Jean Moretto, PhD, LPC

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Jean earned her Master's Degree in Counseling and Doctorate in Counseling Education at Saint Louis University.

Jean has served as a Licensed Professional counselor since 1998, volunteering time with Almost Home Shelter, Catholic Family Services, and in private practice. She is an Adjunct Professor at Lindenwood University in the Masters Counseling Program. Jean has certifications in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Couple and Individual Communication through Interpersonal Communication Programs, and Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT). Jean provides supervision for licensure applicants with the State of Missouri and the Board of Professional Registration for Licensed Professional Counselors. Jean is an EMDRIA and EMDR HAP Consultant.

She is a member of numerous national and local organizations including: National Board for Certified Counselors, Mental Health America of Eastern Missouri, Missouri Mental Health Counselors Association, American Counseling Association (at national, state and local levels), Fellow with American Psychotherapy Association, Alpha Sigma Nu National Jesuit National Honor Society, Who’s Who in Executives and Professionals.

Jean founded Walter’s Walk and serves as Executive Director. Walter’s Walk provides internship opportunities for Counseling students from local universities and Jean provides the supervision for these students.

 

You may contact Jean at 314-731-2433 or by e-mail at jean.moretto@walterswalk.com

Adult individual, couple, and group sessions.

Terri Austin, MA. LPC

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Terri is a licensed professional counselor and she is certified by the National Board for Certified Counselors. She earned a Master’s of Arts Degree in Professional Counseling from Lindenwood University and a Master’s of Education Degree from the University of Missouri-St. Louis.

Terri is committed to treating each individual with dignity and respect. She believes that every person has the potential to grow and change when given the support needed to do so. Terri utilizes a person-centered approach and tailors interventions to meet the needs of each person. Terri has experience supporting individuals facing a variety of issues including depression, anxiety, interpersonal conflict, school and work stressors, disability-related concerns, grief, trauma and crisis.

Terri has extensive experience that includes working as an adoption preservation therapist, an intensive in-home therapist, a casemanager for the Missouri Department of Mental Health and a special education teacher. She is a certified school counselor and special education teacher. In addition to working as an independent practitioner, Terri provides counseling services for students at Lewis and Clark Community College.

You may contact Terri at (314) 680-3319 or at tann424@yahoo.com.

Fern Ferguson Bush, MSW, LCSW

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Fern Y. Ferguson Bush received her MSW from Washington University School of Social Work in 1980.  She received an MEd from UMSL in 2012 and is an LCSW.  She has years of experience in issues of violence against women and children and providing counseling and advocacy for victims of sexual assault.  She has experience in medical social work, child welfare to include foster care, residential care and adoption.  She also has extensive experience in child care management.  Client populations have included children, adults, couples and male youth involved in the juvenile justice system.  Fern has also provided programing for parents experiencing severe child abuse/neglect issues.

 

Fern is eager to work with those who are having trouble navigating through life.  Ms. Ferguson Bush believes a wholistic approach to health, attending to spiritual, emotional, social, physical and mental health needs is the best way to ensure a productive and satisfying life.  She believes that we need to attend to our mental health just as we do our physical health.  If we have a persistent headache, we need to find out the origin, similarly if we experience persistent anxiety, we need to find out the cause. 

 

I look forward to the opportunity to work with you to achieve your goals.

 

You can contact Fern at 314-956-1595 or email her at Ferguson_Bush@yahoo.com for an appointment.

Marie Dixon, MSW, LCSW

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Marie A. Dixon, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and she received her Masters of Social Work Degree from Washington University in 2003. Marie is the owner of Gaining Perspectives L.L.C. engaged in private practice providing mental health services directly to clients at Walter’s Walk.  Marie holds to an eclectic approach to therapy in order to promote collaboration between therapist and client. Marie has been licensed by the state of Missouri since 2012 and has a background working in non-profit settings, hospital settings, community mental health setting as well as crisis intervention services within the social services field.  Marie is certified by the National Board for Social Workers; is trained in Behavioral Modification, Motivational Interviewing (MI), Brief Therapy (SFBT), crisis intervention techniques, client centered trauma informed care and a Sex Offender Treatment Provider (SOTP).  She has experience in child welfare to include foster care, residential care and adoption.  She also has experience parenting and co-parenting issues, anger management issues, relationship issues, chronic severe mental illness, and stress management.

You can contact Marie at Recey01.md@gmail.com or call 314-372-5499

Julia Dooley, MA, LPC

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I am certified in K-12 School Counseling. Trained in: Trauma Recovery using Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Communication Skills, Play Therapy, Mandated Reporting, Responding to Disclosures of Sexual Abuse, Anti-Bullying, and Mindfulness. I am Youth Mental Health First Aid Certified. I facilitate individual sessions, groups, and family counseling for all ages.

I learn and grow from the diverse experiences of others. I seek common ground and focus on shared similarities. My greatest personal success was spending a week on a Native American Indian Reservation and contributing to the Cheyenne River Youth Project. Professionally, I am most proud of my many experiences in the Field of Special Education. I work with students attending, The Center for Autism Education, and they are just amazing! All of my work has been extremely rewarding, because of the amazing relationships I have been blessed to be a part of.

