Hours of Operation: Mon - Fri 8:00am - 8:00pm

WELCOME TO

Glenview Counseling Group

Therapy for youths, adults, couples & families

ABOUT

FIND OUT A BIT ABOUT US


WHO WE ARE

Glenview Counseling Group is a small team of clinicians working with individuals and couples as well as children, adolescents and their families in an individual and family counseling setting.  We are caring and compassionate people who are dedicated to meeting the emotional and psychological needs of our clients.

WHAT WE DO

We use a variety of treatment methods to best fit the needs of each individual or family. We would like to be partners in the journey to well-being and happiness. We believe that each person possesses the potential to live the life they want and we make it our mission to help unlock that potential.

WHAT WE BELIEVE

We believe that mental healthcare is a right. 

We believe that YOU have that right. 

We believe that we all have unique experiences that we view through some shared lens. 

We believe that you should get to live your life according to your values.

We believe in your potential, even when it's hard for you to see it.


We believe that we all come from different walks of life.

We are glad that whatever walk of life you followed led you here.

OUR SERVICES

INDIVIDUAL THERAPY

Counseling offers you a chance to speak with a trained professional about making changes in your life in a caring, nurturing environment. It is a collaborative experience that requires us both to examine your thoughts, feelings and behaviors in order to make lasting changes.


YOUTH & FAMILY THERAPY

The focal point of your child's world is your family (even if your teen tells you it's his or her friends). Although teenagers begin to move away from this as they mature, it is still parents, siblings and home life that are the center of their universe.


MARITAL THERAPY

Marriage therapy offers valuable opportunities for couples who want to make real changes in their marriage and build a healthy and long-lasting relationship. It can be a worthwhile investment for the long-term, providing couples with the skills and strategies they need to manage life together in a healthy way.


GROUP THERAPY

Group therapy involves one or more therapists who lead a group of roughly five to 15 clients. Typically, groups meet for an hour or two each week, every other week, or once monthly. Some people attend individual therapy in addition to groups, while others participate in groups only.


TELETHERAPY

In our increasingly digitally connected world, we're finding new ways to connect. Therapy is yet another area that has caught on to the power of digital connection and is already using it to help more people access the support they need.


OUR SPECIALIZATIONS

ANXIETY

The word "anxiety" has become a catchall term for stress, nervousness and worry.  However, Anxiety Disorders are much more than that and in many cases require evidence-based interventions to manage.  We often meet people who's quality of life has been significantly impacted by an Anxiety Disorders and need our help getting back to living the life they want.

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TRAUMA & EMDR

Trauma is a word that that refers to an experience within a spectrum of diagnoses, the most well known being Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. However, broadly speaking, Trauma refers to a single or series of events that happened in the past that continue to affect us negatively for a long time afterwards.

DEPRESSION & MOOD

Depression (major depressive disorder or clinical depression) is a common but serious mood disorder. It causes severe symptoms that affect how you feel, think, and handle daily activities, such as sleeping, eating, or working.

OCD

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a condition that causes perfectly rational people to think and act in ways they know are irrational, but cannot stop.   People with OCD get caught in a cycle of obsessions and compulsions.

ADHD

ADHD is a disorder that makes it difficult for a person to pay attention and control impulsive behaviors. He or she may also be restless and almost constantly active.

LOSS & GRIEF

Grief is a natural response to the loss of someone or something important to us. We may be grieving a loved one, going through a divorce, lost our job or a cherished dream. Grief can encompass a wide range of feelings from numbness to sadness, anger, guilt or even relief. 

CAREER

Your career development is a lifelong process.  There are a number of factors that influence your career development, including your interests, abilities, values, personality, background, and circumstances. Career Counseling is a process that will help you to know and understand yourself and the world of work in order to make career, educational, and life decisions.

AUTISM SPECTRUM

Autism, or autism spectrum disorder (ASD), refers to a broad range of conditions marked by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, speech and nonverbal communication.  

LGBTQ+ Affirming Counseling

Finding a mental health provider who you can trust and will provide the treatment you need to succeed is so important in an LGBTQ+ persons life. Glenview Counseling Group can provide services to LGBTQ+ persons and their family members who are struggling with mental health concerns connected to their sexual, gender, cultural, religious, or spiritual identities.

OUR CLIENTS

Before your first appointment at Glenview Counseling Group you should take a few steps to ensure that your initial session goes smoothly.


If you are planning to use your insurance please click on the Fees & Insurance tab at the top of the page to understand the process for using your insurance or how to use your out-of-network benefits.


Prior to your initial session you should also complete all of your paperwork and follow the instructions for filling out the forms.  Please also bring your insurance card to the first session so that we have it on file and can call to confirm your benefits.


If you know the name of the counselor you would like to meet with contact that person directly. If you would like our intake coordinator to help you make a match based on style, availability or any other criteria, please leave a message in our general voicemail box at (847) 699-2490 x0 or send us an email through the Contact Us form at the bottom.

New Clients

All new clients of Glenview Counseling Group are required to fill out the following forms: Intake Forms, New Client Assessment & Telehealth Authorization. 


