A note from our Clinical Director: Chris Decker, PsyD

Welcome to The Tree House!

I am not only the parent of four children with varying degrees of special needs, but I have also worked with children and adolescents as clinical psychologist for the past twenty years. I have seen a need in our area for unique programming to support the healthy development of all children, whether they are typically developing or have unique challenges.

All of us at the Tree House are really excited about our programs! As you read through this web site, you will come across unique programming to support the development of your child aged eighteen months to eighteen years. We have friendship and social skills groups, camps, Friday Night Outs, volunteer opportunities for children and teens, stress busting activities and many other fun groups that strengthen the mind and body! Our wide range of services are covered by insurance and are held during convenient times for busy families like our own. Please continue to check in with us for updates to our programming and new additions to our web site!

We look forward to meeting you!

Dr. Chris Decker

About Us

We are here and are motivated to help you and your child with various difficulties children and their families may have.  We specialize in neuropsychological disorders including but not limited to anxiety and its disorders, ADHD and ADD, high functioning autism, learning disorders and depression.  We have many different ways and are very creative in while helping to support children who may have social skills struggles, a low self worth, typical childhood social struggles, emotional growth issues, and behavioral issues.  

 

Enroll your child or teen in individual therapy and/or one of our unique groups and watch your child’s optimism and positivity about him or herself grow.  You and your child or teen will learn new ways of coping with problems and challenges that will be with him or her throughout their lifetime.

 

Best of all, our services are typically covered by insurance!  We are in network with Blue Cross Blue Shield, Aetna, Cigna and United Healthcare.  We also offer a sliding scale fee for families in need.

To make an appointment with any of our Clinicians or to Register for Groups please call Alicia at 847-975-5598

Meet Our Team

Chris Decker, PsyD

Chris Decker, PsyD

Clinical Director Clinical Psychologist

Julie Ludwick, MAAT, ATR-BC, LCPC

Julie Ludwick, MAAT, ATR-BC, LCPC

Board Certified Art Therapist

Becca Canastra, MT-BC

Becca Canastra, MT-BC

Board Certified Music Therapist

Alicia Kurup

Alicia Kurup

Clinic Manager

Jenn Wagner, LCPC

Jenn Wagner, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Jenna McLaughlin, MA

Jenna McLaughlin, MA

Certified School Counselor, Therapist

Otto Sievens, LSW

Otto Sievens, LSW

Licensed Social Worker

Alexis Abern, PsyD

Alexis Abern, PsyD

Clinical Psychologist