Our clinical services help clients understand the issues creating problems, and then help address the issues.

We use a person-centered approach, and pride ourselves on meeting the clinical needs of individual clients.

Our staff uses many treatment methods. We are a highly compassionate and thoughtful team. We are known as an innovative community mental health center.

We want you to have a positive experience at Josselyn. Talk to us.

For more information, or to schedule an appointment, call us at 847-441-5600, ext. 156

Accepted Insurance Plans

If your insurance plan is not listed, you may still have coverage under out-of-network benefits. Call the number on the back of your insurance card, or call us at 847-441-5600 for help.

Employer Plans (Commercial Plans)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO

While The Josselyn Center is not contracted with any other commercial plans at this time, many commercial plans have out of network benefits. Please check with your insurance provider to verify coverage.


  • Medicare


  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Community (ICP)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Community Health Plan (HMO)
  • CountyCare
  • IlliniCare Health (FHP, ACA, ICP)
  • Illinois Department of Public Aid (IDPA)
  • Meridian Health Plan (VMC/HMO)
  • TriCare

If your Medicaid plan is not listed above, please call The Josselyn Center at 847-441-5600 x120 to verify if your Medicaid plan is accepted.

Medicare Medicaid Alignment Initiative (MMAI) Plans

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Community
  • IlliniCare Health Plan

Market Place (Exchange Plans)

Many exchange plans in the market place may offer out of network benefits. Please check with your insurance provider to verify coverage, or call us at 847-441-5600 x 120 and we can help determine your benefits.

Continuing Education Opportunities

Announcing Josselyn's Next CE Courses! We are proud to kick off a full slate of programming for 2019, and in celebration we're offering our First course the year at no charge! 


Identity, Privilege & Oppression:  A Workshop on Cultural Humility, presented by Alissa Catiis, MA, LCSW

Thursday, January 31st | 10am to Noon | New Trier Township Office | $30

One way to challenge and dismantle systematic oppression is to start with knowing, befriending, and ultimately challenging ourselves.  If we can do this within ourselves, we can begin the harder task of doing this with others, including the people we work with (our clients).  Workshop participants are invited to challenge themselves, think with an open mind, and engage in brave internal and external dialogue. Participants will:

  • Reflect on their own identity, privilege, and oppression
  • Understand how identifying as a trauma survivor can lead to additional marginalization in society
  • Explore how these dynamics impact what happens in the therapeutic  (or other helper) relationship
  • Discuss how to talk to clients about race and its impacts on the therapeutic relationship through individual reflection and small group discussion

Register to attend today! Seating is limited!
*Social workers and counselors are eligible to receive 2 CEs.*  Seating is limited!

About the Presenter: Alissa Catiis, MA, LCSW, draws on feminist relational, family systems, and psychodynamic theory in her work with children, adolescents, and adults.  She enjoys integrating art, literature, movement, and writing in her clinical work as a means of building relationships and exploring how life transitions and challenges lead us all toward rich, complex life journeys.  She believes that each person's path towards healing and wellness is unique, and she is prepared to offer a variety of interventions.  She can provide services in English, Spanish, and Tagalog.

Psychotropic Medications: An Introduction for Non-Prescribers presented by Dr. Hossam Mahmoud, MD

Thursday, February 7th | 9am to 11am | Lorraine H. Morton Civic Center | $30

About the course: Designed for the non-prescriber, this engaging and informative course will enhance the attendees knowledge of psychotropic medications and their effects on persons living with mental illness. Dr. Mahmoud will also review the over-diagnosis and mis-diagnosis of bipolar and ADHD; what constitutes a disorder vs a "normal" response to stressors; and, the over-reliance on controlled substances in prescribing patterns. Course objectives include:

  • An introduction to common psychiatric disorders
  • Common misdiagnoses and common diagnostic considerations
  • An overview of psychotropic medications as they pertain to these disorders
  • A description of the complexities and best practices for prescribing practices
  • An exploration of optimal collaborative approaches between prescribers and non-prescribers

Register to attend today! Seating is limited!
*Social workers and counselors are eligible to receive 2 CEs.*  Seating is limited!

About the Presenter: Dr. Hossam Mahmoud is a Board Certified psychiatrist. He is the medical director at Regroup. He earned his Medical Degree and Masters of Public Health at the American University of Beirut. He completed his residency training at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University in Chicago. Dr. Mahmoud believes in a thoughtful and methodical approach to the treatment of mental illness that aims at avoiding over-diagnosis and under-diagnosis and that aims at helping patients make the right decisions regarding their treatment. Dr. Mahmoud strongly believes in the role of healthcare professionals as advocates for the rights of patients to access to good-quality care. He has practiced medicine in English, French and Arabic. He is interested in LGBTQ mental health, refugee and immigrant mental health and the mental health of linguistic and cultural minorities. 

Upcoming Events - Please Save the Date
Future First Thursday CE Courses brought to you by The Josselyn Center!

3/7 - New Developments and Strategies for Treating Clients with Autism Spectrum Disorders"  Presented by clinicians from the Rush Autism Assessment, Research, Treatment, and Services Center (AARTS Center) | 9am to Noon | 910 Skokie Blvd. - Northbrook, IL | $45

4/4 - New Research and Interventions on ADHD with Dr. Michael Feld, MD | 9am to 11am | 910 Skokie Blvd. - Northbrook, IL | $30

5/2 - Ethics with Dr. Earle Ruhnke, PsyD | 9am to Noon | 910 Skokie Blvd. - Northbrook, IL | $45

Contact Jennifer Sommers, Director of Quality and Mission FulFillment for more information at 847-441-5606 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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