Parenting and Co-parenting Counseling

Are you a stressed-out parent, discouraged, overwhelmed or frustrated?  Is your child struggling with their own stressors? Do you feel overwhelmed by the demands of your children and family?  Are you tired of yelling and nagging? Are you trying to raise a child in 2 different houses?  Are you struggling as a single parent?

Family counselors divide parenting styles into three categories: 

  1. Authoritarian (a parents-know-best approach that emphasizes obedience); 

  2. Permissive (which provides few behavioral guidelines because parents don't want to upset their children); or

  3. Authoritative (which blends a caring tone with structure and consistent

 

What kind of parent do you want to be to your children?

At Relationship Counseling & Psychotherapy Services, our parent therapy sessions are designed to provide you with tools for addressing your and your child’s specific needs. Your trained therapist works with you to help you become a more balanced and confident parent while also guiding you through techniques and skill that empowers you to identify and gradually modify a child’s difficult behavior.  Having the skills and tools to create a more balanced environment will decrease your stress as a parent and the stress in the home.

We support parents who have concerns for their child/teen about:

  • Divorce

  • Blended families

  • Bullying

  • School performance

  • Thoughts of suicide

  • Self-harm

  • Eating disorders

  • Self image

  • Emotional regulation

We empower parents that are undergoing separation or divorce on how to disengage from conflict and disagreement, while educating them on the parenting practices that will maximize their child’s success.

 

Our services, tailored to your family’s unique needs, include:

  • Co-parent Counseling

  • Parenting Coordination

  • Mediation 

  • Recommending Mediation

  • Parenting Plan Development

  • Consultation

  • Parent Coaching

  • Therapy for Individuals, and Families

 

As parents learn to engage in developmentally appropriate parenting, symptoms of maladjustment in their children are greatly decreased.

 

 

 

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FAMILY, COUPLES AND INDIVIDUAL THERAPY  

1-888-780-0006

 

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River Forest

7627 Lake St.

River Forest, IL 60305

1-888-780-0006

Naperville

1555 Naperville/Wheaton Road
Naperville, Illinois 60563

1-888-780-0006

Palos Heights

7330 W. College Dr.

Palos Heights, IL 60463

1-888-780-0006  

Oak Park

1515 N. Harlem Ave.

Oak Park, IL 60302

1-888-780-0006

Hours

Monday          8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday          8:00 am - 9:00 pm
 
Wednesday    8:00 am - 9:00 pm
 
Thursday         8:00 am - 9:00 pm
 
Friday              8:00 am - 9:00 pm
 
Saturday          8:00 am - 9:00 pm
 
Sunday           12:00pm - 4:00 pm
Serving Chicagoland area, Oak Park, Forest Park, River Forest, Elmwood Park, Maywood, Melrose Park, Bellwood, Franklin Park, Brookfield, Westchester, Norridge, Naperville, Warrenville, Lisle, Woodridge, Wheaton, Downers Grove, Bolingbrook, Glen Ellyn, Aurora, North Aurora, Glendale Heights, Palos Heights, Palos Hills, Chicago Ridge, Oak Lawn, Orland Park, Hickory Hills, Burbank, Oak Forest, Bridgeview, Evergreen Park