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Center for Children and Families El Valor Carlos H. Cantu Children and Family Center

Erikson’s Center for Children and Families

Providing support services for families and children using evidence-based behavioral and emotional treatments.

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Family Support Services

Giving Children and Families the Tools for Success

The Center for Children and Families (CCF) is dedicated to helping you better understand your child’s needs.

Connect your child and family to a team of interdisciplinary professionals committed to finding positive ways that together we can support your child’s lasting growth.

At Erikson’s Center for Children and Families, we deliver critical mental health services in-person and online to children and families in and around Chicago.

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What We Offer

Understand and Support Your Child with Mental Health Services

With the expertise to understand your child and deliver or recommend the right services they need to succeed, Erikson’s Center for Children and Families plays a critical role in supporting the whole child.

Our prenatal to age 8 mental health services help you identify the behavioral and emotional therapies and treatment options available in-person and online specifically designed to help children with mental health needs.

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A Trusted Partner for Children and Families

4000 +
Families and children served
98 %
Of parents would recommend us to friends and family
97 %
Of parents say their children are comfortable with their therapist
100 %
Of parents feel safe speaking freely with their family therapist

The Words of Parents We Work With

Uncover the Underlying Challenges Your Child May Face

Every child deserves to be heard.

No caregiver wishes to see a child struggle — but there may be underlying issues leading to these challenging behaviors. Here are some of the ways parents we work with describe their child’s challenges.

Do any of these sound familiar? Reach out to talk with us today

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My child won’t listen.

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My child is easily upset.

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My child can’t cope with frustration.

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My child isn’t making friends.

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My child worries a lot.

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My child is aggressive.

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My child’s outbursts are uncontrollable.

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Our whole family is affected.

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Center for Children and Families
“In such a short time, the Center for Children and Families has helped us see our child as she wants to be seen and also helped us see ourselves from our child’s perspective. The impact is immeasurable — and all positive.”
Parent
Center for Children and Families
“Erikson lives up to its reputation of providing comprehensive services to young children and their families. My experience has been no exception. I would recommend the Center without hesitation.”
Parent
Center for Children and Families
“Our therapist, besides being a consummate professional — timely, knowledgeable, proactive, responsive, earnest, hard-working, and learned — she has and does something even more valuable: She cares. Our child surely feels her therapist’s dedication, even love.”

Find Your Closest In-Person Center Location

We offer pediatric mental health services in 4 Chicagoland locations.

We’re also available online. Reach out about virtual options

Downtown Chicago

Find our main campus at the corner of Illinois and LaSalle, where our team provides services to Chicago-area families.

Oak Park

Join us at our Oak Park location, where we offer mental health programs and services.

Little Village Neighborhood

Visit our Little Village clinic, where we provide early childhood mental health programs to Chicago’s largest Latino community.

Humboldt Park

We consult in the community and provide mental health programs to this West side community.

Family Support Services and Resources

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