Counselors

All counselors listed below serve individuals with areas of concern in depression, anxiety, life transitions, and stressors and have special training in trauma. The specialties listed below their name indicate areas of specialized training.

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Alicia Seidler MA, LPC

Founder, EMDR, Narcissistic Abuse Recovery, Complex Trauma, Personality Disorders
alicia@revisionchristiancounseling.com

Education and Experience

  • B.A. in Psychology from University of Missouri - St. Louis
  • M.A. in Counseling from Saint Louis University
    Board Certified Licensed Professional Counselor
  • Certification in Trauma Studies and Non-Profit Management and Leadership
  • Experienced in treating trauma, abuse, PTSD, C-PTSD, domestic violence, narcissistic abuse recovery, grief, anxiety, depression, relational conflict, personality disorders, codependency, spiritual abuse, and more
  • Certified in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) informed therapist
  • Member of the Missouri Baptist University advisory counsel
  • Founded Revision in 2011

About Alicia

Alicia seeks to do whatever possible to help you feel safe in counseling. The relationship between the counselor and the client needs to be one that feels warm, inviting, non-judgmental, and encouraging. From the safety of this relationship, you can then feel supported enough to grieve what has been lost and feel pushed to fight for the things the enemy has taken (or been given) from your life.

Alicia has worked in a variety of settings. She has worked in the St. Louis County court, assisting victims of crime and those in domestic violence situations. She also worked for an agency in St. Louis City as the director of a transitional psychiatric group home, serving those with addictions, severe mental illness, and homelessness issues. Alicia founded Revision in 2011. She is determined to offer high quality counseling to every Revision client while also educating and strengthening the local pastors who are also stepping into the helping role daily. She enjoys teaching and speaking on a wide range of topics, with the aim of promoting conversation and understanding on living in a broken world.

Alicia uses a relational approach to counseling, paired with some cognitive behavioral therapy, especially dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) and EMDR. DBT has been proven to help those struggling with the emotional rollercoaster and impulsivity of personality disorders as well as those coming out of a traumatic or invalidating childhood. EMDR is a modality used to help process traumatic memories in a safe way to help limit triggers and anxiety associated with past trauma.

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Alicia Seidler  MA, LPC

Alicia Seidler MA, LPC

Founder, EMDR, Narcissistic Abuse Recovery, Complex Trauma, Personality Disorders

Christina Basham MA, LPC

Director of Operations, EMDR, Premarital, Teens and Young Adults, DBT informed
christina@revisionchristiancounseling.com

Education and Experience

  • B.A. in Communication Sciences and Disorders from The University of Florida with a minor in Communication Studies
  • M.A. in Counseling from Covenant Theological Seminary
  • Certified in Prepare-Enrich couple assessment for Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

About Christina

No one is so untouched by brokenness that they cannot benefit from counseling. And no one is so broken that they are beyond help. Christina longs for people to not just survive, but to thrive.

Since 2008, Christina has served in a variety of settings helping others cope with life difficulties, heal from emotional wounds and grow in understanding of themselves. With a passion for teaching, she has spoken at local, regional and national conferences about topics involving emotional, spiritual and mental health. She has enjoyed leading workshops and seminars for smaller, local organizations. She is also a DBT skills trainer and runs skills groups twice a year where clients can learn practical ways of managing emotional reactions in a class-like setting.

Christina primarily works with adolescents, adults and couples who feel "stuck" and want to grow. In her office, you can expect Christina to create a safe space for you to be yourself without fear of judgement. You can trust she will empathically listen and gently question assumptions (when appropriate). Christina also believes there is value in a little playfulness and humor within the therapeutic relationship. While she tends to draw heavily from cognitive behavioral, emotionally-focused, and family systems models of therapy, she recognizes that every person has a unique story and different needs. Her ultimate desire is to work herself out of a job by having you reach your therapeutic goals. Whether you have been in counseling for years or you are thinking about counseling for the first time, Christina would be privileged to help you discover your dignity and live in confidence.

