Our Team

Coping 4 Life is a community resource for anyone who finds themselves struggling to get through the days. From peer support groups to individual or family counseling in diverse areas, such as grief and loss, parenting, growing up, anger, anxiety, depression, suicide, coping, trauma, and many others. With a commitment to accessible resources and overcoming the barriers to mental health resources, Coping 4 Life is a blend of private practice and non-profit community support with offices in Breese, IL and St. Louis, MO.

Kris Fulkerson

Email:  coping4life@gmail.com
Phone:  618-830-5312

Certifications & Professional Memberships:
Certified Clinical Trauma Professional
Certified Suicide Prevention Trainer
NASW Member

Kris is the founder and lead counselor of Coping 4 Kids, started in 2007.  She has received extensive training in grief and trauma, children’s and adolescents’ mental health needs, and suicide prevention. In addition, Kris has presented both nationally and locally about children’s grief and loss, suicide prevention, and self-care.
On a personal level, two of Kris’ six kids have special needs, so she is familiar with the daily challenges of advocating for her kids’ needs, providing safety during emotional breakdowns, and managing to keep herself sane. Beyond her calling to help people, Kris kayaks, travels, raises her small army and genuinely finds her happiness in little things.

Beth Ricciardi

Email: beth@kaleidicounseling.com
Phone:  618-570-2090

Certifications & Professional Memberships:
Certified Clinical Trauma Professional
NASW Member

Beth is the founder and lead counselor of Kaleidi Counseling & Consulting, LLC.  A Certified Clinical Trauma Professional with extensive training in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Beth has a flexible and adaptive clinical perspective, working with people of all ages through issues stemming from grief, loss, trauma, anxiety, family conflicts and coping skills.  Additionally, Beth is the Director of Experience Camps for Grieving Boys & Girls in San Diego, California, and a Clinical Team Member with Experience Camps for Grieving Boys & Girls in Oakland, Maine and has over fifteen years of experience in Community Relations. In her free time, she enjoys soaking up sunshine, spending time with family & friends, yoga, and laughing every single day at the antics of her dog, Nolan.

Brie Overton

Email: brie.blu@gmail.com  
Phone:  314-221-2964

Certifications & Professional Memberships:
Certified Clinical Trauma Professional
Association for Death Education & Counseling
National Alliance for Grieving Children

Brianne is a doctoral student at the University of Missouri – St. Louis in the Department of Counseling and Family Therapy, where she educates master and doctoral level students on grief-specific issues in counseling. Brianne is a Licensed Professional Counselor who works with individuals, couples, and families. She specializes in anticipatory loss, grief and bereavement, life transitions, and working with underserved populations. She is an active member of the Association for Death Education and Counseling and the National Alliance for Grieving Children. Brianne is the Founder of BLU – Bereavement, Life, & U, which offers comprehensive death education services and community outreach and support to grieving families affected by change and loss. She coordinates outreach opportunities in Missouri and Illinois through Heartlinks Grief Center.  Brianne also volunteers at bereavement camps with Annie’s Hope and Experience Camps throughout the summers.

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