Children

You’re searching for answers. Your child is showing you some signs of distress and you want support for them. It’s impacting their feelings, but we know this impacts your life and everyone in your family, too.

Few things are harder than watching your child struggle. We get it.

Is your child is showing signs of sadness, irritability, difficulty controlling impulses or behavior, trouble paying attention, or staying focused? Are they having trouble with friendships, feelings of hopelessness, anger, overreacting? Are they worried all the time or afraid of unusual things (afraid of throwing up, getting a “low grade” on a test, fear of fainting, flying, etc.)? Maybe something just feels “off” to you and you can’t put your finger on it? If so, you are in the right place. You want your child to enjoy their life and thrive. We do too!

The benefits your child will see from doing therapy at Inspire:

Your child will learn about their feelings

Your child will have strategies for dealing with unpleasant feelings

Your child will understand what “triggers” some of their feelings and have different tools for those situations

Your child will learn how to have healthy and positive relationships with friends, siblings, parents

Your child will start to feel control of their impulses and behavior

Your child will be able to be more present and focused

Your child will learn healthy ways to communicate their feelings

Your child will start to feel more confident

Your child will feel happier

Your child’s relationships with you & your family will improve

What does the counseling process look like?

The counseling process is designed to help empower you as a parent and give support and strategies for your child to live their best life. Together, with your support at home and the therapist’s support in sessions, your child will learn tools to help them thrive at home, with friends, and in school.

The first session will be approximately 60 minutes. The parent/caregiver attends the first session with the child. Prior to this appointment, you will have the opportunity to talk with the therapist to voice your concerns and address what you’d like to see improved with your child.

In the first session, the therapist will introduce themselves, explain the counseling process and then ask you, the parent, a couple of questions. First, why is your child amazing? Second, what do you hope to see for your child as a result of counseling? These questions are designed to create a positive experience for your child. If you have negative feelings or concerns, you will have the opportunity to discuss those on the phone with the therapist prior to the session. We find counseling is more effective if kids feel good about themselves and focus on the positive results of the therapy process. This lasts about 10-15 minutes.

Then the parent is asked to have a seat in the waiting room, while the therapist continues with the child. If the child or parent is not comfortable with that, the parent is welcome to stay the entire session.

The therapist will go through new client questions with the child to get to know your child, their history, and present situation. The second session is our unique formula for goal-setting. In this session, your child will connect the desires of your goals with their heart and deeper desires in life.

The remainder of the sessions will then be primarily just your child and their therapist. They will work on skills and tools to address challenges and live their best life.

As the parent/caregiver, you can talk with your child’s therapist to learn ways you can be supporting your child at home. You will also have the opportunity to attend sessions with your child or attend sessions individually with the therapist to focus on parenting support.

In order to see lasting results, a commitment of at least 8 weekly sessions is best. We are flexible and can work with different situations. However, to make an impact, it is important to recognize that change of any kind, requires attention and time. After your child’s 8 sessions, you can work with your therapist to determine the next steps (reducing therapy to biweekly/monthly or terminating).

Take the Next Step.

Support Your Child in Living Their Best Life.

How much does therapy cost?

Counseling is a fee-for-service program. Inspire accepts insurance and offers in-network and out-of-network benefits. We are in-network with BCBS PPO, Humana, Aetna, and UnitedBehaviorHealthcare. We recommend at least an 8-week commitment to begin seeing lasting results.

About Inspire Counseling Center

Our therapists are trained in serving children as young as 7 years old. We have experience with schools, hospitals, and Autism (ASD) & developmental delays. We are staffed and able to get your child in quickly.

We “get” children. Our professionals do play therapy, create a structure with lots of different tools, games, and hands-on experience to help children thrive.

We will work closely with you, caregivers, family members, Social Workers, pediatricians, psychiatrists, etc. to ensure a unified and effective plan for your child.

Counseling is an investment in your child’s future. Give them tools they can carry through grade school, Junior High, High School, and beyond.

Child counseling in Northbrook treating a variety of issues, including:

  • academic issues
  • ADD/ADHD
  • anger management
  • anxiety
  • coping skills
  • depression
  • IEP-advocacy
  • self-esteem + confidence
  • self-injury
  • trauma
  • mood disorders
  • operation defiant disorder (ODD)
  • grief and loss
  • friend issues

Take the next step. Don’t wait any longer!
To schedule an appointment call (847) 919-9096 ext. 1 or email [email protected].

How do I choose my Therapist?2024-01-24T17:27:07-06:00

You are welcome to search therapists by speciality type, location, service or insurance accepted by clicking here. 

We’re here to hold your hand! Choosing a therapist is a very personal experience. Scrolling through bios is helpful, but there’s a lot you can’t tell just by reading on the internet. Our Therapist Matchmakers are here to find the right fit with the right professional for your unique situation and personality style.

To talk to a LIVE human (and part of our Inspire intake team!) just call us at (847) 919-9096 ext. 1 or email [email protected]

We can’t wait to help you find the right match and get you started!! It’s our favorite part.

What will the first session be like?2023-10-25T02:13:43-05:00

The first session lasts approximately 60 minutes. You’ll have paperwork to complete virtually before your session. The therapist will spend time introducing themselves and getting to know you, your story and your dreams. At the end, you’ll have the option to schedule your next session based upon your availability and goals. There is no pressure to book another session. We’re here for you to come and go as you need.
FOR MINORS UNDER 18: If the session is for a child 12 years or younger, the first session is just with the therapist and parent (s) or guardian. If the client is 12-18, we ask that a parent (or guardian) attend the first session for the first 10-15 minutes. The parent will be able to meet the therapist and help make the child feel comfortable.
PLEASE NOTE: Please share any concerns about your child with the therapist or Intake Team prior to the session— not in front of your child in the session. This is to protect your child and foster a positive start to therapy!

What will all the other sessions be like?2023-10-25T02:14:39-05:00

The second session is our unique formula for goal setting. In this session, your therapist will help you connect and understand what your heart really wants in this life. The remainder of the sessions will then be working on skills to tackle any obstacles in the way of you living your best life. In order to see lasting results, a commitment to at least 8 weekly sessions is recommended. However, we are flexible and can work with you to accommodate your schedule and goals.

FOR MINORS UNDER 18: Parents will not be required to attend the sessions but must be available for the last 10 minutes of the session in case the therapist would like to touch base with you or for any scheduling changes.

How much does therapy cost?2023-10-25T02:16:18-05:00

Counseling is a fee-for-service program. Inspire accepts insurance and offers in-network and out-of-network benefits. We are in-network with BCBS PPO, Humana, Aetna, and UnitedBehaviorHealthcare. All billing policies and information can be found by clicking this link to our Rates & Insurances page.

 

 

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