Restoring Health - Mind and Body

At CORE Services, you will receive hands-on treatment with the same physical therapist for your entire appointment. With this consistent approach we are better able to understand your body and your concerns. We take a holistic perspective when evaluating your issues and developing a comprehensive treatment plan. As your health improves, our one-on-one approach enables us to adapt your program to meet your evolving needs and goals.

 

Counseling, biofeedback and neurofeedback services can act as a complement to physical therapy or as an individual service. When used in conjunction with physical therapy, we can help you gain a better understanding of your body, observe problematic tendencies, and fine-tune restorative behaviors. As a stand-alone treatment, we can help patients acquire insight into the processes happening in their minds and body and use this powerful tool to help restore their overall health.

 

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Meet the Staff

Mark Murray, LPC, BCB


Mark Murray is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Missouri since 1991 and a Board Certified Biofeedback Practitioner since 1981. He completed his B.A. in Psychology and a minor in Sociology from Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville in 1975. In March of 1979, he received another minor in Biology and his Master of Science in Counselor Education in 1980, again from Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville. Mark earned his National Certification in 1981 from the Biofeedback Certification Institute of America in Louisville, Kentucky. Mark has been working with biofeedback techniques with individuals for physical problems, migraines, exercise, sleep management, and anxiety. He has had extensive experience in teaching relaxation and stress management techniques to individuals and groups, giving workshops to (then) McDonnell-Douglas, various schools and churches in St. Charles, MO and in-services to area hospitals. Mark was at St. Louis University Hospital for 10 years, where he worked as a Bio Behavioral Therapist in the department of Behavioral Medicine/Psychiatry and later at SSM Rehab with chronic pain patients. Mark has used his educational and professional expertise to help others grow and teaching them to reduce/deal with their problems in a healthier way. He has, through his skills and knowledge of relaxation, biofeedback, and most recently, his study of neurofeedback, been able to build a foundation for helping others with problems that they have not been able to find help for from other sources. Mark’s professional objective has always been to “see new ideas born and to help them grow along with the concepts already there.” Now, 30 years later, this is still Mark’s objective as he is continuing his training with new treatment techniques. Mark has worked in the greater St. Louis area since 1980.




Julie Hereford, DPT, Owner


Dr. Julie Hereford is the president and co-founder of CORE Services in St. Louis, Missouri. She is a Doctor of Physical Therapy with more than 25 years of experience in physical therapy practice and teaching. Dr. Julie has specialized in manual and manipulative therapy and orthopedics. She has practiced in multiple areas of physical therapy such as sports medicine (including work with a professional baseball team), work injury management, multidisciplinary chronic pain management, treatment of temporomandibular joint dysfunction, and women’s health. Dr. Hereford has taught many courses for physical therapy and anatomy, both at the University level and for continuing education. She enjoys working with patients day to day as well as teaching and learning from other medical professionals. Dr. Julie Hereford graduated from St. Louis University with a BS in Physical Therapy and a Master of Science in Research from the Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology in 1989. As part of this program, she performed original research comparing the effect of ultrasound, intra-articular injection and phonophoresis on the morphology of articular cartilage and other joint structures which was presented at state, national and international conferences. Dr. Hereford completed a Doctorate in Physical Therapy and was named the Graduate with Distinction for her work in that program. In addition to national and state PT organizations, Dr. Hereford is a member of Sigma Xi Research Society and served on the Executive Board of Occupational Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation Society. She lectures frequently to colleagues and community groups. Course presentations have included a variety of manual therapy technique courses, basic science review courses and anatomical dissection courses. In her private life Dr. Hereford enjoys time with her family, especially with her son, Henry. She is an avid knitter and reader and can often be found reading the latest professional journals as well as American history, especially as it pertains to native cultures, the “Old West” and the American Civil War.




Mary Rollins, DPT


Mary attended Washington University physical therapy school and has been practicing since 1980. Her last several years she has worked in an outpatient setting with orthopedic and neurological patients. Mary also works with female patients experiencing pelvic floor dysfunction. Mary is passionate about learning and utilizing the latest researched techniques to help her patients achieve their goals. Mary takes an integrated approach to treatment and has experience in postural restoration methods for treating chronic pain, spinal and TMJ syndromes.




