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Brittney is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from University of Missouri-Saint Louis in May of 2014 and she received her Master of Arts in Professional Counseling with an emphasis in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with honors from Lindenwood University in March of 2021. She completed both her internship and PLPC supervision at Walters Walk under the direct supervision of Carrie Gardner, LPC and Jean Moretto, PhD., LPC. She is a professional member of the American Counseling Association and the Association For Spiritual, Ethical and Religious Values in Counseling Association. She is the owner and founder of Renewed Hope Counseling, LLC.
Brittney has worked in healthcare for 10+ years. She aims to first build a strong, trusting therapeutic bond with the client by creating a caring, supportive, 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. She believes that every client is unique and therefore aims to work with each individual to explore which treatment approach will work best for them. She 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 trauma, grief and stressful experiences differently and Brittney is ready to work with you to achieve better coping skills to adjust to life’s challenges.
Brittney has experience in working with adolescent and adult bereaved individuals of all backgrounds and their families, grief, trauma, loss, LGBTQIA+ issues, relationship issues, parenting concerns, spiritual and crisis intervention. She is one of the facilitators of the ongoing grief support group offered at Walter's Walk. She is also ready to assist individuals dealing with ADHD, anxiety, depression, bipolar, PTSD and adjustment issues related to trauma, stressful life changes and experiences. She continues to work with couples and families encountering interpersonal relationship and communication struggles. Brittney is currently working through EMDR Training to better assist clients dealing with trauma and stress. Taking life one step at a time, one day at a time, together Brittney will walk alongside you on your journey to mental, emotional and spiritual wellness.
PhD, LPC, NCC
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.
Adolescent and adult individual, family, and group counseling
Fern Ferguson Bush
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.
PhD, LPC, NCC
Jean earned her Master's Degree in Counseling and Doctorate in Counseling Education at Saint Louis University. Jean founded Walter’s Walk in 2010 and currently serves as Executive Director.
Jean has served as a Licensed Professional counselor since 1998, volunteering time with Almost Home Shelter, Catholic Family Services, and in private practice. Jean has certifications in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Couple and Individual Communication through Interpersonal Communication Programs, and Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT). Jean is an EMDRIA and EMDR HAP Consultant.
Jean provides supervision for licensure applicants with the State of Missouri’s Board of Professional Registration for Licensed Professional Counselors. She provides supervision for students in their Master’s Degree program for counseling from various universities. She also provides consultation for EMDR trained clinicians.
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 and MO Crisis Intervention Team for First Responders.
Jean eagerly walks alongside clients, helping them navigate through life stressors using EMDR therapy and a variety of other therapeutic modalities. Jean believes accessing one’s inner strengths and teaching how to incorporate these strengths into daily life will allow for personal growth to occur.
Adult individual, couple, and group sessions are available.
MA, LPC, NCC
Jermaine Watson Sr. LPC, NCC is a Licensed Professional Counselor specialized in providing therapeutic services to a diverse population of child, adolescent, and adult individuals. Jermaine utilizes a humanistic, choice-based, cognitive behavioral, dialectical behavioral, and solution focused approach in counseling. It is noted that Jermaine is also trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) which is a trauma-informed modality. Jermaine has earned a Master of Arts in Counseling from Lindenwood University in addition to a Bachelor’s of Arts in Criminal Justice From Kentucky State University.
Jermaine has a background in assisting youth and adults with career counseling. He fundamentally believes in a collaborative and choice-based approach to counseling. Please visit As a Ray of Hope for additional information and for other local and state mental health resources.
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.
"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.
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".
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.
“Control kills correction and comparison is the thief of joy. For those who know your heart have lesser needs for explanations.”
Matthew Cauble is a 2019 graduate of Lindenwood University’s Master In Professional Counseling program, with honors. Matthew began working in the behavioral health field in 2016 as a case manager with a disease management team. During this time, he assisted those in the community with a physical and behavioral health concerns, helping them live better, more fulfilled lives. Matthew has experience working with persons who suffer from anxiety, depression, personality disorders, co-occurring disorders and sexual offenders. He also has experience working with those in the LGBTQ community. Matthew believes a judgement free approach allows for people to be met where they are and provides for the best possible outcomes.
EdD, LPC, LCPC
Michael is a counselor and psychotherapist with more than forty years of clinical experience. After receiving his doctorate from the University Maine, he moved to the Midwest to begin his career. He has been a community agency behavioral health counselor. For many years he treated those with addictions. Most recently, he has trained as a trauma therapist and in the use of Eye Movement Desensitization and
Michael provides counseling and therapy for:
Couples and Families
Michael is also a member of the Adjunct Faculty at Lindenwood University; and has been active in training new counselors and therapists at several Universities. Michael is licensed to practice in both Missouri and Illinois.
