McLaine Beeman, MT-BC, MMFT
McLaine believes all of us make sense in the context of our story. As a trauma therapist for couples and individuals, her goal is to create a haven where you can connect the dots of your storied constellation, the starry map of the noble idea that is you. She hold deeply the truth that we heal in relationship with safe others. McLaine creates safety for couples hoping to understand their relationship so they can find their way back to each other, as well as for individuals looking to find a home within themselves.
With both couples and individuals she emphasizes the importance of attachment—our way of being with others- is vital to our healing. McLaine meets her clients with trust, empathy, and whole-hearted integrity, with a foundational belief that people are born good; that she who is willing to change can do so. Her approach to therapy is client-centered, dignity-focused, and connection-building. McLaine honors old defenses, challenges clients where necessary, and brings humor along for the ride together.
Prior to counseling McLaine worked as a music therapist in the hospital setting. There, she facilitated healing at birth, death, and everything in between.
- Marriage Counseling
- Relationship Issues
BM Music Therapy, Belmont University
MA Marriage and Family Therapy, Trevecca Nazarene University
Training and Certifications
Board Certified Music Therapist, EFT Externship, PREPARE Premarital Training
Southern IL, outside of Saint Louis
Do you have pets?
None yet - currently petitioning for a golden retriever...
Describe yourself in five words.
Curious, Playful, Driven, Connector, Intuitive
About Your Practice
I began my work as a music therapist primarily in the hospital setting, and fell in love with a part of our world where ambiguity and existential questions are the norm. My work allowed me to meet people where they were, bring creativity and expression in the room, and sit with folks in some of their darkest hours. I pursued counseling to be able to deepen my knowledge and ability to bear witness to people wrestling with big questions outside the hospital room.
Who has influenced your work?
Elizabeth Lesser, Linda Fenelon, Esther Perel, Brene Brown, Irving Yalom, Janina Fisher, Sue Johnson
How does your faith play itself out in your work?
My faith plays itself out in my belief that people are born good, and that we are each uniquely and wonderfully designed. I create a safe place to land in my work that enables my clients to define and explore their own faith story, whatever that means to them.
Bluegrass / Americana; favorite singer is most definitely Taylor Swift
Which TV show would you never miss?
Honestly most of them - I am horrible about keeping up with TV shows
What's your favorite book or author?
The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
What is your favorite sport/physical activity?
I played soccer growing up, now currently I prefer yoga
What's your favorite place to visit?
Rocky Mountains in Colorado
Just for Fun
Retail at a Boutique
What is your most treasured possession?
My Chemex coffee maker
If you have friends coming over, what would you cook?
Something unnecessarily elaborate that I researched that day and have never made before.
What pastimes or hobbies do you enjoy?
Yoga, reading, long walks on the phone, being outside
Other than your current home, if you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?
Take the first step toward healing and personal growth.
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