Susan Stutzman Child Therapist and Play Therapist

Call Susan! (855) 543-7687 x700

Susan Stutzman | LCPC, RPT, SPT

Child Therapist & Play Therapist

Many parents feel lost trying to help their child who is anxious, angry, or has been abused. It’s so frustrating seeing your child struggle without any idea on how to help!

I use the therapeutic power of play and brain research education that provide 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.

For most of my life I have interacted with children. But it wasn’t until my graduate work in clinical psychology that I began to see a child’s world through the power of play. As a Registered Play Therapist (RPT) I can help children express what is troubling them when they cannot verbally express their thoughts and feelings.

It’s a privilege to help your child find their voice, heal from trauma, gain confidence in school, make friends, engage in play groups, and increase in learning.

Call today and begin the healing process:

(855) 543-7687 x700 or e-mail me: Susan {at}

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC)
Registered Play Therapist (RPT)
Foundational Theraplay® Practitioner, 2018
Certified Synergetic Play Therapist (SPT)
Certificate in Trauma Treatment for Children and Adolescents

President of the Illinois Association for Play Therapy
Academic Background

M.A. Clinical Psychology, Wheaton Graduate School, Wheaton, IL

B.A. Biblical Studies, Moody Bible Institute, Chicago, IL

Susan Stutzman’s Impact on Children & Parents

Susan helped me navigate a difficult parenting situation. She gave me the resources and tools I needed when I was not sure what to do. J. F.

Hinsdale Mom

Susan is one of the warmest, most comforting child therapists I have ever met. I trust her completely and feel she is a true gift to the field. Any child would be blessed to work alongside Susan.

Ashely Mills

Child Therapist, Play Therapy Institute of Colorado

So thankful for Susan at Kid Matters who has helped us work with our son in the best way possible. She helped us find the exact tools we needed, and the end product resulted in a much calmer and less anxious family.


Hinsdale Mom

Susan is an expert in her field, and cares deeply about children and their families. As a therapist, I highly recommend this practice! Natasha Knoff

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, Agave

Articles by Susan Stutzman

How to Navigate Parenting & Video Games

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How Video Games Are Affecting Your Child’s Sleep

Since the dawn of gaming, there has been a war waging between parents and video games. Every year a new hot game hits the market and breaks entertainment records and every year articles are published that blame games for real-life violence, behavioral issues, and...

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Helping Your Child Through Holiday Transitions [Video]

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