American Counseling Association of Missouri

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President

Brent Moore, PhD, LPC, RPT, SATP

Dr. Brent Moore has completed post-graduate training in the treatment of sexual addictions and is a registered play therapist. Dr. Moore is president of the American Counseling Association of Missouri and chair of the counselor educator track of the Christian Association for Psychological Studies. Dr. Moore regularly serves on dissertation committees and presents at conferences on the local, state and national levels. He likes taking teaching trips to West Africa Theological Seminary in Lagos, Nigeria.

Brent enjoys spending time with family and running. Professional interests include: counseling ethics, grief work, impacts of technology on connection and sexual addiction treatment.

President-Elect

Robin Ewy, LPC

Robin is a Licensed Professional Counselor and has a small private practice in Kansas City North. She is the current Director of the Northwest District Counseling Ministries for the United Methodist Church Missouri Conference providing resources to help pastors support their congregations with mental health challenges. She has also worked with patients and families in the hospice setting. After many years in Corporate America, she returned to school and received her Masters of Art degree in Counseling and Guidance in 2013 from University of Missouri-Kansas City with an emphasis in couples and families.


President-Elect-Elect


Robert Cox, LPC, NCC


Robert has his Master’s in counseling from MidAmerica Nazarene University, Bachelor’s in Social Psychology from Park University and a Minor in Religious Studies from Southwest MO State University (Now MSU).  He is both an LPC and NCC and soon to be CCTP (Clinically Certified Trauma Professional).  Robert owns a group practice with headquarters in Richmond, MO and an office in Liberty, MO focusing heavily on trauma with specializations in addictions and autism.  “I see autism (after 25 years of working with it in one capacity or another) as a trauma event.  Not that it was caused by trauma but that it induces trauma on the individual and shapes the brain in much the same way.” He has written a book about this subject called, “The Life Recovery Method: Autism Treatment From a Trauma Perspective”.  Robert lectures frequently on mindfulness regionally and nationally for ACAM and other organizations.  He uses it in practice as a way of teaching emotional regulation and has used it himself over the past 28 years in overcoming his own trauma and addiction history.


Past President

Robin Rasse-Cott, MEd, LPC

Robin is a Licensed Professional Counselor having received her BS in Psychology from Northwest Missouri State University, and MEd in Counseling with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Stephens College. Robin works as a Clinical Case Manager with the Family Access Center of Excellence (FACE) of Boone County, and teaches a graduate class at Missouri Valley College. Robin has served on the ACAM Board as a Trustee from 2011 to 2016, and President Elect-Elect from 2016-2017. Robin, her husband and two children reside in Marshall, MO.

Secretary

Deanna Brauer, MA, LPC, NCC

Deanna Brauer, MA, LPC, NCC began her professional career working in corporate America as a Supervisor for a major telecommunications company until enrolling and graduating from Webster University with her Master’s Degree.  She has experience in the mental health field ranging from working with refugees at the International Institute in St. Louis, answering calls from a nation-wide suicide help line, assisting sexual assault survivors with the Kansas City Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault, and volunteering as a therapist at a domestic violence shelter and as a therapist at Northland Counseling Services in North Kansas City.  She currently employs her counseling and business skills as the Executive Director for the Palacios Foundation which provides education, basic necessities, and life skills to at-risk children in Colombia, South America.  


Deanna previously served as the Executive Director for the American Counseling Association of Missouri developing and implementing a number of statewide programs and initiatives.  She has also taught undergraduate and graduate courses at Avila University’s Psychology Program in Kansas City, MO. Deanna has the honor of serving as a Trustee for ArtsTech, a nonprofit organization helping at-risk, urban children and teenagers.  She is a member of the American Counseling Association and a proud Trustee for The American Counseling Association.

Her family of 2 biological children, 2 step-children, husband, and 3 dogs reside in Kansas City, Missouri.


Treasurer

Jerry Walker, LPC

Jerry Walker attended Missouri Southern State College where he received an Associate of Science degree in General Business and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education in 1982.  In 1991, he earned a Master’s of Science Degree in Secondary Counseling from Pittsburg State University, and a Specialist’s Degree in Counseling from the same institution in December 1999.  As part of the Specialist’s Degree he also received 200 hours of training in family therapy.   Jerry taught math and science at Webb City High School from 1983 to 1992 before becoming a high school counselor for the next 21 years.  He also coached football for 12 years and wrestling for 15 years in the Webb City R-7 School District.   He has been an associate of Behavior Management since May 1998 where he is a Licensed Professional Counselor.  He retired from public education in June 2013. He appeared on the weather channel documentary titled “Top 10 Worst Tornadoes” for working with a patient to overcome her fear of tornadoes (Lilapsophobia).


