Counseling in Springfield, IL. Find the Right Therapist.

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Stephani Cave, MA, LCPC

Stephani Cave, MA, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

501 S. 4th Street, Springfield, Illinois 62701 | 217-972-4851

I support people in their desire to make positive, lasting changes in their lives. I teach them skills they can use to draw on their own strengths to make those changes. I meet clients where they currently are, and then help them get where they want to be.

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Therapy Springfield, IL

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Springfield, Illinois is a city in the central part of the state, situated amongst a flat plain and a few hills. With a population of over 115,000 people, it is the sixth largest city in the state. Families in the city enjoy being on the water can go to Lake Springfield. The lake is home to many varieties of fish, and families who have a boat will love cruising around the lake. Those who enjoy cultural events can take in a show at the Hoogland Center for the Arts. Another great art event is the annual Springfield Old Capitol Art Fair, held each May. Watercolor paintings, sculptures, and jewelry are just a few of the kinds of art festival-goers can appreciate.1 Food buffs will be interested in getting a Cozy Dog, which is said to be the predecessor to the corndog on a stick.

Mental Health in Springfield

To help reduce the number of suicides in Springfield, the Illinois chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention has engaged in a widespread educational outreach program that specifically targets teens. Free prevention trainings are conducted at high schools throughout the state, informing students, school personnel, and parents of the warning signs of suicide and appropriate measures to take to ensure each person's safety. The organization also undertakes advocacy efforts that influence legislation regarding mental health services for teens and adults. Further information is available by calling 312-890-2377.2

The Springfield Center for Independent Living is a community-based organization that advocates on behalf of disabled and mentally ill residents. The agency's guiding principle is that all individuals, regardless of ability level, are capable of living independently and contributing positively to the community in which they live if they are given the appropriate support services. Job training and placement services are provided, as are a variety of support groups. Call 217-523-2587 for more details.3

Current Education

The Springfield Public Schools delivers educational programs that support learning for children of all abilities. The Student Support Department oversees special education programs for children with mental, emotional, behavioral, cognitive, and physical disabilities. Programs to enhance student learning, facilitate social interaction with peers, and prepare for adulthood independence are offered.4 Children who possess exceptional academic abilities can participate in gifted programs that offer rigorous curricula in core and elective classes. Accelerated learning opportunities allow students to meet basic course requirements, while having extra time to explore topics of interest more in depth. High school students can additionally participate in international-baccalaureate courses for added rigor. Contact the school district at 217-525-3000 to discover more about these programs.5


1. Old Capitol Art Fair. (2017). Welcome to the Springfield Old Capitol Art Fair. Retrieved from
2. American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. (2017). Illinois Chapter. Retrieved from
3. Springfield Center for Independent Living. (2017). About Us. Retrieved from
4. Springfield Public Schools. (2017). Student Support Services. Retrieved from
5. Springfield Public Schools. (2017). Gifted Instruction. Retrieved from

Springfield is located in Sangamon County, Illinois. It has a land area of 60.09 square miles and a water area of 6.28 square miles.  The population of Springfield is 116,565 people with 50,575 households and a median annual income of $49,868. .

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Some budgeting needed

While counseling can certainly be an expense for individuals and families in Springfield, with proper budgeting, it is entirely do-able and the risk/reward is worth it. For some families, it may be difficult to sustain a commitment to therapy without proper insurance coverage. If this is you, ask your therapist about low cost options as practitoners in and around Springfield may have flexibility or sliding scales. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Springfield public health department.