We help adults manage a wide variety of concerns including:
Depression and other mood issues
Trauma and posttraumatic stress
Self-esteem and assertiveness
Anger and impulsiveness
Substance use issues
Career and life direction
Sexual orientation and gender
ADHD and issues with motivation, time management, and procrastination
Test anxiety and academic performance
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.
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.
We are 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.
We are pleased to provide clinical supervision and training to emerging professionals in counseling and psychology. Past supervisees have gone on to become partners in the practice. If interested, please send a current CV to firstname.lastname@example.org.