Martha Ankney, MAC, LPC

kaleo-7.jpg

Martha received her Master of Arts in Counseling from Covenant Theological Seminary and is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She has served as a Christian counselor since 2003 and is a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors. She desires to journey with others through their stories in order to bring hope, healing, and restoration.  For over seven years, Martha worked with adults with severe mental illness, as well as with children and teens diagnosed with emotional and behavioral disorders. Her counseling interests include pre-marital and marital counseling, spouses of those who struggle with sexual addiction, abuse and trauma, depression, anxiety, grief, parenting, and women’s issues. She has completed 80 extra hours of training in trauma by the Global Trauma Recovery Institute, completed the Effective Trauma Care by the Allender Center, and is EMDR trained. She also provides supervision for new therapists working towards obtaining licensure. Martha enjoys playing piano and guitar, yoga, being active outdoors, and traveling. She also loves playing with her two boys and being with family and friends. Martha counsels individuals, couples, teens, and families at the St. Charles office and is an in network provider for Anthem/BC BS. You may email Martha at mankney@kaleostl.com.


Greg DeNeal, MAC/GTS, LPC

kaleo-10.jpg

Greg received his Master of Arts in Counseling and Master of Arts in General Theological Studies from Covenant Theological Seminary and is a Licensed Professional Counselor. For approximately ten years, Greg served in church leadership in the areas of teaching, preaching, and music ministry. He has spoken at local grief seminars and national conferences and is a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors. Greg desires to walk alongside those experiencing grief as a result of death, divorce, or trauma, and he also specializes in Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Greg counsels individuals and couples at the St. Charles and St. Louis offices and accepts Anthem/BCBS, United Healthcare, and ComPsych insurances. You may email Greg at gdeneal@kaleostl.com.


Marty Lintvedt, MA, LPC, NCC, ACS

kaleo-1.jpg

Marty received her Master of Arts in Professional Counseling from Lindenwood University and has served as a Christian counselor for nearly 25 years. She is licensed and nationally certified, and holds a national certification as an approved clinical supervisor. A member of the American Association of Christian Counselors, Marty’s areas of specialization include marriage and family dynamics, survivors of abuse and trauma, bereavement, issues pertinent to professional church workers and their families, and military families. Marty holds certifications in Critical Incident Stress Management, Applied Suicide Intervention, and Post Traumatic Stress Therapy with Military Application. She has served as a consultant to local domestic violence ministries, a member of the LCMS World Relief and Human Care Domestic Violence Task Force, and the LCMS Southern Illinois District Ministerial Health Committee. Marty works with individuals, couples and families at the St. Louis office and accepts Anthem BC/BS, Aetna, ACI Specialty Benefits, Beacon Health Options, Cigna, Compsych, Healthlink and Tricare. You may email Marty at mlintvedt@kaleostl.com


Christy Brimm, MAC, LPC

kaleo-4.jpg

Christy received her Master of Arts in Counseling from Missouri Baptist University and her Master of Arts in Theological Studies from Covenant Theological Seminary. Christy has training in both school and clinical settings. She is interested in offering gospel-centered counseling to youth and adults who find themselves in need of a safe place to find healing, wholeness, and deeper connections. She has gained extensive experience working with students, women, and families via her 20+years serving in the Church. Her ministry experience has come in the form of working in student ministry, leading a life group for young families, and through leadership in Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS).  Christy enjoys writing and teaching, spending time with her friends and family, soaking in the beauty of nature, and sipping really good coffee. Christy is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She sees clients at the Cottleville office and is an out-of-network provider. You may email Christy at cbrimm@kaleostl.com.


Greg Milford, MAC, PLPC

kaleo-9.jpg

Greg received his Master of Arts in Counseling from Mars Hills Graduate School (now named The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology) in 2006. He is passionate about the gift of marriage and desires to work with couples struggling with issues ranging from contempt, trust, and intimacy, to parenting and natural family planning. He is also eager to serve individuals in healing from sexual abuse, dysfunctional family relations, anxiety, and sexual addiction. Greg has years of experience serving in the local church leading groups, teaching, and speaking in various settings. Greg is working towards obtaining licensure and is supervised by Martha Ankney MA, LPC. He sees clients at the St. Charles office and is an out-of-network provider. You may email Greg at gmilford@kaleostl.com.


Samantha Johnson, MA, PLPC

Sam.jpg

Samantha received her Master of Arts in Counseling from Covenant Theological Seminary and her Bachelor’s degree in International Studies from University of Missouri-Columbia. Prior to her pursuit of counseling, she worked as a missionary with anti-sex trafficking organizations in three different countries within Southeast Asia. Because of this, she enjoys working with missionaries, individuals in ministry, spouses of those in ministry, and caregivers by helping them process as well as develop a resiliency plan for the long-term. In addition, she works primarily with women, teenagers, and families on areas such as abuse and trauma, anxiety, depression, anger management, and other mood disorders. Samantha loves to run, experience different cultures, and read. She is working towards licensure and is supervised by Martha Ankney MA, LPC. She is available to see clients at the St. Charles and Webster Groves offices. You may email Samantha at sjohnson@kaleostl.com.


