comprehensive mental health center in Oak Park, Illinois. Located just steps from downtown Oak Park, our center is easily accessible from both Chicago and the near west suburbs. Thrive Counseling Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that has served the community since 1898.


The mission of Thrive Counseling Center is to build healthy minds, families, and communities by empowering people to attain mental and emotional well-being. Hope, resilience, and recovery form the heart of our programs and services.

Our Work:

For more than 120 years, Thrive Counseling Center has worked to alleviate suffering and empower individuals and families to live healthier and more hopeful lives through a range of professional mental health and community prevention services.

Today, Thrive continues to respond to Oak Park and River Forest community needs. We are staffed by multi-cultural professional social workers, counselors, prevention specialists, and psychiatric medical staff with advanced education training and certification in a variety of specialized practice areas. Our team is sensitive to the emotional challenge of entering into counseling and takes pride in offering compassionate and respectful services.

Our highly trained staff accepts most major Insurance, Medicare and Medicaid. Sliding scale fees are also available for Oak Park & River Forest residents without insurance. Call 708-383-7500 to schedule an appointment or learn more about services.

Behavioral Healthcare Services

Outreach, assessment and counseling for:

  • Adults
  • Youth
  • Couples and families
  • Older adults

Crisis and Emergency Services

Specialized 24/7 emergency services as well as on-site intervention in Oak Park and River Forest:

  • Acute mental and emotional distress
  • Domestic violence
  • Thoughts of harming oneself or others

Comprehensive Youth Services

Services for at-risk youth ages 6 or older:

  • Youth and family counseling
  • Parent coaching
  • Delinquency prevention services
  • Assessment of school-age children and teens
  • Community education and consultations

Psychiatric Services

Services for individuals and youth:

  • Initial assessment and treatment plan development
  • Client-care management and advocacy
  • Medication evaluation and management

Groups Provide Specialized Support

Counseling groups targeted to the special needs of the community. Currently, Thrive offers the following groups:

  • Relationship group
  • Dialectic Behavioral Therapy (DBT) group
  • Art and music therapy groups
  • Mindfulness group
  • Youth group