Child Therapists in Chicago, IL

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Latrice Wright
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Not Verified Not Verified
Chicago, IL 60605
I have a sincere passion for working systemically with children, adolescents, families, couples and individuals. I utilize a multifaceted approach to treatment in order to help clients gain insight into their various behavioral, emotional, and thought processes. Rooted in a multicultural framework, I respect and value culturally diverse perspectives and interventions. Not only am I an LGBTQIA affirmative therapist, but also sensitive to issues of race/ethnicity, class, religion and how they may influence the therapeutic process.
I have a sincere passion for working systemically with children, adolescents, families, couples and individuals. I utilize a multifaceted approach to treatment in order to help clients gain insight into their various behavioral, emotional, and thought processes. Rooted in a multicultural framework, I respect and value culturally diverse perspectives and interventions. Not only am I an LGBTQIA affirmative therapist, but also sensitive to issues of race/ethnicity, class, religion and how they may influence the therapeutic process.
(773) 825-6363 View (773) 825-6363
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Grace Oczon
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60640
I have experience with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families in hospital and outpatient settings.
I honor the courage it takes for you to have made it to this point in your journey. I work to facilitate a space of curiosity that leads to deeper insight, awareness, and self-compassion to help bring meaningful change where it is needed. I believe that resilience, the capacity to recover from adversity, is a key ability for mental and emotional health. Building this capacity is a healing practice. I use resiliency skills in the “here and now” during our sessions to build healthy habits for sustainable wellness. I also value collaboration, and often invite feedback to ensure your voice and purpose is at the center of the work,
I have experience with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families in hospital and outpatient settings.
I honor the courage it takes for you to have made it to this point in your journey. I work to facilitate a space of curiosity that leads to deeper insight, awareness, and self-compassion to help bring meaningful change where it is needed. I believe that resilience, the capacity to recover from adversity, is a key ability for mental and emotional health. Building this capacity is a healing practice. I use resiliency skills in the “here and now” during our sessions to build healthy habits for sustainable wellness. I also value collaboration, and often invite feedback to ensure your voice and purpose is at the center of the work,
(872) 204-1322 View (872) 204-1322
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Robert L. Finke
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60613
I am a licensed clinical psychologist who has worked with children, adolescents, and families for over 15 years. I have extensive experience working with a variety of emotional and behavioral concerns (i.e., adjustment issues, anxiety, depression, mood problems, low self-esteem, peer issues, identity development, parent-child conflicts, attention problems, oppositional behaviors, and behavior management). I also work with young adults, focusing on stress management, life transitions, difficulties with romantic and peer relationships, family conflict, and struggles with identity that often occur in early adulthood.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist who has worked with children, adolescents, and families for over 15 years. I have extensive experience working with a variety of emotional and behavioral concerns (i.e., adjustment issues, anxiety, depression, mood problems, low self-esteem, peer issues, identity development, parent-child conflicts, attention problems, oppositional behaviors, and behavior management). I also work with young adults, focusing on stress management, life transitions, difficulties with romantic and peer relationships, family conflict, and struggles with identity that often occur in early adulthood.
(312) 436-1316 View (312) 436-1316
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Samantha Prague
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60613
If you or a child think they need additional tools and support to get unstuck in the chaos, please contact me to discuss goals and best fit.
Our worlds are chaotic, messy and sometimes cruel. As a result it is easy to unknowingly repeat that disorganization in our own lives. My goal to challenge these patterns of behaviors and relationships that may be keeping children, adolescents and emerging adults stuck. My specialty is working with strong personalities who have difficulty communicating their emotions with others, often relying on their behaviors alone to do so. My clients are quirky children who have ADHD, trauma, self injury, suicidality and mood disorders in addition to adolescents and college students who struggle with identity formation and healing the past.
If you or a child think they need additional tools and support to get unstuck in the chaos, please contact me to discuss goals and best fit.
Our worlds are chaotic, messy and sometimes cruel. As a result it is easy to unknowingly repeat that disorganization in our own lives. My goal to challenge these patterns of behaviors and relationships that may be keeping children, adolescents and emerging adults stuck. My specialty is working with strong personalities who have difficulty communicating their emotions with others, often relying on their behaviors alone to do so. My clients are quirky children who have ADHD, trauma, self injury, suicidality and mood disorders in addition to adolescents and college students who struggle with identity formation and healing the past.
