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What We Do

Counseling Services

Community Counseling Services

COVID-19 Notice: New Clients Welcome!

As a COVID-19 precaution, this program has temporarily limited in-person counseling sessions. Community Counseling continues to be available to new and current clients by offering both video sessions (through doxy.me) and phone sessions, depending on the client's preference. The video platform is secure and can be used with a computer that has a webcam or a phone. Interested clients can contact Megan Denton-Gillette directly at mdenton@callforhelpinc.org to set up an appointment. 

Do you need someone to talk to?

Call for Help is now offering Mental Health Counseling Services open to the community.   

Our counselors work with adults, adolescents, and couples.   We help individuals develop insight and acquire tools that will enable you to lead a more fulfilled and balanced life.  In a confidential, comfortable, and safe atmosphere, we offer a highly personalized approach tailored to your individual needs.  Our mental health counselors will provide you competent, professional, and compassionate care.   

Concerns addressed in counseling can include:

  • Stress, Anxiety, or Depression
  • Anger
  • Transitions
  • Grief
  • Relationship Concerns
  • Identity Development
  • Trauma

Meet Our Counselors

  • Libby Fisher, MA, ATR-P
    Libby Fisher, MA, ATR-P

    Libby’s philosophy is that each client should be approached with respect, compassion, and non-judgement. The client-therapist relationship is at the core of her work. The support of a strong therapeutic relationship provides space to heal and change. Mutual trust and understanding helps us to work through issues that are brought to therapy. Libby treats each client as an individual who will bring their own unique experience to the therapeutic relationship.

    Her therapeutic approach combines art therapy counseling training with client-centered theory, while incorporating relational cultural theory. Art therapy is an excellent way to help navigate through trauma safely and address other life issues. It is used to help people of all ages, from children to adults. Often feelings may be hard to label with words, in these cases art-making can be incredibly beneficial. Art therapy can enhance emotional self-efficacy and improve self-esteem.

    Libby feels it is a privilege to be a part of your therapeutic process. She is devoted to helping her clients heal and work toward the life they want in whatever way she can. By holding a safe space that is judgement-free, receptive and reflective, Libby hopes to help clients find a way to healing.

    Licensure and Education

    • M. A. in Art Therapy Counseling, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
    • B. S. in Psychology, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

    Specialties: Art Therapy, Behavioral Issues, Trauma, Anxiety & Depression, Self-Esteem

Libby’s philosophy is that each client should be approached with respect, compassion, and non-judgement. The client-therapist relationship is at the core of her work. The support of a strong therapeutic relationship provides space to heal and change. Mutual trust and understanding helps us to work through issues that are brought to therapy. Libby treats each client as an individual who will bring their own unique experience to the therapeutic relationship.

Her therapeutic approach combines art therapy counseling training with client-centered theory, while incorporating relational cultural theory. Art therapy is an excellent way to help navigate through trauma safely and address other life issues. It is used to help people of all ages, from children to adults. Often feelings may be hard to label with words, in these cases art-making can be incredibly beneficial. Art therapy can enhance emotional self-efficacy and improve self-esteem.

Libby feels it is a privilege to be a part of your therapeutic process. She is devoted to helping her clients heal and work toward the life they want in whatever way she can. By holding a safe space that is judgement-free, receptive and reflective, Libby hopes to help clients find a way to healing.

Licensure and Education: M. A. in Art Therapy Counseling, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and B. S. in Psychology, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Specialties: Art Therapy, Behavioral Issues, Trauma, Anxiety & Depression, Self-Esteem

  • Marilyn Holmes, MA, LPC, ATR-P
    Marilyn Holmes, MA, LPC, ATR-P

    I began pursuing my Master’s in art therapy counseling at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville in 2017 and graduated in May 2020. Currently, I work as an outpatient counselor at Call For Help, Inc in East Saint Louis.

