Do you find it challenging to make time for yourself? Do you feel like you need a break from juggling the demands of daily life, even just for a moment? These breaks are essential in caring for your heart and mind. I specialize in providing supportive, mindful therapy as a piece of the greater picture of self care.
Do you or your child display high emotional intensity? Passion and drive for learning? Insatiable curiosity, extreme focus and perfectionist tendencies? Deep empathy and awareness of social injustices and hypocrisy? Fear of trying new things and anxiety about the unknown? Gifted individuals are characterized by their heightened perceptions of self and the world around them, but are often limited in their ability to process their intense reactions and emotions. I understand and can relate to the varied and complex needs within the gifted population.
Bridges Community Support Services has a history of expertise supporting individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities through counseling. We also support neurotypical individuals who have a variety of stressors and mental health issues such as stress, depression, anxiety, PTSD and more. Our clients range in age from children to older adults. Each client is assured to find the perfect match with one of our 11 wonderful therapists. Our therapists are trained in a variety of treatment modalities ranging from CBT, to EMDR, substance abuse treatment and beyond. We offer day, night and weekend availability.
For the past 30 years I have had the privilege of helping individuals and families with and without IDD throughout St Louis and beyond. In my individual practice I am excited to offer an environment of kindness, patience, trust and respect where we will explore what's most frustrating for you right now. Together we will work toward increasing ease and learn how your life is offering opportunities to grow using courage and self-care.
I have a compassionate, holistic approach, with a healthy sense of humor. I work with children, adolescents, and adults, including mental health professionals. I support children and adolescents with behavioral or emotional struggles so that they can learn more effective communication and developmentally mature behavior. I work with adults with emotional difficulties due to work stress, relationship difficulties, compassion fatigue, or chronic physical, emotional, or situational stressors.
I am a Provisionally Licensed Professional Counselor (PLPC) with the state of Missouri. I received my Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology as well as a Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine from Bastyr University in 2017. During my studies, I was a staff counselor at Bastyr University. In addition, I offered low cost therapy to the community at my year long internship at Seattle Therapy Alliance. Clients I enjoy working with include adults, children and couples experiencing issues related to anxiety, depression, grief/loss, chronic illness, identity development, career, body image and self confidence.
You have made the brave decision to seek support and you are worth it. Meeting with a therapist can be intimidating; it requires strength and vulnerability. We are imperfectly human and we deserve to work towards honest self-acceptance, empowerment, and esteem in a safe place. Anxiety, codependence, depression, grief, isolation, and feelings of powerlessness can leave us exhausted and at a loss for answers. It can be easy to forget that we deserve "to be loved, and to feel worthwhile" (W. Glasser). I invite you to remember that when experiencing stress. It would be an honor to be witness to the growth of your self love.
I am a licensed clinical social worker who practices both individual and couples therapy. I have extensive experience working with client's from diverse backgrounds. My training as a social worker has given me the understanding of how both childhood and current life circumstances impact people. I work to assist client's in understanding how they deal with these problems. My goal is never to provide answers for people, but to help people to understand themselves so that they can function and operate independently of their conflicts and problems.
I specialize in helping freethinking women, sexual and gender minorities, and nontraditional couples who have already overcome so much, but find that something keeps holding them back. I help people decidedly outside the mainstream, who aren't looking for a professional to fit them back into conformity. I work best with individuals and couples who already have some practice with self-reflection but you now need a fresh perspective and stronger support. I enjoy helping diverse people, in terms of relationship style, abilities, brain type, or cultural identities. I also specialize in recovery from cults or narcissistic abuse.
Hi there, I am here to help you. I work with individuals, couples, and families with struggles ranging from current life issues, relationship struggles, and issues that have been a lifelong battle. Clients often come to me because they have hit the lowest point and have never felt more alone, even after trying therapy countless times before. Many clients have left counseling finding resolution and a drive to live their life to the fullest. My clients have expressed finding healing, feeling equipped to manage life, and having healthier relationships and connections with others that they previously thought weren't possible.
My desire is to walk alongside you in your journey toward healing and restoration. I work with pre-teens, adolescents, and adults, helping you face the challenges of daily life as well as the dark parts of your past. Together we will discuss strategies that help create a life worth living and the ability to find hope. Our work is to help you find your own voice and your personal strengths that enable you to face the day well. There is every reason to have hope.
Accepting new daytime clients as of June 2022. - If you are like me, you have procrastinated this decision to seek counseling for some time, and you are steadily nearing desperation. Entering into therapy is difficult - it is important to find a therapist with whom you connect. I provide a free phone consultation and a half price first session, so we can decide if we are a good fit. I work best with clients who are motivated to begin the explorative process towards healing. I seek to honor the vulnerability required to make changes in one's life by listening without judgment and growing to understand the individual's experiences.
I work with those who are courageously facing pain and trauma in their lives. Perhaps you wonder if you can look at your own experiences... Maybe you fear being overwhelmed if you dare look. You may be thinking anxiety will overwhelm you. It need not be this way. Allow me to journey with you as you explore the questions tugging at you. You need not face them alone. Support is here; it is real. You CAN face these challenges, and you need not face them alone in the silence of your heart. Reach out now for the support you deserve.
Life is hard. Whether that’s because of choices we’ve made or choices others have made to us, it can be difficult to see a way through the hurt and pain. Perhaps you’re suffering and are longing for understanding and support in your search for healing and stability. I know that it takes a lot of courage to step out and ask for help. I am here to offer hope and empathy.
I know your need to feel understood and safe. Working to provide what you need is my job. Would you like to learn why you think, feel and behave in certain ways? My expertise is helping women to feel better about their lives. Together, we will discover effective coping skills. Tired of feeling not good enough? Are you afraid to participate in life? Does anxiety keep you from sleeping? Experiencing unresolved issues? Are you stuck in a painful past? Do you use food, alcohol/drugs, work, relationships or spending money as a way to cope with painful feelings? I will provide support and help you explore solutions.
My approach to therapy combines a cognitive-behavioral framework, trauma-informed perspective, and evidence-based treatments to help clients discover clarity within chaos. The primary disorders I treat are PTSD, depression, and anxiety. I named my practice "Manifest Counseling" because former clients described our work together as a transformative process where they could safely explore who they want to become without fear of judgement. My work is very skills-based and identity-focused. An old mentor of mine said it best: "Therapy is a lot like venting to a bartender. Just with less alcohol and more problem solving."
I am passionate about breaking the negative stigma of mental health in the church and the black community. I enjoy helping adolescents, adults, and families navigate through the challenges and unexpected hardships of life. I have a desire to help clients with a wide variety of mental health concerns including anxiety, depression, substance abuse, trauma, divorce, transitions, single parenting, and family communication
Is something holding you back from truly living life and experiencing joy? Are obtrusive thoughts keeping you stuck and unable to live in the moment? Do you long for more fulfilling relationships with others? You Are Not Alone! Having someone to connect with and share your story can be one of the best ways to start making the changes you want and deserve. As your therapist I will provide a judgement free space that is safe for you to drop the mask you have been wearing and share the inner thoughts that have been occupying your mind.
My practice is focused on addressing general psychological concerns that may affect an individual and/or their family throughout the lifespan with a special emphasis on individuals affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families. At the heart of my practice is an acceptance and openness to the individual(s) with a focus on their lived experiences. Each of us has unique skills/gifts that provide a foundation upon which we can continue to grow. Through my work with clients I hope to assist them in the development of new skills, greater understanding and improved relationships.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Maplewood 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 Maplewood 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 Maplewood, or Child Psychologists in Maplewood.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Maplewood 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 Maplewood 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.