Staff

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, DID
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 Council
  • Professor at Covenant Seminary
  • 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, DID

Hattie DeBord MSN, APRN, PMHNP-BC, FNP-C

Nurse Practitioner - Better Days Psychiatry
info@betterdayspractice.com

Hattie is not an employee of Revision, but we are proud to have her as our partner. Her office is inside the Revision offices. If you choose to be a client of Hattie's and of Revision's, you have the option of signing a release to allow both Hattie and your counselor to discuss how they can work together to best support you.

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Education and Experience

  • Truman State University BSN 2004
  • University of Missouri St Louis MSN 2012
  • Liberty University Post Graduate Certification 2022
  • American Association of Nurse Practitioners, Family Nurses Practitioner 2012
  • American Nurses Credentialing Center, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner 2022

About Hattie

Hattie DeBord is a board-certified Family Nurse practitioner and Psychiatric Nurse practitioner who is dedicated, compassionate, and diligent. She takes pride in serving children, adolescents and adults with their mental health and primary care needs. Ms. DeBord graduated with Honors with her master's in nursing at University of Missouri St Louis in 2012 and has a post master's certificate from Liberty University as a psychiatric nurse practitioner. She holds a bachelor's degree from Truman State University. Hattie is an Army veteran that served for three years and deployed to Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Patients see her for a variety of reasons, including pediatric consultations, postpartum depression, depression, anxiety, mood disorders, ADHD and eating disorders. She also specializes in treating multiple chronic medical conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, and asthma. Ms. DeBord treats a wide range of conditions, and she is eager to help the wider community receive the care they deserve. She believes that healing the mind can also heal the body and enjoys treating the whole patient. She is dedicated to listening to the patients' specific needs and tailoring a plan of care for each individual.

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Hattie DeBord MSN, APRN, PMHNP-BC, FNP-C

Hattie DeBord MSN, APRN, PMHNP-BC, FNP-C

Nurse Practitioner - Better Days Psychiatry

Christina Basham MA, LPC, NCC

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, NCC

Christina Basham MA, LPC, NCC

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

Marian Kern MA, LPC

Director of Revision Play, Registered Play Therapist, Kids, High Sensitivity, Attachment, EMDR
marian@revisionchristiancounseling.com

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

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 Kern MA, LPC

Marian Kern MA, LPC

Director of Revision Play, Registered Play Therapist, Kids, High Sensitivity, Attachment, EMDR

Andy Kerckhoff MA, LPC, NCC

Grief, Transitions, Complex Trauma, EMDR
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
  • National Certified Counselor
  • 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, LPC, NCC

Andy Kerckhoff MA, LPC, NCC

Grief, Transitions, Complex Trauma, EMDR

Kathi Miller MA, LPC

Couples, Grief, ICEEFT certified EFT therapist
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, LPC

Kathi Miller MA, LPC

Couples, Grief, ICEEFT certified EFT therapist

Jennifer Van Zee, MA, LPC

Adolescents 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

Adolescents and Adults, EMDR, Grief, Life Transitions

Ginnie Jones MA, PLPC

Teens, Grief, Adults, Postpartum Support, Attachment, Couples, EMDR
ginnie@revisionchristiancounseling.com

Education and Experience

  • M.A. in Counseling (2019)
  • M.A. in Educational Ministries (2017)
  • B.A in Organizational Communications from Middle Tennessee State University (2014)
  • Spent three years on staff with local church working with youth and families

About Ginnie

Ginnie considers it one of her greatest privileges to walk alongside those who are seeking help; she understands that counseling is a vulnerable and sometimes scary decision, and she wants to walk alongside you every step of the way. Ginnie desires to meet you where you are, and work collaboratively towards healing. Her hope is to always enter the therapy process with curiosity and kindness, as well as with a knowledge that safety is a vital part of the counseling experience.

Ginnie knows that therapy isn't a "one size fits all" approach, so she incorporates a variety of methods to care for her clients. She uses attachment theory and family systems theory to better understand her client's story, and also Internal Family Systems (IFS) to work with couples, adolescents, and individual adults who are struggling with grief, family struggles, and women's issues (postpartum, infertility, motherhood).

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Ginnie Jones MA, PLPC

Ginnie Jones MA, PLPC

Teens, Grief, Adults, Postpartum Support, Attachment, Couples, EMDR

Brandi Souhrada MA, PLPC

Kids, Teens, Adults, Complex Trauma, Attachment, Life Transitions, Divorced & Blended Families
brandi@revisionchristiancounseling.com

Video Message
Click here for a message from Brandi and a tour of the play therapy room Play Park

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 trauma, adjustments to life changes, grief, anxiety, and depression. Brandi is passionate about helping children, teens and adults gain insight and develop new ways of being that promote healthier, more gratifying lives. Brandi fundamentally believes that everyone has the right to feel safe, valued, and loved. She provides support in building on each individual's strengths, promoting resilience, optimism, and hope for the future.

