Child Therapists in Downers Grove, IL

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Tender Hearts Therapy, Ltd.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified
Verified
Congratulations on making the first step in looking into therapy. Whether looking for yourself, your child /adolescent, or family, I am confident that my nurturing, compassionate, supportive approach to building a trusting relationship will be a great benefit in helping you. With over fifteen years of experience working with children as young as three, as well as adolescents, and families and individuals- both within and outside of the school setting. Don't sit at home frustrated and stressed out from issues in your or your child 's life.
(630) 463-6037
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Downers Grove, IL 60515
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Ellie Mental Health- Downers Grove
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CADC
Verified
Verified
We offer care for children (5+), adolescents, young adult, and adults.
Ellie Mental Health is all about being authentic while providing a safe, compassionate and inviting space for our clients. We strive to provide exceptional ethical, compassionate care that meets people where they are, demonstrates empathy and recognizes whole person care.
(630) 528-0691
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Downers Grove, IL 60515
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Amanda M Beedy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I am a licensed clinical social worker and psychotherapist specializing in work with children , parents and women's issues. In a safe and empathic environment, I provide trauma-information, relationship-based psychotherapy and play therapy. I completed my training in family systems practice and hold additional certifications in domestic violence and sexual assault. My approach is informed by training in normative child development and the neuropsychological effects of complex stress and I have extensive experience working with a variety of emotional and behavioral concerns.
(773) 877-3143
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Downers Grove, IL 60515
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Whole Health Counseling PLLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Are you having a hard time connecting with your child ? Are you watching them struggle on a daily basis? The challenges youth have to navigate today are unique and complicated. Most of my clients are between the ages of 6-18 and many suffer from anxiety, depression, thoughts of self harm, oppositional defiant disorder, social/educational concerns at school, etc. Typically I meet with the child and then bring in the parent for the end of session to review and talk action plans/next steps. By working collaboratively with youth and their parents, we can work together to repair relationships and develop strong bonds.
(630) 352-3504
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Downers Grove, IL 60515
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Jeffrey Wapner
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
My practice specialties are: child therapy, and adult therapy, including couples. My child therapy practice is devoted to treating children with a variety of emotional and developmental challenges, is respectful of children , valuing highly the views of parents. It uses techniques from Siegel's Interpersonal Neurobiology such as "name it to tame it" and the four S's that create a secure parent child attachment: feeling safe, seen, soothed, and secure. It also draws from Greenspan's DIR Floortime model, with key goals being to increase calmness, attention, and engagement, strengthen the ability to communicate, and develop higher level thinking.
(914) 465-3129
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Downers Grove, IL 60516
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Jackie Sprague
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
Verified
Hey, how's it going lately? My name is Jackie and here's the thing... I am a nerdy, artsy-fartsy, book worm. There, I said it! Anyway, now that we have that out of the way, I primarily work with children , adolescents, young adults, and women that are not feeling like themselves. I also have experience with ABA and working with children that are on the Autism spectrum. I understand that it can be overwhelming trying to find someone you can trust with your stories and what you are going through - and parents, I know you just want to give your children the resources to succeed. Just know that you are not alone.
(331) 233-1239
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Downers Grove, IL 60515
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Dr Tamara L Tencer & Associates, PC
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
Supervising since 2005, and the Director of Training since 2017, with over 20 years of experience, I consider it a privilege to offer meaningful work for children , adolescents, adults, couples, parents, and families. Through a genuine caregiving, positive lens I provide support to others. My relationship-oriented, humanistic therapeutic approach, offers an understanding of development across the lifespan. The care individuals receive is characterized by achieving an inner well-being and happiness that remains stable and conflict free regardless of life obstacles, family changes, and daily ups and downs.
(630) 984-6337 x101
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Downers Grove, IL 60515
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Meghan Cepek
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
Verified
Together, we are stronger and will walk on this journey of life to get you or your child through what ever is troubling you or your child .
I received my Master of Counseling Psychology Degree from Trinity Christian College and continually work to keep myself familiar with new therapies and methods in the field. I will create interventions that are made specifically for a certain person, and are a combination of evidence-based strategies and creative interventions. I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and have experience working with a wide range of ages, disorders, and cultural backgrounds.
