J. Douglas Pettinelli, Ph.D.
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63108
My therapeutic framework is relational, interpersonal, emotionally focused and developmental.
I work with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families from a relational, trauma informed, attachment informed, developmental perspective. Trained in child psychotherapy, couples therapy and family therapy, I work to understand clients within the context of their primary and family relationships. I especially enjoy working with couples and families. I work to identify the emotional and interpersonal obstacles to further growth, and build on the strength and resilience of the individual, couple and family. .I have experience working with children and adolescents experiencing the full range of emotional, social and developmental difficulties.
(314) 858-5040
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Saint Louis, MO 63108
My therapeutic framework is relational, interpersonal, emotionally focused and developmental.
I work with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families from a relational, trauma informed, attachment informed, developmental perspective. Trained in child psychotherapy, couples therapy and family therapy, I work to understand clients within the context of their primary and family relationships. I especially enjoy working with couples and families. I work to identify the emotional and interpersonal obstacles to further growth, and build on the strength and resilience of the individual, couple and family. .I have experience working with children and adolescents experiencing the full range of emotional, social and developmental difficulties.
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Kara Born
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63116
Offers online therapy
I work with couples, individuals, and families focusing on issues such as anxiety, depression, relationship issues, grief/loss, and trauma. I have been trained in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) and utilize these techniques for couples and individuals. During our sessions, we will identify the underlying emotional needs and gain tools to communicate those needs to others, whether that is with our partner, our family, or our friends. My goal is to provide a non-judgmental space where people can increase their understanding of the unhelpful patterns of behaviors that might be causing them pain and hardship.
(314) 470-8795
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Saint Louis, MO 63116
Offers online therapy
I work with couples, individuals, and families focusing on issues such as anxiety, depression, relationship issues, grief/loss, and trauma. I have been trained in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) and utilize these techniques for couples and individuals. During our sessions, we will identify the underlying emotional needs and gain tools to communicate those needs to others, whether that is with our partner, our family, or our friends. My goal is to provide a non-judgmental space where people can increase their understanding of the unhelpful patterns of behaviors that might be causing them pain and hardship.
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Andrea Frey Metzger
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC Verified
Office is near:
Saint Louis, MO 63101
Offers online therapy
I use experiential methods - AEDP (Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy) and EFT (Emotionally Focused Therapy) in my work and have seen incredible transformation and growth.
Whether you are struggling in your relationship, dealing with loneliness from the multiple issues we've dealt with the past year (pandemic, grief, trauma), or simply needing to process some things with someone objectively, I believe the therapeutic relationship can be a platform for deep transformation and continued growth.
(417) 212-5297
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Office is near:
Saint Louis, MO 63101
Offers online therapy
I use experiential methods - AEDP (Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy) and EFT (Emotionally Focused Therapy) in my work and have seen incredible transformation and growth.
Whether you are struggling in your relationship, dealing with loneliness from the multiple issues we've dealt with the past year (pandemic, grief, trauma), or simply needing to process some things with someone objectively, I believe the therapeutic relationship can be a platform for deep transformation and continued growth.
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Susan Ginocchio Verble
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63122
Offers online therapy
I am trained in EFT (Emotionally Focused Therapy) and the Gottman method for couples counseling.
I earned a Masters of Arts degree in Professional Counseling from Lindenwood University. Prior to counseling, I spent 20 years in sales, management and recruiting as well as some time as a full time homemaker with my 4 children. I bring to my work my faith, my life experience, and my passion for helping others. I have a passion for couples counseling, parents dealing with children with ADHD, and individuals dealing with depression and anxiety. I have a strong devotion to working with individuals and families recovering from divorce. I consider it a privilege to walk alongside hurting individuals to facilitate healing and hope.
(314) 888-9278
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Saint Louis, MO 63122
Offers online therapy
I am trained in EFT (Emotionally Focused Therapy) and the Gottman method for couples counseling.
I earned a Masters of Arts degree in Professional Counseling from Lindenwood University. Prior to counseling, I spent 20 years in sales, management and recruiting as well as some time as a full time homemaker with my 4 children. I bring to my work my faith, my life experience, and my passion for helping others. I have a passion for couples counseling, parents dealing with children with ADHD, and individuals dealing with depression and anxiety. I have a strong devotion to working with individuals and families recovering from divorce. I consider it a privilege to walk alongside hurting individuals to facilitate healing and hope.
