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.

Danelle Thorpe

Certified Health & Wellness Coach, Certified Personal Trainer

Danelle’s passion for helping others has taken her down many paths across a 20-year career in social services and the health and fitness industry. After earning a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology/Psychology from Illinois State, Danelle started working with troubled adolescents. From there, she worked with elderly clients who had suffered neglect, financial exploitation, and physical & emotional abuse. Danelle’s foray into the fitness industry started with her own personal journey. Danelle turned to exercise and nutrition to improve her wellness. Inspired by her results, Danelle started reading everything she could about the psychology and science behind healthy habits and outcomes. Danelle became a personal trainer when she realized that she could help empower others with the same knowledge and tactics she used to improve her own wellness. With six Les Mills certifications and a variety of others ranging from TRX to ballet barre, Danelle excelled in helping individuals and groups reach higher levels of fitness and wellness. Armed with over a decade of experience in health and fitness, Danelle left the weight room and entered the office, using her skills to weigh, measure, set goals, and help those in a corporate wellness environment. That change of scenery led her to become a certified health and wellness coach, which she says was the “missing link” in fully realizing her potential for helping others become the best version of themselves.