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Welcome to The Theraplay Clinic, the mental health practice of The Theraplay Institute located at 1224 W. Belmont Avenue, Fl. 1, in Chicago, Illinois. 

Here at The Theraplay Clinic, our clinicians strive to provide mental health care at the highest standard to the community we serve. Our hope is to create a welcoming environment that promotes warmth and safety for you and your loved ones. We offer clinical therapy services in both English and Spanish to address a multitude of mental health and behavioral challenges for children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. Please refer to our services page for a more comprehensive understanding of the services that are available through our practice. 

In response to the increase of COVID19 positivity rate in Chicago, The Theraplay Institute is following city guidelines by reinstating the mask mandate for all in-person services. You can find more information at the City of Chicago‚Äôs COVID Dashboard. If you are currently receiving in-person services and would like to move to telehealth services, please speak to your individual therapist. If you have any questions or concerns, you can reach out to the Clinic Manager at [email protected]

The Theraplay Clinic’s Kid Connections: Building Social Skills Through Theraplay groups start in March 2022! These groups are adult-directed, structured play groups that incorporate playful, cooperative and nurturing activities to enhance the emotional well-being of children Learn more

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The Theraplay Institute is a Blue Cross Blue Shield Preferred Provider Organization and Aetna Provider Organization and will submit claims for clients who have Blue Cross Blue Shield or Aetna health insurance. For clients who have other health insurance providers, The Theraplay Institute asks that you pay for your sessions upfront and the Clinic Manager will provide you with an invoice so that you may submit a claim to your insurance provider for reimbursement. For more information please contact our Clinic Manager at [email protected]

Theraplay Stories

My son is a whole new boy. I have not had to restrain him in months, and there is no more self-mutilation. He is compassionate, loveable and considerate. He can play and take turns, and he trusts adults. He turned six recently, and I feel that there is so much hope now. When we first came to The Theraplay Institute, we were afraid that we could not be the forever family we had promised him. Now we can fulfill that promise. If I had not come to The Theraplay Institute, we would probably not be together today.

Until my introduction to Theraplay, I struggled to successfully engage Ellen in physically intimate and challenging ways. Now, I can truly say that Theraplay has shown me ways to engage with children irrespective of age, ability or needs.

Of all the services we engaged to help this child, Theraplay had the most immediate and lasting effect on Amanda, as well as our family. Amanda is now 17, is the blessing of my life and a model young woman. Without Theraplay, I would not have seen this happy ending.

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