Therapist in Gurnee, Illinois Mercedes Compton, Therapist

License: LPC

Provider Gender: Female

Ages Served: 11-65+

Appointments: In-office and Telehealth

Manages Medications: No, provides therapy only

Therapist in Gurnee, Illinois Mercedes Compton, LPC

Mercedes Compton, LPC

Mercedes is enthusiastic to help individuals dealing with life transition, trauma & crisis, grief & loss, anxiety and depression, and life-purpose and relationship issues so to obtain greater level of joy, freedom, and create the life they long to live. In sessions, Mercedes creates a safe space for clients to look at and wrestle with their self-limiting beliefs and behaviors due to self-doubt, shame, faith and trust issues that lead to taking responsibility for their lives. Mercedes believes in a treatment philosophy that includes a holistic approach tailored to employ practical and results-oriented treatments. She utilizes integrative modalities that are consistent with the unique needs and core values of the clients she serves. She often utilizes CBT, DBT, Person-/Child-Centered Therapy, Trauma-Focused CBT, Mindfulness-based therapy, Christian Faith-based therapy.

On a personal note, Mercedes enjoys travelling while volunteering for humanitarian services; gardening and nature are her passions; hanging out and playing with children keeps her young at heart.

Mercedes is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Illinois. She received her Master of Arts degree in Mental Health Counseling from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Trinity International University. Mercedes completed her internship in counseling at A Safe Place for Domestic Violence and Family Visitation Center.

Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna
  • America's Choice Provider Network
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • ComPsych
  • Duly Health and Care (DuPage)
  • Evernorth (Cigna)
  • Health Alliance
  • MediNcrease Health Plans (MHP)
  • Northwestern (NMPN)
  • Optum (UnitedHealthcare)
  • Pathways (Amita Health)
  • Unicare (Healthlink)
  • Zelis (HFN Network Solutions)


  • Christian Counseling
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Exposure Therapy
  • Faith-Based Treatment
  • Mindfulness
  • Parenting Skills


  • English
  • Tagalog



Please use our online form to schedule an appointment with Mercedes Compton. You can also call 847-232-4057 to have someone assist you.

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