Child Psychologists and Child Therapists in Darien, IL.

Find a child psychologist or a counselor who specializes in therapy and assessment for children in Darien, Illinois.


Ray Kadkhodaian, MA, PsyD, LCPC
Child Therapist

Ray Kadkhodaian, MA, PsyD, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60173 - Nearby to Darien.

When counseling young children, this specialization demands special skills, experience and talent. Our therapists not only address the issues that the specific child may be struggling with, whether that be ADHD, anxiety, depression, intellectual disabilities, or behavioral disorders, but also include the parents and other members of the family in treatment. This is essential to improving not only the child's health but the health of the family as a whole.

Polaris Counseling
Child Therapist

Polaris Counseling

Professional Counseling Practice

In 60563 - Nearby to Darien.

Raising a child can be challenging! As parents, we experience a broad range of emotions when parenting our children - these can be anything from elation, pride and joy to anger, frustration and outright bafflement. Parenting is like being on a roller-coaster, there are plenty of highs and lows and no way of getting off until the end! As parents, we all understand and accept that with patience, good discipline and consistency, those difficult moments or phases will pass and will serve as an important learning opportunity for our children moving forward. Sometimes, however, those phases seem to have no end, and our children get stuck in a pattern of destructive behaviors. Let us help!

Portrait Health Centers, Chicago, IL
Child Therapist

Portrait Health Centers, Chicago, IL

Psychologists/Counselors/Dietitians/Psychological Testing

In 60611 - Nearby to Darien.

Mental health conditions and disorders don't only affect adults. Children and teens can experience mental health problems too. In fact, research has now shown that most mental disorders follow a developmental course that typically starts early in life. This is true not only of conditions such as autism and ADHD, which are well known for having onset in childhood, but also for mood, anxiety, and psychotic disorders. So, many people who suffer from depression, social phobia, obsessive compulsive disorder, bipolar disorder, or schizophrenia showed signs before they were 24 years old. At Portrait Health Centers, therapy can greatly benefit individuals treatment for their children.

Home Psych Services, P.C.
Child Therapist

Home Psych Services, P.C.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist / Company President

In 60056 - Nearby to Darien.

Home Psych Services, P.C. provides expert, targeting assessment and treatment for children as young as three years of age. Our staff of child specialized social workers, psychologists, and psychiatrists are able to manage the multitude of emotional / behavioral problems typically seen in young children including separation anxiety, problems with eating / sleeping, attachment issues, depression, anxiety, and defiance. Home Psych Services, P.C. makes getting help for your young chldren convenient - bringing the clinic into your home. We eliminate the problems with getting your young child to the doctor's office.

Tompkins and Associates, Psy.D. and Ph.D.
Child Therapist

Tompkins and Associates, Psy.D. and Ph.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologists

In 60563 - Nearby to Darien.

We are child specialist with over 20 years combined exclusive child training who know how to identify underlying cause of behavior difficulty. We know children inside and out! We work closely with parents and coach them. First we meet with parents alone to understand the problem, second we meet wit the child alone and third we meet again with parents to form a plan of action. You can expect sessions to follow a pattern and we build skills in your child and confidence in you as a parent. Families leave treatment feeling stronger, knowing how to handle problems in the future. Areas of expertise are anxiety; depression; ADHD, OCD, Spectrum and all behavioral issues.

Denise Ambre, LCSW
Child Therapist

Denise Ambre, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Psychoanalyst

In 60025 - Nearby to Darien.

Understanding the unique needs of my younger clients, I offer therapeutic services specifically designed to help children and adolescents. Given that younger clients frequently have difficulty putting their feelings into words, children require therapists who understand and specialize in their developmental and emotional needs. Therapy with children and adolescents can take a variety of forms. Frequently I use play therapy, which relies upon using the language of a child’s imaginary play to provide a greater understanding of the young client’s emotions.

Catherine Papagiorgio, NCC, LCPC, CADC
Child Therapist

Catherine Papagiorgio, NCC, LCPC, CADC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor ,

In 60005 - Nearby to Darien.

I have worked with children parents and families for many years. Play therapy is an excellent way to help children process difficult emotions. Play therapy is used with children aged 3 through 11 and provides a way for them to express their experiences and feelings through a natural, self-guided, self-healing process. As children’s experiences and knowledge are often communicated through play, it becomes an important vehicle for them to know and accept themselves and others.

