Private Practice of Arica Barton, LCPC
Counselor, MA, LCPC Verified
Evanston, IL 60201
Offers online therapy
My specializations include restorative justice, parent-child relationship issues, family communication problems, effective discipline approaches, and behavioral problems.
I have a restorative and relational approach with the clients I serve. I embrace a strengths perspective which encourages self-sufficiency and acknowledges that individuals have the capability to engage in problem-solving work and improve their own functioning. I also recognize the important role of parents and other significant adults in youths' lives and strive to work together in addressing youth behavior and promoting appropriate parent leadership and family capabilities. I have a collaborative, trauma informed lens to treatment, and provide a warm, comforting environment to address difficult yet important issues in your life.
(847) 641-2390
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Evanston, IL 60201
Offers online therapy
My specializations include restorative justice, parent-child relationship issues, family communication problems, effective discipline approaches, and behavioral problems.
I have a restorative and relational approach with the clients I serve. I embrace a strengths perspective which encourages self-sufficiency and acknowledges that individuals have the capability to engage in problem-solving work and improve their own functioning. I also recognize the important role of parents and other significant adults in youths' lives and strive to work together in addressing youth behavior and promoting appropriate parent leadership and family capabilities. I have a collaborative, trauma informed lens to treatment, and provide a warm, comforting environment to address difficult yet important issues in your life.
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J.Wall Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW Verified
Evanston, IL 60201
Offers online therapy
Where is my life going? How do I get back to being me after having a baby? How do I support my teenager or young adult child? Now that I am finished with college, what's next? These are questions that my clients often ask. In our work together we will make a plan towards finding your authentic self, achieve personal goals and build healthier boundaries and relationships. I am a social worker with 13 years of experience working with clients of all ages.
(847) 440-1560
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Evanston, IL 60201
Offers online therapy
Where is my life going? How do I get back to being me after having a baby? How do I support my teenager or young adult child? Now that I am finished with college, what's next? These are questions that my clients often ask. In our work together we will make a plan towards finding your authentic self, achieve personal goals and build healthier boundaries and relationships. I am a social worker with 13 years of experience working with clients of all ages.
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Ajit Samudra, MS, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT Verified
Evanston, IL 60201
Ajit Samudra is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in IL with over 20 years of experience helping children, teens, young adults, and families. He earned his Bachelor's Degree in Psychology at Case Western Reserve University and completed his Master's Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Indiana State University. Ajit also completed postgraduate studies at The Family Institute at Northwestern University. Ajit has extensive experience working with children, youth, and families in community mental health and school settings. He has helped clients with a broad range of presenting problems, including school problems, ADHD, executive function, and emotion regulation difficulties. He has worked with clients exhibiting anxiety, depression, stress and anger management problems, adjustment to life transitions, self-esteem, and work/life balance in young adults. Ajit is a strong believer in collaborating with clients and families and using a systemic, multicultural lens to help clients cope with stressors and create positive change. He works with individuals, families and couples and enjoys working with clients from a variety of cultural backgrounds.
(847) 474-9130 x105
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Evanston, IL 60201
Ajit Samudra is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in IL with over 20 years of experience helping children, teens, young adults, and families. He earned his Bachelor's Degree in Psychology at Case Western Reserve University and completed his Master's Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Indiana State University. Ajit also completed postgraduate studies at The Family Institute at Northwestern University. Ajit has extensive experience working with children, youth, and families in community mental health and school settings. He has helped clients with a broad range of presenting problems, including school problems, ADHD, executive function, and emotion regulation difficulties. He has worked with clients exhibiting anxiety, depression, stress and anger management problems, adjustment to life transitions, self-esteem, and work/life balance in young adults. Ajit is a strong believer in collaborating with clients and families and using a systemic, multicultural lens to help clients cope with stressors and create positive change. He works with individuals, families and couples and enjoys working with clients from a variety of cultural backgrounds.
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Shaina Campbell
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC Verified
Evanston, IL 60201
Not accepting new clients
I work with children, teens, adults, and families presenting with a variety of clinical concerns including depression, anxiety, grief and loss, and trauma.
