All of us are in a trajectory of human experience. Sometimes our trajectory leads us to some of life’s most challenging moments. Since people do not respond to challenges in the same way, it is common for some to develop maladaptive coping strategies. My goal is to develop a supportive therapeutic relationship to help clients learn effective coping skills and help them build a meaningful life. I value a holistic approach to problems and therefore utilize a blend of evidence-based approaches to move clients forward. I have specialized training in ACT, CBT, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), & Trauma interventions.
As the parent of a struggling student, you often find yourself wondering what you can do to help them feel better. It seems like you've tried everything, but nothing seems to work, and you may even be far away. Their personality has changed and sometimes you worry that it might get worse. You know they have so much potential - where did it go? It can be scary to reach out to a counselor because you want to make sure that you find the right fit. You want someone that can relate to the struggles and will form a solid connection with you.
Overwhelmed? Fed up? Not sure who to turn to, or what to do next? Let me be your guide on the trail of life as we work together to help you meet your individualized needs and goals! My background and experience in Individual Therapy, Addiction Counseling, Couples and Family Therapy, Grief Counseling, and Mindfulness techniques allows me to draw on a very eclectic set of skills to best tailor sessions to your personalized strengths and needs as an individual, couple, or family. I offer a friendly and compassionate ear with a yearning to hear your story as we work together to affect the changes you wish to see in your life.
Men, women, individual and relationship therapy. Dr. Pam Mauch and I created True Love Ways Relationship Success tools. We can teach you communication skills that will not only help you prevent destructive arguments, they will also help you enjoy a more safe loving relationship. Safety in relationships keeps people together. We developed these skills over the last thirty years working with couples and individuals. I specialize in working with men, women, couples, and families with adolescents. I have training, skills and experience working with addictions and codependency. The Men’s Support Group I started in 1994 still meets.
Kansas City Psychology Center, LLC provides a wide range of clinical services, including psychological assessment, evidence-based treatment, consultation, and mediation. Our services are best suited for individuals who expect the same high quality of mental health assessment and treatment they would expect when receiving quality care for medical conditions. They can expect to be well-informed of the methods and typical course and likely outcome of treatment. Contact us to set up a free phone consultation if you have any questions with regard to how evidence-based treatments might be different from your prior treatment experiences.
Life provides many challenges to maintaining a healthy, happy relationship. Our relationships can be a great source of strength, but they can also cause pain and heartache. Whether you currently feel committed to building a better relationship, ambivalent about the future of your relationship, or fear that your relationship is on the brink of collapse--therapy can often help. Through looking at yourself, your partner, and your relationship in new ways, I help couples gain confidence and clarity about the next steps for their relationship and I help couples build satisfying relationships that last and are worth wanting.
I am a licensed psychologist with over twenty years of experience working with adolescents, adults and couples. While I see a diverse group of clients, I do work with many members of St. Louis' academic community, including professors, graduate students, administrators, physicians and researchers. I also see undergraduates and older high school students. My treatment style is warm, thoughtful and natural, and I draw from many different treatment approaches to provide the best possible care. Please feel free to call me to discuss how I might be helpful to you.
Do you notice that you struggle with the same kinds of problems, emotions, and relationships over and over again? Have you tried different coping skills without success? Do you turn to things like substances, unhealthy relationships, or mindless internet scrolling to take the edge off sadness, anger, fear, or loneliness? Explorative, insight-oriented, in-depth psychotherapy can help you understand and finally transform these dynamics, increasing your well-being and sense of self. This lasting change offers an opportunity to expand your world.
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, MEd, LPC, RDN
Are you struggling with depression, frustration, fear, anxiety, or overwhelmed by all the life’s demands or simply feel stuck? Are you haunted by wounds of past abuse or trauma, asking yourself how you can make this pain stop? Is your teen exhibiting unusual behavior that has you concerned? Are you struggling with a poor relationship with food? I have helped numerous people work through their pain and find relief from similar challenges when they take the first step to seek professional help. You will beat depression, anger, hopelessness, and heal the pain of past trauma and bring joy and balance back into your life.
