Affiliated Counseling and Referral Services


“ ABSOLUTELY no headaches. NO forms to fill out.   We bill your insurance directly.  Just make your small co-payment and you'll NEVER receive a bill from us-Ever!  Guaranteed!"  Since 1976.


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Dr. Michael Shery, Clinical Psychology
2615 Three Oaks Rd. Ste 2A;
 Cary, IL 60013

847 275 8236 (24 Hrs);

"where you will NEVER be billed for what your insurance refuses to pay"



Elgin Community College, Principal Investigator:  

National Institute of Mental Health Grant,

September, 1973-June, 1977; private practice from 1977 to the present



  The FIRST CHOICE...of both Doctors and their Patients throughout Cary, Crystal Lake, Huntley andMchenry County



Want to find the BEST counselor for



Well, look no further! 



Read these 5 Star Reviews:


Mark N from GOOGLE, 5 Stars


This guy is great! I was having anxiety and panic attacks about switching jobs, having a baby on the way and every thing else that was being thrown at me.
I went to see the Doc and after a few conversations with him he started treating me accordingly. Growing up I had an abusive father figure. I guess in a way I just didn't know how to be a good father.
I knew the things to not do, but wasn't so sure about the things to do. Keep a job, bring home money, don't abuse mentally or physically. But what about in between?
I was a big ball of nervous wreck. Dr. Sherry helped me confront my problem head on. I won't lie, I didn't want to really talk about the past. I didn't want to relive those memories. Once I laid it all out there though, I felt 10 times better.
My wife even came a long on a few sessions and learned things about me she didn't know. (not sure she wanted to know, but what can you do?) I liked the way he approached my problems and helped me work them out.
I got past a huge bump in the road by coming here. I am proud to say I am a much better person today, not only for myself but my family and my newborn son.
Dr. Sherry is a great counselor that really gets involved. Digs in and gets his hands dirty for you.
Sam L, GOOGLE, 5 Stars
I found the good Dr. Mike Sherry a few months ago. I would like to say I was happy about having to use his services, but I am not. Dr. Mike Sherry did his job with grace, My husband on the other hand did not.
I was in denial when I started finding little hints to my husbands infidelity here and there. I figured there was a reason behind money missing, his long hours working, even missing articles of clothing that I am used to laundering or taking to the dry cleaning.
I didn't say anything for a few weeks, but when I finally had the nerve and proof to confront him I did. I hate cheaters, but I believe in marriage. Call me ignorant but I really love our marriage.
We decided to go to counseling. I made him choose where to go and he chose Dr. Mike. I was pleased by his professionalism and understanding through the sessions. He was able to get through the nitty gritty and help us recognize our faults so we could slowly repair our broken trust and our marriage.
I know personally, I hated hearing I did anything wrong. We weren't here for me, right? Wrong.
Dr. Mike showed me how much time I devote to my work and compared it to my marriage and it didn't take long to see where I could change "me" to better "us".
Going through marriage counseling with Dr. Mike has helped us significantly. I still feel hurt and angry sometimes by the betrayal, but I have since learned I have to let go to move forward.
We are both seeing dramatic changes in our behavior towards one another and falling in love again isn't so bad! Because of my husbands decision to step outside of our marriage, we were able to meet Dr. Sherry and have him not only mend but enhance our marriage. If you are having any marital issues,
I highly recommend seeing Dr. Mike Sherry


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However, if you live in Cary, Crystal Lake or anywhere else in Mchenry County, read about us, here at Affiliated Counseling and Referral Services:

We, at Affiliated Counseling and Referral Services, have set the standard as the leader in psychological services in Cary, Crystal Lake and Mchenry County for over 25 years, We excel at providing you with a high quality one-stop experience for psychological, counseling an evaluation services.

From providing state-of-the-art counseling and therapy services which eliminate anxiety, depression, family problems and ADHD, to providing expert court-ordered psychological evaluations for anger, substance abuse, alcohol, DUI, domestic violence and other problems, we are cutting-edge and we are here for you.


How does your Practice Operate? What Will I Experience as a Patient in your Practice?


Most people call me Dr Mike. The consulting offices are more like small cozy dens. Each one has a comfortable, casual atmosphere, perhaps just like your own den at home.

No coat and tie, no stifling rigidity, no pretense, Just a warm, inviting environment which encourages you to open-up and just BE YOURSELF.

Many of our patients have never been in therapy before and were initially very hesitant. However, after just one visit they often report feeling at ease and very comfortable.

After completing therapy they often report life-altering changes, progress and great satisfaction. We provide expert marriage and family counseling, adolescent counseling, substance abuse treatment and therapy for depression, anger management and ADHD.


We are located in Cary, IL, near Crystal Lake, Lake in the Hills and Algonquin and are affiliated with all local insurance plans.


We provide honest, respectful feedback and offer practical guidance and attainable goals and solutions. There is no interference from a receptionist. We usually provide an initial appointment within just a day or 2, always do the insurance paperwork, offer evening and day appointments and have a "No Waiting Policy" for appointments.

An Effortless, Pain-Free Billing Experience

You won't be harangued for money. We do ALL the work.

We welcome your insurance, thoroughly check-out your benefits and, at each visit, usually you will pay little to nothing out-of-pocket, depending on your insurance coverage.

We assume full responsibility for receiving insurance authorizations and understanding your policy's terms. Therefore, if your deductible is paid and you make your copayment at each'll never receive an unexpected bill from us...regardless of what your insurance may not pay later!

You will receive the VIP treatment. Since there's a no waiting policy, you won't wait endlessly in the waiting room, wondering when you'll finally be called. In fact, you should never have to wait longer than 10 minutes for any appointment.


No Billing Guarantee.  Our Exclusive No-Billing Guarantee

You become the beneficiary of our No Billing Guarantee. What that means is that we are so confident that we have checked-out your insurance accurately, that we assume full responsibility for it. You just make your co-pay at each visit and your done! 

In fact, even if your insurance company fails to pay as expected, you will never be charged the difference!

You will NEVER receive a bill from us, 

In these uncertain times, that's real peace of mind!


Regarding appointments: Your Convenience Comes FIRST

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In-Office Services are located in Cary, Illinois and are convenient if you're coming from: 

  • Algonquin,
  • Northern Kane County, Illinois
  • Cary,
  • Crystal Lake,
  • Lake-in-the-Hills,
  • Barrington,
  • Elgin,
  • Dundee,
  • Gilberts,
  • Fox River Grove,
  • McHenry 
  • Southern McHenry County Illinois



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Relationship Counseling

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Pre-Marriage Counseling

Pre-Marital Counseling

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