(224) 204-0963
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Evanston, IL 60201
Not accepting new clients
I work with children, teens, adults, and families presenting with a variety of clinical concerns including depression, anxiety, grief and loss, and trauma.
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Chava Alpert
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Evanston, IL 60201
With over 15 years of experience working with children and their families I bring a wealth of knowledge and resources to my work. My experience includes helping children improve communication and problem solving skills, cope with anxiety, and building confidence in relationships. The family work focus's on parenting and communication skills and strengthening relationships. In addition to individual and family therapy I have expertise in social skills groups for children 3-11 years old. I help children with no formal diagnosis who experience social and behavioral challenges as well as children with Asperger's, learning disabilities, ADHD, and Anxiety.
(773) 340-4234
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Evanston, IL 60201
With over 15 years of experience working with children and their families I bring a wealth of knowledge and resources to my work. My experience includes helping children improve communication and problem solving skills, cope with anxiety, and building confidence in relationships. The family work focus's on parenting and communication skills and strengthening relationships. In addition to individual and family therapy I have expertise in social skills groups for children 3-11 years old. I help children with no formal diagnosis who experience social and behavioral challenges as well as children with Asperger's, learning disabilities, ADHD, and Anxiety.
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Nancy Shlaes Bruski
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LCSW Verified
Evanston, IL 60201
Are you worried about your child? Struggling to be the best parent you can be? Not feeling satisfied with family relationships? I believe in the mutuality of healthy relationships, in which people are able to have their own needs met as well as to respond to the needs of their loved ones. Respect, empathy, validation, and reflection are essential components of a successful therapeutic relationship and form the cornerstone of my practice. My special areas of expertise are in work with children and parents, challenges related to parental separation/divorce, as well as individual adult personal growth issues.
(847) 469-4959
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Evanston, IL 60201
Are you worried about your child? Struggling to be the best parent you can be? Not feeling satisfied with family relationships? I believe in the mutuality of healthy relationships, in which people are able to have their own needs met as well as to respond to the needs of their loved ones. Respect, empathy, validation, and reflection are essential components of a successful therapeutic relationship and form the cornerstone of my practice. My special areas of expertise are in work with children and parents, challenges related to parental separation/divorce, as well as individual adult personal growth issues.
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Lynn Denton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW Verified
Evanston, IL 60201
Offers online therapy
Children and teens often "sit with" complicated feelings that can be very overwhelming.
As we navigate our often-complex world, there are times when talking with a professional can make a significant positive difference. I work with children, adolescents and adults on issues that may be interfering with success at home, school, jobs or relationships in general. I provide a welcoming and supportive environment, in which trusting relationships develop. In addition to talk therapy and a variety of approaches, I also do experiential work including art, piano and even kickboxing - whatever might resonate with individuals. This is about making the process work for you.
(847) 550-3943
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Evanston, IL 60201
Offers online therapy
Children and teens often "sit with" complicated feelings that can be very overwhelming.
As we navigate our often-complex world, there are times when talking with a professional can make a significant positive difference. I work with children, adolescents and adults on issues that may be interfering with success at home, school, jobs or relationships in general. I provide a welcoming and supportive environment, in which trusting relationships develop. In addition to talk therapy and a variety of approaches, I also do experiential work including art, piano and even kickboxing - whatever might resonate with individuals. This is about making the process work for you.
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Amy Louise Cavazos
Counselor, LCPC, ATR Verified
Evanston, IL 60202
Offers online therapy
I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and Registered Art therapist. I draw upon relational-cultural, attachment, and family systems theory in my clinical work. I specialize in treating traumatic stress in children and adolescents. I served as a Child & Family Therapist within the Trauma Treatment Program at Children’s Research Triangle (CRT) from 2012-2018, taught graduate and undergraduate students in the Department of Art Therapy & Counseling at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago from 2017-2019, and entered private practice in 2019. Outside of counseling, I am an artist, mother of two, and spouse.
