Katheryn  Barton

Katheryn Barton


Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC Master of Education, MEd Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
Missouri Accepting Online
Kirkwood Accepting In-person
Updated October 31, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Couples counseling
  • Communication issues
  • Relationship issues
  • LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics
  • Conflict resolution
  • Emotion regulation

Professional statement

Katheryn Barton is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in St. Louis, MO. She meets with couples and individuals as they work through communication and relationship struggles. Many of her clients have stated how after working with her they are better able to navigate conflict and tough conversations. Katheryn is focused on helping her clients improve their relationships for a more meaningful connection.

Katheryn’s approach is rooted in Emotion Focused Therapy and some Gottman related themes and practices. Both proven to have great success when working with couples and are evidence-based approaches along with proof from interactional studies. She helps client’s notice their own physical and emotional reactions to one another and how that adds to a cycle that regularly plays out in their relationship. She introduces ways to take this new knowledge and apply it to make change.

Katheryn’s style is accepting, validating, non-judgmental and interactive. The clients are the experts of their reality and their perspectives, and she works with them to explore new perspectives as they move toward a deeper understanding of one another and thus, communication.

It’s very important for Katheryn to ensure the safety of her clients to share in session and to stay as neutral as possible. As a seasoned provider she provides in-person and online sessions to meet the needs and preferences of her clients. She is available at a variety of times throughout the week including some evenings. Her office is centrally located in Kirkwood.

Message to clients

If you are feeling like you and your partner have entered the "roommate realm" and no longer have that passion and connection, you once did. Or if you feel like you often argue over the same things again and again or over stupid things that don't really matter. I can help. I love my work with couples as they are wanting to reconnect and have tough conversations without it ending in a blow-up fight or yelling match.

Together we will focus on looking inward and how our actions impact the relationship. We will work to change destructive patterns, set effective boundaries and understand each other's perspective. Let's work together to gain back that intimacy and love and to move forward with an even stronger bond.


Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love

Communication issues - Developing effective interpersonal skills in relationships withpartners, families, and co-workers; using healthy methods of communication to convey needs and respond to others

Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges

Conflict resolution - Learning how to effectively and compassionately communicate in the face of conflict, whether at work or in personal life

Emotion regulation - Learning how to effectively manage the ups and downs of intense emotions; developing coping skills to use in a variety of settings to calm oneself and to give an appropriate amount of space to emotions


  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)


Katheryn Barton is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $150 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $70 - $150
  • Couples sessions: $175 (50min)
  • Group sessions: $265 (90min)
  • Family sessions: $350 (120min)

Additional session information

Therapist's note

I also offer a sliding scale option starting as low as $80 per session.


Online Sessions (Missouri)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9am-3pm
  • Tue 11am-6pm
  • Wed 11am-3pm
  • Thu closed
  • Fri 9am-2pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Kirkwood practice
439 South Kirkwood Rd, Suite 208, Kirkwood, Missouri 63122
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9am-3pm
  • Tue 11am-6pm
  • Wed 11am-3pm
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri 9am-2pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 6 years

Uplift and Connect Counseling, Founder, 2018 - Present
Vocational Rehabilitation of Missouri, VR Counselor, 2019 - 2021
Special School District- STL, Interpreter, 2013 - 2019

University of Missouri- St. Louis, Master's Degree, 2018
University of Kansas, Bachelor's Degree, 2004


Missouri: 2018028495


American Sign Language

Client testimonials

"So far, great. Very responsive and helpful."
- Zencare client • March 2023