In the media...
I love sharing my expertise with others, even when they're not my counseling clients. I regularly collaborate with school districts, teachers, library-lead community resource providers, and outside community groups.
Some of my favorite topics include:
- Anxiety and anger management for kids, teens, and college students
- Managing anxiety as a perfectionist
- Child abuse and trauma
- Building healthy family habits
- Balancing expectations as a parent
- Best interventions for anxiety
- Mental health and coping skills
An Expert-Backed, Foolproof Guide To ‘Going Dry’ For A Month - Huffington Post
5 Signs It's Time For Your Relationship to End - Well and Good
Creating a Comfortable Climate at Home for Kids to Talk About Sexual Assault - The Chicago Tribune
11 Top Tricks from Therapists on How to Deal With Anxiety - Reader's Digest
50 Habits Healthy Families Always Have - Reader's Digest
Childhood Trauma is 'Written' On the Epigenome and Carried Into Adulthood - Genetic Literacy Project
This Is the Best Age to Get Married (According to Relationship Experts) - Brides Magazine
5 Tips for Becoming a Morning Person - Mental Floss
My professional bio for media placement:
Kelsey Torgerson, MSW, LCSW is an expert in child and adolescent anxiety. She opened her practice, Compassionate Counseling St. Louis, in early 2017. Anxiety can morph from anger management problems to school avoidance to perfectionism, and across this age 4 through college lifespan, Kelsey tailors her approach to each client. She typically integrates cognitive-behavioral therapy with relaxation skills building, and often finds that just having someone on your side is the most helpful part of counseling.