Counseling Associates of Southern Illinois

Mission Statement

We are dedicated professionals committed to providing quality mental health and substance abuse services. It is our overall goal to enhance the quality of life for individuals and families. Our belief is that all people are valuable and unique and should be treated with dignity and respect. While recognizing the potential for change, and assessment of the clients emotional, physical, spiritual, and life experience is provided in a caring environment. The growth of the individual is promoted through a course of treatment developed and executed in a timely and cost effective manner

Who are We

At Counseling Associates, our role as therapists is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients address current life challenges and long-standing issues.


We promote strengthening the family unit by helping each family member understand not only themselves and their behaviors, but also the behaviors of others in the family. With that self knowledge, individuals propel themselves forward into growth.

Our Guarantee

Commitment and Quality. With our support, we help clients take responsibility for their own life and their own happiness. We help individuals find resolution to a wide range of personal concerns and psychological issues by encouraging clients to learn about themselves and listen to their own inner voice

Loss and Grief

Everyone experiences loss and grief in their life. Sometimes it’s a mild or small loss such as; trading in a car, change of school, or a different job. Other times it is a big or major loss such as; a divorce or a death of a loved one. This is where we as normal... read more

Scott Baer

Scott has worked in crisis intervention and runaway intervention programs with Children’s Home and Aide Society of Illinois...

Eating Disorders

Eating Disorders involve one’s unhealthy eating patterns, weight maintenance and with some, an unrealistic appraisal of body size or image.  The disorders fall into three major categories, although there are a few spin offs.  For my purpose here, I’ll stick to the... read more

Maria Middleton

Maria has worked in private practice since 2006 and is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) and a Licensed...

Counseling Associates is now offering parenting classes in the Nurtured Heart Approach ( 

The classes normally run for two consecutive Saturdays from 11 am to 1 pm for two Saturdays in a row. For reservations or further information, call the office at 618-622-2579. NHA Introduction video courtesy of Howard Glasser.

Taking Flight

CASI is pleased to announce a group workshop for kids with Aspergers Syndrome, Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD-NOS), and high-functioning Autism. Its slated for Wednesday evenings beginning in September. Call the office at 618.622.2579 for details and registration and one of our administrative specialists will be happy to help.