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Nina Koen, MSW, LCSW


Title: Executive Director & Therapist

Location: Herrin, IL, Telehealth 

Payment: Private pay, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna

Hi! Let me tell you a little bit about myself. I have approximately 15 years of experience in social work, providing counseling to adolescents and adults. At the end of 2021, I decided to open my own private practice to help fill the need of long waitlists for counseling services and that was the beginning of Koen Counseling and Wellness Center. 

My areas of practice are with clients struggling with trauma, substance abuse, anxiety, and depression. I opened this private practice because there is a need for more counseling providers to help those looking for new ways to cope. I am trained in EMDR techniques as well. 

In August 2021, I started attending Barry University to obtain my doctorate in Social Work. This has been my long-term goal, and I will complete my doctorate in the summer of 2024. During my doctorate classes, I have learned so much about how the brain functions and the body responds to stress. My passion for social work increases when I help people during trying times in their lives. 

Emily Iman, MSW, LCSW


Title: Director/Therapist

Location: Jerseyville, IL and Telehealth 

Payment: Private pay, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna

Hello, I am so happy you are here and have decided to seek counseling. I know personally and professionally how scary it can be to take that first step towards help. Helping others has always been a passion of mine, I strive to assist others in setting goals and gaining coping skills for themselves. I have experience working with mostly individuals and small groups. I have spent the last two years working in the school setting as a social worker. I helped  adolescents K-8  navigate life stressors such as: divorce, anxiety, depression, bullying, stress, grief, self-esteem, gender identity/confusion, and more. Before I worked in a school district, I worked in the mental health field as a crisis clinician. Life can be very stressful at times and become overwhelming, I helped individuals who were experiencing suicidal or homicidal thoughts. I currently have my MSW and working towards my LCSW. 

I believe in treating each person with compassion, and respect. I want every client to feel relaxed and that they are in a caring environment. Every person's journey in life is unique to them, and if you find yourself needing some relief then I am here to help. I am here to tell you that you do not have to do it all on your own. Make the first step to making your mental health a priority. I can see you out of our Jerseyville location as well through telehealth.

Breauna Kaluza, MSW, LCSW


Title: Therapist

Location: Edwardsville, IL and Telehealth 

Payment: Private Pay, BCBS, Cigna 

Hi there! My name is Breauna Hurd, I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I have been in the clinical field for almost 3 years. I absolutely love that I can make a difference in people's lives by simply providing a safe space for clients. It is my goal to support, listen, advocate, and help you work through tough situations life can bring.

I obtain a master's degree in social work and a clinical license. I have experience in treating substance use, anxiety, depression, stress, and trauma. I offer in-person services along with telehealth.

It is not always easy reaching out for guidance, and I assure you that this is the next best step to feeling and being the best version of yourself. It is my goal to make sure you have the support and resources to be your best self!

“Out of the mountain of despair, A stone of hope.” - Martin Luther King, Jr.

Victoria Magruder, MSW, LCSW


Title: Therapist

Location: Edwardsville, IL and Telehealth 

Payment: Private Pay, BCBS, Cigna 

Hello! I’m thrilled you are looking for a therapist for yourself or a loved one. Therapy is a safe place to process difficult life transitions, improve coping skills for healthy self care, and be a non-judgemental space to unload those bottled up thoughts and feelings. I believe in the therapeutic  process of advocating for my clients but also teaching my clients to become their own advocate. I enjoy incorporating manipulatives, stories, and activities into my therapy sessions for children to express themselves and practice healthy coping skills. I find it most rewarding when a child can reflect on their social emotional progress and are proud of the skills they have gained. 

I received my Master of Social Work from the University of Illinois Champaign- Urbana in 2019 and achieved my LCSW in 2022. Since 2018, I have been working in public schools with children in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade with disabilities, anxiety, depression, poor social skills, self-esteem, and trauma. Currently, I prefer working with children and adolescents in person at our Edwardsville office.

Lauryn Brown, MSW


Title: Therapist

Location: Herrin,IL

Payment: Private Pay 

Hi, I’m Lauryn Brown! I graduated with my master’s degree in Social Work from Southern Illinois University in 2018. I have experience in Child Welfare for over six years working with children who have been abused and neglected. I have worked alongside countless agencies in the area to ensure each child gets the services and care they need. I currently work with children ages K-8th grade in a school setting. I enjoy advocating for children and teaching important skills to live a fun and healthy life.

I offer a range of coping skills, calming mechanisms, and lots of fun activities. I hope that each child leaves with a smile on their face and looks forward to each session! I can see you in-person out of our Herrin location.


Travis Dobrey, LSW

Title: Therapist

Location: Herrin, IL and Telehealth 

Payment: Private pay, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna

Hi and welcome, I am so excited to be here. I am a mental health therapist who specializes in trauma-informed care and I am a LGBTQIA+ affirming therapist. I am a member of the National Association of Social Work and a member of Phi Kappa Phi. I was accepted into SIU’s School of Medicine Trauma Based Behavioral Health Fellowship. As a fellow, I received extensive trauma informed training that I bring to my practice every day. I am also trained in EMDR and I am currently working toward EMDR certification, which means I have gone through additional extensive training.

I view therapy as a partnership. I am currently accepting new patients and I look forward to helping you on your wellness journey. I can see you at our Herrin location or virtually through telehealth.

KateLynn Snell, MSW, LSW

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Title: Therapist

Location: Jerseyville, IL and Telehealth

Payment: Private pay, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna.

