North Shore Family Services, LLC was founded by Dori Mages, MSW, LCSW, a licensed clinical social worker, in 2012. With locations in Skokie, Deerfield, and in Lincoln Park, Dori and her team of clinicians pride themselves on giving children, teens, parents, and families tools and strategies they can use from their very first session. They offer individual and family sessions to children, teens, adults, couples, and families, with the goal of giving clients the skills they need, so they no longer need treatment. North Shore Family Services is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield and submits claims on clients’ behalf. The team of experts also offers various parenting and communication presentations to groups and businesses throughout the year.
All sessions are customized to the needs and strengths of each client. CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy) techniques are utilized to connect thoughts to behaviors and consequences. Adults and teens can spend their sessions utilizing CBT skills to understand why they take certain actions or think about situations in particular ways. Children learn best through play, so North Shore Family Services therapists use many fun and creative ways to teach the skills as well: books, games, art projects, creative solutions, social stories, role play, puppets (for the little ones), and much more. Some areas addressed are: following a request, accepting the word no from parents, making and keeping friends, focusing, distractibility, fooling frustration, managing anger, organization, and executive functioning.
At North Shore Family Services, they believe that all the work they do with children and teens inevitably helps families. If a child is behaving better at school and home, the family is calmer. If a teen is less anxious at home and school, the family can relax too. When clients work on their struggles, the family improves each day.
When life stresses weigh on couples, it can leave both members in a vulnerable and unsettling place. The clinicians at North Shore Family Services have been trained in the most widely-accepted techniques and strategies to assist couples in navigating the difficult times and building better communication strategies.
Call for a consultation or appointment today! 847-668-4295 x 700. http://NorthShoreFamilyServices.com