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Mental Health Services

HRC believes that recovery from mental illness and serious emotional disturbance is possible. We believe that Recovery is the expectation in services. We understand lapse and relapse to be a common part of the recovery experience that can be utilized to clarify and refine the needs of the person served. Relapse can also assist the person served to refocus on necessary participation in a wide array of services. Recovery is a process, not a destination.
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Mental Health Services We Provide

Mental Health and Recovery Groups


Assessment and Treatment Planning

Drop-in Mental Health Services: LRP

Individual and Family Therapy

Recovery Support and Case Management

Crisis Intervention

IPS Employment Services


HRC has both therapist-run therapy groups and recovery groups. Therapist-led groups involve a group of people who, with the guidance of a therapist, work on problems together. Recovery groups are facilitated by Certified Recovery Support Specialists. Groups can help people get well and stay well. HRC provides a variety of group treatments including Whole Health Action Management (WHAM) and Wellness Recovery Action Plan.

These services are available by contacting (217) 465-4118 and requesting mental health services. If, following an assessment, the person and their therapist identify groups as a benefit to recovery, they may be enrolled in one of HRC’s Groups.

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HRC offers Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). EMDR is a therapy that helps people recover from emotional stress and symptoms that are the result of disturbing or traumatic life events. Studies have proven EMDR can help people experience the benefits of therapy at a much quicker rate than previous treatment models.  It was once commonplace for severe emotional pain to heal over extended periods of time.  EMDR therapy proves that the brain can heal from trauma much quicker than previously believed.
These services are available by contacting (217) 465-4118 and requesting mental health services and specifying that you are seeking EMDR services. If, following an assessment, the person and their therapist identify EMDR as a benefit to recovery, the person may be enrolled in one of HRC’s Groups.
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HRC provides mental health assessment and treatment planning. Assessment is used to screen for mental health issues, struggles, and disorders. This is typically one of the first steps in the process of accessing mental health services at HRC. Treatment planning involves making a plan to address issues and achieve the person’s goals. Creating a treatment plan includes setting goals, identifying providers, establishing a plan to achieve goals, and methods of treatment.
These services are available by contacting (217) 465-4118 and requesting mental health services. In most circumstances this call will lead to an intake appointment, an assessment, and then the development of a treatment plan. Treatment plans are updated routinely throughout treatment.
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HRC’s LRP, the Living Room Program, offers a mental health crisis respite program for people who are 18+ years old. The goal of the Living Room Program is to provide a calm and safe environment in which guests can engage in recovery support activities to improve overall wellness and reduce symptoms. LRP offers services and supports designed to proactively divert crises and break the cycle of psychiatric hospitalization.  A Qualified Mental Health Professional will supervise the initial screening, and the person is paired with a Recovery Support Specialist who will orient the person to the Living Room.

The LRP provides a safe, inviting, home-like atmosphere where individuals can calmly process the crisis event as well as learn and apply wellness strategies which may prevent future crisis events. The LRP is staffed by Recovery Support Specialists. Individuals seeking services at LRPs are screened for safety by Qualified Mental Health Professionals upon entry and exit. Individuals experiencing psychiatric crises may self-refer or may be referred by police, fire, emergency departments, or other organizations with which an individual experiencing such a crisis may come into contact. The Living Room can help those not in immediate crisis, as well, but who are experiencing symptoms of mental illness, like anxiety.

HRC operates two living room locations. A person can access these services by location.

