Restoring Health - Mind and Body

Physical therapists and counseling professionals at CORE have extensive training on the latest techniques to diagnose and resolve simple and complex conditions. Practitioners collaborate to provide comprehensive treatment services to achieve client goals. 

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.

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, LPC, BCB, SEP

Jean is a licensed professional counselor. She has a B.S. in Engineering Management and a M.S. in Mental Health Counseling. Jean excels at working with individuals and businesses to help identify, prioritize and achieve their goals.

Jean is a board certified provider of biofeedback. She also completed a 3-year certification program to become a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP). Somatic Experiencing (SE) is a therapeutic model that helps clients work through the unresolved effects of trauma. Biofeedback and SE are natural approaches that 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 neurofeedback which can alleviate symptoms associated with ADHD, anxiety, depression and more.

Jean believes in an integrated approach that includes: Solution Focused Therapy, Cognitive & Behavioral approaches, Somatic Experiencing, Biofeedback and Strength Based Models. 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.