Compassionate Counseling Services in St. Louis

Open Arms Wellness therapists in Brentwood, Missouri are here to provide you with evidence-based compassionate therapy.

Individual Therapy

Sometimes life gets hard. Life can feel more challenging during transitions- moving to a new place or starting a new career. As we transition to new phases of life (e.g. being a parent, starting or ending a relationship, caring for a loved one) we need extra support. We are forever growing and changing. Individual therapy can help boost your self esteem and help you navigate these changes in a healthy way by accessing your resilience and inner strength. Individual therapy is a place to talk about your challenges and start your new life. Individual therapy is commonly used for the treatment of depression, anxiety, bipolar, grief, ADHD, feeling stuck, restless, trauma, work-life balance, and stress.

The price per session is $140.  

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Couples Therapy or Marriage Therapy

At Open Arms Wellness, we understand that seeking counseling services is a significant decision, and we are here to support you on your journey towards a healthier and more fulfilling relationship. We want to provide you with valuable information about our couples and marital therapy services.

Private Pay and Your Well-being

We believe in offering counseling services that prioritize your well-being without the constraints of an insurance plan or the need for a mental health diagnosis. Many of our clients choose private pay for the benefits it provides, including the freedom to receive counseling without being term-limited and the assurance that your insurance company will not receive details of your therapy. Furthermore, you will not be given a mental health diagnosis, safeguarding your privacy in any potential legal circumstances.

Couples and Marital Therapy

At Open Arms Wellness, we are dedicated to nurturing the health and growth of your relationship. Our approach to couples and marital therapy revolves around focusing on the relationship itself and addressing issues beyond those considered medically necessary for individual clients with mental health diagnoses. While this means that couples therapy is only private pay, it allows us to tailor the counseling experience specifically to your unique needs and goals as a couple.

Affordable and Accessible

We understand that finances play a role in your decision-making process. Our therapy rates are designed to be competitive, with sessions ranging from $130 to $180 for individual therapy and $220 for couples or family therapy. We want to ensure that our counseling services remain affordable and accessible, empowering you to invest in your relationship's growth. 

Preconsults: Your Path to Empowerment

Before embarking on couples therapy, we conduct preconsults to better understand your needs and goals. These sessions are an opportunity for us to identify if both parties are invested in the counseling process, understand the reasons for seeking services, and tailor the session structure to best meet your unique requirements.

An Empathetic Approach

We recognize that every relationship is unique, and our therapists bring a compassionate and empathetic approach to the counseling process. Our goal is to create a safe and supportive environment where you and your partner can openly explore your thoughts and emotions.

Get Started Today

If you're ready to take the first step towards enhancing your relationship, please feel free to reach out to us with any questions or to schedule a pre-consultation. We are here to support you every step of the way, providing professional and effective counseling services that empower your relationship's growth and well-being.

Thank you for considering Open Arms Wellness. We look forward to being a part of your journey to a more fulfilling and loving relationship.


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Or call now to get started: (314) 329-4326

Family Therapy

The breakdown of a family system can be due to so many different underlying issues. From phase of life problems (e.g like a child moving to adolescence) to a new baby in the home, our therapists have proven strategies to get your family back to happy. Sometimes when there are dysfunctional patterns in a family the family gets stuck. Our expertly trained therapists can help families get past ineffective patterns and cultivate change.  Our goal is to decrease overall stress in a family and help the family function as the strong, life affirming unit it can be. Be the family that giggles together.

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Play Therapy

Children can be just as stuck as adults and their mental health is just as important. Sometimes kids don’t have the words to communicate how they are stuck whether it is anxiety, depression, trauma or something less common. Our play-therapy trained therapists can use techniques to access their feelings through play and help them overcome their challenges.  Don't be concerned if there is laughter coming out of the therapy room!

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Group Therapy

Group therapy is a collaborative tool used to help individuals grow in a safe and confidential environment. During group therapy individuals meet through Zoom or face to face to talk about their concerns as they pertain to the group topic. The magic of a group happens when group members can share their feedback, empathy, support, and encouragement with each other. Group therapy at Open Arms Wellness addresses treatment for topics like teen stress, anxiety and depression.

Licensed counselor-led group therapy for adolescents with depression are forming now.

Group fees start at $50.  We offer a sliding scale to those in need.

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Autism Testing

Worried your child isn't thriving? Do you suspect he or she may be on the spectrum?  Our  specially trained therapists can help.  The ADOS (Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule) is a testing tool used for children to determine whether they may have autism.  It takes approximately 60-90 minutes to administer.  After administration, your therapist will score the test and write a written report that she will go over in person to help you understand the metrics and recommendations. Find out more about autism testing.

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Online Therapy

Open Arms Wellness, in St. Louis, MO is providing online therapy and has found that it is safe and effective in achieving lasting treatment goals. We use a HIPAA compliant platform so you can do therapy from the comfort of your own home. Sometimes finding a quiet space at home can be difficult.

Where to find quiet space to do online therapy:

  • Go for a walk
  • Use earphones so the therapist can’t be heard
  • Sit in the comfort of your car

We have heard overwhelming positive feedback from clients concerning online therapy. Online therapy is here to stay! While we look forward to a time when we will be able to see our clients face to face again, we also welcome the convenience and accessibility of online therapy. In person sessions are available on an as needed basis.

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Online Therapy for College Students in Missouri

Our online therapists are happy to provide online therapy for college students in Missouri. We're happy to work with college students in Kansas City, St. Louis, and Columbia, MO. We've worked with many college students in Missouri experiencing a multitude of experiences. Through online therapy for college students in Missouri, we're able to offer effective online therapy wherever you are in Missouri. 

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