Counselors

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Alicia Seidler MA, LPC

Founder and Counselor
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, domestic violence, grief, anxiety, depression, relational conflict, personality disorders, codependency, spiritual abuse, and more
  • Specializes in treating complex trauma, borderline personality disorder, and sexual abuse
  • Certified in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) informed therapist
  • 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 with a strong partnership with Crosspoint Church. 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). 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.

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Alicia Seidler  MA, LPC

Alicia Seidler MA, LPC

Founder and Counselor

Christina Basham MA, LPC

Director of Operations and Counselor
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

Christina Basham MA, LPC

Director of Operations and Counselor

Maria Massey MA, LPC

Director of Internship Program and Counselor
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 and Counselor

Jeana Roth MA, LPC

Counselor
jeana@revisionchristiancounseling.com

Education and Experience

  • B.A. in Music from Truman State University
  • M.A. in Counseling from Covenant Theological Seminary
  • 15+ years as an active member of Wycliffe Bible Translators
  • 4+ years working in the field of Member Care in an overseas context
  • 10 months working as a foster parent
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) informed therapist
  • Trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)

About Jeana

Have you been hurt by a past church or religious experience? Has it knocked you off balance and led you to doubt your relationships with other people, with God, or even within yourself? If so, you are not alone. Most of us at some point have walked through various degrees of Spiritual Abuse ranging from mild, disorienting misuse of power to full-blown cult experiences. These toxic systems and Spiritual Abuse don't have to have the last word. There is hope for healing, integration, and attachment repair.

I use an eclectic blend of DBT and trauma-focused therapies (including but not limited to EMDR) to help validate and process your experience. I primarily do this through the lenses of attachment and culture, helping you to understand and reorient yourself within your own story.

If Spiritual Abuse is part of your story, you do not have to walk through it alone. By nature it is isolating, disorienting, and oppressive... in contrast, I invite you into a space of validation, understanding, and community. Whether through one of my groups or a one-on-one counseling experience, we can work together to help you heal and move forward.

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Jeana Roth MA, LPC

Jeana Roth MA, LPC

Counselor

Andy Kerckhoff MA, PLPC

Counselor
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
  • 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, PLPC

Andy Kerckhoff MA, PLPC

Counselor

Marian Wandall MA, LPC

Counselor and Registered Play Therapist
marian@revisionchristiancounseling.com

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

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 Wandall MA, LPC

Marian Wandall MA, LPC

Counselor and Registered Play Therapist

Kathi Miller MA, PLPC

Counselor
Kathi@revisionchristiancounseling.com

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, PLPC

Kathi Miller MA, PLPC

Counselor

Sarah Mitchell MA, PLPC

Counselor

Education and Experience

  • B.A. in English from Covenant College
  • M.A. in Counseling from Covenant Theological Seminary

About Sarah

Choosing to start counseling can feel scary. You are taking a risk in asking for help, and Sarah considers it an honor to join you wherever you are on your journey. She believes that change happens when we are fully seen and known by others, and from this support, can honestly look at ourselves and our stories. So it is her goal to help you feel safe, heard, and supported so that you can begin the process of healing.

Having personally experienced pain and healing, Sarah has a deep affinity for walking alongside the brokenhearted and seeks to do so with her clients as they grieve their pain and brokenness, offering them hope and a space to be heard. She works from the belief that all people are created with dignity and longs for her clients to recognize their value and grow holistically.

As a counselor, Sarah utilizes an integrative approach combining elements of attachment theory, family systems, internal family systems (IFS), and interpersonal psychotherapy to serve individuals, couples, and groups.

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Sarah Mitchell MA, PLPC

Sarah Mitchell MA, PLPC

Counselor

Rachel Reihing

Counseling Intern
rachel@revisionchristiancounseling.com

Education and Experience

  • BA in English and Visual Art from Erskine College in South Carolina
  • MA in Counseling from Covenant Theological Seminary (graduating in May 2021)

About Rachel

By looking into what counseling options are available to you, you are already on a journey towards health, and I am excited about the possibility of joining you.

I love art and storytelling and believe that everyone has a story to tell. I want to meet you where you are, whether you feel like your journey to healing is just beginning or well on its way.

I believe that people grow and change in community; the place where our true selves are realized, formed, and loved. Unfortunately, it is often communities which inflict damage, whether the community be family, church, or neighbor. In counseling, I want you to experience healing through a relationship which exists solely for your good and growth.

With empathy, warmth, and even a little bit of humor, I hope to meet you where you are, and help you tell a better, truer story about yourself.

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Rachel Reihing

Rachel Reihing

Counseling Intern

Bella Reis

Counseling Intern
bella@revisionchristiancounseling.com

Education and Experience

  • B.A. in Social Communications from Centro de Educação Superior de Brasília, Brazil
  • M.A in Religion and Cultures from Covenant Theological Seminary
  • M.A. candidate in Counseling from Covenant Theological Seminary
  • Previous experience working with trauma and torture survivors in an International organization, and case management in a local community health agency

About Bella

Bella believes people change through the process of looking into their stories. She values the therapeutic relationship and does whatever possible to create safety and trust. In seasons of pain and hurt, being fully known and accepted will help clients heal from trauma and emotional wounds while finding a strong sense of self. It is her goal that clients will feel heard and that they will find freedom in truth and in the exploration of their narratives.

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Bella Reis

Bella Reis

Counseling Intern

Mary Miller

Counseling Intern
mary@revisionchristiancounseling.com

About Mary

Mary is a counseling intern, currently in the final year of her Masters of Counseling at Covenant Theological Seminary. She graduated with her Bachelor’s degree from Moody Bible Institute and has multiple years of experience mentoring women and working with children and teens.

As a therapist, her goal is to establish a warm, inviting, and trusting relationship where you can experience the freedom to share your pain, process your struggle, and reimagine your future. Her vision is to create a space of belonging where you can laugh, cry, hope, grieve, and dream without judgement. Together, we will work on strategies to help you establish security and identify the root cause your struggles. Whether you are a parent seeking care for your child, a couple desiring growth in your relationship, or an individual needing support in crisis, personal change, or mental health distress, Mary is eager to join you on the path towards healing, wholeness, and restoration.

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Mary Miller

Mary Miller

Counseling Intern