Female Therapists in McKinley Heights, Saint Louis, MO

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Emily Klamer
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
McKinley Heights, Saint Louis, MO 63104
I work with individuals who are seeking depth in their lives and in their therapy. I have worked with medical professionals, social workers, and psychotherapists; artists and writers; professors, clergy, and community organizers, and folks struggling with inhibition, trauma, depression, or anxiety. A common thread is a recognition that we all need support identifying our blind spots, and that increased understanding and self-awareness can lead to an increased sense of agency, self-compassion, and purpose in our lives.
I work with individuals who are seeking depth in their lives and in their therapy. I have worked with medical professionals, social workers, and psychotherapists; artists and writers; professors, clergy, and community organizers, and folks struggling with inhibition, trauma, depression, or anxiety. A common thread is a recognition that we all need support identifying our blind spots, and that increased understanding and self-awareness can lead to an increased sense of agency, self-compassion, and purpose in our lives.
(314) 310-3840 View (314) 310-3840
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Mary C Hughes
Licensed Professional Counselor, Coach, Yoga, Reiki, Breath
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
McKinley Heights, Saint Louis, MO 63104
Life is crazy, busy and complicated. Its layered with joys, sprinkled with heartache and everything in between. Life naturally takes its toll on us. Are you experiencing too much stress & overwhelm? Are your "go-to" tools just not working? What would it feel like if you had a place of calm and steady within, during life's turns? As a therapist, teacher, yoga instructor, and Reiki Master I offer my passion and what I have found most helpful personally and professionally. A path to slow and find your center. When life's "weather" hits, have a place within to navigate with calm. Increase and enhance your own well-being.
Life is crazy, busy and complicated. Its layered with joys, sprinkled with heartache and everything in between. Life naturally takes its toll on us. Are you experiencing too much stress & overwhelm? Are your "go-to" tools just not working? What would it feel like if you had a place of calm and steady within, during life's turns? As a therapist, teacher, yoga instructor, and Reiki Master I offer my passion and what I have found most helpful personally and professionally. A path to slow and find your center. When life's "weather" hits, have a place within to navigate with calm. Increase and enhance your own well-being.
(314) 488-2149 View (314) 488-2149
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Lynne Short
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MEd
Verified Verified
McKinley Heights, Saint Louis, MO 63104
I believe that no matter what age you are, most emotional struggles stem from a feeling of disconnection - from self, family and friends, or the world in general. You may feel as if you aren't yourself lately, or as if relationships have become difficult to navigate. Possibly you're having a hard time staying present and engaging in the world around you. If you are seeking therapy for your child or your teen, it may seem as if their behaviors or reactions don't match up to the situation they are in. Feeling seen, heard, and understood in therapy can allow adults and children to build or repair connections to self and others.
I believe that no matter what age you are, most emotional struggles stem from a feeling of disconnection - from self, family and friends, or the world in general. You may feel as if you aren't yourself lately, or as if relationships have become difficult to navigate. Possibly you're having a hard time staying present and engaging in the world around you. If you are seeking therapy for your child or your teen, it may seem as if their behaviors or reactions don't match up to the situation they are in. Feeling seen, heard, and understood in therapy can allow adults and children to build or repair connections to self and others.
(314) 582-3403 View (314) 582-3403
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Meghan Gaffney
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, PLPC
Verified Verified
McKinley Heights, Saint Louis, MO 63104
As someone who values genuineness, compassion, and transparency, I aim to create a space where clients can be vulnerable and authentically themselves. I feel healing occurs when client’s feel seen, supported, and validated. You can expect curiosity, passion, and informality to show up in my approach. I believe in meeting each client at where they're at in their journey. I have experience working with anxiety, depression, traumatic experiences, communication problems, and adjustment issues.
As someone who values genuineness, compassion, and transparency, I aim to create a space where clients can be vulnerable and authentically themselves. I feel healing occurs when client’s feel seen, supported, and validated. You can expect curiosity, passion, and informality to show up in my approach. I believe in meeting each client at where they're at in their journey. I have experience working with anxiety, depression, traumatic experiences, communication problems, and adjustment issues.
(314) 310-1870 View (314) 310-1870
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Gianna R Shockley
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, PLPC
Verified Verified
McKinley Heights, Saint Louis, MO 63104
My ideal client is a young person navigating the complexities of adolescence and early adulthood, grappling with issues of identity, friendship, and the transition to maturity. Whether it's understanding their present circumstances, managing perceptions from family and society, or honing new life skills, I am here to offer guidance and support. I welcome those from marginalized backgrounds, helping them find affirmation and insight into how their race, gender, or sexual orientation intersects with their mental well-being.
My ideal client is a young person navigating the complexities of adolescence and early adulthood, grappling with issues of identity, friendship, and the transition to maturity. Whether it's understanding their present circumstances, managing perceptions from family and society, or honing new life skills, I am here to offer guidance and support. I welcome those from marginalized backgrounds, helping them find affirmation and insight into how their race, gender, or sexual orientation intersects with their mental well-being.
