Addiction Counselors in Peoria, IL

Like most communities in the United States, Peoria, Illinois, (and Peoria County) has been affected by drug overdoses, suicides, and violence. In 2020 the county reported 43 people died from drug overdoses, up 14% from the 37 who died in 2019. Addiction and mental illness often co-occur (also called a dual diagnosis). Treating either (or both) usually becomes more effective when it involves counseling. Behavioral therapy can help patients understand why they feel or act a certain way, including why they might resort to drug or alcohol abuse. Therapists can also help clients find healthier ways of seeing or reacting to distressing or triggering situations, so they learn to live substance-free. (Cognitive-behavioral therapy has a good track record in helping patients with addictions and mental illness.) Below are a few Peoria, IL-based counselors who help patients experiencing issues like addiction or (sometimes) related mental health disorders.

1. Kendrick J. Bailey, LCPC

Kendrick J. Bailey is a licensed clinical professional counselor (LCPC) who has a master of arts in clinical mental health counseling from nearby Bradley University. Bailey helps clients of all ages, focusing on Black and African-American, Hispanic, and Latino patients. He uses cognitive-based, dialectical, culturally sensitive therapies and more to help patients with addiction, anxiety, dual diagnosis, PTSD, and more.

Address: Associates In Mental Health, SC, 900 Main St., Suite #580, Peoria, IL 61602

Phone number: (309).396.6252

Website: www.aimh.com

2. Nikki Burk, LCSW

Nikki Burk is a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW). She has a master’s degree in social work specializing in children and family from Illinois State University. Burk helps patients of all ages, working with them on behavioral issues, depression, grief, anxiety, trauma, and PTSD. Therapies she employs include cognitive-behavioral, motivational interviewing, and solution-focused brief.

Address: Nikki Burk, LCSW, 5901 N. Prospect Road, Suite 105, Peoria, IL 61614

Phone number: (309).319.7454

Website: www.nikkiburk.com

3. Carolee Coleman, LCPC

Carolee Coleman is a licensed clinical professional counselor (LCPC). She uses cognitive-behavioral, eclectic, compassion-focused, and mindfulness-based therapies to help her patients. Issues she treats include anxiety, depression, codependency, substance use, dual diagnosis, and more. Coleman has a master’s of science in counseling and psychology from Troy University and a master’s of arts in teaching from Southern Illinois University.

Address: Carolee Coleman Therapy Services, 6035 N. Knoxville Ave., Suite 204D, Peoria, IL 61614

Phone number: (309).220.5386

Website: www.caroleecoleman.com

4. Venus Evans-Winters, CCTP, LCSW, Ph.D.

Dr. Venus Evans-Winters is a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) and a certified clinical trauma professional (CCTP). Dr. Evans-Winters believes in helping patients build resilience to help through issues like anger management, anxiety, depression, grief, racial trauma, trauma, and more. Her practice is influenced by Adlerian psychology, but she also uses cognitive-behavioral, culturally sensitive, dialectical, and motivational interviewing to help her clients. She has also authored and co-authored several books. She has a doctorate from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Address: 4507 North Sterling Ave., Peoria, IL 61615

Phone number: (309).362.0501

Website: www.venusevanswinters.com

5. Darin S. Hoffmire, LCSW

Darin S. Hoffmire is a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) who helps patients with depression, anxiety, coping skills, dual diagnosis, grief, relationship, self-esteem, and trauma issues. The types of therapy he employs include cognitive-behavioral, relational, and solution-focused brief. Hoffmire has a master’s degree from the University of Illinois.

Address: Glen Manor Counseling, Ltd., 914 West Glen Ave., Peoria, IL 61614

Phone number: (309).693.2749

Website: gmcdarin.wix.com/darin-s-hoffmire-counseling

6. Amy Kelch-Cohen, LPC, CADC

Amy Kelch-Cohen is a licensed professional counselor (LPC) and certified alcohol and drug counselor (CADC). She has a master’s in clinical mental health counseling from Bradley University in Peoria. She has a background in domestic violence and trauma and understands that trauma can lead some people to resort to substance abuse to cope. She also helps patients with depression, anxiety, gender issues, etc. Kelch-Cohen also works with LGBTQ clients.

Address: Life Balance Counseling, 8801 N University St., Peoria, IL 61615

Phone number: (309).220.5111

Website: www.lifebalancecounselingpeoria.com

7. Wisnu Meier, LCPC

Wisnu Meier is a licensed clinical professional counselor (LCPC). Meier uses cognitive-behavioral, dialectical, eclectic, mindfulness-based, and other therapies to help her patients with anxiety, depression, grief, coping skills, trauma, and more. She has a master of arts in human development counseling from Bradley University in Peoria. Meier also speaks Indonesian.

Address: Inward Journey Counseling, 7501 N. University St., Suite 225, Peoria, IL 61614

Phone: (309).472.0798

Website: www.inwardjourneycounseling.com

8. Edna Ng, LCSW, SAP, CRADC, PCGC, CAMS-I

Edna Ng is a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW), substance abuse professional (SAP), certified reciprocal alcohol and other drug counselor (CRADC), certified problem and compulsive gambling counselor (PCGC), and certified anger management specialist (CAMS-I). Ng specializes in treating patients struggling with addiction and recovery, anxiety, self-esteem, stress, and other issues. She uses cognitive-behavioral, creative, solution-focused brief, and motivational interviewing therapies to help her clients. She has a master’s in social work from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Address: Associates in Mental Health, 900 Main St., Suite 580, Peoria, IL 61602

Phone number: (309).761.4179

Website: www.aimh.com

9. Daniel Osterloo, LCPC

Daniel Osterloo is a licensed clinical professional counselor (LCPC) with a master’s degree from Eastern Illinois University. He is experienced in treating trauma, anxiety, depression, anger, identity issues, job stress, cultural issues, etc. He uses cognitive-behavioral, emotionally focused, person-centered, solution-focused brief and other therapies to help his clients.

Address: Stone Bridge Counseling, 3526 North California Ave., Suite 204, Peoria, IL 61603

Phone number: (779)..237..2237

Website: www.stonebridgepeoria.com

10. Chrissy Smith, LCSW

Chrissy Smith is a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) with a master’s in social work from the University of Illinois. She helps patients struggling with substance use and addiction, anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, and PTSD. Therapies she employs include cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic, strength-based, and more.

Address: 3526 North California Ave., Suite 101, Peoria, IL 61603

Phone number: (309)..326..5855

Website: chrissysmithlcswllc.godaddysites.com

Addiction and mental illness (especially when they co-occur) can be challenging to overcome. Counseling to unearth root causes and learning healthier coping mechanisms can be a life-affirming (and life-saving) undertaking. Sources

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