Clinicians at Step By Step Counseling each have their own age and specialties they enjoy working with. On this page, below you can view our clinicians and a short description of clients they enjoy working. If you are not sure about which clinician may be a good fit for you or someone in your family, please contact our office and we can help determine if we have someone at our office who would be a good fit.   

Step by Counseling is open by appointment only. In order to schedule an appointment, please contact us at 636-255-0002 or click here to request an appointment..  You will be unable to schedulea an appointment by walking into the office as our client liason works remotely. 

 

Catherine Kendrick, PLPC

Therapist

All about Cathy!

Cathy is is a (Provisional) Licensed Professional Counselor, supervised by Brook Howell. She has been trained in DDP, Dyadic developmental psychotherapy which is an attachment-focused therapy.  Cathy works with children who struggle with big emotions or maladaptive behaviors.  She helps them cope with difficult transitions in life.    She also works with aduls who struggle with anxiety & depression. She helps them understand their emotions and find effective ways to alleviate those tough feelings and feel better again. 

A few areas of interest for Cathy are: 

  • Foster children or kids/teens in state custody
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum issues such as anxiety & depression
  • Seperation & divorce
  • Grief
  • Adolescents or adults who struggle with eating disorders or disordered eating
  • Autism spectrum disorder
  • Anxiety & depression
Location
  • In Office (Saint Charles)
  • Telehealth (Video Counseling or Telephone)
Ages of Clients
  • Children 5-12
  • Adolescents
  • Young Adults 
Availability
  • Mondays Tuesdays & Wednesdays (11-8pm) 
  • Thursdays 12-6
  • Saturdays Mornings (No Saturday openings at this time)

Steven Buck, LCSW

Therapist

All about Steve!

Steve is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.  He enjoys family systems, has a family therapy certificate and is TF-CBT trained.   Steve works with available to work with all ages. 

A few areas of interest for Steve are: 

  • Family Conflict
  • Foster children/adolescents in state custody (Trauma, PTSD, Attachment Disorders)
  • Geriatric issues 
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Bi-polar Disorder, Schizophrenia 
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Conduct Disorder 
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder, Developmental Disorder 
  • Marriages or relationships under stress
  • Anxiety & Depression
Location
  • In Office (Saint Charles)
Ages of Clients
  • Children 5-12
  • Adolescents
  • Couples
  • Elderly
Availability
  • Steve is currently accepting new clients on Tuesda or Thusday afternoons

Leah Coady, PLPC

Therapist

All about Leah!

Leah is is a (Provisional) Licensed Professional Counselor, supervised by Rhonda Bethman.  Leah has been trained in DDP, Dyadic developmental psychotherapy which is an attachment-focused therapy.  She is also currently working towards her credential of Registered Play Therapist. Leah enjoys working with all ages. Leah works with clients who struggle with a medical diagnosis or disablity. SHe helps them brainstorm ways to deal with or manage their diagnosis, learn to accept the diagnosis and live more fully with the limitations they have.

Areas of interest include: 

  • Anxiety / Depression co-occurring with medical diagnosis
  • Clients or families of TBI, Cancer or other medical diagnosis 
  • Elderly
  • End of life 
  • Transitions / Life Stressors
  • Trauma
Location
  • Saint Charles office
  • Telehealth (Video Counseling or Telephone)
Ages of Clients
  • Children 3-12
  • Adolescents
  • Adults
  • Elderly
Availbility
  • Tuesday and Wednesday daytime availbility 
  • Additional days available through telehealth

Katherine (Kruse) Schwenke, LPC

Therapist

All about Kate!

Kate is a Licensed Professional Counselor, EMDR Trained and EFT Informed. She enjoys working with adults 18 and older. Kate works with couples who struggle with connection and communication and helps them understand and express themselves more clearly in order to build a secure attachment or bond with their partner.

