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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, please contact him.
I’m a licensed professional counselor with a master’s degree in Professional Counseling from Lindenwood University. I desire to help each client I see reach their full potential, feel seen and heard, and understand their inherent value. As a practicing Christian, my guidance comes from the Holy Spirit and my experience as someone so lovingly cared for and called by Jesus is what anchors me. For this reason, I use a faith-based approach with those seeking Christian counseling. I’m honored to work with both those who share my beliefs and those who don’t, so will tailor my approach to fit your needs. My ethics are important and are driven by my profession as well as my faith, both of which emphasize a respect for you and the direction you want to take in therapy.
I’m EMDR trained and use it frequently as I have a heart for working with those who have experienced trauma, more specifically adult survivors of childhood abuse, adults impacted by emotionally destructive relationships, and first responders/veterans. I also work with such issues as anxiety, depression, panic, grief, low self-esteem, addictions, dissociation, persistent disarray, anger, negativity, relational problems, fear, codependency, ineffective communication, lack of direction/purpose and more.
The mission of Walter’s Walk is important to me as I was drawn here first as an Intern and counselor-in-training, then as a self-employed contracted therapist, and currently as an employee/therapist. Serving the St. Louis community by providing services regardless of one’s ability to pay continues to be a mission I care deeply about. I currently see adults for individual counseling, but often have partners and family members join an occasional session if the client so desires for optimal support. My usual office hours are weekdays 9am-5pm with evening sessions available upon request. I accept the following insurance: Cigna, UHC, UMR, Anthem, Mercy, Medicaid, Healthlink, Ambetter/Home State Health, Healthy Blue, and UHC Community Plan. Please email me at email@example.com if you’d like to set up a session.
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.
MA, LPC, RPT
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.
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.
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.
Willow received her Master’s of Arts degree in Professional Counseling from Lindenwood University. She has completed EMDR 1 & 2 training, as well as a supplemental training for using EMDR with the LGBTQIA+ community.
For Willow, creating a safe space for individuals to explore their authentic selves is of the upmost importance. She values a therapeutic setting of non-judgment and unconditional positive regard. She places emphasis on identifying and deconstructing shame in order for clients to claim who they are and experiencing their own beauty and meaning.
Advocacy and the creation of safe space for LGBTQIA+ individuals is a passion for Willow. She has experience working with members of the transgender and non-binary communities, ace community, and a wide variety of individuals with differing sexual identities. Willow also creates a safe space for clients with alternative relationship styles such as polyamory or other forms of consensual non-monogamy.
Willow has experience working with clients struggling with grief, identity, spirituality, life transitions, anxiety, depressive symptoms, trauma, and family/relationship issues.
Amanda is a provisionally licensed professional counselor working under the supervision of Dr. Jean Moretto, Ph.D., LPC. Amanda currently holds a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Lindenwood University, as well as, a Bachelor of Science in Family Studies and Human Services from Kansas State University. Amanda is a member of the American Counseling Association (ACA).
Amanda 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 experiencing life transitions, anxiety, and trauma related struggles.
She looks forward to working 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.
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.
Aubrey is a provisionally licensed counselor (PLPC) 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 completed her master’s degree in professional counseling with an emphasis in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Lindenwood University in 2020. She is a 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). She is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy.
Aubrey has experience working with people in crisis, trauma, survivors of domestic violence, PTSD, 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.
Brittney is a Provisional Licensed Professional Counselor (PLPC) under the direct supervision of Carrie Gardner, MA, LPC and Jean Moretto, PhD., 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 is a professional member of the American Counseling Association and the Association For Spiritual, Ethical and Religious Values in Counseling Association.
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 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 bereaved individuals of all backgrounds and their families, grief, trauma, loss, LGBTQIA+ issues, relationship issues, parenting concerns, spiritual and crisis intervention. She is also ready to assist individuals dealing with anxiety, depression, bipolar and adjustment issues related to stressful life changes and experiences. She hopes to work with couples encountering 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.
Hannah Crossett is provisionally licensed under the supervision of Terri Austin, and is a Ph.D. candidate in the field of Counselor Education and Supervision through Capella University. She helps women and teenage girls with anxiety, grief, school issues, and life transitions. Hannah has specialized training to support parents of children with disabilities, especially Auditory Processing Disorder, and adult children of aging parents.
Previous work has included a year-long chaplaincy internship at Friendship Village Chesterfield, a local retirement community, and various unpaid positions in organizations for people with disabilities and their families.
Hannah has received her Counseling M.A. from Covenant Theological Seminary, in St. Louis, MO, as well as an M.A. in Educational Ministries. She completed her B.A. in psychology in Union University, in Jackson, TN.
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.
Jennifer is a provisionally licensed professional counselor working under the supervision of Lou Faggetti, MA, LPC. Jennifer currently holds a Master of Arts degree in Professional Counseling from Lindenwood University, as well as, a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from Evangel University. Jennifer is an active member of the American Counseling Association.
Joshua is a Counselor in Training with a Master of Arts degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Lindenwood University. He obtained his bachelor's degree in Applied Management from Hickey College in 2013. While currently working at Lindenwood University, Joshua has cultivated his passion for helping others through personal mental health challenges. As an adoptee, Joshua recognized the importance of counseling in the black community. He has always been passionate about working with adolescents, college age students, young adults, and couples. He has always felt that couples are a neglected segment of the population in the black community especially when it comes to couples on their way to marriage. As a member of the Christian faith, Joshua wants to be another resource for Christians to be able to work out their life issues through faith related solutions.
