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About ConnectEdPAIRS

ConnectEdPAIRS offers counseling by independent practitioners in three locations. Please read below to find your preferred service, counselor, and location.

 Stephani Cave, MA, LCPC

501 S. 4th Street, Springfield, IL  62701      (Mondays 9:00 - 5:00, Tuesdays 9:00 -5:00, Wednesdays 9:00 - 5:00)


201 E. Morgan Street, Jacksonville, IL  62650         (Thursdays 9:00 - 5:00)


 Phone: (217) 972-4851
 Fax: (217) 717-2000 

Email: [email protected]


Donna Givens, RN, MA, LCPC
Donna Givens is an independent practitioner. She is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor who has worked in the mental health field for over 35 years. She started as a Registered Nurse on an inpatient psychiatric unit and did that for almost fifteen years. She worked in the substance abuse field for five years. She also worked in community mental health for close to fifteen years. She was a group facilitator in a partial hospitalization program as well.

Donna works with children, adolescents, and adults. She works with individuals, couples, families, and groups. Her specialties are behavior problems, mood disorders, grief, and changing behaviors. Donna also provides non-DUI-related substance abuse counseling.

Donna is accepting new clients at both the Springfield and Jacksonville locations. She accepts BCBS PPO and Cigna insurance, and self-pay clients.

Donna's hours in Springfield are Thursday from 2:30 pm to 8:00 pm and Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Other appointments can be arranged if needed. She currently works in Jacksonville on a flexible schedule Monday-Wednesday and is now seeing clients in her new Beardstown satellite office, also on a flexible schedule.



 ConnectEdPAIRS History

October 1, 2014 
Independent practitioner Stephani Cave, LCPC took over leadership of ConnectEdPAIRS and continues to offer ConnectEdPAIRS services in the Springfield and Jacksonville locations. The monthly e-newsletter continues, as well as the ConnectEdPAIRS website, ConnectEdPAIRS facebook page,  and opportunities for Date Nights, couples workshops, classes, and retreats. In addition to serving couples, we have expanded our emphasis to include individuals as well.  

Matt and Marilyn Stevens retired on October 1, 2014 and closed the Decatur office. Click here for an overview of their
fifteen years serving couples in Illinois and their plans for the future.


Springfield and Jacksonville

Stephani Cave, LCPC
Independent Practitioner

Stephani Cave is an independent practitioner. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Valdosta State University and a Master of Arts degree in Human Development Counseling from University of Illinois at Springfield. She is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Illinois and a National Certified Counselor.

Stephani Cave holds professional memberships in RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association, American Society for Reproductive Medicine Mental Health Professional Group (past Connections Committee Chair), American Counseling Association, Illinois Counseling Association, Illinois Mental Health Counselors Association  and Illinois Association for Couples and Family Counseling (Treasurer) divisions.

Stephani Cave has a private practice with offices in Springfield, IL and Jacksonville, IL where she provides counseling for individuals  and couples on a variety of mental health issues. She is a Certified Facilitator, as well as a Seminar Director, for PREPARE-ENRICH, an online inventory for couples. Stephani Cave has facilitated Couples Classes for the group format of PREPARE-ENRICH. She has clinical experience in treating issues of reproduction and infertility, relationships, depression, anxiety, self-esteem, grief and loss, ambiguous loss, marriage and family, stress management, relaxation, decision making, and assertiveness. Stephani Cave also utilizes biofeedback training in her practice.




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