Child Psychologists and Child Therapists in Lockport, IL.

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


Child Therapist

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

Licensed Clinical Psychologists

Within driving distance of Lockport

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.

Child Therapist

Kuhn Counseling Center, LPC, LCPC, PhD

Therapists of Kuhn Counseling Center, P.C.

Within driving distance of Lockport

Young children have very unique ways of managing and expressing feelings. Not only do they see the world in a different way than adults but they express their feelings and thoughts very differently than adults. Through counseling we can help you and your family identify the root cause if behaviors and give a safe place for your little one to talk, play and explore their feelings.

Child Therapist

Dr. Jessica Norman, PhD, LCPC

Dr.

Within driving distance of Lockport

Children are amazing and are far more intelligent, emotional and in tune to their surroundings than we often give credit for! For example, children use play to express and reflect their internal thoughts and emotions - Play IS work for the growing child, and observation of play is one of the most effective ways to gain insight to a child's inner emotions. We accomplish this communication and connetion with your child through Play therapy. Play therapy is useful in addressing: * Social Challenges * Adjustment to separation from parents. * Unresolved or suspected trauma & abuse * Anxiety * Anger * Aggression * Sudden life changes * Behavioral issues. * Potty We treat children ages 1 &up

Child Therapist

Kari Hunter, LMFT, LCPC

Psychotherapist, Relationship Specialist, Discernment Counselor

Within driving distance of Lockport

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.

Child Therapist

Jennifer Watgen, M.A., NCC, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Lockport

Working with young children is a challenge for many people because it involves speaking their "language" which often involves play, art and other expressive therapies. As a trained child and adolescent counselor, I have had experience working with children as young as three in the realm of expressive therapies to play out what is going on in their world and ways to cope with it.

Child Therapist

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

Licensed Clinical Psychologist / Company President

Within driving distance of Lockport

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.

Child Therapist

Jennifer Froemel, MA, LCPC

Counselor, MA, LCPC

Within driving distance of Lockport

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)

Child Therapist

Alicia Stalker-Gallichio, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Lockport

I work with children as young as age four. In addition to family therapy, play therapy is the method I use to engage younger children on an individual basis. Younger children may have difficulty expressing their thoughts and feelings in words, but can express them through drawing, painting, storytelling, games, as well as symbolic play with puppets, dolls, etc. Play therapy activities depend on the child's developmental age and the therapy goals. Although I nearly always use play therapy techniques with younger children, play therapy may also be appropriate with many older children.

Child Therapist

Donald Olund, MA, LCPC, NCC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Lockport

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.

Child Therapist

Polaris Counseling

Professional Counseling Practice

Within driving distance of Lockport

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!

Child Therapist

Rebecca Esser, MA, NBCC, LPC.

Clinical Therapist

Within driving distance of Lockport

Through the use of play therapy, I work with children and parents in creating a safe environment for them to express themselves freely. Free play allows children identify and work through their feelings, and allows parents to gain insight into presenting concerns they have have. Play therapy gives children the ability to use their imagination which often times leads them to indicate struggles in their own lives. If your child is acting out, angry, withdrawn, regressed toilet or sleep habits, are fearful or anxious, play therapy can help - and you, as a parent, will learn how to conduct that specific play, through the we do with your child.

Child Therapist

Stenzel Clinical Services, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Lockport

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.

Child Therapist

Susan Steffey, Ms.ed, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Lockport

I can work with children who are verbal from 6 or 7 and up. I can also treat them with EMDR. When I work with a young child, I insist that the parents see me seperately at least once to get a feel for the dynamics of the family and if there have been any losses, or traumas in the family. Having rased children myself I know how to help children feel "safe"and comfortable with me.


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

Thank you for visiting our Illinois page of licensed child psychologists and child therapists in Lockport, 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 Lockport today, our contact forms are "open" 24/7.

Lockport is located in Will County, Illinois. It has a land area of 11.49 square miles and a water area of 0.00 square miles.  The population of Lockport is 25,175 people with 8,788 households and a median annual income of $78,522. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Lockport, IL

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Establishing weekly sessions with a professional therapist is considered affordable in Lockport 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