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 for the initial intake at 773-303-6619 or Sergio Martinez for Spanish-speaking clients 773-840-8108.  


I AM ABLE Clinical Programs Narrative

I AM ABLE Center for Family Development, Inc. (I AM ABLE) provides individual, couples, and family counseling services to clients on a sliding-fee scale basis.  I AM ABLE serves children and adults of all ages.
All clients must complete an initial intake.  The fee for intake is $45 and fees for the weekly counseling sessions will be determined during intake. Fees for services are determined based upon a client’s income and ability to pay.  No clients are turned away based on inability to pay for services. 

Our Unique Student Empowerment Program (USEP) allows I AM ABLE to provide individual and group counseling services in various schools for pre-K-12th grade students. The goal of USEP is to provide clinical counseling services to students in the learning environment and to assist with improving the academic and behavioral concerns of students.  
USEP currently operates in Kellman Elementary, located in North Lawndale. Through this partnership, we seek to enhance Kellman’s efforts toward student achievement and strive to meet the social and emotional needs of the students.
I AM ABLE clinical staff meets with students on a weekly basis for individual and/or group counseling services for 25-40 minutes, for a minimum of 6 sessions. We welcome family involvement to ensure our children get all of the necessary support needed to be a 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.

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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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