My number one goal for all of my clients is to teach them the skills to help them master their own life, so they do not need me anymore.

-Ally Bremer, LCSW

Is your child saying the below phrases?

  • "My friends are together and I see them on Snapchat/Facebook/Instagram and I was not invited"
  • "I have nothing to do tonight"
  • "School is just too hard"
  • "I am nervous about returning to school in the fall"
  • "I don't want to go to school today"
  • "I'd rather stay home and watch Netflix"
  • "I can never find my homework"
  • "I can't focus on my school work"
  • "My binder is a mess!"

If you are hearing these phrases from your child you are not alone. Many parents do not know what to do when they have tried everything to support their children socially. I work with your child to help support them socially by reducing anxiety and/or depression so that they will want to be with friends and have the confidence in themselves to express their needs and wants with their peers and family. 



Approach

Ally can help bring you back to a reduced state of anxiety or depression. This happens by weekly sessions as well as through communication with family. I believe in keeping family and other providers involved in treatment, if given permission by the patient and family members.  I am available to support my clients through email or phone in between sessions as well.  


When you work with me you will gain a better self-confidence and be able to take control of your life again, whether you are suffering from Anxiety, Depression, low social skills, or other illnesses that are keeping you from reaching your full potential.  My strategies include traditional talk therapy (CBT & DBT), but often working on yourself can be supported in other ways; such as through exercise, games,  and/or exposure therapy.


Struggling adolescents /teens are not “broken.”

Rather, they are confronting the human experience of coming into conflict with their environments. This is a process that is especially intense for adolescents as they develop and grow. When society teaches teens that they are “not enough,” they sometimes seek to address that pain with dysfunctional behaviors. What they are truly in search of is a sense of belonging and connection with themselves and those around them. Allyson supports adolescents by teaching them the life skills and self-understanding that allows them to find their place in the world.


If you feel like you are in need of additional support, I can see you during the week as well as on the weekends.  Contact Ally at 847-637-0497 and she will get back to you within 3-6 hours. 

Providing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) 

for  Adolescents, Adults, Children, and Families

Please contact Ally Bremer, LCSW for more information

3000 Dundee Road, Suite 205

Northbrook, IL 60062

 (P): 847- 637-0497

(F): 847-777-0563

(E): [email protected]