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Allie Lehr
MA, PLMFT Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63128
Offers online therapy
I utilize attachment based and emotionally focused interventions to help clients understand themselves and get to the bottom of whatever is bringing them to therapy.
Are you struggling with a relationship or relationships in your life? Do you feel disconnected and unsure where to begin? Relationships are hard AND they are what make us human. I am passionate about helping my clients, whether they are individuals, families, or romantic partners. I strive to create a safe space for my clients to show up as their full selves and maintain healthy relationships. It is through this atmosphere of safety and connection that we can work together to create change.
(636) 306-5474
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Saint Louis, MO 63128
Offers online therapy
I utilize attachment based and emotionally focused interventions to help clients understand themselves and get to the bottom of whatever is bringing them to therapy.
Are you struggling with a relationship or relationships in your life? Do you feel disconnected and unsure where to begin? Relationships are hard AND they are what make us human. I am passionate about helping my clients, whether they are individuals, families, or romantic partners. I strive to create a safe space for my clients to show up as their full selves and maintain healthy relationships. It is through this atmosphere of safety and connection that we can work together to create change.
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Brad Werner
Licensed Professional Counselor, MAC Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63131
Offers online therapy
As the only Certified Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy Supervisor in St.
Couples often say to me - "We can't seem to communicate anymore. Why are we having such a hard time understanding each other?" Have you ever felt like this in your relationship? I can help you make the changes necessary to feel connected again, as well as create a more fulfilling future together. We will work with your thoughts, feelings and actions, in order to recognize and then disrupt your cycles of conflict. Then together, we will create new opportunities for deeper understanding. Ultimately, you will see what is not "working", learn "why", and begin to apply effective strategies to get your relationship back on track.
(314) 272-4164
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Saint Louis, MO 63131
Offers online therapy
As the only Certified Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy Supervisor in St.
Couples often say to me - "We can't seem to communicate anymore. Why are we having such a hard time understanding each other?" Have you ever felt like this in your relationship? I can help you make the changes necessary to feel connected again, as well as create a more fulfilling future together. We will work with your thoughts, feelings and actions, in order to recognize and then disrupt your cycles of conflict. Then together, we will create new opportunities for deeper understanding. Ultimately, you will see what is not "working", learn "why", and begin to apply effective strategies to get your relationship back on track.
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Kathi C Miller
MA, PLPC Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63129
Offers online therapy
I use an interpersonal approach to counseling along with emotionally focused (EFT) and cognitive behavioral (DBT) informed practices if you suffer from marital distress, trauma, grief, or spiritual abuse.
We all want to experience satisfying relationships and feel connected to others. Experiences from our past and the stress of navigating life's challenges can get in the way. We can get stuck in destructive relational patterns that can leave us feeling defeated and alone. I believe change happens when we are able to reconnect with ourselves through the experience of being known by others. It is my privilege to support you in this process of self-discovery and work collaboratively to help explore new possibilities for your life.
(314) 470-9462
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Saint Louis, MO 63129
Offers online therapy
I use an interpersonal approach to counseling along with emotionally focused (EFT) and cognitive behavioral (DBT) informed practices if you suffer from marital distress, trauma, grief, or spiritual abuse.
We all want to experience satisfying relationships and feel connected to others. Experiences from our past and the stress of navigating life's challenges can get in the way. We can get stuck in destructive relational patterns that can leave us feeling defeated and alone. I believe change happens when we are able to reconnect with ourselves through the experience of being known by others. It is my privilege to support you in this process of self-discovery and work collaboratively to help explore new possibilities for your life.
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Courtney Loosemore
MA, PLPC Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63131
Courtney is currently pursuing further training in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT).
"You are loved and you are safe" are words we long to feel as we walk through our days, months and years. Yet, many of us walk through our days feeling fearful, powerless and alone. It is a brave journey to enter into your story and Courtney counts it a privilege to come along side you as you grow towards hope in the midst of the darkness. Courtney desires to partner with you and together explore how you can begin to live life more fully and see growth in areas of struggle.
