Suicidal Ideation Therapists in Saint Louis, MO

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Ellen M. Reynolds
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63120
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
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Peaceful Healing LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63101  (Online Only)
Hello, I’m Elizabeth. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and have been practicing social work for 20 years. I enjoy helping adults struggling with addiction, suicidal ideation and significant mental illness. My goal is to meet you where you are at and to help you achieve goals that are meaningful to you. I like to have fun with humor, stay positive, and focus on moving forward one day at a time. I feel it's important to provide support and the reassurance that you are not alone, we are all struggling. I hope I can help you to feel comfortable and supported. I hold a clinical license in WI, MO, and MI.
Hello, I’m Elizabeth. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and have been practicing social work for 20 years. I enjoy helping adults struggling with addiction, suicidal ideation and significant mental illness. My goal is to meet you where you are at and to help you achieve goals that are meaningful to you. I like to have fun with humor, stay positive, and focus on moving forward one day at a time. I feel it's important to provide support and the reassurance that you are not alone, we are all struggling. I hope I can help you to feel comfortable and supported. I hold a clinical license in WI, MO, and MI.
(920) 536-4184 View (920) 536-4184
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Nishelle Thompson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63135
If you want to heal from past trauma, depression, suicidal thoughts, find your purpose in life therapy maybe the answer for you.
Everyone deserves to have a place where they can just let it all out and not care one bit what the person across from them thinks. Clients often come to me with insecurities, low self-esteem, battling with depression, simply feeling beat up by life. I work to provide individuals, families and couples with a safe, confidential and empathetic environment where they can feel comfortable telling their truth. I am passionate about helping individuals identify the barriers preventing them from finding their life’s purpose and achieving goals they set for themselves. The therapeutic process is very difficult, as it presents many unknowns.
If you want to heal from past trauma, depression, suicidal thoughts, find your purpose in life therapy maybe the answer for you.
Everyone deserves to have a place where they can just let it all out and not care one bit what the person across from them thinks. Clients often come to me with insecurities, low self-esteem, battling with depression, simply feeling beat up by life. I work to provide individuals, families and couples with a safe, confidential and empathetic environment where they can feel comfortable telling their truth. I am passionate about helping individuals identify the barriers preventing them from finding their life’s purpose and achieving goals they set for themselves. The therapeutic process is very difficult, as it presents many unknowns.
(636) 238-2714 View (636) 238-2714
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Marvin Steven Miller
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63136
I use a client-centered therapy approach to treat a wide range of conditions including: Depression and suicidal feelings, Anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive, panic, and PTSD, Drug and alcohol addictions, Self-esteem and self-image problems, Personality disorders, Marital and relationship conflicts, Family Therapy, Psychotic disorders such as bipolar illness and schizophrenia.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in full-time private practice. I have experience working with patients from adolescence onward in individual psychotherapy, family therapy, and group therapy. In addition, I have experience with clients that are perpetrators of domestic abuse, incarcerated males and the elderly.
I use a client-centered therapy approach to treat a wide range of conditions including: Depression and suicidal feelings, Anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive, panic, and PTSD, Drug and alcohol addictions, Self-esteem and self-image problems, Personality disorders, Marital and relationship conflicts, Family Therapy, Psychotic disorders such as bipolar illness and schizophrenia.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in full-time private practice. I have experience working with patients from adolescence onward in individual psychotherapy, family therapy, and group therapy. In addition, I have experience with clients that are perpetrators of domestic abuse, incarcerated males and the elderly.
(314) 382-9318 View (314) 382-9318
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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
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Lenna Catrett
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW, LMSW
Verified Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63104
Many of us are grappling with the effects of disconnection – from our bodies, emotions, identities, relationships, communities, and the natural world. This disconnection often presents as shame, self-criticism, fear and anxiety, dissociation, depression, self-harm, suicidal ideation, and more. Folks who are seeking to interrogate those symptoms, process traumas (both interpersonal and from larger systems of oppression), nurture self-compassion, build healthy relationships and community, explore social and cultural identities, challenge expectations of how to live a life, and recenter your autonomy: I’d love to work with you.
