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Understanding Your Child’s Behavior

Understanding Your Child’s Behavior

Is your child not listening, acting out, struggling at home or school?

Do you feel like nothing you have tried has worked?



  • What your child is trying to communicate with their behavior
  • How to better manage your child’s behavior
  • How you and your child can cope with these challenges
  • How to improve your ability to communicate effectively with your child


These tips and strategies are applicable to all ages from early childhood to adolescence, and apply to a variety of issues and behaviors.

Ready to save your spot?


When: Saturday, February 8, 2020

Time: 1:00 – 2:00pm

Where:  111 E. 1st Street, Ste #102, Elmhurst, IL

Facilitators: Dr. Nicole Francen, PsyD & Jennifer Lewis, MA, LPC, BCBA

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Social Skills Group: Ages 8-12

Social Skills Group: Ages 8-12

Ready to save your spot?


When: Thursdays at 4:30pm

Session 1: November 7, 14, 21; December 5, 12, 2019

Session 2: January 9, 16, 23, 30; February 6, 2020

Where:  111 E. 1st Street, Ste #102, Elmhurst, IL (Downtown Elmhurst)

Facilitator: Nicole Francen, Psy.D.

Register by emailing: or 815-575-6084

Facilitated by:

Nicole Francen, Psy.D.

Dr. Nicole Francen is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with a broad range of experience and a passion for working with children, adolescents, and transitional age youth. She specializes in working with individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders and their families.

Dr. Francen earned her Bachelor’s Degree from Elmhurst College and her Master’s and Doctorate Degree from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University. She completed an APA accredited internship at San Bernardino County Department of Behavioral Health in California and her Postdoctoral Fellowship at New Connections Academy in Palatine (a therapeutic day school for high functioning children on the Autism Spectrum).

Be Well for Moms: a self-care workshop

Be Well for Moms: a self-care workshop

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When: Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Time: 6:00 – 7:15pm

Where:  111 E. 1st Street, Ste #102, Elmhurst, IL

Facilitator: Meghan McCarthy, MSW, LCSW

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About the Presenter

Meghan McCarthy, MSW, LCSW

As a licensed clinical social worker, Meghan has 15 years experience exploring and cultivating a variety of skills with her clients, such as healthy communication, identifying meaningful and personalized self-care strategies, and the importance of self-advocacy and setting boundaries. She graduated from Loyola University Chicago with a Master’s in Social Work, and from the University of St. Thomas – Minnesota with a Bachelor’s in Social Work. 

Meghan works with expecting and new moms to explore healthy partner communication and the importance of self-care during the exciting, albeit stressful, transition to parenthood. 

This is My Time: Group for the Siblings of Children with Disabilities

This is My Time: Group for the Siblings of Children with Disabilities

This is My Time: a Group specially designed for the siblings of children with disabilities

Remember Via from Wonder? Brothers and Sisters could probably teach us more about disabilities than we could ever hope to teach them.  This group is designed to allow siblings to have a space that is their own to process their thoughts and feelings and meet peers who are facing similar situations.  Together siblings can share stories and help each other grow.

Age Group: Tweens & teens – 10 to 14 years old

Meeting Times: 

Starting Fall 2018

When: 6:30 – 7:30pm on Mondays

Where:  111 E. 1st Street, Ste #102, Elmhurst, IL

Facilitator: Tanya Britton, AM, LCSW

About the Group Facilitator:

Tanya Britton is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker specializing in children and families. She has worked extensively within the school system and understands the challenges that children face. Tanya specializes in working with children who are having challenges navigating peer relationships, understanding indirect social cues, and maintaining focus and attention during structured and unstructured class settings. Tanya has a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Maryland and a Masters of Arts in Social Work from The University of Chicago.