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?



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. 

How We Help Children & Parents

One-on-One Child Therapy

Parent Meetings & Coaching

Expect Growth & Healing

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.

Cultivate Change

Less anxiety. Emotional resilience. Greater self-confidence. We’ll help your child get unstuck!

Why Parents Choose Kid Matters Counseling!

“We have not been in counseling that long and my son is better able to verbalize his feelings and name them!”
Hinsdale Mom

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“Kid Matters was the best investment in our child’s mental health and helped us become better parents to our son.”   

Joe & Allie Lemenager

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“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!”

La Grange Mom

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We Provide Child Therapy For:




Adoption & Attachment


Anger & Aggression


Anxiety and Worry




Bedwetting / Toileting




Body Image & Self Esteem




Death & Loss


Divorce & Family Transitions


Family Relationships




OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder




Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)


Peer Concerns / Friendships


Physical Abuse


School Behavior




Sexual Abuse


Somatic Concerns


Sports Anxiety





Why Parents & Professionals Trust Kid Matters

  • Great therapists with kind and caring personalities. I would recommend to anyone who wants to see their child thrive!

    Kate Lupo

    I am proud to have Kid Matters Counseling to refer to! Kids and their families are truly underserved in the... read more

    Alexandra Hoerr
  • We had the best experience with their counseling! Supportive and caring but also honest and asked the questions that really... read more

    Erica Hurlbut

    Susanne and her team are my “go to“ therapists when it comes to counseling and support for children. Susan provides... read more

    Margo T
  • Transitions can be so hard for little ones! My husband and I are in career fields where we are constantly... read more

    alexis murillo

    So grateful for the Kids Matters staff. Our encounters with Susan have been really refreshing and enlightening. Our family would... read more

    Michelle Knight
  • I have had the opportunity to work with three of their therapists and they really understand the unique challenges of... read more

    Andrea Bushala

    I highly recommend Kid Matters Counseling. They have a strong committed mission to help kids and wonderful therapists that are... read more

    Barb Mills
  • There is no better place in Chicagoland to help a struggling child than Kid Matters. Regardless of what difficulty a... read more

    Suzanne Clarey

    I highly recommend the services offered at Kid Matters Counseling. As a fellow practitioner in the school system, I frequently... read more

  • I have seen firsthand Susan's dedication to the craft of working with struggling and hurting kids. Susan is a gifted... read more

    Matthew Hanlon

    Very grateful for the insights and actionable tips our family learned from Kid Matters Counseling. Very responsive, kind and... read more

    Jolene Crittenden
  • As a longtime Hinsdale resident it is so nice to finally have a kid focused counseling center right in our... read more

    Lindsey Holsten

    Kid Matters Counseling and Susan Stutzman provide quality care for children. The practice is responsive and caring. If your chid... read more

    Jody Hesler
  • I have absolute confidence in referring anyone with parenting and child counseling needs to Susan and Kid Matters. They understand... read more

    Eunia Lee

    Kids Matter Counseling has been such a blessing! We started doing foster care about 4 years ago, and Susan has... read more

    Abigail Elizabeth

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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.

Our Mission

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.

Serving Hinsdale and Surrounding Communities:
Clarendon Hills, Downers Grove, La Grange, and Western Springs

We help anxious kids and frustrated parents. We serve Hinsdale & the Western Suburbs of Chicago.

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