About Healing Hearts Counseling


Practice Highlights

We use a practical approach to help you, your child, or your family gain real world solutions in a way that honors your privacy and busy schedule. We work with men, women, children and teens from ages 3 to late adulthood from diverse and varied backgrounds. We promise to treat your belief systems, cultural values and core identity with respect and honor.

We know no single approach is the best one for each individual, so we have been trained and have experience in a range of evidence-based treatment modalities, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT),  Sand Tray, Play Therapy, Theraplay, Art Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and short term brief solution focused therapy. We pride ourselves on staying updated through trainings and continuing education so that we are able to provide you with the best care, right here in the heart of the Midwest.


Treatment Focus

 Counseling can feel intimidating or even scary. Seeking counseling does not make you "crazy or weak."  In fact, it takes a strong and healthy person to realize a little extra help or guidance is needed.  

Sometimes, it is nice to just "vent" or get an expert opinion on how to handle difficulties in our lives. At Healing Hearts, we provide a client-driven, client-centered approach that personalizes your services to meet your individual needs. And we do so, in a neutral non-judgmental safe space. All three of our offices offer privacy and a home like feel right down to our soft music, snacks and drinks that are waiting for you to enjoy at each and every visit. 


Real Help

Life can be stressful. Balancing work, family, social life, friends, and relationships can be overwhelming. We are here to help.

In short, we LISTEN. We don’t believe that one size fits all, and we are here to help you succeed in your own life path. We see it as an honor to serve and listen to you. You are our guest and we want your time with us to be comfortable and helpful in every possible way. 


Depression & Anxiety

Depression and anxiety can seriously interfere with sleep, interpersonal relationships, physical health and well-being, concentration, and academic or work motivation and performance. Both are more common than you think and can strike at any time in your life. You do not have to be diagnosed to get help and perspective on troubling symptoms. 

Whether grieving over the loss of a loved one, marriage, relationship, or life role, we are here to help. We are experienced and passionate about helping you navigate pain and health problems, both major contributors to depression and anxiety. And, we will always treat you as a person "first" who is experiencing symptoms. You are not a "disorder." We will not label and we do not judge. Instead, we will walk with you every step of your journey towards wellness. 

Anxiety and depression are treatable and research suggests counseling helps. Unfortunately, many suffer in silence. Call today and learn how counseling can help you identify and find new ways of thinking and coping. 

Trauma & PTSD


We pride ourselves on being a trauma informed practice in the Peoria area. That means, all of our clinicians at Healing Hearts are experts in treating trauma. In addition, we have all served in leadership, educational and advocacy roles in the treatment of trauma in our community. 

We use creative and cutting edge approaches in our treatment practices, including Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. Most importantly, we recognize you as a unique individual with unique needs. 

Brene Brown, who is an expert on shame and trauma, states there is a fine line between adversity and trauma. We all need to learn to face and navigate adversity as it can grow us emotionally. Adversity can be healthy. It helps develop our character and perseverance.

Trauma on the other hand, damages and erodes at our wellness from both emotional and physiological changes that result from excessive stress hormones rampant in our bodies. It also manifests as excessive worrying, always feeling "on edge," trouble focusing, remembering, or lack of experiencing joy and feeling detached from your own body, life and feelings. We understand and we can help.

Kids & Mental Health


School violence, family conflict, internet safety, cyber-bullying and excessive screen time (TV and video games), are just a few of the problems children cope with daily. 

Kids today are bombarded by social media and the internet and are "wired" 24 hours a day seven days a week. Anxiety, low self esteem and depression have never been more common. We not only work with kids, but we will help your entire family establish healthier relationships that honor each family member.

Research has demonstrated that counseling helps. We will use creative techniques in working with your child and your family to bring understanding, help and healing. Therapy with kids is hand-on, play-oriented and active. Our kids love to come see us and it shows!

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Individualized Care For You

Please contact us with questions or to make an appointment. We accept most major insurance.

Healing Hearts Counseling

6919 N Knoxville Ave, Suites 100, 201 and 202, Peoria, Illinois 61614


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