Katie has been known for her work in helping people receive healing, direction, and motivation to pursue their dreams. She has extensively worked in the nonprofit setting while breaking new ground on her transformative business, Let's Live Ready. Katie is bringing inspiring change through her empowering perspective on coaching, training, and personal therapy. Katie is passionate about helping people find their purpose and believes that it will inspire you to live a life that is engaged and wholehearted.
I have been a practicing counselor for nearly 40 years. Over these years, I have worked with individuals, couples and families struggling with significant life challenges and mental illness. I pride myself on being accessible, attuned to my clients' needs and trained in current best practices, including EMDR interventions. To serve as your counselor, for me, is a privilege not taken lightly. My practice style, as appropriate, involves collaboration with other professionals. Getting outcomes that matter is my highest priority. I am a provider for a number of insurance carriers and offer a sliding scale for clients w/o insurance.
I am passionate about helping people gain a better understanding of themselves and the environments they are in. I believe this is the first step to growth and healing. When we better understand our thoughts and emotions we can more fully address them. I understand that for some people therapy may be met with hesitation or fear. Therefore, I am fully dedicated to providing a safe space for my clients built on trust, compassion, and respect to meet their therapeutic goals.
I have been in private practice for over 35 years. I meet the client where they are at and more importantly assist them in where they want to be. I strive to help in the most professional and respectful way and value each and every opportunity to be in the lives of those who want to live the life they want. I believe there is nothing wrong with the individual but they are often striving for balance and harmony in their lives. All my clients want the same thing-Love and acceptance.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor focused on working with adults and adolescents. I have several years of experience in private practice as well as community mental health and domestic violence shelters. My primary focus is on developing a good relationship with my clients by providing a nonjudgmental and supportive environment. I specialize in working with anxiety and trauma in addition to depression, grief, communication, and self esteem concerns.
I am committed to providing a safe, nurturing, and nonjudgmental environment where your well-being and personal growth are my priority. After empathically listening as you identify, explore, and gain understanding of the issues you are facing, we will work together to establish manageable goals that can help you better utilize your internal strengths and external resources while creating meaningful, positive changes in your life.
Mama, I believe in your light. I am here to help you uncover your true identity as a mother. Whether you are trying to conceive, have recently given birth, or have grown children, you deserve to be who you REALLY are (deep down, underneath it all, at your purest). The world needs you & your light, and I can help you with the evidence based tools to uncover it. You are not alone in feeling lost about how to be the person you know you need to be. You are not alone in feeling confused about what you really want. You are not alone in feeling like, if you could just heal those wounds, you could be the mama and human you intend to be.
We all experience hardships in our personal lives, professional lives and relationships that can leave us feeling stressed, confused, isolated, anxious or depressed. Many people experience shame about seeing a therapist or feel they should handle emotional or mental issues on their own. I want to reassure you that we can all use a little help sometimes and we aren't meant to go through it alone. My goal in therapy is to create a safe space where my clients can work through the difficulties in life without judgment.
When working with clients, I strive to make the therapeutic experience genuine, positive, respectful, and safe. I believe that through talking and building a good connection, we can develop your therapeutic goals, and create a successful and obtainable plan. My work is focused around the ages 20-55 when personal goals and family dynamics are constantly shifting and new roles are developing. This can feel very overwhelming, scary, and sometimes hopeless. You do not have to do this alone! We will work together around the topics of parenting, anxiety/depression, trauma/abuse, school/college, grief/life changes, or areas of interest.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor working with women from diverse backgrounds, same sex couples, adolescents and children. I have been given the opportunity to work with different groups of people from many countries and belief systems. I have worked in both the secular and religious arenas and have provided spiritual integration care for people of many religious traditions and those with no religious beliefs as well. I have experience working with both children and adults struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, loss and divorce.
