ADD Counseling Romeoville IL

An assessment will also pinpoint the particular subtype of attention disorder a child has, so you can tailor treatment accordingly. In the hyperactive form of ADHD, impulsive and hyperactive behavior are the biggest symptoms.

Ms. Megan Selig
Professional Counseling Services
(708) 342-1773
17732 Oak Park Ave.
Tinley Park, IL
Credentials
Credentials: MSW, LCSW
Licensed in Illinois
10 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Child Abuse and Neglect, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Runaways, Self Abuse, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Se
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Offenders/Perpetrators, Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Preschool (Under 6), Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25)

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Dr. Paul Fitzgerald
Paul J. Fitzgerald, LCPC
(708) 337-6936
15 Spinning Wheel Road Suite 422
Hinsdale, IL
Credentials
Credentials: Psy.D, LCPC
Licensed in Illinois
22 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Substance, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Couple or Marital Issues, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Life Transitions
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Ms. Maren Schiess
The Psych Associates
(630) 986-5403
950 N. York Rd. Suite 107
Hinsdale, IL
Credentials
Credentials: APN, CNP
Licensed in Illinois
2 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Depression, Eating Disorders, Stress
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Preschool (Under 6), Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Midamerican Psychological Institute
(815) 596-9323
MidAmerican Psychological Institute, P.C.1415 Maple Road
Joliet, IL
Specialties
Anxiety or Fears, Depression, ADHD, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: Hofstra University
Year of Graduation: 1998
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children
Average Cost
$120 - $130
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

Ms. Holly A Cox
(708) 277-6852
Personal Transformations19015 Jodi Road
Mokena, IL
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Parenting, Attention Deficit (ADHD), Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: Governors State University
Year of Graduation: 1992
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$70 - $150
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

Dr. Kathleen Hickey
Psychological Services of Naperville
(630) 428-3908
445 West Jackson
Naperville, IL
Credentials
Credentials: RN PsyD
Licensed in Illinois
33 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Learning Disabilities, Pain Management, P
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Caregivers, Step Families, Chronic Illness, Cancer Patients, Interracial Families/Couples, Grandparents
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Ms. Diane Leamy
(708) 341-1627
115 S. Vine, 2nd Floor
Hinsdale, IL
Credentials
Credentials: PhD, LCSW
Licensed in Illinois
15 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Child Abuse and Neglect, Depression, Dissociative Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Learning Disabilities, Parenting Issu
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Ms. Leigh Bancsy
(815) 206-8431
The Sykes Group, Ltd.822 Infantry Drive
Joliet, IL
Specialties
Autism, Child or Adolescent, Attention Deficit (ADHD), Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: Lewis University
Year of Graduation: 2005
Years In Practice: 10 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$100 - $200
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Encouraging Changes Counseling
(815) 797-9965
Encouraging Changes Counseling13717 South US Route 30
Plainfield, IL
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Asperger's Syndrome, Attention Deficit (ADHD), Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: Adler
Year of Graduation: 2003
Years In Practice: 8 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$120 - $130
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: APS Healthcare

Brukhardt Services
(708) 880-9955
Brukhardt Services60 Orland Square Drive
Orland Park, IL
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Attention Deficit (ADHD), Depression, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: University of Chicago
Year of Graduation: 1981
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6),Children (6 to 10),Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No

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Practitioner's Corner - About Kids and Attention Disorders

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By Timothy Culbert, M.D.

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children can be quite challenging for the entire family: Kids who have it have a hard time concentrating, and their kinetic energy tends to exhaust everyone around them. The conventional approach to treatment relies primarily on stimulant drugs like Ritalin, but at our integrative clinic we try to use gentler therapies whenever appropriate.

Before starting down any treatment path, though, it’s crucial to have your child thoroughly assessed. (The best place to do this is at a child development center that’s part of a children’s hospital or academic medical center.) Lots of kids who are thought to have an attention disorder actually turn out to be suffering from depression, anxiety, or a learning disability; when these problems are treated, the symptoms that looked like attention problems often clear up.

An assessment will also pinpoint the particular subtype of attention disorder a child has, so you can tailor treatment accordingly. In the hyperactive form of ADHD, impulsive and hyperactive behavior are the biggest symptoms. Another form, marked by an inability to focus, often doesn’t emerge until adolescence. Most children, however, suffer from a combined version of the disorder, which usually shows up between the ages of seven and 11.

Here are some of the questions we’re most frequently asked about attention disorders.

Q: My eight-year-old son has been diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Is there any chance that changing his diet will make a difference?

A:
There have been quite a few “gold standard” studies supporting the idea that for certain kids, dietary changes can be a big help.

One type of diet (known as oligo- antigenic) is fairly radical; it eliminates ingredients that are thought to provoke allergies, including dairy, gluten, refined sugars, dyes, preservatives, and additives. A theory as to why this might make a difference has to do with a phenomenon called leaky gut syndrome. Normally, the intestinal lining serves as a good filtering system for proteins like those that trigger allergies. But in some people, the gut seems to have a sort of “leak” that allows these proteins to get into the bloodstream. At that point the immune system reacts, and this can contribute to behavioral problems.

The pure form of this diet is very restrictive and can be difficult to stick to. It allows only two types of meat (lamb and turkey), two types of starches (rice and potatoes), two types of vegetables (cabbage and carrots), and two fruits (apples and bananas).

A more practical approach might be to test potentially troublesome foods one at a time. Eliminate dairy, say, for three weeks to see if any significant changes occur. For most people, this approach is pretty doable, and there’s very little downside to trying it.

As a general guideline, I’d also suggest giving the child unprocessed and organic foods, to avoid contributing any a...

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