Hoarding Therapists in Saint Louis, MO

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Wisdom Tree Therapy, LLC
Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63109  (Online Only)
I have dedicated my career to helping clients struggling with a variety of challenges including anxiety, depression, trauma, hoarding, and PTSD. Through active listening and showing empathy, I strive to understand each client's unique experiences and perspectives. My goal is to provide a supportive, non-judgmental environment where clients feel comfortable exploring difficult issues and working to implement strategies for improved well-being. By assisting clients in gaining insight and implementing beneficial changes, I am committed to empowering individuals to move forward in a healthy, fulfilling direction.
I have dedicated my career to helping clients struggling with a variety of challenges including anxiety, depression, trauma, hoarding, and PTSD. Through active listening and showing empathy, I strive to understand each client's unique experiences and perspectives. My goal is to provide a supportive, non-judgmental environment where clients feel comfortable exploring difficult issues and working to implement strategies for improved well-being. By assisting clients in gaining insight and implementing beneficial changes, I am committed to empowering individuals to move forward in a healthy, fulfilling direction.
(314) 948-3838 View (314) 948-3838
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Carol L Oliver
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, MBA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Saint Louis, MO 63132
My theory is to promote positive reinforcement. Choices should be used to provide a model for understanding human emotions, behaviors and thoughts. Understanding choices in decision making will give you the encouragement to move forward.
My theory is to promote positive reinforcement. Choices should be used to provide a model for understanding human emotions, behaviors and thoughts. Understanding choices in decision making will give you the encouragement to move forward.
(314) 207-8503 View (314) 207-8503
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Laura McClure
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63122
Laura McClure is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Missouri who has been practicing since 2017. She has a Master of Social Work from Saint Louis University in 2017, clinical tract with specializations in Children, Youth, and Family, Trauma-Informed Care, and Individual and Family Therapy and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Child Family Development from Missouri State University in 2007. Laura believes that the client is the expert and works with the client to help define problem areas and develop attainable goals to work towards within the therapeutic environment.
Laura McClure is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Missouri who has been practicing since 2017. She has a Master of Social Work from Saint Louis University in 2017, clinical tract with specializations in Children, Youth, and Family, Trauma-Informed Care, and Individual and Family Therapy and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Child Family Development from Missouri State University in 2007. Laura believes that the client is the expert and works with the client to help define problem areas and develop attainable goals to work towards within the therapeutic environment.
(314) 742-8035 View (314) 742-8035
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Austin E Wilmot
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Saint Louis, MO 63124
I have experience treating all ages with an in-depth approach, beginning with meeting you and working to understand the difficulties you are facing. I offer a space that fosters fuller experiencing and understanding of your inner emotional life, including feelings, thoughts, dreams and fantasies. In connection with me, your symptoms and problematic patterns can become understood in new ways, leading to emotional growth and a greater capacity to make meaningful changes in your life. I provide dynamic therapy in-office and by videoconference to people whose location or commitments make it difficult to attend in-person meetings.
I have experience treating all ages with an in-depth approach, beginning with meeting you and working to understand the difficulties you are facing. I offer a space that fosters fuller experiencing and understanding of your inner emotional life, including feelings, thoughts, dreams and fantasies. In connection with me, your symptoms and problematic patterns can become understood in new ways, leading to emotional growth and a greater capacity to make meaningful changes in your life. I provide dynamic therapy in-office and by videoconference to people whose location or commitments make it difficult to attend in-person meetings.
(314) 907-3197 View (314) 907-3197
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Edward Donald Flynn
Licensed Professional Counselor, ABS, MA, LPC, NBCCH, DBTC
Verified Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63129
I am a nationally certified DBT therapist. Dialectical Behavior Therapy is my orientation and specialty. My orientation and personal experiences have inspired me to work toward the treatment of clients struggling with childhood trauma, PTSD, anxiousness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, relationship issues, LGBTQ concerns, NSSI(Self-Injury) and Borderline Personality Disorder.
I am a nationally certified DBT therapist. Dialectical Behavior Therapy is my orientation and specialty. My orientation and personal experiences have inspired me to work toward the treatment of clients struggling with childhood trauma, PTSD, anxiousness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, relationship issues, LGBTQ concerns, NSSI(Self-Injury) and Borderline Personality Disorder.
(314) 254-9322 View (314) 254-9322
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Alexis Thurston
Pre-Licensed Professional, LMSW, RYT-200
Verified Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63104
My work focuses on creating positive and sustainable changes to improve your overall well-being through building self-esteem and improving coping skills. I work with clients through anxiety, depression, life transitions, eco-grief, performance improvement, substance abuse, communication, parenthood, stress management, and feelings related to money and finances.
