Child Therapists in Saint Louis, MO

See all therapists in Saint Louis
Photo of Corry Cande in Saint Louis, MO
Corry Cande
MEd, CCLS, FMCHC, NBC-HWC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Saint Louis, MO 63105
I am a Certified Child Life Specialist (CCLS), National Board Certified Health & Wellness Coach (NBC-HWC) and a Functional Medicine Certified Health Coach (FMCHC).
"I don't think I can repeat often enough how grateful I am that we found our way to you." - Parent Testimonial. Since 2001, I have had the privilege of working with children, adolescents and families as they have faced some of life's most challenging obstacles. Using a strengths based approach, all that I say and do, is individualized to meet the specific needs of each person. Empowering the individual by encouraging positive coping and stress transformation is at heart of what I do. As a Mother of 3 children, one of which has a rare health condition, I deeply understand the importance of meeting the unique needs of each individual.
I am a Certified Child Life Specialist (CCLS), National Board Certified Health & Wellness Coach (NBC-HWC) and a Functional Medicine Certified Health Coach (FMCHC).
"I don't think I can repeat often enough how grateful I am that we found our way to you." - Parent Testimonial. Since 2001, I have had the privilege of working with children, adolescents and families as they have faced some of life's most challenging obstacles. Using a strengths based approach, all that I say and do, is individualized to meet the specific needs of each person. Empowering the individual by encouraging positive coping and stress transformation is at heart of what I do. As a Mother of 3 children, one of which has a rare health condition, I deeply understand the importance of meeting the unique needs of each individual.
(636) 429-2499 View (636) 429-2499
Photo of Rebecca Growe, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Saint Louis, MO
Rebecca Growe
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Saint Louis, MO 63105
Waitlist for new clients
Some of the difficulties my clients face are: Anxiety and depression, behavioral challenges, traumatic experiences, including grief and loss, major life adjustments, including separation and divorce, and parent-child relationships, bonding and attachment.
I work with kids of all ages, parents, and families.
Some of the difficulties my clients face are: Anxiety and depression, behavioral challenges, traumatic experiences, including grief and loss, major life adjustments, including separation and divorce, and parent-child relationships, bonding and attachment.
I work with kids of all ages, parents, and families.
(314) 287-5472 View (314) 287-5472
Photo of Renee Ann Hodgins, Licensed Professional Counselor in Saint Louis, MO
Renee Ann Hodgins
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, NCC, CCTP, CIMHP
Verified Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63105
My specialty is working with children, adolescents, teens, women, and family counseling.
We all face times in our life where it seems we have been thrown a curve ball. We suddenly find ourselves in the midst of a personal crisis. Where do we go, and who can we turn to for help? It is these times, when professional counseling and therapy is helpful. My motto is, "When life hurts...healing helps." My ideal client is an individual, or family member who is seeking a skilled mental health professional. I provide a therapeutic environment for my client, that will assist you in navigating through the personal issues that you have been struggling with.
My specialty is working with children, adolescents, teens, women, and family counseling.
We all face times in our life where it seems we have been thrown a curve ball. We suddenly find ourselves in the midst of a personal crisis. Where do we go, and who can we turn to for help? It is these times, when professional counseling and therapy is helpful. My motto is, "When life hurts...healing helps." My ideal client is an individual, or family member who is seeking a skilled mental health professional. I provide a therapeutic environment for my client, that will assist you in navigating through the personal issues that you have been struggling with.
(314) 254-9756 View (314) 254-9756
Photo of Dominique Begnaud, Licensed Professional Counselor in Saint Louis, MO
Dominique Begnaud
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC-MO, LCPC-IL, ATR, NCC
Verified Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63118
Waitlist for new clients
Life is challenging. So many ebbs and flows. I recognize that and would love to help you on your journey. We can all use a little support from time to time. Relationships can be difficult to manage. Setting (and keeping) boundaries at home, at work, or within relationships is hard work. If you or your child are looking for support with issues such as anxiety, depression, bullying, domestic violence, abuse or trauma, I'd love to help. I use creative therapy techniques in-person and via tele-health to support you or your child.
Life is challenging. So many ebbs and flows. I recognize that and would love to help you on your journey. We can all use a little support from time to time. Relationships can be difficult to manage. Setting (and keeping) boundaries at home, at work, or within relationships is hard work. If you or your child are looking for support with issues such as anxiety, depression, bullying, domestic violence, abuse or trauma, I'd love to help. I use creative therapy techniques in-person and via tele-health to support you or your child.
