Counselors

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Alicia Seidler MA, LPC

Founder and Counselor
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, domestic violence, grief, anxiety, depression, relational conflict, personality disorders, codependency, spiritual abuse, and more
  • Specializes in treating complex trauma, borderline personality disorder, and sexual abuse
  • Certified in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) informed therapist
  • 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 with a strong partnership with Crosspoint Church. 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). 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.

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Alicia Seidler  MA, LPC

Alicia Seidler MA, LPC

Founder and Counselor

Brad Werner MA, MDiv, LPC

Director of Internship Program and Counselor
brad@revisionchristiancounseling.com

Education and Experience

  • B.A. in Marketing and Management from Mid-America Nazarene College
  • M.A. in General Theological Studies with an emphasis in Biblical Counseling from Covenant Theological Seminary
  • M.Div. from Covenant Theological Seminary
  • M.A. in Counseling from Covenant Theological Seminary
  • 14 years of counseling experience as pastor
  • Certified in Prepare-Enrich couple assessment
  • Certified in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • ICEEFT emotionally-focused therapy certified
  • Gottman Level 1 certified therapist

About Brad

Deciding to seek help for a personal issue is an important and courageous decision. It is a risk to invite someone into areas of struggle and pain. It takes strength to take this step. It's natural and healthy to want to know more about anyone you might trust to walk with you on this journey.

Brad loves stories. One of the great joys of his life is entering the amazing life stories of his clients. As you work together to make greater sense of your story, his hope is that you will be able to live a life of greater freedom, love and joy as a result.

Brad brings fourteen years of counseling experience to his practice as a result of his years of pastoral ministry. As a pastor, he worked regularly with people who had experienced the difficulties surrounding trauma as well as those who struggled with addictions. He has worked with many couples preparing for marriage as well as those seeking to make their marriages better.

Brad believes providing a safe place for people to be honest about their secrets can be powerful in their lives. When someone experiences radical acceptance, a shift takes place in their soul. The counseling relationship of trust and affirmation is the context from which individuals can move back into their world of relationships with confidence. Having experienced relational healing in the counseling room, clients become bolder, more secure, poised and grounded in their other relationships.

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Brad Werner  MA, MDiv, LPC

Brad Werner MA, MDiv, LPC

Director of Internship Program and Counselor

Christina Basham MA, LPC

Director of Operations and Counselor
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
  • 6 years counseling experience through non-profit organizations
  • Certified in Prepare-Enrich couple assessment

About Christina

There are a lot of things we experience in the world that are just not the way they are supposed to be. Contrary to popular belief, seeking the help of a counselor to work through those things is a mark of strength and bravery. Christina has had the privilege of spending the last eight years working with brave individuals within the varied contexts of mentoring, career counseling, and group therapy. She has learned that no one has it all together, even if they look like they do.

Christina is passionate about creating a safe place for you to be yourself without fear of judgement. She currently works with individuals ages eight and up and couples in all stages of life. She enjoys helping people work through anxiety, conflict, depression, grief, shame, trauma and issues surrounding sexuality. 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 explore your story with you.

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Christina Basham MA, LPC

Christina Basham MA, LPC

Director of Operations and Counselor

Jeana Roth MA, PLPC

Counselor
jeana@revisionchristiancounseling.com

Education and Experience

  • B.A. in Music from Truman State University
  • M.A. in Counseling from Covenant Theological Seminary
  • 12 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

About Jeana

"Let God write your story" is the encouragement of one of Jeana's dearest mentors, Steve Saint. Through the ups and downs of life as a wife, mama, daughter, friend, Christian, and missionary, Jeana has sought to take this advice to heart. Story is such a powerful tool, and seeing yourself as an agent in a much bigger story is a powerful way to start changing your life for the better.

Jeana is a longtime member of an international, interdenominational missions organization, and has learned the complex nature of a ministry system through her work in Member Care. She has a heart for missionaries and other expatriates, including their children (third culture kids).

