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Therapist in Gurnee, Illinois,
Mercedes Compton, LPC

Provider Type: Therapist

Manages Medications: No, provides therapy only

Provider Gender: Female

Ages Served: 11-64

Appointments: In-office and Telehealth

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
  • AETNA (MCO/PBC)/ Meritain
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna Medicare
  • Aetna Meritain
  • Aetna Signature
  • Aetna State of IL plan
  • Aetna Student Health
  • Aetna/Aetna HMO/Aetna Student Health
  • AMITA Pathways BCBS HMO
  • BCBS
  • BCBS Academic Blue Student Health Plan
  • BCBS Blue Choice Options
  • BCBS Blue Choice Preferred
  • BCBS Labor Fund/Union Plans
  • BCBSPPO/BlueChoiceOpt/ProfBlue/BlueChoicePreferred
  • Cigna
  • Cigna Evernoth/Greatwest Health
  • Cigna Evernoth/Greatwest Health/Cigna Connect
  • Cigna Health Spring Medicare Advantage Network
  • Consociate Health
  • Duly (DMG) BCBS HMO
  • Duly (DuPage Medical Group) BCBS HMO
  • Health Alliance
  • Health Alliance Comm
  • Health Alliance Commercial/ StateIL
  • Health Alliance Medicare
  • HealthLink
  • HealthLink / Unicare
  • HealthLink/Unicare/Concerta/Wellpoint
  • HFN
  • HFN Network Solutions/ZELIS
  • HFN/ZELIS/Stratose/Plan Care/CoalitionAmerica
  • Humana
  • HUMANA / Choice Care
  • Live360
  • Live360 Health Plan
  • Live360/MedAssocHealth/PrefHealthChoices
  • MultiPlan
  • MultiPlan-PHCS
  • Northwestern BCBS HMO
  • Optum
  • Optum (United/UBH/Oxford/UHC)
  • Optum All Savers
  • Optum Golden Rule
  • Optum Medicare
  • Optum Oxford Health
  • Optum UHC Student Insurance
  • Optum VA CNN
  • Optum/United Health
  • Oxford
  • United
  • United Behavioral Health
  • United Behavioral Health (United Healthcare)
  • United Behavioral Health/Optum
  • United Health Care/UBH
  • Whole Brother Mission


  • Christian Counseling
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Couples/Marital Counseling
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Exposure Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)


  • English
  • Tagalog



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