MaineStay offers affordable strength-based counseling for children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families at a reduced cost using a sliding fee scale. We offer flexible payment options to accommodate your financial situation. Services are available both in person and via telehealth. Our family therapists have experience working with many common concerns including: 

  • Adolescent Issues
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety and Stress
  • Bullying
  • Communication Issues
  • Depression
  • Family Conflict
  • Marital/Relationship Issues
  • Parenting Issues
  • School Behavior and Performance
  • Self-Esteem Issues
  • Stepfamily/Single-Parent Family Issues
  • Substance Use
MaineStay’s Hours

  • 9:00 am to 8:00 pm — Monday-Thursday
  • 9:00 am to 5:00 pm — Friday
Our counseling services are available to those who reside in Maine Township or attend a Maine Township school (Districts 62, 63, 64, 207). We do not accept any insurance for our counseling services and use an income-sensitive sliding fee scale to determine your session fee. If you are interested in learning more about counseling or if you would like to start the process of receiving counseling services, please contact Arielle Kalvelage at or 224-257-4849.

You may also start the counseling process by filling out our online counseling inquiry form.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are the answers to some frequently asked questions about counseling.

You Are Not Alone

Mental health concerns are common and help is available. Below are some stats from NAMI.

  • 1 in 5 U.S. adults experience mental illness each year
  • 1 in 20 U.S. adults experience serious mental illness each year
  • 1 in 6 U.S. youth aged 6-17 experience a mental health disorder each year
  • 50% of all lifetime mental illness begins by age 14, and 75% by age 24
  • Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death among people aged 10-14
Client Portal

If you are an existing MaineStay client, you can access your client portal account to manage your appointments, complete paperwork, view your account balance, make a payment, or join telehealth sessions at

In-School Counseling Services

To help increase access to mental health services for youth and to eliminate barriers that exist for some families to bring their children to our office for counseling, MaineStay also offers counseling services during the school day at four different school locations. We have partnered with District 63 and District 207 to provide in-school counseling services at Apollo Elementary School, Melzer Elementary School, Washington Elementary School, and Maine West High School. These services are typically arranged from referrals received directly from the school.

Counseling Internship Training Program

MaineStay Youth & Family Services has developed a reputation as one of the premier counseling internship training sites in the Chicagoland area. Over our 50 year history, MaineStay has trained nearly 100 master's level counseling students in strength-based brief family therapy.