Mental Health is Everyone’s Wealth 

TR4IM: Trauma Response and Intervention Movement 

​Clinical Staff

I AM ABLE clinical staff and interns are a multicultural/bilingual group of 
academically trained and caring professionals with a broad range of affordable counseling services that address the whole person: mind, spirit, soul, and body.


Interested persons should contact Joe White, LSW for the initial intake at 773-303-6619 or Norma Castrejon, MSW for Spanish-speaking clients 773-840-8108. 


MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN OUR COMMUNITY

I AM ABLE Center for Family Development, Inc.   (I AM ABLE) provides clinical counseling services to individuals, couples, families, and children based on a sliding-fee scale. I AM ABLE serves children and adults of all ages.

All clients must complete an initial intake.  The intake fee is $45. 

The cost for weekly counseling sessions will be determined during intake.  The cost for services is based upon a client’s income and family size.  ABLE does not turn clients away based on their inability to pay for services.


Our Unique Student Empowerment Program (USEP) allows I AM ABLE to provide individual and group counseling services in the academic setting, for Pre-K through 12th grade students, and their families.  The goal of USEP is to provide clinical counseling services to students in their learning environment, and assist with improving the academic and behavioral outcomes of students.   The stigma of counseling is greatly reduced by providing it in the academic setting.

USEP currently operates in Kellman Elementary, located in North Lawndale. 

Through this partnership, we seek to enhance Kellman’s efforts toward student achievement, by striving to meet the social and emotional needs of the students.  I AM ABLE clinical staff meets with students weekly for a minimum of 6 sessions, for individual and/or group counseling services for 25-40 minute intervals.   I AM ABLE encourages and welcomes family involvement.  This aids in the continuum of support needed to catapult children toward success! 

The Trauma Response and Intervention Movement (TR4IM) provides clinical, educational, social, and economic support to underserved families who may experience trauma in any of its forms, including but not limited to violence, unemployment, substance abuse, food insecurity, and other barriers to a stable and safe life.

Please click the logo for more information or to complete the screening tool (only North Lawndale residents living within the 8-Block Sectors).

Individuals

I AM ABLE offers individual, couples, and family counseling for adults and children of all ages on a sliding fee scale.  Fee for intake is $45 and the fee for weekly counseling sessions are determined during intake.

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