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Saundra Barker, MSW, LCSW, ACSW
Chief Program Officer
Saundra earned her master’s in social work, with a concentration in family and children, from Saint Louis University. In addition to her administrative and supervisory responsibilities, Saundra provides community and school-based presentations on a variety of topics, but particularly related to trauma. She provides therapy to children and their families on a limited basis in the areas of trauma, grief, child abuse, and school-based problems. Her additional training and certifications are in the areas of grief/loss, trauma-focused therapy, crisis intervention, and clinical supervision.
Karen Faerber, MA, PLPC
Karen earned her Bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Missouri Columbia and her Master’s degree in professional counseling from Lindenwood University. She treats children, adolescents, adults and couples. Her areas of interest include depression, anxiety, grief, relationship issues and family problems. Karen also teaches Love & Logic Parenting classes.
David Hughes, MSW, LCSW
David earned both his bachelor’s in psychology and his master’s in social work from Virginia Commonwealth University. He has held various clinical positions in the mental health field during the past 17 years, including work with at-risk youth, adults with severe mental illnesses, and victims and perpetrators of domestic violence. He has worked in both public agencies and in private practice settings. During the past two years, David has been serving clients at CFS, providing psychotherapy to adults, adolescents, couples, and families. His areas of specialty include depression and anxiety, marital/parental relationship issues, and stress management.
Mary Alice LaDuke, MSW, LCSW
Mary Alice earned her master’s in social work, with an emphasis in school social work, from California State University, Long Beach. She is a counselor in our South County and Union Office and has much experience working with children, adolescents, adults and families. Her primary emphasis is on issues related to children and adolescents such as anxiety, depression, behavioral concerns, and ADHD, as well as family concerns such as divorce and parenting issues. Mary Alice has specialized training in the Love & Logic for Parents and Educators curriculum as well as EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) method of therapy. EMDR helps clients process traumatic life experiences and reintegrate them in an adaptive manner. She currently supervises master’s-level clinicians who are in the process of gaining their social work licenses.
William (Bill) LaGrand, MA, LPC
Bill earned his master’s in professional counseling from Lindenwood University. Prior to joining CFS, he worked for four years providing individual and group therapy at a community mental health agency. His primary interest is providing therapy to adults who suffer from depression, anxiety, or post-traumatic stress as well as those who have anger management, bereavement, or relationship issues. Bill is a National Certified Counselor and also is certified in clinical hypnotherapy.
Casie Neu, MSW, LCSW
Casie earned her master’s in social work, with an emphasis in children, youth, and families, from Washington University’s George Warren Brown School of Social Work. She treats individuals, couples, and families. She specializes in trauma in children and adolescents, families in crisis, and adults who suffer from anxiety and depression. She has experience with the foster care system, emotionally disturbed adolescents, families in crisis, and developmentally disabled adults. She is trained to supervise master’s level clinicians who are in process of gaining their social work licenses.
Myra Stanley, MSW, LCSW
Myra earned her bachelor’s in family life education, with a specialization in program design and implementation, from Spring Arbor College in Spring Arbor, MI. She earned her master’s in social work, with a concentration in mental health and a specialization in family therapy, from Washington University’s George Warren Brown School of Social Work. She has developed and implemented a variety of in-service and community presentations over the years.
Myra has experience working with groups of men and women who have been incarcerated, and she has taught classes in anger management, victim empathy, and relapse prevention. Prior to earning her bachelor’s, Myra served as a licensed practical nurse, working in the areas of women’s health, hospice, and the training of medical assistants. She now serves as a therapist for individuals, couples, families, and children coping with varying degrees of mental health and relationship issues. Her primary focus of therapeutic work with clients is cognitive behavioral therapy.
Kelsey Torgerson, MSW, LCSW
Kelsey is a licensed clinical social worker who earned her MSW from Washington University in St. Louis in 2012. She specializes in the treatment of anxiety, grief, and trauma for children and teens 4-19. Kelsey integrates mindfulness and relaxation skills with Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, exploring how our thoughts impact both our feelings and our actions. Along with working at our South County office, Kelsey provides therapy to K-5 students in University City with our School Partnership Program.
Mary Ann Cullen, MSW, LCSW
Mary Ann earned her bachelor’s and master’s in Social Work with an emphasis on health and mental health from Saint Louis University. She is a counselor through the School Partnership Program and at the South County Office. She works with children, adolescents, and young adults using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness techniques, which are helpful for addressing anxiety, depression, mood disorders, and life changes. She also works with children and adolescents who have experienced trauma through Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
Angela Casimere, MA, LCSW
Angela Casimere earned her master’s in counseling, from Lindenwood University St. Louis Missouri. She is a counselor in our South County Office and has twenty-three years working in the field of counseling and social service. Her emphasis is on issues related to children, adolescents and adults experiencing anxiety, depression, behavioral concerns as well as family problems such as divorce, parenting, also with an emphasis on social concerns. Angela has specialized training and experience working with individuals of all social economic backgrounds. She is certified in Rehabilitation Management along with Behavior Modification. Angela has experience counseling individuals with employment related issues.
Kerri Gallen, MSW, LCSW
Kerri received her Master’s in Social Work from the University of Missouri – St Louis, and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker at Catholic Family Services. Kerri works primarily as a school-based therapist at public and parochial schools, serving students from pre-school through high school. She coordinates the Trauma-Informed Programs at Catholic Family Service, and is an experienced speaker and trainer in the area of trauma and stress-related disorders. Kerri is passionate about working with children and adolescents experiencing trauma, grief, anxiety, depression, and social concerns. Kerri serves on the Advisory Boards for the St. Louis Regional Health Commission, the Alive and Well St. Louis Program, and the Foster Grandparent Program, and works closely with racial equity initiatives in the St Louis region.