Hi - I’m glad you’re here because it means you’re making yourself and your health a priority. My name is Beth Salmo, and I’m an LPC (Licensed Professional Counselor) in Missouri and an LCPC in Illinois as well as an NCC (National Certified Counselor). My background is in business - I am a CEAP (Certified Employee Assistance Professional) having completed all testing and continuing education requirements. My B.S. in Psychology is from Washington University in St. Louis and I earned my Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Arkansas. I chose to become a mental health practitioner after personally realizing the healing power of connection and therapy. In my career, I have worked with people aged 4-80+ with most of my experience being with adolescents and adults. Populations of particular interest are military, law enforcement professionals, first responders, prisoners, the bereaved, college students, and the elderly. I have the most experience in handling crisis, treating trauma, depression, anxiety, personality disorders, substance abuse issues, relationship concerns, and career issues.
My approach is based on a balanced mix of science, creativity, and humor. What you see is what you get – no robotic therapist here. I am professional and highly ethical in my work, but that doesn’t translate to boring or stuffy. I am serious when appropriate and also bring levity to sessions because life is hard, and humor is a wonderful coping skill. In terms of philosophies and techniques, you’ll find I’m influenced by Reality Therapy/Choice Theory, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and trauma-focused CBT, and person-centered modalities. I assess for many different issues and am well-versed in the psychological manifestation of medical conditions, though am not a medical doctor and will refer you to one should I detect a potential problem.
You and I will work collaboratively to develop personal goals and will adjust as needed as you progress in your healing journey. I learn as much from my clients as they do from themselves and the therapeutic process, which can be an awe-inspiring part of therapy. If you’re looking for someone who will listen, hold a proverbial mirror up for you, confront tough topics, offer strategies for coping/healing, and challenge you, then I may be a great fit. If not, I’m happy to refer you to someone whose style is more suited to your personality and needs. Best wishes in your journey.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Trauma and abuse
- Anger management
Addictions , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Parenting issues , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , Abandonment , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Antisocial Personality , Attachment Issues , Autism and Asperger Syndrome , Blended Family Issues , Body Image , Cancer , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Chronic Pain Illness and Disability , Codependency , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD) , Dissociation , Divorce and Separation , Emptiness , Fatherhood Issues , First Responder Issues , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Hospice and End of Life Counseling , Infidelity , Isolation/Loneliness , Men's Issues , Midlife Crisis , Military and Veterans Issues , Mood Disorders , Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Personality Disorders , Posttraumatic Stress , Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Traumatic Brain Injury , Trichotillomania , Women's Issues , Workplace Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LPC #2017031122 (Expires: 2021-06-30)
LCPC #180.012461 (Expires: 2021-03-31)
Professional and competent
I was skeptical at first but was glad i stuck it through. Beth is very helpful and understanding! I appreciate her good work.
Beth always makes me feel very comfortable. I am always willing to share everything with her. I have opened up to her more than I ever had with anyone. Just for that she’s already helped me tremendously.
I would recommend Beth she listens and she knows who I am and puts me towards the path I need to be appreciate her advice
Beth has been a life saver for me. I'm so glad to have her as my counselor.
Beth listens to me and helps me learn more about my deeper issues rather than just what’s on the surface. She listens, validates and respects my feelings, and gives me tools to work through what I’m feeling/going through. She’s personable and makes me feel comfortable to say what I’m thinking or feeling.
I was so skeptical of therapy in the beginning, but I was in a bad place and needed help, and felt I had nowhere to turn, so I took the leap. I'm so glad I did. Beth has been an absolute lifesaver. She is a great listener. She's very intuitive. She's not judgemental. She helps me work through things in a way I couldn't do on my own. She can be light-hearted and funny, or firm and honest. She's a wonderful therapist. I can't say enough how she's helped me. I'm so glad I found Beth and Betterhelp.
Beth Salmo is very professional, attentive, and intuitive with a very competent manner and obviously vast knowledge base about her field that inspires trust and confidence. She can be kind, funny, and understanding when need be, but she can also be serious and firm when it’s what I need - she is so good at helping me process what I’m going through and helping me educate myself and take control of my mental health. I would highly recommend her to anyone who is serious about their mental health!
Beth Salmo is an excellent choice for BetterHelp. Beth is always there when you need her, she offers several ways to contact and receive help. She can dive right in or give you time to warm up. You dont have to worry about being judged or someone being too harsh on you but at the same time she doesn't sugar coat everything. Beth is a kind, intelligent, empathetic and helpful therapist.
Beth is such an incredible listener. She gives me the space to express myself without judgement and provides really amazing feedback on my issues. I’ve been learning so much about myself and others with her help.
She’s a great listener and always makes me feel comfortable talking with her
Beth is wonderful. She's listened and validated my thoughts and feelings. She has guided me to come to my own conclusions about my mental health, and is natural and easy to talk to.
She's wonderful. She's so insightful and she listens to me when I'm in situations of high anxiety.
Beth makes me feel heard and always helps me come to helpful and eye-opening conclusions myself. I feel like I can go to her for anything, and she’s been nothing but a ray of hope and help these past few months.
Beth has been amazing so far. Non judgemental, supportive, and willing to tell me what I need to hear. I plan to continue with her for the foreseeable future.
Beth is extremely knowledgeable and professional but she's also empathetic and relatable. I've gotten one of the best counseling experiences of my adult life with Beth. I felt comfortable during our sessions, and I always felt my thoughts and feelings are handled with care. Beth strives to go above and beyond her clients needs, and I always felt like our sessions were an important priority even while she has many other clients. I would definitely work with her again!
Beth is an amazing individual that meets her clients on a face level. She is incredibly real but is very kind about it and is ready to tackle any challenge given to her and have her client alongside. Insightful. Wonderful. Only complaint is there isn't enough time.