Creative Parenting Interventions


Being a parent can be hard.


You may ask yourself "Am I making the right decisions for my child?" "How do I advocate for my child within their school and community?" "Why is my child acting this way?" "How do I best deal with my child's behaviors?" "Is my child normal?"


Our Creative Parenting Intervention Program is a unique program because of its emphasis on the whole family. The use of specialized methods specifically designed for children and adolescents is essential for determining whether your child's behavior is merely a reflection of the normative misbehavior of this age period or an early indicator of concern.


The Creative Parenting Interventions program is directed by Azizi Marshall, LCPC, who has extensive experience working with families of children and teens with emotional and behavioral challenges such as aggression, isolation, tantrums and noncompliance."


The components of the program include:


An Assessment of Child Behavioral and Developmental Functioning

  • Interviews with parents about the child's developmental and behavioral history.

  • Assessment of the child's behavior and development at school/daycare, if applicable.


Feedback with Family

  • In-depth discussion with parents meant to share information learned during the assessment and to work in partnership with parents to develop an intervention plan that is suited for their family's needs.


Family-Based Treatment

  • Strategies that help parents feel more effective in managing their child's behavior and allow them to teach their child age-appropriate coping.


The process is two-fold.


Parents and child are brought in together to gather information. Parents then meet the following week with the team to discuss the child's strengths and challenges and to develop a treatment plan.


Treatment then includes 8 weeks of family-focused sessions to promote child emotional regulation and effective parenting strategies. The entire family is invited in for effective interventions - all siblings, parents, grandparents, caregivers - anyone with a caregiving role with the child is invited. After 8 sessions, progress is reevaluated and treatment may continue should the family feel that would be beneficial.


The Creative Parenting Intervention program has been specifically designed to be responsive to the needs of diverse families, including stepfamilies, adopted families, same-sex families and children raised by grandparents.


Contact us for more information on how we can support you and your children.

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, Warenville, 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.