Substance Use Therapists in Saint Louis, MO

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Emily Horning
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63139
I enjoy working with clients surrounding substance use, trauma, LGBTQ+-identity exploration and specific issues, anxiety, depression, life transitions, and more.
Part of being human is the inevitability of encountering difficulty. Most of us accept this quite easily, but it is harder for us to accept *ourselves* while we face that difficulty! So many of our experiences in our families and our culture train us to ignore or get rid of our emotions, so space or compassion for ourselves seem next to impossible. Together and with mutual vulnerability and creativity, my heartfelt wish is to effectively nurture and challenge you, and to help you discover resources within and without to meet your experiences with strength, clarity, and hope.
I enjoy working with clients surrounding substance use, trauma, LGBTQ+-identity exploration and specific issues, anxiety, depression, life transitions, and more.
Part of being human is the inevitability of encountering difficulty. Most of us accept this quite easily, but it is harder for us to accept *ourselves* while we face that difficulty! So many of our experiences in our families and our culture train us to ignore or get rid of our emotions, so space or compassion for ourselves seem next to impossible. Together and with mutual vulnerability and creativity, my heartfelt wish is to effectively nurture and challenge you, and to help you discover resources within and without to meet your experiences with strength, clarity, and hope.
(314) 208-2920 View (314) 208-2920
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Clayton A. Clark
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63108
Something’s not right, and maybe it hasn’t been for a while, but you know it’s time to make some changes. If you (or you & your partner) need help making that change, I’d be honored to work with you. I take a flexible approach, bringing thoughtfulness and creativity to the process to meet you where you are. Here are areas I help people with most often: anxiety & stress, depression, couples counseling (Gottman Method), trauma (Brainspotting), career counseling & life design, substance use & addiction, men's issues, life transitions, anger, mindfulness, and grief.
Something’s not right, and maybe it hasn’t been for a while, but you know it’s time to make some changes. If you (or you & your partner) need help making that change, I’d be honored to work with you. I take a flexible approach, bringing thoughtfulness and creativity to the process to meet you where you are. Here are areas I help people with most often: anxiety & stress, depression, couples counseling (Gottman Method), trauma (Brainspotting), career counseling & life design, substance use & addiction, men's issues, life transitions, anger, mindfulness, and grief.
(314) 666-6308 View (314) 666-6308
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Megan Barken
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Saint Louis, MO 63123
My background and specialty is primarily in mental health and substance use.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) who offers mental health therapy to a variety of clients, each with their own specific needs and goals. Based on my own personal experience and years in the mental health and substance use field, I believe therapy can help each of us greatly if we are willing to do the work. My mission is to provide a safe and nonjudgmental environment for you to work through challenges and live a healthy and full life. My job as a therapist is not to "fix" anyone, but rather to help and guide you through life's ups and downs. I enjoy working with teens, adults, couples, and families!
My background and specialty is primarily in mental health and substance use.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) who offers mental health therapy to a variety of clients, each with their own specific needs and goals. Based on my own personal experience and years in the mental health and substance use field, I believe therapy can help each of us greatly if we are willing to do the work. My mission is to provide a safe and nonjudgmental environment for you to work through challenges and live a healthy and full life. My job as a therapist is not to "fix" anyone, but rather to help and guide you through life's ups and downs. I enjoy working with teens, adults, couples, and families!
(314) 370-1146 View (314) 370-1146
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Finan Counseling Solutions, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Saint Louis, MO 63146
Are you stressed by mental health, substance use issues or someone else's concerning behavior? If you’re reading this, you may be feeling frustrated, worried, in need of strategies for handling stress and coping, emotional reactivity, relational conflicts. Has something distressing happened that you need to talk about? You can thrive with increased self-focus, more flexible thinking, compassionate self-care. I work with adults affected by mental health &/or substance use issues, codependency, trauma, grief/loss, mood and anxiety disorders, self-limiting habits, life change and transitions.
Are you stressed by mental health, substance use issues or someone else's concerning behavior? If you’re reading this, you may be feeling frustrated, worried, in need of strategies for handling stress and coping, emotional reactivity, relational conflicts. Has something distressing happened that you need to talk about? You can thrive with increased self-focus, more flexible thinking, compassionate self-care. I work with adults affected by mental health &/or substance use issues, codependency, trauma, grief/loss, mood and anxiety disorders, self-limiting habits, life change and transitions.
(636) 333-0436 View (636) 333-0436
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Kevin Jacques
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63112
