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
Various Mood Disorders
Grief & Loss
Abuse & Neglect
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
Blue Cross/Blue Shield (Commercial, Choice and Community Health)
Christie Clinic Employee plan
Optum/United Behavioral Health
We are working to be credentialed with the following insurances
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.
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.