Services We Provide

We are licensed and experienced professionals, providing services in a confidential environment. 

We provide individual, family counseling, and couples counseling. 

We have flexible appointment days and times and take most major insurances. 

We offer Telehealth which offers a secure video platform to connect for sessions minimizing any virus exposures as well as maximizing convenience.

Our counselors have special expertise ​in:

  • Veterans & Active Duty Military issues
  •  Marriage & Couples Counseling, using IM​AGO Relationship Theory 
  •  Men who aren't sure about counseling
  •  Anger Management
  • Women experiencing infertility, pregnancy stress or
    post-partum issues
  • Grief counseling for families and individuals
  • Strategies for dealing with trauma, including PTSD
  • Teens struggling with parents, school, friends,
    risky behaviors​

Metro East Counselors

Brad Wahlig, LPC

Brittany Pierson, MA, LCPC

Chad Welch, LCPC, AMPT, CCTP

Christine Benton, MA, LPC

Jennifer Gerlach, MA, LCSW

Jocelyn Acoff, MA, LPC

Paige Towers, MA, LMFT, AMFT

Rebecca Brand, LPC, MS

“A ship in harbor is safe — but that is not what ships are built for.” 

— John A. Shedd.

Chad is very encouraging and positive. He is very caring and compassionate. He has helped me understand things in a more positive way. I have been seeing him for 3 years and can truly say he has helped me to be more motivated in my daily life he truly cares and is definitely in this with his whole heart. 

Thanks Chad you rock!!!!!


O'Fallon, IL

Hello my name is Marsha. When I met Chad,  I was drinking almost every day. He didn't think I'd live for another 3 months. That's how bad I was. Its now it's been 4 years with him,  and I wouldn't have any other therapist. He's kind,  but lets you know what's real.  Happy 4 yr anniversary  Chad!


St Louis, MO

A great relationship counselor: Patient, listens, and very grounding. She understands quickly and provides tools in a variety of ways to help you understand yourself and your spouse better. I highly recommend Paige Towers! 


Swansea, IL