top of page

Kristi Machica, LPC, RPT-S

Therapist in St. Louis, MO
Clinical Director at Marble Wellness

Specialties

Counseling for Teens

Hi, I’m Kristi! I’m a therapist and the Clinical Director at Marble Wellness.

 

My education and professional background:

I received my Bachelor's in Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin in 2003.  I received my Master's of Education in Community Mental Health from the University of Missouri- St. Louis.  I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Registered Play Therapist - Supervisor in the state of Missouri. 

 

I have extensive training in trauma, attachment and child-centered play therapy. I have experience working with children, adolescents, families, and adults in a variety of settings. I have worked in intensive outpatient, higher education, school-based and office-based environments.  

Clinical Specialties:

  • Anxiety and depression

  • Maternal mental health

  • Counseling for teens

 

How I like to work in therapy:

When we work together, I help you explore all of your thoughts, feelings, and struggles that you’re dealing with on a day-to-day basis. As we get to know those factors really well, we can find the places you’re getting stuck and identify ways to overcome them. I also encourage my clients to examine their values and long-term goals; we then translate that into concrete steps toward increasing happiness, meaning and connection. 

Kristi 1.jpg

Begin Counseling with STL Therapist, Kristi Machica

Now you know Kristi! We are so excited for you to get started with her in our  Ballwin, MO counseling clinicWe can also chat via telehealth for online therapy in Missouri and online therapy in Illinois.  Truly, anywhere in the state! If you're a Chicago resident, we have in-person therapy available in Chicago, too! Taking this first step is a big deal, so you are already making great progress!  Just follow these simple steps and we will get started.

1.

Reach out to Marble Wellness

Our Client & Project Coordinator will be your first point of contact. She'll get you set up with a good match for you on our team, and talk through first appointment details.

2.

Meet with STL Therapist, Kristi Machica

Kristi is part of our Maternal Mental Health team, and has training and experience in therapy for moms. She also uses play therapy approaches in counseling with kids and also loves teen therapy.

3.

Start to live happy and calm again

Whether it's in-person, online, or park therapy, you and your STL therapist, Kristi, will work together to help you start to live the life you've been longing for.

Through an awareness of their strengths, my clients are able to work through challenges leading to personal growth and the freedom to create and explore new possibilities. Most importantly, the sessions are a space for you to tell YOUR story and find the support you need to reach the goals you have for yourself!

Advanced or relevant trainings:

  • Registered Play Therapist

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Fun fact:

I am a huge University of Texas football fan. Hook ‘em, Horns

Learn more:

Check out my "getting to know you" video to learn more about me and my approach.

bottom of page