I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Missouri and Texas, credentialed in substance abuse counseling as a Certified Reciprocal Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CRADC). I have over 6-years of professional work experience, including but not limited to helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, trauma and abuse, grief and loss, career counseling, spirituality, motivation, self-esteem and confidence, imposter syndrome, emotional intelligence, childhood trauma, sexual trauma, abandonment, rejection, safety, and security issues. I have also worked with clients with clinical mental illnesses and personality disorders. I spent time training and working in Behavioral Health and Substance Use Agencies before going into private practice (see The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Illnesses). Additionally, I am well-versed in Medicated-Assisted-Treatment (MAT).
Before becoming a therapist, I worked in the Human Services field for ten years with individuals with intellectual and physical disabilities. I also have a vast array of personal life experience in the areas in which I specialize. While I do not think we must have experienced what our fellow man/woman is going through to empathize with them, I believe that, in my case, it directed my path to the field of therapy/counseling.
My therapeutic approach will be tailored to your specific needs, and you and I will work together to determine your therapy goals. It's okay if you don't know or feel the list is too long to mention. Together we will find the answers you are looking for to help guide you in your journey.
I will work with you to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. The first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life is courage. I am here to support you in that process, and I am so proud of you for taking that first step already.
(Office hours flexible: 9 am to 6 pm and Saturday)
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Attachment Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Avoidant Personality, Body Image, 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, Dependent Personality, Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hoarding, Impulsivity, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sex Addiction, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Smoking/Vaping Cessation, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Trichotillomania, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
TX LPC 93504
MO LPC 2019007105
Roian has been a great resource! She is very empathetic, gives timely strategies, and follow up info. Appreciate her so much!
Written on Sep 18, 2023 after therapy with Roian for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions, and coping with life changes
I’m so glad I got Roian for my therapist!! I was skeptical about trying therapy again but I’m thankful I gave it one more shot! She literally helped me from our very first session. She listened to me and is so easy to talk to, and she got me going on some worksheets and some “homework” that have really gotten me to see things. She really “gets it” and is genuinely a very caring person who wants to help. Thank you Roian!!
Written on Aug 28, 2023 after therapy with Roian for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and coping with life changes
Very helpful! I really enjoyed our session and would like to continue therapy.
Written on May 30, 2023 after therapy with Roian for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting issues, self esteem, and career difficulties
So grateful I was matched with Roian Baalman. She has a fundamental deep understanding of so many life events and traumas that affect us all. It has allowed me to find meaning and make connections to the whys in my life which is necessary to live forward in peace. She provides many resources and tools to help me find greater inner peace and joy and acceptance of those who have hurt me.
Written on Apr 22, 2023 after therapy with Roian for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and anger management
Roian, had helped me navigate the stressors in my life and provided me with the tools to empower me to be the support I need for myself. She has given me invaluable information, hope and a sense of self and self worth. I am aware of when to ask for help or signs I may be struggling that I have in the past chose to ignore. Thank you for being an advocate for me and having the confidence in me helped me do that for myself.
Written on Mar 30, 2023 after therapy with Roian for 9 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Roian has been so patient and kind. This was a new thing for me, and she made me feel comfortable, yet challenged me. This platform and Roian have been a great start for me and truly appreciative of the time I have had with her.
Written on Mar 08, 2023 after therapy with Roian for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes