Kati Foizey, MA, LPC
I utilize a variety of techniques in counseling and we will discuss which approaches best fit your needs. I am a cognitive behavioral therapist, meaning I help individuals make the connection between their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. I have also received specialized training in several other therapy modalities, including Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP).
I work with clients of all ages, but particularly enjoy working with children, adolescents, and their families. I have been working with this population for over twelve years, with much of that time being focused on helping youth who have experienced various types of trauma. Oftentimes when parents come to me seeking help for their child, they find themselves feeling at the end of their rope. They know their child is struggling, but they may not know why or the best way to help their child. Parents may feel defeated, believing no one understands or that they are somehow to blame for their child’s struggles. I strive to help parents feel heard, as parents are the real experts on their children. I create a safe, warm environment for youth to share and process their thoughts and emotions. Together, we work toward understanding and healing for the whole family.
Lindsay Walter, MA, LPC
Hi There. Welcome.
I love what I do. I love walking with individuals and families through both the highs and lows that come with life and mental health. I enjoy helping people find and utilize their own internal strength and resources to face whatever difficulties life may be throwing at them. I believe that creating meaningful and healthy relationships is the purpose of life and brings lasting joy to our lives.
What does that look like?
The foundation of our work together is spent building a strong and comfortable therapeutic relationship. It is not uncommon to feel nervous about coming to therapy. I get it. My approach is warm, friendly and welcoming. As we begin working together it is important that you get to know me and feel comfortable. This usually begins with our first phone call. I want to spend a few minutes answering your questions, hearing about what you are looking for, and sharing about what working together will look like.
At this point we schedule an intake. Prior to the first appointment you are encouraged to answer a few questions online for us to go over together.
If you are comfortable with the intake and what we discuss, you are encouraged to schedule your next appointment.
If you do not think I am the right fit, then we will work together to find a therapist that may be able to help you.
Things you may be wondering about:
I have a variety of experiences that brought me to this place.
I am married. A working mom. Business owner. My husband and I have 2 children adopted from Foster Care. I am a St. Louis native. I love to read, cook, and laugh with people I care about.
I have been working in private practice for over 7 years, serving kids, teens, families and individuals. I enjoy working with people of all ages that struggle with anxiety, depression/bi-polar, high functioning autism, perfectionism, parenting issues, and adoption or foster care transitions.
Additionally, for 4+ of those years, I worked with The Cancer Support Community of St. Louis leading support groups for children of parents or grandparents who are undergoing cancer treatment.
Prior to private practice, I served as a Campus Minister and then the Associate Director of Campus Ministry at Saint Louis University from 2006-2011. The pastoral care and counseling I provided to college and graduate students during this period was life giving and provided inspiration for my next career step.
I also worked at Boys Hope Girls Hope as a Residential Counselor in the adolescent boys home. Building relationships with teens and getting to be a part of their daily lives was life-changing. I was a “houseparent” to eight, 12-18 year old boys. I was 25 years old; the learning curve was steep and eye-opening!
I graduated from Quincy University in 2000, then attended Covenant Theological Seminary where I received my Masters in Counseling in 2004.
“Learn to light a candle in the darkest moments of someone’s life. Be the light that helps others see; it is what gives life its deepest significance.”
― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart