Licensed Clinical Social Worker/Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist

Hi! I’m Mandy. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the states of Missouri and Illinois. I have over 15 years of experience in mental health, crisis intervention, trauma and substance use treatment. I’m so glad you are here and you are thinking about starting your healing process.

People I work with are typically experiencing stress/anxiety at home, work, school and may be having difficulty with relationships. Often individuals have trauma histories to explore or are impacted by stressful relationships such as caregiving, family members with substance use, or conflict in romantic relationships. Most importantly, our therapeutic relationship is an environment that is safe for you to explore your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors so you can begin to find peace, increased self-worth, better boundaries, and improved ability to feel joy in all of your spaces you occupy.

My approach is one of genuineness, authenticity, & connection. All parts of you that you bring to session are welcomed, trusted, & loved. I specialize in trauma, attachment/relational concerns, identity exploration, self-esteem/self-worth, college/work/caregiving stress, substance use. LGBTQ+ affirming & anti-racist. Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist. Trained in Attachment Theory, Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT), Narrative Therapy, Family Systems, Parts work, Somatic and Mind-Body oriented work, and Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR).

I’m so glad you’re here and thinking about starting your healing process. It’s an honor that you are considering doing this work with me. I don’t take the role lightly, & I respect & value every moment with people who choose to seek my help.

I specialize in working with the following:

  • Adults with current/recent trauma and/or a history of Developmental Trauma
  • Attachment and Relationship Concerns
  • Individuals and Couples plus Non-Monogamy, Polyamory, Kink
  • Identity Exploration and Self Awareness
  • Self-esteem and self-worth
  • College-age adults
  • Caregiver stress
  • Stress, depression, and anxiety
  • Substance Use
  • LCSW licensure supervision