Community Connections

Counseling and Professional Services

Counseling services are provided to individuals, families and groups of all ages. However, very young children must be verbal and able to participate in session activities with therapists. Referrals are taken daily and can come from the individual or various agencies such as the courts, Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, and social service agencies. Services are covered by many insurance companies.


Services Include



Sessions are usually for fifty minute “hours”. Full payment is expected at the end of each session, unless previously arranged. Many health insurance plans cover the cost of treatment. It is requested that any cancellations be made 24 hours in advance. Please contact our office for further information regarding fees for specific services.


The staff of Community Connections are credentialed, master's level clinicians, Licensed Social Workers (LSW), Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LCSW) and Licensed Clinical Professional Counselors (LCPC). Community Connections therapists specialize in the various services provided and have been recognized by the Sex Offender Management Board (SOMB).


Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Will you go to court and testify on my behalf?
A. Our therapists are here to provide assistance in healing and recovery; therefore, we do not attend court on behalf of our clients. Should the court request a report or should there be a need for our attendance, the judge or state's attorney will contact us.

Q: When counseling children, can parents sit in on sessions?
A: Parent involvement is extremely important in counseling children, and we want parents to take ownership of their child's care. Parents will be involved in initial sessions and the development of treatment plans. It is important to allow children to work one on one with the therapist in order to build rapport and trust. We work as a team with parent, child and family to ensure the best possible outcome for the child.

Q: Are the payments on a sliding scale?
A: No, but there may be ways to help with all or a portion of a session payment. Please call us for more information.


For referrals or further information, contact our office or email

4112 N. Water Tower Pl.

Mt. Vernon, IL 62864