Our Staff​​
Angie R. Ashby, MA, LCPC
Angie is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the State of Illinois.  She earned her Master of Arts degree in Professional Counseling from Liberty University in 2012.
 
Angie's approach to counseling is to assume a non-judgmental, empathetic, and empowering approach when working with her clients. It is her passion to help individuals effectively overcome challenges by helping clients learn more effective coping skills to manage their distress.
 
She has worked with a variety of mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, ADHD, trauma, OCD, Oppositional Defiant Disorder and Reactive Attachment Disorder. Angie also works with relationship issues, foster care, adoption,life transitions, and grief and loss.  Angie specializes in the area of behavior management and parenting. She is passionate about helping parents raise healthy children by empowering them with practical parenting techniques that benefit both the parent and the child.   


Jessica M. Bulthouse, MS, LCPC
Jessica is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the State of Illinois. She received her MS in Clinical Counseling through Eastern Illinois University.
 
Jessica provides counseling to adolescents, adults and couples and is comfortable working with most mental health issues. Some of the issues she works with on a regular basis include depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, anger, self-harm, relationship difficulties, grief and obsessive compulsive disorder. 

Jessica’s approach to counseling involves establishing a safe place where individuals feel supported and accepted as they work towards healing and change.

Karen E. Kinder, MA, LCPC, LMHC, CSAT
Karen graduated from Eastern Illinois University with a Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology and has been a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) in Illinois for 32 years and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in Indiana for 19 years.

With additional training, Karen has developed extensive experience specializing in clients with Eating Disorders culminating with a year internship with the Eating Disorder Center of Indiana.  In 2009 she trained with Patrick Carnes in Sexual Addictions and after the year program received her Certification as a Sexual Addiction Therapist (CSAT).  Most of her experience has been in private practice in Indianapolis, Newton and Charleston. 

Karen has a multi-dimensional approach to therapy with adult individuals as well as couples dealing with but not limited to: anxiety, depression, interpersonal relationships, trauma, grief in addition to specialties of eating disorders, sexual addiction, pornography and sexual behaviors.  

She is an in-network provider for most insurance companies serving the area.

David J. Ehlers, MS, LPC
David is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Illinois.  David received his MS in Counseling with a concentration in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Eastern Illinois University. In addition, David received training at the University of Illinois at Urbana – Champaign Counseling Center’s graduate training program.

David’s passionately works with adolescents, adults, and couples. He enjoys to work with those who struggle with a variety of challenges ranging from anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, adolescents and young adults transitioning into independence, and men's issues. 


David believes the client-counselor relationship is pivotal to the success of the client’s treatment.  He hopes to help his clients increase their self-awareness in order to better recognize their own emotional reactions, triggers, and stressors, and to develop ways for the client to overcome barriers.​


Shawna R. Ridgley, Practice Manager
Shawna is likely one of the first people you will meet at Journey Professional Counseling.  She answers the phone, schedules clients, receives payments, bills insurance, and takes care of the bulk of the administrative tasks in the office. If you have any questions or concerns regarding your account or need to make changes in your personal information or insurance provider she would be happy to assist you.