Sonder Counseling is a therapy practice located in Clayton, MO. Sonder Counseling specializes in helping clients reflect intentionally on their lives and grow from this introspection. Many of the clients at Sonder Counseling begin therapy because they want to learn more about who they are, what motivates them, what stresses them out, and how they can feel like they’re worthy of love, connection, and fulfillment. The therapists at Sonder Counseling are passionate about helping LGBTQ individuals, specifically transgender folks, process through the difficulties that come with being minorities, which can often result in anxiety or depression.
The therapists at Sonder Counseling strive to show clients that they’re enough. They encourage clients to change their mindsets by being compassionate with themselves. This means less negative self-talk, blaming, and self-criticism. The therapists use affirming language with their clients and ensure that everyone feels comfortable, safe, and respected. Clients learn effective coping skills to use when they start to feel overwhelmed, which can include deep breathing, visualization, grounding exercises, or distraction techniques. Clients also learn how to take care of themselves on a deeper level, prioritizing their own needs and wants while setting boundaries with others.
Therapists at Sonder Counseling have background in LGBTQ advocacy and policy. James Ahearn, a therapist at Sonder Counseling, is an attorney who understands the immense impact that language can have on someone’s life. Sonder Counseling offers warm, empathetic therapy services for clients of all identities, backgrounds, situations, and goals.
Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Healing painful experiences and memories from the past
Sonder Counseling is not in-network with any insurances.
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