Counseling Services


ChildServ’s Armour Counseling Service provides therapy and other clinical support to children who have experienced trauma, as well as their parents and caregivers, helping our clients achieve personal growth and improved emotional, social and family function.

  • Armour clinicians use treatment plans with both short- and long-term goals to assess the client’s progress, and make referrals when more intensive treatment and special services are needed.
  • Our staff collaborates with colleagues within ChildServ and other external systems, such as Chicago Public Schools, Juvenile Court and the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, to facilitate the best possible outcomes for the children and young adults in our care.
  • ChildServ’s counseling team assists children in military families, as well as current and former military personnel and their spouses/significant others dealing with emotional and psychological issues pertaining to combat, deployment, grief, re-entry, trauma and other challenges not related to military service.
  • We work with children and families in ChildServ’s out-of-home placements, adoptions, subsidized guardianships and Grand Family Homes program, as well as children who have returned home to their biological parent(s).
  • Our therapists offer a range of hours to accommodate working parents or those with specific scheduling needs.
  • Each year, ChildServ partners with local colleges and universities to supplement our clinical staff with five to seven graduate-level interns to provide the best possible therapeutic support for our clients.

Our Counseling Success

  • For Fiscal Year 2016, 97% of our clinical clients demonstrated improvement in his/her ability to handle trauma issues as measured by the CANS trauma assessment tool.