Child Behavior Therapy

Help Your Child Regulate

Positive reinforcement. Punishment. Incentives. Ignoring. There are so many things you may have tried, but nothing seems to really work. Our therapists are extensively trained in working with kids who are battling challenging behaviors.

Aggressiveness.

Defiance.

School refusal.

Impulsive behavior.

It’s probably hard to believe this is your child or teen. Not knowing how to react or help can feel overwhelming and isolating. You love your child, but you probably don’t like the constant struggles. Your child doesn’t like it either, but they’re having a hard time handling life and may not know how to get out of their negative cycle.

Parenting is hard

Having a child with behavioral challenges can leave parents feeling sad, ashamed, hurt, mad, resentful and a whole host of other feelings. We get it. It’s a lot to handle, but we can help you and your child.

Every situation is unique. Our behavior therapists start by talking with you. We want to understand your concerns for your child and what you’re hoping to accomplish. We try to identify any root issues or triggers early on, so we can quickly focus on things disrupting your family life. We come up with a plan to address the issues that would help things get back on track. That could mean working exclusively with your child, joint sessions with parents or a combination.

Rebuild your relationship

We are passionate about helping families feel connected again. We know how to gently disarm children’s defensive impulses and dig into the real feelings. After almost 20 years of helping children and their parents, we know it is possible to feel excited to hang out together again.

Onsite & Teletherapy

Psychotherapy Associates of Chicago provides onsite & HIPAA-compliant teletherapy sessions. Although in-person sessions are generally preferable, teletherapy can be a great option when this is not possible. Contact us for more information.

Why PAC for Child Behavior Counseling?

We don’t use clinical jargon or write for academic journals; we are here to help people. Our approach doesn’t work for everyone, nor should it. It just needs to work for you. Your concerns guide our therapeutic approach. We each have diverse specialties so you can choose one of our licensed therapists that fits you. Sometimes you instantly click with a mental health counselor. Other times, you don’t. We get that and work to find you the best match.

Our Chicago community has counted on our psychotherapy practice for over 20 years. The services we provide range from individual therapy, couples therapy, mindfulness and child therapy. It’s a true privilege knowing that we have created a highly respected resource for our neighbors. We are an inclusive practice serving individuals, couples and families of all ages, genders, sexual orientations and ethnicities. All are welcome.

Start your journey today!

Call 773-414-4577 or click to schedule a therapy appointment.