Child Therapists in McHenry, IL

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Charles A Vorderer
Licensed Professional Counselor, NCC, LPC, CCTP
Verified
Verified
I enjoy working with all my clients. I work with children , adolescents, and adults with a myriad of issues. I have a particular expertise and understanding working with trauma issues. I have 15 years of police experience that allows me to better understand the needs of the service professionals (police, fire, nurses, military, etc.) clients and their families and how best to help them in a compassionate and caring way. The needs of these individuals can be unique. From substance abuse and anger control to depression and suicidal ideation, the stressors of these individuals require an understanding and knowledge, which I have.
(779) 213-2638
McHenry, IL 60050
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Cherry Hill Counseling
Verified
Verified
Cherry Hill Counseling is one of the longest-standing counseling practices in the Northwestern suburbs of Chicago. Cherry Hill has seven locations including: Lake Zurich, Vernon Hills, McHenry, Deer Park, Chicago, Grayslake, and Wheaton. Our counseling services include: individual therapy, family therapy, counseling for children and adolescents, marital and premarital therapy, group therapy, and psychological testing.
(847) 386-2109
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McHenry, IL 60050
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Madysen Ostrowski
Counselor, LCPC
Verified
Verified
"When little people are overwhelmed by big emotions, it's our job to share our calm. Not join their chaos". -L.R. Knost ***You do not have to be alone or watch your child be unable to deal with emotions effectively, go through behavioral changes or experience a negative world. Finding a meaningful life can be challenging. Allow me to help you and/or your child find a life that is happy, healthy and peaceful. I specialize in working with female teens struggling with Depression, Anxiety and self-harm as well as children (and parents) with ADHD and behavioral issues through behavioral intervention.
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Jaimie V Senese
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
Verified
Play therapy is integrated in my work with children , as play is a child 's natural means of expression and a way for the child to learn to cope with emotional stress.
“Healing takes time and asking for help is a courageous step” (Mariska Hargitay). You don’t have to heal alone, engaging in therapy for you and your child is the first step in helping you both heal. Therapy can be a tool used to help you and your child learn skills to make the world feel safer and happier. Please allow me to help you and your child live a more peaceful and calm life. I specialize in working with children and teens who have ASD, sensory processing issues, behavioral issues, anxiety, and ADHD. I also involve parents in the therapy process, as parents play a vital role in helping their children grow.
(779) 261-3056
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Center for Emotional Wellness of the Northwest
Counselor, CADC, LCPC
Verified
Verified
At the Center for Emotional Wellness, we are committed to helping our clients live their best life. Our team of clinicians are devoted to providing cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and other best practices in treating diverse disorders affecting children , adolescents, and adults. We are continually working to bring the most effective and innovative techniques and approaches to our center in order to better serve the individuals and families in our community. With over 10 therapists, we will match each client with the clinician with the most appropriate style and expertise to match individual needs.
(847) 550-3946
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Lisa Marie Sabol
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I specialize in working with adults, couples, families, and children /adolescents with issues of emotional distress, childhood/family-of-origin issues, relational difficulties, struggles with identity, divorce, blended family, grief/loss, trauma, spiritual issues, low self-esteem, substance abuse and many other concerns.
You do not have to feel alone with your problems or hold painful feelings inside. I want to assist you in dealing with emotions more effectively, changing relationships, behavior patterns, or negative outlook that may hold you back from experiencing a fulfilling and meaningful life. Allow me to help empower you in making lasting changes in your life by working together as a team to pursue your personal goals.
(815) 649-5333
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McHenry, IL 60050
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Kimberly J Malczynski
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
Verified
I specialize in marriage, divorce, child /family difficulties, and individual therapy for all ages.
I want to assist you in uncovering your true potential that allows you to lead a life that is worth celebrating. We cannot change difficult situations in the past, but we can work together to better understand and resolve these obstacles. We can work together to help you change relationships, behavior patterns, or negative outlook that may hold you back from experiencing a fulfilling and meaningful life. If you are looking for support and guidance or you are ready to make changes in your life, I can help you work toward achieving your goals.
(815) 673-7431
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McHenry, IL 60050
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Kimberly J Malczynski
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
Verified
I specialize in marriage, divorce, child /family difficulties, and individual therapy for all ages.
I want to assist you in uncovering your true potential that allows you to lead a life that is worth celebrating. We cannot change difficult situations in the past, but we can work together to better understand and resolve these obstacles. We can work together to help you change relationships, behavior patterns, or negative outlook that may hold you back from experiencing a fulfilling and meaningful life. If you are looking for support and guidance or you are ready to make changes in your life, I can help you work toward achieving your goals.
(815) 869-4858
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McHenry, IL 60050
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Kimberley Ann Giannini
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
Verified
I assist clients with their marriage difficulties, divorce, depression, behavioral modification, anxiety, and child /family difficulties.
"Nobody can go back and start a new beginning but anyone can start today and make a new ending" -Maria Robinson. We cannot change what has happened in our past; however, we can start today and change how our future pans out. My name is Kimberley Giannini and I want to assist you in creating a meaningful purposeful life through creating a better understanding and resolving life obstacles. I am dedicated to assisting my clients in achieving personal life sanctification and well-being. My approach to therapy is evidence-based and holistic.
(708) 572-4760
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McHenry, IL 60051
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Kelly Canavan
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MSEd, LCPC, NBCC
Verified
Verified
My specialties include working with children to adults with a variety of problems including depression, anxiety, anger, low self-esteem and difficulties adjusting to life transitions.
