About ConnectEdPAIRS

ConnectEdPAIRS offers counseling by an independent practitioner. Please read below to find your preferred service.

Stephani Cave, MA, LCPC

501 S. 4 th Street, Springfield, IL 62701 (Mondays and Thursdays 9:00 - 5:00 via telehealth, Tuesdays and Wednesdays 9:00 -5:00 in-person.

Phone: (217) 972-4851

Fax: (217) 717-2000

Email: [email protected]

ConnectEdPAIRS History

October 1, 2014
Independent practitioner Stephani Cave, LCPC took over leadership of ConnectEdPAIRS and continues to offer ConnectEdPAIRS services in the Springfield area. Telehealth services were added as a service option in 2020. ConnectEdPAIRS Facebook page offeres daily weekday posts.  In addition to serving couples, Stephani expanded the 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.


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 (Past Treasurer) divisions.

Stephani Cave has a private practice located in Springfield, 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. Stephani is trained on Level Two of Gottman Method Couples Therapy. Stephani is currently in advanced training on the Developmental Model of Couples Therapy. 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.