Reaching out for support takes strength and courage. I respect this, and my aim is to create a calm, inviting atmosphere where a deep sense of trust can grow between client and therapist. I believe that pain shared is pain lessened and that people can and do recover from issues that have been troubling them for years. I have found that many people enter therapy not because of a complex mental health issue but because of a general feeling of life not being what they would like it to be. Let me be a catalyst of change for you.
Depression and anxiety are growing with our changing world. Plans have changed. Life goals have shifted. Uncertainty can suffocate us and lead us spiraling down a path of panic and sorrow. It doesn't have to be that way. Even when the road ahead is not clear, we can shift our thinking and find ways to calm our minds. Options are more plentiful than you may think. Together, we can explore your options and look for new pathways and new ideas for a more pleasing future and fresh start.
Hi, I'm Amy Jo! As an LMSW, I practice a person-centered, strengths-based, trauma-focused approach to therapy. I have worked with individuals that have been victims of trauma, teens that struggled with compulsive behavior & emotional distress, families that struggle to overcome their differences, adults that want more out of life & to worry less, & couples longing for strengthened marriages. What every single one of them has in common, is a hopeful desire for better understanding and deeper meaning about themselves, as well as fostering & nurturing healthy relationships; especially the one they have with themselves.
I want to help you enjoy your life. I believe there are skills available that can help you achieve this goal. I have experience working with adults and adolescents who find it difficult to control their emotions, problems in relationships, and have self-harm or suicidal thoughts.
Counseling for wellness and wisdom. That’s my mission. My goal as your counselor is to accept an invitation into your complex and dynamic world; in hopes that I may offer you the support you are seeking to find peace. If you are searching through this directory, chances are you sense, or maybe even know, something is not quite right in your life. Are you personally struggling and haven’t found a solution or a way to move forward? Is your marriage or committed relationship in a state of turmoil? Perhaps your child or someone else you care deeply for is struggling, and you are unsure of how to help them or even cope yourself.
*Currently adding people to my waiting list.* One thing I have noticed through years of practice (with both teens and adults) is a need to be heard. To have your experience validated can be a monumental moment for introspective growth. Whether it is processing deep seeded developmental trauma, or expanding your self-awareness, I am willing to aid you on your personal journey. I vow to: never give advice, never judge you, never pretend I know more than you, or try and "fix" you. You are not broken. I will be genuine, provide a safe space, and walk beside you during whatever life may bring. I look forward to working with you!
Life can be hard. Often times, mental health or life circumstances can get in the way of us living the life we thought we would. My goal is to provide an atmosphere where there is no judgement and to walk alongside you as you navigate through life stressors. People come to therapy for all different reasons and I have helped clients address concerns such as anxiety, depression, self-injury, grief, loss, and temporary transition. I have worked with children, adolescents, adults, and seniors. Whether you are coming to therapy to work on a specific goal or you’re not quite sure why you’re here, I want to help.
Joan Rabushka LMSW earned her Bachelor's degree in Social Work from Lindenwood University and her Master's degree in Social Work from the University of Southern California in 2017. Joan specializes in eating disorders. Joan's practice focuses on treating clinical issues including: eating disorders, substance abuse, anxiety, depression. Joan works with individuals and groups. She leads the Eating Disorder Outpatient group. Joan draws from many different treatment approaches. Joan believes in meeting clients where they are at, and by using a strengths-based approach, this allows the client to gain empowerment and self-determination.
Finding the right therapist can seem incredibly overwhelming in your journey to begin counseling. I am a non-judgmental professional willing to not only assist you in your journey to better mental health and creating positive change in your life, but also make it a fun and enjoyable experience.
Rhonda is skilled in working with adults with depression, anxiety, substance abuse, grief, trauma, and life transitions. Together she works with you to create movement in your life towards your stated values and goals.
Are you struggling with thoughts or patterns of behavior that continue to adversely affect your life? Do you feel lost, overwhelmed, or hopeless? Therapy may be one of the first steps toward overcoming any emotional and behavioral obstacles that can help you live a more rich and vibrant life. Using my expertise and experience, I help my clients find meaning, patterns, and ultimately relief, with compassion, insight, and tools to heal.
