Child Therapists Serving Clarendon Hills, 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?



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. 

How We Help Children & Parents

One-on-One Child Therapy

Parent Meetings & Coaching

Expect Growth & Healing

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.

Cultivate Change

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

Why Parents Choose Kid Matters Counseling!

“I highly recommend Kid Matters Counseling. They have wonderful therapists that are kind and caring.”
Barb M.

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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 Clarendon Hills Children & Families

Child Therapy Services 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

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 Clarendon Hills?

We do not have an office in Clarendon Hills, but we support many children and families in Clarendon Hills.

Our offices, however, are down the road on Ogden on the corner of York & Ogden in Hinsdale. (Across from the BP & Shell gas stations).

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. 

Ask Us Anything!

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

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