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My therapist at Ardent is a real person, just like everyone else I have met at Ardent. I have had therapy at other agencies where the therapist could have been a robot with no personality.
-- Sharon in Chicago  
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Child & Teen / Adolescent Counseling in Chicago, Illinois & Iowa

Ardent Counseling Center services are available for children to help with behavioral, emotional, learning, and relationship problems. Therapists work with children on a variety of difficulties including attention and hyperactivity disorders, anxiety, depression, disobedience, aggression, adjustment to divorce, blended-family problems, social skills and problems at school.

Individual therapy with children offers the opportunity to discuss problems one-to-one with a therapist. Sessions may be supplemented with activities and play materials. Discussions and activities are based on the age and developmental level of the child.

Ardent welcomes parents who seek help with parenting and developmental issues encountered in raising children and adolescents. In addition, educational and psychological assessment is available for children and adolescents.

We work with children of all ages and offer expertise in individual child therapy as well as parenting consultations regarding a wide range of developmental, social/emotional and behavioral issues including:

  • ADHD (attention, concentration, and hyperactivity problems)
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Behavioral Problems
  • Childhood Depression
  • Fear and Anxiety
  • Social/Interpersonal Difficulties
  • Difficulty Making Friends
  • Adjustment to Various Transitions
  • Loss, Grief, and Trauma
  • Family Conflict
  • Divorce/Blended Families
  • School Refusal & School Behavior Issues
  • Academic Learning Difficulties
  • Bullying
  • Shyness
  • Elimination Disorders (Encopresis & Enuresis)
  • Feeding Difficulties
  • Stress Management
  • Weight Issues
  • Sleep Difficulties

Contact us to find out more about how we can help your child or adolescent.

We look forward to working with you.


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