Kenneth Young Center/Counseling Services
Who We Are
Kenneth Young Center's mission is to help people feel good, do better and find solutions. Kenneth Young Center was established in 1970 (then the Elk Grove-Schaumburg Township Mental Health Center) and has been serving the community ever since. Please visit our website at www.kennethyoung.org.
Kenneth Young Center became a two-site agency in 2012 when we began offering services from the Schaumburg Township building. All youth services (3-24) are available at both the Schaumburg and Elk Grove Village locations. Adult and senior services are only offered at the Elk Grove Village office.
Child Therapy Team: This team consists of 6 full-time master's level therapists, four part-time parent coaches, a bilingual case manager and several behavioral support specialist for children. The therapists offer individual and family therapy and facilitate group therapy as well. Psychiatric services are available for children. The parent coaches work on building parenting skills and other skilly important for running a successful household while dealing with the unique needs of children. The behavior support specialists work as "mentors" with the children by taking them into the community and helping practice the skills they are learning in therapy. Our early childhood specialists work with the very young (under 6 years of age) and use the latest in play therapy and parenting traning techniques. All child services are available in Spanish. Groups run by the Child Team include:
- Parent Power: positive parenting techniques taught in both English and Spanish.
- Social Skills Groups: groups that help children learn and practice new social skills. Typically offered for grade-school and middle-school aged children.
- Anger management groups (grade-school and middle-school aged groups).
- Depression groups for various aged children.
- Anxiety groups for various aged children.
For more information or questions regarding the Child Team, please contact Tina Houdek, Child Team Coordinator at (847)285-4510.
There are several neighborhood teen centers available to youth residents.
Vogelei Teen Center
650 W. Higgins Rd.
Hoffman Estates, IL 60169
Hours: Tuesday/Thursday/Friday - 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
231 S. Civic Dr.
Schaumburg, IL 60193
School Year Hours: (September through May)
Monday - 3 PM to 5:30 PM
Tuesday - 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Wednesday - 2 PM to 5:00 PM & 6:30 to 9:30 PM
Thursday - 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday - 3 PM to 5:30 PM & 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Summer Hours: (June through August)
Monday/Wednesday/Friday - 2 PM to 5:00 PM
Tuesday through Friday - 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Schaumburg Library Teen Center
130 South Roselle Road
Schaumburg, IL 60193(847) 923-3240
Monday - Friday 9 AM - 10 PM
Saturday 10AM - 5 PM
Sunday (Labor Day to Memorial Day) 12 PM - 9 PM
Sunday (Memorial Day - Labor Day) 12 PM - 5 PM