LGBTQ+ Therapists in Kirkwood, MO

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Nigel Cook
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I work with persons of all genders and marginalized identities and am intentional about cultivating an LGBTQ + affirming space.
Trauma and sex therapy are my primary areas of practice which allows me to work with people on a variety of issues. Typically, I work with people wanting to build their self-esteem, improve their relationships and communication skills, or understand their sexual interests or identities. My main area of expertise is in working with survivors of sexual and relationship violence as they process their trauma and how those experiences might be impacting their current relationships or sense of self. Ultimately, my goal is to help people discover clarity within the chaos.
(539) 245-6060
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Kirkwood, MO 63122
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Jason Wolff
Pre-Licensed Professional, MEd, CIT
Verified
Verified
You might have days when you are living in your happy bubble and then something/someone comes along and pops it or you have the same unhelpful thought(s) over and over again, and you want to develop tools to get back into a happy place. You want to understand more about who you are and what makes you tick, and want a safe and warm space to explore those thoughts. Are you a member of the LGBTQIA + community and nervous to begin counseling and completely open up because of potential judgement? That is understandable and I can tell you that I have been there too.
(314) 350-7184
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Kirkwood, MO 63122
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Katie Heiden-Rootes
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
I am LGBTQIA + affirming and take a sex positive approach.
I am a Licensed Marital & Family Therapist (MFT) and an approved supervisor through the State of Missouri Board of MFT and the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy. My clinical experience is with individuals, couples, and families related to sexuality, communication, conflict, and parent-child relationships with queer & trans youth. I utilize emotionally-focused, attachment-based, and playful interventions for unsticking the stuck parts of life. I have extensive couple & sexuality training and experience as a certified Sex Therapist through the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors, and Therapists.
(314) 375-4136
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Kirkwood, MO 63122
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Joanna Lucia Bissell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LICSW, LCSW-C
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I love working with teenagers, college students and young adults ages 13-30. I most enjoy working with anxiety disorders (including OCD, phobias, and panic disorder), the effects of trauma, as well as LGBTQ and immigrant clients. The majority of my training as a therapist has been in treating trauma, OCD and generalized anxiety. I am also a native Spanish speaker and enjoy working with immigrant populations. Feel free to email with any questions about my experience.
(314) 690-9582
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Kirkwood, MO 63122
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Marsha Yost Bradford
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified
Verified
Marsha has been working with and the LGBT community for over 20 years.
While serving the community since 1995, Marsha has established a non-judgmental and informative view of those in need. She works with individuals, groups and couples to help them attain a better more centered life while helping to educate them on better relaxation skills, self improvement techniques and better overall mental and physical health. Marsha focuses on the whole person and not on diagnoses or disorders. While Marsha enjoys working with clients she also helps to mold future therapists. Marsha has worked in the mental health field for over 23 years.
(314) 828-2574
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Kirkwood, MO 63122
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Becky Heck
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LCPC
Verified
Verified
I have worked with individuals with serious and persistent mental health issues, addiction, dual diagnosis/co-occurring, Bi Polar disorder, depression, anxiety, and LGBTQ +.
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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Mandy Bowlin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
LGBTQ +, kink & poly competent & anti-racist.
Please email rather than call. People I work with are typically experiencing stress/anxiety at home, work, school and may be having difficulty with relationships. Often individuals have trauma histories to explore or are impacted by stressful relationships such as caregiving, family members with substance use, or conflict in romantic relationships. Most importantly, our therapeutic relationship is an environment that is safe for you to explore your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors so you can begin to find peace, increased self-worth, better boundaries, and improved ability to feel joy in all of your spaces you occupy
(314) 274-6602
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Kirkwood, MO 63122
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Elizabeth Pope
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Verified
I am LGBTQ + affirming and work to be culturally sensitive.
Available appointments from 9-3pm! Hi, I’m Betsey. My goal is to provide a safe and supportive space and I do this with a warm and direct communication style. I also use humor when it's appropriate, believing that laughter is great medicine.
(314) 526-2772
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Macaela Gilson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
Verified
I have experience working with adolescents and adults focusing on depression, anxiety, body image concerns, identity exploration (including LGBTQ +), life transitions, relationships, trauma/PTSD, and more.
It’s so common to find ourselves feeling overwhelmed, self-critical, anxious, or lonely. When we do, it’s all the more common to want to avoid looking at what’s transpiring for us out of fear for what we might find. However, not looking tends to mean that we’re bound to misunderstand our experiences, and over time, adding more layers of distress, disconnection, and dissatisfaction — we are suffering and by refusing to look at our suffering, we suffer more. I can help! Together, we’ll create an honest, non-judgmental space in which you can begin to look inward, to listen to the deep strength and internal wisdom you already posses.
