Center for Counseling

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We believe everyone deserves to be supported in making positive changes in their lives.

The Center for Counseling (CFC) is the foundational program of Family Service Agency. We provide individual, group, couple, and family counseling.
Counseling Inquiry Form
Below is a non-inclusive listing of our professional outpatient counseling services for individuals, couples, families, teenagers, and children:
  • Abuse
  • Adoption concerns
  • Aging concerns
  • Anger management
  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement
  • Caregiver support
  • Chronic pain
  • Co-parenting
  • Conflict resolution
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Domestic abuse
  • Grief and loss
  • In-school services
  • Insomnia
  • LGBTQIA+ support
  • Life transitions
  • Maternal mental health care
  • Non-suicidal self-injury
  • Parenting
  • Peer relationships
  • Phobias
  • PTSD
  • Sexual violence
  • Social skills
  • Stress management
  • Trauma
  • Women's issues
Additionally, our clinicians specialize in EMDR, TF-CBT, Mediation, family, and post-affair counseling. We also provide trauma assessments for the Children's Advocacy Center.

Prepare for Your First Visit

If you are visiting us for the first time, you may wish to complete the necessary forms before arrival.
Your First Visit
Youth Intake Packet
Adult Intake Packet
In-school, in-home, in-person, and virtual options are available. Services are available in Spanish.

Counseling Support Groups

Our Center for Counseling staff provide a variety of clinical and educational support groups for all ages!

Queer Movement

Queer Movement (formerly Gay Straight Alliance) is a counseling support group for individuals 12-17 who identify as a member of the LGBTQIA+ community or an ally. A mental health professional leads the group through discussions about the community, identities, and social-emotional impacts. Additionally, the group participates in relevant art projects and games.
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Active Parenting

Active Parenting is a free educational program for parents seeking to expand their knowledge on effective discipline techniques, communication, child development, and more! Programming ranges from four weeks to six weeks, depending on the age of your child(ren).
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Youth Diversion

Youth Diversion is a free program designed as an evidence-based alternative to other juvenile court sentences; it also serves as a preventative program for youth at risk of becoming involved in the criminal justice system. The primary goals of this program are to reduce the number of youth involved in the juvenile court system and connect youth with resources..
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Creative Art for Seniors

Creative Art & Expression is an in-person group for adults over 55. The goal is to offer opportunities for building connections with peers, improving mental health and mood, and providing a space to discuss mental health concerns, including anxiety, depression, and grief. This group is hosted in person weekly at our Club 55 locations.
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Minors have Rights

In Illinois, minors (12-17) have rights to confidentiality and consent by law. You do not need a guardian's permission or health insurance to access certain mental health services.
Counseling Inquiry Form

Mental health services include counseling and therapy

12-16 year olds can consent to twelve 1-hour sessions without guardian permission (17 and older no limit on sessions)

Minors can go to a counselors for feeling depressed, anxious, or are experiencing difficulty with anger, substance abuse, or eating

Court Diversion & Restore

The Court Diversion and Restore programs utilize a comprehensive system of evidence-based approaches to implement a 10-session curriculum. Utilizing a culturally responsive, strengths-based approach, Family Service Agency will include ways to establish understanding of safety for self and others, community, and risk factors contributing to poor outcomes and decision making. The goal of this program is to address the reasons for court involvement, reduce, and prevent further criminality by emphasizing accountability, personal development, and the opportunity for change.
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What to Expect in Therapy

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Our services are covered by most insurance providers, and financial assistance is also available.
To learn more about our services or to schedule an appointment, please call 815-758-8616.
Meet Our CFC Staff
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