Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in St. Charles, Missouri

Find a therapist in St. Charles, Missouri that meets your needs. Browse our comprehensive list of affordable and licensed therapists in St. Charles 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 St. Charles, Missouri

St. Charles, Missouri, is a quaint little city of approximately 70,329 residents. Situated on the Missouri River, St. Charles is full of beautiful sites, charm and history. For these reasons and several others, the river city happens to be the main destination of millions of visitors each year.

St. Charles doesn’t just look like a great place to live. According to AreaVibes and DataUSA, it IS a great place to live. The majority of households live relatively comfortably with a median household income of $59,059, a number that is slightly greater than the U.S. median household income and significantly greater than the state’s. Wage distribution is lower than the national average, meaning wages are distributed more evenly throughout St. Charles than in the United States.

According to AreaVibes, St. Charles scored an A in the areas of amenities and education. In terms of crime, it scored a B. It scored an overall livability rating of 81, which is significantly greater than the state’s largest city of St. Louis (which earned a score of 58). However, it scored lower than many other nearby cities, the reasons for which are explored below.

That said, even the nicest cities in the U.S. have their secrets. Like residents in many other U.S. cities, St. Charles residents struggle with mental health.

Factors That May Contribute to Poor Mental Health in St. Charles

From the outside, St. Charles seems ideal. However, when you take a look at the numbers, you may be able to see how even residents of this historic city fall victim to mental health disturbances. Some factors that may contribute to the city’s state of mental heatlh are as follows:

  • Industry: According to DataUSA, the most common jobs held by Missouri residents were in administrative or management roles. Healthcare and social assistance, retail and trade, manufacturing and accommodations and food services are among the top five industries. Several studies suggest that workers in the healthcare industry have higher odds ratios for anxiety disorders, mood disorders, sleep disorders and other psychiatric disorders than reference groups. Another report shows that those who work in office jobs demonstrate higher rates of depression and anxiety than those who work in manufacturing jobs. The industries with the highest rates of mental health issues, according to one study, are retail, manufacturing and food. In those industries, workers reported higher rates of absenteeism, substance abuse and high levels of conflict.
  • Cost of Living: The cost of living in St. Charles is by no means bad. However, it did score a C because of its index of 97. That’s seven points higher than the state’s index. Utilities and groceries are more expensive than the national average. When people struggle to put food on their tables or to heat and power their homes, they may feel anxious, depressed and stressed.
  • Poverty: Though St. Charles appears to be flourishing, there are still residents who live in poverty. In fact, approximately 10.6 percent do. There is a known link between poverty and mental illness.
  • Excessive Drinking: Though St. Charles scores far lower than much of the other state’s counties in terms of substance abuse and adverse health diagnoses, it scores much higher than other counties in terms of excessive drinking. According to the stats, the county has a drinking prevalence rate of 20 percent, making it one of the highest in the state. Excessive drinking is associated with depression, anxiety, poverty and other adverse health conditions.

Availability of Mental Health Care in St. Charles, MO

The state as a whole suffers in terms of access to mental health care. According to a recent NPR report, Missouri residents lack access to affordable mental health and substance abuse care. In fact, the state’s parity laws are well below the federal standard, something advocates are working to change in the coming years. The expert being interviewed attributes lack of available care to the stigma surrounding mental illness.

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If you or a loved one live with mental illness in St. Charles, you shouldn’t have to wait until the state gets its act together to get the care and attention you need. E-Counseling’s directory allows you to type in your zip code and find qualified, certified and compassionate therapists near you. If you want to get on the road to recovery sooner rather than later, check out the directory today.