Tori Kaase, LCSW

Counseling Approach

My goal is helping individuals reach their full potential.  So often our self-doubts and assumptions about what is or is not possible hold us back from living our best life.  To me, the counseling relationship is a partnership where therapist and client work together in the areas identified by each client and family. Trust and rapport in the therapeutic relationship is a foundational need to reach desired goals.  I offer a warm, welcoming, and non-judgmental space to develop a working relationship and begin working together on change. Because each individual and situation is unique, I utilize a variety of evidence-based therapeutic approaches, including Cognitive Behavioral and Dialectical Behavioral Therapies, Solution Focused, Client Centered and Problem Solving approaches.


I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the states of Illinois and Missouri. I received an undergraduate degree in Psychology and Masters in Social Work from St. Louis University. I began my career over twenty years ago working with children and families involved in the foster care system. Since that time I have enjoyed working with individuals and families struggling with eating disorders, substance addictions, depression and anxiety. I have worked with individuals living with various types of mental illness in both outpatient and inpatient settings. My many years as a school social worker and counselor provided valuable experience working with adolescents in both regular and special education. I have professional and personal experience working with individuals on the autism spectrum and a special interest in helping those families with the many challenges they face.


Phone: 618-248-2040 x25


Location: Maryville


  • Teens  (14-17)
  • Adults (18+)

Areas of Focus

  • ADHD
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Codependency
  • Confidence / Self-Esteem
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorder
  • Intellectual and Learning Disabilities
  • Grief
  • Mood Disorders
  • Parenting
  • Psychosis
  • Self-harm
  • Stress Management
  • Substance Use
  • Workplace Issues

Professional Experience

  • Individual counseling in an agency and private-practice setting.
  • School social worker to grades 7-12 providing crisis intervention, short-term counseling, assessment, resources, and groups. 
  • Individual, group, and family counseling at an inpatient behavioral health hospital.

Education and Credentials

  • L.C.S.W. in Illinois (What's This?)

  • M.S.W.  from Saint Louis University

  • B.A. in psychology from Saint Louis University