Beth has a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Illinois. Prior to receiving her Master’s Degree, she served as a Case Manager for Foster Children and families in crisis. For the past nine years, she has served as a School Social Worker, helping students reach their fullest potential inside and outside of school. She has worked with students in special education and those in an alternative, behavioral school settings. She also helps parents understand what their children are experiencing and gives helpful advice on how to best help their children at home. Beth believes that therapy is a starting point on the journey of healing. The loving adults surrounding a child are very instrumental in helping them continue to thrive.
Beth specializes in helping children and adolescents develop coping skills to help navigate their world. She has extensive training and experience working with Trauma, Social Skills, Anger Management, Emotional Regulation, Executive Functioning, Attention Deficit Disorder, Anxiety, Depression, and Self- Injury. Beth is able to meet children at their level and build upon their own skills and strengths. She will use whichever therapeutic intervention the child responds best to. In therapy, one size does not fit all. Children respond well to Beth’s honest and straight-forward therapeutic approach. She often uses humor to break down barriers and build rapport with kids.
Beth is an Effingham native. She did leave the area for several years to attend college but returned to be close to her family and friends. She is married to Kevin Stundon and has a four-year-old daughter, Ava. In her limited spare time, Beth enjoys spending time with her family and friends.