Frankie Salisbury, L.C.P.C., N.C.C.
Master of Arts, Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor (Missouri)
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (Illinois)
National Certified Counselor
Dan Millman said: "The secret to change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new." The good news is that you don't have to do it alone.
Once a person has decided to look into counseling, the healing process has already begun. This an action step toward change, whatever that "change" might mean to you. I believe that under the right conditions and with the right support, no matter the problem, any person is capable of building toward a better life. It is my job not only to help you figure out what that means for you, but to walk alongside as you get there.
I tailor my counseling approach based on your needs, strengths, and personality. I will always try to explain the therapeutic process so you and I both have a solid understanding of the work we're doing together. The process of therapy need not ever be a mystery. My style is always person-centered first, meaning I will offer nonjudgmental, unconditional support and respect your freedom to make your own choices in life and grow at your own pace.
Some of the approaches I use are dialectal behavior therapy (DBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), and motivational interviewing. I received my master's degree from Webster University's clinical mental health counseling program, then started my career specializing in addictions and substance use disorders. With that line of work came much opportunity to work with a variety of issues besides just substance use, such as anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, relationship problems, identity issues, intimate partner violence, and more.