CREVE COEUR COMMUNITY COUNSELING

 

Meet our Interns
Michael Baer

Michael Baer

GRADUATE COUNSELING INTERN

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

Meet Michael

It is common to feel uncomfortable with getting help. This can be connected to the unknowns in starting a Counseling relationship. With me, Counseling can look like working through being “stuck.” It can also look like a special effort in personal and relational growth. With me, you lead the way.

Your problems matter to me—and you matter so much more. I am here to help you feel safe and understood. What is important to me is how you understand your story. We will take the time to establish the right kind of connection for you, and then we will face your situation together.

I am presently training as a Graduate level Counselor at University of Mary. I am interested in how key relationships and personal wellness affect each other, how beliefs influence feelings and behaviors, and how feelings can motivate helpful change. The Counseling approaches that interest me include: Interpersonal, Humanistic, Cognitive-Behavioral (CBT), and Internal Family Systems (IFS).

I am open to seeing individual adults, adolescents, couples, and families.

“All of us are much more human than otherwise.”

-Harry Stack Sullivan

Kristin Nelson

Kristin Nelson

GRADUATE COUNSELING INTERN

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

Meet Kristin

Firstly, I’m proud of you for taking that significant step towards considering counseling. Acknowledging the need for support is a pivotal moment, and I commend your courage in exploring this path. Life presents us with various challenges, and the forms of support available are equally diverse. Understanding the profound impact of both significant traumas and the smaller yet equally impactful life experiences, I firmly believe in a holistic approach to healing. Our bodies operate as a cohesive unit, and I’m passionate about exploring how our nervous system and brain collaborate in this healing journey. The manifestations of anxiety, whether through teeth grinding, clenched stomachs, or perspiration, highlight how intricately connected our physical and emotional states are—the body indeed keeps score.

I pride myself on being outgoing and personable; meeting new individuals rarely feels like encountering strangers. Drawing from a multitude of lived experiences, I find connections with the clients I’ve had the privilege to serve during my extensive tenure in community work. For the past 13 years, my focus has been on assisting children and their families, particularly those dealing with complex medical conditions. Additionally, I harbor a deep passion for working with clients facing substance use disorders.
Nevertheless, I want to emphasize my genuine enthusiasm for collaborating with individuals from all walks of life. Establishing rapport and a comfortable rhythm with clients is something I cherish and prioritize in my practice.In my sessions, my goal is to create a safe and inclusive space where you can navigate your unique journey towards healing and self-discovery. Together, we’ll explore strategies and approaches that resonate with you, fostering growth and resilience.I’m excited about the opportunity to potentially work together, regardless of your background or experiences. Remember, taking this step shows your strength, and I’m here to support you every step of the way.
Colleen Gosser

Colleen Gosser

GRADUATE COUNSELING INTERN

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

Meet Colleen

Counseling can be both intimidating and overwhelming. It is a process of working through heavy pain in order to lighten the load that you are carrying. I encourage you to try out counseling if you think it may benefit you, and I would be honored to walk alongside you in this journey.  

As a counselor, I aim to make sure my clients feel comfortable and safe. I take a strength-based approach and incorporate aspects of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as well as Solutions Focused Therapy. I am passionate about the healing aspects of a therapeutic relationship. Through empathetic listening, and respect for the lens through which you see the world, I hope to help you experience growth and healing. I hope to empower you in your steps going forward, and help you to find inner peace.

I am currently a graduate student at the University of Missouri- St. Louis and I am open to seeing individual clients, couples, and families.

“Forces beyond your control can take away everything you possess except one thing, your freedom to choose how you will respond to the situation” -Viktor Frankl

Sarah Howell

Sarah Howell

GRADUATE COUNSELING INTERN

Phone: (314) 991-0100 Ext. 710
Email: showell@cccastl.com
Session Format(s): In Person & Virtual
Session Type(s): Individual, Couples, Family

Meet Sarah

Hello! I’m Sarah, an aspiring Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Master of Social Work candidate (May ’24 graduate) at the University of Missouri-Columbia. My mission is to support your growth, enhance your well-being, and improve your relationships.

My expertise lies in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT). This evidence-based therapeutic approach is experiential and client-centered based on attachment science. I integrate Gottman couples interventions, creative art, and expressive techniques like Photovoice, framed within a strengths-based perspective.

Inspired by the profound wisdom of Carl Jung, who likened the meeting of two personalities to the contact of two chemical substances—wherein any reaction transforms both—I deeply believe in the transformative power of secure connections. Through the lens of attachment theory, our collaborative journey unfolds, exploring and understanding your life experiences. Trust, experiential learning, and expanding emotional experiences within your window of tolerance form the cornerstone of our work together. This transformative process empowers you, providing newfound strength and confidence to navigate life’s challenges.

