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Grant Jones, PhD

Dr. Grant Jones is a Licensed Psychologist in the State of Missouri, a University professor, and the President of Gateway Counseling Center. Dr. Jones began his practice in 1989. In that time he has helped hundreds of individuals, couples, and families find healing, hope, and health as they overcame obstacles to their well-being. His areas of expertise include dissociative disorders, complex trauma, PTSD and depression. He sees clients in his office setting and when appropriate, provides services over the phone or via Skype. All three are great ways to meet the needs of those seeking help in finding therapeutic solutions to their problems. In addition, if requested, he offers counseling services from a faith-based perspective and specializes in the integration of religious/spiritual issues and the treatment of mental health issues. 


Nathen D. Ransom, MA, LPC

Nathen D. Ransom is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Missouri who earned his B.S. in Psychology from Evangel University and his M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Regent University. Nathen is trained in EMDR Therapy (Eye Movement, Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy), a trauma focused therapy approach, as well as other trauma-informed therapy approaches. Nathen’s areas of expertise include complex trauma, PTSD, anxiety disorders, and dissociative disorders. Nathen has a passion for working with adolescents and adults to overcome negative life experiences and find hope for a better future. He sees clients in his office setting and is available for Telehealth/video sessions when appropriate.


        Jacey Collins, MA, LPC

Jacey Collins is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Missouri and is endorsed by the National Board for Certified Counselors. She received her MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Wheaton College and BA in Psychology from Southwest Baptist University. She has worked extensively with children in the foster care system, dealing with issues of adoption, attachment, abuse, and behavior. Jacey also has a passion for helping others walk through major life transitions, cultural issues, chronic illness and grief/bereavement. She is experienced in the general scope of mental health struggles. Her hope is that clients will find the freedom to live abundant and joy-filled lives. Jacey provides services in-person or through Telehealth.


Steve Meamber, MA, LPC

Steve earned his Master of Arts Degree in Counseling from Assemblies of God Theological Seminary and is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Missouri. Steve is trained in EMDR, an evidence-based approach to treating trauma and a variety of other mental health concerns and symptoms. Steve’s areas of practice include treating simple and complex trauma, symptoms of anxiety, autism, loss, major life changes, PTSD, depressive disorders, and marital/relationship distress. Steve uses a variety of interventions and counseling approaches and adjusts them to meet the needs of individual clients. Steve looks at his role as bringing a caring heart to come alongside in assisting people who are seeking help in their struggles and desires to grow and change. He sees clients in his office setting and is available for Telehealth video sessions when appropriate. He works with a wide variety of ages and backgrounds.

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        Melody Palm, Psy.D., LP

Dr. Melody Palm holds a Master’s Degree in Counseling and a Doctorate in Psychology. Along with her work at Gateway Counseling she's a full- time faculty member at Evangel University in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program. She has been teaching graduate counseling classes since 1997. She is a licensed clinical psychologist and a registered psychological health service provider. Dr. Palm is member of the American Counseling Association, Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, and Association for Spiritual, Ethical, and Religious Values in Counseling. She is a board member for Project Rescue Foundation and speaks internationally on the subjects on sexual abuse, human trafficking, and gender identity issues. She is a published author of numerous articles and book chapters. Her areas of interest in counseling include integration of faith and praxis, trauma informed treatment, and Marriage and Family Counseling.

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Christine Flores, MSW, LCSW

Christine Flores is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Missouri and a Missouri Prevention Specialist, and earned her Masters in Social Work from the University of Missouri. Along with her work at Gateway Counseling she's a full- time faculty member at Evangel University in the Bachelor of Social Work program. She also has experience working in the foster care system, addiction counseling, and violence prevention. Christine loves working in therapy with teens and young adults, and specializes in anxiety, trauma, and ADHD.

She is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and has found both of these to be helpful in allowing clients get unstuck and move forward in their healing. Christine sees clients in person or through tele-health.

Magda Romman, LPC, MA, NCC

Magda Romman is a licensed professional counselor in the state of Missouri, and is endorsed by the National Board for Certified Counselors. She received her MA in Counseling, from the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary. Magda brings with her the unique experience of having worked as a physician, for World Vision International, in Rwanda, Central Africa, where she has ministered to those affected by psychological and physical trauma associated with the genocide which took place in that country. She has experience in working with individuals in crisis, and with those who struggle with anxiety, depression, and low self-esteem. Magda’s goal is to provide a safe space for her clients, where they are able to speak freely, and where they can receive and experience the support they need on their journey. Her areas of interest include grief counseling, trauma and PTSD, relationship difficulties, and counseling with individuals who are trying to cope with a terminal diagnosis.

Magda provides services through an in-person visit at the office, and through Telehealth video sessions, when appropriate. She works mostly with adults.


Sue Brown, MS, LPC

To be effective, good therapy must be a ‘good fit.’ Therapy is a collaborative process between you and your therapist and Sue is invested in creating a welcoming space where clients can find their way towards living a better, happier, and more fulfilling life. Regardless of gender, sexuality, spirituality, race, or ethnicity, all are welcome. Sue views therapy as an opportunity to learn to live more skillfully while also tapping into your innate knowing with the help of a trusted confidant. Sue started her practice in 1994 after graduating from MSU with a master’s in clinical psychology. As a licensed professional counselor, she’s spent her career working in healthcare, affording her a wide range of experience. Areas of therapeutic focus include: depression/anxiety; adjustment issues that can accompany health challenges/chronic disease management; traumatic life events/ loss; life transitions; stress management/healthy coping; changing habits/changing course.

Her therapy approach is primarily cognitive-behavioral (CBT), including mindfulness based cognitive therapy, and for more specific issues, solution focused brief therapy (SFBT). She sees clients in her office and is also available for telehealth sessions.


Beth Dardenne  MS, LPC


Beth Dardenne is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Missouri.  Beth earned her BS in Elementary Education from College of the Ozarks and her MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Evangel University.  Beth has experience in counseling children, adolescents, adults, families, and couples counseling.  Beth's areas of expertise include the following:  trauma, complex trauma, PTSD, anxiety and depressive disorders, basic play therapy, family therapy, grief counseling, family therapy, and premarital and marriage counseling.  Beth uses CBT, Tenets of TF-CBT, and a combination of other therapeutic methods to meet each client's specific needs.  Beth is very passionate about helping her clients become intentional with their emotions and mental health needs to become more capable of living their best life independently and with enthusiasm.  If requested Beth will include a faith-based perspective and will integrate other mental health modalities.  Beth sees clients in her office setting and when appropriate, provides services over the phone

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