Welcome to Thrive Counseing - T.E.C.S.

(Therapeutic, Education, & Career Services)

Meet our clinical team

Serving Southern Illinois in Vandalia and Salem!

Evonne Stephenson

Executive Director, LCPC
Evonne has worked with individuals, couples, and families for the last 10 years. She specializes in complex trauma, PTSD, addiction/abuse issues, substance use disorders, and borderline personality disorder.  

Janet Merrell

Prescriber, APRN
Janet has been practicing as a nurse practitioner for 19 years.
You will find her to be compassionate discussing your symptoms and circumstances.  When choosing a treatments approach she values a holistic approach with medications that produce minimal side effects.

Stacey Dinkelman

Clinician, LCPC
Stacey works with adolescents and adults on various issues such as anxiety, depression, ADHD, addiction/abuse issues, substance use disorders and more.  Stacey also enjoys working with parents who have children under the age of ten. 

Sherrie Smalls

Mental Health Technician
Sherrie assists with our clinicians and practitioners.  This includes with biofeedback as well as our stress management treatments. Patients of all ages are able to utilize these innovative treatment options.

We are only one call away!

(618) 283-2222
For after hours care and crisis work we partner with an after hours answering service Answer Direct. To contact your provider when the clinic is not open for urgent or emergent situations that cannot wait until the next business day; call your clinic after hours and follow the prompts to reach our after-hours service.

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