For many students, the idea of trying to find an off-campus therapist can feel intimidating, especially if you are already feeling overwhelmed by other life concerns.

It can be hard to know how to start the process, and understanding your options is important. This guide is meant to provide some information and insight for students looking for off-campus mental health services and hopefully, to make this next step easier. For a directory of community based therapists please refer to the Mental Health Provider List. You may also search the page  by using keywords (i.e.,” PTSD) to find a therapist specialties.

Please keep in mind the space is limited with therapist. If you think you need counseling, don’t wait to begin the process! It can take time to locate a provider and get in for an appointment. You may have to call or email several to see who has openings.

How to schedule an appointment.  If you are reaching out to a potential mental health provider by email, note that email is not a secure or confidential mode of communication. Avoid giving any information other than what is suggested in the phone script above. A first meeting with a provider is the time to share what you’re hoping to work on so save the details for the in-person meeting.

To explore community-based mental health provider options, please use our new resource tool; CARALYST. How to sign up for Caralyst and generate tailored therapist suggestions. Although not all our community providers have yet enrolled with CARALYST it is our goal to add providers moving forward. For a full list of in-network providers see below.

If you have been referred to a mental health provider by Dr. Winters or have self-referred but have not heard back (be sure to check your junk email and voicemail) within 2-3 days, please contact Betty Feagans in Student Health Services either by email ( or phone (314-362-2346).  Student Health Service is committed to delivering efficient, accessible, and high-quality health care; they are happy to assist you assist in connecting you with mental health services.


Dr. Gregory Goldman
7110 Oakland, Suite 105
Richmond Heights, MO 63117

PHONE: (314) 884-8075

Email for appointment

Specialties include: LGBTQIA+, experiences of marginalization, interpersonal/relational difficulties, anxiety. I provide psychotherapy to individuals, couples, and groups, and conduct psychological assessments. I have helped people manage a wide variety of problems including anxiety and mood disorders, substance use issues, adjustment difficulties, social/relationship problems, self-esteem and assertiveness issues, anger and impulsivity, career and life direction issues, sexual orientation and gender-related problems, unusual experiences, and existential concerns. I believe strongly in taking the time to know and understand my clients so we can collaboratively find a treatment approach that fits and is as effective as possible.


Kenneth McCain, Licensed Professional Counselor
4390 Lindell Blvd,
St. Louis MO 63108
PHONE: (314) 956-0547

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Specialties include: Men’s Health Issues, Women’s Health Issues, Relationship Issues, Adjustment Disorders, Anxiety and Depression.


Dr. Sharon Lightfoot
4231 Laclede Ave
St. Louis, MO 63108
PHONE: (314) 289-9981

Specialties include: Coping with stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, sleep disorders, relationship concerns and substance abuse.


Alicia Cunningham, Licensed Professional Counselor
8420 Delmar Ave, Suite 300
St. Louis MO 63124
PHONE: (314) 261-3044

Please see link for my website:

Email for appointment

Specialties include: Addiction, life transitions, school issues, anxiety, coping skills, depression, life coaching, stress, mood disorders, Individuals and couples. I aim to empower individuals to rebuild relationships, improve self esteem, develop positive coping skills, and overcome any challenge life has thrown your way. I believe in counseling. I believe in having a safe place to be yourself and discuss hardships, and thoughts free of judgement. During counseling we will address your specific needs.

Treatment Approach and Types of Therapy: Coaching,Cognitive Behavioral (CBT),Compassion Focused, Culturally Sensitive, Family Systems, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative, Person-Centered, Solution Focused Brief, (SFBT), Strength-Based, Structural Family Therapy, Trauma Focused.


Dr. Liz Davis Goldman
7110 Oakland Ave, Suite 105
Richmond Heights, MO 63117

PHONE: (314) 884-0180

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Specialties include: Substance use disorders (CBT-SUD, coping skills) PTSD or trauma history, including sexual trauma, combat trauma, childhood trauma, race-based stress and trauma, and any other kind of trauma (Cognitive Processing Therapy, coping skills, etc.) Depression, anxiety (CBT, mindfulness, relational, feminist therapy) LGBTQIA, particularly exploration of gender identity or sexual orientation; experiences of marginalization (Integrative, CBT, existential, feminist therapy)Relationship problems. Individual or couples therapy. (Couples therapy draws from the Gottman Method. Individual therapy is integrative, likely drawing from CBT, mindfulness, feminist therapy, relational therapy.)


Jenny Stanuch, MSW, LCSW
Enliven Therapy LLC
222 S. Meramec Ave, Suite 301, St Louis, MO

PHONE (314) 710-2753

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Specialties include: Secondary trauma, burnout, and moral injury among helping professionals; sexual health and well-being; identity issues, especially LGBTQIA+; interpersonal and relationship challenges; unconventional and expansive lives

Therapy modalities: I draw from a variety of modalities including psychodynamic, interpersonal, existential, and feminist therapies. I utilize elements of CBT and DBT when it is of benefit and interest to the client. I work with individuals as well as with couples and partners.

