Child Therapists in Oak Park, IL

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Ilana Morgan-Lopez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW, Type 73
Verified
With approximately 10 years of experience working with children , adolescents, and their families in different capacities, I bring an array of therapeutic skills to sessions. In working with individual clients, I focus on creating an environment in which they feel at ease and respected. I have a strength for working with children and adolescents/their families on improving communication, developing behavior modification plans and supporting youth with their need to develop distress tolerance and consequential decision making skills.
(708) 725-0420 
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Oak Park, IL 60301
Offers online therapy
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Vanesa Cervantes
Pre-Licensed Professional, PsyD
Verified
Hello! Hola! I’m Dr. Vanesa Cervantes, and I’m a Family and Child Psychologist. I specialize in working with children , adolescents, and adults. I believe that every person has the potential to thrive and overcome challenges they may be currently facing. My treatment approach is collaborative, by working together we can develop healthy coping skills, strengthen your social and emotional health and empower you to understand and manage your emotions, behaviors, and social relationships. Through our work together you can expect to also learn effective parenting skills that can strengthen your bond and communication with your child .
(872) 259-4373 
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Oak Park, IL 60304
Offers online therapy
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Ken Chen
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
As a child and adolescent therapist, I involve parents in the treatment and also collaborate with school staff.
LifeSpan Counseling & Psychological Services offers services to children , adolescents, adults, couples and families. I am a bilingual (Mandarin) Clinical Psychologist. My style is warm, practical and straightforward. I specialize in the treatment of depression, anxiety, autism, substance-related disorder, ADHD and trauma. I have worked extensively with culturally diverse school-aged children (5-18), and I also enjoy working with and providing support and coaching for the parents/caregivers. I use a collaborative approach with clients of all ages to help develop treatment goals that are observable and developmentally appropriate.
(708) 401-6925 
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Oak Park, IL 60302
Offers online therapy
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Keri A Morrison
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
I trained at the University of Chicago Hospital Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinic and the DePaul Community Mental Health Center.
LifeSpan Counseling & Psychological Services offers a range of services to children , adolescents, adults, couples and families. I am co-owner and have worked extensively as a child , adolescent, and family therapist. I believe that effective treatment begins with a comprehensive assessment so that an individualized plan can be mutually developed. My style is warm, supportive, and educational. Parents often come to me when they are having difficulties understanding and responding to their child 's behavior. Children enjoy my developmentally appropriate style which helps them gain mastery over their anxiety, impulsivity or depression. I work closely with parents to ensure treatment success.
(708) 406-2416 
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Oak Park, IL 60302
Offers online therapy
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Lisa S. Lombard
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Wonder if you or your child would benefit from a parenting consultation, tele-therapy sessions, coping skill-building work, or other specialized care? We can explore this together and co-create a plan so you and your family get through this challenge.
You want to reach your optimal level of emotional and interpersonal well-being: In other words, you want to feel better. But, managing chronic health conditions, feeling overwhelmed by high levels of stress and anxiety, and facing unexpected and sudden loss/grief can be enormous tasks, especially during our challenging times. Across the lifespan, we face emotional, relational, and physical difficulties that are often best navigated when we are heard, supported, and able to cultivate a natural curiosity that invites us to change
(708) 475-0796 
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Oak Park, IL 60302
Offers online therapy
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Lauren Thompson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LSW
Verified
Everyone wants to feel understood and validated. Whether an individual is a frustrated parent or a misunderstood child , all points of view are worthy and important. No matter if you are 6 or 60, some of the best conversations occur during a game of Connect 4, while squeezing a handful of putty, or by filling in a coloring page. My style of therapy is to meet clients where they’re at and make sure they feel safe to share their point of view. From there, we can explore what skill-based strategies clients can develop and where personal strengths can be used for further growth.