Please contact me to schedule an appointment: (636) 497-9750 or jmdooleyls@gmail.com

Lou Faggetti, LPC

Lou graduated from Lindenwood University in 2007 with a degree in Professional Counseling. He has worked with children, adolescents, couples, and families. Lou has experience with self-worth issues, social anxiety and self harm, PTSD, domestic and sexual violence, addiction and co-occurring disorders, and LGBT issues and challenges: "Much of my practice has been focused on healing from trauma, and I enjoy working with a diverse group of clients with a wide range of needs". Lou believes that we all develop thinking, feeling, and doing, behaviors that are either self-defeating or become obsolete, often times as coping strategies during extreme stress. And that a sound Therapeutic Alliance allows the client to feel the safety needed to explore options for upgraded behaviors that increase functioning and life satisfaction: "I believe that I have the ability to meet the client where they are, and based on client strengths, to begin to collaborate immediately to develop a more satisfying lifestyle".

You can contact Lou at 314-809-8226 or loufaggetti@gmail.com

Danielle M. Frazier, PhD, LPC

Danielle is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and has been practicing since 2012. Danielle earned her Doctor of Philosophy in Advanced Studies in Human Behavior from Capella University in 2019 and her Master of Arts Degree in Counseling at Covenant Theological Seminary in 2011. 

 

Danielle is dedicated to helping people overcome the obstacles and issues that they face. She walks alongside clients as they travel on the path to wholeness. She believes that each person is significant and has the capacity for growth and change. Danielle uses an integrated approach to therapy in order to meet the needs of her clients. Danielle speaks to groups at churches, ministries, schools, group homes, and other community organizations. Danielle works with adolescents, adults, and families.

 

You may contact Danielle at counselordani@gmail.com or 314-246-0165.

 

Adolescent and adult individual, family, and group counseling

Carrie Gardner, MA, LPC

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 I received my professional counseling license in 2016 after working as an intern and PLPC under the supervision of Dr. Jean Moretto.   I recently rejoined the team of providers at Walter’s Walk because it is near and dear to my heart and I share a desire to pay it forward by serving those in need.  In addition to counseling, my experience includes working with adults with developmental disabilities as well as for the state of Missouri in the Departments of Mental Health and Social Services in various roles.  I have also spent some time working in behavioral health serving children and young adults at non-profit organizations. 

I enjoy connecting with people as I take a non-judgmental and compassionate approach to counseling.  My purpose is always to uplift others, be transparent, and promote positivity.  I support seeking balance in life by addressing not only mental health but also spiritual and physical.  I am trained in The Core Communication Model and Youth Mental Health First Aid, and I use a trauma informed approach.  My special desire is to help promote healing in those who have suffered trauma, especially in the form of adverse childhood experiences.  I counsel children and adults and I encourage family involvement to facilitate healing when appropriate.  Though trauma is my niche, I have experience in counseling people from all walks of life who are struggling with things such as change, grief, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, low self-esteem, self-harming behavior and addictions.

I can be reached at (314) 497-4409 or at carriegardner.connect@gmail.com

Kren K Harmon, MSW, LCSW

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Kren received her Master’s Degree in Social Work from Saint Louis University. She has been an LCSW for the past 20 years, and has experience working with adults, adolescents, couples and families. She specializes in the areas of depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, substance abuse, obsessive compulsive and panic disorder. She has also helped people with relationship issues, grief/loss, life transitions, separation, divorce, parenting and co-parenting issues, anger, chronic severe mental illness, and stress management. She also has a special interest in working with older adults and caregiver issues. Kren uses the therapeutic techniques of cognitive behavioral therapy and solution-focused brief therapy. She believes that although life can be very challenging at times, with the right help and guidance, we can find our way back towards emotional well-being and resolve the issues that burden us. Kren is in-network with Medicare and most insurance plans.

 

You can contact Kren for an appointment at (618) 972-8942 or email at kren@charter.net

Veronica Johnson, MA, LPC

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Veronica’s goal is to help others grow, regain peace, joy and healing in their lives by providing nonjudgmental counseling, empathy, encouragement and support to achieve wellness. Veronica believes in working collaboratively with you to help you define the tools needed to overcome obstacles, deescalate situations, make better choices and negotiate positive outcomes to be the best you can be.

 

Veronica is a dedicated, knowledgeable eclectic counselor using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Client-Centered Therapy and Trauma Informed Interventions.  Veronica has experience working with adults and children (13-80 years old) from diverse socio-economic and cultural backgrounds. Veronica has assisted others struggling with anxiety, depression, substance abuse, relationships issues, domestic violence, home/school/work concerns, SI/HI, anger, bullying, trauma and crisis intervention. 

 

Prior to making a life changing decision to help others Veronica worked over twenty-five years in the corporate world as an Executive Assistant.  Veronica earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (2001) and Master of Arts in Counseling (2004) from Webster University in St. Louis, MO.   Veronica began her career in Social Services in 2006 and became a Licensed Professional Counselor in 2012 in Missouri and received her Texas license in 2017. 

