Our Child Therapists

Rated best child therapists and play therapists in Chicagoland (Google Reviews)

Lydia Alter

Lydia Alter

Child Therapist | LSW

I believe by fostering each child’s strengths they can begin to gain a better understanding of themselves and their relationships with others.

Sarah Biehl

Sarah Biehl

Child Therapist | LCPC, RPT

I help children and their families uncover their natural strengths to better cope with life challenges and increase connection in the parent-child relationship.

Gloria Cockerill

Gloria Cockerill

Child Therapist | LCSW, RPT-S

The parent-child relationship is central to your child’s healing process. My my goal is to help you and your family get back on track sharing laughter, joy, and connection.

Cheryl Welsh

Cheryl Welsh

Child Therapist | LCPC, RPT-S

Foster care, adoption, serious illness, or grief & loss are difficult disruptions in a child’s life. I specialize in child attachment disorders and work closely with parents to renew peace and joy in the home. 

Jon Caes

Jon Caes

Child Therapist | MSW, LCSW

I help children & parents unlock solutions and discover strengths that improve emotional functioning, promote healing & build stronger relationships.

Carly Schrimpl

Carly Schrimpl

Child Therapist | LCSW

I believe that you are enough for your child and you are not alone in this journey. I’ve helped 100’s of children and caregivers learn ways to work through anxiety, loss, traumatic events, and anger.

Susan Stutzman

Susan Stutzman

Owner | Child Therapist | LCPC, RPT-S

I use the therapeutic power of play and child development research to achieve short-term, practical solutions to restore emotional stability for the child. I work with parents every step of the way in supporting their child’s mental wellness.

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FAQs About Child Therapy

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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