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MTS Counseling Center


Everyone goes through times when they need support, because some problems are too difficult to solve without help. You can get high-quality, affordable mental health care from the MTS Counseling Center. You are not alone.

You will find a safe, comfortable environment where you can speak openly and honestly, and our counselors will respond with a wide range of services to help you. They are able to offer integrated counseling from a biblical perspective if desired, and welcome clients from any faith background.


Meet staff and hear about your opportunities from the MTS Counseling Center.

Our counselors are skilled at treating many issues, including:

  • addictions
  • mood disorders
  • anxiety
  • grief
  • depression
  • relationship conflicts
  • oppositional defiant children
  • survivors of abuse
  • attention deficit
  • anger management
  • life adjustments
  • spiritual issues and matters of faith
  • communications skills
  • parenting skills, and much more

If our office is not able to help you, we will work with you to find a mental health provider in the community.
We do not offer medication management, psychiatric assessments, neuropsychological testing, emotional support animal recommendation letters, or intensive outpatient treatment. Our counselors can refer you to others who offer these services.

Our low-cost, affordable counseling services are private and confidential. We offer services for children, adolescents, and adults of all ages. We provide therapy in a number of different formats for individuals, couples, families, and groups.


Counseling Intern: $30 per session
Licensed Professional Counselor: $75 per session

Couple or Family
Counseling Intern: $30 per session
Licensed Professional Counselor: $75 per session

Monday: 11:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
Tuesday–Thursday: 8:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Sunday: Closed


Our warm and welcoming staff are trained to address any number of problems. Our staff includes Licensed Clinical Psychologists, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselors, Licensed Professional Counselors, and counseling interns who are completing a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Moody Theological Seminary.

Dr. Deborah Gorton, LCP

Program Head, Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Dr. Gorton grew up in Arizona and earned her BA in journalism from Arizona state. After working for NBC and Fox Broadcasting, she earned a PhD in clinical psychology from Fuller Graduate School of Psychology. In addition to her work as a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, she consults with individuals and organizations for leadership development and holds an MA in Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary.

Dr. Gorton is available to speak at church, ministry, and corporate events, where she addresses topics such as leadership, singleness, mental health in the church, and organizational transformation. Contact her at

Rick Manabat, LPC

MTS Counseling Center Manager

Rick grew up on the northwest side of Chicago. He earned a BA in psychology from DePaul University and an MA in mental health counseling from Trinity International University. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor, a member of the American Association for Christian Counselors, and a member of the American Counselor Association. He worked as a therapist at Cornerstone Counseling Center of Chicago and was previously an account manager in corporate pharmacy. Rick is married with three children.


You can get community, church, or pastoral services from the MTS Counseling Center staff, including:

  • Mental health presentations
  • Workshops or counseling groups on topics like depression, bipolar disorder, PTSD or trauma, domestic violence, and more
  • A consultation with a counselor
  • Giving a referral for someone else

Reach us using the information below. Include your specific request and your contact information.

Phone: (312) 329-2870
MTS Counseling Center
860 N. LaSalle Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60610