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"I believe the therapeutic relationship is a crucial vehicle for change. I am deeply empathetic, understanding, and present with my clients in order to build a strong relationship and a safe and supportive environment. I find therapy helpful both for people seeking significant change or healing in their lives or for those seeking a space to process day-to-day stress. I enjoy working with a range of needs including complex trauma, inter-generational trauma, grief, anger and aggression, anxiety, depression, family or parenting issues, and general life transitions. "
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(872) 201-3647
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Children (6 to 10)
"I believe the therapeutic relationship is a crucial vehicle for change. I am deeply empathetic, understanding, and present with my clients in order to build a strong relationship and a safe and supportive environment. I find therapy helpful both for people seeking significant change or healing in their lives or for those seeking a space to process day-to-day stress. I enjoy working with a range of needs including complex trauma, inter-generational trauma, grief, anger and aggression, anxiety, depression, family or parenting issues, and general life transitions. "
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Chicago, Illinois 60603
"I am a licensed Clinical Psychologist practicing in the areas of therapy and school consultation. I received my degree in clinical psychology from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology and completed my psychology internship training at Sankofa Psychological Services. I have experience in college counseling, inpatient settings, and group practice. I see clients of all ages in individual, couples, and family formats. I specialize in play therapy, as well as the treatment of depression, anxiety, and relational discord from an insight oriented and interpersonal perspective."
Children (6 to 10)
(312) 647-2390
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Chicago, Illinois 60603
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Children (6 to 10)
"I am a licensed Clinical Psychologist practicing in the areas of therapy and school consultation. I received my degree in clinical psychology from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology and completed my psychology internship training at Sankofa Psychological Services. I have experience in college counseling, inpatient settings, and group practice. I see clients of all ages in individual, couples, and family formats. I specialize in play therapy, as well as the treatment of depression, anxiety, and relational discord from an insight oriented and interpersonal perspective."
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Chicago, Illinois 60613
"I have worked with clients moving through a variety of issues for over 13 years. I've worked closely with individuals to clarify goals in efforts for client's to grow into their best-self. Communication and Social Skills are two areas of practice I have focused on for over 10 years. I have supported clients with special needs, medical issues, as well as people looking for general direction/advice around life issues."
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(847) 380-4465
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Chicago, Illinois 60613
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Children (6 to 10)
"I have worked with clients moving through a variety of issues for over 13 years. I've worked closely with individuals to clarify goals in efforts for client's to grow into their best-self. Communication and Social Skills are two areas of practice I have focused on for over 10 years. I have supported clients with special needs, medical issues, as well as people looking for general direction/advice around life issues."
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Chicago, Illinois 60607
"I love working with children, the inner child in every adult and couples experiencing stress from parenting. I particularly specialize in working with trauma, anxiety, depression, developmental delays, ADHD, behavior issues, Autism Spectrum and emotional problems related to other medical issues. I take a warm, collaborative and judgement-free approach. I’ll include you in your treatment planning because I think you’ll be more invested in a plan if you had a part in creating it. "
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(312) 784-9867
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Chicago, Illinois 60607
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Children (6 to 10)
"I love working with children, the inner child in every adult and couples experiencing stress from parenting. I particularly specialize in working with trauma, anxiety, depression, developmental delays, ADHD, behavior issues, Autism Spectrum and emotional problems related to other medical issues. I take a warm, collaborative and judgement-free approach. I’ll include you in your treatment planning because I think you’ll be more invested in a plan if you had a part in creating it. "
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Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
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Chicago, Illinois 60611
"ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS. Shannon feels that the relationship that she has with a client is the most important aspect of counseling. With a safe and trusting environment, Shannon and her clients can collaboratively work through their specific needs together. She believes that clients should feel as though they have power in their decision-making and in their lives. Shannon believes open and honest communication about ones' difficulties and the counseling process is key to success. Shannon strives to create a brave space where clients can be vulnerable, try new things and speak openly where they feel accepted rather than judged."
