Meet Our Team

Thoughts Out Loud Counseling is a multi-specialty, multi-disciplinary, and multicultural group practice

Jazell is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Missouri, mentor, and empowerment speaker. She believes that each person has the ability for growth, insight and change.

She has over 20 years of working with children, adolescents, teens, and adults, with specialties in trauma, ADHD, depression, anxiety, life transitions, social skills, gender and identity concerns, etc. She also plans to conduct self-care, mindfulness workshops, and run a LGBTQIA+ support group for parents.

A native of St. Louis, MO, she attended Lindenwood University where she received her Master’s in Professional and School Counseling in 1998.

She is heavily involved in community work. She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Inc., Gamma Omega Chapter, American Counseling Association, and St. Louis Suburban Counseling Association, Democratic Delegate for the Lewis and Clark Township, and Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis.

Specialties: Depression, ADHD, Social - Emotional, Life Changes, Behavior Regulation, Childhood Trauma

Populations: Children, Young Adults, LGBTQIA+

Jazell Dailey Thomas

Ericka is the owner and founder of Thoughts Out Loud Counseling, LLC. Her desire to start a private practice counseling company started upon completion of her bachelor’s degree in Health Care Management from Harris Stowe State University - St. Louis. She received her master’s degree in a dual track concentration of School Counseling (K-12) and Professional Counseling.  

She enjoys working with individuals who are experiencing life transition, grief, loss, relationship challenges, and divorce.  She is an EMDR-trained therapist and continuing towards certification. She is near completion of certification in Trauma-focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) in the State of Missouri. She has also completed Gottman Level 1 and 2 trainings.

In addition to providing counseling services, she provides consultation to therapists looking to add insurance paneling and start private practice. She is an approved supervisor for Provisionally Licensed Professional Counselors (PLPC) in the State of Missouri.

She is also pursuing her doctoral degree in Counselor Education at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, as well as a graduate certificate in Program Evaluation and Assessment.​

Specialties

  • EMDR

  • TF-CBT (Adolescents)

  • Life Transitions

  • Grief & Loss

Populations: Adolescents, Couples, Women

Ericka Cables (she/her)
MAC, LPC, NCC

Owner, Clinical Director

The Savvy Private Practice Practitioner

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Jazell is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Missouri, mentor, and empowerment speaker. She believes that each person has the ability for growth, insight and change.

She has over 20 years of working with children, adolescents, teens, and adults, with specialties in trauma, ADHD, depression, anxiety, life transitions, social skills, gender and identity concerns, etc. She also plans to conduct self-care, mindfulness workshops, and run a LGBTQIA+ support group for parents.

A native of St. Louis, MO, she attended Lindenwood University where she received her Master’s in Professional and School Counseling in 1998.

She is heavily involved in community work. She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Inc., Gamma Omega Chapter, American Counseling Association, and St. Louis Suburban Counseling Association, Democratic Delegate for the Lewis and Clark Township, and Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis.

Specialties:

  • Depression

  • ADHD/ADD

  • Social - Emotional

  • Life Changes

  • Behavior Regulation

  • Childhood Trauma

Populations: Children, Young Adults, LGBTQIA+

Jazell Dailey Thomas (she/her)
LPC, NCC, BC-TMH

Specialties

  • Anxiety

  • Stress

  • Life Transitions

  • PCIT-ED

Zori is a Provisional Licensed Professional Counselor and doctoral student at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. She received her bachelor's in Comparative Human Development from the University of Chicago in Chicago, IL, and her master's in Mental Health Counseling from Northwestern University, in Evanston, IL. 

As a mental health counselor, Zori believes counseling is an opportunity to collaboratively and safely explore patterns of behavior and thinking that occur in clients' relationship with themselves and others throughout their life. By becoming aware of these patterns, client's can learn healthier emotional and behavioral ways of interacting, as well as, how to advocate for themselves and their needs.

Zori has experience working with youth and adults from diverse populations on issues related to stress, anxiety, depression, relationships, life transitions, race, and LGBTQIA+ issues. She has also been trained in the emotional development model of Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT-ED), a parent-child centered therapy used to improve behavioral and socio-emotional problems in children between the ages of 3 to 6 years old. 


