Justine Brooks Froelker, LPC is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator (based on the research of Brené Brown) with a private practice in St. Louis, Missouri (www.jbftherapyandcoaching.com). For the last 15 years she has helped her clients achieve success in improving their quality of life as it relates to anxiety, depression, relationships, infertility, addictions, perfectionism, eating and weight issues and common discontent, using a combination of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy and most recently Shame Resilience work. Justine uses a straight-forward and non-shaming approach to create a safe space for her clients to address concerns, just as she does in her writings.

Justine started in the counseling field in 1999 with Preferred Family Healthcare (PFH) in Kirksville, MO. While at PFH, Justine worked with adult substance abuse clients and facilitated many psychoeducational groups.

After three years at PFH, Justine joined McCallum Place Eating Disorders Treatment Programs in St. Louis. During her time with McCallum Place, Justine performed several roles including, Admissions, Utilization Review, Aftercare Coordinator, and Therapist.

Justine is certified in ALPHA-STIM® (cranial electrotherapy stimulation) which is a prescription medical device indicated for the treatment of anxiety, insomnia, and depression.

In addition to her private practice, Justine can be seen regularly on the St. Louis KMOV live midday show, Great Day St. Louis. She contributes to the monthly publication, St. Louis Health & Wellness Magazine, as an expert therapist and is often published on The Huffington Post. She is also currently updating her blog, Ever Upward, which can be found at www.everupward.org. Justine launched her debut book Ever Upward: Overcoming the Lifelong Losses of Infertility to Define Your Own Happy Ending in April 2015 and her debut coloring journal Taking Flight in September 2015.

Justine holds a BA in Psychology from Truman State University and a Masters degree in Community Counseling from the University of Missouri-St. Louis. She is also a graduate of the Coach U Core Essentials Program, a program designed to coach clients on issues such as relationships, personal and professional development.