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(847) 453-3761
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Chicago, Illinois 60611
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Children (6 to 10)
"ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS. Shannon feels that the relationship that she has with a client is the most important aspect of counseling. With a safe and trusting environment, Shannon and her clients can collaboratively work through their specific needs together. She believes that clients should feel as though they have power in their decision-making and in their lives. Shannon believes open and honest communication about ones' difficulties and the counseling process is key to success. Shannon strives to create a brave space where clients can be vulnerable, try new things and speak openly where they feel accepted rather than judged."
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Chicago, Illinois 60646
"I offer a compassionate and individualized approach to therapy, helping clients to navigate challenging situations, develop healthy responses to stress, and better understand their emotional responses and patterns of relating. I work one-on-one with clients to identify the root of their struggles, and improve their ability to be present in the moment. I have over a decade of experience providing support to individuals and families throughout Chicago, and work with adults, children and teens. My specialties include anxiety, depression, mood disorders, relationship issues, family/marital challenges, parenting support and more. "
Children (6 to 10)
(872) 244-6245 x500
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Chicago, Illinois 60646
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Children (6 to 10)
"I offer a compassionate and individualized approach to therapy, helping clients to navigate challenging situations, develop healthy responses to stress, and better understand their emotional responses and patterns of relating. I work one-on-one with clients to identify the root of their struggles, and improve their ability to be present in the moment. I have over a decade of experience providing support to individuals and families throughout Chicago, and work with adults, children and teens. My specialties include anxiety, depression, mood disorders, relationship issues, family/marital challenges, parenting support and more. "
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Chicago, Illinois 60615
"I am a licensed clinical psychologist who has worked with children, adolescents, adults and families for over 10 years. During this period, I have developed a specialty in the areas of child and adolescent psychotherapy, parent-child relationships, abuse and trauma, post traumatic stress disorder, and mood and anxiety disorders. I earned my Ph.D. from Northwestern University, and have worked at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center and La Rabida Children's Hospital. In addition to maintaining a private practice, I am currently a lecturer at the University of Chicago."
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(773) 828-4538
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Chicago, Illinois 60615
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Children (6 to 10)
"I am a licensed clinical psychologist who has worked with children, adolescents, adults and families for over 10 years. During this period, I have developed a specialty in the areas of child and adolescent psychotherapy, parent-child relationships, abuse and trauma, post traumatic stress disorder, and mood and anxiety disorders. I earned my Ph.D. from Northwestern University, and have worked at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center and La Rabida Children's Hospital. In addition to maintaining a private practice, I am currently a lecturer at the University of Chicago."
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Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
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Chicago, Illinois 60601
"*Currently accepting new clients* As humans, we are wired for connection with one another and sometimes it can be challenging to let down our defenses and open up to others. I believe that being in therapy will allow you to understand your vulnerabilities, identify troublesome patterns, and make concrete changes in the present that will carry into the future. My areas of specialty include relationship concerns, communication, and sex/intimacy issues as well as conflict resolution. "
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(872) 201-3911
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Chicago, Illinois 60601
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Children (6 to 10)
"*Currently accepting new clients* As humans, we are wired for connection with one another and sometimes it can be challenging to let down our defenses and open up to others. I believe that being in therapy will allow you to understand your vulnerabilities, identify troublesome patterns, and make concrete changes in the present that will carry into the future. My areas of specialty include relationship concerns, communication, and sex/intimacy issues as well as conflict resolution. "
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Chicago, Illinois 60615
"I am an LCSW with 27 years of clinical experience. I have worked extensively with children, adolescents and adults whose difficulties have covered the full range of behavioral, emotional and mental health issues. Boys and girls with separation issues for example, school difficulties, sleep disorders, anxiety, defiant behaviors, etc., have been successfully treated, as well as defiant out-of-control adolescents and adults with mood and/or anxiety disorders,impulse-control problems, adjustment disorders, etc. In addition, my clients have come from all ethnic backgrounds and economic levels, and include both men and women."
