Kelly Ford
Counselor, MS, LCPC Verified
Arlington Heights, IL 60004
I have served hundreds of families over the years and have developed a specialty working with children (four and up), adolescents and young adults. I believe these are important formative years in a person's life and sometimes there are bumps along the way. I specialize in working with individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, self-harm, school-refusal, grief and loss, sexual abuse, behavioral issues, dealing with divorce, and much more. I understand that each individual is different and thus treatment needs to be tailored to each person's needs and wants. I also enjoy working with a variety of adults and young couples.
(630) 626-5118
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Arlington Heights, IL 60004
I have served hundreds of families over the years and have developed a specialty working with children (four and up), adolescents and young adults. I believe these are important formative years in a person's life and sometimes there are bumps along the way. I specialize in working with individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, self-harm, school-refusal, grief and loss, sexual abuse, behavioral issues, dealing with divorce, and much more. I understand that each individual is different and thus treatment needs to be tailored to each person's needs and wants. I also enjoy working with a variety of adults and young couples.
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Anthony Mule
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC Verified
Arlington Heights, IL 60005
I have experience working with children, adolescent, young adult and adults with behavioral issues, ADHD, autism spectrum, anxiety, depression and self-esteem issues.
It can be difficult to reach out for help at times. It shows bravery and strength and may take personal motivation to do so. Reaching out is that first step showing you have what takes to heal. I will meet you at your point of need. I help clients like you develop the skills needed to create change, accomplish goals, and live a healthier happier life. With success we begin to change our beliefs that were creating hardship to ones that create growth, health, confidence, and acceptance. I strive to treat every person as family with a warm, compassionate approach.
(630) 283-7675
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Arlington Heights, IL 60005
I have experience working with children, adolescent, young adult and adults with behavioral issues, ADHD, autism spectrum, anxiety, depression and self-esteem issues.
It can be difficult to reach out for help at times. It shows bravery and strength and may take personal motivation to do so. Reaching out is that first step showing you have what takes to heal. I will meet you at your point of need. I help clients like you develop the skills needed to create change, accomplish goals, and live a healthier happier life. With success we begin to change our beliefs that were creating hardship to ones that create growth, health, confidence, and acceptance. I strive to treat every person as family with a warm, compassionate approach.
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Ninfa A. Martinez
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LCPC Verified
Arlington Heights, IL 60005
Offers online therapy
I have over twenty years of experience working with children, families, couples, individuals, and groups. I have ample experience working Latinx clients, immigrant families, and multiracial couples. If you suffer issues such as: depression, anxiety, or relational issues ( couples problems, mother/father and children disagreements, siblings fights) give yourself the opportunity to improve your relationships. For years, I have been working with children who have suffered traumatic events and their families. I am an American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Approved Supervisor, and I supervise Therapy students.
(773) 717-2970
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Arlington Heights, IL 60005
Offers online therapy
I have over twenty years of experience working with children, families, couples, individuals, and groups. I have ample experience working Latinx clients, immigrant families, and multiracial couples. If you suffer issues such as: depression, anxiety, or relational issues ( couples problems, mother/father and children disagreements, siblings fights) give yourself the opportunity to improve your relationships. For years, I have been working with children who have suffered traumatic events and their families. I am an American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Approved Supervisor, and I supervise Therapy students.
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Aaron McMahon
Counselor, MDiv, LCPC Verified
Arlington Heights, IL 60004
Offers online therapy
I specialize in counseling adolescents and adults in the areas of parent-child relationships, couples and family problems, men's issues, anxiety, depression, and Christian spirituality.
I believe that we all have some area of our lives that we would like to change. My passion is to walk with individuals who want or need this change. For change to take place in treatment we need clear direction with measurable goals, a strong sense of hope, and a good fit between the therapist and client. I take a holistic approach to counseling that addresses the physical, intellectual, emotional, social, ethical, and spiritual needs of the client. I would love to be a part of your change process.
