Published on July 12, 2022

Thriveworks Opens First Joliet Clinic To Expand Access To Mental Health Services And Announces Partnership With The City 

City-Funded Initiative Will Provide Mental Health Services For Underserved Residents 

Thriveworks, a leading provider of in-person and online counseling and psychiatry services, today opened its first clinic in Joliet, expanding community access to affordable, high-quality mental health services. The opening coincides with the launch of a landmark mental health program funded by the City of Joliet.  

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The new mental health initiative sees the City of Joliet pledge $400k to fund mental health services through Thriveworks and Silver Cross Hospital for the city’s underinsured and uninsured, including low-income and homeless residents. The partnership will be a first for the city and follows the successful implementation of city-provided and Thriveworks-facilitated mental health services for first responders and educators earlier this year. 

Uninsured residents will be able to access Thriveworks’ mental health services through a voucher dispatched by the City of Joliet Fire Department while residents with insurance will have any out-of-pocket expenses covered.  

Mayor Bob O’Dekirk, City of Joliet, said, “We believe all Joliet residents deserve access to mental health services, despite their insurance coverage or financial circumstances. The last couple of years' stresses have created even more urgent demand for such services, and we are committed to closing the needs gap.  

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“I am confident that our new mental health initiative, in partnership with Thriveworks and Silver Cross Hospital, will move us closer to getting all Joliet residents the mental health care they need, when they need it.”  

Ryan Culkin, Chief Counseling Officer at Thriveworks said, “At Thriveworks we understand the importance of providing equitable and accessible mental health care to people of all backgrounds.  

“We are proud to be the mental health provider partner for the City of Joliet’s groundbreaking program, working in concert with Silver Cross Hospital to ensure all members of the community have access to the high-quality mental health services we pride ourselves on.”  

Ruth Colby, President and Chief Executive Officer of Silver Cross Hospital in New Lenox, added, “Expanding access to affordable mental healthcare services is perfectly aligned with our Silver Cross mission to ‘improve the health of those we serve and advance wellness in our community.’ We’re pleased to be able to provide office space to Thriveworks so they can treat all who need these vital services.” 

Thriveworks Joliet is located at 1051 Essington Rd, Suite 280, Joliet, IL. In addition to its bright and welcoming talk therapy space, Thriveworks Joliet will also feature TherapyLand®, Thriveworks’ unique pediatric behavioral health center equipped with the best resources to foster child development, mental health counseling including designated areas for home/kitchen play, sandbox play, dress up, blocks, puppets, nurturing toys, art supplies, and more. For more information visit  

About Thriveworks 

Thriveworks, founded in 2008 by AJ Centore PhD, is a leading mental health provider. On a mission to help people live happy and successful lives, Thriveworks makes high-quality counseling and psychiatry services accessible and affordable. Thriveworks’ licensed clinicians are in-network with major insurance plans and provide in-person and online care for depression, anxiety, trauma, stress, relationship issues, and more. Learn more at

Physicians on Silver Cross Hospital’s Medical Staff have expertise in their areas of practice to meet the needs of patients seeking their care. These physicians are independent practitioners on the Medical Staff and are not the agents or employees of Silver Cross Hospital. They treat patients based upon their independent medical judgment and they bill patients separately for their services.