Child Psychologists and Child Therapists in Lyons, IL.

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


Child Therapist

Donna Martino, LCPC, NCC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Lyons

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.

Child Therapist

Stenzel Clinical Services, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Lyons

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

Tarah Galloway, LCPC, ATR

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, Registered Art Therapist

Within driving distance of Lyons

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!

Child Therapist

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

Within driving distance of Lyons

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.

Child Therapist

Polaris Counseling

Professional Counseling Practice

Within driving distance of Lyons

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

Julianne Neely, MSW, LCSW

Play Therapist

Within driving distance of Lyons

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.

Child Therapist

Rebecca Esser, MA, NBCC, LPC.

Clinical Therapist

Within driving distance of Lyons

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

Portrait Health Centers, Chicago, IL

Psychologists/Counselors/Dietitians/Psychological Testing

Within driving distance of Lyons

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.

Child Therapist

Catherine Papagiorgio, NCC, LCPC, CADC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor ,

Within driving distance of Lyons

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.

Child Therapist

Donald Olund, MA, LCPC, NCC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Lyons

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

Mid America Psychological and Counseling Service, P.C.

Mid-America Psychological and Counseling Services,

Within driving distance of Lyons

We specialize in childhood disorders (e.g., anxiety/depression in children, separation anxiety, bed-wetting, Reactive Attachment Disorder). We offer to specialty clinics: ADHD and Autism. We conduct a comprehensive diagnostic assessment and develop a treatment plan. These plan are individualized to the needs of the patient and it may include behavioral counseling, psycho-education to parents, and collaboration with the physician regarding medication, if needed. We diagnose and treat child and adult ADHD. We also offer alternative treatment including Neurofeedback in select cases. Our clinician are specialists in the diagnosis and treatment of sexual abuse, neglect, and PTSD.

Child Therapist

Denise Ambre, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Psychoanalyst

Within driving distance of Lyons

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.

Child Therapist

Alicia Stalker-Gallichio, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Lyons

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.



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

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

Lyons is located in Cook County, Illinois. It has a land area of 2.18 square miles and a water area of 0.05 square miles.  The population of Lyons is 10,722 people with 3,974 households and a median annual income of $44,534. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Lyons, IL

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Mental health treatment and therapy in Lyons is sometimes a struggle to afford for families and individuals without proper insurance coverage. Finances for many in Lyons are not able to cover long term weekly counseling sessions without a budgetary plan in place. The good news is that therapists are often willing to work with you if accessibility is an issue. Low cost therapy and sliding scales are just some of the options that therapists can offer. Insurance may cover your sessions as well. Talk to your counselor to learn more.