Step onto the path to positive change.

Counseling services using a whole-person approach to healing
  • Have you had a trauma or adverse life experience that causes increased anxiety, stress or low mood?
  • Do you have health issues and physical limitations that keep you from enjoying life to its fullest?
  • Do you have feelings of low mood or mood swings and have difficulty feeling motivated?
  • Are you experiencing grief and loss related to the death of a loved one and need counseling in the St. Louis, MO area?
  • Do you feel overwhelmed at work or with daily obligations with little time to enjoy life?
  • Do you need help dealing with the loss of a beloved pet?
  • Are you an animal caregiver who is struggling due to the endless hours spent taking care of a pet’s chronic needs?

Let me help you find your happiness again, learn coping strategies to improve your quality of life, and get you on your own path to wellness!

Counseling Services

Are you having trouble dealing with a challenge on your own? We are all faced with daily struggles that challenge who we strive to be. Whether it’s stress reduction, addiction, low self-esteem or dealing with overwhelming life changes, together we can work to identify your goals so you can live the life that you deserve.

Help with Compassion Fatigue and Burnout

Is taking care of others (people or pets) taking a toll on your own well-being? Are you taking better care of others while neglecting your own self-care? Are you struggling to regain the compassion you once felt in your role as a caregiver? I can help you continue doing the work you love, while also getting the most out of your own life.

Pet-Related Counseling

Our pets are an important part of our lives. Losing them can be like losing a family member. I can help you deal with the loss of a pet and work through grief, so you can celebrate your pet’s life in a way that honors the relationship you had together. I also help animal caregivers with chronic stress experienced from dealing with very challenging situations.

Who Am I?

I’m Allison White, ACSW, LCSW, CCDP-D. I’m a licensed clinical social worker and certified co-occurring therapist who has worked in the field of mental health and substance abuse for over 25 years. I am also a certified EMDR (eye movement desensitization reprocessing) therapist and can use this therapy to help overcome past traumas and adverse life experiences. I’ve also helped individuals who are dealing with ongoing health issues (that impacts quality of life), caregivers (for both people and pets) experiencing compassion fatigue and burnout, and people struggling with loss, grief, and bereavement. Learn more about what I offer and how I can help >

I can help you overcome your struggles with:

  • Trauma and adverse life experiences
  • Health issues that impact quality of life
  • Low self-esteem
  • Depression & anxiety
  • Chronic stress
  • Overwhelming life changes and/or loss
  • Loss of a beloved pet
  • Compassion fatigue in the workplace
  • Compassion fatigue for caregivers
  • Lack of motivation
  • Negative thought patterns

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Treating the Whole Person

This article was the feature article in the NAMI Advocate Winter 2018 edition: Putting the Pieces Together on Integrated Care. "She’s just anxious, Allison,” said my mother’s physician. I had ...
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Wellness Video: Path to Wellness

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