(314) 748-0120 View (314) 748-0120
Photo of Katie Lorenz, Licensed Professional Counselor in Saint Louis, MO
Katie Lorenz
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63129
Are you feeling overwhelmed? Weighed down by anxiety? Difficulties in relationships or tensions with your children? I can provide you with tools and teach you how to use them, which can help to provide a more satisfying life and to help you become a healthier individual. I am driven by a passion for improving the lives of others and work diligently to provide a custom approach to meet client’s needs. I want to help individuals discover their true identities and God-given gifts, potential, and purposes in life. My approach is to provide empathy and challenge and help clients move toward transformation to make necessary changes.
Are you feeling overwhelmed? Weighed down by anxiety? Difficulties in relationships or tensions with your children? I can provide you with tools and teach you how to use them, which can help to provide a more satisfying life and to help you become a healthier individual. I am driven by a passion for improving the lives of others and work diligently to provide a custom approach to meet client’s needs. I want to help individuals discover their true identities and God-given gifts, potential, and purposes in life. My approach is to provide empathy and challenge and help clients move toward transformation to make necessary changes.
(314) 907-1834 View (314) 907-1834
Photo of Kristie M Tyson, Licensed Professional Counselor in Saint Louis, MO
Kristie M Tyson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63146
I have been trained in trauma therapy for children and adults to assist them in coping and processing emotions and memories tied to traumatic experiences.
During the human experience, we will have struggles along the way. There are times we don't understand our own actions. We decide to take one approach to solve our problems and find ourselves doing something opposite of what we intended on doing. It is in those moments that we ask ourselves "How did I get here?" As a counselor for over 16 years, I partner with people to find their answers and to unlock their solutions. I have a solution-focused approach that assists clients in reestablishing balance, developing coping skills, and educating them on techniques and strategies to improve their capabilities.
I have been trained in trauma therapy for children and adults to assist them in coping and processing emotions and memories tied to traumatic experiences.
During the human experience, we will have struggles along the way. There are times we don't understand our own actions. We decide to take one approach to solve our problems and find ourselves doing something opposite of what we intended on doing. It is in those moments that we ask ourselves "How did I get here?" As a counselor for over 16 years, I partner with people to find their answers and to unlock their solutions. I have a solution-focused approach that assists clients in reestablishing balance, developing coping skills, and educating them on techniques and strategies to improve their capabilities.
(314) 207-4614 View (314) 207-4614
Photo of Jill Carron, Licensed Professional Counselor in Saint Louis, MO
Jill Carron
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63122
Jill Carron, MS, LPC, is a Licensed Professional Counselor specializing in working with children, adolescents, and adults with a variety of issues such as anxiety, depression, suicidal ideation, self-harm behaviors, relationships, anger management, ADHD, trauma, and family conflict. Jill uses various types of therapy in her sessions including Person-Centered Therapy, Play Therapy, Mindfulness, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
Jill Carron, MS, LPC, is a Licensed Professional Counselor specializing in working with children, adolescents, and adults with a variety of issues such as anxiety, depression, suicidal ideation, self-harm behaviors, relationships, anger management, ADHD, trauma, and family conflict. Jill uses various types of therapy in her sessions including Person-Centered Therapy, Play Therapy, Mindfulness, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
(314) 347-3090 View (314) 347-3090
Photo of Jessica Kershenski, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Saint Louis, MO
Jessica Kershenski
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, RPT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Saint Louis, MO 63108
Is your child or teen struggling with feeling worried, sad or angry? Are they struggling to adjust to and cope with stressors in their lives? Are you unsure as to how to help them? I would feel privileged to assist your child on their journey to building emotional balance. As a registered play therapist, I utilize both directive and non-directive play and creative therapy techniques, allowing clients the ability to express their difficult emotions, struggles, past traumas, and ultimately their strengths and coping skills.
Is your child or teen struggling with feeling worried, sad or angry? Are they struggling to adjust to and cope with stressors in their lives? Are you unsure as to how to help them? I would feel privileged to assist your child on their journey to building emotional balance. As a registered play therapist, I utilize both directive and non-directive play and creative therapy techniques, allowing clients the ability to express their difficult emotions, struggles, past traumas, and ultimately their strengths and coping skills.
(314) 931-3339 View (314) 931-3339
Photo of Michael Deal, Licensed Professional Counselor in Saint Louis, MO
Michael Deal
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63117
When working with children, I use both traditional therapy as well as play/art therapy depending on the developmental level of the child.
