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COUNSELING FOR CHILDREN

We collaborate with you, your child, and your child’s team to help them learn tools to manage their symptoms and reach their goals.

Are you unsure how to best help your child through a difficult life transition such as divorce, a move, loss of a loved one, change in caregiver? Hoping to find a way for your child to communicate their emotions and create healthier behaviors?

 

The creative arts therapies give voice to children and families through expressive art materials, music, movement and role play. When words are not available for expression or communication of difficult feelings, the arts can speak instead. It is a language without words, offering a means for individualized and unique personal expression. Both the art itself and the process of creating art can provide children and families with a non-verbal avenue to communicate, problem solve, express self and emotions, and positively cope with difficult experiences and life changes.

 

Let us support you and your child through compassionately creative counseling and arts-based psychotherapy services. Contact us to schedule a consultation.

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Improve Self-Esteem & Emotional Wellbeing
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Learn New Skills to Get Through Difficult Situations
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Reduce Anxiety, Depression & Other Symptoms
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Learn To Combat Stress & Manage Life Adjustments
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Develop Coping Strategies for ADHD Symptoms
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Improve Negative Thoughts & Behaviors

Like adults, children go through ups and downs with their mental health. Sometimes these problems reflect different developmental stages and can be considered normal, but when symptoms begin to interfere with your child’s daily functioning, interrupting home and school, it may be beneficial to seek help.

Beginning therapy can be scary for anyone, but it can be especially confusing for children who might not understand why they are there. Our primary concern at the Center for Creative Arts Therapy is making your child feel safe and comfortable. We will spend the first few sessions getting to know your child and building a therapeutic relationship not only by talking but also through art, music, play, and games.

Children might not yet have the words to describe what they are going through, which can be frustrating for both you and them. For children between the ages of 4 and 12, creative arts therapy can be beneficial in helping the child work through complex emotions. Creative arts therapy allows children to displace “unacceptable” or “bad” feelings onto toys and act out conflict resolutions.

Our therapists are prepared to help your children develop an enhanced skill set to improve their self-esteem, reduce symptoms of mental illness, and learn strategies to build resilience and navigate complex challenges. Our child therapists can provide help with anxiety, depression, stress, body image, life adjustments, ADHD and much more,

ADHD
Anger
Anxiety & Stress
Codependency
Depression
Divorce
Grief & Loss
Low Self-Esteem
Mood Disorders
Phobias
Relationships
Stress

There is no one-size-fits-all approach to therapy. Our team of child therapists collaborate with you, your child, and other people on your child’s team to get a better understanding of your child’s history and their current concerns. We will create a treatment plan specific for your child that will help them learn tools to manage their symptoms and reach their goals. By intervening early, you can improve your child’s long term mental health outcomes by helping them be more aware of their own feelings and emotions, and encouraging them to seek help when in need.

We're in-network with BCBS PPO & Cigna. We accept self-pay patients from $150 per session, depending on the therapist, and can provide out-of-network services. Please call our office with any questions at 847-477-8244.

MAKE AN APPOINTMENT

To get started with the Center for Creative Arts Therapy, schedule an appointment or call 847-477-8244.

 

During the scheduling process, we will ask questions to match you with the therapist who will best meet your needs including service type, emotional symptoms and availability.

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CHILD THERAPY FAQs

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How do I get started with therapy?

Help is just a few easy steps away. Schedule an Appointment or call 847-477-8244. Visit our How to Get Started page for answers to your questions.

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How can therapy help?

Almost anyone can benefit from therapy. It is a supportive process for personal growth and self-improvement. Many scientific studies show that therapy is a helpful way to learn more about yourself, improve your range of coping skills, and learn how to deal with life’s stressors more effectively. Get Started.

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Is creative arts therapy covered by insurance?

Yes! We accept most major insurance plans and are in-network with Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO and Cigna. We also provide out-of-network services.

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How often do I need to come in?

Therapy is kind of like fitness – the more you put into it, usually the more you benefit. Our clients tell us that at least one session per week is most helpful to them. Of course, coming more or less often is also an option. Questions? Contact Us!

ADDITIONAL SERVICES

WE'RE HERE TO HELP

Let us support you and your family through compassionately creative counseling and arts-based psychotherapy services. Give us a call today to learn more about creative arts therapy (art therapy, music therapy, drama therapy, dance/movement therapy, expressive arts therapy) in the Downers Grove, Hinsdale, DuPage county and Chicago area! Feel free to call us at (847) 477-8244 or email us.

We are located in Downers Grove and frequently see clients from Downers Grove, Aurora, Bolingbrook, Burr Ridge, Countryside, Darien, Elmhurst, Glen Ellyn, Hickory Hills, Hillside, Hinsdale, LaGrange, LaGrange Park, Lemont, Lisle, Lombard, Naperville, Oak Brook, Oak Brook Terrace, Oak Park, Riverside, Villa Park, Warrenville, Westchester, Westmont, Wheaton, Willowbrook, Woodridge, and Western Springs.

 

Counseling and arts-based psychotherapy for individuals, groups and families looking for help with children, adolescents, stress, relationships, motherhood, creative parenting interventions, life transitions, trauma, anxiety, depression, divorce, grief/bereavement, autism, communication, caregiving, terminal illness, and career counseling.