Emma  Donovan

Emma Donovan

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC Master of Arts, MA
Missouri, Illinois Accepting Online
Saint Louis Accepting In-person
Updated September 14, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Self-esteem
  • Stress management
  • Career counseling
  • Spirituality & religion
  • Life coaching
  • Personal growth

Professional statement

Emma Donovan, MA, LPC, LCPC, is an alternative therapist offering online services to clients age 20 to 35. Her areas of clinical specialization include anxiety, stress, spirituality, self-esteem, trauma, career and lifestyle issues, and emotional regulation.

Emma has traveled, studied, and lived in 30 countries, including becoming an advanced yoga teacher in India, working as a therapist at a mindfulness-based healing center in Thailand, and studying IFS therapy in Spain. She loves integrating western science with eastern wisdom, and believes in helping clients become more conscious and centered individuals in addition to helping them heal.

The main methods she uses with clients include IFS therapy, somatic psychology, TRE, Depth Hypnosis, Shamanic Counseling, and mindfulness. She has completed the highest level (level 3) of training in IFS therapy, is a certified TRE provider, and honed her mindfulness skills during the 18 months she lived at a mindfulness center in Thailand.

In addition to being a therapist, Emma is a meditation teacher on the Insight Timer app. Her meditations have been played over 20,000 times and she was recently chosen as one of Insight Timer’s “Staff Picks.” She has been published in Hello Giggles, Best Life Online, and Bustle Magazine. She also donates to plant 1 tree for every single session she does! Hundreds of trees have been planted in honor of her clients so far this year.

Emma’s office is located in Saint Louis, MO and she holds licenses in MO and IL. She offers online sessions on a HIPAA-compliant video platform similar to Zoom. Contact her using the button on the right to schedule a free consultation!


Message to clients

Hi! My name is Emma, and I’m the founder of Alternative Therapy STL. I help motivated, inquisitive, and holistically-minded millennials to heal past wounds and grow into their best selves through alternative therapy.

Let’s move beyond the days when therapy was stigmatized. Therapy is cool! It’s a powerful tool to enhance your wellness, similar to eating healthy and going to the gym. In my practice, I help you harmonize your mental, emotional, and spiritual wellbeing by helping you become a more conscious, self-aware and fulfilled human being.

I particularly love working with clients in their 20s and 30s who are highly sensitive, intuitive feeling types (think INFJ, ENFP, etc on the Meyers-Briggs personality test), spiritually curious, and eager to go on a path of personal growth and self-awareness as they work through the issues that brought them into therapy.

In my practice, I like to go deeper than talk therapy. I use methods like IFS (also called “Parts Work”), mindfulness, and somatic psychology to help you access and heal the past wounds stored in your subconscious mind that are perpetuating the symptoms that brought you to therapy. Self-awareness, healing of past trauma, self-love, and personal growth are key components of my practice.

If what I say resonates with you, please send me a message and we will set up a free 15-20 minute consultation to get to know each other.


Specialties

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect

Stress management - Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others

Career counseling - Support around personal and professional growth; clarifying goals and steps to building a fulfilling career and meaningful work-life balance

Spirituality & religion - Exploring beliefs and practices related to meaning, existence, and spiritual health and healing; enjoying a deeper felt connection with the spiritual dimension of one's life

Life coaching - Identifying intentions and implementing strategies to build resilience and work towards one’s personal, health, or career goals

Personal growth - Working with clients on areas of personal growth




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Emma Donovan is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $150 (65min)
  • Initial session: $150 (65min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week

Location(s)

Saint Louis practice
3 The Pines Court, Suite B, St. Louis, Missouri 63141
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9:00am-5:30pm
  • Tue 9:00am-7:00pm
  • Wed 9:00am-7:00pm
  • Thu 9:00am-5:30pm
  • Fri 9:00am-12:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Missouri)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10:00am-5:00pm
  • Tue 10:00am-7:00pm
  • Wed 10:00am-7:00pm
  • Thu 10:00am-5:00pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Illinois)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10:00am-5:00pm
  • Tue 10:00am-7:00pm
  • Wed 10:00am-7:00pm
  • Thu 10:00am-5:00pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 4 years

Private Practice, Therapist, 2019 - 2021
International Institute of STL, Therapist for Elderly Refugees, 2020 - 2020
Etsy Shop , Owner, 2012 - 2019
Freelance, Yoga Teacher, 2014 - 2019
New Life Foundation Mindfulness-Based Healing Center (Thailand), Therapist, 2018 - 2019
Lindenwood University Student Counseling Center, Therapist, 2017 - 2017


Licensure

Illinois: 180.013776

Missouri: 2020009137


Languages

English