Child Psychologists and Child Therapists in Island Lake, IL.

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


Pete Marcelo, LCSW, PhD
Child Therapist

Pete Marcelo, LCSW, PhD

Clinical & School Psychologist / Clinical & School Social Worker

In 60142 - Nearby to Island Lake.

Play therapy or using play as part of the modality of communication in therapy is particularly useful when providing treatment to young children. Play is important to young children in that it is a vehicle to help them understand and process the world and others. When I see young children in therapy, I also work with the child's parents/care givers; provide psycho-education on various topics including parenting and normal childhood development; and discuss each child's strengths and challenges. Academic tutoring available.

Mark D. Parisi, Psy.D. and Associates, P.C.
Child Therapist

Mark D. Parisi, Psy.D. and Associates, P.C.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist / Company President

In 60010 - Nearby to Island Lake.

At Mark D. Parisi, Psy.D. & Associates, P.C., we have well-respected expertise in providing comprehensive treatment of child and adolescent behavioral healthcare issues. Our staff of licensed child psychologists, pediatric counselors, and pediatric nurse practitioners, are able to offer targeted evaluation and treatment of a wide array of issues affecting young children. We provide evaluation and treatment of ADHD, OCD, Defiance in Childen and Teenagers, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, attachment issues, and learning problems in school.

Wayne Riendeau, LCPC
Child Therapist

Wayne Riendeau, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60031 - Nearby to Island Lake.

I have counseled children from ages 5 through 12 in both individual and group settings for several years. My approach in working with young children is to create an atmosphere of trust, rapport and fun, and I use play therapy and art therapy to build that trust and rapport. I have helped more children in counseling playing board games, sports or anything that allows them to want to talk to me, because I care about who they are and what they need to do if they are to trust me and talk to me, with honest and sincerity, and with a gut-level trust that I care about them and want only the best for their lives.

Home Psych Services, P.C.
Child Therapist

Home Psych Services, P.C.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist / Company President

In 60056 - Nearby to Island Lake.

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.

Michael Sherry, EdD, IABMCP
Child Therapist

Michael Sherry, EdD, IABMCP

Clinical Psychologist

In 60013 - Nearby to Island Lake.

SYMPTOMS: Too distracted, constantly "in motion," poor memory, poor organization, loses things, procrastination, impatience, impulsiveness, risky behavior, complaints from teachers and poor handwriting. TREATMENT: Three months of state-of-the-art, non-drug and tested, computer-based attention and focus training BENEFITS: No drugs to deal with, greater cooperation, more patience, vastly improved school performance, more reflectiveness and disappearing impulsiveness and anger in your child.

Donna Martino, LCPC, NCC
Child Therapist

Donna Martino, LCPC, NCC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60169 - Nearby to Island Lake.

Young children can often leave parents struggling to understand them and their behaviors. Many parents become frustrated and feel helpless when their children are acting out or struggling. I work with parents to help them understand what their child might be going through from a developmental perspective and provide parents with tools they can use to help improve their parenting relationship with their children. While some children may still need to see a child psychologist, many children show improvements with these changes and the parent child bond is strengthened.

Catherine Papagiorgio, NCC, LCPC, CADC
Child Therapist

Catherine Papagiorgio, NCC, LCPC, CADC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor ,

In 60005 - Nearby to Island Lake.

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.

Kari Hunter, LMFT, LCPC
Child Therapist

Kari Hunter, LMFT, LCPC

Psychotherapist, Relationship Specialist, Discernment Counselor

In 60123 - Nearby to Island Lake.

Young children and their parents can benefit from counseling with Kari Hunter. Whether your child is struggling with a normal developmental stage or a true social, emotional, or behavioral disorder, Ms. Hunter works closely with parents to understand the unique circumstances of your family and the specific personality of your child. Creative and practical strategies are suggested based on 25 years of working with young children and their parents.

Ray Kadkhodaian, MA, PsyD, LCPC
Child Therapist

Ray Kadkhodaian, MA, PsyD, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60004 - Nearby to Island Lake.

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.

Tarah Galloway, LCPC, ATR
Child Therapist

Tarah Galloway, LCPC, ATR

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, Registered Art Therapist

In 60173 - Nearby to Island Lake.

I work with children ages 9 and up. Most kids struggle significantly because they don't fully understand what they're feeling or why. What's worse is that many children aren't equipped to cope with everything life throws at them. For many children, psychological issues such as anxiety or depression frequently manifest as behavioral issues (difficulty concentrating, impulsivity, physical aggression, self-injury, difficulty learning, frequent meltdowns, night terrors, etc.) or as physical symptoms (stomach aches, vomiting, insomnia, frequent diarrhea, headaches, body aches, etc.). I have 7 years of experience and specialized trainings in working with children. Let me help!

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.
Child Therapist

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

In 60004 - Nearby to Island Lake.

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.

Debra K. Hirschberg, LCSW
Child Therapist

Debra K. Hirschberg, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 60118 - Nearby to Island Lake.

Parenting can lead to you to experience the greatest of joys and the deepest of valleys. The stresses of having young children can leave you depleted and overwhelmed. The challenges of some childhood disorders can leave you feeling powerless. My approach is to carefully assess the issues your child is facing and find appropriate solutions and support for your child.You will always be included and supported in comprehensive treatment goals. My goal is to have you once again experience joy and laughter as you raise your child. To accomplish this, I can utilize non-traditional alternative therapies such as art, play and equine assisted psychotherapy.

Renee Murphy-Hughes, M.A., FPT, LPC
Child Therapist

Renee Murphy-Hughes, M.A., FPT, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

In 53158 - Nearby to Island Lake.

I work with young children from the age of 5 yrs, depending on their language skills. This is usually in a family therapy setting. I work with older children on issues of ADHD, Impulse Disorders, and Oppositional Defiant Disorder, truancy, school compliance....from age 10+ (depending on the maturity of the child). I have successfully raised a boy with ADHD, who is now a 28 yr-old man successful as an International Account Executive. Trust me we knew he had ADHD before he was old enough to be tested for it! EARLY INTERVENTION IS THE KEY!!! Loving behavior modification - with or without meds. The parent will need to sign a consent form allowing me to treat anyone under the age of 18.



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Island Lake is a city that is located in multiple counties- Lake County and McHenry County in Illinois. It has a land area of 3.37 square miles and a water area of 0.20 square miles.  The population of Island Lake is 8,080 people with 3,098 households and a median annual income of $69,833. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Island Lake, IL

Generally Affordable

Therapists in Island Lake are often within budget with some potential challenges for longer term commitments. Your mental health and well being are a top priority. If accessibility is a concern, ask your counselor about sliding scale fees or inquire about accepted insurance plans. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Island Lake public health department.