Anxiety Therapists in Kirkwood, MO

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Becky Heck
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LCPC
Verified
Verified
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.
(314) 926-9854
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Kirkwood, MO 63122
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Katie Plasmeier
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified
Verified
I work with adolescent’s through adult age clients who are struggling with anxiety , depression, eating disorders, stress, life changes, and self esteem.
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
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Kirkwood, MO 63122
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Shelley M Stretch
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified
7 Endorsed
Verified
7 Endorsed
Whether you are seeking counseling to resolve issues related to trauma, depression, relationships, anxiety , substance use, other negative behaviors affecting daily functioning, or major life changes I am here and ready to support you.
Life can often become overwhelming. If you continue down the path you are headed your overall health and mental well-being most likely will continue if you do not change direction. Often the people and experiences we encounter lead to beliefs about ourselves and the world that aren't accurate. Change is possible; we all have the capability to heal. Creating a non-judgmental space for you to explore, heal, and grow is a priority. Therapy is a highly individualized process; it is all about you and working collaboratively to achieve your goals. I am here when you are ready! Being fully present to assist you would be an honor.
(314) 439-8940
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Kirkwood, MO 63122
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Daniel J Christy
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CEAP, SAP
Verified
Verified
I take a compassionate approach to counseling focusing on your needs and assisting you with attaining your goals. I practice an eclectic approach utilizing various techniques to best fit you. I enjoy helping you find your inner strength and resiliency that can help you overcome life's problems. I have experience working with people to overcome anxiety issues, substance abuse, and work-life balance. If you want to get the most out of life, overcome your difficulties and reframe negative thoughts so that you can see the positive, I would love to help you.
(314) 526-3693
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Kirkwood, MO 63122
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Beth Brawley
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
6 Endorsed
Verified
6 Endorsed
I specialize in treating all types of OCD, social anxiety disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, trichotillomania (hair pulling), excoriation disorder (skin picking), body dysmorphic disorder, specific phobias, agoraphobia, perfectionism, health anxiety , and panic disorder.
Anxiety is ruthless. What starts out feeling like a helpful coping mechanism eventually turns into something that can overtake your entire life. I am extensively trained and specialize in utilizing evidence-based practice in treating anxiety disorders both as a solitary diagnosis and as part of a co-morbid struggle. I treat individuals of all ages and backgrounds and am LGBTQIA allied.
(314) 736-3272
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Kirkwood, MO 63122
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Kelsey Schumacher
Provisional License Professional Counselor, MA, PLPC, CRC
Verified
6 Endorsed
Verified
6 Endorsed
Anxiety doesn't have to be something you just "deal with" daily.
Mental health is for everyone - seriously! I work with individuals with a variety of mental health diagnosis and concerns. Some people come to counseling to process a traumatic event, some come to talk about the stress they're experiencing at their job, and some come just to learn about why they haven't been feeling their best emotionally lately. If you feel like you could even pin-point exactly why you feel how you do, but it just doesn't make it better, I'm the counselor for you. I don't just help you figure out why, I help you DO something with what you learn about yourself so you can move past any barriers you have.
(314) 736-3413
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Kirkwood, MO 63122
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Kathleen McCoy
Counselor, MA, LPC, CRC
Verified
Verified
I have over 8 years of experience working with individuals with anxiety , depression, ADHD, cognitive impairments and individuals with physical limitations.
Hello! Are you feeling stressed, worried, or down and need to talk? I would love to get to know you, listen, and help. I am a person centered, goal driven counselor who leads with an empathetic, warm and supportive approach. My goal is to help you work through your complaints with a positive and non-judgmental perspective on the situation. I have a passion for working with young adults transitioning to work or college, working with adults balancing work and home life and working with individuals with disabilities to help maintain employment.
(314) 926-9609
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Kirkwood, MO 63122
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Circadian Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Verified
Going to counseling can understandably evoke feelings of hesitancy, fears of being judged or labeled.
Circadian Counseling is focused on serving those in the St. Louis area and beyond with professional counseling in a safe, relaxed setting or virtually from anywhere. We believe in the power of unbiased perspective in relationships, working together to achieve goals and gain support. Treatment is customized for the individual, using various evidence-based approaches and techniques designed to bring about higher functioning and a thriving life. Everyone has a unique story, we will partner with you to get busy writing the next chapter.
(314) 274-6637
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Kirkwood, MO 63122
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Joan Sievert
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I specialize in providing support to individuals coping with chronic illness and associated conditions such as insomnia and chronic pain, HIV/AIDS, anxiety , depression, grief, trauma, identity exploration/self awareness, self esteem, and stress related to work burnout, secondary trauma and professional and personal caregiving.
*Accepting New Clients* Often life events and personal stress can lead us to a point of pain, feeling that we have no control over the course of our lives or meaningful ways to cope. I would love to assist you with identifying personal strengths that will increase your ability to negotiate difficult emotions, stressors and life events. I will encourage you to grow, develop resilience and explore new ways of experiencing the world with a curious, thoughtful mindset. This curiosity leads to an increasing awareness of yourself, your needs and solutions for challenging issues.
(314) 370-1763
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Kirkwood, MO 63122
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Rachael Arnold
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PMH-C
Verified
Verified
I work within the perinatal population; particularly with clients who wish to process becoming a parent, are struggling with infertility, are looking to adopt and/or have a baby through surrogate, have suffered perinatal loss and/or grief, want to work through a traumatic experience before giving birth (including previous traumatic births and sexual assault,) are struggling with postpartum depression and/or anxiety , who need guidance and support as they transition back to work after parental leave, and/or who have children under the age of 3 are are looking to process the struggles of parenting.
(314) 461-1996
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Kirkwood, MO 63122
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M. Kathleen Blanchard