Scott Thornhill, MAC, PLPC

kaleo-2.jpg

Scott received is Masters of Art in Counseling from Covenant Theological Seminary. His desire is to work with others towards healing in a variety of settings. His areas of focus include anxiety, depression, sexual addiction, grief, as well as a variety of sleep issues. He has worked with kids, teens, as well as adults of all ages. Scott enjoys writing, biking, and reading with a good cup of tea. As a native to St. Charles he is excited to pour back into his community.  Scott is working towards licensure and is supervised by Greg DeNeal, MA, LPC. He sees clients at the St. Charles office. Scott also works as the high school counselor for Christian High School in O’Fallon. You may email Scott at sthornhill@kaleostl.com.


Alex Yousef, MAC, PLPC

kaleo-2.jpg

Alex earned her Master of Arts in Counseling from Covenant Theological Seminary and her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Missouri Baptist University. Alex’s creative approach appeals to a wide range of people, from teens to older adults seeking to grow and bring healing to the whole person. She enjoys working with older adults and families navigating grief and life challenges related to the aging process and the movements of family dynamics as they adapt to the challenges which come with age. Alex also has experience and a passion for working with men and women struggling with eating disorders. She spent time leading groups at an outpatient eating disorder facility. She finds joy in her work to help others live with all of their hearts and experience life to the fullest. Alex is working towards obtaining licensure and is supervised by Martha Ankney MAC, LPC. She sees clients at the St. Charles office. You may email her at ayousef@kaleostl.com.


Nikki Peters, MAC, PLPC

kaleo-6.jpg

Nikki received her Masters of Arts in Professional Counseling from Liberty University in 2015. For the past 12 years, Nikki has worked in various areas of ministry within the church, serving both teens and adults alike. Through her work with campus ministry, youth ministry, and engaging in mentoring relationships, Nikki has gained extensive experience aiding and caring for the people in her world. As a counselor at Kaleo, Nikki is deeply passionate about offering counseling to adults and youth looking for psychological healing and emotional peace. She also has an interest in partnering with those struggling with grief and loss, working through dysfunctional family issues, and battling anxiety. Nikki enjoys time outdoors, writing, playing with her kids, and drinking coffee daily. Nikki is a Provisionally Licensed Professional Counselor and is supervised by Greg DeNeal, MAGTS, MAC, LPC. She sees clients at Kaleo Counseling Service’s St. Charles office. You may email Nikki at npeters@kaleostl.com.


Carla Powderly, MAC, PLPC

kaleo-3.jpg

Carla received her Master of Arts in Counseling from Covenant Theological Seminary. Her life experience allows her to have a unique understanding and perspective that enables her to connect with clients from all walks of life. Carla is able to offer counseling in spanish and is passionate about helping people in the midst of grief, depression, anxiety, marriage issues, and family relationships. She delights in helping people discover the importance of their stories and guides them through the process of healing and renewal. She believes creativity is an integral component of the healing process.  Carla enjoys reading, writing, camping, hiking, photography, and movies. She desires to partner with churches and other organizations and is available to speak at retreats and events. Carla is a contracted preferred counselor for pastors and their families through Converge Mid America. She is working toward obtaining licensure in Missouri and is supervised by Greg DeNeal, MAC/GTS, LPC. Carla counsels individuals, couples, and families at the St. Charles and St. Louis locations.  You may email Carla at cpowderly@kaleostl.com.


Ginnie Jones, Intern

kaleo-1.jpg
 

Steve Inman, Intern

unnamed-1.jpg

Ginnie understands that counseling can be a scary and vulnerable place to be, and she is passionate about meeting people where they are. She enjoys working with couples, children, and teens. She is also eager to walk alongside those who are wrestling with family struggles, body image issues, and relational difficulties to where she can provide an environment of safety—so that those she sits with feel freedom to grow and explore their story. Ginnie is currently getting her Masters in Counseling from Covenant Theological Seminary and has recently received her Masters in Educational Ministries. Gjones@kaleostl.com.

 

Steve is currently working towards obtaining his Masters of Arts in Counseling at Covenant Theological Seminary. He has a background in business and has served extensively in his church in roles of leadership, teaching and mentoring. Steve enjoys working with a wide array of people including teens, individuals, couples and families to find healing and overcome some of life’s difficult challenges. He has been married for over 30 years and enjoys reading, writing and participates in a variety of outdoor activities. You may email Steve at steveinman@kaleostl.com.




God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks to us in our conscience, but shouts in our pains; it is his megaphone to rouse a deaf world.
— C.S. Lewis
eli-defaria-41667-unsplash.jpg