Cheri Spiczka, MA, LCPC, Counselor in Arlington Heights
"I believe we all have the power to create happiness in our life, sometimes we just need help figuring out how to get there. Nothing brings me greater joy than seeing my client feel more empowered and content with themselves and their relationships." Cheri is considered a warm, accepting, motivated therapist, who gives 150% of herself to the individual needs of each client. Therapy doesn't start and end after 50 minutes, it moves beyond the safety of her office, as it should for it to be successful. "I am not only listening to people talk and explore themselves, I am changing lives."
Cheri is a skilled and effective substance abuse and addiction counselor. She understands just how difficult and overpowering an addiction can be to the user as well as the loved ones around them. Couples and/or families who work with her love the tools they develop that make their home environment more positive and successful.
As a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and Art Therapist, Cheri is experienced in using several therapy approaches to help her clients communicate, explore, and heal. Adding art therapy can provide a new avenue towards self-expression and exploration which often makes it easier to uncover problems and identify solutions.
Call or Email Cheri Spiczka for a free phone consultation now - (847) 513-9542 x170


  • Years in Practice: 10+ Years
  • School: University of Illinois at Chicago- UIC
  • Year Graduated: 2003
  • License No. and State: 180.006984 Illinois


  • Avg Cost (per session): $100 - $170
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
  • Accepted Payment Methods: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Mastercard, Visa

Accepted Insurance Plans
  • APS Healthcare
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • North Shore University Health Systems
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Cheri Spiczka's Groups

Teen's Self-Love Group

This group is specifically designed for teenagers who want to learn to love themselves despite the negative forces in their world. Teens struggling with self esteem and/or have experienced or witnessed violence, especially bullying would greatly benefit from the group. A teens world is full of self-doubt, ridicule, pressure and pain which often leads to anxiety, depression and self medication or self harm. They need to feel they are not the only ones and they can overcome the terrible things others have led them to believe about themselves. Call for an appointment with Cheri for a screening at: 847-749-0514 x10

More about this group


  • Coping Skills
  • Family Conflict
  • Depression


  • ADHD
  • Addiction
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • Chronic Relapse
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Grief
  • Infertility
  • Life Coaching
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Substance Abuse
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Teen Violence
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • non-verbal

Mental Health

  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders


  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus


  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)


  • Bisexual Clients
  • Gay Clients
  • Heterosexual Clients
  • Lesbian Clients

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Art Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Existential
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Gestalt
  • Humanistic
  • Interpersonal
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
Last Modified: 17 Feb 2016
Cheri Spiczka, MA, LCPC, Counselor in Arlington Heights

Cheri Spiczka

Counselor, MA, LCPC