(636) 923-8142 View (636) 923-8142
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Nikki Hurless
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
McKinley Heights, Saint Louis, MO 63104  (Online Only)
My name is Nikki, welcome to my practice! You've been stuck in the same pattern for a long time now, and it's time for things to change. You know the life you're living now isn't the one you want forever. You're ready to put in the work to find a new purpose, a new journey, a new lifestyle. I don't have all the answers, but I will hold space for you as you grow and learn to find your inner power and strengths. Book with me now by clicking on my website.
My name is Nikki, welcome to my practice! You've been stuck in the same pattern for a long time now, and it's time for things to change. You know the life you're living now isn't the one you want forever. You're ready to put in the work to find a new purpose, a new journey, a new lifestyle. I don't have all the answers, but I will hold space for you as you grow and learn to find your inner power and strengths. Book with me now by clicking on my website.
(682) 345-9362 View (682) 345-9362
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KEYte to Change EMDR, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
McKinley Heights, Saint Louis, MO 63104
Have you experienced trauma in your life and seem to struggle with the same situations over and over, not knowing how to stop the vicious cycle. Are your emotions problematic, do you repeat unhealthy behaviors, relationships, have an onslaught of negative thoughts and no matter how successful you have become, you feel like a fake, insecure and if people really knew? How many times have you promised that you will stop, alcohol, drugs and really mean it, want it, yet once again fall short. As a veteran, were you in combat, was your military experience depleting, anxiety provoking and your life never the same? What keeps you stuck?
Have you experienced trauma in your life and seem to struggle with the same situations over and over, not knowing how to stop the vicious cycle. Are your emotions problematic, do you repeat unhealthy behaviors, relationships, have an onslaught of negative thoughts and no matter how successful you have become, you feel like a fake, insecure and if people really knew? How many times have you promised that you will stop, alcohol, drugs and really mean it, want it, yet once again fall short. As a veteran, were you in combat, was your military experience depleting, anxiety provoking and your life never the same? What keeps you stuck?
(314) 652-3538 View (314) 652-3538
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Moira Killoran
PLPC, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
McKinley Heights, Saint Louis, MO 63104
I work with clients seeking deep and transformative healing. Together, we hold space to witness your inner world with curiosity and compassion to guide the once disconnected parts of you back to your self. Through this work, we support your system in releasing the burdens you have carried to reinstate a sense of wholeness and knowing. I am trans and queer affirming, trauma-informed, and anti-oppressionist.
I work with clients seeking deep and transformative healing. Together, we hold space to witness your inner world with curiosity and compassion to guide the once disconnected parts of you back to your self. Through this work, we support your system in releasing the burdens you have carried to reinstate a sense of wholeness and knowing. I am trans and queer affirming, trauma-informed, and anti-oppressionist.
(314) 461-1748 View (314) 461-1748
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Diana Gregory
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
McKinley Heights, Saint Louis, MO 63104  (Online Only)
"Leave me alone", "You don't get it", "It's not the same as when you were a kid". Parenting can feel insurmountable, but for teens who feel misunderstood, alone, helpless, or afraid, talking to a parent may feel intimidating or counterintuitive. As a parent, grandparent, single parent, co parent, god parent, extended relative you may feel that you have run out of ideas and things to try. You have options! Contact me to help bridge the communication gap between you and your teen/tween. We already have one thing in common and that's wanting the best for you and your family!
"Leave me alone", "You don't get it", "It's not the same as when you were a kid". Parenting can feel insurmountable, but for teens who feel misunderstood, alone, helpless, or afraid, talking to a parent may feel intimidating or counterintuitive. As a parent, grandparent, single parent, co parent, god parent, extended relative you may feel that you have run out of ideas and things to try. You have options! Contact me to help bridge the communication gap between you and your teen/tween. We already have one thing in common and that's wanting the best for you and your family!
(314) 912-2157 View (314) 912-2157
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Integrated Change Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, EMDR
Verified Verified
McKinley Heights, Saint Louis, MO 63104
Waitlist for new clients
Please email all inquiries! Are you looking for a more authentic, relational experience with a counselor? Looking to deep dive into your mental health? We are a group private practice striving to provide a genuine, open, and trusting experience with in-depth therapeutic work. We work closely with my clients to achieve their goals while also encouraging them to challenge themselves to grow. We believe that healing occurs with the right support and validation, genuine connection with others, and unconditional acceptance. It's important to bring ourselves as we are to therapy with our full range of emotions (anger, sadness, and humor!)
Please email all inquiries! Are you looking for a more authentic, relational experience with a counselor? Looking to deep dive into your mental health? We are a group private practice striving to provide a genuine, open, and trusting experience with in-depth therapeutic work. We work closely with my clients to achieve their goals while also encouraging them to challenge themselves to grow. We believe that healing occurs with the right support and validation, genuine connection with others, and unconditional acceptance. It's important to bring ourselves as we are to therapy with our full range of emotions (anger, sadness, and humor!)