(314) 632-6815
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Saint Louis, MO 63131
Courtney is currently pursuing further training in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT).
"You are loved and you are safe" are words we long to feel as we walk through our days, months and years. Yet, many of us walk through our days feeling fearful, powerless and alone. It is a brave journey to enter into your story and Courtney counts it a privilege to come along side you as you grow towards hope in the midst of the darkness. Courtney desires to partner with you and together explore how you can begin to live life more fully and see growth in areas of struggle.
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Sarah Yeo
MA, PLPC Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63131
Offers online therapy
I am a trauma-informed therapist who works with children, adolescents, and adults. I have a special heart for working with individuals who struggle with boundary issues, codependency, self-esteem, and shame. I also work with survivors of narcissistic/relational/spiritual abuse; adults and children going through separation/divorce; and those with relational/attachment trauma through abuse and neglect. I offer a holistic approach to understand the whole person as well as look at attachment; utilize emotionally-focused therapy; cognitive behavioral therapy; and play therapy among many other approaches.
(314) 526-2612
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Saint Louis, MO 63131
Offers online therapy
I am a trauma-informed therapist who works with children, adolescents, and adults. I have a special heart for working with individuals who struggle with boundary issues, codependency, self-esteem, and shame. I also work with survivors of narcissistic/relational/spiritual abuse; adults and children going through separation/divorce; and those with relational/attachment trauma through abuse and neglect. I offer a holistic approach to understand the whole person as well as look at attachment; utilize emotionally-focused therapy; cognitive behavioral therapy; and play therapy among many other approaches.
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Barbara Black
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63122
Offers online therapy
We are experiencing shifts in the world right now, and that can bring up many questions along with anxiety that feels out of control and can cause strain on our lives and relationships. As a trained Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) therapist, I am passionate about working with couples to establish ways to deepen their bond and strengthen the connection they long for. Also an Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing-trained therapist, I use EMDR to help clients who have experienced trauma to find long-lasting healing through restructuring negative beliefs into healthy, positive emotional freedom.
(203) 405-5876
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Saint Louis, MO 63122
Offers online therapy
We are experiencing shifts in the world right now, and that can bring up many questions along with anxiety that feels out of control and can cause strain on our lives and relationships. As a trained Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) therapist, I am passionate about working with couples to establish ways to deepen their bond and strengthen the connection they long for. Also an Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing-trained therapist, I use EMDR to help clients who have experienced trauma to find long-lasting healing through restructuring negative beliefs into healthy, positive emotional freedom.
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Deborah Lynn Gegg
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Office is near:
Saint Louis, MO 63119
Offers online therapy
I often use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and/or Emotionally Focused Therapy to help clients achieve their goals.
Anxiety, stress, depression, family and relationship challenges or divorce... I am a compassionate clinical social worker, educated at Washington University, with over 15 years of experience in the St. Louis area. My approach is empathetic and non-judgmental as I help you find solutions that meet the needs of your situation. I am both passionate and well-versed in step-parenting and parenting issues, remarriage and life transitions, including divorce, grief and aging.
(314) 501-9295
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Office is near:
Saint Louis, MO 63119
Offers online therapy
I often use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and/or Emotionally Focused Therapy to help clients achieve their goals.
Anxiety, stress, depression, family and relationship challenges or divorce... I am a compassionate clinical social worker, educated at Washington University, with over 15 years of experience in the St. Louis area. My approach is empathetic and non-judgmental as I help you find solutions that meet the needs of your situation. I am both passionate and well-versed in step-parenting and parenting issues, remarriage and life transitions, including divorce, grief and aging.
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Shannon Clark-Sienkiewicz
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63108
Offers online therapy
What's not working with your health and life goals? Do you suffer from pain and can't get a clear answer why? Do you find the motivation to stay healthy an impossible task with your busy schedule? Do difficult relationships or trauma make it hard to manage stress? It's time to do the deeper work.
(314) 866-3957
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Saint Louis, MO 63108
Offers online therapy
What's not working with your health and life goals? Do you suffer from pain and can't get a clear answer why? Do you find the motivation to stay healthy an impossible task with your busy schedule? Do difficult relationships or trauma make it hard to manage stress? It's time to do the deeper work.