Do you feel like your emotions are getting the best of you? Do you feel like you could be a better parent or partner? Do you feel like you are drowning with no hope in sight? My purpose in working with you is to help you deal with your emotions more effectively so that you can improve your life. Too often people have all the ability and just don't know what step to take next. My purpose is to help you make those decisions. We also added a new therapist to handle the increased demand of kids (12-18). Together we both have over 30 years of experience working within schools. Erin Miller - profile also on Psychology Today
(815) 769-5331
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Torrie L Benson-Pryor
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
My experience in social services consists of 20+ years of growth, first as a case manager and Social Svc. Director prior to licensure, then clinical experience as a child and family therapist in community mental health, an LCSW in an small group practice, and now my own practice since February 2016. I have extensive knowledge working with people living with grief/loss, Childhood trauma, Depression, Anxiety/Panic disorders, PTSD, ADHD, Bipolar disorder, and Personality disorders. I am experienced and passionate about working with First Responders, Military, Medical Professional, and anyone that has had traumatic experiences.
(815) 322-6310
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Melissa Forte
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC, NCC, CCMHC, PEL
Verified
Verified
I love with working children through young adulthood as well as adults as they become well rounded, healthy individuals as they struggle with relationship issues, anxiety and stress, depression, parenting concerns, and family conflict.
I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with a Master's Degree from Lewis University. My background encompasses many different areas to include the mental health field, educational academic and career performance, corporate business and training, and EAP. I have 11 years in K-12 and higher education counseling and teaching experience as well as over 15 years in corporate business. My passion and vast experience in all of these settings and now within the clinical mental health setting for almost 7 years is how I thrive to assist all individuals in achieving complete satisfaction and success in all aspects of life!
(224) 509-6040
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Shelby Morse
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I am a licensed clinical social worker who specializes in providing counseling to adults, adolescents and children . My approach is individualized to meet my clients current need and goals. I provide not only an empathic and client-centered approach but also provide psychoeducation and skill building to help my client work through any behavioral or thought patterns that may be creating distress within their lives. As well as, providing a place to process life challenges and unexpected events that may happen so that the client can understand what they are feeling, why they are feeling this way and how to cope with it.
(815) 893-2545
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Amy Noelle Knight
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, MS
Verified
Verified
I formed a strong interest in psychology and therapy at an early age which led me to pursue my Masters Degree in Community Counseling as well as School Counseling. I have practiced counseling with children and adolescents for about 12 years now, with the last 9 years working full time in a middle school. My passion is working with adolescents with a focus on anxiety disorders, depression, adjustment disorders and school related issues. I bring honesty, compassion, and sincerity, but also humor to our sessions and ensure that every client, no matter their age feel heard and respected.
(224) 487-8842
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Diana Escobedo
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
You are capable of so much. We all are. When life becomes overwhelming, you may be challenged with feelings of anxiety, depression, grief, lack of motivation and so much more. Talking to a therapist can help you get through these challenging times. I am a licensed therapist with a background in art therapy and counseling. My goal as your therapist is to provide you with a safe space in order to work together through whatever may be causing you emotional difficulties. I have experience working with children , young adults, families and teenagers.
(815) 345-3400
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McHenry, IL 60051
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Kirsten L Honkala
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Life can be challenging sometimes and you just need someone to listen and help you work things out. Maybe you're struggling with stress, anxiety, sadness or find yourself using substances or other distractions to escape. Maybe it's your child or teen who needs help. Perhaps you feel you and your partner, or you and your children just need a neutral party to help you understand and hear each other better.
(224) 218-5279
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Judith A Marquardt
Counselor, LCPC, ATR-BC
Verified
Verified
My ideal client is one who is seeking help with the desire to heal. My mission is walking with them through their traumas, fears and pain - to help them find their path to inner peace and wellness. I utilize the therapy approach that is safe and comfortable for the client- whether it is Cognitive, Art Therapy or Sand Play Therapy. I address each client as an individual with their special needs. Many of my clients have faced the ramifications of divorce, domestic violence, sexual abuse and other change of life events.
(815) 661-2448
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McHenry, IL 60050
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Stableway Counseling Services, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
We are a cooperative of professionals who are dedicated to providing effective, thoughtful, and compassionate psychotherapy. At Stableway Counseling Services we work to provide our clients with highly personalized therapeutic care and understanding. We would love to see each individual experiencing life at their full potential. However, we understand that there are many things that can get in the way of that. It is our hope to offer a space for others to explore, grow, learn, and become the person that they would like to be.
(815) 570-4154
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McHenry, IL 60050
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Sabrina Sherrin
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Verified
I believe that therapy is a time for people to explore and better themselves leading to a more fulfilled life. I work from a person-centered approach meeting the client where they are at, but also utilize strategies from all different practices. I believe that the client is the expert in their own life and needs someone to show empathy, support, and guidance. I approach each session as a unique situation and involves the client in every step.
(815) 393-1139 x707
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McHenry, IL 60050
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FJ Psychological Services
Psychologist, PsyD
3 Endorsed
3 Endorsed
I have been providing psychological and behavioral services in the Chicagoland and Grand Rapids, Michigan area for the last 14 years. In session I am empathetic and positive, working collaboratively with each client, in overcoming life challenges. Due to the vast amount of experience I have gained in both psychotherapy as well as behavioral modification, my therapeutic approach is diverse and can be non-directive, guiding the client at their own pace, or directive in nature. My goal is to assist each client to a happier, healthier, productive life, in a safe environment.
(815) 401-0766
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McHenry, IL 60050
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Child Therapists

