Ritamaria is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) and Clinical Director at Individual and Family Connection in Chicago, IL. She received her M.A. in Clinical Psychology with a focus on Child and Adolescent Psychology from Roosevelt University in Chicago, IL. Ritamaria strives to identify her client’s individual strengths and unique way of viewing and understanding the world in order to help them reach their fullest potential. She highly values the relationship between the therapist and the client and believes in meeting the client where they are at the start of therapy.

Ritamaria is Theraplay Certified, and utilizes models such as Behavioral Therapy, Attachment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Play Therapy, and Interpersonal Therapy. She specializes with working with children with anxiety disorders and is especially passionate about helping children with Selective Mutism find their voice.

Ritamaria Laird, MA, LCPC,NCC
Therapist, Clinical Director
Individual and Family Connection
2865 N Clybourn, Chicago, IL 60618