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
7 Endorsed
Verified
7 Endorsed
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
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Kirkwood, MO 63122
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Salicia Mazero
MA, LPC, ATR, CEDS-S
Verified
5 Endorsed
Verified
5 Endorsed
My background is treating primarily eating disorders, trauma, dissociation, self injury, anxiety and depression.
As a therapist, I use my background in art and psychology to help you explore your thoughts and emotions on a deeper level. Through my direct, honest and compassionate approach, I go on a journey with the client to uncover the root of their current struggles and to develop adaptive coping skills.
(314) 833-8865
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Kirkwood, MO 63122
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Katie Francis
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I have worked extensively with children, teens, adults, and families dealing with issues such as anxiety , depression, stress, self-harm, suicidal ideation, trauma, parenting issues, relationship problems, and more.
I often say, counseling can be a bit like cleaning out a closet. You have to take things out, go through and organize them, and then put them back where they need to go. In a similar fashion, counseling can be messy, but with time and hard work, can lead to healthier, more enjoyable living. Throughout this life, we all have our individual struggles and hardships, but we weren't meant to carry them alone. No matter who you are or what you've been through, there is hope. In our sessions together, I strive to come alongside you in the pursuit of that hope and restorative healing.
(470) 768-9427
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Kirkwood, MO 63122
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Gayla Gibson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
My mission is to meet you where you are and empower you to continue your desired journey by triumphing over challenges, such as anxiety , depression, and PTSD.
Lately have you looked in the mirror and not recognized the person staring back? Perhaps, found yourself doing things that are out of character like yelling at your child(ren), significant other, or friends/other loved ones, or doing hurtful things to yourself or others and yet you don’t understand why. You tell yourself: (1) I am fine -after taking/responding to that 911/emergency call; (2) Yes, what I saw while deployed was horrible, but that is the nature of what we do and I am home now so everything is ok; or (3) Surely that loss or experience 10 years ago has no effect on me now, it’s in the past..... And yet here you are
(314) 742-9989
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Kirkwood, MO 63122
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Katie M. Hurley
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified
Verified
Katie Hurley is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC), and has additional certifications in EMDR and Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). As a clinician, she is trained to treat PTSD/complex trauma, depression, low self worth, anxiety , shame, and family conflict. She utilizes many treatment modalities including: EMDR, TF-CBT, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Prolonged Exposure Therapy (PET), Internal Family Systems (IFS), Sand Tray Therapy, and Solution Focused Therapy.
(314) 690-1667
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Kirkwood, MO 63122
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William H. Kuntz
Psychologist, MS LCSW, Lic Psy
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Are you experiencing distress in your marriage or relationship? Are you dealing with mental health issues such as depression or anxiety ? Is your work or family life stressful? Do you need to find greater balance or deal with a major life transition? I am a licensed psychologist and licensed clinical social worker with over 35 years of counseling experience. My specialties include: couples counseling, adolescent issues, depression, anxiety , and life coaching. I am an empathetic and compassionate counselor who understands emotional difficulties and the challenge of balancing personal needs, family, and career.
(314) 666-6126
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Kirkwood, MO 63122
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Mike Cockson
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, PLPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I specialize in supporting barriers including; addiction/substance use, mental health (depression, anxiety , ADHD, stress management) employment related concerns (career changes, job-loss) and disability specific supports (TBI and Autism).
Are you achieving your goals and truly living your best life? If you answered yes, then you have discovered a secret that many often spend a lifetime trying to find. If you answered no to that question or just aren’t sure, then you are not alone! The truth is we all struggle with something whether it be mental, physical or combination of both. The issue is when those struggles become a focal point in our life which prevents us from focusing on our purpose and achieving joy and happiness. My goal is to help you identify those barriers and work together to find solutions so you can live a life you are truly happy with!
(314) 916-4268
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Kirkwood, MO 63122
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Mallory Lamb
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
My additional specialties: Illness/Health Anxiety , Social Anxiety , Death Anxiety , Health Psych, Anger Management, & Military Veterans issues.
Many of my clients have anxiety that presents as overthinking, indecision, self-criticism, and deriving worth from performance. The self-doubt and rumination can be emotionally exhausting and contribute to overwhelm, depression, and unhelpful coping patterns. We often identify earlier life experiences that formed a belief of not being good enough, capable, or worthy of love. If this sounds like you, we might be a good fit for therapy. In my practice, I primarily utilize relationally and developmentally informed Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to uncover and approach deeply held core beliefs developed throughout the lifespan.
(314) 526-2512
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Kirkwood, MO 63122
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Rachel Sanderson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, ATR
Verified
Verified
I have over 9 years of experience working with teens and adults in a variety of settings navigating anxiety , depression, trauma, self-esteem issues, women's issues, and grief and loss.
Have you been struggling to feel like yourself lately? Are you having a hard time enjoying life or find it overwhelming to take steps towards the life you want? Did you experience difficult events now or in the past? As a licensed professional counselor and art therapist, I am confident that each and every one of us comes from a place of intrinsic goodness. Within each of us, are the resources and resilience we need to navigate life. It is my goal to hold a space for you to reconnect with your natural abilities and turn difficult social and emotional situations into opportunities for empowerment, compassion, and independence.
(314) 866-9314
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Kirkwood, MO 63122
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Natalie Lanning
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Many women experience life changes, whether expected or unexpected, that result in feelings of restlessness, confusion and anxiety . Perhaps you feel stuck, consumed by negative thoughts or concerns, unable to complete goals and/or are looking for a change within yourself. Often we find ourselves at crossroads struggling for clarity or ways to find joy. Let me help you find a path of hope and confidence again.
(314) 310-7166
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Kirkwood, MO 63122
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Anxiety Therapists

