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Our West County office is a popular place.  With the rise in population in West County and surrounding areas, we have been honored to help thousands who live in the community.  But it goes beyond that.  Our licensed counselors have master’s degrees in education, philosophy and social work.  They have decades of experience, have earned Nationally Accredited Certification in substance abuse, behavior therapy and employee assistance.  Most important, they treat every client, man, woman, child, young, old,  with the same love and compassion taught by Jesus Christ, without any prejudice to ethnicity, color, religion, sex, physical appearance, income or views.  They are simple compassionate people helping their neighbor.

Time to Meet the West County Staff

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. She provides clinical supervision for CFS’ office-based clinicians. 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. Her additional training includes clinical supervision and mediation of business, family, and divorce issues.

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Emily earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from University of Missouri-Columbia.  She earned her Master’s degree in Social Work with a concentration in mental health from the George Warren Brown School of Social Work at Washington University.

She has experience working with individuals, children, and families who have experienced crisis, families involving a member with developmental disabilities, as well as with children in the foster care system. Emily’s clinical practice involves working with individuals, couples, and families. She utilizes a variety of therapeutic modalities in her work. However, she is focused on working with clients through a cognitive-behavioral approach.

Nicole Ostrowski, MSW, LCSW earned her master’s of social work from Monmouth University. She is a school-based counselor at area schools and is also a counselor in the West County Office. Nicole’s primary emphasis is on youth who are struggling with stress, depression, anxiety and grief. She has completed specialized training in 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.

Lesa earned both her bachelor’s in social work and her bachelor’s in child and family development from the University of Missouri-Columbia. She earned her master’s in social work, with a specialization in family therapy, from Washington University’s George Warren Brown School of Social Work. She provides counseling for adults, couples, and children with a wide range of issues, including mood disorders and codependency as well as behavior, relationship, and divorce issues. She is trained in trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TF-CBT) to work with traumatized children. She also is a Love & Logic for Parenting class instructor. In addition, she has received Level I training in the Gottman method of couples counseling. As a counselor in our School Partnership Program, Lesa provides therapy for children as well as parenting education and support in Catholic grade schools. The focus of her continuing education is TF-CBT.

Laura earned her master’s from the University of Pittsburgh and her Ph.D. in educational and counseling psychology from the University of Houston. When she joined CFS in 2002, she brought 30-plus years of experience as a mental health professional, an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) counselor, and a career counselor. Her background includes work at a university student counseling and testing center, a veterans’ medical center, at community mental health clinics, with Aetna health plans, and at St. Louis Community College. She provides therapy to adults with a broad range of emotional, relationship, family, health, and aging concerns. She is contracted at our West County office.

Carolyn earned her Bachelor’s degree in Child Development from Tufts University. In 1978, she earned her Master’s in Clinical Social Work from Simmons College, Boston, Massachusetts. Over the past 30 years she has provided assessment and psychotherapy for adolescents, adults, couples and families in a variety of settings: in-patient hospitals, agencies, in 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, Mood Disorders and Marital Therapy. She has received advanced training in Couple Therapy from The Family Institute of Cambridge in Massachusetts.

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Saint Louis Counseling West County Office

498 Woods Mill Road
Manchester, MO 63011

P. 636-391-9966
F. 636-394-4678

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