Shala Taylor is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Missouri. She earned a Master of Arts in Counseling and a Master of Arts in Teaching, both from Lindenwood University. Shala began working in the Behavior Health field in 2012 as an Adolescent Substance Abuse Counselor. She has years of experience managing mental health programs in the Public School sector. She supervises therapists that are working toward licensure. Shala is now the owner of Purpose Driven Counseling, a private practice in Hazelwood, MO.
Shala has completed training in EMDR, which is designed to treat individuals that have experienced trauma, anxiety or complex grief. Shala has specialized training in modals of therapy created to enhance healthy marriages through couples counseling. Shala has a specific desire to remove barriers to mental health access for the African American community and destigmatize therapy. She offers individual and family therapy to achieve this goal.
Since mental health is not a one-size fits all approach and requires individualized treatment, a unique style of service is provided to meet each client’s specific needs. The goal is to facilitate each person toward reaching their wellness goals in a collaborative fashion. Let us work together on your journey through mental health wellness to navigate through your challenges in life. Together we can reshape your thinking and begin the healing process. Discovering your strength within can help you to claim victory over your life. Join me, as we take the first steps to restore your joy.
If you would like to schedule an appointment with Shala, please visit her website to complete a contact form.
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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 case manager 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.
Vivian has been practicing as a Licensed Professional Counselor for nearly 20 years. She is licensed in the states of Missouri and Arkansas. She earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology and a Master of Science Degree in Community Service Counseling. She specializes in working with individuals that experience anxiety, depression, trauma, grief and Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. Mrs. Mack has several years of experience working in school-based settings and providing services for youth. This has provided her the knowledge to navigate families through the school system and to advocate for the needs of students with mental health challenges. She also has had experience working with individuals who have domestic violence and substance abuse issues.
As a helper, Vivian fosters positive change for individuals to move forward. With several years of marriage, she is very family-oriented. The name of her private practice, AnnaJaRa Counseling and Family Services, was derived from the names of her parents and mother-in-law who have passed away.
Her therapeutic approach consists of Person-Centered, Behavioral, Cognitive-Behavioral and Brief Solution-Focused theories. She has completed training in Sexual Assault and Harassment, Suicidal Prevention and Emerge Abuser Counseling to stop Domestic Violence.
Vivian provides supervision to clinicians in the state of Missouri who are seeking full licensure in Counseling. She is an ethical, empathetic, insightful and caring therapist. She enjoys working with her clients toward achieving growth, peace of mind and healing.
William Collins is licensed professional counselor. 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.
Erika is a counseling in training under the direct supervision of Terri Austin MA, LPC. I received my Master of Arts in Professional Counseling with an emphasis in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Webster University. I received a Bachelor of Science degree from Alabama A&M University. I’m dedicated to learning and growing in the mental health field. My goal to first build genuine, trusting therapeutic relationships with clients by focusing on empathy, a non-judging environment, personal growth and well-being of the client. I believe we all have unique life experiences. I want clients to feel safe and comfortable sharing and working through life’s stressors, trauma, grief, crisis, depression and anxiety. We are all unique and how we approach life’s challenges and how we cope with them. My goal is to explore what therapeutic and coping options work best for clients.
My special interest is with holistic and spiritual counseling approaches. I am interested in working with anxiety, depression, stressful life experiences, and work with youth and young adults on healthy communication and relationship building skills.
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.
Israelneisha Eleby (Neisha)
Neisha is a provisionally licensed professional counselor (PLPC) under the supervision of Lou Faggetti, MA, LPC. Neisha currently holds a Master of Arts degree in Professional Counseling from Missouri Baptist University, as well as a Bachelor of Arts degree in Middle School Education. An educator for over 15 years, she brings a wealth of understanding of teenagers and family dynamics into the counseling experience.
I am dedicated to helping people overcome obstacles and face their issues. I take a direct, solution-focused approach to move my clients toward their personal goals. If welcomed, I will include a holistic and spiritual approach to the therapy process. I want my clients to be courageous in changing courses from anything that is not currently working in their lives. Each person is one recalculation away from where they want to be, and as a result, counseling can help clients realize the correct course.
In addition, I speak to groups at churches, ministries, schools, and other community organizations. I mainly work with teenage and adult individuals, families, and groups. Let me know how I can help!
