Tom Malia


Tom Malia


Professions: Psychotherapist, Clinical Psychologist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Clinical Psychologist
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Blue Choice
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • Optum/United Health Care
Free Initial Consultation
Evening Availability


10 West Phillip Road
Suite 114
Vernon Hills, Illinois 60061

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My Approach to Helping

We all face challenges in our lives, and sometimes they can feel like more than we can handle. But I believe that with the right supportive environment of empathy, patience, and guidance, we can all grow through these challenges and emerge stronger than before. I offer therapy and testing services for children, adolescents, and their families to facilitate this process of growth.

I use neuropsychological testing to diagnose underlying problems, develop appropriate recommendations, and foster insight. I focus on giving you results in a way that helps you better understand your child and know what you can do to help them grow. I specialize in testing for giftedness, learning problems, ADHD, and autism spectrum disorder, and I have extensive experience with a wide range of presenting concerns including anxiety, depression, and acting out behaviors.

My approach in therapy draws from multiple practices and is tailored to your unique strengths and needs. I use cognitive, behavioral, relational, and mindfulness-based interventions to help build self-regulation skills and strengthen social relationships.

Acknowledging distressing thoughts, feelings, and behaviors can be difficult. Reach out today, and allow me to help you through these challenges with warmth, compassion, and collaborative problem-solving tailored to your unique needs.

Services I Provide

  • Clinical Supervision
  • Family Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Psychological Evaluation

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults


  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Academic Concerns
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Bullying
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders (Autism, Aspergers, etc.)
  • Family Problems
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Irritability
  • Learning Difficulties
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Parenting
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • School issues
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Stress
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Anger Management
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Emotion Focused Therapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)
  • Play Therapy
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
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