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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...serving Cary, Crystal Lake, Barrington, Schaumburg, Palatine, Woodstock, Lake in the Hills and McHenry, IL... 

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

847 275 8236 (24 Hrs)



   Doctoral degree: University of Southern California



       Referrals accepted from Alexian Brothers, Good Shepherd, Centegra, Loyola, Northwestern University, University of Chicago and the Mayo Clinic hospitals and physicians.




Counseling, Therapy and

Expert Evaluations for: 


Anxiety - Depression -Marriage -Adolescent-- ADHD - Alcohol -Substance Abuse -Anger - Fitness for Duty - Disability -Adoption 

 _____________________________________________ 847 275 8236 (24 Hrs);




        “Since 1976, state-of-the-art counseling which treats the problem, not just the symptom…”





"Where peace of mind is not just a slogan...but a PROMISE"



That means...You'll Never Get a Bill from Us!  ...keep reading to find out why...


Reason:  We’ve decided to hold the line on fees and haven’t raised them in 5 years.  Also, unlike other doctors, we go the EXTRA MILE for you by assuming full responsibility for receiving insurance authorization and understanding the terms of your policy precisely. 


In fact, to save you from more headaches, we work so closely with your insurance company, that as long as you pay your copayment at each visit...we're so sure that your insurance payment will be accurate'll get...NO UPSETTING SURPRISES!


That means no bill...and peace of mind!



Affiliated Counseling and Referral Services offers a full-continuum of care for people of all ages with mental, emotional, psychiatric and chemical dependency problems. Our experienced professionals who can help with: 


·         Depression

·         Anxiety

·         Grief and loss Drinking and drug problems Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD/ADHD)

·         Marital problems

·         Obsessive and compulsive behaviors and thoughts

·         Divorce adjustment and recovery

·         Stress management

·          Anger management

·        Codependency

·         Alcoholism and other substance addiction

·         Family problems

·           Low self esteem

·          Compulsive overeating and other eating disorders


Affiliated Counseling and Referral Services offers a full array of treatment for people of all ages with emotional, marital or substance abuse problems.  Our expert therapists can help with:


·         Psychiatric evaluation

·          Crisis assessment, intervention and referral

·          Psychiatric evaluation for disability

·          Individual therapy for mental health diagnoses including:

o         DeprDeficit Disorder

o         Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

o         Marital and family therapy for all types of relationship problems

o         Competency evaluations

o         Psychological testingession

o         Anxiety

o         Adjustment disorders

o         Conduct disorders

o         Eating disorders

o         Attention


Affiliated Counseling and Referral Services (ACRS) offers outpatient and inpatient behavioral health services in Cary, Illinois, the surrounding area and southern McHenry County.    


If more intensive help is required, we also provides inpatient and intensive outpatient programs at the most respected facilities in the area.



To make an appointment for counseling services:



Schedule yourself now in our book.  It's easy!  


Click: Make appointment for Cary Office: Therapy and Counseling 


·    Dr. Mike Shery, the director of ACRS counseling center, has been a licensed clinical psychologist for approximately 25 years and is affiliated with almost all health plans, including:  Aetna, ValueOptions, Medicare, Cigna, Cigna Behavioral Health, United Health Care, Aetna, First Health, Healthstar, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois, ComPsych, Magellan Health, HFN, Tricare, Humana, most union local plans, most school district plans, Unicare, ChoiceCare, CAPP, Multiplan, Mental Health Network, Managed Health Network, United Behavioral Health, and Beech Street.


He is board certified as a specialist in professional counseling by the International Academy of Behavioral Medicine, Counseling and Psychotherapy. He is the director of Affiliated Counseling and Referral Services and is a member of the American Counseling Association. The counseling center is located in Cary, IL and in select cases phone consultations are available for those who don’t live locally.



To make an appointment or to learn more about the psychological services he provides call him at 1-847-275-8236 (24 Hrs).  He'll make the appointment for you right over the phone, OR, better yet...


...schedule yourself now in our book.  It's easy!  Click here for appointment!



