Hi! I am Helene F. Platke, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Missouri. My approach to therapy is very personalized to each individual and I use elements of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, DBT and EMDR therapeutic interventions to help clients find relief from their symptoms. I help clients look into their reasons for seeking therapy and what they hope to achieve through treatment to develop a treatment plan tailored to their specific needs. In addition, I work with children and teens to help them work through the tough issues they may be facing in their lives.
After receiving my Masters in Social Work from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri in 1992, I provided individual, family and group therapy in a variety of different settings. My main focus in my early years was working with the victims of childhood trauma and violence. As my practice has developed, I have broadened my practice to focus on individuals struggling with eating disorders, anxiety, depression and grief.
The relationship between the therapist and the client is one of the most important aspects of successful therapy. I hope to help you find the answers you are looking for by finding and eliminating the roadblocks put in your path to success. Together we can help you overcome your problems by focusing on your goals, dreams and aspirations.
Additional areas of focus: Body Image, Domestic Violence, Eating and Food-Related Issues
Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy
MO LCSW 004517
She is the best friend I have in middle of a storm ☔️. I can rely on her and she takes over all my worries . I respect and love her advise always
Written on Nov 19, 2023 after therapy with Helene for 1 year and 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, and parenting issues
Helene is amazing! I've never felt that free being myself in sessions as with her. I do feel like I trust her and it helps me to heal. I like how it's so easy to talk through any miscommunications that may happen in therapy...and she always will try to do her best to find a solution for whatever happened in a therapeutical relationship. So it always feels safe.
Written on Jul 24, 2023 after therapy with Helene for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes
I love our sessions and the way of communication. I feel heard and understood. I've been feeling a lot of progress so far. So therapy definitely works. I'm very thankful for the support and professionalism.
Written on Feb 02, 2023 after therapy with Helene for 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes
Great person to talk too
Written on Aug 15, 2022 after therapy with Helene for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Friendly and easy going. 10/10
Written on Aug 06, 2022 after therapy with Helene for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, anger management, and career difficulties
Written on Jul 17, 2022 after therapy with Helene for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, and eating disorders