(847) 278-2996
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Arlington Heights, IL 60004
Offers online therapy
I specialize in counseling adolescents and adults in the areas of parent-child relationships, couples and family problems, men's issues, anxiety, depression, and Christian spirituality.
I believe that we all have some area of our lives that we would like to change. My passion is to walk with individuals who want or need this change. For change to take place in treatment we need clear direction with measurable goals, a strong sense of hope, and a good fit between the therapist and client. I take a holistic approach to counseling that addresses the physical, intellectual, emotional, social, ethical, and spiritual needs of the client. I would love to be a part of your change process.
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Patricia M Cerenil
MA, LCPC, NCC Verified
Arlington Heights, IL 60004
Offers online therapy
I specialize in working with children, adolescents, young adults, and those in life transitions. I inspire to cultivate skills in the issues of multiculturalism and diversity practices. I use a client centered, holistic approach to treatment in conjunction with evidenced-based psychotherapy such as DBT and CBT. I incorporate meditation, mindfulness, and behavioral modification techniques into assisting clients with change. My goal in treatment is to help clients reduce problematic symptoms and behaviors, identify root cause of issues and improve overall daily functioning and mood.
(847) 485-1591
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Arlington Heights, IL 60004
Offers online therapy
I specialize in working with children, adolescents, young adults, and those in life transitions. I inspire to cultivate skills in the issues of multiculturalism and diversity practices. I use a client centered, holistic approach to treatment in conjunction with evidenced-based psychotherapy such as DBT and CBT. I incorporate meditation, mindfulness, and behavioral modification techniques into assisting clients with change. My goal in treatment is to help clients reduce problematic symptoms and behaviors, identify root cause of issues and improve overall daily functioning and mood.
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Tami Nadine Meer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Arlington Heights, IL 60004
Offers online therapy
I have been a certified private practitioner since 1987. I believe in having a warm, friendly, and open approach to well-being. I have extensive experience with children, adolescents, adults, older adults, couples and families. One area of expertise is with special education and special needs children. I am certified as both a school social worker and a principal. Another area of expertise is with the caregivers of both older adults and children with disabilities. I am certified by Ross Greene, in his CPS approach. I currently have private practices in Arlington Heights and Evanston. I participate in several insurance panels.
(847) 929-9413
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Arlington Heights, IL 60004
Offers online therapy
I have been a certified private practitioner since 1987. I believe in having a warm, friendly, and open approach to well-being. I have extensive experience with children, adolescents, adults, older adults, couples and families. One area of expertise is with special education and special needs children. I am certified as both a school social worker and a principal. Another area of expertise is with the caregivers of both older adults and children with disabilities. I am certified by Ross Greene, in his CPS approach. I currently have private practices in Arlington Heights and Evanston. I participate in several insurance panels.
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David Paul Margolis
Counselor, LCPC Verified
Arlington Heights, IL 60004
Offers online therapy
I help children, teens, parents, couples and families to solve and cope with the challenges that life presents to all of us. I'll listen to you with empathy and caring, and offer my education and long years of experience to help you along your path to change.
(224) 534-6305
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Arlington Heights, IL 60004
Offers online therapy
I help children, teens, parents, couples and families to solve and cope with the challenges that life presents to all of us. I'll listen to you with empathy and caring, and offer my education and long years of experience to help you along your path to change.
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Center for Emotional Wellness of the Northwest
Counselor, CADC, LCPC Verified
Arlington Heights, IL 60004
Offers online therapy
At the Center for Emotional Wellness, we are committed to helping our clients live their best life. Our team of clinicians are devoted to providing cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and other best practices in treating diverse disorders affecting children, adolescents, and adults. We are continually working to bring the most effective and innovative techniques and approaches to our center in order to better serve the individuals and families in our community. With over 10 therapists, we will match each client with the clinician with the most appropriate style and expertise to match individual needs.
