We Are Child Therapists
Counseling Children Ages 2-12
Less Anxiety & Worry
Self-Manage Big Emotions
Increase School Behavior
Confidently Parent Your Child
Is Your Child Struggling With:
Anxiety and Worry?
Anger & Big Emotions?
School Behavior & Making Friends?
Divorce or Family Transitions?
ADHD, OCD, or ODD?
Our Child Therapists Help Kids
Clearly Communicate Feelings
We help children clearly communicate their feelings (anger, anxiety, worry, etc) so they can articulate what they need so parents don’t have to guess and can quickly provide support for their child.
Manage Big Emotions
We equip children with the tools to manage big emotions and find creative ways to self-soothe so what used to take minutes or even hours, now only takes a few moments.
Increase Relational Capacity
We help children strengthen their listening skills, communication tools, and their ability to resolve problems and conflicts with family members and peers.
Getting Started With Counseling Is Easy
Schedule An Appointment
Fill out the contact form to get started!
We'll Make a Plan
Together, we’ll set goals with parents to move your child forward.
Less anxiety. Emotional resilience. Greater self-confidence. We’ll help your child get unstuck!
Why Parents Choose Kid Matters Counseling!
“Kid Matters was the best investment in our child’s mental health and helped us become better parents to our son.”
“Kids Matter Counseling has been such a blessing! We started doing foster care about 4 years ago, and Susan has been amazingly gifted in helping me figure out how to bond most effectively to my foster care kids. I would highly recommend her!”
We Provide Child Therapy For:
ADHD / ADD
Adoption & Attachment
Anger & Aggression
Anxiety and Worry
Bedwetting / Toileting
Body Image & Self Esteem
Death & Loss
Divorce & Family Transitions
OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
PANDAS / PANS
Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)
Peer Concerns / Friendships
Why Parents & Professionals Trust Kid Matters
I have absolute confidence in referring anyone with parenting and child counseling needs to Susan and Kid Matters. They understand... read moreEunia Lee
There is no better place in Chicagoland to help a struggling child than Kid Matters. Regardless of what difficulty a... read moreSuzanne Clarey
I am proud to have Kid Matters Counseling to refer to! Kids and their families are truly underserved in the... read moreAlexandra Hoerr
Great therapists with kind and caring personalities. I would recommend to anyone who wants to see their child thrive!Kate Lupo
Transitions can be so hard for little ones! My husband and I are in career fields where we are constantly... read morealexis murillo
Kids Matter Counseling has been such a blessing! We started doing foster care about 4 years ago, and Susan has... read moreAbigail Elizabeth
We had the best experience with their counseling! Supportive and caring but also honest and asked the questions that really... read moreErica Hurlbut
Very grateful for the insights and actionable tips our family learned from Kid Matters Counseling. Very responsive, kind and... read moreJolene Crittenden
As a longtime Hinsdale resident it is so nice to finally have a kid focused counseling center right in our... read moreLindsey Holsten
Susanne and her team are my “go to“ therapists when it comes to counseling and support for children. Susan provides... read moreMargo T
I have had the opportunity to work with three of their therapists and they really understand the unique challenges of... read moreAndrea Bushala
So grateful for the Kids Matters staff. Our encounters with Susan have been really refreshing and enlightening. Our family would... read moreMichelle Knight
Kid Matters Counseling and Susan Stutzman provide quality care for children. The practice is responsive and caring. If your chid... read moreJody Hesler
I highly recommend Kid Matters Counseling. They have a strong committed mission to help kids and wonderful therapists that are... read moreBarb Mills
I have seen firsthand Susan's dedication to the craft of working with struggling and hurting kids. Susan is a gifted... read moreMatthew Hanlon
I highly recommend the services offered at Kid Matters Counseling. As a fellow practitioner in the school system, I frequently... read moreMaureen
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Looking for Extra Parenting Support?
Hey parents, your mental health = survival.
If you’d like to be a strong support for your kiddos and lower your anxiety and stress, we can help.
A lot of kids who struggle with anxiety and anger get stuck and many parents struggle with how to help their children.
As licensed child therapists, we help children lower their anxiety, manage their anger, and equip parents with tools to confidently parent their child.
We help anxious kids and frustrated parents. We serve Hinsdale & the Western Suburbs of Chicago.
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