About Us

Our Vision: Purposeful Counseling strives to enhance spirituality by providing mental health awareness and services. Purposeful Counseling will provide coaching and therapeutic services to adults on topics dealing with improving and establishing healthy relationships, managing anxiety and navigating pregnancy and postpartum for a more productive and healthy life.

Our Mission: Purposeful Counseling is a private practice that wants to heal and empower adults with anxiety, relationship issues, and through perinatal through therapeutic means and Christianity.  Purposeful Counseling strives to heighten the awareness of mental health within the Christian setting and to provide quality services to all individuals.

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Meet the Therapists of Purposeful Counseling

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Melissa Webb

My name is Melissa Webb and I grew up in church. Attended every Sunday, sang in the choir, active in the youth department and attended every church event. This has continued to this very day. My love of God and His people has drawn me to learn more about the human brain and behavior. After becoming a therapist, I would incorporate Christian teachings to treatment.  Those clients looked forward to therapy.

Session after session we would talk about their problem, how to cope and Christianity. Some sessions would even turn into Bible study. But I noticed something about each client. Not only did I see an improvement in the client’s mental state but I also saw growth and steadfastness in their spirituality. Psychology is a powerful tool by itself but adding that to the healing power of Jesus Christ made it more meaningful. Those sessions brought me to a powerful conclusion, that Christianity and psychology can live together, harmoniously, to help strengthen hurting individuals.

And thus, Purposeful Counseling was born to help individuals struggling to make sense of their situation and wanting to improve mentally, physically, emotionally, and spiritually. I wanted to create an organization that could hold space for people on multiple levels. 

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Missouri (license # 2015006074 exp. 6/30/2021) and Georgia (license # LPC011672 exp. 9/30/2022) and received my Master’s in Counseling from Lindenwood University in St. Charles, Mo. I am a Board Certified Telemental Health provider.

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Lacita Moody

Lacita Moody is a Pre-Licensed Professional in the State of Missouri. She has worked in both the hospital setting and a local non-profit setting in the Metro St. Louis area.

She has assisted in transforming the lives of women, men, and teens that have experienced emotional, sexual, and physical trauma. In addition, Lacita also loves working with depression, anxiety, creatives, and multicultural professionals. Her specialty is working specifically with those who have experienced traumatic levels of emotional and Narcissistic abuse by assisting
the client with unlearning deeply ingrained negative beliefs about themselves projected onto them by a toxic partner(s). Lacita is committed to helping her clients find their true purpose in life outside of trauma while instilling a strong sense of empowerment and autonomy.

She is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), Cognitive Processing, Trauma Focus-Cognitive Behavioral, and Person-Centered Therapies. She is also a member of The National Board for Certified Counselors and The EMDR International Association (EMDRIA). Lacita is also committed to serving those from various multicultural backgrounds and is dedicated to multicultural awareness. Her goal with every client is to provide them the tools necessary for them to thrive at their fullest capacity for years to come.

Lacita holds a Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Missouri-St. Louis. She is licensed in the state of Missouri (#2020004395).