(847) 550-3946
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Arlington Heights, IL 60004
Offers online therapy
At the Center for Emotional Wellness, we are committed to helping our clients live their best life. Our team of clinicians are devoted to providing cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and other best practices in treating diverse disorders affecting children, adolescents, and adults. We are continually working to bring the most effective and innovative techniques and approaches to our center in order to better serve the individuals and families in our community. With over 10 therapists, we will match each client with the clinician with the most appropriate style and expertise to match individual needs.
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Dana Hauk
PsyD Verified
Office is near:
Arlington Heights, IL 60004
I've been privileged to work with children, teens, and adults.
We have all been there. Feeling overwhelmed, hopeless, or just stuck.Though it may seem out of reach, relief is possible. Together, we can utilize therapy to gain an understanding of your current concerns and build on your strengths to achieve lasting improvement in your experiences and relationships. I believe a strong therapeutic relationship is an integral part of creating healthy, lasting change. I will work hard to build a trusting, collaborative relationship with you. Ultimately, my hope is you will leave therapy with the skills to advocate for yourself, face challenges, and establish and maintain satisfying relationships.
(331) 225-1726
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Office is near:
Arlington Heights, IL 60004
I've been privileged to work with children, teens, and adults.
We have all been there. Feeling overwhelmed, hopeless, or just stuck.Though it may seem out of reach, relief is possible. Together, we can utilize therapy to gain an understanding of your current concerns and build on your strengths to achieve lasting improvement in your experiences and relationships. I believe a strong therapeutic relationship is an integral part of creating healthy, lasting change. I will work hard to build a trusting, collaborative relationship with you. Ultimately, my hope is you will leave therapy with the skills to advocate for yourself, face challenges, and establish and maintain satisfying relationships.
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Kathleen Zachary
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Office is near:
Arlington Heights, IL 60004
Offers online therapy
Life is full of challenges and while no one asks to struggle or feel bad, with the assistance of a therapist, one can get unstuck and live life in a more empowering, satisfying and peaceful manner. Concerns such as anxiety, depression, loss and grief, eating/body image, overthinking, relationship struggles, stress management and trauma can be treated. Children do not come with a manual on how to raise them; parenting becomes painfully more difficult when a child or teen struggles with such things as low self esteem, acting out, anxiety, academics, and following rules. I treat children, teens, and adults.
(847) 920-4656
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Office is near:
Arlington Heights, IL 60004
Offers online therapy
Life is full of challenges and while no one asks to struggle or feel bad, with the assistance of a therapist, one can get unstuck and live life in a more empowering, satisfying and peaceful manner. Concerns such as anxiety, depression, loss and grief, eating/body image, overthinking, relationship struggles, stress management and trauma can be treated. Children do not come with a manual on how to raise them; parenting becomes painfully more difficult when a child or teen struggles with such things as low self esteem, acting out, anxiety, academics, and following rules. I treat children, teens, and adults.
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Christina Bailey
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Office is near:
Arlington Heights, IL 60004
Offers online therapy
I enjoy working with children, adolescents, and families in therapy.
Growing up isn't easy. Today's adolescents experience more stress, expectations, and worries than ever. My passion is helping people who are feeling stuck or overwhelmed, which can lead to depressive/anxious symptoms, and poor coping skills. I bring compassion, honesty, and humor into our sessions, creating a safe, trusting space. I believe in the resiliency everyone has to work through challenges. I include parents and the child in our work, a crucial piece for consistency in communication, and navigating the increasing stressors kids face. On a personal note, I'm also a mom, and can empathize with daily demands of family life.
(847) 558-1978
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Office is near:
Arlington Heights, IL 60004
Offers online therapy
I enjoy working with children, adolescents, and families in therapy.
