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

5 Things Parents need to Know about Tik-Tok

If I asked you to name which apps are on your child’s phone right now, could you answer correctly? Do you even know? In 2017 the total number of mobile app downloads reached 197 billion... with a ‘B’. As a parent it can seem overwhelming and even impossible to stay on...

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How To Raise Grateful Kids [Video]

Let’s face it, some days as a parent it’s hard to cultivate feelings of gratitude.  A car cuts you off in traffic or another mom gives you a judgemental look for bringing your coughing kid to playgroup.  Life seems to just have a lot of things that feel hard to be...

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Child Abuse in Trusted Places

The recent news of an even deeper scandal involving a major religious institution in our world is plain awful. As a parent with young children,  it is troubling to consider the statistics surrounding child abuse within what is  considered seemingly safe adult...

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