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Encouraging Hope Counseling Welcomes You

Loving Yourself is the First Step to Healing

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About Us

Here at Encouraging Hope Counseling, we approach every client with an open mind and never make any assumptions about your life experiences. Every individual faces unique challenges and needs to work on themselves at their own pace and we’re here to help you along your own distinct journey towards acceptance. Our practice features trained and experienced counselors who specialize in treating individuals, couples and families. Each of our counselors has a unique specialty to meet the needs of people that come to see us. Through therapy, there is always a way to address the issues you face and to learn coping skills to help you now and in the future. Get in touch today to see how we can help you.

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Meet Our Counselors

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Elizabeth Shine


Hello, I am Elizabeth Shine, and I believe one of the bravest things you can do is begin to understand your own story. Many people have not been in therapy and do not know what to expect. I can reassure you that therapy is not painful and can be a rewarding experience. Since graduating in 2012 with my Master’s degree in Counseling I’ve been working with individuals, couples, and families addressing an array of different issues. I specialize in Trauma and Grief therapy using EMDR and CPT, and while working with me, my clients will get to know me just as much as I know them. Therapy sessions with me will not be one-sided conversations with little interaction, but a deep real conversation with a real person who also sees you as just that: a real person. I know calling a therapist can be intimidating, but I hope you can take a deep breath, and call to see how I can help.


Lindsey Pautler


Hello, my name is Lindsey Pautler and I am a counselor here at Encouraging Hope Counseling! I graduated from Eastern Illinois University in 2017 with my Masters of Arts in Clinical Psychology, and became a Provisional Licensed Professional Counselor in 2021. I am currently working towards becoming a Licensed Professional Counselor. I mostly work with adults with various mental health issues, such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorders, eating disorders, PTSD, and many others. I offer targeted psychotherapy methods and research based on Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy, and Trauma-focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to guide individuals on a self-discovery journey to feeling better and learning effective ways of coping with diverse situations. Call today to see how I can help you.

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Meet Our Newest Intern!

Welcome Ryan Scott!

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Ryan Scott

Counseling Intern 

Hey there! I am Ryan Scott. Currently, I am an intern in counseling. Although I do not have much clinical experience, I grew up around many individuals with a variety of unique circumstances and taught myself to help them make the best of their situations. I approach each person as just that: a person. My approach to therapy is to build a relationship based on trust, understanding, and empathy. From there, I find it helpful to look at the relationships between thoughts, feelings and actions and identify inconsistencies. I have a wealth of experience in trauma focused counseling and am able to navigate the pitfalls of living a life after a traumatic experience.

If you would like to try therapy but are not sure if it is affordable for you, don't worry! Ryan is here to help! Our intern can take cash only clients for as little as $30 per one-hour session. Call our office to learn more.

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Contact Us

Here at Encouraging Hope Counseling, we believe that in order to live a truly fulfilled life, it is just as important to place a high priority on one’s mental health as it is for one’s physical health. Our counselors aim to provide the highest level of mental health care for anyone who is motivated to grow and better their life. Book a session today by clicking the link below.

Client Portal for Encouraging Hope Counseling LLC | TherapyPortal

Currently accepting new patients.

All other questions or concerns, please call or email our office directly. 

(636) 432-1992

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