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Meet Our Team.

Thoughts Out Loud Counseling is a multi-specialty, multi-disciplinary, and multicultural group practice. We strive to​:

  • Create a safe, supportive, non-judgmental space where you can process your thoughts out loud

  • Provide optimal mental well-being and education services at affordable rates

  • Examination of cultural influences to effectively deliver culturally responsive mental well-being and education services

  • Being present in the community we serve

  • Building lasting community partnerships


Meet Dr. Ericka Cables.

Ericka is the Owner/Clinical Director of Thoughts Out Loud Counseling and Licensed Professional Counselor in Missouri. 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. Most recently, she received her doctoral degree in Counselor Education from the University of Missouri - St. Louis.

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.

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

Meet Dr. Zori Paul.

Zori is a Provisional Licensed Professional Counselor (under the supervision of Ericka Cables, PhD, LPC, NCC). 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. She recently completed her doctoral degree in Counselor Education at the University of Missouri - St. Louis.

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. 

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. 

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Meet Jessica Hughes.

Jessica is a Provisional Licensed Professional Counselor (under the supervision of Ericka Cables, PhD, MAC, LPC, NCC) in Missouri. She received her bachelor’s in psychology and in criminal justice in 2016 from National University, and her master’s in professional counseling in 2018 from Lindenwood University-St Charles, MO. Jessica is currently pursuing her Doctor of Social Science degree in prevention science from Wilmington University.

Jessica believes in a relational, strengths-based approach to therapy. Her empathy and
warmth help to create a safe, nonjudgmental space where clients can process and heal. She has
a particular interest in working with survivors of all forms of trauma, including witnessing or experiencing violence, complicated grief, abuse, and sexual trauma. When providing support and counseling to help clients effectively address personal life challenges, her eclectic approach includes psychodynamic cognitive behavioral techniques, behavioral neuroscience, and real-life experiences; with an eye toward how people can use their support system, community
resources, mindfulness and newly learned skills to live the kind of life they envision for themselves.

Jessica has experience in the areas of anxiety, depression, self-esteem, PTSD, dissociative disorders, trauma, conduct disorders, anger, substance use, life transitions, and relational problems. She is passionate about helping individuals, families, and relationships of
any kind to help people more wholly connect with themselves and others.

Meet Ashlyn Latham.

Ashlyn is a Provisional Licensed Professional Counselor (under the supervision of Ericka Cables, PhD, MAC, LPC, NCC) in Missouri). She earned her bachelor's degree in Psychology from Oral Roberts University and her Master's of Education in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from University of Missouri - St. Louis.


Ashlyn is a client advocate who loves to support her clients in finding the strength and boldness within themselves. She is warm and mindful to follow the client's lead. She uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy techniques to assist clients in recognizing negative thinking patterns.


Ashlyn welcomes clients of any age, however, she specializes in working with children, young adults, and families. She has extensive training in Child Centered Play Therapy and fully trained in Filial Therapy, which are typically used for young children and families. She also has extensive experience in anxiety, ASD, anger/impulsive behavior, ODD, depression, DMDD, grief, self-harm, self-esteem, and trauma


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We understand not everyone has affordable health insurance . Whether you have a high deductible, underinsured, or uninsured,  we offer low-cost cash pay rates to all.

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