Mental Health Services

Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services

The mental health and wellness of our community is just as important to us as physical health and wellness. At St. Margaret’s, we strive to help people to live their healthiest life. That sometimes means helping people to heal and restore their hearts and minds – not just their body. To help meet these needs in our community, St. Margaret’s Center for Family Health & St. Margaret’s Center for Holistic Health & Wellness in Princeton have a dedicated team of providers who offer mental health and substance abuse services and treatment. 

Our team of providers includes a physician board certified in psychiatry and family medicine, two certified mental health nurse practitioners and additional clinicians, including licensed clinical social workers, licensed clinical professional counselors and behavioral health care coordinators. While our primary locations for mental health and substance abuse services are in Princeton, some of our clinicians will be embedded in our larger primary care clinics. Having clinicians in more locations will not only enhance timely access to services, but it should also improves mental health services and assists physicians in attending to the patient population in our core service areas of LaSalle, Bureau, Putnam and Marshall Counties in North Central Illinois.

In order to provide convenient access to our mental health professionals and services, we have several Center for Holistic Health & Wellness satellite locations throughout the communities we serve as well, including LaSalle, Peru and Spring Valley. 

In Partnership with Arukah Institute of Healing

Arukah, which is also located in Princeton, has partnered with St. Margaret’s to provide high-quality, community-based care and to help break down the barriers people often encounter when they try to seek help. In addition to counseling, Arukah brings a strong wellness component through complementary therapies and other approaches, which are daily activities that all people can do to stay well. Arukah Institute of Healing will be relocating to the same location as St. Margaret’s Center for Holistic Health & Wellness once renovation is completed.

"We can't control everything around us, but we do have some control over how we spend our time and energy. It is crucial, however, to reach out to your healthcare provider if there are mental or physical health issues that need to be addressed."

Together, our team at Center for Family Health, Center for Holistic Health & Wellness and Arukah Institute of Healing are equipped to provide a full array of mental health and substance abuse services:

  • Counseling

  • Psychiatry

  • Primary Care

  • Crisis Therapy

  • Group/Family Therapy

  • Alternative Therapies (including yoga, meditation & breath work) 

  • and More

Providing quality, compassionate care and treatment for conditions such as:

  • Depressive Disorders

  • Anxiety Disorders

  • Bipolar Disorder

  • Alcohol/Substance Abuse Disorders

  • Forms of Psychosis (Including Schizophrenia)

  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

  • Forms of Neurocognitive Disorders

  • Care of Pregnant, Breastfeeding and Postpartum Women Struggling with Mental Health Conditions

  • And More.

To deliver a fast response in a crisis, Center for Holistic Health & Wellness will also provide on-demand mobile services 24/7 to help individuals in mental health or substance abuse crisis in their homes, schools, places of work or other public spaces.

St. Margaret’s Center for Holistic Health & Wellness will also provide peer support services by partnering with Perfectly Flawed Foundation, Freedom House, Tri-County Opportunities Council and other community partners.

  • Increase or decrease in your energy and activity levels.
  • Having trouble sleeping or relaxing.
  • Inability to feel pleasure or have fun.
  • Increased irritability with outbursts of anger.
  • Feeling overwhelmed by sadness.
  • Having trouble thinking clearly and concentrating.

Mental health conditions and disorders are becoming more prevalent every day. You are not alone. Contact us to schedule an appointment today. 


SOURCES: Mayo Clinic, CDC, SAMHSA, APA, Catholic Healthcare Association.

Center for Family Health

1916 North Main Street
Princeton, IL 61356
Phone: (815) 223-4400

In Partnership with:

Center for Hollistic Health & Wellness (Main Location)

1916 North Main Street
Princeton, IL 61356
Phone: (815) 872-2943

In order to provide convenient access to our mental health professionals and services, we have several Center for Holistic Health & Wellness satellite locations throughout the community, as well:

LaSalle Satellite Location:

2970 Chartres Street
LaSalle, IL 61301
Phone: (Coming Soon)

Peru Satellite Location:

925 West Street, Building B
Peru, IL 61354
Phone: (815) 780-3696

Spring Valley Satellite Location:

415 East Second Street
Spring Valley, IL 61362
Phone: (815) 663-2189
If you or someone you know is having thoughts of suicide or experiencing a mental health or substance use crisis:

Call 988, the Suicide & Crisis Lifeline offering 24/7, free and confidential support.

Our Team

Photo of Ginger Brainard

Ginger Brainard

PhD Pediatric Psychology
Location St. Margaret’s Hygienic Institute 2970 Chartres St. LaSalle Illinois 61301
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Jamie Brewer

PMHNP-BC Mental Health
Location Center for Family Health 1916 North Main Street Princeton Illinois 61356
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Jennie Espinoza

MS, Behavioral Counselor
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Breann Gray

LCPC Professional Counselor
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Kellie Kozlowski

FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC Mental Health
Location Midtown Health Center 1650 Midtown Road Peru Illinois 61354
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Kristina Menzel

LCPC Clinical Counselor
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Benjamin Shepherd

MD Family Medicine and Psychiatry
Location 1916 North Main Street Princeton IL 61356

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SMH Peru And Spring Valley Will Be Closing All Current Operations As Of Friday, June 16, 2023 At 11:59 P.M.

This includes the Hospital, Clinics and other facilities at both locations.

All portals will be inaccessible after this time.

Patients needing emergency care should call 911.

To obtain a copy of your Medical Records please visit our Medical Records Request webpage and download and submit a request in writing.

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