Trustees

Paul Loosemore, MA, LPC


Paul Loosemore, Ph.D. Counselor Education and Supervision, CACREP – Accreditation In Progress, Regent University, Virginia Beach, Virginia; M.A. Counseling, 2015. Covenant Theological Seminary, St Louis, Missouri.  Paul is currently Director and Therapist at St Louis Counselor and provides couples therapy, EMDR therapy, individual services, online services.

Professional Licenses, Certifications, Credentials: Certified Gottman Therapist (CGT)A research-based approach to couples therapy, EMDR TherapistEMDRIA Approved Training Level 1 and 2


Kristen Craren, LPC, NCC


Kristen Craren, LPC received her counseling degree from UMSL in 2012 and has been running private practice in Clayton, MO for the past 4 years. Kristen specializes in anxiety, divorce, mediation and childhood trauma and abuse. Kristen is active in the community, working as the President of Psychotherapy Saint Louis and as a board member of ACAM. She also loves teaching other therapists the ins and outs of the business side of private practice.


Jason Jordan, LPC


Dr. Jordan is an Assistant Professor of Counseling at Missouri Baptist University, a National Board Certified Counselor and an Approved Clinical Supervisor.  He obtained his Doctorate in Clinical Counseling: Teaching & Supervision at Trevecca Nazarene University and is a member of the American Counseling Association for Counselor Education and Supervision.

Dr. Jordan enjoys teaching counseling courses and studies specific topics associated with: adoption, stress, personality, and complex adaptive systems.  Before coming to MBU, he served as the Education and Program Evaluation Coordinator in an integrative community health clinic and as a behavioral health consultant and counselor providing trauma informed interventions using Attachment and Systems Theories for adoptive parents.  Any free time is spent with family, a good movie, and his Australian Shepherd.

Amber Seater, LPC

Amber Seater is a Licensed Professional Counselor practicing in Kansas City, MO. She specializes in trauma with teen girls and women, utilizing a holistic approach. Amber loves geeking out abut the gut/brain connection and brining the whole body into each session.


Student Trustee

Mel Stockwell, MA, PLPC

Executive Director

Robin Craycroft, LPC


Robin graduated from Missouri State University in December, 2012, having served her internship at MSU’s Center City Counseling Center where she was given clients with numerous struggles.  After a rewarding experience in private practice, robin recently made a change accepting a position at Burrell Behaviorial Health as an outpatient therapist. She is looking forward to working with her current clients, accepting new ones and working with fellow therapists. She first presented at ACA creative conference in Memphis, TN in 2012 with two of her professors and recently presented at the ACAM 2018 Conference.

Robin has been involved with several non-profits through the years.  At the Child Abuse Prevention Council, she chaired committees, planned events and lobbied our state legislators.  She has also served on boards and done fundraising for other non-profits.  Her family of 2 biological children, 2 step-children, husband, and 3 dogs reside in Kansas City, Missouri.



ALGBTIC Representative

James Carroll, LPC, RPT

James Carroll is currently in private practice and has been in private practice for the past ten years.  Prior to starting his private practice, he was a Clinical Case Manager for Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis.  In my private practice, he works primarily with children and their families.  In addition to being an LPC, he is also a Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor.  He specializes in children with attachment issues and who have been traumatized. James is a founding member of ALGBTIC-M and currently serves as president.  In his free time,  he enjoys gardening and bee keeping.

Mo-CDA Representative

Jennifer M. Davis, M.Ed.

Jennifer Davis is the Assistant Director of Business Career Services at University of Missouri in Columbia, MO. She obtained a Bachelor of Science in Business Education from University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg, MO as well as a Master of Education in Career and Technical Education from University of Missouri in Columbia, MO.  Jennifer has over nine years of experience in higher education within the career services setting and is the current Treasurer of Missouri Career Development Association (MoCDA).

Mo-LPC Representative



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