Children’s Anxieties and Fears

January 31, 2010

It is normal for children to go through phases of being afraid and anxious. However, those fears and anxieties should not excessively disrupt school attendance or the family’s ability to function. In an effort to help their child, parents can sometimes unknowingly make matters worse, especially when the parents recall similar experiences in their own childhood.

Pediatricians are often skilled at distinguishing a normal fear/anxiety from an abnormal one. Some children seem to have been born with a tendency to be more anxious in general, while others develop fears over time. In either case, it is important that the child learn coping skills that will last them throughout their life.

Our staff of licensed counselors can help you achieve solid footing as you travel the stepping stones of healthy change.

Testing and Neuropsychological Services
for Children and Adolescents

Our staff of professionals, under the direction of Sandra Kasprzyk, Psy.D., provide an environment for testing that is comfortable for both you and your child.
Psychological testing can be stressful, confusing, or uncomfortable for children and their parents. There are so many questions. Should I have my child tested? What kinds of tests will be administered? Who will see the results and how will that affect my child? These and any other questions will be answered during this initial visit.

Hoover & Associates’ team of licensed psychologists, counselors, and social workers is here to offer you help and guidance. We’ve been providing mental health services in the southwest suburbs of Chicago since 1985. We’re conveniently located at 16325 S. Harlem Ave., Suite 200 (2nd floor), Tinley Park, IL, 60477. Our offices are conveniently located near Orland Park, Orland Hills, Homer Glen, Mokena, Frankfort, Matteson, Country Club Hills, Flossmoor, Homewood, Hazel Crest, Markham, Oak Forest, Midlothian, Crestwood, Palos Heights, Palos Park, and Palos Hills. Call to make an appointment: 708-429-6999.