Damaris Karanja, MA, MEd, LPC

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Individual, Couples, and Family Therapist

Are you experiencing feelings of frustration, depression, anxiety, or overwhelmed by all the life’s demands? Are you haunted by wounds of past trauma? Is your child exhibiting unusual behavior that has you concerned? Are you experiencing conflict in your marriage and feel like there is no hope? Do you feel all alone, asking how you can make this pain stop? You are not alone. I have helped numerous people just like you find relief from similar challenges when they take the first step to seek professional help. You really can feel better. My goal is to help you live a more balanced, happy, healthy life!

I am an independently-licensed therapist with extensive background and experience and have devoted my professional life helping individuals and couples address the root cause of their pain and get the happiness they really want and deserve. You will beat depression, anxiety, relationship problems, and heal the pain of past trauma and get your joy back.

I am a media contributor, blogger and speaker with experience counseling individuals, couples, and families. I work with individuals to help them deal with obstacles and challenges and address the root cause of the pain that keeps them from living happy, peaceful lives. I believe every individual is unique and this is reflected in my highly individualized counseling approach.

I have advanced training in Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness Based CBT, and Internal Family Systems. I hold a Master of Education degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. In addition, I hold a second Master’s Degree in Nutrition and Dietetics which gives me additional skills to integrate nutrition knowledge to address the link between diet and mental health and disordered eating/weight management issues.

I will walk beside you and provide professional help as you start your journey towards healing. With faith and the right support, healing is possible. Contact me today at 314-643-6444 or email healingstreamscounseling@gmail.com for a free consultation or to schedule an appointment!


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My Professional Training

  • Master of Education (MEd) in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, University of Missouri-St. Louis
  • Master of Arts in Nutrition and Dietetics, Southeast Missouri State University
  • Bachelor of Education
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT)
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Certified Mental Health First Aid Instructor, Mental Health First AID USA
  • Certificate in Adult, Children, and Adolescent Weight Management; American Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC): License Number: 2013013901