Maria Byndom, MS, LPC, NCC

Soaring Eagles Counseling
505 W. University Ave
Suite 203
Champaign, IL 61820

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Highest educational degree: LPC

Empowering individuals, couples, and professionals to optimize their wellness and achieve their social and career goals.

About Me


Empowering individuals, couples, and professionals to optimize their wellness and achieve their social and career goals.

About Me

In my experiences, I have been fortunate enough to work with a variety of clients in multiple settings. Clients I have seen most frequently were experiencing difficulties in either their professional, familial, or social relationships. They were in need of clinical support and guidance in order to challenge negative thoughts, feelings, and behaviors and replace them with healthier more adaptive ways of coping within all areas of their lives. I have also worked with individuals and professionals who were not experiencing clinical or emotional concerns. Instead, they were focused on learning strategies and techniques to optimize their wellness and achieve a particular life or career goal.
Using evidenced based practices and techniques, I partner with individuals, couples, and professionals to assist them in processing their fears, managing their doubts, and empowering them to live a more awake, balanced, and satisfied life.
If you are experiencing difficulty coping with symptoms of depression, anxiety, and grief; feeling overwhelmed by your relationship, or by the everyday tasks of life, know that you are not alone and relief is available. If you are concerned about taking that next step in your life or career, or are struggling to determine what exactly that next step might be, feel confident in knowing that professional guidance is available to assist you in reaching your full potential. Get in touch with me for a free consultation and learn how I can help guide and empower you to live a wellness filled life.

Practice Philosophy

My Approach to Therapy

I utilize a collaborative, wellness, and evidenced-based approach when working with clients. I do not give advice, rather, I guide, support, and empower clients along their wellness journey.

More Information About My Practice

For some, a dedicated, inviting, and calm environment is ideal when speaking with a counselor/therapist. For others, they may prefer to be walking outdoors, sitting in the park, or enjoying nature during that time.

My goal is to meet clients in an environment that is most conducive for us to work on their goals. My office space is centrally located and near a beautiful park in the downtown area. Whether you prefer a dedicated space or a stroll on the park, or both, let me know and I will partner with you to find the most comfortable setting.

Practice Details

Services I Provide

Individual Therapy, Marriage Counseling, Couples or Relationship Counseling, Group Therapy, Family Therapy, Meditation, Mindfulness, Coaching, Online Therapy, Other

Ages I Work With

Adults, Children, Teens, Seniors

Approaches to Psychotherapy

Art Therapy, Body-Mind Psychotherapy, Coaching, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Therapy, Goal-Directed Psychotherapy, Positive Psychology, Solution-Focused Therapy

Issues I Work With

Adoption, Anxiety, Career Counseling, Depression, Divorce, Family Conflict, Grief, Infidelity, Life Coaching, Parenting, PTSD, Relationship Issues, Women's Issues

Additional Languages I Speak