Holly Webb, PTA


Holly is a Physical Therapy Assistant. After clinical internships at Villages of St. Peters, King Sports & Rehabilitation, & outpatient physical therapy at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, she graduated last year from St. Louis College of Health Careers. She achieved academic honors from her college. Holly has interest and experience, as an assistant, in gate training, balance/ coordination, and neuromuscular re-education. She joined CORE Services this year. Holly is a strong advocate for Gateway for Hope. There was an article and video interview of Holly for that organization. She continues to donate her experience through public speaking engagements for Gateway for Hope. Holly is a long-standing member of her church. When not at work, she enjoys the quality time with her children, friends, and family. You can find her outdoors hiking and other exercises.




Gregory Mebruer, LPC


Gregory is a Licensed Professional Counselor. He earned his Master’s in Counseling from the University of Missouri-St. Louis School of Education. Gregory has worked with children, adolescents, and families during his seventeen year career. He worked for several private agencies specializing in the preservation of the family unit through direct counseling and care with individual families. This experience also allowed him to work directly with schools, government agencies, court systems, medical care professionals, private agencies, and community resources. Gregory enjoys constantly learning new modalities and strategies to help his clients. He is certified in EMDR, a specialized tool to treat trauma. He will complete a 300 hour training for trauma, attachment and development issues through the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute (SPI). Gregory is also working on completing his board certification in biofeedback and neurofeedback. In his private practice, Gregory draws on his experience and training to work with children, adolescents and adults, particularly in the areas of trauma, behavioral problems, abuse, anger, ADHD, depression, etc. Gregory also leads groups in anger management, parenting classes, etc. He loves meeting new people and helping them improve their relationships and ability to enjoy their lives. Gregory Mebruer, LPC is in network with Medicaid, Anthem, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Mercy, MH Net, Magellan, etc. We will be happy to check your benefits for you prior to making an appointment.




Jean Gardiner, MS, SEP, CIT


Jean worked 25+ years in manufacturing, sales and business management. She has a B.S. in Engineering Management, a M.S. in Mental Health Counseling and is working towards her LPC under the Supervision of Greg Mebruer. Jean excels at working with individuals and businesses to help them identify, prioritize and achieve their goals.

Jean completed a 3-year certification program to become a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP). Somatic Experiencing is a therapeutic model that helps clients work through the unresolved effects of trauma. This natural approach helps clients regulate their autonomic nervous system to relieve symptoms that are often associated with acute or chronic traumatic events and pain. Jean is also trained in biofeedback and is working towards a biofeedback certification in 2019.

Jean believes in an integrated approach that includes: Solution Focused Therapy, Cognitive & Behavioral approaches, Somatic Experiencing, Biofeedback and Strength Based Models. She will also be offering Biofeedback services in December 2018. Jean will work with you to customize an approach that fits your needs. Jean primarily sees adults dealing with trauma, PTSD, anxiety, stress, depression, grief, LGBTQ issues and more. Call to make an appointment with Jean today.




Theresa Beach, Business Manager


Theresa is a graduate of Saint Louis University with a law degree and a Masters in Health Administration. Theresa has experience in both healthcare law and healthcare management. Licensed to practice law in Missouri and Ohio, Theresa brought her many talents to CORE in 2010 and has been Business Manager since 2014. She is ready to help you understand your insurance coverage and work with your insurance company to guarantee you the best possible coverage. Theresa also oversees our billing department and the general management of the practice.




Art Frank, Business Administration


Art began his career as an auto mechanic after graduating from high school in 1960. This became a part time job when I went to Ralston Purina as a grain inventory clerk until January 1962. This position ended when the grain elevator exploded and my inventory went up in smoke. I then enlisted and served in the Army reserves. I returned to the mechanic trade until 1968 when I went to work for MOOG Automotive as an Engineer lab technician. In 1977 MOOG opened an automotive training center in St. Louis and I was Assistant Director of Training for 22 years. I taught theory, function and service of the steering, suspension and driveline system for cars and trucks. I traveled and taught for MOOG in all 50 states, all providences of Canada, Puerto Rico and Mexico. I also supervised 14 trainers for MOOG for in house and offsite training. I retired from MOOG Automotive after 32 years of service. I worked as our church Administrative assistant for a year. I then went to work for 8 years for a dentist as the front desk manager. I have now worked for CORE Services, a physical therapy and counseling office, for over 9 years. I’ve been working with the public and doing many public relations functions. My wife and I have been happily married for 53 years and we have 2 wonderful children and 5 grandchildren. We are active at church and belong to the American Bell Association International Inc., a bell-collecting club. We have been members for over 35 years. We have been officers of the international and local chapter. The Gateway Arch Bells is our St. Louis chapter. We are also members of the 1904 World’s Fair Society of St. Louis, MO. My grandchildren and I love fishing.