Veronica is currently a current member of the American Counseling Association (ACA) and Texas Counseling Association (TCA).

 

You may contact Veronica at 314.607.8961 or by email at vj1865@gmail.com

Andrew Jovanovic, MA, LPC

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Andrew is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC); he completed his Professional Counselor Master’s Program at Lindenwood University in 2015.  He has been practicing for 4 years and is credentialed with United Healthcare and Cigna.  Andrew also offers sliding-scale fee options for those who cannot afford the full price of services and do not have medical insurance.  He is at Walter’s Walk Monday through Friday with evening hours, and he teaches a Mindful Yoga class on Thursday’s at 6pm.  He specializes in working with individuals diagnosed with Anxiety, Depression, Bipolar Disorder, and PTSD (or trauma-related disorders).  With experience in working with First Responders and Veteran’s, LGBT Issues, and What am I doing with my Life?-issues.

 

He is trained in EMDR, CORE Communications, Mindfulness/Meditation, Yoga Philosophy and Physical Practice, Philosophy and Best Practices with First Responders.  Andrew approaches therapy in a down-to-earth, easy-going manner with a focus on what we need to do to reach the client’s mental health goals.  The sessions are a mix between conversational and informative/educational and we will demystify the strategies used in your therapy.  If you are interested in trying therapy or yoga with Andrew, or you are an Intern looking for a supervisor, the number you can reach him at is (314)378-2298 or andrewjovanovic@msn.com

Ed Kozeny, MA, LPC

Ed received his Masters in Professional Counseling from Lindenwood University in 2004. He has been a Licensed Professional Counselor since 2010.

Certifications: Laughter Leader Certified through World Laughter Tour, Parenting Certified through Parent Talk, Non-violent Restraint Certification Training through the Jefferson County Juvenile Court System, trained in Core and Couples Communication through the Interpersonal Communication Program.

Prior to pursuing his counseling degree he worked as an electrical engineer. He helped start the divorced Catholics groups in St. Louis, served as a group leader in Inner Child Workshops and served as a volunteer in the chaplain’s office of St. Clare Hospital. He has been a scout leader and an active participant in his church’s youth programs. He has worked as a contract counselor in the North West School district and is currently a mentor with the Jefferson County Juvenile Court.


You may contact Ed at 314-960-5829 or by e-mail at edkozeny@edkozeny.com

Adult, adolescents and children. Individual, family, couple, and group session

Paula Moore, MSW, LMSW

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Paula graduated from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville with a Masters of Social Work degree in 2016.  Paula has extensive experience providing individual and group therapy to survivors of domestic and sexual assault.  She is trained in EMDR for the treatment of trauma, and is in the process of certification. Paula is provisionally licensed in both Missouri and Illinois, and is supervised by Jean Caine, LCSW, LMFT.

 

Paula favors an eclectic, client-centered approach and describes her therapeutic style as affirming, collaborative, strengths-based, and proactive. She works with adults, adolescents, couples, and families.

 

You may contact Paula at:  314.252.8446 or email:  paulajmoore@protonmail.com

Les Olson, MA, LPC

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Out of your vulnerabilities will come strength

                                                                             S.F.

There are times in all of our lives when our inner resources are depleted and we are made vulnerable. The first step in overcoming adversity is finding the strength necessary to choose to ask for help. The idea that we may need therapy can be unsettling until we take a look at what it means. The term therapy is derived from the Latin therapia, which means--- curing, healing- literally to attend, do service, take care of, treatment— quite simply, to heal.

A wise friend once told me that the most important things that we need in life after air, food, water and shelter are to feel connected to others, to feel good about ourselves and to have hope for the future. In treatment we will establish a therapeutic relationship in a safe environment where you can rebuild your inner resources, where you will build and broaden the strength which is already within you. A place where we can overcome adversity, learn to increase self-esteem, improve relationships and restore hope.

A place to heal.

Les is a Licensed Professional Counselor with a BA in Psychology and a Master’s Degree in Professional Counseling from Lindenwood University. He is a skillful, empathetic and compassionate therapist integrating Cognitive-Behavioral, Psychodynamic and Solution-Focused therapies for a wide range of disorders and substance abuse issues. He is experienced at working with adolescents and adults. 

Les can be reached at 636-439-0484 or lesolson1961@gmail.com

Michael D. Richardson, Ed.D, LPC ICADC

Michael is a behavioral health and addictions counselor with more than 35 years of experience. In his approach to client care, Michael utilizes insight based, mindfulness, motivational intervention, and EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing). He counsels persons with concerns related to PTSD and trauma. He is also experienced I counseling for depression, anxiety, addictions and compulsive behaviors, and difficult family and other relationship issues.

Michael can be reached at 573-248-6402 or countrysidecounsulting@gmail.com

Trauma informed counseling for: adults, adolescents, couples and families, addiction counseling, and pain management assistance.

