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Client Paperwork:

Carissa Rupp

MA, PLPC

Carissa is a provisionally licensed professional counselor (PLPC) working under the supervision of Julia Dooley, MA, LPC, RPT. Carissa holds a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Lindenwood University and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Carissa is a member of the American Counseling Association (ACA).

Carissa works with a variety of concerns and issues, including PTSD, anxiety, depression, and self-harming behavior. She is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy to assist clients experiencing trauma and stress-related symptoms. Carissa has a special interest in working with individuals who have suffered trauma related to sexual abuse/assault.

Carissa believes that a person’s struggles and challenges do not define them or dictate their worth. She uses a compassionate, validating, and sometimes humorous approach to help her clients overcome their trauma and recognize their strengths. Carissa tailors each therapy session to the unique needs of her client and moves at a pace that is comfortable for them.

Carissa also has a personal connection to the disability community. She has devoted over 15 year’s advocating and empowering individuals with disabilities and supporting parents of children with disabilities. Carissa has also written trainings to support parents of children with disabilities for the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) and has served on several local and state boards to improve the lives of individuals with disabilities.

314-744-9253

Office Hours

Monday:

9 AM to 9 PM

Tuesday:

9 AM to 9 PM

Wednesday:

9 AM to 1:30 PM

Thursday:

10 AM to 1:30 PM

Friday:

10 AM to 1:30 PM

Saturday:

No Availability

Sunday:

No Availability

Services:

Psychotherapy, Individual Therapy, Group Therapy, Family Therapy

Specialized Issues:

Anxiety Disorders, Bipolar-Related Disorders, Depressive Disorders, General Mental Health, Grief and Bereavement, Neurodevelopmental Disorders, Trauma, ADHD, School/Work Stress, Divorce, Self-Harm

Age Groups:

12-17, 18-64, 65+

Communities:

General Population, First Responders, Veterans, Survivors of Sexual Violence or Abuse, Survivors of Child Abuse

Treatment Approaches:

CBT, EMDR, Person-Centered

Accepted Insurance:

I am not on any insurance panels