Services

Individual Psychotherapy
As clinicians, we have helped people manage a wide variety of concerns including:
  • Anxiety
  • Depression and other mood issues
  • Chronic pain
  • Trauma and posttraumatic stress
  • Adjustment difficulties
  • Interpersonal relationships
  • Self-esteem and assertiveness
  • Anger and impulsiveness
  • Substance use issues
  • Career and life direction
  • Sexual orientation and gender
  • Unusual experiences
  • Existential concerns
  • ADHD and issues with motivation, time management, and procrastination
  • Test anxiety and academic performance
Each of us is integrative in treatment approach, meaning we believe strongly in taking the time to know and understand our clients so we can collaboratively find a treatment approach that fits and is as effective as possible. Our treatments utilize research-supported intervention techniques from various treatment approaches including psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, emotion-focused, humanistic, mindfulness, and other traditions.

Assessment
We offer a variety of assessment services. For those wishing to enter treatment, we will assess problem areas and symptoms to arrive at an appropriate diagnosis (if applicable) to guide treatment. We also offer stand-alone assessments of mental health, functional capacity, to explore a diagnosis suggested by a third party, or to meet a legal obligation. Some examples include court-ordered mental health assessments, assessments as part of the gender transition process, and diagnostic evaluation for depression, ADHD, etc. As with our treatment approach described above, we structure the assessment process in accordance with the particular needs of the client and of the situation, tailoring the assessment to the individual.

Couple Psychotherapy
Each of us is trained and experienced in providing treatment to couples who are either experiencing relationship difficulties or simply desire to strengthen their relationship skills. As couples therapists just as individual therapists, our approaches are largely integrative, meaning we believe strongly in taking the time to know and understand our clients so we can collaboratively find a treatment approach that fits and is as effective as possible. Our treatments utilize research-supported intervention techniques drawing from the Gottman method, Emotion-Focused Couple Therapy, Systems theory, and more.

Group Psychotherapy and Workshops
Pending sufficient interest, we offer "interpersonal process" therapy groups (mixed in terms of demographics and presenting problems) as well as groups and workshops to address specific problems or situations shared by group members (examples might include social anxiety, family issues, couples issues, or LGBT-related concerns). The confidentiality and dignity of all members are foundations of any group at Psychological Services of St. Louis.

Career Development
Our philosophy is that personal and career issues are inseparable, as our work impacts our personal lives, and our personal lives impact our work. As such, we believe career development is more than fitting a person to a job; it involves in-depth, holistic exploration of our clients' values and priorities, circumstances and needs across the lifespan. Career development is fundamentally a process of self-definition and actuation, and understanding that a career is more than a job, it is the totality of work and life roles one fills, from student through retirement. The goal is to clarify and maximize the roles that work can play, given the opportunities and constraints inherent in our lives. 

We provide comprehensive career development services that include:
  • Guided career exploration across the life span 
  • Career assessment with the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and the Strong Interest Inventory
  • Industry-specific coaching on job search, application, and interview skills, 
  • Support and coaching through job loss and career transitions, including adjusting to retirement and becoming a stay-at-home parent
  • Assistance with managing difficult intersections between career, personal life, and family, such as work-life balance
Clinical Supervision
Licensed clinicians at Psychological Services of St. Louis provide clinical supervision on a limited part-time basis. At present there are opportunities for PLPC or postdoctoral psychologist candidates. Please send a current CV to reception@psychservstl.com if interested.