Blair Counseling and Mediation works to provide tools that can be used to save relationships.


Kids are deeply affected by adult or child depression, anxiety, behavior problems, conflict, and divorce.


Even if a marriage ends, family does not. It is time to strengthen parenting, co-parenting and spiritual relationships.

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Blair Counseling and Mediation

COVID-19 Update

Blair Counseling and Mediation is committed to continuing mental health services to our clients as we closely monitor updates from the CDC and Illinois Department of Public Health in response to the COVID-19 viral illness. We will post any new updates to our operating procedures or policies via our website.

Care for our clients during COVID-19:

  • Current clients: Unless your therapist has contacted you otherwise, your therapist will see you at your scheduled appointment place and time.
  • In following CDC guidelines for social distancing, we also encourage clients who come to our offices to wait in your car until your appointment time. Our waiting rooms have been thoroughly cleaned and  set up for social distancing.
  • We encourage clients and staff who show any signs of illness or who have family members with cold or flu-like symptoms to not enter our offices.
  • If you have any concerns about coming into the office, your therapist can offer telehealth options.
  • Please contact your therapist to inform them of your preference for therapy appointments.

If you have other concerns about your appointment, you may contact our office or email us.


We like, value and care for our clients. We want to communicate understanding and compassion. We need to work on your goals, not ours. Most importantly, we must get feedback regarding the client’s experience of the alliance and progress.

According to the most thorough reviews of the empirical literature, the most reliable predictor of successful counseling is not technique or the counselor; it is the quality of alliance between client and counselor. Better alliances result in better outcomes when working with individuals, couples and families, children and adolescents, and mandated/involuntary clients.

Researchers in the healthcare field have also established connections between humor and physical and mental health. Humor changes brain chemistry. It increases antibodies and blood flow and decreases stress hormones and inflammation. Humor is also about creating an optimal climate for maximizing the benefit of treatment. Healthy humor is based on respect and boosts memory and creativity. It helps release fears, anger and stress and helps us to accept mistakes and situations out of our control.


Blair Counseling and Mediation works to provide tools to all ages that can be used to save marriages, relationships, manage depression or anxiety, and help children with behavioral concerns. We are certified to complete anger evaluations and anger management sessions for court. We provide a respectful and understanding approach to addiction. Our expert mediators aim to bring peace to marriages, families, divorces, and any other dispute.  In addition to marriage and family mediation, we can provide divorce mediation, co-parenting counseling, reunification therapy and supervised visitations.

Christian, Spanish, American Sign Language and premarital services are also available. We also offer clinical supervision and underscore the importance of maintaining professional boundaries. Blair Counseling uses evidence-based practices like solution-focused, cognitive-behavioral, Emotionally Focused Therapy and Internal Family Systems Therapy to achieve a desirable outcome.

Would counseling or mediation help? Call us at (815) 276-3947.

Let us know your situation and what you are looking for!

Not sure if you need help? Try one of our personal screenings:

Not sure if you need help? Try one of our personal screenings:

    Most Insurance and Employee Assistance Programs Accepted at Blair Counseling

    Most Insurance and Employee Assistance Programs Accepted at Blair Counseling

    We have in-network clinicians available for most insurance and employee assistance programs. Blair Counseling and Mediation will bill your insurance company or employee assistance program as a courtesy, if you wish.