Care and Counseling Inc

Hope and Healing

SAINT LOUIS, MO   |  https://careandcounseling.org/

Mission

Care and Counseling enhances emotional, relational and spiritual well-being. We do this through exceptional quality and accessible counseling, professional training and community education.

Ruling year info

1969

Executive Director

Ms. Laurie Phillips

Main address

12141 LADUE RD

SAINT LOUIS, MO 63141 USA

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Formerly known as

Clinical Association for Religious Education and Counseling

EIN

43-0914350

NTEE code info

Community Mental Health Center (F32)

Mental Health Treatment (F30)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Meeting the increased demand for quality mental health services that are affordable, accessible and acceptable. 1 in 5 U.S. adults experience mental illness annually (NAMI). In St. Louis County and City combined, that equates to about 260,000 individuals. Only about 43.3 percent of adults with mental illness received treatment in 2018. Improving access to high-quality mental health services remains one of the most vexing problems facing the healthcare system. Overall, the annual cost burden of untreated serious mental illness in Missouri is estimated to be $2.5 billion. (Health Forward) Mental health needs are like many other health conditions, when untreated, the conditions become worse and then you see the domino effect. People with depression have a 40% higher risk of developing cardiovascular and metabolic diseases. The rate of unemployment is higher among adults with mental illness. High school students with significant depression are more than twice as likely to drop out.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

COUNSELING SERVICES

Care and Counseling offers a variety of counseling services.
Our therapists are highly trained professionals with excellent clinical skills and a passion for helping individuals, couples,
families, and youth deal with important emotional, psychological, and spiritual challenges.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Adolescents
Children
LGBTQ people
Low-income people

From the very beginning, Care and Counseling has been committed to providing support to a very wide range of clergy and faith communities in our area. Our founders recognized that clergy, faith leaders and faith communities faced unique challenges; often providing front-line support in the event of tragedy or crisis. Support for these clergy leaders and congregations was, and still is, vital to our community.
The Thelma and David Steward Clergy and Congregational Care Program provides professional support and resources for faith communities and their leaders.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Adolescents
Children
Interfaith groups

Care and Counseling offers advanced education for professionals through the Residency Program, the Psychotherapy Enrichment Program and our Seminar Series.
Care and Counseling is an Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP), accredited by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) (#5706).

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Accreditations

Solihten Institute 2017

Affiliations & memberships

Solihten Institute 2017

Children's Services Coalition 2020

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of new clients within the past 12 months

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Adolescents, Children, LGBTQ people, Low-income people

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Total number of counseling sessions performed

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Adolescents, Children, LGBTQ people, Low-income people

Related Program

COUNSELING SERVICES

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of children served

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adolescents, Children, Preteens, LGBTQ people, Low-income people

Related Program

COUNSELING SERVICES

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of clients served

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Adolescents, Children, LGBTQ people, Low-income people

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of intakes

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Children, Adolescents, LGBTQ people, Low-income people

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Care and Counseling's main goal is to continue to provide high-quality affordable professional counseling to the greater St. Louis community. Through the Client Assistance Fund, we try to ensure that all who need mental health services can receive them, regardless of the ability to pay. Individuals with astronomically high insurance deductibles, those with no coverage for mental health services, and especially the uninsured may require support to receive counseling services. The Client Assistance Fund allows those who are having financial constraints the ability to afford treatment. We have three main goals for the Client Assistance Fund (CAF):

1. The first goal of the CAF is to provide professional mental health counseling to those adults, families and children without the means to get the lifesaving, life-changing care they need. In 2019 through November, more than 16% of our clients required direct subsidies from the Client Assistance Fund.

2. The second goal of the CAF is to improve the lives and well-being of those we serve. The effectiveness of professional counseling is well documented. Research shows that psychotherapy is an effective treatment for clients who are experiencing such conditions as depression and anxiety disorders. Those who receive the help they need achieve or return to a healthy level of functioning after a relatively short course of treatment. Psychotherapy clients of all ages acquire skills that facilitate continued improvement after therapeutic treatment has ended.

