3910 S. Old Hwy 94, Suite 117, Saint Charles, MO 63304

(314) 960-2766

Tessa Michaud, MSW, LCSW

Tessa Michaud, MSW, LCSW

Tessa Michaud, MSW, LCSWTessa Michaud, MSW, LCSW


Individual & Family Counseling

I provide individual and family counseling for children, teens, young adults and/or families. My client's face a variety of challenges, some of which may include a history of traumatic experiences, anxiety, depression, behavioral difficulties, ADHD, and more. I work collaboratively with you using a variety of interventions techniques, and evidence based practices to help you reach your goals. Some of the modalities I use are listed in more detail on this page.  Others include Modular Approach to Treating Children with Anxiety, Depression, Trauma and Conduct, Skills for Academic and Social Success, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and more. 

Please contact me for more information at (314) 960-2766. I am happy to answer any questions you may have. 

Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)

Do you have a child age 2-6 with challenging behaviors? Do you receive calls from daycare or school about your child's behaviors? Do you often wonder how you will successfully manage these behaviors while maintaining a healthy, loving and nurturing home environment? If you answered yes to any of the above, PCIT may be right for you. 

PCIT is an evidence based dyadic behavioral intervention for children ages 2-6 and their caregivers. This treatment model is designed to help children and caregivers create strong, healthy attachment and bond while focusing on decreasing externalizing child behavior problems (e.g. defiance, aggression, negative attention seeking, etc.).  

Trauma Focused - Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)

TF-CBT was designed to treat individuals 3-18 who have experienced trauma (e.g. grief and loss, child abuse, neglect, sexual abuse, divorce, separation from primary caregiver, etc.) and those who are experiencing symptoms of posttraumatic stress.

"When we deny the story, it defines us. When we own the story, we can write a brave new ending." ~ Brene Brown, Researcher, LMSW

Integrative Treatment for Complex Trauma - Adolescence (ITCT-A)

ITCT-A is an assessment driven evidence based treatment for traumatized adolescence and young adults ages 12-21. ITCT was designed to address a variety of symptoms and behaviors often associated with complex trauma. 

Often times when we experience a traumatic event we may feel alone.  Trauma may negatively impact many of our beliefs about ourselves, others and/or the world. We become a victim.  

I am here to help you and/or your family rediscover peace and hope and support you on your journey from being a victim to becoming a survivor.  

Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP)

DDP is a treatment approach developed by Daniel Hughes. DDP was created as a treatment for families with adopted or fostered children who had experienced developmental trauma. 

DDP is a model that brings together knowledge about developmental trauma, attachment, interpersonal neurobiology and child developement. 

I have successfully used this approach not only to help treat developmental trauma but also as a framework for helping all families I have the privilege to work with in an effort to heal and strengthen attachment, develop attunement, and improve the overall quality of interactions and relationships. 


I am eager and excited to work collaboratively with the community by working with schools and other organizations to raise awareness about mental health and share the incredible knowledge and skills I have gained through my experience in working with children of all ages and their families. 

I believe collaboration is the key to successful and healthy communities, individuals and families. 


Licensure Supervision for LCSW

Supervised Family Visitation - 

Foster Care and/or Custody Related Visits