My work focuses on creating positive and sustainable changes to improve your overall well-being through building self-esteem and improving coping skills. I work with clients through anxiety, depression, life transitions, eco-grief, performance improvement, substance abuse, communication, parenthood, stress management, and feelings related to money and finances.
(314) 296-3222 View (314) 296-3222
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Dr. Sarah Kertz
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Saint Louis, MO 63139
If you are a therapist looking for consultation on cases with OCD or feel you're struggling with ERP, I can help. I'm a clinical psychologist with extensive experience. As the owner and director of Anxiety Specialists of St. Louis, I work with clients and also mentor emerging therapists in advanced therapeutic techniques. I completed my internship and postdoctoral training at McLean Hospital, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School, where I also trained at the Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Institute (OCDI). I then taught and supervised doctoral clinical psychology students for 8 years in a university psychology department.
If you are a therapist looking for consultation on cases with OCD or feel you're struggling with ERP, I can help. I'm a clinical psychologist with extensive experience. As the owner and director of Anxiety Specialists of St. Louis, I work with clients and also mentor emerging therapists in advanced therapeutic techniques. I completed my internship and postdoctoral training at McLean Hospital, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School, where I also trained at the Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Institute (OCDI). I then taught and supervised doctoral clinical psychology students for 8 years in a university psychology department.
(314) 907-2206 View (314) 907-2206
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Ellen Marting Jayaprabhu
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63141
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I provide individual, couple, and family therapy for a variety of clinical issues from psychodynamic and family systems perspectives. I specialize in anxiety, depression, grief, eating disorders, abuse recovery (sexual, physical and emotional), relationship problems, adults and adolescents. I have a passion to work with hurting people and find it an honor to be part of the healing process that can occur through psychotherapy. I value and prioritize developing a strong and authentic relationship with my clients.
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I provide individual, couple, and family therapy for a variety of clinical issues from psychodynamic and family systems perspectives. I specialize in anxiety, depression, grief, eating disorders, abuse recovery (sexual, physical and emotional), relationship problems, adults and adolescents. I have a passion to work with hurting people and find it an honor to be part of the healing process that can occur through psychotherapy. I value and prioritize developing a strong and authentic relationship with my clients.
(314) 635-6505 View (314) 635-6505
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Laura Chackes
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Saint Louis, MO 63141
I've specialized in treating children, adolescents, and adults with anxiety and related disorders including Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Body Focused Repetitive Behaviors (Trichotillomania and Skin Picking Disorder), Social Anxiety, Panic Disorder, Agoraphobia, Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Separation Anxiety, and Selective Mutism for the past 17 years. As the owner of The Center for Mindfulness & CBT, I've hired and trained other anxiety/OCD/BFRB experts, and continue to provide supervision and consultation, so I work to connect those I can't see to others in the practice.
I've specialized in treating children, adolescents, and adults with anxiety and related disorders including Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Body Focused Repetitive Behaviors (Trichotillomania and Skin Picking Disorder), Social Anxiety, Panic Disorder, Agoraphobia, Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Separation Anxiety, and Selective Mutism for the past 17 years. As the owner of The Center for Mindfulness & CBT, I've hired and trained other anxiety/OCD/BFRB experts, and continue to provide supervision and consultation, so I work to connect those I can't see to others in the practice.
(314) 384-5223 View (314) 384-5223
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Jason Eccker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Saint Louis, MO 63139
Waitlist for new clients
As a social worker, my goal is to partner with my clients so that they may achieve their goals. I have a diverse background in treating trauma, addiction and mental health from a strengths-based perspective, and I have been successful in helping clients to integrate long-term solutions in their daily lives. I feel that my ability to create a strong therapeutic alliance with clients as one of my biggest strengths. For those suffering from PTSD/other past trauma, I offer EMDR therapy which continues to be researched as highly effective for individuals suffering from these conditions.
As a social worker, my goal is to partner with my clients so that they may achieve their goals. I have a diverse background in treating trauma, addiction and mental health from a strengths-based perspective, and I have been successful in helping clients to integrate long-term solutions in their daily lives. I feel that my ability to create a strong therapeutic alliance with clients as one of my biggest strengths. For those suffering from PTSD/other past trauma, I offer EMDR therapy which continues to be researched as highly effective for individuals suffering from these conditions.
(314) 696-6089 View (314) 696-6089
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Jackie Guidici
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63104
Jackie is a Provisionally Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Missouri and a Nationally Certified Counselor. She is certified in Internal Family Systems (IFS) and has training in Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP). Jackie works with individuals, couples, and families of all ages. She is passionate about supporting clients as they navigate anxiety and mood disorders, as well as supporting couples and families seeking healing in relationship.
