Elmer Otey

(MSW, LCSW, PhD)

About Me

Hello and welcome. My name is Elmer Otey. I am excited to share in your therapeutic experience. I am a License Clinical Social Worker and a State of Missouri approved Clinical Supervisor. I earned a Master's degree in Social Work from Saint Louis University and have extensive training in a wide range of treatment modalities. I have over 20 years of experience in various clinical settings. I believe in treating everyone with respect, dignity, sensitivity and compassion. My approach adheres to cognitive behavioral and rational emotive counseling with my ultimate goal being to meet your unique and specific needs. I do promote self determination and believe that together we will be able to make effective change in your everyday coping skills for an optimum outcome. I look forward to working with you.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 30

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #002375 (Expires: 2022-09-30)


Reviews

Written by C.H. on Jun 23, 2021 after counseling with Elmer for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and family conflicts

Elmer was simply great, very stand up human being.

Written by L.U. on Jun 10, 2021 after counseling with Elmer for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career difficulties

Elmer was very professional and I really enjoyed working with him. He is clearly well informed in helping people with anxiety and has been great

Written by Y.A. on Jun 01, 2021 after counseling with Elmer for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and adhd

Elmer has been really great to talk to and work with. He is good at helping understand concepts of cbt. Working with him has been a very positive experience

Written by T.I. on May 16, 2021 after counseling with Elmer for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and bipolar disorder

Dr. Otey's approach is unlike any other therapist I have ever had. I cannot believe how much has changed since I began here. I am grateful for Dr. Otey and for BetterHelp.

Written by J.E. on May 10, 2021 after counseling with Elmer for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

After only a couple sessions with Elmer, I feel a strong connection with him as I think we share similar outlooks on situations. He gleams out wisdom & kindness. He is naturally supportive, a good listener and easily picks on things I say when I brush over them. Our conversations flow easily & I thoroughly enjoy my sessions with him. He’s a great life coach/supporter.

Written by Z.A. on Apr 19, 2021 after counseling with Elmer for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Elmer is a great help. He is able to help you identify your issues and proposes changes or behaviors that can help you resolve them. He is easy to talk to and actively listens.

Written by J.A. on Mar 16, 2021 after counseling with Elmer for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, coping with life changes, and adhd

Elmer has been such a great person, I feel like everything I have issues with he always has solutions for me. As well as, him just being available when needed and how professional he is from the first session I had is all a breath of fresh air. An amazing therapist!

Written by T.O. on Feb 06, 2021 after counseling with Elmer for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

I'lI be honest, I wasn't expecting much considering me previous experiences trying to get help.

However, I'm extremely satisfied with how well Elmer is able to understand my issues and help me to understand myself and my decisions better, even in ways I hadn't considered. He's super easy to talk to and his experience really shows, can't recommend him enough!

Written by C.H. on Feb 05, 2021 after counseling with Elmer for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Enjoy working with Elmer. He listens to my concerns, provides me homework to work on, and puts accountability on me to make the changes I need to make to not be anxious. Would recommend him if you are looking to put the work in to be a better you.

Written by O.S. on Feb 04, 2021 after counseling with Elmer for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and trauma and abuse

Elmer is a true professional. He has been very supportive during my most difficult time.

Written by L.E. on Feb 04, 2021 after counseling with Elmer for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and adhd

Elmer is a friendly and wise counselor who makes you feel at ease and offers great advice.

Written by N.E. on Jan 28, 2021 after counseling with Elmer for 2 weeks on issues concerning coaching, and adhd

He is a wise counselor and capable counselor.