(872) 266-7573 View (872) 266-7573
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Lisa H. Berghorst
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60642
Dr. Berghorst is a licensed psychologist who earned her doctoral degree from Harvard University and founded Cognitive Behavioral Growth, LLC, in Chicago, IL. Dr. Berghorst provides evidence-based skills and treatments for anxiety disorders (e.g., generalized anxiety disorder, specific phobias, social anxiety disorder, panic disorder), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and related behavioral and emotional dysregulation in children, adolescents, and adults.
Dr. Berghorst is a licensed psychologist who earned her doctoral degree from Harvard University and founded Cognitive Behavioral Growth, LLC, in Chicago, IL. Dr. Berghorst provides evidence-based skills and treatments for anxiety disorders (e.g., generalized anxiety disorder, specific phobias, social anxiety disorder, panic disorder), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and related behavioral and emotional dysregulation in children, adolescents, and adults.
(312) 818-2751 View (312) 818-2751
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Aryeh Sova
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60657
Working with children, adolescents, young adults, and families involves a collaborative process involving all of the individuals who help a child develop, including relatives, school staff, pediatricians, and other therapists. It also involves creating a positive, upbeat, and energetic setting to foster growth and development. Utilizing techniques from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Family Systems therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), including mindfulness, my treatment paradigm involves evidence-based practices for a wide range of behavioral and emotional issues. I believe therapy should be proactive and not reactive, and that it must focus on strengths and not just weaknesses.
Working with children, adolescents, young adults, and families involves a collaborative process involving all of the individuals who help a child develop, including relatives, school staff, pediatricians, and other therapists. It also involves creating a positive, upbeat, and energetic setting to foster growth and development. Utilizing techniques from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Family Systems therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), including mindfulness, my treatment paradigm involves evidence-based practices for a wide range of behavioral and emotional issues. I believe therapy should be proactive and not reactive, and that it must focus on strengths and not just weaknesses.
(847) 558-6152 View (847) 558-6152
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Dr. Jayna Hamet
Pre-Licensed Professional, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60640
As your child's psychologist, I will see the world through their eyes and help them find their voice. I have over 10 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and families. I utilize Client-Centered play therapy with young children and Client-Centered talk-therapy with adolescents, young adults and families. I wholeheartedly believe in providing empathetic understanding, unconditional positive regard, and being genuine. Providing young people with a safe place to explore their thoughts and feelings is key to encouraging positive growth and authenticity. I also offer emotion-focused parenting support and counseling.
As your child's psychologist, I will see the world through their eyes and help them find their voice. I have over 10 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and families. I utilize Client-Centered play therapy with young children and Client-Centered talk-therapy with adolescents, young adults and families. I wholeheartedly believe in providing empathetic understanding, unconditional positive regard, and being genuine. Providing young people with a safe place to explore their thoughts and feelings is key to encouraging positive growth and authenticity. I also offer emotion-focused parenting support and counseling.
(773) 692-4041 View (773) 692-4041
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Viviana Ramirez
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60605
With children I use an integrative mindfulness and play therapy approach.
My goal as a therapist is to create a safe, non-judgmental, affirming space for all clients. I value the unique lived experiences and identities each of my clients bring to the therapy space and I want them to feel both seen and heard when they come to therapy. I have a passion to work with vulnerable and marginalized populations and absolutely love working with children.
With children I use an integrative mindfulness and play therapy approach.
My goal as a therapist is to create a safe, non-judgmental, affirming space for all clients. I value the unique lived experiences and identities each of my clients bring to the therapy space and I want them to feel both seen and heard when they come to therapy. I have a passion to work with vulnerable and marginalized populations and absolutely love working with children.
(630) 528-1132 x1 View (630) 528-1132 x1
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Thomas F Barrett
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60602
As a psychologist and psychoanalyst I work with children, adolescents and adults of all ages in a strength-based and relationship-engaged process. With both children and teenagers, I always include parallel work with parents to support and improve communication and understanding. My approach is grounded in a development perspective that appreciates the essential connection between body and mind and recognizes how past experiences and relationships, as well as things outside of our conscious awareness, influence our present-day feelings and behavior. I have successfully worked with persons of all ages who wish to avoid or discontinue the use of psychotropic medications.