Areas of interest are: 

  • Addictions
  • Couples / Marriage Counseling
  • Trauma
  • Anxiety / Depression
Location
  • Saint Charles office
  • Telehealth (Video Counseling)
Ages of Clients
  • Adults 17 and older

Billy Wilson, LPC

Therapist

All about Billy!

Billy is Licensed Professional Counselor. Billy works with adults who struggle with anxiety, depression, anger, relationship struggles, and mood disorders. Billy is also available for clients who are struggling with spiritual growth, bringing his years of experience in ministry. Billy helps clients fid practicle ways to not feel better.    

Areas of interest for Billy are: 

  • Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder
  • Bipolar
  • Autism 
  • Anger management
  • Suicide ideation
  • Schizoaffective disorder, schizophrenia
Location
  • In Office (Saint Charles)
  • Telehealth (Video Counseling)
Ages of Clients
  • Adolescents 13+
  • Adults
Availability
  • Billy is currently accepting new clients.
  • Day time and evening availability

Eileen Henry, LPC

Therapist

All about Eileen!

Eileen is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She has been trained in TF-CBT as well as DDP, dyadic developmental psychotherapy which is an attachment-focused therapy. Eileen has also completed additional training in Pregnancy and Infant Loss through the national Share organization.    

Areas of interest are: 

  • Grief
  • Self Harm 
  • Trauma
  • Adolescent issues
  • Adolescent addictions
  • Borderline Personality
  • Anxiety & depression 
  • Pregnancy and post pregnancy 
  • Adults who struggle with attachment 
  • Offenders, Probation & Parole 
Location
  • In Office (Saint Charles)
  • Telehealth (Video Counseling or Telephone)
Ages of Clients
  • Adolescents
  • Adults 
Availability
  • Currently not scheduling new clients

Brook Howell, LPC

Therapist, Supervisor

All about Brook!

Brook is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Registered Play Therapist – Supervisor and School Psychological Examiner. Brook’s certifications and trainings include: Aut-Play trained, Child-Centered Play Therapy (CCPT) trained, Filial Therapy trained, Interpersonal Neurobiology trained, Sandtray Therapy trained, Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) trained, Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP), Level 1 & 2 trained, and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) trained. Brook enjoys working with children, adolescents and their guardians.  

Areas of interest for Brook are: 

  • Attachment
  • Foster Care & Adoption
  • Autism Spectrum (ASD)
  • Behavioral & Emotional Concerns
  • Trauma
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Location
  • In Office (Saint Charles)
  • Telehealth (Video Counseling or Telephone)
Ages of Clients
  • Children 14 and younger

Jennier DeNunzio, LCSW

Therapist

All about Jennifer!

Jennifer is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified School Counselor (Missouri). She is currently working towards her credential of Registered Play Therapist.  Jennifer enjoys working with children and adolescents.

Location
  • In Home – Lincoln County
  • In Home – Saint Charles County
  • Telehealth (Video Counseling or Telephone)
Ages of clients
  • Chlildren 12 and under

Jennie Wilson, LPC

Therapist, Supervisor, Owner

All About Jennie!

Jennie is a Licensed Professional Counselor, National Certified Counselor, and a Registered Play Therapist – Supervisor.  She is EMDR Certified, Safe and Sound Protocol Certified, Theraplay trained, TF-CBT trained and Autplay Certified.   Jennie enjoys working with children 13 and under and their guardians.  

Areas of interest for Jennie are: 

  • Attachment
  • Anxiety / Depression
  • Disruptive mood dysregulation disorder (DMDD)
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD)
  • Autism Spectrum (ASD) 
  • Sensory Integration 
Location
  • Saint Charles office
Ages of Clients
  • Children 2-5
  • Children 5-13

Stepping Stones Therapists

Sherine

Intern

Time onsite
  • Fall 2019 (October)
  • Winter 2019
  • Spring 2020 
  • Summer 2020
Ages she works with:
  • High School
  • Young Adult
  • Adults
  • Elderly
Ideal Populations
  • Individuals 
  • Couples
  • Families

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