Child Therapists in Evanston, IL

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Sarah A. Schroeder
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MS, MSW, LCSW
Verified
I earned my bachelors of science in psychology from the University of Arizona, my masters of science in child development from Erikson Institute, and my master’s in social work with a specialization in mental health and clinical concentration in children and families from Loyola University Chicago.
It's important that you find a therapist that is a right fit for you. I strive to create a safe holding environment where clients feel understood and encouraged to take their next step. I utilize a developmental framework and family systems approach, while viewing each client as a unique individual. I specialize in working with young children and families, providing individual, family, couples, and group treatment.
(872) 244-6873 
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Evanston, IL 60201
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Evelyn Brewton
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MA
Verified
My name is Evelyn. I am a licensed professional counselor and psychotherapist. I specialize in working with young children and their caregivers. But I also work with couples, individuals, and anyone else in need of therapy. I am trained in child and parent psychotherapy, a model that helps families heal from traumatic experiences, and ABA therapy, a behavioral therapy used primarily in the treatment of autism spectrum disorder and behavioral problems. My goal is to help families understand one another and build healthy enduring bonds through various means including play therapy.
(773) 786-9287 x918 
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Evanston, IL 60201
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Amy L. Cavazos
Counselor, LCPC, ATR
Verified
I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and Registered Art Therapist. I draw upon relational-cultural, attachment, and family systems theory in my clinical work. I specialize in treating traumatic stress in children and adolescents. I served as a Child & Family Therapist within the Trauma Treatment Program at Children ’s Research Triangle (CRT) from 2012-2018, taught graduate and undergraduate students in the Department of Art Therapy & Counseling at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago from 2017-2019, and entered private practice in 2019. Outside of counseling, I am an artist, mother of two, and spouse.
(312) 635-4374 
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Evanston, IL 60202
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Chava Alpert
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
With over 15 years of experience working with children and their families I bring a wealth of knowledge and resources to my work. My experience includes helping children improve communication and problem solving skills, cope with anxiety, and building confidence in relationships. The family work focus's on parenting and communication skills and strengthening relationships. In addition to individual and family therapy I have expertise in social skills groups for children 3-11 years old. I help children with no formal diagnosis who experience social and behavioral challenges as well as children with Asperger's, learning disabilities, ADHD, and Anxiety.
(773) 340-4234 
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Evanston, IL 60201
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Alison Stoll
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
I love working with children , adolescents and families.
I have a profound respect for the way our minds work so diligently to protect us and interpret the world around us. Therapy is a unique relationship—I work hard in building trust so my clients can feel comfortable sharing their challenges. With authenticity and curiosity, I often use humor and acknowledge that starting therapy can sometimes feel awkward. I see therapy and the therapeutic process as a collaborative journey which involves the honor and privilege of assisting clients to unlock the meaning behind their experiences; I am skilled in taking that journey alongside you.
(773) 825-3926 
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Evanston, IL 60201
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Katelyn S Varhely
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
I believe in fully engaging the parents in their child 's treatment.
I am Licensed Clinical Psychologist specializing in children , adolescent girls, families and woman. I have been working with families on Chicago's North Shore and surrounding areas, for almost two decades. Although my training emphasized an Adlerian approach to therapy, I have a broad range of experience with many therapeutic modalities and am able to tailor my practice to the needs of you or your family. I believe in treating the "whole-person," which means a one-size-fits-all approach will not work.
(847) 513-9091 
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Evanston, IL 60202
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Rebecca Kieffer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 15 years experience working with children , adolescents and families. I specialize in treating children and adolescents who have faced trauma, abuse, loss and multiple transitions. I believe in utilizing a holistic and strength-building approach to working with children and their families. I incorporate a variety of therapeutic techniques into my sessions in order to meet your child where they are at in order to facilitate growth and health. I believe that collaboration with parents,medical providers, and extended support systems is imperative to help children to heal and to cope more effectively with daily challenges.
(224) 803-2785 
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Evanston, IL 60201
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Ethan Elliot Stark
Pre-Licensed Professional, PsyD
Verified
I focus primarily on working with children and adolescents, using play and geek therapy.
The world can be a frightening, difficult place, and we all need a safe place where we can feel seen, valued, and appreciated for who we are. My practice is primarily informed by Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), with a client centered base. I believe that a strong, supportive therapeutic relationship is the cornerstone of all change. I have and still do work with a wide range of clients from diverse backgrounds and with diverse presenting concerns.
(847) 440-3905 
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Evanston, IL 60201
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J.Wall Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Where is my life going? How do I get back to being me after having a baby? How do I support my teenager or young adult child ? Now that I am finished with college, what's next? These are questions that my clients often ask. In our work together we will make a plan towards finding your authentic self, achieve personal goals and build healthier boundaries and relationships. I am a social worker with 13 years of experience working with clients of all ages.
(847) 440-1560 
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Evanston, IL 60201
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Anna Grinshpun
Counselor, LCPC, NCC, CWEL
Verified
My specialty is couple and family counseling, and of course, I also see individuals ages 12 and up. I have significant experience working with children and families who are involved with DCFS. I have helped families deal with issues such as divorce/re-marriage, and child abuse. I also enjoy working with parents who are re-thinking their parenting style and want to work towards a more satisfying relationship with their child (ren).
(773) 245-2548 
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Evanston, IL 60201
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Lynn Denton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Children and teens often "sit with" complicated feelings that can be very overwhelming.
As we navigate our often-complex world, there are times when talking with a professional can make a significant positive difference. I work with children , adolescents and adults on issues that may be interfering with success at home, school, jobs or relationships in general. I provide a welcoming and supportive environment, in which trusting relationships develop. In addition to talk therapy and a variety of approaches, I also do experiential work including art, piano and even kickboxing - whatever might resonate with individuals. This is about making the process work for you.
