- What is crisis counseling? According to the American Counseling Association, crisis counseling assists individuals with coping and support after a major crisis. Crisis counseling is brief and time-limited with specific goals for achieving stability, increasing an internal sense of empowerment and safety, and locating appropriate resources. Typically, this type of counseling can range from 15 minutes to 2 hours and is provided throughout 1-3 sessions. While it is not a substitute for long-term therapy or psychiatric care, crisis counseling can provide a safe outlet for immediate relief.
- Free on-site crisis counseling is offered.
- Crisis counseling, provided by licensed therapists, is available in Pekin and Eureka. Arrangements for 6 to 8 sessions are flexible and set at the family’s convenience. These services are free of charge for clients, and funded by grants and donations.