About us

About C4

C4 was founded in 1972 to help people released from psychiatric hospitals into the Uptown and Edgewater communities. Organized as the Edgewater-Uptown Community Mental Health Council, concerned residents received a federal grant to open an outpatient clinic. Their funding application eloquently described the plight of their neighbors discharged from state hospitals: “If qualifying for service is commensurate with length of time denied services, then these former patients have been standing in line for as many as 40 years. …We cannot repay 40 years of institutional confinement, but we can provide a more meaningful experience, and perhaps, rekindle hope and the spark of motivation.”

Since that time, C4’s service area has expanded to rekindle hope for individuals and families on Chicago’s North Side and beyond. A leading provider of clinical services, C4 is recognized as a compassionate and innovative community mental health agency, keenly sensitive to the diverse racial and ethnic populations it serves. From its beginning as a one-room storefront, C4 has grown to include four facilities that provide a range of mental health, individual and family counseling services. True to its mission, C4 has continually developed services to meet emerging mental health and social problems, including assistance for those struggling with mental health problems, survivors of sexual assault, young adults, and children under three years old.

C4 At a Glance

Mission, Vision & Philosophy

Our Mission Community Counseling Centers of Chicago (C4), a behavioral health advocate and social service provider, offers quality, comprehensive customer-oriented services tailored to the diversity of its consumers.

Our Vision Community Counseling Centers of Chicago (C4) will be, and will be recognized as, essential to the well-being of the communities we serve.

Philosophy C4 believes that people recovering from mental illness and emotional trauma are able to live, work and thrive in the community.

Treatment is viewed as a partnership with the individual, C4 staff, and when possible, a network of family and friends. Working together, this supportive network enables an individual to heal in a safe, trusted environment marked by professionalism and skill. C4 also believes in a holistic approach to treatment, understanding that recovery depends on many factors. As a result, C4 offers a comprehensive range of services designed to help adults, children and families cope with varied behavioral health challenges. Its reputation as a leading mental health agency has enabled C4 to develop partnerships that have strengthened its impact in the community.

Contact Info & Locations

C4 Clark
4740 North Clark St
Chicago, IL 60640

773.769.0205

M-Th 8:30am-8pm, F 8:30am-5pm 

C4 Broadway
5710 North Broadway St
Chicago, IL 60660

773.728.1000

M-F 8:30am-5pm

C4 North
2542 West North Ave
Chicago, IL 60647

773.365.7277

M-Th 8:30am-8pm, F 8:30am-5pm

C4 Belle Plaine (Admin Office)
2014 West Belle Plaine Ave
Chicago, IL 60618

872.235.0722

M-F 8:30am-5pm

Board of Directors and Executive Leadership

Officers

Laurel Legler, Chairperson 
SHRM-SCP, PHR, HR Executive

Evan Freund
Consultant Coach

James Hallberg, MSW CADC, Vice Chairperson
My Story Counseling
CEO/Psychotherapist

Michael Anderson, MD, MBA, FACEP, Interim Treasurer
AMG Associate Medical Director
Section of Emergency Medicine,
Advocate Trinity Hospital
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine,
University of Illinois at Chicago

Kerri Brown*
President and CEO
Community Counseling Centers of Chicago (C4)

 *Officer (not a voting member)

Directors

Mimi Alschuler
Director of Development
Access Living

John Franklin, MD
Professor of Psychiatry
Northwestern University

Philip Handal
Senior Manager
Grant Thronton, LLP

Megan Mills, Ph.D.
Clinical Health Psychologist
Integrated Psychological HealthCare Center

Patrick Thompson, AIA, LEED-AP
Architect
MDT Architects

Jack Quigley
Managing Partner
Elevated Campaigns

Brent Pruim, J.D.
Attorney, Koya Law, LLC

Board Member Emeritus

Frank Alschuler, Founding Board Member

Joyce Dugan, Immediate Past Chairperson
Community Development
Commercial Real Estate Portfolio Management

Contact Info & Locations

C4 Clark
Clinical site
4740 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60640
773.769.0205

C4 Broadway
Clinical site
5710 N. Broadway St.
Chicago, IL 60660
773.728.1000

C4 North

Clinical site
2542 W. North Ave.
Chicago, IL 60647
773.365.7277

C4 Belle plaine
administrative office
2014 W. Belle Plaine Ave.
Chicago, IL 60618
872.235.0722

Board of Directors

Officers

Evan Freund, Chairperson
Consultant Coach

James Hallberg, MSW CADC, Vice Chairperson
My Story Counseling
CEO/Psychotherapist

Michael Anderson, MD, MBA, FACEP, Interim Treasurer
AMG Associate Medical Director
Section of Emergency Medicine,
Advocate Trinity Hospital
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine,
University of Illinois at Chicago

Chris Carrroll*
President and CEO
Community Counseling Centers of Chicago (C4)

Angela Joiner-Jones, Secretary*
Executive Assistant
Community Counseling Centers of Chicago (C4)

Directors

Mimi Alschuler
Director of Development
Access Living

John Franklin, MD
Professor of Psychiatry
Northwestern University

Philip Handal
Senior Manager
Grant Thronton, LLP

Megan Mills, Ph.D.
Clinical Health Psychologist
Integrated Psychological HealthCare Center

Patrick Thompson, AIA, LEED-AP
Architect
MDT Architects

Jack Quigley

Managing Partner
Elevated Campaigns

Board Member Emeritus
Frank Alschuler, Founding Board Member
 

Joyce Dugan, Immediate Past Chairperson
Community Development
Commercial Real Estate Portfolio Management

*= Officer (not a voting member) 

Leadership