Therapists in Kirkwood, MO

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Clara Filbert
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S, MEd
Verified
Kirkwood, MO 63122  (Online Only)
Hello and welcome! I appreciate the time it takes to research and find a therapist so I'd like to share some basics about my style and approach to counseling. My therapeutic approach is to always lead with compassion and empathy. I value the tool of curiosity and utilize this as the basis of assisting each person to better understand their cognitive and behavioral patterns, while developing compassion for self in the process.
Hello and welcome! I appreciate the time it takes to research and find a therapist so I'd like to share some basics about my style and approach to counseling. My therapeutic approach is to always lead with compassion and empathy. I value the tool of curiosity and utilize this as the basis of assisting each person to better understand their cognitive and behavioral patterns, while developing compassion for self in the process.
(314) 526-3220 View (314) 526-3220
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Kaitlyn Brown
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Kirkwood, MO 63122
Some of us have been taught to fear or push away certain emotions and parts of who we really are. We’ve been taught to disregard what our body and feelings are telling us in order to make others comfortable. While this might seem like the path to approval, it often leads to shame and disconnection. A way to combat these messages are to move towards authenticity and acceptance of all our parts. To learn to advocate for ourselves, heal from our wounds, and stand firm in who we are. I would be honored to work alongside you in the journey.
Some of us have been taught to fear or push away certain emotions and parts of who we really are. We’ve been taught to disregard what our body and feelings are telling us in order to make others comfortable. While this might seem like the path to approval, it often leads to shame and disconnection. A way to combat these messages are to move towards authenticity and acceptance of all our parts. To learn to advocate for ourselves, heal from our wounds, and stand firm in who we are. I would be honored to work alongside you in the journey.
(314) 208-2974 View (314) 208-2974
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Meredith Beard
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Kirkwood, MO 63122
A little about me... I couldn’t survive without my assortment of To Do lists. Somehow I manage to surprise myself again and again by not completing the lengthy tasks I hoped to cross off my lists. I wish I prioritized time in nature, self-care, and getting together with friends. The frenetic pace of our modern “grind culture” is a force I find challenging to resist. Despite having book knowledge on anxiety, I still have panicky moments. Through my own therapy, I am unlearning the message of hustling for my worth and aiming to embrace my limitations. I have come to learn that my triggers often end up being my best teachers.
A little about me... I couldn’t survive without my assortment of To Do lists. Somehow I manage to surprise myself again and again by not completing the lengthy tasks I hoped to cross off my lists. I wish I prioritized time in nature, self-care, and getting together with friends. The frenetic pace of our modern “grind culture” is a force I find challenging to resist. Despite having book knowledge on anxiety, I still have panicky moments. Through my own therapy, I am unlearning the message of hustling for my worth and aiming to embrace my limitations. I have come to learn that my triggers often end up being my best teachers.
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Jennifer Kathleen Gauvain
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Kirkwood, MO 63122
With compassionate guidance, I believe in a therapeutic partnership with my clients to draw on your personal strengths, build new skills, increase awareness, and assist you in creating positive change. For more than 30 years I have worked with children, teens, adults, couples, and families. My focus includes relationship issues, pre-marital counseling, family stressors, trauma related experiences, anxiety, depression, self-injurious behaviors, parenting issues, & grief and loss. By starting where you are, I can help you identify your needs, and together we will begin the journey towards a deeper level of change and satisfaction.
With compassionate guidance, I believe in a therapeutic partnership with my clients to draw on your personal strengths, build new skills, increase awareness, and assist you in creating positive change. For more than 30 years I have worked with children, teens, adults, couples, and families. My focus includes relationship issues, pre-marital counseling, family stressors, trauma related experiences, anxiety, depression, self-injurious behaviors, parenting issues, & grief and loss. By starting where you are, I can help you identify your needs, and together we will begin the journey towards a deeper level of change and satisfaction.
(314) 270-1553 View (314) 270-1553
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Angie Narsh
Licensed Professional Counselor, MAC
Verified
Kirkwood, MO 63122
Using gentleness mixed with honesty, I will call you forward to better.Not to shame, but to healing.Freedom, passion, vibrance, thriving and not simply surviving. It's possible.There's hope.I believe we hold power over our own healing.I merely come alongside those who have decided to make that brave journey.From the very beginning, the most consistent feedback is of feeling safe and truly understood.I believe in "working myself out of a job", achieved by doing good work and encouraging clients to test and stretch their growth.They do this out on their own, knowing they can return for new layers of work.
Using gentleness mixed with honesty, I will call you forward to better.Not to shame, but to healing.Freedom, passion, vibrance, thriving and not simply surviving. It's possible.There's hope.I believe we hold power over our own healing.I merely come alongside those who have decided to make that brave journey.From the very beginning, the most consistent feedback is of feeling safe and truly understood.I believe in "working myself out of a job", achieved by doing good work and encouraging clients to test and stretch their growth.They do this out on their own, knowing they can return for new layers of work.
(314) 742-8947 View (314) 742-8947
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M. Kathleen Blanchard
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
8 Endorsed
Kirkwood, MO 63122
I specialize in mental health issues including depression, anxiety, ADHD, PTSD, learning disabilities, physical disabilities (including sudden onset), hearing loss, stress management, divorce and employment-related issues, including career changes and job loss.
