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  •     6615 N. Big Hollow Rd.
  •     Peoria, IL 61615-2451
  •     Phone: (309) 692-6622
  •     Fax: (309) 692-6952

 



Michelle Baker, LCPC, CADC

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Specializes in: Treatment for alcoholism and drug abuse; sexual, physical and emotional abuse; domestic violence; child behavior problems; eating disorders; attachment and bonding issues; anxiety; depression

Populations served: Children, adolescents, families

Additional services: Substance abuse evaluations, ACOA issues, codependency, childhood disorders, group and family therapy, social skills



Profile

Ms. Baker completed her Master of Arts degree in Human Development counseling from Bradley University. She is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, a Certified Alcohol and Drug Abuse counselor, and a National Certified Counselor.

Ms. Baker specializes in treating children from birth to 18 years of age and their families. Her prior experience includes: working in a substance abuse treating facility, a domestic violence shelter, the foster care setting, as well as working with victims of sexual abuse.

Ms. Baker and her husband are parishioners of St. Ann Catholic Church. They have six children.



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  •     6615 N. Big Hollow Rd.
  •     Peoria, IL 61615-2451
  •     Phone: (309) 692-6622
  •     Fax: (309) 692-6952

 



Bill Blundell, LCPC

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Specializes in:  Treatment of child/adolescent OCD, child/adolescent behavioral issues, child/adolescent trauma, abuse and neglect, anger management, adult OCD, self-esteem issues, anxiety/stress, depression

Populations served:  Adults, adolescents, children

Additional services:  Forensic services, family counseling, trauma therapy, grief and loss, childhood disorders, marital therapy



Profile

Mr. Blundell received his Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology from Illinois State University and his Master of Arts degree in Human Development Counseling from Bradley University. He is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the state of Illinois and a Certified Forensic Consultant.

Mr. Blundell specializes in obsessive complusive disorder and is doing research in the area of hoarding. He has co-taught at the graduate level on the topic of counseling traumatized children and adolescents, and has taught at the undergraduate level on the topic of aging. He has also been a presenter on the topic of trauma therapy at the Illinois Counseling Association’s annual conference.

Mr. Blundell and his wife, Dawn, are the parents of two daughters, Lily and Avery, and are members of St. Mary’s Church in Metamora.



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  •     6615 N. Big Hollow Rd.
  •     Peoria, IL 61615-2451
  •     Phone: (309) 692-6622
  •     Fax: (309) 692-6952

 



Rudolf G. Breitmeyer, Ph.D.

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Specializes in: Psychological evaluations

Populations served: Children, adolescents, adults

Additional services: 



Profile

A co-founder of The Antioch Group, Dr. Breitmeyer obtained his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1968. He has worked in a variety of settings and has devoted most of his professional career working on behalf of troubled children and adolescents. As a licensed psychologist, he has provided mental health services to children, adolescents, and adults. Dr. Breitmeyer has supervised other mental health professionals in working with children, adolescents, and adults.

Dr. Breitmeyer has co-presented and co-authored several professional papers and publications. He has also provided community education on mental health issues for children and adolescents.



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  •     6615 N. Big Hollow Rd.
  •     Peoria, IL 61615-2451
  •     Phone: (309) 692-6622
  •     Fax: (309) 692-6952

 



David B. Bucknam, MA, M.Div., LCPC

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Specializes in:  Treatment of marital and relational issues, divorce recovery, anxiety, depression, trauma/abuse, spiritual issues, grief and loss, parent training, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorders, sexual and emotional abuse, gender issues

Populations served:  Adolescents and adults

Additional services:  Stress management, self-esteem, ADHD adults, EMDR, marriage preparation, Prepare/Enrich testing, ACOA issues



Profile

Mr. Bucknam completed a Bachelor of Theology degree from Tyndale College, a Master of Divinity degree from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Trinity International University. He has done graduate work at Northern Illinois University. Mr. Bucknam was a charter member of the American Association of Christian Counselors and the first state president of the Illinois Association of Marriage and Family Counselors. He is a National Certified Counselor.

