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.

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, MS, LCPC

Heather specializes in ADD/ADHD, Anger Management, Anxiety & Depression, Interpersonal Relationships, Self-Esteem, Self-Harm and Stress Management.

Luke Allan, MA, LPCA

Luke specializes in treating Teen, Young Adults, and Adults experiencing Anxiety and Depression.

Mallory Allgire, MA, LPCA

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.

Elizabeth Eugea, MS, LCPC, NCC

Elizabeth specializes in ADHD, Anxiety & Depression, Interpersonal Relationships, Self Esteem, Stress Management, & Women’s Issues.

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.

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.

Megan Newkirk, MS, LCPC

Megan specializes in Anxiety & Depression, LGBTQ, Relationship Concerns, Self-Esteem, Stress Management & Trauma. 

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.

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 Tetterroo, M.S.E., 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.  

Kathyrn Yann, MS, LCPC

Katie specializes in Depression & Anxiety, Self-Esteem, Social Skills, Trauma, Interpersonal Problems, Self Harm, Anger,  ADD/ADHD, and ODD.

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.

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.