About Me

Thanks for stopping by! Allow me a moment to introduce myself.

I have a PhD in Pastoral Clinical Christian Counseling. I just finished my second PhD in Christian Education in June of 2022. I am an NCCA Professional Clinical Member, Certified APS Temperament Counselor, Certified Life Coach, Genesis Process Facilitator, and Principal of Faith Christian Academy. I am a Child of God, Wife, Mother, Blogger, Part- Portrait Photographer, and Christian Educator. My passion is to inspire, motivate, and CHALLENGE people to give their best -and maybe a little more.

God, your family, and yourself all deserve the best you have to offer!



Vickie McCarty, Ph.D.

Vickie McCarty, Ph.D.

Licensed Christian Counselor


I live in Catlin Illinois along with my husband and two very active teenage boys. I have 3 adult children (all married) and 8 beautiful grandchildren.

I certainly know how hard life can get. My father was tragically killed when I was 15 months old so my brother and I grew up in a single-parent home. My mother did the very best she could, but it didn’t spare me from some hard life issues as I grew up and started a life of my own. I’ve suffered at the hand of abuse, divorce, single parenting struggles, financial hardships, and hurts too numerous to mention here. But I refused to let it destroy me! I refused to let it be a life sentence to the land of nowhere! And thanks be to God for never giving up on me!

My goal is not just to help people have a better life here on earth, but to help people have a right relationship with God. Over and over again we see the connection between spiritual health, emotional, mental and physical health. While spiritual health alone does not make every problem go away…spiritual health is critical to bringing emotional, mental and physical health.

Along with Counseling, I offer the Arno Profile Temperament Analysis Testing, which is a Professional Clinical Report to identify your own God-given Temperament Strengths and Weaknesses.  An extremely valuable wealth of knowledge to have!

The Genesis Process Program is an outpatient treatment program that blends sound biblical principles, and an understanding of the neurochemistry of the brain,  into an effective road map to help facilitate positive changes. It's a twenty-week process  (meeting once a week) to focus on healing the wounds from family and relational issues that drive self-destructive or unhealthy behavior.


The program offers proven principles and tools for obtaining lasting personal and spiritual growth and change. If you have issues of any kind, addictions, anger, control, jealousy, unforgiveness, etc…you will benefit from The Genesis Process! You can join others in a group setting or contact me for a condensed one-on-one Genesis Process. I promise it will be worth the cost!

Feel free to call or message me if you have any questions. 

(217) 651-4709

Remember, that first call is the most important one!

If you don’t feel better at the end of our first session -then it’s FREE!

God Bless!

Vickie McCarty, Ph.D.

I’ve been a Christian Educator for over 35 years. I’ve always had a passion to help people and Counseling is such a rewarding opportunity to do just that.

I finished with my Professional Clinical Certification in Temperament Counseling in 2010, received my B.A. in 2015 and I received my License in March of 2016. I finished my PhD Degree in Christian Counseling July 2017. I became Certified to facilitate “The Genesis Process” (A relapse Prevention program for Addictive./Compulsive Behaviors) in 2016 and I  recently finished my second Ph.D. in Christian Education in June 2022.