Curt Meiss, LCPC, MA

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  • Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
  • 914 West Glen Ave, Ste 3, Peoria, Illinois, 61614
  • Phone: 309-693-2749
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  • Session Fees: In office clients are eligible for insurance reimbursement where applicable. Our fees are moderate for othe
  • This member is also available for online counseling.
  • Online-counseling methods: Phone, Webcam

Background, Experience, and Education

  I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the state of Illinois.  I graduated summa cum laude from Illinois State University with a bachelor's degree in Math Education in 1989.  I then spent over 17 years working in the Systems Department at State Farm Insurance Company in Bloomington, Illinois where I did application programming and design, led project teams, served as a project manager, and coordinated the training of application programmers and designers.  In 2003 I started pursuing my passion for helping people by starting coursework on my Master's Degree in Counseling at Lincoln Christian Seminary in Lincoln, Illinois while continuing my job at State Farm.  In 2008 I graduated with honors from Lincoln with my Master's Degree in Counseling after doing my counseling internship at the Antioch Group in Peoria.  I received over 2,000 hours of counseling experience under the supervision of a clinical psychologist who specializes in the treatment of OCD and Anxiety disorders.   I have created and presented men’s seminars and marriage seminars.   I'm a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors.

  My approach to Therapy

I enjoy meeting clients right where they are at and listening intently to their concerns until they know I have a thorough understanding of where they are at, where they have come from, and where they would like to be.  I believe the purpose of therapy is to help my clients move from point A to point B in their lives.  They deserve to notice measurable change and improvement for therapy to be considered successful.  There are three phases to therapy: 

1)    Assessment and Goal Setting - This phase involves thoroughly understanding the client's concerns and also understanding a picture of what things would look like if they were better (goal-setting).

2)    Working toward Goals - This is a cooperative effort where we develop a treatment plan that helps the client to reach his/her goals.  This may involve developing new insights, building skills, and developing the needed motivation.

3) Termination - In this phase we celebrate successes of the improvements that we notice and develop a red flags and relapse prevention list.  I believe that my job is to work myself out of a job and to help my clients gain confidence in thriving in the areas where the struggle had been.

I believe that we as human beings have physical, emotional/psychological, social, and spiritual dimensions.  Each of these areas deserve to be considered, assessed, and treated with compassion, competence, and dignity in a way that facilitates healing and growth.   I know that it can be difficult to select a therapist from reading a bio.  Since it's important to me that you feel comfortable with my approach, I would invite you to call in and set up a free 20 minute consultation to see if I might be the right person to help you.  I want you to find the right therapist, whether that's me or someone else.  I have good relationships with many area therapists.  If I am not a fit with what you need, I may be able to help by plugging you in with another therapist who would be a good fit.


- Individual, Marital, Pre-marital, and Family Counseling 
- Depression including Bipolar Depression
- Anxiety including OCD, Panic Attacks, and Stress Management
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
- Adjustment Disorders
- Recovering from Trauma including abuse
- Identity and Self-Worth Issues and Concerns
- Communication and Conflict Management skills
- EMDR therapy
- Boundary issues and concerns
- Assertiveness training
- Phone and video-conference sessions are available where appropriate

  More about Curt

  My wife and I have been married over 20 years and have four children.  We are also licensed foster care workers with the state of Illinois and enjoy fostering.  I have been active in music and teaching ministries in our church.  In my free time I enjoy music, playing guitar, playing and watching sports (especially baseball, basketball, and tennis), and spending time with my family and friends.  I also love riding my 2003 Honda Helix 250 motor bike.


Curt Meiss Reaches

Peoria IL