I specialize in mental health issues including depression, anxiety, ADHD, PTSD, learning disabilities, physical disabilities (including sudden onset), hearing loss, stress management, divorce and employment-related issues, including career changes and job loss.
(314) 328-0216 View (314) 328-0216
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Heiser Counseling and Healing Arts
Licensed Professional Counselor, ATR, LPC
Verified
Kirkwood, MO 63122
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.
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.
(618) 712-0291 View (618) 712-0291
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Tom M Ganim
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified
Kirkwood, MO 63122
I have over 16 years of experience working extensively with children, adolescents and adults. I utilize a person-centered, cognitive behavioral approach and believe that personal development ultimately depends upon self-acceptance, love and the ability to achieve clarity of mind. My work is centered on helping people navigate this journey.
I have over 16 years of experience working extensively with children, adolescents and adults. I utilize a person-centered, cognitive behavioral approach and believe that personal development ultimately depends upon self-acceptance, love and the ability to achieve clarity of mind. My work is centered on helping people navigate this journey.
(314) 492-0356 View (314) 492-0356
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Kristen Stoff
LPC, NCC, MA, MBA
Verified
Kirkwood, MO 63122
I am passionate about working with children, adolescents, and adults offering individual, family and couples counseling who are experiencing life transitions or difficult seasons of life accompanied with symptoms of depression, anxiety, trauma, and/or behavioral and mood disturbances.
I am passionate about working with children, adolescents, and adults offering individual, family and couples counseling who are experiencing life transitions or difficult seasons of life accompanied with symptoms of depression, anxiety, trauma, and/or behavioral and mood disturbances.
(314) 470-9453 View (314) 470-9453
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Sarah Tyndall
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Kirkwood, MO 63122
Waitlist for new clients
Do your relationships cause you to feel anxious or depressed? Do you want to quit or cut back your substance use but find it difficult? Is your anxiety getting in the way of your goals and living? I provide a warm, safe, trauma informed environment. Asking for help and starting the process of change and growth is hard, but you do not have to do it alone. It takes time, and we will go at your pace, making sure that your needs are being met. You are an expert in you!
Do your relationships cause you to feel anxious or depressed? Do you want to quit or cut back your substance use but find it difficult? Is your anxiety getting in the way of your goals and living? I provide a warm, safe, trauma informed environment. Asking for help and starting the process of change and growth is hard, but you do not have to do it alone. It takes time, and we will go at your pace, making sure that your needs are being met. You are an expert in you!
(314) 860-7526 View (314) 860-7526
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Susan Powell
Pre-Licensed Professional, MAC, PLPC
Verified
Kirkwood, MO 63122
At some point in life, most of us will find ourselves stuck and overwhelmed. The ways we have navigated life aren’t working, and the uncertainty we face is too much to bear alone. We need space to wrestle and a calm presence to join with us as we consider the way forward. For others of us, life has felt like one hit after another. We need a safe place to fall apart and permission to grieve at our own pace.
At some point in life, most of us will find ourselves stuck and overwhelmed. The ways we have navigated life aren’t working, and the uncertainty we face is too much to bear alone. We need space to wrestle and a calm presence to join with us as we consider the way forward. For others of us, life has felt like one hit after another. We need a safe place to fall apart and permission to grieve at our own pace.
(314) 947-4350 View (314) 947-4350
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Brian R Hampel
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
4 Endorsed
Kirkwood, MO 63122
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.
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.
(636) 789-1027 View (636) 789-1027
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Stephanie C Schulte
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Kirkwood, MO 63122
My ideal client would be someone who is open to change, open to exploration, open to trying something different, and open to healing. We accomplish this by working together: you share what is happening in your life and I will listen with empathy and validation to you and your experience. This helps you do the internal work needed to find the answers you are looking for.
My ideal client would be someone who is open to change, open to exploration, open to trying something different, and open to healing. We accomplish this by working together: you share what is happening in your life and I will listen with empathy and validation to you and your experience. This helps you do the internal work needed to find the answers you are looking for.
(314) 528-9221 View (314) 528-9221
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Katie Plasmeier
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified
Kirkwood, MO 63122
I believe in providing a safe space for my clients to work towards their goals. By providing a safe space to open up about vulnerable topics my goal is to assist you in learning how to challenge maladaptive coping strategies and replace them with adaptive ones. In counseling the process to work towards change can be scary and difficult and that is why my number one goal as a therapist is providing a safe and inviting space to open up.I believe in using a person-centered approach, which means allowing you to guide the sessions. I have found that allowing you to build rapport and work towards your goals it fosters the most change.
I believe in providing a safe space for my clients to work towards their goals. By providing a safe space to open up about vulnerable topics my goal is to assist you in learning how to challenge maladaptive coping strategies and replace them with adaptive ones. In counseling the process to work towards change can be scary and difficult and that is why my number one goal as a therapist is providing a safe and inviting space to open up.I believe in using a person-centered approach, which means allowing you to guide the sessions. I have found that allowing you to build rapport and work towards your goals it fosters the most change.
