OUR STAFF

Phone: 217-698-7150 ext 200

Glynnis Shryock, MA, LCPC

Executive Director

Glynnis received her B.A. Degree in Communications/English from Evangel University in Springfield, Missouri and her M.A. Degree in Counseling Ministry from Lincoln Christian University.  She has been employed in Christian ministry for 30 years.  Glynnis specializes in anxiety and depression disorders, co-dependency, assertiveness and boundaries, emotionally destructive relationships, grief and loss issues, spiritual formation, divorce adjustment and stress management.  Glynnis counsels adult individuals ages 21 and up.  (No couples or marriage counseling).

Therapies offered include cognitive behavioral therapy, assertiveness training, strength-based counseling, brief solution-based counseling, and holistic stress management.  Additionally, Glynnis consults as a speaker at local churches, workshops and conferences sharing on issues of emotional health and spiritual life.

Phone: 217-698-7150 ext 205

Jill Talavera, MA, LCPC, CADC,PCGC

Clinical Director

Jill is a licensed clinical professional counselor (LCPC).  She received her B.A. in Psychology and her M.A. in Human Development Counseling with specialization in addiction from the University of Illinois at Springfield. She is also a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC) and Problem and Compulsive Gambling Counselor (PCGC).

She has 15 years of experience working with adults struggling with addiction, anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, and other life struggles. As the Clinical Director at Living Hope Counseling Center, she has 3 years’ experience supervising counselors. Additionally, she is the primary leader of the Anxiety and Depression care group at West Side Christian Church and serves as an Elder at the First Christian Church in Springfield where she and her family are members.

Providing clients with a secure, trusting, and respectful environment to explore struggles, provide feedback, and develop strategies to enhance personal growth and well-being is most important to Jill. She uses a holistic approach to identify how physical, social, spiritual, emotional, and relational issues all impact a person and influence mental health. She also utilizes client centered, cognitive behavioral, motivational interviewing, and solution-focused approaches with her clients while including faith and Bible teachings if desired.

Phone: 217-698-7150 ext 208

Jill Bomstad, MA, LCPC

Jill is a licensed clinical professional counselor. She received her B.A. in Psychology and a Masters in Human Development Counseling from the University of Illinois Springfield. She has experience working with adolescents, young adults and justice involved women providing both individual and group therapy. Jill is also a certified clinical trauma professional. Her areas of expertise include anxiety, depression and other mood disorders, personality disorders, psychosis, impulse control and trauma. She utilizes the Tri-Phasic trauma model, Gestalt and Dialectical Behavior Interventions.

Phone: 217-698-7150 ext 209

Denise Beeching, MA, MS, ALMFT

Denise received her MS from Mid-America Christian University in Marriage and Family Therapy. Denise has completed training in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). She is also trained in Level 2 Gottman Method Couples Therapy which she uses in her work with couples. Denise approaches therapy from a systems perspective, looking at various systems her clients are involved in such as family, school, employment, and community, and how those systems effect the individual. She is also a certified “Symbis” facilitator for couples who are interested in Pre-Marital counseling. Denise also works with those who recently lost a loved one and need help with the grieving process.

Phone: 217-698-7150 ext 206

Amanda Hill, MS, LCPC  

Amanda is a licensed clinical professional counselor. She received her B.S. in Psychology and M.S. in Counseling Psychology at Evangel University in Springfield, Missouri. She has 5 years experience providing attachment focused and trauma informed individual and family therapy to families that have adopted children in an adoption preservation program. More recently, Amanda has worked in a prison setting providing individual and group therapy to adult male inmates.
Amanda has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults. She has provided therapy to clients with reactive attachment, ADHD, autism, depression, anxiety, adjustment disorder, anger and conduct Issues, PTSD and other trauma related disorders, personality disorders, and psychotic disorders. She uses a cognitive behavioral approach and has experience using Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, EMDR and attachment-focused EMDR, Theraplay, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Trust Based Relational Intervention.

Phone: 217-698-7150 ext 203

Roberta Mangano, MA, MSW, LCPC

Roberta received her M.S. from Winona State University in Winona, Minnesota and her M.S.W. from the University of Kentucky. Roberta has been involved in counseling within the church for over 10 years. She has experience working with men and women individually, couples and adult families. She has been trained in John Gottman’s Evidence Based Marital Therapy. She has also been trained in EMDR and has used it working with trauma related issues. She also works in areas related to spiritual formation.

Phone: 217-698-7150 ext 201

Katie Jasmon, MA, LPC

Katie Jasmon has been working in the counseling field for the last 4 years while facilitating individual and group therapy. She received her BA in Psychology from Benedictine University at Springfield and MA in Human Developmental Counseling from University of Illinois at Springfield. Katie has worked with children and adults in outpatient and partial inpatient settings. Katie has experience counseling individuals who struggle with ADHD, adjustment disorder, anger, anxiety, autism spectrum disorder, codependency, depression, grief, PTSD and other trauma related disorders, personality disorders, and psychotic disorders. Katie utilizes person centered, cognitive behavioral, motivational interviewing, and solution-focused approaches based upon the needs of the client.   

Phone: 217-698-7150 ext 202

Aubrey Tarr, MA, LPC, NCC

Aubrey is a licensed professional counselor (LPC) and national certified counselor (NCC).  She received her BA in Psychology and MA in Human Development Counseling from University of Illinois at Springfield.  She has experience providing play, art, individual, and group therapy as well as crisis intervention with children and adolescents.  She also has experience providing art, individual, and group therapy with adults.  She has provided therapy to clients with anxiety, depression, PTSD, anger, grief, college-related stress, ADHD, ADD, ODD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Down Syndrome, Celebral Palsy, learning disabilities, and Fetal Alcohol Syndrome.  She utilizes gestalt, person-centered, cognitive behavorial, and solution-focused approaches based on the specific needs of her clients.   

Becky Lacy, Office Manager

Andrea Burns, Administrative Asst. (admin@lhcc.ws)

Rylee Mills, Office Assistant (admin@lhcc.ws)