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Clinical Staff

Kristin Bulin, MSW, LCSW
Clients Served:
Adults, Adolescents, Couples, Families, and Older Adults
Depression, anxiety, parent/child and home-school conflicts, current or past trauma issues, grief and loss, older relationship difficulties, anger and stress management, and job related problems.

As a social worker and therapist, Kristin believes individuals have within them an inner strength. With clinical support and therapy, clients can find their strength to improve their quality of life. She believes in blended /integrative therapies when providing intervention, allowing for individualized treatment specific to each client’s needs and recovery. Kristin has served as a clinical social worker in adult and children’s psychiatric hospitals; providing crisis intervention and intensive in-home therapy and case management services with families; and facilitating group therapy to domestic violence perpetrators, culturally diverse torture survivors, and war trauma refugees.

For over 15 years, Kristin has supervised social workers and counselors; developed and managed adult and children’s therapeutic programs; completed grants to governmental and private funders; and  led a grassroots agency as their executive director. In addition to training/supporting/supervising staff, Kristin enjoys providing therapeutic services to adults, adolescents, and families. Her clinical approaches in therapy  include: Cognitive Processing Therapy, strength-based narrative therapy, family therapies, Gestalt therapy, trauma-focused yoga, meditation and stress-reduction techniques, and Effective Freedom Therapy. Kristin works at our Yalem Office - 2650 Olive, St. Louis, MO 63103.

Linda Diggs, MSW, LCSW
Clients Served: Adults, Adolescents, Children
Specializations: Learning Disabilities, Speech and Language Disorders, Spectrum Disorder

Linda Diggs has professional experience working with special needs children and adolescents, i.e. Learning Disabilities, Emotional Disturbance, Speech and Language Disorders, Spectrum Disorder, physical disabilities, and Intellectual Disorders.  She has worked with children ranging in age from 5 to 17 and is experienced in both individual and group counseling. Linda works at our North County Office, 409 South Florissant Road, Ferguson, MO 63135.

Deborah Edwards, PLPC 

Clients served: Adolescents, Adults; Individual; and mandated clients.

Specializations: CBT therapy, trauma, motivational interviewing, grief work and depression.

Deborah Edwards has been with Provident since 2009 and began by working part time facilitating groups with clients for specific needs. She then joined the agency full time as a therapist in April 2016 and works in both Missouri and Illinois. She works with a variety of clients who present with mental health issues including anxiety, depression, anger issues, trauma, life transitions and grief work. She also works with mandated clients requiring treatment for anger management or domestic violence treatment. Additionally, she is providing school based counseling to students in their school setting, which helps the student to address mental health needs or problems, and continuing their focus on academic studies. 

Deborah is a provisionally licensed LPC in both Missouri and Illinois, and adapts the therapeutic modality to the needs of the adolescents, adults, and students she serves, whether in community or school setting.  Deborah’s focus is to help clients feel empowered to change, finding improvements in their lives, and assisting to modify maladaptive behaviors for positive outcomes.  

Alexandra Gould, LMSW 
Northwest Office
2370 Schultz Road
Maryland Heights, MO  63146

Kathy Gowens, LPC 
Northwest Office
2370 Schultz Road
Maryland Heights, MO  63146

Rosemary Jackson, MSW, LCSW
Clients Served
: Individuals, adults, children, couples and families.
Specializations: Depression, anxiety, parent/child problems, grief and loss, relationship problems, self esteem issues, attention deficit disorder, anger and stress management, women’s issues, job related problems, adoption.

Rosemary Jackson is a licensed clinical social worker with over 20 years of experience. She works with a variety of clients - individuals, adults, families and couples. In addition she works with clients who have a history of trauma and PTSD issues. Rosemary is located at our Yalem Office, 2650 Olive, St. Louis, MO 63103.

Lindsay Jeffries, MA, LPC, CRC
Clients Served: Children, Adolescents, Families, Adults, Individual
Specializations: Survivors of child abuse and neglect, solution-focused, CBT, trauma, family conflict, parent education

Lindsay is a graduate of both the University of Wyoming and Maryville University and has been working in the social services field for 14 years.  She is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor and  holds a professional counseling license from Missouri.

Lindsay's focus is on creating a safe, open environment where clients can feel empowered to find their inner strengths.  Throughout her career, she has worked with a variety of clients and adapts her therapeutic modality to the needs of the clients. Lindsay is located at the South County Office, 11222 Tesson Ferry Rd., Suite 100, St. Louis, MO 63123.

James Keeton, MA, PLCPC
Clients Served:  Children, Adolescents, Adults and Senior Citizens
Specializations:  Anxiety, depression, crisis intervention, stress management, relationship conflict, life transitions

James has over 14 years of experience in the social service field.  It is his desire to assist individuals in discovering their strengths and utilizing these findings to improve life transitions, reduce anger and stress, and modify maladaptive behaviors.  His therapeutic goal is to assist clients in positive thinking and adjust ineffective behaviors utilizing solution-forward therapeutic techniques as well as cognitive behavioral therapy.  Ultimately, James believes each client is an individual and will adjust his approach to fit the needs of the client.  James works out of our Northwest Office, 2370 Schuetz Road, Maryland Heights, MO  63146.

Nicole Lakebrink, MA, LPC
Clients Served:  Adolescents, Adults & Families
Specializations:  Relationship Issues, Grief and Loss, Anxiety Disorders, Depression, Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention, Trauma and PTSD, Adolescent Issues, Self-Esteem, Family Conflict, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy

Nicole is a Licensed Professional Counselor providing integrative psychotherapy for adolescents, adults and families.  She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from University of Missouri – St. Louis in 2005 and her Master of Arts degree in Professional Counseling in 2010. Nicole is an associate member of the North American Society of Adlerian Psychology and is located at our Northwest Office, 2370 Schuetz Road, Maryland Heights, MO  63146.

