Liz Schallack
Counselor, MS, MA, LCPC Verified
Oak Park, IL 60301
Offers online therapy
Please reach out and see if I'd be a good match for your child or adolescent, or you.
Psychotherapist Irvin Yalom once said, "It's the relationship that heals." I am a firm believer that the relationship with my clients is key, and I wouldn't trade the therapeutic relationship for anything. My primary approach is rooted in deep empathy for my clients. Each client is deserving of and will receive my unconditionally positive view of them. I believe that each client is the best expert on themselves, and I allow them to take as much lead in session as is appropriate. I assume a collaborative view of therapy, actively working with my clients, be they child, adolescent, or adult.
(331) 703-3132
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Oak Park, IL 60301
Offers online therapy
Please reach out and see if I'd be a good match for your child or adolescent, or you.
Psychotherapist Irvin Yalom once said, "It's the relationship that heals." I am a firm believer that the relationship with my clients is key, and I wouldn't trade the therapeutic relationship for anything. My primary approach is rooted in deep empathy for my clients. Each client is deserving of and will receive my unconditionally positive view of them. I believe that each client is the best expert on themselves, and I allow them to take as much lead in session as is appropriate. I assume a collaborative view of therapy, actively working with my clients, be they child, adolescent, or adult.
Transcend Challenges, LLC
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, PsyD, LCPC Verified
Oak Park, IL 60302
Offers online therapy
A large focus of my work is devoted to promoting mental health for children.
My therapeutic approach creates an environment in sessions where clients are able to transcend their challenges by finding new strengths they did not realize they had, and by rediscovering those strengths that may have been forgotten. By redefining your sense of self, you develop insights and skills that enable you to reclaim who you are. As I partner with you on this transformative journey, you will identify the patterns of thought and behaviors that often interfere with more positive outcome. The best client comes to treatment realizing the rewards that come with putting forth effort to obtain desired results.
(708) 762-1316
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Oak Park, IL 60302
Offers online therapy
A large focus of my work is devoted to promoting mental health for children.
My therapeutic approach creates an environment in sessions where clients are able to transcend their challenges by finding new strengths they did not realize they had, and by rediscovering those strengths that may have been forgotten. By redefining your sense of self, you develop insights and skills that enable you to reclaim who you are. As I partner with you on this transformative journey, you will identify the patterns of thought and behaviors that often interfere with more positive outcome. The best client comes to treatment realizing the rewards that come with putting forth effort to obtain desired results.
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Ken Chen
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Oak Park, IL 60302
Offers online therapy
As a child and adolescent therapist, I involve parents in the treatment and also collaborate with school staff.
LifeSpan Counseling & Psychological Services offers services to children, adolescents, adults, couples and families. I am a bilingual (Mandarin) Clinical Psychologist. My style is warm, practical and straightforward. I specialize in the treatment of depression, anxiety, autism, substance-related disorder, ADHD and trauma. I have worked extensively with culturally diverse school-aged children (5-18), and I also enjoy working with and providing support and coaching for the parents/caregivers. I use a collaborative approach with clients of all ages to help develop treatment goals that are observable and developmentally appropriate.
(708) 401-6925
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Oak Park, IL 60302
Offers online therapy
As a child and adolescent therapist, I involve parents in the treatment and also collaborate with school staff.
LifeSpan Counseling & Psychological Services offers services to children, adolescents, adults, couples and families. I am a bilingual (Mandarin) Clinical Psychologist. My style is warm, practical and straightforward. I specialize in the treatment of depression, anxiety, autism, substance-related disorder, ADHD and trauma. I have worked extensively with culturally diverse school-aged children (5-18), and I also enjoy working with and providing support and coaching for the parents/caregivers. I use a collaborative approach with clients of all ages to help develop treatment goals that are observable and developmentally appropriate.
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Donna Ferraro
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LCSW Verified
Oak Park, IL 60301
Offers online therapy
I specialize in working with young children/adolescents who may have emotional, behavioral and mental health disorders. I am empathetic, effective, and have 17+ years of experience with this client base. My keen understanding of diverse backgrounds allows me to be highly responsive to a client's individual needs and circumstances. I am also very passionate about staying current with the latest evidence-based research and techniques which may be able to benefit my clients. Building a strong rapport with my clients is of the utmost importance, allowing me to accurately assess and treat my client's emotional/mental health needs.