Joshua currently holds a certification in Youth Mental Health First Aid and Mental Health First Aid. Additionally, he is working toward a certification in Play Therapy.
Matthew Cauble is a Counselor In Training (CIT) supervised by Andrew Jovanovic, LPC. Matthew 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 caseworker 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 with persons who suffer from anxiety, depression, personality disorders, and sexual offenders. He also has experience working with those in the LGBTQ community. Matthew believes that a judgment free approach allows for people to be met where there are and provides for the best possible outcomes.
MA, PLPC, EdD
Dr. Sheila Powell-Walker 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 is a Provisionally Licensed Professional Counselor (PLPC) under the supervision of Julia Dooley, MA, LPC, RPT, and is board certified as a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC). He received a Master of Arts degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Webster University in 2021, is a graduate of Harvard Medical School certificate program in Global Mental Health: Trauma Recovery, and is continuing his professional education as a doctoral Ph.D. student in the Counseling Psychology program at the University of Missouri—St Louis (UMSL). He is a member of the American Counseling Association (ACA), American Psychological Association (APA), and Association of Counseling Sexology and Sexual Wellness (ACSSW).
Stephen has been involved in providing mental health-related care and services for more than 10 years. In his career, Stephen has worked as a victim advocate and crisis responder for those impacted by violent or sexual crime and has experience with helping clients overcome substance use and other addictive behaviors. He is very familiar with various recovery programs and has 20+ years of personal sobriety.
Stephen has unique knowledge and experience in helping clients and their loved ones who are impacted by HIV/AIDS disease and has specialized experience working within the Ryan White program. He is involved in the LGBTQIA+ community and enjoys working with clients from diverse backgrounds. Additionally, Stephen is a proud veteran and enjoys working with fellow vets and first responders.
My personal philosophy toward life and counseling is each of us needs help dealing with stresses at times. Whether you are struggling with concerns related to anxiety, depression, LGBTQIA+ identity, trauma, loss, finding it tough to accept a new medical diagnosis, or other unique issues, I am eager to help. It is always my goal to listen with empathy and compassion to your individual circumstance with the ultimate hope of helping everyone find greater peace, strength, balance, and joy in life.
I use a combination of evidence-based therapeutic practices, which includes 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. I offer both video/telehealth and in-person sessions, but only on weekends at this time.
With over 30 years of experience in the medical field, Taijuana Wells has joined the team as a provisionally licensed professional counselor (PLPC) working under the supervision of ShalaTaylor, MA, LPC. Taijuana holds a Bachelor of Arts in Social Work from the University of Missouri - St. Louis and a Master of Arts in Counseling from Lindenwood University.
Taijuana has spent several years as a caretaker for her parents which prompted her interest in working with the aging population. She specifically has an interest in helping with change of life transitions. Taijuana additionally focuses on mindfulness techniques as a method to reduce anxiety and stress. 314) 230-0362 and my email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
Dana is a counseling intern working under the supervision of Danielle Frazier PhD, LLC, NCC. Dana earned a bachelor’s degree in Liberal Studies, from San Francisco State University, and a Master of Education, with a certificate in Special Education from Fontbonne University. She is currently studying at Webster University to receive her Master of Arts in Professional Counseling, with an emphasis in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.
She practices an eclectic client-centered approach to counseling. She works collaboratively with her clients to help them build on their strengths and realize their potential.
Erika is a counseling intern under the direct supervision of Julia Dooley MA, LPC.
I received my Bachelor of Science degree from Alabama A&M University, I am currently studying 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’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.
Hope Watkins is an intern under the supervision of Andrew Jovanovic, MA, LPC. She is completing her Master’s program in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Liberty University. She is a member of Chi Sigma Iota, the International Honor Society of Professional Counselors. She has two Bachelor’s degrees in Child Development and Communication Disorders. She has a background in working with adults with intellectual disabilities. Hope’s goal is to meet clients where they are in their journey and empower them to reach their goals.
Katie is an intern, under the supervision of Julia Dooley, MA, LPC completing her Master’s degree in counseling at Lindenwood University. She currently works as a preschool teacher. Previously, she has spent time working for Special School District with kids with behavior difficulties. She hopes to apply her knowledge to helping children with adjustment difficulties.
Sarah is a counseling intern under the direct supervision of Andrew Jovanovich MA, LPC . She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Services from Columbia College and is continuing her education at Webster 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, a member of the International Honor Society of Professional Counselors known as Chi Sigma Iota, and has obtained a Psychological First Aid (PFA) certificate.
Sarah has ten years of experience working with individuals of various populations to include individuals with developmental disabilities, the geriatric community, and has over two years of experience working with children and families in the foster care and family court systems. As we build our therapeutic alliance together, Sarah endeavors to create a safe and open space that is a non-judgmental as well as comfortable environment for her clients. Sarah is compassionate, open minded, and willing to walk alongside her client's path while demonstrating accurate empathy. Since she believes that there is not a one-size fits all solution, she will utilize a person-centered therapeutic approach to assist each individual through their own unique journey. John Maxwell once said "Change is inevitable, growth is optional." Sarah wants her clients to understand and believe in their potential for growth, and for her clients to feel empowered to use their voice.
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.
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.