Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
River Forest, Illinois 60305
"Very rarely in our lives are we given the opportunity and the space to truly look at ourselves, where we have been, and the person we are looking to become. At Kate Giandonato & Associates, we create an environment where you can safely look at yourself, relationships, and potential barriers to achieving your goals. Our relationship-based training in Social Work + Child Development has given us the background to notice and work through the conflicting messages, thoughts and emotions present not only in the parent-child relationship, but in every relationship. We work with our clients to better understand and negotiate these most important relationships."
Oppositional Defiance
(773) 888-4992
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River Forest, Illinois 60305
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Oppositional Defiance
"Very rarely in our lives are we given the opportunity and the space to truly look at ourselves, where we have been, and the person we are looking to become. At Kate Giandonato & Associates, we create an environment where you can safely look at yourself, relationships, and potential barriers to achieving your goals. Our relationship-based training in Social Work + Child Development has given us the background to notice and work through the conflicting messages, thoughts and emotions present not only in the parent-child relationship, but in every relationship. We work with our clients to better understand and negotiate these most important relationships."
Dennis Keppeler, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
River Forest, Illinois 60305
"I offer goal-oriented, collaborative psychotherapy to individuals who are experiencing distress or unhappiness with parts of their lives. Throughout therapy sessions that are interactive, I will share my thoughts and feelings about the challenges that you face along with strategies for creating change. I help my clients to discover and begin to follow a positive path that they can begin to explore in therapy, and that they can then continue to follow as they pursue their goals and their lives independently. I have experience helping adolescents and adults to develop and live more fulfilling, satisfying lives."
Oppositional Defiance
(708) 258-5139
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River Forest, Illinois 60305
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Oppositional Defiance
"I offer goal-oriented, collaborative psychotherapy to individuals who are experiencing distress or unhappiness with parts of their lives. Throughout therapy sessions that are interactive, I will share my thoughts and feelings about the challenges that you face along with strategies for creating change. I help my clients to discover and begin to follow a positive path that they can begin to explore in therapy, and that they can then continue to follow as they pursue their goals and their lives independently. I have experience helping adolescents and adults to develop and live more fulfilling, satisfying lives."
Phyllis B. Rubin, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
River Forest, Illinois 60305
"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."
Oppositional Defiance
(708) 469-4406
Verified
Office is near:
River Forest, Illinois 60305
Oppositional Defiance
"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."
Caitlin M Wurster, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
River Forest, Illinois 60305
"LifeSpan Counseling & Psychological Services offers services to children, adolescents, adults, couples and families. I believe that we all must weather challenges throughout life, and sometimes we need assistance to endure and make sense of these trials in a way that helps us to grow into the best versions of ourselves. My goal as a therapist is to assist children, adolescents, adults, and familes through these times by helping them achieve better understandings of personal choices, strengths, and resilience. In this way, clients come to see themselves as individuals that are capable of change in order to live fulfilling lives."
Oppositional Defiance
(708) 315-7372
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Office is near:
River Forest, Illinois 60305
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Oppositional Defiance
"LifeSpan Counseling & Psychological Services offers services to children, adolescents, adults, couples and families. I believe that we all must weather challenges throughout life, and sometimes we need assistance to endure and make sense of these trials in a way that helps us to grow into the best versions of ourselves. My goal as a therapist is to assist children, adolescents, adults, and familes through these times by helping them achieve better understandings of personal choices, strengths, and resilience. In this way, clients come to see themselves as individuals that are capable of change in order to live fulfilling lives."
Mindful Connections Behavioral Health, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
River Forest, Illinois 60305
"Everyone goes through times of struggle and needs someone to listen, reflect and help them move forward. We specialize in working with persons who have experienced trauma, abuse or neglect. Trauma can lead to many life issues & symptoms that we can help you manage & alleviate. Using trauma-informed and attachment focused psychotherapy we provide parents with therapeutic skills to help their children heal. I have worked with families, children & adults for over 25 of years who have various mental illnesses and emotional challenges. Everyone deserves happiness & we can help you through the healing process to restore your mind, body & spirit."
