The best therapeutic relationships are based on trust and mutual respect. I am adept at finding that common ground and helping clients feel secure in sharing their struggles and fears. I use a strengths-based perspective to help clients recognize their unique potential and identify the changes that are in their control. With this information, clients can enact real change to improve their lives. I partner with clients of all ages, with a special ability for connecting with teens and adults under 40. I am an experienced crisis counselor in-person and via hotlines, helping many people create a personalized plan for safety.
I am a skilled and friendly therapist who has an informal demeanor. I am commited to helping my clients achieve balance, fullfillment and happiness. I believe that a positive therapeutic relatioship is essential when helping individuals work through their emotionally difficult and challenging struggles. Contact me to begin your path of self-awareness and contentment.
Camille believes in a unique approach for each child or adult, couple, and family. Every individual has a history, a body, an environment, and an outlook on life that is exclusive and cannot be defined entirely by diagnosis or labels. She believes the past affects the present but control of the present is decided by each individual and we possess the ultimate power to positively change our life.
Life is constantly evolving, and I encourage my clients to embrace change & make the commitment to do so. The decision to seek therapy is not always easy, so I commend you for taking the first step. My office is a judgement-free zone, where you are free to express yourself in an empathetic and compassionate setting.
My passion is to help individuals and couples as they face sexual addiction, substance abuse, trauma, and the stressors of life that lead to hopelessness, pain and loss. I engage individuals and couples using a task-centered, compassionate and non-judgmental approach, respecting their freedom of choice while challenging them to become the persons they really want to be. My goal is to help men and women who are struggling with the effects of sexual, love, and relationship addictions. I offer sex addiction treatment groups for men and provide tools and resources to begin to achieve sobriety and freedom from sexually compulsive behaviors.
Life is unexpected and consists of hard things, but you do not have to do life alone. We are called according to scripture to do life in relationship. Ecclesiastes 4:10 says “If one falls down, his friend can help him up”. Counseling can provide that hand up. It can be a way to address things from our past we have been holding on to or things in our present we need help walking through. No matter what your past or present, we all need someone to walk beside us. I am honored when a client allows me the privilege of seeing who they are and hearing their story.
Welcome! I’m Allison and I specialize in treating trauma, anxiety, depression, & co-occurring addictions in a warm, inclusive & safe environment. We all have experiences from our past that have had a fragmenting impact on our lives, but the past doesn't have to define who we are or dictate who we are becoming. I believe you have an innate capacity to heal and grow into your best, most authentic self using therapy as a tool. Working together, we can identify ways of decreasing your symptoms, increasing your coping skills, addressing root cause(s), & most importantly, shifting self-sabotaging and/or addictive behavioral patterns.
Parents, are you worried about your daughter? Is her mood and behavior a source of tension in your household? I have more than 30 years experience to facilitate the changes to get your lives back on track. Let me take the confusion and fear out of this challenging time. My approach is both supportive and directive. I teach the skills to identify, understand and work with difficult thoughts and emotions. I empower girls to develop healthy boundaries, to deal with peer pressure, body image and stress. I will coach you on avoiding the battles in parent/teen relationships.
I have been personally affected by a high risk pregnancy, a traumatic birth and a NICU stay. That is what has led me to this work. For the past eleven years, my work has been with perinatal mental health; specifically working with women with high risk pregnancies due to a congenital anomaly identified in their baby during pregnancy. I am here to help anyone that is struggling with feelings of angst and unrest about those unexpected challenges that are thrown your way. I have worked a great deal with perinatal and infant loss as well. I have a growing passion for helping women, specifically focusing on maternal mental health.
Have you noticed yourself feeling anxious, depressed, or overwhelmed, as if some days it’s just too hard to face it all? If you feel stuck in place, it can often be difficult to reach out for help, but you’re here so you’ve made that all important first step. Maybe something new is going on, or something that’s been in the background for a while is making itself known. Whatever it might be, together we will work towards a resolution.
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC, CCSAS
Men. Tired of losing the battle to porn and sexual acting out? I specialize in helping men break free from sexual enslavement through individual and group therapy. Because I am passionate about this area I always have groups forming. If you are ready to take the next step toward freedom, contact me.
Carlos Burgos is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with experience working with children, adolescents, and adults. He uses cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) to assist clients in working through emotional struggles. Carlos received his Master of Arts in Professional Counseling from Webster University.
I believe one of your goals in life should be to continually learn how to resolve the problems you run into. Obviously some problems do not go away and cannot be easily resolved. With these, you must learn understanding and coping skills to manage them instead of allowing these problems to manage you. This is what counseling is all about.
Peyton Manwarring believes in providing therapy that is a collaborative effort between the counselor and client. Peyton's main goal is to provide a safe, comfortable and accepting environment that facilitates whatever change the client is ready to make. She is passionate about empowering clients to be happier and healthier people, and feel a greater sense of control over their lives.
I have been working with children, adolescents, young adults (including those on the Autism Spectrum) and their families for thirteen years. My focus is on helping them with anxiety, depression, anger, relationships, school difficulties and a variety of issues. I take a personalized, strengths based, solutions focused approach using techniques designed to best suit the individual. I believe the adolescent today faces many challenges, some timeless and others unique to this generation. My goal for clients in therapy is to help foster growth from adversity, in a relaxed and nonjudgmental environment.
Sometimes we all feel a little bit broken, we can get so caught up in what's going wrong or what's not working. Sometimes life get's hard, too much stress at home or work, relationship issues, grief and loss, addiction, depression, anxiety or feeling like we have just lost our way. No matter what is going on, you have taken that first step and you have come to the right place.
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC , NCC, CEDS-S
My general approach with working with clients for over 17 years is highly individualized, relational and strengthen based. I believe most clients simply need an environment to communicate, process feelings and gain insight in order to create a more fulfilling and meaningful life. I offer individual therapy for adolescents, adults and family therapy. My passion has always been treating eating disorders and the underlying causes such as depression and anxiety. Another clinical passion and area of focus has been assisting women and mothers with identity development and navigating life transitions.
I enjoy helping people become self-aware, accepting, heal and improve their quality of life and relationships. I use a variety of approaches, including client centered, strengthbased, focused on goals set with client. I enjoy helping people grow, and become self and spiritually aware. I work with children, (6 -19), and adults dealing with PTSD, trauma, anxiety, attachments issues, relationships, addictions, and mortality. I enjoy working with individuals, partners, couples and families. I believe in the power of focused healing, increased awareness, acceptence, hope and love.
Are you having trouble feeling happy? Are you avoiding fun activities or struggling with frequent worry? This may be depression or anxiety. If you have had an automobile accident. If you have fallen and have continued headaches, difficulty with memory or balance or you just "don't feel right" after a head injury or sudden jolt to the head and neck. You may be suffering from Post-Concussion Syndrome. Occasionally we all need help with life's difficulties. When friends and family can no longer help. It may be time to talk with a caring professional. I would love to help you get back on the road to wellness one tiny step at a time.
I am a Child Clinical Psychologist with more than 30 years experience. Child Clinical Psychologists are highly educated & extensively trained in evaluating & treating children, teens, & their families. We are the real deal; and, there are very few of us in the St. Louis, Missouri area, probably because we typically attend graduate school 6-8 years! So, if your son is struggling, and you are seeking a true expert on boys and teenage boys, look no further for exceptional care.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Kirkwood 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 Kirkwood 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 Kirkwood, or Child Psychologists in Kirkwood.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Kirkwood 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 Kirkwood 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.