CREVE COEUR COMMUNITY COUNSELING

$25*

*per 50-minute session
*our community counseling services are only available to Missouri residents

Meet our Interns
Stephen Gerst

Stephen Gerst

GRADUATE COUNSELING INTERN

Phone: (314) 991-0100 Ext. 708
Email: sgerst@cccastl.com
Session Format(s): In Person & Virtual
Session Type(s): Individual, Couples, Family

Meet Stephen

“If there is meaning in life at all, then there must be meaning in suffering.”
― Viktor Frankl

Many people feel overwhelmed by mental illness, trauma, loneliness, disappointment, loss, and
grief. I believe that through a combination of therapeutic techniques and genuine support hope
can be found to endure any situation.

Everyone has different reasons for coming to therapy, so my goal is to help you find what works
best for you. Whether you need someone to vent to or need a specific intervention my job is to
do whatever is within my ability and training to help relieve your stress and help you grow as a
person. I hope that no matter your situation I can help you to find peace of mind and to work
alongside you as you discover how to make beneficial changes in your circumstances or mindset.

By searching for a counselor, you’re taking a step towards change and recovery. With my clients,
I provide a supportive environment to work through the current struggles you are facing.
Whether you are deeply suffering or purely in need of making some adjustments I can provide a
setting that will help promote mental clarity.

Tabitha Keys

Tabitha Keys

GRADUATE COUNSELING INTERN

Phone: (314) 991-0100 Ext. 707
Email: tkeys@cccastl.com
Session Format(s): In Person & Virtual
Session Type(s): Individual, Couples, Family

Meet Tabitha

I have a passion for meeting the needs of others by listening attentively to every word, without judgment or giving advice. I am devoted to taking a thorough look into your history, by collecting data and exploring your current feelings and emotions, in order to help you to build self-confidence and to strengthen your well-being.

If your life has become unmanageable, and you are seeking self-awareness, growth, and change. As a graduate student in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, I will partner with you to create a strategic plan, that is designed especially for you. As a team, we will work together to help you, to overcome any obstacles that you are currently facing.

I am intentional, about providing you with insight and inspiration, on how to make the next pivot in your life. I will provide a confidential, down-to-earth, and safe environment, for you. My philosophy is that there are many parts, that make a person whole: Spirituality, Mind, Body, and Soul. In addition, to Love, Purpose, Accountability, Acceptance, Forgiveness, to Heal from past pain and trauma, to Change, to Learn from previous mistakes, to Grow, and to Evolve, into the person that you were purposed to be, which will result, in Wholeness. I look forward to helping you to exceed your goals and expectations.

Rachel Radford

Rachel Radford

GRADUATE COUNSELING INTERN

Phone: (314) 991-0100 Ext. 704
Email: rradford@cccastl.com
Session Format(s): In Person & Virtual
Session Type(s): Individual, Couples, Family

Meet Rachel

Imagine going through your day stress and worry-free, accompanied by the tools and skills you need to succeed in dealing with everyday struggles. No longer feeling tied down by your thoughts, emotions, and past experiences and traumas.

Making the step to better your mental health can be scary and overwhelming. If you feel stuck in your current life, struggling with hopelessness, loneliness, irritability, low self-esteem, anxiety, identity, overwhelmed, or dealing with relationship struggles, you are not alone and do not have to go through your journey alone. I can assist you in making that first step towards a new understanding of yourself, healing, and growth.

If you want to improve your overall well-being or begin to make changes, I can tailor a treatment specifically for you. As a therapist, I am committed to listening to and providing the tools and resources a client needs to gain a deeper understanding of their self and needs and how to live their life as their most authentic self. I am passionate about working with LBGTQ+ clients, those struggling with trauma, those struggling with identity, clients interested in working on loving themselves, and children and adolescents, and young adults. Let us meet collaboratively to work on your journey toward healing.