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Jackie Sell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LCSW Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63118
Not accepting new clients
**8/12/2021: Currently not accepting new clients. Wait is approx 6-12 months.**I have seen that often times due to adverse experiences in childhood and/or adulthood we sometimes struggle in knowing how to tolerate and accept difficult feelings without shame and judgment. I am passionate about helping clients find their creative abilities and potential and incorporating it into the healing process. I practice from a depth psychotherapy perspective that is typically longer term and unstructured, but highly rewarding. Areas of interest include attachment, relational concerns, the personal and collective unconscious, and somatic work.
(636) 215-6894
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Saint Louis, MO 63118
Not accepting new clients
**8/12/2021: Currently not accepting new clients. Wait is approx 6-12 months.**I have seen that often times due to adverse experiences in childhood and/or adulthood we sometimes struggle in knowing how to tolerate and accept difficult feelings without shame and judgment. I am passionate about helping clients find their creative abilities and potential and incorporating it into the healing process. I practice from a depth psychotherapy perspective that is typically longer term and unstructured, but highly rewarding. Areas of interest include attachment, relational concerns, the personal and collective unconscious, and somatic work.
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Diana Dee-Williams
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63125
Not accepting new clients
My name is Diana Dee-Williams, I am a Licensed professional counselor in the State of MO. My focus is to create a safe sense of comfort for clients to build rapport while helping them solve their life challenges. I am psychotherapist who believes in helping individuals explore their inner thoughts, feelings, behaviors behind their significant life challenges as well help him or her move toward Self-Achievement and Self-Growth. The goal is for the therapist and individuals to work together in maintaining stability with the intentional plan to work through those circumstances and reach a positive balance and purpose in life.
(314) 408-2838
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Saint Louis, MO 63125
Not accepting new clients
My name is Diana Dee-Williams, I am a Licensed professional counselor in the State of MO. My focus is to create a safe sense of comfort for clients to build rapport while helping them solve their life challenges. I am psychotherapist who believes in helping individuals explore their inner thoughts, feelings, behaviors behind their significant life challenges as well help him or her move toward Self-Achievement and Self-Growth. The goal is for the therapist and individuals to work together in maintaining stability with the intentional plan to work through those circumstances and reach a positive balance and purpose in life.
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Paige M Lynch
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63139
Offers online therapy
Your old habits have always worked for you until now. You need to find a new way of being, which is where I come in. I work with those who struggle with depression, anxiety, relationship problems, and not taking care of oneself first. I work well with caregivers and other helpers who experience compassion fatigue, along with those who find themselves giving more than they receive in their relationships. No matter the circumstances that bring you into therapy, we will spend time on how to set boundaries, how to tune in to your needs, and how to honor and respect both.
(314) 328-7597
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Saint Louis, MO 63139
Offers online therapy
Your old habits have always worked for you until now. You need to find a new way of being, which is where I come in. I work with those who struggle with depression, anxiety, relationship problems, and not taking care of oneself first. I work well with caregivers and other helpers who experience compassion fatigue, along with those who find themselves giving more than they receive in their relationships. No matter the circumstances that bring you into therapy, we will spend time on how to set boundaries, how to tune in to your needs, and how to honor and respect both.
Abigail Green
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63108
Offers online therapy
I have 16 years of experience helping people of diverse backgrounds to navigate through dark times in their lives. I have hope that people can overcome depression, calm anxiety, be transformed through grief, and find their peaceful center in the midst of over-stimulation and busyness. I have extensive experience in couples’ therapy, trauma-informed care, and PTSD/trauma-related disorders. My goal is to create space for you to explore yourself, your relationship with others, and work towards living a life of greater pleasure and meaning.
(314) 730-9777
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Saint Louis, MO 63108
Offers online therapy
I have 16 years of experience helping people of diverse backgrounds to navigate through dark times in their lives. I have hope that people can overcome depression, calm anxiety, be transformed through grief, and find their peaceful center in the midst of over-stimulation and busyness. I have extensive experience in couples’ therapy, trauma-informed care, and PTSD/trauma-related disorders. My goal is to create space for you to explore yourself, your relationship with others, and work towards living a life of greater pleasure and meaning.
