Child Therapists in Skokie, IL

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Idalia Karolina Walo
Licensed Professional Counselor, Ed D, LPC
Verified
Verified
I am a licensed professional counselor providing individual and family therapy in Polish and English language. I like to establish an open communication and trust with my clients, so we can better understand each other. Through an effective communication, I can help my clients develop guidelines for making accurate life decisions. I like working with children to help them achieve their full potential in life. I use variety of psychological testing to better understand my client's behavior, skills, thoughts, and personality. Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) behavioral therapy program.
(847) 744-8712
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Skokie, IL 60077
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John Palen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I enjoy collaborating with clients ranging from older children (9 and up), adolescents, adults, and families, who present with a wide range of concerns such as depression, anxiety, LGBT issues, behavioral difficulties, and parent- child relationship problems.I also work with men who are at a cross-road in their lives and struggling with how to be better men, husbands, partners, and fathers.
(847) 282-0722
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Skokie, IL 60077
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Carolyn A Barsano
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
My interest in work with children and adolescents has guided my preceding work in community mental health centers and my involvement and training in 0 to 5 early childhood assessment and intervention, childhood trauma, and DCFS collaborative programs for the prevention and treatment of child and adolescent mental illness.
As a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, I enjoy working with people of all ages, especially with children , adolescents, and their families. I am experienced in treating a wide range of clinical issues, including anxiety, depression, issues of self-esteem, grief and loss, attention deficit and hyperactivity concerns, difficulties in school or work, and life transitions, as well as providing advocacy and psycho-education to parents and caregivers.
(773) 796-3990
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Skokie, IL 60076
Diane Selinger
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am a clinical psychologist working with children , adolescents and adults for more than thirty years. I strive to provide a safe and supportive environment to help facilitate emotional growth and to help people address the significant areas of their lives that are not going well. I believe that a collaborative relationship is most important for a successful therapeutic experience. I help people explore their emotional life in order to achieve more vital, satisfying and productive relationships with others, as well as with their own self. I try to help everyone according to their unique needs and strengths.
(847) 951-6851
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Skokie, IL 60077
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David Hauser
Psychologist, PhD, LCP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I have over a decade of clinical experience and training with adults in transition, children and adolescents, families and couples, as well as young adults.
I believe that healing relationships, with others and with one's self, is the core ingredient for change in therapy. I feel that the optimal therapeutic approach with any person must be tailored to the needs of the particular individual and/or client system. Therapy should be approachable and create an environment of acceptance and self-love. In understanding human behavior, it is not so much about "good" or "bad" behavior, but trying to understand why we do what we do and to make sure our behaviors are constructive for ourselves and the relationships important to us.
(847) 565-1540
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Skokie, IL 60077
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Jill Schoeneman-Parker
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I have specialization in working with children and adolescents though I work with many adults and couples.
When I begin to work with a new client, my goal is to understand each client and see his or her strengths, abilities, and positive qualities. Very often new clients, especially children or teens, are so used to thinking or hearing about their problems that they themselves seem to forget their own positive traits and attributes. I really enjoy helping foster resiliency among my clients, helping them recognize their capacities to cope, heal, and move beyond feeling stuck or powerless. My approach is very effective with individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, low self esteem, and feeling overwhelmed in life.
(224) 374-1494
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Skokie, IL 60077
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Martin Goldstein
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
In practice for over 25 years, I have worked in and consulted with medical and psychiatric hospitals, nursing homes and assisted living facilities, residential and day treatment programs and child guidance centers.
It's great you've taken this step. My practice recognizes the normal challenges we face as circumstances change throughout our lifespans. Childhood through Adolescence; School Issues; Marriage, Family and Aging. Adjusting well to these transitions is the key to preventing the "need" for treatment after problems worsen. Learning to manage the complexities of life is facilitated with a therapeutic relationship which is trustworthy and productive. Let's do it together!
(847) 416-0849
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Skokie, IL 60077
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Shoshana Rifkind
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I specialize in the treatment of children , adolescents and women dealing with depression, anxiety, social skills deficits, stress management, infertility and pregnancy loss.
Each and every person is born with unique strengths and vast potential to achieve. Oftentimes, though, life's challenges get in the way. It may be external stressors, traumatic experiences or our own dysfunctional thoughts and patterns of behavior that make it difficult to live a satisfying and fulfilling life. Entering into a therapeutic relationship of acceptance and trust can serve as a turning point for achieving growth and change.
(773) 366-4439
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Skokie, IL 60077
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Sheeba Daniel-Crotty, Ph.D., P.C.
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I have extensive experience working with school-aged children experiencing social, emotional and behavioral difficulties. I provide full psychological assessments as well as individual and family therapeutic intervention typically working with children and their families engaging in intervention strategies to better moderate struggles related to ADHD and Mood Disorders. Additionally, I also work therapeutically with children experiencing peer difficulties and social skills deficits consistent with a Nonverbal Learning Disability, ADHD and Mood Disorders.