Shala Taylor, MA, MAT, LPC

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Shala Taylor, MA, MAT, LPC is a Licensed Professional Counselor specialized in providing therapeutic services to youth and family counseling. Shala has earned a Master of Arts in Teaching and Mastering of Arts in Counseling from Lindenwood University. To help to strengthen her skills as a clinician, Shala has also received additional specialized certifications in the mental health field. She is a skilled and professional mental health trainer in the areas of trauma and mental health awareness. She has earned a certification in the Neuro-Sequential Model of Therapy and a licensed Substance Abuse Counselor. She is a certified facilitator for Youth Mental Health First Aid courses. Shala provides supervision for licensure applicants with the State of Missouri.

  

Shala shares the belief with Frederick Douglass that it is easier to build up a child than to repair an adult. This has been her driving force in working with adolescents for nearly 20 years in an education and therapeutic setting. As a former high school teacher, I provide a unique opportunity for adolescents and young adults. Career coaching, change of life adjustments and Christian counseling are unique areas geared toward adults.

 

I invite you to join me on the journey of mental health and wellness to navigate through your challenges in life. Together we can reshape your thinking and begin the healing process. Facilitation to find your strength within can help you to claim victory over your life. Join me, as we take the first steps to reclaim joy in your life.

 

You can reach me at 314-292-9827 and email my is purposedrivencounsel@gmail.com 

Tammy Tellez, MA, LPC, NCC

Tammy received a Master's Degree in Professional Counseling at Lindenwood University. Tammy believes in integrative and person-centered approaches to treatment. Her expertise is in helping adolescents and adults that are experiencing life-altering symptoms from PTSD, Depression, Anxiety and other mental health challenges. She is pursuing certification and is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing. She is a member of the Chi Iota Sigma Honor Society and American Counseling Association. After 21 years of serving her country in the U.S. Air Force, Tammy continued her service to hurting people and communities in prevention, education and healing. She answered the call as a therapist in 2014. Her focus is on being a catalyst for healing, while ensuring that her clients don’t walk their journeys alone. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the states of Missouri and Illinois and believes that she’s living her purpose. She is also a National Certified Counselor and pursuing her clinical license in the state of Illinois. Tammy has ignited her passion that will assist those clients in their healing so that they not only survive, but thrive. 

 

To schedule an appointment to begin your healing process, contact Tammy a call at (314) 246-0331 or email Tammy at trustinghearts356@gmail.com

Jermaine A. Watson Sr, NCC,MA, LPC

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Jermaine Watson Sr, NCC, MA, LPC is a Licensed Professional Counselor specialized in providing therapeutic services to adolescent and adult individuals. Jermaine utilizes a cognitive behavioral, solution focused, and choice based approach in counseling. Jermaine is also trained in EMDR which is a trauma based approach. Jermaine has earned a Master of Arts in Counseling from Lindenwood University.

 

 

Jermaine has a background in assisting youth and adults with career counseling as well as emotional regulation. He believes in a collaborative approach to counseling. In short, the therapist and client are a team while pursuing a path to wellness. His motto is "Together we can reshape your thinking and begin the healing process."

 

Jermaine operates under the business name As a Ray of Hope, LLC. This was inspired by his grandmother Aserray who has always found a way to bring light and happiness into the lives of others.

 

To contact Jermaine, please call 314-297-6649 or email jawatsonsr1@gmail.com.

William Collins, MA, PLPC

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William Collins is a provisionally licensed counselor (PLPC) under the supervision of Terri Austin, LPC (License #2009023896).  He has received a master of arts degree in counseling (MAC), as well as a master of arts degree in Christian Ministry (MACM).  He is trained in basic Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy. 

William’s approach seeks to treat the whole person, empowering individuals, couples, and families to accomplish their mental health goals.

You may contact William at (314)-343-6318 or by e-mail at AWonderfulCounselor@gmail.com

Elizabeth Eades, M.Ed, PLPC, LMT

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Elizabeth Eades is a provisionally licensed counselor working under the supervision of Dr. Jean Moretto, Ph.D., LPC. (License # 002544). Elizabeth received her Bachelor’s of Arts in Psychology from the University of Missouri - St. Louis. Currently, she has completed her Master's in Education in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the Department of Counseling and Family Therapy at the University of Missouri - St. Louis. Since 2013, Elizabeth has been an active student member of both the American Counseling Association (ACA) and the American Psychological Association (APA). From a client-centered perspective, Elizabeth strives to establish a safe and trusting interpersonal atmosphere for clients to explore their strengths and challenges, and realize their personal goals.

 

In addition to counseling, Elizabeth's professional interests include mind-body health and wellness techniques and modalities. As a licensed massage therapist and member of the Association for Massage and Bodywork Professionals (AMBP) since 1990, Elizabeth has seen first-hand the power of combining evidenced-based psychotherapy with somatic modalities including Deep-Tissue Swedish massage, Touch for Health Kinesiology, and Meridian Massage Therapy. At Walter’s Walk, Elizabeth is available for any of these services by appointment.

