The Collaborative in St Charles

Melynda Heienickle

Counseling for wellness and wisdom. That’s my mission. My goal as a counselor is to earn your trust and accept an invitation into your complex and dynamic world. My sincere hope is I may offer you the support you are seeking to find peace. If you are visiting The Collaborative’s website, chances are you sense, or maybe even know, something is not quite right in your life. Are you personally struggling and haven’t found a solution or a way to move forward? Perhaps, your child or someone else you care deeply for is struggling, and you are unsure of how to help him or her. Maybe you are completely comfortable asking for help, but this whole process is new and uncomfortable for you. Sometimes the hardest part of healing is reaching out for help. Not to worry. When you are ready to take the next step and explore what is begging to be addressed, I am prepared to walk beside you. Acknowledging the difficulties in our lives takes courage and insight. You are not alone, and you deserve to find contentment.
My theoretical perspective is Humanistic at its core. I feel a person-centered approach that provides my clients with unconditional, positive regard is the very best way to help a person feel safe, respected and heard. I do believe, though, that every person is unique and has their own response to addressing change. In psychology there is an evolution of thought, in terms of what deters or motivates human beings. As years of study progress, theories are built upon theories. Understanding becomes more complex and considerate. As a Counselor, I find there is wisdom in this evolution. In my practice, I pull from my knowledge of theory to meet the unique needs of my clients.
As a lifelong learner, I have spent many years navigating relationships of my own. Like you, I wear many hats in my life. Personally, I am a wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt, and friend. Professionally, I am proud to be a Certified Elementary Education Teacher, Certified School Counselor (CSC), and a Provisionally Licensed Professional Counselor (PLPC) in the state of Missouri. But more than all of those, I am just a person who is living in this uncertain world right along with you. Trying to make sense of how people can find joy when such a notion may seem like wishful thinking at times. I am passionate about helping others be well, to gain an understanding of who they are and what they need to feel happy and fulfilled. This is my life’s work and my calling. I look forward to meeting you when you are ready.

Traci Callahan

Hello! My name is Traci Callahan. I am happy you are researching therapists, so congratulations, you are on your way to feeling better! I am enthusiastic about what I do and together we can make the changes you desire. I am a Provisionally Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Missouri under the supervision of Brenda Bryant.  I enjoy working with adolescents, individuals, and couples and I accept clients on a sliding scale.
I have experience and can work with aiding clients with self-esteem issues, anger management, anxiety, depression, coping skills, grief and loss, marriage and family relationships,  LGBTQ issues, and PTSD. I use an integrated approach and believe you, the client should have input on the facilitation of the session. I want to hear you, I want you to be able to tell your story, from your perspective, and to have input on how you can make the changes you desire. I look forward to working with you.

Stacey Remley, LPC
(314) 319-0759

Hi, I’m Stacey Remley and I specialize in grief and loss, as well as anxiety and depression. Life transitions can be especially difficult in this day and age, and I’ve been able to work through these with many people over my years as a counselor. Being solution focused, I use CBT, DBT, mindfulness techniques, narrative therapy, as well as many other theories to accomplish your goals. Give me a call or email to set up an appointment.