(708) 223-2954
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Oak Park, IL 60301
Offers online therapy
I specialize in working with young children/adolescents who may have emotional, behavioral and mental health disorders. I am empathetic, effective, and have 17+ years of experience with this client base. My keen understanding of diverse backgrounds allows me to be highly responsive to a client's individual needs and circumstances. I am also very passionate about staying current with the latest evidence-based research and techniques which may be able to benefit my clients. Building a strong rapport with my clients is of the utmost importance, allowing me to accurately assess and treat my client's emotional/mental health needs.
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Carmen Teague
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW Verified
Oak Park, IL 60301
Offers online therapy
Over the past 10 years I have had experience working with children, adolescents, and adults in a variety of therapeutic settings.
It is my goal to create a safe, caring, and supportive therapeutic environment. I am passionate about helping my clients achieve their optimal level of emotional, mental, and spiritual well-being. I work with my clients to empower them to achieve success. In my therapeutic practice I use a solution focused and strength based approach.
(708) 477-3439
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Oak Park, IL 60301
Offers online therapy
Over the past 10 years I have had experience working with children, adolescents, and adults in a variety of therapeutic settings.
It is my goal to create a safe, caring, and supportive therapeutic environment. I am passionate about helping my clients achieve their optimal level of emotional, mental, and spiritual well-being. I work with my clients to empower them to achieve success. In my therapeutic practice I use a solution focused and strength based approach.
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Brittany Adams Yee
MA, PsyD Verified
Oak Park, IL 60302
Offers online therapy
LifeSpan Counseling & Psychological Services offers services to children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. In therapy, I tend to take a collaborative, egalitarian approach to treatment. I am open and nonjudgmental, and I take special time to tailor treatment approaches to fit each individual therapeutic relationship. I practice from a predominately existential-phenomenological framework where individual needs, meaning-making, and pursuit of happiness are emphasized. I also incorporate elements of cognitive behavioral therapy, psychodynamic therapy, and attachment theory as needed.
(708) 725-0434
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Oak Park, IL 60302
Offers online therapy
LifeSpan Counseling & Psychological Services offers services to children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. In therapy, I tend to take a collaborative, egalitarian approach to treatment. I am open and nonjudgmental, and I take special time to tailor treatment approaches to fit each individual therapeutic relationship. I practice from a predominately existential-phenomenological framework where individual needs, meaning-making, and pursuit of happiness are emphasized. I also incorporate elements of cognitive behavioral therapy, psychodynamic therapy, and attachment theory as needed.
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Phyllis B. Rubin
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Oak Park, IL 60301
Not accepting new clients
I am currently not taking new clients and am in the office on Wednesdays only. I am avaiIable to consult with parents to find the best approach to helping their child. My experience has included work with children as young as 1 to 3 years old up to 12 years and their families, children who are aggressive, oppositional, anxious, withdrawn and overactive. I've had special expertise in issues involving attachment and trauma which can particularly affect adoptive and foster children who have had disrupted attachments and poor or abusive caregiving experiences.
(708) 469-4406
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Oak Park, IL 60301
Not accepting new clients
I am currently not taking new clients and am in the office on Wednesdays only. I am avaiIable to consult with parents to find the best approach to helping their child. My experience has included work with children as young as 1 to 3 years old up to 12 years and their families, children who are aggressive, oppositional, anxious, withdrawn and overactive. I've had special expertise in issues involving attachment and trauma which can particularly affect adoptive and foster children who have had disrupted attachments and poor or abusive caregiving experiences.
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Terry L Stagman
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Oak Park, IL 60301
For many years, I have been helping my clients to lead happier and more fulfilling lives. One of my main psychotherapy approaches is cognitive-behavioral therapy, a well-established, efficient and effective form of psychotherapy. It directly targets the patient's thinking, and behavior, patterns that are producing psychological problems, and teaches the patient to change those patterns. In marital and family therapy, I help the parties to communicate better with one another and to reach agreements acceptable to all. If the children have behavior problems, I often help the parents to become more effective disciplinarians.
(312) 854-2763
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Oak Park, IL 60301
For many years, I have been helping my clients to lead happier and more fulfilling lives. One of my main psychotherapy approaches is cognitive-behavioral therapy, a well-established, efficient and effective form of psychotherapy. It directly targets the patient's thinking, and behavior, patterns that are producing psychological problems, and teaches the patient to change those patterns. In marital and family therapy, I help the parties to communicate better with one another and to reach agreements acceptable to all. If the children have behavior problems, I often help the parents to become more effective disciplinarians.
