Anita Cohn, MSW, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Location Near Therapist: St Louis, MO
Fast Contact: Email or Call Anita.
AnxietyDepression
Women's IssuesRelationships
Grief and LossTrauma
Post Concussion SyndromeAddiction

If you experience feelings of sadness and anxiety in everyday life I provide a warm, safe place to explore solutions and move forward. I am passionate about helping others to achieve their goals and learn to feel better.

Sharon Moehle, Ed.S., EEG Biofeedback-BCIA Board Certified in 1997

Licensed Psychologist

Location Near Therapist: St Louis, MO
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Eeg BiofeedbackEMDR
Adh/D & Learning DisabilitiesAnxiety
DepressionAnger/Behavior Problems
Autism Spectrum DisordersPTSD

I love my work and I'm proud of the outcomes I provide. Adding EEG Biofeedback & EMDR therapies greatly enhances my practice. At my office you will feel safe and comfortable. We will work together to help you achieve your goals. I hope to hear from you soon!

John Cordray, LPC, NCC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Location Near Therapist: St Louis, MO
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Christian CounselingDepression
AnxietyADHD
OCDTrichotillomania
Grief CounselingCouples Counseling

As a counselor I believe that only God can truly bring hope and healing. It is my desire to integrate my faith into our counseling sessions, but I also greatly respect those who do not wish for me to do so. I would like the chance to help you in your struggle.

Alice Vlietstra, Ph.D.

Licensed Psychologist, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Location Near Therapist: St Louis, MO
Fast Contact: Email or Call Dr. Vlietstra.
Family/Marital TherapyDepression And Anxiety
Relational TherapyEmotional Disturbance
Women's Issuesself-esteem
Sexual AbuseTrauma And Psd

Are you stressed out? Sad and down? Feeling stuck ? Are you struggling with family problems? Conflict in your relationships? At Positive Family Living you will find experienced compassionate counseling to create breakthroughs in your life.

Sandra A. Shachar, Ph.D.

Licensed Psychologist

Location Near Therapist: St Louis, MO
Fast Contact: Email or Call Dr. A. Shachar.
Relationship CounselingDivorce Coaching
DepressionAnxiety
Spiritual DirectionCollege Students
LGBTQYoung Adults

My goal is to help you identify what will bring greater happiness, peace and satisfaction in your life and relationships. I will listen carefully, with deep respect and be an active partner in helping you change your life for the better!

Brad Werner, MA, PLPC

Professional Counselor

Location Near Therapist: St Louis, MO
Fast Contact: Email or Call Brad.
Marriage/RelationshipsDepression/Anxiety/Stress
CommunicationGrief/Loss
Anger ManagementFamily Counseling
Life CoachingAbuse Recovery

Let's face it, no one researches counselors when life is easy. People normally consider counseling when obstacles have popped up and life has become hard. Thankfully, from sharpening relationship skills to tracing out the roots of depression, counseling can bring hope.

Judy Koehler, M.A., LPC, NCC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Location Near Therapist: St Louis, MO
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Marital/Premarital CounselingOvercoming Anxiety Issues
Sexual/Emotional AbusePositive Self-Esteem
Caregiver StressOvercoming Depression
Grief IssuesParenting/Stepparenting

I seek to create a warm environment where my clients explore their world with greater clarity. My goal is to help clients achieve a better understanding of themselves and the significant people in their life in order to achieve more satisfying relationships.

Bekah Larson, PLPC, MAC

Provisionally Licensed Professional Counselor

Location Near Therapist: St Louis, MO
Fast Contact: Email or Call Bekah.
EMDR - PTSDAnxiety
Emotional AbuseFear
GriefLoneliness
Self EsteemSexual Abuse

We live in a tough world where loss of relationship, shame, contempt, and trauma are the hunting party and we are the prey. In counseling, I love to discover with my clients how they are powerful in their own lives and how they can fight, heal, and flourish.

David Wilde, MA, LPC, NCC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Location Near Therapist: St Louis, MO
Fast Contact: Email or Call David.
AdolescentsAnger
AnxietyOppositional Behaviors
AddictionsFamily Conflict

My focus in therapy is to come alongside you in your difficulties and struggles. Together we will ask questions, explore, and find reasons behind why things are the way they are. It is my goal, then, to equip you as you take these learnings outside of session.