Are you struggling with Substance Use or Alcohol Use Disorders? Sana Lake Behavioral Wellness Center is the place for you. At Sana Lake Recovery, we offer a full system of care without the long wait to see licensed providers. Addiction treatment is not a one-size-fits-all solution which is why we offer personalized treatment plans tailored to your unique needs.
Are you struggling with Substance Use or Alcohol Use Disorders? Sana Lake Behavioral Wellness Center is the place for you. At Sana Lake Recovery, we offer a full system of care without the long wait to see licensed providers. Addiction treatment is not a one-size-fits-all solution which is why we offer personalized treatment plans tailored to your unique needs.
(314) 470-4512 View (314) 470-4512
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Julie Schwartz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63112
Are you struggling with Substance Use or Alcohol Use Disorders? Sana Lake Behavioral Wellness Center is the place for you. At Sana Lake Recovery, we offer a full system of care without the long wait to see licensed providers. Addiction treatment is not a one-size-fits-all solution which is why we offer personalized treatment plans tailored to your unique needs.
Are you struggling with Substance Use or Alcohol Use Disorders? Sana Lake Behavioral Wellness Center is the place for you. At Sana Lake Recovery, we offer a full system of care without the long wait to see licensed providers. Addiction treatment is not a one-size-fits-all solution which is why we offer personalized treatment plans tailored to your unique needs.
(314) 742-3776 View (314) 742-3776
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Lindsey Eilers
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63103
Are you struggling with Substance Use or Alcohol Use Disorders? Sana Lake Recovery Center is the place for you. At Sana Lake Recovery, we offer a full system of care without the long wait to see licensed providers. We understand that addiction treatment is not a one-size-fits-all solution, which is why we tailor your treatment plan to fit your unique needs.
Are you struggling with Substance Use or Alcohol Use Disorders? Sana Lake Recovery Center is the place for you. At Sana Lake Recovery, we offer a full system of care without the long wait to see licensed providers. We understand that addiction treatment is not a one-size-fits-all solution, which is why we tailor your treatment plan to fit your unique needs.
(636) 275-1458 View (636) 275-1458
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Christina Bardle
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63110
Are you struggling with Substance Use or Alcohol Use Disorders? Sana Lake Recovery Center is the place for you. At Sana Lake Recovery, we offer a full system of care without the long wait to see licensed providers. Addiction treatment is not a one-size-fits-all solution which is why we offer personalized treatment plans tailored to your unique needs.
Are you struggling with Substance Use or Alcohol Use Disorders? Sana Lake Recovery Center is the place for you. At Sana Lake Recovery, we offer a full system of care without the long wait to see licensed providers. Addiction treatment is not a one-size-fits-all solution which is why we offer personalized treatment plans tailored to your unique needs.
(636) 251-3946 View (636) 251-3946
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Jodie Hempen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63106
Are you struggling with Substance Use or Alcohol Use Disorders? Sana Lake Recovery Center is the place for you. At Sana Lake Recovery, we offer a full system of care without the long wait to see licensed providers.
Are you struggling with Substance Use or Alcohol Use Disorders? Sana Lake Recovery Center is the place for you. At Sana Lake Recovery, we offer a full system of care without the long wait to see licensed providers.
(636) 241-9886 View (636) 241-9886
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Jay H Winig
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CRADC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Saint Louis, MO 63105
I also use a supportive, nonjudgemental harm reduction model to help reduce the negative consequences of substance use or video misuse.
I understand what it's like to be bound by a substance or behavior such as porn or social media and trying to make better choices with it. You may be using cannabis, alcohol or "scrolling" and don’t want to stop but you want to be able to manage it better or be more productive or even have people leave you alone about it but making these changes aren’t coming as easily as you hoped it would. This process can very shaming and cause feelings of inadequacy or weakness and you’ve been trying to control and manage this all by yourself. In addition, I also work with a variety of other mental or emotional issues and concerns.
I also use a supportive, nonjudgemental harm reduction model to help reduce the negative consequences of substance use or video misuse.
I understand what it's like to be bound by a substance or behavior such as porn or social media and trying to make better choices with it. You may be using cannabis, alcohol or "scrolling" and don’t want to stop but you want to be able to manage it better or be more productive or even have people leave you alone about it but making these changes aren’t coming as easily as you hoped it would. This process can very shaming and cause feelings of inadequacy or weakness and you’ve been trying to control and manage this all by yourself. In addition, I also work with a variety of other mental or emotional issues and concerns.
(314) 804-6811 View (314) 804-6811
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Amanda Schuermann Ellie Mental Health Concord Mo
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Saint Louis, MO 63128
Welcome to Ellie Mental Health in South County. I have experience working with the LGBTQIA+ individuals, post traumatic stress disorders, anxiety disorders, depressive disorders, ADHD, self harm behaviors, suicidal ideation and attempts, schizophrenia, schizoaffective, boarderline personality disorder, and substance use disorders. I provide a safe space for individuals in the therapeutic setting.
