Therapy Resources for Autism Caregivers

Therapy Resources for Autism Caregivers

Couples Therapy

Advanced Behavioral Solutions

953 N. Plum Grove Road, Suite B
Schaumburg, IL 60173
(847) 413-9001
advancedbehavioral@msn.com

Provides pre-marital and couples therapy. Couples therapy involves a psychologist or therapist working privately with a couple on relationship issues. They offer services to couples at any stage in their relationship including pre-marital, marital or committed life partners, and divorce. Couples seeking services are often interested in improving communication, learning more adaptive conflict resolution skills, enhancing their partnership, or resolving major issues that require mediation.


Center for Therapeutic Services

Two locations:

Provides therapy for parents and/or children, teens and adults with ASD, as well as ABA services. 


Edgewood Clinical Services, LLC

Adam Russo, LCSW, C-ACYFSW
Phone: (630) 428-7890
Two locations:

  • Naperville: 2948 Artesian Road, Suite 112
  • Plainfield: 14722 S. Naperville Road, Suite 100

Provides couples therapy using a family systems and goal-directed approach.


The Finestra Center, LLC

4659 Ravenswood Ave.
Chicago, IL 60640
773-435-6740
info@finestracenter.com

Provides couples therapy in English and Spanish who are facing issues related to adjustment to life stressors including developmental, medical, or psychiatric diagnosis of a child or family member. Private insurance accepted.


Elena Kaiser, MA, ATR-BC, LCPC

Counseling & Art Therapy
5225 Old Orchard Road, Suite 45                            
Skokie, IL 60077
(847) 337-2377
kaiser.elena@comcast.net

Provides couples therapy in the home or facility-based. Offers flexible daytime, evening, and Sunday hours.


Little Friends Center for Autism, Inc.

140 N. Wright St.
Naperville, IL 60540
(630) 305-4196

Agency providing low-cost couples counseling. These groups will be facilitated by a licensed counselor. The focus of the groups will be to discuss issues, feelings and emotions with other parents and/or couples. Parents will meet others who can relate to their situations and explore common situations in families. In the group, parents will have the opportunity to work through problems they face every day in the schools, at home, with extended family and in the community. The ultimate goal of the group will be to identify the positive aspects of each family in order to best support their children's development.


Innovative Counseling Partners

Deana Gaston
715 Lake St., Suite 800
Oak Park, IL 60301 
(708) 406-7319

Provides individual, family, and relationship therapy for individuals with ASD and their families, as well as social skills group services to children and teens (ages 7-15) with ASD. 


Insightful Solutions

Erika Swanson, PsyD
10310 Orland Parkway, Suite 201 
Orland Park, IL 60467 
(708) 512-7179

Provides therapy services including family/couples therapy, psychotherapy for adults, adolescents, and children with ASD, as well as child trauma psychotherapy and parent consultation. 


Karin McNicholas, MSW, LCSW

425 S. Main St., Suite 100
Lombard, IL 60148
(630) 629-0297

Provides couples, family, and individual therapy.


Living Rite

779.777.7335
Contact.Us@LivingRite.org

Two Locations: 

Individual and family therapy for children and adults with autism. 


Northwest Behavioral Health Services

415 W. Golf Rd., STE 16
Arlington Heights, IL 60005
(847) 577-0904
lcampo@nwbhs.com

Providers: Christopher Watson, PhD; Peter Dodzik, PhD

Specializes in the assessment and treatment of children and adults with neurological and neurodevelopmental disorders. Services include evaluation, individual therapy, family and/or couples therapy, and ABA. 


Rush University Medical Center

Ann Hartlage, PhD
Rush Ambulatory Behavioral Health
2150 W. Harrison St.
Chicago, IL 60612
Phone: (312) 942-6283

Provides couples therapy.


Sheila Susman, LCSW 

1725 W. Harrison St., Suite 744
Chicago, IL 60612
(312) 351-0604

Provides couples therapy. BCBS Blue Card PPO accepted. Public insurance not accepted. Sliding scale fee available.


Uptown Psych

Ronald Rempfer, Psychiatrist, MD
4753 N Broadway St., 900
Chicago, Illinois 60640 
(872) 241-1320

Provides medication management to children and adults with ASD. Uptown's team also provides individual therapy and group therapy for autistic individuals with verbal language. 

