Parenting Coaching at Wildflower

All psychotherapists at Wildflower are dedicated to supporting parents and parents to be. Becoming a parent is a tremendous life transition. Many women and men start working with a psychotherapist during this time in an effort to discover what they need to derive joy and satisfaction from their role as a parent and what it will take to make sure that other important areas of their lives – their self-care and overall wellbeing, relationships, careers – are not neglected or forgotten.

In addition to more traditional individual and couples psychotherapy/counseling with adults that is offered by all psychotherapists at Wildflower, Katie Caddell, LCSW offers short-term parenting coaching sessions to parents who are dealing with a specific concern related to their young child. Please read on to learn more about services provided by Katie and do not hesitate to reach out to us if you have other questions.

Aga Grabowski, Co-founder

Dear Parents,

My name is Katie Caddell and I provide psychotherapy services to adults, children, and families at Wildflower Center for Emotional Health. Sometimes as parents we struggle with how to best support our children. Being a parent is hard. Some of our children’s behaviors may make us feel uncomfortable, confused, even dismayed. I know that every parent wants the absolute best for his or her children. I am here to offer guidance, support, and practical solutions to help you achieve your parenting goals.

In addition to providing psychotherapy to clients presenting with a variety of parenting-related and other concerns, I provide short-term parenting coaching sessions. Coaching can be done in person or remotely, via phone or video. Below are a few questions you may have about my work with parents.

What can you help with?

• Bonding with your baby as a new parent
• Clarifying your parenting philosophy and values
• Mitigating impact of divorce on young children
• Navigating co-parenting
• Helping children cope with death of a loved one
• Coping with “big” emotions (anxiety, fear, sadness, anger)
• Sleeping, eating and other self-regulatory issues
• Managing tantrums, biting and hitting
• Dealing with sibling rivalry
• Building your relationship with baby when you are struggling with significant stress, grief, depression or anxiety

What will parents take away from coaching sessions?

• A deeper understanding of what is going on developmentally for your child at his/her age.

• Knowledge about how children at different ages typically express their feelings and emotions. As an example, children ages 2-5 typically express anger and frustration through tantrums, screaming, kicking, biting, hitting, and calling names.

• Concrete solutions and practical tools to use to decrease tantrums, develop bedtime and mealtime routines, and increase language development.

• Materials to help your child identify what emotions feel like in his or her body and learn appropriate and productive ways of expressing her or his feelings. This is an excellent way to start increasing your child’s social emotional intelligence, and can be done as early as 2 years of age.

• An enhanced sense of connection with your child and greater clarity on your own parenting philosophy, values, and goals.

• Increased ability to trust your instincts, attune to your child’s needs as well as remain calm and reflective in the midst of everyday parenting challenges.

How can I schedule my first appointment?

You can schedule by calling our main number (312) 809 0298, or by completing our online contact form on the website. I look forward to hearing from you!

What is the cost?

Please call Wildflower to confirm current pricing.


About Aga Grabowski, LCSW, PMH-C, CST (she/her)

I am a co-founder of Wildflower, a psychotherapist, a presenter and a consultant in the area of perinatal and reproductive mental health.  Many other aspects of my personal identity shape my clinical work: chief among them is the family and immigrant background which has informed my attunement to the psychological upheaval that accompanies major life transitions and to the many sociocultural forces that impact our lived experience.

In my clinical work, I am focused on helping people thrive and cope during periods of significant change, and particularly during journeys towards and through parenthood which may involve infertility, losses, depression, anxiety, and conflict.  I work with people from all walks in life. Clients I work with are some of the strongest, most resilient folks I know. They don’t always feel this way, and they come to therapy feeling raw, maybe lost, and certainly quite vulnerable. It takes courage to confront your pain and struggle. I view psychotherapy as a deeply collaborative process that aims to help you discover and tap into your strengths and resources.  You already have what it takes to feel better, be happier, face challenges – good psychotherapy basically helps you access all that. This can only happen if your therapist genuinely cares about and respects you and is invested in their own ongoing professional development and personal growth.

I have extensive training in perinatal and reproductive mental health, evidence-based treatment of mood and anxiety disorders, sex therapy, and trauma.  I earned my bachelor’s degree in international studies at the University of Chicago and obtained my master’s degree in clinical social work at the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration.  I often present on topics related to mental health. I am an AASECT-certified sex therapist and a certified perinatal mental health clinician. My most valuable learning experiences come from my clients: their experience, wisdom and perspective have shaped my clinical practice the most, something I am deeply grateful for.

LCSW License Number:149016046
Type 1 NPI Number: 1841631132
Accepts: BCBS PPO and BlueChoice plans, Lyra, self-pay and out of network clients


Selected training and affiliation
AASECT-Certified Sex Therapist
Certified Perinatal Mental Health Clinician
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Training
Bringing Baby Home Educator Training, Gottman Institute
Circle of Security Parent Educator
Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions (SPACE) training
Gottman Method Level 1 training
Dialectical Behavior Therapy Training

Key beliefs
People are stronger and more resilient than they often realize.
Our culture teaches us to be fiercely independent. To thrive, we need to embrace being interdependent -- deep connection with others is essential for happiness.

More about me
I love the outdoors and hiking, camping, kayaking.
I can’t live without chocolate.
I feel grateful every day for getting to do the work I love.