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Colette provides counseling, consultation and training in the areas of Reunification, Parent alienation, High Conflict Divorce cases and Custodial Evaluations. These services are mainly provided in Northern Illinois.

Creative Behavior Solutions was designed to provide practical strategies and interventions for youth, adolescents or adults that need help in an area of their life which they've decided to gain insight through consultation or counseling services.  Creativity is imperative when trying to find solutions for thoughts or behaviors that are difficult to understand and handle. 

Colette Binger, founder of Creative Behavior Solutions, provides counseling, consultation, education and support or training for individuals, groups, teachers, administrators, counselors, attorneys and judges as well as parents in many different environments.  Colette also facilitates both individual and family counseling in the individual's home, or other locations.  She also provides Family Advocacy, and court ordered services such as Custody Evaluations, Parent visitation plans, Reunificaiton Therapy, Counseling for those dealing with Parental Alienation, and other scenarios dealing with high conflict divorces. Colette's philosophy is to always work for the child or children and in the child's best interest, no matter the situation.

Colette is available for presentations or training the trainer programs in the following areas: Emotional Intelligence, Response to Intervention (behavior), Working with students that show disruptive behaviors: Know yourself, know your student, know your solution, Goal setting, and many other topics that pertain to behavior. She is also available to do classroom observations, Functional Behavior Analysis (FBA) and developing Behavior Intervention Plans (BIP).  Recently Colette just presented on Parental alienation in Northern Illinois and is available for training on this topic. 

Future plans and goals: Colette believes that opportunities present themselves as a way for us to grow and develop both personally and professionally on a daily basis.  She is actively involved in seeking her next Licensure as a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) which she hopes to obtain in the Summer of 2020.  She is currently supervised, and receives guidance and direction from a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW).  Her collaborative efforts are to ensure the best treatment ideas and plans for every individual she works with.

Currently I am actively involved or serving the following counties: Carroll, JoDavies, Lee, Ogle, Stephenson, Whiteside, and Winnebago.  Towns that I will travel to if requested include but are not limited to: Byron, Chadwick, Forreston, Freeport, Galena, Lena, Milledgeville, Morrison, Mt. Carroll, Oregon, Rochelle, Rockford, Sterling, and Winnebago. I will also travel to Iowa and Wisconsin or other states upon request.

Colette Binger


Colette Binger holds a Master's of Science in Education with an emphasis in Mental Health Counseling, is a Nationally Board Certified Counselor and Licensed as a Professional Counselor in the State of Illinois. She has been a part time Psychology Instructor at Highland Community College for nearly 20 years and works as an Independent Behavior Consultant in both public and private school districts in Northwest Illinois. 

Colette holds a Post Master's certification in Criminal Justice as a Behavior Analyst. Since 1996 Colette has experience working with clients that display socially significant behaviors. In 2008 she began consulting with educators to develop practical strategies in the classroom. Colette is also trained in Non-violent crisis intervention (CPI) and is certified in ALICE (active shooter response training). Although Colette has experience working in the court systems since 1996, in the past four years Colette has extended her mental health services into the court room where she aides in the process of family custody cases, and has been indicated as an expert witness in multiple cases. 

Colette is very involved in the community.  She is currently finishing her third term as a CUSD #201 School Board member, inwhich she was Board President for four of those years. Colette has served on multiple non for profit organizations for over 20 years.  These volunteer opportunities allow her to show passion and commitment for individuals across the lifespan while developing the physical, mental, moral and emotional well being of others.