HOLISTIC GUIDING PRINCIPLeS
What Guides Change, Inc.?
At Change, Inc. St. Louis Counseling, there’s a reason why we say our experts aren’t just therapists – they’re agents of change! Since our inception, we’ve been guided by 2 Fundamental Principles that clearly differentiate us as leaders in our field.
- True healing impacts your entire being – biological, psychological, social, spiritual. Our work with you will center in our area of expertise (psychological), but if other areas are important to you, our time together may also include suggestions regarding (or elements of) wellness, exercise, yoga, meditation, mindfulness, or spirituality. If we come to agreement that more help is needed, we’ll even do our best connect you with an expert in those fields.
- True healing impacts the world around you. Our work with you centers on helping you get your life back. When you do, we suspect those around you will experience some form of healing as well, inspired by you. And hey — we’re inspired by you too! To show you how much that’s true, we donate a percentage of your counseling fees to local and national organizations with a mission that is consistent with our own, rather than spend that money or traditional marketing or advertising.
(If you’d like to see our efforts specific to help aide communities impacted by racial tensions, please click here.)
501(c)(3) Organizations We Partner With:
Urban Harvest STL believes everyone in our community should have equitable access to fresh, healthy food regardless of socioeconomic status, race or location. They grow healthy produce across a network of seven urban farms in the heart of St. Louis and donate the majority of the harvest to nonprofit partners serving communities with limited or non-existent access to healthy, nutritious food. Urban Harvest STL also educates and engages the surrounding community in these efforts.
The Magic House is a St. Louis children’s museum with the mission of engaging children in hands-on learning experiences that encourage experimentation, creativity and the development of problem-solving skills within a place of beauty, wonder, joy and magic. With support, The Magic House provides field trips, outreach programs and other hands-on learning experiences, including some opportunities for special populations including military families, seriously ill youth, special needs youth and foster children.
Empower Nepali Girls exists to empower and support neglected, marginalized, and at-risk girls and young women in Nepal who are vulnerable to childhood marriage, sex slavery, or childhood abandonment. Education is the most effective combatant, and costs just $170/year through grade 9, $800/year for grades 10-12, and approximately $3,000/year for university. ENG provides financial support to cover those costs and subsistence and basic living needs, as well as mentoring and career guidance.
Songs for Soldiers supports STL-metro area veterans who are wounded, disabled, suffering from PTSD, and/or otherwise struggling with the support and resources needed to recover from the literal and figurative scars of combat in practical and important ways. This is primarily achieved through sponsorship and fundraising for their annual benefit concert which features big-name acts and local vendors. Support includes help w/monthly expenses, home improvements, provisions for family, health-related needs, and more.
Girls in the Know (GITK) inspires & empowers St. Louis-area girls to make healthy, confident decisions through the provision of a 4-week empowerment workshop series, led by female professionals in their fields to pre-teen girls (and trusted parents/caregivers they bring with them), on topics ranging from friendships to puberty to safety to bullying to nutrition and exercise. Their approach at reaching pre-teen girls is particularly critical given the crucial developmental point at which that age demographic resides.
Assisi House provides living space for previously unhoused individuals in small, communal settings where each person is treated with dignity and respect. Assisi House has 3 core aims: 1) To keep people safe and warm throughout the winter months (November-March); 2) To create stable, year-round housing meant as a foundation for transition into permanent housing; 3) To provide residents with meaningful relationships as well as access to resources and other services in an effort to bring homelessness to an end.
The 100 Black Men of Metropolitan St. Louis is comprised of a diverse group of men including business executives, community leaders, entrepreneurs, clergy, and elected officials, formed in direct response to the number of young persons of color at risk to for academic and legal issues. The goal is to identify youth who are going to have a turbulent transition to adulthood and offer positive support system to avoid the pitfalls that can derail their lives, with particular focus on Leadership, Education, Health & Wellness, and Economic Empowerment.
ST. LOUIS COunseling Locations
Change, Inc. South Kingshighway:
5859 S. Kingshighway Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63109
Change, Inc. South Hampton & 44:
3460 Hampton Avenue, Suite 204
St. Louis, MO 63139
WEEKDAYS: 9a to 5p
Contacts received before 3pm:
- returned the same business day
Contacts received after 3pm or on the weekends:
- returned the next business day
314-669-6242 / 877-5-CHANGE (524-2643)
EVERY DAY OF THE WEEK:
10am to 9pm