Anyone who walks through my door is showing strength and courage in stepping outside of their comfort zone. If you are one of them, I will encourage you to build up your "tool box" of helpful information and reflections to keep for life.
Are you feeling lonely, down, and/or anxious? Not sure what you are feeling? Do you have a child or a teen who is lost and needs help with bullying, trauma, self esteem, or aggression? Did you experience abuse or trauma, or need to share a challenge you are going through? Counseling or therapy is a safe environment in which one can feel heard and come together with a neutral person, and form a therapeutic alliance. I am very compassionate, non judgmental, empathic, and easy to talk to. Counseling is all about the therapeutic relationship and feeling you are an equal in this partnership.
You try not to take up space. The thought of people seeing your fat makes you cringe. You’ve tried dieting and it doesn’t work for you long-term. You avoid the mirror. You put others first. Listen to everyone’s problems. You try not to be a burden. You chase perfection to try to be “good enough.” Friends tell you not to let others take advantage of you. You are ready to try a new way to feel comfortable in your skin. Does this resonate with you? If so, I offer support with a body accepting approach that can help you feel better about yourself, be comfortable with your body, and develop healthy boundaries.
My ideal client is one who believes in actively participating in the therapeutic process. I believe that the client has all of the tools necessary for healing they just need to be encouraged and empowered to use them. I have worked with a host of mental/emotional issues; Bipolar Disorder, ADHD, Paranoid Schizophrenia, Major Depression and Conduct Disorder. I also work with individuals who have issues with their sexuality;including homosexuality, lesbianism and bisexual relationships. I have witnessed a lot of success with children who have ADHD. I have worked well with adults suffering from Major Depression and Bipolar Disorder.
Struggling relationships, difficult transitions, and heavy losses can feel exhausting, confusing, burdensome, and at times, unbearable. Sometimes, we need a safe and confidential space where we feel supported, understood, and can learn to move forward. I approach counseling with the belief that you possess innate dignity and worth, and it’s my priority to help you feel heard and valued as you tell your story and share your struggles. As we engage with the experiences that have brought you here, I believe that hope and growth await you, and it is possible to live your life in the ways that you long for.
I know why you’re here. You constantly feel on edge and overthink everything. You have anxiety about having anxiety (yes, that’s a thing). Your schedule is booked. You’re a student, young professional, or mom just trying to keep it all together (along with your sanity). Self-care who? You ended your relationship, ate an entire pint of ice cream, and ugly cried. It sucked. Now you're trying to recover what's left of your self-esteem. You’re going through a quarter life crisis. You’re questioning your life plans and trying to figure out how to be a "real adult" whatever that means.
You’re finally seeking out the support you’ve been needing for… a while, to put it bluntly. And after the last couple years of chaos, stress, and overwhelming circumstances, you’re finally able to chisel out ONE WHOLE HOUR a week for yourself - to actually prioritize YOUR needs for a change. It might feel risky to face your feelings and take a step toward shifting things in your life. It might feel impossible that things could ever change. I'm here to tell you it’s not impossible. Life can feel better when you’re actually feeling supported, understanding yourself in a deeper way, and working with a professional who prioritizes YOU.
Congratulations! You've already begun the therapeutic process.
My approach to counseling is to create an active partnership between client and therapist.
Here's how it works. The Initial Session allows us to:
1. Talk about your concerns and what you hope to achieve in therapy
2. Give you insight into how the therapy process works
3. Help you decide whether you feel comfortable working with me
4. Determine whether my services are appropriate for your concerns
5. Review my office policies, privacy and confidentiality and other issues.
Life can bring unexpected events resulting in a change in how you view the world. Rather you are experiencing, relationship stressors, hopelessness, anxiety, regret, resentment, feeling stuck or grief. I am passionate to collaborate with you to achieve family and individual success.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Saint Peters are psychologists, licensed counselors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualized treatment.
Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Saint Peters then may specialize in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counseling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.
Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.
How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in Saint Peters, or Child Psychologists in Saint Peters.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Saint Peters psychologists specializing in EMDR.
What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in Saint Peters specialize in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.
How to use my insurance?
Many therapists accept health insurance. Check to see if your insurance is covered. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the therapist.