Child Psychologists and Child Therapists in Zion, IL.

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


Gary Phillips, S.T.D
Child Therapist

Gary Phillips, S.T.D

Licensed Clinical Psychologist; Pastoral Counselor

In 60093 - Nearby to Zion.

If you have a young child with problems that worry and scare you, in therapy with me (1) you will learn 3-5 new ways to help reduce and manage your child's feeling, thinking and behavior problems (2) through play therapy your child will understand how to change his/her problem feelings, thinking and behaviors (3) you will develop new ways to parent, ways that will lead to increased positive family behavior

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

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

Licensed Professional Counselor

In 53158 - Nearby to Zion.

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.

Damen Wellen, LCSW
Child Therapist

Damen Wellen, LCSW

Clinical Social Worker

In 60035 - Nearby to Zion.

Her specialty is working with children and families with a variety of emotional challenges, including anxiety, attention/focus, sensory regulation, depression, social skills, compulsive behavior, anger, self-esteem, self-harm, trauma, parent coaching and general life transitions. Damen has experience working with children as young as 4 years old. As a clinician, Damen is devoted to learning about her young clients and helping them work towards their individual goals using knowledge and creativity. She has extensive experience working with schools and advocating for IEP, 504 plans and specific resources needed to help her clients be successful in the school setting.

Kristin Patten, MA, LCPC
Child Therapist

Kristin Patten, MA, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60031 - Nearby to Zion.

Are you worried about your child? Is your child stressed? I'm here to help! I specialize in working with youth ages 3-25. Young children tend to communicate through their actions, and it's the adults' job to figure out what they are saying. I support both the child and the parent. Even good parents need support sometimes! Play therapy and Theraplay (working on parent-child connection) are two helpful types of therapies I do to assist stressed kids. Counseling is one of the most loving things you can do for a child. Give me a call today and we can figure out together what is causing your child distress and start right away on making life more fulfilling for you and your child.

Mary Lynn Meyers, LCSW
Child Therapist

Mary Lynn Meyers, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 60093 - Nearby to Zion.

Although I do not work with very young children, I very much enjoy working with adolescents and their families. I typically require parents to be involved at times when working with teenagers. Academic and athletic stress, sibling and friendship issues, puberty and body image challenges and substance experimentation are all issues with which I can help. Often our children are the barometers of other issues occurring in either the nuclear or extended family and broadening the field of vision to these domains can be useful in working with adolescents.

Ray Kadkhodaian, MA, PsyD, LCPC
Child Therapist

Ray Kadkhodaian, MA, PsyD, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60004 - Nearby to Zion.

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.

Wayne Riendeau, LCPC
Child Therapist

Wayne Riendeau, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60031 - Nearby to Zion.

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.

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.
Child Therapist

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

In 60093 - Nearby to Zion.

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.

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 Zion.

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.


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

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

Zion is located in Lake County, Illinois. It has a land area of 9.83 square miles and a water area of 0.00 square miles.  The population of Zion is 24,117 people with 8,106 households and a median annual income of $46,313. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Zion, IL

Some budgeting needed

While counseling can certainly be an expense for individuals and families in Zion, 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 Zion 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 Zion public health department.