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
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 6 years

Heather Hawkins

MS, LPC
8 years experience
Hello and welcome! Thank you for taking a few moments to read about me. I truly hope that you find the help you are looking for whether it is with me or another therapist. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Missouri. I earned my Master of Science degree (MS) specializing in Counseling Psychology from Avila University. I have practiced therapy in a Community Mental Health Agency, outpatient clinics, and private... Read More
Hello and welcome! Thank you for taking a few moments to read about me. I truly hope that you find the help you are looking for whether it is with me or another therapist. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 8 years

Tiffany Murray

LCSW
3 years experience
Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Tiffany Murray. I am a licensed Clinical Social Worker with extensive experience in the mental health field. Being mentally well is part a of daily self care that often is neglected in this fast paced world. I am here to help you cope and challenge any issues related to relationship issues, anxiety, depression, parenting struggles and more. Let me partner with you in your transformation to become... Read More
Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Tiffany Murray. I am a licensed Clinical Social Worker with extensive experience in the mental health field. Being mentally well is part a of daily self care that often is neglected in... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 years

Melissa Hale

MSW, LCSW
10 years experience
Hello! I am Melissa Hale, a licensed therapist (LCSW) in Missouri with over 10 years of experience, working with individuals who suffer with grief, loss, depression, trauma, abuse, bariatric difficulties, career challenges, relationship issues and psychiatric disorders. When working with me, you will be in a supportive, friendly, welcoming, interactive and safe environment. I can only imagine how difficult it must be to reach out to someone for assistance, but I... Read More
Hello! I am Melissa Hale, a licensed therapist (LCSW) in Missouri with over 10 years of experience, working with individuals who suffer with grief, loss, depression, trauma, abuse, bariatric difficulties, career challenges, relationship issues and psychiatric disorders. ... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 10 years

Gail Roberson

MS, LPC, 001811
30 years experience
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Missouri. I carry an in-person caseload which allows me to work with a broad spectrum of clients. Over the past 30 years, I have served children, adults, families, and couples in South West Missouri. I am an interactive, solution-focused therapist. My therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help you effectively address personal life challenges. I... Read More
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Missouri. I carry an in-person caseload which allows me to work with a broad spectrum of clients. Over the past 30 years, I have served children, adults, families, and... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 30 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
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 years

Kimberly Brownridge

LPC, NCC, BCPC
12 years experience
Hello, my name is Kimberly Brownridge and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and National Certified Counselor (NCC). I have a MA in Professional Counseling and MS in General Psychology. I LOVE working with couples fighting to strengthen their relationship/marriage. I have experience working with clients navigating the single life, in relationships, pre-marital, and marriage counseling. I am also experienced dealing with depression and trying new ways to help... Read More
Hello, my name is Kimberly Brownridge and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and National Certified Counselor (NCC). I have a MA in Professional Counseling and MS in General Psychology. I LOVE working with couples fighting... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 12 years

Dr. Courtney Graves

LPC, CRADC
20 years experience
Hello, my name is Dr. Courtney M. Graves. Do you need support in working through heartbreak, grief, depression, confusion or other negative feelings? Maybe you’re not feeling the love, support, and synergy in your personal relationships and want to know how to turnthem around or how to end the toxic relationships in your life and attract new, positive relationships.I understand that life burdens can be hard to manage, and at times, you may feel overwhelmed... Read More
Hello, my name is Dr. Courtney M. Graves. Do you need support in working through heartbreak, grief, depression, confusion or other negative feelings? Maybe you’re not feeling the love, support, and synergy in your personal relationships and want to know... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 20 years

Lorrie Chafin

LPC, NCC, MA
18 years experience
Hi! I know right now you’re most likely nervous about this. You have worked up the nerve to look into it and now you may be thinking “How do I know who to pick?” Well, I consider myself a little different. I feel my job is to see your vision of your life and what you want to be healthy and happy. To make my goal to help you achieve your goal. I'm always trying... Read More
Hi! I know right now you’re most likely nervous about this. You have worked up the nerve to look into it and now you may be thinking “How do I know who to pick?” Well, I consider myself a little... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 18 years

Tonya Hillman

MS, LPC
9 years experience
Hello, my name is Tonya Hillman and I would love to help guide you through many of life’s challenges. Having worked for nine years as a Licensed Professional Counselor in two states, Missouri and Alabama, and currently working towards my Ph.d in Counseling Education and Supervision, I have had the opportunity to work with individuals and couples on a multitude of platforms. These platforms include relationship development, coping with anxiety and depression, working to... Read More
Hello, my name is Tonya Hillman and I would love to help guide you through many of life’s challenges. Having worked for nine years as a Licensed Professional Counselor in two states, Missouri and Alabama, and currently working towards... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 9 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.