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

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


Tivona Perry

LPC, NCC
6 years experience
Hello. My name is Tivona Perry. I have been a mental health therapist for seven years. I have worked as a crisis counselor for the Department of Mental Health crisis line and the Suicide Lifeline in addition to working in private practice. I truly enjoy connecting with people. I use cognitive behavioral therapy to help people manage stress and deal with daily life I have learned throughout my counseling career that it is best to be friendly... Read More
Hello. My name is Tivona Perry. I have been a mental health therapist for seven years. I have worked as a crisis counselor for the Department of Mental Health crisis line and the Suicide Lifeline in addition to working in... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 6 years

Brianne Overton

FT, LPC, NCC
8 years experience
Hello, I am a licensed professional counselor and a certified grief counselor. I have provided grief support and counseling for over 13 years to individuals, couples, and families. My training includes counseling children, teens, adults, and families with grief-related issues, developmental issues, and life transitions. My training also includes mobile crisis intervention, suicide training and prevention, and grief outreach. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including loss, bereavement, anticipatory... Read More
Hello, I am a licensed professional counselor and a certified grief counselor. I have provided grief support and counseling for over 13 years to individuals, couples, and families. My training includes counseling children, teens, adults, and families with grief-related... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 8 years

Dr. Stacey Maples

PhD
20 years experience
I am a licensed psychologist with 20 years experience working in outpatient settings. I have lived and worked in a variety of places and feel comfortable working with a range of problems from mild anxiety or depression to more serious problems like Bipolar disorder or psychosis. If you choose to work with me, you will find that you are more than a label. I believe in us working as a team to... Read More
I am a licensed psychologist with 20 years experience working in outpatient settings. I have lived and worked in a variety of places and feel comfortable working with a range of problems from mild anxiety or depression to more... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 20 years

Curtis Denham

LPC
17 years experience
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor licensed in Missouri. I have been working with clients for 17+ years. I have a varied background including working with those that suffer from substance use disorders, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, life adjustment issues such as disability and retirement. I've also worked with many clients over the years that have suffered trauma related to abuse. As a counselor, I believe in treating everyone with respect and dignity. I... Read More
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor licensed in Missouri. I have been working with clients for 17+ years. I have a varied background including working with those that suffer from substance use disorders, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, life adjustment... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 17 years

Beverly Furstenberg

LCSW, ACSW
3 years experience
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Missouri and I have been in the field for over 7 years now. I have worked with various populations over the years with a wide variety of concerns, ranging from psychiatric conditions, to addictions, trauma, homelessness and even domestic violence. I have obtained advanced training in the treatment of trauma. My counseling style is warm, empathetic and interactive. I believe that my clients are the experts of their... Read More
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Missouri and I have been in the field for over 7 years now. I have worked with various populations over the years with a wide variety of concerns, ranging from psychiatric conditions,... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 years

Dr. Betty Grant

Phd, MSW, LCSW
15 years experience
You may be angry, anxious, depressed, grieving, or just feeling overwhelm by life struggles. Taking that first step to seek out a counselor is the most important step to recovery. Regardless of what your struggles are, I believe that counseling can help. I cannot promise that the process will be easy but hope that in the end you will believe the work was worth it. My compassionate, strength-based approach aims at helping individuals build... Read More
You may be angry, anxious, depressed, grieving, or just feeling overwhelm by life struggles. Taking that first step to seek out a counselor is the most important step to recovery. Regardless of what your struggles are, I believe that... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 15 years

Diane Kohm

MA, LMFT
22 years experience
Hello and Welcome! Marriage & Family Therapists work with individuals, couples, and families. While change happens from within, we all exist in relationship – to our family of origin, our work associates, our friends, our romantic partners, and our children. We also exist in relationship to our thoughts, feelings, desires, intentions, belief systems, and higher Self. I believe we all have the capacity to lead abundant lives and have healthy relationships. As... Read More
Hello and Welcome! Marriage & Family Therapists work with individuals, couples, and families. While change happens from within, we all exist in relationship – to our family of origin, our work associates, our friends, our romantic partners, and our children.... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 22 years

Dan Cooper

M.Ed., LPC
11 years experience
Hello, everyone, and thanks for checking out my listing here on Betterhelp. My name is Dan, and I've been a licensed professional counselor here in St. Louis, Missouri, for about 12 years now. I've worked with a variety of specialized populations throughout my career: adolescents, those dealing with addictions, those dealing with chronic mental health issues, and those dealing with co-occurring disorders. Now, I tend to focus on trying to help people... Read More
Hello, everyone, and thanks for checking out my listing here on Betterhelp. My name is Dan, and I've been a licensed professional counselor here in St. Louis, Missouri, for about 12 years now. I've worked with a variety... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 11 years

Julia Vulic

CRC, CPT, LPC
4 years experience
Hello and thank you for your interest in my profile! My name is Julia Vulic and I've been practicing as a counselor since 2016. Before obtaining my LPC (Licensed Professional Counselor) credentials, I chose to become a CRC (Certified Rehabilitation Counselor) and a CPT (Certified Play Therapist). I grew up in St. Louis, MO and got both my Bachelors and Masters degrees from Maryville University of St. Louis. Upon graduating, I decided to take a... Read More
Hello and thank you for your interest in my profile! My name is Julia Vulic and I've been practicing as a counselor since 2016. Before obtaining my LPC (Licensed Professional Counselor) credentials, I chose to become a CRC (Certified Rehabilitation... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 4 years

Katie Harrison

Lpc
9 years experience
My name is Katie Harrison, and I’m a licensed professional counselor. I enjoy working with those motivated to make changes to improve their situation. Sometimes that means big leaps, and other times it means a shift in perspective. When a client comes to session with an open mind and willingness to explore their thoughts and expressions with me, in sometimes unconventional ways, amazing insights come into focus. With that, confidence in their ability to recognize... Read More
My name is Katie Harrison, and I’m a licensed professional counselor. I enjoy working with those motivated to make changes to improve their situation. Sometimes that means big leaps, and other times it means a shift in perspective. When a... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 9 years

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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