Counseling for teens, tweens, & kids online across Indiana & Illinois.
Hi, I’m Angie Arreola. I’m a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who works with kids and teens who have ongoing struggles with overwhelming emotions and challenging behavior. My goal is to help your child stop feeling overwhelmed and stressed and start guiding them to where things feel manageable again.
My journey becoming a therapist:
As a former “disgruntled” tween myself, I’m in a unique position to connect with youth on a deeper level- I get it!
Since my first high school psychology class, I knew I wanted to combine my personal experience as a teen in therapy with a formal education to bring support and healing to youth. This led me on a winding path from working with parents and children involved in DCFS, to supporting some of the most challenging teens on juvenile probation, to working with overwhelmed tweens and teens- many of whom have experienced trauma.
Now that I’m a parent myself, I understand the parental pull to “fix” your child’s emotions. We can’t stand to see our children suffer and instead want to watch them thrive.
My life experiences are what lead me to become the therapist I am today- uniquely positioned to provide understanding to your child balanced with care and responsiveness to your concerns as their parent!
Helping people energizes me.
Being a therapist is inspiring. I love guiding teens, tweens, and kids toward figuring stuff out and watching them become more confident. The most rewarding thing about being a therapist is seeing a child walk away lighter, more free, and excited about their life.
I am committed to guiding your family to where things feel manageable again.
I bring warmth and understanding to our sessions.
I have a natural ability to:
- Help youth identify what they are feeling
- Help teens, tweens, kids, and parents feel at-ease and comfortable
- Explain mental health symptoms in an easy to understand way
- Inspire hope for getting better
People who work with me often say that I am a good listener who can help youth feel heard and understood.
Our sessions are focused on your child.
Sessions will provide your child with the space to be understood and heard. In feeling safe and comfortable, your child will be able to feel less alone and more connected. This connection translates to less stress, better behavior, and more control over their emotions.
It’s important to me to provide a non-judgemental space where your child can be themself and ensure that the process is collaborative. There isn’t a “one size fits all” approach to counseling. Our sessions will fit your family’s specific needs and concerns.
- I believe that emotions heal when they are witnessed and validated
- I believe that therapy works when child, parent, and therapist are all committed to healing
- I believe that change is possible when you allow your child and yourself the space to do the work
- Bachelor of Science in Psychology at Loyola University Chicago in 2006
- Master of Arts in Forensic Psychology at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology in 2008
- Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the State of Illinois
- Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the State of Indiana
- Additional training in Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Motivational Interviewing
- Certified SPARCS Clinician (Structured Psychotherapy for Adolescents Responding to Chronic Stress)
- President of the Indiana Counseling Association
Hello there! I’m Khalilah, a graduate intern pursuing my master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling at Roosevelt University. I work with tweens, teens and young adults who have experienced a traumatic or unsettling event, struggle with worry, fear and anxiety, sadness or depression, self-harm, relationships, poor decision-making, identity formation, and SOGIE concerns (sexual orientation, gender identity and expression). I also enjoy helping parents of young children better manage their child’s defiant behaviors and develop stronger bonds through Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT). My approach to counseling is warm, collaborative, and compassionate. My goal is to get families to a place where they feel confident, empowered, and worry-free.
Hi! I’m Kiran Hundal and I’m in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Master’s program at Roosevelt University. I enjoy working with tweens and teens to help them feel more confident in managing things like anxiety, loneliness, peer relationships, sadness/depression, and obsessive compulsive disorder. Additionally, I enjoy helping teens figure out who they are and what’s important to them. I greatly value the time I spend with my clients during sessions and the opportunity to work with parents as a team throughout the therapeutic process. Another passion I have is for bringing knowledge to the community through speaking engagements. I’ve presented on various topics at professional conferences, including a presentation on the effects of adverse childhood experiences on adolescents, with additional considerations for the BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ communities.
A graduate of Valparaiso University, Ruby holds a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. However, what truly sets her apart is her innate ability to connect with children on a magical level. Ruby has an uncanny knack for getting lost in the magical world of a child’s imagination, unlocking doors to creativity and self-expression. Ruby effortlessly creates a safe and enchanted space where sad, anxious, or defiant children feel seen, heard, and understood. Through play, she fosters resilience, social skills, and emotional regulation, ensuring that each session is a playful adventure.
Ruby also knows that the journey to healing doesn’t end when the playroom door closes. She actively collaborates with parents, forming a powerful alliance to support a child’s development. Regular communication, parental involvement, and tailored strategies empower parents to extend the magic of therapy into the home environment.
Through her passion for play, dedication to collaboration, and belief in the transformative power of imagination, Ruby is not just a play therapist; she’s a guide leading children and families on a magical journey towards healing and happiness.
Lexi is the Administrative Assistant for Benchmark Counseling. Originally from Long Island, New York, Lexi now resides in sunny Charleston, South Carolina.
Lexi has a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and Psychology and has been working in the mental health field for 4 years assisting therapists, psychiatrists, nutritionists, and the like, run their practice to its fullest capacity, so they can focus on you! In her free time, she loves to spend time with her two pups, Salem and Bean, and her cat, Azriel. And reading a good book!
Lexi works remotely 100% of the time, so you won’t see her if you are coming to the office – she keeps the practice rolling behind the scenes! If you have any questions or would like to schedule, contact Lexi at firstname.lastname@example.org!
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