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Christina Basham MA, LPC

Christina Basham MA, LPC

Director of Operations, EMDR, Premarital, Teens and Young Adults, DBT informed

Maria Massey MA, LPC

Director of Internship Program, Couples, EFT informed
maria@revisionchristiancounseling.com

Education and Experience

  • B.A. in Psychology from University of Missouri, Columbia
  • M.A. in Counseling from Covenant Theological Seminary
  • 2 years experience working with community agencies and schools to assist troubled families, including role as school counselor

About Maria

We are designed to be in relationship with others, and most importantly, with our Creator. We were created to mirror the justice, grace, love, compassion and empathy of God. However, we are completely broken and torn apart by sin. We have been wounded and we have wounded others. Our brokenness, sin and pain all lead us into hiding, abandoning our call to mirror God's image to the world. Maria believes counseling is an opportunity to walk with alongside others as the discover their purpose and design. Maria believes change happens when we have the space to be fully known and fully accepted. Since 2015, Maria has had the honor of walking alongside others as they discover who God created them to be.

Maria is passionate about creating a space where people feel safe to hope again. She has worked with children experiencing loss, difficulties with school, social anxiety, and divorce. She values not just working with the child, but walking alongside the entire family unit. Maria has also worked with adults struggling with anxiety, depression, and life transitions. She enjoys counseling children from age five and up as well as families and married couples. She values the interpersonal process approach but also relies on emotionally-focused and family system models of therapy. She understands counseling is a process and considers it a privilege to join someone on their journey of discovering who God made them to be.

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Maria Massey MA, LPC

Maria Massey MA, LPC

Director of Internship Program, Couples, EFT informed

Jeana Roth MA, LPC, NCC

EMDR, Complex Trauma, Spiritual Abuse Recovery
jeana@revisionchristiancounseling.com

Video Message
Click here for a message from Jeana about recovery from spiritual abuse

Education and Experience

  • B.A. in Music from Truman State University
  • M.A. in Counseling from Covenant Theological Seminary
  • 15+ years as an active member of Wycliffe Bible Translators
  • 4+ years working in the field of Member Care in an overseas context
  • 10 months working as a foster parent
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) informed therapist
  • Trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)

About Jeana

Have you been hurt by a past church or religious experience? Has it knocked you off balance and led you to doubt your relationships with other people, with God, or even within yourself? If so, you are not alone. Most of us at some point have walked through various degrees of Spiritual Abuse ranging from mild, disorienting misuse of power to full-blown cult experiences. These toxic systems and Spiritual Abuse don't have to have the last word. There is hope for healing, integration, and attachment repair.

I use an eclectic blend of DBT and trauma-focused therapies (including but not limited to EMDR) to help validate and process your experience. I primarily do this through the lenses of attachment and culture, helping you to understand and reorient yourself within your own story.

If Spiritual Abuse is part of your story, you do not have to walk through it alone. By nature it is isolating, disorienting, and oppressive... in contrast, I invite you into a space of validation, understanding, and community. Whether through one of my groups or a one-on-one counseling experience, we can work together to help you heal and move forward.

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Jeana Roth MA, LPC, NCC

Jeana Roth MA, LPC, NCC

EMDR, Complex Trauma, Spiritual Abuse Recovery

Andy Kerckhoff MA, PLPC

EMDR, Life Transitions, Men’s Issues, Retirees
andy@revisionchristiancounseling.com

Education and Experience

  • B.A. in English from Baylor University
  • M.A. in Communications from Lindenwood University
  • M.A. in Counseling from Missouri Baptist University
  • 27 years of full-time K-12 teaching experience
  • Married with two children
  • Caregiver for an adult with profound special needs
  • Author of the book Critical Connection and the blog Growing Up Well

About Andy

As a Christian, I believe that God loves to make beauty out of brokenness, and no person’s life is beyond redemption. As a counselor, my job is not to judge people but to offer real hope and tools for growth. I am committed to helping people face their troubles with greater honesty and increased resiliency.

I am especially interested in caring for the caregivers. I want to help those who help others, such as parents, first responders, health care workers, pastors, and all those who find themselves fatigued by providing for the needs of others.

I am not afraid of the challenges that my clients are facing, whether it is depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, anger, addictions, financial troubles, marital strife, parenting problems, or a mental health disorder.

In order to meet the varied needs of my clients, I incorporate aspects of the following theories in my practice: interpersonal process, trauma-informed therapy, dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), internal family systems (IFS), and emotionally focused therapy (EFT).

