Our Child Therapists

We are honored to be the #1 rated private practice (Google Reviews) of play therapists & child therapist in Chicagoland 

AND The Receiver of the 2019 Best of Hinsdale Awards in the Counselor Category

Molly  Monaghan

Molly Monaghan

Child Therapist | LPC

My goal is to walk alongside you as we uncover ways to root yourself in your own wisdom as a caregiver, and help your child blossom into their full potential. 

Leigh  Reisberg

Leigh Reisberg

Child Therapist | Clinical Intern

I help families break through their roadblocks and create stronger and deeper relationships. I believe that together, we can help your child. 

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.

Fernando Gonzalez

Fernando Gonzalez

Child Therapist | LCSW

I help parents & children build a stronger connection through identifying, expressing, and regulating big feelings and challenging experiences.

Shana Sanchez

Shana Sanchez

Child Therapist | LSW

I help children and families navigate trauma, transitions, and other mental health needs. My goal is to bring about meaningful change for both you and your child.

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.

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.

Cheryl Welsh

Cheryl Welsh

Child Therapist | LCPC, RPT

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. 

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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201 E Ogden Ave,IL-60521,
Telephone No.8555437687