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

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

Licensed Professional Counselor

In 63050 - Nearby to De Soto.

Using what is therapeutically proven and works in his own marriage, Jerry's passion is guiding couples to a DELIGHTFUL relationship.

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The town of De Soto, Missouri is named for the famed explorer Hernando De Soto, who claimed the area as part of the Louisiana Territory for his home country of Spain. Today, De Soto is located just under 50 miles from St. Louis in Jefferson County. Although De Soto has only 6,400 residents, Jefferson County is one of the fastest growing counties in the state.1 Families who live in the area enjoy many historical locations, including the Anheuser Estate, where visitors can examine artifacts and antiques from the 1800s. Not far from De Soto is the Mastodon State Historic Site, which children and adults alike are sure to love. Miles upon miles of walking trails take you into the past to a time when giant mammoths walked the earth. There's all kinds of history in De Soto for you and your family to enjoy!

Marriage and Family Mental Health in De Soto

To help young people develop appropriate skills for childrearing, the Family Resource Center offers a Teen Parenting Program. Young mothers and fathers are paired with an experienced parent who offers emotional support and guidance regarding skills that facilitate their child's social, emotional, and intellectual growth. Mentors are highly trained and skilled in delivering appropriate services to young people who are expecting a child or have young children. Additional details are available by calling 314-877-2016.2

Older family members can take advantage of programs and services designed to improve their daily mental and physical functioning at the De Soto Senior Center. Exercise and recreational programs get older adults engaged in physical activities that improve stability, flexibility, and muscle tone in order to make falls and injuries less likely. Their meal programs, including Meals on Wheels, ensure the elderly have the nutrition they need to have good physical and mental health. Educational programs are offered on a number of topics as well, including overcoming loneliness and grief. All of the center's programs and services are offered free of charge. Call 636-337-7578.3

The Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater St. Louis provides many valuable services to children in need. In addition to offering programs for educational and career achievement, the clubs teach kids about making healthy choices that improve their physical and mental health. Life skills courses also provide practical knowledge about goal-setting, decision-making, and personal growth. Their character-building programs facilitate the development of meaningful relationships with peers, as well as with adults. To learn more, call 314-335-8000.4

Family Services and Assistance Programs

The primary mission of the Jefferson Franklin Community Action Corporation is to provide assistance to low-income residents. The agency helps disadvantaged families procure safe, secure housing by offering rental assistance and homeownership opportunities. Their Family Self-Sufficiency Program provides social and emotional support for families who currently depend on government assistance. Programs to build life skills, social skills, and effective coping skills aim to help families become self-reliant and improve their overall functioning. Contact the Community Action Corporation at 636-789-2686.5


References

1. City of De Soto. (2017). Homepage. Retrieved from http://desotomo.com/
2. Family Resource Center. (2017). Teen Parent Mentoring. Retrieved from https://www.frcmo.org/services/helping-teens/teenparentmentoring/
3. Mid-East Area Agency on Aging. (2017). De Soto Senior Center. Retrieved from http://www.mid-eastaaa.org/senior_center_desoto.php
4. Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater St. Louis. (2016). Programs and Services. Retrieved from http://www.bgcstl.org/programs-services/programs-services.aspx
5. Franklin Community Action Corporation. (2017). Housing. Retrieved from http://jfcac.org/program-services/housing/

De Soto is located in Jefferson County, Missouri. It has a land area of 4.30 square miles and a water area of 0.00 square miles.  The population of De Soto is 6,495 people with 2,732 households and a median annual income of $35,500. .


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Counseling in this region can be difficult to afford for many people without insurance. Most people in De Soto are not able to commit to a weekly therapy session without proper budgeting. The good news is that counselors in De Soto may offer sliding scale fees or low cost options. Insurance may cover your sessions as well. Talk to your therapist to learn more. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local De Soto public health department.