Family Therapy

Accepting Therapy

107 W. Van Buren St., Ste 205
Chicago, IL 60605
(773) 442- 2338

Individual therapy for individuals with well-developed verbal skills ages 2 and up.


Advanced Behavioral Solutions

2060 E. Algonquin Road, Suite 720
Schaumburg, IL 60173
(847) 496-4693
advancedbehavioral@msn.com

Provides family therapy using the STEP Program (Systematic Training for Effective Parenting). It is a family-based intervention, designed specifically for parents that teaches more effective ways to address behavioral issues with children on the ASD/PDD spectrum.


AMITA Health Autism Spectrum and Developmental Disorders Resource Center

1786 Moon Lake Blvd. Suite 202
Hoffman Estates, IL 60169
847-755-8536
AHBHHHEResourceCenter@amitahealth.org

Provides brief counseling services for individuals (all ages, children through adulthood) with ASD or a DD who have public insurance/Medicaid (please contact for information about application process). Free services to the public include screenings for autism, resource assessments, behavioral consults, triage to services, and monthly recreational groups. Social skills groups for grades pre-k/kindergarten, 3rd-5th and high school. Occassionally, Young adult and Adult groups as well. 


Aspire

Erica Sokol, LCPC
4100 Litt Drive
Hillside, IL 60162
(708) 632-5502, ext. 3889
esokol@aspirechicago.com

Aspire’s licensed professionals are experienced working with individuals on the autism spectrum, as well as with their families.  Family counseling addresses the concerns and roadblocks that prevent families from thriving together. Our trained counselors will develop a professional relationship and establish trust while working with the family to address their concerns and goals. Payments include sliding scale, cash or credit card.


Association for Individual Development (AID)

309 New Indian Trail Court
Aurora, IL 60506
(630) 966-4000
info@the-association.org

AID offers support to Kane and Kendall county families of children and adults with disabilities. Visit website or FAQ for more detailed information.

Child services include: in-home care to children to prevent the child from being placed into more restrictive care. Additionally, AID offers behavioral health support including psychiatric assesment and medication management and outpatient therapy. 

Adult services include: in-home care for training and support (through Adult Waiver), vocational training, skill training, paid work opportunities, community integration and employment to individuals. Additionally, day program servies (The STARS Program & the Autism Program) focused on active community integration, volunteer work and fitness activities for participants and residential services are available 


Autism Services Group

330 Eisenhower Ln.
N. Lombard, IL 60148
(800) 773-1682
Contact Form

Our goal is to help your family and your child grow through counseling so they can maximize learning, social skills, and emotional health. Therapy may include individual, family, siblings, or parental. Serves families of children birth to 25 years old.

Other locations:

  • Normal, IL: 706 Oglesby Ave Suite 200
  • Peoria, IL: 8500 N. Knoxville Ave
  • Springfield, IL: 2035 W. Iles Suite C
  • Champaign, IL: 1501 Interstate Dr. Ste B

Behavioral Psychology Associates, P.C.

Virginia Seng, PhD
Phone: (847) 303-1880
Two locations:

  • Schaumburg: 1920 Thoreau Drive, Suite 151
  • Barrington: 111 Lions Drive, Suite 220

Provides family therapy using a cognitive-behavioral model in Cook and Lake County


Bellosa Counseling, LLC

Christine Bellosa, MA, LCPC
350 S. Northwest Highway, Suite 300
Park Ridge, IL 60068
847.656.5259
Christine@BellosaCounseling.com

Provides individuals with ASD of all ages therapy, and well as with couple & family counseling, sibling support and help in other areas such as IEP education.  


Bob Rosenfeld, MD 

801 Skokie Blvd., Suite 212
Northbrook, IL 60062
(847) 564-1131

Provides family therapy. Addresses behavioral issues at home, at school or in the academic setting, to help find the right kind of therapy for the child with autism.


Brittney Brownfield, LCPC

Counselor, MS, LCPC
3166 North Lincoln Ave., Suite 401 
Chicago, IL 60657 
(312) 766-6948

Has experience in providing individual and family therapy to children, adolescents, & adults with ASD.


Cawn Krantz & Associates, Ltd.

