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Counseling

Many immigrants have faced severe trauma and even torture before coming to America. We help these individuals heal from their pain and recover a sense of hope for the future.

We are a member of the Care Access for New Americans (CANA) mental health referral system for foreign-born individuals started by the St. Louis Mental Health Board(MHB). We offer individual, group and family-centered services with an emphasis on post-traumatic stress, grief, depression and other responses due to migration-related trauma and torture. Methods used include a variety of therapeutic methods, including insight, cognitive behavioral therapy, and Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy. Therapy is provided in the client's native language or in English.

All foreign-born individuals and family members are eligible for services which are provided without cost with funding by a variety of public and private sources including the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) of the US Department of Health and Human Services, the St. Louis Mental Health Board, and the United Way of Greater St. Louis.

 


Contact Information:

P. Ariel Burgess, MSW
burgessa@iistl.org

Related Link:
Mental Health Issues of Resettled Refugees

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