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Patricia M. Brown, M.A., LCPC

Pat joins the staff of Decatur Psychological Associates with a BA in Psychology from the University of Illinois at Springfield and a Master of Arts in Clinical Counseling from Illinois State University. Pat has been a licensed Clinical Professional Counselor since 2003. Pat is certified in Critical Incident Stress Debriefings. Pat specializes in short term, solution focused counseling for: grief and loss issues, occupational, vocational questions, stress management and recovery, gay and lesbian issues, cultural identity issues, adults as care-givers to aging parents.

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Pam Burkhart, LCSW, CADC, CTS

Pam comes to Decatur Psychological after a 20 + year career in the public non-profit arena. Pam is a lifetime resident of Decatur, earning her Bachelor in Arts degree in Human Services from Millikin University in 1999 and her Masters in Social Work from Illinois State University in 2009. She has presented workshops throughout the state to many sectors on the effects of violence on children and families, Crisis Intervention and Response, Community Response to Violence, parenting and many others. She has extensive training in trauma, domestic violence, anger management in children and adults, substance abuse and family issues and spent the last 12 years of her career focused on children, violence and trauma. Pam is certified in play therapy, substance abuse, trauma, and trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) therapy.

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Timothy H. Moore, MA, LCPC

Tim received his Master of Arts in Counseling from Lincoln Christian Seminary in 2007 after retiring from 33 years in teaching for Central A & M School District to pursue a second career in counseling. He received a Masters in Education from the University of Illinois and a Bachelors in Education from Eastern Illinois University.

        Tim discovered his interest in counseling through many years of working with students, particularly teenagers, and families and as a church leader and educator. Call Tim for help with adolescent/family and marital issues, sexual addiction/pornography, Asperger's, PTSD, grief, obsessive-compulsive, anxiety or depression. Tim has been trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing). This therapy has been successful in treating trauma and anxiety.

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Monica Shaw, MA, LCPC

Monica received her Bachelors in Human Relations Counseling from Atlanta Christian College in East Point, Georgia in 2003 and her Masters in Professional Counseling with a specialization in Children and Adolescents from Psychological Studies Institute in Smyrna, Georgia in 2005. Monica is currently pursuing a PhD in Psychology specializing in Health Psychology and is expected to complete the degree in 2018.

Monica has been a Licensed Professional Counselor since 2006. She became a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in March of 2015. Monica has over 10 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and adults in private practice, schools, and inpatient settings.

Monica focuses on working with the following: behavioral issues, depression, anxiety, self-injury, stress management and relaxation techniques, family strain and parenting concerns, occupational or school related issues, marital and relational concerns, and addressing physical health habits that affect mental health. She works with individuals, couples, and families.

Monica can be emailed at

David Wence, D. Min., LCPC

Decatur Psychological Associates. P.C. was founded by Dr. David Wence in 2005. Dr. Wence received his BA in Psychology and Sociology from Eureka College in 1972, his Masters of Divinity from Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary in 1976, and his Doctor of Ministry from the University of Dubuque Theological Seminary in 1986. Dr. Wence has been a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the State of Illinois since 1999 as well as a Fellow in the American Association of Pastoral Counselors since 2002. Following are the areas in which Dr. Wence works: individual, couple and family counseling, identity issues, depression, anxiety, grief, crisis intervention and behavioral problems, sexual addiction, teens, young adults, and adults.

You can email Dr. Wence at

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