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Our services.

Our staff have over 60 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



Attachment Difficulties



Various Mood Disorders

Behavioral Issues


Grief & Loss

Abuse & Neglect


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. Additionally -  Carrie, Jamey, and Marie are all trained and certified in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) Therapy. 

Better Tomorrows has both male and female therapists on staff. When possible, we will accommodate a client's preference on their therapists gender as they seek treatment. 

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

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

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 returned to normal, in office operations but will continue providing Tele-Mental Health services as long as it it covered by insurance. If your insurance stops covering Tele-Mental Health Better Tomorrows can accept private pay for these services. 

What is Tele-Mental Health?

Tele-Mental Health services utilize technology to allow clients to continue receiving Therapy and Counseling services outside of a traditional in office visit. 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

2009 Fox Dr. Suite W.

Champaign, IL 61820


Resources/Crisis Numbers

Better Tomorrows is not able to accept crisis calls, please contact one of the below organizations for immediate assistance. 

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

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

(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)