If you orĀ a loved one is ready to start recovery, Counseling First can help.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, we offer tele-health services, safe and convenient counseling by phone.

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We are licensed by the State of Illinois to evaluate treat adults suffering from alcohol or drug use disorders.

We are a leader in peer recovery coaching, a licensed provider of DUI and related Secretary of State services and certified in anger management counseling. We work closely with criminal-justice involved clients - parole, probation, diversion - in collaboration with Illinois Department of Corrections, the Social Services Department of Cook County Courts and the Cook County State's Attorney.
Counseling groups meet by appointment at our convenient location in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago.

Every person's situationĀ is unique. We understand that you need a personalized solution. We provide you with tools and a road map to guide your personal journey to recovery. As your counselor and your coach, we will work with you to create a treatment plan that fits your schedule, strengths and spirituality.

You can trust our expertise. We have counseled thousands of people, both individually and in groups. We have worked in community, hospital and prison settings, treating those with substance use disorders, anger management and other mental health issues. We listen with compassion. We draw on our experience, common sense and best practices. Together we will develop a treatment program that will work for you!

Your health and well-being are important to us. Let Counseling First be the heart of your recovery.

Cynthia Barry
312 620 0896