Most Insurance and Employee Assistance Programs Accepted at Blair Counseling; Out-of-Network Benefits Comparable
For most insurance and employee assistance programs, at least one of the clinicians listed below is in-network. Out-of-network benefits are available for all clinicians and are often comparable to in-network benefits. Please call and we will explain how. Blair Counseling and Mediation will bill your insurance company or employee assistance program as a courtesy, if you wish. Insurance does not pay for divorce mediation and may not be a good option to cover counseling. Please call and we will help you determine your cost per session.
Blair Counseling and Mediation Is Prepared to Make a Difference with Counseling or Mediation
Blair Counseling and Mediation works to provide tools that can be used to save relationships, manage depression or anxiety, and help children with behavioral concerns. We are certified to complete anger evaluations and anger management sessions for court, and we provide co-parent counseling and supervised visitations. We also provide a respectful and understanding approach to addiction.
In mediation Blair Counseling and Mediation understands the effect of the divorce process and offers divorce mediation to resolve the necessary issues in a comprehensive divorce agreement. Our mediators offer an in-person consultation for no charge where we will answer any questions you may have. Blair Counseling and Mediation provides experienced guidance in mediating other types of domestic or personal disputes.
Day, Evening and Weekend Hours at Blair Counseling
Appointments available Monday through Thursday between 10 am and 10 pm and Friday and Saturday between 10 and 6 pm.
Workshops, Presentations, and On or Off-Site Crisis Debriefings Are Available through Blair Counseling
Workshops include Stress Management, Conflict Resolution, Substance Use Awareness, Preventing Workplace Violence, Mood Management, Grief Support, Marriage and Family Tune-Ups, Divorce Recovery
Blair Counseling and Mediation Offers Counseling through a Number of Experienced Clinicians
Carlos Acosta, LCSW
has been active in the social service field since 1990. He has previously worked as a Child Welfare Advanced Specialist, Clinical Screener for NIU, and Crisis Counselor. Carlos, being fluent in Spanish, has experience working with diverse populations and cultures. He focuses on recognizing the strengths we all have and common traits that bind us together, while offering concrete tools to resolve our differences. Carlos is adept at listening and clarifying feelings we have for ourselves, our family, or others that are important in our lives. He has been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker since 2005, earned his B.S. in Leisure Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and his M.A. in Social Service Administration, University of Chicago.
Dan Blair, LMFT, LCPC, NCPC
has worked over 20 years in social service settings. Dan is experienced as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and is a trained, court-approved divorce mediator, Nationally Certified Parenting Coordinator, and a Certified Anger Management Specialist. He is trained as a child custody evaluator and is a member of the Association for Conflict Resolution, Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, the Professional Academy of Custody Experts, the National Anger Management Association, the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science and the Illinois Mental Health Counselors Association. Dan has been a live-in houseparent to over forty abused or neglected children. He also has been a foster parent, a consultant to group homes and foster homes, and a Clinical Director. He earned his B. A. in Psychology at Trinity College and his M. A. in Clinical Psychology at Wheaton College.
Eric Bruemmer MS, LCPC, NCC
is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor that specializes in working with men and women in life transition, trauma recovery, and with anxiety & depression. He has a Master’s degree from National-Louis University. He has worked in a variety of settings including disaster recovery, workplace coaching, and systems engineering. Eric has several years of working with college and high school students, couples, changing careers, and adolescent adoption issues. Eric is passionate about helping people see and create new options in their lives through their faith, families, and support relationships.
Marcie Sacks Botto, LCPC
Marcie’s philosophy as a counselor originates in a belief in the innate strength and resilience of each person. In the course of each of our lives, obstacles may arise which cause us to lose sight of this strength and stray from valued life goals. Marcie’s sincere hope is to guide clients toward a rediscovery of their strengths and a renewed connection to their feelings and toward their values. She is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor who has worked for over 20 years in the field, with a variety of ages, from 5-80 years old. Marcie is fluent in American Sign Language and has experience in working with individuals who are Deaf and hard of hearing and those with other disabilities such as ADHD and Learning Disabilities.
Michelle Hudson, LCPC
is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with extensive training and experience helping clients with relationship issues, depression, domestic problems, life transitions, child and adolescent behavior problems, and parenting issues. She graduated in 1996 with a Master's degree in Counselor Education from Northeastern Illinois University. Michelle believes in the innate goodness and resilience of people, and the capacity to make positive changes in their lives. She considers it an honor and privilege to accompany clients on their personal journeys and to be a part of their healing and growth. She challenges clients to be the best they can be, and takes a collaborative and interactive approach to jointly set realistic, achievable goals.
Sara Price, LCSW
is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a Master's degree in Social Work from Loyola University Chicago. Sara also holds a Bachelor's degree in Theater and Media Arts from the University of Kansas. Sara specializes in trauma, relationship difficulties, depression, anxiety, women's issues and binge eating disorders. She believes it is important it is to feel safe, understood and respected when you walk through a therapist's door and tell your story. She helps each person build a strong connection with his or her own inner wisdom. Sara works to identify the source of one’s pain, and then find relief and resolution as effectively as possible.
Blair Counseling and Mediation is discretely located in a professional building and is handicapped accessible. There is a private waiting room for clients and the office setting is warm, comfortable and inviting.