Elizabeth may be contacted at: (314) 441-6544

Jen Espenschied, MA, CIT

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Jennifer Espenschied is an MA, CIT engaged in providing mental health services to clients directly supervised by Julia Dooley, MA, LPC, RPT and is not affiliated with any other clinician in this office. Jennifer completed her Degree in both Professional and School Counseling at Lindenwood University. Jennifer has experience working with children as a Physical Education Teacher of 15 years and currently works as a School Counselor. Jennifer is trained as a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional and is working under the supervision of Julia Dooley towards certification as a Registered Play Therapist. She believes in treating the whole person and that emotional, physical and spiritual health are intertwined. She is passionate about researching the area of neuroscience and how it applies to the counseling field. Jennifer enjoys working with both children and adults. She has experience in working with children struggling with ADHD, anxiety, depression, mood regulation issues, grief, and  trauma. Jennifer knows that each person is an individual and she works hard to choose the therapy style that fits best with each person’s unique story, personality and needs. She believes that children and adults are resilient and within a secure relationship, when given the tools that personally work for them, they can learn, heal, grow and overcome. To contact Jennifer Espenschied please call: 314-252-8102. 

Gabby Francisco, CIT

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Gabby is a counselor in training working under the direct supervision of Carrie Gardner. MA, LPC. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology with a concentration in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Stockton University in New Jersey.  Gabby is currently pursuing her Masters degree in clinical Meal Health Counseling at Webster University

 

Gabby values the art of establishing a non-judgmental atmosphere in attempts of building the trust that is essential for effective therapy.  Having the ability to create the therapeutic relationship between the counselor paves the way for a much deeper connection that allows one to uncover the meaning of a given emotion or situation accurately.  That process in itself is what pushed Gabby into the counseling profession and hopes to offer individuals the opportunity for insight, empowerment, and change.

 

Gabby is a member of the Chi Sigma Iota International Honor Society for Counseling Students as well as a student member of the American Counseling Association.

Gabby can reached at 812-625-7527

Nicole Griffin, MA, PLPC

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Nicole received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Webster University. Currently at Webster University, she is pursing a Master of Arts in Professional Counseling with an emphasis in Clinical Mental Health. She is a student member of the American Counseling Association (ACA).  By utilizing an integrative approach, Nicole believes in working collaboratively with clients to help them reach their personal goals.

You may reach Nicole at 314-699-4746

Andrea Jackson, CIT

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Supervised by:  Jean Moretto, PhD, LPC

Andrea completed her Master of Arts degree in Professional Counseling May 2017 from Lindenwood University.  Andrea believes that a primary means of change lies in developing a strong therapeutic and collaborative relationship.  She utilizes a strengths based approach in working with clients to develop a unique fit to their personal needs and draws from several modalities including, but not limited to, cognitive behavioral therapy and solution based work.

Andrea has worked with clients of all ages and has dealt extensively with depression, anxiety, sexual abuse and behavioral issues.  When requested by the client, Andrea finds that seeking God authentically in session results in healing and can lead to life forming changes. 

Andrea is a member and also on the board at Moving4ward Ministries, a 501c3 organization created to provide the community of St. Louis and St. Charles counties of Missouri, a place where adult survivors of sexual abuse ages 18 and older, regardless of race, gender, ethnicity, or sexual orientation, can feel safe sharing experiences that has caused lasting effects on professional resources so healing can begin. Andrea is Youth Mental Health First Aid Certified.  Andrea is also a member of the International Honor Society of Counseling Professionals, Chi Sigma Iota. 

 

You may contact Andrea at 314-753-2046.  

Dana Laird, MA, PLPC

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Dana is a PLPC working under the supervision of Julia Dooley, MA, LPC.  Dana has a Master’s Degree in Counseling from Lindenwood University and holds a bachelor’s degree from Northwest Missouri State University.  Dana is a member of the ACA (American Counseling Association) and Alphi Chi National College Honor Society.  

Dana is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy to help clients process trauma, grief and phobias.  She has used EMDR therapy with both children and adults. Dana has training in CORE Communications Skills for individuals and couples.  She has specialized training in working with children and teens utilizing components of traditional and play therapy. Dana has a special interest in working with challenging and self harming behaviors as well as grief and trauma processing.  Dana provides counseling for individuals as well as families. 

Dana’s therapy focuses on providing care for the whole person. She believes that a person centered and a judgement-free approach provides the best opportunity for improvement.  Each individual is unique and a custom approach to each client is crucial in finding the best therapeutic relationship.

Dana can be reached at 314-297-0715 or dana.laird123@gmail.com

Heather Nudelman, CIT

Heather is a CIT working under the supervision of Michael Richardson, Ed.D, LPC ICADC. She received her Master’s in Professional Counseling from Lindenwood University.

 

She has experience working in an inpatient setting with teens who suffer from addiction. She also has direct experience interning at a practice that provides full-model Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). Heather is passionate about working with clients who face addictions of various forms, including both behavioral addictions and substance abuse. She has a working knowledge of multiple approaches, including 12-step models, medical models, cognitive behavioral therapy, and motivational interviewing. She is also interested in helping clients who have experienced trauma.

 

Heather believes that every client is unique and therefore aims to work with each individual to explore which treatment approach works for them. She believes that having a strong, trusting therapeutic bond is one of the most important aspects of the therapy process and believes that everyone can make changes to better their life when they are provide the right tools. Let’s walk together in your journey to wellness!

