With over 30 years in practice I have experience working with people of all ages with a range of conditions and concerns. People come to me to learn more about themselves and the source of their symptoms. It is though better understanding that we are able to heal and grow. My work with children/adolescents includes anxiety, adoption, depression, family issues, and behavioral problems. My work with adults includes chronic medical conditions, depression, anxiety, loss/grief, and relationship issues.
After 28 years of counseling individuals, couples and families, and growing the love in a 30+ year marriage myself, I feel privileged to say I specialize in "Relationships." I love inspiring people to look more within themselves for happiness, security, and value; and to understand that friction in relationships can help us grow, and grow closer. Those open to change benefit most; a healthy couple takes healthy people. I also see adults individually, many with relationship challenges, but also seeking help with concerns like low self worth, anxiety, sadness, depression, negative thoughts, addictions, feeling stuck/unfulfilled.
I am an AASECT Certified Sexuality Educator Supervisor and Licensed Clinical Social Worker specializing in working with individuals of all abilities in areas of sexuality, gender identity, relationship building, intimacy, communication and trauma.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist, specializing in evidence-based psychotherapy as well as diagnostic assessment. I am committed to providing the utmost quality care and have a sincere interest in helping clients build the skills to help them live a full, rewarding, and values-driven life. I believe growth occurs when we are present, mindful, genuine, and willing to engage in meaningful, yet potentially difficult work. I have experience working with a variety of populations and have a sincere interest in providing culturally competent care to a diverse set of clients.
Making a decision to enter therapy is often a step taken after much thought and consideration. Evelyn's professional experience is framed by a philosophy of trust and respect in the collaborative relationship. Clients may enter treatment at a period of life that is marked by stress, strain and pain. While this may be the presenting problem, the journey of therapy allows one to develop an understanding of the strengths as well as limitations that help or hinder life at different stages. Evelyn helps clients recognize patterns of interaction in the present that may shed insight on difficult recurring issues.
I'm so glad you are considering reaching out. Counseling is a big and exciting step. Don't hesitate to get in touch with me for any questions. Through counseling, you have the power to increase the quality of your own life and you deserve to do so. We will work together through open discussion and strategic collaboration to make positive, lasting changes. We will talk about your anxieties, fears, thinking patterns and behavior choices. In my office, we will not spend much time focusing on unconscious motives or the opinions of others. Our primary focus will be to empower you to realize your ultimate potential.
It is my belief that as many paths to wholeness exist as were, are, or will be, people on this planet. Walking our individual paths in pursuit of meaning and purpose is a universal goal. Sometimes life presents us with vexing challenges just when we are determined to accomplish personally and or collectively valuable goals. Or our growth is impeded by painful events that happen to us during the course of living. The path & or goal becomes unclear. And so, my role in the therapeutic process is akin to a guide. Recommending, encouraging, questioning, witnessing you seek to find the best possible expression of your unique wholeness.
New Dawn Family Healing is a specialized program focused in treating the family members and loved ones of those impacted by substance use disorder (SUD). New Dawn offers outpatient clinical services, including individual therapy and peer support that focus on your own journey and helps guide you through the darkness and into the light of healing.
Tom Michler is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who has close to 30 years of experience working with adolescents, teens, couples, and families with life cycle challenges related to anxiety, depression, parenting, relationship issues, life transitions, and spirituality. Tom completed his Bachelor of Arts (BA) at St. Louis University and his Master of Education and Counseling (MEd) at the University of Missouri-St. Louis.
I work with individuals and couples that are seeking healing. In session with me, we would use a scientific and holistic approach tailored to your needs. Our goal would be long-lasting and impactful transformation, which we accomplish by going to the root cause.
You sometimes feel like the weight of the world is on your shoulders and you don’t know where to start. Feeling stressed, irritated, sad, heavy, or hopeless happens to all of us, and it can be hard to show our feelings when we think no one will understand or that we will be judged. You are never alone even when you feel like you are! I am here to listen and to help you feel supported. Let’s work together to help you find more successful ways to utilize your current strengths and resilience in the face of life’s challenges.
