The Clinical Department offers members support and education with a focus on mental health wellness. Many people with epilepsy struggle with depression and anxiety in addition to managing a chronic medical condition. It is not easy, but you are not alone.
Mental Health Services
Professional counselors are available to meet in a safe and caring setting to provide support and assist with strategies to better manage life stressors.
Skill based groups that are led by a professional counselor focus on building social support and learning techniques to combat common mental health challenges.
Resource and Referral
EFGC connects clients with local agencies to receive education, support and advocacy on a variety of diverse needs, including employment, benefits, access to care and disability rights.
Clinicians are available to offer support through short-term, solution-focused treatment options. For more information, contact Anastasia McCargo at firstname.lastname@example.org.
TestimonialsWhat people are saying…
“I want to mention how wonderful it has been to have EFGC as a resource. When my door would close and procedures were not approved by my insurance, the Foundation stepped in to help.”
Rose, mother of a son living with epilepsy
“I know now that if you’re struggling, you just have to keep going. You need to find things that make you happy and someone who you can talk to who really understands and can help. I’m so thankful that I found that at the EFGC.”
“I hope that people continue to support Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago so that we and other families can continue to receive the comfort, support, knowledge, and empathy the organization provides as we seek ways to help protect our children and to manage the fear of not knowing when the next seizure will strike.”
Mother of a son living with epilepsy