Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in O’Fallon, Missouri

Find a therapist in O’Fallon, Missouri that meets your needs. Browse our comprehensive list of affordable and licensed therapists in O’Fallon to find a professional specializing in counseling people with stress, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, grief and more.


Lisa Smith

M.S., LPC, NCC
6 years experience
I am a licensed professional counselor with over 6 years of experience ( 3 years Bachelor's level and three years Master's level) in North Dakota working as a therapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, OCD, Anger Management and ADHD. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I... Read More
I am a licensed professional counselor with over 6 years of experience ( 3 years Bachelor's level and three years Master's level) in North Dakota working as a therapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of... Read More
View Profile
  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 6 years

Danielle Hamilton

MA, LCPC
5 years experience
Hello! Thank you for taking the time to read about me. I really enjoy being a therapist and working with clients. I have experience working with children, teens, and adults. I believe the relationship between the client and therapist is one of the most important parts to make progress. I have been a therapist for over 7 years and love what I do. I have a lot of experience with trauma with emotional, physical, and sexual... Read More
Hello! Thank you for taking the time to read about me. I really enjoy being a therapist and working with clients. I have experience working with children, teens, and adults. I believe the relationship between the client and therapist is one... Read More
View Profile
  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 years

Robert Gould

MA, MS, LPC
10 years experience
Greetings. Looking for a counselor is an important step. The fact that you are searching is commendable in and of itself. You’re considering opening yourself and your struggles – possibly something you have never done before – to a stranger. Your options are limitless and it may feel a little overwhelming. You want and should have the best counseling for you. Rest assured that all of these counselors from which you can choose are capable,... Read More
Greetings. Looking for a counselor is an important step. The fact that you are searching is commendable in and of itself. You’re considering opening yourself and your struggles – possibly something you have never done before – to a stranger.... Read More
View Profile
  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 10 years

Kate Berryman

LPC, MS
7 years experience
Hi! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Missouri and I have been working in the counseling field since 2011. I have worked with clients in a variety of settings including: residential, outpatient, incarceration, government, through telehealth (online) and in private practice. Life transitions, trauma, depression, anxiety, personality disorders, adjustment disorders are all issues I have experience counseling. I want to meet you where you are and work... Read More
Hi! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Missouri and I have been working in the counseling field since 2011. I have worked with clients in a variety of settings including: residential, outpatient, incarceration, government,... Read More
View Profile
  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 years

Lauren Edwards

MS, LPC, EMDR, Clinician, Prepare, &, Enrich, Facilitator
3 years experience
I am a licensed professional counselor and love working with individuals, couples and families. I have worked in Missouri for 3 years in a private practice setting both in office and in-home, residential and now in an urgent care setting providing therapy services. Additionally, I have served in the local church the past 2 years providing premarital and marriage counseling through the program Prepare & Enrich. I have worked with clients with a wide... Read More
I am a licensed professional counselor and love working with individuals, couples and families. I have worked in Missouri for 3 years in a private practice setting both in office and in-home, residential and now in an urgent care setting... Read More
View Profile
  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 years

Cindi Stewart

LPCC, LPC, MA
20 years experience
Hello, Life is about moving forward and growing. As individuals we should continue to grow and never stop learning. I work with individuals of all ages including families and couples in need. I work successfully with a wide range of concerns including, Motivation, Lifestyle changes, ADHD, Anxiety, Depression as well as the many other life struggles that need professional and confidential attention (assistance). I am very familiar with drug and alcohol addictions, and feel... Read More
Hello, Life is about moving forward and growing. As individuals we should continue to grow and never stop learning. I work with individuals of all ages including families and couples in need. I work successfully with a wide... Read More
View Profile
  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 20 years

Jeanine Taylor

MSW, LCSW
15 years experience
My name is Jeanine Taylor. I am a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) and have been working in the field of social work for almost 20 years. I received my master's degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia and have been in private practice conducting therapy for 13 years. I have significant experience in dealing with anxiety, depression, life changes and stress, marital issues, trauma, and parenting issues. I have a true passion for... Read More
My name is Jeanine Taylor. I am a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) and have been working in the field of social work for almost 20 years. I received my master's degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia and have... Read More
View Profile
  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 15 years

Katie Stevens

LCSW, LSCSW
9 years experience
Therapy is a brave step! I am here to listen, support, help, and encourage you as we explore your needs and wants. Our goal will be to overcome roadblocks in your life and help you achieve your personal goals. I want this to be a valuable and beneficial experience for you. My approach is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. As a Social Worker our work will be very solution focused, although we may look... Read More
Therapy is a brave step! I am here to listen, support, help, and encourage you as we explore your needs and wants. Our goal will be to overcome roadblocks in your life and help you achieve your... Read More
View Profile
  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 9 years

Harriet Gordon

LPC
7 years experience
I am a professional counselor licensed in Missouri with thirteen years' combined experience in the mental health field. For the past 5 years I have worked almost exclusively with children and teens who have experienced abusive trauma, treating anger, depression, anxiety and PTSD symptoms that often accompany it. In addition, I have educated and supported adults in addiction recovery, survivors of domestic violence, and parents of traumatized children. My counseling style is... Read More
I am a professional counselor licensed in Missouri with thirteen years' combined experience in the mental health field. For the past 5 years I have worked almost exclusively with children and teens who have experienced abusive trauma, treating anger,... Read More
View Profile
  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 years

Hillary Haarmann

MSW, LCSW
20 years experience
Hi! My name is Hillary. I am a licensed therapist with many years of experience in providing talk therapy to clients with a diverse set of backgrounds. I enjoy working with people, helping them to realize their full potential and by providing support and guidance in reaching their goals. I received my Bachelor’s degree from Indiana University, and my Master’s degree from Washington University in St. Louis. I have experience working with... Read More
Hi! My name is Hillary. I am a licensed therapist with many years of experience in providing talk therapy to clients with a diverse set of backgrounds. I enjoy working with people, helping them to realize their full potential... Read More
View Profile
  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 20 years

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:

  • Opiods and synthetic drugs
  • Alcohol

Opiod 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 opiods 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: 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 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 the 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.

Solution

E-counseling provides an online directory of trusted therapists to help those with mental health concerns find the help they need. They also supply a variety of resources on the topic of mental illness and treatment.