CREVE COEUR COMMUNITY COUNSELING

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 Shelley Wolfmeyer, LPC, and Sara Farrell, LPC.
Our interns work closely with their supervisors and other staff to give clients the best care possible.

Our interns are currently offering both virtual and in-person counseling sessions. In-person sessions are subject to compliance with current local public health orders/mandates etc.

$25*

*per 50 minute session

Jean Ricks-Ayer

Jean Ricks-Ayer

GRADUATE COUNSELING INTERN

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

Meet Jean

Let’s face it, life is hard. Feelings and emotions can be hard. Working to understand why we are the way we are, why we respond the way we do, and how we are to honor our true identity authentically, is HARD. 

I have a passion for identity work, for self-acceptance, and working with individuals to navigate their personal journey with love, compassion, and understanding of self and others. I would love to help YOU navigate your personal journey with more clarity, self-awareness, and confidence while helping you to understand why things feel so… hard.

In addition to empowering others to live and experience their most authentic life, I am most passionate about facilitating healing. More specifically, helping individuals safely explore their traumatic lived experiences and complex trauma to better understand triggers, responses, and the function of maladaptive coping including addiction, eating disorders, and self-harm.

Working from a person-centered base, I work with each client to individually tailor their therapeutic needs based on lived experiences, and goals while taking into consideration fears, salient identity parts, and mindset. As well, to discover healthy ways to cope and heal.

By navigating the past to understand the present, and set goals for the future, I’m confident that I can help you walk the path to a more present, confident self. If you’re ready for exploration of self to achieve a different, more authentic outcome, reach out! I’d love to work with you.

Accepting Clients Beginning 1/20/2021

HOLLY SHIELS

HOLLY SHIELS

GRADUATE COUNSELING INTERN

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

Meet Holly

Are you dreaming of a life where you stop second guessing yourself, where you’re no longer paralyzed by worries where you feel connected and have a deep sense of belonging? 

Being vulnerable and sharing your whole self can be scary. Most of us have things that we keep hidden from others around us – locked away because we are worried that we are broken, weird, fearful of how we will be judged. The problem is, even when we are great at hiding – these things slowly but surely permeate our lives from the inside out. Past traumas, anxieties, self-doubt, sexual/identity questions, and unhelpful communication patterns can leave us feeling stuck.  

Seeking change requires risk and risk requires vulnerability. Your first step toward therapeutic change involves courage. I believe healing starts when you feel safe and know you are being seen and heard. Whether you want to improve your relationship(s) or improve other aspects of your life, I will collaborate with you to take steps towards creating and deepening connection with yourself and others. I want to help you find your inner strength to take control of who you are and how you want to live your life. Ultimately, we will use your story to propel you in a forward direction towards hope and healing. 

Accepting Clients Beginning 1/20/2021

Chris Eschenbrenner

Chris Eschenbrenner

GRADUATE COUNSELING INTERN

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

Meet Chris

Are you often weighed down by feelings of anxiety?  Are you experiencing periods of depression and lack of clarity in your life?  Are you looking to create a life worth living?  Are you wondering “How did I get here? And where do I go from here?”

Everyone can experience times of crisis and questioning their lives. You don’t have to go through it alone. It is a sign of strength and courage to reach out for support during those times in our lives.

I strive to create a warm and welcoming environment for the clients I serve to promote a safe place for healing by utilizing a strengths-based, person-centered approach.  It is my belief that we all deserve and are capable of living a life filled with meaning, purpose, and joy.  By creating a space to safely process without judgment, and nurturing the courage to be imperfect, we can collaboratively work to reach your short term and long term goals.

My experience includes working with those in crisis as well as working within a mind, body, and spirit approach to improve an individual’s quality of life to create a life worth living. I really look forward to meeting you and taking this journey of self-exploration and growth with you.

