Bridget St John, MA, LMFT

I’m Bridget, a family therapist. I provide services for individuals, couples & families to help resolve barriers that interfere with positive qualities such as joy, self-esteem, connection with others, compassion, and love. I make available both regular talk therapy and creative arts therapy options to include art, drama, and music. There are a variety of ways to work through your personal challenges, and I work with you to find the best way that suits your needs.

My professional work in mental health has included helping people through traumatic experiences, anxiety, depression, excessive substance use or abuse concerns, sexual trauma, anger, social anxiety, compulsions, parenting struggles, and often times just being that person to help you sort things out when you’re finding yourself needing that support.

Also, as a U.S. Army veteran, I’ve provided services for other veterans/soldiers and their families to help resolve combat related stress, traumatic experiences/memories, adjustment from military culture to civilian culture, and other personal challenges individually and within the family.

Some people ask what kinds of therapy I provide. What do I do? I am trained and educated in a number of theoretical perspectives in psychotherapy for individual and family therapy. I allow myself to be guided by cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), collaborative therapy, client centered/strength-based therapy, emotion focused therapy (EFT), family systems therapy, trauma focused therapy, Gottman theory for couples’ therapy, or drama therapy with additional creative arts therapies. 

Sometimes I help you learn the ability to do meditation and/or mindfulness as a means to self sooth or calm the brain.

Some of my favorite distant mentors are Virginia Satir, Carl Whitaker, Carl Yung, Sue Johnson, John Gottman, Brene Brown, J.L. Moreno, and Bessel Van der Kolk just to name a few.

Integrating ideas and techniques from mentors of the past and present into my own style of connecting with you helps me be flexible and adaptive to your specific needs. It is one of the reasons why I love this work, because it requires creative thinking for each person who comes in to see me.