(708) 719-9189 
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Oak Park, IL 60302
Offers online therapy
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Brittany Adams Yee
Psychologist, MA, PsyD
Verified
LifeSpan Counseling & Psychological Services offers services to children , adolescents, adults, couples, and families. In therapy, I tend to take a collaborative, egalitarian approach to treatment. I am open and nonjudgmental, and I take special time to tailor treatment approaches to fit each individual therapeutic relationship. I practice from a predominately existential-phenomenological framework where individual needs, meaning-making, and pursuit of happiness are emphasized. I also incorporate elements of cognitive behavioral therapy, psychodynamic therapy, and attachment theory as needed.
(708) 725-0434 
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Oak Park, IL 60302
Offers online therapy
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Phyllis B. Rubin
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
I am currently not taking new clients and am in the office on Wednesdays only. I am avaiIable to consult with parents to find the best approach to helping their child . My experience has included work with children as young as 1 to 3 years old up to 12 years and their families, children who are aggressive, oppositional, anxious, withdrawn and overactive. I've had special expertise in issues involving attachment and trauma which can particularly affect adoptive and foster children who have had disrupted attachments and poor or abusive caregiving experiences.
(708) 469-4406 
Oak Park, IL 60301
Not accepting new clients
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Jennifer F. Smith
Counselor, MA, NCC, LCPC
Verified
Chicago native, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with experience working with children and adults. I love helping children blossom into their own identities, empowering women through a variety of life changes and personal growth, and supporting men with self-love. As a current PhD Candidate in Organizational Leadership and Certificate in Women's Entrepreneurship, I'm able to explore the anxieties around leadership, workplace and entrepreneurial stress.
(312) 629-5925 
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Oak Park, IL 60301
Offers online therapy
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Steve Spaccarelli
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
I believe that times of crisis can also be times of transition and development. As a therapist, I strive to help clients put family and individual crises in the proper perspective, so they can begin to mobilize their own resources for change. Acceptance and insight into oneself and one's situation are powerful tools that therapy can enhance, both for adults and children of all ages. I have years of therapy experience helping clients cope with painful and difficult situations, including addiction/compulsions, damaged relationships, bereavement/loss, and abuse. The first session can be a powerful and positive step.
(708) 402-8984 
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Oak Park, IL 60302
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Tina Shrader
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Do you consider family time a dreaded activity? Do you avoid going home because you know your child is acting out and on your last nerve, your teen is spending more time in their room and becoming quiet and withdrawn, and your partner is distant and unconcerned? Maybe you've tried reaching out for help but couldn't seem to find the right therapist.
(872) 666-9904 
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Oak Park, IL 60301
Offers online therapy
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Katie Kamholz
Counselor, ATR-BC, LCPC
Verified
Are you worried, sad, or stressed? Are you concerned about your child or your family? Are you wondering if counseling might help you or your family? If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, then let's explore further to see how I can best serve you and your family. I help young people, emerging adults, and parents learn and use creative problem solving skills to better cope with anxiety, depression, behavioral issues, trauma histories and attachment and relationship challenges.
(708) 794-9474 
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Oak Park, IL 60302
Offers online therapy
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Liz Schallack
Counselor, MS, MA, LCPC
Verified
Please reach out and see if I'd be a good match for your child or adolescent, or you.
Psychotherapist Irvin Yalom once said, "It's the relationship that heals." I am a firm believer that the relationship with my clients is key, and I wouldn't trade the therapeutic relationship for anything. My primary approach is rooted in deep empathy for my clients. Each client is deserving of and will receive my unconditionally positive view of them. I believe that each client is the best expert on themselves, and I allow them to take as much lead in session as is appropriate. I assume a collaborative view of therapy, actively working with my clients, be they child , adolescent, or adult.
(331) 703-3132 
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Oak Park, IL 60301
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Winnie Kearns
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
I am a compassionate and effective clinician with over 30 years of experience providing counseling services for youth and families experiencing emotional and mental health challenges. Using a flexible and strengths based approach, I guide clients to clarify goals, overcome barriers, develop skills and coping, and strengthen support networks. I actively use education and skills development to build your own healing power. I work effectively with teens navigating the stresses of development; parents working to raise healthy, confident children ; young adults making important life decisions, families going through conflicts and transitions, adults working through deep injuries or doubts.
