Support Your Child’s Academic Life

Therapy for children struggling with school pressures

Homework deadlines. Extracurricular activities. Strict teachers. It can be overwhelming to children and trigger unexpected behaviors. We have therapists who have worked in school settings and can provide support.

As academic and social pressures build, children don’t necessarily have the coping mechanisms needed to handle it all. You may see grades slipping. School refusal. Pulling away from friends or activities. Getting in trouble at school. It can be very disorienting for you and your child or teen.

Keeping kids engaged in their education is so important. As more time passes, it only gets harder to get back on track. Sometimes it takes someone outside the home to help. PAC provides our community with a safe place to talk with child therapists who understand the complexity of issues that surface in a school setting.

Getting to the root concerns

There can be so many factors impacting your child’s academic performance. Life outside of the classroom can play a role. Whether a single parent, married or divorced, parental involvement and buy-in is important. We will help to figure it out and collaborate on a plan to get them engaged again.

  • We know what questions to ask and how to ask so they don’t shut down
  • Help them feel heard and talk through their emotions
  • Discover triggers and discuss ways to handle them
  • Develop and practice strategies specific to their academic challenges
  • Work on ways to manage negative thoughts

Every child learns differently

We are passionate about helping children discover their unique strengths and how to be the best version of themselves. 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 therapy can help them lean into life’s challenges and succeed.

Onsite & Online Therapy

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

Why PAC for Child 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 on-site & online therapy 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.