Child Psychologists and Child Therapists in Thornton, IL.

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


Portrait Health Centers, Chicago, IL
Child Therapist

Portrait Health Centers, Chicago, IL

Psychologists/Counselors/Dietitians/Psychological Testing

In 60611 - Nearby to Thornton.

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.

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.
Child Therapist

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

In 60608 - Nearby to Thornton.

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.

Mid America Psychological and Counseling Service, P.C.
Child Therapist

Mid America Psychological and Counseling Service, P.C.

Mid-America Psychological and Counseling Services,

In 60409 - Nearby to Thornton.

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.

Donald Olund, MA, LCPC, NCC
Child Therapist

Donald Olund, MA, LCPC, NCC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60521 - Nearby to Thornton.

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.

Alicia Stalker-Gallichio, LMFT
Child Therapist

Alicia Stalker-Gallichio, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 60463 - Nearby to Thornton.

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.

Jennifer Froemel, MA, LCPC
Child Therapist

Jennifer Froemel, MA, LCPC

Counselor, MA, LCPC

In 60301 - Nearby to Thornton.

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)

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 60601 - Nearby to Thornton.

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.

Catherine Gruener, M.A.,M.A., LCPC, NCC
Child Therapist

Catherine Gruener, M.A.,M.A., LCPC, NCC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselors, Certified Parent Trainers, and Psychotherapists

In 60523 - Nearby to Thornton.

Acting out, angry outbursts, power struggles, refusing to do what they are asked. You thought you had this parenting thing down, and then these behavior problems started happening. We can change children's behaviors by learning parent strategies that influence and direct problem behaviors into becoming more useful ones. Positive Discipline and Parent Management Techniques help you regain control, fix behavior problems, and change your relationship with your child. Find out how we can help you today.

Mid America Mental Health, LLC
Child Therapist

Mid America Mental Health, LLC

Mid America Mental Health, LLC

In 46321 - Nearby to Thornton.

At Mid America Mental Health, LLC, we provide caring, professional services to young children such as ADHD, Anxiety, Stress, Depression, Teen substance abuse, ODD, and many more. Child Psycharty focuses on the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mental health disorders in children. We have quailfied staff that can work with young children and provide Medication Management. Call out office to see how we can help your child.

Cassie Whitfield, LCSW
Child Therapist

Cassie Whitfield, LCSW

Clinical Therapist

In 60605 - Nearby to Thornton.

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.


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

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

Thornton is located in Cook County, Illinois. It has a land area of 2.37 square miles and a water area of 0.02 square miles.  The population of Thornton is 2,492 people with 1,067 households and a median annual income of $45,650. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Thornton, IL

Some budgeting needed

While counseling can certainly be an expense for individuals and families in Thornton, with proper budgeting, it is entirely do-able and the risk/reward is worth it. For some families, it may be difficult to sustain a commitment to therapy without proper insurance coverage. If this is you, ask your therapist about low cost options as practitoners in and around Thornton may have flexibility or sliding scales. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Thornton public health department.