Hi, I'm Emma. I offer an alternative, holistic, and spiritual approach to therapy for women who are ready for something "deeper." I help you tap into your innate healing intelligence, find the root cause, and heal past wounds so you can become self-actualized, liberated, and whole.
Issues I Specialize In
At Alternative Therapy STL, I help you love yourself more deeply, become more conscious and self-aware, and heal the wounds and patterns underlying the symptoms that are bringing you to therapy.
Does This Sound Like You?
You want to become the most liberated, healthy, purpose-driven, and self-actualized version of yourself.
So you’ve read the books, done talk therapy, learned coping skills, and gotten a fair bit of insight.
You're smart and self-aware. You're committed and ready to do the work. But despite all you’ve done so far, you haven’t experienced the deep healing, growth, and transformation you’re looking for… at least not yet.
You'd like to find a holistic path that will help you heal your deepest wounds, reclaim yourself, let go of what’s not serving you, and connect more fully to your spiritual path so you can truly change.
Don't know how to get there? Don't worry. I've been there too. Just like you, I wanted "more." So in addition to getting a master’s degree in counseling, I traveled the world, to Nicaragua, Thailand, India, Spain, Ecuador, Boulder, and Berkeley to immerse myself in the wisdom of the world and bring the best insights and practices back to you.
You're Not Alone. Let Me Help You...
Find freedom from past trauma.
Let go of patterns that aren't serving you.
Cultivate healthy habits that will help you thrive.
Become guided by your own inner wisdom.
Deepen your spiritual connection.
Develop crystal clear boundaries.
Become your most empowered, confident, and truest self.
Find your purpose and passion, and become who you want to be.
Become an emotionally integrated, healed, whole, and self-actualized woman.
Make a positive impact on the world and become a wise ancestor for future generations.
Meet Emma Donovan, MA, LPC, LCPC
I believe in doing therapy differently. I aim to bridge the gap between mind and body, left and right brain, and Eastern wisdom and Western science.
I have traveled all over the world (32 countries to be exact) and studied psychology, culture, philosophy, nutrition, and spirituality.
Ask me about the 18 months I spent working at a mindfulness center in Thailand, my advanced yoga teacher training in India, my experience with the shamans in Ecuador, or my IFS therapy training in Spain!
I especially love helping therapists, healers, entrepreneurs, business owners, creatives, and young women trying to find their way in the world.
Oh, and I plant a tree for every single therapy session I do!
After traveling around the world and learning both Eastern and Western methods for healing, I founded Alternative Therapy STL to bring holistic and transpersonal therapy to the midwest.
“With Emma, you can go on a lovely trip inwards if you want to heal your inner world in a professional, safe, and personal setting and place.
I think she’s a lovely person, she’s so supportive, creative and grounded, a great listener, knows what she’s doing and willing to help you the best she can.”
“The best thing about Emma is that she SAW me. I felt seen and accepted immediately. It’s Emma's ability to turn your perceived weaknesses into strengths that was so different from any other help I’ve received. For someone that is super critical of everything I do, this was the real game-changer- to see my patterns, accept them, and then use them to my advantage.
- Riss W.
“Emma is an incredible therapist and person. She is highly intuitive, empathetic, and is able to hold the space for you as you process your emotions and situations in your life. She is able to sort through different experiences and help you find clarity in the chaos. I highly recommend Emma as a therapist.”