We hope to get to know you and your family soon
Our team is dedicated to providing the best possible treatment in our work with children, teens, and families.
We believe that counseling is most successful when therapists work collaboratively with clients, and so that is how we will approach our sessions.
Kids: You are the most important person in the room. You get to be in charge of a lot of things and it's our job to follow your lead.
Parents: You are an expert on your child. Our job is to learn from the wisdom of your experience and figure out together how best to help and support you and your child.
Meet Our Team
Rebecca Growe, LCSW
Founder and Director
Child and Family Therapist
Rebecca founded Growe Counseling LLC in 2015. She is a graduate of the Brown School of Social Work and has been providing therapy to kids and families for over a decade. Rebecca is extensively trained in the provision of trauma-informed treatment and is an expert in the treatment of child and adolescent anxiety disorders and disruptive behavior disorders.
In addition to her work as a child and family therapist, Rebecca provides mental health consultation and training to schools and other organizations in the community. She serves as a Child Specialist for Collaborative Divorce proceedings and has served as an expert witness for Family Law matters. Rebecca is also an active member of PCIT International's Continuing Education Task Force.
In 2020, Rebecca authored "A Kid's Guide to Coronavirus" (Magination Press) to help kids and families understand and cope through the pandemic.
Rebecca is a member of:
National Association of Social Workers
Collaborative Family Law Association
Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
Jorie Gold, LCSW, RPT
Child and Family Therapist
Jorie is a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) and has been working with children and families for over 15 years in a variety of settings in the St. Louis area. She is originally from Chicago and attended school at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, graduating with a Master’s Degree in Social Work (MSW).
She is a rostered trauma therapist with training in approaches such as Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), Theraplay and other directive and non-directive play therapy techniques. She is a fully-trained and registered play therapist (RPT). She is also a proud mother to 2 children who work together to keep her on her toes!
Our Training and Certifications
Modular Approach to Therapy for Anxiety, Depression, Trauma or Conduct Problems. It is an evidence-based treatment that can be used to address any single or any combination of the identified problems.
Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), an evidence-based therapy often used to help young children with disruptive behavior. We are fully trained and internationally certified in PCIT.
PCIT-SM is an adaption of PCIT specifically for children with Selective Mutism. Rebecca was trained and certified in PCIT-SM by its creator, Steve Kurtz.
Play Therapy facilitates the development of a safe relationship with children in which they can use toys and play-based activities to express, explore and resolve emotional distress. With the support of a trained therapist, they can improve connections with others and strengthen coping skills.
Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions (SPACE) is a parent-based intervention for treating child and adolescent anxiety and related disorders. We are fully trained in SPACE by its creator, Eli Lebowitz at the Yale Child Study Center.
Feelings Body Investigators
Feelings Body Investigators (FBI) is an innovative treatment for kids who struggle with Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID), as well as anxiety-related stomach pain. Rebecca was trained by its creator, Nancy Zucker at Duke University.
Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), is an evidence-based therapy for children, teens, and young adults who have experienced trauma. We are fully trained, Missouri Rostered providers of TF-CBT
Collaborative divorce is a process through which parents work to find solutions that are sustainable and good for the whole family during and after a divorce. Rebecca is a trained Child Specialist.