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Emily Iman, MSW, LCSW

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Title: Clinical 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 have recently grown my techniques by taking extensive training in CBT and EMDR.

  

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.

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, couples 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 location and am also available virtually through telehealth.

Steve White, LSW

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Title: Therapist

Location: Jerseyville, IL

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

 

I'm Steve, a school social worker with a passion for working with children and pre-adolescent youth. My goal is to offer support and build strong relationships with my clients through various activities. I have experience working with diverse emotions, genders, sexual identities, traumas, and family, peer, or school issues.

My approach is to meet my clients where they are, providing a safe space for them to process their feelings and express themselves comfortably. I believe in building trust through mediums that resonate with children, such as playing sports, engaging in arts and crafts, or enjoying board games. I am well-versed in trauma, the foster care system, and the unique stressors faced by today's youth, including social media, high expectations, bullying, and everyday challenges.

During sessions, I offer support and help youth process complex emotions, thoughts, and feelings. I empower them to develop de-escalation, coping, strategy-building, and goal-setting skills. I firmly believe that teaching children appropriate coping mechanisms at an early stage allows them to build higher self-esteem and maintain a positive outlook in their everyday lives. Once a trusting relationship is established, I involve important individuals in my clients' lives in the healing process. This may include sessions with the youth to discuss progress and goals. Engaging others clinically enhances the family dynamic and promotes open communication within the youth's everyday life.

As a caregiver, seeking support for your child is a crucial step in fostering open communication. I value your feedback and input and incorporate them into my assessments and sessions with your child. Together, we can explore ways to strengthen your relationship with your child and support their overall well-being.

Sheri Stimac, MAC

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Title: Therapist

Location: Jerseyville

Insurance: Private Pay, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Aetna, Cigna, United Health Care

 

Hello, Welcome to Koen Counseling and Wellness Center, My name is Sheri Stimac, I am a Special Education Teacher/Therapist who holds extensive training and experience with diverse populations both in the classroom and in the homes with family counseling experience. I specialize in working with children, adults, couples, and families as they navigate and process some of the most challenging experiences of their lives. I counsel from a trauma informed approach and work with clients who are navigating a variety of issues such as but not limited to, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, low self-esteem and traumatic events.

 My Vision and Purpose with counseling is to help increase individuals, couples and families awareness of mental health while also educating about healthy relationships, conflict resolution, developing strategies, and coping skills to improve the overall quality of one’s life. I believe therapy should be a place of understanding, healing, and unconditional acceptance and I seek to provide this environment for each of my clients. 

I have two grown, married children and four beautiful grandchildren that bring me so much joy. I hold a Masters of Counseling Degree from Missouri Baptist University in St. Louis, Missouri and a Bachelor's Degree in Education from William Jewell College in Kansas City Missouri. When not working I thoroughly enjoy spending time with family and friends laughing and finding all the joys life has to offer.

Melia Adams

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Title: Therapist

Location: Jerseyville, Edwardsville, and telehealth. 

Payment: Private Pay, Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, and United Health Care

Hello! I offer counseling and music therapy services for individuals and groups who struggle with anxiety, depression, OCD, eating disorders, grief, self-esteem, trauma, spiritual issues, and various life transitions. I utilize a combination of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, mindfulness, and expressive arts interventions.

I believe in addressing the physical, emotional, mental, spiritual, and creative aspects of the whole individual. It is my goal to encourage and help you discover the strengths that you already possess to manage difficult emotions. Collaboration is a huge part of each therapy session because you are the true expert of your life!

I completed my undergraduate degree at Belmont University in August of 2020. I became a Board-Certified Music Therapist in the fall of 2020. In May of 2023, I graduated with my Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Grace College. Now, I am currently pursuing licensure as an LPC.

I currently offer telehealth services, in-person sessions at our Edwardsville office, as well as various groups at our Jerseyville office. 

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