Our mission:

"Cultivating healthy lives in clients and counselors"


We saw the need for high-quality counseling provided by high-quality counselors. Personal growth isn't just for clients! We commit ourselves to growth and train other counselors too. 


Cultivating healthy lives…

We are about “Cultivating healthy lives”. This is no gimmick or fanciful marketing. It is our heartfelt desire, a commitment to ourselves, and most importantly, our commitment to you!

We all live lives with moments of inspiration to tragedy, and everything in between. Whatever their trajectory, healthy lives are routed in three foundational realities. Being in meaningful-intimate relationships, having purpose-meaning-trajectory, and being a solid-separate-self.

Our counseling is committed to upholding these truths and helping you experience them by using the best in evidence-based approaches. We carefully attend to what the scientific and spiritual literature have taught us about people, and train ourselves to the highest levels in methods that bring these tools to your journey.

This translates into a counseling process where we get to know you and discern how to help you cultivate a healthy life by strengthening these three foundations.

Meaningful-intimate relationships. In the embrace of kindred, kind, and loving, the world is a different place. We don’t do well outside of relationships. Research, religion, and culture bear witness to this time and again. In relationships we experience ourselves as worthy and valuable to someone else. Here we have a place to share our deepest fears, and our biggest joys. We are talking of the real safety and connection that many of us often don’t have. In these places we can play, relax, and have our eyes met in connection. The ache of loneliness is profound and we long for it to evaporate. When it does, we experience calm and meaning—the meaning of being known, desired and enjoyed.

Solid-separate self. Knowing where you start and stop. Where your responsibility is, and where it isn’t. Understanding how to speak and care for yourself without it being anyone else’s agenda. Not being stuck in the mind of another. Imagine the freedom to express yourself, trust yourself, and direct yourself. It is liberation and sustenance all at once. It comes by finding your edges, feeling them, and starting to live with them. Our precious self is a wonder that has been damaged and lost, and we can find it, lovingly restore it, and treasure it rightly as a jewel. Sometimes we do the damaging, sometimes it is others. Sometimes others lost us, sometimes we lost our way. Wisdom, feeling and experience is part of our design. We get to feeling vital, substantial, grounded, faceted—a beautiful kind of solid.

Purpose-meaning-trajectory. We understand and respect that the big explanations of life that come from different place for different people. Our foundation starts in God, and we truly welcome others who start somewhere else. Either way, foundational meaning gives life to our actions, our work, our words, our relationships, our very being! Without a mooring drifting and confusion are inevitable. An anchor can come in and provide stability that focuses and enlivens our minds and hearts. We flourish and know deep satisfaction. In this experience it is as though our view of the world shifts 10 degrees and we start to see clearly with vision and vibrancy. It is remarkable that we get to be active in shaping and finding the purpose-meaning-trajectory. It can be truly exciting.

 Attending to these three realities in the complexity of our lives is a task like no other. What is more precious than yourself with purpose-meaning-trajectory, and enjoying it in the vitality of intimate-relationships? Cultivating health is a task we know well. Come and cultivate with us.


Our wonderful team.


Lilian Werner - Counselor, Supervisor, Co-founder. 

Individuals, Teens, Couples, Depression/Anxiety, Past Trauma and Abuse, Life Transitions, Women's issues, Eating disorders, PLPC Supervision

  • Advanced DBT (Dialectical behavioral therapy) trained

  • Gottman Level 1

  • Partners of Sex Addicts trained (APSATS)

  • Advanced Counseling Certificate from Allender Center (Trauma and abuse)

Contact Lilian Directly: 314-363-9385   lilianwerner@gmail.com


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Spencer Griffin - Counselor.

Attachment, Sexual Addiction, Men's Issues, Emotional expression, Grief.

  • Sexual addiction & Disclosure Trained

  • Grief Specialism

Contact Spencer Directly: 314-884-0715   spencergriffin1@gmail.com

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Samantha Schlepphorst - Counselor.

Attachment issues, Couples, Individuals, Children & Teens, Eating Disorders, Trauma, Women's issues

  • EFT (Emotionally focused therapy) trained

  • EMDR (Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) trained

  • DBT (Dialectical behavioral therapy) trained

Contact Samantha Directly: 314-246-0461   sschlepphorst.lpc@gmail.com


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Courtney Loosemore - Counselor and Intake co-ordinator.

Women's issues, Couples, Individuals, Transitions & Adjustments

  • EFT (Emotionally focused therapy) trained

  • Attachment & Interpersonal Focus

Contact Courtney Directly: 314-632-6815   cloosemore@gmail.com



Paul Loosemore - Ph.D. Candidate, Co-founder, Counselor, Supervisor

Couples, Individuals, Anxiety/Depression, Trauma, Sexual Addiction/Compulsion, Migraines/Headaches, ADHD/ADD

  • Gottman Couples Therapy Certified

  • EFT (Emotionally focused therapy) trained

  • EMDR (Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) trained

  • Neurofeedback provider

  • Sexual Addiction specialism & training

  • Acute & Developmental Trauma specialism & training

Contact Paul Directly: 920-278-7285   ploosemore@gmail.com



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Previous Website: www.saintlouiscounselor.com