Practicum Students/

Madison Burke, Practicum Student

Madison graduated from Stephens College in 2017 with a Bachelor of Science in Human Development. She currently is a graduate student at Stephens in the Master of Education in Counseling program.

In college, Madison had several years of experience working with children in a wide variety of settings, primarily in preschool and elementary school levels. In her current position as an admissions counselor at Stephens, she has gained experience working with students and their families as they navigate the college admissions process. 

Madison hopes to work with children and adolescents experiencing anxiety, depression and who are struggling with life transitions. Madison is the biggest dog lover and has a Goldendoodle named Olive that she hopes will complete therapy dog training to be able to help her support clients. Madison approaches counseling holistically and believes in incorporating mindfulness, art expression, movement and nature in her practice.

Madison is from Columbia and is very active in the community! In her spare time, she is a waitress at a local restaurant, volunteers with the Blue Thunder Cross Country Team, is an avid Pure Barre member, a frequent dog park visitor with her two dogs, Olive and Luna, and is a volunteer foster with the Central Missouri Humane Society!

Madison practices under the supervision of Cate Johnston, licensed clinical supervisor and registered play therapist supervisor with Missouri license number 2011021063. 

Molly Meyerson, Practicum Student

Molly graduated from the University of Missouri in 2019 with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. She is currently completing the Master of Social Work (MSW) program at the University of Missouri and plans to graduate in May 2022.


After graduating from undergrad, Molly worked as an office manager at a private practice in Columbia, Missouri for about a year and a half where she gained valuable experience in the mental health field. Molly was introduced to the social work profession and was privileged to learn and work alongside social workers and other mental health clinicians during this time. She also has internship and work experience in child welfare, which gave her the opportunity to work with and support families in need of services. Molly has completed one play-therapy conference delivered by the Missouri Association for Play Therapy. Additionally, she has completed the Nurturing Families Facilitator training based out of Texas.


Molly is passionate about providing mental health services to her community. Molly hopes to work with children, adolescents, and adults who are experiencing depression and anxiety. She has learned about Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and hopes to include aspects of this therapeutic approach with clients. Molly plans to approach therapy collaboratively with her clients to provide services in a way that meets their specific needs. Molly is interested in learning more about play-therapy and plans to continue her education about this therapeutic approach in her future.


Molly hopes to provide quality care to clients who come to Kindred Collective and is excited to gain more experience in the mental health field! She is practicing under the supervision of Heather Ransom, Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Registered Play Therapist.  Missouri State License number  2018043947. ​