Behavioral Health

American Indian Health Service of Chicago, Inc’s Behavioral Health Department provides culturally informed clinical and support services.  Traumatic experiences, life changes, addictions, and relationship stressors are examples of concerns that might influence a client to seek out behavioral health services.  Our team works with individuals across the lifespan, families, couples, and groups to help reduce stress, increase insight, develop positive coping skills, and restore balance and peace.

Making the decision to engage in behavioral health services can be difficult.  We strive to provide a safe and respectful environment for all clients.  When you call our clinic to inquire about behavioral health services, you will be directed to a behavioral health provider who can address any questions or concerns you may have.

The confidentiality and privacy of consumers of the Behavioral Health Department is guaranteed under the Federal Health Information Privacy Act.

Program coordinator

Jessica Ryan, Psy. D.
Behavioral Health Director; Licensed Clinical Psychologist; Domestic Violence Prevention Initiative Project Coordinator

The Behavioral Health Team:

Jessica Ryan, Psy.D.

Hope Williams, MSW, LCSW

Sophia Burke, MA, LPC

The Behavioral Health Department includes the following programs:

 

Mental Health

-Individual, Family, Couples, and Group Therapy

 

Alcohol and Substance Abuse

-Individual and Group Therapy

-Case Management

 

Methamphetamine and Suicide Prevention Initiative (MSPI)

-Individual and Group Therapy

-Monthly Family Nights

-Youth Mental Health First Aid Training

 

Domestic Violence Prevention Initiative (DVPI)

-Individual Therapy for survivors of domestic violence

-Case Management (e.g., Referrals to domestic violence agency partners that can assist with legal counsel, emergency shelter, etc.)

-Domestic violence prevention programing for youth

 

Behavioral Health Department Hours

Monday-Friday: 8am-5pm

Saturday-Sunday: Closed

 

A limited number of therapy sessions after 5pm are available by appointment only.