With over twenty-five years in the mental health field, Mr. Bucknam has been staff therapist for the doctors of the Primary Care Centers in Grayslake, Gurnee, and Antioch, IL and was an owner and program director for The Arlington Center in Arlington Heights, IL. He is an ordained minister who has worked on staff with churches.

He and his wife have led marital groups and conducted marriage retreats in both the United States and Canada. Through Illinois Central College, Mr. Bucknam led Children First groups for parents in the process of divorce. He oversaw the parent training program for families with strong-willed and defiant children for fifteen years at The Arlington Center. He is past president of CHADD both in Lake County and in Peoria, IL and has spoken to groups on the subject of ADHD in the Chicagoland and Peoria areas.

Mr. Bucknam and his wife Bobbi have three children and attend Northwoods Community Church.



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  •     6615 N. Big Hollow Rd.
  •     Peoria, IL 61615-2451
  •     Phone: (309) 692-6622
  •     Fax: (309) 692-6952

 



Lori Bushell, LCPC, CSAT, CMAT

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Specializes in:  Treatment of sexual addiction and sexual anorexia, partners/families of the addict, depression and anxiety, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, multiple addictions, co-dependency

Populations served:  Adults, couples, older adolescents, and families

Additional services:  Post-traumatic stress disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, grief and loss, adjustment issues, and extended family issues



Profile

Ms. Bushell obtained her Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Counseling Psychology at Western Illinois University. She is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and a National Board Certified Counselor. She is a member of the Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health and the International Honor Society in Psychology.

Ms. Bushell has provided psychotherapy in a private practice setting and has worked in an agency setting as a marriage and family therapist. She has completed the Illinois Coalition Against Domestic Violence (ICADV) program and specializes in treatment of domestic violence/sexual assault.

Ms. Bushell and her husband have two children and are parishioners of St. Edwards Catholic Church.



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  •     6615 N. Big Hollow Rd.
  •     Peoria, IL 61615-2451
  •     Phone: (309) 692-6622
  •     Fax: (309) 692-6952

 



Maggie Classen, LCSW

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Specializes in: Individual therapy; treatment for mood disorders, anxiety, early childhood trauma, attachment issues, anger management, divorce adjustment

Populations served: Children, adolescents, families

Additional services: Adoption preservation



Profile

Ms. Classen completed her Bachelor of Science in Social Work from Southern Illinois University and her Master of Social Work degree from Illinois State University. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Illinois.

Ms. Classen has experience working with children and adolescents diagnosed with attachment disorders, mood disorders, anxiety, and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. She has also worked with children in foster care that have a significant history of sexual abuse, physical abuse, and neglect.

Ms. Classen and her husband have two children. Ms. Classen is a member of First United Methodist Church in Pekin.



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  •     6615 N. Big Hollow Rd.
  •     Peoria, IL 61615-2451
  •     Phone: (309) 692-6622
  •     Fax: (309) 692-6952

 



Patricia J. Edwards, LCSW, ACSW

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Specializes in: Treatment of trauma, especially for adults sexually abused as children; depression; anxiety; stress management; grief and loss; women’s issues, especially menopausal problems; geriatric patients and their families; issues facing professionals

Populations served: Young adults, adults, geriatric clients

Additional services: Geriatric assessment and evaluation, geriatric case management, program development (consultation to businesses, especially concerning the impact of aging family members), group therapy and support groups, life transition issues (e.g., sandwich generation), public speaking on a variety of issues



Profile

Ms. Edwards holds a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Bradley University, a Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Iowa, and a Master’s degree in Health Services Administration from the University of St. Francis. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a member of the Academy of Clinical Social Workers.

Ms. Edwards has worked in the field of medical social work for over thirty years. Currently she specializes in treating adults with PTSD, particularly those who were abused as children. Another area of specialty is in the field of geriatrics, providing case management services and counseling for the individual patient and family members. She has experience in hospital social work, home care social work, nursing home and assisted living social work, and private practice. In addition, she has been both a clinician and a manager. Her experience as a teacher and counselor early in her career provides her with a broad perspective of individual and family dynamics. She has presented seminars and workshops dealing with a variety of topics related to the elderly, in the areas of stress management, grief and loss, and trauma. She has served on various boards in the community.

