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COUNSELING & MENTORING

APCC's Counseling, Mentoring and Family Support Services program provides counseling to individuals between the ages of 10 - 24 years of age who may be suffering from depression, anxiety, bullying, grief, trauma and more. Our team of licensed therapists provide one-on-one counseling sessions with clients at our Albany Park facility as well as on-site sessions with students attending our CPS partner schools. Our Community Based counseling services are free of charge and offered in English and Spanish. 

COMMUNITY BASED COUNSELING

Our Community Based counseling program serves children and adolescents between the ages of 10-24 who face difficulty managing emotions, issues related to self-esteem, challenges related to feelings of anger, poor social skills, exposure to trauma, and lack of family support. We provided sessions once a week at our Albany Park location.  Referrals to additional supportive services are provided as necessary throughout treatment to meet the needs of each client. This is a free service provided at no cost. 

Due to COVID-19 counseling sessions are being offered virtually and in-person. 

Contact:

Jessica Tapia

Bilingual Licensed Therapist

773-509-5657 Ext. 470

jtapia@apcc-chgo.org

 

Sessions Offered:

**Our Community-Based Counseling sessions are currently full**

AGES 10-24 | FREE

MENTORSHIP PROGRAMS

Contact:

Jessica Tapia

Bilingual Licensed Therapist

773-509-5657 Ext. 470

jtapia@apcc-chgo.org

In 2018 APCC piloted our organizations first School-Based Mentorship program at Alessandro Volta Elementary. This program paired 15 male youths with male mentors from the Albany Park neighborhood. Youth participated in a combination of group meetings, individual counseling sessions and afterschool. 

This partnership continues as we are currently working with leadership and staff at Volta to build and implement a virtual youth mentorship program for students. 

 

 

GOALS AND OUTCOMES

APCC's counseling programs strive to help youth gain needed developmental assets and coping skills, to become happy, healthy, socially adjusted, well educated and contributing members of society by helping them to deal effectively with low self-esteem, challenges related to feelings of anger, poor social skills, exposure to trauma, and lack of family support.

 

Youth receiving counseling services are expected to see a reduction in emotional symptoms, low self-esteem, anger, behavioral problems, aggression, and impulsivity. At the same time, they will see improvement in grades and behavior, build resilience and social-emotional skills, and gain peer and parent support. 80% of all clients surveyed in our program feel that they have made an improvement in their lives due to counseling interventions. 

REQUEST A COUNSELING APPOINTMENT
APCC's Community Based Counseling program is currently at capacity. If you are in need of assistance finding mental health services please fill out the form below. 
Upon submission, our counseling team will contact you at the phone number provided with more information and a list of local mental health facilities and resources. 
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