Many of us are grappling with the effects of disconnection – from our bodies, emotions, identities, relationships, communities, and the natural world. This disconnection often presents as shame, self-criticism, fear and anxiety, dissociation, depression, self-harm, suicidal ideation, and more. Folks who are seeking to interrogate those symptoms, process traumas (both interpersonal and from larger systems of oppression), nurture self-compassion, build healthy relationships and community, explore social and cultural identities, challenge expectations of how to live a life, and recenter your autonomy: I’d love to work with you.
(314) 907-2474 View (314) 907-2474
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Gabrielle Kunar-Macias
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, PLPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63104
I specialize in working with anxiety, depression, OCD, specific phobias, trauma, suicidal ideation, building secure attachments, family conflicts, and parenting.
Life can be beautiful, but let’s be honest, it can also be stressful! From our very first session, you can expect to feel safe, validated, and at ease. I use humor and a strengths-based approach to create a space where we can be our authentic selves. My style is integrative, trauma-informed, and I tailor our work to meet your individual needs, goals, and interest. I incorporate art, play, reading, mindfulness, inner child, and parts work into our sessions. I can also communicate and collaborate with you or your child’s other providers (school counselors, teachers, physicians, etc.) to ensure a holistic and coordinated approach.
I specialize in working with anxiety, depression, OCD, specific phobias, trauma, suicidal ideation, building secure attachments, family conflicts, and parenting.
Life can be beautiful, but let’s be honest, it can also be stressful! From our very first session, you can expect to feel safe, validated, and at ease. I use humor and a strengths-based approach to create a space where we can be our authentic selves. My style is integrative, trauma-informed, and I tailor our work to meet your individual needs, goals, and interest. I incorporate art, play, reading, mindfulness, inner child, and parts work into our sessions. I can also communicate and collaborate with you or your child’s other providers (school counselors, teachers, physicians, etc.) to ensure a holistic and coordinated approach.
(314) 697-2260 View (314) 697-2260
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Amy Lyons Burke
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, PLPC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Saint Louis, MO 63118
I work with adults and adolescents who are experiencing anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts, self-harm, and behavioral issues.
We all experience hardships in our personal lives, professional lives and relationships that can leave us feeling stressed, confused, isolated, anxious or depressed. Many people experience shame about seeing a therapist or feel they should handle emotional or mental issues on their own. I want to reassure you that we can all use a little help sometimes and we aren't meant to go through it alone. My goal in therapy is to create a safe space where my clients can work through the difficulties in life without judgment.
I work with adults and adolescents who are experiencing anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts, self-harm, and behavioral issues.
We all experience hardships in our personal lives, professional lives and relationships that can leave us feeling stressed, confused, isolated, anxious or depressed. Many people experience shame about seeing a therapist or feel they should handle emotional or mental issues on their own. I want to reassure you that we can all use a little help sometimes and we aren't meant to go through it alone. My goal in therapy is to create a safe space where my clients can work through the difficulties in life without judgment.
(205) 598-7843 View (205) 598-7843
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Amy Yeskie
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Saint Louis, MO 63118
I have a strong background working with teens with suicidal ideation and self-harm and am well versed in safety-planning.
Welcome! Taking the first step in reaching out can be challenging. My goal is to create the kind of environment that feels safe to explore whatever issue is causing you distress. As a social worker, I bring a deep empathy and a strengths-based approach to our sessions, where you are the expert in your own experience. I'm EMDR trained and utilize a variety of clinical interventions like CBT, narrative techniques, Solution Focused Therapy and Motivational interviewing, to help see what fits your needs.
I have a strong background working with teens with suicidal ideation and self-harm and am well versed in safety-planning.
Welcome! Taking the first step in reaching out can be challenging. My goal is to create the kind of environment that feels safe to explore whatever issue is causing you distress. As a social worker, I bring a deep empathy and a strengths-based approach to our sessions, where you are the expert in your own experience. I'm EMDR trained and utilize a variety of clinical interventions like CBT, narrative techniques, Solution Focused Therapy and Motivational interviewing, to help see what fits your needs.
(314) 948-4054 View (314) 948-4054
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Marty C Lintvedt
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, ACS
Verified Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63119
Waitlist for new clients
Certifications held include: suicide intervention; post trauma; critical incident stress management and domestic violence.
I have enjoyed working as a partner in mental health and wellness for over 20 years. It is my hope that as I walk alongside the client he or she will recognize strengths, develop skills, and embrace healing. While I have specialized training in some complex issues, much of the work of a counselor is helping people deal with the everyday struggles most of us face on a daily basis.
Certifications held include: suicide intervention; post trauma; critical incident stress management and domestic violence.
