Caring for children of all ages is a tough job, however many children, youth, and teenagers with disabilities face special challenges. They may experience fears about the future, poor self-esteem, and difficulty coping with their disability. Many parents of children with disabilities also experience very unique challenges related to managing their child’s development and behavior. Counselors at Easterseals can help individuals and families, with and without disabilities, focus on their abilities, learn positive coping methods, improve challenging parenting tasks, and enhance social and behavioral skills in a comfortable and fun environment. Counseling helps children improve their quality of life and works to increase their happiness.
Our Licensed Clinical Professional Counselors and Licensed Clinical Social Workers have experience providing services for individuals between the ages of 0 and 21 years of age.
Coping with a diagnosis or serious illness
Grief and loss
Anxiety and depression
Feelings of loneliness and isolation
Talking to family members and friends about disability
Marriage or family difficulties
Concerns about effective parenting
How to work with the professionals involved with your child; schools, daycares, doctors, community, etc.
Behavior management & modification strategies
Stress reduction techniques
Individual, family, & group counseling
Family support & education
Charlotte Uteg, LCPC - Peoria DeeAnnne Raimers, LCPC - Peoria Maggie Jones, LCSW - Bloomington
Charlotte Uteg, LCPC - Peoria
DeeAnnne Raimers, LCPC - Peoria
Maggie Jones, LCSW - Bloomington