Doris Wild Helmering


Doris Wild Helmering


Professions: Clinical Social Worker, Marriage & Family Therapist, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Clinical Social Worker
Billing and Insurance:

I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage

Fees: My fee is 145.00 per session and group fee is 175.00 per month.
Evening Availability


Des Peres - Frontenac, Missouri 63131

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My Approach to Helping

I believe almost all problems are solvable. If you decide to see me for therapy, the first thing I'll probably ask is, "What's going on? Why have you come?" Perhaps you're having difficulty with a relationship or your struggling with a child or your weight. You may be trying to decide if you want to continue in a relationship or look for another job. Or you've noticed that you're drinking too much or getting too angry or obsessing. Maybe you're feeling anxious, depressed or lonely, and despite your best efforts, you can't seem to shake these feelings.
Whatever problem you bring to therapy, expect not only support but specific, concrete information about how to best handle the issue. What I often tell people, “Do buckle your seat belt, expect lots of concrete feedback, maybe shed some tears, share some laughter and together we'll get your problem solved."

More Info About My Practice

I’ve authored nine self-help books on marriage, relationships and weight loss including having written a weekly newspaper column for 24-years for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, have appeared on Oprah a number of times as a marriage expert as well as other national shows around the country. I’m a licensed clinical social worker, a cognitive behavioral therapist and a board certified diplomat.

Services I Provide

  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Mediation
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy
  • Premarital Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Individuals having problems with weight, alcohol, anxiety, depression, grief, loneliness and personal relationships as well as couples struggling in their marriage, parents having difficulties with an adolescent or adolescents struggling with school, or friends or family expectations.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Career Choice
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Communication Problems
  • Control Issues
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Family Problems
  • Gambling Addiction
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Parenting
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Esteem
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Anger Management
  • Attachment-Based Family Therapy (ABFT)
  • Bibliotherapy
  • Client-Directed Outcome-Informed Therapy (CDOI)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Conflict Resolution Therapy
  • Critical Incident Stress Management
  • Depth-Oriented Brief Therapy
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP)
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)
  • Positive Psychotherapy
  • Reality Therapy
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Transactional Analysis
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