Ms. Edwards and her husband attend Grace Presbyterian Church where they are both very active in the music ministry and serve on various boards and committees. They are the parents of Nathan and Paul and the grandparents of Emmelia, Eli, and Eden.



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  •     6615 N. Big Hollow Rd.
  •     Peoria, IL 61615-2451
  •     Phone: (309) 692-6622
  •     Fax: (309) 692-6952

 



Steven A. Hamon, Ph.D.

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Specializes in: Treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, other stress disorders (e.g., work stress)

Populations served: Children, adolescents, adults

Additional services: Forensic evaluation/testimony (e.g., custody), psychological evaluation of behavioral and academic concerns, stress management, marital therapy, psychological consultation to business and industry



Profile

A co-founder and president of The Antioch Group, Dr. Hamon completed his Master of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and Doctorate in Clinical Psychology/Behavioral Medicine at the Fielding Institute in Santa Barbara, California. Dr. Hamon has worked extensively in individual and marital therapy and in treatment of traumatic stress disorders. He is also actively engaged in the practice of Forensic (court-related) Clinical Psychology.

A regular speaker on an array of topics such as “Virtues-based Discipline” and “Preventing Professional Burnout,” Dr. Hamon has also authored articles in both national magazines and professional journals. Dr. Hamon is a member of the Illinois and American Psychological Associations and the American Association of Christian Counselors. He is also a Clinical Member of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, and a Fellow of the American College of Forensic Examiners.

Dr. Hamon and his wife, Kris, live in Dunlap, are the parents of two adult children, and attend First Evangelical Covenant Church.



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  •     6615 N. Big Hollow Rd.
  •     Peoria, IL 61615-2451
  •     Phone: (309) 692-6622
  •     Fax: (309) 692-6952

 



Marty Hanson, LCPC

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Specializes in: Treatment for mood disorders; child behavior problems; marital and family discord; trauma; sexual, physical, and emotional abuse

Populations served: Children, adolescents, adults

Additional services: Grief and loss; strength based, family centered therapy; conflict resolution/mediation; divorce counseling; child and family play therapy; assessment and treatment of ADD/ADHD in children and adults; EMDR trained; group therapy including Social Skills for Children, DBT groups for families with teens, DBT groups for adults, and groups for autism spectrum disorders



Profile

Mr. Hanson completed his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Counseling Psychology at Illinois State University. He is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and a National Board Certified Counselor.

For over thirty years, Mr. Hanson has practiced outpatient counseling in central Illinois in social service and private settings. He is experienced working with children, adolescents, and adults in individual, family, couples, and group therapy settings. Some of his areas of interest include disruptive and behavior disorders, adjustment and mood disorders, abuse and trauma, bonding and attachment, and issues affecting marital and family relationships. He has extensive training and experience in family therapy, play therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, and EMDR. Mr. Hanson is a member of the American Counseling Association and the Illinois Mental Health Counselors Association. Marty is an active member of the Dialectical Behavior Therapy National Certification and Accreditation Association and is Dialectical Behavior Therapy Certified.

Mr. Hanson and his wife, Chris, have three children, Elizabeth, Adam, and Zachary. They attend Advent Lutheran Church in Morton.



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  •     6615 N. Big Hollow Rd.
  •     Peoria, IL 61615-2451
  •     Phone: (309) 692-6622
  •     Fax: (309) 692-6952

 



Corey Hopson, LCPC

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Specializes in:  Treatment for child behavior problems, anxiety, depression, anger management, mood disorders, self-esteem, and family discord

Populations served:  Children, adolescents, and families

Additional services:  Strength-based family-centered therapy, ADHD, stress management, treatment of inappropriate sexual behavior in children



Profile

Mr. Hopson is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the state of Illinois. He completed his Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Illinois State University and his Master of Arts degree in Human Developmental Counseling from Bradley University.

