“Please keep Mended Hearts in mind, we are a locally ran, non-profit, Therapeutic Riding and Counseling Center who has been helping families, adults, and children for over 15 years! We rely on donations to help our families in need and to support our therapy animals!”
B.S.N., R.N, M.A., NCC, LCPC, Level 1 EFT Therapist, PATH Int. Member
Julie has earned certifications and completed training in many areas such as:
- * Addictive Disorders
- * Addiction Issues
- * ADHD/ADD
- * Anger Management
- * Autism/Related Disorders
- * Bipolar Disorder
- * Body Image/Self-Esteem Issues
- * Bullying/School Related Problems
- * Child/Adolescent Mental Health (broad spectrum of disorders)
- * CPR/First Aide
- *Critical Incident
- * Depression/Anxiety Management
- * Developmental Disorders/Disabilities
- * Divorce Issues
- * Eating Disorders
- * Equine (horse) Facilitated Mental Health Therapies
- * Family Counseling
- * Gender Identity Issues
- * Individual Counseling
- * Mood Regulation
- * Marriage Counseling
- * Personality Disorders
- * PTSD
- * Relationship Issues (family/couples)
- * Sand Tray/Play Therapies
- * Sexual Issues
- * Sexual Trauma Issues
- * Spirituality based counseling upon request
- * Suicide Prevention
- * Team building for Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
- * Violence/Abuse Issues
During his doctoral training in clinical psychology, Dr. Baker specialized in the treatment of medical and health-related issues. He was a research assistant at: Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago, The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, and Northwestern University Medical School Department of Psychiatry. Following completion of his doctoral coursework, he completed his Doctoral training at the University of Chicago Medical Center’s Department of Psychiatry. Dr. Baker is a Member of the American Psychological Association and a member of the divisions of: Clinical Psychology, Health Psychology, and Psychotherapy. He has given presentations at conferences including: The American Psychological Association, the Society of Behavior Medicine, and the Association for the Advancement of Behavior Therapy.
Please contact 309-383-4323 or 309-688-HRSE for Dr. Baker’s availability.
Areas of Experience:
Adjustment Issues with Children and Teens
Bradley University 2010
Bachelor of Science
Illinois State University 2008
Selected Activities and Continuing Education:
May 12 & May 19, 2018
Self-Compassion Tools for Teens: Overcoming Shame and the “Inner Critic”
March 23, 2018
The Ethical Treatment of Eating Disorders
June 9, 2017
Facilitated a bimonthly “Mind and Body Wellness Group” at Knox College
Spring 2016-Summer 2017
Addressing Modern Sexual Issues in Therapy: Effective Clinical Strategies for an Evolving World
November 18, 2016
Created and presented “Staying Out of the Swamp: A Metaphor Technique for Group Therapy” workshop for the annual ANAD Wellness, Not Weight Conference
September 25, 2015
Completed Illinois Clinical Supervision Training Requirements through IMHCA
Counseling For Couples: Understanding and Improving Love Relationships
August 29, 2013
Over 75 Quick, On-The-Spot Techniques for Children with Emotional and Behavior Problems
April, 2, 2012
Frank received his Master’s of Divinity in 1994 and served 12 years as a pastor. He has 7 years of experience as a foster care supervisor, with an additional 10 years of experience assisting clients to locate and engage in services. Frank was certified in 2017 in the Mandt System for de-escalation techniques.
Areas of Experience:
- Conflict Resolution
- Stress Management
- Communication Skills
B.S. M.A. NCC MAC
Carla Guiher is a retired Counselor and college professor who has had a love of animals since childhood. She was the President of Counseling Clinic, INC in Overland Park, KS as well as an Adjunct Professor at Johnson County Community College, Overland Park, KS. After retiring she retuned to central Illinios to be closer to family. Carla has three Golden Retrievers, all of whom participate with WOOFS Thearpy Dogs. She will be combing her many years of experience in tghe counseling field along with her love of animals working as a volunteer therapist at Mended Hearts.
Carla earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Recreation and Park Administration from the University of Illinois. After raising a familoy she graduated from Bradley University with a Master of Arts degree in Human Development Counseling. Focusing her research on Infertility Issues. While in Kansas, Couseling Clinic focused primarily on Substance Abuse and Domestic Violence. After completing Mediation Training for Child Custody in Divorce and Visitation she incorporated Child Custody Evaluations into the program, as well as marriage/divorce counseling. At Johnson County Comunity College she taught Psychology, as well as Substance Abuse and Domestic Violence for the Department of Criminal Justice.
Carla has earned Certifications as both a National Certified Counselor, and Masters Addication Counselor. Her practice will focus on Adults. Areas of concentration include personal growth, career counseling, marriage and divorce, substance abuse, and domestic violence. Carla’s approach to thearpy is holistic; combinging mind, body, and spirituality to creat a safe positive enviorment for healing. She will facilitate this by incorporating cats, dogs, and horses into sessions with clients. Her dogs will be available for in office sessions if requested.
MACM, ThM, CAMS1, CAMT
Bob has a diverse, well-rounded professional background.
An ordained minister since 1983, he has worked as a Certified Pastoral Counselor with families in Central Illinois from various social and cultural backgrounds.
After completing his BA in Small Groups from Lincoln Christian College, Bob worked as a residential and crisis counselor in Peoria.
Since completing his MA in Counseling from Lincoln Christian Seminary, Bob has provided services to area families as a Mental Health Therapist. Bob also holds a MA in Theology from Life Christian University and is currently finishing his dissertation for a Doctorate in Ministry, also from Life Christian University.
As a Vietnam Veteran, Bob has worked with fellow veterans dealing with issues associated with PTSD.
Bob specializes in family therapy, grief and loss counseling, chronic mental illness, and he and his wife, who is a RN and holds her MA in Theology, do joint premarital and marriage counseling.
Bob will be offering several groups meeting a variety of mental health needs. In-home Therapy is also available for those that do not have the ability to travel.
Bob is credentialed as a Certified Anger Management Trainer as well as a Certified Anger Management Specialist.
Bob also provides Pre-marital Counseling as required through the Woodford County Courts.
Bob’s fees are based on a sliding scale determined by income.
Bob is a life-long resident of the Washington area and has been married to his wife, Debbie, for 40 years. They have 3 grown children and 10 grandchildren.
Bob’s favorite past-times are studying and teaching God’s Word, being with his family, riding his Harley, and watching the Washington Panthers- especially football and basketball!
Kevin- Ranch Manager/Volunteer
Sami- Lead Stable Handler
Jasmin Young- Office Manager
Our Board of Directors
Julie Sellner R.N., M.A. Executive Director (left)
Sue Barth R.N., M.S.N. Director (right)
Sally Perry Director (not pictured)
Clifton Perry Director (not pictured)