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Meet Our Members

Lorie Bousquet

M.Ed, LPC, Play Therapist in Training

Owner of Anchored in Wellness Counseling, LLC


After earning her Bachelors of Arts in Human Services from Columbia College in 2016, Lorie went on to graduate with her Masters of Education in Counseling from Stephens College in 2019.  She is currently a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and owner of Anchored in Wellness Counseling, LLC.


Throughout her career, Lorie has worked in a variety of healthcare settings while working towards her degree in the field of counseling.  She enjoys working with clients of all ages; having a passion for working with children and teens.  She has a heart for children in the foster/adoption system, as well as children who have been abused and/or neglected. During her graduate work, Lorie gained experience providing parenting support and working with clients struggling with anxiety, depression, family changes (such as divorce).  She also acquired specialized training in play therapy and child-parent relationship therapy. 


Lorie’s therapeutic approach is person-centered using a holistic approach to counseling, looking at the whole person and possible factors contributing to the current situation.  She also incorporates play techniques to help children express themselves and heal.

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Madison Burke

Provisional LPC, Play Therapist in Training

Owner of Madison Burke Counseling, LLC

Madison graduated from Stephens College in 2017 with a Bachelor of Science in Human Development and a Master’s degree in Counseling in 2022. She is currently a Provisionally Licensed Professional Counselor under the supervision of Jan Stock at Kindred Collective.


The owner of Madison Burke Counseling, LLC, she practices  privately at Kindred Collective. Madison provides individual therapy for children, teens and adults who are struggling with anxiety, depression, ADHD, ASD-related challenges, abuse, trauma, grief, improving self-esteem, and other life changes. She  uses an eclectic approach to therapy to suit the needs of the individual. Under the umbrella of a person/client-centered approach, modalities used in treatment may include play therapy, CBT, psychodynamic therapy, family therapy and mindfulness-based interventions. Madison’s goal is to help children reach their highest potential and to help families live more harmonious and happier lives together. Other areas of experience include: transitions and adjustments, identity development, parenting skills, and family communication. Additionally, Madison is trained in the evidence-based model to process trauma, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).

Jackie Esser

M.Ed., Provisional LPC, Play Therapist in Training

Owner of TravelingWithin, LLC

Jackie offers play therapy and counseling to children, teens, and families. Jackie has worked under Kate Weir since May of 2021 to develop her child-centered play therapy skills and continues to be under her supervision to become a registered play therapist. Jackie has her provisional license in the state of Missouri and is being supervised by Kate Weir, Ed.S., LPC-S, RPT. Jackie obtained her master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Stephens College in December of 2021. 

Jackie is under ongoing supervision provided by Kate Weir, EdS, LPC-S, RPT, MO License #2011039650.

Ashlyn Gautam

M.Ed., LPC, Play Therapist in Training

Owner of Healing Energy Counseling, LLC

Ashlyn is currently a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and owner of Healing Energy Counseling, LLC; practicing at Kindred Collective. Ashlyn earned her Master’s of Education in Counseling from Stephens College. 

Ashlyn offers counseling services to children, teens, and parents.  Ashlyn has experience working with clients struggling with anxiety, depression, autism, ADHD, sensory processing disorders, parenting, life transitions, divorce, stress, and self-esteem. 

Ashlyn practices play therapy and is working toward becoming a Registered Play Therapist; play allows children to express feelings, communicate, and heal in developmentally appropriate ways. Her work with clients is person-centered. Ashlyn is a Certified AutPlay® Therapy Provider. She is also an active member of Association for Play Therapy.

Maggie Gonzales, LPC

M.Ed, LPC, Play Therapist in Training 

Owner of Maggie Gonzales Counseling, LLC

Maggie graduated from the University of Missouri in 2014 with her undergraduate degree in Psychology and minors in Social Justice, French, and Multicultural Studies. Maggie then graduated from Stephens College in 2018 with a Master’s degree in Counseling. She is completing her supervision to become a Registered Play Therapist under Kate Weir at Kindred Collective! 

Maggie has worked with children and families in a variety of different settings. During college, Maggie completed research in a Child Psychology Lab, with a focus on childhood anxiety and depression. Maggie has also worked with the Jumpstart program, working with preschool aged children from low-income backgrounds to improve literacy skills. Leading into work with the Moving Ahead Youth Program through the Youth Community Coalition. Here, Maggie worked as a tutor for children and focused on encouraging healthy choices, and promoting education to help prevent substance abuse in children. During her graduate work, Maggie worked with children and adults, planning several groups that focused on mindfulness/ yoga, anxiety, and a foster care support group. Maggie also has experience helping families navigate the college admissions process and working through career exploration. 

Kate Weir 

Ed.S, M.Ed., LPC-S, Registered Play Therapist
Owner, Kindred Collective  

Kate Weir has 13 years of experience working in the counseling profession with children, teens, young adults and families. Kate received both her Master’s and Educational Specialist degrees from the University of Missouri-Columbia. Her Master’s degree is in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis in Community Agency Counseling. Kate is certified as a Licensed Professional Counselor- Supervisor (LPC) and a Professional School Counselor (grades K-12), is a Registered Play Therapist (RPT) and is approved by the state of Missouri as a licensure supervisor for counselors-in-training and provisionally licensed professional counselors in the State of Missouri. 

In her private practice, Kate provides individual therapy for children, teens, and young adults. She also provides parent and school consultation and works closely with families. 


Kate enjoys helping children, teens and families who are navigating divorces, separations, and other family changes. She helps individuals and families learn to cope positively with anxiety, anger, depression, grief, and other social-emotional or behavioral issues. Kate works with children as young as three-years-old and also works with individuals into their twenties. 


As a play therapist, Kate is passionate about helping her young clients to heal and grow through play. She loves using creative, playful and expressive techniques with her pre-teen and teenage clients as well. Kate also enjoys consulting with parents about child-parent relationships and child development.

Kindred Collective Student Counselors

Kindred is privileged to host several practicum students and interns throughout the calendar year. Practicum students and interns are people working on completing a graduate degree, usually in a master's or specialist's program, who will on completion of their degree start working toward clinical licensure. 

Practicum students and interns work at Kindred under the supervision of a professionally licensed counselor, social worker, or other mental health professional, and always work with a licensed professional on site. They can provide a variety of mental health and wellness services to Kindred clients, often at low or no cost. ​

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