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(773) 997-2136
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Chicago, Illinois 60615
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Children (6 to 10)
"I am an LCSW with 27 years of clinical experience. I have worked extensively with children, adolescents and adults whose difficulties have covered the full range of behavioral, emotional and mental health issues. Boys and girls with separation issues for example, school difficulties, sleep disorders, anxiety, defiant behaviors, etc., have been successfully treated, as well as defiant out-of-control adolescents and adults with mood and/or anxiety disorders,impulse-control problems, adjustment disorders, etc. In addition, my clients have come from all ethnic backgrounds and economic levels, and include both men and women."
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Psychologist, PsyD
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Chicago, Illinois 60613
"I provide guidance to children and adults with learning and emotional problems. Often individuals and families come to me after trying other interventions such as psychotherapy, tutoring, or medication. As a neuropsychologist, I provide comprehensive evaluations to clarify a client's learning profile, promote greater self-awareness, and generate tailored recommendations for home, school, and work. As a psychotherapist, I help clients to value themselves, focus on the present, and resolve conflicts that block them from being successful in their school, work, and personal life."
Children (6 to 10)
(708) 377-5209
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Chicago, Illinois 60613
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Children (6 to 10)
"I provide guidance to children and adults with learning and emotional problems. Often individuals and families come to me after trying other interventions such as psychotherapy, tutoring, or medication. As a neuropsychologist, I provide comprehensive evaluations to clarify a client's learning profile, promote greater self-awareness, and generate tailored recommendations for home, school, and work. As a psychotherapist, I help clients to value themselves, focus on the present, and resolve conflicts that block them from being successful in their school, work, and personal life."
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
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Chicago, Illinois 60657
"When difficult emotions or experiences interfere with our ability to enjoy life, it can be hard to figure out what to do. You might feel stuck in patterns of thoughts or behaviors that are making it hard for you to fully engage in life. I can help you move through this challenging time and emerge feeling happier, stronger and more like yourself. Together we will discover the tools and skills you have within you to support healing, growth, and change in your life. You and I will uncover a happier and more peaceful you."
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(773) 328-8760
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Chicago, Illinois 60657
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Children (6 to 10)
"When difficult emotions or experiences interfere with our ability to enjoy life, it can be hard to figure out what to do. You might feel stuck in patterns of thoughts or behaviors that are making it hard for you to fully engage in life. I can help you move through this challenging time and emerge feeling happier, stronger and more like yourself. Together we will discover the tools and skills you have within you to support healing, growth, and change in your life. You and I will uncover a happier and more peaceful you."
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Chicago, Illinois 60644
"Life's challenges can become increasingly and suddenly overwhelming, and positive outlooks gradually limited. At some point in life, everyone could benefit from the therapeutic process. I'm here to provide the support, guidance, and skills to help you to overcome; to prevail. There is strength in vulnerability! I provide a safe environment for you to share, to explore, and to learn ways in which to become and feel healthy in multiple domains of wellness: Physically, Mentally, Emotionally, and Socially. I believe in supporting the whole person, and implementing interventions based on unique and individual needs."
Children (6 to 10)
(773) 673-9760
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Children (6 to 10)
"Life's challenges can become increasingly and suddenly overwhelming, and positive outlooks gradually limited. At some point in life, everyone could benefit from the therapeutic process. I'm here to provide the support, guidance, and skills to help you to overcome; to prevail. There is strength in vulnerability! I provide a safe environment for you to share, to explore, and to learn ways in which to become and feel healthy in multiple domains of wellness: Physically, Mentally, Emotionally, and Socially. I believe in supporting the whole person, and implementing interventions based on unique and individual needs."
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Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
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Chicago, Illinois 60640
"I believe every person has the ability to effect change in their life. Sometimes, though, we need someone to walk along side us to help navigate through difficult and trying times. My view of therapy is just that—a helpful and compassionate person who provides a safe and stigma-free space to explore, reflect, mourn, and grow. My hope is to provide you with the highest quality mental health services to help you achieve your goals and live a healthy, productive life of your design."
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(773) 492-8686
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Chicago, Illinois 60640
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Children (6 to 10)
"I believe every person has the ability to effect change in their life. Sometimes, though, we need someone to walk along side us to help navigate through difficult and trying times. My view of therapy is just that—a helpful and compassionate person who provides a safe and stigma-free space to explore, reflect, mourn, and grow. My hope is to provide you with the highest quality mental health services to help you achieve your goals and live a healthy, productive life of your design."
