"C4 helped me stay strong during one of the most difficult periods of my life."

Graduate of Parenting Education Program

"Mental illness is nothing to be ashamed of, but stigma and bias shame us all."

Former President Bill Clinton

"Inspite of my failures, I find that resilience is the key to succeeding"

-Melvaughn Thompson, Successful C4 Jobs Services Hire

I want to use my experience to help others who aren't as lucky as I was.

Judie I., C4 Consumer Advisory Board

"Art has enabled me to become an active participant in the richness of life."

-Elizabeth H., C4 Artist

" I want others with mental illness to be positive, to know that there is hope."

Corey Feulner, 22

News & Events

Mental Health Advocate Frank Alschuler Celebrates 90th Birthday and 42 Years of Service to C4

Community Counseling Centers of Chicago (C4) honored founding board member, Frank Alschuler, during a 90th birthday celebration on Sept. 7 with guests including Alderman James Cappleman. A prominent Chicago architect and compassionate community leader, Alschuler has served on C4’s board of directors for 42 years.

C4 Calls for Increased Mental Health Awareness & Access

Robin Williams' death brings mental health into the spotlight. C4 calls for increased awareness and access to mental health services. View C4 CEO's Tribune letter and WGN coverage

Help Kids in Need Start School off Right!

Back to school can be a stressful time for many parents. Back-to-school shopping is expensive and many parents cannot afford the basic school supplies their children need to start the school year off on the right track.

C4 is collecting school supplies to give kids in need a great start to the school year and to help reduce the financial burden and stress on parents.

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Sharon's Story


Sharon’s memories of childhood incest were too painful to put into words. Art therapy at C4 allowed Sharon to express herself in chalk, paint and sculpture.

Trees figure prominently in Sharon’s art. Like the “support system” she found at C4, Sharon said, “You can lean on trees, and they will protect you.”

Sharon displayed more than 10 years of artwork in her solo show at Images Gallery.

Watch our amazing Parenting video

What to Expect When You Call Us

We want you to have a positive experience at C4.  The following information lets you know what you can expect from us and will help you get the most out of the services we provide. Of course, if you have questions along the way, please let us know - we're here to help.

Your First Appointment