Madelyn is a CIT under the direct supervision of Julia Luechtefild, MA, LPC. She completed her Master of Arts in Counseling with an emphasis on Clinical Mental Health at Lindenwood University. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Social Work from Saint Louis University and is a member of the PHI ALPHA Honor Society. She aspires to collaborate with individuals of all walks of life, married couples and families building stronger relationships and communication skills using a variety of counseling therapy approaches. In addition, she a great listener, sensitive, and enthusiastic about helping individuals through trying and difficult events in their life.
MA, PLPC, EdD
Dr. Sheila Powell-Walker is a provisionally licensed professional counselor under the direct supervision of Jason Thompson MA, LPC. She has spent the last twenty years of her career in the field of Education. During that time she has provided and facilitated access to counseling services through the lens of a school social worker, professional school counselor and school district leader. She is skilled at assessment, treatment planning and general K-12 school consultation related to behavior and intervention planning. Dr. Powell-Walker utilizes a holistic approach as she works with clients to improve social and emotional well-being on the journey to self-actualization.
Dr. Powell-Walker possesses a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work. She is a provisionally licensed professional counselor in the state of Missouri (under the supervision of Jason Thompson, M.A., LPC), possessing a Master of Arts in Professional Counseling and a certified professional school counselor. Dr. Powell-Walker also has an earned Doctorate in Education with emphasis on Teacher Leadership. Dr. Powell-Walker has experience with individual, couples, marriage and family or group counseling.
MA, PLPC, NCC
Stephen Stewart is a Provisionally Licensed Professional Counselor (PLPC) under the clinical supervision of Julia Dooley, MA, LPC, RPT. He is board certified as a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) and received a Master of Arts degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Webster University in 2021.
Stephen has been involved in providing mental health-related care and social services for more than a decade. In his career, Stephen has worked as a sexual health educator, victim’s advocate and crisis responder for those impacted by violent and/or sexual crime, Ryan White case manager serving newly diagnosed HIV-positive individuals, and clinical mental health counselor in both agency and private practices. Stephen is proud to be an LGBTQ+ affirming therapist who has been active in the queer community for many years. Additionally, he has been involved in HIV/AIDS advocacy for over 30 years and was involved in the congressional process and passage of the Ryan White CARE Act of 1990.
Stephen is dedicated to helping individuals living with HIV find greater peace, strength, and joy in life. He uses a compassionate counseling process implementing a combination of evidence-based therapeutic practices that may include Cognitive-Behavioral (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Gestalt Experiential Technique, Mindfulness-based, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and other approaches based on the client’s goals for the therapeutic relationship and setting. Stephen offers both video/telehealth and in-person sessions.
Adelaida Florez Pineda
Adelaida Florez Pineda is a counseling intern under the direct supervision of Terri Austin. Consejería Bilingüe de Salud Mental Ofreciendo consejería la comunidad inmigrante de habla hispana.
Bilingual Mental Health Counseling Offering culturally-competent counseling focused on the Spanish-speaking immigrant community.
I received my Bachelor of International Business degree from The Cooperative de Colombia University; I am currently studying at Maryville University to receive my Master of Arts in Professional Counseling with an emphasis in PTSD and Women’s Domestic Abuse. I am a student member of the American Counseling Association. I’m dedicated to learning and growing in the mental health field.
My goals are to build trusting therapeutic relationships with clients by focusing on empathy and collaboration, Develop a deeper understanding of yourself, and build skills so you can grow into who you are becoming next.
I hope that you will be able to gain insight into your life and yourself, come to understand your story differently, ease your suffering, and celebrate your triumphs- no matter how large or small- I believe we all have unique life experiences. I believe all disabilities become abilities to face life.
Caitlin Adolphsen (she/her) is under the direct supervision of Dr. Michael Richardson, EdD, LPC, LCPC. Caitlin is currently pursuing her Master of Education degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling as well as a Graduate Certificate in Multicultural and Social Justice Counseling at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Caitlin earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Truman State University and completed a minor in Disability Studies. Caitlin is a proud student member of the American Counseling Association. Caitlin strives to acknowledge the whole person and their intersecting identities to provide authentic care. She has completed suicide prevention and Safe Zone trainings and continues to explore how to create inclusive spaces in order to foster healing. Caitlin has experience working with individuals presenting with life transitions, relationship challenges, gender and sexual identity struggles, anxiety disorders, mood disorders, substance/alcohol use disorders, trauma and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and grief. Caitlin aspires to continue therapeutic work with all populations, specifically individuals of the LGBTQIA+ community, aging adults, veterans, family members of veterans, survivors of sexual trauma, and survivors of intimate partner violence (IPV). It is Caitlin’s belief that therapy is a journey in which the counselor is present to empower individuals to find their voice. She aims to create therapeutic relationships which aid clients toward processing and ultimately healing. Caitlin works to cater interventions to clients’ needs all while maintaining a collaborative environment throughout the therapeutic process. Caitlin looks forward to welcoming anyone ready to start their healing journey!
