Parenting Counseling

A dream come true – children!

You have always wanted to have a family. Children are supposed to be the best thing that happened to you. And so why do you feel stressed, tired, and unsure? You can’t get your children to follow your directions. They have tantrums that leave you embarrassed and exhausted. Your life feels so chaotic.

Can’t one of these books/blogs/Websites/podcasts help?

Parenting Help Chicago

There are so many resources and opinions available about the best way to parent.

Give them structure.

Make sure they have the time and space to explore.

Let them make mistakes.

Shield them from making mistakes.

It can all be so overwhelming!

Children don’t come with an instruction manual.

Parenting Help ChicagoEach child is different and interacts with you and any other parents in your household in a unique way. And when you add additional challenges your child might have, such as special physical needs, a trauma history from adoption or emotional struggles, it can become more confusing and stressful.

There is so much to navigate!

It’s not only about your household, but also school, activities and friends. You want your children to have the best life they can. It can be a lot of pressure that you put on yourself.

As a result, you can find yourself feeling anxious, losing sleep and unable to concentrate. You find that you aren’t connecting to others in the moment and spend more time thinking about what to do next than really enjoying your time with your family.

We can help!

Get the individualized parenting counseling that you need!

At Restorative Counseling, our staff can help identify and translate for you what the best strategies are for you and for your child. We can meet you where you and your family are to give you realistic and helpful tips.

Now, imagine being able to spend more time connecting than correcting. Imagine a household filled with more fun and love than anger and frustration. Imagine coming armed to school meetings with the education and resources that you need.  You can have the family life you always wanted.

Let’s get started today!

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Read some frequently asked questions about counseling and accepted insurance plans.

Your privacy is important to us, and confidentiality is an important piece of the therapeutic process. All your information is kept strictly confidential. However, there are specific exceptions:

  • With your signed permission, we may collaborate with other providers such as your psychiatrist or primary care physician
  • By law, we are required to break confidentiality and report to the appropriate authorities if we learn that you are a danger to yourself or others or if we learn of actual or threatened harm to those who are vulnerable such as children, elderly, or those with special needs.

Our paperwork details the limits of confidentiality, and we will discuss this more fully during our first appointment.

Often, people think they must be in crisis or that things must be “really bad” before they go to counseling. Counseling can help offer support and validation, determine if and how to make necessary changes, and achieve goals.

Maybe you worked with a counselor in the past but feel like things are becoming difficult again. This happens; life happens.

Just as with many things in life, we, too, may require ongoing maintenance to deal with new struggles or to continue managing ongoing stressors.

We work together to learn about your experience and determining what may be most useful for you.

We offer counseling services only, not medication management. However, we are happy to refer you to psychiatrist, or you can ask your primary care physician to assist you with medication management.

With your written consent, we can collaborate with your psychiatrist or physician regarding your mental health care.

We are in-network with a variety of insurance options. As an “in-network” provider, we have a contract with the insurance company so you are able to utilize your in-network health insurance benefits. There are many types of insurance plans within a network, so it is advised to call your insurance company to see if Restorative Counseling is covered in your network. A few of the many plans accepted by Restorative Counseling are:

  • Aetna
  • Aetna Student Health (Northwestern University students)
  • BlueChoice PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Golden Rule
  • Meritain (not Meridian)
  • Optum
  • Oxford
  • United Behavioral Health
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare Student Resources (for Loyola University Chicago students and University of Chicago students)
  • United Medical Resources (UMR)