Julianne Neely, MSW, LCSW
Child Therapist

Julianne Neely, MSW, LCSW

Play Therapist

In 60618 - Nearby to Darien.

I work with children as young as 18-months-old to assist them in overcoming a variety of challenges. Young children who do not yet have the words to describe what they are feeling often display their emotions through negative behaviors such as biting, hitting, or tantrums. Therapy can help decrease these behaviors by teaching children how work through their big feelings rather than being overcome by them.

Cassie Whitfield, LCSW
Child Therapist

Cassie Whitfield, LCSW

Clinical Therapist

In 60605 - Nearby to Darien.

Young children express themselves differently than adults, and so I will provide a safe and caring space for your child to explore their difficult emotions through play. You can also expect to participate in sessions with me and your child at times, as I believe that involving the parent(s) is key to helping children overcome their emotional struggles.

Stenzel Clinical Services, LCPC
Child Therapist

Stenzel Clinical Services, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60187 - Nearby to Darien.

We have multiple play therapists on staff. Therapists that specialize in counseling children as young as two years old. We have many therapeutic games, art, and toys that we use to help children communicate and process their emotions to find healing. Children may not communicate to you how much help they need but they all could use guidance and help. We also partner with parents in making the best environment for their children.

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.
Child Therapist

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

In 60608 - Nearby to Darien.

Many times, child therapists overdo the family system in their quest to seek effective solutions for emotional, learning or behavioral concerns with young children. And many times doctors overpathologize issues that shouldn’t be medicated necessarily. This leaves parents wondering what is the best route for their child? Introducing brainwave optimization technology. A fast, effective, natural, and less expensive way to allow your child's brain to make the optimizing changes it desires to make---on its own! Without any external force, opinion, medication, diagnostic, etc. Contact kevin@kevinflemingphd.com or 877-606-6161.

Jennifer Froemel, MA, LCPC
Child Therapist

Jennifer Froemel, MA, LCPC

Counselor, MA, LCPC

In 60301 - Nearby to Darien.

Families play an important role in children’s healing processes. The interaction between children’s problems and their families is always complex. Sometimes children develop problems as a way of signaling that there is something wrong in the family. Other times the entire family becomes distressed because the child’s problems are so disruptive. In all cases, children and families heal faster when they work together. The play therapist will make some decisions about how and when to involve some or all members of the family in the play therapy. At a minimum, the therapist will want to communicate regularly with the child’s caretakers to develop a plan for resolving problems as they are identified and to monitor the progress of the treatment. Other options...(view profile to read more)

Donald Olund, MA, LCPC, NCC
Child Therapist

Donald Olund, MA, LCPC, NCC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60521 - Nearby to Darien.

Children face many challenges today that can seem overwhelming. Often they have difficulty expressing their feelings properly and/or managing their behavior. As a family specialist, I employ a variety of child-friendly strategies to help children learn how to confront their challenges and exercise control over their thoughts, feelings and behavior. I am a contributing author on the subject of play therapy in two clinical books and have a playroom filled with puppets, arts, sand tray, an imaginative games that provide a means for children to engage in counseling as a positive experience.



You have found the top therapists in Darien, IL who specialize in helping children.

Thank you for visiting our Illinois page of licensed child psychologists and child therapists in Darien, Illinois who are trained and experienced in helping children and youth.  Working with children requires a different skillset from other types of therapy and here you will find therapists who are skilled, patient and experienced. Please note that while all therapists here work with children, not all may be a registered psychologist. You can easily verify this on each profile. Reach out to a child therapist or child psychologist in Darien today, our contact forms are "open" 24/7.

Darien is located in DuPage County, Illinois. It has a land area of 6.19 square miles and a water area of 0.12 square miles.  The population of Darien is 22,256 people with 9,121 households and a median annual income of $80,048. .


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Establishing weekly sessions with a professional therapist is considered affordable in Darien for the average family. While sustaining a commitment to therapy is usually not an issue, if mental health treatment feels like a burden please ask your counselor about accepted insurance plans or sliding scale fees. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Darien public health department.