(312) 613-6080
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Evanston, IL 60202
Offers online therapy
I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and Registered Art therapist. I draw upon relational-cultural, attachment, and family systems theory in my clinical work. I specialize in treating traumatic stress in children and adolescents. I served as a Child & Family Therapist within the Trauma Treatment Program at Children’s Research Triangle (CRT) from 2012-2018, taught graduate and undergraduate students in the Department of Art Therapy & Counseling at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago from 2017-2019, and entered private practice in 2019. Outside of counseling, I am an artist, mother of two, and spouse.
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Betsy Hobart
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Evanston, IL 60201
Offers online therapy
I specialize in therapy with & psychological assessment of children of all ages, adolescents, teens, & young adults.
I believe that therapy, through both our therapeutic relationship & collaborative work together, can be a very empowering & rewarding experience. My aim as a licensed clinical psychologist is to facilitate a comfortable, engaging space within which clients of all ages can achieve authentic change. The therapeutic process is unique to each individual, therefore I find that utilizing an integrative framework fosters the most effective self-reflection & personal growth. This includes incorporating concepts & interventions from different approaches & connecting with you & your child using creative & individually tailored techniques.
(312) 262-5313
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Evanston, IL 60201
Offers online therapy
I specialize in therapy with & psychological assessment of children of all ages, adolescents, teens, & young adults.
I believe that therapy, through both our therapeutic relationship & collaborative work together, can be a very empowering & rewarding experience. My aim as a licensed clinical psychologist is to facilitate a comfortable, engaging space within which clients of all ages can achieve authentic change. The therapeutic process is unique to each individual, therefore I find that utilizing an integrative framework fosters the most effective self-reflection & personal growth. This includes incorporating concepts & interventions from different approaches & connecting with you & your child using creative & individually tailored techniques.
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Tracy Nieman
Counselor, LCPC Verified
Evanston, IL 60201
Offers online therapy
I look forward to joining with you and your child.
I specialize in working with children and adolescents. I want to provide children and families with an emotionally supportive space to explore their thoughts, feelings, and experiences. I honor the uniqueness of individuals and families. I come from an empathetic, collaborative, and strength-based perspective.
(224) 714-0391
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Evanston, IL 60201
Offers online therapy
I look forward to joining with you and your child.
I specialize in working with children and adolescents. I want to provide children and families with an emotionally supportive space to explore their thoughts, feelings, and experiences. I honor the uniqueness of individuals and families. I come from an empathetic, collaborative, and strength-based perspective.
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Kathy Bogie
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Evanston, IL 60201
I have over 30 years experience in doing therapy with children, teens, and adults. More than half this time has been spent helping children and teens, and their parents, deal with social/emotional difficulties of childhood and adolescence. Areas I have been focusing on include school performance, peer relationships, parent-child relationships, self esteem, anxiety issues, and depression. I also have considerable experience in working with family issues, including divorce, and in working with individual adults who are experiencing anxiety, depression, self esteem, or relationship issues.
(224) 365-8598
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Evanston, IL 60201
I have over 30 years experience in doing therapy with children, teens, and adults. More than half this time has been spent helping children and teens, and their parents, deal with social/emotional difficulties of childhood and adolescence. Areas I have been focusing on include school performance, peer relationships, parent-child relationships, self esteem, anxiety issues, and depression. I also have considerable experience in working with family issues, including divorce, and in working with individual adults who are experiencing anxiety, depression, self esteem, or relationship issues.
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Jena Catania
PsyD Verified
Evanston, IL 60201
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
I specialize in working with children and adolescents with a wide range of presenting issues utilizing directive and non-directive play therapy depending on the client, and am careful to involve caregivers throughout the process! With my adult clients, I often employ an integrative approach in order to meet my clients where they are in the moment.
I view the therapeutic relationship as a partnership, and find the relational aspect of therapy to be an integral piece in making strides towards meeting the clients needs and goals. Confronting the difficulties and pain in life is often challenging and uncomfortable—as such I strive to create a safe space for my clients to process authentically. I know each client is unique and work to meet the client where they are, with empathy, humor, support, challenge, and encouragement throughout our journey together. I offer services for clients of all ages, and have experience working with a wide range of diverse clients.
