Finding Solutions for Individuals, Couples, Marriages, & Families in Central Illinois

At Summit Family Therapy, LLC, we provide counseling services for children, individuals, couples, marriages, and families in Peoria, Illinois.  Our married co-founders, Drs. Ryan Stivers and Courtney Stivers, PhD, LMFT, have created a team with the experience and expertise to help you achieve your goals.

Counseling is typically brief, solution-oriented, goal specific, and designed with the "end in mind." Sessions are confidential and tailored to your unique needs.

Our staff specialties include:

  • Adolescents & Young Adults

  • Counselors, Clergy, Ministers & High Stress Helping Professionals

  • Couples & Marriage Counseling

  • EMDR - Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing

  • Faith-Based

  • Play Therapy

  • Sexual Addiction

  • Substance/Alcohol Abuse

  • Trauma, Abuse, & PTSD

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Our Services

Couples THERAPY & Marriage counseling

We do provide services to couples as our name suggests.  Couples considering marriage are welcome to weigh the pros and cons of taking their relationship to the next level.  Read more...


We broaden the traditional emphasis on the one person to include the nature and role of individuals in primary relationship networks.  This is often marriage and family relationships.  Read more...

Children's Counseling

Successful counseling with children must consider both family dynamics and any potential developmental issues.  What might look like “bad behavior” may be the only way a child knows how to communicate his or her needs.  Read more...


We treat individuals with presenting problems like depression, anxiety, addiction, etc.  What makes us unique is that we address problems in the context of your relationships. Read more...

Sex & Love Addiction

Coming to realize you may have an addiction can be overwhelming.  You want to figure out what to do, but it can be very scary taking those first steps towards recovery.  You need to talk to someone about your problem, but you are not sure where to turn.  Read more...

Assessments & Reports

We may use formal assessments as part of your treatment and goal setting process.  We only use assessments which are appropriately designed, normed, tested for validity, and are widely considered to be dependable tools by other clinicians.  Read more...

That which is created in a relationship can be fixed in a relationship.
— Murray Bowen