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Salvatore Pagano, LPC

Relationships Trauma, Abuse Self esteem, Motivation Depression Coaching
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About me

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Missouri. I have been with BetterHelp for almost two years. I also have worked with university students, over a wide spectrum of treatment issues - anxiety and depression, gender identity, relationships, sexual addiction, drug and alcohol addictions, personality disorders, curriculum, and career choices, and adjustment to college life. The Army Medical Service Corps also provided a wide array of personnel, family, work, career, and life change experiences.

My approach is focused on client needs and draws from several treatment models - attachment theory, object relations, self-psychology, existential, and person-centered therapies. My style is respectful, empathic, and interactive.

It is important to feel good and be happy with one's career and relationships. There is great benefit in striving for a richer life. A relationship with a therapist is a positive step in the right direction.

Professional experience

3yrs in practice
Relationships Trauma, Abuse Self esteem, Motivation Depression Coaching

Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Attachment issues, Avoidant Personality, Family of Origin Issues, Fatherhood Issues, First Responder Issues, Gender Dysphoria, Infidelity, Jealousy, Life purpose, Men's issues, Midlife crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Personality Disorders, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy and childbirth, Sex Addiction, Sexuality, Women's issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Existential Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems

Services offered


License information

MO LPC 2016015347


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Salvatore Pagano. 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.

I've worked with a few other professionals on BetterHelp, Dr. Pagano is by far the best! He listens intently and asks guiding questions that allow me to sort through my thoughts and emotions. After each session, I find myself with more confidence in my decision making and more capable of managing anxiety.

Written on Feb 21, 2024 after therapy with Salvatore for 1 year and 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

He listened. He was on track with my
Thoughts and feelings he was empathetic. I am grateful!

Written on May 22, 2023 after therapy with Salvatore for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Passionate, caring, and attentive. I always feel listened to and like I have someone who genuinely wants me to succeed.

Written on Feb 13, 2023 after therapy with Salvatore for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

What I appreciated about Salvatore was his willingness to let you explore your own feelings without judgement. Depending on your needs, he is happy to give you the space to just sit with your feelings, to offer the questions that will guide you closer to your authentic emotions, as well as to offer you an interpretation of your words back to you in order to help you see a new path forward. Salvatore is good about taking notes and returning to themes that develop across sessions. I recommend Salvatore to people dealing with relationship issues, anxiety, and loneliness, among others.

Written on Oct 18, 2022 after therapy with Salvatore for 6 months on issues concerning lgbt, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, coping with life changes, and coaching

Salvatore has been a great therapist. He is attentive, understanding and response promptly. Would highly recommend anyone needing go talk to someone, to talk to Salvatore

Written on Aug 15, 2022 after therapy with Salvatore for 5 months on issues concerning relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

He is great!

Written on Apr 25, 2022 after therapy with Salvatore for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship issues