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Ritamaria Laird

Ritamaria Laird
Counselor, M.A, L.C.P.C, N.C.C.

2865 N Clybourn Ave,
Chicago IllinoisUnited States,  60618
Ritamaria is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) and Clinical Director at Individual and Family Connection in Chicago, IL. She received her M.A. in Clinical Psychology with a focus on Child and Adolescent Psychology from Roosevelt University in Chicago, IL. Ritamaria strives to identify her client’s individual strengths and unique way of viewing and understanding the world in order to help them reach their fullest potential. She highly values the relationship between the therapist and the client and believes in meeting the client where they are at the start of therapy. Ritamaria is Theraplay Certified, and utilizes models such as Behavioral Therapy, Attachment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Play Therapy, and Interpersonal Therapy. She specializes with working with families with Attachment disruptions. Other areas of focus include: Behavioral Issues, Oppositional Defiance, Trauma, Anxiety or Fears, Anger Management, Attention Deficit (ADHD), Depression, Divorce, Loss or Grief, Parenting, and Self-esteem.

Contributions by Ritamaria Laird

It Comes from Within: the Do’s and Don’ts of Motivating Your Kids

It Comes from Within: the Do’s and Don’ts of Motivating Your Kids

As a pediatric mental health counselor, I see many ways professionals and caretakers attempt to motivate their children. Teachers continually use sticker ...