Counselors Associates Ltd: +1 (618) 972.1568

Meet Our Team of Professionals

Counselors Associates Ltd. is an organization consisting of an exemplary group of licensed, experienced counseling professionals offering mental health services to children, adolescents and adults in individual, couple, family and group settings. Our goal is to assist people who are experiencing emotional or behavioral concerns and are interested in self-exploration and personal growth.

We are dedicated to serving you in both a professional and caring environment.

Founder & CEO - Kristin Kneedler, MS, LCPC, NCC

Kristin specializes in the treatment of Healthcare Professionals, First Responders, as well as Trauma and PTSD.

Chief Operating Officer and Chief Information Officer - Mark Voegele Jr.

Mark has more than 20 years of technology leadership experience and a proven track record of building and leading operations teams and operations software teams to deliver on organization goal achievement.

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Clayton Clinical Director - Kathryn Yann, MS, LCPC
Katie specializes in Depression & Anxiety, Self-Esteem, Social Skills, Trauma, Interpersonal Problems, Self Harm, Anger, ADD/ADHD, and ODD.
Maryville Clinical Director - Katie Roemer, MA, LCPC
Katie specializes in Abuse & Trauma, Anxiety, Attachment Disorders, Behavioral Concerns, Depression including Postpartum, Family Conflict, Relationship Concerns and Self-Esteem.
Shiloh Clinical Director - Audrey Gonzalez, MS, LCPC
Audrey specializes in ADD/ADHD, Anxiety & Depression, Behavioral Concerns, Eating Disorders, Peer/Family Concerns, Physical, Emotional & Sexual Abuse, Self-Esteem, Self-Harm and Social Skills. She serves LGBTQ+ clients.
Troy Clinical Director - Heather Merkle, MA, LCPC, NCC
Heather specializes in ADD/ADHD, Anger Management, Anxiety & Depression, Interpersonal Relationships, Self-Esteem, Self-Harm and Stress Management.
Beth Allan, APRN
Beth Allan, APRN, Board Certified Nurse Practitioner, is licensed to practice in both primary care and psychiatric settings where she diagnoses, treats and prescribes medication for both adolescents and adults.
Luke Allan, MA, LPCA
Luke specializes in treating Teen, Young Adults, and Adults experiencing Anxiety and Depression.
Mallory Allgire, MA, LPC, NCC
Mallory specializes in Anxiety & Depression, Behavioral Concerns, Divorce (as it pertains to children), Self-Esteem, Social Skills & Boundaries and School-Related Concerns.
Anna Anderson, MA, LPC, CADC
Anna specializes in Anxiety & Depression, Anger Management, Career Counseling, Stress Management and Relationship Concerns.
Jaime Becker, MSN, CPNP, PMHS
Jaime is a Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner with a specialist certification as a Pediatric Mental Health Specialist, and has worked in pediatric primary care. Jaime enjoys working with children of all ages, and specializes in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), anxiety, and depression.
Mary Benhoff, MA, LPC
Mary specializes in treating children, adolescents and adults in the areas of Anxiety & Depression, Self-Esteem, Social Skills, and Stress Management.
Ariana Brown, MA, LPC, NCC
Ariana specializes in treating teens and adults experiencing anxiety, depression and self-esteem issues. She serves LGBTQ+ clients.
Brittany Doty, M.Ed., PLPC
Brittany has a very eclectic counseling approach. She blends a variety of techniques from different approaches and tailors them specifically to each individual based on where they are currently at in life.
Jennifer Ellis, MSW
Jennifer specializes in ADD/ADHD, Anger Management, Anxiety Disorders, Conduct, Depression/Mood Disorders, Self-Esteem, Self-Harm and Stress Management.
Kiesha Ford, MA, LPC, PhD ABD
Kiesha specializes in Anxiety, Behavioral Concerns, Career Counseling, Couples & Family Therapy, Depression and Family Dynamics Related to Chronic Illness.
Brandi Garlich, MSW, LCSW
Brandi specializes in Anxiety, Defiance & Conduct Issues, Depression, Interpersonal Problems, Life Stage Changes, Mood Management, Self-Harm and Trauma.
Susan Hall
Susan is a Licensed Professional Counselor, licensed by the State of Missouri. She has over 30 years of experience.
Kaitie Kautz, Intern
Kaitie’s approach to therapy is centered on relationships. She first and foremost works with clients to build a strong therapeutic relationship to provide clients with the space to share their story and experiences.
Danielle Koeneman, MA
Danielle specializes in the emotional and psychological impact of Pregnancy Loss and Infertility. She helps individuals develop the coping skills necessary to work through the profound feelings surrounding pregnancy loss and infertility.
Amanda Kohring, MA, LPCA
Amanda specializes in ADD/ADHD, Behavioral Concerns, Defiance & Conduct Issues, Grief & Loss, Interpersonal Problems and School Related Concerns.
Ken Kubicek, LCPC, PhD
Ken specializes in Anxiety & Depression, Stress Management, and Relationship Concerns.
Elizabeth Marx, MA, LMFT
Elizabeth utilizes Cognitive-Behavioral techniques, Family Systems model, and Client-Centered therapy. Elizabeth has experience working with children, adolescents and adults.
Tiffany Meek, Intern
Tiffany uses an integrated therapeutic approach utilizing a range of Client-Centered, Solution-Focused, and Cognitive Behavioral Techniques.
Megan Newkirk, MS, LCPC
Megan specializes in Anxiety & Depression, LGBTQ, Relationship Concerns, Self-Esteem, Stress Management & Trauma.
Danielle Patrick-Wade, Intern
Dani uses an integrated therapeutic approach by utilizing Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Positive Psychology.
Jaclyn Pickowitz, MS, LPC
Jaclyn specializes in Anxiety & Depression, Interpersonal Relationships, School-Related Concerns, Self-Esteem, Social Skills, and Stress Management.
Lauren Richter, MA, LPC, NCC
Lauren specializes in treating anxiety & depression, self-harm, trauma, anger management, and domestic violence.
Khaola Shalabi
Khaola works with teens and adults on a variety of issues including depression/anxiety, the effects of childhood trauma, divorce/co-parenting issues, grief/loss, self-esteem, women's issues and work life balance.
Tasha Shannon, MA, MS, LPC
Tasha specializes in Crisis Intervention, Depression and Social Skills.
Brandy Smith, MA, LPC
Brandy specializes in treating Adolescents and Adults, Anxiety, Couples Therapy, Depression and Parenting Concerns.
Stephanie Tetteroo, MSE, Applied PLPC
Stephanie works with children, adolescents, and young adults. She has eleven years of experience working in a school setting as a school counselor prior to transitioning to the private sector.
Matthew Wilkinson, MA, LPC, NCC
Matt specializes in treating Anxiety, Boundaries, Depression, Grief, and Self-Esteem in College Students & Adults.
Ashlyn Cadle, Intern
Ashlyn is an intern currently pursing her master’s degree in counseling at Lindenwood University. When not working with Counselors Associates Ltd, Ashlyn is a substance use counselor with experience in both individual and group counseling.
Elizabeth Wooten, Intern
Elizabeth is an intern currently pursuing a master’s degree in counseling at Webster University. She assists Children, Teens, and Young Adults with Anxiety & Depression, Interpersonal Relationships, Self Esteem, Social Skills, & Stress Management.

