We are a comprehensive behavioral health resource serving the East Lakeview community, and greater Chicagoland area. Our therapeutic interests for children include: ADHD, anger management, anxiety, depression, social skills development, peer relationships, and academic underachievement. While the practice works with youth ages 6 to 18, our specialty is elementary boys displaying challenging behaviors. Whether parents choose individual, or family therapy, they will play a pivotal role in supporting lasting changes outside of the office. We provide coordinated support with other service providers, caregivers, and school personnel.
Our young adult clients typically range in age from college graduates to those in their middle 30's. We specialize in challenges stemming from careers, relationships, stress, anxiety, depression, and all adulthood related transitions. Our action oriented approach allows clients to examine thoughts, feelings, and patterns of behavior in order to make small, but powerful, changes. If, and when appropriate, we encourage participation from clients' support networks.
While we pride ourselves on tailoring therapy to individual clients, the backbone of our practice focuses on three general categories: behavior modification, cognitive/behavioral therapy, and relational focused therapy. Some clients experience problematic behaviors (aggression, executive functioning, unhealthy eating, lack of exercise, or poor self control) and are looking to make small changes towards developing positive replacement behaviors. For others, challenges in their lives result from incorrect patterns of thinking, which lead to undesirable behaviors. Considerably more common, it involves changing the internal dialog, reframing perceptions, and ultimately creating new habits. All of these thoughts, feelings, and behaviors develop in the larger social context of race, gender, social class, and couture. It is through these lenses, that we define contentment, satisfaction, and success.