Deciding to pursue therapy is a very personal decision. I offer a space to encounter yourself in a new way and work towards inhabiting yourself more fully. To me, therapy is a conversation with some special quirks, where my role is to remain curious and listen while guiding the focus of our exploration. I challenge clients by asking “are you willing to go there?,” offering support along the way, and ensuring a soft place to land when it is time to take a step back. In my work, I blend genuineness and warmth with humor and irreverence. I view therapy as an open, non-judgmental place to bring your physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual experiences and explore them within the context of a compassionate and collaborative therapeutic relationship.

My hope is for you to regain your liveliness and vitality. I specialize in working with helping professionals and medical providers around how their work impacts them as well as how their personal histories interact with their professional lives. I also frequently work with and have additional training addressing aspects of sexual health and well-being, relationships, and identity. I don’t believe there is a one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to therapy. Together, we determine the focus for therapy based on your goals and priorities. I’m fortunate to have trained in a variety of treatment modalities and find it most successful to dialogue with my clients and decide what approach to take together. I work with people of all identities and cultivate an environment that is inclusive and affirming so that you can bring your whole self to our work.


Sarah Tyndall, MSW, LCWS
140 Prospect, Suite H
Kirkwood, MO
PHONE: (314) 516-3753
Email for appointment
Do your relationships cause you to feel anxious or depressed? Do you want to quit or cut back your substance use but find it difficult? Is your anxiety getting in the way of your goals and living? I provide a warm, safe, trauma informed environment. Asking for help and starting the process of change and growth is hard, but you do not have to do it alone. It takes time, and we will go at your pace, making sure that your needs are being met. You are an expert in you!


I use an eclectic, unstructured approach, pulling from several different evidence based modalities. I enjoy working with clients struggling with substance abuse, anxiety, depression, personality disorders, veterans, and interpersonal relationship stress. I am currently doing some additional training to work with couples. This thing called life can be hard, so let’s try to navigate it together. Feel free to reach out to me, and we can schedule a quick consultation call to see if we are a good match(free of charge).


Susan Hubbard, MSW
1750 Brentwood Blvd, Suite 501
St. Louis, MO 63144
PHONE: (314) 968-3839

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Jasma Morris, MA, LPC

3751 Pennridge Dr, Suite 119
Bridgeton, MO 63044

PHONE: (314) 422-8118

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As we navigate life, we often face “barriers” that prevent us from moving forward and taking charge of our lives. The “barriers” that we face in life can be debilitating, but there are ways to break those “barriers” and create new paths towards your future. The new path created can lead one to a better quality of life.
Working from a strength-based approach along with Solution Focus Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy will allow me to tailor sessions that are specific to your needs and desires. This allows you to recognize your strengths and purpose in life while fostering healthier ways to cope with the “barriers” that challenges you.
Breaking through “barriers” that prevent you from a meaningful life can be challenging, but having someone with a set of unbiased ears allows your words to be the paint that is applied to a blank canvas. With each paint stroke representing your unique experiences in life, together we can create a masterpiece that represents your new outlook on life.


Sherie Kaplan, MSW
130 S. Bemiston Ave, Suite 704
St. Louis MO
PHONE: (314) 367-7470

Email for appointment

Specialties include: family of origin concerns, depression and mood disorders, identity issues, relationship conflicts, adjustment and life transition issues, self expression and communication issues, personality disorder and addictive patterns


Dr. Emily Carter
Telehealth – Only

PHONE: (312) 857-8545

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Specialties include: anxiety, social anxiety, panic attack, stress, grief and loss, adjustment, Personal growth: life transition, cultural adjustment, self-confidence, self awareness, racial identity, coming out, Relationship: Platonic/Romantic relationships, work/lab dynamics, familial dynamics, marital and premarital psychotherapy
Academic: time management, procrastination, dissertation/thesis support


Ebony Therapy, MSW, LCSW
3751 Pennridge Dr, Suite 119
Bridgeton, MO 63044

PHONE: (314) 443-7776

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Specialties include: depression, anxiety, anger, stress, trauma and PTSD (complex , racial, childhood, domestic abuse, sexual trauma), women’s issues (prenatal, postpartum, reproductive health, infertility), personal growth (life transition, cultural adjustment, self-confidence, racial identity).

At Ebony Therapy we are dedicated to partnering with individuals in order to assist with navigating through life’s challenges. We believe that you deserve a supportive and nonjudgmental space to explore issues that prevent you from being at your best. We are committed to ending stigma surrounding mental health treatment and increase awareness within marginalized communities. We look forward to the opportunity to work with you towards achieving your goals.


Huey Hawkins, PhD, MSW
7700 Clayton Rd, Suite 201
Richmond Heights, MO 63117
PHONE: (314) 882-6840

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Specialties include: Men’s issues, Mood related issues (anxiety and depression), Identity distress issues (LGBTQI+ and racial identity), Cultural trauma, Complex trauma (childhood emotional abuse), Personal growth (life transition, self-confidence, procrastination).

Are you seeking an answer to your problems? Is anger controlling the way you want to live life? Are you dissatisfied with life and don’t know why? If so, I am interested in helping you. I believe that through exploring one’s life experiences, both past and present, people find the solutions to their most difficult challenges.
I believe that authentic change comes from helping someone better understand the factors underlying their way of behaving and feeling. Making this connection often reveals new ways of seeing one’s self, uncovering strength that was never before realized.


