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.

Liz Prewitt

Liz Prewitt, MA, LPC

Welcome! I like to look at life as a journey, sometimes it feels like an amazing adventure, other times it can feel completely overwhelming, challenging, or out of control. Most importantly, it is YOUR unique journey, and I am here to help along the way. My name is Liz and I have worked in the behavioral health field for 12 years. For the last 6 years, I have provided individual therapy to Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 10 years


Tiffany Murray

Tiffany Murray, LCSW

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...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 0 years


Jeanine Taylor

Jeanine Taylor, MSW, LCSW

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...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 15 years


Heather Hanson

Heather Hanson, MA, LPC

I have been a Licensed Professional Counselor in Missouri since 2009 and have a wide range of experience working with issues related to grief, trauma, abuse, domestic violence, relationship struggles, life adjustment, stress management, mental health and overall well-being. My approach is focused on you and your needs, and I will work collaboratively with you toward healing and being able to move forward. Each person is unique and no two people experience things in the Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 15 years


Kimberly Brownridge

Kimberly Brownridge, LPC, NCC, BCPC

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...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 12 years


Alexandra Echelmeier

Alexandra Echelmeier, LCSW

Welcome! We all have a journey towards wholeness and healing in this life. The goal is to be strengthened through this journey and to feel empowered. That is where I come in—my primary focus when working with clients is to help clients see their own internal strengths and listen and reconnect with their inner wisdom while working to heal hurts, trauma and addictions. I am a License Clinical Social Worker in the state of Missouri. Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 years


Kristine Wullenweber

Kristine Wullenweber, LCSW

Hello, my name is Kristine. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with over 25 years of experience working in the mental health field and I truly love what I do! I am dedicated to assisting children, adults, couples and families in their efforts to address past and current challenges, utilize their intrinsic strengths and resources and create happy, fulfilling relationships and lives. My therapeutic style is warm, open, forthright, honest and Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 25 years


Harriet Gordon

Harriet Gordon, LPC

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...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 years


Sheila Mansfield

Sheila Mansfield, LPC, NCC

Hello, I'm Sheila, a Licensed Professional Counselor and National Certified Counselor (LPC, NCC), and I have been in practice for over 18 years. I love what I do, which is listening, helping and guiding people as they learn the tools to achieve their therapeutic goals. I've worked with individuals, children/adolescents, families, and couples with such issues as grief/loss, anger management, relationship/family conflict, career challenges, depression, anxiety, and communication issues. I've been fortunate to work Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 19 years


Laura Voss

Laura Voss, LCSW

Hello! I am a clinical social worker in the Kansas City area. I have over 6 years of experience working with with people of all ages and backgrounds. My passion is working with people who were victims of childhood trauma. I also really enjoy working with people struggling with depression, anxiety, women's health issues, career difficulties and stress management issues. In addition, I have a lot of experience working with people who are experiencing grief Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 6 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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