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Samantha K Agins
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC Verified
Oak Park, IL 60301
Offers online therapy
Does your child seem "off" and "not like themselves?" Do they have a hard time calming down? Do they seem angry or worried all of the time? It can be scary and frustrating when you notice your child isn't living with ease and joy. You've tried all of the behavioral approaches, read all the books, and yet your child continues to struggle. You wish your child was available for connection and playfulness but there's something getting in the way. Your child might be feeling one way and showing something completely different to you and you want to better understand what they are going through. I hear you and I see you.
(708) 272-1294
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Oak Park, IL 60301
Offers online therapy
Does your child seem "off" and "not like themselves?" Do they have a hard time calming down? Do they seem angry or worried all of the time? It can be scary and frustrating when you notice your child isn't living with ease and joy. You've tried all of the behavioral approaches, read all the books, and yet your child continues to struggle. You wish your child was available for connection and playfulness but there's something getting in the way. Your child might be feeling one way and showing something completely different to you and you want to better understand what they are going through. I hear you and I see you.
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Michael S Applegate
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, ATR Verified
Oak Park, IL 60302
Offers online therapy
Have you been feeling overwhelmed? Are you finding it difficult to manage all of life's stressors? Are you a parent that is concerned about Covid-19's impact on you child's well-being? If so, you are not alone. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Art Therapist. My areas of focus are children and adults with anxiety, depression, mood, or behavioral issues. I have clinical experience working in a therapeutic school for children with social, emotional, and intellectual disabilities. Additionally, I also work with veterans. As a veteran, I am uniquely qualified to help navigate the issues facing service-members.
(317) 361-6314
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Oak Park, IL 60302
Offers online therapy
Have you been feeling overwhelmed? Are you finding it difficult to manage all of life's stressors? Are you a parent that is concerned about Covid-19's impact on you child's well-being? If so, you are not alone. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Art Therapist. My areas of focus are children and adults with anxiety, depression, mood, or behavioral issues. I have clinical experience working in a therapeutic school for children with social, emotional, and intellectual disabilities. Additionally, I also work with veterans. As a veteran, I am uniquely qualified to help navigate the issues facing service-members.
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Steve Spaccarelli
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Oak Park, IL 60302
I believe that times of crisis can also be times of transition and development. As a therapist, I strive to help clients put family and individual crises in the proper perspective, so they can begin to mobilize their own resources for change. Acceptance and insight into oneself and one's situation are powerful tools that therapy can enhance, both for adults and children of all ages. I have years of therapy experience helping clients cope with painful and difficult situations, including addiction/compulsions, damaged relationships, bereavement/loss, and abuse. The first session can be a powerful and positive step.
(708) 402-8984
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Oak Park, IL 60302
I believe that times of crisis can also be times of transition and development. As a therapist, I strive to help clients put family and individual crises in the proper perspective, so they can begin to mobilize their own resources for change. Acceptance and insight into oneself and one's situation are powerful tools that therapy can enhance, both for adults and children of all ages. I have years of therapy experience helping clients cope with painful and difficult situations, including addiction/compulsions, damaged relationships, bereavement/loss, and abuse. The first session can be a powerful and positive step.
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Vanesa Cervantes
PsyD Verified
Oak Park, IL 60304
Offers online therapy
Hello! Hola! I’m Dr. Vanesa Cervantes, and I’m a Family and Child Psychologist. I specialize in working with children, adolescents, and families. I believe that every person has the potential to thrive and overcome challenges they may be currently facing. My treatment approach is collaborative, by working together we can develop healthy coping skills, strengthen your child’s social and emotional health and empower him/her to understand and manage their emotions, behaviors, and social relationships. Through our work together you can expect to also learn effective parenting skills that can strengthen your bond and communication.
(872) 259-4373
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Oak Park, IL 60304
Offers online therapy
Hello! Hola! I’m Dr. Vanesa Cervantes, and I’m a Family and Child Psychologist. I specialize in working with children, adolescents, and families. I believe that every person has the potential to thrive and overcome challenges they may be currently facing. My treatment approach is collaborative, by working together we can develop healthy coping skills, strengthen your child’s social and emotional health and empower him/her to understand and manage their emotions, behaviors, and social relationships. Through our work together you can expect to also learn effective parenting skills that can strengthen your bond and communication.