Paris LRP

  • Phone: (217) 712-9766
  • Located at the Life Center, HRC side, on the Horizon Health Paris Community Hospital campus, at 745 E. Court St., Paris, IL 61944
  • Open hours are: 8a-5p daily & open until 7p Tuesday and Wednesday

Marshall LRP

  • Phone: M-F 9a-5p
  • Located at the Forsythe Center, next to Cork Medical, at 406 N. 2nd St., Paris, IL 61944
  • Open hours are:
    M/W/F 8a-5p
    T/Th 8a-7p
    S/Su 9a-5p
  • Individual counseling (called psychotherapy, talk therapy, or treatment) is a process in which clients work one-on-one with a trained mental health clinician in a safe, caring, and confidential environment. Counseling allows individuals to explore their feelings, beliefs, and behaviors, work through challenging or influential traumas or memories, identify their personal goals, better understand themselves and others, and work toward desired goals.
  • Family therapy is a type of treatment designed to help with issues that specifically affect families' mental health and functioning. It can help individual family members build stronger relationships, improve communication, and manage conflicts within the family system. By improving how family members interact and relate to each other, family therapy can encourage change in close relationships.

These services are accredited by CARF and available to youth and adults by contacting (217) 465-4118 and requesting counseling or family therapy. In most circumstances, this call will lead to an intake appointment, an assessment, and the development of a treatment plan. Treatment plans are updated routinely throughout treatment.

Recovery Support Specialist

The Recovery Support Specialist's (RSS) role is to support others in recovery from mental health struggles,  trauma, and those seeking resources in the community. The RSS serves as a role model, mentor, and advocate, and seeks to empower recovering individuals in order to help  prevent relapse, provide ongoing support, and promote long-term recovery.

A Recovery Support Specialist is a person successful in their own recovery process who helps others experiencing similar situations. Through shared understanding, respect, and mutual empowerment, a RSS helps people become and stay engaged in the recovery process. A RSS strives to extend mental health treatment, trauma recovery, and support beyond the clinical setting into the everyday environment and communities of those seeking recovery.

These services are available to individuals who participate in HRC’s mental health treatment programs who have a need for these services. In order to access these services, people need to enroll in substance use disorder treatment and demonstrate need for this service.

What can a RSS Assist With?

  • Advocate for people in recovery
  • Share resources and skill building
  • Build community and relationships
  • Mentor and help to set goals
  • Provide substance use services and/or training
  • Educate the public on various topics related to substance use
    — Assist in developing skills such as grocery shopping, budgeting, relationship building, problem resolution, and building a sober activities wellness toolbox
    — Coach individuals through their recovery process by helping them to identify their triggers for stress and discover coping techniques
    — Coordinate with other medical professionals to ensure that clients are receiving appropriate care for physical injuries or illnesses related to their addictions
    — Assist in applying for, obtaining, and/or utilizing resources such as public entitlements (SNAP, Medicaid, etc), childcare, employment, compassionate clothing closet, food pantry, public transportation, higher education

These services are available by contacting (217) 465-4118 and requesting mental health services. If, following an assessment, the person and their therapist identify this service as a benefit to the individual and the individual chooses, the service may be offered. Services of this nature are also available on a walk-in bases through the Living Room Program.

crisis intervention

HRC has the capacity to respond to mental health crisis needs at the local jails, doctor's offices, and the emergency room. This program  provides for telephonic, telehealth, and walk-in community access to behavioral health crisis care services. This service includes crisis assessment and crisis interventions for individuals regardless of insurance coverage. HRC provides equal access to services and supports to any adult individual experiencing a health crisis of a behavioral health (BH) nature that poses a risk for movement to a higher level of care, such as inpatient psychiatric or nursing home settings. The most common conditions that people seek these services for are ideation to self-harm, harm others, or delusional behavior that places an individual in risk of becoming seriously harmed.

HRC’s crisis services are provided to adults 18 years of age or older 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, 52 weeks per year. These services can be accessed by calling (217) 712-9766.

Emergency Crisis Assessment services are available for youth & adults by calling 988.

ips supported employment

HRC’s Individual Placement and Support (IPS) services are an evidence-based practice that was developed to help promote the recovery of people who have serious mental illness through employment. This model is an evidenced-based program with proven success.

For several years now, HRC has held a top spot in the nation for program fidelity based on audits by the Department of Rehabilitation Services and IL Department of Mental Health as demonstrated by having the top score in the nation.  

