Lindsey Adams Greenwalt, LCSW
- Certified Trauma Therapist
- EMDR Therapist
- Brainspotting Therapist
Life is difficult. These words are the first sentence in one of my favorite books – The Road Less Traveled. It is true, though. Events happen in our lives that are not what we had planned. It is in these times, though, that true growth can occur. People do not often reach out for therapy when life is going well. It is during these difficult times when we need someone who can offer a safe space in which to share and be heard, to empathize with and validate the feelings we have, and to guide us on a path of healing. This is what I feel my role is in this work.
“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.
Deciding to start therapy was something I had put off for many years due to a bad experience in the past. When the day for my first session arrived I contemplated cancelling. I’m so glad I stuck it out! Mandy provided me space to heal from things I didn’t realize was still bothering me. She pushes me when I need a nudge to put myself first and genuinely cares. If you need a listening ear, truly caring, and supportive person in your life I highly recommend scheduling a session with Mandy. She will quickly become your go to person! – 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, LCSW
- EMDR Therapist
- Brainspotting 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. I am trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Brainspotting 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
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I attended Southern Illinois University where I obtained a Masters in Social Work. I am certified in Anger Regression Therapy and Trauma Based Therapy. I have worked in the social work field for over 25 years and I established my private practice as a Behavioral health provider in 2019 offering services to adults, children, and families. My areas of specialty include the treatment of anxiety, depression, mood disorders, ADHD, and trauma. I provide couples counseling as well as faith-based counseling.
It is my desire to provide guidance and encouragement during difficult times in life and empower others to be the best version of themself.
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.
Bobby Mooney, LCPC
- Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
Life is a beautiful gift. And life can become messy. My goal is to join clients wherever they are and help them get where they want to be. I have a stubborn belief in every individual’s ability to change, grow, and live the life of their dreams. As a therapist, I keep judgement and criticism out of the process (you may be doing enough of that on your own already). The work of therapy is discovering patterns that aren’t working for you and building new pathways to a fulfilling future. I started my journey in the helping profession over ten years ago. I have a bachelor’s degree in Counseling and Psychology and a master’s degree in Professional Counseling. I’ve been blessed to work with lots of different types of clients. I have a particular passion for working with couples that want more from their relationship.
If you’re feeling stuck in your relationship, don’t be discouraged. Change and growth are possible for couples from all walks of life. Therapy can help you bring relief, strengthen your relationship, and guide you towards the tools you need for a satisfying and loving bond.
I specialize in bringing couples clarity and new hope for their relationships. Couples therapy not only addresses the problem areas in your relationship, but it also empowers you to have better overall health, ease, and emotional wellness.
Sara Wiggins, MSW
I’ve always had a passion to help others. I graduated with my Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Social Work from Southern Illinois University Carbondale. I have been a school social worker for over 10 years, providing counseling services and resources for children and families. I’ve received trauma-informed training, as well as training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy.
As a therapist, it is my goal to help people heal, grow, and identify their strengths. I provide a safe, non-judgmental environment to help my clients achieve their goals. I enjoy working with people of all ages, helping them work through struggles to find peace. I love being able to witness clients make progress and recognize their confidence, strengths and happiness.
Taylor McGowen, MSW