(314) 949-5113
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Allie Wojcik
Pre-Licensed Professional, BS, MA, PLPC
Verified
Verified
I believe therapy is not a one-size-fits-all. I want to work alongside you and help you during this time. I want to provide a safe, compassionate, and nonjudgmental space for you to explore your feelings, to heal, and to grow. We all experience difficult times in our lives and it is okay to reach out and ask for help. Your feelings are valid and you deserve to get help. Whether you are experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, body image issues, or something different, I am here to listen and to understand. Reaching out for help can be scary as there can be fear in the unknown, but I am here with complete empathy.
(314) 866-2868
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Kirkwood, MO 63122
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Barefoot Counseling Services, LLC
Counselor, LPC NCC
Verified
Verified
I have a wide range of knowledge of the rehabilitation process of individuals with various physical, cognitive, psychosocial, and psychological impairments. I have experience working with individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, addiction/substance abuse, divorce and relationship issues. I enjoy helping others successfully navigate through life's difficult challenges and strive to assist my clients to reach their highest personal potential and to live their best lives.
(314) 804-0075
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Kirkwood, MO 63122
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Frankie Salisbury
Counselor, LCPC, NCC, C-DBT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I tailor my counseling approach based on your needs, strengths, and personality. My approaches are very effective for helping find more balanced emotions, taming anxiety and stress, and building healthier relationships. I'm certified in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and trained in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).
(314) 582-3183
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Kirkwood, MO 63122
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Jennifer Candice
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Serious and chronic illness, difficult life transitions, divorce, or the profound grief you experience with the loss of a loved one – it can leave us feeling depressed, anxious, angry, confused, isolated, and lost. A lot of the time, we acclimate and move right along, but other times, it throws us completely off course. When the unthinkable happens to you, how do you get to a place where you feel safe, content, and at peace? Whatever your therapeutic goals may be, you deserve to feel heard, understood, and validated.
(314) 926-1789
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Kirkwood, MO 63122
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Rachel Sanderson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, ATR
Verified
Verified
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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Nancy Albus
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC , NCC, CEDS-S
Verified
Verified
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.
(314) 526-2550
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Kirkwood, MO 63122
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Tara Hoppe Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, SEP
Verified
Verified
I know that finding the right therapist can feel overwhelming, especially when you're already struggling and in need of support. I believe that feeling seen and heard can serve as a powerfully reparative experience, especially in a space of non-judgment and acceptance. I am honored and committed to providing a safe and nurturing environment to help clients connect with themselves in an emotionally vulnerable, safe, and self-compassionate way. I am a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, utilizing a neuro-biologically focused approach that restores the authentic self with self-regulation, wholeness, and sense of aliveness.
(618) 268-3413
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Kirkwood, MO 63122
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Nicole Jacobs
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CEDS-S
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Are you struggling with obsessive thoughts about food and body size? Do you feel guilty every night when you go to sleep? Overcoming disordered eating can be a daunting task on your own. I am here to help you challenge these obsessive thought patterns and live a life free from body shame and work towards normalizing food patterns. You don’t have to fight the fight alone.
(314) 328-8646
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Kirkwood, MO 63122
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Joan Sievert
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
*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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Shelley M Stretch
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified
7 Endorsed
Verified
7 Endorsed
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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Heather Driver
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
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
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Kirkwood, MO 63122
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What type of Kirkwood mental health professional is right for me?
While most types of therapy have a lot in common, they also fall into clusters that share core features, such as cognitive therapies or psychodynamic approaches. It is important to seek someone who practices evidence-based therapy, meaning one or more forms of treatment that have been scientifically evaluated and tested, and demonstrate consistent improvement for a majority of patients.

If you are unsure about choosing the right therapist or psychologist, it might be useful to first learn more about therapy types and modalities.

How to find a therapist or counselor in Kirkwood?
When looking to find a therapist, start by considering training and credentials. Studies also indicate that the therapeutic alliance, or the relationship the client develops with the therapist, is an important factor in their ability to work together to achieve the client’s goals.

What method of therapy is right for me?
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