Mental Health Institute

Culturally Sensitive Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Psychotherapy

Meet Our Team


Dr. Oksoon Cho


Dr. Cho is the founder of the Chicago Mental Health Institute. Her diverse experiences in the field of child & family counseling and clinical mental health counseling have been well recognized in both the US and South Korea. Dr. Cho began her career in Korea and after moving to the US to further expand her career, she recognized the lack of mental health support for Korean-American immigrants such as herself. This led to the establishment of the Chicago Mental Health Institute for Korean Americans. 

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Clinical Manager

Teresa Gonzalez


Teresa intends to provide a warm, safe space in which clients can feel supported and accepted throughout the process of growth and change. She believes counseling should be a collaborative process between the counselor and client on a journey of exploration and growth. Teresa fully recognizes that every individual has a different background and deals with a unique set of challenges. She is bilingual in English and Spanish and desires to counsel adults, adolescents, and children of various cultural backgrounds.

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Phone: (708) 320-9860

Yagin Choi

Intern Counselor

Hamin Kwak MA

Intern Counselor

Meekyung Kim MSW

Program Coordinator

Hyang Young Song

Web Manager

About CMHI

Our mission is to help individuals who struggle with the difficulties of adjusting to a different culture and environment and provide a safe space for them to heal and receive mental support.

Call us for help!

847 813 9079

Fees &

We believe that mental healthcare is a right and everyone should have affordable counseling. We have different options to match everyone's needs and do our best to provide the most affordable services.
We accept Aetna, BCBS, Cigna, United Healthcare, and Optum
Contact us for more information on your insurance and questions about fees.

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Mental health services designed for culturally diverse clients.

847 813 9079