Saint Louis DSA

Mental health

NOTE: Psychiatry/Psychology and Inpatient Psychiatry is limited, many providers in the hospital systems are waitlisted at this time, unless admitted on an urgent basis. It is best to establish counseling/therapy services to expedite referrals for admissions or psychiatric services. It should also be noted that some crisis lines are obligated to contact law enforcement in the event someone is threatening suicide or homicide. This is not meant to deter anyone from seeking help, but please be aware of who is contacting whom.

To find a therapist that meets your needs and takes your insurance, Psychology Today has a great search engine:

  • BHR (Behavioral Health Response) – Emergency, free, 24/7 crisis line, and mobile outreach for mental health crisis staffed by mental health professionals. Professionals may be dispatched to caller location in case of mental health crisis. Provides services free of charge regardless through out St Louis Region
  • Community Psychological Services at UMSL
    • Affordable, comprehensive, psychological evaluation services for both adults and children
    • 232 Stadler Hall
      One University Blvd. 63121
  • Independence center – “Clubhouse model” for individuals with chronic mental illness, group and social opportunities as well as individual services such as counseling
    • 4245 Forest Park Ave
      314-533-4163 to enroll
    • Midwest Psychiatry and Community Care
      4219 Laclede Ave, 63108
  • Lutheran Family Services
    • Counseling available, without religious implications, on a sliding fee
    • 9666 Olive Boulevard, Suite 400
      St. Louis, MO 63132
  • Places for People – Walk-in’s available at the Welcome Center 8:30am – 11:00am or call intake at 314-615-9105 ext 348.
  • Provident Counseling – Individual, family, school-based, and group counseling, suicide prevention, after school programs, and public policy advocacy. Services available downtown, northwest county, south county, and Illinois
    • Call for appointments: 314-533-8200
    • Crisis line also available: 314-647-4357
    • Sliding fee available
  • St. Louis Counseling (by Catholic Charities)- provides individual counseling at locations throughout the region. Individuals do not have to self-describe as Catholic to receive services. Medicaid, commercial, and sliding fees. Psychiatry available at some locations

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