Growing up isn't easy. Today's adolescents experience more stress, expectations, and worries than ever. My passion is helping people who are feeling stuck or overwhelmed, which can lead to depressive/anxious symptoms, and poor coping skills. I bring compassion, honesty, and humor into our sessions, creating a safe, trusting space. I believe in the resiliency everyone has to work through challenges. I include parents and the child in our work, a crucial piece for consistency in communication, and navigating the increasing stressors kids face. On a personal note, I'm also a mom, and can empathize with daily demands of family life.
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Advanced Behavioral Solutions
Psychologist Verified
Office is near:
Arlington Heights, IL 60004
Advanced Behavioral Solutions is a comprehensive psychological practice that provides a variety of services for children, adolescents, adults, and families. We offer individual therapy to assist with issues that arise due to attention difficulties, impulsivity, divorce, anxiety, depression, and many other psychological problems that occur throughout the lifespan. We also provide psychotherapeutic groups for those struggling with anxiety, depression, and ADHD. Additionally, we have groups for individuals on the Autism spectrum. Our groups teach pro-social skill development and symptom management while also providing parents with educational information to assist their children.
(847) 496-4693
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Office is near:
Arlington Heights, IL 60004
Advanced Behavioral Solutions is a comprehensive psychological practice that provides a variety of services for children, adolescents, adults, and families. We offer individual therapy to assist with issues that arise due to attention difficulties, impulsivity, divorce, anxiety, depression, and many other psychological problems that occur throughout the lifespan. We also provide psychotherapeutic groups for those struggling with anxiety, depression, and ADHD. Additionally, we have groups for individuals on the Autism spectrum. Our groups teach pro-social skill development and symptom management while also providing parents with educational information to assist their children.
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Ruth Shook-Orr
Psychologist, PsyD, NCSP Verified
Office is near:
Arlington Heights, IL 60005
As frightening as it is to watch our children try to navigate the challenges of our changing world, once we recognize their struggles, we can also recognize the opportunity for growth.
My professional experience is with adolescents, preteens and young adults. As young people try to navigate the social and developmental changes that come with this time of accelerated physical, cognitive, and emotional growth, many struggle to figure out who they are in the world. This struggle can lead to poor choices, conflict with family and friends, and difficulty feeling confident. In some cases the challenges compound and young people develop mental health issues. I have had the privilege of spending countless hours providing therapy to adolescents with anxiety, depression, self-injury, school failure, low self-confidence, and peer/family conflict.
(847) 213-0993
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Office is near:
Arlington Heights, IL 60005
As frightening as it is to watch our children try to navigate the challenges of our changing world, once we recognize their struggles, we can also recognize the opportunity for growth.
My professional experience is with adolescents, preteens and young adults. As young people try to navigate the social and developmental changes that come with this time of accelerated physical, cognitive, and emotional growth, many struggle to figure out who they are in the world. This struggle can lead to poor choices, conflict with family and friends, and difficulty feeling confident. In some cases the challenges compound and young people develop mental health issues. I have had the privilege of spending countless hours providing therapy to adolescents with anxiety, depression, self-injury, school failure, low self-confidence, and peer/family conflict.
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China Oughton
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MSMFT Verified
Office is near:
Arlington Heights, IL 60004
Not accepting new clients
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I completed my MSMFT at The Family Institute at Northwestern University. I acquired a diverse range of clinical experience through my training in The Family Institute's Bette D. Harris Family and Child Clinic and the Parents In Charge (PIC) Clinic located in Chicago, IL. I have previous training and experience working in crisis intervention from a therapeutic day school focusing on children and adolescents with a wide range of behavioral and emotional constraints. I am a Clinical Fellow member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.
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Office is near:
Arlington Heights, IL 60004
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I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I completed my MSMFT at The Family Institute at Northwestern University. I acquired a diverse range of clinical experience through my training in The Family Institute's Bette D. Harris Family and Child Clinic and the Parents In Charge (PIC) Clinic located in Chicago, IL. I have previous training and experience working in crisis intervention from a therapeutic day school focusing on children and adolescents with a wide range of behavioral and emotional constraints. I am a Clinical Fellow member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.
