“Logically, I know I shouldn't be reacting this way, but emotionally....that's a different story”. As a therapist, I can't tell you how many times I have heard some version of this from clients. Have you been struggling in a losing battle to fight off intense emotions like fear, sadness, shame, or anger even though you “know” better? Have you even had physical symptoms in your body like heart racing, muscle tightness, headaches, or stomach upset, even on days where everything appears to be “fine”?
As a Licensed Professional Counselor, I bring 22 years of clinical experience to my private practice. I have been fortunate to work in a variety of settings as a clinician and supervisor, including non-profit mental health agencies, private practice settings, and for the last 8 years as the Lead Education Support Counselor in a school setting. This experience has allowed me to have a better understanding of the challenges in both the home and school settings when children are struggling. I use a variety of clinical interventions and never lose focus on the importance of building a strong relationship with my clients.
Set your fears aside in a safe, non-judgmental place where you can lay out and sort through your emotions, everyday life situations or past traumas, something you will never have to do alone in my care. As your counselor, I would walk along with you as we evaluate new perspectives and understanding to encourage personal growth and healing in your life.
Do you ever feel stuck repeating the same old behaviors you swore you wouldn't ever do again? Or feel stuck playing a role you which not to identify with? If feeling stuck knowing what you want but not being able to achieve resonates with you, I may be a good fit for your needs. Life experiences teach us coping skills, both healthy and unhealthy. My passion is assisting clients rediscover their inner strength and process the unhealthy events in their past. This process is for those who want more out of life than they are currently receiving.
I provide counseling services for families and individuals of all ages, from very young children to teens and adults. I have experience helping children, adolescents, adults and families cope with anxiety, depression, ADHD, divorce, grief, and social challenges.
Challenges in life help us cultivate strength and build resiliency. Sometimes these challenges take us in directions that we never thought possible, promoting healing and happiness. It's these challenges that help us grow emotionally, strengthening and enabling us to handle the daily stressors that come our way. I want to personally thankyou for taking the first step to seek counseling as I know it can be hard. My Goal is to honor the space that you're in and walk with you on a journey to optimal wellness focusing on the whole person; Mind Body and Soul!
Congratulations on making the decision to bring positive change into your life! I have experience working with a wide range of clinical issues including but not limited to: depression, anxiety, self-esteem, PTSD, first responder trauma, post-partum depression, family conflicts, pre-marital counseling, polyamorous relationships, domestic violence, multiple personality disorder (DID), Asperger’s Disorder, relationship issues, identity crisis, LGBT specific problems and concerns, grief and loss, as well as people struggling with bipolar disorder and borderline personality disorder. I also have experience in paranormal psychology.
I consider it a great privilege to walk alongside my clients through the mountains & valleys of life. I can't promise to “fix” your problems, but I can promise you won't have to face them alone. My desire is that during our time together, you are able to share your pain & struggles without fear of judgment; and that you gain the courage to walk forward in life with the hope for a better tomorrow. I hope that we can journey together toward your full, authentic self to live out your best story.
Sometimes in life there are events that happen that make absolutely no sense. Sometimes those events have a lasting impact on our relationships, parenting, careers, identity and emotional health. As a certified trauma therapist, I believe it is my privilege to work through these emotions with my clients to provide hope and work together toward healing. I am LGBTQ friendly and believe in treating all my clients with respect, dignity, compassion and understanding in a safe and supportive atmosphere. I am now providing virtual therapy to allow clients to continue working toward healing in the midst of the current pandemic.
There's an old saying that goes "it takes sharing your story 72 times before healing takes place". It's hard work but it might be the most important work you ever do. My desire is to offer you a safe, non-judgmental space to share your story, and to provide empathetic listening in order to gain insight into your relationships and coping patterns, so that you can begin to thrive and not just survive. I specialize in working with women who are struggling with anxiety, mood disorders, grief/loss, and who are seeking to flourish and live a fulfilling life in spite of a mental health condition or concern. I only see adults right now.
Kids just want to be heard. I empower my clients to feel comfortable opening up to tell their side of the story so I can help them to improve daily life. I have been in the field of education for 20 years (elementary/middle school teacher and current school counselor) and have learned how to build relationships with my students/clients that are comfortable and trusting. A trusting relationship is where change starts to happen! Parents are included in the process of therapy in order to have a full circle approach to tackling the child's biggest challenges. My focus is on children, adolescents and young adult age groups.