Additionally, new clients may also fill out the Release of Information form, which allows your therapist to communicate with any other providers or family members of your choosing.

Established Clients

The following page includes forms that are intended only for established clients of Glenview Counseling Group who need to update information in our system. If you are a new client of the practice please refer to the "New Clients" section to the left.

FEES & INSURANCE

Counseling Fees

Fees are set by our practice or by your insurance provider's contracted in-network rate. We believe that everyone should be able to afford counseling and so we offer a sliding scale fee in certain situations. For more information feel free to contact us.


All of our providers are in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO and Blue Choice and Aetna. Some of our providers also accept  some HMOs. Please inquire about Medicare & HMO coverage if you plan to use these types of insurance plans.


In-Network Insurance

The best way to verify that your counselor is an in-network provider for your insurance plan is to simply call the customer service phone number on the back of your card. Let them know that you would like to begin counseling with one of our providers and they can verify your benefits and confirm that he or she is an in-network provider.


You may also be able to utilize online provider lookup, if offered by your insurance carrier.

Out-of-Network Benefits

If our counselors are not considered in-network providers for your insurance plan we are happy to provide you with receipts for services to be submitted to your insurance carrier.


If you have any questions regarding your insurance company's out-of-network benefits, simply call the customer service number on the back of your card. Payment for all out-of-network clients is due at the time of service.

No Surprises Act

Beginning on January 1, 2022 the federal No Surprises Act will go into effect.


Part of this act stipulates that anyone who will not be using his or her insurance benefits, or does not have insurance benefits, is entitled to request a Good Faith Estimate, which outlines the estimated costs of counseling.


To learn more about the No Surprises Act and the Good Faith Estimate please click here.

If you must cancel an appointment we ask that you do so with your provider with at least 24-hour notice. Anyone canceling an appointment with less than a 24-hour notice will be charged a cancellation fee which may be as high as the full session fee. We ask that each new client leave a credit card on file to help maintain copayments and charges.

MEET THE TEAM

Our Clinicians

MICHAEL

BLUMBERG

FOUNDER &

CLINICAL DIRECTOR

Adolescents, Young Adults, Adults, Families

OCD · Panic & Anxiety Disorders · Phobias · Behavioral Problems · Agoraphobia ·  Perfectionism

CHRISTINA

SIDERS

PSYCHOTHERAPIST &

CLINICAL SUPERVISOR

Adolescents, Young Adults, Adults

 Anxiety · Depression · Life Transitions · Stress Management · Self Esteem ·Career Counseling & Assessment

SUSAN

KOGAN

PSYCHOTHERAPIST &

CLINICAL SUPERVISOR

Young Adults, Adults, Couples

Anxiety · Depression · Trauma · Life Transitions · Grief & Loss · Women’s Issues · Relationships  ·  Hablo Español

ANNIE

MEREL

PSYCHOTHERAPIST

Adolescents, Young Adults, Adults

Anxiety & OCD ·  Depression · Life Transitions · Adult ADHD  · Perfectionism & Athletics

KATHRYN

KRAUSE

PSYCHOTHERAPIST

Adolescents, Young Adults, Adults, Couples

Depression · Marital Issues · Grief & Loss ·  Life Transitions · Stress Management ·

SAMANTHA

SIMMONS

PSYCHOTHERAPIST

Children, Adolescents, Young Adults, Adults, Families

Anxiety · Depression · Social Anxiety · Self-Esteem · Depression · Family Conflict ·  LGBTQ+ Issues ·  Social Skills · Behavioral Problems · Trauma

MADDIE

ZIMBORSKI

PSYCHOTHERAPIST

Young Adults, Adults, Families

Anxiety · Self-Esteem · Depression ·  Life Transitions · Stress Management · Career Counseling 

SHIRA

LICHTENSTEIN

PSYCHOTHERAPIST

Young Adults, Adults

Anxiety & OCD · Depression · Insomnia · EMDR ·  Relationship Issues · Trauma · Family Conflict · Perinatal Mental Health

MARY

JOHNSON

PSYCHOTHERAPIST

Children, Adolescents, Young Adults, Adults, Families

Anxiety  · Depression · Stress Management · Adjustment Disorders ·   Family Conflict · Life Transitions

JENNIFER 

MEJIA

PSYCHOTHERAPIST

Adolescents, Young Adults, Adults, Families, Couples

Anxiety · Relationship Issues · Depression · Life Transitions · Grief and Loss · Trauma 

ALEX

WILLEMAIN

PSYCHOTHERAPIST

Children, Adolescents, Young Adults, Adults, Families

Anxiety · Depression · Life Transitions · Grief & Loss · Family & Relational Issues 

JESSIE

LANKFORD

PSYCHOTHERAPIST

Children, Adolescents, Young Adults, Adults, Families

Anxiety · OCD · Depression · Life Transitions · Grief & Loss · Family & Relational Issues 

