Meet our Community of Therapists
PLPCHey! I’m Karissa – a creative-turned-counselor who helps other creatives with the unique mental and emotional issues they face. I’m committed to doing bottom-up therapy with my clients – meaning I want to help you find the reasons behind the day-to-day struggles you experience and help you find deep and lasting healing.
PLPCI began my journey into the mental health field at the University of Missouri – St. Louis with a Bachelors of Science degree in Psychology. Afterwards, I completed my Masters of Arts in Counseling degree at Lindenwood University. During that time, I was an intern at CCCA – which led to me to being a private practice clinician there upon graduating.
Dr. Lexx James
I’m a licensed marriage and family therapist who specializes in all things sexuality related. I specialize in sex therapy and work with couples around issues of connection- in all ways. I work with individuals around issues of depression and healing. I find joy in ensuring others are not alone in their most difficult times and am especially exceptional at helping…
Life is messy. It requires work that sometimes feels impossible. It is my goal to help clients identify the aspects of their life that they wish to celebrate, and those that they wish to change. Through compassion, understanding, and humor, we will work together in a judgment-free space to help you become your healthiest and happiest self. If you are feeling…
My Mission as a therapist is to help people heal and prosper in all areas of life. I love watching individuals, couples and families regaining hope, get inspired and achieve personal growth. My style is interactive, supportive and caring. I generally work from different approaches that are geared towards the client’s need. If you are experiencing detours…
I work closely with individuals, couples and groups with issues of stress, relationships and life transitions. My focus is providing a safe and calm, non-judgmental atmosphere that fosters relief, rebalance and resilience for my clients. So many factors go into our stress experience, and I often assist clients with identifying new avenues for solutions and referrals…
My theory is to promote positive reinforcement. Choices should be used to provide a model for understanding human emotions, behaviors and thoughts. Understanding choices in decision making will give you the encouragement to move forward.
Life is a journey and a route for a…
Hello! Purposeful Counseling helps adolescent and adult trauma survivors through psychological and theological means. EMDR is used to help lessen trauma symptoms while incorporating Christian values and teachings. Partners counseling is for partners (married, unmarried, LGBTQ, siblings, business partners, etc.) and is open to ALL. If…
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and believe that working collaboratively with adults, adolescents, and couples will allow them to access their inner resources and achieve lasting change. I utilize an integrated therapeutic approach incorporating psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral, and solution focused approaches.
After years of being a stay-at-home mother and caring for my five children, several friends and acquaintances who sought my advice and support when dealing with life’s challenges encouraged me to become a therapist. At the age of 41, I went back to school and earned my master’s degree in counseling. I subsequently earned certificates…
I graduated from Lindenwood University in 2010 with a MA in School and Professional Counseling. I have been a Licensed Professional Counselor for 7 years and a LPC-S for 3 years. Before I was a counselor I was a certified teacher for 10 years and worked in public schools. I do my best work when working with teenagers and adults…
I am Licensed Professional Counselor and Registered Art Therapist who believes we all have the wisdom and internal resources to change. I work along side my clients and strive to help them gain insight and awareness into their typical ways of thinking, reacting to feelings, and perceiving their lives and problems. In doing so a new platform…
“That’s the thing about pain, it demands to be felt.” -John Green. Pain can be physical, emotional, or mental, but no matter the type it demands to be felt. Trying to heal mental and emotional pain can be tough, but you don’t have to do it alone. Whether your pain is coming from navigating issues at work, school, in relationships, or within yourself, a little extra light shining on…
Many times one just needs to know that “it is OK, to not be OK” sometimes. Life happens as life is happening to all of us, and it’s not uncommon to find oneself stuck. In these moments I believe in the importance of validating feelings and experiences, and allowing one a safe space to express. I am dedicated to empowering and encouraging you as you enter…
That first decision to make a change can sometimes propel you into a place of uncertainty. However, I see myself as a catalyst for positive change who can assist you along your journey. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and have worked in the mental health field in various capacities over the past 15 years, serving as a hospital social worker…
Dr. Hoevet is a licensed clinical psychologist with many years of experience in clinical practice. He has expertise with many patient populations and psychological problems. He specializes in complex psychological problems, particularly personality disorders, psychological trauma and major mental illnesses. His approach to therapy…
I provide a warm, safe, and supportive environment where my clients can explore their issues and challenges they face. I feel privileged to be able to offer my assistance to others on this shared journey and commend you for reaching out for help to make things better. Amy’s educational background details MA in Marriage and Family Therapy with specialization…
