Amy Pappas, LCSW
CHILD, ADOLESCENT, YOUNG ADULT and FAMILY THERAPY
3047 N. Lincoln Suite 404
Chicago, IL 60657
I offer a variety of services based on the individual needs of the children, adolescents, young adults, and families I serve. I offer individual, group, family therapy sessions and parent coaching sessions. I also work closely with schools and other providers to collaborate and provide consistent, helpful services.
Individual sessions are customized to the needs and strengths of each client. I utilize a variety of modalities and techniques to connect to children and teens including: Psychodynamic approaches, Solution Focused Therapy, Narrative Therapy, CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy), play therapy, as well as use many fun and creative ways to teach the skills as well: books, games, art projects, creative solutions, social stories, role play, and much more to meet the needs of each client.
Group psychotherapy is a unique form of therapy in which a small number of people meet together under the guidance of a professionally trained therapist. During this time, group members are able to increase their social development skills and also help others develop their skills as well. I have a passion for group therapy and have created numerous groups focused on a large range of topics including girls groups, self-esteem group, social skills groups, etc. If I have at least three group members, I can create a group of any topic and focus that is requested.
Currently running High School Girls Process group. On break for summer and will resume when school year begins. Feel free to contact me for more information.
I believe that working children and teens with their parents inevitably helps families. If your child is behaving better at school and home, the family is calmer. If your child is less anxious at home and school, the family can relax too. If your child or teen is working on their struggles, the family is improving every day. We also offer family sessions and parenting sessions to solidify the work we do.
Parent Coaching and School Consultation
Parent coaching is a process that gives parents the opportunity to realize and incorporate powerful skills and techniques that promote a calmer and happier household. Through parent coaching sessions, we identify challenges you are facing and create a plan to address these challenges through sessions both with your child and without your child. I often attend school staffings and meetings with you to walk you through the process as well.
Cost and Payment
Individual session: $150
Family Session: $150
Sliding scale offered
I am an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield and can accept many insurance plans as an out-of-network provider
Payment is due at the time of service
Payments of cash, check, and Chase Quick Pay
My Availability to You
I offer free phone consultations prior to an initial session. I encourage you to use this opportunity to ask questions you may have about my approach, areas of specialty, scheduling, fees, or anything else you would like more information about.
If you decide to participate in treatment, I will be available to you outside of our sessions by phone and/or email. If I am not initially available I offer a guarantee that I will return your call or email within 24-hours.