St. Louis, Missouri Therapists

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Erika Russina
LPC 172, MA
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Ballwin, Missouri

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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...
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Chesterfield, Missouri

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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...
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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...
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Kirkwood, Missouri

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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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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...
Frankie Salisbury
LPC, LCPC, MA
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O'Fallon, Illinois

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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...
Gladys Smith
LPC-Supervisor 1
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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...
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...
Terry Palmer
MA, PLPC
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Washington, Missouri

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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.
Stacy Peebles
LCSW, Ph.D.
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Missouri

I am a dedicated and motivated, Licensed Clinical Social Worker with extensive experience providing services to individuals seeking support in navigating through life's challenges. My goal is to empower you to make positive and informed decisions...
Jody Hansen
LPC 172
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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...
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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,...
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Creve Coeur, Missouri

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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...
Rod Hoevet
Psy.D.
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St. Louis, Missouri

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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,...
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Missouri

Aya Kawasaki is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Although Aya is a cisgender, Aya prefers gender-neutral pronouns. Aya earned a Master's degree in Social Work at Washington University in Saint Louis. They has been in clinical practice since 2008....
Dr. Cal Spinks
LPC, Ed.D., MA
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St. Louis, Missouri

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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...
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St. Louis, Missouri

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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,...
Kimberly Callaway
LPC-MHSP 4, MA
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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

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Missouri

Hi! I'm Whig Mullins. I have significant training in both RODBT and Gottman Therapy.
Joy Onukogu
MA, LPC
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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...
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Richmond Heights, Missouri

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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...
Kate Schroeder
M.Ed., LPC, NCC
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St. Louis, Missouri

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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...
Valerie Akerson
LCSW, MSW
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Richmond Heights, Missouri

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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...
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Troy, Missouri

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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...

Guide to Finding Mental Health Professionals in St. Louis, Missouri

The large city of St. Louis, Missouri is a truly iconic place. Alongside the Mississippi river, it’s known for being home to the massive Gateway Arch and mild, temperate weather. The U.S. Census Bureau estimates 308,626 people live in St. Louis. Contrary to much of America, this city is reducing in population as time goes on. However, the bustling town of St. Louis is still rife with issues. In fact, St. Louis was recently ranked as the second most dangerous American city, based on the number of violent crimes per 100,000 people. The rate of addiction and substance abuse also poses a difficult challenge, with many residents being addicted to harder drugs like heroin and cocaine. As per the Substance Awareness Traffic Offender Program (SATOP), there are well over 30,000 DWI offenders every year in Missouri. These factors and more are all contributing to Missouri’s rampant mental health crisis. People living in St. Louis are more likely  to be diagnosed with a mental disorder than the rest of Missouri and even the nation. Let’s go over what is causing St Louis’ rising mental health issue rate and explain how to find and get in contact with a capable therapist who can help.

An Overview of Mental Health in St. Louis, Missouri

Compared to the rest of the nation, Missouri sits at the bottom 50% of states regarding mental health, and the city of St. Louis is known to be worse. Unfortunately, this means that if you live in the city, you have a significantly higher chance of being diagnosed with a mental illness. These can range anywhere from anxiety and depression to substance abuse.

St. Louis is lucky in the sense that the city’s population is shrinking rather than growing. Statistically speaking, the higher and denser the population is, the more widespread mental illness is. But, St. Louis is home to some swaths of seriously vulnerable demographics. Missouri has a large veteran population of 479,828, as per the U.S. Census Bureau. Veterans are far more likely to be diagnosed with a mental disorder than non-veterans. The substance abuse rate of the veteran population is comparable to that of the homeless population. PTSD is a disorder many veterans are suffering from, but unfortunately largely remains untreated. Thankfully, the state of Missouri makes sure that VA health care and other services are made readily available, with over 35 VA facilities in the state being offered. Unfortunately, stigma appears to be the driving force behind not seeking out treatment for veterans.

Unbeknownst to many, living near highways is linked to a bevy of anxiety disorders. Reportedly, frequent traffic on highways is the source of many people’s panic attacks. The way a city is structured can have a great impact on its resident’s mental health. St. Louis, specifically, has five highly traveled highways. Three of which intercept each other in the city. People who are prone to anxiety and panic attacks should avoid being near highway crossroads for an extended period of time.

There is a high correlation between the incarceration rate of an area and mental illness. Typically, cities with higher rates of crime also experience higher rates of mental disorders. This is true for St. Louis, as well. As mentioned previously, the city of St. Louis is largely considered to be one of the most dangerous cities in America. The violent crime rate in St. Louis is much higher than surrounding cities and states, with 1,913 violent crimes committed per 100,000 people, making it 176 percent higher than the national average. In St. Louis you have a 1 in 13 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.

The Trouble of Finding a Suitable Therapist in St. Louis, Missouri

It’s a fact of life in St. Louis that a majority of those in need of treatment will not receive it. This is due to a multitude of reasons, including the lack of knowledge, stigma, and insurance problems. For some, the search for a therapist can be overwhelming. It’s recommended that before you engage in counseling, you set goals for yourself. What do you hope to achieve from your therapy sessions? Figure out what problems you’re actively struggling with and how therapy can benefit you.

Of the millions of veterans that require treatment of mental issues, only 50 percent will get it. Stigmas associated with mental illness are a big reason behind this. Many veterans report feeling embarrassed or shameful about their mental disabilities because of how society has painted the situation.

Another reason many mentally ill people living in St. Louis have trouble finding a suitable therapist is because of a lack of insurance. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 16.5 percent of people in St. Louis, Missouri are without health insurance, more than double the national average. Unbridled high rates of unemployment don’t help the financial situation of those in need, either, with out-of-pocket treatment out of the question altogether.

Mental Health Resources in St. Louis, Missouri

Lawmakers and non-profits alike have acknowledged the poor state of St. Louis’ mental health rate. There is a number of renowned institutions located in the area dedicated to providing treatment of mental health problems. St. Louis Psychiatric Rehabilitation Center (SLPRC, formerly St. Louis State Hospital) is a large psychiatric hospital operated by the Missouri Department of Mental Health and provides Medicare and Medicaid services to the surrounding neighborhoods. The Saint Louis Behavioral Medicine Institute offers similar treatment to those in need.

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