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Individual Therapy for People With Autism

ACCESS at Anixter Center
2020 N. Clybourn Ave.
Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 404-5277
Cook County
Provides individual psychotherapy to adults with autism in the Chicago area.
Ages: 18 years and up.
Private and public insurance accepted.
One- to three-week wait list.

Advanced Behavioral Solutions
2060 E. Algonquin Rd., Suite 720
Schaumburg, IL 60173
(847) 496-4693
Cook County
email: advancedbehavioral@msn.com
Provides individual psychotherapy using a cognitive-behavioral approach for children on the ASD/PDD spectrum.
Ages: 4 years and up.
Out-of-network provider.
Cost: fee for service.
No wait list.

Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center
Pediatric Developmental Center

3040 N. Wilton Ave., 2nd floor
Chicago, IL 60657
Cook County
(773) 296-7682 (Sara Baillie)
Provides individual therapy using behavioral management strategies.
Private and public insurance accepted.
No wait list.

Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital
Cliff Saper, PhD
1786 and 1650 Moon Lake Blvd.
Hoffman Estates, IL 60169
(847) 755-8046
email: clifton.saper@abbhh.net
Cook County
Provides individual therapy using a behavioral and cognitive behavioral approach.
Private insurance accepted.
No wait list.

Autism Spectrum and Developmental Disorders Resource Center
Alexian Brothers Medical Plaza
1786 Moon Lake Blvd., Suite 202
Hoffman Estates, IL 60169
Cook County
This center provides individual therapy for children and adolescents on the autism spectrum.
Valerie Luxon, PsyD sees young children, adolescents and adults with ASD and also works with other diagnoses.
Ages: 5-65 years.
Cost: free therapy service for low income families.
For more information and to see if you child qualifies contact:
Brianne Lukowski, PsyD
(847) 755-8536 or
email: brianne.lukowski@alexian .net

The Autism Center for Excellence at Giant Steps Illinois
Susan Hamre
8320 S. Madison St.
Burr Ridge, IL 60527
(630) 455-5730
DuPage County
Provides individual therapy using behavioral management strategies.
Ages: 5 years and up.
Insurance not accepted.
No wait list.

Autism Home Support Services, Inc.
Laura McKee
85 Revere Drive, Suite AA
Northbrook, IL 60062
(847) 564-0822
Serving: Lake, Cook and DuPage Counties.
email: contact@autismhomesupport.com
Provides home-based ABA therapy practices to children with autism from respite plus, structured care, to skill development, behavioral support/remediation (e.g. non-compliance and toileting issues).
Ages: 1-21 years.
Private insurance accepted.
Cost: $25/$40/$65/$99 (hourly rate depending on service level).
No wait list; scheduling depending on staff match.

Jeanne D. Beckman, PhD
P.O. Box 544
Winnetka, IL 60093
(847) 446-1251
Cook County
email: techpsych@techpsychologist.com
Provides individual therapy using a cognitive-behavioral approach.
Ages: birth and up.
Out-of-network provider.
Cost: $200 (60-minutes); $180 (45-minutes).
No wait list.

Behavioral Care Associates
Virginia Seng, PhD
999 Plaza Drive, Suite 300
Schaumburg, IL 60173
(847) 619-1880, ext. 19
email: ginseng825@yahoo.com
Cook County
Provides individual therapy using a cognitive-behavioral model.
Ages: 6-18 years.
Private insurance accepted.
Cost: $195 (initial evaluation); $150 (hourly rate).
No wait list.

The Center for Hope & Healing, LLC
Allison Lobel, PsyD, P.L.A.Y Project consultant
16W241 S. Frontage Road, Suite 35
Burr Ridge, IL 60527
Phone: (630) 468-2342
DuPage County
email: alobel@thecenterforhopeandhealing.com
Provides individual psychotherapy utilizing a psychodynamic, developmental, and systems approach. Individual therapy is offered for parents and siblings of children affected by autism and other special needs to facilitate healthy adjustment and strengthen family relationships.
Ages: 2 years and up.
Limited private insurance accepted.
No wait list.

The Center for Hope & Healing, LLC
Jessica K. Paganis, MSW, LSW, P.L.A.Y Project home consultant
16W241 South Frontage Road, Suites 35 & 36
Burr Ridge, IL 60527
(630) 468-2341
DuPage County
email: jessica@thecenterforhopeandhealing.com
Individual therapy/support for caretakers of children with special needs is a critical component of a successful and comprehensive family treatment plan. The Center for Hope and Healing is committed to providing therapeutic interventions that optimize the social, emotional, developmental and behavioral needs of children and families affected by autism and related disorders.
Business hours: Monday-Friday, 9:30 a.m.-7 p.m., Saturdays to be determined by parent and therapist.
Limited private insurance accepted.
Cost: varies by service.
No wait list.

