Jessica Bloom, MA, LCPC, Registered Play Therapist, Counseling in Glenview, Illinois, 60026

Jessica Bloom, MA, LCPC, Registered Play Therapist

Jessica Bloom, MA, LCPC, Registered Play Therapist

Professions: Counselor, Mental Health Counselor, Other
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LCPC - 180010738
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1-800-651-8085 ext. 37414
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Office 1
3633 W. Lake Avenue
Suite 404
Glenview, Illinois 60026
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Billing and Insurance

I am an in-network provider for:

  • BCBS PPO

Fees: Free brief phone consultation. Sessions are $110-130.

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I believe that both children and parents have in them the ability to heal and create change in their lives. With loving care and guidance, children can outgrow problematic behaviors and parents can gain insight and awareness into the reasons behind their children's actions. I utilize developmental brain science to help bridge the gap between family members and to help foster secure and loving relationships once more -- to create lasting peace within families.

Kids can really struggle with their feelings and behaviors, and it can often cause rifts within family dynamics. I work with children, teens, and parents to create solutions for those rifts and to alleviate the frustrations and pains that can occur when the family is struggling.

Email or Call Jessica Bloom, MA, LCPC, Registered Play Therapist at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 37414

My Therapy Focus

My practice is focused on children, teens, and parents. I work with children ages 3 to 19 and I incorporate parents at the end of every session to be able to discuss progress, what can be done at home to strengthen growth, and to help answer any questions you may have.

I'm a Registered Play Therapist - which means that I use age-appropriate play to engage your child and to work toward goals for your child that we set together. Play therapy is multi-modal, which means I use interventions such as sand tray therapy, bibliotherapy, art and music therapies to engage your child where they're at. I use this in combination with talk therapy to ensure that your child is receiving care that's appropriate to their development and interests.

I also see parents independently if they choose. Parenting can bring up unresolved issues from childhood, and I'm trained to help you overcome those barriers to become the adult and parent you would like to be.

Why Going to Therapy Does Not Mean You are Weak or Flawed

One of the most common fears that parents have is that they are a "bad" parent. I'm here to tell you -- you are doing your best. We mostly learn how to be parents from our own experiences as a child (which can be comforting or terrifying based on what our our pasts were like!). It's a daunting challenge to be a parent and it can be difficult and rewarding in equal measures.

Often, parents feel like bringing their child to therapy is a sign of weakness or failure. You couldn't be further from the truth! If you're bringing your child to therapy, it's because you love them enough to seek help for issues that have become unmanageable within your family. Just like you wouldn't ignore a long-term medical problem without a seeking help from a trained professional, emotional and behavioral problems with children need specific care and attention.

If you're a parent and seeking your own therapy - either in relation to your child's struggles or because of long-standing issues from your own past - you are doing a wonderful service to your family. Looking issues in the face and resolving to find solutions requires a bravery that can only be applauded. I would be happy to help you find the confidence and peace you are seeking.

Services I Provide

  • Art Therapy
  • Creative Arts Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults

Languages

  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Behaviorism
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Body Image
  • Breakup
  • Bullying
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Communication Problems
  • Control Issues
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders (Autism, Aspergers, etc.)
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Identity Issues
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Internet Addiction
  • Isolation
  • Jealousy
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Physical Abuse
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Rejection
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Trust Issues
  • Women's Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Art Therapy
  • Attachment-Based Family Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy /REBT
  • Creative Art Therapy
  • Humanistic Psychology
  • Mindfulness Based Interventions
  • Parent Work
  • Person Centered / Rogerian
  • Play Therapy
  • Sand Tray / Sand Play Therapy
  • Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

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