Therapy for Children and Adolescents

Welcome to Chicagoland Neuropsychology, a counseling practice in Oak Park, IL, where specialists provide therapy for children and adolescents.

Our team of experienced clinicians is dedicated to helping young people overcome mental health challenges. We are proud to provide therapy for children and adolescents to help improve their overall well-being.

Therapy for Children and Adolescents in Oak Park

At Chicagoland Neuropsychology, we offer counseling services in Oak Park for children and adolescents who:

  • Struggle in school
  • Have anxiety
  • Have social challenges
  • Suffer from low motivation or depression
  • Have problems with their behaviors
  • Struggle with ADHD and learning disorders

How Mental Health Impacts Our Children’s Life

Mental health concerns can have a significant impact on a child’s ability to succeed in school and navigate their day-to-day life. Anxiety can make it difficult to focus in class and enjoy social activities, while depression can leave a child feeling isolated and unmotivated. ADHD can make it challenging to complete assignments and stay organized, while learning disorders can impact a child’s ability to read, write, or do math. At Chicagoland Neuropsychology, our therapists work with children and their families to develop coping strategies to help them succeed academically and socially. Often, parents seek counseling to help with social challenges or school motivation. By treating the whole of your child, we can help with these challenges – but we have found that helping them recognize what they are good at and how to feel comfortable with who they are is the best way to achieve those goals.

How Our Clinicians Approach Therapy for Children

Our clinicians approach therapy with warmth and employ evidence-based approaches to therapy. We understand that each child is unique, and we work closely with families to develop a personalized treatment plan that addresses your child’s specific needs. We believe keeping parents in the loop about what happens in each session is important. include parents in parts of sessions or meet individually outside of therapy sessions, especially with younger children. Helping loved ones continue the work we do in session at home is something we know helps children the most. Depending on the child’s needs, our providers utilize cognitive-behavioral therapy, play therapy, and family therapy to help children and adolescents overcome their challenges and build resilience – but, more importantly, enjoy life.

Psychological and Neuropsychological Testing

In addition to therapy, we offer psychological testing and neuropsychological testing to answer parents’ questions about their child’s learning and cognitive or general mental health. These assessments are not always necessary for each child. However, in addition to helping answer parents’ (and schools’) pressing questions, these reports also help our therapists develop a more targeted treatment plan.

What Can Counseling Do?

Effective counseling can create positive changes in a young person’s life that can have lasting impacts. With the right support, children and adolescents can learn to manage their mental health concerns, build their self-esteem, and develop healthy coping mechanisms. They can improve their academic performance, strengthen their relationships, and feel more confident in themselves and their abilities.

If you're concerned about your child's mental health, we encourage you to reach out to us.

As a parent, the first step is for you to meet with one of our therapists. One of the most important factors that lead to lasting change is the fit between therapist and client. As a parent, you are the best person to make that decision, so we look forward to meeting you and learning what we can do to help. Our experienced clinicians are here to provide the support and guidance your child needs to overcome challenges and thrive.