Cecilia Gormley, or “Cece”, is under the supervision of Dr.Jean Moretto, Phd, LPC. Cece received her Bachelor of Psychology from UMSL, and is currently pursuing her Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Webster University. She is certified in Psychological First Aid and Suicide Prevention. She takes interest in working with family dynamics, children, adolescents, adults, & adults 65+. As a counselor, she takes a holistic Person-centered approach in which the client is the expert of their inner world. In a safe and nonjudgmental environment, she aims to help people find inner peace by taking control of their own story and finding the value in their true self. She looks forward to collaborating with each client to address their individual needs and prioritize what is needed in their current season of life.
Destiny Ewing is under the direct supervision of Julia Dooley, MA, LPC, RPT. She is currently pursuing her Master of Arts degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Webster University. Destiny received her Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology and a minor in Diversity Studies from Missouri State University. She is a member of the American Counseling Association and Chi Sigma Iota. She is also passionate about creating a safe place for her clients to talk about their experiences. Destiny looks forward to creating empowering bonds with her clients for them to be able to explore different solutions and problem-solving in a way that recognizes the different identities and intersections of the client’s life. Destiny has had experience working with a diverse group of adolescents and teens within active sports settings and a diverse group of young adults finding their way on college campuses. Her hope in her counseling career is to be able to help bridge communication between clients in their communities and foster their strengths as they go forward in life.
Hayley Taylor is under the supervision of Julia Dooley, MA, LPC. I received my Bachelors of Arts Psychology degree from Webster University, I am currently continuing my education at Webster University to receive my Master of Arts in Professional Counseling with an emphasis in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I am a student member of the American Counseling Association. I am very passionate about counseling and I strive to create a warm and safe environment for my clients. I am looking forward to my time at Walter’s Walk; meeting new people, making a positive impact in individuals lives, and helping them achieve their goals. I have experience working with children with behavioral and intellectual difficulties. I also have my certificate in Psychological First Aid (PFA).
James Sandoval is a counseling intern under the supervision of Dr. Jean Moretto PhD, LPC. James is currently enrolled at Webster University’s Professional Counseling (Emphasis in Clinical Mental Health) Master’s Program. He has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from University of Nevada, Reno at Lake Tahoe. James has also been working directly with counseling clients as a supervised clinician with United Citizens Foundation Counseling Services for over a year out of Las Vegas, Nevada. James utilizes methods of Humanistic Counseling focusing on empowering clients, developing autonomy, fostering positive thought patterns, addressing trauma, building structure, and strategic problem solving. James prioritizes the needs of clients first and foremost and structures treatment based on what works best for each client. James aims to assist clients while they are working to create their own change and healing in their lives. Therapy is a collaborative effort and James will work to empower individuals to be able to experience growth in whatever form they are looking for. James currently works with populations from ages 13+ welcoming anyone of any culture, race, gender, sexuality, or spirituality.
James works hard to establish a safe, judgment free environment where individuals can feel free to express their thoughts, feelings, and emotions to promote overall well-being. “I value and employ authenticity, honestly, non-judgment, and equity with every client that I work with, and it is my goal to walk the path of healing, whatever it may look like, to best support each client I encounter. “
Karlee is a counseling intern under the supervision of Jean Moretto, PhD, LPC. Karlee is enrolled in
University of Missouri – St. Louis’ Clinical Mental Health Counseling master’s program. She received
her bachelor’s degree in psychology from University of Missouri – St. Louis. She is a student
member of the American Counseling Association. She has experience working with children as a
Community Support Specialist and has an interest in working with the geriatric population. She
primarily utilizes a Person-Centered approach. She is looking forward to creating a positive
environment and impact for the people she meets.
Lindsey is a current intern under the supervision of Dr. Jean Moretto, PhD, LPC. She received her bachelor’s degree in psychology with a minor in Sociology from Webster University. Currently, she is a graduate student at Webster University working on her Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She is a member of the American Counseling Association and Chi Sigma Iota – International Honors Society of Profession Counselors. Her goal is to help reduce the stigma of mental health care by placing the focus on self-care. Her areas of interest are working with first responders and their families, to aid in the discomfort people feel when working through their mental health concerns and establishing confidence in all areas of life. She is looking forward to engaging with clients and hopes to have a positive impact on the people she meets.
