Advantage Behavioral Health is represented by a team of experienced and licensed professionals. With extensive experience in the areas of depression, anxiety, substance abuse, marital and couples counseling.  We see both children and adult patients.  

Michelle Durpetti, LCSW, EAP Director

Michelle Durpetti, LCSW, Program Director, has been working in the human service field for over 20 years. She has a Master of Social Work degree from University of Illinois at Chicago and a Bachelor of Psychology from Southern Illinois University.

Courtney Peters, MA, LCPC, CADC, Clinical Director

Courtney holds a Masters degree in Counseling as well as a certification in addictions counseling.  She has over 15 years experience and training in the areas of domestic violence, trauma as well as child and adolescent treatment.

Erica Helzer, MSW, LCSW, Clinical Therapist

Erica Helzer is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a Master’s Degree from the University of Illinois Chicago.  With over fourteen years of experience in the mental health field, she has worked in a variety of clinical settings.  Her clinical interests include depression, anxiety, grief and loss, parenting issues, transitions in life, and relationship issues.  

Melissa Forte, LPC, NCC, Therapist, Organizational Trainer

Melissa Forte, LPC, NCC, Type 73, has been as a working as a counselor both at the high school and collegiate levels for almost 9 years.  She has a Master of School Counseling and Guidance degree from Lewis University and a Bachelor of Psychology degree with a minor in Sociology from Western Illinois University.