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

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


Kristy Weeks

LPC
9 years experience
Asking for help is a sign of strength. Whatever issues you are going through, it takes a huge amount of courage to ask for help. No man is an island, and admitting that you need help is the first step in living the life that you would live if you knew how. The more support you have, the better equipped you are to be able to handle life's challenges, create a life... Read More
Asking for help is a sign of strength. Whatever issues you are going through, it takes a huge amount of courage to ask for help. No man is an island, and admitting that you need help is the... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:9 years

Brin Ballard

LPC
3 years experience
Brin Ballard, MA, LPC is an experienced therapist with training in trauma and attachment based therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and solution-focused therapy. She has a Masters in Mental Health Counseling from Webster University/Kansas City, MO. She has specialized experienced working with teens dealing with depression, trauma (grief/loss, abuse, neglect), anxiety, self-esteem issues, and many other areas. She has the unique ability to relate to differing personalities and provides a non-judgmental, compassionate approach... Read More
Brin Ballard, MA, LPC is an experienced therapist with training in trauma and attachment based therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and solution-focused therapy. She has a Masters in Mental Health Counseling from Webster University/Kansas City, MO. She has specialized... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:3 years

Donnie Fenton

M.Ed,LPC,NCC
10 years experience
My name is Donnie and I have 10 years experience as a Christian Counselor in Texas. I am a licensed and ordained minister, Licensed Professional Counselor, and a National Certified Counselor. I enter every session with a non-judgmental approach and with the goal to help you to reach your goals. I have experience working with people ages 5 - 85. My career has provided me the opportunity to work in schools, correctional facilities, non- profit organizations,... Read More
My name is Donnie and I have 10 years experience as a Christian Counselor in Texas. I am a licensed and ordained minister, Licensed Professional Counselor, and a National Certified Counselor. I enter every session with a non-judgmental approach and... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:10 years

Hillary Haarmann

MSW,LCSW
20 years experience
Hi! My name is Hillary. I am a licensed therapist with many years of experience in providing talk therapy to clients with a diverse set of backgrounds. I enjoy working with people, helping them to realize their full potential and by providing support and guidance in reaching their goals. I received my Bachelor’s degree from Indiana University, and my Master’s degree from Washington University in St. Louis. I have experience working with... Read More
Hi! My name is Hillary. I am a licensed therapist with many years of experience in providing talk therapy to clients with a diverse set of backgrounds. I enjoy working with people, helping them to realize their full potential... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:20 years

Katie Andrews

M.Ed,LPC,LCMH
4 years experience
"That which stands in the way is the way." - Eckhart Tolle Hello and welcome to my profile! I am a licensed professional counselor (LPC) with four years of experience in a private practice setting, providing talk therapy to a diverse group of adults. Most people who seek my support are experiencing some form of stress in their lives. This may manifest as anxiety, depression, anger, addictive behaviors, disordered eating, grief, trauma, relationship conflict, a struggle... Read More
"That which stands in the way is the way." - Eckhart Tolle Hello and welcome to my profile! I am a licensed professional counselor (LPC) with four years of experience in a private practice setting, providing talk therapy to a diverse... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:4 years

Layla Hayes

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5 years experience
Hello, my name is Layla Hayes, I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with 5 years of experience. I graduated from Southeast Missouri University with a Master’s in Mental Health Counseling and then again year later with a Specialist of Education degree in Counseling Supervision and Education. I am licensed to counsel in Missouri and Kansas. I went back to school in my mid 30’s to become a counselor. I find... Read More
Hello, my name is Layla Hayes, I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with 5 years of experience. I graduated from Southeast Missouri University with a Master’s in Mental Health Counseling and then again year later with a Specialist of... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:5 years

