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Northwest Clinical Office Staff

Byron Devrouax, MS, MSW, LCSW

Byron earned his Master’s in Social Work from Saint Louis University.  He holds a second graduate degree from Lindenwood University, and, in addition, has advance training in TF-CBT, the Wraparound Process and CBT.  He provides therapy to adults, families and children with a wide range of challenges, including trauma, depression and/or anxiety, child abuse, crisis intervention and grief/loss.

Byron has an abundance of experience with child welfare/foster care system (working with at-risk populations, both public and private sectors), hospitals and schools.  In his clinical practice, he is a proponent of Bowen Family Systems Theory.  He has a special interest in working with children and families, assessments, C-BITS, cultural diversity and strength-based treatment.

Candice Farrell, MA, CRC, LPC

Candice earned her bachelor’s in psychology from the University of Arkansas-Pine Bluff and her master’s in rehabilitation counseling from Maryville University. She became certified as a rehabilitation counselor and later earned her license as a professional counselor. In addition, she has received specialized training to provide an intense therapy, dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), to individuals who have concerns with regulating and understanding their emotions. Candice provides therapy for children ages seven and up and for adults and families with mental and emotional issues, adjustment and readjustment concerns, grief, dual diagnoses, divorce issues, and other life challenges. Her other areas of clinical education include mindfulness practices and treating post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Kathy Fowler, MA, LPC

Kathy earned her Bachelor’s degree in Education from Missouri State University and her Master’s in Counseling degree at Steubenville University.   Kathy has a concentration in Pastoral Counseling.

Kathy has experience working with adolescents and children and has been working with families and youth in the foster care system for eight years.  Kathy’s clinical practice involves working with adolescents and children with behavioral issues in the home and school setting.  Kathy has been trained in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral therapy and uses a variety of cognitive behavioral therapeutic modalities to address issues relating to past and present trauma, behavioral disruptions, and  other adolescent and childhood disorders.

Denise L. McBain, MSW, LCSW

Denise holds a BA from Lindenwood University specializing in communications.  She earned an MSW from Washington University in 1995.  She has clinical experience in inpatient medical and outpatient mental health settings.  Her work includes experience with victims of trauma, neurologic injury and serious illness. 

Denise works with children ages 5 and up, adolescents, adults and senior citizens.  Her areas of interest include: managing life transitions; coping with illness and disability; grief and loss (including survivors of suicide); and work /life management issues.  Denise was recently recognized as one of ten top “Dedicated and Deserving Social Workers” in the national trade publication, Social Work Today (Jan. 2013 edition).

Beth Stoll MA, LPC

Beth earned her Master’s Digress in Community Counseling from Webster University. She has worked in the field of Counseling in Intensive Outpatient Treatment, group therapy, crisis pregnancy, and one on one therapy; working with children, adolescence and adults. Her areas of interest include crisis intervention for adolescence and grief and loss.

Raechel Rodgers, MSW, LCSW

Raechel is a licensed clinical social worker who earned her master’s degree in social work from Washington University in St. Louis. She is a current clinical therapist in our Florissant office with experience working with children, adolescents and adults. Much of her experience comes from working with individuals with either a history of anxiety, depression, stress, grief and or trauma. Her emphasis in working with individuals is to serve as a guide to explore alternate ways of coping, solve intrapersonal or personal conflicts, manage changes in mood, discover meaning to unanswered questions and or to find underlying significance. She has background training in Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Supportive Therapy and specialized training in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy.

Cherese Alcorn, MSW, LCSW

Cherese earned her master’s in social work, with an emphasis in mental health, from Washington University in St. Louis George Warren Brown School of Social Work in 2014. In efforts to further enhance her clinical skills, Cherese is currently a student at the St. Louis Psychoanalytic Institute. Cherese is an April 2018 candidate for the Advanced Psychodynamic Psychotherapy program. She is a therapist in our Florissant and Bellefontaine office locations and has experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families. Cherese is passionate and strives to provide culturally competent therapeutic services to survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence. Cherese primarily works with patients who have symptoms of depression, anxiety, and trauma and stress related disorders. Cherese’s area of specialty is in crisis intervention, lethality assessment, and safety planning.

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