Mr. Hopson has worked in the counseling field in various settings ranging from residential, in-patient psychiatric hospitalization, and community-based services for over sixteen years. He has experience working with children and adolescents diagnosed with mood disorders, anxiety, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, Oppositional Defiance Disorder, and juvenile sex offender issues. He is experienced working with children, adolescents, and their families in individual, family, and group therapy settings.

Mr. Hopson has two children, Alyssa and Mariah. They reside in Peoria and attend Riverside Community Church.



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  •     6615 N. Big Hollow Rd.
  •     Peoria, IL 61615-2451
  •     Phone: (309) 692-6622
  •     Fax: (309) 692-6952

 



Suzanne Jost, LCSW

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Specializes in: Treatment of marital relationships, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, geriatrics, life transitions

Populations served: Adults, seniors

Additional services: Divorce counseling, mediation services



Profile

Ms. Jost obtained her Master of Arts degree from the School of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago, and she is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Illinois. She is also a member of the National Association of Social Workers. Ms. Jost provides individual and family therapy with a focus on women’s issues, depression and anxiety, marital counseling, and transition issues, including aging.

Before moving to the Peoria area, Ms. Jost practiced psychotherapy in California and New York. She has spoken on the subject of communication skills at church group meetings and has been interviewed on television programs such as At Issue and The Medical Monitor.

Ms. Jost and her husband, Dr. John Jost, director of Choral Activities at Bradley University, are active in various musical and church-related activities in the area. They attend Christian Fellowship Church in Peoria.



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  •     6615 N. Big Hollow Rd.
  •     Peoria, IL 61615-2451
  •     Phone: (309) 692-6622
  •     Fax: (309) 692-6952

 



Ellen Kiesewetter, LCPC

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Specializes in: Treatment of anxiety, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder

Populations served: Adults, couples, families

Additional services: Crisis and conflict management, codependency, motivation, career/workplace and other life transition issues



Profile

Mrs. Kiesewetter completed her Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Sciences from Eureka College and Master of Arts degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Illinois at Springfield. She is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor. Mrs. Kiesewetter has been an outpatient mental health counselor for over twenty years.

Her specialty is in the treatment of obsessive compulsive disorder and other anxiety disorders. She completed the Behavioral Therapy Institute training with the Obsessive Compulsive Foundation in 2009 and is listed as a specialty provider on their website. Mrs. Kiesewetter is also a member of the International OCD Foundation.

In her years as a counselor, Mrs. Kiesewetter has provided counseling services to children, adolescents, adults, and seniors in a variety of treatment settings (individual, couple, family, and group therapy). She is trained in HeartMath and EMDR. Her main choices of treatment modality are cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and exposure and response prevention (ERP) therapy.

She is a member of St. Mary of Lourdes Parish.



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  •     6615 N. Big Hollow Rd.
  •     Peoria, IL 61615-2451
  •     Phone: (309) 692-6622
  •     Fax: (309) 692-6952

 



Howard Love, LCPC, CSAT, CMAT

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Specializes in: Treatment for anxiety, spiritual abuse, marital dysfunction, life transitional issues, parent-child discord, sexual addiction, drug and alcohol addiction, trauma

Populations served: Adults, couples

Additional services: Marital therapy, bereavement, multicultural counseling, spiritual issues



Profile

Mr. Love obtained his Master of Arts degree in counseling from Bradley University. Mr. Love is an ordained minister. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Theology from Olivet Nazarene University. He currently serves as a guest speaker in local churches when called upon. He focuses upon individual counseling with adults, couples counseling, and adult family counseling. Mr. Love’s special interest is in creating a more solid linkage between the counseling clinic and the local church.

In addition to his academic preparation and professional experience as a pastor, Mr. Love has had life experiences in such varied capacities as assembly line worker at General Motors, plumber, bookkeeper for a feed business, and grain elevator maintenance man. These varied experiences have helped Mr. Love to connect with a diverse population in the daily existence of life.

Mr. Love is certified by the International Institute of Trauma and Addiction Professionals and is a member of the Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health (SASH). He and his wife, Crystal, and their child Jeffery reside in Peoria Heights.