ROBYN
WHITE

PSYCHOTHERAPIST &

CLINICAL SUPERVISOR

Young Children, Children, Adolescents, Young Adults, Adults, Families

Pediatric Anxiety · Depression · Childhood Trauma · Family Conflict  · Autism Spectrum · ADHD · Socialization

RACHEL

COPE

PSYCHOTHERAPIST

Young Children, Children, Adolescents, Young Adults, Adults, Families

Anxiety · Depression  · Family Conflict · Self Esteem  · Grief & Loss  · Trauma · Parenting

ELIZABETH

SMITH

PSYCHOTHERAPIST

Adolescents, Young Adults, Adults

Trauma · Substance Use Disorders · Family & Relationship Issues · Life Transitions · Anxiety · Depression

DAVID

BRONSVELD

PSYCHOTHERAPIST

Young Adults, Adults, Couples

    Marital Issues · Life Transitions · Anxiety · Depression · Premarital Counseling

RENEE

VANDOREN

PSYCHOTHERAPIST

Young Children, Children, Adolescents, Young Adults, Adults, Families

    Trauma· Depression · Anxiety · Grief & Loss · Family & Relational Issues · Self Esteem · Parenting · Health Challenges 

HANNAH

JOHNSON

PSYCHOTHERAPIST

Young Children, Children, Adolescents, Young Adults, Adults, Families

    Anxiety · Depression · Body Image · Disordered Eating  · Work & Academic Performance  · LGBTQ+ Issues  · Life Transitions  · ADHD 

LUCY

KATZ

PSYCHOTHERAPIST

Adolescents, Young Adults, Adults, Families

    Anxiety · Depression ·  Trauma · Grief & Loss · Self -Esteem · Life Transitions  · Stress Management · Relationship Issues

Our Administrative Team

OFFICE

MANAGER

OFFICE MANAGER

Glenview Counseling Group is currently hiring for this position.  Please submit applications by clicking on our link.

MARIYA

MOHAMED

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

Mariya assists our office manager in all of GCG's administrative tasks, from checking your insurance benefits to helping you understand our intake paperwork and all points in between.

FOR CLINICIANS

Clinician Training Academy

Glenview Counseling Group strives to be a leader in mental health and substance abuse education within our community of counselors, therapists, social workers and members of all other disciplines that interact with our population. 


For information about our current offerings of trainings please visit our Clinician Training Academy page, coming soon.

CONTACT US

New Client Inquiry Form


If you are interested in becoming a new client, or seeking information about our therapy services for yourself or a loved one please fill out the form to the right.


Our intake coordinator will reach out to you and answer any questions that you may have and help you find the right therapist to meet your needs.


In order to assist you more quickly, the following information would be helpful to include in your confidential contact form, if you know it:


  • Basic information about why is therapy being sought at this time and the age of the client
  • Typical availability throughout the week (days and times)
  • Your preference to be seen through telehealth (Zoom) or in-person 
  • Your insurance coverage (we are in-network with Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO and Choice Plus, Aetna Behavioral Health and PsycHealth; you may read about our out-of-network and other payment policies here)

New Client Inquiry Form


General Inquiries

By email: info@glenviewcounseling.com

By phone: (847) 699-2490



If you would like to get in touch with one of our staff members directly please use the contact information below.



 Name Email Ext

 Mariya Mohamed, Administrative Assistant

 mmohamed@glenviewcounseling.com 

 x0

 Intake Coordinator

 intake@glenviewcounseling.com

 x2

 Michael Blumberg, Practice Owner mblumberg@glenviewcounseling.com x11
 Samantha Simmons, Psychotherapist
 ssimmons@glenviewcounseling.com x12
 Annie Merel, Psychotherapist amerel@glenviewcounseling.com x13
 Maddie Zimborski, Psychotherapist mzimborski@glenviewcounseling.com x14
 Kathryn Krause, Psychotherapist kkrause@glenviewcounseling.com x16
 Jessie Lankford, Psychotherapist jlankford@glenviewcounseling.com  x17
 Christina Siders, Psychotherapist csiders@glenviewcounseling.com x18
 Lucy Katz, Psychotherapist lkatz@glenviewcounseling.com  x19
 Robyn White, Psychotherapist rwhite@glenviewcounseling.com x20
 Susan Kogan, Psychotherapist skogan@glenviewcounseling.com x21
 Alex Willemain, Psychotherapist awillemain@glenviewcounseling.com x22
 Shira Lichtenstein, Psychotherapist slichtenstein@glenviewcounseling.com x23
 Mary Johnson, Psychotherapist
 mjohnson@glenviewcounseling.com
 x24
 Jennifer Mejia, Psychotherapist jmejia@glenviewcounseling.com x25
 Rachel Cope, Psychotherapist rcope@glenviewcounseling.com  x26
 Elizabeth Smith, Psychotherapist

 esmith@glenviewcounseling.com 

 x27
 David Bronsveld, Psychotherapist dbronsveld@glenviewcounseling.com
 x28
 Hannah Johnson, Psychotherapist hjohnson@glenviewcounseling.com
 x29
 Renee VanDoren, Psychotherapist rvandoren@glenviewcounseling.com x30