As a psychologist and psychoanalyst I work with children, adolescents and adults of all ages in a strength-based and relationship-engaged process. With both children and teenagers, I always include parallel work with parents to support and improve communication and understanding. My approach is grounded in a development perspective that appreciates the essential connection between body and mind and recognizes how past experiences and relationships, as well as things outside of our conscious awareness, influence our present-day feelings and behavior. I have successfully worked with persons of all ages who wish to avoid or discontinue the use of psychotropic medications.
(312) 219-9323 View (312) 219-9323
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Rachel Surprenant
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60618
My open-minded approach will support any family with concerns about their child's social-emotional health.
I use an individualized, strengths-based approach to ensure both child and parent feel understood and working towards common goals. My experience in both intensive and long-term services make me well-equipped to help with any range of behavioral needs, incl. ADHD, anxiety, depression, disruptive behaviors, and other social/emotional needs. My focus is on the building of lagging skills and emotional development to decrease behavioral challenges and increase self esteem. I offer individual sessions with children and parent consultation services. I have also served as a mental health expert for the Inner Heroes Universe series!
My open-minded approach will support any family with concerns about their child's social-emotional health.
I use an individualized, strengths-based approach to ensure both child and parent feel understood and working towards common goals. My experience in both intensive and long-term services make me well-equipped to help with any range of behavioral needs, incl. ADHD, anxiety, depression, disruptive behaviors, and other social/emotional needs. My focus is on the building of lagging skills and emotional development to decrease behavioral challenges and increase self esteem. I offer individual sessions with children and parent consultation services. I have also served as a mental health expert for the Inner Heroes Universe series!
(773) 832-5872 View (773) 832-5872
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Allison Lobel
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60657
In a warm, nurturing, and playful setting I strive to understand your child's social, emotional, behavioral, and developmental functioning.
I appreciate the long and difficult journey one can sometimes experience prior to making the decision to seek out the support of a therapist. Therapy can offer a hopeful means of prevention and intervention and facilitate a healthy way of responding to challenging behaviors and complex developmental issues. With specialized training working with children, adolescents, and families, I am committed to collaborating with you throughout the therapy process in order to work towards the desired progress and growth for you and your family.
In a warm, nurturing, and playful setting I strive to understand your child's social, emotional, behavioral, and developmental functioning.
I appreciate the long and difficult journey one can sometimes experience prior to making the decision to seek out the support of a therapist. Therapy can offer a hopeful means of prevention and intervention and facilitate a healthy way of responding to challenging behaviors and complex developmental issues. With specialized training working with children, adolescents, and families, I am committed to collaborating with you throughout the therapy process in order to work towards the desired progress and growth for you and your family.
(773) 309-4696 x04 View (773) 309-4696 x04
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Ariel Fleenary
Pre-Licensed Professional, LSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60654
I specialize in working with children and adults who have faced systemic harm and societal stigma, including LGBTQ and TGNC individuals, women, and those from other marginalized communities. I have extensive experience working with young people who have endured complex trauma, and I believe in the power of a strengths-based relational therapy model. I am committed to celebrating diversity and I hold an affirming stance on all genders, sexualities, careers, reproductive choices, and alternative relationship structures.
I specialize in working with children and adults who have faced systemic harm and societal stigma, including LGBTQ and TGNC individuals, women, and those from other marginalized communities. I have extensive experience working with young people who have endured complex trauma, and I believe in the power of a strengths-based relational therapy model. I am committed to celebrating diversity and I hold an affirming stance on all genders, sexualities, careers, reproductive choices, and alternative relationship structures.
(312) 667-1415 View (312) 667-1415
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Brittney Brownfield
Counselor, MS, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60601
I have specialized training and experience working with children, adolescents, & adults with various diagnoses.
I enjoy working with people who are ready to explore their mental health, whatever that may be. I have worked with clients of all ages with many different diagnoses: Anxiety, Depression, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, PTSD, etc. It takes a lot of bravery to begin therapy and I enjoy providing information and education, teaching coping skills, or just providing a space to talk and explore whatever struggle my client may be encountering. I am also passionate about working with children and helping them grow their understanding of themselves and help their families learn how to best support them.
