Meet Our Team
Eric Spiegel, MD
Jennifer Holzhauer, MSW, LCSW
Jennifer Holzhauer, MSW, LCSW is the Co-Director for the Trauma Response Program (TRP). Jennifer was born and raised in St. Louis and graduated from Washington University Brown School of Social Work with her master’s degree in 1999. She was awarded her license to practice social work in the state of MO in 2001. Jennifer has always been committed to providing trauma-informed evidenced-based therapy with children and their families who are facing difficulty. She started the TRP with Dr. John Constantino in June of 2010. She specializes in her practice with Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Child and Family Trauma Stress Intervention (CFTSI), and Integrative Treatment for Complex Trauma (ITCT) currently with individuals who are at 7 to 17. Jennifer works with young adults until they are comfortable to transition to an adult provider. She works with parents as well, to assist with managing and supporting a child as they are recovering from trauma. Jennifer and colleagues created the TRP’s innovative evidenced-based sexual abuse prevention education program in 2017. The TRP team and Girls in the Know collaborators provide this program in St. Louis City Public Schools multiple times a year. The program has recently expanded into the Healthworks! children’s museum with Jewish Children and Family Services and is open to the public with children age 7 to 10.
Jennifer lives with her husband and dog, Presley. She enjoys exercises like yoga, spinning, and barre. Jennifer is active with her many nieces and nephews and enjoys her family time with them. She relaxes by watching movies, doing puzzles, reading, and gardening. She is an active supporter of the St. Louis Zoo and she and her husband spend many hours there together.
Denise Wilson, MSW, LCSW
Denise Wilson graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Southeast Missouri State University. Her first job was as a Probation Officer in a Drug Court program. She worked there for 13 1/2 years. She discovered a passion for helping people in this job. Which led her to pursue a Master of Social Work degree. She attended Saint Louis University and graduated in 2014. After graduating, She joined the Trauma Response Progam in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry as a Clinical Coordinator and Therapist.
Her experience working in the behavioral health and criminal justice systems for over 20 years in a variety of areas including juveniles, families, addiction, and adults, has allowed her to gain expertise of serving children, adolescents, and adults who have experienced trauma, the foster care system, substance abuse along with conducting assessments and utilizing community resources which give her the skill set that allows her to be the therapist she is today.
She believes in meeting people where they are and treating everyone with the utmost respect, sensitivity, care, and compassion. Her style combines cognitive-behavioral therapy, utilizing a strength-based, and solution-focused approach. She specializes her practice with Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Child and Family Traumatic Stress Intervention (CFTSI), Trauma and Grief Component Therapy for Adolescents(TGCT-A), Parent-Child Interaction Therapy(PCIT), and Integrative Treatment for Complex Trauma (ITCT) currently with individuals who are at 7 to 17.
Shae Strom, MSW, LMSW
Shae Strom, MSW, LMSW is a therapist with the Trauma Response Program (TRP). Shae was raised in St. Louis and graduated from Washington University Brown School of Social Work with her master’s degree in 2019. Shae interned with the TRP in her first year of graduate school and quickly became passionate about working with kids and their families after they experienced trauma. Following her work with the TRP, Shae continued to learn about the effects of trauma through working for the Veteran’s Affairs hospital in the inpatient psychiatry unit. Her passion for working with individuals after experiencing trauma continued, and she quickly realized she wanted to continue this work in the context of working with children. Shae began working with the TRP in January of 2020 under the supervision of Jennifer Holzhauer, MSW, LCSW. Shae specializes in her practice with Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Child and Family Traumatic Stress Intervention (CFTSI), and Integrative Treatment for Complex Trauma (ITCT) with individuals who are between the ages of 7 to 17.
Outside of work, Shae enjoys photography, spending time with friends, walking her dog Patches, and exploring new restaurants and coffee shops in St. Louis.