Stephanie Olford
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC Verified
Wheaton, IL 60187
Offers online therapy
I work with children, adolescents, and individual adults.
"We are born in relationship. We grow in relationship. We are wounded in relationship. And we are healed in relationship." - Harville Hendrix. My philosophy for counseling is to help my clients feel heard, grow in self-awareness and compassion, and heal from adversity life throws at them. As physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual beings, my goal is to come alongside you as we work together toward health, healing, and recovery.
(630) 407-1845
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Wheaton, IL 60187
Offers online therapy
I work with children, adolescents, and individual adults.
"We are born in relationship. We grow in relationship. We are wounded in relationship. And we are healed in relationship." - Harville Hendrix. My philosophy for counseling is to help my clients feel heard, grow in self-awareness and compassion, and heal from adversity life throws at them. As physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual beings, my goal is to come alongside you as we work together toward health, healing, and recovery.
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Sonja Melton
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, PEL Verified
Wheaton, IL 60187
Not accepting new clients
I strive to support both children and adults who are navigating life's typical ups and downs, but also immense challenges. I want to help individuals recognize their worth, gifts, and true value and help them develop ways to share them in a meaningul way with others. It is my hope to create an opportunity where clients can feel completely accepted, safe, and able to work towards reaching their goals.
(331) 226-1465
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Wheaton, IL 60187
Not accepting new clients
I strive to support both children and adults who are navigating life's typical ups and downs, but also immense challenges. I want to help individuals recognize their worth, gifts, and true value and help them develop ways to share them in a meaningul way with others. It is my hope to create an opportunity where clients can feel completely accepted, safe, and able to work towards reaching their goals.
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Meagan Murphy
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC Verified
Wheaton, IL 60187
Offers online therapy
Life doesn't have to feel like an uphill battle. I help children, adolescents, and young adults learn to cope, grow, and thrive. As a school counselor and coach, in addition to my role as a professional counselor, I am experienced at quickly connecting with kids and teens. I regularly provide therapy to youth and adolescents who are dealing with the rough patches that childhood brings. Whether it is depression, anxiety, trouble in school, identity exploration, peer relationships, or difficulties at home, I am happy to work with your child to address the obstacles they are facing.
(630) 454-9602
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Wheaton, IL 60187
Offers online therapy
Life doesn't have to feel like an uphill battle. I help children, adolescents, and young adults learn to cope, grow, and thrive. As a school counselor and coach, in addition to my role as a professional counselor, I am experienced at quickly connecting with kids and teens. I regularly provide therapy to youth and adolescents who are dealing with the rough patches that childhood brings. Whether it is depression, anxiety, trouble in school, identity exploration, peer relationships, or difficulties at home, I am happy to work with your child to address the obstacles they are facing.
Gerald A Blechman
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Wheaton, IL 60189
I use my experience in child psychology and family systems to help people with court related issues like child custody evaluations, visitation schedules, domestic violence and sexual abuse.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist and forensic specialist with more than 35 years of experience helping people. My treatment approach encourages patients to be active participants in their own therapeutic growth and I have vast experience in the treatment of depression, obsessive-compulsive disorders, panic and anxiety disorders in all age groups, including children, and in forensic psychology.
(630) 672-0523
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Wheaton, IL 60189
I use my experience in child psychology and family systems to help people with court related issues like child custody evaluations, visitation schedules, domestic violence and sexual abuse.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist and forensic specialist with more than 35 years of experience helping people. My treatment approach encourages patients to be active participants in their own therapeutic growth and I have vast experience in the treatment of depression, obsessive-compulsive disorders, panic and anxiety disorders in all age groups, including children, and in forensic psychology.
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Andrew O Linder
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Wheaton, IL 60187
At both agencies, I have been one of the primary therapists to work with families of young children and adolescents, as well as clients with ADHD.
I work with clients of all ages with a wide variety of issues. My ideal client would be anyone (individual, couple, or family) who has identified an area(s) in life that needs to be worked on and has made the choice to work on that area(s). Simply making that decision sets the foundation for successful treatment.