Rachael Carr, PLPC, MAC

Provisionally Licensed Professional Counselor

Location Near Therapist: St Louis, MO
Fast Contact: Email or Call Rachael.
AnxietyDepression
OCDRelational Difficulties
GriefTrauma
Body Image/Self-IdentityMarriage/Premarital Counseling

I am passionate about creating a safe enviroment to come alongside you as you seek to find comfort, peace, understanding, and healing in the midst of the many difficulties that life can bring.


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City of St. Louis, MO
Missouri Committee of Professional Counselors and Registration
Missouri Eating Disorders Association

Counselor St. Louis Missouri

Therapy Granite City, East St. Louis, Fairmont City, University City, Florissant, Maplewood, Belleville

St. Louis, Missouri is a wonderful town with enough attractions to keep you and your family busy for months. Here you will find Laumeier Sculpture Park (located on Rott Road) perfect for families seeking to get outdoors and enjoy the weather while taking in the artistic creations of those with works featured at this location. Specifically great for children and teenagers, the Science Center has free admission to exhibits on everything from space to biology. This attraction also includes an IMAX theater making it a fantastic location for a family day trip. Omnimax and Ronnies 20 Cine are two of several places around town with feature films great for the entire family. For families seeking to have a rush of adrenaline while enjoying a ride on the nearby roller coaster, while also offering several rides for younger children, visit Six Flags. Here your children and teenagers are sure to have a blast and love what this location has to offer. For the history buff, the Museum of Transportation may be of particular interest, featuring over 70 locomotives and a Creation Station geared toward children.1

Mental Health in St. Louis

Even though Missouri residents generally use illegal drugs in fewer numbers than the national average, the use of drugs remains an ongoing challenge to those both directly and indirectly affected. Marijuana and prescription drugs are among the most often used. About 9.5 percent of St. Louis residents have a substance abuse disorder.2 As a result, mental health care in the area of addiction and recovery is in high demand.

It may be shocking to find out that "an estimated 550,000 Missourians have a serious eating disorder."3 The Missouri Eating Disorders Association’s mission is to bring hope, compassion, and understanding to the fight against eating disorders. The association is committed to providing education, resources, and advocacy that will change the conversation around eating disorders. They strive to bring understanding and support to those treating or affected by this terrible and serious disease. For further information about the association, please call 314- 413-0381.

The Megan Meier Foundation has the primary mission of educating children and their parents about bullying and cyberbullying. The foundation offers school-based educational programs that are both informative and inspirational. Children learn that diversity and differences are what make each of us unqiue and special. Individuality is encouraged, as is acceptance. Empathic understanding is also encouraged so that students develop an understanding of how their words can hurt others. Presenters are highly skilled and trained in educating youth about these sensitive subjects. Further information about the foundation can be obtained by calling 636-757-3501.3

Current Initiatives

The St. Louis Mental Health Board funds numerous mental health initiatives in the greater St. Louis metropolitan area through the Children's Services Fund. Among these programs is the Healthy Kids Connection Project. The purpose of the project is to identify critical mental health needs of elementary school children. Another program funded by the Children's Services Fund is the Juvenile Justice Initiative, which works to provide quality mental health services to children who are involved in juvenile court. Additional information about these programs is available by calling 314-516-7342 or 314-552-2500.


References

1. St. Louis Museum of Transportation. (2013). The Collection of the Museum of Transportation. Retrieved from http://transportmuseumassociation.org/collections.htm
2. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (2012). Substance Use and Mental Disorders in the St. Louis MSA. Retrieved from http://www.samhsa.gov/data/NSDUHMetroBriefReports/NSDUH-Metro-St-Louis.pdf
3. Missouri Eating Disorders Association. (2014) Home Page. Retrieved from http://moeatingdisorders.org/
4. Megan Meier Foundation. (2014). Our Mission. Retrieved from http://www.meganmeierfoundation.org/our-mission.html
5. St. Louis Mental Health Board. (2014). Children´┐Żs Services Fund Initiatives. Retrieved from http://www.stlmhb.com/community-investments/who-we-fund/childrens-services-fund/childrens-services-fund-initiatives/