In the media...

We love sharing my expertise with others, even when they're not our counseling clients. We regularly collaborate with school districts, teachers, library-lead community resource providers, and outside community groups. 

Some of our 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

Please reach out via email or phone to schedule an interview or hear more about working with Compassionate Counseling St. Louis. 


Turning Your Practice Website Into A Love Letter To Your Ideal Client - The Therapist Experience

Featured in:

Creating a Comfortable Climate at Home for Kids to Talk About Sexual Assault - The Chicago Tribune

#MeToo: How to Talk to Your Kids About Sexual Harassment and Assault - Parents

Starting a Counseling Practice for Kids, Teens, and College Students in St. Louis, MO - Psych Central Professional

Cry, Baby - Girls' Life

How to Talk to Your Kid About Puberty - LifeHacker

Are Academic Demands and Overscheduling Stressing Kids Out? - Today's Parent

How To Stop Stalking Your Ex On Instagram When You Get The Itch, According To Experts - Bustle

Should You Cave In and Give Your 8-year-old a Smartphone? - The Chicago Tribune

Just How Much Privacy Should You Give Your Teen? - The Girlfriend AARP

As Stephen Colbert Opens Up About His Anxiety, Panic Attack Sufferers Tell Us How They Cope at Work - Market Watch

Our Dog Is Dying, and I Don’t Know What To Do - Scary Mommy

How to Talk to a Kid About Your Ex-Wife, Ex-Husband, Ex-Partner, or Ex-Friend - Fatherly

11 Small Health Symptoms Women Ignore, But Shouldn't - Bustle

Panic Attack Sufferers Tell Moneyish How They Keep Calm and Carry On at Work - Moneyish

11 Top Tricks from Therapists on How to Deal With Anxiety - Reader's Digest

9 Common Habits of People With Hidden Anxiety - Bustle

We Need to Talk About Mental Health and Pain - Thrive Global

Want to Help #MeToo? Here's What to Teach Your Boys -

12 Simple but Powerful Ways Psychologists Ward off Depression and Anxiety - Reader's Digest

50 Habits Healthy Families Always Have - Reader's Digest

An Expert-Backed, Foolproof Guide To ‘Going Dry’ (On Technology) For A Month - Huffington Post

Families Are Packing Their Schedules - But What's Lost May Be As Valuable As What's Gained - Deseret News

5 Signs It's Time For Your Relationship to End - Well and Good

For the Easily Distracted Entrepreneur: Staying Focused in 2018 - Weebly

The 4 New Year's Resolutions That You're Most Likely to Break - BravoTV

16 Parenting Experts Discussing How to Teach Children Compassion and Kindness - Momo and Me

How Being a Passive Parent Affects Your Child Later In Life, According to Experts - Romper

Most Workers Say They'd Rather Avoid the Holiday Party. Here's How to Survive It. - NBC News

11 Signs Your Everyday Worrying is Actually Normal and Not an Anxiety Disorder - Bustle

7 Subtle Ways Your Child is Trying to Tell You They're Being Bullied at School - Romper

Is Your Child Anxious or Just Bratty? Experts Explain How to Tell - Romper

The Best Morning Routine for Preschoolers, According to Experts - Romper

How to Stop a Toddler Tantrum: 6 Expert Secrets - Motherly

5 Daily Habits from Wellness Experts We Should All Try to Pick Up - Style By Moleker

Childhood Trauma is 'Written' On the Epigenome and Carried Into Adulthood - Genetic Literacy Project

15 Wellness Experts Share Their Favorite Daily Habit - InStyle

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 Dunn, MSW, LCSW specializes in child and adolescent anxiety. She opened her practice, Compassionate Counseling St. Louis, in early 2017. Kelsey helps parents with angry kids, anxious teens, and overwhelmed college students. She typically integrates CBT with building relaxation skills, and often finds that just having someone on your side is the most helpful part of counseling.