Therapists

Jeff Miller, LCPC
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
Co-owner of Glen Manor Counseling


I graduated from Taylor University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Systems Analysis and continued my education with a Masters Degree in Human Development Counseling from Bradley University.
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I have over twenty-five years experience in counseling adolescents, individuals, and families. I began my career as a counselor in the inpatient mental health unit at Methodist Medical Center and worked in this capacity for six years, until transitioning to Associates in Psychiatry specializing in outpatient mental health. In 2003, I opened Glen Manor Counseling with Julie Ray. I have extensive experience with corporate employee assistance programs and enjoy helping companies work together as a team. I am an accomplished speaker on a wide variety of mental health and training topics.

As an elder at Northwoods Community Church, I am involved in spiritual leadership and facilitating church decisions. Interestingly, I am also a farmer who operates the family farm, which includes the corn, soy bean, and cattle business. I have been married for over twenty years and have three children. I enjoy spending time with my family and doing outdoor activities.

I specialize in serving clients with:
  • Depression
  • Anxiety – Mood Disorders
  • Trauma and Abuse
  • Grief and Loss
  • Relationship Difficulties
  • Marital Conflict
  • Family issues
  • Stress Management
  • Self-Esteem
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Darin Hoffmire, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Independent Contractor


I earned my Bachelor and Master Degrees from the University of Illinois. I began my career as a residential clinician at the Children’s Home Association of Illinois and worked in this capacity for several years before becoming the director of residential services.
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I went into private practice in 2004 when I joined Glen Manor Counseling.

I work with clients (children, adolescents and adults) from a strength-based approach, in order to assist them in learning to reduce stress, resolve conflicts, improve relationships and increase healthy coping skills. In addition to providing counseling for individuals and families, I am also an experienced marriage counselor.

My wife and I have been married for 20-plus years and are in the midst of raising our three children. I enjoy spending time in the outdoors with my family, keeping up with the activities of our children and being involved in my church. Additionally, I enjoy helping to care for the several animals that inhabit our small farm.

One of the reasons I chose counseling as a career was my genuine love of people, as well as the great satisfaction I feel from walking with them through some of life's difficulties.

My areas of experience include but are not limited to:
  • Stress management
  • Family conflict
  • Grief and loss
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Marital conflict
  • ADD / ADHD
  • Divorce
  • Anger management
  • Parenting skills
  • Self-esteem
Clients express appreciation for my “warm and friendly personality" as well as my efforts to make them feel valued throughout the counseling process.

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Rebekah Eckhardt, LCPC
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
Independent Contractor


I obtained my Bachelors of Science in Pre-Art Therapy at Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion, IN. I later pursued my Masters in Counseling & Counselor Education at Indiana University in Bloomington, IN.
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I interned at Butler University's Counseling and Consultation Services office in Indianapolis, IN where I enjoyed working with young adult college students. I then gained post-degree experience as a Home-based Therapist in the Child Specialty Department of Centerstone of Indiana. In this position, I worked with adults, children, adolescents, and families displaying a variety of concerns such as mood disorders, behavioral issues, parental concerns, substance abuse, PTSD, suicidality and self-harm. I also led treatment teams providing intensive services for many of these clients. I later worked in a Youth Shelter where I provided interventions for homeless youth, family conflict, and probation cases.

Previously having practiced in Indiana, it's been an adventure for my family to have relocated to Peoria back in 2016. Though an Ohio native myself, my husband grew up in Peoria and together we have a heart for this city. We are approaching 10 years of marriage, and we have two small children that keep our lives FULL and FUN. I enjoy coming alongside my husband, a local pastor, in connecting with our church community. I like being outdoors, running, painting, and discovering a new restaurant. I love reading, laughter, and a strong cup of coffee.

I went into this field because I greatly value emotional and mental health. I also believe we need connection; we weren't meant to go through life's hurts and challenges alone. Oftentimes we get this connection through friends and family, but sometimes, some seasons, we need a little more than that. Sometimes it feels as though we are stuck in the spot we are in without hope of things changing. I understand that it's difficult to take that step towards counseling. My heart is to create a space to feel heard, understood, and to gain hope as we walk through those stuck points together.