(708) 249-3861 x3
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Downers Grove, IL 60515
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Robert Nick Giannasi
Counselor, MS, LCPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
We currently have specialties in Adolescents (10-25), Children (3-9), Marriages, Mens issues, Womens Issues, Developmental Issues, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Sexual Misconduct, Sexual issues, Drug/Alcohol Abuse, and Academic Issues.
I work primarily with adolescents (ages 10-25), marriages, and men's issues. I currently supervise a team of therapists through Unbroken Family Counseling. I work within this team and, when necessary, work with schools, psychiatrists, and other community resources to help my clients. My ideal client is a teen who doesn't think he/she needs counseling, a marriage that is on the rocks, or a guy dealing with guy stuff (guys know what I'm talking about). If I cant help you I can help find someone who can.
(847) 457-0076
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Downers Grove, IL 60515
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Nicholas Young
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified
Verified
In a world of uncertainty and constant negativity, you might be feeling many emotions that you really are not used to. Anger, depression, anxiety, stress, isolation, and loneliness are just a small amount of these feelings that you may have, and I am here to help! Everyone struggles - myself, you, your child , heck even your pet can seem ‘off’ some days (my cats show endless amounts of expression). I work best with nerds, whether you’re 5 or 50! I’ve dealt with bullies and being outcasted personally due to my quirks so if you need help with communication, self-expression, or have ‘specific’ stuff (you know what I mean), I’m your guy!
(815) 205-1683
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Downers Grove, IL 60515
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Maureen P Tamillow
Counselor, LCPC, RDDP, PEL
Verified
Verified
My personality and my knowledge usually make both parents, and children comfortable in our environment.
I work with all aged clients. I have long -term school experience: teacher, counselor, administrator. I enjoy all ages.Many people enjoy my mix of therapeutic and personal coaching styles. During the years, I have advanced my training into divorce mediation and custody mediation. I have also expanded my clientelle to include people who have long-term illness with pain. I work with health issues to help people learn to better adapt to their condition while also finding and concentrating on creating healthy lifestyle choices and personal calmness. I consider my background in addiction as a pathway to help people achieve wellness.
(708) 274-7892
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Jessica K Paganis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
Hearing the words " I am concerned about your child 's development" is devastating for parents on multiple levels.
As a clinical social worker I am committed to providing therapeutic interventions that optimize the social and emotional well being of individuals, children and families affected by autism and related disorders. Support services are tailored to each child as an individual while integrating the unique dynamics that define each family. I support families through *Social-Emotional Assessments + Screenings, *Behavior Intervention Plans, *1 to 1 Play Therapy, * Individual Counseling, *Parent Coaching & Home Consultation, *Therapeutic Social Groups, * Sibling Support Groups, and * School Advocacy & Consultation.
(630) 338-0578
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Downers Grove, IL 60515
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Jennifer Duff
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
I dedicate my practice to the treatment of children , adolescents, young adults, families, college and graduate students. Psychotherapy services are implemented utilizing current research-based concepts and practice models, developed to meet the specific needs of each individual. I work with a wide range of diagnostic concerns including depression, anxiety, attention deficits and adjustment. Additional areas include behavior management, self-esteem, perfectionism, loss and grieving, relationships and divorce.I specialize in comprehensive psychological and psycho-educational evaluations including assessments for cognitive, emotional and personality functioning. I also provide evaluations for gifted children , ADHD and Learning Disabilities.
(630) 748-8287
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Downers Grove, IL 60515
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Cindy L Bandukwala
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I am passionate about working with children , adolescents, families, and individuals and am committed to collaborating with each person to provide a non-judgmental, personalized therapeutic experience. I am dedicated to helping others to understand their difficulties and to create healthy ways to value themselves and others.
(630) 793-4632
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Downers Grove, IL 60515
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Susan M. Stutzman
Counselor, MA, LCPC, RPT-S
Verified
7 Endorsed
Verified
7 Endorsed
If your child is struggling with anxiety, behavioral challenges, addiction, abuse, anger, sexual abuse, trauma, divorce, or big life changes, give me a call today.
