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  • IndividualOpen or Close
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    Life is often a mix of what happens to you and how you interpret and interact with your experiences. You are given the ability and power to have a say in the direction of your life. You have choice. However, you don’t always have control. A variety of circumstances can keep you from experiencing freedom and enjoyment. This is where CrossRoads can help. We work with people experiencing a broad range of symptoms from anxiety to depression, from fear to anger, and from the common pains in relationships to the ways you see yourself.  We believe that there are deeper reasons you’re experiencing problems. We want to carefully collaborate with you to build hope and purpose in your heart, your life and your relationships, restoring freedom and enjoyment.
  • MarriageOpen or Close
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    Take two people; each with different stories, personalities, strengths, and weaknesses. Each person having positive and negative life experiences. This is the basic makeup of marriage. It can make for a joyful partnership. It can also be a bumpy if not deeply painful path. A path that you’re not sure you signed up for and may question if you want to stay on. Honestly, there is almost always some of each in marriage. 

    We work with marriages, ones on the brink of divorce, ones that have significant brokenness and ones that just need some help getting through a tough period. We can help each of you to know and be known more completely, to grow deeper intimacy and to face each other and life, truly together.
  • FamilyOpen or Close
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    Families go through a lot, and it's easy to feel overwhelmed. We want to help. We want to help moms and dads love their kids well. We want to help kids relate with and honor their parents. We strive to help families see their inherent strengths as well as pursue healing and change where it's needed. Whether your family is in transition, in crisis, or just needs some guidance, we hope you'll listen to the voice inside that wonders if counseling might help. We're here to help.
  • AdolescentsOpen or Close
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    Adolescence is a confusing time for young people and parents alike. As a teenager transitions from childhood to adulthood, the aim is for a young person to emerge with a healthy sense of who he is and what he can handle apart from his family. Sadly, this journey sometimes leaves teenagers feeling separated rather than supported, uncertain rather than confident, misunderstood rather than valued. At CrossRoads, we desire to help adolescents navigate the ups and downs while restoring family relationships to empower healthy emotional growth. CrossRoads has experience treating teenagers with family difficulties, eating disorders, self mutilation, and sexual trauma. If you're wondering if we can help, call us to set up a consultation session.
  • ChildrenOpen or Close
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    In 2010, CrossRoads opened a play therapy room, giving our youngest clients new tools to tell their stories in a child's natural way. Play therapy invites children to make sense of their fears, traumas, and conflicts by creating miniature worlds they can manipulate to express their inner feelings. Because young children have limited patience and emotional vocabulary, play therapy is a highly effective way to engage them in the process of healing. Participating in therapy at an early age allows children to complete important developmental stages that may have been stifled by trauma, loss, and transition. CrossRoads works with children from ages 3-12.  
  • Made for MoreOpen or Close
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    Made for More

    For more than a decade, CrossRoads' groups have helped people deal with the difficult questions of life. In the group, you will be invited to explore how your experiences have shaped who you are and how you relate. You will be encouraged to wrestle with the life themes that have kept you feeling fearful, angry, or empty. You will be equipped to pursue deeper, more real relationships.


    These groups use Dan Allender's Wounded Heart book and workbook along with supplemental materials provided by CrossRoads. While it is common for potential group members to experience anxiety about joining, it is just as common for them to be so glad they did.
    Made for More FAQ
  • LightOpen or Close
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    Using Ashley Stanford's compelling and insightful book "Aspergers Syndrome and Long-Term Relationships," seven women meet together with one of out therapists every other week for 24 weeks.

    By joining us, you will have the opportunity to explore faithfulness in the struggle of being married to a man who has moderate to profound characteristics of Aspergers. In past groups there has been much laughter and a few tears as courageous women have searched for LIGHT in the heaviness of remaining committed to their husband's dignity and growth. Come, experience a place where you will find, give and receive support, while avoiding simple, unsatisfying answers to your loneliness and pain.
  • Still WatersOpen or Close
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    Our Philosophy
    In a world of brokenness and chaos, new skills are often needed to bring balance and calmness to a life of contradictions.
    Still Waters helps teach these skills based on dialectical behavior therapy with the goal of balancing competing needs and learning new ways to cope.

