Our Services

LYDIA counselors help clients of all ages and backgrounds, with services that include:

  • Counseling for children, teens, adults and families
  • Marital and premarital counseling
  • Parent-Child Interaction Therapy
  • Psychological evaluations
  • Consultations to pastors, churches, community groups and schools
  • And school-based training and workshops

LYDIA Counseling Center opened in 1996 to help meet the many needs facing people in our community. Christian, not-for-profit organization, we are affiliated with LYDIA, a Chicago-based social service agency founded in 1916. Our services are available to individuals from all religious, racial and economic backgrounds.


Why do I feel so anxious? Is my marriage going to survive? How can I be a better parent? Is it normal to feel this angry? Why do I feel so lonely? Are things ever going to get better?

The next step is to call LYDIA Counseling Center. We’re here to help!

Does life sometimes seem overwhelming and more than you can handle? If you are feeling lonely, confused or disappointed, it may be a sign that you need the support of a trained, experienced therapist. At LYDIA, our therapists can help you gain a better understanding of yourself, understand why you feel the way you do and find effective ways of dealing with the difficult circumstances in your life. LYDIA therapists help clients address:

  • Depression, anxiety and grief
  • Anger
  • Abusive relationships
  • Marital problems
  • Relationship and family issues
  • Conflict with their children
  • Caregiver burnout
  • Attention/learning difficulties
  • Sexual addiction
  • And problems on the job

When issues such as these are left unattended, they eventually affect every aspect of your life, from your relationships to your job to your connection with God. It takes courage to seek help, and hard work to get better. But the peace and contentment you experience can be life changing!

Payment Options

LYDIA Counseling Center participates in many insurance plans, accepts self-pay clients and offers a sliding scale so that our services are affordable for people at virtually any income level. The center accepts referrals from other agencies, including the Department of Children and Family Services.

Call (773) 653-2261 at any time with your contact information to begin the intake process or email us at, tsatterlee@lydiahome.org.