Sherri Cawn, MA, CCC-SLP/L

605 Academy Drive,
Northbrook, IL 60062
(847) 480-8890
sherrislp@cawn-krantz.com

Provides an initial 90-minute diagnostic session. The therapist observes the parent and child's interactions together.


Center for Health Services

10 Martingale Road, Suite 400 Schaumburg, IL 60133                                                                          
(847) 893 9788 
info@centerforhealthservices.org  

Provides therapies including: Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Behavior Therapy Speech Therapy, Specialty Therapy Services and Family Therapy and / Counseling. Additionally, the center provides Nutrition Therapy and Health and Wellness education. 


The Center for Hope & Healing, LLC

Allison Lobel, PsyD
16W241 S. Frontage Road, Suite 35
Burr Ridge, IL 60527
(630) 468-2342
alobel@thecenterforhopeandhealing.com

Provides family therapy to facilitate an enhanced understanding of diagnoses and strengthen family relationships. Collaborates with family to work toward desired changes and progress.


Center for Therapeutic Services

Two locations:

Provides therapy for parents and/or children, teens and adults with ASD, as well as ABA services. 


Charlie’s Gift

Center for Autism and Related Disorders
1048 W. Ogden Ave., Suite 130
Downers Grove, IL 60521
(630) 323-7500 x239
charliesgift@att.net

Provides family counseling.


Chicago Child Psychiatry Associates

Amer Smajkic, MD
233 E. Erie, Suite 802
Chicago, IL 60610
(312) 893-5701
email: asmajkic@mac.com

Provides family therapy and education.


Children’s Research Triangle

info@cr-triangle.org
(312) 726-4011
70 E Lake Street, Suite 1300
Chicago, IL 60601

Provides individual, group and family therapy, along with developmental, medical & psychological evalurations. Visit their website for insurance and fees.


Comprehensive Psychological Services, P.C.

Michael J. Frey, PhD
3233 N. Arlington Heights Road, Suite 208
Arlington Heights, IL 60004
(847) 632-0334
shrinkcps@aol.com

Provides family therapy.


DePaul Family and Community Services

2219 North Kenmore Avenue, Suite 300
Chicago IL 60614
(773) 530-3791

The DePaul Family and Community Services is a full-service behavioral health clinic located in Lincoln Park on the campus of DePaul University. We provide quality services focused on children, adolescents and their families. Services are flexible and responsive to the needs of clients/their families; staff are trained in behavioral and naturalistic models including PCIT. The team team of includes highly-skilled Clinical/Community Psychologists, Counselors, a Psychiatrist, and graduate students.


Diane Gould, LCSW, BCBA

Phone: (847) 917-5385
Email: dgould847@gmail.com

Two locations:

  • Deerfield: 744 Lake Cook Road, Suite 213E
  • Downers Grove: 4901 Forest Ave.

Provides therapy to parents and family members of newly diagnosed children with autism in understanding the implications of the diagnosis and advice on treatment and education options.


Edgewood Clinical Services, LLC

Adam Russo, LCSW, C-ACYFSW
Phone: (630) 428-7890

2948 Artesian Road, Suite 112
Naperville, IL 60564

14722 S. Naperville Road, Suite 100
Plainfield, IL 60544

Provides family therapy using a family systems and goal-directed approach.


Guiding Behavior Counseling, LLC

(773) 726-4832
info@guidingbehavior.com

Provides children and adults in-home and community services around the Chicago and Chicagoland areas including behavior support, individual, sibling and family counseling, executive skills development, life skills coaching, and behavioral therapy. 


Healing Connections Counseling, PC

Paula Sejut-Dvorak, MA, LCPC
13717 South Route 30, Unit 153
Plainfield, Illinois 60544
815-676-6811, ext 3
info@hcctherapy.com

HCC provides family counseling services focused on helping family members improve their relationships with each other and move past conflicts. We also provide parenting skills training for coping with difficult behaviors in children.


Family Behavioral Health

24821 W. 135th St.
Plainfield, IL 60544
(815) 254-7400

Provides family therapy through insurance.


Innovative Counseling Partners

Deana Gaston
715 Lake St., Suite 800
Oak Park, IL 60301 
(708) 406-7319

Provides individual, family, and relationship therapy for individuals with ASD and their families, as well as social skills group services to children and teens (ages 7-15) with ASD. 