IPS can help to address the following goals:

  • Assist persons with serious mental illness in choosing, obtaining, and maintaining competitive employment in the community.
  • Reduce or alleviate symptoms of mental illness through competitive employment.
  • Assist persons to identify work strengths, needs and preferences.
  • Provide support and assistance through the job search assistance.
  • Provide ongoing supports to employed persons to assist them in maintaining employment.

To participate in IPS the person must meet these criteria:

  • Participants must be identified as having a mental illness;
  • Must be 18 years of age;
  • Must reside in Edgar or Clark County, IL;
  • Must have documentation of mental illness that impacts the person’s ability to achieve and/or maintain competitive employment;
  • Participant must meet at least some of the following criteria:
    — Question the benefits of employment in treating mental illness;
    — Interested in work but are experiencing doubts about their ability to work or the impact of work on their public entitlements;
    — Work history has been interrupted or inconsistent due to mental illness but would like to return to work;
    — Interested in or actively seeking employment but have been unsuccessful;
    — Employed but have expressed the need or desire for ongoing supports to maintain employment or seek different employment;
    — Employed but would benefit from follow-along supports to maintain employment;
    — Has the need for integrated vocational and mental health services over an extended period of time;
    — Has a history of working in a non-competitive situation, little to no competitive employment history, or inconsistent/interrupted employment history due to mental illness;
    — Receiving mental health services or be in the process of obtaining mental health services.

These services are available by contacting (217) 465-4118 and requesting mental health services. If, following an assessment, the person and their therapist identify this service as a benefit to the individual and the individual chooses, the service may be offered.

Our team

Meet Our Team

HRC has staff members providing services throughout Edgar and Clark counties in IL. Staff members include but are not limited to Certified Recovery Support Professionals, Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Licensed Professional Counselors, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselors, Qualified Mental Health Professionals, Mental Health Professionals, and Recovery Support Aides.

Alyssa Labry

IPS Program staff member at HRC's outpatient programs, serving adults.
Currently pursuing a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and a Minor in drug and alcohol addictions, Alyssa has previous work experience in home health care. Alyssa is passionate about helping people and loves her job as it allows her to help people every day. She plans to use her degree to continue helping others.

Cariae Johnson

LRP staff member at HRC's Drop in Style Crisis Unit, serving adults aged 18 and older
Cariae is currently working towards her CRSS and enjoys her position as an RSS, which she started a few months ago. Her passion for helping people led her to pursue a career in the mental health field. Cariae is grateful for her life and loves meeting new people and hearing their stories. She is excited about her journey and looks forward to seeing what her future holds at HRC.

Sierra Snapp

Licensed mental health therapist and a Mental Health staff member at HRC, providing scheduled clinical mental health services
Sierra has a Master's degree in Educational Psychology with a specialization in human development and learning, as well as a Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Sierra has previously worked as a prevention specialist at HRC before leaving to complete her clinical mental health counseling degree. She has been counseling for almost two years and also teaches psychology and human services at the collegiate level for four years. Sierra's passion for helping others and working in mental health has always been a dream come true for her. She enjoys working with a diverse group of clients and joining them on their journey to becoming their best selves.

Ellen Auten

Certified Recovery Support Specialist and a Recovery Support Services staff member at HRC, serving those also served by HRC's outpatient services
Ellen has a Bachelor's degree in Science from Indiana State University and has worked in various mental health facilities for the past 17 years. At HRC, Ellen has furthered her career in mental health and is currently the Recovery Services Supervisor. She is a Certified WRAP facilitator, State WRAP trainer, and State Fidelity Reviewer. Ellen is currently doing her internship while finishing her Master's degree in Social Work at the end of April 2023. Ellen has a passion for helping individuals who have survived trauma and specializes in helping people up to 60 years old. She enjoys connecting with others to problem-solve, get organized, and start chipping away at all the layers that are holding them back from being the best version of themselves.

