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

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

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

Emerick Fulton

Emerick earned his Master’s in Clinical Mental Health in 2024 which included 600 hours of clinical work in private practice.

He enjoys working primarily with adolescents and adults. Emerick believes that  a strong therapeutic alliance is essential to fostering a trusting relationship that serves as the foundation for meaningful change and growth.

He specializes in the use of the existential model along with CBT in order to support clients on their path to finding meaning in their lives. Integrating empathy and understanding with evidence-based techniques empowers clients to navigate their challenges and embrace their potential. He is dedicated to supporting individuals on their journey toward self-discovery and purposeful living, ensuring they feel heard, valued, and equipped to achieve their goals.

Olivia Ruff

Olivia Ruff

Olivia received her Bachelor’s in Psychology/Pre-Med from the University of Illinois at Springfield and her Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Bradley University. Olivia has clinical experience working with various populations; military, correctional, and both inpatient/outpatient psych. She served as a member herself for the United States Armed Forces for eight years.

Working with these populations has taught me that there is a strong need for advocacy in the mental health field. This need for advocacy is where I wish to throw my rock in the pond.

Olivia specializes in child/adolescent, and relationship counseling services. She focuses on reality therapy, utilizing the WDEP system to help her clients work towards their future goals. Olivia believes that we always have something in life that we want to achieve, and she enjoys helping her clients find and obtain those goals. Olivia enjoys bouldering, golfing, and keeping close ties to what reminds her of home on the farm – goat yoga.

Amber Parkinson

Amber Parkinson, Practice Manager & Wellness Coordinator

As the Practice Manager and Wellness Coordinator at Edge Counseling & Wellness, Amber blends her passion for organizational efficiency with a deep commitment to holistic well-being. With over 15 years of experience in health and fitness, she utilizes tools such as mindfulness, somatic training, and practicing self-compassion to help individuals find their best, most authentic selves.

Amber’s journey into wellness coaching stemmed from a desire to empower individuals beyond their professional roles. Holding a B.S. in Exercise Science and certifications in personal training and wellness coaching, she specializes in working not only with individuals but also with organizations that prioritize health and wellness.

At Edge Counseling & Wellness, Amber orchestrates seamless office logistics while spearheading wellness initiatives that promote physical vitality, mental clarity, and emotional resilience. From facilitating corporate wellness initiatives to leading mindfulness workshops, her goal is to help unlock each individual’s fullest potential.