Child 

Adolescents

I work with children and adolescents to help them learn to understand and express their feelings in a healthy way. It is common for children to feel misunderstood, alone, pressured, afraid, ashamed, and other difficult emotions that come with development and/or with certain impactful life events.

When children exhibit a behavior such as rebellion, lack of compliance, school difficulties, isolation, sudden change in their mood, among others; it is possible they may be struggling with integrating a feeling or thought into their understanding of themselves and their place in their family and the world. They may be struggling with developing a sense of identity among the many stressors and pressures of their own or other's expectations of them. They may be having a difficult time connecting with others.  

Growing up can be complicated for today's children and adolescents!

Especially in today's world. 

If you are worried about your child or adolescent, I invite you to schedule an appointment so we can discuss your family's needs.  

Silvia Avila

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor 

IL #180.008964

Bridgeport Art Center

1200 W. 35th Street

Chicago, IL 60609

silvia@silviaavila.com

​Tel: 773-850-7366