Oppositional Defiance (ODD) Therapists in Saint Louis, MO

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Cynthia M Ross
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Saint Louis, MO 63108
I specialize in assisting adults or adolescents dealing with ADHD, Autism, Depression, Anxiety, Anger, Trauma, PTSD, ODD & Foster Care Issues.
The primary aim of my therapy is to support clients in achieving greater emotional and social fulfillment by facilitating positive changes. In our therapy sessions, I leverage my extensive knowledge and skills in cognitive behavioral therapy, experiential therapy, and parent coaching to adopt a person-centered and solution-focused approach. Valuing open communication and collaborative effort, I work closely with my clients to identify and empower them toward realizing their utmost potential. I am eager to assist you or your teenager in addressing and overcoming present obstacles to craft the life you desire.
I specialize in assisting adults or adolescents dealing with ADHD, Autism, Depression, Anxiety, Anger, Trauma, PTSD, ODD & Foster Care Issues.
The primary aim of my therapy is to support clients in achieving greater emotional and social fulfillment by facilitating positive changes. In our therapy sessions, I leverage my extensive knowledge and skills in cognitive behavioral therapy, experiential therapy, and parent coaching to adopt a person-centered and solution-focused approach. Valuing open communication and collaborative effort, I work closely with my clients to identify and empower them toward realizing their utmost potential. I am eager to assist you or your teenager in addressing and overcoming present obstacles to craft the life you desire.
(314) 947-5898 View (314) 947-5898
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Shirley Crenshaw
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Saint Louis, MO 63146  (Online Only)
My speciality is treating children with attachment disturbances. Most of the children I see have been adopted, but many have had other medical and other relationship traumas that have contributed to their current acting out or anxiety issues. Many of the children I see have been previously diagnosed as having Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, ADHD, and Bi-Polar Disorders. I also see adults who have experienced childhood trauma.
My speciality is treating children with attachment disturbances. Most of the children I see have been adopted, but many have had other medical and other relationship traumas that have contributed to their current acting out or anxiety issues. Many of the children I see have been previously diagnosed as having Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, ADHD, and Bi-Polar Disorders. I also see adults who have experienced childhood trauma.
(314) 551-9323 View (314) 551-9323
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Terry L Boyer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63132
Do you feel overwhelmed? Are you feeling stressed out, sad or depressed? Are you arguing about the same thing over and over? I would like the opportunity to help you with what ever problems you are experiencing. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Certified Mediator working with children, teens, individuals, couples and families in a private practice in Creve Coeur. I have experience working with people diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Anxiety, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, ADHD, Conduct Disorder, and Abuse. I am optimistic that together we can find solutions to your concerns.
Do you feel overwhelmed? Are you feeling stressed out, sad or depressed? Are you arguing about the same thing over and over? I would like the opportunity to help you with what ever problems you are experiencing. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Certified Mediator working with children, teens, individuals, couples and families in a private practice in Creve Coeur. I have experience working with people diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Anxiety, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, ADHD, Conduct Disorder, and Abuse. I am optimistic that together we can find solutions to your concerns.
(314) 200-0740 View (314) 200-0740
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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
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Creative Counseling 4 Kids and Teens
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, RPT
Verified Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63144
I believe that every child has the right to feel loved, safe and heard. Working in the Counseling/ Social Work profession for 21 years, I have gained great insight in what helps children develop self-acceptance, self-awareness, self-regulation and many more essential qualities. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I engage children in play and art therapy to assist them with having their voices heard.
I believe that every child has the right to feel loved, safe and heard. Working in the Counseling/ Social Work profession for 21 years, I have gained great insight in what helps children develop self-acceptance, self-awareness, self-regulation and many more essential qualities. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I engage children in play and art therapy to assist them with having their voices heard.
(314) 270-1336 View (314) 270-1336
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La Juana Walker McGill
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Saint Louis, MO 63136  (Online Only)
Are you looking for ways to improve your quality of life? I am a Licensed Professional Counselor that is dedicated to helping others create positive outcomes for their lives. Through 23 years of experience in private practice, I have demonstrated my dedication to the empowerment of men, women, adolescents, couples, and families. My goal is to provide a safe and comfortable environment that promotes positive outcomes for the clients that I serve.
Are you looking for ways to improve your quality of life? I am a Licensed Professional Counselor that is dedicated to helping others create positive outcomes for their lives. Through 23 years of experience in private practice, I have demonstrated my dedication to the empowerment of men, women, adolescents, couples, and families. My goal is to provide a safe and comfortable environment that promotes positive outcomes for the clients that I serve.
(314) 403-1859 View (314) 403-1859
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Alicia Michelle Collier
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LCPC
Verified Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63101  (Online Only)
Vision: To help individuals, children, teenagers, parents, and families discover other alternatives to unhealthy behaviors. Values: Honesty, Empowerment, and Respect
Vision: To help individuals, children, teenagers, parents, and families discover other alternatives to unhealthy behaviors. Values: Honesty, Empowerment, and Respect
(618) 508-4891 View (618) 508-4891
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Rebecca Growe
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Saint Louis, MO 63105
Waitlist for new clients
I work with kids of all ages, parents, and families.
I work with kids of all ages, parents, and families.
(314) 287-5472 View (314) 287-5472
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Doris Wild Helmering
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, BCD
Verified Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63131
I believe almost all problems are solvable. If you decide to see me for therapy, the first thing I'll probably ask is, "What's going on? Why have you come?" Perhaps you're having difficulty with a relationship or your struggling with a child or your weight. You may be trying to decide if you want to continue in a relationship or look for another job. Or you've noticed that you're drinking too much or getting too angry or obsessing. Maybe you're feeling anxious, depressed or lonely, and despite your best efforts, you can't seem to shake these feelings.
I believe almost all problems are solvable. If you decide to see me for therapy, the first thing I'll probably ask is, "What's going on? Why have you come?" Perhaps you're having difficulty with a relationship or your struggling with a child or your weight. You may be trying to decide if you want to continue in a relationship or look for another job. Or you've noticed that you're drinking too much or getting too angry or obsessing. Maybe you're feeling anxious, depressed or lonely, and despite your best efforts, you can't seem to shake these feelings.
(636) 238-1854 View (636) 238-1854
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Renee Ann Hodgins
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, NCC, CCTP, CIMHP
Verified Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63105