(314) 742-8210 View (314) 742-8210
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Katie Killeen
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
McKinley Heights, Saint Louis, MO 63104
You are ready for therapy. You're feeling helpless, unworthy, unfulfilled, and anxious. Connection and joy are brief and seem out of reach. You’re exhausted from unmet needs, chronic caretaking, traumatic triggers, or feelings of shame. Maybe you yearn to be known by your partner, friends, and community. You want to tell a new story with your life, nurture a space of inner peace, or return to the love you once felt in your relationship. You yearn to connect more authentically with your body, your world, and the people in it.
You are ready for therapy. You're feeling helpless, unworthy, unfulfilled, and anxious. Connection and joy are brief and seem out of reach. You’re exhausted from unmet needs, chronic caretaking, traumatic triggers, or feelings of shame. Maybe you yearn to be known by your partner, friends, and community. You want to tell a new story with your life, nurture a space of inner peace, or return to the love you once felt in your relationship. You yearn to connect more authentically with your body, your world, and the people in it.
(314) 671-0710 View (314) 671-0710
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Alexis Short
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
McKinley Heights, Saint Louis, MO 63104
I am passionate about working with adolescents and young adults. However, I really enjoy working with any individual that wants to explore their mental health or maybe just needs someone to talk to. I am here to help you express and process through many different ways such as art, games, talking, mindfulness exercises, and much more.
I am passionate about working with adolescents and young adults. However, I really enjoy working with any individual that wants to explore their mental health or maybe just needs someone to talk to. I am here to help you express and process through many different ways such as art, games, talking, mindfulness exercises, and much more.
(314) 789-3047 View (314) 789-3047
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Bryanna Bruger
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
McKinley Heights, Saint Louis, MO 63104  (Online Only)
I offer therapy to adults with various mental health needs, including age-related and transition issues, anxiety and depression disorders, and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Recently, I have honed my therapy skillset to provide evidence-based services to a select, underserved population of patients with functional neurological disorder (also known as conversion disorder, psychogenic non-epileptic seizures, dissociative seizures, etc.) and their comorbid conditions (e.g., PTSD, depression, anxiety). Please contact me for an initial intake and together we can determine what treatment plan will be best for you!
I offer therapy to adults with various mental health needs, including age-related and transition issues, anxiety and depression disorders, and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Recently, I have honed my therapy skillset to provide evidence-based services to a select, underserved population of patients with functional neurological disorder (also known as conversion disorder, psychogenic non-epileptic seizures, dissociative seizures, etc.) and their comorbid conditions (e.g., PTSD, depression, anxiety). Please contact me for an initial intake and together we can determine what treatment plan will be best for you!
(848) 292-5912 View (848) 292-5912
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Dr. Christine Woods
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, EdD, LCSW
Verified Verified
McKinley Heights, Saint Louis, MO 63104
"It's okay not to be okay!" Sometimes all you need is to give yourself permission to not be okay. There are moments in our lives when facing issues alone is not enough and it becomes difficult to navigate life's circumstances. That's where I step in. If you are suffering from trauma, grief, life stressors, relationship conflict, depression, or anxiety, I work with you at your point of need.
"It's okay not to be okay!" Sometimes all you need is to give yourself permission to not be okay. There are moments in our lives when facing issues alone is not enough and it becomes difficult to navigate life's circumstances. That's where I step in. If you are suffering from trauma, grief, life stressors, relationship conflict, depression, or anxiety, I work with you at your point of need.
(573) 260-1603 View (573) 260-1603
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Libby Ryan
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, PLPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
McKinley Heights, Saint Louis, MO 63104
Do you feel like no matter what you do it’s never good enough? Even though you’re working hard, you’re pushing forward, you feel inadequate and unseen? Do you often feel overwhelmed and exhausted? Are you getting stuck in cycles of thought that bring you down and make you feel out of touch with yourself? It's so exhausting. You just wish you could make the people in your life understand the burden you're carrying. What if you could just be your authentic self and experience joy more often?
Do you feel like no matter what you do it’s never good enough? Even though you’re working hard, you’re pushing forward, you feel inadequate and unseen? Do you often feel overwhelmed and exhausted? Are you getting stuck in cycles of thought that bring you down and make you feel out of touch with yourself? It's so exhausting. You just wish you could make the people in your life understand the burden you're carrying. What if you could just be your authentic self and experience joy more often?
(314) 804-0739 View (314) 804-0739
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Chari Rae Thompson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
McKinley Heights, Saint Louis, MO 63104  (Online Only)
My speciality and focus includes the whole body, and our ability to change. My current studies in this field, allow me to work with my clients through a more integrative approach. This approach uses science and psychotherapy to assist clients to find their own power to cope, change behaviors, and most importantly, heal.