3. The third goal is to contribute to a healthier St. Louis community overall. We know that the impact of our healing work goes beyond the individual who receives treatment. There is a ripple of healing that extends to family, children, friends and co-workers. All are positively impacted by the improved mental health of the individual who received direct services from Care and Counseling.

Continue to raise funds to provide client assistance funding for those who need assistance. The Client Assistance Fund is a way Care and Counseling provides affordable counseling to those without health insurance, with medical insurance that does not cover mental health services, and to those who are unable to afford services.

Care and Counseling has been providing high quality accessible mental health services for over 50 years. Not only do we have exceptional staff therapists and a psychiatrist, but we also offer a Clinical Residency program for post-graduate therapists working toward a certificate in our program. This program provides outstanding training and oversight of the Resident Therapists. Unique to our services is we offer spiritually integrated counseling for clients who would like spirituality integrated into their therapy. For some spirituality can be the root of the struggles they are experiencing and for others it can a needed part of their healing. Care and Counseling also maintains very high client satisfaction scores.

From 2014 to 2019, Care and Counseling has seen the following changes:

~ 50.4% increase in clients served
~ 55.3% increase in counseling sessions
~ 74.6% increase in clinical staff FTEs (full-time equivalents)
~ 45.9% increase in unreimbursed services provided

Additionally, Care and Counseling has achieve the following milestones since 2014:
~ Hired the agency's first full-time Executive Director to provide oversight of the organization while leading its growth in services,
programming and fundraising excellence.
~ Added a full-time Development Director and a full-time Development Coordinator to implement and grow the agency’s fundraising
initiatives.
~ Added one FTE administrative position to support the growth in counseling services and the Clergy and Congregational Care program.

Care and Counseling is proud that we were able to transition seamlessly to telehealth services in 2020, allowing us to provide continuity of care for current clients and to serve new clients, while maintaining the safety of clients and staff. Due to telehealth, we increased the number of client sessions provided by 21%. We were also able to meet a 50% increase in requests for Client Assistance Funds due to our generous supporters.

Care and Counseling is preparing for the next steps of growth, which includes:
~ Strengthening its fundraising
~ Assessing the feasibility of a capital campaign to renovate and expand our main facility in Creve Ceour.
~ Creating a clinic to house our Clinical Residency program and our Client Assistance Fund to be able to grow the Residency program and in
turn serve more individuals in need of financial assistance through the Client Assistance Fund program.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    We serve anyone seeking high-quality, affordable out-patient mental health services.

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  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Care and Counseling Inc

Board of directors
as of 4/5/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Mr. Gerald Cooper

Retired, Wells Fargo

Term: 2020 - 2021


Board co-chair

Ms. Kathie Winter

Retired Nurse

Term: 2020 - 2021

Catherine Bollinger

Retired Psychotherapist

Richard Clark

Retired Vice President and Controller, Monsanto

Gerald Cooper

Retired Financial Advisor, Wells Fargo Advisors

David Fleischer, Jr.

Chief Operating Officer, Quarles & Brady LLP

Jean Hamilton

United States District Judge

Elizabeth Hersch

Senior Rabbi, Temple Emanuel

Birch McMullin

Franchise Owner, British Swim School of St. Louis

Wesley Nolden

Ph.D., Lt. Col., USAF, (RET)

Malachi Owens

Cantorial Soloist, Temple Emanuel

Kathy Sherby

Partner, Bryan Cave LLP

Susan Skinner

Retired Episcopal Priest

Tore Stole

Vice President/Director of Research, Confluence Investment Management

Mark Thomas

Retired Clergyman, Ladue Chapel

Kathie Winter

RN, Community Volunteer

Barbara Witte

CPA

Terry Finchum, PMP

President and CEO of Finchum Consulting

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 04/05/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

 

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Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

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