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  •     6615 N. Big Hollow Rd.
  •     Peoria, IL 61615-2451
  •     Phone: (309) 692-6622
  •     Fax: (309) 692-6952

 



Tiffany J. Mack, LCPC

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Specializes in:  Treatment of school-age children; adolescents, young adults, and families dealing with behavior problems; depression and mood disorders; family therapy; women ’s issues; self-image/identity issues

Populations served:  Children (ages 6 and up), adolescents, young adults, adults, families

Additional services: 



Profile

Tiffany earned her Master of Arts degree in Community Agency Counseling from Bradley University in Peoria, IL. She is currently a license-eligible therapist in pursuit of supervision requirements for professional licensure.

Tiffany is a certified K–9 teacher who taught middle school math in Peoria Public Schools District #150 for eight years. She resigned from her teaching position at the end of the 2012–2013 school year and is now working as a full-time therapist in our Child Clinic. She is a co-host of our radio show “Healing, Hope, and Restoration” on WPEO AM 1020. Tiffany is especially skilled in the areas of home-school collaboration and consultation. She also works at Illinois Central College, where she is the assistant cross country coach and is an adjunct professor.

Tiffany is a Peoria native and is an active member at Heaven’s View Christian Fellowship.



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  •     6615 N. Big Hollow Rd.
  •     Peoria, IL 61615-2451
  •     Phone: (309) 692-6622
  •     Fax: (309) 692-6952

 



Trinity Maston, LCPC

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Specializes in: Health and wellness coaching, addictions, relational issues, eating disorders, stress management

Populations served: Young adults and adults

Additional services: ADHD, depression, anxiety, college transition issues, parenting issues, body image, and loss and grief



Profile

Ms. Maston is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the state of Illinois. She completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Olivet Nazarene University and her Master of Arts degree in Human Developmental Counseling from Bradley University. Ms. Maston is also a graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition.

Ms. Maston has worked in the counseling field in residential, community, and school-based settings. She has experience with individuals diagnosed with anxiety, mood disorders, ADHD, adjustment disorders, PTSD, and eating disorders. Ms. Maston has a passion for nutrition and enjoys helping others who strive to make health and wellness choices in their lives. She offers health coaching through individual and group therapy.

Ms. Maston and her husband have four children. They reside in Dunlap and attend Grace Presbyterian Church.



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  •     6615 N. Big Hollow Rd.
  •     Peoria, IL 61615-2451
  •     Phone: (309) 692-6622
  •     Fax: (309) 692-6952

 



Patricia Poertner, LCPC

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Specializes in: Treatment for grief and loss, stress and trauma, emotional/physical/sexual abuse, family of origin issues, career/workplace issues, life transitions, anxiety, depression

Populations served: Adolescents, adults

Additional services: EMDR, DBT for individual therapy and adult life skills group, pre-marital and marital enrichment assessments, critical incident stress management, sand play therapy, career and leadership skills coaching and development



Profile

Ms. Poertner completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and Master of Arts in Human Development Counseling from Bradley University. She is a Board Certified Coach, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, and a National Certified Counselor. Additionally, she is a certified leadership feedback specialist for the Executive Development Center at Bradley University.

Prior to joining the mental health profession, Ms. Poertner was a corporate Human Resources Manager at Caterpillar where she oversaw world-wide human resources operations. Her counseling experience includes work in agencies ranging from ABC Counseling and Family Services in Bloomington to Behavioral Health Advantages, Lutheran Social Services, and the Women’s Pregnancy Center in Peoria. Ms. Poertner provides counseling to individuals and adolescents, training to companies, and personal development workshops for clients. Her research studies have been published by the American Psychological Association and the Midwestern Psychological Association. She also developed a 12-session sexual abuse survivors’ support group published by the Illinois Counseling Association. Ms. Poertner is a member of the American Counseling Association and the Dialectical Behavior Therapy National Certification and Accreditation Association.

Ms. Poertner and her husband, Terry, attend Grace Presbyterian Church.