“Just because no one else can heal or do your inner work for you does not mean you can, should,
or need to do it alone.”
-Lisa Olivera

HANNAH GIANNANTI

HANNAH GIANNANTI

GRADUATE COUNSELING INTERN

Phone: (314) 991-0100 Ext. 702
Email: hgiannanti@cccastl.com
Session Format(s): In Person & Virtual
Session Type(s): Individual, Couples, Family

Meet Hannah

Searching for a counselor can be daunting and can make many people feel nervous and hesitant due to the vulnerability it takes to begin a new counseling relationship. It’s hard to take that first step in reaching out, and I hope to make that first step a little easier and feel a little safer. 

As a counselor, I view my role as a partner to my clients. I am here to listen without judgment, respect your autonomy, and support you in what you need in the present. I am here to walk alongside you when looking into your past, and honor what you want for your future. 

I personally have been in counseling for about 10 years and I know what it’s like to be the client. We will go at your pace, and explore what you want to explore. Whatever background, culture, or community you are part of, it is important to me to create a space where you can feel safe to be exactly who you are. 

As human beings, we are complex with layers of experiences, emotions, identities, and beliefs that are ever evolving. Whether you’re feeling anxious, stressed, depressed, heartbroken, or have gone through trauma, oppression, or significant transition, we will work together to find a path toward healing and growth.

Abigail Serafin

Abigail Serafin

GRADUATE COUNSELING INTERN

Phone: (314) 991-0100 Ext. 703
Email: aserafin@cccastl.com
Session Format(s): In Person & Virtual
Session Type(s): Individual, Couples, Family

Meet Abigail

Many people seek therapy as a way to find healing. I believe everyone has an internal capacity to heal; often we just need support in cultivating skills to find the place of healing within ourselves.

As a therapist, I work in the space between our feelings and physical bodies to bridge the two in order to more holistically process emotions and trauma. I also strive to understand people in the context of their environment, recognizing the myriad of systemic societal factors and identities that influence mental health and trauma.

In working with clients, I create an open, empathetic, and collaborative space to foster healing and growth. My approach to therapy is trauma-informed, utilizing aspects of cognitive behavioral therapy as well as solution-focused and mindfulness-based techniques in my approach to therapy. I welcome clients questioning and/ or exploring their sexual and gender identities.

My goal is to create a space without judgment, where you feel comfortable showing up as your authentic self. In this space, I will support you in empowering yourself throughout where your journey takes you.

Jason Wolff

Jason Wolff

GRADUATE COUNSELING INTERN

Phone: (314) 991-0100 Ext. 709
Email: jwolff@cccastl.com
Session Format(s): In Person & Virtual
Session Type(s): Individual, Couples, Family

Meet Jason

No two people seek counseling for the exact same reason; your relationships, your story, and your perspectives impact the challenges in your life just as they shape its wonderful aspects.  As your counselor, it’s important to me to establish a safe and non-judgmental environment where you can be unburdened and open to wellness.  Whether you are seeking clarity, tranquility, agency, or affirmation, I’m honored to help guide your healing and growing work.  

What can you expect from me as your counselor?  When we talk, I will follow your lead, asking questions and making observations with the goal of challenging or enlightening your reoccurring or unacknowledged thoughts.  My counseling style has been shaped greatly by my decades as a member of the LGBTQ+ community, and at various moments I have felt the burden of anxiety, self-doubt, marginalization, and oppression in my life.  Helping others address corrosive feelings and restore balance and wellness as individuals, life partners, and essential members of a greater community is central to fulfillment in my professional practice.  Let us do this work together so you can expand your understanding of yourself. Let us do this work together so you can expand your compassion for yourself. Let us do this work together so you can wholly inhabit yourself.

Creve Coeur Community Counseling is staffed by graduate counseling interns in the final semesters of their graduate counseling programs at local universities. They are under the supervision of licensed professionals. Our interns work closely with their supervisors and other staff to give clients the best care possible.

Our interns offer both virtual and in-person counseling sessions.