Children and adolescents need safe havens to allow them to feel a sense of security and control when facing life’s challenges.
Our team of skilled clinicians are trained in the complex issues of childhood and adolescence.
We help children strengthen their capacities to manage difficult feelings and build compassion for self and others.
Parents play an integral role in their child’s successful treatment. Each child’s needs are viewed within the context of their family and culture. Our therapists use a variety of counseling techniques and tools tailored to each child.
Treatment may include: play therapy, individual talk therapy, group therapy, family therapy and a range of creativity-based interventions, including art, drama, role-play, journaling and poetry.
Children and adolescents seek counseling at Womencare for many reasons including:
- Physical, emotional or sexual abuse/assault
- Anxiety and depression
- Peer pressure and bullying
- Questions of identity
- Loss of a family member
- School anxiety/refusal
- Self injury
- Adjustment to divorce and blended families
- Eating disorders and body image issues
- Anger management
For questions or to discuss an initial appointment, please contact our intake counselor, Jan Smallwood, MS.ED, LCPC, CADC, at 847-475-7003 x 10, or email her at [email protected]
We look forward to having the opportunity to work with you.