The office of Step By Step Counseling was founded in 2009 and over the years has slowly expanded. As the need in the community continued to grow, the office moved into the current location in 2013. Our current space allows us to accommodate more therapists and clients.  Additionally, we expanded referrals to services to provide in-home counseling services.  While our home base is in Saint Charles, MO; our in-home services span across Saint Charles County, Saint Louis County, and Jefferson County.

Our vision was (and still is) to create a counseling resource that serves the community by offering different specialties to a wide range of clientele.  As you will notice, therapists connected with Step By Step Counseling have their own specialties and populations that they serve. Our mission is to connect a client with a clinician in our community that will be a good fit for what they are struggling with.  If you are not sure which therapist may be a good fit for you, please let us know and we can help determine a therapist who may be a good fit.

We hope that every client has a positive experience within the practice.     How can we serve you?

Child Therapists

Jennie Wilson, MA

Owner, Therapist, Clinical Supervisor

Credentials
  • Licensed Professional Counselor
  • National Certified Counselor
  • Registered Play Therapist – Supervisor
Certifications & Training
  • Autplay Certified
  • Safe and Sound Protocol Certified
  • Theraplay trained
  • EMDR trained
  • TF-CBT trained
Ages she works with:
  • Pre-School
  • Elementary aged
  • Middle School
  • Early high school
  • Parents or Guardians
Location
  • Saint Charles office
Specialties
  • Anxiety / Depression
  • Trauma
  • ADHD

Brook Howell, MA

Therapist

Credentials
  • Licensed Professional Counselor
  • Registered Play Therapist
  • School Psychological Examiner
Certifications &Training
  • 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
  • In progress:
    • Training in Adoption Competency (TAC)
    • Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP)
    • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
Ages she works with:
  • Pre-School
  • Elementary School
  • Middle School
  • High School
  • Parents or Guardians
Location
  • Saint Charles office
  • In Home – Western Saint Charles County
Specialties
  • Attachment / Trauma
  • Fostercare & Adoption
  • Autism Spectrum
  • Behavioral and Emotional Concerns
  • Trauma
Favorite Quote

“Relationships are the agents of change and the most important therapy is human love.” – Dr. Bruce Perry

Marian Wandall, MA

Therapist

Credentials
  • Licensed Professional Counselor
Certifications & Training
  • Play Therapy Trained
Ages she works with:
  • Pre-School
  • Elementary aged
  • Middle School
  • High School
  • Adults
Location
  • Saint Charles office
  • In Home – South Saint Louis County
  • In Home – Jefferson County
Specialties
  • Trauma
  • ADHD
  • Anxiety / Depression

Lauren Martinez, MSW

Therapist

Credentials
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker
  • Registered Play Therapist
Certifications & Training
  • Play Therapy Trained
Ages she works with:
  • Pre-School
  • Elementary aged
  • Middle School
  • High School
Location
  • Saint Charles office
  • In Home – Saint Charles County
Specialties
  • Trauma
  • Anxiety / Depression

Molly Sweeney, MA

Therapist

Credentials
  • (Provisionally) Licensed Professional Counselor
    • Supervised by Brenda Bryant
  • National Certified Counselor
Certifications & Training
Ages she works with:
  • Elementary aged
  • Middle School
  • High School
Location
  • Saint Charles office
  • In Home – Saint Louis County
Specialties
  • Anxiety / Depression
  • Trauma
  • ADHD

Kelly Jones, MA

Therapist

Credentials
  • (Provisionally) Licensed Professional Counselor
Certifications & Training
  • TF-CBT
Ages she works with:
  • Elementary aged
  • Middle School
  • High School
  • Adults
Location
  • In Home – North Saint Louis City
  • In Home – North Saint Louis County
Specialties
  • Trauma
  • Anxiety / Depression

Adolescent & Adult Therapists

Lori Browning, MSW

Therapist, Intern Clinical Supervisor

Credentials
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Certifications & Training
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy
Ages she works with:
  • High School
  • Young Adult
  • Adults
  • Elderly
Location
  • Saint Charles office
Specialties
  • Bipolar
  • Schizophrenia
  • Anxiety / Depression

Katherine (Kruse) Schwenke, MA

Therapist

Credentials
  • Licensed Professional Counselor
Certifications & Training
  • EMDR Trained
Ages she works with:
  • High School
  • Young Adult
  • Adults
  • Elderly
Location
  • Saint Charles office
Specialties
  • Addictions
  • Couples / Marriage Counseling
  • Trauma
  • Anxiety / Depression

Anna Kisting, MA

Therapist

Credentials
  • Licensed Professional Counselor
Certifications & Training
  • EMDR trained
Ages she works with:
  • High School
  • Young Adult
  • Adults
Location
  • Saint Charles office
Specialties
  • Eating Disorders
  • Trauma
  • Anxiety / Depression
  • Couples / Marriage Counseling
  • LGBTQIA

Leah Coady, MA

Therapist

Credentials
  • CRC
  • (Provisional) Licensed Professional Counselor
    • Supervised by Rhonda Bethman
Certifications & Training
  • Play Therapy Trained
Ages she works with:
  • Elementary
  • Middle School
  • High School
  • Young Adult
  • Adults
  • Elderly
Location
  • Saint Charles office
  • In home – case by case basis
Specialties
  • Anxiety / Depression co-occurring with medical diagnosis
  • Elderly, end of life
  • Transitions / life Stressor
  • Trauma

Stepping Stones Therapists

Christine

Intern

Ages she works with:
  • High School
  • Young Adult
  • Adults
  • Elderly
Time onsite
  • Summer 2018
  • Fall 2018
Ideal Populations

Gina

Intern

Ages she works with:
  • High School
  • Young Adult
  • Adults
  • Elderly
Time onsite
  • Fall 2018
  • Spring 2019
Ideal Populations
  • Couples
  • Families

Skylar

Intern

Ages they work with:
  • High School
  • Young Adult
  • Adults
  • Elderly
Time onsite
  • Fall 2018
  • Spring 2019
Ideal Populations
  • LGBTQIA Community
  • Eating disorders
  • Addictions