Staff

Peggy Hughes, M.Ed, LPC

phughes.genesis@gmail.com | 314-496-7752

Past President of the Missouri Mental Health Counselor’s Association (MMHCA)


“How precious to me are your thoughts, oh God! How vast is the sum of them!” Psalm 139:17

Peggy Hughes is a Licensed Professional Counselor and the co-founder of Genesis.  She  holds a Masters of Education in Counseling from the University of Missouri-St. Louis (UMSL).and completed 2 undergraduate degrees from William Jewell College in Psychology and also, Business Administration. She also completed certification as a Christian Conciliator through PeaceMakers Ministry. Peggy is also a Counseling Supervisor.

Peggy is a speaker and an award winning author of the book, "Getting To The Heart Of Your Child" which is available for purchase on this website and Amazon.

Previous work experience includes 5 years of law enforcement, and birth parent counselor. Peggy began counseling in 2002 and specializes in marriage and family therapy including parenting issues. She also specializes in Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Besides the one hour counseling approach, she does a lot of work with highly conflicted marriages and other relationships through an intensive counseling and conciliation format.

Peggy also works with a number of issues including infidelity, depression, anxiety, spiritual issues, life transition issues and conflict resolution.

She has served as President for the Missouri Mental Health Counselor’s Association ( MMHCA).

Peggy and her daughter, Stephanie Read are certified through EAGALA to use horses in Equine Assisted Counseling and Equine Assisted Learning. Please check this program out on this website.

Peggy enjoys traveling and speaking on her book as well as various topics including biblical peacemaking, marriage and relationship issues. She has been married for over 30 years and has 2 grown children.

Peggy has locations in St. Louis County, Hillsboro and Arnold, MO.

 
Dave Holden, M.Div., MAC, LPC

dholden.genesis@gmail.com | 314-477-4541


“One thing I ask of the Lord, this is what I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the Lord and to seek him in his temple.” Psalm 27:4

Dave holds a Master of Divinity (‘94) and a Master of Arts in Counseling (‘96) from Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri, and is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Missouri.  Dave also has extensive training in the area of biblical peacemaking and does mediation work in the areas of marriage, family, churches, and ministries in conflict.  One of Dave’s gifts and passions is to help individuals gain life changing insight to their situation and life through God’s timeless and relevant Word, considering their life from a fresh perspective.

Dave has been in practice since 1996 and works with many issues such as, depression, stress and anxiety, anger, spiritual issues, identity issues, relationship issues, addictions, grief, and life transition issues.  Dave also does extensive work with marriage counseling and has a heart for reconciling, healing, and restoring marriages and families in conflict.  Dave also specializes in working with pastors and ministry workers who are experiencing, stress, burnout, and ministry transition issues.  Dave’s approach is to graciously meet people where they are at, seek to genuinely understand their situation and world, and help them make positive and foundational life changes.

Dave has developed many classes that he teaches on biblically based topics such as contentment, marriage, relationships, and biblical peacemaking.  Dave has also created a marriage seminar based on his own unique material that he likes to travel and present to couples to help them gain practical and helpful information on marriage and relationships.  Dave also has a Premarital Counseling Program he offers and does extensive work in helping couples get a solid start in marriage.  Dave is married and has two teenage children.  Dave enjoys music, reading, ice-hockey, fishing, camping, traveling, playing his guitar, and hanging out with his wife and two children.



Amanda Lynn

alynn.genesis@gmail.com | 314-266-8315


“Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him and he will do this: He will make your righteous reward shine like the dawn, your vindication like the noonday sun.” Psalm 37:5-6


Amanda Lynn is a Provisional Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Missouri. She received her Masters of Education in Counseling from the University of Missouri-St. Louis and has a dual Bachelor of Science degree in both Psychology and Family Studies from Union University in Tennessee.


Amanda has a passion for working with young people and children who are struggling with finding their identity in Christ. Encouraging and helping others resolve life issues that impact them emotionally and spiritually is something she cares deeply about.  She specializes in working with those experiencing life transitions, relational difficulties, depression, grief and loss, and other psychological and spiritual issues. Her work with individuals caught in the cycle of self-harm as they seek safety and healing is something she sees as a dire need in the world today.


Amanda also designed a leadership group for young women enabling them to develop the tools which will equip them to see themselves as the leaders they are. This group is rooted in scripture and builds on the foundational truth that all people are image-bearers of God and endowed with dignity and purpose.


Previously, Amanda worked as a counselor for teenage girls who have survived human trafficking.  Her interest in working with these young women began when she was working in India and Africa with vulnerable populations.


Amanda enjoys traveling, writing and spending time with her family and friends.


She is available to counsel at our main office in St. Louis County office as well as in Arnold.



St. Louis County Office
745 Craig Rd
Suite 212
Creve Coeur, MO 63141

314.801.7995
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