It's How Medicine Should Be®

Translate

French German Italian Portuguese Russian

Psychotherapy for 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 Chicagoland area.
Ages: 18 years and up.
One- to three-week wait list.

Advanced Behavioral Solutions
2060 E. Algonquin Road, Suite
Schaumburg, IL 60173
(847) 496-4693
Cook County
e-mail: advancedbehavioral@msn.com
Provides individual psychotherapy using a cognitive-behavioral approach for children on the ASD/PDD spectrum. Psychologist or therapist will determine diagnosis, conceptualize a treatment approach, and work collaboratively with the client to help the individual reach his or her goals. The specific process is accomplished through a variety of methods determined by both the therapist and the client (e.g., psycho-education, behavioral experiments, cognitive restructuring, homework assignments, etc.). They also recognize that no one solution will meet every need, and they integrate various philosophical perspectives to find solutions customized to your unique circumstance.
Ages: 2 and up.
Out-of-network provider.
Cost for initial intake: $230
Cost for individual therapy session: $150
Cost for group therapy session: $50

Vocational assessment and career counseling is now offered. 

"Train Your Brain" a group designed to promote executive functioning skills. This group is appropriate for high-functioning clients of all ages and addresses school related executive functioning skills such as developing sustained attention, controlling impulses, and using working memory.

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.
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: 5-22.
Insurance not accepted.
No wait list.

Jeanne D. Beckman, PhD
P.O. Box 544
Winnetka, IL 60093
(847) 446-1251
Cook County
e-mail: 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
e-mail: ginseng825@yahoo.com
Cook County
Provides individual therapy using a cognitive-behavioral model.
Ages: 6-18.
Private insurance accepted.
No wait list.

Burkhardt Services and Neurohealth Associates
Reid Schwartz, PhD
60 Orland Square Drive
Orland Park, IL 60462
(708) 917-0755
Cook County

Second location:
477 E. Butterfield Road
Lombard, IL 60148
DuPage County
e-mail: reidmschwartz@gmail.com
Provides individual therapy for children and adolescents with learning disabilities, ADHD and autism spectrum disorder.
Private insurance accepted.
Cost: call for fee schedule.
No wait list.

Cawn/Krantz & Associates, Ltd.
650 Academy Drive
Northbrook, IL 60062
(847) 480-8890
Cook County
email: sherrislp@cawn-krantz.com
Provides consultation, evaluation, and treatment services by a clinical developmental psychologist to help children and families affected by autism and other developmental challenges.
Ages: birth to 14 years.
Private insurance accepted.
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 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 and 36
Burr Ridge, IL 60527
(630) 468-2341
DuPage County
e-mail: 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
e-mail: 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, Ste. 123, Northfield, IL 60093
(312) 587-1742
Cook County
email: rdaniels@chicagochildrensclinic.com
Provides individual therapy.
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).
Cost: $75-$200 (hourly rate at MA level).
Four-week 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.

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
Private insurance accepted.
Possible wait list.

The Finestra Center, LLC
4659 Ravenswood Ave.
Chicago, IL 60640
(773) 435-6740
Cook County
e-mail: 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 and 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 Counties: Kane, McHenry, Lake, DuPage, Cook and Will
Provides individual therapy using a cognitive-behavioral model.
Insurance not accepted.
No wait list.

Diane Gould, LCSW, BCBA
1866 Sheridan Road, Suite 207
Highland Park, IL 60035
(847) 917-5385
Lake County
e-mail: dgould847@aol.com
Ages: birth and up.
Provides home-based intervention therapy using a functional analysis of child's behavior and a behavior support plan created for the home.
Insurance not accepted.
Cost: $180 (hourly rate).
No wait list. Evening and weekend hours available.

Illinois Masonic Outpatient Clinic
Illinois Masonic Behavioral Health

1610 Luther Lane
Park Ridge, IL 60068
Cook County
(847) 696-1867

Elena Kaiser, MA, ATR-BC, LCPC
Counseling and Art Therapy
2956 Central St.
Evanston, IL 60201
(847) 337-2377
Cook County
e-mail: 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 and up.
Private insurance accepted (BCBS PPO among other insurance providers).
No wait list.

Michelle M. Kator, LCSW
Certified RDI Consultant
ACP Consultants

2604 Dempster St., Suite 510
Park Ridge, IL 60068
(847) 824-1235, ext. 7
e-mail: mkator208@wideopenwest.com
Provides individual therapy using RDI for children with autism.
Ages: birth and up.
Private insurance accepted, but not all networks.
Cost: $150 (per session).
No wait list. 

Ruth Kraus, PhD
950 Skokie Blvd., Suite 305
Northbrook, IL 60062
(847) 559-0595
Cook County
Provides treatment therapy for children and adolescents with Asperger's disorder.
Ages: 3-18.
Insurance not accepted.
6- to 8-week 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
e-mail: 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.
Ages: 3 months and up.
Private insurance accepted (BCBS PPO).
Cost: $95 (hourly rate).
No wait list.

Life Team Partners, LLC
Brian R. King, LCSW
1601 Bond St., Suite 300
Naperville, IL 60563
(630) 995-9559
DuPage County
Ages: 5-18.
Provides therapy to individuals with Asperger's disorder/high functioning autism in order to increase self-awareness and to build the necessary skills to achieve goals in life.
Insurance not accepted.
No wait list.

Little Friends Center for Autism, Inc.
Dinah Kotthoff
1001 E. Chicago Ave., Suite 151
Naperville, IL 60540
(630) 305-4196, ext. 3
Serving Counties: DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Will and Cook.
e-mail: pboheme@lilfriends.com
A multi-disciplinary team of professionals will provide a comprehensive diagnostic and evaluation services, which takes place over the course of five sessions on separate days over 4-6 weeks. Includes: parent interview, psychological testing designed to diagnose an autism spectrum disorder, speech evaluation, occupational therapy evaluation, conference with the family, including diagnosis, recommendations, and a review of available resources. School district personnel can be included if desired. The evaluation will determine whether or not a child has an autism spectrum disorder.
Ages: birth to 18 years.
Insurance not accepted. Parents will need to submit paperwork to insurance companies for possible reimbursement.
Cost: $2,650 (approx.).
No wait list.
Ages: 3 and up.
Cost: $20 (hourly rate for individuals);
Cost: $25 (hourly rate for couples).
To schedule appointment, ask for Dinah.

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
e-mail: info@nspt4kids.com
Provides individual therapy using behavioral management strategies.
Out of network provider.
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.
Private insurance accepted.
No wait list.

Pediatric Developmental Center
Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center

3040 N. Wilton, 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.

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
e-mail: info@rnbc.org
Provides individual therapy.
Insurance not accepted.
Rates available upon request.
No wait list.

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.
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.
Private insurance accepted.
No wait list.

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

Vital Rehabilitation
5820 W. Irving Park Road
Chicago, IL 60634
(773) 685-8482
Cook County
e-mail: 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
e-mail: office@weespeech.com
Provides intensive individualized therapy. Therapy sessions run forty-five minutes to one hour. Children may be seen one to three times per week.
Ages: Birth-18.
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.