Freeing yourself from the past and living in the present is the key to your best future.
Are you struggling with issues related to trauma, grief, depression, family conflict, relationships, anxiety, or major life changes? There comes a time when help is needed from a professional to cope with many of life’s challenges. I’m a licensed Mental Health Service Provider in the St. Louis area, and I’m here to support you on your journey toward healing and self-discovery.
"A little Secret about your Therapist...
Your therapist doesn't just hold you in mind for the hour that you sit with them. They research topics related to your case outside of session, spend hours doing notes and treatment planning for you. they hold you in mind between sessions. When something they see reminds of them of you, they think about you. They talk to colleagues about you to ensure they are providing you the best treatment.
It's more than one hour."
"You made me feel appreciated and loved, yet made me think about how to improve my situation."
Accelerated Resolution Therapy
Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) is an evidence-based psychotherapy with proven results in treating individuals suffering from post-traumatic stress, anxiety, phobias, depression, prolonged grief and much more. Trained ART clinicians facilitate clients' reconsolidation or 're-storage' of distressing memories in a way which returns the client to normal functioning. Clients follow the ART therapist's hand movements with their eyes while processing the memories. These memories are then recoded and stored. Although these memories are not completely erased, they lack the previous powerful physiological and psychological effects which made day to day functioning a challenge. The benefit of ART is the client is not required to recount the troubling memories. And by the end of the process, the therapist has assisted the client in creating a more tolerable ending to difficult prior memories. Images and metaphors along with eye movements play a crucial role in the process. As a Certified Basic ART Practitioner, I am happy to assist you as you work toward more positive and present in your current experiences and interactions.
As part of ART training, I had to experience the process for myself. It's remarkable easy and something that could help so many people. In fact, I enjoyed being able to rewrite memories in a manner which brought me peace and closure.
The below links will take you to various stories and explanations about Accelerated Resolution Therapy. I encourage you to watch and contact me when you are ready.
As a mother and a professional, I understand the isolation, the pressure and the doubt we all feel throughout our adult lives. Whether you’re an individual, a couple or a family looking for help - my therapy sessions are designed to strengthen your confidence, and assist you in the healing process. My passion is empowering women to accept themselves despite their perceived shortcomings. I am relatable and nonjudgmental and treat all of my clients with respect. Take a look at the services I offer, and get in touch with me today. My training and modalities include family systems, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Accelerated Resolution Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness and Self Compassion. I am passionate about the field of mental health and particularly family dynamics, conflict, and communication.
I guide my clients every step of the way and implement various methods to help them develop new attitudes towards all of life’s most complex matters. Schedule an appointment today and see what I can do for you.
"You are an amazing outlet to people who need to talk and just feel safe."
In my therapy sessions, we’ll work to solve current problems and improve positive thinking and behavior. I will help you “re-frame” your reactions and provide you with valuable tools to cope with life’s obstacles. I’m confident you’ll find my personalized Individual Therapy beneficial and inspirational. Get in touch to book an appointment.
A BIT ABOUT THERAPY
"It's a marathon not a sprint"
Once a solid rapport is established, I implement effective psychotherapy methods to instill self-understanding among patients. I am happy to encourage them to adopt new attitudes and feelings towards life situations. It is essential to keep in mind that therapy is not a magic pill or a quick fix: therapy is a healing process that necessitates participation and investment from the patient and caretaker alike. If we look at counseling as a marathon, it is important to understand that in counseling the finish line can move. What you begin counseling for can shift and change and still be exactly what you needed. My clients feel safe and understood during this process. But in the end, making small changes to self-defeating behavior and coping with feelings of sadness, fear, and pain can bring life-altering results.
"Thetis made a tremendous difference in the lives of my two teenage daughters. Having an insightful, compassionate person to speak with and bounce ideas off of was a tremendous help as they faced some very difficult life situations. Creating a safe and trusting environment for them to talk was critical as they did not always want to speak with their parent. My daughters and I highly recommend."
-former client parent
Thetis Alcott, Mac, MAC, LPC
Basic ART Practitioner