Finding a therapist can feel like a daunting process. How do I choose? I read through this short blurb and I'm supposed to know that I will connect and feel comfortable to bear my heart to this stranger. I understand, sharing the heartaches we bear is not easy, I know how difficult it can be to ask for help. It can all feel overwhelming. Our thoughts and emotions can sometimes take over, we often create barriers for ourselves that we don't intend. If it's prompted by anxiety, depression, past traumas, know that we can work through it and find ways to decrease the distress you're experiencing.
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, PLPC, CRAADC
I look forward to meeting you! I was born and raised in St. Louis, & obtained my undergraduate degree with honors in Counseling and Education followed by a Master of Arts in Counseling for Licensure in Professional Counseling from MBU. I utilize empirically proven interventions (such as Motivational Interviewing, CBT, DBT) interwoven with compassionate wisdom for the therapeutic goal of coming alongside you in your unique journey and extending the opportunity and hope for healing & growth through the situation you find yourself in. My desire is to provide an authentic and compassionate environment that fosters continuous healing.
Having affordable access and resources to mental health services can be a great relief to both everyday stressors and life's trauma. Acknowledging and seeking help are the first steps to achieving life goals to feel better inside and out. We are proud that you are here, and we are ready to help you move forward. We will help you take the next steps in life to achieve your goals. We will help you through life challenges and help you to become more equipped to become your best self. We offer a safe a supportive environment.
I know what it’s like to feel helpless, alone, frustrated, confused, unseen, unheard, and unsupported. Also, I know that it’s possible to transform these experiences into something deeply meaningful. The path to this transformation involves time and intention, and the courage to look deeply at oneself. As we learn to understand and relinquish old patterns, new ways of being give forth new hope and possibility. And not just for ourselves, but for everyone around us. What a wondrous experience!
In addition to traditional behavioral techniques, I specialize in a strengths-based approach to counseling. I work with clients of all genders and sexual orientations, with a special interest in LGBTQ+ concerns. As an individual in recovery myself, I also have a personal interest in working with individuals impacted by addiction. As well as working with the trials and tribulations of the addiction itself, I work with the Client to teach how to identify, and address, the underlying stressors to their addiction. I believe in the strength of personal empowerment as I partner with others to achieve their fullest potential.
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CCDP-D, MARS
We all encounter problems at different stages in life. Some are easy to handle, whereas others leave us hurt, confused, and hopeless. Our brain is an important organ, and it can get sick, just like any of the other organs in our body. What it takes to heal differs between person to person. We will never pretend we know exactly what you are going through, because we aren't you. But, what we can do is help! Being licensed in both Missouri and Arizona allows us to reach out to help even more people. Whether you are looking to move forward from the past, learn to live with loss, handle stress and anxiety/depression better, we can help!
I am proud to work with fellow healthcare professionals & first responders, individuals from different cultural backgrounds, individuals in the LGBTQ+ community, and anyone who is new to therapy or has tried therapy before but without success. My ideal client is any adult with issues with depression, anxiety, PTSD, other traumas, stress, career, or relationship concerns who is ready to commit to treatment. I believe in meeting clients where they are. I view my job as being your guide to helping you better manage symptoms that represent barriers to you moving forward in your life following a path determined by your personal values.
I'm honored to join you on your pathway towards peace and healing. If you find yourself repeating behaviors or patterns in relationships that no longer work for you, you may benefit from healing work. We often repeat (even undesirable) behaviors because of past hurts and traumas. These may be things we have no control over, but that very much affect who we are and how we move around in the world today. And secondary effects of these past events, like anxiety and depression, also affect us today. There are ways you can heal from the pain and create different, healthier, and more fulfilling paths!
I offer my clients a safe place to express their feelings without judgement. We work together to come up with a plan that best addresses their individual needs. Whether they would like to work through past trauma or assess why they feel stuck in a repetitive cycle, we will find ways to move towards a life of peace, fulfillment and authenticity. I have worked with adults, couples and teens, as well as parents and families, in areas of depression, anxiety, domestic abuse, trauma and other mental health struggles. I engage in ongoing education in a number of areas to facilitate my continued professional growth.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Hyde Park, Saint Louis 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 Hyde Park, Saint Louis 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 Hyde Park, Saint Louis, or Child Psychologists in Hyde Park, Saint Louis.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Hyde Park, Saint Louis 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 Hyde Park, Saint Louis 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.