Jackie is a Provisionally Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Missouri and a Nationally Certified Counselor. She is certified in Internal Family Systems (IFS) and has training in Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP). Jackie works with individuals, couples, and families of all ages. She is passionate about supporting clients as they navigate anxiety and mood disorders, as well as supporting couples and families seeking healing in relationship.
(314) 293-6632 View (314) 293-6632
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First Choice Counseling Professional Corporation
Counselor, PhD CES, ThD PSY, MAC, MA, LPCCS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Saint Louis, MO 63102
I hold two doctorates one in psychology and a master's degree in clinical mental health care, and professional counseling making me a highly qualified professional counselor, clinician, and therapist. Additionally, I am trained in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR). My expertise lies in providing talk therapy to individuals of all ages, including adolescents, adults, seniors, families, and groups. To ensure the best outcomes for my clients, I utilize cognitive-behavioral therapy as an initial approach. This allows me to effectively address their specific situations and circumstances.
I hold two doctorates one in psychology and a master's degree in clinical mental health care, and professional counseling making me a highly qualified professional counselor, clinician, and therapist. Additionally, I am trained in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR). My expertise lies in providing talk therapy to individuals of all ages, including adolescents, adults, seniors, families, and groups. To ensure the best outcomes for my clients, I utilize cognitive-behavioral therapy as an initial approach. This allows me to effectively address their specific situations and circumstances.
(314) 947-3660 View (314) 947-3660
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Advanced Counseling Solutions
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CCDP-D, EMDR, DBT, MARS
Verified Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63120
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!
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!
(573) 400-2930 View (573) 400-2930
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Peggy Bissing LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LCDC
Verified Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63110  (Online Only)
My specialty is assisting adult and teen survivors of trauma. I have an extensive history working in the public school setting with special needs children and at-risk youth. Additionally, I have experience in the criminal justice system with first responders, crime victims and recovering addicts. My services include post adoption therapeutic assistance for foster children, therapeutic guidance for crime victims, first responders, veterans and assistance to those seeking outpatient treatment for addictions. My ultimate goal is to help adults and children live more fulfilling and productive lives.
My specialty is assisting adult and teen survivors of trauma. I have an extensive history working in the public school setting with special needs children and at-risk youth. Additionally, I have experience in the criminal justice system with first responders, crime victims and recovering addicts. My services include post adoption therapeutic assistance for foster children, therapeutic guidance for crime victims, first responders, veterans and assistance to those seeking outpatient treatment for addictions. My ultimate goal is to help adults and children live more fulfilling and productive lives.
(210) 920-7900 View (210) 920-7900
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Joy Hathaway
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63139
Joy Hathaway, LPC Joy Hathaway is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Missouri who has been practicing since 2014. She has a Master of Education in Counseling from the University of Missouri, St. Louis, and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from University of Missouri, St. Louis. Joy enjoys working with people to find the best path for them, personally, to help them move their lives forward. Her approach is based mostly on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, incorporating elements from ACT, DBT, strengths-based, person-centered, and trauma-informed.
Joy Hathaway, LPC Joy Hathaway is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Missouri who has been practicing since 2014. She has a Master of Education in Counseling from the University of Missouri, St. Louis, and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from University of Missouri, St. Louis. Joy enjoys working with people to find the best path for them, personally, to help them move their lives forward. Her approach is based mostly on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, incorporating elements from ACT, DBT, strengths-based, person-centered, and trauma-informed.
(314) 907-0880 View (314) 907-0880
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Liza Albidress
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63123
Hello! My name is Liza, and I provide trauma sensitive therapy for anxiety, depression, grief and loss, life transitions, and chronic health/pain issues. I am certified in MBSR (mindfulness based stress reduction) from UMASS Medical School and also have received a post-graduate trauma therapy certification from Bessel van der Kolk at the Trauma Center in Boston. I am a 500 hour RYT (registered yoga teacher) with a practice focus on combining cognitive-based therapies with body-based, meditative practices in order to guide clients on how to better cope with life's challenges and feel safe, secure.... "at home" in their bodies.
Hello! My name is Liza, and I provide trauma sensitive therapy for anxiety, depression, grief and loss, life transitions, and chronic health/pain issues. I am certified in MBSR (mindfulness based stress reduction) from UMASS Medical School and also have received a post-graduate trauma therapy certification from Bessel van der Kolk at the Trauma Center in Boston. I am a 500 hour RYT (registered yoga teacher) with a practice focus on combining cognitive-based therapies with body-based, meditative practices in order to guide clients on how to better cope with life's challenges and feel safe, secure.... "at home" in their bodies.