When working with individuals, I aim to help them through a collaborative process to understand the underlying issues that are causing them to not live up to their potential. The model which I employ assumes that many of our struggles are connected to conflicts within us of which we are not completely aware. I feel that therapy is most effective when the entire person's personality and history are considered instead of just focusing on current problematic behaviors. My work focuses on recognizing long standing relationship patterns that are troublesome as well as developing a more emotionally stable and adaptive personality.
When working with children, I use both traditional therapy as well as play/art therapy depending on the developmental level of the child.
When working with individuals, I aim to help them through a collaborative process to understand the underlying issues that are causing them to not live up to their potential. The model which I employ assumes that many of our struggles are connected to conflicts within us of which we are not completely aware. I feel that therapy is most effective when the entire person's personality and history are considered instead of just focusing on current problematic behaviors. My work focuses on recognizing long standing relationship patterns that are troublesome as well as developing a more emotionally stable and adaptive personality.
(314) 561-7106 View (314) 561-7106
Photo of Megan J Adamo, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Saint Louis, MO
Megan J Adamo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, RPT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Saint Louis, MO 63131
I work with adults, adolescents, and children. Often, as adults, we find ourselves stuck. You keep trying, yet things aren’t getting better. Usually, this means you have developed a self-limiting belief. Let’s talk. Together we can identify the root of the issue, develop new core beliefs, and create a plan to develop a more fulfilling life. Children and adolescents need a safe space and a person that accepts them for who they truly are, so they can express themselves openly. I focus on helping them see their true worth to enhance their growth and development, while teaching them skills to express emotions and cope with stressors.
I work with adults, adolescents, and children. Often, as adults, we find ourselves stuck. You keep trying, yet things aren’t getting better. Usually, this means you have developed a self-limiting belief. Let’s talk. Together we can identify the root of the issue, develop new core beliefs, and create a plan to develop a more fulfilling life. Children and adolescents need a safe space and a person that accepts them for who they truly are, so they can express themselves openly. I focus on helping them see their true worth to enhance their growth and development, while teaching them skills to express emotions and cope with stressors.
(636) 428-3547 x417 View (636) 428-3547 x417
Photo of Tosha T Pearson, Licensed Professional Counselor in Saint Louis, MO
Tosha T Pearson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Saint Louis, MO 63111
Hello, everyone! My name is Tosha Pearson, and I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor in Saint Louis. I'm here to support individuals of all ages with their social-emotional needs, and well-being. Whether you're a child, a teenager, or an adult, I firmly believe that taking care of our emotional health is crucial for our overall development and success. In a safe and welcoming environment we can explore your feelings, address challenges, and develop effective strategies to navigate life's ups and downs.
Hello, everyone! My name is Tosha Pearson, and I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor in Saint Louis. I'm here to support individuals of all ages with their social-emotional needs, and well-being. Whether you're a child, a teenager, or an adult, I firmly believe that taking care of our emotional health is crucial for our overall development and success. In a safe and welcoming environment we can explore your feelings, address challenges, and develop effective strategies to navigate life's ups and downs.
(314) 312-1760 View (314) 312-1760
Photo of Debra H Zand, Psychologist in Saint Louis, MO
Debra H Zand
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63127
Dr. Debra Zand, founder and co-owner of Midwest Psychological Services LLC, is a clinical psychologist with 20+ years of experience working with children and their families. She has particular expertise in conducting comprehensive psychological testing, as well as individual and family therapies. Dr. Zand uses an integrative, playful approach to conducting therapy She routinely see families to address: adoption issues, attachment, developmental trauma, anxiety, depression, parent-child relationship struggles, self-regulation difficulties, communication struggles, divorce, and remarriage.
Dr. Debra Zand, founder and co-owner of Midwest Psychological Services LLC, is a clinical psychologist with 20+ years of experience working with children and their families. She has particular expertise in conducting comprehensive psychological testing, as well as individual and family therapies. Dr. Zand uses an integrative, playful approach to conducting therapy She routinely see families to address: adoption issues, attachment, developmental trauma, anxiety, depression, parent-child relationship struggles, self-regulation difficulties, communication struggles, divorce, and remarriage.
(314) 858-8067 View (314) 858-8067
Photo of Karen Lynn Becker, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Saint Louis, MO
Karen Lynn Becker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63141
I have worked with children and families in faith based and secular settings, both volunteer and professional.