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.
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
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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
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SkiWise Health & Wellness Services
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63108
Alicia Buck - Hall is passionate about providing informed and practical guidance / recommendations for improving social-emotional outcomes for all experiencing behavioral health challenges. Functioning from a culturally relevant lens, the goal is to reduce the stigmas surrounding mental health that will lead to a more informed and relevant practice of addressing problematic concerns from a clinically informed perspective. Focus is placed on attending to social emotional needs while learning to build healthy supportive relationships, encouraging early intervention, being able to adapt, self-regulate, and develop resilience.
Alicia Buck - Hall is passionate about providing informed and practical guidance / recommendations for improving social-emotional outcomes for all experiencing behavioral health challenges. Functioning from a culturally relevant lens, the goal is to reduce the stigmas surrounding mental health that will lead to a more informed and relevant practice of addressing problematic concerns from a clinically informed perspective. Focus is placed on attending to social emotional needs while learning to build healthy supportive relationships, encouraging early intervention, being able to adapt, self-regulate, and develop resilience.
(314) 948-6939 View (314) 948-6939
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Annetta Sykes
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, ED, LPC
Verified Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63138
My ideal client is an individual interested in a professional that can assist them in being better, having healthy relationships, and developing skills that can enhance their life and those they encounter. We all have problems and I can help clients learn the skills to overcome any issue and have a healthier mind and life!
My ideal client is an individual interested in a professional that can assist them in being better, having healthy relationships, and developing skills that can enhance their life and those they encounter. We all have problems and I can help clients learn the skills to overcome any issue and have a healthier mind and life!
(314) 219-1790 View (314) 219-1790
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Jacqueline Fay Langley
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63117
I have been treating all age groups in the St. Louis area for over 35 years. My in depth training as both a psychologist and psychoanalyst for children and adults provides a full spectrum of skills to treat short and long term issues for all age groups. I am highly skilled at meeting a person where they are to help them, through connection with me and my understanding of them, reach new and emotionally healthier places in their life. In addition to the areas of specialties listed I work with mother/infant dyads and children who are adopted and their parents achieve more satisfying attachments.
I have been treating all age groups in the St. Louis area for over 35 years. My in depth training as both a psychologist and psychoanalyst for children and adults provides a full spectrum of skills to treat short and long term issues for all age groups. I am highly skilled at meeting a person where they are to help them, through connection with me and my understanding of them, reach new and emotionally healthier places in their life. In addition to the areas of specialties listed I work with mother/infant dyads and children who are adopted and their parents achieve more satisfying attachments.
(314) 527-1227 View (314) 527-1227
Photo of Eric Lindhorst M.S.W., L.C.S.W., Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Saint Louis, MO
Eric Lindhorst M.S.W., L.C.S.W.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63141
I offer appointments from 4:30 pm to 9:30 pm to work with your schedule. I work to find the strengths people have within themselves. Individuals, couples, and families who are struggling with a variety of issues, including Anger, Depression, and Anxiety. Clients who benefit from my services appreciate my delicate sense of humor while confronting complex issues. The use of humor can be an uplifting experience in treatment.
I offer appointments from 4:30 pm to 9:30 pm to work with your schedule. I work to find the strengths people have within themselves. Individuals, couples, and families who are struggling with a variety of issues, including Anger, Depression, and Anxiety. Clients who benefit from my services appreciate my delicate sense of humor while confronting complex issues. The use of humor can be an uplifting experience in treatment.
(314) 394-8630 View (314) 394-8630
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Jayree Stone
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Saint Louis, MO 63139
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and appreciate working with clients with anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, relationships, teen-parent conflicts, religious trauma/abuse and gender and sexual identity struggles. I have experience helping individuals, families, and couples work through life transitions and challenges including aging, relationships, financial hardships, social anxieties, spiritual identity, and divorce. We can't do it all on our own. I offer a safe space to help you manage and cope with your daily struggles.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and appreciate working with clients with anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, relationships, teen-parent conflicts, religious trauma/abuse and gender and sexual identity struggles. I have experience helping individuals, families, and couples work through life transitions and challenges including aging, relationships, financial hardships, social anxieties, spiritual identity, and divorce. We can't do it all on our own. I offer a safe space to help you manage and cope with your daily struggles.
(314) 325-1420 View (314) 325-1420
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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
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Open Arms Wellness Therapy and Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Saint Louis, MO 63144
Frustrated with calling therapists and not receiving a call back? We pride ourselves in finding expert clinicians in each speciality in the greater St. Louis area and we have openings. We can help match you to a clinician that has proven success helping clients with similar issues. Our approach assists clients in exploring the source of their problems. We listen. We find unique strategies that build on your passions to bring healing to your life. You won't believe how much better it can get when you work with our handpicked professionals.
Frustrated with calling therapists and not receiving a call back? We pride ourselves in finding expert clinicians in each speciality in the greater St. Louis area and we have openings. We can help match you to a clinician that has proven success helping clients with similar issues. Our approach assists clients in exploring the source of their problems. We listen. We find unique strategies that build on your passions to bring healing to your life. You won't believe how much better it can get when you work with our handpicked professionals.
(314) 648-8192 View (314) 648-8192
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Kristin Seymour Msn Rn Aprn-Bc
MSN, RN, APRN, BC
Verified Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63124
Waitlist for new clients
ADHD Authority, Harvard Professor & Psychiatrist Dr. Ned Hallowell states, "If you have a chance to work with Kristin, don't think twice. I have referred clients to her and can tell you, she has magic. Not only does she have all the knowledge she needs, but she has the knack, the understanding & natural empathy of one who has been there, of one who really burns to make sure others do not suffer the way she did. This tenacious, loving guide is sent from heaven. Seek her out, trust her & give thanks you've found her."
ADHD Authority, Harvard Professor & Psychiatrist Dr. Ned Hallowell states, "If you have a chance to work with Kristin, don't think twice. I have referred clients to her and can tell you, she has magic. Not only does she have all the knowledge she needs, but she has the knack, the understanding & natural empathy of one who has been there, of one who really burns to make sure others do not suffer the way she did. This tenacious, loving guide is sent from heaven. Seek her out, trust her & give thanks you've found her."
(314) 307-5092 View (314) 307-5092
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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