(224) 204-0968
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Evanston, IL 60201
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
I specialize in working with children and adolescents with a wide range of presenting issues utilizing directive and non-directive play therapy depending on the client, and am careful to involve caregivers throughout the process! With my adult clients, I often employ an integrative approach in order to meet my clients where they are in the moment.
I view the therapeutic relationship as a partnership, and find the relational aspect of therapy to be an integral piece in making strides towards meeting the clients needs and goals. Confronting the difficulties and pain in life is often challenging and uncomfortable—as such I strive to create a safe space for my clients to process authentically. I know each client is unique and work to meet the client where they are, with empathy, humor, support, challenge, and encouragement throughout our journey together. I offer services for clients of all ages, and have experience working with a wide range of diverse clients.
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Katelyn S Varhely
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Evanston, IL 60202
Offers online therapy
I work with children/adolescents experiencing behavioral issues at home/school, grief/loss, issues related to divorce, self esteem, social, or familial issues, depression, anxiety, families transitions (such as divorce, blending of families, loss, or other major changes) or an "acting-out" child, Adults going though life-changes or just interested in self-growth.
I am Licensed Clinical Psychologist specializing in children, adolescent girls, families and woman. I have been working with families on Chicago's North Shore and surrounding areas, for almost two decades. Although my training emphasized an Adlerian approach to therapy, I have a broad range of experience with many therapeutic modalities and am able to tailor my practice to the needs of you or your family. I believe in treating the "whole-person," which means a one-size-fits-all approach will not work.
(847) 513-9091
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Evanston, IL 60202
Offers online therapy
I work with children/adolescents experiencing behavioral issues at home/school, grief/loss, issues related to divorce, self esteem, social, or familial issues, depression, anxiety, families transitions (such as divorce, blending of families, loss, or other major changes) or an "acting-out" child, Adults going though life-changes or just interested in self-growth.
I am Licensed Clinical Psychologist specializing in children, adolescent girls, families and woman. I have been working with families on Chicago's North Shore and surrounding areas, for almost two decades. Although my training emphasized an Adlerian approach to therapy, I have a broad range of experience with many therapeutic modalities and am able to tailor my practice to the needs of you or your family. I believe in treating the "whole-person," which means a one-size-fits-all approach will not work.
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Richard David Bograd
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, MS, MSW, LCSW Verified
Evanston, IL 60201
I have expertise in treating and supporting children, adolescents, and young adults with cognitive, academic, and social-emotional challenges. Many of my clients present with complex and coexisting conditions, which require a novel, collaborative, and individualized approach. Some of the challenges and presenting problems that I treat include: • Attention issues • Executive Function / Organization • Reading Disability / Dyslexia • Math Disability / Dyscalculia • Written Language Disability • Language Disorders • Underperformance in school • Adjustment difficulties to life events • Emotional Dysregulation • Mood and Anxiety Disorder
(872) 666-9982
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Evanston, IL 60201
I have expertise in treating and supporting children, adolescents, and young adults with cognitive, academic, and social-emotional challenges. Many of my clients present with complex and coexisting conditions, which require a novel, collaborative, and individualized approach. Some of the challenges and presenting problems that I treat include: • Attention issues • Executive Function / Organization • Reading Disability / Dyslexia • Math Disability / Dyscalculia • Written Language Disability • Language Disorders • Underperformance in school • Adjustment difficulties to life events • Emotional Dysregulation • Mood and Anxiety Disorder
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Ethan Elliot Stark
PsyD Verified
Evanston, IL 60201
Offers online therapy
I focus primarily on working with children and adolescents, using play and geek therapy.
The world can be a frightening, difficult place, and we all need a safe place where we can feel seen, valued, and appreciated for who we are. My practice is primarily informed by Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), with a client centered base. I believe that a strong, supportive therapeutic relationship is the cornerstone of all change. I have and still do work with a wide range of clients from diverse backgrounds and with diverse presenting concerns.
(847) 440-3905
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Evanston, IL 60201
Offers online therapy
I focus primarily on working with children and adolescents, using play and geek therapy.
The world can be a frightening, difficult place, and we all need a safe place where we can feel seen, valued, and appreciated for who we are. My practice is primarily informed by Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), with a client centered base. I believe that a strong, supportive therapeutic relationship is the cornerstone of all change. I have and still do work with a wide range of clients from diverse backgrounds and with diverse presenting concerns.
