Imagine dodging violence every time you walk to school or the market … leaving your beloved grandparents and friends behind to start over in a strange country … and now seldom seeing your exhausted father, who is working three jobs to support the family …
Many children and families who migrate to St. Louis have suffered trauma that impedes their adjustment to a new community. A counselor who speaks their language and understands their culture offers them hope and healing.
Spanish-speaking therapists work with children, couples and families one-on-one, or in groups, in settings that are safe and welcoming. Using evidence-based models, including art therapy, the counselors help people become healthy, productive, contributing members of the increasingly diverse St. Louis region.
Although walk-ins are welcome, appointments are preferred so there is adequate time to discuss your needs. Call or e-mail the Southside Center, where a Spanish-speaking staff person will assist you.