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 seeks 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.

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. She works with clients in all seasons of life to become grounded and do the work needed to get through and learn to flourish. She has extensive training in play therapy techniques and often uses expressive arts and sand tray interventions with clients of all ages to help them understand their emotions and process memories to bring healing.

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Brandi Souhrada MA, PLPC

Brandi Souhrada MA, PLPC

Kids, Teens, Adults, Complex Trauma, Attachment, Life Transitions, Divorced & Blended Families

Devin Feeney MA, PLPC

Kids, Teens, Young Adults, Grief, Attachment, Self-worth, Complex Trauma
devin@revisionchristiancounseling.com

Education and Experience

  • B.S. in Human Growth and Development with an emphasis in Lifespan Development from the University of Missouri, Columbia
  • M.A. in Counseling from Covenant Theological Seminary
  • 8+ years of working in home, school, and ministry settings with children ages 5 months to 8 years
  • 4 years working with high school students in a ministry setting

About Devin

Counseling is a space where we can safely confront the reality of living in a world full of suffering and brokenness. It can be a vulnerable and scary experience for individuals to seek out counseling. This is especially true for parents reaching out for help with their child or adolescent. Devin hopes to empower her clients to reflect, confront, and wrestle with their understanding of the world. It is a privilege for Devin to collaborate with her clients and explore the tender places of their stories.

Devin provides counseling to children, adolescents, families, and individuals. Clients who sit with her will feel the freedom to simply be and can expect to be met wherever they are in circumstances of joy or difficulty. Through integrating multiple theories of practice, Devin seeks to provide individualized care for each client. She is particularly drawn toward counseling methods based on trauma-informed practices, attachment theory, interpersonal processing theory, emotional regulation, and family systems theory.

Whether it be an adult client coming in for individual counseling or parents seeking to better care for their child or adolescent, Devin hopes to offer safety and warmth, help disrupt unhealthy styles of relating, bring light to generational cycles and their impact on her clients, and empower clients to use their voices in ways that lead to flourishing. Many of the issues Devin works with her clients on are anxiety, depression, grief, past abuse, trauma, self-esteem, sexual difficulties, shame, attachment challenges, and emotional regulation.

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Devin Feeney MA, PLPC

Devin Feeney MA, PLPC

Kids, Teens, Young Adults, Grief, Attachment, Self-worth, Complex Trauma

Kathleen Godefroid MA, PLPC

Women, Anxiety, Complex Trauma, Emotional Abuse, EMDR
kathleen@revisionchristiancounseling.com

Education and Experience

  • B.A. in Psychology from Missouri State University
  • M.A. in Counseling from Covenant Theological Seminary
  • Provides Trauma-informed care
  • Experienced in treating women with developmental trauma, anxiety, depression and relational issues
  • Supervised in Internal Family Systems (IFS), Somatic Experiencing (SE), Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)

About Kathleen

I work to help clients rebuild a relationship with themselves that tells them they are good, and that the adversity they have inevitably experienced is not their fault. Many of my clients have been silenced and disembodied through ongoing traumatic relational experiences that have left behind painful ways of existing in the world. I enjoy working with adults with various issues including emotional abuse, powerlessness, relational issues (mother-daughter relationships), boundary issues, anxiety, depression, confusion and anger.

I focus my energy into creating a safe supportive space where you can begin to know and trust yourself, experiencing a sense of empowerment. I work from a gentle experiential approach using mind and body awareness to guide you in engaging with your authentic self. Together we honor all parts of yourself, looking at where you have been, where you are now and where you desire to go. In this process, deeper connection with yourself and other people happens, allowing for hope and healing to enter your life.

I work from an attachment perspective, with a focus on developmental trauma, integrating the mind and body through Internal Family Systems, Inner Child work, Narrative and Somatic Experiencing theories, with emphasis in the NeuroAffective Relational Model.

