Through the Megan Meier Foundation Resource Center, St. Charles and St. Louis County youth and their families can receive counseling services from licensed professionals to address concerns stemming from bullying-related issues.
Negative effects of bullying can impact individual self-esteem and self-worth leading to depression, anxiety, self-injury/harm, suicidal ideation and attempts. The Megan Meier Foundation believes in the innate strength and value of each individual who seeks our services and explores individual abilities and skills allowing for one to cope with adversity and crisis.
The Resource Center’s collaborative nature incorporates aspects of external support influences including parents/caregivers, school faculty/staff, and other pertinent community members and agencies. We firmly believe that through our counseling services youth will experience meaningful psycho-social and academic improvements, thereby reducing the long-term detrimental effects of bullying.
All services for these individuals are offered at no cost and will be provided at the Megan Meier Foundation office located at 515 Jefferson Street, Suite A, St. Charles, MO 63301.
St. Charles County in the state of Missouri include the following cities: Saint Charles, Saint Peters, O'Fallon, Wentzville, Lake St. Louis, Cottleville, Dardenne Prairie, Weldon Springs, Foristell, New Melle, Augusta, Portage Des Sioux, St. Paul, West Alton, Flint Hill, Josephville, and Weldon Spring Heights.
To schedule an appointment or get more information about our therapeutic services, parents/caregivers can contact our organization by calling us at 636-757-3501 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kristin Malat, M.A, LMFT
Kristin Malat, MA, LMFT is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in working with children, families, and couples. Kristin has worked in the mental health field for over 3 years and has experience working with populations in a residential drug treatment program, diversity within a school setting, and families dealing with divorce. She has experience working as a case manager with foster care at the Department of Social Services, Children's Division and providing case management to adults dealing with co-morbid mental illness. Kristin practices as a structural therapist out of the evidenced based systemic perspective. She utilizes play therapy techniques within the systemic perspective. As a structural therapist, Kristin works with families, individuals, and groups on re-organizing the system structure and re-defining boundaries to help maintain or develop a healthy balance within the relationships that make up the system.
LIZA Spielman, M.A., LPC
Liza Spielman, MA, LPC is a Licensed Professional Counselor specializing in working with children, adolescents, and adults. Liza has worked in the mental health field for over seven years. She worked for four years with children, adolescents, and adults on an inpatient psychiatric unit at a hospital facilitating individual counseling sessions, family sessions, and group therapy. Liza has over three years of experience working with adolescent and young adult clients at a county jail guiding them through individual sessions and educational groups to make healthier choices in life. She uses different counseling approaches during sessions such as Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Solution Focused Brief Therapy. These positions and counseling approaches gave her experience in helping clients with a variety of different issues such as suicide, homicide, depression, anxiety, substance abuse, bullying, anger, relationships, physical and mental abuse, and issues within the family unit. Liza believes in being a good listener and non-judgmental during her sessions to build rapport with her clients, and to help motivate them to make healthy choices that will help them cope with the stressors of life.
bob mccullough, ph.d., LCSW
Bob specializes working with children, adults and families with a focus on parenting skills. Bob has worked in the behavioral health field for over 25 years with experience in a variety of settings and populations including hospital, outpatient, residential, corporate and crisis management. His roles have included designing, implementing and leading multi-faceted teams including Clinical Director of an international digital behavioral health company. Bob utilizes the techniques of cognitive behavioral therapy, brief solution focused and family structural to help students and families build healthy relationships where all can thrive.
This program is generously funded by St. Charles County Children’s Resource Board and the Incarnate Word Foundation