Caridad Kraus, Mental Health Counselor (Pre-Licensed) in Missouri

Caridad Kraus, PLPC

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Everyone has a story, but many have not been given an opportunity to share or feel safe in sharing because of what's happened to them.

I am a retired NYC First Responder, who is motivated to help people move from surviving to thriving. I believe that relationships help people thrive and flourish in their lives, but sometimes, relationships can also hurt, cause trauma, and prompt a person to function under “survival mode.” I hope to help my clients find understanding, meaning, and redemption while exploring their past and present experiences which impact how they view their future.

I use a trauma-informed approach when engaging with my clients and their story. My question is not, "What is wrong with you?," but instead I ask "What happened to you?" My aim is to empower my clients by educating them about their options and giving them an active role in their care. I see the importance of understanding someone's past story, and its impact in how they respond to the present. I believe in creating a safe and secure environment where I collaborate with my clients to work through these things together. In working with couples, my goals center on helping improve communication, understanding, and then equipping them with tools to relate to one another successfully.

I work with individuals, married couples, families, and First Responders dealing with issues of depression, anxiety, relational difficulties, relational and sexual brokenness, work/family struggles, anxiety, grief, and spiritual confusion.

Specialties & Clinical Interests

  • Anxiety
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief & Loss
  • Law Enforcement/First Responders
  • Life Coaching
  • Mental Health Professionals
  • Pre-Marital & Marital Issues
  • Race-Based Traumatic Stress (RBTS)
  • Relationships
  • Self-Esteem
  • Spirituality
  • Stress/Stress Management
  • Trauma & Ptsd
  • Women's Issues

Therapy Types

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Mindfulness
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Somatic Therapy
  • Trauma-Informed Therapy

Community Specialties

  • 12-Step Programs
  • Biracial
  • Hispanic Or Latino
  • Single Parents
  • Trauma Survivors

Faith Based Specialties

  • Christianity

Fees & Insurance

Cost per Session
Sliding Scale
Pay By
Credit Card

Licenses & Certifications

Years in Practice
License #
Mental Health Counselor (Pre-Licensed)
Professional Association(s)
Membership Type
American Association of Christian Counselors
American Counseling Association
Graduate School(s)
Year Graduated
Covenant Theological Seminary
Master of Art - Counseling