Cecily A. Kanter

Psychologist, PsyD, MS

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Cecily A. Kanter

Psychologist, PsyD, MS


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New Transitions Counseling Center, Ltd.
415 South Creekside Drive
Suite 107
Palatine, IL 60074
(847) 453-3526

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"Your Comfort and Your Health" is always a priority with me. My goal as a psychologist is to provide meaningful, compassionate, and successful therapy. Successful clients have reported that I have provided them with a safe, comfortable, and nurturing environment for treatment, which allowed them to grow and develop new strengths. I utilize a number of strategies to engage individuals and families in treatment, including but not limited to cognitive behavioral (CBT), client centered and family therapies. I believe in and facilitate a strength-based approach to treatment, allowing the individual to develop and recognize their personal strengths.
I work with individuals and families diagnosed with: autism spectrum disorders, developmental delays, learning disabilities, anxiety, mood disorders, and postpartum depression. I facilitate specialized groups (Girls Group & Play Group). I work with siblings and extended family to facilitate their understanding of the diagnosis through individual, family and/ or group work.
Lastly, due to my extensive work in therapeutic day schools, I collaboratively work with parents of children with Individual Education Plans (IEP) and other alternative needs in school, by empowering them to advocate and obtain the best and most appropriate services afforded to their child.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $100 - $150
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • APS Healthcare
  • Aetna | Aetna Coventry
  • Beacon Health Options
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Magellan
  • Optima
  • Out of Network
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Qualifications

  • License: Illinois / 071007688
  • School: Illinois School of Professional Psychology
  • Year Graduated: 2007

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: APA
  • Certificate Date: 2003
  • Certificate: IPA
  • Certificate Date: 2008

Cecily A. Kanter's Groups

Girls Group

Girls group is an opportunity for pre-teens and teenage girls with developmental disabilities to come together and work on social skills. The ages of the girls can vary from 10 years to 15 years of age. But more importantly, its a time and place where they can be themselves, discover who they are, what they like and have the opportunity to be a more neuro-typical teenager. Girls will learn to build positive relationships with peers, staff, and community members through group therapy, mentoring, and experiential activities.

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Play Group

Play group is for toddlers ages 3-7 years old who are displaying difficulties with social/emotional play skills. It is a chance for children to come together to develop these crucial skills early in life. Group members will learn social thinking concepts in order to develop positive play interactions and build cooperative play skills.

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Location

New Transitions Counseling Center, Ltd.
415 South Creekside Drive
Suite 107
Palatine, IL 60074
(847) 453-3526
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This location is easily accessible from:

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Specialties
  • Autism
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Parenting
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Child
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Divorce
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Eating Disorders
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infertility
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Life Coaching
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sensory Integration Disfunction
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Teen Violence
  • Testing and Evaluation
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Video Game Addiction
Mental Health
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Thinking Disorders
Sexuality
  • LGBTQ+

Client Focus

I also speak: Spanish
Age
  • Adults
  • Teen
  • Preteen
  • Children (6 to 10)
Communities
  • Gay Allied
  • HIV / AIDS Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Family Systems
  • Narrative
  • Play Therapy
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Family
  • Group

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Last Modified: 23 May 2021
Cecily A. Kanter, PsyD, MS, Psychologist in Palatine
Cecily A. Kanter

Psychologist, PsyD, MS