Testimonials

"Andy has been a huge blessing to my life. I have faced so much childhood trauma, and he has walked by my side teaching me, giving me tools, and praying with me to get through the bipolar disorder that I face each day. Andy has been a phenomenal counselor and teacher when my thoughts were flawed. He has helped me with care and is not ashamed of being bold in correction with a loving hand along the way. He has helped me to change into the man that my family needs." -- male, 27

"Andy has been instrumental in my recovery from PTSD. He's a good listener and cares a lot. He always remembers the little details of things we discussed on prior visits. He gave me effective tools that I still use to this day. I highly recommend Andy." -- male, 42

Links

https://andykerckhoff.com
https://www.facebook.com/AndyKerckhoffCounselor

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Andy Kerckhoff MA, PLPC

Andy Kerckhoff MA, PLPC

EMDR, Life Transitions, Men’s Issues, Retirees

Marian Wandall MA, LPC

Registered Play Therapist, Kids, High Sensitivity, Attachment
marian@revisionchristiancounseling.com

Video Message
Click here for a message from Marian and a tour of the play therapy room

Education and Experience

  • B.A. in Music from Southern Illinois University Carbondale
  • M.A. in Counseling from Covenant Theological Seminary
  • 10 years experience working with teens
  • 8 years of counseling experience with adults, children, teens, and their families
  • Works with a multitude of issues such as depression, anxiety, attachment, ADHD, separation anxiety, court issues, RAD, trauma, abuse, and grief
  • Over 2 years experience with children in foster care and their foster families
  • Training in TF-CBT
  • Registered play therapist

About Marian

Anytime an individual comes through the counseling door, it can be a vulnerable and scary experience. This is especially true when a parent is seeking counseling for their child. Many parents feel unsure, scared, and discouraged when they bring their child to therapy. However, it is a sign of strength when a parent becomes willing to seek help for themselves and for their child. Marian holds a strong view that healing for each child starts with the family. It is for this reason that she works hand in hand with the client and their families. Therapy, especially play therapy, is a process that takes time, but can be very healing and safe for your child. Marian uses a mix of play therapy, coping skills, art activities, and mindfulness to help your child process and heal. Marian will also listen to and talk with your family to come up with ways to support your child at home, school, and other social situations.

The body has the ability to remember trauma as much as the brain. Marian builds this into her approach when working with adults. She strives to use body awareness (referred to as somatic awareness) to help you become attuned to how your body remembers your past trauma. Marian also uses an assortment of imagery work to help you find coping skills that can help you experience healing in a deeper way. She also strives to help you emotionally and verbally process how your past trauma and experiences impact your current thinking and situations.

Marian seeks to be warm, inviting, and understanding to everyone she meets with. She wants you to feel heard, understood, and empowered when you leave therapy. It is her goal to help you feel more connected to others, God, and yourself when you are done with counseling.

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Marian Wandall MA, LPC

Marian Wandall MA, LPC

Registered Play Therapist, Kids, High Sensitivity, Attachment

Kathi Miller MA, PLPC

Couples, Grief, EFT Informed, Spiritual Abuse Recovery
Kathi@revisionchristiancounseling.com

Video Message
Click here for a message from Kathi about EFT and trauma informed counseling

Education and Experience

  • B.S. in Accountancy from Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville
  • M.A. in Counseling from Covenant Seminary
  • 15 years of pastoral care ministry experience as a women’s leader, youth mentor, and bible teacher
  • Married 27 years with two adult children

About Kathi

We all need help and support from others to navigate life’s challenges. Reaching out for help when you are hurting takes courage. Counseling can provide that help through a relationship of understanding, acceptance, and compassion that creates the necessary safety to tell your story.

It is my goal to provide that safe environment when walking alongside you on your journey to healing and restoring relationships. My personal journey of walking with God in times of suffering drives my desire to help you see God’s grace and love in the midst of pain and pursue the healing you desire.

I believe change happens when we are able to reconnect with ourselves through the experience of being known by others. It is my privilege to support you in this process of self-discovery and work collaboratively to help explore new possibilities for your life. I use an interpersonal approach to counseling along with cognitive behavioral (DBT) informed practices if you suffer from past trauma, grief, or spiritual abuse. I enjoy working with individuals, couples and groups.

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Kathi Miller MA, PLPC

Kathi Miller MA, PLPC

Couples, Grief, EFT Informed, Spiritual Abuse Recovery

Jennifer Van Zee, MA, LPC

Children, Adolescence, and Adults, EMDR, Grief, Life Transitions
jenn@revisionchristiancounseling.com

Education and Experience

  • B.A. Sociology from Covenant College, Lookout Mountain, Georgia, with a Minor in Psychology
  • M.A. in Counseling from Covenant Theological Seminary, St Louis, MO
  • Trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

About Jennifer

Jenn believes we are emotional, relational and spiritual beings, and considers it a privilege to walk alongside those who are in hard places and on difficult journeys. We are made to be in community, and we need one another. Unfortunately, when the unexpected happens, shame can sneak in and make us want to hide and retreat. Jenn understands that life rarely goes exactly as planned. On this side of heaven, we can experience the harsh realities of life. Humans are not always kind. When we feel ignored, mistreated, and/or wounded, it is painful.

