Dr. Rago and her professional team of associates provide solution-focused counseling for individual and family therapy in a compassionate atmosphere. We are here to meet all of your counseling needs.

We are committed to helping you develop an action plan to manage the challenges in your life. We give you our full support to overcome obstacles to reach your full potential.

Rago and Associates is a private, full-service counseling company. We are also regarded as one of the premier teams for counseling in the Chicago area.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Eating disorders and emotional concerns do not take a break and neither do we. We are still available to work with our clients through video conferencing during the Covid 19 crisis. Call or email us to set up an appointment. New clients are always welcome. We hope you and your loved ones are okay.

Intensive Services

At Rago & Associates, we specialize in how to understand and assess options for the most helpful level of care. We provide our own version of intensive outpatient services, and work with you to create alternatives to traditional group-based programs. Personalized, special programs that we tailor directly to your individual needs are possible here.

Our Story

More than 25 years ago Dr. Maria Rago began providing psychotherapy to individuals, couples and families. Her unique way of thinking outside the box challenged people to do things differently. Knowing that no one is actually “crazy” and that we all suffer from issues and need help sometimes, Maria helped people to feel safe and comfortable confronting their most difficult issues...

Eating Disorders

From anorexia nervosa, to bulimia nervosa, to Binge-Eating Disorder, to any other type of eating disorders, Rago & Associates is nationally and internationally known for their strong professional training and experience with virtually every kind of eating disorder in men and women across all age groups.

Opening Doors

'Opening doors' has been Rago & Associates motto for many years. It refers to the idea that when obstacles are facing us, we need to take creative and powerful views in order to overcome them. Heather Aviles, our art therapist, took the idea a step further, when she began to collect actual doors in her garage. She began a special project to help people visualize and symbolize the concerns keeping them stuck.

Get in Touch

Considering help? Feel free to email Dr. Maria Rago, counseling director at Rago & Associates. She will personally read it and connect you with the services and people she believes can best help you or your loved one.

For more info, questions, or to make an appointment, email Dr. Maria directly at


Or you can reach us by phone:

(630) 637-9300

Skype Sessions Available


If you live too far from our offices to regularly come in, we can use Skype to hold sessions from a distance. Moving or heading away to college? Transitions can be assisted by staying close and personal through Skype.