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Cindy A Stear

Cindy A. Stear, PsyD

Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Certified in Clinical Hypnosis by The American Society of Clinical Hypnosis

Dr. Stear has 25 years’ experience, compassionately serving all ages, children, adolescents, adults, and senior citizens. Her specialty services are health psychology, including chronic pain, weight loss, smoking cessation, depression and anxiety related to medical conditions, and healthy aging. Additional areas of expertise include play therapy, executive coaching, and meditation.

As a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Dr. Stear incorporates the science and art of therapy to best meet your individualized needs. In addition, Dr. Stear has completed her Post Doctoral Master of Science in Clinical Psychopharmacology and is available to consult on supplements, medications. She is pursuing professional licensing as a medical psychologist in IL and Louisiana.

It is her highest honor to serve you and your loved ones. Dr. Stear accepts Medicare assignment and accepts private pay and other insurance.
Call 815-957-0115 or

Paul Fairbanks

Paul Fairbanks MA, NCC, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Paul is a Nationally Certified, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and received his Master’s Degree in Counseling from Argosy University. His clinical training included Marriage and Couples counseling, Family therapy, Adolescents, and Individual therapy. Whether you are experiencing marital, couple, family, or personal challenges, together he will work to provide meaningful solutions to your unique situation. His areas of work include Marriage and Couples counseling, Family therapy, Individual therapy, Adolescents, Anxiety and Depression. Paul`s client centered approach is one of acceptance, understanding and empathetic connection. Positive change is always possible with the right atmosphere and mutual commitment. Paul looks forward to partnering with you on your journey. Meridian Medicaid accepted along with most insurance. Sliding Scale Fees Accepted.
Call 815-566-0466 or


Jodi Fourt, PsyD

Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Dr. Jodi Fourt received her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University. She has a variety of clinical experiences in individual and couples therapy, testing, as well as counseling with children and adolescents. Her areas of specialty include working with mood disorders and anxiety, women’s psychology, self esteem, autism spectrum disorder, and meditation/relaxation. She also does psychological testing. Dr. Fourt’s philosophy for treatment is a person centered, experiential approach based on the compassionate exploration of painful emotions with the goal of transformation and healing. She encourages you to take that first step toward a more complete and peaceful self. SLIDING SCALE FEES ACCEPTED.
Call 224-703-5595 or

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