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Our services.

Our staff have over 40 years of experience working with children, youth, adults, and families in child welfare and mental health therapy. We have a significant history of working with individuals and families who have been impacted by trauma, including chronic and complex trauma.

Our experiences and services help treat

Trauma

PTSD

Attachment Difficulties

Anxiety

Depression

Various Mood Disorders

Behavioral Issues

Grief & Loss

Abuse & Neglect

ADHD

Relationship Issues

Parenting Issues

Autism Disorders

Other Specific Mental Health Diagnoses

Carrie Winkler also holds a foundational certification as a Theraplay practitioner, one of few providers who hold this within the Champaign-Urbana community.

There will also be a male therapist working at Better Tomorrows on a part-time basis to meet the needs of any client who may be more comfortable working with a male on their treatment issues.


At this time, Better Tomorrows Counseling Services is not equipped to address primary diagnoses of eating disorders, substance and/or alcohol addiction disorders, sexual offending disorders, or domestic violence perpetration. Any other primary diagnosis of a severe mental health disorder would be assessed on an individual basis. Better Tomorrows is also not equipped to manage crisis situations.

What types of payment are accepted?

It is the goal of Better Tomorrows to be able to serve a diverse population. As such, it is our goal to accept private pay, a variety of commercial insurances, and state-funded insurances.

We currently accept

  • Health Alliance
  • Humana
  • Molina
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield (Commercial, Choice and Community Health)
  • Christie Clinic Employee plan
  • HFS Medicaid
  • Immergrun
  • Optum/United Behavioral Health
  • Meridian
  • YouthCare

We are working to be credentialed with the following insurances

  • Centene
  • Tri-Care East
  • Magellan

Better Tomorrows is also willing to consider contracted services with child welfare agencies. Prior to beginning assessment and treatment services, a financial agreement will be reviewed and signed by the client.

Tele-Mental Health

Better Tomorrows has moved to providing Tele-Mental Health services. Better Tomorrows Counseling will return to normal, in office, operations once restrictions have been reduced and it is safe to do so; however, Tele-Mental Health will continue to be a service provision option.


What is Tele-Mental Health?

Tele-Mental Health services utilize technology to allow clients to continue receiving Therapy and Counseling services during the COVID-19 outbreak, and beyond.  There are several types of Tele-Mental Health delivery models, however, Better Tomorrows Counseling is utilizing both Audio sessions (via telephone or video conferencing service) and Audio/Video sessions (via video conferencing services).  The Audio/Video type of service involves your therapist working with you via both audio and video connection in real-time and simulates an in-person visit. All video conferencing services utilized by Better Tomorrows Counseling Services are HIPAA compliant.

Contact Information

bettertomorrows@bettertomorrowscounseling.org

2009 Fox Dr. Suite W.

Champaign, IL 61820

217-722-2450

Resources/Crisis Numbers

Rosecrance Central Illinois Crisis Team's Crisis Line
(217) 359-4141

(serving Champaign, Ford, Iroquois, and Vermilion Counties in Illinois)


CARES Line
(800) 345-9049

(serving anyone under the age of 21 with Medicaid who is needing a crisis assessment)


The Pavilion Behavioral Health System
(800) 373-1700

(can provide assessment for in-patient treatment)