Parenting issues involve those associated with the child-rearing process. These may include safety, discipline, nutrition, finances, childcare, school, household rules, chores, daily routines, social activities, and relationships with extended family members. Because child-rearing practices vary by culture, cultural norms must be considered.
Psychological evaluations & testing
Psychological evaluations and testing are structured, evidence-based means of diagnosing a condition or disorder. Such instruments include specific criteria associated with a diagnosis or diagnoses. They are conducted by licensed professionals who are trained in their delivery.
Trauma is the result of experiencing a perceived, extremely distressful event. Although the stress threshold for each person differs, meaning that each person considers and experiences trauma differently, it is an event that tops one’s threshold. It exceeds one’s ability to cope or emotionally process. Symptoms may include shock, anxiety, confusion, hopelessness, feeling disconnected, mood swings, nightmares, and intrusive thoughts.
Anxiety can mean nervousness, worry, or self-doubt. Anxiety disorder is a mental health disorder that entails excessive, repeated bouts of worry, anxiety, and/or fear.
Adolescent mental health
Adolescent mental health focuses on adolescent-specific experiences including physical and cognitive development, social and environmental factors, sex, sexual identification and orientation, emotional processing, and substance use. Given the influence that parents/guardians have on adolescents, home life is a particularly important consideration.
Caregiver stress & support
Caring for a friend or family member (paid or unpaid) includes emotional support, housework, help with finances, medication management, and shopping. Can be stressful, making caregivers more vulnerable to things like anxiety, isolation, and fatigue.
Child mental health
Children can be impacted by things like anxiety, depression, ADHD and more. However, they can be difficult to identify because kids aren’t always able to communicate effectively. Untreated, child mental health issues can have long-term effects.
College & graduate student issues
Issues arising from being in a new environment or away from home for the first time. College-aged kids have the highest rates of mental illness, suffering things like stress, anxiety, depression, learning disabilities, and substance abuse.
Young Adults (18-24)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
MO, Psychologist, 2016035936
I am a licensed clinical psychologist, which means I specialize in dysfunction! You may have found me because you realize that you are struggling way more than those around you. Your feelings of sadness and overwhelm are beyond average, and your learning difficulties are getting in the way of you being successful. You may be asking yourself questions like: “Am I clinically depressed?” “Does my kid have ADHD or a learning disability?” or simply, “What is going on with me?” Here’s where I come in: through formal and comprehensive assessment and testing, I help individuals better understand their strengths and areas of concern. These psychological and/or psychoeducational assessments can help you or your child better understand what is going on, receive a formal diagnosis, and/or give suggestions for academic, treatment, and home recommendations (aka, what you do about it). If are looking for a genuine, inclusive, and collaborative therapist to help you accomplish your goals, then I may be a good fit for you! I typically focus on: Trauma and understanding how traumatic events can continue to impact you day to day and overwhelm your body and brain. And, I want to help you learn to manage these experiences, cope with past hurt and disappointment, attack those negative beliefs you have about yourself and others, and feel hopeful for the future! How anxiety lies to you! No seriously, sometimes our thoughts can be so overwhelming and negative. Together, we can work to challenge those thoughts (you are good enough!) and to feel less panicky! Helping parents & caregivers learn new and effective ways to help manage those emotional outbursts and temper tantrums, strengthen your relationship, and better help them follow directions. Due to PSYPACT legislation, you do not have to be in Missouri to work with me virtually! You do, however, have to be physically located in one of these states: AL, AZ, CO, DE, DC, GA, IL, KY, MD, MN, MO, NE, NV, NH, NC, OH, OK, PA, TN, TX, UT, and VA. For more info. and the growing list of states, click here: https://psypact.site-ym.com/page/psypactmap If you are ready to invest in your mental health and to put in the work to be happier and healthier, then call 314-472-3091 or click below. FREE 15-minute consultation available.
7777 Bonhomme Avenue, Ste 1800, Clayton, 63105, MO