Child Counseling

Children face distinctive challenges as they move through their early lives. Polaris Counseling understands what your children must work through to overcome. We understand your concern as a parent as well.

As a group practice of fully licensed counselors and social workers, Polaris Counseling provides specialized child counseling for Wheaton (IL), Aurora (IL) and Naperville (IL). Our goal is to work with you and your child toward a better understanding and resolution of the problem at hand.

Perhaps your child is coping with a divorce. Or maybe he or she is struggling with anxiety, substance abuse, depression, sexual abuse, family issues, school problems, self-esteem issues or acting out behaviors. Whatever your child is facing, we are here to help.

Specific Areas of Child Counseling for Aurora (IL), Wheaton (IL), Naperville (IL)

Some of our main focus areas for child counseling include ADD/ADHD, behavioral problems and low self-esteem.


Being diagnosed with ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder) or ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) can be a difficult time for children and their families. Symptoms can include poor performance in school, social difficulties, problems following direction and impulsivity, to name a few.

Our child counseling for Wheaton, Naperville and Aurora helps families and their children work through adjusting to their diagnosis and managing their symptoms more effectively.

Behavioral Problems

Behavioral problems can range from temper tantrums and aggression to drug and alcohol use/abuse to truancy or promiscuity. At times, you might feel like you’re losing control of the situation – but know we’re here to work with you and your child.

Through child counseling, we will teach your child to recognize their destructive behaviors and develop a plan to eliminate them. We will also work with you directly to help you better understand your child’s behavior and manage it with less stress and greater effect.

Low Self-Esteem

In today’s world of intense peer pressure, low self-esteem is also becoming a bigger problem among children. Self-esteem is defined as a collection of beliefs and feelings we have about ourselves. This affects our motivation, attitude, behavior and ability to adjust our emotions. Children with low self-esteem can be dealing with many issues that we as parents may not be fully aware of.

During our child counseling for Naperville, Wheaton and Aurora, we will work with your child to examine their beliefs about themselves and help to reframe them in a healthier way. We will also work with you and your partner to better understand the challenges to your child’s self-esteem and how you can assist in resolving them.

Child Counseling for Naperville (IL), Wheaton (IL), Aurora (IL): Call Today

If you would like to learn more about an issue affecting your child or discuss our child counseling for Naperville, Aurora and Wheaton, please contact us at (630) 779-0751. We will be glad to connect with you and assist you.