Charlie's Gift
Center for Autism and Related Disorders
Susan Kahan
1048 W. Ogden Ave., Suite 130
Downers Grove, IL 60521
(630) 810-1200
DuPage County
email: charliesgift@att.net
Provides individual therapeutic services based on behavioral and ABA principles.
Ages: birth to 18 years.
Private insurance accepted.
No wait list.

The Chicago Children's Clinic, LLC
Robert Daniels, PhD
1731 N. Marcey St., Ste. 505, Chicago, IL 60614
10024 Skokie Blvd., Ste. 222, Skokie, IL 60077
778 Frontage Road, Suite 123, Northfield, IL 60093
(312) 587-1742
Cook County
email: rdaniels@chicagochildrensclinic.com
Provides individual therapy. Therapy is short-term, solution-focused, behaviorally-oriented and collaborative.
Ages: 6 months to 18 years.
Insurance not accepted. Most PPOs receive some reimbursement; however, payment is due at time of service. Claims are filed on patients' behalf.
Cost: $330 (hourly rate at PhD level); $75-$200 (hourly rate at MA level).
Four-week wait list.

Comprehensive Early Autism Services (CEAS)
John Smagner, PhD, BCBA-D
Benjamin Wessels, MA
4677 N. Virginia Ave., 1N
Chicago, IL 60625
(312) 520-4657
Serving Counties: Cook, DuPage and Lake
email: jsmagner@earlyautismservices.com
Smagner, Wessels, and their therapists provide at least twenty hours of home-based ABA services, that includes both one-to-one therapy as well as facilitation of peer interaction; team meetings.
Ages: 2-6 years.
Private insurance accepted.
Cost: Two-hour consultation at no fee.
Cost: call for rates.
No wait list.

Comprehensive Psychological Services, P.C.
Michael J. Frey, PhD
Kelly Grandt-Dudle, PsyD
John P. Frampton, PsyD
Jennifer M. Stein, PhD
Carrie Gottainer, PsyD
3233 N. Arlington Heights Road, Suite 208
Arlington Heights, IL 60004
(847) 632-0334
Cook County
email: shrinkcps@aol.com
Provides individual therapy utilizing a variety of interventions including a DIR and cognitive-behavioral model.
Ages: 3-18 years.
Limited private insurance accepted.
Cost: $150 (per session).
No wait list.

Nichole Dawson, PhD
Pediatric neuropsychologist
40 S. Clay St., Suite 204W
Hinsdale, IL 60521
(630) 789-0423, ext. 1
DuPage County
e-mail: nldawsonphd@comcast.net
Provides pediatric neuropsychological evaluations. Expertise in assessment and treatment planning for autism spectrum and related disorders, including education and advocacy support for parents for IEP development.
Insurance not accepted.
Cost: varies based upon services provided.
Wait list varies.

Eb Pediatric Resources
3712 N. Broadway, Suite 250
Chicago, IL 60613
(312) 458-9865
Cook County
Provides individual therapy using cognitive-behavioral model, art therapy, music therapy, developmental therapy, and behavioral therapy.
Ages: 2-5 years.
Private insurance may be accepted.
No wait list.

Edgewood Clinical Services, LLC
1288 Rickert Drive, Suite 120
Naperville, IL 60540
(630) 428-7890
DuPage County

Second location:
14722 S. Naperville Road, Suite 112
Plainfield, IL 60544
(630) 428-7890
Will County
Provides individual therapy using a goal-directed approach.
Ages: 5-18 years.
Private insurance accepted.
Possible wait list.

Encouraging Changes Counseling
Aimee Micetic, LCPC
13246 S. Route 59, Suite 100
Plainfield, IL 60586
(815) 254-7400
Will County
email: amicetic@sbcglobal.net
Registered play therapist.  Provides individual therapy using a cognitive-behavioral model.
Ages: 2-18 years.
Private insurance accepted.
No wait list.

The Finestra Center, LLC
4659 Ravenswood Ave.
Chicago, IL 60640
(773) 435-6740
Cook County
email: info@finestracenter.com
Provides individual therapy to adults, teens, children and families facing issues related to adjustment to life stressors including developmental, medical, or psychiatric diagnosis of a child or family member.
Private insurance accepted (PPO provider for Cigna, BCBS, & Aetna).
Cost: $120 (per session); sliding scale available.
No wait list.

Christine E. Fitzgerald, PhD, NCSP, LCPC
Home- or community-based therapy.
(877) 947-7924
Serving: Kane, McHenry, Lake, DuPage, Cook and Will Counties.
Provides individual therapy using a cognitive-behavioral model.
Insurance not accepted.
Cost: $125 (50-minute session).
No wait list.