Ingrid Smith, MSW, LCSW
2480 Executive Dr. Suite 111
St. Charles, MO 63303
PHONE: (314) 782-8884

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Specialties include: trauma, substance abuse, stress, women’s/men’s issues, self-esteem, anxiety, and depression

I work to help you solve a variety of issues and welcome and host safe spaces for active duty /retired veterans and their dependents, college students, LGBTQ+, POC, and older adults.
The work that I perform is centered around a solution-focused approach which is a model that is goal driven. I work closely to understand the goals of my clients and mutually figure out the best way to move forward to obtain your desired outcome. This goal directed approach is respectful to you and your life style and is tailored to fit your needs.
I don’t know if I will be the perfect fit for you, but I do know that I am willing to take the time to find out. And if I am a good fit for you please know that I am committed to helping you in your journey of healing.


Jeffrey Piper, MSW
130 S. Bemiston Ave, Suite 506
St. Louis, MO
PHONE: (314) 361-5983

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Linda Lingli Zhang, PhD, MEd, NCC, LPC
3460 Hampton
St. Louis, MO 63139

Email for appointment
PHONE: (314) 669-6525

Specialties include: depression, anxiety, anger, stress, grief and loss, substance and behavioral addiction, Trauma and PTSD (trauma in general, sexual trauma in particular, traumatic grief, chronic illness, chronic pain, generational trauma, infertility), Personal growth (life transition, cultural adjustment, self-confidence, racial identity), Relationship (family, martial and premarital, peer).

I facilitate understanding and transformation of intrapsychic complexes and interpersonal patterns with embodied and here-and-now interpersonal approaches that integrate attachment theory, developmental theory, neurobiology of trauma response and healing, and the power of self-awareness, self-compassion, and neuroplasticity.
We don’t have to fight the battle of survival alone. We don’t have to carry the burden of suffering for our whole life and to the next generation. Wherever you are in life, it is possible to reach for support, for change, for the longings that live deep in your heart. Bless you, my friends.
Stephanie Barbee
Specturm of Healing, LLC
PHONE: (314) 238-8012
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Specialties include: She primarily serves Black Queer people who seek to understand their identities, overcome traumatic experiences, or explore how to move through a world that sees them as invisible. She uses Acceptance and Committment Therapy and Brainspotting in a client-centered, eclectic approach.

Aya Kawasaki, LCSW, MSW
3460 Hampton Ave, Suite 106
St Louis, MO 63139
PHONE (314) 445-5678

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Specialties include: Depression, anxiety, PTSD, bipolar disorder, self-esteem, anger, grief and loss, trauma. adjustment, chronic illness, relationship, work/school stress, motivation, cultural issues, racial identity, LGBTQ+.


Mauranda Jones, LCSW, BC-TMH, BCD
Teletherapy -Only
PHONE: (757) 784-3506

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Specialties include:I believe that all aspects of a person’s life are connected and impact one’s emotional and overall well-being. I utilize a strengths-based, person-centered, and freedom-focused approach to assist people in addressing life’s stressors and meeting personal goals. My practice specializes in helping people who are struggling with anger, anxiety, adjustments/transition issues, depression, relationship issues, trauma, self-esteem, stress, and abuse/intimate partner violence. I support individuals by utilizing a multi-disciplinary approach tailored to one’s specific needs and goals. Services are provided virtually and securely, with flexible evening and weekend hours.

Mental Health is a Journey! I aim to assist people in navigating the challenges, transitions, and triumphs of life. Please feel free to email or call me with questions or to schedule an appointment. It’s my goal to partner with you toward Freedom-Focused living!

Open Arms Wellness

PHONE: (314) 329-4326
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Specialties include: Compassionate Therapists in St. Louis area with a a wide variety of expertise including depression, anxiety , low self-esteem, trauma, relationship, grief, addiction and many more health related issues.  

Open Arms Wellness is a thriving group of therapists and psychiatrists who specialize in children, teen, and young adult counseling in St. Louis, Missouri. Whether you are seeking in-person therapy in our Central West End, Ballwin and Brentwood offices or virtual therapy, we are committed to helping you on your journey of healing and growth.
Understanding Minds
Psychological Services

PHONE: (314) 729-1200
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Locally owned and operated mental health office providing trusted, confidential, and comprehensive mental health services in-person in the St. Louis metro area and by telehealth. 

It is our belief that the mutual understanding that develops between our therapists and clients makes it possible for people to achieve their goals. 

Our office is located in the St. Louis Metro. Visit us at 11144 Tesson Ferry Rd, Suite 101, St. Louis, MO

If you are having thoughts of suicide or feel suicidal, call for help immediately. Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1 (800) 273-8255, call 911, or go to the nearest emergency room.

Life Crisis – St Louis: (314) 647-HELP (4357)

Text “help” to (314) 226-1147

Looking for a provider after graduation? An easy-to-use and convenient method for finding a therapist is the Psychology Today website.

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