    Throughout my career, my clients have described my approach to treatment as non-judgmental, empathetic, and direct. When working with clients, I approach therapy through the Gestalt, Person-Centered, and Empowerment-Focused modalities. It is my belief that treatment works best when clients are approached as whole individuals – through both body and mind. I accomplish this by using both traditional talk therapy techniques alongside my specialized Art Therapy training. Art therapy can be a unique way for you to explore your lived experience, gain insight, and make meaning.
    I am committed to providing services for all people. I wish to extend an area of safety especially to those members of the LGBTIA+ community and persons of color whose experience of oppression only adds to and compounds existing trauma. My experience with trauma treatment has centered specifically on working with people experiencing substance use and domestic violence. I have previous experience working with children, adults, families, and individuals.
    We all have stories. For some of us, the story we carry can cause us pain. Living with untreated trauma can be debilitating and interfere with our overall pursuit of wellness. It is my ultimate goal to help you unload, to walk alongside you and help you carry your burden while also helping you learn how to either set down your burden entirely or carry it in a way so that it does not weigh you down. It is my belief that we all possess the innate ability to heal. Sometimes we just don’t know how without help. I hope I can be the one to help you.

I began pursuing my Master’s in art therapy counseling at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville in 2017 and graduated in May 2020. Currently, I work as an outpatient counselor at Call For Help, Inc in East Saint Louis.

Throughout my career, my clients have described my approach to treatment as non-judgmental, empathetic, and direct. When working with clients, I approach therapy through the Gestalt, Person-Centered, and Empowerment-Focused modalities. It is my belief that treatment works best when clients are approached as whole individuals – through both body and mind. I accomplish this by using both traditional talk therapy techniques alongside my specialized Art Therapy training. Art therapy can be a unique way for you to explore your lived experience, gain insight, and make meaning.

I am committed to providing services for all people. I wish to extend an area of safety especially to those members of the LGBTIA+ community and persons of color whose experience of oppression only adds to and compounds existing trauma. My experience with trauma treatment has centered specifically on working with people experiencing substance use and domestic violence. I have previous experience working with children, adults, families, and individuals.

We all have stories. For some of us, the story we carry can cause us pain. Living with untreated trauma can be debilitating and interfere with our overall pursuit of wellness. It is my ultimate goal to help you unload, to walk alongside you and help you carry your burden while also helping you learn how to either set down your burden entirely or carry it in a way so that it does not weigh you down. It is my belief that we all possess the innate ability to heal. Sometimes we just don’t know how without help. I hope I can be the one to help you. 

  • Timothy J. Kelly, MA, LPC
     Timothy J. Kelly, MA, LPC

    Throughout my time in this field, I have developed a passion for working with people to help them feel powerful about their lives and the choices that they make. My clinical approach focuses primarily on cognitive-behavioral, interpersonal, person-centered, and existential frameworks.

    I believe in the potential of each person that I work with to better understand their individual voice and what they ‘bring to the table’. It is my hope that by providing this space for exploration, my clients are able to take back control in areas of their lives where they feel stuck or uncertain, to define for themselves what it means to ‘bring something to the table’. We have to know who we are, who we truly are without judgment before we guide ourselves toward who we want to become

    I am not here to change you, to tell you what is ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ – I’m here to help you feel more comfortable with making the decisions that will help you reach your goals. It is a collaborative process that I believe in, and I hope you will allow me to accompany you in that journey.

    I received my Bachelor’s degree in psychology from McKendree University and went on to receive my Master’s degree in clinical psychology from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.

    I have worked primarily in outpatient settings, providing individual and group counseling to a wide variety of clients. My areas of interest include: depression, anxiety, identity development (broadly defined), grief processing, and working with survivors of trauma. I am currently under clinical supervision with Megan Denton-Gillette.

Throughout my time in this field, I have developed a passion for working with people to help them feel powerful about their lives and the choices that they make. My clinical approach focuses primarily on cognitive-behavioral, interpersonal, person-centered, and existential frameworks.