I have enjoyed working as a partner in mental health and wellness for over 20 years. It is my hope that as I walk alongside the client he or she will recognize strengths, develop skills, and embrace healing. While I have specialized training in some complex issues, much of the work of a counselor is helping people deal with the everyday struggles most of us face on a daily basis.
(618) 704-7470 View (618) 704-7470
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Aya B Kawasaki
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW, LLM
Verified Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63109
Personal experience: Lost sister to suicide, adopted a daughter from China, born in Japan.
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.
Personal experience: Lost sister to suicide, adopted a daughter from China, born in Japan.
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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Jamie Yates
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63101  (Online Only)
My experience has allowed me to work with a wide variety of clients from those with suicidal tendencies to addiction and relationship concerns.
Be gentle with yourself, you're doing the best you can. This sentence embraces the concept that at any given moment we are trying the best we can with the information and behaviors we have learned previously. I have found that this can give us some compassion for past behaviors that we would like to change. If we can explore change from a compassionate way we can increase our chances of success. If you feel motivated to change and grow, I would be honored to work alongside you as you implement healthy and long-lasting growth.
My experience has allowed me to work with a wide variety of clients from those with suicidal tendencies to addiction and relationship concerns.
Be gentle with yourself, you're doing the best you can. This sentence embraces the concept that at any given moment we are trying the best we can with the information and behaviors we have learned previously. I have found that this can give us some compassion for past behaviors that we would like to change. If we can explore change from a compassionate way we can increase our chances of success. If you feel motivated to change and grow, I would be honored to work alongside you as you implement healthy and long-lasting growth.
(816) 367-5664 View (816) 367-5664
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Katie Francis
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Saint Louis, MO 63101
Waitlist for new clients
I have worked extensively with children, teens, adults, and families dealing with issues such as anxiety, depression, stress, self-harm, suicidal ideation, trauma, parenting issues, relationship problems, and more.
I often say, counseling can be a bit like cleaning out a closet. You have to take things out, go through and organize them, and then put them back where they need to go. In a similar fashion, counseling can be messy, but with time and hard work, can lead to healthier, more enjoyable living. Throughout this life, we all have our individual struggles and hardships, but we weren't meant to carry them alone. No matter who you are or what you've been through, there is hope. In our sessions together, I strive to come alongside you in the pursuit of that hope and restorative healing.
I have worked extensively with children, teens, adults, and families dealing with issues such as anxiety, depression, stress, self-harm, suicidal ideation, trauma, parenting issues, relationship problems, and more.
I often say, counseling can be a bit like cleaning out a closet. You have to take things out, go through and organize them, and then put them back where they need to go. In a similar fashion, counseling can be messy, but with time and hard work, can lead to healthier, more enjoyable living. Throughout this life, we all have our individual struggles and hardships, but we weren't meant to carry them alone. No matter who you are or what you've been through, there is hope. In our sessions together, I strive to come alongside you in the pursuit of that hope and restorative healing.
(470) 768-9427 View (470) 768-9427
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Molly Hartigan
Counselor, MA, LPC-S, NCC
Verified Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63101  (Online Only)
Welcome! Are you going through some life changes, facing tough challenges, or just need some support right now? We can work toward reaching your goals together. My approach is collaborative, LGBTQIA+ informed, and client-centered. It's all about meeting your unique needs. Because I'm dedicated to ongoing education, I hold memberships in the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH), American Association of Suicidology, and the North American CBT for Psychosis Society. I’ve led numerous trainings on LGBTQIA+ issues, schizophrenia, and suicide prevention. I’m also a Missouri approved Clinical Supervisor.
Welcome! Are you going through some life changes, facing tough challenges, or just need some support right now? We can work toward reaching your goals together. My approach is collaborative, LGBTQIA+ informed, and client-centered. It's all about meeting your unique needs. Because I'm dedicated to ongoing education, I hold memberships in the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH), American Association of Suicidology, and the North American CBT for Psychosis Society. I’ve led numerous trainings on LGBTQIA+ issues, schizophrenia, and suicide prevention. I’m also a Missouri approved Clinical Supervisor.
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Kristina Kersting
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, LCPC
Verified Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63128
I wrote my dissertation on Suicide and the Family System.
I enjoy working with individuals, couples, and families who are motivated to see change in their lives. I believe that humor is an important part of the therapeutic process. I want people to feel safe in my office while also understanding that it is ok to not always need to feel everything in a way that hurts. Growth can be scary but it does not have to always be painful.
I wrote my dissertation on Suicide and the Family System.