Jeana is particularly interested in approaching counseling through a cross-cultural lens, working with clients with issues in adoption (foreign or domestic), foster care, expat/cross-cultural living, spiritual abuse, church/ministry abuse, infertility issues, trauma, and more. Exploring the cross-cultural element and helping someone find tools to bridge the disconnect in the system is one of her passions.

Jeana brings a caring, relationally-focused emphasis to her practice and seeks to join her clients wherever they are on their journey. It is her goal to bring individuals, couples, and families into better communication and better relationships with themselves and with each other.

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Jeana Roth MA, PLPC

Jeana Roth MA, PLPC

Counselor

Maria Massey MA, PLPC

Counselor
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, PLPC

Maria Massey MA, PLPC

Counselor

Andy Kerckhoff MA, PLPC

Counselor
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
  • 25 years of teaching experience (20 at Westminster Christian Academy)
  • Married 25 years with a 20 year-old son in college and an 18 year-old daughter with severe special needs
  • Author of Critical Connection: A Practical Guide to Parenting Young Teens and the blog Growing Up Well

About Andy

My desire is to counsel hurting people through a process of soul care which helps them flourish. I will do my best to help clients develop inner hope and healing, as well as healthy behaviors and relationships.

I have endured some significant hardships in life, primarily related to issues within the family. These trials have taught me valuable lessons and have transformed me by God's grace. In particular, caring for the many chronic needs of my severely disabled daughter has taught me about the redemptive purpose of suffering. I believe that it is God's will for all people to be transformed through healing and redemption. I am excited to assist my clients in their own healing processes, both as individuals and within the context of their families.

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

Counselor

Marian Wandall MA, LPC

Counselor
marian@revisionchristiancounseling.com

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
  • Play therapy informed 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

Counselor

Kathi Miller

Counseling Intern
Kathi@revisionchristiancounseling.com

Education and Experience

  • B.S. in Accountancy from Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville
  • M.A. in Counseling and Theological Studies from Covenant Seminary (May 2020)
  • 15 years of pastoral care ministry experience as a women’s leader, youth mentor, and bible teacher
  • Married 26 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 we are hurting takes courage. Counseling can provide that help through a relationship of understanding, acceptance, and compassion that creates safety to tell our stories.

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

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Kathi Miller

Kathi Miller

Counseling Intern

Anna Barbosa

Counseling Intern
anna@revisionchristiancounseling.com

Education and Experience

  • B.S. in Psychology: Counseling and Human Development from Liberty University
  • M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Missouri Baptist University (May 2020)

About Anna

Asking for help when we feel stuck is often times difficult, however it is one of the wisest and bravest things we can do. We live in a world of pain and brokenness and it can feel as though we are left to pick up the pieces. Through the counseling experience, one can be equipped with the tools to navigate through difficult and painful experiences in a healthy way, in a safe, judgment free space.

Anna is passionate about helping people pursue health. She has a special passion for helping those caught in the ties of sexual distortion and brokenness. She utilizes various psychological theories and tools to help her clients identify the underlying factors of their situation. She also believes God desires healing for His people and thus incorporates His principles in her approach.

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Anna Barbosa

Anna Barbosa

Counseling Intern

Courtney Edmondson

Counseling Intern

Education and Experience

  • B.A in Ministry to Women from Moody Bible Institute, Chicago
  • M.A in Counseling from Covenant Theological Seminary (May 2020)

About Courtney

We live in a broken world full of pain. It can be easy to feel hopeless and stuck in our difficult circumstances. But you don’t have to walk through these hard things alone. Asking for help is a brave step. I believe because of Jesus and gifts that he has given us, there can be hope and freedom. As your counselor, it is my desire that you would feel heard, valued, and that together we can walk down the path of hope and freedom.

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Courtney Edmondson

Courtney Edmondson

Counseling Intern