Westside goes above and beyond in supporting families.

When Westside witnessed families struggling to afford services, our therapists established a foundation to support them. The foundation aims to provide $50,000 annually to families in need. 

98% of families would refer Westside to their friends.

Over the last few decades, Westside has a developed a track record of providing quality, family-centered therapy therapy. The results of our work show up in our online reviews (FacebookGoogle), our parent feedback, and in our referral network of 800+ doctors that choose Westside.

Westside knows what we stand for.

Westside is a culture-first company. We have defined set of values that guide our decision-making, everything from which therapists we hire to who manages each clinic. This ensures we have a team united by a shared belief in doing therapy the best way we know how: the Westside Way.

Westside is convenient for families.

Westside makes therapy convenient for families. We confirm your insurance coverage and estimate your costs. We offer all services in most clinics. We schedule appointments to reduce your commutes. And we locate our centers in locations where you can run errands at the same time.

Westside has the best clinical leadership.

Shari Cassidy – Westside’s founder – has been practicing for 30+ years. Upon graduating from Northwestern University, Shari worked for 12 years at Children’s Memorial Hospital. In 1995, she began private treatment. Through the reputation she built as an industry-leading expert, Westside grew to support thousands of families. She has hired an experienced team of Clinical Directors that are stewards for the therapy quality she expects across all services.

Westside’s clinics make kids want to come to therapy.

Westside invests in building beautiful clinics with therapeutically designed equipment and spaces, including large gyms filled with rock walls, jumping ledges, ball pits, and more, numerous private treatment rooms, and specialty therapy rooms to practice at-home behaviors.

Westside therapists are highly trained.

Westside continuously trains therapists – hosting seminars, conducting observations, soliciting feedback, and sending staff to courses. Our therapy quality is our differentiator – just ask our parents or watch our parents share their life-changing therapy experiences.

Westside appreciates our families.

Westside organizes an annual Fall Fest as a way to provide a safe, Halloween family appreciation event. We go all out: free food/drinks, Trunk-or-Treating, Haunted House, games and prizes, and appearances from the SWAT team, police department, and fire department. Westside also coordinates Santa Visits, coloring contests, costume contests, and a variety of other non-therapy events throughout the year. These events are our way of saying thanks in a BIG way to families.