Renee St. Clair, Ph. D., LMFT
Renee is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a Ph. D. in Counseling Psychology from Saint Louis University. She is also a Certified School Counselor with a Master of Counseling degree from the University of Alaska-Anchorage. After developing a school-based family counseling program in the Albuquerque Public Schools, in New Mexico, Renee worked as an academic advisor, director, consultant, therapist, and counselor in the schools, churches, community organizations, and in private practice for more than twenty-two years in Alaska, Florida, Missouri, New Mexico, Oregon, Virginia, and most recently in Illinois.
As A Consultant....
Renee's passion is designing consultative models for counseling based on the needs of the organization. She works with schools, churches, and organizations to set up the type of counseling they may need. Setting up a school-based family counseling model for the Albuquerque Public School District, she continues to consult with the district and offers many types or workshops and trainings in the counseling field. Renee is trained as a conflict mediator, consultant and trainer for the Aggression Replacement Therpay Model, Parent Empowerment Model, and Success For All Students Program. She continues to conduct support groups and trainings in many different school districts. As a School Counselor, Renee works with students and familes at the elementary, middle school, high school, and college levels to achieve academic, personal, and social success. Academic counseling continues to be an interest for Renee as she offers presentations and workshops for advising students at all levels.
As An Academic Advisor and Counselor....
Renee advises high school students and college students in choosing the best academic program for them. She is well-versed in various high school and college programs and will offer guidance and counseling to students and their parents for any type of academic and career needs.
As A Therapist....
Renee has studied with many marriage and family therapists, using strategic and solution-focused models of therapy. Renee works with individuals and families who experience typical family problems, marital discord, separation/divorce, step-parenting issues, school-related issues, addictions, abuse and trauma. She is trained in couples/marital therapy and divorce therapy. Renee also specializes in working with individuals living with depression and anxiety. Renee's therapy style is best described as honest and strategic in helping clients discover the root of their problem and coming up with solutions that fit their specific problem.
Using Structural and Strategic Family Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Solution-Focused Therapy, Renee has a wide range of interventions she uses with familes, couples, and individuals. Renee uses a Faith-Based Model of counseling based on Biblical principals for those clients who are in need of spiritual counseling. Honoring clients and their unique spiritual paths, she uses strategies and interventions in counseling that are uniquely designed for each client.
Renee is also trained in the Gottman Method for Couples Counseling and applies many of the Gottman strategies and interventions.
Christine Mayer, LCSW
Christine is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker specializing in individual, couples and family therapy, and practices at Compass Counseling and Consulting in Champaign, Illinois. Christine also serves as Compass Counseling and Consulting's Clinical Supervisor.
With over 15 years experience as a therapist, and as a graduate of the University of Illinois School of Social Work, she is currently serving as a clinician working with a broad spectrum of clients. Among her areas of expertise are LGBTQ clientele, stress management, abuse and trauma, bi-polar and depression, and anger management.
In addition to being a versatile therapist, Christine is a community activist for LGBTQ issues and a coordinator of Pride Fest in 2013 and 2014, in Champaign, Illinois. Christine typically uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and she is certified in Moral Reconation Therapy. She has a broad base of knowledge and expertise, serving adults, teens and adolescents with all presenting issues.
Christine is an interactive, person-centered therapist. Her therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. Rooted in CBT, she integrates complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, she works with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.
Christine earned her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Illinois - Urbana/Champaign. Her Masters of Social Work came from the University of Illinois School of Social Work in 1996.
License and Certifications
Christine is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Illinois. She earned her LCSW in 2000. Christine is certified in Moral Reconation Therapy.
Professional Activities and Memberships
Christine is an active member of the National Association for Social Workers (NASW).
She is a member of the Sex Offender Management Board (SOMB),
and the Association for the Treatment of Sex Abusers (ATSA).
Daniel Applegate, LPC, NBCC
Daniel is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) specializing in individual, couples and family therapy, and practices at Compass Counseling and Consulting in Champaign, Illinois. Daniel is also the founder of Compass.
With over six years experience as a mental health professional, and as a graduate of Eastern Illinois University specializing in Clinical Counseling, he is currently serving as a clinician working with a broad spectrum of clients. Among his areas of expertise are depression, anxiety, relationship issues, PTSD, trauma, Borderline Personality Disorder, and life/career transitions.
In addition to being a versatile therapist, Daniel has presented at Local, Regional, State, and National conferences and to general audiences speaking on the topics of ethics, Borderline Personality Disorder, High Stakes Test Anxiety, and Wellness/Mindfulness.
Daniel is an interactive, person-centered therapist. His therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. He integrates complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, he works with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.
Daniel received his Bachelor of Science in Psychology from University of Illinois-Urbana/Champaign. His clinical education and training was completed through the CACREP accredited Clinical Counseling program at Eastern Illinois University, in Charleston, Illinois. Daniel is currently a doctoral student at Governors State University in their CACREP accredited Counselor Education and Supervision (CES) department. He is working toward his Ed. D. in CES.