I specialize in Women's issues, particularly, Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, as well as, Social, Life Adjustment Issues, Grief & Loss, and LGBTQ issues, using an Existential-Humanistic approach. I provide treatment to females only at this location.
Dr. Lena Pearlman is the clinical director and lead therapist of Dr. Lena Pearlman & Associates, a team of 7 licensed clinical social workers in private practice in St. Louis MO. Lena has been a social worker for 20 years and believes that we all have the capacity to make positive changes that improve the quality of our lives. Lena uses a client centered interactive style along with a warm caring manner. She takes time to understand your history, identify your strengths, acknowledge your feelings and clarify your goals with a plan to help you make progress towards them.
I am currently not accepting new clients, but can add you to my waitlist. If you are interested, please reach out.-----I provide individualize care to clients who are struggling to manage symptoms of anxiety, trauma, eating disorders and depression. I enjoy work with pregnant and postpartum women who are feeling overwhelmed by anxiety, depression and adjusting to their new life as a parent. I focus much of my work on helping you to find clarity and stabilization, then move into personal growth and acceptance. I want to help you find the best version of yourself and truly enjoy life.
There has to be something out there that can help you find yourself and remove these feelings of worthlessness, fatigue, loneliness or feeling like you are not enough. You lay down at night to sleep and you think to yourself that this can't be all your life has to offer. There has to be more than feeling numb and wondering if things will ever change. You are tired of the uncontrollable worry you feel. You are tired of being trapped in a body you can’t seem to be happy in. You want to be happy but you don’t know where to start and it doesn’t even seem possible. You finally feel ready to make a change.
I am dedicated to helping others improve the quality of their lives. I have a deep respect for those who come into my office and want to help them process and overcome the issues that are causing them pain. What I have come to know in having done this work for the past ten years is that we all experience pain in our own unique and profound ways. I provide a collaborative and compassionate approach, in which we work together to help you gain insight into what is getting in the way of you having a fuller, healthier and happier life.
Are you working really hard at life without the outcomes you want? It can feel exhausting. Without the ability to effectively manage and cope with life's demands, a person's world can become a place filled with missed opportunities and experiences; a place of unrelenting anxiety, suffering and feelings of isolation. Change is hard and change is possibIe. It's about learning skills to do differently to live differently in a manner of your choosing. I'm a therapist who uses behavior-focused, outcome-driven treatments to address the symptoms of OCD, OCPD, PTSD, anorexia nervosa, anxiety and depression to increase quality in your life.
Are you struggling with finding a purpose? Is it difficult for you to sustain motivation? Are you finding yourself in a losing battle with substance abuse? Do you struggle with a traumatic experience that is overwhelming you to the point that it's difficult to function daily? It's the unspoken fear that holds you back from your full potential.
Challenging times and unforeseen life deviations happen. Relationships struggle and sometimes end. Hurt, stress, grief, depression and anxiety are often a result. Counseling is a powerful benefit to help you navigate your journey to reach healing and growth. You do not have to walk through it alone. I can help you to understand your situation, cope, and move through life productively.
Adversities can rob you of peace and affect your ability to stay on life’s course. The distress experienced in today’s world can be associated with toxic stress, cycles of trauma, depression, grief, fear or experiences of racial and social injustices. The way you respond to life’s difficulties matters. True healing occurs when you give yourself permission to explore and face frightening or limiting beliefs that may live beneath emotions causing discomfort and pain.
My ideal client is someone who wants to address the issues that they are struggling with in an empathetic and validating environment. They may be struggling with anxiety, depression, borderline personality disorder, or a host of other issues, and they know that when they come to my office they will be working with someone who truly wants to help them. Ideally, their goals would be related to things that they truly care about and want to improve in their lives. My ideal clients wants to find peace within the chaos that everyday life sometimes presents.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Creve Coeur 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 Creve Coeur 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 Creve Coeur, or Child Psychologists in Creve Coeur.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Creve Coeur 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 Creve Coeur 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.