Welcome to Ellie Mental Health in South County. I have experience working with the LGBTQIA+ individuals, post traumatic stress disorders, anxiety disorders, depressive disorders, ADHD, self harm behaviors, suicidal ideation and attempts, schizophrenia, schizoaffective, boarderline personality disorder, and substance use disorders. I provide a safe space for individuals in the therapeutic setting.
(314) 897-4135 View (314) 897-4135
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The Right Solution Counseling Service
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63139
We offer a wide range of services, including group and individual counseling for issues such as depression, anxiety, divorce, stress or substance use.
The Right Solution offers counseling services for individuals, families and children. We offer both in person and tele-health options.
We offer a wide range of services, including group and individual counseling for issues such as depression, anxiety, divorce, stress or substance use.
The Right Solution offers counseling services for individuals, families and children. We offer both in person and tele-health options.
(314) 315-4348 View (314) 315-4348
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Kristi Heritage
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63123
I am a licensed counselor in Missouri with over 6 years of experience. I specialize in trauma, crisis, and substance use but have been fortunate to work with clients with a variety of concerns including depression, anxiety, bi-polar, relationship issues, eating disorders, abuse, domestic and sexual violence, behavior modification, ADHD/ADD and more. I specialize in trauma, crisis, and substance use but have been fortunate to work with clients with a variety of concerns including depression, anxiety, bi-polar, relationship issues, eating disorders, abuse, domestic and sexual violence, behavior modification, ADHD/ADD and more.
I am a licensed counselor in Missouri with over 6 years of experience. I specialize in trauma, crisis, and substance use but have been fortunate to work with clients with a variety of concerns including depression, anxiety, bi-polar, relationship issues, eating disorders, abuse, domestic and sexual violence, behavior modification, ADHD/ADD and more. I specialize in trauma, crisis, and substance use but have been fortunate to work with clients with a variety of concerns including depression, anxiety, bi-polar, relationship issues, eating disorders, abuse, domestic and sexual violence, behavior modification, ADHD/ADD and more.
(458) 241-5589 View (458) 241-5589
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New Dawn Family Healing-St. Louis, Missouri
Verified Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63141
New Dawn Family Healing is a family therapy specialized program focused in treating the family members and loved ones of those impacted by Substance Use Disorder (SUD) and Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD). New Dawn offers group and individual famly therapy that focus on your individual journey with your loved ones struggle with addiction whether they are in active addiction or have met recovery.
New Dawn Family Healing is a family therapy specialized program focused in treating the family members and loved ones of those impacted by Substance Use Disorder (SUD) and Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD). New Dawn offers group and individual famly therapy that focus on your individual journey with your loved ones struggle with addiction whether they are in active addiction or have met recovery.
(314) 648-8633 View (314) 648-8633
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Solutions for Wellbeing, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CCDP-D, MARS
Verified Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63146  (Online Only)
I have over 15 years of experience working with clients who experience anxiety, depression, major-life set-backs, stress-related concerns, and substance use concerns.
Our lives can get very busy--making it hard to find time for counseling. I provide counseling via Telehealth and offer convenient evening and weekend time slots. Life can sometimes “knock our socks off”—I focus on helping clients get back on track and thriving again. Together, we develop a step-by-step plan to identify the problem, explore possible solutions, and develop strategies to move forward. We will explore the things that are getting in the way of you feeling your best self.
I have over 15 years of experience working with clients who experience anxiety, depression, major-life set-backs, stress-related concerns, and substance use concerns.
Our lives can get very busy--making it hard to find time for counseling. I provide counseling via Telehealth and offer convenient evening and weekend time slots. Life can sometimes “knock our socks off”—I focus on helping clients get back on track and thriving again. Together, we develop a step-by-step plan to identify the problem, explore possible solutions, and develop strategies to move forward. We will explore the things that are getting in the way of you feeling your best self.
(314) 690-9876 View (314) 690-9876
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Jennifer Miller
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Saint Louis, MO 63108
My clients feel overwhelmed by life’s challenges, struggling with anxiety, stress, depression, trauma, or substance use. They seek support for life transitions, relationship issues, eating disorders, mood disorders, personality disorders, or autism spectrum disorder. They aim to alleviate symptoms, develop coping skills, achieve personal growth, heal from trauma, and improve relationships. My clients want a compassionate, skilled therapist to help them regain control, find balance, and achieve their goals for a brighter future.
