About Alternatives ---
Alternatives Counseling has served individuals and
families in the metro-east area since 1991 and has offices
in both Madison and St. Clair counties. Our skilled
professional staff know
every person we see has value
and strengths
, no matter what personal challenge they
are facing. It is our mission to assist each person in
bringing about the positive change they seek. We are
dedicated to improving lives, one person or family at a
time. Our professionals utilize their education, specialized
training and experience to make a difference for you.

Our professional staff offer
day, evening, and weekend
, available by appointment. Our business office is
open Monday through Thursday 9 to 4 and Friday 9 to 1.
"Here's a picture of the
kids -- those smiles
mean the world!  
Thank you so much
for all you did for our

-"D.G.", former client
Alternatives Counseling, INC.
Contact us:
telephone ~ 618-288-8085
e-mail ~ office@achelps.org
Our Professional Staff:
Donya Adkerson, MA, LCPC, LSOE. LSOTP

Patti Bortko, MA, LCPC
George Ferguson, MSW, QMHP

Nicole Grimm, MA, LCPC
Kathi Smith, MA, QMHP
Pam Smith, MA, LCPC
Margi Wagner-Farley,

Office Manager:
Marcy Ansley
So what's with the butterfly logo, anyway?

That's our symbol of the positive change
process, which is what Alternatives
Counseling is all about.

Choices.  Changes.  Growth.