(888) 725-4642
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Wheaton, IL 60187
At both agencies, I have been one of the primary therapists to work with families of young children and adolescents, as well as clients with ADHD.
I work with clients of all ages with a wide variety of issues. My ideal client would be anyone (individual, couple, or family) who has identified an area(s) in life that needs to be worked on and has made the choice to work on that area(s). Simply making that decision sets the foundation for successful treatment.
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Derik Scheepers
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MA, NCC Verified
Wheaton, IL 60187
I am passionate about journeying alongside children, teenagers, and young adults experiencing depression, anxiety, relational issues, and difficult life transitions.
We live in a fast paced world where we are encouraged to buckle down and just get things done. I am hoping to create a space that will allow for clients to process what they are experiencing in life, whether this is questions about faith, sexuality, gender identity, or anxiety and depression. We are made for quality connection with others and for being able to be our best selves within those connections. I want to help you discover that true self in order for you to be able to live life to the best of your potential.
(630) 593-7857 x361
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Wheaton, IL 60187
I am passionate about journeying alongside children, teenagers, and young adults experiencing depression, anxiety, relational issues, and difficult life transitions.
We live in a fast paced world where we are encouraged to buckle down and just get things done. I am hoping to create a space that will allow for clients to process what they are experiencing in life, whether this is questions about faith, sexuality, gender identity, or anxiety and depression. We are made for quality connection with others and for being able to be our best selves within those connections. I want to help you discover that true self in order for you to be able to live life to the best of your potential.
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Caren Talbot
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Wheaton, IL 60189
I enjoy making a connection with children and building trust with them through empathy, compassion, and education. We are then able to develop a relationship where I can help that child make a positive change in their thinking and behavior. I work collaboratively with parents and teachers to help facilitate these changes in the home and school environment. As both a school social worker and clinical therapist, I bring years of experience to help your child develop the skills necessary to overcome their individual challenges. I look forward to working with you!
(630) 796-7989
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Wheaton, IL 60189
I enjoy making a connection with children and building trust with them through empathy, compassion, and education. We are then able to develop a relationship where I can help that child make a positive change in their thinking and behavior. I work collaboratively with parents and teachers to help facilitate these changes in the home and school environment. As both a school social worker and clinical therapist, I bring years of experience to help your child develop the skills necessary to overcome their individual challenges. I look forward to working with you!
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Cindy L Bandukwala
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Wheaton, IL 60187
I am passionate about working with children, adolescents, families, and individuals and am committed to collaborating with each person to provide a non-judgmental, personalized therapeutic experience. I am dedicated to helping others to understand their difficulties and to create healthy ways to value themselves and others.
(630) 793-4632
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Wheaton, IL 60187
I am passionate about working with children, adolescents, families, and individuals and am committed to collaborating with each person to provide a non-judgmental, personalized therapeutic experience. I am dedicated to helping others to understand their difficulties and to create healthy ways to value themselves and others.
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Samantha Walsh
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC, ATRP Verified
Wheaton, IL 60189
I am an Art Therapist and an LCPC who currently works with children healing from a wide variety of barriers such as trauma, chronic illness, anxiety, separation anxiety, neglect, attachment difficulties, depression, somatic concerns and grief and loss. I believe in the power of the therapeutic relationship and the artistic process to facilitate change. Through Art Therapy, patients explore a wide variety of mediums to process their thoughts, feelings and behaviors in a safe and creative way. It is not required for patients to have experience with art material.
(630) 912-0811
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Wheaton, IL 60189
I am an Art Therapist and an LCPC who currently works with children healing from a wide variety of barriers such as trauma, chronic illness, anxiety, separation anxiety, neglect, attachment difficulties, depression, somatic concerns and grief and loss. I believe in the power of the therapeutic relationship and the artistic process to facilitate change. Through Art Therapy, patients explore a wide variety of mediums to process their thoughts, feelings and behaviors in a safe and creative way. It is not required for patients to have experience with art material.
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Kyle McCordic
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, LPC Verified
Wheaton, IL 60187
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
I have received training in Play Therapy, specifically Child-Centered Play Therapy, and am pursuing professional certification as a Registered Play Therapist from the Play Therapy Association.
