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Vivian McCollum, LPC

Stress, Anxiety Relationship issues Family conflicts Parenting issues Depression
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About me

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Missouri . I received Master's degree in general counseling from the University of Missouri-St. Louis and a doctorate in counselor education/ marriage and family therapy from St. Louis University. I practice from a convenience model that includes client-centered, cognitive and behavioral therapies. I have worked with individuals with a wide range of presenting issues including depression, anxiety, poor self-esteem, relationship issues and communication issues.

I have four years of experience as a school counselor and director of counseling for a school district in the mid-west. I started a private practice in 1998 and currently work with children, adolescents and their families. I have ten years of experience as a college professor of counseling at several tier one universities.

I have particular experience working with couples helping them to solve communication and intimacy issues. For the past five years I have added older adults to my case-load helping them to use positive life skills to enrich their lives. I think that I can help by providing a listening ear to assist individuals to look at their issues critically and practically. I bring optimism and hope by helping to validate the feelings of individuals that allow me to work with them.

Professional experience

30yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coaching, Adoption and Foster Care, Blended Family Issues, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Multicultural Concerns, Prejudice and Discrimination

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy

License information

MO LPC 2015032865


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Vivian McCollum. 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 have only had one session with Ms. Vivian but that one session confirmed I selected the right therapist for me. She is definitely an expert in her field but she is more than that. She is genuine, she cares, and she's in it with you. She's there to support you and help you navigate your journey.

Written on Apr 05, 2023 after therapy with Vivian for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue

I really enjoy working with Vivian, she listens to my concerns and provides great feedback and techniques to help me achieve my emotional goals.

Written on Mar 26, 2023 after therapy with Vivian for 2 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, and self esteem

Thank you for everything

Written on Feb 22, 2023 after therapy with Vivian for 1 year on issues concerning relationship issues, and anger management

Vivian has been great. She’s offered me some tools almost immediately after our first session. She makes me feel very comfortable in our talks. Highly recommend.

Written on Feb 12, 2023 after therapy with Vivian for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues

She is ready to listen and advises accordingly. I would recommend

Written on Jan 13, 2023 after therapy with Vivian for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

I have had the pleasure to work with Ms. Vivian and she has helped me with all my personal issues. I have been a blubbering mess to being super happy. Whatever state I was in she was there to listen and suggest a better course of action. She never judged and I felt safe to tell her exactly how I was feeling. Ms. Vivian was not only my therapist but also my friend.

Written on Jan 12, 2023 after therapy with Vivian for 9 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes