We’re pleased to introduce you to the Family Service therapists who collectively offer a wide range of professional experience. Each therapist has provided her personal approach to therapy as well as her educational and professional experience.

Debra Tullis,  BCD, LCSW

Treating you with respect and caring is vital. I take an interactive approach in helping you address your challenges and I will listen deeply and encourage you. I believe that effective therapy and coaching needs to consider the whole person and life in context.

You function at your best when every area is maximized. If you are considering some important changes in your life, I would love to hear from you!

How I can help

For the last 28 years, I worked with children and families. Working for 22 of those years in the child welfare field gave me an expertise in working with survivors of childhood trauma. As a therapist who specializes in working with survivors of childhood abuse and neglect I will provide a safe and accepting place for you during the session.

Professional Experience

• Human Development
• Health and Wellness Issues
• Stress and Life Issues
• Childhood Abuse and Neglect


• BSW – University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
• MSW – University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign


• Board Certified Diplomate in Clinical Social Work–American Board of Examiners in Clinical Social Work
• Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Professional Organizations/Affiliations

• International Coach Federation
• International Academy of Coaches

You may contact me at Family Service, (217) 352-0099 or by e-mail at


Kathy Hui, LCSW

I believe the most important aspect in being successful in therapy is the client-therapist relationship.  As your guide through the therapeutic process, I can offer a safe, supportive and compassionate environment to help you meet life’s challenges.  As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I have had an array of experiences working in crisis intervention, juvenile delinquency, treatment foster care, inpatient behavioral health, and outpatient counseling.

 How Can I Help

 My main approach uses cognitive-behavioral techniques to help identify problems in thinking and behavior patterns that affect your moods.  Using your strengths and a solution-focused base, treatment is tailored to your individual needs and goals.  As therapy progresses, you will learn mindfulness tools to assist you in improved problem solving, communication, stress reduction, and overall emotional wellness.  My hope is for you to build insight and confidence to overcome emotional obstacles and live a happier and healthier life.

 Professional Experience 
      • Children, Adolescents, and Families
      • Childhood Abuse and Neglect
      • Depression and Anxiety
      • Anger Management
      • Relationship Issues
      • Parenting
      • Bereavement Issues


      • BS – University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
      • MSW – Washington University 


      • Licensed Clinical Social Worker

You may contact me at Family Service at 217-352-0099 or by email at