Insightful Solutions

Erika Swanson, PsyD
10310 Orland Parkway, Suite 201 
Orland Park, IL 60467 
(708) 512-7179

Provides therapy services including family/couples therapy, psychotherapy for adults, adolescents, and children with ASD, as well as child trauma psychotherapy and parent consultation. 


Karin McNicholas, MSW, LCSW

425 S. Main St., Suite 100
Lombard, IL 60148
(630) 629-0297

Provides couples, family, and individual therapy.


Kid Matter Counseling

201 E. Ogden Ave, Suite 106
Hinsdale, IL 60521
(855) 543-7687

Provides individual and family therapy for children with autism, ages 2-12.


Living Rite

779.777.7335
Contact.Us@LivingRite.org

Two Locations: 

Individual and family therapy for children and adults with autism. 


MGB Services, Inc

Maria Bellantuono, LCPC
2625 Butterfield Rd, Suite 1385 
Oakbrook IL
Additional location in Arlington Heights
847-701-4409
mariab@mgbservices.org

Provides individual and group therapy, parent training, and family consultation and coaching to individuals with ASD, Intellectual and developmental disorders across the lifespan.


Midwest Asian Health Association | MAHA

238 W. Cermak Rd, 3rd Floor
Chicago, IL 60616
312-285-2287  
info@maha-us.org

MAHA community mental health clinic promotes public awareness about mental health problems in the Asian American populations and provides community services including programs focused on employment, counseling, navigating health insurance, substance abuse prevention, health screening and specialty clinics.


Mt. Sinai – Under The Rainbow

1500 S California Ave
Chicago, IL 60622
773-257-4750

Provides outpatient mental health services, including Individual, family and play therapy. Group therapy and social skills groups are available to children and teens with verbal language. Parenting groups also available. *Note referral from PCP & insurance card needed.


Northwest Behavioral Health Services

415 W. Golf Rd., STE 16
Arlington Heights, IL 60005
(847) 577-0904
lcampo@nwbhs.com

Providers: Christopher Watson, PhD;  Peter Dodzik, PhD

Specializes in the assessment and treatment of children and adults with neurological and neurodevelopmental disorders. Services include evaluation, individual therapy, family and/or couples therapy, and ABA. 


Orland Family Institute, LLC 

Martins Adeoye, MD
15030 S. Ravinia, Suite 30
Orland Park, IL 60462
(708) 364-0580, ext. 0 (Kim)
 

Provides family therapy.


Portrait Health Centers

Vicki Bolina, PhD
175 E Hawthorn Parkway, Suite 235, Vernon Hills, IL 60061
(847) 737-8787

Accepting new patients; next availability in December. Specializes in clients presenting with autism, learning disorders and anxiety. 


Riverview Counseling Services

(630) 587-3777 x102

St. Charles Campus: 111 E. Main Street, St. Charles, IL 60174
Maureen Henry, Molly stanek, Melissa Nytko, Stephanie Santo, Selena Wollach

Batavia Campus: 13 E. Wilson Street, Batavia, IL 60510
Lara Marlowe, Heather Kochen

South Elgin Campus: 474 Briargate Drive, South Elgin IL 60177
Holly Simpson, Melissa Nytko

Provides individual therapy using a cognitive-behavioral model for individuals (children and adults) with ASD and their families.


Rush Neurobehavioral Center

4711 W. Golf Road, Suite 1100
Skokie, IL 60676
(847) 933-9339
info@rnbc.org

Provides family therapy. Bi-lingual therapy services offered (Spanish).


Rush University Medical Center

Autism Assessment, Research & Treatment Services (AARTS) Center
Westgate Building
1645 W. Jackson Blvd., Suite 603
Chicago, IL 60612
(312) 942-0819


Seth Solway, PsyD

4256 N. Ravenswood Ave., Suite 211
Chicago, IL 60613
Phone: (678) 765-9294
Email: sethsolwaypsyd@gmail.com

Provides individual and family therapy for children, adolescents, and adults with developmental delays, learning disabilities, and autism spectrum disorders.


Uptown Psych

Ronald Rempfer, Psychiatrist, MD
4753 N Broadway St., 900
Chicago, Illinois 60640 
(872) 241-1320

Provides medication management to children and adults with ASD. Uptown's team also provides individual therapy and group therapy for autistic individuals with verbal language.