I believe in the potential of each person that I work with to better understand their individual voice and what they ‘bring to the table’. It is my hope that by providing this space for exploration, my clients are able to take back control in areas of their lives where they feel stuck or uncertain, to define for themselves what it means to ‘bring something to the table’. We have to know who we are, who we truly are without judgment, before we guide ourselves toward who we want to become

I am not here to change you, to tell you what is ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ – I’m here to help you feel more comfortable with making the decisions that will help you reach your goals. It is a collaborative process that I believe in, and I hope you will allow me to accompany you in that journey.

I received my Bachelor’s degree in psychology from McKendree University and went on to receive my Master’s degree in clinical psychology from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.

I have worked primarily in outpatient settings, providing individual and group counseling to a wide variety of clients. My areas of interest include: depression, anxiety, identity development (broadly defined), grief processing, and working with survivors of trauma. I am currently under clinical supervision with Megan Denton-Gillette.

  • Kelsey Traeger, MSW
     Kelsey Traeger, MSW

    Everyone experiences times in their lives where they could use support or are grappling with symptoms that prevent them from living fully. Healing can be difficult, and having someone to walk alongside you in that journey can help ease the load. I believe that everyone can find more balanced ways of living and experiencing that make life more enjoyable, and I’d like to take that walk with you. 

    My approach is strengths-based and client-centered. I value the lived experience, personal wisdom, and opinions/preferences of clients. I will encourage you to provide feedback and take an active role in shaping your therapeutic experience. I frequently utilize cognitive-behavioral and interpersonal therapies along with mindfulness-based and compassion-focused approaches. Social justice principles also inform my work. I am continually working to make my office a safe space for members of the BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, and MMIND communities in my pursuit of cultural humility. I want to hold a safe and non-judgmental space for you to be witnessed, supported, and respected in your journey toward self-defined healing. 

    I received my Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a minor in Disabilities in Society from the University of Florida. I obtained my Master of Social Work from Washington University in St. Louis. I have previous experience working with individuals experiencing serious and persistent mental illness in the community and institutions, people with disabilities, and criminal/legal system involved folks. My interest areas include working with MMIND individuals, including survivors of trauma and those with serious and persistent mental illnesses. I am currently under the clinical supervision of Megan Denton Gillette, LCPC.

Everyone experiences times in their lives where they could use support or are grappling with symptoms that prevent them from living fully. Healing can be difficult, and having someone to walk alongside you in that journey can help ease the load. I believe that everyone can find more balanced ways of living and experiencing that make life more enjoyable, and I’d like to take that walk with you. 

My approach is strengths-based and client-centered. I value the lived experience, personal wisdom, and opinions/preferences of clients. I will encourage you to provide feedback and take an active role in shaping your therapeutic experience. I frequently utilize cognitive-behavioral and interpersonal therapies along with mindfulness-based and compassion-focused approaches. Social justice principles also inform my work. I am continually working to make my office a safe space for members of the BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, and MMIND communities in my pursuit of cultural humility. I want to hold a safe and non-judgmental space for you to be witnessed, supported, and respected in your journey toward self-defined healing. 

I received my Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a minor in Disabilities in Society from the University of Florida. I obtained my Master of Social Work from Washington University in St. Louis. I have previous experience working with individuals experiencing serious and persistent mental illness in the community and institutions, people with disabilities, and criminal/legal system involved folks. My interest areas include working with MMIND individuals, including survivors of trauma and those with serious and persistent mental illnesses. I am currently under the clinical supervision of Megan Denton Gillette, LCPC.

  • Sherice Wilson, BA, MHP
    Sherice Wilson, BA, MHP

    I graduated undergrad in 2019 with my bachelor's degrees in psychology and Art. I worked at the Marion school district K-12 as a teacher’s aide. After graduating I worked for Centerstone as a transitional living advisor for young adults with mental, behavioral, emotional, and intellectual disabilities make the transition out of foster care and halfway homes. I am currently working towards my masters in Art Therapy and Counseling. I have worked with children and families for the past 7 years and hope to continue on this path for many years to come.