My journey into social work is driven by a desire to create an environment where you feel recognized and deeply heard. Transitioning from finance to psychotherapy, my core values of creativity, relationships, authenticity, growth, and empathy shape my professional journey and guide my work. Experiences at BJC Hospice and Mizzou’s Integrative Behavioral Health Clinic, plus my photography background, enrich my understanding of the human condition.

I offer comprehensive support for mental health challenges, including anxiety, depression, grief, relationship issues, terminal illness, and trauma. I’m dedicated to ongoing learning and fostering an inclusive practice.

In my personal life, I share my journey with my husband, our four children, and Penelope, our touch-therapy dog. She’s part of my vision for enhancing therapeutic experiences with canine companionship.

If you’re ready for positive change, please reach out. Let’s work together to create lasting transformations in your relationships and life.

Daniel Stull

Daniel Stull

GRADUATE COUNSELING INTERN

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

Meet Daniel

Life has many challenges, both big and small. With so much going on, it can be difficult to live a mentally healthy life. My goal in counseling is to provide a safe and open space to work towards a healthier life. No matter what your struggles might be, I want to provide and judgment free zone to work towards your goals. We are emotional beings that often struggle to process our own emotions in a healthy way. Unfortunately, many of us are never taught on how to live a mentally and emotionally healthy life. Together, we can work together to achieve those goals. I am currently a masters grad student and am excited for the opportunities to work along side my clients to provide a healthier life.

While I welcome all clients, I do have extensive experience working with children in a variety of settings, but many children from low-socioeconomic backgrounds. In addition, I am particularly passionate about working with clients that have issues with grief, relationship issues, and self-esteem.

TiShauna Tinsley

TiShauna Tinsley

GRADUATE COUNSELING INTERN

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

Meet TiShauna
I am an outgoing and bubbly person who prides myself on remaining self-aware and empathetic. I work hard to create a warm and inviting environment that promotes comfort and ease for all. As well as a nonjudgmental space for individuals to feel the freedom to be unapologetically themselves.  In other words, vulnerability and sensitivity are something that are welcomed with open arms. 
There are times when your life may feel like it is falling apart, I want to be there to help you pick up the pieces and begin to glue them back together. Everyone’s healing journey is different and the obstacles that you may face can feel overwhelming when tackled alone. This is why I believe in utilizing a collaborative approach to therapy that also focuses on setting small goals for yourself along the way.
Growth is something that may take time, but it is something to be proud of, no matter how small. I will ensure to provide as much support and patience as you need during this time.  This is your journey and I want you to embrace it! 
New Summer Intern

New Summer Intern

GRADUATE COUNSELING INTERN

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

Intern Hiring Info

Are you looking for an LPC, MSW or MFT internship? Complete our internship applicaiton at https://form.jotform.com/202794346747163

KAT WEISS

KAT WEISS

GRADUATE COUNSELING INTERN

Phone: (314) 991-0100 Ext. 706
Email: kweiss@cccastl.com
Session Format(s): In Person & Virtual
Session Type(s): Individual, Couples, Family

Meet Kat

Hello there! I go by Kat and I’m passionate about sex, drugs, and rock ‘n roll. If sex and/or drugs are something you find yourself needing to discuss- I’m here for you.

Working through infidelity, opening or closing relationships, power and pleasure dynamics, understanding healthy consent and communication, and sexual empowerment are just some of the topics I hope to work with you on as these are my passions. Talking about sexual identity and sexual health is my strong suit. I want to break taboos and support folks to be their genuine, authentic, and sex-positive self. I’m also here to validate the difficulty of living with addiction(s) and be a source of insight if ever you may be at a low point in your recovery.

I’m currently a graduate student at the University of Missouri- St. Louis completing my Masters of Education in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a Graduate Certificate in Couples, Marriage, and Family Counseling.

I’m hoping to work with young adults, older individuals, couples, and various forms of polycules. I welcome all genders, sexualities, sexes, ages, cultures, ethnicities, national origins, abilities, sizes, spirituality affiliation, and socio economic statuses. The LGBTQIAP+ community holds a particularly sacred space in my heart and I want to emphasize that feeling safe is my highest priority. I’ll be here to support you and challenge you along the way with a lens that is radically empathetic, identity affirming, and systemically aware.

“Life’s so dark when every day is a struggle

Why go out and see the world on fire?

Don’t let your mindset become what controls you

Speak right now and make the choice to grow”

-Beartooth

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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.