Find Therapists and Counselors in Saint Louis, MO

Find a Therapist in Saint Louis, MO

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It’s normal to experience mental health issues and relationship problems. Talking to a licensed therapist can help. Therapy can teach you more about yourself and your mental health concerns in a healing way. Many therapies are evidence-based and have been proven effective.

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Rest assured there are qualified therapists in Saint Louis who can treat a variety of concerns, including family conflict, relationship issues, anxiety, or depression. With our directory, the right therapist is easy to find.

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About Saint Louis

Saint Louis is the second largest city in the state of Missouri. It is an independent city, meaning it is not part of any county. Saint Louis has a population of 315,000 people. Roughly 71,000 residents are youths under the age of 18. 

The youth population in Saint Louis has decreased by 29% over the past 10 years. The decline in young people accounts for 76% of the city’s total population decrease. Due to an increase in the percent of youths from ethnic minority groups, St. Louis is experiencing greater diversity in the youth population. More than 3% of youths in the city have limited English proficiency.

Around 40% of children in Saint Louis live in poverty. Almost 20% of children are homeless, and roughly 75% benefit from food stamps. The school drop-out rate is almost 12%—five times the state average. The city of Saint Louis has double the state’s youth disciplinary incidents and violent teen death rate.

Mental Health in Saint Louis

In Saint Louis, more than 16% of residents who are younger than 65 do not have health insurance. About 17,000 youths are estimated to qualify for a mental health diagnosis, while over 3,500 are projected to have a serious mental health issue.

Mental health hospitalization among young people in Saint Louis has increased in the past few years. An evaluation of youth psychiatric services in 2015 shows an increasing number of children aged 6-9 require mental health treatment. 

References:

  1. City government structure. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.stlouis-mo.gov/government/about/city-government-structure.cfm
  2. Quickfacts: St. Louis city, Missouri. (n.d.). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved from https://www.census.gov/quickfacts/fact/table/stlouiscitymissouri,MO,US/PST045216
  3. 2017 St. Louis youth behavioral health community needs assessment: Executive summary. (2017). Behavioral Health Network of Greater St. Louis. Retrieved from http://www.stlmhb.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/2017-St-Louis-Youth-Behavioral-Health-Needs-Assessment-Executive-Summary.pdf