Kristen Ratican, MA, LPC

Saint Louis, MO 314.596.2712 Contact

psychotherapy + counseling

ABOUT

We are wired to repeat deeply learned patterns that, at a certain point, no longer serve us. Whether it’s in your personal relationships, or your relationship with yourself, at times you may find yourself feeling stuck in a repetitive loop, with outcomes that feel undesirable or out of your control. Together we can identify and explore these patterns in order to define your goals and work towards meaningful growth.

I enjoy working with children, adolescents, teens, and adults, as well as couples. I have experience working with a variety of clinical issues including ADHD, anxiety, autism, depression, grief and loss, family and life transitions, infertility, parenting, perinatal and postnatal mental health, school and work stressors, relationships, self-esteem, and trauma.

I approach treatment through an attachment-based, trauma-informed, psychodynamic lens and collaborative framework, recognizing that you are the expert of your life experience. 

I hold a K-12 school counselor certification and can be an advocate and support for students, especially those with IEPs and 504s, and can help parents navigate the accommodation process. In my work with children and adolescents, I also use a family systems approach, with the goal of healing the family as a whole, not just the child.

My role is to accompany you through insightful exploration in order to help increase self-awareness and self-compassion and bring about lasting change.

I look forward to hearing from you!

Education: BS Communication, Missouri State University; MA Counseling, Lindenwood University


Professional Accreditation(s), Affiliation(s), and Certification(s): Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), State of Missouri; National Certified Counselor Certification (NCC); Certified K-12 School Counselor, State of Missouri; Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) Certification; Post-Graduate Certificate of Supervised Experience in Clinical Practice of Psychodynamic and Systems Counseling.


Contact: I offer a free 15 minute consultation call for new clients to see if we might be a good fit. To schedule a consultation or session, contact Kristen Ratican at (314) 596-2712 or kristen@speaknowcounseling.com


Please allow up to 72 business hours/3 business days for a response. If you are experiencing a mental health emergency and/or have an immediate need for support, please call Behavioral Health Response (24/7) at (314) 469-6644 or text/call 988 (24/7) to reach the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline.

SERVICES

Anxiety

ADHD

Depression

Grief

Parenting

Relationships

Stress

Trauma

Life Transitions

Maternal Mental Health

Women's Issues

APPROACHES

Attachment-Based

Family Systems

Psychodynamic

Relational

Trauma-Focused

CLIENTS

Adolescents

Adults

Children

Couples

Families

INSURANCE ACCEPTED

Aetna

Cigna

Optum UHC

Out-Of-Network

PRIVATE PAY FEE

$150 - 50 minute session

Good Faith Estimate

LOCATION

Online Virtual Telehealth Therapy in Missouri with offices located in Webster Groves, MO.


Online therapy makes getting the help and support you deserve easier than ever. Online therapy has been shown to work just as well as, if not better than, in-person therapy. (Yes, even for brand-new clients!) 


My clients and I have come to love, and even prefer, online therapy for its convenience, accessibility and comfort factor. It's so great, in fact, it's what I now offer exclusively!


Questions? Reach out and let's chat! You can ask any questions you may have, and we can see if we’d work well together.

I believe in equitable care for everyone. I respect who you are, how you identify, and how you express yourself. My job is to make sure you feel safe seeking care and to come alongside you to understand your needs, listen to you, and support you. 

If you are looking for a safe and affirming space to tend to your needs with compassionate care and are open and curious about your self, your experiences, and the world, you are welcome here.