Our Staff

Karen MacCausland

Karen MacCausland

M.S.W. Licensed Clinical Social Worker | Bachelor of Science in English, Central Connecticut State University |

M.SW. George Warren Brown School of Social Work

Founder of Families in Focus

Karen has 25 years of experience in family, individual, and couple therapy. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in English at Central Connecticut State University and completed her Master’s degree in social work from Washington University’s George Warren Brown School of Social Work. She earned certification in marriage and family therapy from the Menninger Clinic. She is also a Gottman Seven Principles Program Educator.

Karen is a humorous and dynamic speaker. She has presented seminars and conducted workshops on a variety of subjects and has lectured at several universities and regional conferences. Also, she has published articles in local newspapers, appeared on local television, and authored children’s programs in self-esteem and abuse prevention while working in local agencies. Previous work includes directing a 24-bed psychiatric unit for adults at a local hospital, drug/alcohol counseling for a school-based hospital program, serving as a clinician and clinical supervisor at a non-profit local mental health agency, and teaching high school English for six years. Karen and her husband, Norm, have been married for 30 years and have two grown sons.

Appointments daily; first at 8:00 a.m. and last at 5:00 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, and Friday, and 7:00 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday.

Linda Luecke

Linda Luecke

M.A. Licensed Professional Counselor, Lindenwood University | B.A. Washington University

Linda graduated from Lindenwood University in 1995 with a Master of Arts in Professional Counseling. She also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Washington University. Linda has been counseling individuals, couples, and families since 1997. Her counseling experience includes a former private practice in St. Louis, counseling with school-age children and their families, working as an employment counselor for the State of Missouri, and a contract therapist for Catholic Family Services and In-Glo Christian Counseling.

Her theoretical orientation is a combination of cognitive-behavioral, existential, and spiritual approaches in treating a variety of issues. Issues she has experience working with include generalized anxiety, depression, bereavement, co-dependency, anger and stress management, and communication problems with couples and families.

Her accomplishments include serving as a secretary of Chi Sigma Iota (honorary society for counseling graduates), receiving an outstanding achievement award and director’s recognition in the St. Louis County Probation and Parole Job Placement Program, spending two months in Kenya working with business owners and social service employees, and volunteering at Powell Terrace Food Pantry, Food Outreach, Toys for Tots, and Life Crisis Services.

When Linda is not counseling, she is parenting her five year old son, and enjoys attending sports events with her husband, Ken, reading, having lunch with her girlfriends, cooking and experimenting with new recipes.  She is also working on a children’s book.

Margaret Cook

Margaret Cook

M.Ed., Licensed Professional Counselor | B.S. Psychology, Lindenwood University

Margaret has been helping individuals, couples, and families adjust to changes and reach their potential for over twenty-five years. Margaret uses a variety of approaches in therapy to empower clients for healing and growth. Parents often seek consultation and independent evaluation regarding educational needs for students and Margaret is able to assess and interpret a wide variety of standard assessments. Margaret provides inter-generational counseling or coaching with sensitivity to the elderly, caregivers, and children. She sees the contemporary pressing issues for many families as invitations for families to learn together.

In addition to providing counseling, she consults with organizations to foster healthy relationships and adapt processes to achieve outcomes. She has written several E-books that are available through Amazon.com. Almost anyone can benefit from life coaching with Margaret. Career coaching offers people at any stage of their career the opportunity to focus on effective planning and goal attainment when the market is competitive and the economic landscape is challenging. Margaret organizes some career services into group teleconferences. Families in Focus offers employers contracts for service for employees when there are significant organizational changes and in the event employees are let go. Employers may contract for one employee or for large groups.

Margaret provides seminars and group experiences and welcomes opportunities to help established organizations navigate the interpersonal difficulties that times of change and stress often magnify. Margaret has experience in corporate, not for profit and educational settings professionally helping people become more effective.

Appointments available evenings and Saturday afternoons.


Kenneth Barrett

M.S.W. Licensed Clinical Social Worker

M.S.W. George Warren Brown School of Social Work

Washington University

Post-Graduate M.S.W. Fellowship, Yale Child Study, New Haven, CT

Ken has been providing outpatient counseling for twenty-five years, working with children, teens, and adults/couples to address such issues as depression, anxiety, Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, and trauma. Ken assesses teens and adults for addictions such as alcoholism and marijuana abuse, and has had a great deal of experience with working with teens who are exhibiting acting-out type of behaviors at home and in school.

Mary Wenom

Mary Wenom

Licensed Clinical Social Worker | B.S.W. Edinboro University, Edinboro, PA | M.S.W. George Warren Brown School of Social Worker, Washington University

Mary has had a wide variety of experiences in the mental health field, both as a counselor and as a caseworker.  Her work as a counselor began in 2000, first at Catholic Family Counseling and later at the Hyland Behavioral Health Counseling Center at St. Anthony’s Medical Center, both in St. Louis County.  She also maintained a private practice.  Her work during this time addressed life adjustment disorders, chemical dependency recovery, and depression and anxiety outpatient counseling, giving her a rich base of experience from which to address families and individuals in need.  Mary is also skilled in conducting play therapy for children between ages 4 and 11 and groups that focus on chronic pain in adults.

Prior to earning her M.S.W., Mary did extensive work with families in crisis, providing intensive casework when special parenting skills were needed because of physical and/or mental developmental delays in young children.

A mother of three grown children, Mary enjoys outdoor activities in her spare time.