Therapists in O'Fallon, MO and Nearby Locations

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Lacita Moody
MA, PLPC, NCC
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Missouri

You are not the only one who feels invalidated about how you feel, who has experienced trauma or abuse that impacts your ability to be in lasting healthy relationships, or who is experiencing life transition. I am here to make sure your voice is not...
Kate Schroeder
M.Ed., LPC, NCC
In-Person Sessions:

St. Louis, Missouri

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Missouri

Kate is a psychotherapist in private practice specializing in working with adult survivors of childhood trauma, through the use of affective and experiential therapy. She is a certified administrator/interpreter of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Missouri

I am a highly experienced and compassionate mental health professional with a doctorate in Counseling Psychology from University of Missouri-Columbia and post-doctoral training at Barnard College in New York City. I have been a practicing...
In-Person Sessions:

Moscow Mills, Missouri

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Missouri

Kara sees patients work through marital, parenting, and interpersonal relationship struggles. She encourages productive communication, constructive boundaries, and healthy, loving environments. She addresses depression and anxiety by instilling hope...
Frankie Salisbury
LPC, LCPC, MA
In-Person Sessions:

O'Fallon, Illinois

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Illinois, Missouri

I tailor my counseling approach based on your needs, strengths, and personality. I will always try to explain the therapeutic process so you and I both have a solid understanding of the work we’re doing together. The process of therapy need not...
In-Person Sessions:

St. Louis, Missouri

Seeking counseling can be difficult, especially when it is for your child or someone else you love. When children are struggling with emotional difficulties it can be hard to watch and even more difficult to know how to help. Whether it is anxiety,...
Carolyn Catchings
LPC 172, LPC, MA
In-Person Sessions:

Olivette, Missouri

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Missouri

If your behavior does not reflect your core potential, make this your day to initiate personal growth & evolutionary change. Learn how to discover and employ your personal power to activate transformation! As a Licensed Therapist and Personal...
Gladys Smith
LPC-Supervisor 1
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Missouri

Dr Smith is a Licensed Trauma Therapist and yoga teacher. She served 27 years in the United Stars Navy as a medical provider. She combines therapy, mindfulness and somatic work in working with trauma and mood disorders. She has obtained a Doctorate...
In-Person Sessions:

St. Louis, Missouri

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Missouri

I view life as a journey with many obstacles along the way. We may find ourselves struggling with difficult or broken relationships, illness, the death of a loved one or unresolved issues from our childhood. At times we might feel anxious, confused,...
Joy Onukogu
MA, LPC
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Missouri

Joy Onukogu is the Owner /Therapist of Ngozi Counseling LLC. Joy provides individual, couples, and group counseling services in office or virtually. Joy is also a trained Prenatal and Postpartum Doula and received her training at Jamaa Birth Village...
Valerie Akerson
LCSW, MSW
In-Person Sessions:

Richmond Heights, Missouri

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Missouri

Valerie Akerson, MSW, LCSW has spent her social work career in a hospital setting. For the past ten years, her focus has been on maternal mental health; specifically working with women with high risk pregnancies due to a congenital anomaly...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Missouri

Embracing healing and wellness is key to maximizing your potential. Serving as a therapist and educator, I help clients understand the underlying factor(s) contributing to unresolved issues within their personal & professional lives. My goal is to...
In-Person Sessions:

Chesterfield, Missouri

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Missouri

Welcome to Harmony Counseling! I would like to share a little bit about my background, training, and clinical philosophy so that you can determine if my services will be a good fit for you and your family. ​After graduating from Saint Louis...
Rod Hoevet
Psy.D.
In-Person Sessions:

St. Louis, Missouri

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Missouri, Illinois

In my clinical practice, I provide a range of services: Counseling/therapy Diagnostic assessments Clinical consultations Psychological testing Professional supervision My counseling approach avoids superficial, symptom-management based approaches,...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Missouri

There are times in life when you feel stuck, sad, angry, or indifferent. In these times, it is helpful to have a non-bias party be a mirror on your journey to becoming the best version of you that you can be. There are also times when clients have...
In-Person Sessions:

Creve Coeur, Missouri

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Missouri

Hi! I'm Whig Mullins. I have significant training in both RODBT and Gottman Therapy.
In-Person Sessions:

Kirkwood, Missouri

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Missouri

I What if you didn’t have to live this way? If you struggle with anxiety, OCD, adult ADD/ADHD, or with chronic pain, I am here to help you answer this question. I find great joy in assisting my clients to overcome their greatest challenges and...
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Richmond Heights, Missouri

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Missouri

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Missouri (No. 2013022876), a National Certified Counselor, and a Board Certified Telemental Health provider. I have a doctorate in Counselor Education & Supervision and a Master of Arts in Human Development...
Erika Russina
LPC 172, MA
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Ballwin, Missouri

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Missouri

Erika Russina is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Board Certified Counselor with a degree in Clinical Psychology. She strives to create a warm, non-judgmental environment in which clients feel understood and comfortable exploring issues, while...
Terry Palmer
MA, PLPC
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Washington, Missouri

