Children Counseling & Adolescence Therapy In Chicago, IL

Your kid deserves the Best (pardon the Pun)


As adults, we underestimate the level of stress our young ones go through daily. Whether it’s overwhelming amounts of schoolwork, bullies that make them anxious or depressed in their academic environment, or a home environment where they are dealing with transitions or feel misunderstood, children experience traumatic emotions just like adults do.

Therapy For Child And Adolescence


Unlike adults, children may not have the tools, outlet, or language skills to voice their troubles or break down what they’re feeling. That’s where child counseling comes in. At Best Therapies in Chicago, IL, our experienced specialists work with children and teens dealing with mental illness or emotional strain to help them regain confidence and happiness.


Some parents have trouble reaching out to their children as they get older. With new friends, peer pressure and the ever-present influence of social media and the internet, kids have many new experiences and self-discoveries to navigate.

Sometimes a kid can go through a distressing or shocking event, which can lead to big changes in their personality or communication over a short period of time. It may be easier for your kid to speak to a child therapist in Chicago who is unbiased, comforting and experienced with helping young folks open up and address their issues in a safe environment.

Some behavioral or emotional concerns of a child that can be helped with therapy include:


While kids are resilient, divorce and loss introduce big changes in a child’s reality, including the inability to see someone they love. Children may not fully understand why things unfolded the way they did or how to move past loss. Child counseling helps a kid work through the grieving process healthily.

Rocky parent/child bonds

At a certain age, kids feel disconnected from their parents as they begin to build a life and relationships separate from their parents. You may hear a refrain of “You just don’t understand!” Counseling for parents and children can clear up misunderstandings and restrengthen family bonds.

Sleeping issues

Wetting the bed, being scared of the dark, having constant nightmares, or experiencing separation anxiety or insomnia are just a few of the sleeping issues we can help with.


Like adults, many children feel the weight of body shaming, bullying, and physical or verbal abuse. They can experience heartache from breakups, loss, parental divorce, bad grades and more. Depression may lead to thoughts of running away, drug and alcohol use, or suicide. Our specialists are highly skilled at unpacking and remedying these issues.


Kids can deal with complex issues like autism, ADHD, eating and sleeping disorders, and other conditions that can be hard to navigate, even with the help of a parent. Child counseling helps the family understand your child’s unique situation and relays tools to help them recover or receive the most out of their academic and personal lives.

Trauma and stress

Therapists create a safe environment where children who have experienced trauma or significant life stressors can express their feelings, process their experiences and develop resilience.

Behavioral issues

Children may lash out, fight or exhibit other challenging behaviors that impact their relationships and functioning. Therapy can help identify the underlying causes of these behaviors and equips children with alternative ways to express themselves, manage emotions and develop healthy social skills.


For years, Best Therapies has been helping children and families in Chicago build stronger foundations for healthier relationships. With our focus on the good in individuals and the family overall, we help our patients overcome their biggest concerns, fears, griefs and insecurities.

Child-centered approaches

We focus on your child’s unique needs and developmental stages, using age-appropriate techniques such as play therapy, art therapy and cognitive-behavioral strategies to engage children in the therapeutic process.

Collaborative efforts

Our therapists collaborate with other medical providers, parents, and sometimes teachers or other significant caregivers with your consent. We work closely with parents to understand the child’s experiences, provide guidance and equip parents with strategies to support their child’s growth outside the therapy sessions.

Safe and supportive environment

We aim to create a safe and nonjudgmental space where children can freely express themselves. Through trust-building and empathy, our therapists establish a strong therapeutic alliance with the child, facilitating their emotional exploration and growth.

Skill-building and coping strategies

Child counseling can help children develop valuable skills and coping strategies to navigate challenges. This may include enhancing emotional regulation, problem-solving abilities, communication skills and resilience.

Long-term support

The best therapies for children provide long-term support, recognizing that emotional growth is an ongoing process. Our therapists work with families to establish goals and create a treatment plan that includes regular sessions to monitor progress and address emerging needs over time.

Call (773) 377-5261 or reach out today to get the help that your child needs to allow them to enjoy this time in their life and help them become resilient and strong for their future.

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