(847) 550-3943 
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Evanston, IL 60201
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Dan Gordon Gill
Counselor, LCPC, MSMFT
Verified
My work years ago with adolescents led naturally to working more closely with parents, who often struggle themselves during this turbulent time for their children . A third of my practice is with adolescents (anxiety, depression, academic underachievement, identity issues), another third with parents and couples/marriage (with or without children ), and the other third with individual adults (anxiety, depression, issues of generativity in personal and/or professional lives).
(847) 513-9660 
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Evanston, IL 60201
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Sarah Beatty
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Welcome! I'm Sarah and I provide individual therapy to children , adolescents and adults in the greater Chicago area. I am particularly focused on work with those who have experienced trauma or domestic violence and LGBTQIA+ folks. I also work with individuals who are struggling with anxiety and those who want to work on their interpersonal relationships.
(224) 288-0381 x26 
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Evanston, IL 60201
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Angela Ye
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Children and adolescents in today's ever changing world faces a tremendous amount of pressure and stress. This can lead to emotional distress, behavioral changes at home and at school, and social challenges. I provide individual and family therapy to children , adolescents and emerging adults experiencing emotional and behavioral distress to help them build effective skills in order to navigate the up and down's of life. I have extensive experience with children and families living with ADHD, anxiety, Autism Spectrum Disorder, depression, and other behavioral challenges.
(224) 204-0975 
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Evanston, IL 60201
Not accepting new clients
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Nancy Shlaes Bruski
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LCSW
Verified
Are you worried about your child ? Struggling to be the best parent you can be? Not feeling satisfied with family relationships? I believe in the mutuality of healthy relationships, in which people are able to have their own needs met as well as to respond to the needs of their loved ones. Respect, empathy, validation, and reflection are essential components of a successful therapeutic relationship and form the cornerstone of my practice. My special areas of expertise are in work with children and parents, challenges related to parental separation/divorce, as well as individual adult personal growth issues.
(847) 469-4959 
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Evanston, IL 60201
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Waitlist for new clients
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Ajit Samudra, MS, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Ajit Samudra is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in IL with over 20 years of experience helping children , teens, young adults, and families. He earned his Bachelor's Degree in Psychology at Case Western Reserve University and completed his Master's Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Indiana State University. Ajit also completed postgraduate studies at The Family Institute at Northwestern University. Ajit has extensive experience working with children , youth, and families in community mental health and school settings. He has helped clients with a broad range of presenting problems, including school problems, ADHD, executive function, and emotion regulation difficulties. He has worked with clients exhibiting anxiety, depression, stress and anger management problems, adjustment to life transitions, self-esteem, and work/life balance in young adults. Ajit is a strong believer in collaborating with clients and families and using a systemic, multicultural lens to help clients cope with stressors and create positive change. He works with individuals, families and couples and enjoys working with clients from a variety of cultural backgrounds.
(847) 474-9130 x105 
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Evanston, IL 60201
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Richard David Bograd
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, MS, MSW, LCSW
Verified
I have expertise in treating and supporting children , adolescents, and young adults with cognitive, academic, and social-emotional challenges. Many of my clients present with complex and coexisting conditions, which require a novel, collaborative, and individualized approach. Some of the challenges and presenting problems that I treat include: • Attention issues • Executive Function / Organization • Reading Disability / Dyslexia • Math Disability / Dyscalculia • Written Language Disability • Language Disorders • Underperformance in school • Adjustment difficulties to life events • Emotional Dysregulation • Mood and Anxiety Disorder
(872) 666-9982 
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Evanston, IL 60201
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Jena Catania
Pre-Licensed Professional, PsyD
Verified
I specialize in working with children and adolescents with a wide range of presenting issues utilizing directive and non-directive play therapy depending on the client, and am careful to involve caregivers throughout the process! With my adult clients, I often employ an integrative approach in order to meet my clients where they are in the moment.
I view the therapeutic relationship as a partnership, and find the relational aspect of therapy to be an integral piece in making strides towards meeting the clients needs and goals. Confronting the difficulties and pain in life is often challenging and uncomfortable—as such I strive to create a safe space for my clients to process authentically. I know each client is unique and work to meet the client where they are, with empathy, humor, support, challenge, and encouragement throughout our journey together. I offer services for clients of all ages, and have experience working with a wide range of diverse clients.
(224) 204-0968 
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Evanston, IL 60201
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Private Practice of Arica Barton, LCPC
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
My specializations include restorative justice, parent- child relationship issues, family communication problems, effective discipline approaches, and behavioral problems.
I have a restorative and relational approach with the clients I serve. I embrace a strengths perspective which encourages self-sufficiency and acknowledges that individuals have the capability to engage in problem-solving work and improve their own functioning. I also recognize the important role of parents and other significant adults in youths' lives and strive to work together in addressing youth behavior and promoting appropriate parent leadership and family capabilities. I have a collaborative, trauma informed lens to treatment, and provide a warm, comforting environment to address difficult yet important issues in your life.
(847) 641-2390 
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Evanston, IL 60201
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Kathy Bogie
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
I have over 30 years experience in doing therapy with children , teens, and adults. More than half this time has been spent helping children and teens, and their parents, deal with social/emotional difficulties of childhood and adolescence. Areas I have been focusing on include school performance, peer relationships, parent- child relationships, self esteem, anxiety issues, and depression. I also have considerable experience in working with family issues, including divorce, and in working with individual adults who are experiencing anxiety, depression, self esteem, or relationship issues.
(224) 365-8598 
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Evanston, IL 60201


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Child Therapists
Child psychologists in Evanston, 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 Evanston 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.