    An Inward Journey
    In an effort to help find peace and joy in the midst of internal chaos, CrossRoads offers
    Still Waters. Group or individual sessions are available, depending on the need that is assessed in the initial appointment. This is an inward journey; an opportunity for those with internal chaos to be lead in experiences that increase emotional regulation, mindfulness, distress tolerance, and interpersonal effectiveness. You’re invited to hear ‘the quiet voice’ that often is drowned out by our own internal noise.

    Contact Marianne Burke at 314-469-5522, ext. 22

  • Mission2FamilyOpen or Close
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    CrossRoads has started going to the need. For many years Dr. Gordon has had a desire to meet the needs of individuals and families who serve and suffer as they provide physical and soul care for broken people around the world. In 2010 he took his first trip and is now leading CrossRoads into being a truly multinational service organization. Please read his blog. You’ll be encouraged and challenged.
  • Made to be MoreOpen or Close
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    The Made to be More initiative is committed to finding truth in culture, to increasing laughter in relationships and to understanding the place of sorrow and renewal in a beautiful broken world. Visit our website to find out MORE!
  • St. Louis Life Crisis Resources - 314-647-HELP (4357) Open or Close
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    Life Crisis Services (LCS) provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention 24 hours per day, 365 days per year.
    Please call 314-647-HELP (4357) or 1-800-273-TALK (8255) if you need to speak to someone right away.


    The American Association of Suicidology (AAS) offers an easy-to-remember mnemonic to identify the signs of suicide ...

    IS PATH WARM?

    I Ideation
    S Substance Abuse

    P Purposelessness
    A Anxiety
    T Trapped
    H Hopelessness

    W Withdrawal
    A Anger
    R Recklessness
    M Mood Changes

    Warning Signs of Serious Risk include:
    Threatening to hurt or kill him or herself, or talking of wanting to hurt or kill him/herself; and/or, looking for ways to kill him/herself by seeking access to firearms, available pills, or other means; and/or, talking or writing about death, dying or suicide, when these actions are out of the ordinary.
  • National Life Crisis - 1.800.SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433)Open or Close
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    People in crisis generally don't have the energy or ability to take on a long search for help. Thanks to KBHC's pioneering efforts a decade ago, now when those looking for support dial 1.800.SUICIDE they are seamlessly connected to an available certified crisis center nearest to their calling location. While it’s seemingly a simple concept, behind the scenes there are significant computer and telephony infrastructures working in concert to provide help within 20 to 30 seconds of a call being placed. Today, 1.800.SUICIDE has been integrated into the government's other nationally supported hotlines.
  • Resources for Military - 1-877-VET2VET (838-2838)Open or Close
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    1-877-VET2VET (838-2838)

    Everyday, five US soldiers try to kill themselves. Army suicides are at their highest level in 30 years. If you or someone you know needs help, please call the
    Veterans Crisis Hotline.
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    The Veterans Crisis Line connects Veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential toll-free hotline, online chat, or text. Veterans and their loved ones can call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1, chat online, or send a text message to 838255 to receive confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Support for deaf and hard of hearing individuals is available.
  • Youth and College Resources - 1-800-273-TALK (8255)Open or Close
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    ULifeline is an anonymous, confidential, online resource center, where college students can be comfortable searching for the information they need and want regarding mental health and suicide prevention.
    Need immediate help? Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
  • Postpartum Depression - 1-800- PPDMOMS (773-6667)Open or Close
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    Each year in the United States, over 400,000 new mothers suffer from severe postpartum depression (PPD). Call PPD Moms to talk to a woman who's been there and understands.
  • Hearing & Speach Impaired - TTY 800-799-4889Open or Close
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    If you are hearing impaired, there are several ways to contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.

    Online chat is available with a Lifeline counselor from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. Monday-Friday (Eastern Standard Time).

    Contact the Lifeline via TTY by dialing 800-799-4889
    If you are hearing impaired, and a veteran, service member, or any person concerned about one, there are several ways to contact the Veterans Crisis Line.

    To text with a Veterans Crisis Line responder, send a text message to 838255.
    Online Chat is also available with a Veterans Crisis Line responder,
    Contact the Lifeline via TTY by dialing 800-799-4889