Christian Counseling Service was established in 1991. We work with couples, families, and individuals of all ages. We work hard to provide appropriate, timely, cost-effective treatment to meet the unique needs of each person. We offer individuals and families the opportunity for understanding and growth, for moving toward the Lord and toward a healthier way of living.

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David Sandel is an ordained minister with an M.S. in Counseling. First as an elder at Waynesville Christian Church, then as a campus minister at the University of Illinois, and now with Christian Counseling Service, David has more than 30 years of experience in pastoral counseling and spiritual direction.

In Waynesville, David and his wife, Margaret, developed and implemented a program for training church members in listening and encouraging one another. He and Margaret have led small groups and participated in team counseling at Vineyard Christian Fellowship in Urbana and First Christian Church in Champaign.

David is certified in domestic violence counseling by Family Life Skills International and is a participant with the Transforming Center. He is a member of Spiritual Directors International and the American Association of Christian Counselors. Margaret

Margaret Sandel has been a teacher and is a certified spiritual director. She graduated from the Chiara Center School of Spiritual Direction, Springfield, IL, in 2013.

Individual appointments are available at all hours in a comfortable home setting. The fee is $75 for each 50-minute session. Group sessions are sometimes available. Telephone appointments are available on request; payment for these can be made via Paypal.

To make an appointment or to obtain more information, you can call (217) 377-2298 at any time or email You can be sure that all information will be kept strictly confidential.

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Christian Counseling Service
1108 N Lincoln Ave
Urbana IL 61801

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