Counseling Services

Comprehensive Behavioral Health Services in Chicago

We believe that the physical, social, emotional, and cognitive well-being of a child is vital to establishing a healthy community. Our vision is to provide comprehensive and bilingual behavioral health services in Chicago to address the needs of children, ages 0 to 18 years, along with the needs of their families living in the area.

Child and Adolescent Counseling Services (CACS)

CACS is a long-standing program that provides bilingual counseling services to children, starting at three years of age. Our mental health therapists provide individual, family, and group therapy, and case management. Services are delivered in the clinic, in schools, and homes, as determined by individual needs and concerns.

Counseling provides skills to help families cope with current life problems, but it also provides techniques to understand and address future issues. For example, therapists address family challenges when children manifest signs of anxiety, depression, ADHD, and various degrees of disruptive behavior, both at home and at school.

Dr. Tara Ioffe

Family Practice

Dr. Tara Ioffe is a dedicated and compassionate Board-Certified Family Medicine physician with a strong commitment to providing excellent care to her patients. She obtained her medical degree from Avalon University in Curacao and went on to complete her Family Medicine Residency at the University of Oklahoma. She has worked at the University of Chicago and most recently NorthShore University. She has since returned to Chicago and is thrilled to join the IWS Family Health team in 2023, where she will continue to provide excellent care to her patients.

Throughout her career, Dr. Ioffe has gained experience in diverse medical fields, such as immediate and urgent care medicine while working at NorthShore Immediate Care. She did clinical research at the University of Chicago. Dr. Ioffe strives to foster a secure and inclusive environment for all her patients. She believes in an integrated approach to medicine, dedicating her time to understand each patient’s unique needs.

During her leisure time, Dr. Ioffe indulges in reading a variety of books for pleasure, plays boardgames, and loves to explore Chicago with her spouse and young child.