Laura Chackes

Psychologist, PsyD

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Laura Chackes

Psychologist, PsyD


Location

Offers video and phone sessions

The Center for Mindfulness & CBT
10845 Olive Blvd Ste 150
Saint Louis, Missouri 63141
(314) 384-5223

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Announcement icon We are offering video and phone sessions and have therapists at The Center for Mindfulness & CBT with immediate openings for new clients.
I specialize in treating children, adolescents, and adults with anxiety and related disorders including Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Body Focused Repetitive Behaviors (Trichotillomania and Skin Picking Disorder), Social Anxiety, Panic Disorder, Agoraphobia, Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Separation Anxiety, and Selective Mutism. I also see many patients with depression and other mood disorders. As Clinical Director of The Center for Mindfulness & CBT, I lead a team of therapists and prescribers who work together to provide evidence based treatment. With many providers on site, I help match each client with the clinician who will be the best fit.
I have received specialized training in the cognitive behavioral treatment of anxiety disorders from C. Alec Pollard, Ph.D., an expert in treating OCD and other anxiety disorders. I have worked extensively with severely anxious patients as part of the Intensive Outpatient Program at St. Louis Behavioral Medicine Institute, a nationally recognized treatment program.
Other speciality areas include teaching Mindfulness courses and conducting psychological evaluations. I am hired by personal injury and workers compensation attorneys to determine the effects of traumatic events on a client's mental health and functioning. After completing a thorough evaluation I am able to serve as an expert witness in court.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $150 - $210
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Medicare
  • UMR
  • UnitedHealthcare
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 14 Years
  • School: Illinois School of Professional Psychology/Chicago
  • Year Graduated: 2005
  • License and State: 2006027463 Missouri

Laura Chackes's Groups

BFRB Treatment Groups

For children, teens and adults who want to stop hair pulling, skin picking or other body-focused repetitive behaviors (BFRBs). Meets 2nd and 4th Saturdays of every month, 1:00-2:00pm (for children & teens); 2:30-3:30pm (for adults) at The Center for Mindfulness & CBT, 10845 Olive Blvd. Ste. 150, 63141. Led by Dr. Chackes, this group uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Habit Reversal Therapy and Mindfulness to help group members learn and practice tools to reduce hair pulling, skin picking, or other similar behaviors. Group members will set behavioral goals and support each other in reaching their goals.

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Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) Course

Now Enrolling for the Spring Sesion: 8-Week Course starts April 5, 2018; $400 for all 8 classes. MBCT is a clinically proven program for preventing relapse into depression, and reducing stress and anxiety. This course will help you learn to step out of automatic pilot and become aware of each moment, be mindful of how thoughts and feelings lead to depression and anxiety, learn to respond to negative feelings with acceptance, learn to recognize distorted thinking to feel less anxious and depressed, and engage in healthy behaviors that are consistent with your values.

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Anxious Youth Group

This is a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) group for children and adolescents with anxiety. The group uses the Coping Cat program, which has been proven to significantly reduce anxiety in children ages 7-13. Begins January 7th. The full cost of group is $450 for 8 weekly 60-minute group sessions, two 30-minute parent sessions, and weekly parent emails with action plans. PLUS, the first 5 to register will receive $100 off (using the Coupon Code HOLIDAY), which makes the group less than $40 an hour! Groups are kept small to give each child gets individual attention.

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Location

The Center for Mindfulness & CBT
10845 Olive Blvd Ste 150
Saint Louis, Missouri 63141
(314) 384-5223
Offers video and phone sessions

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Anxiety
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Depression
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Anger Management
  • Autism
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Body Focused Repetitive Behaviors
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Chronic Pain
  • Coping Skills
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Grief
  • Hoarding
  • Infertility
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Men's Issues
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Sports Performance
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Testing and Evaluation
  • Transgender
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Elderly Persons Disorders
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Age
  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Gay Allied
  • HIV / AIDS Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Transgender Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Psychological Testing and Evaluation
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Family
  • Group

Links

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Last Modified: 25 Mar 2020
Laura Chackes, PsyD, Psychologist in Saint Louis

Laura Chackes

Psychologist, PsyD