(847) 752-0074
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Skokie, IL 60077
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Orchard Wellness, LLC
Psychologist, PsyD, ABPP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Orchard Wellness offers a range of psychological and mental health services, such as child , adolescent, and adult psychotherapy as well as academic assessments, ADHD assessments, psycho-educational assessments, and neuropsychological assessments.
Clinicians at Orchard Wellness are highly skilled mental health providers who deeply value your health and wellbeing and respect the challenges that you and/or your children or family is experiencing. We take great pride in providing our community with high quality, patient-centered care and health education. Our mission is to improve people's lives, one at a time. We base our success on helping people live and feel better.
(224) 864-9512
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Nancy A Friedman MA, LCPC
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I offer you the opportunity to focus on your psychological health and well-being in a professional, confidential setting. Providing unique therapeutic approaches to living a more fulfilling life, I bring a warm, relational style to my work with adults, adolescents, children , couples, and families who are facing interpersonal, behavioral and emotional challenges. Specializing in emotional and relational wellness, I work with a broad range of issues, including anxiety, depression, interpersonal communication, anger management, women's issues, sexuality, and family dynamics. In addition to traditional counseling, we may use techniques such as mindfulness meditation, narrative therapy, and creative/play therapy.
(847) 497-5857
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Emma Bulzoni
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA , LPC
Verified
Verified
Emma Bulzoni, MA is a Licensed Professional Counselor who specializes in the treatment of adolescents and adults with anxiety disorders, mood disorders, trauma related disorders, and adjustment disorders. She received her Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Iowa. She holds a Masters degree in Counseling from Northwestern University, with a specialization in children and adolescents.
(872) 239-3403
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Skokie, IL 60076
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Aryeh Sova
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
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
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Skokie, IL 60077
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Rae Anne McLaughlin
Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Verified
Rae Anne is a Licensed Professional Counselor who specializes in the treatment of anxiety disorders, mood disorders, adjustment disorders, and trauma and stressor related disorders. She received her Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Penn State University with a minor in Human Development and Family Studies and holds a Masters degree in Counseling from Northwestern University. Rae Anne has extensive experience in working with children , teens, families, and adults in community mental health, hospital, and outpatient settings.
(872) 219-0303
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Skokie, IL 60076
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Beth Pettinelli
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I have a passion for creating therapeutic spaces for support and growth. My practice experience includes work with adults, children , adolescents, and families who are presently suffering with trauma, grief, relationship issues, divorce, parenting challenges, life transitions, depression, anxiety disorders and a wide array of life circumstances. As a seasoned psychotherapist, I blend compassion, intellectual insights, and current research to address you or your loved ones unique needs and create a space in which empowerment and hope may flourish. I welcome working with diverse clients collaboratively towards their goals.
(847) 512-3443
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Skokie, IL 60077
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Christina Hoffstrom
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
She has significant experience working with children , teens and families.
Christina is a passionate advocate for children , teens, and adolescents in need. By using techniques like Play Therapy, CBT, and DBT, Christina helps clients develop a diverse tool kit to achieve their goals. Christina creates unique treatment plans for each client, providing therapy specific to their personal concerns such as anxiety, depression, school struggles, behavioral concerns, or family conflicts. Clients working with Christina find her to be warm, easy to connect with and flexible. Christina also takes a compassionate and non-judgmental approach to psychotherapy, allowing clients to feel safe to explore and grow.
(773) 830-3608
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Skokie, IL 60076
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J.Wall Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
7 Endorsed
Verified
7 Endorsed
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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Michelle Cutler
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
10 Endorsed
Verified
10 Endorsed
I am a licensed clinical psychologist with over 20 years of experience working with children ages 3-18, with a variety of emotional and behavioral issues. I specialize in working with children who have experienced trauma, particularly abuse and attachment trauma. I have a nurturing, yet directive style that helps children and families to feel at ease, as I believe that safety in the therapeutic relationship is most important. My passion lies in helping children emotionally heal, and helping parents to play an integral role in this process. I know that it is difficult to ask for help for your child , and feel privileged to do so.
(224) 366-9448
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Anna Grinshpun
Counselor, LCPC, NCC, CWEL
Verified
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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Matthew William Hefferon
Psychologist, PsyD, MA
Verified
Verified
When I was a child I had terrible anxiety and a wonderful professional helped me. So now, my passion is helping other children , couples, and families. I am a licensed clinical psychologist and neuropsychologist who believes in total mental health care for you, your partnership, and your children . I also have experience with the unique mental health needs of the LGBTQ community. I provide school consultation and advocacy as well. If you, your marriage, or your family is suffering from any number of problems including constant arguing, poor grades, sadness, anxiety, or inattention please consider my services.
(872) 213-7627
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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.