Cher Williams, M.Ed Counseling, LPC,BCPC
President of Christian Psychological & Family Services
Cher Williams is a Licensed Professional Counselor who has been with Christian Psychological and Family services since October 2008. She obtained her BA degree from Lindenwood College in Psychology and minor in Dance Therapy. She obtained her Master’s in Counseling from University of Missouri-St. Louis in 2000. Her specialized areas of counseling are premarital & marital, blended families, and children. Her work experience includes Director/Owner of a Childcare facility, Residential Facility Manager, and Day Treatment Therapist for a local Alternative School. She is also a facilitator of Dynamic Marriage Enrichment course, Prepare-Enrich Relationship inventory and skill building program. In addition, Cher is finalizing her certification for Gottman Couple's Therapy. See more information on Dynamic Marriage Page. To contact Cher directly, please call (314)369-3365 or email[email protected]
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Dr. Mary Ann Conaway, Clinical Director
Dr. Mary Ann Tolar-Conaway, Ph. D., has over 25 years experience as an educator and counselor. She specializes in counseling for individuals, couples and families. Dr. Conaway is an educator/ counselor and a Christian who integrates Christian values into the education and counseling process. Dr. Mary Ann Tolar-Conaway holds a B. S. Degree in Education from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale. Her major area of study was Home and Family Education with a minor in Physical Education and a minor in Science. She holds a M. Ed. Degree in Counseling from the University of Missouri-St. Louis and the Ph. D in Degree Education with specialization in Counselor Education from St. Louis University, St. Louis, MO .Dr. Conaway has experience in Illinois and Missouri school districts teaching Home and Family Education and Physical Education as well as providing comprehensive counseling services as a Guidance Counselor. She has also worked as a Christian Educator and Family Counselor for St. Louis Southern Baptist churches. She is currently Director of the Graduate Counseling Program at Missouri Baptist University. This Graduate Program provides advanced training for Guidance Counselors, Mental Health Counselors and Psychological Examination.
Tim Laughter, MA, LPC
Tim Laughter obtained his Bachelor of Science in psychology and received his Master of Arts in Counseling from Saint Louis University. He has been with Christian Psychological & Family Services for over two years. Tim believes that people often have more personal power than they realize. He works to assist individuals, couples, and families in identifying that power and using it to effect the change they wish to see in their lives. Most of his efforts are focused on children and their families dealing with Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder,Oppositional Defiant Disorder, and other behavioral problems at school and in the home; couples dealing with infidelity, communication problems, and other dynamic issues; and individuals of all ages struggling to overcome anxiety,depression, find purpose, and increase self-worth.
Teresa Davis, LPC
Teresa M. Davis is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Missouri. She holds a Bachelor of Social Work degree from University Missouri St. Louis and a Master of Arts Degree in Counseling from Lindenwood University. Ms. Davis, received training in Trauma Informed Therapy and Parent Child Interaction Therapy. Ms. Davis has worked with diverse population including individuals of varied ages, cultures, and socioeconomic backgrounds. She has over 15 years of experience in the field of social services/mental health. She has worked greatly with children, adolescents and families with multiple needs. Ms. Davis is familiar with the struggles of single motherhood as she has managed the obligation of work, school and parenting. Ms. Davis stated her, “my greatest contribution to society is that I have managed to raise seven strong, educated young women.”
Clarence Lewis, MA, LPC
Believing that God had called him into ministry, Clarence left his engineering job in California to attend Covenant Seminary. He graduated in 1985 with a Master in Divinity degree. After failing his ordination exam, he believed that God had another calling in his life which meant service to others in the mental health field. After 11 years of serving in various capacities as a social service worker, psychiatric technician, psychiatric nurse, guidance counselor, and family therapist, Clarence discovered his calling and gifts in working with mentally ill people. In 2009 with the encouragement from his pastor, he returned to Covenant Seminary to enroll in their Master of Counseling program, graduating with honors. Clarence joined Christian Psychological and Family Services in January of 2010 and has been there ever since. His specialty is counseling those who are depressed or addicted, and has experience in marital and family therapy. Clarence also counsels children and teens who struggle with anger issues which affect their relationships at home and at school. He has extensive experience in the mental health field, including psychiatric work at St. Anthony’s, St. Alexian Brothers, and Christian Hospital in inpatient settings. He was also employed at the former Lutheran Medical Center as a family therapist for an eating disorder unit.