 

Heather can be reached at 314-707-9537.

Samantha Ranck, MSW, MA, CIT

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Samantha is a provisionally licensed professional counselor working under the supervision of Carrie
Gardner, MA, LPC.  Samantha currently holds a Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
from Missouri Baptist University, a Masters Degree in Social Work from Washington University in St.
Louis, as well as, a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from Southeast Missouri State
University.  Samantha is a member of the American Counseling Association (ACA) and the Missouri
Mental Health Counselors Association.

Samantha is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy to assist clients
experiencing trauma and stress-related symptoms.  She has a special interest in working with clients dealing
with grief of any kind. Samantha is also a certified dementia care specialist and is interested in working
with the geriatric population as well.

Samantha operates on the assumption that each person has the potential to live the life they desire.
Therapy can provide a pathway out of the hurt and confusion surrounding life’s challenges and replace
them with healthy ways of interacting in the world. Samantha’s focus is on processing past and current
life events, maximizing clients’ strengths, and teaching clients techniques that can be useful in moving
forward in a healthy way.

Samantha can be reached at 314-325-6228 or samantharanck13@gmail.com

LaWayna Berry, Intern

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LaWayna is currently completing a second master’s degree in Professional Counseling and serving as an intern under the supervision of Julia Dooley. By being client-focused offering tools that will address present issues and work toward future goals. The process utilizes a holistic approach building upon personal strengths to achieve professional and/or personal objectives. Her belief is once you find balance in life, it opens the door to positive changes in all areas of your life. LaWayna concludes that once a person receives techniques, support and resources they can dramatically improve the quality of their life. She has worked with non-profit organizations, high schools, universities, and churches. Working in these areas she became competent in developing assessments, service plans, identifying new partnerships and resources within the community, coaching and interview techniques, helping students develop personally, creating development and action plans to monitor success as well as facilitating seminars in communication, anger, and conflict management. LaWayna also has a master’s degree in Human Resources Management (Lindenwood University in 2009) and a bachelor's degree in Criminology and Sociology (University of Missouri-St. Louis in 2006). 

 

You can contact LaWayna at (314) 305-5119 or LawaynaBerry@gmail.com for an appointment.

Brittney Brown, intern

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Brittney is a counseling intern under the direct supervision of Jean Moretto, PhD, LPC. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from University of Missouri-Saint Louis and is currently studying at Lindenwood University to receive her Master of Arts in Professional Counseling with an emphasis in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She is a student member of the American Counseling Association and the Association For Spiritual, Ethical and Religious Values in Counseling Association.

Brittney aims to first build a strong, trusting therapeutic bond with the client by creating a caring, non-judgmental environment in hopes of assisting the client to feel confident to engage in introspection of any present or past experiences that may be interfering in the personal growth and wellbeing of the client.   Brittney believes that every client is unique and therefore aims to work with each individual to explore which treatment approach will work best for them. Brittney wants you to feel comfortable to share whatever is bringing you in for counseling. Brittney feels that everyone needs a safe place to vent and be heard and works diligently to provide this to the client. Everyone responds to grief and stressful experiences differently and Brittney is ready to work with you to achieve better coping skills for life’s daily challenges.

Brittney has a special interest in working with grief, trauma and crisis intervention.  She is also ready to assist individuals dealing with anxiety, depression, and stressful life experiences.  She hopes to work with couples encountering relationship and communication struggles. Taking life one step at a time one day at a time, together she will walk alongside you on your journey to health and spiritual wellness.

 

You can reach Brittney at brown.brittneyd@gmail.com or (314) 472-3433.

Aubrey Cannon, intern

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Aubrey is a counseling intern working under the direct supervision of Andrew Jovanovic. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology/Sociology with a minor in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Maryville University. She is currently studying at Lindenwood University to receive her Master of Arts in Professional Counseling with an emphasis in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She is a student member of the American Counseling Association. She has obtained certifications in Disaster and Distress Helpline (DDH), Psychological First Aid (PFA) and Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST).

Aubrey has experience working with people in crisis, survivors of domestic violence, depression, anxiety, grief, and people dealing with suicidal ideations. She is eager and ready to work with all populations. Aubrey is diverse, compassionate, and openminded. She realizes that change can be scary, and that asking for help takes immense courage. She hopes to provide a space for clients to express past and present concerns while collaborating to identify the best coping skills and strategies to meet their individual goals. Her goal is to make her clients feel heard, validated, and accepted.

 

You can contact Aubrey at 314-548-9330 or aubrey_cannon@yahoo.com

Kara Collins, intern

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Kara is a counseling intern under the direct supervision of Jean Moretto, PhD, LPC. She
received a Bachelor of Science degree from Auburn University and is currently studying
at Webster University to receive her Master of Arts in Counseling with an emphasis in
Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She is a student member of the American
Counseling Association.
​Kara believes that you are the expert in your life. She uses compassion, acceptance
and a strengths-based, wellness approach to inspire hope, promote growth, and
influence positive and lasting change. No matter the reason for seeking therapy, it takes
courage to ask for help. Kara works diligently with clients to identify values, strengths,
and goals, then take committed action. She has experience working with individuals
who struggle with anxiety and depression, as well as stressful life events, grief, and
trauma.
You can reach Kara at beyondmygardengate@gmail.com or (314) 399-8422.