I graduated undergrad in 2019 with my bachelor's degrees in psychology and Art. I worked at the Marion school district K-12 as a teacher’s aide. After graduating I worked for Centerstone as a transitional living advisor for young adults with mental, behavioral, emotional, and intellectual disabilities make the transition out of foster care and halfway homes. I am currently working towards my masters in Art Therapy and Counseling. I have worked with children and families for the past 7 years and hope to continue on this path for many years to come. 

  • Megan Denton-Gillette, MA, LCPC
    Megan Denton-Gillette, MA, LCPC

    As a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with over 12 years of experience in the mental health field, I am passionate about helping clients to create the lives they want for themselves. My clinical training has focused on a range of modalities, including cognitive-behavioral, interpersonal, dialectical behavioral, solution focused and person-centered therapies. As a counselor, I would describe myself integrative, as I utilize a number of different approaches based on the person I am working with and their individual goals. I believe the therapeutic process is collaborative and I place an emphasis on developing rapport within my relationships with clients throughout the counseling process. I strive to create an empowering, safe, nonjudgmental space for every person I work with.

    My educational background includes a Bachelor’s degree in psychology from Southern Illinois University Carbondale and a Master’s degree in clinical adult psychology from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.

    My work experience has been diverse and has included inpatient, residential, and outpatient settings. I have many areas of clinical interest, but some include: working with survivors of trauma (e.g., power-based personal violence including intimate partner violence, sexual trauma, harassment and stalking, and PTSD), health psychology, women’s issues, emotional dysregulation, identity development, disordered eating and body image concerns, identity development (broadly defined) and romantic relationship issues. In addition to individual counseling, I am also skilled in providing group therapy, crisis intervention, and clinical supervision. I obtained my LPC in 2012, LCPC in 2014, and recently became a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP).

As a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with over 12 years of experience in the mental health field, I am passionate about helping clients to create the lives they want for themselves. My clinical training has focused on a range of modalities, including cognitive-behavioral, interpersonal, dialectical behavioral, solution focused and person-centered therapies. As a counselor, I would describe myself integrative, as I utilize a number of different approaches based on the person I am working with and their individual goals. I believe the therapeutic process is collaborative and I place an emphasis on developing rapport within my relationships with clients throughout the counseling process. I strive to create an empowering, safe, nonjudgmental space for every person I work with.

My educational background includes a Bachelor’s degree in psychology from Southern Illinois University Carbondale and a Master’s degree in clinical adult psychology from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.

My work experience has been diverse and has included inpatient, residential, and outpatient settings. I have many areas of clinical interest, but some include: working with survivors of trauma (e.g., power-based personal violence including intimate partner violence, sexual trauma, harassment and stalking, and PTSD), health psychology, women’s issues, emotional dysregulation, identity development, disordered eating and body image concerns, identity development (broadly defined) and romantic relationship issues. In addition to individual counseling, I am also skilled in providing group therapy, crisis intervention, and clinical supervision. I obtained my LPC in 2012, LCPC in 2014, and recently became a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP).

Crisis Care

If you are experiencing a crisis and need immediate assistance, please contact one of the following emergency resources:

  • Living Room Mental Health & Crisis Support: 618-397-0968 ext.109 (Free walk-in crisis services open Mon/Wed/Fri 8:30 am-5 pm and Tue/Thur 12pm-8pm)
  • Call 911
  • Call Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
  • Call Provident Life Crisis Services:  314-647-4357
  • Text HOME to 741741 for a text crisis service
  • Go to your nearest emergency room
Request an Appointment

To request an appointment, call 618-397-0968 or submit the form below and a staff member will reach out to schedule.