I am passionate about empowering people to express themselves in an open and honest manner. One main theme that drives what I do is the ongoing search for personal meaning and self-worth, something each of us has a natural right to seek out. I specialize in Play Therapy with children ages 3-11, particularly involving emotional regulation, anger management, behavioral issues, anxiety, and depression in children. Finally, I enjoy working with adolescents, teens, and young adults dealing with anxiety, depression, grieving, and other interpersonal issues.
(630) 748-7680 x346
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Wheaton, IL 60187
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
I have received training in Play Therapy, specifically Child-Centered Play Therapy, and am pursuing professional certification as a Registered Play Therapist from the Play Therapy Association.
I am passionate about empowering people to express themselves in an open and honest manner. One main theme that drives what I do is the ongoing search for personal meaning and self-worth, something each of us has a natural right to seek out. I specialize in Play Therapy with children ages 3-11, particularly involving emotional regulation, anger management, behavioral issues, anxiety, and depression in children. Finally, I enjoy working with adolescents, teens, and young adults dealing with anxiety, depression, grieving, and other interpersonal issues.
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Maria S. Ritchey
Counselor, LCPC, CCATPCA Verified
Wheaton, IL 60187
Offers online therapy
I work towards providing a space for children to express their emotions, feelings, and experiences in ways they can understand: through play.
Everyone hits highs and lows in their lives. We all wish to be heard, understood, and accepted, which is why I value each and every experience shared. I believe in the notion of “putting yourself in ones’ shoes” to fully accept and understand others exactly how they are and what they are experiencing. I am passionate about giving voice to those who struggle making theirs heard and encouraging them to make positive changes in their lives. Each and every individual, child and adult, has the internal power to be the person they wish to be, through understanding, acceptance, and creating their unique meaning and purpose in life.
(630) 454-9238
Verified
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Wheaton, IL 60187
Offers online therapy
I work towards providing a space for children to express their emotions, feelings, and experiences in ways they can understand: through play.
Everyone hits highs and lows in their lives. We all wish to be heard, understood, and accepted, which is why I value each and every experience shared. I believe in the notion of “putting yourself in ones’ shoes” to fully accept and understand others exactly how they are and what they are experiencing. I am passionate about giving voice to those who struggle making theirs heard and encouraging them to make positive changes in their lives. Each and every individual, child and adult, has the internal power to be the person they wish to be, through understanding, acceptance, and creating their unique meaning and purpose in life.
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Claudia J Haas
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Wheaton, IL 60187
I have three areas of specialty: training and experience with children and adolescents, extensive experience and interest in working with families, and psychological testing for ADHD and emotional disorders.
I work with individuals, couples, and families who are seeking help for issues such as depression, anxiety, relationship conflicts, parenting, eating disorders, and codependency. I tend to combine treatment approaches (i.e. cognitive behavioral, interpersonal, psychodynamic) to fit the need of the client. I see my role as coming alongside each individual on their walk of life, and feel privileged to be invited into the personal space of my clients.
(888) 725-4642
Verified

Wheaton, IL 60187
I have three areas of specialty: training and experience with children and adolescents, extensive experience and interest in working with families, and psychological testing for ADHD and emotional disorders.
I work with individuals, couples, and families who are seeking help for issues such as depression, anxiety, relationship conflicts, parenting, eating disorders, and codependency. I tend to combine treatment approaches (i.e. cognitive behavioral, interpersonal, psychodynamic) to fit the need of the client. I see my role as coming alongside each individual on their walk of life, and feel privileged to be invited into the personal space of my clients.
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Stenzel Clinical Services, Ltd.
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC Verified
Wheaton, IL 60187
Offers online therapy
With offices in Wheaton, Naperville, Schaumburg, and Geneva our therapists are trained to counsel children, adolescents, adults, couples and families.
We recognize how difficult it can be to seek help with mental health issues. Our goal is to meet you where you are in a supportive, encouraging way. We never use shame as a motivator. Instead we seek to provide a balance between giving you time and space to heal and challenging and encouraging you to move forward to a healthier place. We have a staff of over 40 therapists each with different specialties; we all possess the same single passion: to walk with our clients on the path of healing.
