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Our South County office is conveniently located in Crestwood, MO. 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, have earned Nationally Accredited Certification in substance abuse, behavior therapy and employee assistance, 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.
Time to Meet the South County Staff
Saundra earned her master’s in Social Work, with a concentration in family and children, from Saint Louis University. In addition to her administrative and supervisory responsibilities, Saundra provides community and school-based presentations on a variety of topics, but particularly related to trauma. She provides therapy to children and their families on a limited basis in the areas of trauma, grief, child abuse, and school-based problems. Her additional training and certifications are in the areas of grief/loss, trauma-focused therapy, crisis intervention, and clinical supervision.
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.
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.
Kerri Gallen, MSW, LCSW earned her master’s in Social Work from the University of Missouri-St. Louis and has been working at Saint Louis Counseling since 2011. Kerri is the Coordinator of Trauma and Racial Equity Programs and works as a school-based therapist in our School Partnership Program. She is an experienced speaker in the areas of trauma and stress. Kerri’s emphasis is working with adolescents experiencing trauma, grief and loss, anxiety, and depression. She also has experience in crisis management and has received extensive training in the treatment of trauma.
David earned both his bachelor’s in Psychology and his master’s in Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University. He has held various clinical positions in the mental-health field during the past 17 years, including working with at-risk youth, adults with severe mental illnesses, and victims and perpetrators of domestic violence. He has worked in both public agencies and in private-practice settings. David has been serving clients at Saint Louis Counseling, providing psychotherapy to adults, adolescents, couples, and families. His areas of specialty include depression and anxiety, marital/parental relationship issues, and stress management.
Emily earned both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Social Work from Saint Louis University. She has worked at Hawthorn Children’s Psychiatric Center, working with adolescents and their families, and at St. Louis Psychiatric Rehabilitation Center, specializing in forensic psychiatry with adults with severe mental illnesses. Emily is trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), and Trauma-focused Cognitive Behavior (T-CBT) therapy.
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).
Nicole Ostrowski, MSW, LCSW earned her master’s of Social Work from Monmouth University. She is a supervisor of the School Partnership Program, a school-based counselor at area schools and is also a counselor in the South Office. Nicole’s primary emphasis is on youth who are struggling with stress, depression, anxiety, and grief. She has completed specialized training in the Love & Logic for Parents and Educators curriculum and has years of experience working with clients of all ages and socioeconomic backgrounds. Nicole is passionate about suicide prevention and awareness and about environmental issues. She currently supervises social work graduate students who are in the process of earning their master’s degrees, as well as master’s-level clinicians who are working on obtaining licensure.
Rachel Sanderson is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Registered Art Therapist. She received her master’s of Art Therapy Counseling from Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville. She works with individuals, couples, and families and has experience in the areas of anxiety, depression, stress, perfectionism, eating disorders, life changes and adjustments, grief, relationship difficulties, trauma, and teen issues. She has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults in residential, partial-day treatment, intensive outpatient, and outpatient settings. She utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), mindfulness, self-compassion tools, art therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy, and other modalities based upon a client’s needs. Rachel enjoys helping clients meet their goals and find a greater sense of well-being in their lives.
Myra earned her bachelor’s in Family Life Education with a specialization in program design and implementation from Spring Arbor College in Spring Arbor, MI. She earned her master’s in Social Work with a concentration in mental health and a specialization in family therapy from Washington University’s George Warren Brown School of Social Work. She has developed and implemented a variety of in-service and community presentations over the years. Myra has experience working with groups of men and women who have been incarcerated, and she has taught classes in anger management, victim empathy, and relapse prevention. She has worked with groups using art materials to help individuals identify and express their thoughts and feelings. Prior to earning her bachelor’s, Myra served as a licensed practical nurse for many years, working in the areas of women’s health, hospice, and the training of medical assistants. She now serves as a therapist for individuals, couples, older adults, families, and children coping with varying degrees of mental health and relationship issues, as well as grief therapy. Her primary focus of therapeutic work with clients is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).
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