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Pediatric Therapy Services and Child Therapists

We focus on pediatric therapy that targets the unique needs of children. Specializing in behavioral therapy for kids, our skilled child therapists employ Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and more, to help young ones overcome emotional, behavioral, and developmental obstacles. Our team is committed to assisting children in developing the tools they need for long-term mental health stability.
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Understanding Pediatric Therapy

We pride ourselves in having the best child therapists in Chicago, each specializing in diverse pediatric therapy approaches. Our focus encompasses child development, family dynamics, and emotional regulation. We conduct thorough assessments of each child and their family to tailor treatment options that best address their specific needs.

Often, a child's behavioral and emotional issues stem from external factors. Through detailed assessments and evaluations, our skilled child behavioral therapists collaborate with the entire family. This collaborative approach helps us identify strengths to build upon as well as teach coping skills to reduce symptoms, ensuring a holistic improvement in the child's mental health.

Why Choose Pediatric Therapy?

Children and teens are going through critical phases of development as they age, shaping the foundation for their emotional and psychological well-being. Our pediatric therapy program is designed to address a wide range of concerns such as ADHD in children, anxiety in children, and more. Our child therapists ensure they develop the necessary skills to thrive both emotionally and psychologically.

Here are a list of common challenges children and teen may experience where having a child therapist can be helpful:

  • Stress and Anxiety in Children: Help your child develop effective coping mechanisms and emotional regulation skills to manage anxiety and stressors they may encounter.
  • Behavioral Challenges: Our child therapists work closely with parents and caregivers to address behavioral issues, providing strategies to promote positive behavior and family harmony.
  • Social Skills and Peer Relationships: Support your child in building healthy peer relationships, enhancing social skills, and improving communication.
  • Trauma and Grief: Our trauma-informed child therapists are skilled in helping children process and heal from traumatic experiences and grief.
  • ADHD in Children: If your child struggles with attention deficit or hyperactivity, we offer tools and techniques to enhance focus and concentration.
  • Developmental Delays: Our child therapists specialize in working with children who have developmental delays or disorders, providing interventions to support their unique needs.

The Best Pediatric Therapy Program in Chicago

At Clarity Clinic, we believe in a child-centered and family-oriented approach to therapy, understanding that each child is unique. We recognize that a child’s growth and development are deeply influenced by their environment, experiences, and relationships.

Our experienced child therapists work closely with children, teens, and their families to develop customized treatment plans that promote personal growth and overall well-being. This collaborative approach in pediatric therapy ensures that every aspect of the child's environment is considered to provide the most effective support possible.

Play Therapy For Kids

For younger children, play is a natural and powerful way to express themselves. Our child therapists incorporate play therapy to engage children in a comfortable and therapeutic manner. Play therapy provides children with the opportunity to express themselves through a language that is more recognizable to them — play.

With the aid of a child therapist, children can learn skills and tools to better understand and express their thoughts and emotions which can positively impact development.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

We utilize evidence-based techniques, such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) in our program. These cognitive behavioral therapy techniques help children develop healthier thought patterns and effective coping strategies, empowering them to manage and overcome challenges in their emotional and behavioral development.

Family Involvement

We deeply value the role of families in a child's healing journey. Recognizing that family members are integral to the therapeutic process, our child therapists work closely with parents and caregivers.

We provide them with guidance and effective strategies to support and reinforce their child’s progress at home. This collaborative approach ensures that therapy extends beyond our clinic, fostering an environment of growth and healing in everyday family interactions. Additionally, we offer family therapy sessions to address dynamics that may influence the child’s development, helping to create a supportive and understanding home environment.

Skill Development

Through engaging in activities and exercises, children and teens learn practical skills to navigate challenges, communicate effectively, and regulate their emotions. Our targeted approaches help enhance problem-solving capabilities and improve social interactions, both crucial for personal development and academic success. By mastering these skills, young individuals are better equipped to handle future complexities in their lives.

Safe and Supportive Environment

Our pediatric therapy sessions provide a nurturing and non-judgmental space where children can freely express their thoughts and feelings. This safe environment encourages openness and trust, allowing children to explore their emotions and work through their issues without fear of criticism.

Holistic Growth

Our focus extends beyond symptom relief to foster holistic growth, empowering children to develop confidence, resilience, and emotional intelligence. We strive to cultivate well-rounded individuals who can thrive in various aspects of life. Through individualized therapeutic strategies, we support not only the alleviation of immediate psychological distress but also the long-term development of skills that foster independence and self-awareness.


Child Psychologist Assessments

Clarity Clinic’s child psychologists also offer a wide variety of psychoeducational testing, psychological testing, and cognitive testing services for children and teens.

  • Psychological Testing: A psychological evaluation examines an individual’s behavior, intellectual functioning, academic abilities, self-concept, strengths, and socio-emotional adjustment.
  • Evaluations: (including neuropsychological, biopsychosocial, and psychoeducational), offer patients a multi-disciplinary approach to diagnosis and treatment of developmental, emotional, learning, and behavioral disorders. A psychological evaluation can be used adjunctive to therapy to help gain diagnostic clarity and provide recommendations to improve the overall quality of life and emotional functioning of the child.
  • Cognitive Testing: Cognitive testing is provided for individuals experiencing memory, attention, or learning difficulties to help identify potential neurological disorders that may be impacting cognitive functioning. Specific measures are selected to formulate a battery of assessments for the referral question.
  • Psychoeducational Testing: Psychoeducational testing assesses an individual’s intellectual abilities (relative strengths and weaknesses), basic academic achievement (reading, writing, mathematics), and psychological screenings to provide information about potential learning disabilities or other disorders that might interfere with academic or occupational functioning. Psychoeducational evaluations may also be used as guidelines for academic accommodations.