Office Staff

Sue Koishor, Operations Director

Sue is the director of the front office operations at Counselors Associates Ltd. She ensures that all policies and procedures are implemented and followed. She keeps current on insurance regulations and changes. Sue manages all functions of the billing department.

Michael Gonzalez, Marketing Coordinator

Michael coordinates Marketing and Social Media for Counselors Associates Ltd.  He facilitates connections in our community, and promotes company growth.  Contact Michael at

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Steve Weiss, Assistant to the Operations Director

Steve is the initial point of contact for the Shiloh office at this time.  He assists our Operations Director with billing and works with the Marketing Department.

Cristina Lanahan, Office Manager - Troy

With 20 years of customer service experience, Cristina is the initial point-of-contact for Counselors Associates Ltd. and facilitates appointment scheduling. She works collaboratively with each therapist to understand their strengths, which allows her to meet clients’ unique needs and pair them with the best therapist.

Melissa Tinsman, Office Manager - Maryville

Melissa is the initial point-of-contact for the Maryville office.  She facilitates appointment scheduling and works collaboratively with the front office team and therapists to provide the best possible customer service to our clients.

Kristina Kutz, Office Manager- Shiloh

Kristina is the initial point-of-contact for the Shiloh office.  She facilitates appointment scheduling and works collaboratively with the front office team and therapists to provide the best possible customer service to our clients.