Providing quality mental health care in the Peoria area since 1981

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Christopher P. Holly,


Chris received his Master's in Social Work from the University of Illinois in 2001. He has lived and worked in the Central Illinois area for eight years in the mental health field. Previously he has worked with homeless veterans at a local federal clinic and the seriously and persistently mentally ill in a community mental health center. He also headed up the Methodist Partial Hospitalization Program, seeing patients with depression, bipolar disorder and anxiety in a daytime group therapy setting. Chris sees patients 14 and older with specializations in trauma, personality disorders and depression, but enjoys assisting any and all kinds of difficulties people face. He is able to provide outpatient therapy for individual and couples in Spanish as well as English.

Meet our Therapists


Edna Ng, LCSW


Edna is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Substance Abuse Professional, Certified Reciprocal Alcohol and Other Drug Counselor, Certified Problem and Compulsive Gambling Counselor, and Certified Anger Management Specialist. She received her Masters in Social Work from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She has extensive experience working with individuals, families, children/adolescents and groups. She has also previously worked in a variety of settings including, community-based child welfare agencies, hospitals, police departments, as well as residential, hospital-based and outpatient substance abuse treatment programs.


Edna specializes in treating issues related to addiction and recovery, anxiety, depression, codependency, self-esteem concerns, adjustment difficulties, anger and stress management. Her therapeutic approach is non-judgmental, client-centered and strenghth-based. Edna uses multiple modes of therapy including cognitive behavioral therapy, solution-focused brief therapy, creative therapies, and motivational interviewing. It is her goal to provide clients with a safe and empathetic environment while assisting them in healing, finding balance, and improving their lives one day at a time.

Kendrick J. Bailey,


Kendrick is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor who earned his Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling locally at Bradley University. He has over 18 years of clinical experience providing care to clients with a wide range of needs. He serves all ages of clients from pre-adolescent to the life experienced senior citizen. His clinical experience includes outpatient settings, substance abuse clinics, emergency and disaster response teams, at risk adolescent group homes, family services agencies, universities, correctional facilities as well as private practice experience. Specialties include depression, anxiety, substance abuse, trauma resolution, job related difficulties, marital and family therapy and other life transitions.


Recognizing all components of ones' life are interrelated, Kendrick utilizes a blend of cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, and client centered therapy while also incorporating a holistic approach of health. His treatment methods promote healing and desired change in a unique, gentle, and respectful manner for clients of diverse backgrounds. Kendrick is a polished clinician who is dedicated to the success of his clients. Kendrick uses a strength-based approach to help individuals and families achieve the goals they have in mind to promote their healing, growth, and success.

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Over 35 years experience

Providing quality mental health care

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Frandy S. Raso,



Frandy is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 20 years of experience in the field of behavioral health. She has a Bachelor of Science degree from Bradley University and a Master's in clinical social work from Washington University. She has experience working in several settings including a child and adolescent inpatient mental health unit, a pain center, the public school system and private practice. She has led parenting classes and group sessions for people struggling with depression. Frandy offers individual and couples counseling, as well as counseling for adults and adolescents ages 14 and older.


Frandy's therapeutic approach combines motivational interviewing, client-centered therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy. Her expertise is working with clients experiencing depression, anxiety, PTSD, adjustment disorder and personality disorders. She has vast experience helping clients who are struggling with stressors such as family, school or work conflicts, chronic pain or illness and relationship issues. Everyone goes through highs and lows in life and Frandy fully understands that sometimes the obstacles we face can cause severe stress, mood changes and even physical problems. Frandy utilizes kindness and compassion doing what she loves which is offering counseling and guidance to her clients.