My goal is to meet you where you are. If you are struggling with depression, anxiety, grief , trauma, or relationship issues we can work together to raise and strengthen your insight, self awareness, and resiliency. Life is never a straight line nor are we always given direction. Many of us are working through a variety of life transitions and I can help you by being an advocate and having a relationship built on honesty, knowledge, and trust. Working together and collaborating to find your strengths and opportunities for growth is what I do best. Please call and let me know how I can help.
Hi. Thank you for taking a look at my counseling profile. I love counseling and have been practicing for 30 years. One of the things I've noticed new clients are concerned about is being able to express themselves without being judged, as well as if the experience will be awkward. In all my years of practicing, I've heard almost everything imaginable and judgment is not a part of how I work. Everything in my office is 100% confidential and safe. I know how to ask the right question and keep the conversation flowing.
I AM NOT CURRENTLY ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS I am a dedicated mental health professional who has been in the mental health field for over 20 years. I have provided direct client care and have spent the last several years in a management position coaching and mentoring staff so they can provide the best clinical care to clients while taking care of themselves in the process. I believe therapy can help individuals who are going through a time in their lives where they are experiencing a loss of interest in previously enjoyed activities, anxiety or worry that keeps them up at night or prevents them from doing the things they used to do.
Anxiety and worry controlling you? Struggling with intrusive, unwanted or racing thoughts? Excessive stress and anxiety can lead to serious health concerns and put pressure on relationships. I will work with you to develop an individualized plan to relieve your daily symptoms, gain insight into the root of the problem and provide the skills to manage your emotions and take back control of your life.
Life can be hard, overwhelming and filled with obstacles. You do not need to navigate your journey alone. I am here to walk along side you regardless of the current season. I can help unearth experiences, explore unconscious thoughts and help create a new route to mental health. You are more than just your situation.
I consider it an honor to be a part of someone's life story. I will treat you with the self-worth and the respect you deserve. I work to create a safe, trusted, and non-judgmental atmosphere which I believe will support you in your healing process.
Are you at a transition point? On the journey of life, it’s normal to arrive at a fork in the road. Perhaps you feel dissatisfied with your current path. Maybe you’ve put other people’s needs before your own for too long and you’re ready to prioritize yourself. You long for some authentic joy. If this resonates for you, I’m here to help. As a former professional theatre artist and current professional counselor, I love working with adults in the midst of life transitions as well as performing artists seeking a stronger sense of self-worth. Lets co-create a new story for you that aligns with who you are and where you're going.
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC, RPT
There are numerous benefits from participating in therapy. Therapists can provide support, and enhanced coping strategies for issues such as depression, anxiety, unresolved childhood issues, and more. Therapy can help provide a fresh perspective on a difficult problem or point you in the direction of a solution. Ultimately, therapy is a place to be heard, understood, and to feel safe. Your needs and goals are the priority of treatment. Through client-centered and trauma-focused treatment, therapy will be a place you will want to come back to.
Dr. Kaufman is a board-certified clinical neuropsychologist and director of Gateway Neuropsychology, LLC. Dr. Kaufman provides evidence-based evaluation services for children, adolescents, and adults, including comprehensive neuropsychological assessment, ADHD testing, and forensic assessment. He also offers individual and family psychotherapy, specialized behavioral therapy for ADHD, and organization/executive skills training. Dr. Kaufman enjoys teaching and speaking engagements, and is currently an Associate Professor of Psychology at Saint Louis University, where he is active in teaching, clinical training, and research.
Welcome! I would love to work with you to improve your life. I've helped many people with personal growth issues. I've seen clients improve from the curve balls life has thrown at them like infidelity, health issues, infertility, and grief. I've helped clients improve their functioning while dealing with severe diagnoses of depression, bipolar and anxiety. Family peace can be restored between parents and children.