What are the most common treatments for anxiety?

Talk therapy, particularly cognitive behavioral therapy, is the most common treatment for anxiety. Studies have shown it is equally effective as medication. Other popular forms of therapy are popular, depending on a patient’s experience. Exposure therapy, for instance, can be useful for people dealing with fears and phobias, or who have experienced traumatic events. Dialectical Behavioral Therapy may be useful for patients who need help with emotion regulation. Anxiolytic medications, like benzodiazepines, can also help with calming a person enough to focus on the skills they’ve learned, and physical exercise has been shown to help symptoms of anxiety across the board.

How long does therapy for anxiety take to work?

The amount of time needed to alleviate symptoms depends on the severity of a person’s condition. Some therapies may take 5-20 weekly sessions to show results. Anti-depressant medications typically take two to four weeks before a benefit is felt. Anti-anxiety medications are felt typically within 20-30 minutes. Medications are best used to offer a patient a better headspace in which to work on techniques learned in therapy. Exercise, improved sleep habits, and meditation are effective, but takes weeks or months to show results.

When should I seek treatment for anxiety?

Everyone feels anxious at times, but when anxiety causes disruption to your daily life, it may be time to seek help. Such disruption can be mental, physical, or both: having fear dominate your thoughts, avoiding situations or objects that bring on feelings of anxiety, or experiencing shortness of breath, sweating, dizziness, or panic attacks. When these symptoms are recurrent and distressing, it may be time to talk to someone.

How effective is treatment for anxiety?

Treatment for anxiety has been shown to be moderately to highly effective, according to a large body of psychology studies and analyses. For some people, treatment using CBT or exposure therapy alone is effective. Others respond best to a combination of medication and therapy.