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

What are your kids watching?

What are your kids watching? Technology, screens, and access to media devices is a normal part of our lives in this day and age. Technology and access to so many media outlets can have a lot of positive benefits. However, there are negative consequences that come...

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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.

  • “This workshop introduced a new perspective to build relationships with others. Find greatness in others, seeing the opportunity to share with them, and learning how to create an opportunity. All educators could benefit from this workshop!”

  • “The Nurtured Heart Approach is a new mindset that can easily be implemented into schools working with children of all ages. I’m excited to begin using several of these techniques in my school, with students I work with, and teaching teachers about it.”

  • “This training helped me to view my kids in a different light. I will use this approach to help build self-esteem in those children to let them see themselves as great too!”

  • “The Nurtured Heart Approach brings back the genuine kindness between people that has gotten lost in today’s world.”



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