Liz is a counseling intern under the supervision of Jean Moretto, PhD, LPC. Liz is enrolled in Webster University’s Professional Counseling (emphasis on Clinical Mental Health) Master’s Program. She has enjoyed a winding professional path starting with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Georgia, 1986, which led her to careers in Finance and Human Resources. Liz worked for a time as a professional artist specializing in painting murals. She was most inspired by decades of community service working with youth and adolescents motivating her to pursue a career in counseling to help positively impact people’s lives. Liz enjoys working with youth, adolescents, families, and adults.
Liz hopes to create a caring, supportive, judgement-free environment to help her clients move towards personal growth and wellbeing. She primarily uses Cognitive Behavior Therapy techniques and a Person-Centered approach to help her clients progress towards changes they want to make for themselves. She walks with clients as they achieve better coping skills, adjust to life’s challenges, and face difficult situations past and present.
Lori is a current intern under the supervision of Dr. Jean Moretto, PhD, LPC. Lori is enrolled in Webster University’s Master of Arts program in Professional Counseling (Clinical Mental Health emphasis). She has a bachelor’s degree in secondary education from Concordia University, Ann Arbor, and a Professional in Human Resource (PHR) certification. Lori’s area of interest is in secondary traumatic stress/vicarious trauma, specifically compassion fatigue (CF), Moral Injury, and burnout; and the impact of CF on first responders, law enforcement professionals, and other helping professions: “I admire this population and all of the sacrifices they make. I am not limited to counseling people in helping professions, however, I enjoy working with adults (18 – 65+) from all populations and diverse backgrounds.”
Lori will tailor her counseling method to your specific needs: “I value the counselor-client relationship and see therapy as a collaborative effort between the client and myself. There will be times when sessions may feel more like hard work, and times that it feels more like a celebration of achievements; rest assured, you are taking steps closer toward your goals through either scenario.” Lori has written about CF among LEOs for the FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin, which is produced by the FBI’s training division, as well. She is also a founding member of the First Responder Wellness Group (FRWG) at Webster University, which provides resources for first responders seeking assistance and advocacy for mental health issues such as PTSD, CF, Secondary Traumatic Stress, workplace burnout, and other mental wellness tools: “I guarantee a non-judgmental environment and safe space for you to share your story. I will walk with you into your story or pain and empathetically listen to your experiences. Together we will uncover your strengths and discover ways to write a new narrative that moves you toward the mental wellbeing you desire.”
She has written about the neurobiology of trauma, the effects of compassion fatigue on law enforcement officers and other helping professions, and on the effects of secondary trauma on first responders’ postvention practices. She has presented on secondary traumatic stress in nurses and among law enforcement officers; specifically, recognizing the signs and differences between burnout and compassion fatigue when secondary traumatic stress is present.
Lucie Ecker is a counseling intern under the supervision of Julia Dooley, MA, LPC, RPT-S. She is completing her Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Webster University. She is a student member of the American Counseling Association. She has obtained a certificate in Psychological First Aid, as well as certificates in Suicide Prevention. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Psychology, with a minor in Special Education from Fontbonne University. Lucie's goal is to apply her growing knowledge and person-centered approach to help children and adolescents with a range of presenting difficulties including trauma, depression, anxiety, and general life stressors. She strives to build strong therapeutic relationships based on empathy, trust, positive-regard, and respect for all clients.
Patrice is a counseling intern under the supervision of Jean Moretto, PhD, LPC. Patrice is enrolled in
Webster University’s Professional Counseling (Emphasis in Clinical Mental Health) Master’s Program.
She has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Maryville University, with nursing experience working in
the NICU and inpatient behavioral health. Additionally, she is a former Law Enforcement Officer with an
Associate degree in criminal justice who understands the unique challenges and struggles these helping
professionals face. Patrice’s objective is to assist clients in reaching their individual goals in a safe,
nurturing environment and helping clients find peace, healing, and personal growth within the
Ranesia is under the supervision of Julia Dooley, MA, LPC, RPT-S. Ranesia received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology degree from the University of Central Missouri (UCM) in May 2020. She is currently working on her Master of Arts degree in Clinical Counseling with an Emphasis on Mental Health from Webster University. Ranesia is a Registered Behavior Technician and has been working with children diagnosed with Autism for over two years. Ranesia is very passionate about working in the counseling field and bringing change into individuals' lives. She strives to bring a space of warmth and comfort into the lives of her clients. Ranesia is looking forward to working with clients here at Walter’s Walk. Ranesia aspires to work towards creating goals, achieving goals, and building healthy relationships. Ranesia has a special interest in working with Childhood trauma and helping individuals build healthy boundaries within their lives.
Massage Therapy and Bodywork
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 Alzheimer's, 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.
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