Hi! I'm Amy and I'm a licensed professional counselor in the state of Missouri. Along with my Master's of Science degree in Counseling Psychology, I have a post-master’s veteran behavioral health certificate. Over the past 8 years, I have worked across a wide spectrum of clients. I have experience with anxiety, depression, bipolar, substance use disorders, anger management, family conflict, crisis intervention, goal setting, and with clients just wanting to optimize their mental health.
My personal approach to therapy is to create a partnership with a client working towards the goals the client wants to achieve. From the first conversation until the end, I maintain unconditional positive regard towards my clients. I believe therapy can be both about coping skills and achieving goals, but also about the process of discovering yourself through talk therapy. I utilize cognitive-behavioral approaches, dialectical behavioral techniques, motivational interviewing, and mindfulness techniques depending on individual needs of clients.
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, Body Image, Codependency, Communication Problems, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Divorce and Separation, Emptiness, Expats, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fertility Issues, First Responder Issues, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
MO LPC 2014027995
Amy has been a gift in my life! She has helped me in innumerable ways and is always willing to meet me where I am.
Written on Nov 03, 2023 after therapy with Amy for 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and self esteem
Amy has been a constant support for me since I started seeing her a few months ago. She has been helpful in understanding my body and my response systems. I am extremely grateful for having her as my therapist!
Written on Jun 27, 2023 after therapy with Amy for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Amy is extremely good at wading through all the BS that I'd usually throw up in front of my problems and keeps me focused on the progress that I can make in any situation. She's also very mindful of my limits, in energy and emotions, and does a good job keeping the progress we make realistic and pragmatic. I highly recommend Amy for anyone who has had an unconventional life and want to do better in it.
Written on Jan 30, 2023 after therapy with Amy for 11 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem
I feel like she understands me so well and is very helpful and encouraging. So glad I got matched with her!
Written on Jan 29, 2023 after therapy with Amy for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and adhd
I’ve been going through a lot and over time, it’s taken it toll on me. So far, Amy has done a great job of opening my eyes to reality and showing me what there is to appreciate. Mostly self-discovery, but in general, being happy with me. I’m glad that I’ve found her.
Written on Oct 06, 2022 after therapy with Amy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
Amy has been amazing. Beyond amazing. She is really a GEM. It is so hard to find the right therapist but I got extremely lucky and was matched with Amy. She has opened my eyes to the way I think, feel, and the way I treat myself. She has given me such sound advice. I really appreciate Amy Creason.
Written on Apr 11, 2022 after therapy with Amy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, addictions, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching