Chava Alpert
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
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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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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Carly Schwartz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Offers online therapy
I'm so glad you are reading this. My interest is in helping you be the best version of yourself. I love to work with children and adolescents (and their parents) to address all the things that are causing stress in life. I am a school social worker and also in private practice. It is an awesome combination because I see what kids are going through in multiple settings. I understand the challenges within the school, home and community. I work with clients on issues of anxiety, depression, social relationships, self esteem, communication, developmental differences, gender identity, sexual orientation, divorce and self harm.
(224) 207-4213 x800
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Offers online therapy
I'm so glad you are reading this. My interest is in helping you be the best version of yourself. I love to work with children and adolescents (and their parents) to address all the things that are causing stress in life. I am a school social worker and also in private practice. It is an awesome combination because I see what kids are going through in multiple settings. I understand the challenges within the school, home and community. I work with clients on issues of anxiety, depression, social relationships, self esteem, communication, developmental differences, gender identity, sexual orientation, divorce and self harm.
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Amy Morvay
Counselor, MEd, LCPC, CCATP Verified
Offers online therapy
I have a passion for working with children, adolescents, and families that has stemmed from my very first job as a figure skating coach for 3-5 year old children.
Our work together will be collaborative and flexible, in order to ensure that your needs, or your child's needs, are being met in the most helpful way possible. While therapy is about identifying what can be working better, I also want to celebrate your strengths and successes together. Often, solutions can be found in what we do well!
(773) 345-7327
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Offers online therapy
I have a passion for working with children, adolescents, and families that has stemmed from my very first job as a figure skating coach for 3-5 year old children.
Our work together will be collaborative and flexible, in order to ensure that your needs, or your child's needs, are being met in the most helpful way possible. While therapy is about identifying what can be working better, I also want to celebrate your strengths and successes together. Often, solutions can be found in what we do well!
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Glynis Kristal-Ragsdale
Counselor, MA, , LCPC Verified
Offers online therapy
Starting therapy can be a scary, overwhelming process. It takes a lot of courage to ask for help, whether for you, your relationship or your child. I listen closely to you to understand your experience and the specifics of what’s making life difficult right now. Sometimes you don’t feel good and don’t really know why—and sometimes you do know why, but things aren’t getting any better anyway. Talking it through with someone can help. In session, I strive to create a space of compassionate, patient curiosity where we can find a way to make meaning out of what’s going on together.
(872) 266-8200
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Offers online therapy
Starting therapy can be a scary, overwhelming process. It takes a lot of courage to ask for help, whether for you, your relationship or your child. I listen closely to you to understand your experience and the specifics of what’s making life difficult right now. Sometimes you don’t feel good and don’t really know why—and sometimes you do know why, but things aren’t getting any better anyway. Talking it through with someone can help. In session, I strive to create a space of compassionate, patient curiosity where we can find a way to make meaning out of what’s going on together.
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Kathleen Friddle
Counselor, MS, LCPC Verified
Offers online therapy
I have worked with a variety of populations and mental health issues as I come from a community mental health background. I see all ages ranging from 3 to adult but I do have a passion for children and adolescents. I have worked with DCFS families in social services agencies as well as residential treatment centers for adolescents. I am warm, energetic, and skilled in helping you with your challenges.
(847) 906-2424 x131
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Offers online therapy
I have worked with a variety of populations and mental health issues as I come from a community mental health background. I see all ages ranging from 3 to adult but I do have a passion for children and adolescents. I have worked with DCFS families in social services agencies as well as residential treatment centers for adolescents. I am warm, energetic, and skilled in helping you with your challenges.
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Awakenings Counseling Center (Sally Secker)
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LCPC, NCC Verified
Offers online therapy
I am a professional counselor in Algonquin, IL currently accepting new clients. I have experience in working with children, teens, adults, couples, and families. I am passionate about helping others navigate difficult times in their lives, and I love to come alongside people to encourage and empower them. I specialize in treating issues such as anxiety, depression, self-harm, trauma, and grief and loss. I love working with teens and young adults, as well as families, adults, and anyone facing new life transitions or a difficult season.
(630) 948-4419
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Offers online therapy
I am a professional counselor in Algonquin, IL currently accepting new clients. I have experience in working with children, teens, adults, couples, and families. I am passionate about helping others navigate difficult times in their lives, and I love to come alongside people to encourage and empower them. I specialize in treating issues such as anxiety, depression, self-harm, trauma, and grief and loss. I love working with teens and young adults, as well as families, adults, and anyone facing new life transitions or a difficult season.
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Vanesa Cervantes
PsyD Verified
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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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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Jessica Fenstemacher
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LLC Verified
Offers online therapy
I specialize in working with children, adolescents and families who are experiencing adjustment within their family unit.
Welcome! I believe that therapy can be a very empowering experience for all ages and genders. I facilitate this for my clients by priding myself as a therapist on being empathetic, inviting and engaging. I provide therapy for Children, Adolescents and Families as well as Adults. I believe that therapy is a safe space which allows one to resolve problems and create personal growth. I am dedicated to my client's well being as well as their own self determination within the therapeutic process and therapeutic relationship. I work psychodynamically and cognitively while also utilizing strength based and family dynamic systems work.
(773) 823-0073
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Offers online therapy
I specialize in working with children, adolescents and families who are experiencing adjustment within their family unit.
Welcome! I believe that therapy can be a very empowering experience for all ages and genders. I facilitate this for my clients by priding myself as a therapist on being empathetic, inviting and engaging. I provide therapy for Children, Adolescents and Families as well as Adults. I believe that therapy is a safe space which allows one to resolve problems and create personal growth. I am dedicated to my client's well being as well as their own self determination within the therapeutic process and therapeutic relationship. I work psychodynamically and cognitively while also utilizing strength based and family dynamic systems work.
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Lorna London
Psychologist, PhD Verified
I work from a cognitive-behavioral approach with children, adolescents and adults, to help them to efficiently attain their goals.
Life sometimes gives us lemons. It is up to us to turn it into lemonade. While change is good, it certainly can be hard. The journey toward self-fulfillment is best done with someone who can provide you with support and guidance. It would be a pleasure and a privilege to go on this journey with you. My aim is to collaborate with you to find solutions to problems, and to help you make the changes that are necessary to allow you to live a fulfilling life.
(630) 395-7424
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I work from a cognitive-behavioral approach with children, adolescents and adults, to help them to efficiently attain their goals.
Life sometimes gives us lemons. It is up to us to turn it into lemonade. While change is good, it certainly can be hard. The journey toward self-fulfillment is best done with someone who can provide you with support and guidance. It would be a pleasure and a privilege to go on this journey with you. My aim is to collaborate with you to find solutions to problems, and to help you make the changes that are necessary to allow you to live a fulfilling life.
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Stephanie Ardagh LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, Type 73 Verified
Offers online therapy
North Star Counseling Group was founded on the idea that all people will find themselves in need of guidance and support at some point in their life. Various concerns can lead a person to counseling services. Stephanie Ardagh, LCSW works with children ages 3-18. She is experienced in addressing issues of: self esteem, self injury, body image, school refusal, adjustment to divorce and loss, social skills, and significant behavior disorders. Stephanie sees parents as a valuable resource and ally when working with children. She works well with other providers, such as school personnel, to get to know her clients and their unique needs.
(224) 360-5219
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Offers online therapy
North Star Counseling Group was founded on the idea that all people will find themselves in need of guidance and support at some point in their life. Various concerns can lead a person to counseling services. Stephanie Ardagh, LCSW works with children ages 3-18. She is experienced in addressing issues of: self esteem, self injury, body image, school refusal, adjustment to divorce and loss, social skills, and significant behavior disorders. Stephanie sees parents as a valuable resource and ally when working with children. She works well with other providers, such as school personnel, to get to know her clients and their unique needs.
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Brittany M. Roback
Counselor, MA, LCPC, CADC Verified
Offers online therapy
If you are a parent questioning your abilities to help your child/teen, a guardian watching your loved one struggle socially, emotionally, at school, or with an addiction, please do not hesitate to reach out.
I offer playful interventions to children and teens, ages 4 and up. I really enjoy working with parents on how to communicate more effectively with their child/teen and how to build positive healthy relationships. Another population I am passionate about working with is those struggling with addiction. Addiction can be observed in many forms from video gaming, eating disorders to substances. Whether struggling with addictions to school homework, I look at the family system as a whole. This allows me to evaluate the individual needs of the client and identify what is needed to assist the client to grow into their best self.
(630) 473-3481
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Offers online therapy
If you are a parent questioning your abilities to help your child/teen, a guardian watching your loved one struggle socially, emotionally, at school, or with an addiction, please do not hesitate to reach out.
I offer playful interventions to children and teens, ages 4 and up. I really enjoy working with parents on how to communicate more effectively with their child/teen and how to build positive healthy relationships. Another population I am passionate about working with is those struggling with addiction. Addiction can be observed in many forms from video gaming, eating disorders to substances. Whether struggling with addictions to school homework, I look at the family system as a whole. This allows me to evaluate the individual needs of the client and identify what is needed to assist the client to grow into their best self.
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Cathy L Brown
Counselor, MA, NCC, LCPC Verified
Offers online therapy
Offering 20 years of skilled counseling experience specializing in all child and adolescent issues including ADHD, anxiety, depression and all school issues. I have special training in adult issues related to self-improvement, anxiety, depression, mood and personality disorders, codependency, abuse. parent/child relationships, and divorce recovery.
(217) 481-8078
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Offers online therapy
Offering 20 years of skilled counseling experience specializing in all child and adolescent issues including ADHD, anxiety, depression and all school issues. I have special training in adult issues related to self-improvement, anxiety, depression, mood and personality disorders, codependency, abuse. parent/child relationships, and divorce recovery.
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Lauren Laake DeVlieger
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Offers online therapy
Dr. Lauren Laake DeVlieger is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with specializations in clinical child psychology and pediatric psychology. Dr. Laake DeVlieger works with children and adolescents with a variety of presenting concerns. Her areas of expertise include adjustment to and coping with acute and chronic medical illnesses, anxiety (including phobias, panic, and social anxiety), OCD, depression, somatic symptom disorder, conversion disorder, ADHD, learning disabilities, developmental disorders, and behavioral concerns across development stages.
(779) 273-4231
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Offers online therapy
Dr. Lauren Laake DeVlieger is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with specializations in clinical child psychology and pediatric psychology. Dr. Laake DeVlieger works with children and adolescents with a variety of presenting concerns. Her areas of expertise include adjustment to and coping with acute and chronic medical illnesses, anxiety (including phobias, panic, and social anxiety), OCD, depression, somatic symptom disorder, conversion disorder, ADHD, learning disabilities, developmental disorders, and behavioral concerns across development stages.
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Innovative Counseling Partners, LLC
Counselor, LCPC Verified
Offers online therapy
We have been trained to work with a variety of issues-Depression, Anger, Anxiety (group and individual formats), Bipolar disorder, Trauma, Child and Adolescent work (males and females), Sexual Abuse, Play Therapy, Family therapy, Cultural issues (adapting to the western culture), and Gay/Lesbian family issues.
Our life's work is helping clients achieve a better sense of self and happiness..more recently we've recognized that without good mental health providers this balance in life can be more difficult and stressful. However, through therapy our associates have our clients transform into the people they want to be. We see each client as an individual with many parts to their identity. Utilizing a holistic and systemic approach we help clients reintegrate the parts of themselves to function better as individuals and within their systems. Our focus tends toward a family systems based approach using behavior methods.
(773) 312-3612
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Offers online therapy
We have been trained to work with a variety of issues-Depression, Anger, Anxiety (group and individual formats), Bipolar disorder, Trauma, Child and Adolescent work (males and females), Sexual Abuse, Play Therapy, Family therapy, Cultural issues (adapting to the western culture), and Gay/Lesbian family issues.
Our life's work is helping clients achieve a better sense of self and happiness..more recently we've recognized that without good mental health providers this balance in life can be more difficult and stressful. However, through therapy our associates have our clients transform into the people they want to be. We see each client as an individual with many parts to their identity. Utilizing a holistic and systemic approach we help clients reintegrate the parts of themselves to function better as individuals and within their systems. Our focus tends toward a family systems based approach using behavior methods.
Felicia Sanford
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
I specialize in a wide range of issues that face children, adolescents and adults with mood disorders such as depression, anxiety, and behavioral disorders. In addition to my work with Associated Counseling I also work in community mental health . My clinical work has also included providing therapy to emotionally disturbed, physically and sexually abused children and adolescents, individual and family therapy with children, adolescents and adults, and substance abuse treatment with adults. I received a Doctorate in Psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology, my Masters degree from Roosevelt University and Bachelors degree from Loyola University of Chicago.
(815) 552-1073
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I specialize in a wide range of issues that face children, adolescents and adults with mood disorders such as depression, anxiety, and behavioral disorders. In addition to my work with Associated Counseling I also work in community mental health . My clinical work has also included providing therapy to emotionally disturbed, physically and sexually abused children and adolescents, individual and family therapy with children, adolescents and adults, and substance abuse treatment with adults. I received a Doctorate in Psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology, my Masters degree from Roosevelt University and Bachelors degree from Loyola University of Chicago.
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Rebecca Roberts
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC Verified
Offers online therapy
In the clinical setting I offer a warm and welcoming space for clients to feel safe, supported and challenged. I emphasize that you, the client, are the expert of your own life. My clinical experience spans across clients of many ages, from young preschool-aged children to older adults. I’ve spent my career working in community, college, and child-welfare settings. My experience includes helping others navigate and manage depression, low self-esteem, parenting issues, relationship concerns, anxiety, life transitions, racial and generational trauma as well as other stressor-related disorders.
(872) 266-7720
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Offers online therapy
In the clinical setting I offer a warm and welcoming space for clients to feel safe, supported and challenged. I emphasize that you, the client, are the expert of your own life. My clinical experience spans across clients of many ages, from young preschool-aged children to older adults. I’ve spent my career working in community, college, and child-welfare settings. My experience includes helping others navigate and manage depression, low self-esteem, parenting issues, relationship concerns, anxiety, life transitions, racial and generational trauma as well as other stressor-related disorders.
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Jenny Levine
Counselor, LCPC Verified
Offers online therapy
I specialize in child development, but work with clients from all age groups and demographics.
My integrative approach to therapy starts with developing a genuine and supportive relationship while providing a comfortable, safe space for clients to open up. With a master’s degree from Northwestern University and specialized training in child development, I try to individualize each client’s treatment based on their needs. Your child and I would work towards increasing functioning in their daily lives by developing greater self-awareness, fostering interpersonal relationship skills, improving skills to tolerate and reduce distressing emotions, and fostering changes in perspective and behavior.
(773) 207-7602
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Offers online therapy
I specialize in child development, but work with clients from all age groups and demographics.
My integrative approach to therapy starts with developing a genuine and supportive relationship while providing a comfortable, safe space for clients to open up. With a master’s degree from Northwestern University and specialized training in child development, I try to individualize each client’s treatment based on their needs. Your child and I would work towards increasing functioning in their daily lives by developing greater self-awareness, fostering interpersonal relationship skills, improving skills to tolerate and reduce distressing emotions, and fostering changes in perspective and behavior.
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Greta Nielsen
Counselor, MA, LCPC, NCC Verified
Offers online therapy
A specialty population is working with very young children struggling with sensory integration disorders, as well as with children and adolescents with behavior, eating, anxiety and mood disorders.
I have over 25 years experience helping clients of all ages tap into their strengths to achieve their life's goals. My non-judgmental, authentic and empathic approach inspires, motivates and guides clients into becoming healthier, happier and more connected in their lives. I blend many types of research-based theories and practices to find the unique strategy that helps clients triumph over their weaknesses. I am a tireless advocate for my clients, tapping into their resiliency to overcome their challenges.
(224) 864-9110 x102
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Offers online therapy
A specialty population is working with very young children struggling with sensory integration disorders, as well as with children and adolescents with behavior, eating, anxiety and mood disorders.
I have over 25 years experience helping clients of all ages tap into their strengths to achieve their life's goals. My non-judgmental, authentic and empathic approach inspires, motivates and guides clients into becoming healthier, happier and more connected in their lives. I blend many types of research-based theories and practices to find the unique strategy that helps clients triumph over their weaknesses. I am a tireless advocate for my clients, tapping into their resiliency to overcome their challenges.
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Mehnaz Siddiqui
Counselor, MA, LCPC Verified
Offers online therapy
I utilize a strength-based approach with children, teens, and adults in providing them the tools they need to appropriate cope, problem-solve, and achieve emotional awareness.
I am a clinician focused on fostering growth, personal change, and self-empowerment with individuals and families. I love nothing more than knowing that a client and family are able to find new solutions and acquire new skills to achieve positive outcomes through therapy. I recognize that it is crucial to build a safe, warm, non-judgmental, and supportive environment for each client and to work collaboratively towards goal achievement.
(630) 635-0582
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Offers online therapy
I utilize a strength-based approach with children, teens, and adults in providing them the tools they need to appropriate cope, problem-solve, and achieve emotional awareness.
I am a clinician focused on fostering growth, personal change, and self-empowerment with individuals and families. I love nothing more than knowing that a client and family are able to find new solutions and acquire new skills to achieve positive outcomes through therapy. I recognize that it is crucial to build a safe, warm, non-judgmental, and supportive environment for each client and to work collaboratively towards goal achievement.
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Erin Surratt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW Verified
I enjoy working with children, adolescents, adults and families.
I believe that we all need a little bit of help once in a while. I also know that sometimes we don't know how to get that help or whom to ask. I feel that therapy can be beneficial to help facilitate that change by providing an outlet or resource for those that need that help.
(309) 928-7717
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I enjoy working with children, adolescents, adults and families.
I believe that we all need a little bit of help once in a while. I also know that sometimes we don't know how to get that help or whom to ask. I feel that therapy can be beneficial to help facilitate that change by providing an outlet or resource for those that need that help.

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Child Therapists
Child psychologists in Illinois 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 (likely in fewer than six sessions), the remaining 20% will need longer-term support.

The best child therapists in Illinois 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.




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