Counseling for Adolescents and Young Children

Counseling for Adolescents and Young Children

Counseling for Adolescents and Young Children

If your child is experiencing problems at home or at school, counseling can help. Family sessions or one-on-one therapy can give your child a safe environment to share feelings and learn ways to deal with problems. Children who are stressed or anxious can especially benefit from counseling to help identify challenges and develop tools to address them.

Adolescents are not children, yet not quite adults and this in-between stage can be a difficult and emotional time. As adolescents mature and become more independent, they experience stress due to school, relationships with peers and family, self-image, and due to pressure to take on more responsibilities. Talking to a therapist can be beneficial for a young adult in coping with these changes and dealing with confusing situations and feelings.

Our trained therapists can assist teenagers and their parents in navigating the rough waters and tough choices they may encounter during this period in their lives.

Screening, Assessment, and Support Services (SASS) with Ben Gordon Center

Please know, beginning in July of 2024, the Family Service Association of Greater Elgin will take over all DHS CARES line calls for the evaluation of individuals under 21 years of age experiencing a behavioral health crisis in DeKalb County.

The Northwestern Medicine Ben Gordon Center no longer manages DHS CARES line call, but will continue to provide behavioral health and addiction services to all ages, including crisis services such as walk-in crisis support, the Living Room, police social work and our 590 mobile crisis response.

* Funding provided in whole or in part by the Illinois Department of Human Services.

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