You don't know how to help your kid anymore...

And you're wondering if they need counseling. A little part of you feels like you're failing as a parent. Your child, regardless of age, becomes overwhelmed so quickly, even with things that seem small to you. What you once thought was their unique way of dealing with stress has no turned into you parenting a child who doesn't tell you what's going on. A child who obsesses over every little detail, who gets overwhelmed in an instant, from 0 to 60

Anxiety can look like anger, like stress, like perfectionism... but regardless of how it looks, it's getting in the way of everything else.

Through building anxiety management and relaxation skills, and creating a plan tailored to your child, we can turn this around. We can give them and you the tools needed to make their anxiety less overwhelming.

I'm Kelsey, and I help parents with angry kids, perfectionist teens, and overwhelmed college students in St. Louis, MO.

Whether your pre-schooler has behavioral issues or your teen gets caught up in the small stuff, you deserve to have a plan, and you deserve to have another person on your side.

I tailor my approach to your needs, and I collaborate with you to figure out how best to deal with what's going on. We'll make sure to build up anxiety and anger management through relaxation and coping skills, and as an anxiety-specialist, I make sure we come up with the best plan for you.

If you're curious to hear more, call me at 314-339-7640, or email me at compassionatecounselingstl@gmail.com. We'll figure out what you're already doing right, and explore the best next steps. I look forward to hearing from you!


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Whether your child needs anger management skills or your teen just needs to talk, I can help.

I'm Kelsey Torgerson, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker trained in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Feedback Informed Treatment. I specialize in trauma-informed anxiety and anger management strategies, and I work with kids and teens from age 4 through college to build coping and self-regulation skills.

What is working with me like?

Clients tell me I'm calm, compassionate, and receptive. I specialize in anxiety and anger management because I know how overwhelming these problems can feel. Get the nitty gritty info here.