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Happy Holidays & Thank You!

By Heather Schmidt | November 22, 2021

Without you, my family wouldn’t be complete. It may sound exaggerated, but it’s true! Without your continued support, faith, and trust in Our Little Haven to help children and their families, Brian and I would never have received a phone call to pick up our Hannah. Hannah was 7 months old when we received that… Read more »

St. Louis Regional Resources Ecosystem Maps

By Heather Schmidt | August 18, 2021

The Clark-Fox Family Foundation has compiled a vast array of resources available in the St. Louis region. These interactive maps can help you find the right organization for your need. Child Well Being: Workforce Development: Criminal Justice: Homeless: Immigration and Refugee:

What is a Psychiatrist?

By Heather Schmidt | June 14, 2021

By: Shari Sullivan, RN Coordinator of Medical Services The child and adolescent psychiatrist is a medical doctor (M.D. or D.O.) who specializes in the diagnosis and the treatment of disorders of thinking, feeling and/or behavior affecting children, adolescents, and their families. A child and adolescent psychiatrist offers families comprehensive care, is a physician and follows… Read more »

What are Psychologists and What Do they Do?

By ourlittlehaven | June 8, 2021

By Lizette Smith, PhD and Jennifer Evans, PsyD There are many different types of psychologists in the U.S.  Over 15 types or specialties within psychology include proficiencies such as neuropsychology, social psychology, developmental psychology, forensic and public service psychology, and health psychology–to name a few.  Many times, when the public hears the term “psychologist”, they… Read more »

What is Psychotherapy?

By ourlittlehaven | June 3, 2021

By Lizette J. Smith, PhD. Psychotherapy is a form of treatment for persons experiencing difficulties in daily living.  Licensed mental health practitioners, such as psychologists and clinical social workers have been trained to utilize scientifically and research-based procedures to manage these problems.  Although many persons think of psychotherapy as “talk therapy”, there are many types… Read more »

What is a Clinical Social Worker?

By ourlittlehaven | May 13, 2021

At Keystone, our Clinical Social Workers are all fully licensed mental health care practitioners who seek to improve the mental health and well-being of our clients. We meet with children, adults, and families to assess and treat many types of difficulties such as depression, trauma reaction, anxiety, school problems, attention problems, disruptive behaviors, family and relationship problems, loss and grief, and parenting needs.

Statistics on Mental Health Care

By ourlittlehaven | May 11, 2021

Mental health is essential to everyone’s overall health and well-being, and mental illnesses are common and treatable. Seeking professional help when self-help efforts to improve your mental health aren’t working is a sign of strength, not weakness.

Welcome to May is Mental Health Awareness Month!

By Heather Schmidt | May 7, 2021

By: Lizette Smith, Ph.D. Licensed Psychologist – Director of Clinical Programs; Keystone Program Manager This month, we want to focus on the importance of mental health to our overall health. Everyone faces challenges in life that can impact their mental health. Add to that the impact of the COVID pandemic. Many people who had never… Read more »

All The Colors of Our Little Haven

By Heather Schmidt | May 7, 2021

Our Annual Gala From the colors you see around our campus to the colors that make up our community, you will find bright and vibrant colors everywhere you turn at Our Little Haven. This year, we are bringing those colors to our Annual Gala. We invite you to join us this summer for an in person celebration… Read more »

Always In Your Heart Finds A Place at Our Little Haven

By Chris Munoz | May 4, 2021

In early 2019, Ginny and her family lost John to a neurological disease. Her family’s loss was shared by all of us at Our Little Haven. John Seiler was a long time board member and friend of the organization. John shared his passions and his time with Our Little Haven, always bringing his humor and wit to events and gatherings.