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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Parenting 101 : Setting Clear Expectations

Parenting 101 : Setting Clear Expectations

Wouldn’t it be nice if kids came with an instruction manual- a clear, user-friendly guide on how to successfully navigate the wonderful world of parenting? Perhaps a checklist of sorts on how to raise a healthy, well-balanced human being? Despite parenting often being...

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Serenity Now!

Serenity Now!

No, I’m not referring to that infamous Seinfeld episode from years ago! I am referring to a basic philosophy that is the cornerstone of Alcoholic’s Anonymous (AA)~ the Serenity Prayer. Most people have heard some version of it. My version goes like this:...

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Easy Mindfulness

Easy Mindfulness

All too often we ruminate over the past- the “would haves” or “should haves”, or we worry about the future – the “what ifs?” if you are constantly stuck in the past or worried about the future, then you are not LIVING IN THE PRESENT! Mindfulness is to be aware of what...

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Mindfulness Made Simple

Mindfulness Made Simple

Mindfulness in a Daffodil Source: “Mindfulness” has become a buzzword that is often misinterpreted. What is mindfulness? How can it benefit you? Mindfulness is much more basic than most people realize. In fact, I’ve isolated 3 easy steps to kickstart a state of...

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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.