Paula Heller

M.A., LPC, RDT

Owner, Metamorphosis Counseling

 

For 27 years, Paula taught High School Theatre and English.  During that time, she continually saw the therapeutic benefits of students in the theatre program.  As she made the decision to change careers, she focused on the universal need to  belong and have purpose. So began a journey of therapeutic theatre through drama therapy training. 

 

Through drama therapy training, came the  realization of the necessity of creativity and play  to mental wellness.  Therefore, she continued her education to attain an MA in professional counseling.  Also realizing the connection between mind and body to heal trauma, she completed a year long training through The Trauma Center at JRI in body based trauma modalities.


For the past several years, she has worked with adolescents and adults in private practice and contracting with Youth In Need as a therapist, where she works with youth and their families. Many of these families are found families through foster care and adoption. Understanding and navigating the unique emotional issues in adoptive families has been an incredible journey. She also directs a drama workshops at the Independent Center which focuses on adults with mental health diagnoses.

 

Specializations:

Addiction, ADHD-Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Adolescent/Teen Issues, Anxiety, Depression, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Eating Disorders, Family Conflict, Geriatric Issues, Grief, Infertility, Mood Disorders, Parenting, PTSD-Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Relationship Issues, School Issues, Stress Management, Women's Issues

Treatment Modalities:

Trauma Informed, Strength Based, Creative Arts Therapy, EMDR Therapy, IFS Therapy, Attachment Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy

 

Fee Scale: $40-$80

 

Accepted Insurance Plans:

None

 

Payment Types: Cash, Check, Credit-Visa

 

Availability:  Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday by appointment only

 

Certifications:

LPC, RDT (Registered Drama Therapist), Traumatic Stress Studies Certificate, EMDR (Level 1)

 

Education:

M.A., Lindenwood University

11042 Manchester Rd | Kirkwood, MO 63122

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