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What We Do

Counseling Services

Community Counseling Services

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

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).

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.

Crisis Care

If you are in crisis, please utilize one of the following emergency resources 24 hours a day:

  • 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 you can call 618-397-0968 or submit the form below and someone will reach out to schedule an appoint within the next business day.