Parenting Therapists in South Loop, Chicago, IL

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Amber Walker
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified
Verified
Amber Walker is a graduate from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology and is currently obtaining her licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Illinois. She received her M.A. in Counseling Psychology with a concentration in child and adolescent treatment from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Before CCBH, Amber worked closely with children and families residing in underserved populations. Amber provided continuous support and used strength-based and evidence-based models such as the Parent as Teacher model to strengthen family engagement, family dynamics, and parenting practice.
(312) 800-9032
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South Loop
Chicago, IL 60601
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JoAnn Brown
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I specialize in the treatment of survivors of sexual abuse and their non-offending family members. Survivors of sexual abuse often have a variety of problems that seem unsolvable or do not seem to make sense. I have specialized training that allows me to help clients understand their current problems in connection with their history of abuse. I also treat adolescents, adults and couples with a variety of problems including; depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties and parenting difficulties.
(630) 426-3215
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South Loop
Chicago, IL 60602
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Hannah Lee
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW, CYT
Verified
Verified
I have experience working with children, teens, and adults facing a wide range of issues, and some of my specialties include parenting and caregiving; pre/postnatal issues; and racial identity.
I love building relationships with clients, and helping you discover the patterns, past experiences, and circumstances that shape your life today. I believe that everyone brings strengths and skills to their healing journey and I use a trauma-informed approach, which means creating safety and autonomy in session so that you can build trust in yourself. I believe that everyone brings strengths and skills to their healing journey, and that taking time to care for yourself and heal can be a radical, transformative act.
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South Loop
Chicago, IL 60602
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Takisha Brooks
Pre-Licensed Professional, ALMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Takisha is an associate Marriage and Family Therapist. Her clinical interest includes working with couples/family systems and empowering clients from culturally diverse backgrounds to work on communication, parenting , and intimacy. She has an empathetic and energetic personality, which helps clients find and understand their voices, regain trust, and have more fun together in their relationship. Takisha uses a narrative and solution-focused systemic approach in therapy. She believes in the power of stories to help strengthen the core aspects of familial relationships, and she affirms collaboration and creativity in all of sessions.
(312) 929-1218 x527
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South Loop
Chicago, IL 60602
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Hannah O'Connor
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
My areas of expertise include working with individuals or couples impacted by perinatal mood disorders, infertility, high-risk pregnancies, parenting challenges, working through life transitions, grief and loss, career transitions, and experiencing anxiety.
I provide clinical therapeutic services to individuals, couples and families. I am warm, compassionate and eager to partner with clients. I use a strengths-based approach and believe in the power of therapeutic relationships. It is a goal of mine to listen and understand clients and help them learn appropriate coping skills that can help them outside of the therapy session. I understand the courage it takes to ask for help.
(312) 764-1410
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South Loop
Chicago, IL 60602
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Ebony Johnson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
When you're from urban areas you are often misunderstood in the therapeutic space and in life in general. Finding a therapist who can relate to you or your child and your unique characteristics or struggle can be hard. Born and raised in the Auburn Grisham neighborhood of Chicago, I understand the unique challenges of being raised in communities like this. I work with individuals, children and families to help them navigate through; chronic stress, community violence, grief, parenting and co- parenting , relationship struggles, anxiety, trauma and complex family histories.
(312) 313-3142 x1
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South Loop
Chicago, IL 60605
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Taylor Ariel Pettway
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I am driven to focus on relational conflict, family sculpting with blended families and single- parent , men and women’s issues, communities of color, intergenerational trauma, systemic racism, and mindfulness.
There is power in seeking the help of others along our journey, and it is my hope that therapy can represent a unique healing environment, focused on your reality and your needs. The change that we all seek lies within our stories being validated and understood. As we witness the power of our stories in light of culture, race, gender, sexual orientation, and other intersections of identity through therapy, we partner in using your strengths to lessen your limitations. By developing your self-awareness, we can work to heal from past wounds, develop more understanding of your Self and those around you, and create better relationships.
(312) 626-6658
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South Loop
Chicago, IL 60605
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Julie M Matija
Counselor, LCPC
Verified
Verified
I am experienced in addressing issues related to anxiety, worry, role transitions, loss, anger, parenting , relationship difficulties, and career contentment.
Does it sometimes feel like you are not living the life you thought that you would? Or that you could be more content with your situation? Or perhaps you are having trouble making decisions about what to do next? If so, therapy can help you clarify what is important to you and what is causing you to feel stuck. I am happy to work together with you to better understand your past while also finding new ways of moving forward in a meaningful way.
(312) 241-1078
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South Loop
Chicago, IL 60601
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Dr. Julia DiGangi
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
Dr. DiGangi is a neuropsychologist, specializing in anxiety and relationships (in couples, parenting and work). She brings 2 powerful assets to your care. First, she is a leading brain expert and understands precisely what drives anxiety and relationship stress in your life. Second, she has treated a wide range of patients for many years. This means if you have anxiety or relationship strain, Dr. DiGangi is a seasoned expert, ready to help you powerfully and quickly. She is licensed to treat patients in 31 states through "Psypact," including Illinois and Washington, D.C.
(312) 313-5430
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South Loop
Chicago, IL 60601
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Adriane Barton
Counselor, LCPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
The search for a therapist can be exciting, but also a bit intimidating. Having worked with a diverse population in a variety of settings, I have found that the key to effective therapy is providing a non-judgemental environment, one where you feel heard and supported regardless of your past. Whether you are struggling with substance abuse, anxiety, depression, parenting , or a difficult life transition, I can help guide you with tools for change. I provide continual encouragement to help aid you overcome your life obstacles and find a new found compassion for yourself and your loved ones.
(773) 945-0522
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South Loop
Chicago, IL 60605