I have specialized training and experience working with children, adolescents, & adults with various diagnoses.
I enjoy working with people who are ready to explore their mental health, whatever that may be. I have worked with clients of all ages with many different diagnoses: Anxiety, Depression, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, PTSD, etc. It takes a lot of bravery to begin therapy and I enjoy providing information and education, teaching coping skills, or just providing a space to talk and explore whatever struggle my client may be encountering. I am also passionate about working with children and helping them grow their understanding of themselves and help their families learn how to best support them.
(312) 535-9128 View (312) 535-9128
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Beth Hopson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60611
As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I have specialized in working with children and families for the past 18 years. Currently, as a psychiatric therapist at a local children's hospital, I provide individual and family therapy to children and adolescents struggling with acute needs, including depression, anxiety and behavioral concerns. I primarily work within the Cognitive Behavioral Model, with a view to helping children and adolescents obtain the skills necessary to become healthy and happy adults.
As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I have specialized in working with children and families for the past 18 years. Currently, as a psychiatric therapist at a local children's hospital, I provide individual and family therapy to children and adolescents struggling with acute needs, including depression, anxiety and behavioral concerns. I primarily work within the Cognitive Behavioral Model, with a view to helping children and adolescents obtain the skills necessary to become healthy and happy adults.
(773) 840-7910 View (773) 840-7910
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Dymond B Hollins
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MS, LCPC, C-DBT, CYMHS, CCTP
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60606  (Online Only)
When it comes to youth, there is no manual for navigating life as a child or teenager and it’s especially challenging when they’re struggling.
My name is Dymond Hollins and I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor. My passions include working with adults that are struggling with reaching their life’s goals; specifically related to their vocation, relationships, addictions, life skills, self-esteem and general mental health. I also have experience with children, adolescents and teenagers as well. Whether its loss of a job, family, acquiring a disability, work/life balance or relationship issues, it can feel overwhelming knowing there’s never an easy fix. Developing the confidence to tackle these issues takes time and commitment to oneself.
When it comes to youth, there is no manual for navigating life as a child or teenager and it’s especially challenging when they’re struggling.
My name is Dymond Hollins and I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor. My passions include working with adults that are struggling with reaching their life’s goals; specifically related to their vocation, relationships, addictions, life skills, self-esteem and general mental health. I also have experience with children, adolescents and teenagers as well. Whether its loss of a job, family, acquiring a disability, work/life balance or relationship issues, it can feel overwhelming knowing there’s never an easy fix. Developing the confidence to tackle these issues takes time and commitment to oneself.
(224) 212-1951 View (224) 212-1951
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Pablo Antunez
Pre-Licensed Professional, LSW
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60629
My clinical interests include children/adolescents, families, couples, anxiety, depression, trauma, and conduct issues.
Life can be overwhelming & unpredictable, but you do not have to go through it alone. I understand the challenges & barriers that are present when dealing with internal or external issues. However, I believe people are resilient & have the strengths to overcome their difficulties. I work with you & explore all aspects of who you are as a person, & your environment to assist you in rediscovering your strengths and achieving your goals. I provide a safe & harmonious environment to all regardless of race, gender, or orientation as I celebrate the differences that make every person who they are.
My clinical interests include children/adolescents, families, couples, anxiety, depression, trauma, and conduct issues.
Life can be overwhelming & unpredictable, but you do not have to go through it alone. I understand the challenges & barriers that are present when dealing with internal or external issues. However, I believe people are resilient & have the strengths to overcome their difficulties. I work with you & explore all aspects of who you are as a person, & your environment to assist you in rediscovering your strengths and achieving your goals. I provide a safe & harmonious environment to all regardless of race, gender, or orientation as I celebrate the differences that make every person who they are.
(773) 207-4572 View (773) 207-4572
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Nancy Gordon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60657
Children, adolescents and their parents are welcome.
INSIGHT, SKILLS, SUPPORT. Strength-based. Solution focused. I work with clients of all ages using cognitive behavioral and mindfulness-based therapies along with guided imagery, dreamwork, and art. I believe that mindfulness can help to reduce negative thinking, worrying and self-criticism. These are bad habits - and they can be changed. I am skilled at teaching children/adults how to be more mindful instead of getting caught up in harmful, unproductive thoughts that lead to self defeating actions.