I enjoy working with individuals, couples, and families who are motivated to see change in their lives. I believe that humor is an important part of the therapeutic process. I want people to feel safe in my office while also understanding that it is ok to not always need to feel everything in a way that hurts. Growth can be scary but it does not have to always be painful.
(314) 897-4974 View (314) 897-4974
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Sara Loftis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63129
I have 15 years of experience working with families, couples and adolescents/teenagers who have endured trauma. Many I have helped struggled with self-harm, suicidal thoughts/attempts, anxiety, being bullied, peer pressure and peer conflicts, self-esteem, school performance, and/or school behaviors. I have also worked with many women over the years. Woman I have helped came to me due to weight management issues, grief, divorce, relationship issues/infidelity, finding purpose, the life-change cycle and stress/anxiety related to work/career challenges/changes. I enjoy helping clients find their inner self-confidence and strength.
I have 15 years of experience working with families, couples and adolescents/teenagers who have endured trauma. Many I have helped struggled with self-harm, suicidal thoughts/attempts, anxiety, being bullied, peer pressure and peer conflicts, self-esteem, school performance, and/or school behaviors. I have also worked with many women over the years. Woman I have helped came to me due to weight management issues, grief, divorce, relationship issues/infidelity, finding purpose, the life-change cycle and stress/anxiety related to work/career challenges/changes. I enjoy helping clients find their inner self-confidence and strength.
(314) 620-8291 View (314) 620-8291
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Julie Walters - Ellie Mental Health Concord Mo
Pre-Licensed Professional, M Ed, PLPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63128
Waitlist for new clients
My therapeutic style caters sessions to each person individually. I have a passion for creating a warm, open space for clients to experience significant change in their lives, and find healing. I have experience working with a wide variety of clients, including children, adolescents and adults within agency, group practice and school settings. My main treatment specializations include depression, anxiety, trauma, C-PTSD, life adjustment issues, suicidal ideation and self-harm. I use therapeutic techniques drawn from CBT, strength-based therapy and play therapy. I welcome the opportunity to help you in your mental health journey!
My therapeutic style caters sessions to each person individually. I have a passion for creating a warm, open space for clients to experience significant change in their lives, and find healing. I have experience working with a wide variety of clients, including children, adolescents and adults within agency, group practice and school settings. My main treatment specializations include depression, anxiety, trauma, C-PTSD, life adjustment issues, suicidal ideation and self-harm. I use therapeutic techniques drawn from CBT, strength-based therapy and play therapy. I welcome the opportunity to help you in your mental health journey!
(314) 742-9557 View (314) 742-9557
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Robin Giden-Kennedy
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Saint Louis, MO 63132  (Online Only)
I am extremely passionate with working with pre-teens and teens in helping them navigate academic and social pressures, anxiety, depression, suicide prevention, as well as gender and racial identity. My work with youth is guided by my person centered, solution focused and strengths based perspective where gaining confidence, promoting resiliency and identifying healthy coping strategies are just a few of the ways that I hope to help. I find that my biggest strength involves my keen relatability to youth that makes it easy for them to connect with me and form a strong, trusting relationship.
I am extremely passionate with working with pre-teens and teens in helping them navigate academic and social pressures, anxiety, depression, suicide prevention, as well as gender and racial identity. My work with youth is guided by my person centered, solution focused and strengths based perspective where gaining confidence, promoting resiliency and identifying healthy coping strategies are just a few of the ways that I hope to help. I find that my biggest strength involves my keen relatability to youth that makes it easy for them to connect with me and form a strong, trusting relationship.
(314) 208-2763 View (314) 208-2763
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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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Laciee Rousseau
Pre-Licensed Professional, MEd, PLPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Saint Louis, MO 63104
Therapy is the experience of reflecting on our stories, finding authorship in them, and making edits along the way. You deserve a space to feel heard and to share those stories without judgment, reclaim the power in those stories, and to allow yourself space to heal. As a therapist, I provide a compassionate, playful space for clients wanting to understand the impacts of their relationships, navigating stressors and life changes, and exploring trauma (including sexual abuse). My aim is to create a comfortable space where you can allow yourself to be vulnerable and unapologetically yourself.
Therapy is the experience of reflecting on our stories, finding authorship in them, and making edits along the way. You deserve a space to feel heard and to share those stories without judgment, reclaim the power in those stories, and to allow yourself space to heal. As a therapist, I provide a compassionate, playful space for clients wanting to understand the impacts of their relationships, navigating stressors and life changes, and exploring trauma (including sexual abuse). My aim is to create a comfortable space where you can allow yourself to be vulnerable and unapologetically yourself.
(314) 916-6397 View (314) 916-6397