Lindsay Scheinerman,

My name is Lindsay Scheinerman, LPC and I have been in this field of work since 2007. I graduated from Maryville University with my Master of Arts in Rehabilitation Counseling.  I had the pleasure of returning to Maryville University as an adjunct professor for their Graduate and Undergraduate programs to teach future therapists in the field.
Through my experience in the field and I have counseled individuals, families and groups ranging from kindergarten to retirement. My roles have included working for a crisis intervention hotline, being an employment counselor, a substance abuse counselor for Veterans, a substance abuse counselor for adolescents and young adults and working with youth in a school based setting kindergarten through twelfth grade.
After much thought I decided to open my own practice to for youth, adults and families.  I am very excited to work with you and help you discover and build your own personal life successes. I do not focus on one single therapeutic approach rather than focus on the best suited for that particular individual or family. There are many situations that can take place in a person’s life that they may need help processing their feelings in order to move forward and build coping skills. Let me tell you how:
Children: My therapy practices for children involve being focused on strengths, play therapy, art, bibliotherapy, mindfulness, CBT, DBT and family interaction. Presenting issues addressed; anxiety, divorce or separation of parents, grief and loss, social skills, self-esteem, anger, substance use by a family membe, depression, behavioral concerns at home or school, trauma and brain disorders.
Adolescents and young adults:  For this age population I focus on being solutions focused, client centered, CBT and DBT practices.  I do this through talk, mindfulness activities bibliotherapy art, groups and family therapy. Presenting issues addressed; Anxiety, depression, mood disorders, self-esteem, healthy relationships, substance use, trauma, self-harm, behavioral concerns, physical disabilities, family conflicts, and anger.
Adults: For this age population I focus on being solutions focused, client centered, CBT and DBT practices.  I do this through talk therapy, mindful approaches, and family therapy.
Presenting issues addressed; Anxiety, depression, healthy relationships, substance use,major  life transitions,  trauma, self-harm, behavioral concerns, physical disabilities, family conflicts and anger.

Kristie Nienaber

Hello, My name is Kristie Nienaber. I am a Provisionally Licensed Professional Counselor and Registered Yoga Teacher. I work with adolescents, adults, and older adults. My therapy orientation is integrative and holistic. I value all of you-mental, physical, emotional, cultural, and spiritual. Through a person-centered approach, I offer a safe, non-judgmental environment to voice your concerns. Based on your needs, I use cognitive behavioral, mindfulness, existential, interpersonal, and narrative approaches. I take an active & collaborative role in the therapy process. I will support you in becoming balanced & well.
Clients I see may be experiencing issues such as: grief & loss, traumatic experiences, caregiver stress, chronic illness, substance abuse, and low self-esteem. In addition to traditional therapy, I can incorporate yoga & meditation into sessions for management of stress, anxiety, and depression.  I provide my therapy services on a sliding scale. I look forward to hearing from you.

Jamie Bodily, MS, LPC, Certified Birth & Postpartum Doula

(636) 686 - 0887 
I am Jamie Bodily a Mom of 5 children. I have been a Birth and Postpartum Doula since 2000.  I‘ve had the experience of working in my community serving women experiencing addictions for 3 years and for 2 of those years I managed a program.  I’ve worked with private clients wanting a variety of birth experiences and my goal is thorough preparation and support.  I am currently serving women in my community through a Medicaid funded Pilot Program.  I train doulas and mentor them on their doula journey.  I have also had the wonderful opportunity to work with medical students at a local university to share the emotional experience and the need for support of women during the perinatal and postpartum period.  I am excited about their desire to learn and interest in this topic, I hope we continue building positive bridges in the St. Louis community.
I continued my formal education and have Master’s degrees in Human Services and Mental Health Counseling.  I am currently a Provisionally Licensed Professional Counselor.  I provide counseling services focused on helping women through their reproductive years.  I believe that even with all of our efforts to educate, support and sustain women through this period of time that some experience traumatic births.  I have trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) which is a specialized, highly effective therapy for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) to help women find peace and move forward from a difficult and traumatizing experience.

Wherever you are in your journey to motherhood, I am here to provide support, encouragement and the information you need to have the best possible experience.  I look forward to hearing from you!!

