Therapists

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

Education

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

Licensure

• 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 dtullis@familyservcc.org


Amy Huang  MSW, LSW

Life is unpredictable, often we find ourselves in situations that are emotionally, mentally, and physically overwhelming. Taking the step to come to counseling is a courageous one, it shows strength, and is a proactive step towards positive change in one’s life. Through counseling the client is offered a safe environment to discuss life stressors.

My primary goals during therapy are to help individuals and families to cultivate healthy relationships, develop effective communication skills and establish an overall sense of well-being. To achieve these goals I focus on each individual’s strengths as a platform for making positive changes.

How I can help

I spent two years as an advocate in a youth intervention program, where I worked extensively with adolescents and their families. The goal of the program was to unify families by equipping them with skills to problem solve effectively and employ healthy communication patterns. I went on to work at a residential treatment center, which consisted of adolescents with maladaptive behaviors. I continue to gain knowledge about diverse situations each day in my work at Family Service.

Professional Experience

• Behavior Modification
• Crisis Intervention
• Children and Adolescents of Abuse/Neglect
• Cognitive Behavioral Intervention
• Adolescents with Behavior/Defiance Issues
• Family Based Intervention

Education 
• BSW–llinois State University
• MSW–University of Illinois

Licensure

• Licensed Social Worker

You may contact me at Family Service, (217) 352-0099 or by e-mail at ahuang@familyservicecc.org


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

Education

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

Licensure

      • Licensed Clinical Social Worker

You may contact me at Family Service at 217-352-0099 or by email at khui@familyservicecc.org