My speciality and focus includes the whole body, and our ability to change. My current studies in this field, allow me to work with my clients through a more integrative approach. This approach uses science and psychotherapy to assist clients to find their own power to cope, change behaviors, and most importantly, heal.
(417) 238-1123 View (417) 238-1123
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Sydney Pruett
Licensed Professional Counselor, MCP, LPC, LCMHC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
McKinley Heights, Saint Louis, MO 63104  (Online Only)
I am passionate about helping clients with trauma, anxiety, & depression, & most enjoy working with clients aged 13-35. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, & compassion, regardless of background. Working with those who are from more marginalized populations & concerns related to these areas (2S-LGBTQIA+ populations, women's issues, religious trauma, racism, physical health concerns/ disabilities, teen/adult children of immigrant families, etc.) is a passion of mine, but I am happy to work with those who are not part of these populations as well. I will tailor our treatment plan to meet your specific needs.
I am passionate about helping clients with trauma, anxiety, & depression, & most enjoy working with clients aged 13-35. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, & compassion, regardless of background. Working with those who are from more marginalized populations & concerns related to these areas (2S-LGBTQIA+ populations, women's issues, religious trauma, racism, physical health concerns/ disabilities, teen/adult children of immigrant families, etc.) is a passion of mine, but I am happy to work with those who are not part of these populations as well. I will tailor our treatment plan to meet your specific needs.
(385) 213-6411 View (385) 213-6411
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Jordan Ferguson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, She/Her
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
McKinley Heights, Saint Louis, MO 63104
Struggling with anxiety, irritability, depression, or navigating a life transition? Are your relationships feeling the impact? Living in a society that minimizes self-compassion, slowing down, and tuning into our bodies makes it hard to feel connected to ourselves and those around us. Add in traumatic life experiences and the world can easily become overwhelming leading our nervous systems to shift into states of survival. I work to create a non-judgmental space to explore these themes and strengthen the connection within yourself, your relationships, and the world around you.
Struggling with anxiety, irritability, depression, or navigating a life transition? Are your relationships feeling the impact? Living in a society that minimizes self-compassion, slowing down, and tuning into our bodies makes it hard to feel connected to ourselves and those around us. Add in traumatic life experiences and the world can easily become overwhelming leading our nervous systems to shift into states of survival. I work to create a non-judgmental space to explore these themes and strengthen the connection within yourself, your relationships, and the world around you.
(314) 789-3834 View (314) 789-3834
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Allison Suesse
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
McKinley Heights, Saint Louis, MO 63104  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Welcome! I’m Allison and I specialize in treating trauma, anxiety, depression, & co-occurring addictions in a warm, inclusive & safe environment. We all have experiences from our past that have had a fragmenting impact on our lives, but the past doesn't have to define who we are or dictate who we are becoming. I believe you have an innate capacity to heal and grow into your best, most authentic self using therapy as a tool. Working together, we can identify ways of decreasing your symptoms, increasing your coping skills, addressing root cause(s), & most importantly, shifting self-sabotaging and/or addictive behavioral patterns.
Welcome! I’m Allison and I specialize in treating trauma, anxiety, depression, & co-occurring addictions in a warm, inclusive & safe environment. We all have experiences from our past that have had a fragmenting impact on our lives, but the past doesn't have to define who we are or dictate who we are becoming. I believe you have an innate capacity to heal and grow into your best, most authentic self using therapy as a tool. Working together, we can identify ways of decreasing your symptoms, increasing your coping skills, addressing root cause(s), & most importantly, shifting self-sabotaging and/or addictive behavioral patterns.
(314) 866-4173 View (314) 866-4173
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Jessica Crunkleton
Counselor, LMFT, LCPC, LPC, CADAC, EMDR
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
McKinley Heights, Saint Louis, MO 63104
Not accepting new clients
My mission is to provide clients of all ages with a safe, nonjudgmental space where they can truly feel heard, respected, & empowered. I'm a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, Mental Health Counselor, Certified EMDR Therapist, & Sandtray Therapist. I treat a variety of issues. I believe clients want a therapist who is genuine, compassionate, trustworthy, smart, & funny. They want a therapist who cares about them, wants to hear their story, supports them through the "hard" stuff, teaches them tools to solve problems on their own, celebrates their wins, & helps with accountablity when needed. If this sounds like you, let's talk.
My mission is to provide clients of all ages with a safe, nonjudgmental space where they can truly feel heard, respected, & empowered. I'm a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, Mental Health Counselor, Certified EMDR Therapist, & Sandtray Therapist. I treat a variety of issues. I believe clients want a therapist who is genuine, compassionate, trustworthy, smart, & funny. They want a therapist who cares about them, wants to hear their story, supports them through the "hard" stuff, teaches them tools to solve problems on their own, celebrates their wins, & helps with accountablity when needed. If this sounds like you, let's talk.
(618) 423-8279 View (618) 423-8279
Female Therapists