Helen (Liz) Howerton

LSCSW,LCSW
3 years experience
Hello! My name is Liz and I specialize in working with women, active duty and prior service military. Understanding and walking with clients through the pain of trauma and, or substance use, to better days equipped with fresh insight and coping skills. I am clinically licensed in Kansas and Missouri. I am proficient in Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART), Cognitive Processing therapy (CPT), Cognitive Behavioral therapy (CBT), Narrative Therapy, Psychoanalytic therapy, motivational interviewing and DBT skills. Accelerated... Read More
Hello! My name is Liz and I specialize in working with women, active duty and prior service military. Understanding and walking with clients through the pain of trauma and, or substance use, to better days equipped with fresh insight and... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:3 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

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

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

An Overview of Mental Health in St. Peters, Missouri

According to the World Health Organization, the United States has a higher rate of mental illness than any other country on earth. Approximately 27 percent of American adults will deal with a mental illness in a given year. While Americans struggle with mental illness, clinics and hospitals are also struggling to meet the growing demand for mental health care. The ratio of mental health professionals to residents is poor throughout much of the country, and is bound to suffer further; more baby boomers are reaching retirement age, while there will not be enough young providers available to take their places.

In a country as large as the United States, the exact issues vary by region, so it’s fair to say that each state has its own challenges when it comes to mental health. Mental Health America (MHA) ranks each state by a variety of related factors and puts out a new list each year to provide some insight on the status of mental health in each state. Take Missouri, for example. MHA listed the state at 30 in its overall mental health ranking. Looking at its more specialized lists which include adult mental health, youth mental health and prevalence of mental health, Missouri ranked slightly better at 29, 27 and 24, respectively. However, it ranked even lower when it came to ease and quality of access to mental health care at 36. One community in Missouri will be the spotlight of this overview.

Mental Health in St. Peters

St. Peters is a city located in St. Charles County, Missouri, with a population of approximately 57,000 people as of 2017. The same year, there was a poverty rate of 4.2 percent while unemployment was at 4.1 percent. The city’s economy specializes in sectors including manufacturing, wholesale trade and finance. The median income in 2017 was approximately $73,600 and per capita income was $35,000.

Care Access

As mentioned previously, one issue is the number of mental health professionals in this country as compared to the number of residents. The state of Missouri averages about one mental health provider for every 590 residents, while areas in the US with some of the best ratios come in at about one provider per 330 residents. This may be a significant disparity, but unfortunately, St. Charles County has an even poorer average of one mental health provider per 900 residents. When there is such a high ratio of residents to providers, it can be extremely difficult for those who need it to get treatment in a timely fashion. Untreated mental illness can quickly become severe or even life-threatening, so it is essential to have access to treatment as soon as possible.

Suicide Rate

One potential outcome of leaving a mental illness untreated is suicide. In 2018, the national suicide rate was 13.4 deaths per 100,000 people. The state of Missouri had an even higher rate at 18.3 per 100,000, making it the state with the 13th highest rate in the country. However, St. Charles County ranked near the bottom of the list of suicides by Missouri counties, coming in at only 103 out of 115 with a rate of 11.57 per 100,000.

Drug Abuse

With a so-called “opioid epidemic” gripping the country, it’s important to factor drug abuse into mental health. Opiates such as prescription painkillers and heroin are extremely addictive and powerful substances, making it easy for them to cause an overdose. The Missouri Department of Mental Health provided an infographic showing alcohol and drug induced deaths by county in 2018. St. Charles County also did a bit better than the rest of the state in this area at approximately 1.88-2.22 deaths per 10,000 people, versus the state’s average of 2.53 per 10,000 people.

Resources in St. Peters

Trying to cope with a mental illness can be difficult, scary and isolating. However, it’s important to keep the statistics in mind, because they reinforce the sentiment that you are not alone. There are many others dealing with similar problems, and many more who are able to help. One resource you can utilize is E-Counseling, an online directory of mental health professionals. You can use their search tool to find a therapist in St. Peters or anywhere else in the US. You can take the first step toward a happier, healthier life by reaching out today.