My clients feel overwhelmed by life’s challenges, struggling with anxiety, stress, depression, trauma, or substance use. They seek support for life transitions, relationship issues, eating disorders, mood disorders, personality disorders, or autism spectrum disorder. They aim to alleviate symptoms, develop coping skills, achieve personal growth, heal from trauma, and improve relationships. My clients want a compassionate, skilled therapist to help them regain control, find balance, and achieve their goals for a brighter future.
(314) 947-6485 View (314) 947-6485
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Paige Elizabeth Schmittling
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, PLPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Saint Louis, MO 63131
NO Waitlist! I am currently licensed as a PLPC and received my Master's degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of Missouri. I am dedicated to creating a space for ALL people to feel safe and supported where we can work through the challenges of life together. Helping people work through life transitions and finding their strengths is what I love about being a therapist. I have a history of working in college student mental health and substance use.
NO Waitlist! I am currently licensed as a PLPC and received my Master's degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of Missouri. I am dedicated to creating a space for ALL people to feel safe and supported where we can work through the challenges of life together. Helping people work through life transitions and finding their strengths is what I love about being a therapist. I have a history of working in college student mental health and substance use.
(314) 798-7662 View (314) 798-7662
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St. Louis Integrative Counseling
Counselor, MA, LPC, CRADC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Saint Louis, MO 63127
Nate and Alison Brack specialize in traumatic stress. They use approaches backed by research and brain science to address the present impacts of trauma. Nate is a certified EMDR therapist who works with adults. He also uses Internal Family Systems and somatic approaches including Deep Brain Reorientation to negotiate subtle and structural dissociation. He also specializes in problematic trauma coping including addictive behaviors and substance use. Nate is a vetted and approved first responder treatment provider in Missouri (www.missouricit.org/provider-map). Additionally, he offers PLPC clinical supervision and EMDR consultation.
Nate and Alison Brack specialize in traumatic stress. They use approaches backed by research and brain science to address the present impacts of trauma. Nate is a certified EMDR therapist who works with adults. He also uses Internal Family Systems and somatic approaches including Deep Brain Reorientation to negotiate subtle and structural dissociation. He also specializes in problematic trauma coping including addictive behaviors and substance use. Nate is a vetted and approved first responder treatment provider in Missouri (www.missouricit.org/provider-map). Additionally, he offers PLPC clinical supervision and EMDR consultation.
(314) 626-9084 View (314) 626-9084
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Mandy Bowlin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Saint Louis, MO 63127
Are you feeling stress/anxiety at home, work, school or having difficulty with relationships and connecting with others? Are you impacted by trauma, stressful relationships such as caregiving, family members with substance use, or conflict in romantic relationships? Are you looking for a therapeutic relationship that will be comfortable for you to explore your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors so you can begin to find peace, increased self-worth, better boundaries, and improved ability to feel joy and be present in the spaces you occupy? If you relate to these concerns send me an email and lets talk.
Are you feeling stress/anxiety at home, work, school or having difficulty with relationships and connecting with others? Are you impacted by trauma, stressful relationships such as caregiving, family members with substance use, or conflict in romantic relationships? Are you looking for a therapeutic relationship that will be comfortable for you to explore your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors so you can begin to find peace, increased self-worth, better boundaries, and improved ability to feel joy and be present in the spaces you occupy? If you relate to these concerns send me an email and lets talk.
(314) 274-6602 View (314) 274-6602
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Elizabeth Von
Pre-Licensed Professional, MEd, PLPC
Verified Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63104
This may include navigating anxiety, depression, trauma, life stressors, self-esteem, disordered patterns of eating, or substance use.
Hello! I’m so grateful you’ve chosen to be here. I see the human experience as being similar to a cup of coffee; both complex and nuanced. Much like coffee, some experiences can leave us feeling bitter while others leave us feeling fulfilled. As your therapist, I will meet you wherever you are in your process and we’ll work collaboratively to navigate these lived experiences. Together we will build a therapeutic relationship that fosters self-exploration, curiosity, self-acceptance, and empowerment.
This may include navigating anxiety, depression, trauma, life stressors, self-esteem, disordered patterns of eating, or substance use.
Hello! I’m so grateful you’ve chosen to be here. I see the human experience as being similar to a cup of coffee; both complex and nuanced. Much like coffee, some experiences can leave us feeling bitter while others leave us feeling fulfilled. As your therapist, I will meet you wherever you are in your process and we’ll work collaboratively to navigate these lived experiences. Together we will build a therapeutic relationship that fosters self-exploration, curiosity, self-acceptance, and empowerment.
(314) 230-9698 View (314) 230-9698

