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Our Members

Lorie Bousquet, LPC

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); practicing at Kindred Collective.


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 true passion for working with children ages 2 to 6.  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, PLPC

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. 

Jackie Esser, PLPC

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 believes in the mind-body connection and works to address the whole being. Jackie also believes that it is important having parents be a part of the process to incorporate the entire family system when working with children. Other counseling modalities utilized are person-centered, attachment, mindfulness, and dialectical behavioral therapy (formally trained). Jackie has experience working with posttraumatic stress disorder, anxiety, depression, coping with life changes, and suicidal and self-injurious behaviors. 

Ashlyn Gautam, LPC

M.Ed., LPC, Play Therapist in Training

Owner of Healing Energy Counseling, LLC

Director, Kindred Collective

Ashlyn is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and owner of Healing Energy Counseling, LLC; practicing at Kindred Collective. Ashlyn serves as the director and clinical coordinator at Kindred Collective.

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


Ashlyn practices play therapy. Alongside play therapy sessions, Ashlyn works with parents to extend support to the child beyond the therapy room.


Her approach is person-centered and collaborative to help children, teens, and parents navigate life and to live more supported, connected lives together. Ashlyn believes in the importance of the therapeutic relationship which can be healing in itself. 

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Maggie Gonzales, LPC

M.Ed, LPC, Play Therapist in Training 

Owner of Maggie Gonzales Counseling, LLC

Currently, Maggie is the owner of Maggie Gonzales Counseling, LLC, practicing privately at Kindred Collective since 2018. Maggie provides individual therapy for children, teens, and adults. She has a background in anxiety, depression, trauma, divorce/separations, ADHD, behavioral issues, self-esteem, and adjusting to changing life events.

In her work with children, Maggie loves to incorporate play techniques to help children express themselves and heal. In conjunction, she also works with parents and families to find ways of supporting their children outside of the therapy room. Collaborating with parents to help them find approaches that are focused on connecting rather than simply correcting. She focuses on solutions that not only feel good to parents but allow them to adapt and build their children into healthy, happy, and successful humans!

She is person-centered in her work and incorporates mindfulness and meditation into her counseling. Maggie supports a holistic approach to counseling, looking at multiple factors that may be contributing to the present situation. Maggie is trained in Reiki energy healing.

Kate Weir, LPC-S, RPT-S

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

Director, The Loft 

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. 

Kindred Collective Student Counselors

Kindred is privileged to host practicum students and interns. 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 and always work with a licensed professional on site. They can provide a variety of mental health and wellness services to Kindred clients at low costs.

Kindred Collective Networking Members

Networking members are a part of the Kindred community through programming, group supervision, and collaboration. Networking members do not practice at our Kindred location but instead at their own private practices within their community. Kindred refers to these networking members to best serve our clients needs.

Olive - Therapy Dog

Olive's owner is Madison Burke. Olive frequently attends sessions with Madison at Kindred. 

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