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Center for Counseling and Family Therapy

Since 1993, the Center for Counseling and Family Therapy has served as a resource for individuals and families in the St. Louis area as they negotiate transitions through the life cycle.

The Center for Counseling and Family Therapy provides affordable counseling and outreach services to empower people to face life's tasks with confidence. Counseling services are available to anyone in need within the Saint Louis University community and throughout the metropolitan St. Louis area.

Established through a grant from the Danforth Foundation, the Center for Counseling and Family Therapy joined with three other clinics in the College of Public Service under the umbrella name Paul C. Reinert, S.J., Clinics.

The Reinert Clinics were made possible through a $1 million gift from an anonymous donor who wished to memorialize the vision of Paul Reinert, S.J., a late president of Saint Louis University to "...prepare students for the real world and give them a sense of obligation to not avoid problems, but to find solutions for them. Not only competence but conscience."

The goals of the Center for Counseling and Family Therapy are consistent with the mission of Saint Louis University which states, in part, that: "The University. . . maintains and encourages programs which link the University and its resources to its local, national, and international communities in support of efforts to alleviate ignorance, poverty, injustice and hunger, to extend compassionate care to the ill and needy, and to maintain and improve the quality of life for all persons."

Center for Counseling and Family Therapy Services

  • Individual, couples, and family counseling.
  • Enrichment and prevention programs for individual and family growth and development.
  • Preliminary assessment and referral to other service units either at Saint Louis University or in the greater St. Louis area.

Who is Eligible?

Any individual, couple, or family desiring counseling or referrals is eligible for service at the Center for Counseling and Family Therapy.

Who Are the Therapists?

Therapy is provided by doctoral and masters-level students currently in the Medical Family Therapy Program at Saint Louis University. All therapists are supervised by faculty who are licensed professionals.

The Center for Counseling and Family Therapy also provides The Memory Clinic, a comprehensive care service that addresses the needs of individuals with dementia and their families. The Memory Clinic is open Monday 8am-1 pm.

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