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change, relief, relationship, hope.

 
 
 

Counseling Services in St Louis, MO

 
 

Welcome

Individuals, Couples, Children

Our counseling exists to help you grow, change, experience relief, build relationships, and find hope. People can relate deeply with one another, thrive in new ways that engage life. Sometimes we just need help to do that. Needing help, relief, craving change, or simply wanting more, you are very welcome here. 

Counseling Approach

 

In a supportive, safe relationship you can come and find what you need. We are made to love and connect, living life to the full as intended. Working from a relational perspective we will collaborate with you as we understand the heart of your problem, knowing that many things can contribute. Together we find what is blocking your path, discover new solutions and enable you to experience something new. Counseling can include, exploration, symptom reduction skills, self-awareness, making goals, trying out solutions and engaging with yourself in new and exciting ways. We hold to a Christian worldview and this informs us yet we we are led by our clients and join them in issues of faith as appropriate.   

 

 Our trusted St. Louis counselors: 

 

 

 
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Paul Loosemore, LPC

Paul has worked with individuals, couples and groups to restore vitality to life. He joins you as you explore and expand your options and overcome obstacles.  Currently he is also completing his Ph.D. 

- Gottman Couples Method Trained to Level 3

- Sexual Addiction Specialist

- EMDR Therapist

- Attachment and Interpersonal Focus

 
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Samantha Schlepphorst, LPC

Samantha works with adults, teens and children. She seeks to empower and support you as you make the changes you long for. 

- Specialized in Anxiety treatment

- Integrates DBT skills and training

- Play therapy for children

- Attachment and developmental focus

 

Spencer Griffin, 

 

PLPC

Spencer has a deep appreciation for the human heart and the complexity of our problems. He builds deep relationships with clients to help them sort through symptoms and expand solutions.

- Interpersonal focus

- Men's issues, depression, anxiety, more

- Attachement oriented 

 
 

Counseling Services in St Louis

 

 

Individual

  • Depression and Anxiety
  • Sexual Struggles
  • Relationship Difficulties
  • Grief and Loss
  • Abuse
  • Identity
  • Borderline Personality
  • Trauma
  • Sleep/Insomnia
  • EMDR

Children

  • Emotional distress
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Relational concerns
  • ADHD/ADD & DBT

Couples

  • Marriage
  • Pre-Marital
  • Divorce or Separation
  • Marriage intensives
  • Sexual Addictions

Groups

  • "With You" - Interpersonal Focus
  • Men in relationships

Teens

  • Anxiety and depression
  • DBT skills
  • Relationships
  • Internet/sex addiction
 
 
 
A deep sense of love and belonging is an irreducible need of all people. We are biologically, cognitively, physically, and spiritually wired to love, to be loved, and to belong. When those needs are not met, we don’t function as we were meant to. We break. We fall apart. We numb. We ache. We hurt others. We get sick.
— Brene Brown
 
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Ready? Questions? Let's connect

 

 

 

Answers to common questions

 

 

How do I make an appointment?

Go to the contact page and either call or email requesting an appointment. We will get back to you asap, keep your details confidential and give you all the further information you will need.

How do I pay for counseling?

We ask for each session to be paid for as it concludes. You can pay by cash, check or card. You can always ask for a receipt.

Fees range from $50-$95 per session. Some discounts can be given. Please contact us for information about this.

What if I need to miss an appointment?

No problem. We ask that you cancel with 48 hrs notice for non-emergency reasons. To cancel, call or email.

If you cancel within 48 hrs for non-emergency, then you will be charged the full rate for the session at the start of your next visit.

How many sessions will I have?

This will depend on the nature of your goals and concerns. Counseling can really vary in length, but we trust you will find the time you invest into yourself with your St. Louis Counselor highly rewarding. 

What are your license credentials?

We are accredited by the MO committee for professional counselors. Paul's license: #2015030525.  

 

What can I expect as I begin?

Many people feel anxious when beginning counseling.  Talking about personal issues can be daunting, but a good counselor should have practices to help you feel settled: 

- Intake forms: For accurate records, HIPPA compliance and initially getting to know you.

- Consent forms: Standard practice documenting your agreement to counseling services.

- Notice of privacy and practice rights: This is about your rights and how they are specifically assured.

- Client files: Kept in a locked, secure place.

- Counseling sessions: Are often 50 minutes and scheduled weekly or biweekly. Also included behind the scenes in our work is session planning and treatment planning to provide the best experience we can for you.

Counseling starts out with you letting us know your goals and concerns. From here we will work together to set goals, find a working style that suites you and fill out some context for our counselor to work with. There is also some initial paperwork you will be guided through. 

The first 2 sessions are usually "assessment", but we will start to address troubling symptoms immediately.  The third session is a transition to working towards your goals and concerns.