Who is Patty Caldera?
Dr. Patty Caldera, PScD., LCSW, MSW, LPT
- Doctorate of Pastoral Medical Science (PScD.)
- Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
- Master of Social Work (MSW)
- Licensed Pastoral Therapist (LPT)
- Rapid Resolution Therapy (RRT) Masters Certified (MCRRT)
- Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Certified
- Certified Amen Brain SPECT Analyst (CABSA)
- Fully CARE Certified International Instructor (FCCI)
- ADD/ADHD & Autism Trusted Authority
- Creator (and instructor) of AEP - Amplifieded Emotional Processing - A multi-faceted mental, physics, and spiritual approach to emotional health
Education, Training, and Clinical Experience
Hello! I am Patty Caldera and I am a brain based therapist based in St. Charles, Missouri. I hold a Doctorate of Pastoral Medical Science and Pastoral Medical Therapy License through the Professional Wellness Association. Additionally, I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (Licensed in both MO & IL) and received my Master of Social Work from Saint Louis University. I have diverse clinical experience in working with clients of all ages. I dearly love providing proven therapeutic interventions to my clients of all ages from 5 to 100+ years!
My clinical expertise includes: AEP development, RRT and EMDR for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), behavioral techniques for Attention Deficit Disorders for children and adults, military family issues, sexual assault victims, victims of crime, brain system analysis through SPECT imaging, women’s issues, and Christian family therapy. I incorporate many therapeutic interventions to optimize my client’s recovery and well being.
I am proud to be the creator of AEP- Ampifieded Emotional Processing. It is an educational anointing technique for Emotional, Thought and Behavioral Resolution. I designed this technique to help those who do not wish to use traditional therapists or hypnosis. It is uniquely created to address most emotional needs when a personality disorder is not present. It may be utilized by LCSW, MSW, LPC, LCPS, LMFT, LMT, CST, CARE Instructors, Pastors, Ministers, appointed church laymen/elders, or other licensed to touch professionals such as Dr's, RN's, Chiropractor, N.D. etc. Proof of license or letter of church appointment may be required for class attendance. To learn more, please visit the "What is AEP?" tab to the left.
Personal and Professional Background
I am a veteran of the US Air Force and served as a Tactical Aircraft Mechanic. I have unique first hand knowledge of the challenges facing military families, service members and returning veterans. My brother was MIA during the Korean War - yes, my family is very wide in age range. I provide many scholarships for AEP sessions with Active Duty and Military Veterans upon request. Please call and request one if you are in this category.
After the Air Force, I worked as a special education teacher, regular education teacher, and then MSW for the St. Louis Circuit Attorney's Office for Victim Services, and had another private practice therapy office in Illinois.
I am also currently writing a book on the use of Therapeutic Grade Essential oils with Psychotherapy. I have found that they help facilitate the modalities I use in therapy to ease the mind and make the work we do together much more effective.
I believe that if your brain is not in it's best condition, then your life will not be either. I personally trained with and was certified by Dr. Danial Amen, world renowned brain SPECT Imaging Psychiatrist and ADD/ADHD expert in Reston, VA near Washington DC in 2006. You may have seen Dr Amen on PBS TV. As a result of my training I can offer in-depth Amen Brain Testing and evaluation to help you find your best working brain function through diet, exercise, essential oils and supplements.
I would be honored to have the opportunity to earn your trust and provide you the best therapeutic mind, spirit and body experience possible. I love my job and I truly enjoy working with people who are ready to make the investment of time in themselves to optimize their lives.
My company is based on the belief that your needs are of the utmost importance and I am committed to meeting those needs when I am able. If it is determined that you require other specialty services, referral(s) will be provided.
I offer Fully Confidential Services without work or health insurance notification. This benefits your privacy and protects your future ability to stay insured!
I believe that one's mental health & personal life concerns should remain completely confidential I believe in healing from within and that people are more than a diagnosis. I will be happy to provide you with receipts which you can choose to submit to your insurance for reimbursement.
Christian Life Biblical based counseling available at your request. I have a Doctorate of Pastoral Science and am a Licensed Pastoral Therapist and ordained.
The results you experience are commensurate with the time and effort you invest in yourself. I love assisting people in their Mind, Body, and Spiritual Healing.
Drops of Hope Integrative Care Center & Amaranth Counseling, LLC
at 2230 Bluestone Drive
St. Charles, MO 63303
- Near Spiro's Restaurant