Linda Pevnick – Psychotherapy in St. Louis, Missouri

Individual, Couples, and Group Psychotherapy


Depression and Negativity

If you have ever suffered with depressed feelings, you know how it feels when your thoughts are controlling you and you feel powerless to make it different. Often, with depression comes a parade of negative thoughts, i.e. putting yourself down, thinking people are critical of you, feeling like you are worthless… The negativity can go […]

Overcoming Insomnia

One of my specialties is helping people to Overcome Insomnia. Insomnia means having trouble falling asleep, staying asleep, or waking up too early. Insomnia starts for various reasons but may in part continue because of the ways you try to cope with not sleeping. For instance, you may find yourself trying to adapt in various […]

Retail Therapy is a Real Thing

Shopping to feel better is all too real for many people. Feeling sad? feeling happy? maybe angry? Buying on impulse can feel awfully good. It raises all those “feel-good” chemicals in our brains. It may even go back to a pattern of being given a cookie or something when you fall down as a kid, […]

Using Humor in Psychology

Using humor in psychotherapy has been one of the things that I find helps to create that important bond between therapist and client. When we can both let our hair down so to speak and be humans together in laughter is really special. I don’t believe in sharing much about myself in therapy, the time […]

For Unhappy Parents of Adult Children

After you give so much to your children growing up and on into their adulthood, it may seem unimaginable that an adult child decides to distance themselves from their parents. And yet, we all probably know someone who has felt like they needed to do that or parents whose adult children have become estranged. Let’s […]

Interpersonal and Process-Oriented Group Therapy

Did you know that group therapy is a very effective way to work on overcoming anxiety disorders? This kind of group is called an interpersonal and process-oriented group. This type of group is extremely helpful for folks who are suffering with anxiety, particularly when the anxiety is experienced when with other people or when in […]

What is Angst

ANGST a feeling of deep anxiety or dread, typically an unfocused one about the human condition or the state of the world in general. “adolescent angst” synonyms: anxiety, fear, apprehension, worry, foreboding, trepidation, malaise, disquiet, disquietude, unease, uneasiness “business leaders expressed their angst over war and recession” informal a feeling of persistent worry about something trivial. “my hair causes me angst”   People who are […]

9 Reasons Why People Avoid Counseling

9 Reasons Why People Avoid Counseling “Only crazy people go to therapy and I am not crazy!” People misunderstand that you don’t have to be mentally ill to benefit from counseling. Therapy helps you to identify and work through what would make you more satisfied with life. 2. “There is a stigma to getting help!” […]