It is in these dark and lonely places that we need someone to help us navigate the depth of our pain and to help us to be seen. It is in these moments that Jenn is forever grateful that we have a God who fiercely pursues us and she hopes to model this pursuit in the room with every client.

Therapy is a means to invite restoration into our brokenness. Jenn values empathy, understanding, and compassion in her work as a therapist. She is trained in EMDR, a type of psychotherapy that helps access traumatic memories and move them from emotional activation to a more rational place. Jenn’s eclectic approach as a therapist has developed over 20 years of counseling experience, and she utilizes cognitive behavioral theory along with attachment based systems theory.

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Jennifer Van Zee, MA, LPC

Jennifer Van Zee, MA, LPC

Children, Adolescence, and Adults, EMDR, Grief, Life Transitions

Clarence Lewis MA, LPC

Addictions, EMDR, Men’s Issues
clarence@revisionchristincounseling.com

Education and Experience

  • B.A. in Psychology, Calvin College, 1980
  • M.Div., Covenant Theological Seminary, 1985
  • M.A. in Counseling, Liberty University, 1992
  • M.A. Counseling, Covenant Theological Seminary, 2010
  • 10 years extensive experience in counseling individuals, couples, and groups to provide crisis intervention, suicide prevention, addiction counseling (especially sexual addiction), psychoeducation, coping skills training, and psychotherapy in various settings including inpatient/outpatient psychiatric hospitals, schools, community mental health, and correctional institutions.
  • 3 years as a Stephen Minister at a local church
  • Married for 33 years, with 2 grown sons and 3 grandchildren
  • Veteran who served in the Navy

About Clarence

Have you ever felt alone in dealing with anxiety, fear, emotional pain, or struggles with addictions or relationships? Or maybe you've tried to get help from friends or family who didn't fully understand or listen to your problems.

Clarence would love for you to feel a sense of relief after sharing your burdens with him. Not only that, but he's trained to guide you and make sense of your problems. He will be with you through your journey of personal understanding and healing, while realizing that he can be used by God's to promote emotional and spiritual growth in you.

Clarence's personal qualities of gentleness, warmth, and care will provide the safety you will need in order to build trust as you relate with him. In addition to that, he will explore patterns and personal defenses that prevent you from becoming all that God desires you to be. Maybe it's wounds from past relationships or experiences that you have had. Whatever the problem, his desire is to instill hope and confidence that the problem can be resolved. And when things get so daunting that you become weary and discouraged, he will come alongside to encourage and motivate you to "hang in there" through the process.

Even though Clarence is geared towards using cognitive behavioral approaches with clients, he often uses other approaches to therapy to tailor it to your unique needs. He is willing to be creative as long as the therapy is effective and provides good results. He is familiar with Gottman’s marital research and approach to marital and couples therapy, and has extensive experience in doing addiction counseling, both individual and groups. He also has had training and certification in trauma therapy, including EMDR.

Clarence looks forward to meeting with you. Please contact me through Revision Christian Counseling at (314) 802-6232.

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Clarence Lewis MA, LPC

Clarence Lewis MA, LPC

Addictions, EMDR, Men’s Issues

Madison Friesen MA, PLPC

Complex trauma, Adolescents and Adults, Grief, Life Transitions
madison@revisionchristiancounseling.com

Education and Experience

  • B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies (Psychology, Education, and Missions) from Covenant
    College
  • M.A. in Counseling from Covenant Theological Seminary
  • Experience working with cross-culture individuals (TCK's, MK's, immigrant populations)
  • Experience in treating trauma, abuse, anxiety/panic attacks, PTSD, personality disorders,
    and addiction

About Madison

Madison understands that counseling can be intimidating. Her commitment is to join you wherever you are and create an environment where you feel supported, heard, and safe to share without fear of judgement. In life, relationships can be the source of great pain. Madison believes safety in the counseling relationship serves as the foundation to healing and growth on both a personal and relational level.

Madison considers it a privilege to be trusted with a client's story. She believes every individual has dignity, value, a unique set of needs based on their life experience. She will tailor the counseling space and time to meet your unique needs and help you reach your goals.