   Questions? Call Dr Mike NOW:


   847 275 8236 (24 Hrs)



   Doctoral degree: University of Southern California





>New Patient Registration


>How to Find the Right Counselor-the FIRST Time


>Northern Illinois: Drug-Alcohol Treatment Locator


>  " Provider Search:" Find a Counselor Covered by your Insurance


>Counselors-Psychologists in northern Illinois

>Articles: Mental Health and Counseling

>Anger Management and ADHD

> Depression and Anxiety Articles

> Up-to-the-Minute News

>More Info>





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> Counseling: Injury and Car Accident Trauma

>Telephone Counseling


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Listed in the provider directories of:


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Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO


United Health

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Cigna Behavioral Health

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First Health




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Union Local plans

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Magellan Health





the Mental Health Provider Directory

the Provider Directory

Most Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs)

All Motor Vehicle Insurers (for auto accident trauma)

All Workers Comp Programs (for work injuries)

and many more...


Services for:

Panic Disorder

Post-Concussion Syndrome


Addiction Counseling

Adult ADHD Treatment

Anger Counseling Management

Anorexia Bulimia Treatment

Counseling Management Stress

Anorexia Nervosa Treatment

Anxiety Treatment

Anxiety Management

Stress Management

Anxiety Depression Treatment Center

Psychiatric Hospitalization

Suicide Prevention

Center for Psychotherapy

Center for Counseling Services

Child and Family Counseling

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Centegra Horizons

Horizons Behavioral Health

Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health

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Marital Counseling

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How to Find the Right Counselor-the FIRST Time
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Counseling: Injury and Car Accident Trauma
Telephone Counseling
New Patient Registration
Counselors-Psychologists in northern Illinois
Algonquin, IL: Counseling Directory
Barrington, IL: Counselor Directory and Town History
Crystal Lake, IL: Directory of Counselors and Psychologists
Cary, IL: List of Counselors and Psychologists
Dundee, East or West, IL: Psychologists and Counselors
Fox River Grove: Directory of Psychologist-Counselors
Huntley: Counselors-Psychologists
Island Lake, Il: Psychologists and Counselors
Lake Zurich, IL: List of Counselors and Psychologists
McHenry, IL: Counselor Directory and Town History
Richmond, IL: Counselors-Psychologists
Wauconda, IL: Directory of Counselors-Psychologists
Woodstock: List of Counselors and Psychologists
Northern Illinois: Drug-Alcohol Treatment Locator
Articles: Mental Health and Counseling
Before Weight Loss Surgery: Your Psychological Fitness Exam
Marriage and Relationship Articles
Depression and Anxiety Articles
Articles: How to Find the Ideal Counselor for You
Substance Abuse: Alcoholism and Drug Addiction
Adoption and Birth Surrogacy Evaluations
Motor Vehicle Accidents, Job Injuries and PTSD
Miscellaneous Mental Health and Counseling Articles
Psychological Assessments for Law Practices
The Psychiatric Disability Office
Psychological and Independent Medical Examinations (IME)
"The Provider Directory:" Find a Counselor Covered by your Insurance Company
Up-to-the-Minute News
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Links to Mental Health Services and Information


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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



Depression treatment

Couple counseling

Family and Marriage Counselor

Counseling Therapy

Counseling Services

Counselor Marriage 

Depression Treatment Center 

Divorce Counseling

Adolescent Counseling

Drug Abuse Treatment

Child ADHD Treatment

Drug Addiction Counseling

Eating Disorder Treatment 

Family Counseling

Drug Counselor

Relationship Counseling

Family Counselor

Family Psychiatric Treatment



Bipolar Treatment

Anxiety Treatment

ADHD Treatment

Anxiety Disorder Treatment

Pre-Marriage Counseling

Pre-Marital Counseling

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder


Behavioral Medicine

Personality Testing

ADHD Testing

Counselor Psychotherapist

Partial Hospitalization

Drug Treatment Program

Intensive Outpatient Therapy

Intensive Therapy

Bereavement Counseling

Grief and Loss

Geriatric Psychotherapy

Geriatric Psychology

Geriatric Psychiatry


More Services:

Post-Traumatic-Stress Disorder

Alcoholism Treatment

Psychological Counseling

Psychiatric Treatment

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy