MEET THE STAFF OF NEW HOPE
Patti Hawley, MA, LPC
PatH@chespres.org | 636-779-0325
Luke Calvin, MA, M.Div., LPC
Luke holds a Masters of Divinity and a Master of Arts in Counseling from Covenant Theological Seminary and has been a Licensed Professional Counselor with the state of Missouri since 2007. It has been Luke’s privilege to care for men wrestling with sexual addiction, same sex attraction, depression and anxiety, drug and alcohol abuse, the fallout of sexual abuse, the grief involved with divorce, and the struggles associated with life’s transitions. As an Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) trained counselor, Luke has also helped couples discover and heal the wounds and patterns that keep them from experiencing the closeness they long to experience in marriage.
LukeC@chespres.org | 636-779-0329
Jennifer Wright, MA, LPC, NCC
Jennifer, a graduate of Covenant Theological Seminary’s counseling program, is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Missouri and a Nationally Certified Counselor. She is a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors and the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation. Formerly a paramedic in the field of emergency medical services, Jennifer brings a specialized understanding of those grappling with health issues alongside their emotional struggles. Jennifer longs to be a resource to emergency medical service and fire personnel who wrestle with the pressures of their occupations. She works with a wide variety of individuals as well as couples working through marriage challenges. She also has a keen interest in pre-marital therapy and co-leads Wounded Heart groups. Jennifer possesses a passion for teaching, including supervising counseling interns and lecturing at counseling-related conferences. Jennifer desires to conduct research and further her education in the areas of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Critical Incident Stress Management, and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing therapy.
JennW@chespres.org | 636-779-0336
Rachel McGrail, MA, LPC
Rachel received her Master’s from Covenant Theological Seminary after completing her internship here at New Hope. Rachel has previous experience working with at-risk youth and their families in Nashville, TN. As a result of that experience, she has grown a heart for working with children and adolescence. She also has experience working with adults and youth struggling with a variety of issues including depression, anxiety, same sex attraction, addiction, abuse, self-destructive behaviors, and eating disorders. It is Rachel’s longing to walk with people down the difficult path that leads to healing.
RachelM@chespres.org | 636-779-0337
Jean Chen, MA, LPC, NCC
Jean holds a Master of Arts in counseling from Covenant Theological Seminary and is a Licensed Professional Counselor with the state of Missouri and a National Certified Counselor. She also has an MBA from Northwestern University. Jean and her husband have two grown children. As a therapist, Jean helps people communicate and connect in healthy ways that honor God and each other. Jean has a real passion for women, couples and families who are dealing with conflict, anxiety, stress, depression, co-dependency, addiction, perfectionism, and transitions in life. Jean also has a heart for working with women who have suffered from broken relationships and from current or past abuse. Jean counts it a privilege to walk alongside people journeying toward hope and healing.
JeanC@chespres.org | 636-779-0328
Jen Calvin, MA, LPC, RPT
Jen is a Licensed Professional Counselor who received her Masters of Arts in Counseling from Covenant Theological Seminary in 2002. Jen meets with clients of all ages and stages of life. She is passionate about offering hope to adolescents and adults who struggle with anxiety, depression, grief, broken relationships, and challenging life transitions. As a Registered Play Therapist, Jen loves witnessing the amazing work of healing in young children through play therapy. She also has specialized training in Autism and enjoys working with this unique population.
JenC@chespres.org | 636-779-0320
Emily Huensch, MA, LPC
Emily graduated from Covenant Theological Seminary in 2014 with a Masters in Counseling. She is currently pursuing licensure in the state of Missouri. Over the last 10 years, Emily has worked with teens, families and college students in a full-time ministry context. Through this experience, as well as having kids of her own, she has developed a heart for walking with adolescents and adults through the broken parts of life. Emily is passionate about working with teens and parents, as well as women struggling with transition, anxiety, depression, stress, and perfectionism.
EmilyH@chespres.org | 636-779-0333
Richard Hinchsliff, MA, PLPC
Richard graduated from Covenant Theological Seminary in 2018 with a Masters of Arts in Counseling, and he is currently pursuing licensure in the state of Missouri. Richard has worked with people of all ages and life stages. He has experience with a variety of issues including depression, anxiety, emotional turmoil, teen issues, sexual addiction, emotional/psychological and sexual abuse, and mental illness. Richard particularly has a heart for being present with those in the midst of profound darkness. He is looking to become trained and certified in EMDR therapy (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing). He enjoys walking with any person in their journey for healing.
RichH@chespres.org | 636-779-0312
Katie Smith, MS, PLPC
Katie earned a Masters of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and an emphasis in play therapy from John Brown University in 2018. Currently, she is pursuing full licensure as a counselor in the state of Missouri. Counting it a privilege to partner with hurting individuals wrestling with the complexities of life, Katie longs to create a safe space for people from a variety of ages to courageously pursue growth and healing. She has worked with adolescents and adults struggling with grief, relationship difficulties, anxiety, depression, challenging life transitions, and maladaptive coping patterns. Additionally, Katie is pursuing her Registered Play Therapist credentials and enjoys incorporating the healing power of play into her work with children.
KatieS@chespres.org | 636-779-0318
Matt Tilley, MA, PLPC
Matt graduated from Covenant Theological Seminary in 2019 with a Masters of Arts in Counseling and is currently pursuing his licensure in the state of Missouri. Matt enjoys working with people in all stages of life and who deal with a variety of issues. He has previous experiencing working in Campus Ministry in the St. Louis area, as well as with Eating Disorders. Matt has worked alongside people struggling with depression, anxiety, sexual addiction, same sex attraction, marital distress, grief and loss, and those struggling with life’s transitions. He has a heart for bringing hope to dark places. Matt is hoping to get trained and certified in using Psychodrama in group psychotherapy, as well as training in Emotionally Focused Therapy and Internal Family Systems.
mattT@chespres.org | 636-779-0305
Dre Atkins, MA, PLPC
Dre received her Masters of Arts in Counseling from Covenant Theological Seminary and is currently pursuing licensure in the state of Missouri. She considers it an honor to enter into her clients stories and walk with them through pain and suffering, towards flourishing and wholeness. She has experience working with adolescents, adults and families in areas of spirituality, life transition, depression and anxiety, relational conflict and trauma. Dre believes in the powerful healing capacity of a therapeutic relationship built on safety, trust, and authenticity.
Natalie Hackmann, PLPC, MAC
Natalie has a Masters of Counseling degree from Covenant Theological Seminary and is currently pursuing licensure in the state of Missouri. She has experience in early childhood education, geriatric care, and cancer support. She enjoys working with people in all different life stages and circumstances. Natalie cares deeply about helping people experience a greater sense of connection to themselves and others. She is particularly passionate about being with people in grief, relational/familial conflict, life transitions, and miscarriage.
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