Julianne Neely MSW, LCSW

Julianne Neely, MSW, LCSW
Founder, Therapist

As the Founder and Executive Director of IFC, Julianne is passionate about providing families in Chicago with a quality pediatric therapist who understands their child’s unique needs. She strongly feels that each person and family goes through seasons of life where extra support is needed. She considers it a privilege to step into others’ struggles and challenges in order to offer a listening ear and a helping hand.

Julianne offers expertise in:

    • Anxiety
    • ADD/ADHD
    • Behavior Problems
    • Attachment and adoption issues
    • Depression
    • School Refusal
    • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

In addition, she has been a partner with parents in treating children dealing with behavior problems, anxiety, low self-esteem, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder/attention deficit disorder, oppositional defiant disorder and grief/loss. She is approachable and easily establishes rapport with children and their families.

Advice from Julianne:

Advice for parents: Understanding anxiety in your child
Tween Us, Chicago Now – February 4, 2013

Chicago counseling center offers help to struggling kids and their families
Examiner – February 24, 2013

Trouble in Tween Paradise: Relating to your child under stress
Tween Us, Chicago Now – February 25, 2013

Therapists weigh in on how to tell a child their mom is sick
Yoga Mom, Chicago Now – March 8, 2013

10 ways to promote healthy body image in your home
Tween Us, Chicago Now – April 8, 2013

PLAY, PLAY, PLAY YOUR TROUBLES AWAY
Neighborhood Parent Network – May 20, 2013

How to help your kids with stress
Chicago Parent Magazine – August 2013

Help Your Kids Navigate Cliques
Make It Better – September 2013

Advice for parents: How to help kids deal with cliques
Tween Us, Chicago Now – October 2, 2013

Avoiding Homework Battles
Parent to Parent Magazine, Fall 2014

Grief and Loss in Children
Fostering Families Today, November-December 2014

How to handle gifts at your child’s birthday
Mom Factually – October 1, 2015

Helping Children Struggling with Grief
Mom Factually – December 3, 2015

Adopted Kids Aren’t ‘Lucky’
Neighborhood Parent Network – January 25, 2016

Raising Confident Girls
Make It Better magazine – March 2016

Why parents are choosing to have kids share rooms even when there’s space
Chicago Tribune – May 20, 2016

Parents see benefits in kids sharing room
Omaha World-Herald – May 31, 2015

Creating a Low Stress Environment for Children
MomoandMe – July 23, 2016

Home Features That Matter to Raising Healthy, Happy Kids
Smart Moves – March 22, 2017

Therapists share 10 ways to limit the trauma for kids impacted by natural disaster
Between Us Parents – August 31, 2017