Counseling Child and Adolescents

At the initial session the parent(s) will meet with the therapist their child will be seeing. Issues and concerns in regards to why the child is being brought in for counseling will be addressed at this time. The child will then be brought in to meet with the therapist and continue the counseling session.

Children 12 years and over have the right to confidentiality. No information can be given to parents or adult significant others without the child's or adolescent's written permission. Treatment practices, philosophy, provisional plan as well as limitations and risks will be discussed. Recommendations in terms of frequency of appointments, other possible therapies and a provisional diagnosis will be given. Based on mutual consent, counseling will begin. Not only does the client and parents or significant others need a competent counselor, they need to feel comfortable with the counselor and preliminary recommendations.


Help is only a phone call away, Call the Sykes Group at
(815) 823-8460 to schedule an appointment.

While beginning counseling is a major step, it is a sign of strength. Today many individuals, couples and families are entering counseling to improve their quality of life.





Anger Management
Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)
Christian Counseling
Counseling Children
Couples Counseling
Divorce Mediation
Drug and Alcohol Counseling
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR)
Family Counseling
Individual Counseling
Play Therapy
Supervised Visitation