Suicidal Ideation Therapists

How does therapy for suicidal ideation work?

Stress, depression, anxiety, or upsetting circumstances can give rise to suicidal thinking. Therapy can address the events at the core of an individual’s suffering. Understanding why a person may be suicidal can help the therapist and the patient discover alternative methods of coping. A person with suicidal ideation may be mired in catastrophic thinking, and treatment like cognitive behavioral therapy is a good choice for breaking such patterns. In addition, treatment such as acceptance and commitment therapy can help a person manage their distress through better emotion regulation.

Which therapies are best for suicidal ideation?

Specific approaches used by professionals include cognitive behavioral, dialectical behavior, psychodynamic, acceptance and commitment therapies, among others. Cognitive behavioral and dialectical behavior therapies are two widely used therapies that can help individuals with painful thoughts and past traumas. These therapies help an individual tolerate distress, regulate emotions, and not act on dangerous urges.

Are there specific medications to be combined with therapy?

The use of medication for suicidal thoughts must be aligned with the underlying cause; conditions such as depression, anxiety, and psychosis may be at the root of suicidal ideation. A psychiatrist may prescribe medications for symptoms, which may include antipsychotics such as aripiprazole or antidepressants such as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors.

How often and how long are therapy sessions for suicidal ideation?

As with any type of therapy, sessions depend on the individual. Patients may see improvement within 15 to 20 sessions, at an average of 50 minutes per session, while others may opt for 20 to 30 sessions over, perhaps, a six-month period. Still other patients, especially those with co-occurring conditions like major depression and anxiety, may need to continue sessions for up to 12 to 18 months. In some cases, residential treatment may be recommended for an individual who is judged to be at high risk of self-harm.