Kelly O'Neal, LCSW


Are you tired of just barely making it through each day? Overwhelmed or crushed by nagging anxiety? Using evidence-based techniques tailored to you and your goals, I can help YOU bring back your spark!

I can help you cope with anxiety and depression and back to truly enjoying life. I excel at chronic health management and have extensive experience with body image issues. We will work together as a team, collaborating on strategies to improve your behavior patterns through self-compassion.

My Approach To Therapy

Many therapists see therapy as a one-sided conversation with little give and take. I can promise you, we will have a conversation together about how to reach your goals. I will work side-by-side with you through your therapy experience as we explore various coping skills through mindfulness and emotional support. All genders and ages welcome.

We will work together as a team, collaborating on coping strategies to improve your quality of life. As we get to know each other, we will work on disrupting negative thought and behavior patterns through the lens of self-compassion and relaxation techniques. I will meet you where you are at and work side by side with you through your therapy experience…wherever each moment takes us! You are not alone.

Why We Love Kelly

Because it is impossible not too!  Kelly has mastered a wide range of techniques to help a range of issues.  She is warm hearted understanding individual that can offer ideas and techniques to help you.  We get SO MUCH positive feedback about her!


  • University of Missouri-Columbia, Master of Social Work
  • University of Missouri-Columbia, Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Minor in Social Justice


  • Mercy South (formerly St. Anthony’s) Hyland Behavioral Health
  • Ellis Fischel Cancer Center

Work Experience

Cancer Support Community of Greater St. Louis 

Patient Stories

“Kelly gave me space to feel safe to express myself and made me feel like I could relax and learn new coping skills to use outside of our sessions.”   

“Thank you for letting me know it’s ok to be vulnerable and emotional and that I deserve to get support."