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

Why is good, effective communication so difficult?

As a marriage and family therapist, I watch and listen to members of families communicate with each other on a daily basis.  It seems as if this should be a normal and natural part of being in a relationship, but yet, it’s the thing that can leave us with feelings of... read more

Sheri Miller

Sheri graduated with her B.S. ED and M.S. from Northern Illinois University

Adolescence – Changing Times

Adolescence is a time for change. Many changes occur during adolescence developmentally. These include changes in the body, the brain, and in emotions. These changes allow for our children to be able to launch into adulthood prepared to be successful in life. As... read more

Sheri Miller

Sheri graduated with her B.S. ED and M.S. from Northern Illinois University

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.