Quesha Combs, MSW, LCSW
Quesha Combs is a licensed clinical social worker in the state of Missouri. She earned her Master of Social Work degree from Saint Louis University. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the University of Missouri-Columbia. Quesha has experience in providing trauma-focused individual, family, and group therapy to children, adolescents, and young adults as a school social worker and residential facility direct care worker. Additionally, Quesha has over two years of experience providing tele-mental health services. She has a profound skill set when it comes to working with youth that have behavioral concerns, a history of developmental trauma, issues related to foster care and adoption.
Quesha has received training in Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy, Brainspotting, and Trauma-Sensitive Yoga. She is continuing to develop her skills as an adoption competent therapist through activities such as the Training for Adoption Competency (TAC). She is passionate about bringing awareness and education to the importance of developmental trauma. Quesha is zealous in her pursuit of equity and inclusion for people of color and the LGBTQIA community.
Mary Beth Caires-Flannery, B.S.
Mary Beth Caires-Flannery is a graduate student in the Master of Social Work program at Missouri Baptist University. She also earned a dual Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology and Criminal Justice from Southern Illinois University -Edwardsville. She will be apart of the team from February 2021 to August 2021 while completing her foundation practicum.
Her research interests include reducing racial health disparities in mental health, suicide prevention, childhood trauma/PTSD, and criminal rehabilitation. After earning her MSW, Mary Beth wishes to advocate for the elimination of collateral consequences, help form programs for at-risk youth, decriminalize mental illness within the legal system, and help prior offenders break through the barriers of convictions and reintegrate into society.
During her practicum, Mary will develop group therapy curriculum for patients at risk of suicide due to having a chronic illness and/or chronic pain and co-facilitate group therapy sessions. Additionally, She will participate in fundraising for low cost mental health services and develop an affirming and allied community resource guide for LGBTQIA persons.