Are you feeling alone, overwhelmed, or just trying hard to maintain? Are you struggling in a relationship? Are you frustrated by the day to day conflict with your teenager? Do unresolved painful memories keep you from the happy fulfilled life you were meant to live? Let's work together to find the answers you need. Counseling is the first step in regaining control of your life. As a therapist, I love working with people, finding out what is unique about them personally, and seeing how that can be used to work through difficult circumstances. .
I have worked with children and families in faith based and secular settings, both volunteer and professional.
Are you feeling alone, overwhelmed, or just trying hard to maintain? Are you struggling in a relationship? Are you frustrated by the day to day conflict with your teenager? Do unresolved painful memories keep you from the happy fulfilled life you were meant to live? Let's work together to find the answers you need. Counseling is the first step in regaining control of your life. As a therapist, I love working with people, finding out what is unique about them personally, and seeing how that can be used to work through difficult circumstances. .
(314) 403-1437 View (314) 403-1437
Photo of Lee Bascom, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Saint Louis, MO
Lee Bascom
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, RPT-S
Verified Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63132
As a clinical social worker/registered play therapist, I work with children ages 3-9 and their families. I primarily use Child Centered Play Therapy and I am also trained in Theraplay, SPACE (Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions) and Trauma-Focused CBT. Click on "website" below my picture to see more about me.
As a clinical social worker/registered play therapist, I work with children ages 3-9 and their families. I primarily use Child Centered Play Therapy and I am also trained in Theraplay, SPACE (Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions) and Trauma-Focused CBT. Click on "website" below my picture to see more about me.
(314) 649-5725 View (314) 649-5725
Photo of Dr. Ryan Liberati, Licensed Professional Counselor in Saint Louis, MO
Dr. Ryan Liberati
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, RPT-S, M-RAS, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Saint Louis, MO 63118
Thank you for your interest. My ideal client is motivated for change and open to exploring more about themselves. I use a more direct style of counseling that heavily incorporates aspects of choice theory, reality therapy, and cognitive behavioral therapy to help my adult clients make real changes in their lives. For children, I utilize evidence-based directive and non-directive play therapy approaches, depending upon the child's unique psychosocial needs.
Thank you for your interest. My ideal client is motivated for change and open to exploring more about themselves. I use a more direct style of counseling that heavily incorporates aspects of choice theory, reality therapy, and cognitive behavioral therapy to help my adult clients make real changes in their lives. For children, I utilize evidence-based directive and non-directive play therapy approaches, depending upon the child's unique psychosocial needs.
(314) 669-3653 View (314) 669-3653
Photo of Ellen M. Reynolds, Licensed Professional Counselor in Saint Louis, MO
Ellen M. Reynolds
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63119
If your child is hurting, imagine a life where hope enters in, allowing pain to heal, so both you and your child can begin to feel whole again. With a strong background in crisis intervention, suicide prevention and adolescent depression and anxiety, I work with children, teens, adults and parents. I offer a client-centered, strength-based, philosophy. Together we work to quiet the mind, uncover resiliency & provide hope for healing. It is my privilege to walk beside one who is struggling. I aim to provide an affirming space for all, allowing them to once again uncover their inner strengths, unique gifts and the capacity to thrive.
If your child is hurting, imagine a life where hope enters in, allowing pain to heal, so both you and your child can begin to feel whole again. With a strong background in crisis intervention, suicide prevention and adolescent depression and anxiety, I work with children, teens, adults and parents. I offer a client-centered, strength-based, philosophy. Together we work to quiet the mind, uncover resiliency & provide hope for healing. It is my privilege to walk beside one who is struggling. I aim to provide an affirming space for all, allowing them to once again uncover their inner strengths, unique gifts and the capacity to thrive.
(314) 643-9646 View (314) 643-9646
Photo of Robyn Gunn, Pre-Licensed Professional in Saint Louis, MO
Robyn Gunn
Pre-Licensed Professional, PLPC , MA
Verified Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63118
My specialties include anxiety, depression, grief, fatigue/burnout, child and school issues, ADHD Coaching (children and adults), relationship issues, family conflict, parenting, life coaching and transitions.
The past few years have undoubtedly taken a toll on people, and families' emotional and mental health. The effects are evident, but not irreversible. Circumstances have changed our mood, how we react, interact and cope with the world and those around us. Family, intimate, personal, and work relationships have been affected. Coping skills that have worked in the past, may no longer serve us well, and could be hindering our overall health, happiness, contentment and wellbeing.
