Laura Chackes


I strive to bring the best clinicians in the St. Louis area together to provide cutting-edge evidence-based treatment.

Clinical Psychologist in Creve Coeur, MO

  • Individual
  • Family
  • Child
  • Adolescent/Teen
  • Group

About My Clients

I specialize in the treatment of children, adolescents, and adults with anxiety, OCD, and related disorders. I'm passionate about spreading awareness of body-focused repetitive behaviors (BFRBs), like Trichotillomania (Hair Pulling Disorder) and Excoriation Disorder (Skin Picking Disorder). I run CBT groups for children, teens, and adults with BFRBs at The Center for Mindfulness & CBT. I also teach courses online for adults with BFRBs, as well as parents and therapists who work with BFRBs.

My Background and Approach

I received my doctorate degree in clinical psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology in Chicago in 2005, and completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship at St. Louis Behavioral Medicine Institute (SLBMI)’s Anxiety Disorders Center. I worked as a staff psychologist with the Anxiety Disorders Center for six years, further developing my specialty in empirically based treatments for anxiety, OCD, and related disorders, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Exposure and Response Prevention (E/RP), and Habit Reversal Training (HRT). I went into private practice in 2012 at Clayton Behavioral, where I co-developed the Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) program. I founded The Center for Mindfulness & CBT in 2016, a multi-disciplinary mental health and wellness center. I currently teach Mindfulness classes for children, teens, adults, and families at the center. I also speak at businesses and other organizations on mindfulness, stress reduction, and other topics.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Aetna
  • Beacon
  • Cigna
  • Medicare
  • Anthem
  • United Behavioral Health (UBH)
  • Golden Rule
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • UMR
  • Healthlink

At A Glance

  • Experience: 16 years of practice
  • Rate: $150 - 210/session


314-561-9757 Email Laura
10845 Olive Blvd. Ste. 150
Creve Coeur, MO 63141

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