Jennifer Gorski, PhD
1103 Westgate, Suite 205
Oak Park, IL 60301
(773) 904-0425
Cook County
email: jgorskiphd@gmail.com
Provides comprehensive diagnostic and psychoeducational evaluations, and consultation for children, adolescents, and adults with social learning differences.
Ages: toddler through adulthood.
Insurance not accepted, sliding fee schedule available.
Cost: varies depending on service provided.
No wait list.

Diane Gould, LCSW, BCBA
1866 Sheridan Road, Suite 207
Highland Park, IL 60035
(847) 917-5385
Lake County
Provides individual therapy using a functional analyses of behavior and behavior intervention plans to work on social thinking, social skills and anxiety reduction.
email: dgould847@aol.com
Ages: birth and up.
Insurance not accepted.
Cost: $140 (hourly rate).
No wait list. Evening and weekend hours available.

Elena Kaiser, MA, ATR-BC, LCPC
Counseling and Art Therapy
2956 Central St.
Evanston, IL 60201
(847) 337-2377
Cook County
email: kaiser.elena@comcast.net
Uses the creative process of art-making to help her clients improve and enhance their physical, mental, and emotional well-being. The creative process involved in artistic self-expression helps people to resolve conflicts and problems, develop interpersonal skills, manage behavior, reduce stress, increase self-esteem and self-awareness, and achieve insight. Kaiser uses art therapy to assess and treat the full range of emotional problems and mental illnesses. Provides home or school-based services. Offers flexible daytime, evening, and Sunday hours.
Ages: 3 years and up.
Private insurance accepted (BCBS, PPO among other insurance providers).
No wait list.

LEEP Forward Developmental Center
Lorell Marin, MST, DT, Founder
2320 N. Damen Ave., Suite 2F
Chicago, IL 60647
(773) 255-8155
Cook County
email: leepforward1@aol.com
Provides individual therapy for children with autism, Asperger's and SPD using an DIR/Floortime approach.
Ages: 6-8 years.
No wait list.

Learning through Play Center for Child Development
633 West Addison
Chicago, IL 60613
(312) 458-9865
Cook County
Provides individual speech therapy, occupational therapy, developmental therapy, music therapy, and behavioral therapy.
Ages: birth to 18 years.
Private insurance may be accepted.
Cost: see website or call for information.
No wait list.

Little Friends Center for Autism, Inc.
1001 E. Chicago Ave., Suite 151
Naperville, IL 60540
(630) 305-4196, ext. 3
DuPage County
Agency providing low-cost individual counseling for children, adolescents, and individuals with Asperger's Syndrome.
Ages: 3 years and up.
Cost: $20 (hourly rate).
To schedule appointment, ask for Dinah.

Michelle M. Kator, LCSW
Certified RDI consultant
ACP Consultants
2604 Dempster, Suite 510
Park Ridge, IL 60068
(847) 824-1235, ext. 7
email: mkator208@wideopenwest.com
Provides individual therapy using RDIR for children with autism.
Ages: birth and up.
Private insurance accepted, but not all networks.
Cost: $150 (per session).
No wait list. 

Dawn La Brose, MSW, LCSW
Autism Consultant for Children and Adults
1101 Lake St., Suite 405A
Oak Park, IL 60301
(847) 338-2525
Cook County
email: dawnlabrose@comcast.net
Provides individual psychotherapy using a cognitive-behavioral approach to individuals with Asperger's disorder and high functioning autism working on social skills, independent living, self-awareness skills to increase independent functioning.
Private insurance accepted (BCBS, PPO).
Cost: $95 (hourly rate).
No wait list. 

Karin McNicholas, MSW, LCSW
425 S. Main St., Suite 100
Lombard, IL 60148
(630) 629-0297
DuPage County
Provides individual therapy.
Private insurance accepted.
Possible one-week wait list.

North Shore Pediatric Therapy
1308 Waukegan Road, Glenview, IL 60025, Cook County
1700 W. Cortland, Chicago, IL 60622, Cook County
1442 Old Skokie Road, Highland Park, IL 60035, Lake County
(877) 486-4140
email: info@nspt4kids.com 
Provides individual therapy using behavior management strategies.
Out-of-network provider.
Cost: $576 (evaluation); $144 (per additional hour with a BCBA certified therapist); $288 (hourly rate for non-certified therapist); $60 (hourly rate for home-based therapy).
No wait list.

Nowell and Associates Counseling Firm
Nefertiti L. Nowell, PhD
1979 N. Mill St., Suite 202
Naperville, IL 60563
(630) 428-2344
DuPage County
Provides individual therapy.
Ages: 5-18 years.
Private insurance accepted.
No wait list.

