Hi everyone! My name is Jo Ellen, but I also go by Jo. I am originally from a small town an hour west of St. Louis called Washington. I transferred down to Missouri State University as a junior and I have my Bachelors of Science in Child and Family Development with an Emphasis in Family Studies. I am currently in pursuit of my Masters degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I have many years of experiences working with children in various professional settings and because of this I know I want to work with children. I am also up for the challenge with working with other populations of individuals as I know I can learn from every single one. 

 I lost my father unexpectedly two and a half years ago. This was a very hard time for my family and I. I still  think about him like crazy every single day. I am an avid St. Louis Cardinals and Blues fan and love to watch sports with my boyfriend. In my free time, I love to practice yoga and meditation. I like this because it keeps me present and in the moment. I love adventuring to new places when time and money permits me. I also enjoy anything dealing with water whether its boating, water sports, fishing or just swimming. Fun fact: I have been on a couple deep sea fishing trips with my family and absolutely loved the whole experience.  

Email: info@touchstonehelping.com
Phone: 417-581-6911 (office)
Fax: 417-581-6901 (office)
Self Pay Rate: $25

Low cost self pay options are available for those experiencing financial hardship. Please contact our front office for details. 

Jo Ellen Strode, MSU Mental

Health Counseling Intern



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