Sterling Webster, Intern

We all have a need to be seen and heard, to be met where we are. Unfortunately, far too often, life doesn’t end up that way. We are left to handle significant life challenges and big emotions on our own and feel the weight of our own inadequacies when we struggle to do so. We are meant to live and flourish in relationship with other people, and that is also where we can find the most significant healing and change. For this reason, I prioritize creating an emotionally and relationally safe environment where you can be met with empathy and compassion. I value walking alongside others in order to help them gain clarity and achieve their goals. Whatever you are bringing into the counseling room, I look forward to meeting you and hearing your story.

I work with individual adult men and women as well as adolescents aged 12 and up. While I am glad to accept clients with a variety of backgrounds and stories, I have a heart for caring for those who care for others, including ministry professionals and missionaries. Having grown up in a pastor’s family, along with my own experience of serving in a ministry context, I am well acquainted with the ups and downs of being called to serve others. Additionally, I have a passion for supporting survivors of abuse and trauma, as well as those grappling with issues of gender and sexuality.

I am currently pursuing both a Master of Divinity as well as a Master of Arts in Counseling degree at Covenant Seminary. Prior to pursuing counseling training, I have had experience working with both college students as well as children in grades K-12.

I am primarily from the Washington, D.C. area, but throughout my life I have spent time in Virginia, Texas, and Tennessee. Before moving to St. Louis in 2020, I most recently lived in New York City, where I worked for a campus ministry serving students at several universities across the city. While I like the hustle and bustle of East coast cities, I have appreciated my time in the Midwest so far and have thoroughly enjoyed all that St. Louis has to offer.

I have an undergraduate degree in Music (Vocal Performance), and I sing professionally with a few choral ensembles in the St. Louis area. Music has always been a passion of mine, and I believe that creative expression is a major contributor toward mental and emotional health.

When I’m not in class, rehearsal, or in session, you can find me going for walks through St. Louis’ many parks, catching a movie with friends, or trying out different bakeries and coffee shops around the city.

If you are considering counseling, you can call 314.887.7706.

Supervised by Sabrina Hickel, MA, LPC, NCC (License #2009029324)