Madison uses an integrative approach as a counselor in order to meet client specific needs. She looks to attachment theory and family systems theory as the foundation for understanding who individuals are within their context. Additionally, she utilizes elements of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), interpersonal psychotherapy, and internal family systems (IFS) in to serve individuals, families, and groups.

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Madison Friesen MA, PLPC

Madison Friesen MA, PLPC

Complex trauma, Adolescents and Adults, Grief, Life Transitions

Michael Riley

Intern
michael@revisionchristiancounseling.com

Education and Experience

  • B.A. in Psychology and Communication Studies from New Mexico State University
  • M.A. in Counseling from Covenant Theological Seminary (Ongoing)
  • 4 years of ministry experience working with teens and college students

About Michael

Our world is a broken and hurting place. Things are not as they should be. But there is hope for us all, and Michael would love to find it with you. Michael believes that hope and joy can be found by anyone who is willing to go out in search of it.

Michael is a Counseling Intern currently pursuing his degree at Covenant Theological Seminary. He has particular interest in Gestalt and Narrative therapies, bringing the realities of your story up to this point into who you are in the moment. He wants to connect with you in the present, and help you connect with your past in a way that allows healing and closure, and the opportunity to move forward with confidence and hope.

This journey is a difficult one, but having someone to come along with you is so powerful and helpful. Michael would love the opportunity to be that person that joins you on your journey.

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Michael Riley

Michael Riley

Intern

Brandi Souhrada

Intern
brandi@revisionchristiancounseling.com

Education and Experience

  • B.S. in Elementary Education from University of Missouri-St. Louis
  • M.A. in Counseling Student at Covenant Theological Seminary
  • Play Therapy Program Student at Missouri Baptist University

About Brandi

Brandi strives to nurture therapeutic relationships with clients that help them feel safe, cared for, and accepted. She provides a supportive space to explore and process through trauma, adjustments to life changes, grief, anxiety, and depression. Brandi is passionate about helping children, adults, and couples gain insight and develop new ways of being that promote healthier, more fulfilled lives.

Brandi began her career as an elementary teacher. She has over ten years of experience working with children and families in schools and church ministries. She believes everyone has a unique story to tell. Brandi aspires to receive these stories in a way that reflects dignity and invites hope to enter into the wounded parts. She considers it an honor to walk alongside clients at their own pace as they bravely begin a journey of healing and change. She has joyfully witnessed that people are extraordinarily resilient. Once a person can honestly name their brokenness and pain, they become free to discover whom God created them to be without the isolating limitations of fear, shame, or guilt.

Brandi is committed to connecting with clients to facilitate lasting change with compassion and sensitivity. Through creative collaboration with clients, Brandi utilizes an integrative approach to individualize care and provide counseling that best fits their needs.

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Brandi Souhrada

Brandi Souhrada

Intern

Keegan Esping

Intern
keegan@revisionchristiancounseling.com

Education and Experience

  • B.A in Communications from Thomas Edison State University
  • M.A in Counseling from Covenant Theological Seminary May 2022

About Keegan

Keegan knows the road that leads you into the counseling room can be difficult and painful. Whether the catalyst is some form of trauma, abuse, grief, challenges involving sex and sexuality or a desire to seek greater health and self-awareness, this decision is courageous. In counseling, Keegan blends elements of person-centered theory, internal family systems and knowledge about trauma, attachment and family dynamics into an integrative holistic approach.

Keegan shows up as a counselor and fellow traveler, inviting you into an environment of curiosity and empathy with the hope it will become a safe place for you to process the stories that have most affected you in the past and present. She will welcome you to the exploration of darkness and the fight for the light of freedom. She will sit with you, holding nuance and flexibility, as you struggle and dare to hope for your future.

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Keegan Esping

Keegan Esping

Intern

Abigayle Miller

Intern
Abigayle@revisionchristiancounseling.com

Education and Experience

  • B.A. Educational Studies from Lindenwood University
  • M.A. Counseling from Covenant Theological Seminary May 2022

About Abigayle

Abigayle believes that our bodies and our brains were designed to heal through safe relationships. It takes immense courage to be vulnerable, honest, and curious about your pain, especially with another person. She seeks to create and maintain a warm, safe space of acceptance for her clients so they can experience healing in hard places. Together with them, Abigayle seeks to help her clients risk being curious about their past, present and future. It is her goal that each client discovers their value, worth and dignity during challenging times. Abigayle integrates attachment theory, trauma-informed practices, family systems and play therapy approaches to help people of all ages reach their personal goals of growth.

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Abigayle Miller

Abigayle Miller

Intern