Our Team

Wright Choice Counseling

We offer therapy in a beautifully renovated office space to those in the Vandalia, IL area and online. Our licensed social workers and mental health counselors provide services to children and adults through a variety of specialties. We even have a therapy dog, Drew, who happens to be hypoallergenic, a very good boy, and a real therapeutic presence!

We are a faith-based Christian practice, but you don’t need to be a believer to find a connection with one of our counselors. We believe that healing can come from many sources – whether it is through your faith, your relationships, your service to others, or counseling itself. Take a look at our counselors and reach out to us today to get started on your healing journey.

Jessica Wright

WHO: Licensed Clinical Social Worker; EMDR level 1 & 2 therapist; Gottman level 3 therapist pending certification; Emotionally Focussed Therapy (EFT)

WHAT: Couples therapy, Therapy for First Responders, Trauma/PTSD, and Christian Counseling

I have faith that you can get through terribly awful things. This is a season—you will get to the next season eventually.

As the founder of Wright Choice Counseling, I look forward to meeting you and seeing if I am the right fit for your counseling needs! It's very important to me that we keep an open dialogue about how you are progressing and how I can adjust your services to better meet your needs.

Here is a little bit about me. I have two little kids and I’m married to a military man. I love going to float tanks, saunas, and hot yoga as well as knitting blankets and practicing my faith. I went through awful burnout and left a 150k-per-year career as a first responder before becoming a therapist. I believe my pain was part of my greater purpose, since it has helped others know that they can overcome burnout, too.

People tell me everything and there is nothing you can say that will shock me! I use my intuition in counseling, helping you understand the deeper emotional issues that have been left unsaid.

Kaitlyn Eade

WHO:  MA – Masters of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling; LPC – Licensed Professional Counselor; NCC – National Certified Counselor

WHAT: Play Therapy, Neuro-informed Counseling, Faith-based Counseling, Couples

Healing is not linear.

My philosophy in counseling is to meet you where you are, whether you’re completely new to therapy or  you’ve tried everything under the sun before. We’ll build a treatment plan using methods that best fit your needs and long-term goals.

My main goal is to take a neuro-informed approach to better identify the different areas in the brain that may be miscommunicating and work to assist you in rewiring those neuronal connections. This work helps with understanding the gap between your brain and your behavior.

I also utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Solution-focused approaches, and trauma-informed approaches in my work. As a therapist, I won't try to “fix you,” give you advice, or tell you what to do. I am here to remind you that you are not broken and you need a safe space to access your own wisdom. You are the expert on your own life and I am here to collaborate with you on how to make the hard stuff easier to sit with.

If you want to know a little about me, my values are God, family, self-care… and CrossFit!

Katrina Schoenfeld, Clinical Director

WHO:  Masters in Social Work; Licensed Social Worker; LMSW Licensed Master Social Worker; EMDR level 1 & 2 therapist

WHAT: Trauma, Sandtray Therapy, Play Therapy techniques, Attachment Theory, ADHD Counseling

I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become. – Carl Jung

Whatever your circumstances, your pain and experiences matter and you deserve a safe space to heal. I strive to provide an environment of validation and comfort in my therapy practice, while also providing opportunities that support renewed perspectives.

To me, the client-therapist relationship is the most important factor in healing as you are the expert in your own life. It is critical to me to ensure you feel you are progressing, and that our sessions provide opportunities for transformative growth.

I have over five years of experience as a mental health specialist working with children, teens, and adults in the Vandalia, IL area. My specialties include trauma therapy and ADHD counseling and I bring an attachment-focused perspective into therapy, focusing on how relationships can assist in a child’s social and emotional development. At the same time, I like to make counseling fun and engaging for children, as I offer sandtray therapy and play therapy as well.

In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my husband and twins, grabbing coffee from local shops, and watching reality TV shows!

Lindsey Sigrist (Administrator)

WHO:  My role at Wright Choice Counseling is mainly office-related work…phones, consultations, billing, social media, reaching out to clients and potential clients, sending feedback forms to clients, assisting with scheduling appointments, and anything else in between!

WHAT: I love working with people and I enjoy helping Jessica keep things organized within the business. I have my fair share of experience getting mental health treatment so I feel that I add comfort and relatability when communicating with clients.

I strive to make people feel seen and heard when they reach out to us. Seeking out counseling can be hard, so I provide everyone with a warm welcome and make sure they know they are important to us.

Reach Out To Us To Connect With One Of Our Therapists

Whether you are a stressed-out first responder who needs some relief or a couple who is having trouble finding the balance in their lives while supporting their union, we have counselors who can fit your needs. We have services for every member of your family and can help you get through this difficult time. For those seeking a counselor in the Vandalia, IL area or online, reach out to Wright Choice Counseling at (618) 699-8874 for a free, 15-minute consultation.

* Additionally, we offer a discounted half-rate for any private-pay first responders who reach out to us!