Oppositional Defiance
(708) 697-8009
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River Forest, Illinois 60305
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Oppositional Defiance
"Everyone goes through times of struggle and needs someone to listen, reflect and help them move forward. We specialize in working with persons who have experienced trauma, abuse or neglect. Trauma can lead to many life issues & symptoms that we can help you manage & alleviate. Using trauma-informed and attachment focused psychotherapy we provide parents with therapeutic skills to help their children heal. I have worked with families, children & adults for over 25 of years who have various mental illnesses and emotional challenges. Everyone deserves happiness & we can help you through the healing process to restore your mind, body & spirit."
Jessica Wall Lcsw Am, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, AM
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
River Forest, Illinois 60305
"In my work, the first goal is to create a safe and supportive environment that allows for greater understanding of the concerns, symptoms, and struggles that bring you to treatment. Change is possible with the willingness to explore one's inner life and contend with the conflicts inhibiting you from a greater sense of freedom. Psychotherapy/psychoanalysis is a demanding endeavor but the benefits are immeasurable!"
Oppositional Defiance
(708) 317-8332
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Office is near:
River Forest, Illinois 60305
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Oppositional Defiance
"In my work, the first goal is to create a safe and supportive environment that allows for greater understanding of the concerns, symptoms, and struggles that bring you to treatment. Change is possible with the willingness to explore one's inner life and contend with the conflicts inhibiting you from a greater sense of freedom. Psychotherapy/psychoanalysis is a demanding endeavor but the benefits are immeasurable!"
Innovative Counseling Partners, LLC, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
River Forest, Illinois 60305
"I have a Bachelors and Master’s degree in social work and became a licensed Clinical Social worker (LCSW) in 2010. My experience has been in the area of mental health both inpatient and outpatient during the past 20 years providing individual psychotherapy for adults and adolescents, as well as EAP counseling support. I have also enjoyed doing group therapy for Stress management, adult partial hospitalization program, co-facilitating a parent group, case management, crisis stabilization, in home counseling and substitute teaching in the past. "
Oppositional Defiance
(708) 406-7319
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River Forest, Illinois 60305
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Oppositional Defiance
"I have a Bachelors and Master’s degree in social work and became a licensed Clinical Social worker (LCSW) in 2010. My experience has been in the area of mental health both inpatient and outpatient during the past 20 years providing individual psychotherapy for adults and adolescents, as well as EAP counseling support. I have also enjoyed doing group therapy for Stress management, adult partial hospitalization program, co-facilitating a parent group, case management, crisis stabilization, in home counseling and substitute teaching in the past. "
Paige Bartley, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
River Forest, Illinois 60305
Oppositional Defiance
(708) 498-3524
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River Forest, Illinois 60305
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Dr Heidi D Schwartz & Associates, Inc, Counselor
Counselor, PsyD, LCPC
Verified by Psychology Today
River Forest, Illinois 60305
" Compassionate, skilled psychotherapist with over 30 years in practice. We will collaborate to identify your overall personal goals and historical issues that may impede your feeling happy and satisfied in your relationships and in your life. Together we will figure out a plan that enables you to live a more satisfying life."
(708) 406-6933
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River Forest, Illinois 60305
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" Compassionate, skilled psychotherapist with over 30 years in practice. We will collaborate to identify your overall personal goals and historical issues that may impede your feeling happy and satisfied in your relationships and in your life. Together we will figure out a plan that enables you to live a more satisfying life."
Amy Deegan, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
River Forest, Illinois 60305
"Hello! My name is Amy Deegan. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker specializing in young children. I graduated from University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana in 2011 with a BA in Psychology. I graduated from University of Illinois at Chicago in 2014 with my Masters in Social Work. I currently work as a school social worker and private practitioner. I enjoy working with children and adolescents in the areas of anxiety, depression, executive functioning, emotion regulation, and behavior management."
