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Responding First, LLC. Counseling in Ballwin EMDR






Counseling Services

(314) 649-0277

What we offer

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Special discounts

For First Responder and active Military

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Specialties

Anxiety. Depression. 

Life adjustments. Trauma.

PTSD. Relationship Issues

Family Issues. Grief

Anger Management. School Issues. 

Stress. Suicidal Ideation


Client Focus -

Male and Female, Preteen, Adolescence, Adult


Categories -

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual

Cancer, Veteran, 

First Responders (PD, EMS, FD, EMD)


Treatment Preference -

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)-Trained in levels 1&2

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Mindful Meditation

Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)

Integrative


Privacy & Policy

Confidentiality & Privacy Policy 

The law protects the relationship between a client and a psychotherapist, and information cannot be disclosed without written permission. 

Exceptions include: 

  • Suspected child abuse or dependant adult or elder abuse, for which I am required by law to report this to the appropriate authorities immediately.  
  • If a client is threatening serious bodily harm to another person/s, I must notify the police and inform the intended victim.  
  • If a client intends to harm himself or herself, I will make every effort to enlist their cooperation in insuring their safety. If they do not cooperate, I will take further measures without their permission that are provided to me by law in order to ensure their safety.

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EMDR Therapy

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What is EMDR Therapy?

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is an integrative psychotherapy approach that has been extensively researched and proven effective for the treatment of trauma. EMDR is a set of standardized protocols that incorporates elements from many different treatment approaches. As EMDR is a mental health intervention, it should only be offered by properly trained and licensed mental health clinicians. EMDRIA does not condone or support indiscriminate uses of EMDR such as a "do-it-yourself" virtual therapy.

   

Panic Attacks, Complicated Grief, 

Dissociative Disorders, Disturbing Memories

 

Phobias, Pain Disorders, Performance Anxiety, 

Stress Reduction, Addictions

 

Sexual and/or Physical Abuse, 

Body Dysmorphic Disorders, Personality Disorders

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CBT

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is an effective treatment for depression. At the heart of CBT is an assumption that a person's mood is directly related to his or her patterns of thought. Negative, dysfunctional thinking affects a person's mood, sense of self, behavior, and even physical state.

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Who We Are

Our Practice

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Our experience enables us to offer effective outpatient, individualized, psychological care. We treat a number of mental health disorders, and provide a neutral ground to individuals families and couples.

Our Treatment Focus

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Our focus is to help individuals heal, energize, and become aware of their inner strengths. We achieve this by providing a neutral safe space, listening to your concerns, and customizing a treatment plan. 

Our Patient Promise

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We promise to be there for you every step of the way. Your mental health is our priority. We want to help you heal from your pain, 

and move forward to where you want to be in your life

The Blog

Check periodically, I post at random times, when "the Spirit" moves me :)

A few areas we cover!

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Depression & Anxiety

Depression, fear, and anxiety are some of the most common and uncomfortable emotions that we can experience at some point in our lives. Through counseling and treatment, we are able to help you recover motivation, perspective, and joy that you once had in your life. 

 

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Trauma & PTSD

Many individuals can experience symptoms associated with painful and traumatic circumstances. Anxiety, fear, and hopelessness are a few emotions that can linger post traumatic events. We can help you overcome these symptoms and guide you through the process of grief and healing. 

 

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Relationships

Relationship counseling can be beneficial to couples who are looking to strengthen their emotional connection, in all stages of their relationship. Therapy sessions are held with both couples and is a supportive place to discuss issues and solutions to better strengthen your relationship.     

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Rates and Insurance

Rates: Please call for rates.  

Insurance:  I do  not take health insurance,  I accept cash, check and all major credit cards for payment at time of service.  

**Cancellation Policy: If you do not show up for your scheduled appointment, and you have not notified me by calling (314) 649-0277 at least 24 hours in advance, you will be required to pay the full cost of the session as booked.


For emergency call 911 or 

BHR 24 Hour Hotline:   314-469-6644/  

1-800-811-4760

National Suicide Prevention Lifelin

Gina Rivera Sokolich MA., Counseling, EMT

930 Kehrs Mill Rd, Ballwin, MO 63011 Suite 325 -16

(314) 649-0277

Hours available

By appointment