My specialties include anxiety, depression, grief, fatigue/burnout, child and school issues, ADHD Coaching (children and adults), relationship issues, family conflict, parenting, life coaching and transitions.
The past few years have undoubtedly taken a toll on people, and families' emotional and mental health. The effects are evident, but not irreversible. Circumstances have changed our mood, how we react, interact and cope with the world and those around us. Family, intimate, personal, and work relationships have been affected. Coping skills that have worked in the past, may no longer serve us well, and could be hindering our overall health, happiness, contentment and wellbeing.
(314) 897-4829 View (314) 897-4829
Photo of Michelle Perotta, Pre-Licensed Professional in Saint Louis, MO
Michelle Perotta
Pre-Licensed Professional, LMSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Saint Louis, MO 63131
Michelle has spent the last 13 years working exclusively with children teens and families.
Michelle earned her Masters of Social Work degree from Saint Louis University & her Licensed Master of Social Work License 2011. Michelle has worked with a diverse population over the years, primarily focusing on children, teenagers, & families, as well as individuals facing trauma. Michelle believes that all individuals wish to be heard, accepted & understood, but when faced with stressful & challenging situations life can seem overwhelming, unmanageable, and out of control, but therapy can help bring you peace, or "calm the chaos" as she frequently says.
Michelle has spent the last 13 years working exclusively with children teens and families.
Michelle earned her Masters of Social Work degree from Saint Louis University & her Licensed Master of Social Work License 2011. Michelle has worked with a diverse population over the years, primarily focusing on children, teenagers, & families, as well as individuals facing trauma. Michelle believes that all individuals wish to be heard, accepted & understood, but when faced with stressful & challenging situations life can seem overwhelming, unmanageable, and out of control, but therapy can help bring you peace, or "calm the chaos" as she frequently says.
(314) 582-5126 View (314) 582-5126
Photo of J. Douglas Pettinelli, Ph.D., Psychologist in Saint Louis, MO
J. Douglas Pettinelli, Ph.D.
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Saint Louis, MO 63108
I work with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families from a relational, trauma informed, attachment informed, developmental perspective. Trained in child psychotherapy, couples therapy and family therapy, I work to understand clients within the context of their primary and family relationships. I especially enjoy working with couples and families. I work to identify the emotional and interpersonal obstacles to further growth, and build on the strength and resilience of the individual, couple and family. .I have experience working with children and adolescents experiencing the full range of emotional, social and developmental difficulties.
I work with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families from a relational, trauma informed, attachment informed, developmental perspective. Trained in child psychotherapy, couples therapy and family therapy, I work to understand clients within the context of their primary and family relationships. I especially enjoy working with couples and families. I work to identify the emotional and interpersonal obstacles to further growth, and build on the strength and resilience of the individual, couple and family. .I have experience working with children and adolescents experiencing the full range of emotional, social and developmental difficulties.
(314) 858-5040 View (314) 858-5040
Photo of Tiffany J Walehwa, Licensed Professional Counselor in Saint Louis, MO
Tiffany J Walehwa
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63105
I am trauma-informed therapist that has experience working with a diverse population that includes children, adolescents and adults. Dedicated to creating an inclusive environment, I continue my training throughout the year to effectively serve marginalized communities, including those related to the LGBTQIA community. Born and raised in St. Louis City, I am aware of some of the treasures and challenges that come from living in the area. However, I remain committed to serving the systemic issues that face the clientele in other states, including California and Texas. I strive to provide a safe, client-focused environment.
I am trauma-informed therapist that has experience working with a diverse population that includes children, adolescents and adults. Dedicated to creating an inclusive environment, I continue my training throughout the year to effectively serve marginalized communities, including those related to the LGBTQIA community. Born and raised in St. Louis City, I am aware of some of the treasures and challenges that come from living in the area. However, I remain committed to serving the systemic issues that face the clientele in other states, including California and Texas. I strive to provide a safe, client-focused environment.
(314) 701-7058 View (314) 701-7058


Child Therapists
Child psychologists in Saint Louis, MO provide mental health therapy to children and are experts in child development.

Every comprehensive review of therapy with children shows that all credible approaches, when performed by a competent mental health clinician, produce almost the same results. About half of all kids will get better. Of those that improve, 80% will show progress in a relatively short time, while the remaining 20% will need longer-term support.

The best child therapists in Saint Louis build great relationships with the child and the parent. They also see the child's strengths and are open to hearing the child's possible solutions to the challenges the child faces. Finally, a good therapist appreciates the child's culture and is sensitive to the values of the child's community.