Family Counseling Services in Columbia, IL.

Find a family therapist in Columbia, Illinois. Effective help for relationships, blended families, family of origin and other issues.


Family Therapist

Jerry Waggoner, M. Div., M. Ed., LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Columbia

The characteristics that mark healthy and vibrant families are clear and accessible; they can be learned and applied in ways that produce the kinds of satisfying, mutually supportive and fulfilling relationships we all desire. Jerry is the father of three and grandfather of seven. Like you, he desires to build relationships that will enrich and fortify his family for generations to come. He can coach you regarding what it means to form the kinds of healthy attachments that we most desire.

Family Therapist

Kelly Diller, LPC, MA

Licensed Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Columbia

Family relationships can reach difficult places. Due to long-standing patterns of conflict, it can be emotionally difficult to improve parent-child and sibling relationships. I believe in the importance of facilitating mutual understanding for all parties involved in which each other feels respect and care from the other. I also teach communication skills and help family members constructively work together to improve intimacy and resolve problems.

Family Therapist

David Wilde, MA, LPC, NCC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Columbia

Living in families is difficult. Even the best families have their days. My approach to family therapy involves examining the dynamics of relationships (e.g. roles, communication patterns) in order to assist each member to grow in healthier interactions. I subscribe to an understanding of the family as a system. In other words, no one person is the cause of current difficulties.

Family Therapist

Bekah Larson, LPC, MAC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Columbia

Family systems. The secret underground network of sewage that no one wants to talk about. But its there, waiting for you to speak truth about what happened behind closed doors. I like to offer encouragement and kindness as clients bravely open old doors they haven't touched in years. It can be terrifying, but not impossible. Clients and I have discovered whole rooms of debris that slowly needing sifting in the dark. It takes courage, but you don't have to do it alone.

Family Therapist

John Cordray, LPC, NCC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Columbia

Is your family out of control? Is communication non-existent in your home? Do you long for peace and harmony? If so, you'll likely benefit from family therapy. When families come to see me we talk about the whole family, not just one or two individuals. I believe conflict in the home involves everyone, therefore family therapy should involve everyone too. I will address everyone and challenge everyone to work on their contribution to the conflict. We'll address negative patterns that develop and how to replace them with positive ones. You'll learn how to resolve conflict in a healthy way and how to communicate without fighting. Call me and let's talk about a plan of action for your family.

Family Therapist

Judy Koehler, M.A., LPC, NCC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Columbia

Is your home a safe haven? Does it fulfill the dreams you had long ago for a happy family? Or is your home a hotbed of anger and frustration where family members are depressed and anxious? A skilled therapist can help families recover from their defeating cycles. I have assisted families and have helped their members work on breaking the patterns that have caused their emotional distress. Call, and discover how your home can be a more peaceful place where you can truly enjoy each other. You may want to look at www.judykoehlertherapist.com to see if relationship counseling is appropriate for your family.

Family Therapist

Tyler Sparks, MA, LPC, NCC, CCSAS

Licensed Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Columbia

Similarly to the way all the parts of a car engine function together to make the vehicle run, family members have specific roles they fill that cause the family to operate the way it does. Families will benefit from family counseling because when something is wrong within the family system, every member can benefit from change. The good news about family therapy is that when one person begins to change, it effects change in everyone.

Family Therapist

Katie Kibort, MA, LCPC, NCC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Columbia

Family Therapy can prove to be vital for blended families or families dealing with death or divorce. My approach to family therapy involves allowing each member of the family their time to talk and process the changes in their life, and then present each members views and feelings to the other members of the family. Often the issues that arise in families comes from a place of poor communication skills verses mental illness or disorders. I use emotion-based techniques along with solution-focused methods of therapy to help a family function in a healthy manner.

Family Therapist

Sandra A. Shachar, Ph.D.

Licensed Psychologist

Within driving distance of Columbia

Our families of origin are where we learn how to see the world, people and relationships. When families encounter significant stress or change - such as the loss of a member of or a change in status through divorce or remarriage - it can be difficult to regain equilibrium. Often it is reassuring for families to learn that what they are dealing with is normal, and given some coping strategies they can regain their good functioning. Some families need help with communication issues, appropriate boundaries, parenting strategies, or dealing with aging parents or members with alcohol and drug issues. Whatever the case may be, creater deeper understanding between family members is always key.

Family Therapist

Karen Becker, MSW, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Within driving distance of Columbia

Families have undergone many changes in our time. These changes can bring serious stress to the most important relationships we have. I will give a compassionate caring approach to your specific family needs and problems. I will provide a non-judgemental atmosphere in which each member can be heard, and I will endeavor to integrate those differing perspectives in a way that promotes healing. I can help you to set healthy boundaries that will give each family member an opportunity to develop as the unique individual that they are, while still being a connected member of the family.


You Have Found the Best Family Therapy in Columbia, IL. Let's Get Started.

Thank you for visiting our Illinois search of licensed family therapists in Columbia.  Discord due from strife, marital problems, sibling rivalry, family of origin issues and blended families (just to name a few) can strain and hurt loving relationships. Counseling with honesty and depth will get to the heart of the issues and work towards healing. Find resolution for your family in Columbia right now, please contact a specialist above, you can email 24/7.

Columbia is a city that is located in multiple counties- St. Clair County and Monroe County in Illinois. It has a land area of 10.25 square miles and a water area of 0.05 square miles.  The population of Columbia is 10,191 people with 4,050 households and a median annual income of $62,708. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Columbia, IL

Generally Affordable

Therapists in Columbia are often within budget with some potential challenges for longer term commitments. Your mental health and well being are a top priority. If accessibility is a concern, ask your counselor about sliding scale fees or inquire about accepted insurance plans