Counseling

When your burdens feel too heavy or you feel like your life is out of focus, it is courageous and wise to consider seeking counseling from a trained therapist.

Each therapist at ECFA has a professional education and all have been extensively trained to work with people in a wide variety of life circumstances. Our therapists are Christians who incorporate their faith into their counseling and base their therapy on biblical principles and values.


Our Counselors

Arnold Lavaire, LCPC

Arnold is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with over 10 years of experience in community mental health and has worked with an underserved population in the metropolitan Chicago community. Being bilingual and fluent in Spanish, Arnold brings an abundance of clinical experience to help individuals, couples, and families in different stages in life, and from... Read more »

Julie Sellers, MA, AMFT

Julie Sellers, MA, AMFT, is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist and Wheaton College Graduate. As a therapist, she works with individuals, couples, and families. Julie feels that building relationships is an important part of the therapeutic process and strives to connect with all clients in a meaningful way. Her background as an elementary teacher... Read more »


Counseling services: Our therapists work with children, adolescents, adults, seniors, couples, and families. Special areas of focus include play therapy for children, in-home or in-office counseling for seniors and their families. Counseling is also available in Spanish. Some of the issues we can help with include:

  • Abuse
  • Grief & Loss
  • Spiritual Issues
  • Adoption Issues
  • Caregiver Support
  • Parenting Education
  • Acculturation Issues
  • Aging and Life Transitions
  • Play Therapy with Children
  • Anxiety, Depression, & PTSD
  • Marital & Pre-Marital Counseling

Appointments: Families and individuals can meet with a therapist on a weekly basis. Both daytime and evening hours are available.

Locations: Appointments are available at our Wheaton office: 1530 N. Main Street (Map)

Fees: Fees are affordable and are based on family income. The fee is normally paid at the time of the counseling session.

New Client Forms: You can download the forms: Welcome to ECFA Counseling Centers, Client ApplicationInformation from Client.

For more information about ECFA Counseling Center, call 630-653-6400.