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Counseling Services

Screening and Counseling Services for Infants/Toddlers, School-Age Children, Young Adults, and Their Families, who are coping with developmental delays, disabilities, and/or medically complex issues.

Caring for children of all ages is a tough job, however many children, youth, and adults with disabilities face special challenges.  They may experience fears about the future, poor self-esteem, and difficulty coping with their disability.  Many parents of children with disabilities also experience very unique challenges related to managing their child’s development and behavior.  Counselors at the Easter Seals can help individuals focus on their abilities, learn positive coping methods, improve challenging parenting tasks, and enhance social and behavioral skills in a comfortable and fun environment.

Our Licensed Clinical Professional Counselors have experience providing services for individuals between the ages of 0 and 18 years of age.

For an appointment for your child (birth to 18 years), please contact our Peoria Center at 309-686-1177.

Some common issues that lead children and families to counseling include:
•Coping with a diagnosis or serious illness
•Grief and loss
•Poor self-esteem
•Anxiety and depression
•Feelings of loneliness and isolation
•Talking to family members and friends about disability
•Marriage or family problems
•Concerns about effective parenting
•Fear of the future
•How to work with the professionals involved with your child

What Easter Seals provides:
•Behavior management & modification strategies
•Stress reduction techniques
•Social skills group
•Individual, family, & group counseling
•Family support & education
•Sequential Oral Sensory (S.O.S.) Feeding parent program

Private payment and medical insurance plans are accepted.  Children 0-3 may be eligible for Counseling Services through Early Intervention.  Medicaid does not pay for Counseling services for children three and over, unless the child has been authorized for PUNS Medicaid Waiver Services.

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