Bette D. Harris Family and Child Clinic

At the Bette D. Harris Family and Child Clinic, clients pay what they can afford. Our sliding-fee scale gives clients of all income levels access to our high-quality care.

With locations in Evanston, Chicago, Northbrook and LaGrange Park, the Bette D. Harris Clinic provides quality mental health care for children, adolescents, individuals, couples and families, regardless of their ability to pay or access to insurance.


Our Staff

Our Bette D. Harris Clinic staff includes graduate-level therapists-in-training and their supervising Family Institute staff therapists. The Clinic also includes psychiatric residents from Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine. All of our Clinic staff members meet rigorous academic and professional service requirements.


Our Process

Upon assessment at the Clinic, a therapist-in-training will work with you to create a tailored treatment plan and goals, which you will work on over the course of the therapist-in-training’s tenure at the Clinic (usually a year to a year and a half).

You are paired with a therapist who best meets your needs.

Our therapists-in-training work closely with expert Family Institute staff therapists to create a collaborative, deeply impactful, affordable therapy experience.

Call 847-733-4300, ext. 263 to make an appointment with a Clinic therapist-in-training.


family with little kids.jpg   girl in counseling.jpg



Can a therapist-in-training really help me?

Yes, feedback from clients confirms high levels of satisfaction with the therapy they receive at our Clinic, and our largest source of referrals is from recommendations from former clients.

How does supervision help me?

Your therapist will meet weekly with a skilled supervisor who will review your goals and progress in therapy and make suggestions for how your therapy stays on track to meet your goals.

Is there anything special about the therapy I would receive?

Yes, your therapist will be a practicing state-of-the-art approach designed to address your goals systematically and with compassion.

How long will therapy last?

The length of therapy varies depending on your goals; however, your therapist will work to make your therapy as efficient as possible. Most clients are helped within 16 sessions.

What happens when my therapist-in-training graduates?

At the end of your therapist's training at The Family Institute, he or she will review the status of these goals with you and consider whether further treatment is indicated and if so where it would be best for that to take place.

For other affordable counseling details including insurance options, please visit our How We Treat page.

Ready to see a therapist? Call 847-733-4300, ext. 263 and speak with a member of our Registration team.


Take the first step toward stronger family bonds and healthier, happier experiences.

Got questions? Visit our FAQ.

We're nearby. See where we're located.