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Psychiatry and Counseling

SBL Psychiatry and Counseling
Prairie Pavilion 1
1005 Health Center Dr., Suite 102
Mattoon, IL 61938
Fax: 217-258-4053

8 am to 5 pm – Monday through Thursday
8 am to 4 pm – Friday
Evening hours available by appointment only

8 am to 4 pm – Monday through Thursday
8 am to 3 pm – Friday
Evening hours available by appointment only

Ballinger, Lisa.jpgLisa Ballinger, LCPC
Cole, Kendra.jpgKendra Cole, LCSW
Katie Hecksel, MDKatie Hecksel, MD
Lauer, John.jpgJohn Lauer, MD

Annmarie McDonagh, MD

Shields, Penelope.jpgPenelope Shields, APRN
Sledge.Jenny.jpgJennifer Sledge, APRN Tozier.Mike.jpgMike Tozer, LCPC
Wright, Veronica.jpgVeronica Wright, DNP  

Sarah Bush Lincoln Psychiatry and Counseling offers a continuum of behavioral health programs for adults and adolescents. Referrals are accepted from physicians, psychologists, mental health professionals, community agencies, employers, clergy, family or friends, or persons in need may refer themselves. Help is available 24 hours a day.

Counseling Associates offers convenient and confidential outpatient counseling for various issues including anxiety, depression management, chemical dependency, eating disorders and family and marital relationships.

Inpatient Services

The SBL Behavioral Health Services inpatient unit combines a secure and confidential setting with access to a full range of services and comprehensive medical support provided by the Health Center. 

Group, individual and family therapy, as well as 24-hour nursing care are delivered by a multidisciplinary treatment team which consists of recreational therapists, social services and case management personnel, medical/psychiatric nurses and psychiatrists. The team meets daily to discuss and coordinate specific patient needs and progress. Involvement by the patient’s primary care physician and social service agency is encouraged as they play an important role in continued recovery upon discharge. Call (217) 258-2397.

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Area employers can contract for counseling services for their employees and their family members through the Sarah Bush Lincoln Employee Assistance Program. The program provides comprehensive, confidential and professional assistance for problems related to the individual, couple, family or work which could adversely affect the employee, his or her family or job performance. Counselors can provide services at the worksite if requested. The Employee Assistance Program offices are located in SBL Prairie Pavilion 1, Suite 101.

Emergency access is available 24 hours a day by calling 217-258-4040.

Typical problems handled through EAP:

• Family or marital conflict
• Divorce/step family adjustment
• Grief recovery
• Conflict in the workplace
• Alcohol or drug abuse
• Co-dependency issues
• Coping with health problems
• Depression or other emotional illness
• Basic financial management
• Adjusting to change 


Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Styles podcasts feature interviews with our physicians and clinicians in their areas of specialty care. There is a Mental Health section featuring SBL counselor Mike Tozer, LCPC.

Podcasts are a convenient way to get the health information you need from Sarah Bush Lincoln medical and clinical providers who you know and trust. Listen to them while you're on the go, at the gym, or just sitting at home.

Health Styles is a FREE podcast series that covers discussions on a wide range of health topics.

Listen to our podcasts

Monthly EAP flyer topics

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Regional Behavioral Health Network

The Regional Behavioral Health Network is a partnership between Sarah Bush Lincoln, Coles County Mental Health Center and the Human Resources Center of Edgar and Clark Counties.

The Network opens doors to create greater access to mental health services in a three-county area and to simplify the process so those in need state their problem once and get the help they need more quickly.

For more information, contact the Regional Behavioral Health Network at:

750 Broadway Ave. East, Mattoon, IL 61938
217-238-5700 (main office)
217-238-5767 (fax)
1-866-567-2400 (24 Hour Emergency Crisis Line) or visit online at