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 turned into you parenting a child who doesn't tell you what's going on. A child who obsesses over every little "what if," who gets overwhelmed in an instant, from 0 to 60

Anxiety can look like anger, like stress, like perfectionism... and 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.

As an anxiety and anger management specialist, I tailor my approach to your needs, and I collaborate with you to figure out how best to deal with what's going on. 

If you're curious to hear more, call me at 314-339-7640, or email me at kelsey@compassionatecounselingstl.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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Looking for child counseling, counseling for teens, or counseling for college students in St. Louis, MO?

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 anxiety and anger management for kids and teens, age 4 through college.

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I tailor my approach to you.

As a child and adolescent anxiety specialist, I am happy to provide a free 15 minute phone consultation to help you navigate this process. We can determine if therapy would be beneficial, or if there is something else that would be more helpful. I can even connect you with other great therapists, psychologists, counselors, or psychiatrists in St. Louis if I don't have the specialized training that would be the best fit for you or your child.

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