Audrey LeMasters

Audrey LeMasters, MSW, LCSW, Ph. D

Audrey has worked as a Social Worker in the Peoria area since 1994 and possesses a diverse combination of academic and clinical experiences. Audrey received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Illinois State University with a concentration in cognitive and behavioral psychology. Her Master’s degree was completed through the University of Illinois and focused on the child welfare system and issues of children and adolescents that have experienced trauma from abuse and neglect. In 2009, Audrey completed her PhD in Academic Psychology. Audrey’s clinical experience began in the Illinois child welfare system working with children in placement exhibiting severe emotional and behavioral issues. After 10 years, Audrey became the clinical coordinator for the OSF Partial Hospitalization Program. This is a stabilization program that provides intensive therapeutic services to adults at risk of hospitalization. In this position, Audrey provided clinical supervision to staff as well as clinical services to adults suffering from mood and anxiety disorders. Before launching Edge Counseling & Wellness, Audrey most recently worked for Associates in Mental Health. Audrey enjoys the opportunity to work with a diverse population including adults, families, couples, and children in both individual and group dynamics experiencing a variety of mental health issues. Audrey worked part time at the Heart of Illinois HIV/AIDS clinic at the University of Illinois College of Medicine from 2002 until 2010, providing services as well as supervision for Social Work students.

Ashley McMurtry, Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC

Ashley believes in the power of an open mind and empathetic heart, both of which guide her as she strives to deliver compassion and guidance to those who are stuck in their growing process. Ashley counsels adults using a client-centered approach. Ashley cares as deeply about her client’s successes and strengths as she does their concerns. Ashley prefers to use a strength-based, solution-focused approach that allows her clients to reconnect with the best versions of themselves. Through her clinical experience, Ashley has provided outpatient and partial hospitalization services to adults for a variety of mental health concerns including, but not limited to, mood disorders, trauma, grief and loss, and interpersonal relationships. Today, Ashley continues to provide individual and group therapy to her hometown community in a private practice setting.

Devon Atkins, LPC

Devon received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Bradley University, with a minor in Women’s and Gender Studies. She also received her Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Bradley University. Devon has clinical experience working with adolescents and adults struggling with eating disorders in PHP, IOP, and outpatient settings. This clinical experience also included providing services for a variety of mental health concerns, including mood disorders, anxiety, and interpersonal issues.

Devon utilizes a strengths-based and client-centered approach, influenced by acceptance and commitment Therapy (ACT) and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). Devon believes that we all develop and possess our own unique stories that give our lives meaning. We are each the authors and experts of our own stories, but sometimes we can get stuck in stories that restrict our growth and possibilities for a life we find meaningful and aligned with what we value. Devon strives to provide a safe and non-judgmental place for clients to explore those stories and to rewrite them so that they better support the individual’s goals and values, empowering clients to live out those values in a meaningful way.

Devon is accepting new patients now

Emerick Fulton, Counseling Intern

Emerick is an intern pursuing his Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health at Bradley University. Emerick believes in a cognitive-behavioral approach and enjoys working with clients of all ages and backgrounds as well as different dynamics including individual, group, and couples therapy. Emerick works to establish a strong relationship with his clients in order to enact a process of change and growth.

Emerick is working under the supervision of Audrey LeMasters. He will be accepting clients starting in August of 2023. All appointments will be pro bono.

Office Staff

Janet Osborne, Billing Manager

Janet manages all aspects of Edge Counseling and Wellness revenue cycle, including insurance claim submissions, managing client payments, and insurance reimbursement. She has been with Edge since its inception, working closely with Audrey on all matters related to reimbursement. Janet has over 30 years of healthcare revenue cycle experience. She recently relocated to FL and continues to manage all aspects of billing remotely from her new warm sunny home.