CREVE COEUR COMMUNITY COUNSELING

 

Meet our Intern therapists

Maddie Obermark

Maddie Obermark

GRADUATE COUNSELING INTERN

Phone: (314) 991-0100 Ext. 711
Email: mobermark@cccastl.com
Session Format(s): In Person & Virtual
Session Type(s): Individual, Couples, Family

Meet Maddie

Hi there! I’m glad you’re here. My name is Maddie and I am a graduate student at the University of Missouri-St. Louis working to complete my Masters of Education in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.

Taking the step to seek out a counselor that could be a good fit for you is commendable and I applaud you for doing just that. My goal is to create a safe space in a process that often feels uncomfortable. Each and every one of your struggles are valid and my priority is to make space for them without judgment or conditions. If you find yourself dealing with poor self-esteem, depression, anxiety, perfectionism, imposter syndrome, or life transitions, we might be a good match. If you’re not quite sure what you need but want to find out, I will walk with you in that journey as well. You are the expert of your life, and I am here to listen fully, empathically, and authentically.

Therapy is not a one-size-fits-all treatment, and therefore I believe in an integrative, collaborative approach. Meaning, I will treat you as a unique, multifaceted individual and make a plan with you to achieve your goals.

Change can be intimidating, difficult, and slow, but it is worth it. I am proud of you for showing up for yourself and I promise to show up for you, too!
Mark Zaegel

Mark Zaegel

GRADUATE COUNSELING INTERN

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

Meet Mark

Greetings!

Since graduating from Washington University in St. Louis in 2008, I have worked in various capacities with adults, college students, high school students, and ex-offenders, helping people with a variety of life experiences find greater fulfillment, joy, and peace in their daily lives.
With 16 years of experience in case management, campus ministry, and education, I am passionate about journeying with individuals whose happiness has been held back by any number of challenges:
    • Problems in relationships
    • Loneliness or lacking a feeling of connection and belonging
    • Struggling with self-worth or feeling like they matter
    • Missing a sense of purpose in life
    • Religious or spiritual struggles
    • Getting caught in negative thinking patterns
    • Feeling stressed or overwhelmed
    • Anger or resentment
    • Fear
    • Anxiety
    • Guilt
    • Shame
    • Abandonment
    • Hopelessness
    • Depression
    • And more
Whatever is weighing on you, we will explore together what is not going well and why, what might be missing, and how you can be happier and healthier in the ways that you long to be. I look forward to walking with you in your journey toward greater happiness and peace in your life!
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.
Taylor Cleveland

Taylor Cleveland

GRADUATE COUNSELING INTERN

Phone: (314) 991-0100 ex 705
Email: tcleveland@cccastl.com
Session Format(s): In Person & Virtual
Session Type(s): Individual, Couples, Family

Meet Taylor

Hi! My name is Taylor and I am presently a counseling student at Lindenwood University with aspirations of becoming a licensed counselor. I hope to be able to bring a fun and hopeful energy to the counseling space to help my clients create positive change in their lives.

Living in the modern world can be chaotic and frustrating. With life moving so fast, it can be difficult to take time for yourself and your mental health. Past experiences and traumas can make this task even more difficult to complete. My goal is to create a warm, supportive environment for you to explore your thoughts and emotions. It is also my belief that counseling is a place to be challenged as true growth never happens within the comfort zone. I love helping my clients in developing coping skills as well as discovering new perspectives on the world around them. I believe in an integrated approach to counseling – no one person or theory has all the answers. It is only by working together and learning from each other that we can parse out the solutions to life’s problems.
I invite all clients to share the space with me, but I have experience working with those struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, trauma, and grief. Additionally, I seek to make my space a welcoming one for those who are members of the LGBTQ+ community. I would love to be able to help support you on your journey to explore your true self.
If you want to start down the path of showing up for yourself and creating a heartfelt change, you’ve already taken the first step. If you’ve decided you would like me to walk beside you on this path, let me know! I would be thrilled to help you achieve your goals.
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.

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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.