We’re hiring. Come grow with us!

Are you a therapist looking for a place to learn and grow while being surrounded by an amazing and supportive team. Come join Individual and Family Connection!

Individual and Family Connection is a group private practice located in Chicago, IL and River Forest, IL. We specialize in treating children, families, and young adults. At IFC, we use a unique approach called Through the Eyes of the Child, where we strive to see the world from the perspective of the child.

Our Philosophy

Julianne Neely

Founder and Executive Director

Our People

Ritamaria Laird

Clinical Director

Join Our Team

If you want to focus on being a clinician and treating your clients – while offloading administrative tasks – IFC may be the place for you. We offer both part- and full-time employment opportunities.


Provide child and family therapy

Work with clients in-person (at one of our two offices) or virtually

Develop and maintain relationships with IFC staff, clients, families, outside professionals, and members of the community

Learn and grow professionally while being surrounded by experienced therapists, mentors, and a supportive team


Competitive compensation

Health and dental insurance
Paid time off
Paid maternity/paternity leave
Employer-matched retirement plan
Paid CEUs or professional development
Self-care stipend
Liability insurance
Full administrative and billing support
Access to play therapy supplies
Access to an established referral network
Psychology Today profile

Practice management services including intake coordination, client insurance verification, registration, billing, accounting, and appointment scheduling

Access to user-friendly electronic medical records for easy note taking

Opportunity to collaborate with peers for consultation, case conference, and supervision as needed
Access to marketing tools including website, newsletters, blog, headshot, personal business cards, and online profile
Opportunity to collaborate with peers for consultation, case conference, and supervision as needed
Supervision towards Theraplay Certification
Use of all office amenities and supplies including Wi-Fi, telephone services, personal email address, coffee station and filtered water for you and your clients, kitchenette with sink, refrigerator and microwave, as well as storage space as needed.

Our therapists love being part of the IFC family

“I value the freedom to create truly individual and creative treatment plans that meet the needs of my clients, often based around play therapy techniques. IFC has given me the opportunity to develop new skills and reacquaint myself with some I haven’t had the opportunity to use for a while.”

Ruth C Mills, MSW, LCSW, Therapist, Clinical Supervisor

“The culture and the people at IFC have made me feel really supported as a new therapist. I also love that IFC as a group feels like a learning organization – everyone shares ideas, podcasts, case support, and therapy assets.”

Sare Griffis, MSW, LSW, Therapist

“Working at IFC allows me to do something everyday to help impact the lives of our youth, our future. I believe in all that IFC stands for and our mission is the same.”

Erin Fisher, LCSW, Therapist and Marketing Coordinator

There are so many opportunities for personal and professional growth at IFC. I feel very supported by the therapists to be the best version of myself.

Mary Clare, MSW, LSW, Therapist

Our Offices

River Forest (Oak Park)

7357 W North Avenue
River Forest, IL 60305

Chicago (Bucktown)

1806 N Damen Avenue
Chicago, IL 60647

Want to join the team? Let’s get started!

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