Molly Brendle-Ayala

(she, her)

Credentials

MSW, LCSW

Areas of Expertise

  • Chronic or Debilitating Illnesses
  • Trauma and Grief
  • Anxiety-Related Disorders
  • Phobias
  • BFRB

“You are not your thoughts.”
–Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
Molly is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She received her Master’s degree from the Brown School of Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis and her B.A. in psychology from Saint Mary’s College at Notre Dame. Molly works with preteens, teens, and adults. She has a special interest in working with individuals learning to cope with a chronic or debilitating illness for themselves or a loved one. She also works with individuals struggling with anxiety-related disorders, trauma, grief, and BFRBs. She gained experience treating individuals with disordered eating and comorbid disorders as a therapist at McCallum Place and understands that it’s not just about the food. She has also worked as a crisis intervention specialist at Life Crisis Services. She works to empower her clients through behavioral therapies including CBT, DBT, and Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT). Using ACT, clients learn to cultivate inner acceptance and act towards their values. Molly also specializes in exposure work, including Prolonged Exposure Therapy. Molly is in-network with Medicare. Please contact our Client Care Coordinator, Andrea Harpster, at andrea@mindfulstl.com or 314-561-9757 option 1 to see if Molly is currently accepting new clients.

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It's more important than ever to take care of your mental health, so all of our therapists are doing Telehealth and many have immediate openings for new clients.