Discover The Best Child Therapist Near You!

Nurturing your child's mental well-being is one of the most valuable investments you can make.

Our mental health clinic is recognized as one of the leading pediatric therapy clinics in Chicago, where we are committed to providing children with the tools, skills, and support they need to thrive emotionally, socially, and academically.

Our child therapists and child psychologists specialize in treating a range of issues including ADHD in children, anxiety in children, and behavioral challenges.

Don’t wait to take the first step towards a brighter future for your child. Contact one of our mental health clinic locations in the Loop, River North, Evanston, Lakeview Belmont, Lakeview Broadway, Mokena, and Arlington Heights to find the best child therapist near you.

Feel free to book a consultation to learn more about our comprehensive pediatric therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy services today!

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Pediatric Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: Commonly Asked Questions

Pediatric Therapy Services and Child Therapists Providers

Alexandra
Alexandra Gremp, LPC, MEd, PEL
Therapy
Eldina
Eldina Okic, LCPC
Therapy
Rebecca
Rebecca Helm, LSW
Therapy
Peri
Peri Drury, Clinical Intern
Therapy
Kaitlyn
Kaitlyn Ehler, LSW
Therapy
Maisha
Maisha Lowery, LCPC
Therapy
Hope
Hope Hirsch, LPC
Therapist
Nathaniel
Nathaniel Epstein, MA
Therapist
Maggie
Maggie Semprevivo, LSW
Therapy
Zachary
Zachary Delgado, LSW
Therapy
Nicholas
Nicholas Zaris, LPC
Therapy
Haley
Haley Tarling, LPC
Therapist
Debby
Debby Fox, MA
Therapist
Raul
Raul Andrade, MA
Therapist
Sarah
Sarah Tarabey, LCPC
Therapist
Michele
Michele Sitorus, PsyD
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Jaimee
Jaimee Jaucian, LCPC, BC-DMT
Therapy
Yenisis
Yenisis De Los Santos, LSW
Therapy
Rahael
Rahael Mathew, LCPC
Therapist
Tonie
Tonie White, LCSW
Therapy
Jason
Jason Brescia, LCPC
Therapy
Brittney
Brittney Segoviano, LCPC
Therapist
Callie
Callie Perlman, LPC, NCC
Therapist
Maria
Maria Vasilopoulos, LPC, NCC
Therapy
Bianca
Bianca Miller, LCPC
Therapist
Sara
Sara Fakhri, MA
Therapy
Veronika
Veronika Schroeder, Clinical Intern
Therapy Clinical Intern
Sarah
Sarah Smith, MA
Therapy Clinical Intern
Shanta
Shanta Gomez, LSW
Therapy
Kelli
Kelli Lo, LSW
Therapy
Kimberlie
Kimberlie Kuehne, LCPC
Therapy
Karla
Karla Avila-Polanco, Clinical Intern
Therapy Clinical Intern
Judy
Judy Bitzer, LCPC
Therapist
Kaitlyn
Kaitlyn Delaney, MA, ATR-P
Therapy
James
James Histed, Clinical Intern
Therapy Clinical Intern
Julia
Julia Ray, Clinical Intern
Therapy
Janel
Janel Wenger, AMFT
Therapist
Hattie
Hattie Awe, Clinical Intern
Therapy Clinical Intern
Emily
Emily Shelton, LCPC, LMHC, CADC, CAGCS, CRSS
Therapy
Daniel
Daniel Shuter, LSW
Therapist
Darian
Darian Carter, LPC
Therapy
Stella
Stella Tantillo, LSW
Therapy
Sydney
Sydney Means, LCSW
Therapist, Clinical Supervisor
Cindy
Cindy Meraz, LPC
Therapy
Chloe
Chloe Wesley, Clinical Intern
Therapy
Savanna
Savanna Murphy, LSW
Therapy
Meredith
Meredith Henry, LSW
Therapy
Miriam
Miriam Mixon, LCSW
Therapist, Clinical Supervisor
Jessica
Jessica Baran, LCPC
Therapy
Jordan
Jordan Valentic-Holden, MA
Therapy
Katherine
Katherine Cunningham, LPC, CADC
Therapy
Gloria
Gloria Aguilar, LPC
Therapy
Emily
Emily Mathews, LPC, ATR-P
Therapy
Liz
Liz Hand, LCSW
Therapist, Clinical Supervisor
Candace
Candace Clark, LCSW
Therapy
Carolyn
Carolyn Klinkert, LCPC
Therapist, Clinical Supervisor
Angelina
Angelina Wheeler, LCPC
Therapist, Clinical Supervisor
Abbey
Abbey DeBaene, LCSW, CADC
Therapy
Carleigh
Carleigh Joseph, LPC
Therapist
Corrin
Corrin Bogan, Intern
Therapy Clinical Intern
Alice
Alice Davies, Clinical Intern
Therapy Clinical Intern
Anakaren
Anakaren Galarza, Clinical Intern
Therapy Clinical Intern

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