License and Certifications
Daniel is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Illinois and Idaho. He is also a National Board Certified Counselor (NBCC).
Professional Activities and Memberships
Daniel is an active member of the American Counseling Association (ACA), the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES), and Chi Sigma Iota, the international honors society for counselors.
Henry "Hank" Woolsey, LPC, NCC
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with an MA in Human Development Counseling from the University of Illinois Springfield. My coursework and degree focused on providing clinical mental health services for individuals, couples, and families. My practical training includes experiences working with youth and adults, in settings that provide substance abuse treatment and broad-based mental health counseling to both of those populations.
I worked for almost 15 years as lay staff in two different Champaign-Urbana area churches. This experience gives me an in-depth understanding of the concerns faced by religious workers. If you are a church worker—clergy or layperson—looking for a counselor, I think I have a perspective that will help me be of service to you.
Change is a major source of stress and life is full of change. I believe one of the most helpful applications of therapy is to help clients deal with the changes they encounter in their lives. Whether those changes are a result of children growing up and leaving home (the client might be the parent or the child); relationship changes such as a break up, meeting a new partner, or starting to date again after the end of a long relationship; job-related change from unemployment, exploring a new career, or retirement; learning to deal with the death of someone close to you; or any other changes that challenge you, I will do my best to help you find your best way to incorporate those changes into your life in a healthy manner. I offer a safe place to express your feelings about the changes in your life and strive to be a non-judgmental companion through that process.
Another area of interest for me as a practitioner is in assisting clients to develop sex-positive attitudes and learn how to express them in a manner that is comfortable for the client. This process may arise from issues of gender identity or expression, sexual orientation or attraction, or a desire to find an effective and safe way to talk about wants and needs in a relationship. I am a member of the National Coalition for Sexual Freedom and listed in the Kink Aware Professionals Directory.
I am a member of the American Counseling Association and currently accept private pay and Blue Cross/Blue Shield Illinois clients. I am in the process of credentialing with several other insurance companies. If you would like to work together, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Angela Wilson, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor
To contact me: email@example.com
Happiness is a space we all strive for, it’s a relative term but knowing there is a path to being happier is comforting. We know avoiding discomfort is a natural tendency, however it’s not the best path for us emotionally to ignore our own instincts and feelings. I am passionate about helping others with their discomfort through talk therapy in order to find their happier place! Knowing you have total permission to talk about anything and everything in a confidential space is a relief to most people; and then using strategies to make positive change in your own life is an empowering life-long skill that we can develop together based on your unique situation.
Working in a private practice allows me to utilize various techniques of counseling and psychotherapy. I have had the privilege of providing therapy to a wide array of clients and I adapt a treatment approach based on client goals. Sometimes in session we deal with the “hear and now” and work towards resolution of specific issues and other times it may be necessary to unwind a person’s past. One’s life story as it relates to his or her behavior is a fascinating self-exploration exercise that everyone should have the chance to experience – especially given the fact that understanding self is imperative to acceptance and/or change.
Training: Relationship & Couples Therapy, Sexual Dysfunction, Group and Family Counseling, Multicultural Counseling, Family Violence, Addiction (substance, gambling, shopping), Eating Disorders, Critical Incidence/Crisis Training (American Red Cross), Personality Disorders, Developmental (children-seniors) Counseling, and Career & Lifestyle Counseling.
Common Treatment Methods: Narrative Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy/Mindfulness, and Strategic Therapy.
Education and Affiliations: Master’s Degree in Human Development Counseling from the University of Illinois, Springfield, member of the American Counseling Association and the National Board for Certified Counselors.
Licensure: Licensed Professional Counselor in IL.
Daniel Giers, LPC, NCC
Daniel is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) specializing in individual and couples therapy, and practices at Compass Counseling and Consulting in Champaign, Illinois.
With four years of experience in the field of therapy and substance use counseling, Daniel has a broad range of work focusing greatly on PTSD, complex trauma, generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder, performance anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, as well as phobia and panic. Daniel also works with a wider variety of issues including depression, bipolar disorder, eating disorders and stressful life issues.
Daniel offers discussion and local presentation of the stigma of mental illness and how we as client, therapist and the people can can make talking about mental illness safe and effective.
Daniel is works in collaboration with clients to tailor a therapuetic approach to suit their level of comfort and pace with safety and compassion always in mind. He works within an analytic framework in order to look deeply into the symbols and patterns of daily life and activity in order to discover and cope with negative internal and external influences on our life. Daniel is also trained in cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and the Seeking Safety model for anxiety, trauma and mood disorders as well as goal-oriented therapy for a wide variety of life issues.
Daniel received his Bachelor of Science in Social Psychology from Excelsior College in Albany, NY. He completed a Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology, Trauma Specialization, from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. In May of 2016, he will finish his Master's in Business Administration from southern Illinois University.
License and Certifications
Daniel is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Illinois. He is also a National Certified Counselor (NCC).
Professional Activities and Memberships
Daniel is an active member of the American Counseling Association (ACA) and a presenter along with the Naomi Ruth Cohen Foundation