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Kathleen Godefroid MA, PLPC

Kathleen Godefroid MA, PLPC

Women, Anxiety, Complex Trauma, Emotional Abuse, EMDR

Desiree Wood MA, PLPC

Kids, Teens, Parent/Child, Complex Trauma, Attachment, Life transitions, Adoption, Grief, Divorce, Anxiety/Depression, ADHD, Autism
desiree@revisionchristiancounseling.com

Education and Experience

  • B.S. in Behavioral Science from Missouri Baptist University
  • M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Missouri Baptist University
  • Play Therapy Program Student at Missouri Baptist University
  • 10+ years working with early childhood
  • 5+ years' experience working with school age children grades K-10
  • EMDR Trained
  • DBT Trained
  • DDP phase one trained
  • TAC Trained
  • 3+ years' experience with Suicide Prevention/Crisis Management

About Desiree

Desiree understands that counseling can be scary and vulnerable which is why it is her top priority to provide a safe, creative, child and family centered environment that creates an opportunity for connection and growth. Seeking help for yourself or your child is a testament to your strength and dedication to your child and family's overall wellbeing. Desiree believes the family unit is the vehicle for lasting change and therefore she involves caretakers through every step of the counseling process. It is important caretakers feel empowered and have the tools necessary to provide support after counseling has ended. Desiree takes a collaborative approach with caretakers, school personnel, and other support systems to ensure families receive wrap-around care in and outside of the counseling office.

Desiree's goal is to provide individualized care for each client and family that walks through our door. Therefore, Desiree uses several interventions to include mindfulness, art activities, coping strategies, education, and parent coaching/skills training to prepare each family with the skills and knowledge necessary to facilitate lasting change. Desiree wants to thank you for allowing her the opportunity to take this journey with you and your family.

Desiree provides counseling for children and teens ages 2-16 as well as parent-child sessions to improve attachment, communication, and overall functioning of the family unit.

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Desiree Wood MA, PLPC

Desiree Wood MA, PLPC

Kids, Teens, Parent/Child, Complex Trauma, Attachment, Life transitions, Adoption, Grief, Divorce, Anxiety/Depression, ADHD, Autism

Keith Hodges MA, PLPC

DBT Informed
keith@revisionchristiancounseling.com

Education and Experience

  • B.A. in Spiritual Formation from Lincoln Christian University
  • M.A. in Counseling from Covenant Theological Seminary

About Keith

Keith believes it is a privilege to be invited to share in one's story. As a Christian, he believes that all were created with dignity and purpose, and no one is beyond repair.

He desires to honor the array of life experiences by being present, cultivating trust and safety, and ultimately walking alongside his clients in the quest for healing. Keith's hope is that clients “engage in their lives from a place of worthiness” as they take the courageous steps toward restoration. (Brene Brown)

He understands that life can be dark, disorderly, and isolating. In the midst of life's challenges, he desires to be an advocate to bring hope, healing, and restoration. He believes that healing comes through relationship and by allowing kindness and love to permeate the broken areas of our hearts.

His interests include working with people struggling through trauma, addiction, depression, anxiety, and spiritual abuse.

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Keith Hodges MA, PLPC

Keith Hodges MA, PLPC

DBT Informed

Krista Hsieh MA, PLPC

Counselor
krista@revisionchristiancounseling.com

Education and Experience

  • B.A. in English with a minor in Psychology and Community Health from Indiana University, Bloomington
  • M.A. in Counseling from Covenant Theological Seminary
  • 8 years of ministry experience working with adolescents from diverse backgrounds
  • Experience living and working cross-culturally

About Krista

No one is untouched by the reality that life is messy and broken, and no one is beyond help. Krista knows that it takes tremendous courage to reach out for help when hurting. It can be a vulnerable and scary experience to pursue counseling. Krista seeks to engage you and your story with kindness and curiosity. She considers it a privilege to journey with people towards health and wholeness.

Every individual possesses inherent worth and dignity. She is excited to know you and believes your life has unique value and purpose. Krista strives to foster safe, trusting relationships where healing can take place. Krista enjoys working with adults, teens, and children. She wants each individual to feel known, valued, and heard.

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Krista Hsieh MA, PLPC

Krista Hsieh MA, PLPC

Counselor

Emily Seligson MA, PLPC

Adults and Adolescence, Attachment, Complex Trauma, Addiction, Self-worth, DBT Informed
emily@revisionchristiancounseling.com

Education and Experience

  • B.S. in Health Sciences Pre-Clinical from the University of Central Florida
  • M.A. in Counseling from Covenant Theological Seminary
  • 8 years of ministry and mentorship experience with youth, college students, and adults

About Emily

Many of us long for genuine connection and safety in relation to ourselves and others. Sometimes we want to better understand who we are and where we came from, but it can feel daunting to even know where to begin. Other times, we hope for tools and understanding that can help us experience and get through challenging moments, desiring to feel more regulated and grounded. Whatever it is that brought you here today, Emily finds it to be an honor to walk alongside you.

Through a fostering of safety and trust in the therapeutic relationship, Emily strives to create healthy settings for change, growth, and healing. Emily uses a personalized approach to therapy, as every person is unique, holding inherent dignity and worth. She will often draw from elements of DBT, EFT, trauma-informed therapies, and attachment theory in her work with her clients. Some of the topics Emily works with include trauma, anxiety/depression, ADHD, addiction, relationship issues, and more. Emily is passionate about holding spaces for all people of all backgrounds, where they can feel deeply seen and known.

