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Confidential and Professional Service

Cornerstone Counseling was established to provide quality mental health services in a confidential private practice setting. We have earned a reputation as a leader in quality mental health services in the local communities, and will continue to strive to maintain this high level of excellence. Cornerstone is committed to working efficiently with medical care providers, community agencies, and other organizations to coordinate comprehensive services and treatment.

Payment Methods

Cornerstone Counseling accepts several forms of payment for your convenience. As well as filing with most insurance providers, we also accept MasterCard and Visa, as well as health savings cards at all locations. If you need to set up a payment plan, our friendly staff will be happy to assist you.

Our Staff Directory

Steven B Adams, Psy.D.

Dr.Steven Adams is a Clinical Psychologist with over 25 years of experience. After completing a master’s degree at the University of Houston he received his doctorate degree in clinical psychology from Western Seminary in Portland, OR. His internship in clinical psychology was completed at the Minirth-Meier Clinic in Dallas. At the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston he completed a post-doctoral fellowship in clinical child psychology. Dr. Adams practiced as a psychologist for ten years in Houston, Texas prior to moving to Missouri in 1999. Since that time he and his wife, Carolyn, have practiced in Missouri. Services offered by Dr. Adams include psychological testing and psychotherapy with children, teens and adults.

Shannon Martin, MS, LPC

Shannon received her master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Evangel University and is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She became a therapist to help people navigate their complex world, improve their mental health, and experience joy-filled lives. She utilizes clinically tested and evidence-based interventions and believes in a holistic approach to mental health and that all areas of one’s life are interconnected. Research shows that unhealthy relationships and traumatic events can cause emotional and physical stress, whereas healthy relationships and emotional healing can enhance and improve overall well-being. Shannon offers therapy for individuals, relationships, ADHD, and families of various ages (i.e., children, adolescents, adults, and older individuals). Some typical focus areas are anxiety, depression, stress, grief, anger, relationship issues, mental health disturbances, ruptured attachment, adoption preparation and adjustment, developmental trauma, adult trauma, and substance abuse. Shannon is an EMDR and Brainspotting (BSP) trained clinician. These treatment modalities allow for resolving trauma and negative core beliefs about self and the environment within a fraction of the time it takes standard talk therapy, bringing faster relief and less financial burden to the client.


Shannon enjoys time with her husband, grown children, grandchildren, family, and friends. She delights in being creative and has a great affection for animals.

Diane White, M.A., LPC

Diane is a Licensed Professional Counselor with almost twenty years of experience in Christian counseling of children, adolescents, couples and families. Diane completed her undergraduate work through Drury University in 2003 where she received a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology as well as Sociology. Two years later she obtained a Master’s Degree in Counseling psychology through Webster University. She began working as a Licensed Professional Counselor in Waynesville, Missouri after graduation and in 2010 she opened her own Christian Counseling office in Houston, Missouri. Diane joined Cornerstone Counseling in 2012 as an independent contractor. She currently performs psychological evaluations and testing. Diane has been married to her husband Jamie for twenty-four years. They have three adult children.

Sara Thompson, MS, LPC, NCC

Sara earned her master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Evangel University and is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She is also trained in psychological testing. Her areas of expertise include anxiety, depression, ADHD, relationship issues and adjustment disorder. Sara understands the importance of taking a holistic approach to mental health and wellness. She is passionate about helping individuals, couples and families improve their overall well-being by addressing not just their mental health concerns, but also their physical, emotional and spiritual needs. This approach recognizes that mental health is an integral part of overall wellness and that it is important to take care of the whole person to achieve optimal health.

Using evidence-based practices, Sara helps clients develop the skills they need to manage stress, overcome obstacles and achieve their goals. Her approach is client-centered, meaning that each client’s unique needs and goals are taken into consideration when developing a treatment plan. Whether working with clients on a short-term or long-term basis, Sara is committed to providing compassionate, effective care that promotes wellness and fosters personal growth.

Carolyn Adams, MSW, LCSW

Carolyn is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with twenty-one years of experience in providing counseling to children, adolescents and adults using a holistic approach. She completed a master’s degree in clinical social work at the University of Houston. Carolyn specializes in working with children and families, Christian counseling, attachment issues, behavioral issues in children, adoption, parenting, abuse, and women’s issues. She has specialized training in working with children and families using play therapy. Carolyn is also a registered nurse.

Christy Maher, PsyD, LPC

Christy received her undergraduate degree from Christopher Newport University in Early Childhood Psychology. After completing her Bachelor degree she continued her education, receiving her Masters and Doctoral degrees in Clinical Psychology from Regent University. For three years during her doctoral training she worked with children, adolescents and adults in individual and family sessions. After graduating, she moved to Georgia and worked at a therapeutic boarding school for two years as an Associate Director of Counseling. In 2007 she moved to Missouri where she furthered her experience working with adolescents and their families that struggle with attachment, trauma and mood regulation issues. She joined Cornerstone Counseling in 2013.

Come Visit Us At Any Of Our Locations

Please call us at (417) 888-3012 for information and directions.

Osage Beach

3736B Osage Beach Pwky
Osage Beach, Missouri 65065

Some services are offered at
408 Washington Ave,
West Plains, MO 65775


2200 E. Sunshine, Suite 303
Springfield, Missouri 65804

St. Louis

13610 Barrett Office Dr,

Suite 104 Ballwin, MO 63021

Cape Girardeau

1705 Main St,

Scott City, MO 63780

Call Us:


Springfield Office: (417) 888-3012

St. Louis Office: (314) 677-1315

Osage beach Office: (573) 346-9855

Cape Girardeau Office: (573) 346-9855

Open Hours

Mon-Fri 08:00 AM - 6:00 PM

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