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Clinical Director

Family Counseling Services (FCS) is a non-profit mental healthcare counseling agency located in Rockford, Illinois providing counseling services to youth, families, adults, and couples in the Winnebago and Boone county region. Since 1877, FCS has been supporting individuals and families … Continue reading

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Art Therapist

Date Prepared: May 3, 2022 Position Title: Art Therapist Reports To: Executive Director Broad Scope and Purpose for the Position: We are looking to employ a compassionate and experienced art therapist to utilize art and psychotherapeutic techniques to help clients … Continue reading

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FCS Announces the Passing of Cathy Riplinger

We are saddened to share the news that Cathy Riplinger, one of our therapists, passed away on February 24. Cathy was a compassionate and skilled social worker and a wonderful woman who touched the lives of many. She was an … Continue reading

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FCS looking to hire a new Therapist

Date Prepared:  May 31, 2022 Position Title:  Therapist (See requirements section for levels) Reports To:  Executive Director Broad Scope and Purpose for the Positions:  This master’s level clinical therapist position works directly with clients utilizing clinical theory and skills to … Continue reading

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Brunch on the Dock 2021 a great success

We would like to thank everyone who supported the fifth annual “Brunch on the Dock” fundraiser presented by Co-Lin Metals Fabricating on August 1, 2021, to benefit Family Counseling Services.  Thanks to all who came out to Prairie Street Brewhouse, … Continue reading

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FCS Announces New Executive Director

March 15, 2021 – Family Counseling Services, a nonprofit mental health resource and counseling center serving the Northern Illinois area since 1877, has announced the selection of Lynn Momberger, as its new executive director. “We are very pleased to announce … Continue reading

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FCS Announces the Passing of Dr. Paula MacKenzie

It is with a heavy heart that we must announce the passing of FCS Therapist, Dr Paula MacKenzie on September 30th. For those who had the privilege to work with Paula, you quickly learned that she always led with her … Continue reading

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Drugs – How do They Affect Your Mental Health?

In an article recently provided by Kari Humphrey, interesting research has been studied on the correlation between drug addiction and a person’s mental health. In an excerpt from the article describing what it entails: Mental health and substance abuse often … Continue reading

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Grant will provide 300 hours of service

Family Counseling Services of Northern Illinois is proud to announce that it has received a $15,000 grant for Counseling Changes Lives – Everyone Should Have Access. The grant was awarded by the Dr. Louis and Violet Rubin Fund of the … Continue reading

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What’s the Difference?

At Family Counseling Services of Northern Illinois, our clinical staff is composed of master’s degreed therapists who have degrees in social work, counseling or marriage & family therapy. Restrictions imposed by licensing laws require one to have a certain education … Continue reading

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