Individual Counseling - St. Louis
A Practice That Has Changed Thousands of Lives
By far the most common service we offer at the St. Louis Counseling Center, individual counseling sessions offer many people the support and guidance they need in order to work toward cultivating a healthy, happy life. Working one-on-one with our skilled practitioners, you can make changes in your thoughts and behaviors, get through a big life change without the stress, or do work to make everyday a little easier. To learn more, watch the video below for some thoughts about the vulnerability of the human condition and the benefits of counseling when cultivating healthier lives.
What Can Counseling Help With?
Counseling is a powerful way to connect with someone who is attuning to, understanding, and working with you towards your goals. A few examples of issues we tackle with people include:
Depression and Anxiety
Shame and fear
Abuse (sexual, verbal, emotional)
Developmental trauma and neglect
Sexual identity, compulsion, and addiction
Emotion management and self-regulation
Empathy and anger
Men’s and women’s issues
Transitions and adjustments
Family of origin work
What Will This Work Look Like?
Counseling looks like many things, depending on your situation and needs, but perhaps most important for many people, it looks like your counselor being here for you with support and guidance. Together, you can make space to work through whatever concerns you have. Counseling is a collaborative process where your counselor’s experience informs how we support, challenge, and encourage you to achieve your goals.
In More Detail...
Every counseling relationship starts with us hearing what brought you to contact our team, during a complimentary 15 minute phone consultation. Then, we spend time getting to know you and the origins and experiences of your concerns. This is really helpful as you begin to clarify and understand what you may need to cultivate a healthy and meaningful life.
Counseling sessions typically last for 50 minutes, and we most often meet with people once each week. However, your counseling routine can include more or less frequent sessions and last for a varying amount of time, depending on what you are working on and the progress that is made. You are always welcomed to discuss with your counselor your thoughts, experiences, and needs. In fact, in this relationship it really helps the process!
Types Of Counseling
There are many different approaches to and types of counseling, but don't get hung up on this! We will work with you in the most effective ways to address your specific concerns. Our counselors know people are curious and want to know more about the process, so we just thought we'd let you know what some of our counseling methods are. We utilize researched and proven approaches, including:
Attachment and interpersonal focused therapy
EMDR (Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing)
Psychodynamic forms (developmental processes and family of origin impacts)
CBT (Cognitive behavioral therapy)
Mindfulness and interpersonal neurobiology integrations
IFS (Internal family systems)
How Do I Get Started?
Simply contact us, either by clicking on the link, or give us a call at (314-632-6815). There are two convenient locations for you to visit us at the St. Louis Counseling Center. We will respond to you as soon as we can, and our intake staff will make sure you get the right services set up!