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.
Licensed clinicians are on-site (virtual options are available) to provide therapy in the following (non-exclusive) subjects:
  • Abuse
  • Aging concerns
  • Anxiety
  • Co-parenting
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Grief and loss
  • In-school services
  • LGBTQ+ supportive services
  • Life transitions
  • Parenting
  • PTSD
  • Stress
  • Trauma

Additionally, our clinicians specialize in EMDR, TF-CBT, Mediation, Kids First, family and post-affair counseling, in-home counseling for seniors, and Diversion Programming. We also provide trauma assessments for the Children's Advocacy Center. In-school, in-home, in-person, and virtual options are available.

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If you are visiting us for the first time, you may wish to complete the necessary forms before arrival.
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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 Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) 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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Building Blocks

Building Blocks in an in-person group to help 3 and 4 year old children build their social-emotional skills, emotional regulation techniques, and improve communication. Children will learn effective coping skills to help them process emotions.

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Creative Art & Expression for Seniors

Creative Art & Expression is an in-person group for adults over the age of 55. The goal is to offer opportunities for building connections with peers, improving mental health and mood, and to provide a space to discuss mental health concerns including anxiety, depression, and grief.

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Court Diversion & Restore Program

The Court Diversion and restore programs will 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/decision making.

The goal of the program is to address the reasons for court involvement and reduce/prevent further criminality by emphasizing accountability, personal development, and the opportunity for change.


Whether you are going through a divorce, separation, or custody issues, mediation allows parents to make necessary decisions together, with the assistance of a neutral party: a mediator. As a form of dispute resolution, mediation is typically a component of a joint-parenting agreement.

Instead of focusing on the past and creating conflict, mediation helps parents to focus on present concerns, such as their child’s needs. Together through guided cooperation, parents can discuss and determine the outcome of various co-parents issues, including custody or time-sharing.

Mediation allows for parents to resolve issues without involving their child. According to The Family Institute of Northwestern University, children with parents who practice shared parenting do better academically, socially, and psychologically.

Kids First

Family Service Agency of DeKalb County’s Center for Counseling offers many services for families in transition including the Kids First program, divorce mediation, individual, child, couple, and family counseling.

The Kids First Program is a mandated program for divorcing or separating parents. The focus is on explaining the court process, the impact of divorce on children, and aims for mutual child rearing. Any parent who is in the process of divorce or separation can participate even if he/she is not planning divorce.

The goal of the Kids First Program is to provide you with the tools and information to aid you in your job as parents and to assist your children in adjusting to the changes in their family.

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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.
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