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Emily Seligson MA, PLPC

Emily Seligson MA, PLPC

Adults and Adolescence, Attachment, Complex Trauma, Addiction, Self-worth, DBT Informed

Taylor Jacks MA, CIT

Counselor
taylor@revisionchristiancounseling.com

Education and Experience

  • B.A. in Secondary Education with a focus in English from Troy University
  • M.A. in Counseling from Covenant Theological Seminary
  • Experience in multicultural ministry context with adults and college students
  • Experience in teaching 6th grade through twelfth grade students

About Taylor

Although I do not yet know you, it is my personal belief that you are a person worth knowing and your story is one deserving to be explored. While life often attempts to convince us that we are defined by the pain and hardships we have endured, healing and growth are possible and daring to hope is among the bravest acts one can do. You are made for flourishing, and I would consider it a great honor to partner with you as we journey forward towards restoration together.

Safety, trust, curiosity, collaboration, and empowerment are core values of mine which I seek to implement within the counseling room. It is my hope to foster a space where you can bring your whole self and story into the room where you can be welcomed, embraced, and known. I am passionate about working with adults and older adolescents as they process trauma, grief, anxiety, depression, relational issues, spiritual abuse, and more.

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Taylor Jacks MA, CIT

Taylor Jacks MA, CIT

Counselor

Alysse Tarantino

Intern
alysse@revisionchristiancounseling.com

Education and Experience

  • B.S. in Psychology from Truman State University with a minor in music
  • M.A. in Elementary Education from Truman State University
  • Experience teaching and substitute teaching elementary school
  • Anticipated M.A. in Counseling from Covenant Theological Seminary (Spring 2025)

About Alysse

We were designed to feel loved and secure in relationships. However, this is often far from the reality we encounter. We suffer from the pain we cause, the pain others cause us, and the pain of living in a world that is not as it should be. As a counseling intern, Alysse believes that we are transformed by healing relationships where we can fully express who we are. As she joins you on your path toward finding meaning, Alysse hopes you can experience safety with her in the counseling room.

Alysse is currently completing her master's in counseling at Covenant Seminary under the supervision of Maria Massey, ensuring that you receive high-quality care. Alysse creates an environment of warmth, empathy, curiosity, and compassion, welcoming whatever you want to explore. Keeping in mind her own journey, she understands that healing can be disruptive and uncomfortable, yet it ultimately occurs when we choose to relate to ourselves and others with greater authenticity and grace.

With a background in elementary education, Alysse feels drawn to working with children and their families, but she would be delighted to meet with you, no matter your age or life stage. She hopes you discover your inherent capacity to face challenges as you tap into experiences of feeling understood and seen within the therapeutic relationship.

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Alysse Tarantino

Alysse Tarantino

Intern

Lawrence Reilly

Intern
lawrence@revisionchristiancounseling.com

Education and Experience

  • B.S.E in English at the University of Central Missouri
  • Student Taught at Knob Noster State High School
  • 2 years of full-time college ministry
  • 2 Years working at Kirk Day School Aftercare

About Lawrence

Lawrence first considered counseling when he worked on a college campus doing ministry. As people shared their stories
with him, he saw how healing it was for them to have someone to help them process their grief, sorrow, joy, anger,
anxiety, and all the things that people experience in life. After seeking wise counsel, he ended up at Covenant, where
Lawrence continued to learn about the complexities of human life, and emotions. Since then, his passion for helping
people has only grown, and he is excited, and humbled to be able to sit with people as they share their stories, and he
gets to walk with them in their journeys.

Lawrence is currently completing his Masters in Counseling at Covenant Theological Seminary under the supervision of
Maria Massey. He hopes to create an environment that is conducive to healing, growth, hope, and change. He does this by
fostering a strong therapeutic alliance, being humble and trustworthy, and providing a non-anxious presence. Lawrence is
passionate about people, has a strong empathetic drive, loves to sit with those who are hurting and in pain, listening
to people's stories, and having open and honest communication. While therapy is challenging and can be incredibly
difficult, Lawrence also believes that it can be fun, and joyous as people grow into who God has created them to be.

Lawrence believes that Jesus calls the children to himself, and the most lonely and heartbroken people. He also knows
that God loves marriage and has a special purpose for it. His educational experiences have only strengthened this
conviction. Because of this, Lawrence is drawn towards working with those who have experienced trauma, married couples,
and children. Yet, he loves to work with all people because he believes that everyone is worthy of love and dignity. He
looks forward to meeting and journeying with whatever clients cross his path.

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Lawrence Reilly

Lawrence Reilly

Intern