Child Therapists Serving Downers Grove, IL
Counseling for Kids Ages 2-12
Less Anxious Thoughts
Manage Anger & Aggression
Divorce Transition Support
ADHD Management Skills
Is Your Child Struggling With:
Anxiety and Worry?
Anger & Big Emotions?
School Behavior & Making Friends?
Divorce or Family Transitions?
ADHD and OCD?
Our Child Therapists Help Kids
Clearly Communicate Feelings
Whether your child struggles with anger, anxiety, or worry, we help children clearly communicate their feelings 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.
Cope With Life Transitions
We give children coping tools to successfully navigate life’s biggest challenges whether that’s school academics, friends, or family transitions like divorce.
Signing Up Your Child for Counseling Is Simple.
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.”
“I highly recommend the services offered at Kid Matters Counseling. As a fellow practitioner in the school system, I frequently refer families to Susan and her team.”
Supporting Downers Grove Children & Families
Child Therapy Services 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
Susanne and her team are my “go to“ therapists when it comes to counseling and support for children. Susan provides... read moreMargo T
I am proud to have Kid Matters Counseling to refer to! Kids and their families are truly underserved in the... read moreAlexandra Hoerr
We had the best experience with their counseling! Supportive and caring but also honest and asked the questions that really... read moreErica Hurlbut
I have seen firsthand Susan's dedication to the craft of working with struggling and hurting kids. Susan is a gifted... read moreMatthew Hanlon
There is no better place in Chicagoland to help a struggling child than Kid Matters. Regardless of what difficulty a... read moreSuzanne Clarey
Kid Matters Counseling and Susan Stutzman provide quality care for children. The practice is responsive and caring. If your chid... read moreJody Hesler
Transitions can be so hard for little ones! My husband and I are in career fields where we are constantly... read morealexis murillo
I highly recommend Kid Matters Counseling. They have a strong committed mission to help kids and wonderful therapists that are... read moreBarb Mills
I highly recommend the services offered at Kid Matters Counseling. As a fellow practitioner in the school system, I frequently... read moreMaureen
I have absolute confidence in referring anyone with parenting and child counseling needs to Susan and Kid Matters. They understand... read moreEunia Lee
Great therapists with kind and caring personalities. I would recommend to anyone who wants to see their child thrive!Kate Lupo
Kids Matter Counseling has been such a blessing! We started doing foster care about 4 years ago, and Susan has... read moreAbigail Elizabeth
As a longtime Hinsdale resident it is so nice to finally have a kid focused counseling center right in our... read moreLindsey Holsten
So grateful for the Kids Matters staff. Our encounters with Susan have been really refreshing and enlightening. Our family would... read moreMichelle Knight
Very grateful for the insights and actionable tips our family learned from Kid Matters Counseling. Very responsive, kind and... read moreJolene Crittenden
I have had the opportunity to work with three of their therapists and they really understand the unique challenges of... read moreAndrea Bushala
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.
FAQs About Child Therapy
Do You Have An Office In Downers Grove?
We do not have an office (yet!) in Downers Grove, but several of our clients come from Downers.
Our offices, however, are just Ogden Ave, down the road from Downers Grove on the corner of York & Ogden in Hinsdale, IL.
What Is a Child Therapist?
Child therapists, or child psychologists, specialize in treating children with behavioral, emotional, or mental disorders.
These highly trained professionals may work in a clinical setting in private practices, as part of a medical team, or in a school environment.
Many child therapists are trained play therapists. Play therapy allows trained mental health practitioners who specialize in play therapy, to assess and understand children’s play.
Further, play therapy is utilized to help children cope with difficult emotions and find solutions to problems. Visit our play therapy resource page.
Does My Child Need a Therapist?
Some warning signs that your child may need psychological counseling include:
- Persistent feelings of sadness or hopelessness
- Constant anger and a tendency to overreact to situations
- Persistent worry, anxiety, or fearfulness
- Preoccupation with physical illness or their own appearance
Read more here.
Does Insurance Cover Child Therapy Sessions?
Yes. The federal parity law requires insurance companies to treat mental and behavioral health and substance use disorder coverage equal to (or better than) medical/surgical coverage. Read our Payment & Insurance page.
Does Online Counseling Work With Kids?
There are many licensed mental health professionals who treat children and teens online. For the most part, children can receive a similar level of treatment online that they receive at in-person appointments.
Online therapy appointments may take place via video, live chat, phone, or messaging. Most therapy sessions can be conducted via a smartphone, tablet, or computer.
We help anxious kids and frustrated parents. We serve Hinsdale & the Western Suburbs of Chicago.
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