Oppositional Defiance (ODD) Therapists

What is the most effective treatment for oppositional defiant disorder?

The treatment of Oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) will involve multiple approaches designed to help both the youngster and their parents, sometimes including medication. A therapist will help a child learn ways to regulate their emotions, curb their impulsiveness, and counteract anger, defiance, and disruption, while showing parents ways to bring these lessons into their home. A technique designed for children with conditions like ODD, known as Collaborative and Proactive Solutions (CPS), may also be used. CPS addresses a child’s concerns and rewards appropriate responses while discouraging harsh punishment or criticism.

How does treatment for oppositional defiant disorder work?

Treatment for ODD addresses the issues underlying a child’s defiance and disruption, the emotional regulation and impulse-control skills they lack, and the way adults respond to them. ODD therapy is based on the idea that children with the disorder understand the difference between right and wrong, that they want to behave well, and that, with help, they can. By responding to the child with empathy instead of harsh criticism, ignoring nonviolent behaviors, and rewarding positive actions, a therapist, and the other adults in a child’s life, can help children improve their behavior.

How long does therapy for oppositional defiant disorder take?

Therapy for oppositional defiant disorder is not a short-term undertaking. Depending on the severity of a child’s symptoms, their age, the presence of other conditions like ADHD, anxiety or a mood disorder, and their family dynamic, it can take months before improvement is noted. The cooperation of parents and teachers is crucial, because the skills learned in therapy must be practiced in real-world situations, with all their potential triggers.

Does oppositional defiant disorder go away?

ODD can remit following treatment. ODD is often diagnosed in nursery school, and early intervention is essential for a positive prognosis. In two-thirds of children, according to the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, symptoms resolve within three years.