(630) 360-8928
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River Forest, Illinois 60305
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"Hello! My name is Amy Deegan. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker specializing in young children. I graduated from University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana in 2011 with a BA in Psychology. I graduated from University of Illinois at Chicago in 2014 with my Masters in Social Work. I currently work as a school social worker and private practitioner. I enjoy working with children and adolescents in the areas of anxiety, depression, executive functioning, emotion regulation, and behavior management."
Anne Drake, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
River Forest, Illinois 60305
"Life can be challenging, and the feelings that come with those challenges can be overwhelming, for both children and adults. I have worked with children from age 4 to young adults in high school, as well as college students and adults. My areas of expertise include anxiety, depression, self-esteem/identity, anger, behavioral issues, executive functioning, understanding feelings and emotions, social skills, and ADHD. I have also worked with college students addressing anxiety, depression, ADHD, and other issues that impact their ability to be successful. I'm also a certified teacher. "
(224) 407-3405
Verified
River Forest, Illinois 60305
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"Life can be challenging, and the feelings that come with those challenges can be overwhelming, for both children and adults. I have worked with children from age 4 to young adults in high school, as well as college students and adults. My areas of expertise include anxiety, depression, self-esteem/identity, anger, behavioral issues, executive functioning, understanding feelings and emotions, social skills, and ADHD. I have also worked with college students addressing anxiety, depression, ADHD, and other issues that impact their ability to be successful. I'm also a certified teacher. "
Susan L Adler, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, ACSW
Verified by Psychology Today
River Forest, Illinois 60305
"Feeling stuck? Former Chicago Social Worker of the Year (National Association of Social Workers). Published, award-winning author in the field. 25 yrs experience. English/Spanish.AAMFT clinical member/supervisor. Respectful, skilled, organized, friendly, approachable. Model based approach. Male/female; gay/lesbian. Goal based, non-pathologizing strength-based model. Highly recommended as humanistic, safe, therapist/supervisor. Workshops/training/consultation/training /supervision (LCSW,AAMFT):"How To Improve Your Marriage," "Thriving as a Working Mother," "Sexual Abuse Treatment/Prevention" "Child Abuse Treatment/Prevention" "Family Systems," "Life Coaching," "Postpartum Depression: Treatment/Prevention," "Latinas-Postpartum Depression: Treatment/Prevention.""
(708) 771-4636
Verified
River Forest, Illinois 60305
"Feeling stuck? Former Chicago Social Worker of the Year (National Association of Social Workers). Published, award-winning author in the field. 25 yrs experience. English/Spanish.AAMFT clinical member/supervisor. Respectful, skilled, organized, friendly, approachable. Model based approach. Male/female; gay/lesbian. Goal based, non-pathologizing strength-based model. Highly recommended as humanistic, safe, therapist/supervisor. Workshops/training/consultation/training /supervision (LCSW,AAMFT):"How To Improve Your Marriage," "Thriving as a Working Mother," "Sexual Abuse Treatment/Prevention" "Child Abuse Treatment/Prevention" "Family Systems," "Life Coaching," "Postpartum Depression: Treatment/Prevention," "Latinas-Postpartum Depression: Treatment/Prevention.""
Heidi D Schwartz, Counselor
Counselor, Psy.D.
Verified by Psychology Today
River Forest, Illinois 60305
"I have been practicing psychotherapy for 30 years. My clinical work centers around helping people develop satisfying relationships and lifestyles. We will work collaboratively to help you heal old wounds and make insightful meaning of your patterns of self-defeating thoughts and behaviors as they impact your current functioning and relationships. I will help you develop inner strength and creativity to remedy depression, anxiety, and unhappiness. Ultimately, you will ably make intentional choices about managing your life, goals, work, and relationships."
(708) 934-4279
Verified
River Forest, Illinois 60305
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"I have been practicing psychotherapy for 30 years. My clinical work centers around helping people develop satisfying relationships and lifestyles. We will work collaboratively to help you heal old wounds and make insightful meaning of your patterns of self-defeating thoughts and behaviors as they impact your current functioning and relationships. I will help you develop inner strength and creativity to remedy depression, anxiety, and unhappiness. Ultimately, you will ably make intentional choices about managing your life, goals, work, and relationships."
