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:

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Anxiety and Worry?

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Anger & Big Emotions?

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School Behavior & Making Friends?

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Aggression?

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Divorce or Family Transitions?

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ADHD and OCD?

Our Child Therapists Help Kids

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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. 

How We Help Children & Parents

One-on-One Child Therapy

Parent Meetings & Coaching

Expect Growth & Healing

Signing Up Your Child for Counseling Is Simple.

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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!

“I have known Susan for over a decade and would highly recommend her to anyone seeking help for their child.”
Erin O.

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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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“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.”

Maureen - School Psychologist

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Supporting Downers Grove Children & Families

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Child Therapy Services For:

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ADHD / ADD

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Adoption & Attachment

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Anger & Aggression

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Anxiety and Worry

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Autism

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Bedwetting / Toileting

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Bipolar

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Body Image & Self Esteem

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Depression

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Death & Loss

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Divorce & Family Transitions

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Family Relationships

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Grief

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OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

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PANDAS / PANS

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Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)

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Peer Concerns / Friendships

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Physical Abuse

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School Behavior

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Self-Harm

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Sexual Abuse

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Somatic Concerns

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Sports Anxiety

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Trauma

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Tics

Why Parents & Professionals Trust Kid Matters

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.

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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