Start living a healthier, more fulfilled life.

Whether it’s simply needing support through a difficult divorce, dealing with painful grief, or getting help managing depression or anxiety, therapy can help you lead a healthier, more fulfilled life. Dr. Jo Wolthusen provides supportive therapy and counseling at her conveniently located Rolling Meadows office. View Map


Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Jo Wolthusen is a Rolling Meadows based licensed clinical psychologist with over 25 years of clinical experience. Dr. Wolthusen believes that therapy is a collaborative endeavor that takes place within a supportive, empathic environment. Through the process of the client achieving insight and increased self-awareness, the ultimate goal of therapy is self-empowerment.

Whether it’s simply needing support through a difficult divorce, dealing with painful grief, or getting help managing depression or anxiety, therapy can help you lead a healthier, more fulfilled life.


“As a therapist, the best compliments I have received have been when clients have told me that I am down-to-earth and very easy to talk with.”

Dr. Jo Wolthusen


Treatment Areas of Expertise

Woman Issues

Women may experience certain biological, environmental, and psychosocial challenges related to gender, and these concerns can have a significant impact on mental health and well-being. These issues, and many others, are often able to be addressed in therapy.


Feelings of sadness, loneliness, loss or even despair are part of the human experience. Treatment is individualized to each client’s unique needs and development of healthy coping strategies are developed in a safe, nurturing and supportive setting.


Fortunately, anxiety disorders are highly treatable when addressed with the correct scientific solutions. Dr. Wolthusen believes that the key to leaning to manage anxiety is to learn to be comfortable being uncomfortable. She will work closely with you to develop an arsenal of healthy coping skills and strategies to manage discomfort and face your fears.

Family Issues

Family therapy seeks to assist in resolving conflict between family members or when conflict arises simply from one family member’s behavior negatively impacting another family member. Family therapy is also used to help family members adjust to changes that a person in therapy is making.

Adolescent Treatment

Child and adolescent counseling is aimed to improve problem-solving skills, encourage effective communication and teach healthy ways to manage thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Dr. Wolthusen assess each child’s level of emotional maturity, and work to set goals that will increase emotional functioning and maturity, such as teaching skills to manage distress, regulate emotions, and learn to communicate effectively..

Adolescent Anxiety Clinic

When the stress of school, extra-curricular activities, college preparations, relationships, and life transitions become too overwhelming, there are supportive opportunities we can provide to our children and students to assist them in managing stress and anxiety. We utilize a structured Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) approach that is; comprehensive, insight oriented, and instructional to aide adolescents in managing stress and anxiety for greater short-term and long-term success while remaining in the classroom and keeping up with their daily routines, responsibilities, and current treatment appointments.

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What People Are Saying

“I have known Dr. Jo Wolthusen for several years. Her patience, courtesy, intelligence, and winning manner are only part of what makes her the sensitive, caring, matter-of-fact professional therapist she is. Dr. Jo is a good communicator and has a marvelous sense of humor. She feels empathy and compassion for her patients and is outstanding when it comes to helping individuals and families cope with loss, depression, anxiety and every day stress. Dr. Jo is an wonderful and exceptional human being, and I feel privileged to know her. Thank you for helping our family through so many issues. You will never know how much you are appreciated.”


“Dr. Wolthusen has helped me navigate through some very difficult times. By assisting me directly in working through the myriad challenges encountered in marriage and raising children, she has indirectly been a great help to my family. Dr. Jo serves as a life coach, as she provides a positive environment to set goals, and works with the patient to create strategies to reach those goals”

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Battling Quarantine Fatigue

Battling Quarantine Fatigue

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Making A Game Plan

Making A Game Plan

Symptoms related to depression and anxiety are two of the most frequent reasons people seek therapy. While there are a myriad of triggers that can create a depressed or anxious state, anecdotally I have noticed that when clients feel backed into a corner and perceive...

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Cultivating an Attitude of Gratitude

Cultivating an Attitude of Gratitude

“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life, It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, confusion to clarity… Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow” ~ Melody...

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Freedom Through Forgiveness

Freedom Through Forgiveness

“Holding on to anger is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die” (Anonymous) Enduring some degree of pain and adversity is part of the human experience. We have all experienced disappointment over dashed expectations or grieved some sort of loss. As...

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Ready to Make a Change?

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(847) 826-5881

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3601 Algonquin Rd

Suite 714
Rolling Meadows
Illinois 60008


Tuesday 12pm-8pm
Wednesday 12pm-8pm
Saturday 10am-5pm


United Behavioral Health/United Health Care

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Convenient Northwest Suburban Office in Rolling Meadows, Illinois

Dr. Jo Wolthusen, Psy.D.