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Our South County office is conveniently located off Rudder Road in Fenton, MO, on the Unigroup campus (next to Fabick on the south side of I-44, on the other side of the highway from Soccer Park). We have been honored to help thousands of children and adults who live in the surrounding community and schools. But it goes beyond that. Our licensed counselors have decades of experience, and they understand their clients’ journeys, treating each person individually according to their needs and diagnoses. Most importantly, our clinicians treat every client with compassion and dignity.

Meet the South County Therapists

Stephan Baker, Ed.D., M.Ed., LPC earned a master’s from Missouri Baptist University in Counseling and a doctorate in Healthcare from Nebraska Methodist College in Omaha, NE. Dr Baker has a vast amount of military experience and was trained at Jefferson Barracks working with combat veterans. He is currently an active duty Army Lieutenant Colonel and retires in 2023. Dr. Baker’s primary interest is providing therapy to children and adults who suffer from depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder and anger-management issues, with an emphasis in suicide prevention. He has extensive training in intervention with suicidal clients of all ages. Dr. Baker’s therapeutic approach is to educate clients during the therapeutic process, giving them the tools to cope after therapy is complete. His therapeutic specialties include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT), and he has Level 1 training in Eye Movement Desensitization And Reprocessing (EMDR) for PTSD and is working toward certification in the specialty.

Megan Barron, MA, ATR, LPC earned her master’s in Art Therapy Counseling from Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville and is a Registered Art Therapist and Licensed Professional Counselor. She works primarily as a school-based art therapist, as well as a clinician in Saint Louis Counseling’s South office. She has experience working with children, adolescents, adults, families, and groups with issues such as anxiety, depression, trauma, grief and loss, and crisis management. Megan has worked in residential, medical, school, foster care, community and crisis outreach settings and has completed Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) training. Megan is a member and has served on the board of the Missouri Art Therapy Association (MATA), the American Art Therapy Association (AATA), and has been an adjunct teacher at Webster University. Megan is also a bilingual, Spanish-speaking therapist.

Angela Casimere earned her master’s in Counseling, from Lindenwood Universityi. She has more than 20 years of experience working in counseling and social service. Her emphasis focuses on issues related to children, adolescents, and adults experiencing anxiety, depression, behavioral concerns, family problems such as divorce and parenting, employment-related issues. Angela also places an emphasis on social concerns and has specialized training and experience working with individuals of all social economic backgrounds. She is certified in Rehabilitation Management, along with Behavior Modification.

Ritika is a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) with Saint Louis Counseling. She earned her undergraduate degree in Psychology and a master’s in Social Work from the University of MO-St. Louis. Ritika has expertise in a variety of clinical settings, including with unhoused adults with mental illness, children in foster care, agency-based work with adults, and school-based work with teens. She emphasizes a narrative and strengths-based approach to therapy and works with individuals with anxiety, depression, relationship challenges, adjustment issues and parenting issues. She utilizes Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and other evidence-based modalities, including Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) and Mindfulness. Private therapy is offered virtually and in-person.

Samantha is a Licensed Marital and Family Therapist. She earned her B.A. in Psychology from Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville and went on to earn her master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy from Appalachian State University in North Carolina. Samantha is a full-time clinical therapist providing therapy to all ages at the South County office. She has experience working in a variety of settings, including residential, college campus counseling center, in-home/community, school-based, and in juvenile detention. Samantha is trained to provide individual, couple/marital, family, and group therapy. She is specialized to consider how relationships and relational challenges can impact overall well-being, as well as how one’s well-being, in turn, can impact relationships with both the self and others. Samantha’s additional areas of experience include anxiety, depression, trauma and attachment, self-esteem, behavior concerns, adjustment disorders/life changes, grief, and anger management. Samantha is committed to creating positive therapeutic relationships. She is passionate about inspiring and empowering her clients to be confident and capable participants in treatment and in life.

Mary Anne earned her bachelor’s from Maryville University with a double major in Psychology and Sociology. She earned her master’s in Social Work with a concentration in health and mental health and with a specialization in family therapy from Washington University’s George Warren Brown School of Social Work. In addition, she provides therapy primarily to adults, couples, and families dealing with a broad range of issues, including mood disorders, codependency, relationship issues, divorce, illness, and unemployment-related issues. The focus of Mary Anne’s continuing education is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). Her additional training includes clinical supervision and mediation of business, family, and divorce issues.

Bill earned his master’s in Professional Counseling from Lindenwood University. Prior to joining Saint Louis Counseling, he worked for four years providing individual and group therapy at a community mental-health agency. His primary interest is providing therapy to adults who suffer from depression, anxiety, or post-traumatic stress, as well as those who have anger management, bereavement, or relationship issues. Bill is a National Certified Counselor and also is certified in clinical hypnotherapy.

Chelsea earned her master’s in Clinical Psychology from Roosevelt University in Chicago. She has experience working with children, adolescents, and families. Her primary emphasis is on issues related to children and adolescents, including emotional and behavioral concerns, as well as family and parenting. Chelsea has specialized training in Parenting the Love and Logic Way curriculum, as well as TF-CBT (Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy).

Judy Niehaus, MSW, LCSW earned a master’s in Social Work with a specialization in family therapy from Washington University’s George Warren Brown School of Social Work. Judy has over 30 years of experience working with children and families in medical settings, schools and office-based practices. Her primary interests are children and families dealing with special-education issues, autism spectrum disorders, attachment-related trauma, and ADHD. Judy is trained in Parenting the Love and Logic Way, as well as Beyond Consequences, has supervised master’s-level students, and run support groups for NAMI. Connecting families to resources is a passion of hers.

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Maria Watkins, LPC (Missouri) and ATR (Registered Art Therapist) received her bachelor’s in arts from Creighton University with an emphasis in psychology and supports in art, philosophy and sociology. Her two master’s degrees (Art Therapy and Clinical Psychology) are from Emporia State University. She has been serving adults, adolescents, children, couples and families for 26 years in different capacities and settings (schools, community health clinic, and in both inpatient and outpatient settings). Through a blend of creative expression and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), including trauma focus and dialectical behavioral skills, Maria provides tools that will allow clients of all ages to find a voice for their personal growth and development. Some areas in which Maria has much experience are ADHD, children in trauma, anxiety, depression, children in the middle of divorce. Her additional areas of experience include understanding how to have a healthy relationship with Borderline Personality Disorder, grief work and couples. Recently, since the Coronavirus pandemic, she has received training in Telehealth and is interested in continuing this as a modality to reach those clients who are difficult to reach. She is interested in supporting clients to become the best version of themselves in a multi-faceted way (emotionally, mentally, physically, socially and spiritually).

Carolyn earned a bachelor’s in Child Development from Tufts University. In 1978, she earned her master’s in Clinical Social Work from Simmons College in Boston. Over the past 30 years, Carolyn has provided assessment and psychotherapy for adolescents, adults, couples and families in a variety of settings: in-patient hospitals, agencies, private practice, and has collaborated with numerous Employee Assistance Programs. Carolyn has helped clients cope with a broad range of issues including depression, anxiety, marital/family discord, co-dependency, ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, as well as providing support for parents of children with special needs. Her continuing education has focused on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mood Disorders and Marital Therapy. She has received advanced training in Couple Therapy from The Family Institute of Cambridge in Massachusetts.


Saint Louis Counseling South County Office

5 Premier Drive, Suite 200  | Fenton, MO 63026
P: 314-544-3800
F: 314.843.0552

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