Alternatives Counseling, Inc

Choices. Changes. Growth.

Welcome.

Alternatives Counseling has been providing counseling and therapy services to individuals, groups and families since 1991. With offices in both Glen Carbon and Alton, we see clients from all over Madison County and surrounding areas.

 

Our skilled professional therapists know that every person has value and strengths, no matter what personal challenges they are facing. The education, specialized training and experience of our staff make a difference every day. Everyone can learn to make choices which bring greater happiness and contentment in their lives. It is our mission to assist you in bringing about these positive choices and changes in your own life.

About Us

Counseling

We provide individual, couple, family and group counseling for adults, teens and children dealing with:

• Trauma

• Childhood or adult sexual abuse*

• Domestic violence

• Partner Abuse Intervention

• Sexual offending

• Sexual behavior problems

• Anger management

• Relationship issues

• Parenting

• Anxiety

• Depression

• Self-harm

• Sex or porn addiction

 

* We also offer a FREE support group for parents or caretakers of children who have experienced sexual abuse.

Evaluations

Our highly trained and qualified evaluators provide specialized evaluations for issues of sexual or physical abuse perpetration or victimization, trauma, domestic violence, registry removal, and allocation of parental responsibilities (child custody issues). Each evaluation concludes with a formal written report.

 

Training

Alternatives Counseling provides opportunities for graduate student practicum in conjunction with local universities. Our organization has provided professional trainings and workshops throughout the country, including local community groups. Professional consultation services are also available.

Services

Our highly trained therapists are committed to improving lives. We offer day, evening, and weekend hours. Call 618-288-8085 to schedule an appointment at either location.

 

Donya Adkerson

MA, LCPC, LSOE, LSOTP

Founder, Director, Therapist

 

Patti Bortko

M.S.Ed, LCPC

Therapist

Jillian McCammack

BS, MHP

Behavioral Heath Specialist

 

Lindsey Perdun

MA, LCPC, NCC

Therapist

Marla Nelson

MA, LCPC

Therapist

 

Alcoholics Anonymous

Find help if you are concerned with a drinking problem, wish to learn more about Alcoholics Anonymous or want to find A.A. near you.

 

National Suicide Prevention Hotline

1-800-273-8255 (TALK)

24-hour, toll-free, confidential suicide prevention hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. Your call is routed to the nearest crisis center in the national network of more than 150 crisis centers.

 

Domestic Shelters

Find a shelter near you to escape domestic violence.

 

Child Help
(National Child Abuse Hotline)

ChildHelp is a national non-profit organization dedicated to the prevention and treatment of child abuse.

 

Substance Abuse and Mental Heath Services Administration
(SAMHSA)

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA's mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities.

 

Illinois Legal Aid
(Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation)

The mission of Illinois Legal Aid is to provide low income and senior residents of central and southern Illinois with high quality civil legal services in order to obtain and maintain their basic human needs. Help with legal aid related to housing, family safety, education, heath care, utilities, income security.

 

The National Domestic
Violence Hotline

1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

Operating around the clock, seven days a week, confidential and free of cost, the National Domestic Violence Hotline provides lifesaving tools and immediate support to enable victims to find safety and live lives free of abuse.

 

Veteran’s Crisis Line

1-800-273-8255

Connects veterans in crisis (and their families and friends) with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential, toll-free hotline, online chat, or text.

 

Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS)

1-800-232-3798

Illinois state child welfare agency. To report suspected child abuse or neglect: 1-800-25-ABUSE (252-2873).

 

The Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA)

A national organization developing and disseminating professional standards and practices in the field of sex offender research, evaluation, and treatment.

 

National Center on Sexual Behavior of Youth

Information concerning sexual development and youth with sexual behavior problems.

 

National Child Abuse Hotline

1-800-4-A-CHILD  (1.800.422.4453)

Provides a broad continuum of programs that directly serve abused children and their families. Adults and children can request local telephone numbers to report cases of abuse or access crisis intervention, information, literature, and referrals to thousands of emergency, social service, and support resources. All calls are anonymous and confidential.

 

Alternatives Counseling is not responsible for the content or accuracy of information contained in outside websites.

 

 

Resources

Contact

Reach Out

Get in touch through the contact form below or email us directly for more information and we will get back to you as soon as possible. We accept most insurance plans; please call the office for details.

Sarah Daniels, Office Manager

email: Office@achelps.org

phone: 618-288-8085

fax: 618-288-8959

post: 88 South Main, PO Box 639, Glen Carbon, IL 62034

 

Coming soon — we will begin accepting Medicaid!

Main Office

88 South Main, Glen Carbon, IL 62034

Satellite Office

307 Henry Street, Suite 100, Alton, IL 62002

©2016, Alternatives Counseling, Inc. All rights reserved.

  • Alcoholics Anonymous

    + more info

    Find help if you are concerned with a drinking problem, wish to learn more about Alcoholics Anonymous or want to find A.A. near you.

  • National Suicide Prevention Hotline

    1-800-273-8255 (TALK)

    + more info

    24-hour, toll-free, confidential suicide prevention hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. Your call is routed to the nearest crisis center in the national network of more than 150 crisis centers.

  • Domestic Shelters

    + more info

    Find a shelter near you to escape domestic violence.

  • Child Help (National Child Abuse Hotline)

    + more info

    ChildHelp is a national non-profit organization dedicated to the prevention and treatment of child abuse.

  • Substance Abuse and Mental Heath Services Administration (SAMHSA)

    + more info

    The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA's mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities.

  • Illinois Legal Aid
    (Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation)

    + more info

    The mission of Illinois Legal Aid is to provide low income and senior residents of central and southern Illinois with high quality civil legal services in order to obtain and maintain their basic human needs. Help with legal aid related to housing, family safety, education, heath care, utilities, income security.

  • The National Domestic Violence Hotline

    1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

    + more info

    Operating around the clock, seven days a week, confidential and free of cost, the National Domestic Violence Hotline provides lifesaving tools and immediate support to enable victims to find safety and live lives free of abuse.

  • Veteran’s Crisis Line

    1-800-273-8255

    + more info

    Connects veterans in crisis (and their families and friends) with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential, toll-free hotline, online chat, or text.

  • Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS)

    1-800-232-3798

    + more info

    Illinois state child welfare agency. To report suspected child abuse or neglect: 1-800-25-ABUSE (252-2873).

  • The Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA)

    + more info

    A national organization developing and disseminating professional standards and practices in the field of sex offender research, evaluation, and treatment.

  • National Center on Sexual Behavior of Youth

    + more info

    Information concerning sexual development and youth with sexual behavior problems.

  • National Child Abuse Hotline

    1-800-4-A-CHILD  (1.800.422.4453)

    + more info

    Provides a broad continuum of programs that directly serve abused children and their families. Adults and children can request local telephone numbers to report cases of abuse or access crisis intervention, information, literature, and referrals to thousands of emergency, social service, and support resources. All calls are anonymous and confidential.