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Alternative and Transpersonal Therapy for Adults

In-person in Saint Louis, MO. Serving the states of Missouri and Illinois virtually

Hi, I'm Emma. I offer an alternative, holistic, and spiritual approach to therapy for adults who are ready for something "deeper." I help you tap into your innate healing intelligence so you can find the root cause, heal past wounds, and feel more conscious, integrated, and whole. 

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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.

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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 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

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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.

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“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.

“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, especially using the Internal Family Systems model.”

- Anonymous

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