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Playful Healing Center
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW, RPT-S Verified
Office is near:
Arlington Heights, IL 60004
Offers online therapy
In addition, we provide evidence-based models such as Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT).
Playful Healing Center holds the healing mission of strengthening and empowering individuals with effective therapeutic approaches. We have developed an array of high-quality mental health services for children, adolescents, adults, and families. Although we are specialized in pediatric psychotherapy in issues of attachment, trauma, behavioral and emotional issues, we also offer services to individuals and families with issues of trauma, anxiety, and mood disorders.
(224) 765-4875
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Office is near:
Arlington Heights, IL 60004
Offers online therapy
In addition, we provide evidence-based models such as Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT).
Playful Healing Center holds the healing mission of strengthening and empowering individuals with effective therapeutic approaches. We have developed an array of high-quality mental health services for children, adolescents, adults, and families. Although we are specialized in pediatric psychotherapy in issues of attachment, trauma, behavioral and emotional issues, we also offer services to individuals and families with issues of trauma, anxiety, and mood disorders.
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Melanie del Mundo
Counselor, MA, LCPC Verified
Office is near:
Arlington Heights, IL 60005
Not accepting new clients
Building an honest and open therapeutic relationship is the foundation for success in counseling. I believe that my down to earth personality and passion to help and connect with others provide a safe and comfortable environment to explore the issues you may be facing. With over 20 years of experience with children, adolescents and adults, I have worked with a wide range of issues and clients in various stages of their lives. Whether in crisis or managing ongoing challenges, I work with each individual to create both short and long term goals to recover the balance and joy in their lives.
(312) 593-5032
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Office is near:
Arlington Heights, IL 60005
Not accepting new clients
Building an honest and open therapeutic relationship is the foundation for success in counseling. I believe that my down to earth personality and passion to help and connect with others provide a safe and comfortable environment to explore the issues you may be facing. With over 20 years of experience with children, adolescents and adults, I have worked with a wide range of issues and clients in various stages of their lives. Whether in crisis or managing ongoing challenges, I work with each individual to create both short and long term goals to recover the balance and joy in their lives.
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Ditchek Psychological Services, PLLC
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Office is near:
Arlington Heights, IL 60004
Offers online therapy
I am a professional member of the American Psychological Association, Illinois Psychological Association, Association for Psychological Science, Child and Adolescent Bipolar Foundation, National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Eating Disorders, and the Anxiety Disorders Association of America.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist who will offer you a safe, caring, and supportive environment. In my 20 + years of clinical experience, I believe having a mutual and reciprocal therapeutic relationship is one of the first steps for growth and change. I value your input and will work with you as a team to help you identify and achieve your goals. I have a strong background in treating children, adolescents and adults with issues related to mood, relationships, adjustments to life transitions, anxiety, work or school performance, medical issues, eating disorders, substance abuse, stress, parenting, and other psychological disorders.
(847) 920-7895
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Office is near:
Arlington Heights, IL 60004
Offers online therapy
I am a professional member of the American Psychological Association, Illinois Psychological Association, Association for Psychological Science, Child and Adolescent Bipolar Foundation, National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Eating Disorders, and the Anxiety Disorders Association of America.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist who will offer you a safe, caring, and supportive environment. In my 20 + years of clinical experience, I believe having a mutual and reciprocal therapeutic relationship is one of the first steps for growth and change. I value your input and will work with you as a team to help you identify and achieve your goals. I have a strong background in treating children, adolescents and adults with issues related to mood, relationships, adjustments to life transitions, anxiety, work or school performance, medical issues, eating disorders, substance abuse, stress, parenting, and other psychological disorders.