 

Populations: Adolescents, Young Adults, College Students, Women, LGBTQIA+

Zori Paul (she/her)
PLPC, NCC

Under supervision of Ericka Cables, MAC, LPC, NCC

LaWonda Swanigan (she/her)
PLPC

Under supervision of Courtney M. Graves, EdD, LPC, CRADC

LaWonda is a Provisional Licensed Professional Counselor in Missouri. She received her bachelor's in Criminal Justice and Corrections from Lindenwood University, and her master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Missouri Baptist University in St. Louis, MO. 
 

She is invested in helping people to discover a new outlook on their life. Her desire is to help people navigate their problems to understand how to better support self by making self care a top priority. 


LaWonda has over five years in the mental health field and two years working with individuals on relationship issues. She supports adults, couples and adolescents work through various concerns including relationship issues, domestic violence, anxiety and depression.
 

Specialties

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Relationship Issues

  • Intimate Partner Violence

Populations: Adolescents, Adults, Couples

Specialties

  • Anxiety

  • Stress

  • Life Transitions

  • PCIT-ED

Populations: Adolescents, Young Adults, Women, LGBTQIA+

Sierra is a counselor-in-training (soon-to-be provisionally licensed professional counselor). She received her bachelor’s in psychology and went on to get her master’s in professional counseling from Lindenwood University, in Belleville, IL.
     
Through collaboration and an integrative approach, she aims to guide you through the journey of healing. Sierra believes hope comes with increased awareness and insight into how we manage life’s hardships. This creates a pathway for wellness.

 

Sierra has over 6 years of experience working in the mental health field and has helped children, adolescents and adults. Throughout this time of helping people with issues such as eating disorders, self-harm, post traumatic stress disorder, autism spectrum disorder, attention deficit disorder and more, she has developed a passion for working with a variety of populations.

Specialties

  • ADHD/ADD

  • Eating Disorders

  • Depression

  • Self-harm

Populations: Children, Adolescents, Adults, 

Populations: Children, Adolescents

Sierra Muro (she/her)
CIT

Under supervision of Ericka Cables, MAC, LPC, NCC

Cedric Anderson

Mental Health Volunteer

Cedric joins Thoughts Out Loud Counseling LLC as a volunteer, under the supervision of founder, Ericka Cables. A Marine Veteran, having toured Iraq and several other parts of the globe, Cedric is passionate about mental health and an advocate for counseling. As a full-time employee for the Department of Transportation and a part-time student studying Psychology at Southwestern Illinois College, Cedric has several years of training, working on a ranch with therapy horses. Post graduation, he looks forward to expanding his work to African American youth, males, and veterans. His hope is that his presence will increase male representation and encourage more Black men to enter the counseling/therapy field.  

 

A native of Belleville, Illinois, Cedric believes in giving back to his community and that knowledge is the way to wealth and growth.

 

Cedric is involved at his church and enjoys water sports, bike riding, attending bible study, snowboarding, doing life with his girlfriend Sara and being with his dog Gigi.

Jessica is a Clinical Social Worker, licensed in Missouri and Illinois. She works as a School Social Worker, providing leadership in school discipline policies, mental health intervention, crisis management, and support services.

She is a member of the National Association of Social Workers and the School Social Worker Association of Missouri.

She obtained her bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Mizzou, and a master’s from the Brown School of Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis.

As a mentor, advocate, and therapist Jessica believes that counseling is a collaborative process and provides a safe, comfortable and supportive environment for clients to work out their challenges.

Jessica is a trained mental health professional devoted to working with children, adolescents, and teens on issues related to bullying, anger, hyperactivity, trauma, stress, anxiety, grief and loss, self-esteem, depression, suicide ideation, homelessness, sexuality, and social skills. Additionally, she coordinates community resources and addresses any other issues that may impede or inhibit client success.

Jessica Roberts, MSW, LCSW

School-based Counseling Consultant