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Kristi Heritage, LPC

Stress, Anxiety Trauma, Abuse Grief Depression ADHD
Video Phone Live Chat Messaging

About me

**Currently only available during daytime hours **

I am a licensed counselor in Missouri with over 6 years of experience. I specialize in trauma, crisis, and substance use but have been fortunate to work with clients with a variety of concerns including depression, anxiety, bi-polar, relationship issues, eating disorders, abuse, domestic and sexual violence, behavior modification, ADHD/ADD and more.

My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines person centered, cognitive behavioral, motivational interviewing and solution focused counseling. I am also trained in EMDR and have been very fortunate to help many clients through this technique. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.

My availability to respond to messages and sessions varies per day and I am fortunate enough to be able to be flexible with my client's schedules.
If you don't find a time that works for you, please let me know and we can work together to find a time that works. I encourage all of my clients to book a live session so you have my undivided attention whether it is a video, phone or chat session. As we all lead busy lives, I respond to messages as soon as I can and often between live sessions.

It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you.

I look forward to working with you!

Professional experience

6yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Trauma, Abuse Grief Depression ADHD

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Antisocial Personality, Attachment issues, Blended Family Issues, Cancer, Caregiver issues and stress, Chronic pain illness and disability, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication problems, Control issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Divorce and separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and shame, Hoarding, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / loneliness, Jealousy, Life purpose, Men's issues, Midlife crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and financial issues, Mood disorders , Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic disorder and panic attacks, Paranoia, Phobias, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Post-traumatic stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social anxiety and phobia, Traumatic Brain Injury, Women's issues, Workplace issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered

Live Chat

License information

MO LPC 2017044081


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Kristi Heritage. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Thank you for listening, offering solutions, and helping me find and accept my truth.
The truth literally set me free. It felt so good talking through my concerns and fears. I appreciate the suggestions and real world advice surrounding career and life balance with work. I knew these things and yet also knew I was not ready to accept the reality. Instead, I just kept plowing along and yet all at the expense of my health and my family.
Kristi was very patient while I worked through the few years of emotional baggage I had to unload. I’m doing so, I was able to process and review and ultimately learn from the experience.
If you’re working through concerns, and need to speak with someone who will listen, and also encourage you: Kristi is really wonderful. She is very patient and very personable while also being very real with you when addressing your concerns. Thank you Kristi for helping me through my concerns with work life balance

Written on Apr 13, 2024 after therapy with Kristi for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

Kristi has been an amazing tool for helping me navigate the challenges, that brought me to therapy. Even when I do a late journal entry or an entry that I think we will just touch on when we do our session she responds if she feels it’s something I may be feeling or needing. I recommend Better Help as often as I can.
It has been a great experience. I had tried in person therapy before and whether it was scheduling conflicts or therapists that I didn’t feel were helpful, it never worked. BetterHelp allows me to work at my pace and still holds me accountable for my sessions.
I am grateful for Kristi and for the app!

Written on Apr 02, 2024 after therapy with Kristi for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, parenting issues, and anger management

I always look forward to talking to Kristi. I feel much calmer and less anxious throughout the week knowing I can message her about anything anytime I want to. In a year, Kristi has taught me more about self compassion than I had previously known after decades.

Written on Feb 16, 2024 after therapy with Kristi for 1 year and 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and career difficulties

Kristi has provided some much needed structure in my otherwise chaotic life. She's been really good at keeping me grounded during a time where everything seems to be constantly changing.

Written on Nov 15, 2023 after therapy with Kristi for 1 year and 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Kristi is the perfect balance of professional and relatable. She is encouraging and challenges me. Even when I enter a session with a heavy heart or confused mind, I leave the session feeling lighter and clearer. She is respectful always and I feel safe sharing myself with her. She provides great feedback and insight, but she does so in a way that allows me the opportunity for self discovery. I look forward to every session.

Written on Jul 14, 2023 after therapy with Kristi for 1 year and 11 months on issues concerning lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Kristi is fantastic. Down to earth. Solid advice and situational awareness. Really wants to help without over-doing all the "now" things. Has great vision and really empathizes. I feel very confident in her practice.

Written on Mar 24, 2023 after therapy with Kristi for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and coping with life changes