Lindsey Adams Greenwalt, LCSW
- EMDR Therapist
- Certified Trauma Therapist
I attended Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, where I obtained my Master’s degree in Social Work. I began my career as a family counselor and an adoption caseworker. I then went on to work within the school system. I have also been a family therapist for children and families in the foster care community. I am trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), which is a therapy used for treating anxiety, panic attacks, grief, and trauma. Using EMDR makes me feel more effective as a therapist, as I get to witness people getting better. I am truly passionate about the work that I do, and the people with who I have an opportunity to work. My goal is to instill the hope that was once instilled in me.
“There is a light in this world, a healing spirit more powerful than any darkness we may encounter. We sometimes lose sight of this force when there is suffering, too much pain. Then suddenly, the spirit will emerge through the lives of ordinary people who hear a call and answer in extraordinary ways”
— Mother Teresa
Maranda Herbert-Stachyra, MSW, LCSW
- EMDR Therapist
- Brainspotting Therapist
I am proud to be a part of Cornerstone Family Counseling. I believe we are a strong team of experienced, effective therapists. Each of us have unique personalities and skillsets.
Choosing a therapist who is a good fit is important for most clients. This is my attempt to share my background…
Many of my clients are hesitant or anxious about coming to counseling. They later tell me that they feel safe in sharing their thoughts and feelings. They tell me that I am “authentic” and that it is easy to develop the trust that is needed in order to begin the counseling process.
I have a genuine interest in others. As a therapist, I am humbled to be entrusted in sitting with people through their worst and best of times.
“Mandy has provided a safe space for me to process past and present challenges in my life. Attending counseling with her has given me the ability to gain a greater sense of self and grow as an individual. I know that I am not alone and that I have her support to do the work involved in counseling.” —Anonymous Client
I believe my strengths include helping those facing issues such as Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, Self-Esteem, Relationship/Marital Problems, Grief and Loss, Divorce Issues & Co-Parenting.
In my 20 years of practice, I have worked to cultivate therapy techniques and skills that are evidence-based and effective. With that said, I get to see people heal, grow, overcome and thrive.
My treatment approach is eclectic, and I use therapeutic approaches based on the needs of my client. My treatment practices include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Family Systems Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, Internal Family Systems Therapy, Marriage and Family Therapy.
If you are searching for a therapist, my hope is that you find someone who is a good fit for you. Most of all, I hope that you reach your goals.
Amy J. Cates, LCSW
My Social Work journey began long before it was time for me to decide on a college major. I have always had a desire to assist people in finding their “happy” and to provide support in situations when needed the most. I feel very blessed that when my time came for college, I didn’t have to search for a major to fit me, as I knew where I belonged. I attended Southern Illinois University-Carbondale where I received my Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Social Work. While completing my degrees, I worked in a community mental health agency providing services to children, adolescents and their families.
I currently provide individual, family and couples counseling. I have experience with the utilization and implementation of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy. I am also certified in Structured Psychotherapy for Adolescents Responding to Chronic Stress (SPARCS). This type of therapy is very effective in the treatment of adolescents struggling with chronic stress often caused by trauma history. I have also been certified as a Cognitive Training Facilitator for the Real Colors curriculum. This curriculum is beneficial to adolescents, as well as adults as it encourages them to recognize their own personality type in conjunction with other people’s personality types. This promotes more positive communication skills as well as positive behavior reactions to different types of personalities. My goal as a therapist is to help with the encouragement of healing, peace, and happiness within one’s self.
“Your present circumstances don’t determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start.”
Jami Harland, LCSW
- Certified Brainspotting Therapist
I attended Junior College at Rend Lake College and then went on to Southern Illinois University where I obtained a Bachelor’s in Social Work. I went on to complete my Masters in Social Work with an emphasis on Health and Mental Health. I’ve worked in a multitude of settings including residential, medical social work and counseling with a focus on women’s issues. My goal is to assist clients with finding and using their inner strengths to cope, adapt or overcome life’s difficulties–
“You can’t cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water.”
Melanie Downen, MSW
- EMDR Therapist
I am a graduate of Southern Illinois University-Carbondale where I obtained my Bachelor of Science in Social Work with a minor in Child and Family Services. I then went on to complete my Master of Social Work with the school endorsement and have been working as a school social worker since then. I am trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy and am excited to see the progress my clients make during sessions. I enjoy spending time outdoors and love to learn new things. My passion is to help children, adolescents, and their families to not only succeed but to thrive and become successful adults in the path they decide to take in life.
“Courage does not always roar. Sometimes courage is that quiet voice at the end of the day saying, ‘I will try again tomorrow.'”
-Mary Anne Radmacher
Celeste Robinson, LCSW
Angela Mitchell, LPC
Life can be difficult for all of us. During those times, the assistance of a trained counselor provides effective support to sort through your options, and to make choices true to your life goals and values. Counseling offers you a time and place to reassess and restore balance to your life.
With compassion, empathy and understanding, I will work to encourage you and to walk with you in order to help aid you with finding balance in your life. I believe one of the most important aspects of therapy is the therapeutic relationship, as it allows you to experience trust and to feel comfortable exploring your life.
Providing a safe place for individuals and couples allows the opportunity to be vulnerable and to work through their concerns with professional help. Change for the better can sometimes be challenging but the payoff has the potential to resolve issues, experience greater clarity, confidence, and certainty.
I recognize that every individual is unique. I apply a client-centered approach that is personalized and authentic during the treatment process.
- Alcohol Use
- Anger Management
- Coping Skills
- Family Conflict
- Marital and Premarital
- Self Esteem
- Elders (65+)
Types of Therapy
- Motivational Interviewing
- Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
- Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
- Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
Susan C. Dalrymple, CPLC
- Certified Professional Life Coach
I am a Certified Professional Life Coach with a degree in Biblical Studies. I have a passion for helping people live the life they were created to live. I’ve been working with people for years in professional and school settings, mentoring and helping individuals navigate life’s challenges.
Working with a Life Coach can help you identify and attain your biggest goals and dreams. We all need help once in awhile. If you are interested in improving your relationships, bettering your career or have an aspect of your life in which you feel stuck, we should talk.
Please call for a free consultation to explore your goals and decide if a Life Coach would be a good fit for you. I’d love to help you make your future brighter with less stress and help you design a big, full, happy life.
Justine Schmitt, LCPC
- EMDR Therapist
- Trauma Therapist
- Children & Adolescent
I attended Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology in 2011. I then attended Lindenwood University and graduated in 2017 with a Master’s of Arts in Professional Counseling. I have been in the mental health field since 2011. Since this time, I have gained experience working in many capacities both within residential treatment facilities as well as community mental health settings. I have been trained in EMDR Therapy, Trauma-Focused-CBT, and Play Therapy. I have experience using a variety of therapeutic techniques. I apply an integrative approach to therapy with the individuals I serve based on their needs.