I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and I have lived my entire life in the Metro-east area. I have a profound connection to helping people with emotional and/or psychological issues. Consequently, I received my bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville and obtained a dual masters from Lindenwood University in both Clinical and School counseling. My expertise include depression, self-esteem, grief, anxiety, separation anxiety, children, adolescents, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, ADHD parenting and family issues.
As a therapist, I strive to meet my clients where they're at and increase their self-awareness, which in turn helps them understand their thoughts and feelings in relation to the problems at hand. I realize that my clients are the experts in their own life experiences, therefore, utilize an individualistic approach in working alongside them in efforts to restore emotional balance.
I work with women who are struggling with anxiety, fear, stress, abuse, or trauma. Women who feel stuck in life, who have lost their focus and vision, and want to create a life worth living. Women who want to live a life in harmony and balance with their entire being: body, mind, and spirit. Your past does not have to dictate your present or future. It is possible to release the pain and hurt in your life so you can create the life you want to live. You are a powerful woman, destined for a life greater than you can imagine.
Life is hard sometimes, for anyone and everyone. I believe each person knows themselves best, and I enjoy assisting clients in better defining and clarifying this understanding. With this understanding, one can truly accept who they are, and this is vitally important to an effective and fulfilling life. I have worked with a variety of clients with issues ranging from depression, anxiety, intrusive thoughts, behavioral issues, divorce reaction, life transitions, self-esteem, among others. I pride my self on my eagerness and devotion to furthering my knowledge and experience, no matter the client or presenting problem.
Your story is as unique as you are, and there is no one-size fits all approach to therapy. For that reason, I believe it is important to build a strong therapeutic relationship where you feel comfortable sharing your story with me. In doing so, we can work together to develop strategies that will allow you to address the root causes of your difficulties, manage strong negative emotions, and build meaningful social connections with others.
The phone number on file is to our scheduling department (Kasa). They will get demographic information and get you scheduled with me. I work with clients to define goals to work on in counseling, and to work to reinforce strengths clients already have within themselves and foster new strengths to help clients achieve their goals. I tailor clinical therapy approaches depending on the unique and specific needs of each individual. I have experience working with individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, self-esteem issues, attachment/codependency, stress management, grief, and military/Veteran issues.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with fifteen years of clinical experience. I completed my undergraduate degree in Social Work from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and my Master's degree in Social Work, with an emphasis in Family Systems Theory, at Saint Louis University. I understand that clients are the experts of their own lives and join with clients to determine treatment goals. I work throughout the time we have together focusing on helping those I serve achieve emotional balance.
Are you feeling like something is missing in your life? Do you wish you could have your life back the way it used to be? Or maybe it has never been what you would like it to be. It could be related to relationships, work, family, or even nothing that you can identify at all. Ignoring the problem is not the answer even though it seems easier. You may want a "quick fix" but there is no replacement for really working through the issues in our lives and getting to a better place. Basically...how you got where you are and where to go from here. It is a big step. That's the kind of "fix" that lasts a lifetime.
I specialize in working with children, adolescents, and young adults who are experiencing anxiety, depression, stress, and self esteem concerns. I also specialize in helping individuals of all ages cope with emotional strains that may come with experiencing chronic health conditions. No matter what you are facing in life, times of transition or adjustments in life can be stressful and overwhelming and having someone walk along side you on your journey can help you unlock your full potential.
Helping others find peace, healing and empowerment is the center of my work as a therapist. Drawing from several theoretical approaches, I have helped individuals work through trauma, family conflict, relationship difficulties, and life transitions. I offer a safe place to help individuals heal past wounds, improve relationships and restore balance.
If you ever said, “I’m so messed up no one can help me”, or “My life is a wreck.”, then come tell me your story. Lets go on a journey together to find peace, empowerment and a positive change. As a therapist, my mission is to support, validate and help individuals, couples and families to navigate life’s challenges and needs while finding better ways to cope.
Welcome. You have decided to take one step closer towards making some positive changes in your life. We can work together to manage the difficult challenges that prevent you from leading a more satisfying life. As a solution focused therapist, I utilize a cognitive-behavioral approach to identify problematic behaviors and thought patterns and to develop new strategies of coping. Therapy can produce long lasting benefits for challenges and open the door to a more productive life. Therapy is beneficial for sudden changes, such as death of a loved one, divorce, stress management, and work transitions.
Stuff happens that affects our thoughts, emotions and behaviors. I believe your mind works fine. But a facet of your mind is causing you to respond or feel in ways that make life more difficult than it should be. This ongoing emotional distress or pain is not helping you be more effective in your life. I will help you address that 'facet of mind' to unplug the emotional pain and irrational thinking, so that your thoughts and energy are moving you towards what is valuable in your life.
I am a licensed clinical professional counselor and board certified art therapist with over 25 years experience in outpatient and school settings. While my practice does include adults dealing with life changes, loss, and issues with mental illness, I have focused most of my work with children/adolescents and their families. I take a practical, goal-focused and client-centered approach to counseling. I have experience with issues related to mental health disorders including mood, anxiety, attention/focus, impulse control/hyperactivity, developmental delays, autism spectrum issues.
I enjoy assisting clients in recognizing their strengths and promoting positive growth. I use a client-centered approach but also use a combination of solution-focused, behavior modification and motivational interviewing.
Matt is prepared to work with diverse clients on a variety of topics and has a focus on relationships, communication, shame, guilt, trauma, grief, anxiety, and depression. He allows for his client's to explore and express their thoughts, feelings, and behavior without judgment at a pace that they determine.
As a mental health clinician, I work with clients on depression, anxiety, ADHD, anger management, grief, separation, parenting skills, communication, and family conflict. These clients come to therapy to improve their quality of life, and gain insight on how their thoughts, mood, and actions impact their overall goals. Therapy is a collaborative process involving both the client and clinician to establish a working relationship that is built on trust, compassion, and empowerment. You are the expert on yourself, and I am your guide through the process. Success comes from both of us working together as a team.
I believe that my clients have the ability to live an active and productive life on all levels. I focus on providing a non-judgmental and empathic experience for my clients. I listen and help to establish specific achievable goals with everyone I work with. I thrive on building a trusting relationship with my clients. I believe that with supportive, directional therapy, all people can succeed and be effective in their daily life.
Yvonne is a Masters level Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with 20+ years experience with individuals, couples and families working in a variety of settings, now focusing on her private practice. She specializes in depression, anxiety (including PTSD), stress management, addictions and life skills development. She combines cognitive behavioral therapy, relaxation training, creativity, guided imagery, journaling, and 12 Step programs to address all facets of personal growth. Yvonne practices creativity in her own life as an exhibiting artist.
Life is complicated and difficult. I believe that sooner or later we all are confronted with some aspect of living that is just too overwhelming to handle alone. Someone we love dies, or gets sick, money gets tight, relationships are strained, children have problems, and any number of symptoms start to emerge. At these times, we may be prone to despair and long for a deeper sense of satisfaction and desire more meaning for our lives. It is my hope that you will be courageous and ask for help now.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Maryville are psychologists, licensed counselors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualized treatment.
Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Maryville then may specialize in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counseling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.
Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.
How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in Maryville, or Child Psychologists in Maryville.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Maryville psychologists specializing in EMDR.
What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in Maryville specialize in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.
How to use my insurance?
Many therapists accept health insurance. Check to see if your insurance is covered. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the therapist.