Rick Allen, LCPC
Rick has a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Illinois State University.
He is a licensed clinical professional counselor (LCPC) in the State of Illinois and has 35
years of experience working in direct service and administration in mental health, social services, and addiction fields. He has worked with a wide variety of clients including those who experience complications in their lives with addiction, substance abuse, anxiety and depression. Rick also welcomes clients struggling with spirituality, grief and loss, self-esteem, anger management, and life changes due to aging, and trauma history. Rick and his wife Garnet have two daughters and 8 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild, and another grandchild on the way.
Hallie Harmon, LCPC
Hallie earned her Master’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh. She is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the state of Illinois (LCPC). Hallie started her professional career working in the child welfare field. She worked in both residential and outpatient settings in a private social service agency for ten years. She worked with a wide variety of clients including children, adolescents, adults, and families. Hallie has had the opportunity to work with parents and assist them in developing their parenting skills and techniques to meet their individual child’s needs. She has worked with clients who have issues with depression, anxiety, grief and loss, trauma, abuse/neglect, bi-polar disorder, ADHD, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, and Reactive Attachment Disorder. Hallie is also trained in both EMDR and Theraplay.
Crystal L. Hiser, LCPC, LMFT, CSAT, CMAT
Crystal Hiser received a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Psychology and a Master of Science degree in Counselor Education from Illinois State University. She is both a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in the state of Illinois. She is also a Certified Sexual Addiction Therapist (CSAT) and a Certified Multiple Addictions Therapist (CMAT). Crystal has over 20 years experience working in the Mental Health field. Prior to joining Agape in 2006, she worked at PATH Crisis Center and Catholic Charities. Her experience includes marriage and couple counseling, individual counseling, family counseling, and parenting education. Crystal utilizes a strength based systemic framework. She specializes in marriage/couple counseling, sexual addiction, codependency, divorce adjustment, blended family issues, depression, anxiety, trauma, self esteem issues, and adjustment disorders. She also has been trained in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR).
Toya Johnson, LCSW
Toya received both her Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology and Master of Social Work Degree in Child and Family Practice from Illinois State University. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and has more than 10 years experience providing individual, family and group counseling to children and adolescents and their families in an inpatient setting. Ms. Johnson’s clinical experience encompasses a vast array of concerns that include: Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Abuse/Neglect, Grief and Loss, Anger Management, Attention Deficit Hyper Activity Disorder (ADHD), Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD), Self-Esteem, Body Image, Stress, Parenting, Attachment, Academic and Behavioral Difficulties, Social Skills, and Conflict Resolution. Toya uses a variety of treatment methods ranging from expressive and experiential techniques to cognitive behavioral approaches with the intent to help individuals improve their level of functioning by becoming empowered to manage the complexities of their lives. Toya has a passion for assisting individuals in attaining a healthy life balance, both naturally and spiritually.
Autumn Lloyd, LCPC
Autumn earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology at Bradley University and her Master of Arts in Counseling from Lincoln Christian Seminary. Autumn is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC).
Prior to joining Agape Counseling in 2012, Autumn worked in the Student Counseling Center at Lincoln College, where she offered counseling services to undergraduate students. Autumn's work history includes over 6 years experience in working with Alzheimer’s and dementia clients and caregivers impacted by the disease. Persons impacted by this disease, as well as obesity-related mental health issues are of special interest to Autumn. Her involvement with the Obesity Action Coalition points to her interest in advocating for the health care benefits of persons affected by obesity and co-morbid conditions including: depression, eating disorders, distorted body image, and self-esteem issues.
Autumn enjoys working with adolescents and adults providing individual counseling.
Jerey McKinney, LCSW
Jerey received her Bachelor of Science in Speech Pathology and Audiology and earned her Master of Social Work degrees from Illinois State University. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). Jerey brings a wide breath of knowledge and skills to work with diverse populations, primarily focusing on clients ranging from age 5 and older. Jerey places a strong emphasis on strengths-based approach, solution focused, and client centered therapeutic techniques when working with others. She has over 20 years of experience working with children and families, focusing on individual, family, and groups. Jerey prides herself on building relationships, and meeting clients where they are at. Jerey has experience working with the following: Anxiety, Depression, Abuse/Neglect, Anger Management, Attention Deficit Hyper Activity Disorder (ADHD), Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD), Self-Esteem, Stress, Parenting, Attachment / Reactive Attachment Disorder(RAD), Academic and Behavioral Difficulties and Social Skills.
Wilma McLaughlin, LCPC
Wilma earned a Master of Arts in counseling from the University of Illinois at the Springfield campus and is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC). Wilma is certified as an Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) therapist and is trained in Cognitive Behavior Therapy. Wilma has trained with the Theraplay Institute in Chicago to work on attachment issues, and has a certificate in Child and Adolescent Mental Health.
Wilma is experienced working with mood and anxiety disorders, adjustment across the developmental life span, grief and loss, divorce adjustment, survivors of childhood sexual abuse, parenting and coupling issues. Wilma works with individuals from ages 10 to older adults. Coaching those who are experiencing difficulties parenting is of special interest.
Wilma’s professional interest is in assisting individuals and families in the improvement of their relationships, work place performance and overall satisfaction with life. This often includes addressing behaviors or perceptions that are self-defeating or limiting to attaining life goals.
Wilma’s counseling philosophy is: “Believing we are created to be in relationships with others and with God, my goal is to provide clinically sound counseling so that my clients may experience healthy change emotionally, mentally, relationally, and spiritually.”
Lisa Montgomery, LCPC
Lisa earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology from Ohio Dominican College. She received her Master’s Degree in Social Agency Counseling from the University of Dayton. Lisa is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC). Lisa has more than 17 years of experience working in the mental health field. She began her career as a Therapist at the Sounding Board Counseling Center, where she provided services to individuals, couples, and court-ordered groups. During that time, she became the Coordinator for the agency’s Batterer Intervention Program. She has experience working with a wide variety of mental health issues including: Depression, anxiety, panic disorder, adjustment disorders, divorce recovery, sexual abuse, relationship issues, and trauma. She specializes in issues pertaining to domestic violence. Lisa uses a variety of treatment methods including cognitive behavioral, person centered, and psychodynamic with the intent to help individuals process their current issues and improve their coping skills.