Resources

Gateway Wellness Associates: Abundant Life Counseling St. Louis LLC is proud to be affiliated with other wellness professionals in the St. Louis area.

National Board for Certified Counselors: I am certified through the National Board for Certified Counselors.

Association for Play Therapy: I am a Registered Play Therapist and member of the Association for Play Therapy. You can read more about play therapy here.

Focus on the Family: I am a member of Focus on the Family’s Christian Counselors Network. Check out Focus on the Family’s website for great tips on parenting, family life, and marriage, including their Marriage Assessment. This assessment is free and helpful for identifying “weak spots” in your relationship.

ABIDE Leader Care: I am pleased to partner with ABIDE Leader Care to provide ministry leaders with support and safe counsel.

Leslie Vernick: Leslie Vernick is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Pennsylvania, who writes and speaks on topics such as emotional abuse and destructive marriages. She is the author of The Emotionally Destructive Relationship and The Emotionally Destructive Marriage. She offers webinars and hosts an online support group for those in verbally and emotionally abusive relationships.

The Allender Center: Dan Allender is a dynamic author and speaker, who presents “his unique perspective on sexual abuse recovery, love and forgiveness, intimacy and marriage, worship, and other related topics. Dan is the author of The Wounded Heart, The Healing Path, To Be Told, and God Loves Sex, and he has co-authored several books with Dr. Tremper Longman, including Intimate Allies, The Cry of the Soul, Bold Love, and Bold Purpose.

Love Thinks: Learn about the Relational Attachment Model, which describes the elements necessary for bonding and building healthy relationships.

Epworth Children and Family Services: Epworth offers a variety of grant funded programs in the city and county, which means – free services to St. Louis city and county residents! Such programs include the Family Support Network (which offers in-home counseling for families) and Epworth Psychological Services (offering assessments and case management services for individuals over age 3).

Behavioral Health Response: BHR is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. BHR “provides confidential telephone counseling to people in mental health crises as well as mobile outreach services, community referral services and critical incident stress management (CISM). BHR’s crisis hotline and mobile outreach services are provided free of charge to the public by paid professional staff who have masters degrees in their respective behavioral science disciplines.”

Life Crisis Services: provides suicide prevention and intervention assistance 24 hours per day, 365 days per year.