Marriage & Family Counseling

Marriage, Inc. believes in the benefits of marriage counseling when couples find themselves at a crossroads.  A professional counselor is able to hear both sides and objectively guide the couple towards a preferred outcome.  Below is a list of professional counselors from the Kankakee County area who have agreed to partner with Marriage, Inc. for referrals.  Each counselor has his or her own fee scale, however, in some cases, mentioning Marriage, Inc. may provide the client with a discount.

If finances are an issue, please call the Marriage, Inc. office to request assistance.  Our staff will work with you to ensure you receive the help you need.  815.939.5385 or e-mail

Kankakee Area Counselors



 Laura DeYoung

Responding to life’s many unique situations, stresses and challenges can be difficult, even overwhelming, at times. Through helpful insight and awareness, Laura desires to assist others in gaining a renewed understanding of their current situation and, more importantly, develop strategies to effectively deal with current and future life circumstances. She places a high value on the worth of each individual and brings a    sense of warmth and compassion to each counseling session. Laura is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with over 9 years of experience.

Office Hours: Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays  10am-8pm
Phone:  815-768-6545


 Jon Dodds 

People of all walks of life utilize John for their counseling and coaching needs.  Jon cares deeply toward all people.  His patient, yet honest feedback offers clients ample opportunity to experience personal growth.  In recent years, Jon has added trauma work to his repertoire.  He is a trained and certified EMDR therapist and is highly effective in working with people who have been traumatized. Visit Jon’s Website.


 Dr. Lisa Dyson, LCPC

Dr. Lisa J. Thompson-Dyson has been in Gospel ministry all her life. Now, as an ordained minister, she is blessed to preach the Gospel to congregations across the country. Pastor Lisa is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, and Adjunct Professor in the Masters of Professional Counseling program at Olivet Nazarene University (Bourbonnais, IL). She holds a Masters of Professional Counseling degree (ONU) and a Ph.D. in Organizational Psychology from Capella University. She is also founding director of Recovery House Clinics, Inc a faith-based counseling outreach for persons needing professional counseling services, and Lisa Dyson Counseling, private practice. Phone: (815) 955-1016
 Victoria Malloy, MA, LCPC

As a Licensed Professional Counselor with a Master’s degree in Counseling with a concentration in marriage and family counseling, Victoria provide a comprehensive     counseling service utilizing a variety of counseling paradigms and techniques specifically chosen from your personal needs.  She works with all genders, ages, and ethnicities within an individual, couple, family, and group setting.  Phone: (815) 939-1900


Ben Kunz’s clinical interests include relational problems in marriage and family, parent coaching, assistance with life transitions, low self-esteem, abuse recovery, addiction recovery, mood and anxiety disorders, and integration of faith and psychology. Engaging and compassionate, Dr. Kunz utilizes a holistic, practical and collaborative approach that is strength-based and integrates many theoretical orientations. He challenges and ncourages his patients toward healthy balance in the psychological, physical, social and spiritual realms. * Phone: 815-214-9872 *
michelle klavohn
Michelle Klavohn holds a master’s degree in communication and has more than 20 years of experience in the field of Human Development and 10 years as a communication educator. She works to help families close the gap between the relationships they dream of and those they experience each day. She regularly writes for Marriage, Inc. and Family magazine, and for the website as an expert in family and parenting. She passionately pursues her vision to partner with families who want to thrive. * Phone: 815-592-5223 *
jorge  Jorge Bonilla, LCPC

Jorge Bonilla has learned a few things about marriage during his lifetime. As a marriage coach, his desire is to share what he has learned and bring couples from the brink of divorce to the center of fun.“If a couple is at the lowest point in their marriage, thinking that there is no hope, nothing is going to work, then I’m the one to help them,” Jorge says. As he comes alongside couples who are looking for a better way – and a way to stay together for life – Jorge helps them focus on how to find fun and enjoyment with each other. He teaches them skills for more effective communication and open expression of affection. He gives them biblical principles to deal with strong personalities and self-centeredness.  Using strategies for goal setting, he helps couples get rid of limitations that are interfering with their relationship. He works with them to address the issues of ego, self-respect, forgiveness, empathy, assumptions and more. He equips them with the tool of visioning, encouraging them to see what can and will be different. Phone: 815-351-1476

 Troy Westercamp, M.A.

Troy Westercamp has an M.A. in Mental Health Counseling and an M.A. in Transformational Leadership. Troy has extensive experience counseling in faith-based environments for over twelve years. He is passionate about helping people develop healthy relationships, achieve personal growth and experience emotional wholeness. Troy has extra training and experience in marriage and family counseling, anger management, and young adult counseling.

Phone: (888)545-5707 ext. 27