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Anna Grinshpun
Counselor, LCPC, NCC, CWEL Verified
Evanston, IL 60201
Offers online therapy
My specialty is couple and family counseling, and of course, I also see individuals ages 12 and up. I have significant experience working with children and families who are involved with DCFS. I have helped families deal with issues such as divorce/re-marriage, and child abuse. I also enjoy working with parents who are re-thinking their parenting style and want to work towards a more satisfying relationship with their child(ren).
(773) 245-2548
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Evanston, IL 60201
Offers online therapy
My specialty is couple and family counseling, and of course, I also see individuals ages 12 and up. I have significant experience working with children and families who are involved with DCFS. I have helped families deal with issues such as divorce/re-marriage, and child abuse. I also enjoy working with parents who are re-thinking their parenting style and want to work towards a more satisfying relationship with their child(ren).
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Dan Gordon Gill
Counselor, LCPC, MSMFT Verified
Evanston, IL 60201
My work years ago with adolescents led naturally to working more closely with parents, who often struggle themselves during this turbulent time for their children. A third of my practice is with adolescents (anxiety, depression, academic underachievement, identity issues), another third with parents and couples/marriage (with or without children), and the other third with individual adults (anxiety, depression, issues of generativity in personal and/or professional lives).
(847) 513-9660
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Evanston, IL 60201
My work years ago with adolescents led naturally to working more closely with parents, who often struggle themselves during this turbulent time for their children. A third of my practice is with adolescents (anxiety, depression, academic underachievement, identity issues), another third with parents and couples/marriage (with or without children), and the other third with individual adults (anxiety, depression, issues of generativity in personal and/or professional lives).
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Mirel Castle
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Evanston, IL 60202
When working with children, I use play-based therapy paying special attention to the child's level of development and family relationships so that children acquire positive self-esteem, successful social interactions and competent problem-solving skills.
Each individual's journey is unique. My approach to psychotherapy is relational and supportive so people can embrace their personal story in a caring and respectful manner. Together, we can work towards identifying strengths, creating greater self-awareness, increasing fulfillment and understanding thoughts, feelings and relationships. I have experience working with children, adolescents and adults with various concerns in individual, group and family settings, as well as providing neurofeedback therapy and conducting neuropsychological assessments.
(773) 492-6871
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Evanston, IL 60202
When working with children, I use play-based therapy paying special attention to the child's level of development and family relationships so that children acquire positive self-esteem, successful social interactions and competent problem-solving skills.
Each individual's journey is unique. My approach to psychotherapy is relational and supportive so people can embrace their personal story in a caring and respectful manner. Together, we can work towards identifying strengths, creating greater self-awareness, increasing fulfillment and understanding thoughts, feelings and relationships. I have experience working with children, adolescents and adults with various concerns in individual, group and family settings, as well as providing neurofeedback therapy and conducting neuropsychological assessments.
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Tami Nadine Meer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Evanston, IL 60201
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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Evanston, IL 60201
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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Rebecca Kieffer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Evanston, IL 60201
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 15 years experience working with children, adolescents and families. I specialize in treating children and adolescents who have faced trauma, abuse, loss and multiple transitions. I believe in utilizing a holistic and strength-building approach to working with children and their families. I incorporate a variety of therapeutic techniques into my sessions in order to meet your child where they are at in order to facilitate growth and health. I believe that collaboration with parents,medical providers, and extended support systems is imperative to help children to heal and to cope more effectively with daily challenges.
(224) 803-2785
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Evanston, IL 60201
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 15 years experience working with children, adolescents and families. I specialize in treating children and adolescents who have faced trauma, abuse, loss and multiple transitions. I believe in utilizing a holistic and strength-building approach to working with children and their families. I incorporate a variety of therapeutic techniques into my sessions in order to meet your child where they are at in order to facilitate growth and health. I believe that collaboration with parents,medical providers, and extended support systems is imperative to help children to heal and to cope more effectively with daily challenges.

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Child Therapists
Child psychologists in Evanston, 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 Evanston 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.