(773) 922-6729 
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Oak Park, IL 60301
Not accepting new clients
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Transcend Challenges, LLC
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, PsyD, LCPC
Verified
A large focus of my work is devoted to promoting mental health for children .
My therapeutic approach creates an environment in sessions where clients are able to transcend their challenges by finding new strengths they did not realize they had, and by rediscovering those strengths that may have been forgotten. By redefining your sense of self, you develop insights and skills that enable you to reclaim who you are. As I partner with you on this transformative journey, you will identify the patterns of thought and behaviors that often interfere with more positive outcome. The best client comes to treatment realizing the rewards that come with putting forth effort to obtain desired results.
(708) 762-1316 
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Oak Park, IL 60302
Offers online therapy
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Michael S Applegate
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, ATR
Verified
Have you been feeling overwhelmed? Are you finding it difficult to manage all of life's stressors? Are you a parent that is concerned about Covid-19's impact on you child 's well-being? If so, you are not alone. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Art Therapist. My areas of focus are children and adults with anxiety, depression, mood, or behavioral issues. I have clinical experience working in a therapeutic school for children with social, emotional, and intellectual disabilities. Additionally, I also work with veterans. As a veteran, I am uniquely qualified to help navigate the issues facing service-members.
(317) 361-6314 
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Oak Park, IL 60302
Not accepting new clients
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Keisha-Marie Alridge
Pre-Licensed Professional, PsyD, MA
Verified
Please call me Keisha-Marie, and I use they/them pronouns! I am a Black Queer person who conducts therapy and psychological testing remotely. As you or your child 's pre-licensed psychologist, I will approach concerns with a foundation of consent, trust/belief, and individualized consideration. I ask your willingness to tell me what is on your mind, experiment with new things, and feel through challenges as we develop our trust. We will collaborate and get to know each other through my relational and expressive style. I am committed to providing psychotherapy that supports you or your child to achieve what you or they want and need.
(872) 206-9442 
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Oak Park, IL 60302
Not accepting new clients
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Teresa Fitzgerald
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
With an MA in Marriage and Family Therapy and professional certification In Child and Adolescent Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, I possess specialized knowledge and training to understand the complex emotional life of children , adolescents, and families.
Sometimes children and adolescents feel sad, anxious, and overwhelmed by changing life situations, which may impact the development of their full academic, emotional and social potential. Sometimes a home can be a seat of conflict instead of refuge, because of stressful situations, such as divorce, financial difficulties, or stage-of-life changes. Understanding and working through the complex emotional issues confronting children , adolescents and their families is the focus of my training and my practice. Our goal in treatment is empowerment through strategies that build resilience, strength and hopeful perspectives.
(708) 716-4991 
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Oak Park, IL 60301
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Linda Small
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
I work best with clients who are troubled by anxiety, depression, relationship issues, losses or trauma, and life transition issues. I provide individual and family therapy for children , adolescents, and adults. I use a variety of treatment techniques including cognitive, psychodynamic, and client-centered therapies as well as behavior management strategies. My research on coping with traumatic life events has prepared me well to work with clients who have experienced trauma and crisis. A life crisis can be debilitating at first, but can lead to a search for meaning and dramatic new growth. It is exciting for me to accompany clients in this process!
(630) 313-6319 
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Oak Park, IL 60301
Offers online therapy
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Heithon Hurdle Jr
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW
Verified
Is your child or teen angry all the time, hiding things, withdrawn, or acting out? I specialize in helping kids, teens, and young adults facing depression, trauma, and grief.
(708) 377-9556 
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Oak Park, IL 60304
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Child Therapists
Child psychologists in Oak Park, 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 Oak Park 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.