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Margaret Zangrilli
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW Verified
Office is near:
Arlington Heights, IL 60004
Offers online therapy
Many people avoid seeking help for fear that they or their children will be labeled. My motto is: "Peel off the labels and see the person underneath." I believe you are a person with unique needs, strengths, and challenges, that there are complex reasons you are living the life you are living today - AND, you can improve. Emotional pain and problems are just as natural and normal as physical pain and problems. When we let go of the labels we have about ourselves, our problems, or therapy in general, we can begin healing the pain and resolving the problems.
(847) 807-1771
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Office is near:
Arlington Heights, IL 60004
Offers online therapy
Many people avoid seeking help for fear that they or their children will be labeled. My motto is: "Peel off the labels and see the person underneath." I believe you are a person with unique needs, strengths, and challenges, that there are complex reasons you are living the life you are living today - AND, you can improve. Emotional pain and problems are just as natural and normal as physical pain and problems. When we let go of the labels we have about ourselves, our problems, or therapy in general, we can begin healing the pain and resolving the problems.
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Allison Bisher-Fry
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Office is near:
Arlington Heights, IL 60004
Offers online therapy
Sometimes it is hard to ask for help. During our lives, we all reach the point where the stress becomes too much. One way to address that is by finding a supportive person to help. I aim to be that supportive person for you. I have been working with children ranging from 7-17, parents, adults, and families since 2007. I have taken time to raise my own children. I recognize the stress of balancing family, work, and personal lives. It is my goal to help you develop your strengths and coping skills to navigate life when it feels like too much. I have experience in helping families navigate difficult parent/child interactions.
(847) 443-5734
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Office is near:
Arlington Heights, IL 60004
Offers online therapy
Sometimes it is hard to ask for help. During our lives, we all reach the point where the stress becomes too much. One way to address that is by finding a supportive person to help. I aim to be that supportive person for you. I have been working with children ranging from 7-17, parents, adults, and families since 2007. I have taken time to raise my own children. I recognize the stress of balancing family, work, and personal lives. It is my goal to help you develop your strengths and coping skills to navigate life when it feels like too much. I have experience in helping families navigate difficult parent/child interactions.
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Inna Popko
MA, CADC Verified
Office is near:
Arlington Heights, IL 60004
Offers online therapy
Inna's clinical interests include working with children, adolescents, adults and families, providing addiction counseling, anger management, and trauma focused treatment.
Using an eclectic psychotherapy approach to address unique client needs, Inna helps clients and their families overcome impulsive, self-destructive behaviors. Her strategies enable people to better manage anger, cope with depression and anxiety, overcome addiction, promote personal growth, and exude higher levels of self-esteem while living happier, more successful lives. Inna integrates cultural fluency, her diverse understanding of cultural intelligence and interpersonal communications in multiple languages allows her to conquer barriers associated with cross-cultural differences.
(847) 443-5471
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Office is near:
Arlington Heights, IL 60004
Offers online therapy
Inna's clinical interests include working with children, adolescents, adults and families, providing addiction counseling, anger management, and trauma focused treatment.
Using an eclectic psychotherapy approach to address unique client needs, Inna helps clients and their families overcome impulsive, self-destructive behaviors. Her strategies enable people to better manage anger, cope with depression and anxiety, overcome addiction, promote personal growth, and exude higher levels of self-esteem while living happier, more successful lives. Inna integrates cultural fluency, her diverse understanding of cultural intelligence and interpersonal communications in multiple languages allows her to conquer barriers associated with cross-cultural differences.

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Child Therapists
Child psychologists in Arlington Heights, IL provide mental health therapy to children and are experts in child development.

Every comprehensive review of therapy with children shows that all credible approaches, when performed by a competent mental health clinician, produce almost the same results. About half of all kids will get better. Of those that improve, 80% will show progress in a relatively short time, while the remaining 20% will need longer-term support.

The best child therapists in Arlington Heights build great relationships with the child and the parent. They also see the child's strengths and are open to hearing the child's possible solutions to the challenges the child faces. Finally, a good therapist appreciates the child's culture and is sensitive to the values of the child's community.