Andre Young, MA, LPC, NCC

I’m Andre Young a Licensed and Nationally Certified Professional Counselor. Can’t wait to meet you! I’m easy to relate to, results-oriented and passionate about what I do! But, I also like to have fun and I have a sense of humor! I work with Children, Teens & Families using a variety of developmentally-appropriate and evidence-based therapies. At the heart of each of these is working with clients developmentally. I focus on Life Development Counseling; helping clients experience what’s important to them throughout their lives (For example productivity, connectedness, emotional well-being and learning)!
Several principles are used:
Life-change focus - Counseling is facilitated by looking at how your life is developing. We focus on the positive things that have happened or are happening and on finding the best “fit” in counseling for you, a variety of ideas and techniques will be used.
Client strengths - You will be responsible for most of the changes that happen in therapy. How? This will happen by exploring your strengths, the things that are working well in your life, being brought into therapy. So, at the beginning of EVERY session I will be asking you about several areas of your life.
Working relationship - How well we work together is also very important! So much so, at the end of EVERY session I will be asking you to give me feedback on our working relationship!
Hope - Finally, it’s important to believe that change is possible! So, I will be checking in with you to invite you to consider HOW change is happening. Basically, to think about how things are getting BETTER!
I’m looking forward to hearing from you soon! If you have any questions please feel free to contact m

Emily Webb, Provisionally Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Labor & Postpartum Doula

(314) 399 - 8457 
Hi, I’m Emily Webb, Provisionally Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Labor & Postpartum Doula.  I have a background in psychology and social work, and recently earned a Masters in Professional Counseling.  I also serve as a birth and postpartum doula, helping new and expecting families through the transition of pregnancy & childbirth.  I look forward to helping you and your family through any transition or struggle you may be facing.  I offer non-judgmental support to help you make the changes you desire.  I use an integrative, holistic approach to counseling, combining support, education, insight, and development of coping skills.  I offer in-home counseling, as well as office visits. 
I work with all populations, and offer treatment for any issue you may need to talk or work through.  I specialize in adjustment and emotional wellness during pregnancy and postpartum, stress management, mindfulness, coping with trauma, hypnotherapy, and play therapy.  I also offer seminars on Early Childhood Discipline and Protecting Your Postpartum Relationship.  I hope to hear from you, and be a compassionate companion through whatever you may be struggling with.

Brenda Bryant, Ed.D, LPC, NCC, RPT

(636) 477-6500

I am here to walk with you on your journey, without judgment, and with understanding. I have worked for many years with adults, youth, and children. My office is warm and inviting and I look forward to working with you with individual, family, play, or group therapies. I also facilitate supervision for LPC's. I have worked in public schools, non-profit, church, and private settings. Call me today. I look forward to meeting you.
I believe in you. All of us have moments in our lives when we do not know how to put the pieces together. I can facilitate therapy through play, narrative, and psycho-educational strategies. I enjoy using Adlerian and Person-Centered, strengths based theories. You are a worthy person.
I have worked with many different cultures. I understand struggles in education (as a teacher and as a student), struggles with working through questions regarding faith (as a active leader and participant in religious settings), and concerns families have as they seek the best for their children and relationships. Let me work with you here in the offices of The Collaborative in St Charles..

Professional Team

We provide individual, family, play, and group counseling.

We also provide supervision for those seeking to complete hours to receive their LPC.

In a comfortable and supportive atmosphere, we offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each of our clients individual needs, to help them attain the personal growth they’re striving for.

Holly Jacobs

There are times when all of us need to talk.  We really need another person to just truly listen and hear what we have to share. I am so glad that you are taking that first step in researching therapists, and I’d like to assist you in your journey of life.
My name is Holly Jacobs and, I am a Provisionally Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Missouri operating under the Supervision of Dr. Brenda Bryant. My areas of emphasis include, individual, couples, adolescent and teens counseling, and I believe in an integrated, person-centered approach to counseling, delivered in a safe and judgment-free environment.
I bring my personal understanding of the day-to-day stress that comes with work place challenges and career management. I am an experienced professional with a background in corporate setting and front-line work environments. Striving for balance-  professional, family and personal- is a journey.  I can help you on that walk,  as we build a partnership that can assist with issues of anxiety, PTSD, depression, anger management, divorce, grief, loss, and life transitions. I also bring my Christian faith to our work together, helping you apply and balance biblical principles in application of your current counseling needs and overall wellbeing.
I am here to help, and look forward to working with you.