Therapy / Counseling

We have teams of counselors and therapists ready to work with all victims of abuse, survivors of domestic violence, human trafficking, sexual assault, and sexual abuse, to help begin the healing process of recent and past trauma. Counseling and therapy are also available for the survivor’s significant other and family members. To make an appointment with a counselor or therapist, please call 309-691-0551. You can also call the 24/7 crisis hotline at 1-800-559-SAFE (7233). For a full list of our many outreach locations, click here. 

Our counselors focus on crisis intervention and case management, including safety planning, education about the cycle of violence and healthy relationships, legal and medical advocacy, assistance with employment, housing, transportation, and more.

Our master’s level therapists focus on long-term needs, specialized therapy, and assess current emotional symptoms and needs while exploring past trauma and abuse.

Our Therapists and Counselors

Sara Runyon, MSW, LCSW

Sara Runyon is the Clinical Director at CFPA, providing oversight and leadership to the team of therapists. She received her Bachelor of Arts in business administration from Illinois Wesleyan University and her Master of Social Work from University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 11 years of clinical experience. She works with survivors of interpersonal violence of all ages, including children, teenagers, and adults and has experience in working with survivors of military sexual assault. She encourages survivors to approach their therapy with love and tenderness for themselves and their healing journey.

Chloe Anderson, MA

Chloe Anderson received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Illinois State University and her Master of Science in Forensic Psychology from Arizona State University. Chloe received training through CFPA and the Illinois Coalition Against Sexual Assault.  She provides therapy for children, adolescents, and adults who are survivors of sexual abuse and domestic violence. She is a medical advocate and facilitator of outreach support groups for survivors in the community. Chloe has experience in suicide prevention and court advocacy for children in DCFS care. She is available to see clients at CFPA’s main office or in the community and schools.

Misti Cave, NCC

Misti Cave is a National Board Certified Counselor and received her Master of Arts in clinical mental health counseling from Bradley University in 2020. She also obtained her bachelor’s degree from Bradley University in business management with a concentration in legal studies. She specializes in working with children and adult survivors of sexual assault. Misti received training through CFPA and the Illinois Coalition Against Sexual Assault and is a medical advocate and a co-facilitator of CFPA’s Family Violence Intervention Project.

Rachel Copeland, NCC, LPC

Rachel Copeland is a National Board Certified Counselor and received her Masters of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Bradley University in 2021. She has a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Illinois State. In addition, Rachel received adult counselor and child counselor trauma training through CFPA and the Illinois Coalition Against Sexual Assault and is a medical advocate. Rachel provides therapy services for children and their families who have witnessed or experienced violence, child abuse or neglect. She is available to see clients at CFPA’s main campus or in their schools.

Shannon Erdmann, LPC

Shannon Erdmann received her bachelor’s degree in psychology and sociology and her master’s degree in community agency counseling from Bradley University. She provides therapy for children through adolescents who are survivors of sexual assault, sexual abuse, and domestic violence. She is available to see clients at CFPA’s main campus or in their school.

Debra Hyde, LCSW

Deb Hyde is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and has practiced for 13 years. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in psychology with a minor in sociology and her master’s degree in social work from Illinois State University. She specializes in working with adult survivors of sexual abuse and domestic violence, regardless of their age at the time of the abuse. Deb is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).

Stephanie Weir, LCPC

Stephanie Weir is a National Board Certified Counselor and a sexual assault outreach therapist at CFPA. She received her Bachelor of Science in speech pathology and audiology from Illinois State University and her Master of Arts in clinical mental health counseling from Bradley University. She has practiced for two years and works with individuals 13 years of age and older who have experienced sexual abuse at any point in their life, as well as survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and sex trafficking.

Jittaun Woods

Jittaun Woods is a graduate of Bradley University. She has been with the Center for Prevention of Abuse since 2002.  Jittaun is currently a counselor and provides services to adult survivors of domestic violence and sexual abuse.

 

Josh Yetter, MA

Josh Yetter received his Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Western Illinois University and his Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling form Adler University. Josh received training through CFPA and provides therapy to adults and adolescents who are survivors of sexual abuse and domestic violence.

 

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