Jennifer Cox, intern

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Jennifer Cox is a Marriage and Family counselor-in-training (CIT) under the supervision of Michael D. Richardson, EdD, ICADC, LPC. Jennifer received her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Capella University located in Minneapolis Minnesota and presently, finishing up her master’s in science in Marriage and Family Therapy online program at Capella University. She has been a member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapists since August 2016, and she is a lifetime member of the International Marriage and Family Therapy Honors Society. After she meets all requirements for full licensure, Jennifer hopes to become fully certified as an ASSECT sex therapist. She is certified in the Usui Reiki Ryoho tradition. She is associated with the sex positive movement, the LGBTQ+ community, the ethical non-monogamy community, such as polyamory, and nature-based spiritual practices, as well as many other interests that she advocates. She associates her work with that of a healer (e.g., as someone who helps to mend) that works collaboratively with clients in the process of defining and re-finding strengths and emotional bases to ultimately help aid in the recalibration of mind, body, and spirit. She arms herself with a logical mind, that is endowed with qualities of genuineness, empathy, and unconditional acceptance with a firm and reliable grasp on ethical values as evidenced through trustworthiness and diligence. 

What is Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT)? Marriage and Family Therapy has grown out of psychological and systems theory practices and is centered on client(s)’s well-being, strengths for individual, couple, family, groups, and community; therefore, utilizing influences and resources for the supportive goals of creating cohesiveness and thriving for relational functionality by focusing on interactive patterns. Marriage and Family Therapy uses family systems therapy, multicultural approaches, relational life cycle patterns, multigenerational themes, narrative, emotionally-focused, solution-focused, structural, reframing, and strategic, as well as diagnose and treat emotional and behavior disorders, to resolve relational issues. MFTs focus on communication issues, high conflict couples resolution, infidelity/affairs, problems parenting and co-parenting, problems setting boundaries, working through life transitions such as retirement, empty nesters, becoming new parents, becoming newlyweds, addiction problems, and anxiety/depression. Sex therapy focuses on desire issues/sexless marriages, orgasm issues, erectile dysfunction or premature ejaculation, painful sex, finding that spark again in your relationship, and sex negativity issues. 

Individual sessions OR relational sessions are available but not both for the same individual and couple together for ethical (confidentiality) reasons.

Relational types of therapy often scheduled as 2-hour or more sessions depending upon the severity content.

You can contact Jennifer Cox at 636-328-6533 or email her at jennifer@elderwoodgrovellc.org 

Heather Frost, intern

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Heather is a counseling intern under the direct supervision of Julia Dooley, MA, LPC, RPT. She
received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Western Kentucky University, majoring in both psychology and sociology and is currently studying at Webster University to receive her Master of Arts in Counseling with an emphasis in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She is a student member of the American Counseling Association.

Heather understands how hard it can be to reach out for help, and question who to trust. She wants you to know there will be safety within your therapeutic alliance and believes there is inner strength in all of us in which hope and freedom can be found. Heather spent a week working with children in Salvador, Brazil and the experience forever changed her passion for life. She also created a theater group for children who are hospitalized as a way to inspire creativity, imagination, and create laughter. Together, she wishes to walk beside you, no matter the struggle, and plans to discover your inner strengths and goals. She believes in working within the context of your values, beliefs, and worldview with unconditional positive regard, compassion, and respect. She believes you have a voice that deserves to be heard.

Heather has a special interest in working with children, adolescents, and adults who experience anxiety, depression, and trauma.

You can reach Heather at hfrostww@gmail.com or (636) 395-0020.

Samantha LeCointre, intern

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Sam is a counseling intern working under the direct supervision of Carrie Gardner, M.A, LPC. She received her Bachelor of Social Work at California State University, Sacramento. She is currently enrolled at Webster University working toward her Master's of Arts in Counseling with an emphasis in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Sam is a member of the American Counseling Association and current Treasurer of Chi Sigma Iota. 

 

Sam works collaboratively with clients by encouraging and guiding individuals without overwhelming them. Sam understands that asking for help can be difficult and having the right therapist and support can empower clients to change a situation safely, effectively, without feeling alone. Sam values a non-judgemental atmosphere where clients feel safe to share all aspects of their culture and beliefs. 

 

Sam has a special interest in working with individuals who experience anxiety, depression, trauma, family addiction. Sam is fluent in American Sign Language and a Child of a Deaf Adult (CODA). Additionally, Sam is in the process of earning her Level 1 EMDR certification. 