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  •     6615 N. Big Hollow Rd.
  •     Peoria, IL 61615-2451
  •     Phone: (309) 692-6622
  •     Fax: (309) 692-6952

 



Jo Sack, LCPC

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Specializes in:  Treatment of mood disorders, anxiety disorders, bereavement, addiction

Populations served:  Adults and seniors

Additional services:  ACOA issues, codependency, stress, relationships and life transitions



Profile

Ms. Sack received her Master of Arts degree from Bradley University. She is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and a National Certified Counselor. She is also a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor through IAODAPCA (Illinois Alcoholism and Other Drug Abuse Professional Certification Association).

Ms. Sack provides counseling to individuals eighteen and older. Prior to joining The Antioch Group she taught behavioral medicine to resident doctors helping them counsel their patients during their three years of family practice training.

Ms. Sack has three children and seven grandchildren. She is a member of St. Vincent De Paul church.



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  •     6615 N. Big Hollow Rd.
  •     Peoria, IL 61615-2451
  •     Phone: (309) 692-6622
  •     Fax: (309) 692-6952

 



Kevin Siscoe, D.Min., LCPC, CSAT candidate

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Specializes in:  Treatment of depression; anxiety; anger management; sex addiction; trauma; spiritual struggles; and relational issues in parenting, marriage and family life

Populations served:  Adults, couples

Additional services: Prepare-Enrich premarital counseling, stress management, grief and loss



Profile

Kevin Siscoe is an Illinois Licensed Professional Counselor and National Certified Counselor with graduate degrees from Western Illinois University, Dallas Theological Seminary, and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He is a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist candidate in training with the International Institute of Trauma and Addiction Professionals.

Passionate about helping clients live to the fullest with hope, confidence, and peace, Kevin seeks to provide a supportive and safe environment throughout the treatment process. He also does consulting with pastors, churches and other ministries.

He has experience as an ordained minister, school teacher and hospital chaplain. He and his wife live in Kewanee and have four adult children.



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  •     6615 N. Big Hollow Rd.
  •     Peoria, IL 61615-2451
  •     Phone: (309) 692-6622
  •     Fax: (309) 692-6952

 



Jeanine R. Standard, Ph.D.

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Specializes in: Treatment for depression, anxiety, trauma, stress management, grief and loss, marital therapy, women's life transitional issues

Populations served: Adults and couples

Additional services: Career counseling, psychological assessment, prevention services, organization consultation, eating disorders



Profile

Dr. Standard obtained her Clinical Psychology Doctorate from Fielding Graduate Institute, Santa Barbara, CA and she is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in the state of Illinois. She completed her first Psychology Master’s degree from Western Illinois University, with an emphasis in Community Mental Health.

Dr. Standard has developed her clinical skills through a variety of settings, including Tazwood Center for Human Services, Methodist Adolescent Inpatient Program, Zeller Mental Health Center, Western Illinois University Psychology Clinic, Southern Illinois University Counseling Center, and Illinois State University Counseling Services, where she currently serves as staff psychologist. She taught Psychology full-time for twenty-eight years at Spoon River College, and she also served eight years on the board of directors for the local Community Mental Health Center in the positions of board president and secretary. Dr. Standard’s dissertation research was done on the relation between stress, psychological hardiness, and creative thinking.

Dr. Standard has authored articles in professional journals, presented at national/regional conferences, and made numerous local presentations combining her professional expertise and her creativity. Dr. Standard has facilitated church board retreats, co-led adult retreat weekends and Marriage Enrichment retreats. She has two adult children and five grandchildren.



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  •     6615 N. Big Hollow Rd.
  •     Peoria, IL 61615-2451
  •     Phone: (309) 692-6622
  •     Fax: (309) 692-6952

 



Barbara Toohill, Psy.D.

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Specializes in:  Individual psychotherapy; treatment of depression & anxiety; women’s issues, particularly pregnancy, infertility, and postpartum depression; psychological and intellectual assessment

Populations served: Adults, couples, children & adolescents (assessment only)

Additional services: Neuropsychological assessment, educational assessment, group therapy



Profile

Dr. Toohill holds a BS degree from Bradley University, as well as MA and Psy.D. degrees in Clinical Psychology from Wheaton College and is currently earning a postdoctoral MS in Psychopharmacology from Farleigh Dickinson University. She is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in the state of Illinois.