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Center for Relationship Health, The Juniper Center
Psychologist, PsyD, CSADC, BCETS
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Life gets complicated. You have been trying all that you know how to do to make things better for yourself or for someone you love but have run out of energy, ideas or both. You may have a relationship with someone you love but just can't seem to get along. You may be a parent trying to best figure out how to help a child or teen who is having problems. You may feel burdened by sadness, fear or stress.Or, perhaps you have old wounds that seem to keep interfering with you creating the life you want.
(847) 920-7884 x1
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South Loop
Chicago, IL 60601
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Lynn Barrette
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I offer tools for self-discovery, forgiveness, meditation, healthy transitions, healed relationships, and positive parenting .
Welcome to Center for Dynamic Healing! We are here to evolve into more conscious, responsible individuals. Blending psychology with spirituality, I work with adolescents and adults dealing with life difficulties, transitions, relationship healing needs, spirituality, and parenting issues.
(224) 243-3103
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South Loop
Chicago, IL 60601
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Courtney Vilimek
Counselor, LCPC, BCBA
Verified
Verified
I work with a wide variety of young children, adolescents, and families who are in need of support due to behavioral concerns, social skills deficits, anxiety symptomology, attention deficits, autism spectrum disorder, adjustment to divorce, and parent training. I practices from a collaborative approach, emphasizing the importance of building strong relationships with both the child and family to generalize skills outside of the therapeutic environment. Further, I work diligently with schools, physicians and other members of the child’s community to provide consistency of support to the child and family.
(630) 491-1269
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South Loop
Chicago, IL 60606
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Nichole Aumann
Psychologist, PsyD, LCPC
Verified
Verified
My specialties include parenting issues, divorce, single parenting , relationship conflicts, depression,and anxiety .
Perhaps you are here because you are finding that your life is not feeling as fullfilled as you would like it to be. You may also be experiencing conflicts or loss in family, career, and personal areas of your life. I can offer you an opportunity to gain a better understanding of what is happening that prevents you from reaching your goals. Together we can discover new ways to acheive what you are looking for out of life. My approach is compassionate and empathic, yet focused and direct, in order to help you meet your needs.
(773) 505-1733
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South Loop
Chicago, IL 60601
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Judith Aronson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
People who seek my services as a psychotherapist often feel stressed, stuck, or even hopeless. These feelings can stem from difficulties in personal relationships (couple/marital, parent /child, aging parents, boss), life transitions (parenthood, infertility, illness, career change), loss (of a loved one,employment), or self-destructive behaviors (abusive relationships, eating disorders, substance abuse). By analyzing the dynamics of these challenges in a confidential environment, utilizing time-tested theories, those with whom I work are often able to relieve their stress, "move-on" with confidence, and even see a clear path when previously all was bleak.
(847) 908-3629
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South Loop
Chicago, IL 60601
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Colleen Napleton
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
My focus is on helping parents find balance, learn self-care, loosen the guilt and learn about their littles. I help those in all types of parenting roles with their new or changing identities as they're shifted into a life different than the one they once had. Parenthood brings to the surface a lot of old feelings and wounds that often need to be processed as well as figuring out which patterns are being played out from their own childhood and if there are any they need help not repeating. I have a specialty in babies, toddlers and preschoolers but assist them by working with their parents. I do 1:1 therapy with adults and kids.
(312) 614-0826
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South Loop
Chicago, IL 60603
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Stacy McCann
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Whether you're an overwhelmed mom, a parent looking for guidance, or a woman who just needs to find herself again, I can help.
What is stopping you from being the mother, and woman, you want to be? Maybe you're constantly overwhelmed. Maybe pregnancy and postpartum weren't what you expected. Maybe the tantrums are out of control. Maybe you're feeling disconnected from your kids (or yourself). Maybe you're tired of making decisions all the time. Maybe your past interferes with the kind of parent you want to be. Or maybe you've just lost sight of yourself. Whatever the reason, there is help. I want to work together with you to navigate your roadblocks, increase connection and confidence, and develop the coping skills to create a new path!
(618) 753-4462
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South Loop
Chicago, IL 60603
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Susan Stern
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
As a most caring and empathetic person and therapist, I am dedicated in helping children, teens, adolescents, young adults and parents to feel better; connected to themselves and to others in a healthy way. I see parents individually. -- All therapy, is a collaborative approach; together with you, I can help you (young or parent ), to feel better. When we feel really bad emotionally, depressed, anxious-- it is often parts of our self that we do not know very well. I will help to guide you to illuminate the unconscious parts of yourself and see what is there. I am here for you! The individual sessions have worked well virtually!
(847) 693-4066
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South Loop
Chicago, IL 60611
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Ruri (Nuri) Kim
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I have provided a range of evidence-based treatments including CBT, ACT, DBT, EMDR, Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), Trauma-Focused CBT, Parent Management Training, and Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions (SPACE) program.
My clinical approach is authentic and integrative, resulting in a collaborative treatment plan based on client’s culture and values, the best available clinical research, and clinical expertise for my clients to thrive in their lives. I enjoy working with children, adolescents and adults in individual, family and group settings. I specialize in the treatment of anxiety, ADHD, OCD, Executive Functioning (EF) skills, complex trauma/PTSD, depression, racial/cultural identities, academic performance, family conflicts, relationship issues, grief, life transitions, stress and various other life concerns. I also speak fluent Korean.
(312) 376-4293
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South Loop
Chicago, IL 60601
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Elizabeth Tulsky
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I believe the therapeutic relationship is a crucial and transformative vehicle and I work hard to build a trusting relationship where you feel deeply seen, heard and valued. I believe each person knows themselves best and I will honor your individuality and work collaboratively with you to help you attain your goals for healing, change, and growth. My areas of focus include managing anxiety and stress, relational issues, general life transitions, family of origin and attachment issues, parenting issues, PTSD and complex trauma, identity development and identifying and unpacking biases. I am LQBTQIA+ affirming.
(872) 201-3647
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South Loop
Chicago, IL 60601
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Parenting Therapists

