Haven of Support Counseling Services

by Terry Watson | July 19th, 2021
Lena Chapman

Lena Chapman

Haven of Support Counseling Services LLC is committed to addressing the mental health needs of the citizens of St. Louis, MO, and surrounding areas. Just as the name states, their goal is to provide a “Haven of Support” in which clients are enlightened, empowered, and renovated through therapeutic services. They are led by Lena Chapman and Ashlie Reece, both of who embody sincere compassion for serving.

Ashlie and Lena launched Haven of Support Counseling Services LLC in 2019, with a sole vision to support people. They share, “We offer services such as individual, family, and couples counseling. We also offer mental health education to churches and other organizations. Our mental health training include in-person as well as online training designed to support people on the go, allowing them to learn at their own pace.”

One of their services, Child and Adolescent Counseling, is designed with children in mind. According to Haven of Support, children and adolescents need a safe haven and empathetic ear to help ease the difficulties life can bring. They strive to help their clients focus on an optimistic future while learning positive coping methods and building self-confidence. Some additional services offered address such issues as anxiety, anger, divorce, and the death of a loved one. They also address depression, bullying, self-esteem difficulties, sexual, emotional, and physical abuse, as well as witnessing or experiencing trauma.

Ashlie Reece, is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She is a graduate of Lindenwood University in 2011 and holds a Masters of Arts Degree in Professional Counseling within Missouri. Ashlie also earned a Bachelor’s degree from Southeast Missouri State University in Child Development, with a minor in Psychology. As a clinical therapist with eight-plus years of experience, she has partnered and worked with the St. Louis City and County Public Schools, Federally Qualified Health Care Centers, and Community Based Services. In these capacities, she has worked with children, adolescents, and adults. She shares, “I am passionate about working with individuals from all diverse backgrounds. As a Licensed Counselor, it is my passion to provide each client with hope for the future through positivity and a strengths-based view. I strive to empower clients to increase their self-worth and provide opportunities that will help develop awareness of the problems they are facing while gaining new insights into possible solutions. I utilize various therapeutic approaches, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Play Therapy, Supportive Therapy, Psychoeducation, and solution-focused therapy.”

Lena Chapman is a 2008 gradate of the University of Arkansas Pine Bluff. There, she obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology. Determined to further her education, Lena achieved her Master of Arts in Counseling-Mental Health from Webster University in 2013. “I have enjoyed working in the mental health field for over 12 years. I’ve supported clients from different ethnic backgrounds and demographics, including children, adolescents, and adults. I’ve supported clients in an adolescent residential mental health facility, homeless shelters, private practice, in-home counseling, preschools, and private and public school settings. My devotion is building on the strength of my clients to provide a safe place for release, hope, change, and well-being. It’s important to meet my clients where they are and support their specific intellectual needs,” she says. Her experience also includes Group work with pregnant teens, parenting education, teen support groups, and child playgroups. Lena’s therapeutic approaches are client-specific and include Play Therapy, Solution Focused/ Brief Strategic Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy.

Ashlie and Lena say they fully understand that serving others is what they’ve been purposed for. They are also inspired to help people heal from their past and guide them to fulfilling their God-given purpose. Plans for Haven of Support Counseling Services are to meet the needs of their future clients with expansion. They would like to hire more therapists to address the areas of counseling, art, music, and drama, which will provide Haven of Support with the versatility to support its clients with different levels of therapy.

To learn more about Haven of Support Counseling Services, please visit their website.

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