Counseling is a very personal endeavor, therefore finding the right counselor is a big decision. You'll want someone who can understand what you're going through. Maybe right now you are in a place in your life where you're not sure what the next step is to take. Maybe you have found that your relationships are unsatisfying, you are unhappy in your career, or your kids are stressing you out. I would like to work with you through your challenging situation and help you live a more fulfilling life.
In my ten years as a counselor, it's been my privilege to care for men, teens, and couples wrestling with depression, stress, and anxiety; addiction (drugs and alcohol; gambling; sexual...); the grief involved with divorce; the struggles associated with life's transitions; difficulties in school and relationships; and family conflict. My hope is that the men and women I talk to would be able to experience intimacy in their relationships, fullness of life, and find success in their daily lives.
I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker who has been working in the profession in both clinical and administrative roles for over 35 years. I have helped my clients deal with a myriad of issues including low self-esteem, pain and stress management, communication and relationship difficulties such as domestic violence, work-life balance, anger management, pregnancy, fertility issues, postpartum depression and other women's issues, parenting problems, foster care/adoption issues, chronic illness, Spinal Cord and Traumatic Brain injuries, end of life issues, grief and loss, as well as LGBTQ issues.
I am currently NOT accepting new clients. A colleague of mine used to say "Work is easy; people are hard." He was right. Relationships are the fabric of life, and as your counselor, I'm committed to assisting you in developing relational skills that will enable you to change old patterns of behavior and begin to develop new ones that will promote healthy connection. I have a passionate interest in relational and family dynamics and in our work together I teach tools and strategies for effectively overcoming individual issues of stress, anxiety, anger, and depression that get in the way of healthy, strong, and growing relationships.
I have had the honor of conducting professional counseling services since 2007 as an Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Missouri. I consider myself to be a mental health clinician. Client empowerment, rapport building, and a unique ability to teach clients to unlearn unhealthy coping skills and to relearn healthy coping skills are my strengths. Strong focus is given to emotional regulation and assessing emotional dis-regulation symptoms in clients. The use of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is the treatment orientation I use the most with my clients.
Counseling is about helping strong people become stronger. Sometimes, you just need a little peace, time, and a place to sort things out. When life is painful or hurts, get an objective viewpoint and tools to get back on track. My specialties include: Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Depression, Anxiety, Improving Communications and Relationships, Recovery from Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors, Bereavement, Grief and Loss, and Christian Counseling . Regain your peace and improve your ability to better manage life stress. Call now, and through a relatively short time, get help to achieve your goals.
I believe people's pain is holy and sacred ground and that every individual's story has value. I work with individuals and couples, and I'm passionate about understanding my clients' struggles and giving them hope for healing and redemption. In coming to counseling, my clients can be assured that I'll provide a safe, non-judgmental space for them to grow and find healing. Of particular interest to me is helping people who struggle with relationship difficulties, sexual intimacy issues, vaginismus, sexual shame, religious and sexual identity conflicts, spirituality, and conflict and boundary issues.
My name is Linda Duree with Crossroads Counseling & Mediation LLC. I am passionate about assisting individuals and families in achieving a state of wellness. It is my goal to provide the comprehensive tools and techniques necessary for you to navigate your journey. I provide counseling services to individuals, couples and families. I have specialized training in conflict resolution to help you find a middle ground through mediation and parent coordination. I am registered as a Domestic Relations Dispute Resolution Neutral & Parent Coordinator with the Missouri Bar.
Over the last nine years, it has been my privilege to walk with people through difficult seasons of life. I have experience working with both women and youth struggling with a variety of life challenges including the battle with depression, low self-image, anxiety, addiction, the devastating consequences of abuse, the function of self-harm, the impact of family of origin issues, the emotional and relational consequences of divorce, and the strain of life transitions. I am incredibly grateful for the gift of walking with women and teens down the difficult path that leads to healing.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Wentzville 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 Wentzville 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 Wentzville, or Child Psychologists in Wentzville.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Wentzville 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 Wentzville 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.