What does therapy for parenting look like?

Therapists may work with parents individually, together, or include the whole family to find solutions for the problems a parent faces. Many parent-based therapies work on a parent’s relationship with their children, problem-solving within the family, and analysis of family dynamics. Therapy conducted remotely by video may be helpful in allowing a therapist to observe how families interact in their own homes.

When should a parent seek therapy?

When behavioral problems begin to disrupt the healthy functioning of a family, it may be a good time to look into therapy. If parents find that children are acting out in school, have started using drugs or alcohol, have developed eating disorders, or other similar red flags, a therapist may be able to help.

How long does therapy take for parenting problems?

Depending on the severity of a family’s challenges and the type of treatment utilized, therapy for parenting can last from weeks to months. Cognitive behavioral therapy is a pragmatic therapy type that can be brief, most often ranging from between 5 and 20 sessions. Structural family therapy, which inspects family dynamics, often takes several months. Parent-child interaction therapy is typically shorter-term, lasting between 10 and 20 sessions. For any therapy, the duration will depend on the progress made and results realized.

Can therapy help parents dealing with burnout or stress?

Parenting is difficult. Parents may dismiss or conceal feelings of exhaustion, overwhelm, or escape ideation—imagining withdrawing from their parental obligations altogether. but left unattended, these feelings can have negative effects on the whole family. A therapist can help parents work on the skills they might need to better cope with the burdens of parenting and help them be the best parents they can be.