 

 

You can reach Sam at 314-246-9083 or samantha.lecointre@gmail.com

Amanda Marlen, intern

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Amanda is a counseling intern working under the direct supervision of Andrew Jovanovic. She received her bachelor’s degree from Kansas State University in Family Studies and Human Services with a minor in Trauma Studies. She is currently pursuing her Master’s Degree in Professional Counseling from Lindenwood University. Amanda is a student member of the American Counseling Association. (ACA) 

Amanda has experience working with survivors of domestic violence, and sexual assault. She takes a trauma informed person- centered approach, along with a mindfulness based cognitive behavioral approach to her sessions.  She looks forward to collaborating with you as you walk through the journey of reaching your counseling goals. She believes everyone has a unique view of the world, and no two situations are the same. Amanda seeks to give the space to feel valued and heard as you share your unique story. She values an authentic non-judgmental environment where you can let all aspects of yourself be seen.

You can contact Amanda at ascheid91@gmail.com or 785-456-4548 

Elisabeth Stanberry, intern

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Liz is a counseling intern working under the direct supervision of Andrew Jovanovic, MA, LPC. She received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a minor in Sociology from Tennessee State University. She is currently enrolled at Webster University to receive her Master of Arts in Counseling with an emphasis in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She is a student member of the American Counseling Association and the Society for Sexual, Affectional, Intersex, and Gender Expansive Identities.

​Liz wishes to work collaboratively with you as you embark on your journey to becoming the person you desire to be. She believes everyone has a unique outlook on the world and distinct experiences that can be explored to reach your goals. Liz wants you to share your story and feel heard, empowered, and motivated to work on the things bringing you to counseling. She values a non-judgmental atmosphere where you can feel comfortable within all aspects of your culture.

 

Liz has a special interest in working with the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning community, as each individual processes their unique experiences. She is also interested in working with individuals facing anxiety and depression in their daily lives.

You can reach Liz at (314) 200-5092.

Patti Alvarez, Yoga Instructor

Patti is a Registered Yoga Teacher with the National Yoga Alliance with 10 years of teaching experience. She received her 200-hour certification from Robin Buck of Jane’s House and Matthew Krepps of Circle Yoga Shala.

Her teaching is influenced by the Dynamic Yoga Method, a simple and transformative method accessible to all.  Her classes include attention to linking movement with breath, and creating stable postures.

She guides and encourages each student to find his/her own unique way in yoga practice.  She believes in the transformative power of yoga and enjoys sharing the gifts of practice with her students.

Patti is also a Certified Health Coach with Take Shape for Life a comprehensive approach to health and wellness.

You may contact Patti at 314-359-0397 or email at  pattialvarez@charter.net

Yoga Instructor and Certified Health Coach

Bill Bush, LMT

Bill offers several modalities of Massage Therapy and bodywork. Bill has experience in Swedish Massage and Healing Touch bodywork. He also offers Lymphatic Drainage Therapy, Deep Tissue Massage, CranioSacral Therapy and Myofascial Release Therapy.

His practice includes clients seeking a relaxation and/or stress relief massage, as well as, providing comfort to those who are seriously or chronically ill and to their caregivers. Clients with Alzheimers, ALS, COPD, cancer, dementia, fibromyalgia or strokes have gotten relief from Massage Therapy.

In addition to offering massages at Walter's Walk, Bill will travel to other locations as requested.


You may contact Bill at 314-583-1707 or by e-mail at bill.bush.masage@gmail.com

Dorothy Northrip, CI, HBCE RMT

Consulting Hypnotist. NGH Certified Instructor. HypnoBirthing ®Childbirth Educator. Universal Life Church minister.
Dorothy has been working with hypnosis off and on since 1967. She was certified by the National Guild of Hypnotists in 2000 and became a certified HypnoBirthing ® Childbirth Educator in 2001. She has been a ULC minister since 1995.

Dorothy’s practice is based on the NGH’s principle of “helping ordinary, everyday people with ordinary, everyday problems.” She uses a variety of disciplines when working with a hypnosis client, essential oils, and EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique or Tapping). 

Her services benefit those having issues with smoking, body image, health, self-confidence, stress, fears, PTSD, and much more. She conducts workshops and group sessions on self-hypnosis, stress, and weight management, plus offers classes in HypnoBirthing ® - the Mongan Method.

You may contact Dorothy at 314-368-5432 or by e-mail at dorothy@timelessbridges.com

Individual and group sessions.

Steve Givens, Spiritual Director

Steve Givens is a spiritual director and a widely published writer on Christian faith and contemplative spirituality. He is also a musician, composer, singer, retreat leader, university administrator and small group facilitator.  He holds a master’s degree in adult and self-directed learning from the University of Missouri- St. Louis and a graduate certificate in spiritual direction from the Aquinas Institute of Theology.   

 

Diagnosed in 2007 with a rare blood disease, he underwent chemotherapy treatment for more than three years, and that experience is the subject of his book, “Embraced by God: Facing Chemotherapy with Faith,” released in 2010 by Twenty-Third Publications. He has developed and led retreats and days of reflection for cancer patients and their family members and caregivers. 

 

He approaches the ministry of spiritual direction with one overarching and authentic vision — that there are always three persons present when he meets with an individual seeking direction, with God’s Holy Spirit occupying the third and unseen chair in the room. With God as the true director, Givens plays the role of a spiritual companion, helping his directees come to fuller awareness of God’s presence and movement in their lives.

 

For more information, visit his blog at www.givenscreative.com or email him at givenscreative@gmail.com.

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