(630) 387-9885 x301
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Wheaton, IL 60187
Offers online therapy
With offices in Wheaton, Naperville, Schaumburg, and Geneva our therapists are trained to counsel children, adolescents, adults, couples and families.
We recognize how difficult it can be to seek help with mental health issues. Our goal is to meet you where you are in a supportive, encouraging way. We never use shame as a motivator. Instead we seek to provide a balance between giving you time and space to heal and challenging and encouraging you to move forward to a healthier place. We have a staff of over 40 therapists each with different specialties; we all possess the same single passion: to walk with our clients on the path of healing.
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Kimberly Melton Lechner
Counselor, PhD, LCPC, NCC Verified
Wheaton, IL 60187
Offers online therapy
I'm committed to helping people live more joyful, engaged, and meaningful lives. I am a deeply compassionate and empathic clinician who works with children, teens, and adults from diverse backgrounds. I'm passionate about supporting individuals who are experiencing transitions or are otherwise struggling through challenging life circumstances. I have a special interest in supporting children and teens with complex medical, emotional, and behavioral needs as well as their parents/caregivers. I consider it an honor to enter the lives of my clients and to help them achieve their goals through counseling.
(331) 225-1603
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Wheaton, IL 60187
Offers online therapy
I'm committed to helping people live more joyful, engaged, and meaningful lives. I am a deeply compassionate and empathic clinician who works with children, teens, and adults from diverse backgrounds. I'm passionate about supporting individuals who are experiencing transitions or are otherwise struggling through challenging life circumstances. I have a special interest in supporting children and teens with complex medical, emotional, and behavioral needs as well as their parents/caregivers. I consider it an honor to enter the lives of my clients and to help them achieve their goals through counseling.
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Kristine Buelow
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSSW, LSW Verified
Wheaton, IL 60187
Offers online therapy
Play therapy is recognized as an effective method for treating children’s emotional and behavioral struggles.
You can expect me to listen to you non-judgmentally with some humble humor, while giving you useable skills and strategies to try that will be beneficial to you. I don't see my therapy approach as one size fits all, because we are all unique in our life experiences, strengths, and struggles. My role is help you find some personalized solutions to move forward in your life goals.
(847) 438-4222 x20
Verified
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Wheaton, IL 60187
Offers online therapy
Play therapy is recognized as an effective method for treating children’s emotional and behavioral struggles.
You can expect me to listen to you non-judgmentally with some humble humor, while giving you useable skills and strategies to try that will be beneficial to you. I don't see my therapy approach as one size fits all, because we are all unique in our life experiences, strengths, and struggles. My role is help you find some personalized solutions to move forward in your life goals.
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MacKenzie Reeb
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Wheaton, IL 60187
Offers online therapy
Experiencing unexplained sources of anxiety can be really scary. Whether you’re an overwhelmed parent of a teen or child, or a young adult struggling with sexual identity exploration within a religious context, or simply feeling like it’s the right time to ask for help, I may be the right fit for you. Not understanding our own behaviors and feelings can be frustrating. Maybe you are having emotional bursts of anxiety that feel like an “overreaction”. Perhaps you have a sense that your past experiences have something to do with your unstable or depressed emotional state, but you are unsure and terrified of where you might begin.
(630) 517-5548
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Wheaton, IL 60187
Offers online therapy
Experiencing unexplained sources of anxiety can be really scary. Whether you’re an overwhelmed parent of a teen or child, or a young adult struggling with sexual identity exploration within a religious context, or simply feeling like it’s the right time to ask for help, I may be the right fit for you. Not understanding our own behaviors and feelings can be frustrating. Maybe you are having emotional bursts of anxiety that feel like an “overreaction”. Perhaps you have a sense that your past experiences have something to do with your unstable or depressed emotional state, but you are unsure and terrified of where you might begin.
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Amanda Scott
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC Verified
Wheaton, IL 60187
Offers online therapy
I have experience with children, adolescents, adults, families, and groups working on issues such as anxiety, stress, depression, ADHD, social skills, anger management, and parenting.
