Pathways Counseling

Counseling & Therapy

Grace-Based Counseling, Focused on You

Pathways Counseling offers licensed clinical services to children, individuals, couples and families. Utilizing your strengths, our professionally licensed therapists will help you overcome your challenges and achieve personal goals. We understand that every person is unique with differing life experiences, struggles and patterns. With that in mind, we tailor each counseling session to meet your individual needs.

To help you achieve the best results, our counselors take a holistic approach to treatment, fully addressing all mental, physical and spiritual conditions as they relate to your struggles. We will make referrals to address any areas outside our scope of practice in an effort to help you reach your overall goals.

Compassionate Care for Individuals and Families

The following is a partial list of counseling concerns we address:

  • Depression & Anxiety
  • Marriage and Couples
  • Premarital Counseling
  • Parenting
  • Blended Families
  • Grief and Loss
  • Divorce Care
  • Reactive Attachment Disorder
  • Eating Disorders
  • ADHD
  • Self-Harm
  • Spiritual Struggles
  • Caregiver Burnout
  • Career Concerns
  • Stage of Life Concerns
  • Behavioral Issues
NOTE: This info may change

Our Counselors

SWANSEA
Mark McCormick, MA, LCPC
Director of Clinical Services

“I have worked with BCHFS for 12 years; first as a contractual therapist for Pathways Counseling, then as director of Metro East Pathways, and currently as Director of Clinical Services for BCHFS. My favorite part of this job is being a helper to the helpers. Before coming to BCHFS I worked in BJC Outpatient clinics as a medical psychotherapist. I received my Master of Counseling degree from Covenant Presbyterian Seminary in St. Louis, MO. My wife and I have 2 great kids, and one adorable and hilarious granddaughter named Emma Marie.”

Amy Donathan, LMFT
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

“My name is Amy Donathan. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist at BCHFS. I have been with Baptist Children’s Home for the past 5 years. I graduated with my master’s degree from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia. I work with children, teenagers, single people, married couples and families. My husband, Jeff, and I have been married for almost 26 years and we have two children ages 18 and 15.”

John Boyd, MA, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Dan Free, MS, LCPC
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
Lesley Angenend, MA, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor
Kendahl Cambridge, MA, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor
EDWARDSVILLE
Mark McCormick, MA, LCPC
Director of Clinical Services

“I have worked with BCHFS for 12 years; first as a contractual therapist for Pathways Counseling, then as director of Metro East Pathways, and currently as Director of Clinical Services for BCHFS. My favorite part of this job is being a helper to the helpers. Before coming to BCHFS I worked in BJC Outpatient clinics as a medical psychotherapist. I received my Master of Counseling degree from Covenant Presbyterian Seminary in St. Louis, MO. My wife and I have 2 great kids, and one adorable and hilarious granddaughter named Emma Marie.”

Michelle Witt, MSW, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker

“I have been working for Pathways Counseling for 17 years. Throughout this time, I have worked as a graduate level practicum student, an adoption home study provider with Angel’s Cove, and a contractual therapist. I received my Master’s in Social Worker degree from St. Louis University in 2002. I have experience working with women, couples, teens and children. Many of my clients are facing struggles such as family or marital conflict, grief, depression, anxiety, trauma, adoption, and parent-child attachment issues. “

Dan Free, MS, LCPC
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
Lesley Angenend, MA, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor
WOOD RIVER | CHATHAM | LITCHFIELD | CARLINVILLE
Molly Ondrey, MA, LCPC
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Molly is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with over 18 years of clinical experience in the counseling profession. She currently holds an Undergraduate degree in Psychology and a Graduate Degree in Counseling. Molly works with children, adolescents, and adults; utilizing a variety of treatment options specific to the client’s needs. Molly is familiar with various theoretical orientations but primarily utilizes cognitive-behavioral strategies, psycho-education, and solution-focused counseling in her practice.

EFFINGHAM
Amy Levine, MA, LCPC
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

“My name is Amy Levine. I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with a Master of Arts in Psychology from Eastern Illinois University. I have been in practice for over 20 years. I help clients to hear and understand the Holy Spirit’s guidance, so they can deepen their relationship with God, and navigate life with His wisdom and grace. I provide counseling services to individual children and adults, couples, and families.”

VANDALIA
Beth Hoffman, MS, LCPC
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Beth has been a mental health therapist for Pathways Counseling since 2007. Beth holds a Master of Science degree in community counseling from Eastern Illinois University. Beth is licensed with the state of Illinois as Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor. She has experience working with adults, teens and children. Beth is experienced with family counseling as well as marriage/couples counseling. Grief/loss, depressed mood, bi-polar disorder, PTSD, anxiety and panic attacks, stress and issues surrounding marriage, parenting and family life are all areas in which Beth is knowledgeable. She is a provider for several insurance companies. Beth has presented trainings at conferences and for other agencies and churches on marriage, stress, and parenting.

Amber Smith, MA, LCPC
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Amber Smith is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with a BS in Social Work from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and a MS in Community Counseling from Eastern Illinois University. She has over 20 years of experience in the mental health serving all age groups providing individual, family, group, and couples counseling. Amber specializes and has interests in depression, bipolar, anxiety, adjustment disorders, grief and loss, stress reduction, and life difficulties. She has a diverse therapeutic approach using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, Dialectic Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, and psychoeducation.

SALEM
Beth Hoffman, MS, LCPC
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Beth has been a mental health therapist for Pathways Counseling since 2007. Beth holds a Master of Science degree in community counseling from Eastern Illinois University. Beth is licensed with the state of Illinois as Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor. She has experience working with adults, teens and children. Beth is experienced with family counseling as well as marriage/couples counseling. Grief/loss, depressed mood, bi-polar disorder, PTSD, anxiety and panic attacks, stress and issues surrounding marriage, parenting and family life are all areas in which Beth is knowledgeable. She is a provider for several insurance companies. Beth has presented trainings at conferences and for other agencies and churches on marriage, stress, and parenting.

Lindsey Lash, MS, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor
CARMI
Guy L. Williams, MS, LCPC
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

“I am a licensed clinical professional counselor and a national board-certified counselor with professional memberships with the American Counseling Association and the International Association of Marriage and Family Counselors. I have over 20 years of experience providing therapy to individuals, groups, couples and families. I worked at UCCS as an Adult Counselor and the Adult Care Coordinator. I also was the Aftercare Therapist at BCHFS. I worked in private practice with Gary Lemmon & Associates, Inc. as well as in intensive outpatient programs for the geriatric population in Eldorado and McLeansboro, Illinois. I have a master’s degree in educational psychology/marriage and family therapy from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. My wife and I have been married over 39 years and have three adult children, and three grandchildren, who call me ‘Guypa’.”

Oma Rice, MSW, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
MCCLEANSBORO
Guy L. Williams, MS, LCPC
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

“I am a licensed clinical professional counselor and a national board-certified counselor with professional memberships with the American Counseling Association and the International Association of Marriage and Family Counselors. I have over 20 years of experience providing therapy to individuals, groups, couples and families. I worked at UCCS as an Adult Counselor and the Adult Care Coordinator. I also was the Aftercare Therapist at BCHSF. I worked in private practice with Gary Lemmon & Associates, Inc. as well as in intensive outpatient programs for the geriatric population in Eldorado and McLeansboro, Illinois. I have a master’s degree in educational psychology/marriage and family therapy from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. My wife and I have been married over 39 years and have three adult children, and three grandchildren, who call me ‘Guypa’.”

BENTON
Oma Rice, MSW, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
MT. VERNON
Dan Boehmer, MA, LCPC
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

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