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Our Union office is a popular place. With the rise in population in Union and surrounding areas, 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.

Saint Louis Counseling Union Office

Franklin County Family Resource Center
500 Clark Avenue | Union, MO 63084
P. 636-583-1800

F. 636-583-0836


Meet the Union Staff



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Janise Gildehaus, MA, LPC earned her master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Webster University. She has much experience working with children, adolescents, and families. Her primary emphasis is on issues related with children and adolescents, such as anxiety, depression, behavioral concerns, and ADHD, as well as family concerns, such as divorce and parenting issues. She has previous experience working with children and parents both in the home and at school. Janise is currently going to school at Lindenwood University to become certified in school counseling and a psychological examiner.

Bonnie L. Hotz, M.Ed., LPC earned her master’s in Education with an emphasis in counseling, from the University of Missouri-St. Louis. She also has a master’s of Art in Teaching with an emphasis in social sciences from Webster University. She currently works in the School Partnership Program in Franklin County as a clinical therapist assisting children and adolescents with issues concerning anxiety, depression, grief, behavioral concerns, and ADHD in the school setting. Bonnie also works in the Union office, seeing clients with the above mentioned issues, as well as divorce and parenting issues. She has taught Love and Logic for Educators and continues to seek education in all areas of psychotherapy.

Kristie Kandlbinder, MSE, LPC, NCC earned her bachelor’s in Psychology from Southeast Missouri State University and her master’s in Counseling from Missouri Baptist University. Over the past 20 years, Kristie has worked in the field of mental health, social services, and management in a variety of clinical capacities with children, adults and families. Her experience includes at-risk youth and adults with chronic mental illness, program management, crisis intervention and mobile outreach, schools, long-term care, as well as private-practice therapy. Kristie’s clinical practice involves working with individuals, couples, families, and groups, ranging from children through adults. Her areas of interest are related to parenting, marital relationships, school related issues, family therapy, anxiety, depression, PTSD, women’s issues, and OCD. She also provides therapy for those dealing with divorce, job loss, employment issues, grief and loss.

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