Does it matter what gender my therapist is?

In general, this is not an important factor, as there is no relationship between a therapist’s gender and their efficacy. Some clients, however, prefer to see therapists of a particular gender, whether due to their own past experiences with men and women, or ingrained beliefs about how people of different genders think and behave. Exploring the roots of such preferences and considering what one wants to address in therapy can help someone determine whether their therapist’s gender truly matters to them.

Should I see a female therapist?

Many people—not just women—prefer to see a female therapist, either because they believe that a woman will be able to relate to their specific challenges (for example, sexism in the workplace) or because they imagine feeling more comfortable disclosing sensitive information to a woman. Such beliefs may not turn out to be accurate, however, and adhering too rigidly to a gender preference can at times hinder a client from finding the best therapeutic match.

Do therapists get specific training to help with women’s concerns?

Therapists are trained to provide care to clients of any gender. However, some therapists—both men and women—may pursue additional training in feminist therapy, gender-specific issues, or women’s mental health. Female clients may wish to ask prospective therapists whether they have received specific training in the client’s primary area(s) of concern, or whether they have worked extensively with women on issues similar to their own.

How can I inquire about a therapist’s experience in treating women?

It’s OK—even encouraged!—to ask a therapist directly whether and how often they have treated women in the past, or whether they have treated women dealing with the client’s most prominent concern(s). Competent therapists will be happy to share their educational background, preferred treatment modalities, and prior client experience to help an individual find the therapist best suited to their needs.