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Our Team

Linda Thompson, M.A., L.P.C.

Licensed Professional Counselor                                                                                          

As President, Ms. Thompson opened Northshore Counseling Center, Inc. in 2001.  Ms. Thompson is a Behavior Disorder Specialist.  She focuses on mood disorders, anxiety disorders, bereavement counseling, couples counseling, and adolescent behavioral issues. Her treatment applications include: Reality Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. 

Heather Richard, M.A., L.P.C.

Licensed Professional Counselor 

Ms. Richard is a skilled , compassionate, and solutions-orientated counselor dedicated to providing exceptional care and implementing effective treatment plans for adolescents and adults experiencing mental health concerns or disabilities. She is gifted in individual and family counseling, trauma therapy, client assessment/evaluation and development of treatment plans. Ms. Richards has worked as a professional counselor since 2013. Her counseling experience includes working as a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor, Child Protective Service Specialist, and working with special populations. 





Justin Matin M.A., L.P.C.

Licensed Professional Counselor

Mr. Matin is a Licensed Professional Counselor.  He has worked in a clinical setting, as well as out patient hospitals and inpatient facilities.  He specializes in depression, anxiety disorders and esteem issues.  His treatment application includes; Solution Focused Therapy, Ericksonian Hypnosis, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

Blanca E. Hanus, M.A., L.P.C.

Licensed Professional Counselor

Ms. Hanus graduated from Park University of Missouri with a Bachelor Degree in Social Work. She received her Masters Degree in Counseling from Webster University in St. Louis Missouri. Ms. Hanus is bilingual (English/Spanish) and is a military veteran.  She has over eight years in the mental health field including inpatient/outpatient settings, non-profit organizations and school settings. Ms. Hanus's theoretical orientation is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Process Therapy and Applied Behavioral Analysis. Ms. Hanus has experience working with all populations ranging from emotional issues to severe psychological disorders as well as crisis management and parent training.




De'Audra Whiting, B.S., M.A., L.C.D.C

Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor

Ms. Whiting provides counseling services to chemically dependent and dual diagnosed adolescent and adults. She also provides case management services for clients receiving treatment via manage care.