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Ta'nia Jordan
Saint Louis, MO 63104
Offers online therapy
It would be wonderful if we were all handed a road map to prepare us for the long journey through life. How about I help you illustrate a unique road map tailored to your own personal hills, valleys, and peaks of your life? I’d like to call myself your co-illustrator, here to remind you that you’re in control and your road map doesn’t have to resemble everyone else’s to be great as long as it works for you. My ideal client is someone in search of finding their identity and seeking healing within their lives. I am also interested in helping anyone battling anxiety, depression, self-esteem, or relationship issues.
(314) 208-2360
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Saint Louis, MO 63104
Offers online therapy
It would be wonderful if we were all handed a road map to prepare us for the long journey through life. How about I help you illustrate a unique road map tailored to your own personal hills, valleys, and peaks of your life? I’d like to call myself your co-illustrator, here to remind you that you’re in control and your road map doesn’t have to resemble everyone else’s to be great as long as it works for you. My ideal client is someone in search of finding their identity and seeking healing within their lives. I am also interested in helping anyone battling anxiety, depression, self-esteem, or relationship issues.
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New Dawn Family Healing
LCSW Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63141
New Dawn Family Healing is a specialized program focused in treating the family members and loved ones of those impacted by substance use disorder (SUD). New Dawn offers outpatient clinical services, including individual therapy and peer support that focus on your own journey and helps guide you through the darkness and into the light of healing.
(314) 742-3179
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Saint Louis, MO 63141
New Dawn Family Healing is a specialized program focused in treating the family members and loved ones of those impacted by substance use disorder (SUD). New Dawn offers outpatient clinical services, including individual therapy and peer support that focus on your own journey and helps guide you through the darkness and into the light of healing.
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Jessica Jones
MA, PLPC Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63104
Offers online therapy
Living in a broken world naturally means we may often feel broken ourselves, detached from who we genuinely are, who we once were, and who we long to be. It is easy to lose connection with our true selves as we attempt to navigate our external relationships, past traumas, societal expectations, and the daily demands of this world. This disconnection can disrupt our sense of equilibrium and wholeness and can bring on feelings of anxiety, depression, anger, and a general dissatisfaction with life.
(314) 266-3595
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Saint Louis, MO 63104
Offers online therapy
Living in a broken world naturally means we may often feel broken ourselves, detached from who we genuinely are, who we once were, and who we long to be. It is easy to lose connection with our true selves as we attempt to navigate our external relationships, past traumas, societal expectations, and the daily demands of this world. This disconnection can disrupt our sense of equilibrium and wholeness and can bring on feelings of anxiety, depression, anger, and a general dissatisfaction with life.
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Laura Holt
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63116
Offers online therapy
I work best with people who are looking to talk to someone who feels like a real person, not a stuffy, dry dude in a suit. I work with a wide variety of issues, needs, and goals, but I also have a special focus on matters related to sex and gender. All you have to know is that you want your life to be different, and we can figure out next steps together. We will explore obstacles that are keeping you from living your best life in a warm, nonjudgmental space. I know you're tired of hurting; I will support you while you grow and gain new skills to feel better and change your life.
(314) 701-8103
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Saint Louis, MO 63116
Offers online therapy
I work best with people who are looking to talk to someone who feels like a real person, not a stuffy, dry dude in a suit. I work with a wide variety of issues, needs, and goals, but I also have a special focus on matters related to sex and gender. All you have to know is that you want your life to be different, and we can figure out next steps together. We will explore obstacles that are keeping you from living your best life in a warm, nonjudgmental space. I know you're tired of hurting; I will support you while you grow and gain new skills to feel better and change your life.

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Emotionally Focused Therapists
Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) is an approach to therapy that helps clients identify their emotions, learn to explore and experience them, to understand them and then to manage them. Saint Louis Emotionally Focused Therapy embraces the idea that emotions can be changed, first by arriving at or 'living' the maladaptive emotion (e.g. loss, fear or shame) in session, and then learning to transform it. Emotionally Focused Therapy for couples seeks to break the negative emotion cycles within relationships, emphasizing the importance of the attachment bond between couples, and how nurturing of the attachment bonds and an empathetic understanding of each others emotions can break the cycles. Check these Saint Louis Emotionally Focused Therapy professionals for individual or Emotionally Focused couples therapy in Saint Louis