Stress, PTSD and Anxiety Therapists in Oakland, MO.

Licensed professional counseling for anxiety, stress, phobias, and panic in Oakland, Missouri.


Rachael Carr, PLPC, MAC
Anxiety Counselor

Rachael Carr, PLPC, MAC

Provisionally Licensed Professional Counselor

In 63118 - Nearby to Oakland.

Heightened stress and anxiety can be difficult to both understand and manage, particularly in today's world of busy schedules and high demands. I care about helping clients understand what struggles are taking place in their lives and hearts that lead to the increased anxiety that can make you feel out of control. Helping provide you with the necessary tools to learn how to cope with anxiety will open up new paths toward freedom and healing.

Tyler Sparks, MA, LPC, NCC, CCSAS
Anxiety Counselor

Tyler Sparks, MA, LPC, NCC, CCSAS

Licensed Professional Counselor

In 63122 - Nearby to Oakland.

Anxiety manifests itself in many ways: General anxiety, obsessive-type anxiety, social anxiety and performance anxiety. Sometimes anxiety is coupled with Depression and irritability and other times it manifests itself physically in tics, twitches, and tremors, or in physical ailments like hypertension, chronic pain, or ulcers. Sometimes anxiety is debilitating, as in panic attacks or specific phobias. Tyler works with many different forms of anxiety. To find out more about anxiety visit his webpage at http://www.carepointcounseling.com/resources/anxiety.shtml.

Sandra A. Shachar, Ph.D.
Anxiety Counselor

Sandra A. Shachar, Ph.D.

Licensed Psychologist

In 63105 - Nearby to Oakland.

Some aspects of stress are physiological. We are "hard-wired" to react to situations that may harm us with increased blood pressure, heart rate, etc. If our stressful situations are brief, we can quickly resume our normal functioning and be no worse for the wear. But when stress is chronic, or when we anticipate stressful things and become anxious, it takes a toll on our emotional and physical health. Dealing with chronic stress and anxiety means determining what you can and cannot change, and then how you will deal with each. I can teach you self-soothing techniques and how to change the way you think about what you cannot change, and we can examine together what CAN change!

Richard Boswell, LCSW, L.L.C.
Anxiety Counselor

Richard Boswell, LCSW, L.L.C.

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 63105 - Nearby to Oakland.

Most stress is helpful as it motivates us to take care of our daily business. Anxiety however is intense worry or fear about what may or may not happen in the future. This is felt in moods- nervousness, irritation, or panic; thoughts- overestimating danger and underestimating ability to deal with the danger and physical reactions- sweaty palms, tense muscles, racing heart, dizziness, tunnel vision or trouble breathing. Treatment is 80% effective. Cognitive behavior therapy and insight oriented therapy along with medications, if needed, are really helpful. Understanding the anxiety and knowing what to do when the symptoms are present goes a long way to restoring a sense of well being

Lisa Dierdorf, MA, PLPC
Anxiety Counselor

Lisa Dierdorf, MA, PLPC

Provisionally Licensed Professional Counselor

In 63131 - Nearby to Oakland.

Stripped to the core, anxiety is basically fear of the unknown. Anxiety is quite common and most individuals experience anxiety from time to time. However, when anxiety interferes with the quality of your life it can be beneficial to speak with a counselor about your specific set of circumstances. My approach to treating anxiety is highly dependent upon the needs and specifics symptoms of the individual. However, almost always does it include a look at the individual's core beliefs about his or herself, others and the world in general. Investigation into these areas can be helpful in understanding the source of the anxiety which is a determinant in choosing the appropriate treatment.

Sharon Moehle, Ed.S.
Anxiety Counselor

Sharon Moehle, Ed.S.

Licensed Psychologist

In 63017 - Nearby to Oakland.

Sharon finds it rewarding to help individuals address anxiety and stress issues. She offers a variety of treatment options (counseling, EMDR, EEG biofeedback, Quantum biofeedback, stress management training, relaxation exercises, temperature training) and all of her treatment plans are individualized. Many of Sharon's clients simultaneously utilize more than one therapy. She has found that the biofeedback can have a calming and stabilizing benefit. The counseling and EMDR is used to help individuals identify and change negative core beliefs that are causing or supporting stress and anxiety. Please call Sharon today and start collaborating with her to reduce your anxiety and stress!

Tracie Wallace, MABS, MAC, LPC, NCC
Anxiety Counselor

Tracie Wallace, MABS, MAC, LPC, NCC

Licensed Professional Counselor

In 63141 - Nearby to Oakland.

Stress and anxiety can hinder a joyful, productive life. If worry keeps you from experiencing a restful state of heart, I would like to help. I would like to both provide you with practical and simple strategies that offer immediate distress relief, as well as explore the underlying causes which can pave the way towards long term change. A restful life is possible for you!

Jerry Waggoner, M. Div., M. Ed., LPC
Anxiety Counselor

Jerry Waggoner, M. Div., M. Ed., LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

In 63050 - Nearby to Oakland.

Stress is a fact of life. Learning to deal with it productively can require employing strategies that help alleviate anxiety in the immediate circumstance (mindfulness, relaxation techniques, etc.) and also strategies that help us identify and tap into deep and abiding sources of encouragement and strength, building our conscious connections with God and with others as we address our core fears and the core relational beliefs that may be sources of ongoing anxiety.

Kelly Diller, LPC, MA
Anxiety Counselor

Kelly Diller, LPC, MA

Licensed Professional Counselor

In 63021 - Nearby to Oakland.

In today's culture, more and more people struggle with higher levels of fear, worry, and relational distress. I offer and teach healthy coping skills for increasing positive feelings and effectively solving problems. I also utilize cognitive behavioral and EMDR techniques for improving thought patterns and instilling positive beliefs of oneself and others.

Judy Koehler, M.A., LPC, NCC
Anxiety Counselor

Judy Koehler, M.A., LPC, NCC

Licensed Professional Counselor

In 63131 - Nearby to Oakland.

Who among us can say (truthfully) that they are living an anxiety-free life? Just living can be stressful! But if your anxiety and stress seem to be getting the best of you, you owe it to yourself and your loved ones to get help today. It won't get any easier if you try to brave it alone. A few simple techniques and having someone to talk with may be all you need to make your world a less stressful place. I'd love to be that person. Call me at (314) 249-5444 or check out www.judykoehlertherapist.com .


You have Found the Top Therapists for Stress, Anxiety, and PTSD in Oakland, MO.

Thank you for visiting our Missouri page of stress therapists in Oakland, Missouri who are skilled and experienced in dealing with anxiety, worry, and panic in all its forms.  Worry and stress can cause a myriad of physical symptoms and wreck havoc on both our personal life and our relationships. Counseling for stress and PTSD in Oakland, MO will give you healthy tools and help you move forward. Let's get started. Reach out to us today, our contact forms are "open" 24/7.

Oakland is located in St. Louis County, Missouri. It has a land area of 0.60 square miles and a water area of 0.00 square miles.  The population of Oakland is 1,382 people with 495 households and a median annual income of $105,125. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Oakland, MO

Very Affordable

Booking a weekly counseling session with a licensed therapist in Oakland is not a large financial issue for the majority of people in this area. Sustaining a commitment to mental health treatment is easily accessible for the average family, but ask your therapist if there are any concerns as many will accept insurance or even offer sliding scale fees. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Oakland public health department.