Michelle Creech

Certified Recovery Support Specialist and a Recovery Support Services staff member at HRC, serving those also served by HRC's outpatient services
Michelle has been working at HRC for five years and enjoys her role as a recovery support and employment specialist. Michelle is a Certified WRAP facilitator and has been clean from drugs for 14 years. Michelle's lived experiences of surviving many traumas have made her passionate about giving others support with similar experiences. She believes that recovery is possible for everyone, regardless of the situation. Michelle enjoys working with children, teens, adults, and veterans who are survivors of domestic violence, have substance use, grief, any type of mental health diagnosis or have survived any type of trauma. She loves to empower and help individuals learn ways to cope and be the best version of themselves.

Jasmine Eveland

Recovery Support Specialist and a member of HRC's Recovery Support Services staff, serving those also served by HRC's outpatient services
Jasmine has been working at HRC for over a year, starting as a receptionist and recently moving to RSS.

Megan McKinney

Recovery Support Specialist at HRC, where she serves those who are also receiving outpatient services
Megan has been with the organization for over a year and is working towards her CRSS certification. Prior to joining HRC, Megan worked at Harsha Behavioral Center in Terre Haute, where she developed a passion for learning about mental health. Megan is committed to helping individuals overcome traumas related to alcoholism, self-image, emotional neglect, anxiety, and depression. She is an active listener and enjoys connecting with others. Megan believes that everyone deserves a chance to be heard and seen.

Jenny McMahan

Recovery Support Specialist at HRC, where she serves those who are also receiving outpatient services
Jenny has been with HRC for nearly three years and has held multiple positions, including Youth & Family Care Coordinator. Jenny earned her Bachelor of Science in Education in 2006 and finished her second license in Special Education in 2010. Jenny is working towards becoming a Certified Recovery Support Specialist. She loves her job because it allows her to help others navigate life’s difficulties by learning coping skills and self-advocacy. Jenny is able to relate to her clients' experiences through her own lived experiences and trauma. She enjoys working with children, parents, people with disabilities, students needing academic help, people struggling with anxiety, and those struggling with addiction or substance use. Jenny feels a great sense of purpose when helping her clients learn how to cope and advocate for their needs.

Jenna Crockett

Mental Health staff member at HRC, providing scheduled clinical mental health services
Jenna received her undergraduate degree from Brown University in Rhode Island and a Masters of Social Work from the University of Pennsylvania. She has held a number of different positions in human services, most recently as a mental health therapist at HRC since 2004, particularly dealing with depression, anxiety, and trauma. Jenna has also worked in addictions for ten years and early childhood for ten years. She relocated to Illinois in 1998 and has raised two boys there. Jenna enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, and the outdoors. She has studied meditation and mindfulness techniques and practices them daily, which can be useful for helping people develop their calming and relaxation practices. Jenna completed her training and certification in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) in 2018, which is an effective approach that incorporates eye movement and cognitive therapy to facilitate healing from trauma. Jenna finds it very rewarding to assist in the healing, recovery, and growth of others.


“Thank you for everything! Couldn’t have done it without you!”
"You have helped me change my life. I don't want to go back to the guy I was before."
"I can get services before I get my funding from the state. I have lots of friends."
“HRC helps me get through the day. I come in feeling stress and sadness. After talking to one of the RSS who listen to my problems when it is time to leave I feel better. I hope to live my life without stress and worries. I just want to be happy. I don’t know what I would do without the support of HRC”.
Harriet Graves
“I greatly enjoy coming to this group. I enjoy sharing with others and learning from each other”.
Senior Wellness Group Member
“I love the fact of having a safe place to talk about issues. It helps me to relieve the stress of everyday life. It helps me get the support that I need. I like being with others who understand myneeds and feelings”.
Becky Davison
“HRC has given me the tools to deal with my depression and anxiety. I am hopeful and have the will to live. I see the light instead of the darkness.”
Patsy King
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What Is the Cost of the Services?

HRC is the primary provider of such services for people who have Medicaid while also providing services to people who have private insurances. HRC offers assistance including reduced fees for individuals who have an inability to pay for services.
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