Hillary Pilotto, Counselor
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified by Psychology Today
River Forest, Illinois 60305
"You never feel like there is enough of you to go around. You feel like you are always letting someone down. The guilt is overwhelming at times and it won't go away. You never feel caught up with any of the 100 things on your to-do list. You feel the weight of the world on your shoulders and you feel like you can't breathe. You sacrifice your sleep, diet, and overall well-being for everyone else. You're starting to get resentful that others can make time for themselves, but you can't. You wonder how you look in the eyes of your partner, kids, and co-workers and if they can tell something has changed. "
(708) 512-7792
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River Forest, Illinois 60305
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"You never feel like there is enough of you to go around. You feel like you are always letting someone down. The guilt is overwhelming at times and it won't go away. You never feel caught up with any of the 100 things on your to-do list. You feel the weight of the world on your shoulders and you feel like you can't breathe. You sacrifice your sleep, diet, and overall well-being for everyone else. You're starting to get resentful that others can make time for themselves, but you can't. You wonder how you look in the eyes of your partner, kids, and co-workers and if they can tell something has changed. "
Ken Aaron Burnstein, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
River Forest, Illinois 60305
"In my practice, I specialize in four areas: anxiety, anger management, marriage and family counseling, and coping with depression/sadness. I have a directive, practical approach that balances understanding, with support, guidance and direction. I believe that in order for therapy to be meaningful, it is important to work together create an individualized approach that meets your needs, and is a unique match for your concerns and style. Many people who have felt little or no progress in therapy before, have made positive changes with my active, engaged approach."
(708) 406-6651
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River Forest, Illinois 60305
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"In my practice, I specialize in four areas: anxiety, anger management, marriage and family counseling, and coping with depression/sadness. I have a directive, practical approach that balances understanding, with support, guidance and direction. I believe that in order for therapy to be meaningful, it is important to work together create an individualized approach that meets your needs, and is a unique match for your concerns and style. Many people who have felt little or no progress in therapy before, have made positive changes with my active, engaged approach."
Kara M White
PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
River Forest, Illinois 60305
"You would be a great fit for working with me if you are looking to explore and understand your difficulty and, with that understanding, make appropriate changes that will help you become who you imagine yourself or your situation. I am passionate to work with issues related to grief, life changes, identity, spiritual crisis, self-awareness, assertiveness, relational conflict, communication, overcoming fears, anxiety, depression, vulnerability, shame/guilt, and other everyday life difficulties. I work with adults and provide pre-marital counseling and assessments."
(312) 487-4885
Verified
River Forest, Illinois 60305
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"You would be a great fit for working with me if you are looking to explore and understand your difficulty and, with that understanding, make appropriate changes that will help you become who you imagine yourself or your situation. I am passionate to work with issues related to grief, life changes, identity, spiritual crisis, self-awareness, assertiveness, relational conflict, communication, overcoming fears, anxiety, depression, vulnerability, shame/guilt, and other everyday life difficulties. I work with adults and provide pre-marital counseling and assessments."
Gregg Steven Kitzis, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
River Forest, Illinois 60305
"I am a warm, engaging and compassionate therapist who has been practicing for more than 20 years. I provide a calm, safe and thoughtful space for my clients to explore their lives. "
(312) 782-3888
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Office is near:
River Forest, Illinois 60305
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"I am a warm, engaging and compassionate therapist who has been practicing for more than 20 years. I provide a calm, safe and thoughtful space for my clients to explore their lives. "
Susan Schiff, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, ACSW, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
River Forest, Illinois 60305
"There are many pathways to a happier and more fulfilling life. Deciding to change, taking the risk to meet a new therapist, isn't easy. In 40 plus years as a psychotherapist, I have found that with work and skilled support, individuals and couples can reach goals, change, improve and develop their solutions to their issues. Although you may feel blocked, our work together will help you find the path to a happier life that is right for you. The most difficult decision is to take the risk and try therapy."