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Psychologist, MAT, MEd, PhD, ABPP, FAAGP
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Chicago, Illinois 60614
"I have a deep gratitude for all the patients I've known whose lives have been transformed. That's what makes it all worthwhile. My approach to psychotherapy is collaborative. We work together and as soon as I have a realization that I think can help you I will share it with you so we can use it to move forward. We draw from creativity, science, spirit and all of our mutual resources to succeed. Speaking about yourself opens up new pathways in your mind. Progress and change can then happen at any age and I'm there to see that it does."
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(773) 570-2350
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Chicago, Illinois 60614
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Children (6 to 10)
"I have a deep gratitude for all the patients I've known whose lives have been transformed. That's what makes it all worthwhile. My approach to psychotherapy is collaborative. We work together and as soon as I have a realization that I think can help you I will share it with you so we can use it to move forward. We draw from creativity, science, spirit and all of our mutual resources to succeed. Speaking about yourself opens up new pathways in your mind. Progress and change can then happen at any age and I'm there to see that it does."
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"The coaches at Beyond BookSmart are not therapists. We are Executive Function coaches, working with students and adults 1:1 in-person in MA, NY, NJ, CT, PA, IL, FL, SC, & PA as well as online worldwide. We help clients learn and apply tools and strategies that help them focus better, manage their time and energy, plan projects, persist with tasks, organize materials and ideas, cope with text anxiety and perfectionism, and other areas that relate to productivity and effectiveness. Our 300+ coaches are Masters level and above professionals in the fields of education, school psychology and speech-language pathology."
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(781) 514-6508
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Children (6 to 10)
"The coaches at Beyond BookSmart are not therapists. We are Executive Function coaches, working with students and adults 1:1 in-person in MA, NY, NJ, CT, PA, IL, FL, SC, & PA as well as online worldwide. We help clients learn and apply tools and strategies that help them focus better, manage their time and energy, plan projects, persist with tasks, organize materials and ideas, cope with text anxiety and perfectionism, and other areas that relate to productivity and effectiveness. Our 300+ coaches are Masters level and above professionals in the fields of education, school psychology and speech-language pathology."
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Chicago, Illinois 60640
"As a parent and as a therapist for young children, I wholeheartedly understand the various difficulties of raising children, as well as the great joys of parenthood. I view therapy with young children as a means to discover underlying issues that could be impacting a child's current emotional or behavioral presentation and working with the parents and child as a team in addressing those issues. I have a warm, inviting and causal style of interacting with families that helps them feel less anxiety about participating in the therapeutic process."
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(872) 256-9235
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Chicago, Illinois 60640
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Children (6 to 10)
"As a parent and as a therapist for young children, I wholeheartedly understand the various difficulties of raising children, as well as the great joys of parenthood. I view therapy with young children as a means to discover underlying issues that could be impacting a child's current emotional or behavioral presentation and working with the parents and child as a team in addressing those issues. I have a warm, inviting and causal style of interacting with families that helps them feel less anxiety about participating in the therapeutic process."
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Chicago, Illinois 60640
"I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) and a Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (AMFT). In Michigan, I worked at an elementary school with children who had mood disorders, trauma and behavioral issues which were impacting them in school. I also worked with adults and couples who were struggling with depression, anxiety and communication barriers. In Illinois, I worked primarily with adults struggling with severe mental illness. Some diagnoses included schizophrenia, bi-polar disorder, and PTSD. I use many different therapeutic techniques such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, Imago Therapy, Family Therapy and Psycho-education."
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(224) 204-0631
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Chicago, Illinois 60640
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Children (6 to 10)
"I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) and a Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (AMFT). In Michigan, I worked at an elementary school with children who had mood disorders, trauma and behavioral issues which were impacting them in school. I also worked with adults and couples who were struggling with depression, anxiety and communication barriers. In Illinois, I worked primarily with adults struggling with severe mental illness. Some diagnoses included schizophrenia, bi-polar disorder, and PTSD. I use many different therapeutic techniques such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, Imago Therapy, Family Therapy and Psycho-education."