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Ilana Morgan-Lopez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW, Type 73 Verified
Oak Park, IL 60301
With approximately 10 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and their families in different capacities, I bring an array of therapeutic skills to sessions. In working with individual clients, I focus on creating an environment in which they feel at ease and respected. I have a strength for working with children and adolescents/their families on improving communication, developing behavior modification plans and supporting youth with their need to develop distress tolerance and consequential decision making skills.
(708) 725-0420
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Oak Park, IL 60301
With approximately 10 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and their families in different capacities, I bring an array of therapeutic skills to sessions. In working with individual clients, I focus on creating an environment in which they feel at ease and respected. I have a strength for working with children and adolescents/their families on improving communication, developing behavior modification plans and supporting youth with their need to develop distress tolerance and consequential decision making skills.
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Isaac Lopez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Oak Park, IL 60301
Offers online therapy
I see therapy as a partnership, something that involves a safe and welcoming space to share your story and help you, your children, spouse, partner or family.
Thank you for clicking here and taking a moment to learn about those available to help and support your own mental health. To tell you a little bit about myself, I have spent the past 20 years working with children, adolescents, families and older adults. I've specialized in helping people work through trauma, unexpected life changes and the challenges that day to day life presents. I've worked with people having difficulties with Depression, Anxiety and other mood disorders. I've been in practice as a social worker since 2007 and in private practice since 2011 .
(708) 934-4241
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Oak Park, IL 60301
Offers online therapy
I see therapy as a partnership, something that involves a safe and welcoming space to share your story and help you, your children, spouse, partner or family.
Thank you for clicking here and taking a moment to learn about those available to help and support your own mental health. To tell you a little bit about myself, I have spent the past 20 years working with children, adolescents, families and older adults. I've specialized in helping people work through trauma, unexpected life changes and the challenges that day to day life presents. I've worked with people having difficulties with Depression, Anxiety and other mood disorders. I've been in practice as a social worker since 2007 and in private practice since 2011 .
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Linda Small
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Oak Park, IL 60301
Offers online therapy
I work best with clients who are troubled by anxiety, depression, relationship issues, losses or trauma, and life transition issues. I provide individual and family therapy for children, adolescents, and adults. I use a variety of treatment techniques including cognitive, psychodynamic, and client-centered therapies as well as behavior management strategies. My research on coping with traumatic life events has prepared me well to work with clients who have experienced trauma and crisis. A life crisis can be debilitating at first, but can lead to a search for meaning and dramatic new growth. It is exciting for me to accompany clients in this process!
(630) 313-6319
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Oak Park, IL 60301
Offers online therapy
I work best with clients who are troubled by anxiety, depression, relationship issues, losses or trauma, and life transition issues. I provide individual and family therapy for children, adolescents, and adults. I use a variety of treatment techniques including cognitive, psychodynamic, and client-centered therapies as well as behavior management strategies. My research on coping with traumatic life events has prepared me well to work with clients who have experienced trauma and crisis. A life crisis can be debilitating at first, but can lead to a search for meaning and dramatic new growth. It is exciting for me to accompany clients in this process!
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James Chmielewski
Counselor, LCPC, NCC, CADC Verified
Oak Park, IL 60301
Offers online therapy
I have been working in the mental health field for over a decade with a diverse array of clients: adults, adolescents, children, families, couples, groups, foster care, substance abuse, mental illness and more. My office is conveniently located near public transportation and off street parking is available. I offer day, evening and weekend appointments and will work with you, or your insurance, to assure coverage. I would like the opportunity to build a collaborative therapeutic relationship with you and provide you with the support, honesty and understanding we all need to grow.
(773) 417-5784
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Oak Park, IL 60301
Offers online therapy
I have been working in the mental health field for over a decade with a diverse array of clients: adults, adolescents, children, families, couples, groups, foster care, substance abuse, mental illness and more. My office is conveniently located near public transportation and off street parking is available. I offer day, evening and weekend appointments and will work with you, or your insurance, to assure coverage. I would like the opportunity to build a collaborative therapeutic relationship with you and provide you with the support, honesty and understanding we all need to grow.
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Keri A Morrison
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Oak Park, IL 60302
Offers online therapy
I trained at the University of Chicago Hospital Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinic and the DePaul Community Mental Health Center.
