Hi, I'm Emma. I offer an alternative, holistic, and spiritual approach to therapy for adults who are ready for something "deeper." I aim to help you get to the root of your problem and heal past wounds so you can feel more conscious, integrated, and whole.
Issues I Specialize In
Anxiety and Low Self-Esteem
Deep Inner Work for Self-Awareness
Emotional overwhelm and inner conflict
Career, Life Purpose, and Spiritual Path
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.
I Love Working With People Who...
Are committed and passionate about their personal growth and healing
Want to access their own inner healing potential, instead of looking outside themselves for answers
Have a "mystical" side to them and are excited to work with a transpersonal therapist who incorporates spirituality (as distinct from religion) into a holistic healing process
Want to try alternative, holistic, and transpersonal therapeutic methods that are quickly gaining traction, but are not yet common in the midwest
Believe they can get better and improve their lives, and are eager to do the work to get there
Recognize that healing and growth are a journey, and are committed to walking along that path
Want to find and address the root cause of their symptoms
As a therapist, I empower you to...
Access your inner wisdom to guide your own healing
Connect to your core self
Become more spiritually connected, whatever that means to you
Experience the pain and suffering you encounter in life as an opportunity for inner transformation
Gain self-awareness and learn to love yourself fully, deeply, and unconditionally
Live a more conscious and present life
Have more clarity, trust yourself more, and feel more confident, empowered, and authentic
Expand your inner transformation into the world and your relationships, so you can become a force for good on the planet
Meet Emma Donovan, MA, LPC, LCPC
Hi, I’m Emma. 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 to help you grow and heal.
I have traveled all over the world (32 countries to be exact) studying psychology, culture, philosophy, 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 enjoy offering transpersonal therapy that incorporates spirituality and unites eastern and western wisdom. 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.”
- P.O., Past Client
“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., Past Client
“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, especially using the Internal Family Systems model.”