I work with youth age 6-18 and adults who may be struggling in the following areas: 
  • Depression, including Post-Partum Depression
  • Anxiety-Mood Disorder
  • Stress management
  • Family conflict
  • Parenting skills
  • Coping skills
  • Trauma Focused CBT, for youth & adults
  • Marital conflict
  • Grief and Loss
  • Adjustment disorders
  • Body Image/Eating Disorder
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Julie Ray, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Co-Owner of Glen Manor Counseling


I began my psychiatric social work career in 1991. I joined a private practice in 1999 and opened Glen Manor Counseling with Jeff Miller in 2003.
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I graduated with honors in 1991 with a Masters Degree in Social Work from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. I started my career at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center as the psychiatric social worker on the mental health unit. I spent three years in that role providing individual, group, and family counseling. In 1994 I developed the Partial Hospitalization Program at OSF and coordinated a multi-disciplinary team in providing individual and group therapy to adults experiencing mood anxiety, personality and substance abuse disorders.

I joined Associates in Psychiatry at Methodist Medical Center in 1999 in order to broaden my practice to include adolescents and their families in addition to adults. In 2003 Jeff and I decided to open our own practice and Glen Manor Counseling was born. We will be celebrating 15 years this September and feel very blessed to have established a safe haven for children, adolescents and adults to receive compassion and excellent clinical care. We are proud to be partnered with independent contractors who are wonderful clinicians and kind people.

My husband and I are both from large families and are in a season of life where we are now enjoying adult children and our grandson! I have been active in various ministries in my church and currently volunteer with Special Olympics, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Loaves and Fish, and coach a summer youth soccer team. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, volunteering, gardening, travel, playing the piano and I never met a book I didn’t like.

I work with adolescents 13 and older and adults who are experiencing difficulties with:
  • Depression
  • Anxiety – Panic Disorder
  • Eating Disorders
  • Self-Injury
  • Trauma and Abuse
  • Grief and Loss
  • Parent – Child conflict
  • Relationship Difficulties
  • Marital Conflict
  • Stress Management
  • Self-Esteem
My goal is to help clients identify their concerns and develop coping skills in order to resolve conflicts and issues.

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Curt Meiss, LCPC
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
Independent Contractor


I began professional counseling in 2008 and started at Glen Manor in September of 2012. I graduated summa cum laude from Illinois State University with a bachelor's degree in Math Education in 1989. I then spent over 17 years working in the Systems Department at State Farm Insurance.
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At State Farm Insurance in Bloomington, Illinois, I did application programming and design, led project teams, served as a project manager, and coordinated the training of application programmers and designers. In 2003 I started pursuing my passion for helping people by starting coursework on my Master's Degree in Counseling at Lincoln Christian Seminary in Lincoln, Illinois while continuing my job at State Farm. In 2008 I graduated with honors from Lincoln with my Master's Degree in Counseling after doing my counseling internship at the Antioch Group in Peoria. I received over 2,000 hours of counseling experience at ACCFS under the supervision of a clinical psychologist who specializes in the treatment of OCD and Anxiety disorders. I have created and presented men’s seminars and marriage seminars. I'm a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors.

My wife and I have been married over 20 years and have four children. We are also licensed foster care workers with the state of Illinois and enjoy fostering. I have been active in music and teaching ministries in our church. In my free time I enjoy music, playing guitar, playing and watching sports (especially baseball, basketball, and tennis), and spending time with my family and friends. I also love riding my 2003 Honda Helix 250 motor bike.

I serve children, adults, married and engaged couples, families, and also provide team-building activities for business settings. 
  • Individual, Marital, Pre-marital, and Family Counseling
  • Depression including Bipolar Depression
  • Anxiety including OCD, Panic Attacks, and Stress Management
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Adjustment Disorders
  • Recovering from Trauma including abuse
  • Identity and Self-Worth Issues and Concerns
  • Communication and Conflict Management skills
  • EMDR therapy
  • Boundary issues and concerns
  • Assertiveness training
  • Phone and video-conference sessions are available where appropriate
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