Orland Family Institute, LLC
Martins Adeoye, MD
15030 S. Ravinia, Suite 30
Orland Park, IL 60462
(708) 364-0580, ext. 0 (Kim)
Cook County
Provides individual therapy.
Ages: birth to 18 years.
Private insurance accepted.
Six-week wait is typical.

Lana Roth, LCSW, ACSW
666 Dundee Road
Suite 1302
Northbrook, IL 60062
(847) 486-1036
Cook County
email: lanaroth@sbcglobal.net
Provides individual therapy to high-functioning adolescents and young adults facing social and emotional challenges.
Out of network provider.
Cost: $125 (50-minute session).
No wait list. Evening and weekend hours available.

Rush Neurobehavioral Center
4711 W. Golf Road, Suite 1100
Skokie, IL 60676
Cook County
(847) 933-9339
email: info@rnbc.org
Provides individual therapy.
Insurance not accepted.
Cost: $135-$160 (per session).
No wait list.

Rush University Medical Center
Autism Assessment, Research & Treatment Services (AARTS) Center
Ann Hermes-Tudor, LCSW

Westgate Building
1645 W. Jackson Blvd., Suite 600
Chicago, IL 60612
(312) 942-0819
Cook County
Provides individual therapy.
Ages: all.
Insurance not accepted.
Cost: fee-for-service.
Currently accepting new patients.

Sinha Clinic
1400 Lincoln Highway, Suite C
St. Charles, IL 60174
(630) 762-9606
Kane County
Provides individual therapy from a holistic perspective.
Ages: 5-18 years.
Private insurance accepted.
No wait list.

Genevieve Thorton, PsyD
899 Skokie Blvd., Suite 204
Northbrook, IL 60062
(773) 562-9151
Cook County
Provides individual therapy using a cognitive-behavioral model.
Ages: 2-18 years.
Private insurance accepted.
No wait list.

TMS Psychological Services
Theresa Schultz, PhD
1515 N. Harlem Ave., Suite 304
Oak Park, IL 60302
Cook County
email: stafftms@sbcglobal.net 
Provides individual therapy.
Private insurance accepted.
No wait list.

University of Illinois Institute of Disability and Human Development Family Clinic
Multiple individual therapists (BCBA, social work, and professional counselors)
Intake Coordinator: Ginny Griffin or Lizabeth Fernandez
1640 W. Roosevelt Road
Chicago, IL 60608
(312) 413-1490
Cook County
email: giginny@uic.edu
Behavior and individual therapy for clients with a dual diagnosis of intellectual/developmental disability and mental illness.
Ages: birth to adult.
Medicare and private insurance accepted; sliding fee scale and grant for uninsured families.
Six-month-1 year wait list.

University of Illinois Institute of Disability and Human Development Family Clinic
Sara Shields-Cole
Intake Coordinator: Ginny Griffin or Lizabeth Fernandez
1640 W. Roosevelt Road
Chicago, IL 60608
(312) 413-1490
Cook County
email: giginny@uic.edu
Speech evaluations conducted in English and Spanish for children with an intellectual or developmental disability.
Ages: birth to teen years.
Medicare and private insurance accepted; sliding fee scale and grant for uninsured families.
Six-month-1 year wait list.

University of Illinois Institute for Juvenile Research Developmental Disabilities Clinic
Katie Frank
Intake Coordinator: Ginny Griffin or Lizabeth Fernandez
1640 W. Roosevelt Road
Chicago, IL 60608
(312) 413-1490
Cook County
email: giginny@uic.edu
Occupational therapy evaluations and treatment conducted in English children and adults with an intellectual or developmental disability.
Ages: birth to adult.
Medicare and private insurance accepted; sliding fee scale and grant for uninsured families.
No wait list.

Vital Rehabilitation
5820 W. Irving Park Road
Chicago, IL 60634
(773) 685-8482
Cook County
email: contact@vitalrehabilitation.com
Provides individual counseling for a child or children who have a developmental delay or medical diagnosis. They offer family based counseling, behavioral management, community resources, generalized anxiety, and grief counseling.
Ages: birth and up.
Private insurance accepted.
No wait list.

WEE Speech, PC
Julie Levin, Speech Pathologist
8833 Gross Point Road
Skokie, IL 60077
(847) 329-8226
Cook County
email: office@weespeech.com
Provides intensive individualized therapy. Therapy sessions run forty-five minutes to 1 hour. Children may be seen 1 to 3 times per week.
Ages: birth to 18 years.
BCBS provider. Credentialed early intervention providers.
No wait list.

If you are interested in adding your organization or would like to make changes to a current listing on our website, please contact Natalie Forburger, LCPC, at (312) 563-2272 or natalie_m_forburger@rush.edu