Practicum Students

Sara Covert, B.A. 

My name is Sara Covert and I am excited to have the opportunity to meet with you.  I started my practicum this May, 2019 with Kindred Collective and will continue for a full year. To offer a little more information about myself I was a behavior interventionist/school social worker for nine years in the public-school system. After having children myself, I decided to become a stay-at-home mom.  Fourteen years at home motivated me to ask myself, what next. What is my higher purpose? With that in mind, I began my Master’s degree in Counseling at Stephens College. I welcome the chance to talk with you about my philosophy and techniques. Meditation and Mindfulness, along with some Cognitive Behavior strategies appeal to me as a counselor.  I recently became Reiki certified, which is a Japanese relaxation technique using energy.  As we discuss your needs, I will make sure your voice is heard and we collaborate with the intention of mental/emotional wellness.

Gus Murray Saxon, B.A.

I have worked in the field of mental health and human services in many varied roles for the past twenty-five years. I have worked with elderly and disabled individuals. I have worked with individuals with chronic mental illness and youth. I also have some group facilitation skills developed over 9 years of facilitating group meetings with the Division of Youth Services. I am a former Scoutmaster and an eagle scout. I love Doctor Who, Harry Potter and comic books.

I have a playful heart and a positive outlook. I was born in Las Vegas I have lived in six states and visited forty-five of the lower forty-eight. I seem to be most at peace in the rock mountains or by the sea.


My wife and I have been married for thirty years and we have five amazing children. I am pursuing a Master of Education in counseling degree at Stephens College, in the hopes of being able to provide a safe space for others to progress and obtain their personal life goals. 

2800 Forum Blvd., Suite 4A

Columbia, MO 65203

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