Many parents feel helpless when their kids are acting out of control or regressing in their development. And, an increasing number of kids are struggling with their mental health and parents feel frustrated because they don’t always know how to help. But it doesn't have to stay that way. I provide transformative child counseling so kids can find relief from mental struggles and I work to equip parents with tools to make meaningful connections with the kiddos for a lifetime.
(630) 599-8185
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Downers Grove, IL 60515
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Nicole Massey-Hastings
Psychologist, PsyD, LCP, PMH-C
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am particularly well-equipped to assess and treat issues surrounding reproduction and family formation, including: adoption, choosing to start a family/remain child -free, perinatal grief (special needs, still-birth, loss of child ), infertility, miscarriage, postpartum concerns, pre-marital counseling, reproductive decisions, transition to parenthood, and twins and multiples.
My goal is to help you build a more satisfying life by creating long-lasting change and resilience. I am results-oriented. Many clients and parents report significant change in 4-8 sessions.I work with clients from many different walks of life and provide comprehensive counseling services for adults, children , adolescents, couples, and families. My approach is collaborative, understanding, and caring, as well as evidence-based. I use a state-of-the art outcome assessment to ensure that your counseling is effective and individualized. Please see my website regarding my exclusive approach for families: The Harmonizing Your Home Program.
(630) 948-0374
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Downers Grove, IL 60515
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Lisa Mihevc
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, ALMFT
Verified
Verified
Sometimes parenting feels traumatic, and you are tired of feeling alone. I help parents understand their child 's most frustrating, confusing, and overwhelming behaviors while also guiding them to experience more confidence and regulation. My theoretical paths include trauma-informed, attachment-based, and somatic in nature. I practice somatic touch, which effectively facilitates regulation in a person's nervous system. It is hard to change the way we parent even if we know what to do. I provide the practical resources and support that you need.
(708) 578-7991
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Downers Grove, IL 60515
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Ashley Ullyot
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
My experience expands from helping families and children with special needs to relationship conflict, including domestic violence, sexual assault survivors, and divorce.
I enjoy working with clients who are looking to enhance the connections within themselves, their relationships, and their families. I believe growth happens when people have a safe place that encourages them to communicate what is often hard to express in times of distress, conflict, and traumatic life experiences. As a trauma-informed therapist, I work with individuals/couples/families and children , utilizing various relationally focused approaches, including play, to identify and support the challenges they are facing. Together in therapy, I strive to uncover healing methods that continually strengthen each chapter of your life.
(331) 425-7311
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Downers Grove, IL 60515
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Claire Grigas
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW, Intern
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I can provide your child with tools to practice resiliency, strategies to grow through adversity, and techniques to maintain balance when life feels out of sync.
"Kids are resilient." "They'll grow out of it." "This too shall pass." Are you feeling exhausted hanging on to these parenting tropes while raising a big feeling kid? Are you feeling as if no parenting books have prepared you for the challenges of raising a child with big emotions, high anxiety, or defiant behaviors? Therapy is a powerful tool in which children learn to process their feelings and regulate their emotions. Early intervention in children 's therapy is key to raising an emotionally healthy child while fostering deeper connection and harmony at home and at school.
(331) 246-0758
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Downers Grove, IL 60515
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Kristen Hall
Counselor, LCPC
Verified
Verified
I provide in person or virtual treatment for children , adolescents, and young adults including, but not limited to, those struggling with depression or other mood disorders, anxiety disorders, OCD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, or other behavioral concerns.
(708) 722-7396
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What type of Downers Grove mental health professional is right for me?
While most types of therapy have a lot in common, they also fall into clusters that share core features, such as cognitive therapies or psychodynamic approaches. It is important to seek someone who practices evidence-based therapy, meaning one or more forms of treatment that have been scientifically evaluated and tested, and demonstrate consistent improvement for a majority of patients.

If you are unsure about choosing the right therapist, it might be useful to first learn more about therapy types and modalities.
How to find a therapist in Downers Grove?
When looking to find a therapist, it is certainly important to consider training and credentials. Studies also indicate that the therapeutic alliance, or the relationship the client develops with the therapist, is an important factor in their ability to work together to achieve the client’s goals.

What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.

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