(708) 695-8585
Verified
Office is near:
River Forest, Illinois 60305
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"There are many pathways to a happier and more fulfilling life. Deciding to change, taking the risk to meet a new therapist, isn't easy. In 40 plus years as a psychotherapist, I have found that with work and skilled support, individuals and couples can reach goals, change, improve and develop their solutions to their issues. Although you may feel blocked, our work together will help you find the path to a happier life that is right for you. The most difficult decision is to take the risk and try therapy."
Colin A. Brietzke, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
River Forest, Illinois 60305
"Dr. Brietzke specializes in the neuropsychological evaluation of a wide range of disorders of the brain including head injuries, ADHD, learning difficulties, emotional problems and memory disorders. The neuropsychological testing offered by Dr. Brietzke provides a more specific understanding of brain functioning than psychological, psychiatric or school-based testing does, resulting in more accurate diagnosis and more effective treatment. He also integrates the cutting-edge neuroimaging and brainmapping tools with traditional neuropsychological tests. This allows for unprecedented levels of understanding of an individual's underlying brain processes and opens up many new treatment options."
(773) 819-2933
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Office is near:
River Forest, Illinois 60305
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"Dr. Brietzke specializes in the neuropsychological evaluation of a wide range of disorders of the brain including head injuries, ADHD, learning difficulties, emotional problems and memory disorders. The neuropsychological testing offered by Dr. Brietzke provides a more specific understanding of brain functioning than psychological, psychiatric or school-based testing does, resulting in more accurate diagnosis and more effective treatment. He also integrates the cutting-edge neuroimaging and brainmapping tools with traditional neuropsychological tests. This allows for unprecedented levels of understanding of an individual's underlying brain processes and opens up many new treatment options."
Madigan Kent, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
River Forest, Illinois 60305
"I offer insight, compassion, gentle challenging, and respect in my client relationships. Clients find me straightforward and willing to back-up or change directions if that helps us make progress. I use somatic, body-centered approaches alongside traditional talk therapy. I find this approach works well for treating trauma, anxiety, depression, relationship conflict, substance use, stress and overwhelm. I am also trained in Emotion Focused Therapy for Couples, which gets to the heart of dealing with relationship issues and destructive cycles, which I enjoy very much."
(872) 225-2150
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Office is near:
River Forest, Illinois 60305
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"I offer insight, compassion, gentle challenging, and respect in my client relationships. Clients find me straightforward and willing to back-up or change directions if that helps us make progress. I use somatic, body-centered approaches alongside traditional talk therapy. I find this approach works well for treating trauma, anxiety, depression, relationship conflict, substance use, stress and overwhelm. I am also trained in Emotion Focused Therapy for Couples, which gets to the heart of dealing with relationship issues and destructive cycles, which I enjoy very much."

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Oppositional Defiance Therapists
All children are oppositional from time to time. But their behavior can become incessantly and openly uncooperative such that it stands out relative to other children. Oppositional Defiant Disorder (or sometimes referred to as "ODD") tends to be evidenced by frequent temper tantrums, excessive arguing with adults, the questioning of rules, active defiance and refusal to comply with adult requests. You may also see deliberate attempts to annoy or upset people, blaming of others, being touchy or easily annoyed by others, frequent anger and resentment, mean and hateful talking when upset, a spiteful attitude and revenge seeking.

These therapists can help with oppositional defiance in River Forest or provide counseling for parents handling an oppositional defiant kid in River Forest, oppositional defiant teen or oppositional defiant children in River Forest.

How can I tell if a therapist is right for me?
Therapists in River Forest are able to work with a wide range of issues.

For example, if you're seeking a marriage counselor in River Forest you'll find that most therapists are trained in marriage counseling or couples counseling in River Forest and couples therapy. And they welcome families for family counseling in River Forest or family therapy in River Forest.