• 99

    Children Counseled
  • 46

    Adults Counseled
  • 991

    Counseling Sessions
  • 95%

    Improved Emotional Functioning

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.

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