Feeling stuck? Trying to get back the focus, direction, and passion in life? In an environment free of judgment and rich in support, I believe it is important to utilize my client’s strengths to help empower the change process. By identifying values and specific goals, together we create a path to lead us in the desired direction. With my background in the education field, I have seen how children, as well as, adults struggle with the routine of the day when there is something heavy on their mind. I strive to help my clients identify how to remove this heaviness, and lead the life they have been wanting.
(331) 200-3173
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Wheaton, IL 60187
Offers online therapy
I have experience with children, adolescents, adults, families, and groups working on issues such as anxiety, stress, depression, ADHD, social skills, anger management, and parenting.
Feeling stuck? Trying to get back the focus, direction, and passion in life? In an environment free of judgment and rich in support, I believe it is important to utilize my client’s strengths to help empower the change process. By identifying values and specific goals, together we create a path to lead us in the desired direction. With my background in the education field, I have seen how children, as well as, adults struggle with the routine of the day when there is something heavy on their mind. I strive to help my clients identify how to remove this heaviness, and lead the life they have been wanting.
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Brendan C. Bell
Counselor, MA, LCPC Verified
Wheaton, IL 60187
Are you having trouble finding help for your child or teen? Is your teenager difficult-to-reach? Oppositional? Is your child out-of-control? Resistant to therapy? Working with challenging kids is a passion of mine! Give me the opportunity to connect with your son or daughter, and then equip you as parents with the skills you need to bring order to your home and rebuild your family relationships. Your child or teen will discover an environment here that is safe, productive, and often quite fun!
(630) 480-4118 x10
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Wheaton, IL 60187
Are you having trouble finding help for your child or teen? Is your teenager difficult-to-reach? Oppositional? Is your child out-of-control? Resistant to therapy? Working with challenging kids is a passion of mine! Give me the opportunity to connect with your son or daughter, and then equip you as parents with the skills you need to bring order to your home and rebuild your family relationships. Your child or teen will discover an environment here that is safe, productive, and often quite fun!
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Tom Trousdale
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, CSAT Verified
Office is near:
Wheaton, IL 60187
Not accepting new clients
Clients can connect online for face-to-face telemental health services. Please reach out to us for more information. I specialize in treating adolescents and their families, advocacy for children with educational disabilities and children who are intellectually gifted, the treatment of trauma and its aftermath, sexual addiction, internet addiction, and the integration of spirituality into psychotherapy. I also specialize in providing consultation and clinical supervision, including preparation toward licensure.
(847) 852-4052
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Office is near:
Wheaton, IL 60187
Not accepting new clients
Clients can connect online for face-to-face telemental health services. Please reach out to us for more information. I specialize in treating adolescents and their families, advocacy for children with educational disabilities and children who are intellectually gifted, the treatment of trauma and its aftermath, sexual addiction, internet addiction, and the integration of spirituality into psychotherapy. I also specialize in providing consultation and clinical supervision, including preparation toward licensure.
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Michael A Cortina
Counselor, MS, LCPC Verified
Office is near:
Wheaton, IL 60187
Offers online therapy
For parents and students alike, adolescence can be a turbulent time. Watching our children struggle can often be worrisome. It takes a lot of patience, understanding and adjusting to meet the needs of kids in this age group. It's not uncommon for parents to feel that they are engaging in one power struggle after the next...or perhaps feeling a sense of guilt, frustration or helplessness, as they start to question the effectiveness of their parenting and/or the overall emotional well-being of their son or daughter.
(630) 672-0373
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Office is near:
Wheaton, IL 60187
Offers online therapy
For parents and students alike, adolescence can be a turbulent time. Watching our children struggle can often be worrisome. It takes a lot of patience, understanding and adjusting to meet the needs of kids in this age group. It's not uncommon for parents to feel that they are engaging in one power struggle after the next...or perhaps feeling a sense of guilt, frustration or helplessness, as they start to question the effectiveness of their parenting and/or the overall emotional well-being of their son or daughter.

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Child Therapists
Child psychologists in Wheaton, 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 Wheaton 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.