LifeSpan Counseling & Psychological Services offers a range of services to children, adolescents, adults, couples and families. I am co-owner and have worked extensively as a child, adolescent, and family therapist. I believe that effective treatment begins with a comprehensive assessment so that an individualized plan can be mutually developed. My style is warm, supportive, and educational. Parents often come to me when they are having difficulties understanding and responding to their child's behavior. Children enjoy my developmentally appropriate style which helps them gain mastery over their anxiety, impulsivity or depression. I work closely with parents to ensure treatment success.
(708) 406-2416
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Oak Park, IL 60302
Offers online therapy
I trained at the University of Chicago Hospital Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinic and the DePaul Community Mental Health Center.
LifeSpan Counseling & Psychological Services offers a range of services to children, adolescents, adults, couples and families. I am co-owner and have worked extensively as a child, adolescent, and family therapist. I believe that effective treatment begins with a comprehensive assessment so that an individualized plan can be mutually developed. My style is warm, supportive, and educational. Parents often come to me when they are having difficulties understanding and responding to their child's behavior. Children enjoy my developmentally appropriate style which helps them gain mastery over their anxiety, impulsivity or depression. I work closely with parents to ensure treatment success.
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Winnie Kearns
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Oak Park, IL 60301
Offers online therapy
I am a compassionate and effective clinician with over 30 years of experience providing counseling services for youth and families experiencing emotional and mental health challenges. Using a flexible and strengths based approach, I guide clients to clarify goals, overcome barriers, develop skills and coping, and strengthen support networks. I actively use education and skills development to build your own healing power. I work effectively with teens navigating the stresses of development; parents working to raise healthy, confident children; young adults making important life decisions, families going through conflicts and transitions, adults working through deep injuries or doubts.
(773) 922-6729
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Oak Park, IL 60301
Offers online therapy
I am a compassionate and effective clinician with over 30 years of experience providing counseling services for youth and families experiencing emotional and mental health challenges. Using a flexible and strengths based approach, I guide clients to clarify goals, overcome barriers, develop skills and coping, and strengthen support networks. I actively use education and skills development to build your own healing power. I work effectively with teens navigating the stresses of development; parents working to raise healthy, confident children; young adults making important life decisions, families going through conflicts and transitions, adults working through deep injuries or doubts.
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Tina Shrader
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Oak Park, IL 60301
Offers online therapy
Do you consider family time a dreaded activity? Do you avoid going home because you know your child is acting out and on your last nerve, your teen is spending more time in their room and becoming quiet and withdrawn, and your partner is distant and unconcerned? Maybe you've tried reaching out for help but couldn't seem to find the right therapist.
(872) 666-9904
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Oak Park, IL 60301
Offers online therapy
Do you consider family time a dreaded activity? Do you avoid going home because you know your child is acting out and on your last nerve, your teen is spending more time in their room and becoming quiet and withdrawn, and your partner is distant and unconcerned? Maybe you've tried reaching out for help but couldn't seem to find the right therapist.
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Teresa Fitzgerald
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Oak Park, IL 60301
With an MA in Marriage and Family Therapy and professional certification In Child and Adolescent Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, I possess specialized knowledge and training to understand the complex emotional life of children, adolescents, and families.
Sometimes children and adolescents feel sad, anxious, and overwhelmed by changing life situations, which may impact the development of their full academic, emotional and social potential. Sometimes a home can be a seat of conflict instead of refuge, because of stressful situations, such as divorce, financial difficulties, or stage-of-life changes. Understanding and working through the complex emotional issues confronting children, adolescents and their families is the focus of my training and my practice. Our goal in treatment is empowerment through strategies that build resilience, strength and hopeful perspectives.
(708) 716-4991
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Oak Park, IL 60301
With an MA in Marriage and Family Therapy and professional certification In Child and Adolescent Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, I possess specialized knowledge and training to understand the complex emotional life of children, adolescents, and families.
Sometimes children and adolescents feel sad, anxious, and overwhelmed by changing life situations, which may impact the development of their full academic, emotional and social potential. Sometimes a home can be a seat of conflict instead of refuge, because of stressful situations, such as divorce, financial difficulties, or stage-of-life changes. Understanding and working through the complex emotional issues confronting children, adolescents and their families is the focus of my training and my practice. Our goal in treatment is empowerment through strategies that build resilience, strength and hopeful perspectives.

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Child Therapists
Child psychologists in Oak Park, 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 Oak Park 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.