Do I need to attend therapy with my child?

Parents are an integral part of a child’s therapy, but the specifics of their involvement vary. If your child is young, you may attend most or all sessions; if your child is older, you may attend a few sessions or none; sometimes a therapist may ask you to have a session on your own. Whatever the arrangement, you should expect to work collaboratively with the therapist, your child, and your family members to take steps to help support your child.

How long are sessions with child therapists?

Children’s therapy sessions can last 30 minutes, 45 minutes, or 60 minutes. The length of the session may depend on your child’s age and the type of therapy practiced. You can discuss this with therapists you consult and the one you ultimately move forward with.

How do I get a child to agree to seek therapy?

The best approach is to have an open-ended conversation with your child about how they’re doing and what they might be struggling with. When you raise therapy, discuss the concept in an age-appropriate way, for example explaining that a therapist’s job is to help kids handle their hard or uncomfortable feelings. Frame therapy positively, as an opportunity to explore and build emotional skills—it’s an important tool in the toolbox to help kids feel their best.

How can I tell if a therapist is a good fit for my child?

A child needs to feel comfortable opening up about their thoughts and feelings, so if your child feels a sense of comfort, ease, and trust with their therapist, that’s a great sign. In addition, a therapist is a good fit for your child if the two can communicate well together; a clinician should be able to communicate clearly, effectively, and in an age-appropriate manner.