Dr. Toohill has experience working in both private practice and inpatient hospital settings, working with individuals across the lifespan providing both therapy and psychological and neuropsychological assessment. She has also worked as a school-based counselor with children and adolescents. Dr. Toohill has experience and interest in serving the mental health needs of rural communities. She has also completed and presented research related to infertility counseling and natural family planning. In 2013 she was named a Top Doctor in Illinois by HealthTap.

Dr. Toohill, her husband, Nick, and their children live in the Peoria area and are members at Holy Family Parish.



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  •     6615 N. Big Hollow Rd.
  •     Peoria, IL 61615-2451
  •     Phone: (309) 692-6622
  •     Fax: (309) 692-6952

 



Jonna Tyler, LCPC, RPT-S

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Specializes in:  Treatment of attachment disorders and bonding issues; sexual, physical, and emotional abuse; child behavior problems; mood disorders; family discord

Populations served:  Children, adolescents, families of children and adolescents

Additional services:  Assessments of social and emotional delays in development, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, childhood divorce adjustment



Profile

Ms. Tyler received her Master of Arts degree in Counseling from Bradley University, and she is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, a Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor, and a National Certified Counselor. She has published work on play therapy. Ms. Tyler is the vice president of operations for The Antioch Group and the director of the group's Child Clinic. She co-founded the Illinois Association for Play Therapy and has served two consecutive terms as president of the association.

Ms. Tyler specializes in counseling children from birth to 18 years of age and their families. She trains other professionals in play therapy, conducts parenting classes, and has served as a consultant for various agencies. Ms. Tyler also specializes in training and supervising child therapists.

Ms. Tyler and her husband, Ron, have a son, Steven, and a daughter, Elizabeth. They are active members of El Vista Baptist Church of Peoria, where Jonna is a Sunday School teacher and is active in the music ministry.



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  •     6615 N. Big Hollow Rd.
  •     Peoria, IL 61615-2451
  •     Phone: (309) 692-6622
  •     Fax: (309) 692-6952

 



Donna S. Wasson, LCPC

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Specializes in:  Treatment of women ’s issues, depression, anxiety, trauma and PTSD, sexual assault and abuse; missionaries and full-time Christian workers

Populations served:  Adults, older adolescents, couples

Additional services:  Stress and anger management, loss and grief, spouses of substance abusers and sex addicts, shopping compulsions, codependency, family-of-origin issues, self-esteem, spiritual issues, available to counsel in Mandarin Chinese



Profile

Ms. Wasson holds a BA degree in English Literature from Augustana College, an Advanced Studies Bible Certificate from Moody Bible Institute, and a MA degree in Clinical Psychology from Wheaton College. She is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and National Board Certified Counselor.

Before returning to Peoria in 2007, Ms. Wasson was a missionary in Taiwan for twenty-one years. While overseas, she counseled missionaries and their families, local Chinese, as well as Chinese church workers. Ms. Wasson has also assisted survivors of rape and childhood sexual abuse as a sexual assault counselor in Chicago. Her wide variety of international and cultural experiences broadens her perspective in working with a diverse range of issues.

Ms. Wasson lives in Peoria and attends the Richwoods Christian Church.



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  •     6615 N. Big Hollow Rd.
  •     Peoria, IL 61615-2451
  •     Phone: (309) 692-6622
  •     Fax: (309) 692-6952

 



David C. Weidner, Psy.D.

Photo of David C. Weidner, Psy.D.

Specializes in:  Couples psychotherapy

Populations served:  Couples

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Profile

Dr. Weidner is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who obtained his Doctorate of Clinical Psychology at Wheaton College in Wheaton, IL. Dr. Weidner has worked in a variety of settings, including a hospital, a nonprofit mental health clinic, and the federal government. He provides assessment, diagnosis, and therapy to adolescents and adults. He enjoys doing presentations to groups on various topics including stress, anger management, and spiritual issues. Dr. Weidner has lived and worked overseas in both Korea and Germany and speaks Korean.



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