“Follow your bliss.  If you do follow your bliss, you put yourself on a kind of track that has been there all the while waiting for you, and the life you ought to be living is the one you are living.  If you do follow your bliss, doors will open that wouldn’t have been there for anyone else. ”  – Joseph Campbell

Accepting Clients Beginning 1/18/2021

Jaimeson Clement

Jaimeson Clement

GRADUATE COUNSELING INTERN

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

Meet Jaimeson

Hi! I know why you’re here.

…You’ve tried every self help podcast, bubble bath, “relaxing” adult coloring book on the market, *insert other overpriced “self-care” product here,* and you still feel like crap. You overthink everything and can never just relax. You’re exhausted.

…You wake up in the morning and feel apathetic about starting another day. You go on another Lana Del Rey fueled crying drive and wonder- is this the best it gets? Will I ever be happy?

….Maybe you just went through the worst break up of your life. You thought they were the one for real this time. But here you are again eating ice cream in your P.J.’s on a Friday night and wondering- what went wrong? Am I not good enough? You feel like the last single person on earth.

Or maybe you don’t know what’s wrong but something feels “off.” I get it. Your feelings are valid. Together we can create the changes you want to see in your life. You can heal and be happy again. Take the first step and give me a call, email, or book online with me today. Bonus? I offer evening and weekend appointments.

Paul Dohearty

Paul Dohearty

GRADUATE COUNSELING INTERN

Phone: (314) 991-0100 Ext. 715
Email: pdohearty@cccastl.com
Session Format(s): Virtual
Session Type(s): Individual, Couples, Family

Meet Paul

You have stories to tell or issues that trouble you. Sometimes you just have to talk to get things off your chest. Even if you’re independent, sometimes you need someone to help.  Come be heard, listened to, and validated.  

You might have issues with worry, feeling down, your relationships, sexual identity or preferences, family issues, health issues, or just want a safe space to explore your thoughts and speak about your experiences out loud.  Talk with someone who cares, is eager to hear your point of view, will help you sort out your thoughts, and start on a path to resolution.  

I have decades of experience working with people who are in difficult or hard to handle situations.  You don’t have to handle your issues alone.  Sometimes taking the first step to solving problems can be scary.  To get started, easily schedule an appointment online, or contact me by phone or email first if you have questions. 

David Stewart

David Stewart

GRADUATE COUNSELING INTERN

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

Meet David

David Stewart works in the field of Medical Family Therapy with experience in 12 step programs and substance abuse. He is studying to specialize in sex therapy and works with couples on intimacy, sexual dysfunction, and family dynamics. He has worked with a stress management team at an integrative functional medicine facility to assess and treat stress-related disorders including anxiety, depression, addiction, and chronic pain. He is certified as a functional strength and conditioning specialist who has participated in a weight management program to help clients meet their goals and maintain weight loss. His therapeutic framework creates space for clients to cultivate growth on their journey, develop better communication patterns, and healthier relationships.

Leah Tucker

Leah Tucker

GRADUATE COUNSELING INTERN

Phone: (314) 991-0100 Ext. 758
Email: ltucker@cccastl.com
Session Format(s): In-Person & Virtual
Session Type(s): COUPLES & FAMILY ONLY

Meet Leah

Please note: Leah is only able to accept new couples & family clients at this time. 

Our relationships are something we all cherish deeply. Whether it’s the relationship with your partner, your friends, your family, or yourself, it has the potential to make you feel on top of the world. But when things go bad, it also holds the power to tear you apart, leaving you feeling lost and hopeless. If you’re tired of having the same fights over and over, if you’re starting to feel like you’re losing yourself, if you feel like you’ve tried everything and don’t know what to do next, it’s time to ask for help.

 
As a graduate intern counselor with a particular interest in couples and family counseling, I would love to hold space for you, your partner, your child, or your entire family to grow, heal, and flourish. While we all inevitably struggle at times, therapy is not one-size-fits-all. Each person is unique in their experiences and world views, and I hope to work with you in utilizing your individuality to create effective and long-lasting change.