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

Please reach out via email or phone to schedule an interview or hear more about working with me. 

Past articles:

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

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

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

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

9 Common Habits of People With Hidden Anxiety - Bustle

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

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, 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.