Many adult immigrants in Little Village and on the city’s Southwest Side suffer with symptoms of anxiety, depression, and complex post-traumatic stress disorder. The primary goal of Saint Anthony Hospital's Mental Health Services is to improve the mental health status of uninsured, Spanish-speaking, high-functioning, adult, Latino immigrants seeking counseling services.
Our bilingual, bicultural, clinical social workers provide free individual and couples psychotherapy. Clients generally receive 45-minute sessions once a week. Duration varies, and we do not impose a maximum number of sessions on clients as long as they are making progress.
Our social workers also lead therapeutic and psycho-educational groups. Three groups are offered every year. Each group lasts approximately 12 weeks and has up to seven participants.
In addition, to increase the number of Spanish-speaking clinicians in the mental health profession who are culturally sensitive in serving the Latino immigrant community, Mental Health Services is a site placement for at least one, bilingual, master’s level, social work intern during the school year. Our interns receive supervision and mentorship from the mental health supervisor and participate in all aspects of direct service.
For more information, call our Little Village office at 773.523.5079.
Mental Health Services is a part of our Community Wellness Program. It does not serve adults with severe and diagnosable mental illnesses. The Saint Anthony Hospital Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) offer group therapy programs for clients with chronic mental illness. Our Department of Psychiatry treats patients with mental illness who have acute needs or are in a crisis.