Dale Petre, MSW,
Utilizing his education, life experiences
and God-given insight, Dale has seen God touch the lives of many through him. Dale believes that God is the ultimate source of healing and hope and that he is simply an individual God
uses to help others. Dale also believes that every
person has the choice to accept or reject his counsel. He shares his insight and counsel but does not pressure others to accept
what he shares.
With compassionate understanding, Dale makes every effort to address the immediate emotional needs of each
person he counsels. Clients are given the freedom to share at their own comfort level and have the right to discontinue the
counseling process at any time. Should the client desire or sense the need to address deeper issues behind the immediate problem,
we move forward at the pace the client is comfortable with.
AREAS OF SPECIALTY
Grief & Loss
Marriage & Family
Appointment hours are flexible to meet the needs
of the client. Evening and weekend hours are available. Counseling services are provided in the privacy and comfort of a home
setting. Rates are set at $50 per 50-minute session for individuals and couples. Group sessions are available for $20 per
Dale Petre earned his Masters Degree in Social Work in 1989 from
Michigan State University and his certification as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Illinois in 1993. Having grown up
with an alcoholic father and experiencing a personal tragedy in late 1970, Dale came to faith in Christ during his freshman
year in college in early 1971. He met his wife in 1973 at Illinois State University. Dale and Mary were married in 1974 and
have two adult daughters, two sons-in-law and a grandson.
Dale began working with troubled teenagers in a faith based child welfare organization. During graduate school he began part-time
counseling in addition to his work in Child Welfare. In 2010 Dale decided to become a full-time time counselor.
Utilizing his life experiences,
education, clinical skills and faith, Dale provides compassionate counseling services designed to provide help, healing and
hope while dealing with the reality of difficult and challenging life issues with individuals and families.