Advantage Counseling
132 S. Water, Suite 630 Decatur, IL 62523
Linda Stennett-Brewer, CEAP, LCPC, DOT-Qualified Substance Abuse Professional

Monica Shaw, LPC

Paige Lees, LCPC

Molly, Office Manager


Welcome to the Advantage Counseling website, whether you're visiting out of curiosity or because you're thinking about seeking help.  There are many wonderful counselors in the area, and this website is meant to serve as a "virtual" interview and tour, so that you can better determine if our services are right for you.

The practice is named Advantage Counseling because we want it to be advantageous to clients:  the location, the privacy,  confidentiality, the hours of service, and the possibility of home visits to medically disadvantaged females in Decatur. 

In our office, you will not have to sit in a waiting room full of people or stand in line to reschedule.  The case opening paperwork is available on this website so you can print and complete it, and bring it with you to the first appointment.  

We are located at 132 S. Water, 6th floor, Suite 630.  This is the Millikin Court Building, which is 1/2 block north of the Macon Co. Court House.  You may recall that it previously housed Millikin & Magna Banks on the ground level.  It now houses Romano Company, the Decatur Chamber of Commerce, and First Mid-Illinois Bank & Trust. There is handicapped parking in the back.  There is free  diagonal parking for Millikin Building clients behind the Millikin Court Building on State Street, which is a one-way street running north, from Wood St. to E. Main St.  There is also free diagonal parking on S. Water St. in front of the building (2 hr. limit).  Entrance from the back runs along an iron-railed courtyard which separates Millikin Court from the Orlando Apartments.   Take a right when you enter, follow the hallway through the double doors, through which you'll find the elevator lobby with two elevators.  Go to 6th floor, take a right when you get off the elevator and go through the double doors.  We are immediatley on the left, across from the Ladies Restroom.

Navigate your way through our website to learn more about our services and facilities.

We live in very difficult times of economic crisis, with more job losses being announced each day, ongoing sacrifices by our military and their families, and people seeing their retirements dwindle.  It is a time of stress, anxiety, change, and often losses, all of which affect personal well-being, and can strain relationships and family lives.  It is a more dangerous world than it was even 20 years ago.
Our children are greatly affected by news of terrorist threats, school shootings,  bullying at school, not to mention the traumatic effects of parents' divorcing.  We are here to offer professional and confidential assistance to you and your family. 

If you decide that our Practice is right for you, please call Molly, our Office Manager, between 9:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Wednesday at 217-330-6963, to schedule an appointment.  The office is also open by appointment on Thursdays and Fridays.  If you call on these days, please leave messages for Molly, Linda, Melanie, Monica or Paige.   Messages to Molly will be returned on Mondays.  Messages for counselors will be returned between sessions or as soon as possible.

Many thanks to Romano Company for visualizing and building our space to meet our needs.