Hello and Welcome! My name is KateLynn. I graduated with my master’s degree in Social Work from SIUE in 2020. I am currently a Licensed Social Worker and am working toward my LCSW. I have several years of experience working with children, adolescents and young adults in various settings. I have experience working with individuals struggling with substance use, depression, anxiety, trauma, and more. 

I have a passion for seeing my clients become the best and most confident version of themselves. I believe each session is individual and unique, as I implement a variety of treatment interventions to tend to specific needs. I strive to create a safe and healthy environment for each person to share their experiences, while identifying goals and coping mechanisms to work through on their journey. 

I look forward to working together! I can see you at our Jerseyville or Edwardsville location, and am also available virtually through telehealth.

Brooke Ridenbark, MSW

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Title: Therapist

Location: Edwardsville, IL and Telehealth

Payment: Private pay, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna.

Hello, I’m Brooke! I’ve always had a passion for helping others and my journey began as a medical assistant working in various settings. Since then, my passion grew for advocating and empowering individuals to help them be the best version of themselves. 

I graduated with my Master’s degree in Social Work from SIUE in 2022. I am currently working toward my LCSW! I have gained experience working as a recovery specialist/ therapist at Centerstone of Alton, specializing in substance use addiction, mental health, and parenting skills/education. It is my goal to make sure all clients have a safe, supportive environment when sharing their experiences, goals, and challenges.

Nikki Jeters, LCPC


Title: Therapist

Location: Herrin, IL

Payment: Private pay, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna.

My name is Nikki Jeters. I’m a wife and mother and love being active. I have my Master’s in Educational Psychology and graduated from Southern Illinois University. I have over 10 yrs of providing mental health and substance use therapy.

I am client centered and also use other treatment modalities such as cognitive behavioral and solution focused therapies. I really enjoy helping my clients navigate through life and assist with problem solving and accomplishing goals. I believe you are the expert in your life and I am here to assist you in indentifying your needs and gaining confidence in executing tasks.

Tali Myers, LCSW

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Title: Therapist

Location: Herrin, IL

Payment: Private pay, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna.

Hello, my name is Talitha (Tali) Fisher. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker specializing in trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy. I also specialize in LGBTQI-related concerns. I have experience in many platforms, including group homework, child custody concerns, LGBTQI, corrections, and community counseling. I hold a master’s degree and completed research at the School of Medicine while attending. I moved on to accept two fellowships where I was trained in research, teaching, and trauma. Currently, I hold a National Certification in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy along with my clinical license.

Twenty years ago, I was anxious and battled with anger, which I later realized was a symptom of depression. I realized that often, anger is fear’s bodyguard. I had experienced a devastating loss in my life and had no clue where to turn. I worked hard through my symptoms and made a simple promise that I would always help people. I believe everyone is entitled to live the best life they can, free from anxiety, worry, and depression. While this is a difficult task, the first step is reaching out when you know you need help managing difficult symptoms. My practice style is client-centered and goal-oriented. I want my clients to feel heard and understood, but also not lose sight of the goals that they have set for themselves. I like to utilize motivational interviewing with self-reflective practice to challenge negative thinking patterns and inappropriate boundaries. I offer evening hours to accommodate work schedules that may have been a barrier to participating in therapy. I look forward to assisting you on your healing journey!

Brooke Frank, MSW Intern

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Title: Intern  

Location: Jerseyville,IL

Hello! My name is Brooke Frank. I am currently in the process of obtaining my Master of Social Work at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. During my undergrad, I had the privilege of observing at the Madison County Juvenile Detention Center followed by an internship at the United States District Court Eastern District of Missouri. During this time, I assisted recently released individuals with acquiring basic needs such as shelter, transportation, food, and clothing. My supervisor and I were also allowed to go into Marion Penitentiary where we taught Cognitive Behavior Skills to the inmates. It was during this time that my passion for counseling and therapy emerged. After Undergrad, I worked as a Career Specialist at the Madison County Employment and Training Department. I served those in the community by recommending employment opportunities and job readiness skills to better improve their quality of life. I also worked with adolescents to receive their Diplomas or GEDs. I am super excited to begin my practicum hours and learn from the amazing team at Koen Counseling and Wellness Center! I look forward to becoming a greater asset here as well as in the social work field.

Sally Brookshier, RN

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Title: Psych NP Intern 

Location: Jerseyville, IL

Hello all! My name is Sally Brookshier and I am a Licensed Registered Nurse and also a graduate student at the University of Missouri in their Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program where I will graduate from in the Summer of 2023.  

I have always had a passion for helping others and a fascination to learn more about mental health. I used this passion to gain my Bachelors of Science  in Psychology degree in 2014 and worked for the Missouri Children’s Division and a local hospital in their behavioral health department as a recreational therapist. I then returned to school to become a nurse and have been working in this profession since 2017. Throughout my journey I have gained experience working in the inpatient, outpatient, and residential settings, with all age groups spanning from children to geriatrics, in substance abuse and rehabilitation, and with acute and chronic mental health needs. 

Upon graduating with my Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner degree I hope to work in the outpatient setting where I can treat clients for their mental health needs and promote a healthier version of themselves. I look forward to working with you! 

Megan Pence


Title: Administrative Assistant & Billing Specialist

Location: Virtual 

Hello everyone! I’m so excited to be here and joining this team.  I will be working as the administrative assistant with my main focus of helping clients with billing services and questions. Prior to taking on this position, I was working as a licensed occupational therapy assistant in which I’ve worked for the past 4 years in pediatrics and geriatrics. I look forward to applying my knowledge of the medical field to this position to best assist clients and our team! 

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