Stephanie Lessmeier, PLPC
Yalem Office
2650 Olive
St. Louis, MO  63103

Sarah Paradise, M.Ed., NCC, PLPC
Clients Served: Children, Adolescents, Adults, Families, Couples, Individual
Specializations: Crisis intervention, mental health issues, personality disorders, self-injury, grief and loss, survivors of suicide, family dynamics, relationship issues, child and adolescent issues, LGBT/sexual minority concerns

Sarah received her M.Ed. in counseling at the University of Missouri-St. Louis in May 2015. While in schoo,l she treated a range of individuals from residents of a locked psychiatric floor with severe mental illness, student and community wellness, and a practicum at Provident’s Life Crisis Services. Since graduation she has been employed with Provident’s Life Crisis Services as a Crisis Intervention Specialist and Clinician. Her focus has been providing Crisis Intervention to at risk and suicidal individuals. She has also worked with creating the Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) program for Adolescents and supported Survivors of Suicide groups.

Her main modalities are: Dialectical Behavior Theray ( DBT) ; Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT);  Motivational Interviewing; Family Systems; Marriage Counseling/Enrichment;  Solution Focused; and Play Therapy. Sarah is working on her LPC and is now joining the Provident Counseling Team based out of the South County Office located at 11222 Tesson Ferry Rd., St. Louis 63123. 

Brianna Robinson, LCSW

South County Office
11222 Tesson Ferry Road
St. Louis, MO  63123

Margaret Schicker, LCSW
Clients Served:
Adults, Couples and Groups

Specializations: Groups, Sex Offenders, Victims of Sexual Abuse

Margaret Schicker, LCSW, has been with Provident since 2002.  She holds a license in Missouri and Illinois.  She works with a variety of adult clients with mental health disorders ranging from depression and anxiety to victim issues or couples counseling.  She also works with mandated clients requiring sex offender, addictions or domestic violence treatment.  She is a member of ATSA and MoATSA, drawing upon the research for providing best practices for sex offender treatment and oversees the groups’ programs for Provident. Margaret works at our Yalem Office, 2650 Olive, St. Louis, MO 63103.

Jacqueline Siempelkamp, M.S., NCC, PLPC
Clients Served: Children, Adolescents, Adults

Jacqueline is a graduate of both Indiana University and Villanova University, and holds a Master’s in Counseling. She has worked with adolescents and young adults for various mental health and substance abuse related issues. Jacqueline utilizes an eclectic approach in order to fit the individual needs of each client while keeping the therapeutic relationship at the forefront of treatment.

Jeanette Stanford, MS, LPC
Clients Served: Children, Adolescents, Adults
Specializations: ADHD, anxiety, depression, parent/child conflict

Jeannette has a varied background in forensic processes, sexual abuse treatment for victims and offenders, and behavior management treatment.  She believes strongly in short-term, solution-based therapy using cognitive behavioral methods.  She has also received training in family therapy from the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.  Jeannette is located at the Central City Office, 2650 Olive, St. Louis, MO 63103.

Jessica Vance, PLPC
South County Office
11222 Tesson Ferry Road
St. Louis, MO  63123

Michele Vining, MP, LPC (Missouri), LCPC (Illinois), CADC (Illinois)
Clients Served: Individuals and groups, adults, adolescents, families, seniors
Specializations: Anxiety, depression, PTSD, Substance abuse, co-occurring disorders

Michelle has worked with a variety of clients and adapts her therapeutic modality to the needs of her individual clients.  She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Social Psychology from Park University and her Masters of Arts in Professional Counseling from Lindenwood University.  She has worked with families involved with the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) and is also certified as a Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor.  She also has experience counseling individuals with chronic mental illness and co-occurring disorders.  Michele is located at our Fairview Heights Office, 5016 North Illinois, Suite A, Fairview Heights, IL 62208.

Angela Wallace, PLPC
South County Office
11222 Tesson Ferry Road
St. Louis, MO  63123

Jennifer Washington, LPC
Manager of Reintegration Programs
* multiple offices

Ann Ward, MSSW, LCSW
Clients Served: Adults, adolescents, children, geriatric
Specializations: Trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy, family therapy, beginning EMDR

Ann ascribes to the philosophy that anyone who is motivated to change CAN change. She has 18 years of experience working with severe and persistent mental illness, adoption and foster care systems, and at-risk youth and their parents/caregivers. She has an extensive background in dealing with families and social service systems. Ann is located at our Northwest Office, 2370 Schuetz Road, Maryland Heights, MO  63146.

Maria M. Watkins, ATR-BC, LPC (Missouri), LCPC (Illinois)
Clients Served: Children, adolescents, adults, individual, couples and families
Specializations: Art therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, family systems, psychotherapeutic approach, grief counseling, anger management, social skills

Maria has been a therapist with Provident since May of 2000.  She is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Missouri, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in the state of Illinois and a board-certified Art Therapist with the American Art Therapy Association and the Art Therapy Credentials Board.

In addition to the specializations listed above, she is also experienced in dealing with children who have been abused and those recovering from trauma, depression and anxiety.  She also provides support to parents whose children have ADHD and other emotional/behavioral disorders.  Her work experience is broad, ranging from schools and community health clinics to in-patient and outpatient therapy agencies.  Maria works primarily out of the South County Office, 11222 Tesson Ferry Rd, Suite 100, St. Louis, MO 63123.

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