Heather Kaye Raznick, MSW, LCSW

(314) 993-8255 | office@psychotherapyspecialists.com

Heather Kaye Raznick brings close to 20 years of clinical experience to her private practice. Currently, she works with individuals, couples and families struggling with a wide range of issues, including sexual dysfunction, personality disorders, stress, anxiety and depression.

Heather completed a self-initiated triple major in Psychology, Child Study, and Sociology as an undergraduate at Stephens College. She graduated with high honors before going on to complete her Masters in Social Work from Washington University. Subsequently, she received additional training at the world-renowned Masters and Johnson Institute, where she studied clinical sex therapy under the direct supervision of legendary sexologist Dr. William Masters. As a graduate intern at the Masters & Johnson Institute, Heather served as a co-therapist with Dr. William Masters, the revolutionary sex researcher and author of such groundbreaking titles as Human Sexual Response and Human Sexual Inadequacy.

An educator as well as a skilled psychotherapist, Heather sits on the faculty at Mercy Medical Center. In this capacity, she provides academic and clinical training to residents, gives monthly lectures to medical students, and delivers ongoing education during Ground Rounds at several area hospitals. Outside of her professional role, Heather utilizes her expertise by lecturing on sexuality and wellness to community groups and organizations. She also frequently appears on radio interviews and television programs as a guest expert.

Heather stays up-to-date with industry trends and best practices through membership in several professional organizations, including certifications through the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists, the International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health, Psychotherapy St. Louis, and the National Association of Social Workers.

Outside of the office, Heather enjoys reading, travel and family time.

Stacey Smith, MSW, LCSW

(314) 750-9441 | stacey@psychotherapyspecialists.com

Sttacey Smith brings a wide range of work experience and education to her private practice.  She work withs individuals struggling with a variety of issues, including but not limited to depression, anxiety, stress, divorce/relational concerns, grief and self-esteem issues.

The path to becoming a therapist took several turns over the course of Stacey's life.  Upon graduating from Purdue University, She worked for General Motors for close to a decade while simultaneously earning a Master’s in Business from Lindenwood University.  After that she earned her Juris Doctrine and followed that with a Master’s in Social Work, both from Saint Louis University.  Over the course of that time, Stacey worked a crisis hotline, was part of the team at Mercy’s Outpatient Intensive Therapy Facility and provided psychotherapy to individuals with extremely limited access to care.  

It is the above experiences that motivated Stacey to learn a great deal about divorce/ending a relationship and grief.  No matter if you are the partner contemplating leaving or the one who has been left, the emotions and feelings are incredibly intense and most times painful. These emotions can impact your mood and how you feel about yourself.  Whether you are trying to save a relationship, considering leaving, or questioning your relationship, it is important to be thoughtful in the process in order to understand your emotions and choices.  It is the thoughtful process that helps create a strong therapeutic relationship, which is essential to a positive outcome

Shellie Fidell, MSW, LCSW

(314) 630-4140 | shellie@psychotherapyspecialists.com

Shellie Fidell brings over 20 years of experience working in various settings such as Barnes-Jewish Hospital, private practice and group practice.  Shellie specializes in Women's Issues including Perinatal Mood Disorders (pregnancy and postpartum depression/adjustment), pregnancy and infant loss, panic and anxiety disorders as well as infertility stress.  She will also work with couples when it pertains to any of these issues.  

Shellie graduated in 1994 from Washington University with her Masters in Social Work and then completed her postgraduate training at the Saint Louis Psychoanalytic Institute graduating from their Advanced Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Program.  Shellie's quotes have been published in national magazines such as Working Woman, Parents Magazine and Fit Pregnancy as well as St. Louis Women's Magazine.  She has been interviewed by NPR and many local radio stations as well as appearing regularly on KMOV-TV's Great Day St. Louis for several years.