(636) 251-4749 View (636) 251-4749
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Marcio Guzman
Counselor, PsyD, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Saint Louis, MO 63103
Hi, there. I specialize in the treatment of OCD, anxiety disorders and couple's therapy. I have extensive training and experience in ERP (Exposure and Response Prevention). I also have extensive training and experience in IFS (Internal Family Systems). I will tailor my approach to your specific needs. During our work together, you can expect me to be attentive, gentle, compassionate, and attuned. Contact me anytime. I look forward to meeting you!
Hi, there. I specialize in the treatment of OCD, anxiety disorders and couple's therapy. I have extensive training and experience in ERP (Exposure and Response Prevention). I also have extensive training and experience in IFS (Internal Family Systems). I will tailor my approach to your specific needs. During our work together, you can expect me to be attentive, gentle, compassionate, and attuned. Contact me anytime. I look forward to meeting you!
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Chester Smith
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Saint Louis, MO 63106
Whether it is wanting help with depression or anxiety, wanting to work on relationship issues or just wanting to live a richer fuller life, therapy can help. As human beings we are faced with a broad range of challenges. Therapy provides the opportunity to explore thoughts and feelings that contribute to anxiety, depression, and relationship difficulties. It is a place to learn about one’s self and to grow. Emotional pain like physical pain is a signal that something needs to be attended to. Sources can often be found in our early life experiences sometimes involving trauma. Once understood the pain will usually begin to subside.
Whether it is wanting help with depression or anxiety, wanting to work on relationship issues or just wanting to live a richer fuller life, therapy can help. As human beings we are faced with a broad range of challenges. Therapy provides the opportunity to explore thoughts and feelings that contribute to anxiety, depression, and relationship difficulties. It is a place to learn about one’s self and to grow. Emotional pain like physical pain is a signal that something needs to be attended to. Sources can often be found in our early life experiences sometimes involving trauma. Once understood the pain will usually begin to subside.
(314) 207-8599 View (314) 207-8599
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Aya B Kawasaki
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW, LLM
Verified Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63109
I work with adolescents, adults, and seniors. In home, in school services are available. Clients are encouraged to have specific goals in order to have a personalized treatment plan. I also like to incorporate relaxation exercise.
I work with adolescents, adults, and seniors. In home, in school services are available. Clients are encouraged to have specific goals in order to have a personalized treatment plan. I also like to incorporate relaxation exercise.
(314) 932-2368 View (314) 932-2368
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Peak Brain Institute
PhD
Verified Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63101
Peak Brain is an evidence-based peak performance center and gym for the brain (ages 4+). We do neurofeedback or biofeedback on brainwaves, which is exercise for the brain that can create new long-lasting resources for better focus, sleep, productivity, response to stress, creativity, word-finding, mood, and less anxiety, impulsivity, rumination, migraine headaches, seizures, as well as recovery from alcohol abuse, traumatic stress, concussions, etc. We offer remote services which can be done in the comfort of your home, or can begin in person in Los Angeles, Costa Mesa, St. Louis, and New York City. Shift happens - get yours!
Peak Brain is an evidence-based peak performance center and gym for the brain (ages 4+). We do neurofeedback or biofeedback on brainwaves, which is exercise for the brain that can create new long-lasting resources for better focus, sleep, productivity, response to stress, creativity, word-finding, mood, and less anxiety, impulsivity, rumination, migraine headaches, seizures, as well as recovery from alcohol abuse, traumatic stress, concussions, etc. We offer remote services which can be done in the comfort of your home, or can begin in person in Los Angeles, Costa Mesa, St. Louis, and New York City. Shift happens - get yours!
(424) 338-0654 View (424) 338-0654
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Hoarding Therapists

What is the most effective treatment for hoarding?

Cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) has been well-studied in the treatment of hoarding. This type of therapy includes changing beliefs surrounding possessions, as well as learning how to discard items and reduce acquisitions. The hoarder may also gain much-needed organizational skills. Another useful therapy may be compassion-focused therapy, which can address emotion regulation and negative self-perception.

How long does therapy for hoarding take?

Although treatment can vary, most people demonstrate improvement after 23 sessions, with some showing improvement after just a few sessions. Researchers have developed a 26-session cognitive behavioral program. People who hoard may need “maintenance” sessions over the years if the problem arises repeatedly.

Are there medications for hoarding?

The more commonly-prescribed medications for hoarding are including antidepressants, including selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), and serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs). This can include drugs such as venlafaxine and paroxetine. And because hoarding disorder is related to obsessive-compulsive disorder, medications for OCD, such as clomipramine, may be effective for hoarding as well.

Can hoarding come back after treatment?

Hoarding is a chronic disorder and it can last throughout an individual’s lifetime. Regularly checking in with a psychotherapist can help manage symptoms long-term. A good therapist will help the person learn needed skills including decision-making, organization, and stress reduction. The patient will gain a better perspective and the need to cling to useless items will lessen.