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Kristi Heritage, LPC

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

About me

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

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, Personality Disorders, Phobias, 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

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.

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

Great at listening. :)

Written on Mar 23, 2023 after therapy with Kristi for 2 months on issues concerning coping with life changes, and coaching

Kristi is amazing in every way! Timely, professional yet relatable, knowledgeable, supportive. She challenges me and fosters growth. So lucky to work with her

Written on Feb 03, 2023 after therapy with Kristi for 1 year and 6 months on issues concerning lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Kristi has been so helpful with my mental health journey. She's there for me when I have tough situations and listens wholeheartedly. Her compassionate nature allows me to feel entrusted in her care. She provides educational resources to better help with the process, and she is very consistent. I greatly appreciate all that she's done for me thus far, and I look forward to continuing the build of our professional relationship!

Written on Jan 17, 2023 after therapy with Kristi for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Kristi is a great listener, an active source of advice and a great third party to gain perspective on personal relationships!

Written on Dec 19, 2022 after therapy with Kristi for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Kristi is a great listener and always provides me such helpful tools. She is so insightful and helps me see you things and such a new perspective. I would highly recommend her to friends and family

Written on Oct 25, 2022 after therapy with Kristi for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, and trauma and abuse