I am a particularly good fit for clients who tend to intellectualize their problems and who are uncomfortable/unaccustomed to tapping into their emotions. I am patient and I will not push you into going deeper than you feel comfortable with at the moment. I know that change and trust are slow processes and I will respect your ability to set the pace of your own…
Embracing healing and wellness is key to maximizing your potential. Serving as a therapist and educator, I help clients understand the underlying factor(s) contributing to unresolved issues within their personal & professional lives. My goal is to provide a wholistic approach to treatment by assessing the individual’s environment as well as…
LCSWI am an AASECT Certified Sexuality Educator and Licensed Clinical Social Worker specializing in working with individuals of all abilities in areas of sexuality, gender identity, relationship building, intimacy, communication and trauma. I provide comprehensive sexuality education for all ages and abilities. I have experience working with teens…
I have been working in the field for 10 years, and really love watching people grow through the therapeutic process. I am experienced at helping people work through depression, anxiety, addiction, relationship issues, co-dependency, and a variety of other issues. My training in Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Acceptance…
Kristie Tyson has spent over twenty years working with children and families. Her experience is very diverse She has worked with different populations such as children in justice systems, foster care, school systems and residential settings. She has experience dealing with children that have anger issues, anxiety, sexual issues, behaviors at school and more. She…
I believe that all people have the capacity for healing within themselves. My work is in helping people find and harness that ability to work on the issues that bring them into my office. I work with individuals, couples, and families on gaining insight into behavior and working to make desired changes.
Whether a client suffers from the hurt of divorce, neglect, or any other trauma in life, their overall needs are to learn to cope and to live a successful life. My ideal clients are clients who want to move forward and are exhausted from feeling stuck. What is the next step/phase in my life? How do I break the cycles?…
Life can be messy. It’s full of change and transitions that can lead to feelings of uncertainty, anxiety and self-doubt. My passion is helping individuals reach their full potential. With a combination of counseling and coaching techniques, I help clients create strategies to overcome life’s obstacles…
DONALD R MCMURRAY
When working with my clients, my aim is to help them find inner motivation that will assist them in making positive decisions and accomplishing established goals. I tailor my approach to clients’ individuals strengths and needs.
After years of working with adolescents, I’m expanding my practice to include maternal mental health. In this role, I work with clients who wish to process becoming a parent, are struggling with infertility, are looking to adopt and/or have a baby through surrogate, have suffered perinatal loss and/or grief, want to work through a traumatic experience before giving birth…
Hi! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker that works with a variety of different issues including depression, anxiety, post traumatic stress, spiritual concerns, and general stress management. My background as a therapist also includes providing specialized therapy for caregivers, children, and adolescents who have experienced significant traumatic…
As a Marriage and Family Therapist, I work with individuals, couples, and families who need help navigating challenges within the self and within their relationships with others. I have a passion for working with couples experiencing turmoil in their relationships resulting from infidelities, communication problems, or life cycle transitions.
Life can bring about many hardships including relationships, stress, trauma, self-esteem, and more. Counseling is a way to explore these hardships with an unbiased view in order to personally grow. During our journey together, my ultimate goal would be to create a therapeutic alliance that allows you to feel vulnerable, yet safe…
As a direct service provider Mr. Bass has over twenty-five years of experience that encompasses acute psychiatric complexities; counseling individuals, families, couples, and groups; dual diagnosis disorders, substance use disorders, crisis counseling, critical incidents debriefings; death and dying, and is well versed in..
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I haved worked in the field for 32 years. Seeking help can be a difficult decision. I am client focused and we will begin with where you are. I work primarily with adults using CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) to teach skills for coping with depression, anxiety, stress and anger management, as well as coping with the many transitions…
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker/Therapist with a Master’s in Social Work from St. Louis University and a Master’s in Pastoral Studies Loyola University, New Orleans. I have worked in MO and Illinois for the past 25 years working with individuals and families working to improve their life and the lives of their children…
Kara Ressel is a Licensed Professional Counselor providing services to individuals, families, and couples struggling with a variety of challenges and stressors. Kara received her education at Lindenwood University and has been providing services since 2014. Genuine care and support are important in creating an effective therapy environment…
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional with over 20 years of experience. I specialize in treating a variety of mood and anxiety disorders, issues related to life transitions, as well as trauma related issues including, PTSD, abuse, and domestic violence. Little is more important to the therapeutic experience than…
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