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
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Chicago, Illinois 60614
"My practice welcomes children (age 9 & up), adolescents, and adults to explore life issues and challenges, as well as existing strengths and assets, in a supportive & safe environment. Developing trust and building a positive relationship serves as a starting point; I then help my clients increase their capacity to ask themselves questions, challenge previous assumptions and patterns, understand their family/social environment and try out new thoughts and actions. Together, we walk the path of progress and change, taking steps towards becoming the best possible version of ourselves, as often as we can."
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(847) 562-5916
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Chicago, Illinois 60614
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Children (6 to 10)
"My practice welcomes children (age 9 & up), adolescents, and adults to explore life issues and challenges, as well as existing strengths and assets, in a supportive & safe environment. Developing trust and building a positive relationship serves as a starting point; I then help my clients increase their capacity to ask themselves questions, challenge previous assumptions and patterns, understand their family/social environment and try out new thoughts and actions. Together, we walk the path of progress and change, taking steps towards becoming the best possible version of ourselves, as often as we can."
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
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Chicago, Illinois 60601
"Not comfortable with leaving your home due to the corona virus threat? Now you can get video conferencing therapy online for an affordable cost! When the threat is over, you can still choose video conferencing therapy, for convenience sake, or work on issues face-to-face at any of my convenient offices located in the Chicago LOOP, Oak Brook, Glen Ellyn, Orland Park and Flossmoor, Illinois. Call for an appointment at 630-890-1907, or email me at jamessimmerer@yahoo.com. "
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(630) 504-0163
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Chicago, Illinois 60601
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Children (6 to 10)
"Not comfortable with leaving your home due to the corona virus threat? Now you can get video conferencing therapy online for an affordable cost! When the threat is over, you can still choose video conferencing therapy, for convenience sake, or work on issues face-to-face at any of my convenient offices located in the Chicago LOOP, Oak Brook, Glen Ellyn, Orland Park and Flossmoor, Illinois. Call for an appointment at 630-890-1907, or email me at jamessimmerer@yahoo.com. "
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Counselor, ATR-BC, LCPC
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Chicago, Illinois 60605
"Are you longing for a place to feel accepted, where you can be you? Do you desire a strengthened self? Have you found connecting with others is more difficult these days? Life’s experiences and stressors can have significant impact on how you interact with the world. If you're looking to make a change, connect more with those you love and improve your relationship with yourself, art therapy may be a great fit for you. Art therapy can provide a safe space to explore yourself and your world in unique ways to reach deeper connections and achieve a stronger self. "
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(312) 626-9556
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Chicago, Illinois 60605
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Children (6 to 10)
"Are you longing for a place to feel accepted, where you can be you? Do you desire a strengthened self? Have you found connecting with others is more difficult these days? Life’s experiences and stressors can have significant impact on how you interact with the world. If you're looking to make a change, connect more with those you love and improve your relationship with yourself, art therapy may be a great fit for you. Art therapy can provide a safe space to explore yourself and your world in unique ways to reach deeper connections and achieve a stronger self. "

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Children (6 to 10) Therapists
If you're looking for help with children or for a Chicago child therapist these professionals provide help with child development, child learning and child education. They include child therapists in Chicago, child psychologists, child psychotherapists and child counselors. They can help with child abuse, mother child issues, child neglect, child behavior and child discipline. Child counseling in Chicago may include help with child behavioral issues, child family relationships and child sleep.

We often colloquially refer to our children as 'kids', and so may seek a Chicago therapist for kids' learning issues or help with a kid's education. Such child therapists can help with kid abuse, mother kid issues, kid neglect, kid behavior and kid discipline. Kid counseling in Chicago may include help with kids' behavioral issues, kid family relationships and kids' sleep.

How can I tell if a therapist is right for me?
Therapists in Chicago are able to work with a wide range of issues.

For example, if you're seeking a marriage counselor in Chicago you'll find that most therapists are trained in marriage counseling or couples counseling in Chicago and couples therapy. And they welcome families for family counseling in Chicago or family therapy in Chicago.