Lisa Dierdorf

MA, LPC

Lisa Dierdorf

MA, LPC

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Telehealth Available
Professions: Counselor, Psychotherapist, Licensed Professional Counselor
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Professional Counselor - 2015019936
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: Individual Counseling
60 min session $110.00

Fully vaccinated clients in office or via Telehealth platform
All other clients via Telehealth platform
Telehealth sessions are held from the safety of your own home.

*Home-based counseling is available on a case by case basis. (Typically reserved for those individuals who are terminally ill and are unable to leave the home and find that a telehealth appointment does not meet their needs). Please contact me if this is something that you believe would be most beneficial to your specific circumstance.
Free Initial Consultation
Weekend Availability
Evening Availability

Offices

301 Sovereign Court
Suite 211
Ballwin, Missouri 63011

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My Approach to Helping

My treatment approach is warm and collaborative and is best described as "eclectic". I meet my clients where they are at, and endeavor to create a strong therapeutic alliance (trust, safety) as a working foundation. From a place of trust and safety, I work with my clients utilizing the approach and tools that best serve their needs, and adjust when necessary. Many research studies have shown that the most important factor in "satisfactory outcome" in therapy is the relationship the client has with the therapist.
"It is the relationship that heals" ~ Irvin Yalom, Psychiatrist and Existential Therapist
Many individuals feel uncomfortable in the presence of real human suffering. This is not a fault or a defect of character. It is simply a by-product of the culture in which we live. People generally want to help, they simply don't know how. Our culture does not teach us how to bear our own suffering, much less the suffering of others. Instead, no matter what loss an individual might be suffering, there is often social pressure to "feel better" or "move on". The social pressure to "suck it up buttercup" comes at a great cost. Authentic feelings are stuffed and many individuals are left feeling "something must be wrong with me." The tragedy is that the most unifying aspect of the human experience (grief) becomes the most isolating aspect of the human experience.
It is my privilege to be present and bear witness to your suffering; To accompany you as you navigate the messy, non-linear, non-rational, unpredictable, sometimes strangely beautiful, and always very human experience of grief.
In addition to experience working on crisis, suicide and veteran's hotlines, and community mental health, I bring with me 12 years combined volunteer and work experience in hospice where I provided bereavement counseling and spiritual support to both patients and families.

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Services I Provide

  • Home-Based Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Adults
  • Elders

Languages

  • English

Groups I Work With

    Grieving, Bereaved, Divorcing, Divorced, Mid-Life Transitions, Life Adjustments, Depressed, Anxious, Existential Crisis, Chronically Ill, Terminally Ill, Parents of Addicted Children (of all ages),

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Emptiness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Stress
  • Terminal Illness
  • Worry

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Collaborative Therapy
  • Dreamwork
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Expressive Arts Therapy
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Jungian Psychotherapy
  • Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)

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