(314) 328-7801 View (314) 328-7801
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St. Louis Couples Counseling
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
4 Endorsed
Kirkwood, MO 63122
Hello, my name is Melissa Chosid. I work with couples to help them reach a place of relationship wellness and satisfaction. I support my clients in building healthy, mutually supportive relationships where emotional safety can be nurtured. Some of my specialties include communication and conflict management, transitions to parenthood, infertility, and exploring toxic relational patterns.
Hello, my name is Melissa Chosid. I work with couples to help them reach a place of relationship wellness and satisfaction. I support my clients in building healthy, mutually supportive relationships where emotional safety can be nurtured. Some of my specialties include communication and conflict management, transitions to parenthood, infertility, and exploring toxic relational patterns.
(314) 328-8593 View (314) 328-8593
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Amy J Stark
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, MDiv, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Kirkwood, MO 63122
When we are suffering in this world, there are usually patterns of suffering that have hold of us. If we confront the patterns, they can teach us. I know it takes courage to walk through the door of a therapist's office. Let me give space to face the hard stuff.
When we are suffering in this world, there are usually patterns of suffering that have hold of us. If we confront the patterns, they can teach us. I know it takes courage to walk through the door of a therapist's office. Let me give space to face the hard stuff.
(314) 266-5175 View (314) 266-5175
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Paul Joseph Dohearty
Pre-Licensed Professional, PLPC, MA
Verified
Kirkwood, MO 63122
Throughout my career, I've worked with many people in difficult or painful situations. Many clients have dealt with issues like grief, anxiety, stress, relationship issues, job problems, life decisions, suicidal thoughts, and recovering from trauma. I have experience with folks who are curious or working through their gender identity, sexual orientation, fetishes, kinks, swinging, alternative sexuality, polyamory, ethical non monogamy, and lifestyle situations. I've also helped clients with out of control sexual behavior issues. I have worked with individual clients, couples clients, and polycules.
Throughout my career, I've worked with many people in difficult or painful situations. Many clients have dealt with issues like grief, anxiety, stress, relationship issues, job problems, life decisions, suicidal thoughts, and recovering from trauma. I have experience with folks who are curious or working through their gender identity, sexual orientation, fetishes, kinks, swinging, alternative sexuality, polyamory, ethical non monogamy, and lifestyle situations. I've also helped clients with out of control sexual behavior issues. I have worked with individual clients, couples clients, and polycules.
(314) 936-2791 View (314) 936-2791
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Rebecca Ehrke
Psychologist, PsyD, SEP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Kirkwood, MO 63122
My name is Rebecca Ehrke and I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, Certified EMDR therapist and practice owner of Lifestream Integrative Healing Center. I chose the name, "Lifestream", from the concept of the "stream of life" that Peter Levine refers to in Somatic Experiencing. When someone experiences a traumatic event, it can disrupt the flow of their life path. Lifestream Integrative Healing Center offers holistic trauma treatment that helps individuals heal and return to the lives they were innately meant to have.
My name is Rebecca Ehrke and I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, Certified EMDR therapist and practice owner of Lifestream Integrative Healing Center. I chose the name, "Lifestream", from the concept of the "stream of life" that Peter Levine refers to in Somatic Experiencing. When someone experiences a traumatic event, it can disrupt the flow of their life path. Lifestream Integrative Healing Center offers holistic trauma treatment that helps individuals heal and return to the lives they were innately meant to have.
(314) 804-1441 View (314) 804-1441
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Heather Driver
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Kirkwood, MO 63122  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
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.
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.
(314) 786-3613 View (314) 786-3613
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Kelly Locker
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, CHT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Kirkwood, MO 63122
*Winner-Best of Kirkwood, 4 consecutive years in Counseling & Mental Health, 2016-2019! Welcome. Life can be hard, but I am committed to identifying and resolving your painful problem, getting you the Results you want quickly. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Certified Hypnotherapist, providing you a safe, comfortable and supportive environment in which to achieve your Success! My approach is holistic and integrative, which means I use a variety of techniques and interventions to target the whole person (mind, body, and spirit) and I tailor them to each client and their unique, individual needs.
*Winner-Best of Kirkwood, 4 consecutive years in Counseling & Mental Health, 2016-2019! Welcome. Life can be hard, but I am committed to identifying and resolving your painful problem, getting you the Results you want quickly. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Certified Hypnotherapist, providing you a safe, comfortable and supportive environment in which to achieve your Success! My approach is holistic and integrative, which means I use a variety of techniques and interventions to target the whole person (mind, body, and spirit) and I tailor them to each client and their unique, individual needs.
(314) 720-6124 View (314) 720-6124

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Number of Therapists in Kirkwood, MO

200+

Average cost per session

$130

Therapists in Kirkwood, MO who prioritize treating:

96% Anxiety
92% Depression
81% Self Esteem
80% Relationship Issues
69% Coping Skills
69% Stress
68% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

75% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
63% Aetna
62% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Kirkwood, MO see their clients

85% In Person and Online
15% Online Only

Gender breakdown

82% Female
18% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Kirkwood?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.