Children, adolescents and their parents are welcome.
INSIGHT, SKILLS, SUPPORT. Strength-based. Solution focused. I work with clients of all ages using cognitive behavioral and mindfulness-based therapies along with guided imagery, dreamwork, and art. I believe that mindfulness can help to reduce negative thinking, worrying and self-criticism. These are bad habits - and they can be changed. I am skilled at teaching children/adults how to be more mindful instead of getting caught up in harmful, unproductive thoughts that lead to self defeating actions.
(773) 234-3943 View (773) 234-3943
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Jennifer L. Rolnick
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60602
I have experience working with child and adult survivors of trauma.
My clinical practice focuses on individual therapy and psychological and psycho-educational testing with children, adolescents, and adults. My areas of expertise include trauma, mood and anxiety disorders, and life transitions. I use an insight-oriented, relational approach with an emphasis on collaboration, connection, and empowerment. The therapeutic relationship facilitates growth by identifying and exploring both past and present patterns that keep people feeling stuck. I see therapy as a collaborative effort that allows people observe and more deeply understand themselves, their relationship patterns, and their characteristic ways of thinking and feeling.
I have experience working with child and adult survivors of trauma.
My clinical practice focuses on individual therapy and psychological and psycho-educational testing with children, adolescents, and adults. My areas of expertise include trauma, mood and anxiety disorders, and life transitions. I use an insight-oriented, relational approach with an emphasis on collaboration, connection, and empowerment. The therapeutic relationship facilitates growth by identifying and exploring both past and present patterns that keep people feeling stuck. I see therapy as a collaborative effort that allows people observe and more deeply understand themselves, their relationship patterns, and their characteristic ways of thinking and feeling.
(312) 548-1379 View (312) 548-1379
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Sarah Gouveia
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60605  (Online Only)
I have worked with children 0 to 5 years old as a teacher, children with developmental delays as a service coordinator for Early Intervention, and as a Licensing Representative for Foster Care in the Metro Chicago Region.
Hi! My name is Sarah and I specialize in Children and Families. I have over 7 years of experience working with children and families from being an Early Educational Teacher, Early Intervention to Foster Care. I work with client’s school age into adulthood with all types of life transitions. My primary interest include anxiety, depression, school struggles, behavioral disorders, family struggles and life transitions.
I have worked with children 0 to 5 years old as a teacher, children with developmental delays as a service coordinator for Early Intervention, and as a Licensing Representative for Foster Care in the Metro Chicago Region.
Hi! My name is Sarah and I specialize in Children and Families. I have over 7 years of experience working with children and families from being an Early Educational Teacher, Early Intervention to Foster Care. I work with client’s school age into adulthood with all types of life transitions. My primary interest include anxiety, depression, school struggles, behavioral disorders, family struggles and life transitions.
(312) 584-6395 View (312) 584-6395
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Rita Sussman
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60614
I like people and I like to hear their stories, whether they are children, adolescents or adults.
I'm an experienced,reliable and compassionate psychologist who works with clients to lessen depression and anxiety, gain emotional strength, and work through problems at home and at work. As people learn how their experience has impacted their lives, they gain insight that leads to understanding. As they gain control, they make changes in their relationships and quality of life. I work with children, adolescents and adults who are Caucasian, African-American, of diverse ethnicities nationalities and religions. My experience is that being in therapy with a person who is listening closely to what is happening and how you feel about it is empowering.
I like people and I like to hear their stories, whether they are children, adolescents or adults.
I'm an experienced,reliable and compassionate psychologist who works with clients to lessen depression and anxiety, gain emotional strength, and work through problems at home and at work. As people learn how their experience has impacted their lives, they gain insight that leads to understanding. As they gain control, they make changes in their relationships and quality of life. I work with children, adolescents and adults who are Caucasian, African-American, of diverse ethnicities nationalities and religions. My experience is that being in therapy with a person who is listening closely to what is happening and how you feel about it is empowering.
(312) 487-4672 View (312) 487-4672

Child Therapists
Child psychologists in Chicago, 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 Chicago 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.