Substance Use Therapists

How do substance and drug recovery or rehabilitation programs work?

In inpatient programs, individuals live in a facility with other clients in recovery; in outpatient programs, individuals reside at home. These facilities are staffed with healthcare professionals including physicians, nurses, psychologists, counselors, and psychotherapists. Staff often also includes people who have recovered themselves, serving as mentors and guides. These programs may use abstinence, harm reduction, detoxification, psychotherapy, and other methods.

How do 12-step programs combined with psychotherapy work?

Members of 12-step programs help each other reach abstinence and work to maintain it. These programs promote complete change in the individual’s emotional, mental, physical, and even spiritual perspectives. Some programs require that new members attend 90 meetings in 90 days. Many people do attend these programs in conjunction with their work in psychotherapy; the combination of therapy along with 12-step can be extremely effective.

How does harm reduction combined with psychotherapy work?

According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, harm reduction prevents death, injury, disease, overdose, and substance misuse. People who choose harm reduction for substance use reduce the amount of drugs they consume. It is not abstinence-based like a 12-step program, but combining harm reduction with psychotherapy proves to be effective for many people.

Are there specific medications for substance and drug use?

There are medications approved to treat substance use disorder—such as buprenorphine, methadone, naltrexone, and acamprosate. These medications do help people cope with substance use as well as avoid the problem of relapse. Naltrexone can help reduce cravings, methadone is an opioid medication used to treat severe pain, and acamprosate may help ease symptoms like poor sleep and anxious feelings.