Community-Based Counseling

If you are experiencing a crisis, please call the Youth Connection Helpline at 314-819-8802 or toll-free at 844-985-8282.

Our Staff

Therapists are master’s-level professionals and interns credentialed to provide services based on their degree in social work, counseling or psychology. Our therapists have a variety of specialties, including family therapy, play therapy, art therapy, therapy with children and adolescents, trauma, grief and loss and more.

Our Community-Based Counseling Services

Counseling, also known as therapy, is a tool we use to engage in healthy and open communication with individuals, families and groups around life’s changes and challenges. When children, youth and families meet with a therapist for counseling, they have the opportunity to speak openly about any challenges they may be experiencing. Together, children, youth and their families work with their counselor to build a plan and identify the tools to help tackle any issues of concern and established goals.

Counseling can help you effectively manage a variety of mental health concerns, including:

  • Addiction
  • Anxiety
  • Anger Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Coping and skill development
  • Depression
  • Stress
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Trouble at  home, work, or school
  • Parenting and pregnancy

Your counselor will work with you to determine what type of counseling setting best suits your unique needs:

  • Individual Counseling: In individual counseling, you will meet one-on-one with a counselor. Your counselor will listen to you with an open, non-judgmental ear and will provide evidence-based tools and practices to help you. Whether you are working through a traumatic event, in need of new coping skills, or trying to break free from bad habits, your counselor can help get you where you want to be.
  • Group Counseling: Sometimes it takes a village to tackle a certain problem. Participating in group counseling is similar to individual counseling, except you will join other people who may be experiencing a situation or problem that is similar to yours. Together, the group can share experiences and work together toward recovery and well-being.
  • Family Counseling: With family counseling, you and other members of your family (children, parents, and/or siblings) meet together with a provider to improve relationships and address any mental health challenges the family might be experiencing.

During your first appointment, you can expect to meet with your provider and learn more about each other. Your provider will likely ask you some questions about your challenges, your goals and your preferences, as well as questions about your history receiving mental health treatment. Together, you and your provider will begin working on a treatment plan that is a custom-fit to your needs.


St. Louis County Counseling Office
9378 Olive Blvd., Suite 205
Olivette, Missouri 63132

Burkemper Family Counseling Center
516 Jefferson
St. Charles, Missouri 63301