Alcohol and Other Drugs (Aurora): Substance Abuse services for people who struggle with problems caused by drugs and/or alcohol. Specialized treatment is provided for people with both a mental illness and a substance abuse problem.
Behavioral Health Outpatient Children’s Program (Aurora): Provides a variety of services for children (ages 5-17) and families in order to support and facilitate recovery for mental illness, trauma, disruptive behavior disorders, family relationship problems, and school issues.
Services include individual therapy, family therapy, parenting education and skill building, group therapy, consultation to schools and other agencies, psychiatric services, and psychological testing.
The goal of counseling services are to increase self-expression and effective communication, reduce symptoms of mental illness, and to improve coping skills thus allowing the child to improve functioning at home and in school.
Case Management (Aurora & McHenry):
- Assistance with obtaining Medicaid, Social Security and other benefits
- Linkage and referral to other community services
Health Services (Aurora & McHenry):
- Registered nurses provide medication management, medication training, medication monitoring, injection administration, ongoing promotion of wellness, collaboration with physians/doctors, on call nursing services and general health needs assessments.
- Registered dietitian nutritionists are available for “Medical Nutrition Therapy” services.These services include individual nutrition counseling, group education and support for meal planning and meal preparation.
Individual and Group Counseling (Aurora & McHenry):
- Managing the symptoms of a mental illness
- Couples Therapy
- Family and Parenting Issues
- Managing Emotions
- Child and Adolescent Counseling for those with private insurance or Medicaid
Individual Supported Employment (Aurora): An evidence-based practice that is the most effective way to help individuals with mental and behavioral health challenges enter or return to the workforce.
The primary focus of the program is to help individuals obtain, maintain and retain competitive employment within the community; positions sought are challenging, meaningful and meet the preferences of the individual. On-the-job training, support and advocacy by AID Employment Specialists is offered to each individual for as long as desired.
Personal Micro-Business Support (Aurora): Customized guidance and support offered to any individual currently receiving AID services interested in developing his/her own business. Individuals who wish to capitalize on their talents and abilities to create unique products will work with Employment Specialists to launch personal enterprises.
Individuals will collaborate with other small business owners, receive entrepreneurial training and guidance with money/tax/benefits management.
Psychosocial Rehabilitation (Aurora & McHenry): Groups to help people develop skills they need for daily living and for recovering from a mental illness.
Examples of groups include:
- Stress Management
- Weight Loss and Health Living
- Caring for your Emotional Self
- Job Skills
- Living in the Community
- Social Skills
Locations & Hours
- Aurora Behavioral Health Services
1230 N. Highland Ave.
Aurora, IL 60506
Hours: Monday-Thursday: 8:30a.m. – 8:30p.m.
Friday: 8:30a.m. – 4:30p.m.
Adult intakes accepted any weekday. Adult walk-ins will be seen at the first cancellation that occurs that day. Scheduled adult walk-ins are on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10am and 2pm.
- McHenry Community Mental Health Services
5342 W. Elm Street
McHenry, IL 60050
Intake: (847) 931-2340
Hours: Monday-Friday: 8:00a.m. – 4:30p.m.
Accepted Forms of Payment
- Private Insurance
- Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
- United Behavioral Health
- Managed Care Organizations (ICP/MMAI/FHP)
- Aetna Better Health
- Blue Cross Blue Shield
- Cigna HealthSpring
- Meridian Health Plan
- Major Credit Card
- Please call (630) 859-1291 for more information
Online Tools and Recovery Resources
- Super Better – Online tool for achieving goals
- Recovery Library
- Facing Us – Depression and Bipolar support site
- Common Ground – Peer to Peer Workshop
- CHADD – Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
- Mental Health America
- Alcoholics Anonymous
- Narcotics Anonymous
- Families Anonymous – FA is designed for the parent, spouse, brother/sister or other emotionally involved relative or friend of the addict.
- Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator – An on-line source of information for persons seeking treatment facilities in the United States or U.S. Territories for substance abuse/addiction and/or mental health problems. (Presented by SAMHSA)
- NAMI – National Alliance for the Mentally Ill
- DKK NAMI – Du Page, Kendall and Kane County NAMI
- DBSA – Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
- SMART – A non-religious support for recovery from addictions
- SAMHSA – Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
- National Council for Behavioral Health
All AID substance abuse treatment is funded in whole or in part by Division of Substance Use Prevention and Recovery (SUPR). Click here for more information