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Thank you for your interest in our Individual/Family Counseling Services. At Siskin Children's Institute, our mission is to work towards improving the quality of life for children with special needs and their families.  With this in mind, the Center for Developmental Pediatrics has recently expanded services and developed an innovative family therapy internship and residency program designed to meet the unique therapeutic needs of families with special needs in our community.  Comprised of a Doctoral Level Licensed Marital and Family Therapist and Doctoral and Master’s Level MFT Interns from COAMFTE accredited programs, our new Developmental Family Therapy Center specializes in treatment that is not only intended for the child with special needs, but uniquely designed with a holistic approach to address the needs of the child and his/her family.  Additionally, to help overcome potential financial barriers, we are pleased to offer these services to our families on an affordable Sliding Scale Fee. 

Through a knowledgeable, caring, and systemic approach, our integrative counseling services and techniques help to address a range of referral concerns commonly experienced by many children and families with special needs. These include difficulties related to developmental concerns, an autism spectrum diagnosis, peer struggles and general social skill difficulties, generalized anxiety, social anxiety, panic attacks, separation anxiety, parenting techniques, obsessive-compulsive behavior, learning challenges, low self-esteem, executive functioning difficulties, ADHD, and more.

Appointments can be made by Self-Referral or families can be referred from a Siskin Provider, a Primary Care Physician, a Local Therapy Provider, or their child’s Local School System