Meet Our Counselors

Shannon Anderson MA, LPC, NCC
Owner and Clinical Director  

Shannon Anderson is the Owner and Clinical Director of Heartland Counseling Center. The team of Counselors at Heartland Counseling Center specialize in providing Marriage Counseling and Couples Counseling for relationship problems such as infidelity, poor communication, and poor conflict resolution skills.  Individual Counseling for clients dealing with anxiety, depression, anger management, and related issues is also available.

The team of Counselors at Heartland Counseling Center is dedicated to helping couples and individuals in the Southeast Missouri area achieve happy and fulfilled lives.

 

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Counselors currently working at Heartland Counseling Center in our Main Office on Independence Street in Cape Girardeau MO


Catherine Devaney MA, LPC, NCC
Catherine Devaney is experienced in working with adults dealing with relationship issues, anxiety, depression, and many types of trauma.  She is one of Heartland Counseling Center’s Marriage Counselors and also works with adults for Individual Counseling at our office.  

Catherine’s approach to Counseling is guided by both Rogerian and Gestalt approaches and she has Level I and Level II Certification in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing).  

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Deborah Oliver MA, LPC, NCC
Deborah Oliver has an extensive background working as a Grief Counselor.  She also specializes as a Trauma Counselor and provides Crisis work, with various past work experience in these areas.  Her work history also includes local positions in Law Enforcement and as an RN.  

Deborah practices from a Reality Therapy model.  She is currently serving as Regional Coordinator of the Region E Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) Network and is the Director of Survivors of Suicide in Southeast Missouri.  

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Anthony Harris MA, LPC
Anthony (Tony) Harris specializes as one of our Anger Management Counselors and enjoys working with both women and men with anger management problems.  He is also a Couples Counselor and enjoys working with partners to reduce conflicts, improve communication, and build trusting relationships.  

Tony has expertise working with clients who have experienced a Traumatic Brain Injury and he also regularly works with clients who have been diagnosed with Developmental Disabilities.


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Doug Johnson MA, LPC
Doug Johnson specializes in relationship issues, stress management, and depression. Doug enjoys working with couples in Marriage Counseling and Couples Counseling to help them develop better communication skills and conflict-resolution skills. Doug’s primary therapeutic approach is Gestalt Psychology. He encourages people to focus on the “here and now” to increase their sense of control.


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James Rohde MA, LPC
James works with individuals struggling with anxiety and depression and with couples in Marriage Counseling and Couples Counseling. James has experience working with clients undergoing stressful situations and in crisis. James’s approach to counseling is solution-oriented, with use of Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Dialectical Behavior therapy skills. James helps his clients to draw from strengths they at times did not recognize that they have.


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Michelle Wagner MSRC, LPC
Michelle Wagner specializes in Marriage Counseling and Couples Counseling and works with individuals suffering from depression and those dealing with chronic illness or chronic pain. Michelle pulls from a variety of therapeutic perspectives because she understands that what works for one, does not work for all. Michelle has completed additional training to become a Certified Relationship Specialist.


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Leigh Sander MA, PLPC
Leigh is under the supervision of Charles Johnson (License Number 000059). Leigh provides marriage and couples counseling, anxiety counseling and depression counseling in the Cape Girardeau, MO office. She provides a professional, safe and neutral environment for her clients to explore thoughts and feelings as they learn to better deal with struggles in their lives.


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Jane Maxwell PhD, LPC
Jane is a Licensed Professional Counselor who supports those struggling with life transitions, eating disorders, anxiety, depression and self-esteem issues. She also works with clients dealing with grief and loss and other life stressors. Jane is experienced in working with sexual orientation and gender identity and is an experienced couples and marriage counselor.


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Jeremy Ferkel MA, PLPC
Jeremy is a Provisionally Licensed Professional Counselor under the supervision of Charles Johnson (License Number 000059). Jeremy has experience with depression counseling for adults and helps clients who are struggling with anger management issues.


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Counselors providing Individual Counseling and Marriage Counseling in our Farmington MO Office

 

 


Michael Berg MS, LPC

Michael is a Licensed Professional Counselor, working with individuals with anxiety, depression, ADHD, phobias, compulsive behaviors, and anger management problems.


Michael works from the Person-Centered approach. He works with individuals to define their goals and then assists them in reaching their goals through counseling.


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Teresa Moore Med., LPC
Teresa Moore specializes in Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, anxiety, self-mutilation, depression, grief, and trauma. Teresa also provides Couples Counseling and Marriage Counseling. Teresa believes that it is helpful to have time to find the reason behind the problems a person is struggling with and from there work together to find the best way to tackle the problem.


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Erin Hahs MSW, LCSW
Erin provides counseling for adults struggling with anxiety issues, anger management, low self-esteem, and depression. She also provides marriage and couples counseling. Erin provides support and teaches new, more healthy skills and strategies so her clients can learn real life solutions that work with real life problems.


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Susan Bailey MS, LPC
Susan is a Licensed Professional Counselor specializing in grief counseling. Susan is also experienced providing anxiety counseling, depression counseling and counseling for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Additionally, she has previous experience working with couples in need of marriage counseling and couples counseling.


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Mark Meschede MA, PLPC
Mark is under the supervision of Anthony Harris (License #002744). Mark works with a variety of adult counseling issues, including anxiety counseling, depression counseling, anger management counseling, and marriage and couples counseling.


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Cathy Looper MA, PLPC
Cathy is under the supervision of Sue Decatur-Davis (License #2003032239). Cathy works with adults experiencing anxiety, ranging from those dealing with life stress issues to intense anxiety. She has past experience working with individuals who have suffered from sexual abuse and trauma, sex trafficking, sexual exploitation, self-harm, and a variety of other trauma. Cathy has also worked with adults with physical disabilities, helping them to develop and meet goals in order to become more independent.


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Meet our Administrative Staff
   


 

Who’s Next???

Counselors Wanted in Cape GirardeauWe are always looking to expand our team of professional outpatient Counselors. Check out our Work For Us page for more details!