Child, Teen & Family Therapy

Psychotherapy for Adolescents, Teens & Families in Chicago

At LifeWorks Psychotherapy Center, we provide psychotherapy to children and adolescents, ages 5–17 years, consulting with parents as needed.  Our goal is to help young people through age-appropriate methods of talk, play and art therapy witnessing their inner journey and helping them meet their developmental, emotional and situational needs in authentic and healthy ways.

Support and Compassion

We support children and adolescents through major trauma, anxiety, depression, and difficult life transitions, such as parental divorce, sickness, and grief.  We also work with youth who suffer from addictions, eating disorders, and self-harm.

We offer compassion and understanding care for young people who need help, guidance and clarity in the confusing and changing world in which they are growing up. Here are some examples of the types of concerns we can address with you and your child or adolescent.

School & Peer Group Challenges

  • School/performance stressors/COVID-related challenges
  • Social anxiety and/or school refusal
  • Bullying, peer group difficulties, loneliness
  • Feeling different or othered
  • Communication coaching

Family Change & Adjustment

  • Processing family members’ gender transitions or coming out
  • Coping with parental divorce, separation & break ups
  • Navigating polyamory, new family constellations

Identity concerns and questions

  • Coming out
  • Pandemic and minority stress
  • Exploration and navigation of diverse identities, particularly gender expansive and queer
  • Adjusting to family changes – processing gender transitions, break ups, polyamory, or family members coming out


  • Low self-esteem
  • Non-suicidal self- injury (NSSI)
  • Existential questions about the meaning of life, one’s purpose, loss, suffering, limitations and death

We're here to help.

At LifeWorks, we can provide a combination of support, understanding and therapy to help you. Call us at (847) 568-1100 today to talk someone about your experience. Or, use the button below to reach out:

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