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Missouri

Married 40 plus years, 4 children all grown. 3 grandchildren. Lost one son due to addictions. Ex-pastor for over 20 years. Musician, singer, photographer, and audiophile. Collector of vinyl.
Jody Hansen
LPC 172
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Missouri

MY APPROACH TO HELPING Finding the right counselor is a difficult undertaking! You have come to the right choice. I bring to you the best of experience: I've been a crisis counselor for the US Postal Service, worked with the Dr. Phil show, appeared...
Dr. Cal Spinks
LPC, Ed.D., MA
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St. Louis, Missouri

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Missouri

Calvin E. Spinks Ed.D., LPC, NCC, BC-TMH is the founder of 2nd Genesis Foundation, Quantum Consulting Group, & the developer of WPTCares Empowerment Center located in St. Louis Missouri. In addition, he is the Principal Investigator for a 2.5...
Kimberly Callaway
LPC-MHSP 4, MA
In-Person Sessions:

Kirkwood, Missouri

It IS possible to feel better, and the great news is that you already have what's needed inside of you to heal and change your life. I believe we all need help navigating life at times, whether that means healing from childhood wounds, or...
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Creve Coeur, Missouri

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Missouri

Jennifer Webbe VanLuven, MSW, LCSW, CDM specializes in helping clients with their relationship issues, whether they want to stay in the relationship/marriage or go their separate ways. She assists individuals and couples in navigating the difficult...

An Overview of Mental Health in O’Fallon, Missouri

The government cares about the residents of O’Fallon, Missouri, and the leaders and citizens of the city take great responsibility for their environment and living conditions. The city website discusses environmental services, outlines project plans and updates, and provides a place for citizen requests and questions.

Mental health seems to be a topic that the people of O’Fallon, Missouri do not believe affects their wonderful community. With over 85,000 people and a poverty rate of only 4.6 percent, the city boasts a poverty level that is almost 10 percent less than the national rate. Additionally, O’Fallon has an extremely low crime index and is one of the top 100 cities with the least robberies, burglaries, arsons, and auto thefts. The low unemployment rate along with the low poverty and crime contribute to making this a city with one of the greatest population increases.

With all of these positive aspects of the city, it is no wonder that it is so difficult to see the mental health struggles of the citizens; however, the people have various psychological concerns, mainly surrounding substance abuse, suicide, and youth mental illness. Though resources are available, barriers prevent people from seeking and finding treatment.

Substance Abuse

Drug use disorders and alcohol use disorders cost Missouri over eight billion dollars annually. The state struggles with two main substances:

  • Opioids and synthetic drugs
  • Alcohol

Opioid drugs are painkillers that are either made from the poppy plant or synthesized in a laboratory. At higher doses, they slow your breathing and heart rate, and they quickly become addictive because of the relief and pleasure that the person feels. In 2012, Missouri prescribed or refilled opioids for 95 out of 100 people. Fortunately, that rate has trended down to 80 out of 100 residents, yet the drug is still a concern for the citizens.

Excessive amounts of alcohol are detrimental to a person’s health, affecting various parts of the body: the brain, heart, liver, and pancreas. In Missouri, a much larger percentage of men than women participated in heavy drinking or binge drinking in the past 30 days, according to the Missouri Department of Mental Health. The high percentage of men participating in heavy or binge drinking pushed the Missouri rate above the national median for the activities.

Suicide

From 2009 to 20015 a higher rate of Missourian adults age 18 or older reported a major depressive episode in the last year than Americans. Such an episode involves a variety of symptoms that might include fatigue, feelings of guilt, lack of interest or pleasure, significant weight change, or suicidal ideations.

About four percent of adults reported serious thoughts of suicide, which is similar to the United States rate. People of all genders, ages, and ethnicities could be at risk for suicide, and it is one of the leading causes of death in America. Major risk factors include increased use of drugs and alcohol, feelings of worthlessness, and changed eating or sleeping habits. These symptoms correlate with drug abuse in Missouri, as well as the instances of depression in the state.

Youth

Adolescents are not free from the harm of mental health disorders and concerns. From sixth to twelfth grade, the rate of students reporting having ever used alcohol trends from 11 percent to more than 55 percent. Over nine percent of adolescents age 12 to 17 reported alcohol use in the past month, and almost five percent reported binge drinking. About 11 percent of Missouri teens age 12 to 17 reported a major depressive episode in the past year.

Resources and Barriers

O’Fallon, Missouri has treatment centers and therapists eager to help those who are struggling with mental illness:

  • Alternative Behavioral Care: This center provides services for any age, and the counselors offer a variety of therapies including individual, family, and group.
  • Family Life Counseling and Psychological Service: This resource provides a multitude of therapists to help with various difficulties.

Of adults with a mental illness in Missouri, only 45 percent are receiving treatment. The rate drops drastically for illicit drug users receiving treatment at just over 16 percent. Even worse, only five percent of alcohol abusers are receiving the help that they need. Barriers include stigma, finances, and low perceived need.