Welcome to Life Balance Counseling!

If you are visiting this website, you may be at a point where your life seems to be out of balance. No matter what brought you to this point, it is important to know that help is available.

Yael DiPlacido, LCSW facilitates online healing journeys towards life balance, by helping clients to connect, activate, and integrate the dimensions of healing-wisdom that are inherent in all humans.  You will embark on a journey of deeper connection with the wisdom of your own mind-heart-body-soul, by combining modern, evidence-based approaches with ancient spiritual healing modalities,  This work can help you release what is no longer needed, and find freedom and authenticity in your choices, self-expression, and relationships.  Healing journeys can be facilitated for individuals, couples, and groups and are based on the client's unique goals.

“Your present circumstances don’t determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start.”   Nido Qubein

Typically, the work will involve:

  • Creating a safe and non-judgmental environment in which you could work through your thoughts and feelings, and find the insight and tools you need to move beyond old limiting beliefs and behaviors
  • Befriending your nervous system
  • Learning to listen to the unique signals of your body and heart 
  • Rediscovering existing personal strengths, resources, and coping skills
  • Learning new coping skills, stress management and relaxation techniques
  • Improving communication skills in order to create deeper, more meaningful relationships
  • Releasing and relieving symptoms of Traumatic Stress in a gentle and safe way
  • Utilizing research findings from the fields of Neurobiology and Neuroscience to reduce physical and mental symptoms
  • Creating a personalized self-care plan for the management and reduction of physical and mental symptoms of trauma and/or chronic pain
  • Healing Breathwork journeys are also available to those who are interested (see under "Services")

“The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, or anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.” Siddhartha Gautama

Please enjoy this quick Present Moment Centering Meditation, from Yael DiPlacido:

Please feel free to contact me!

Appointments available online, serving Union, Washington, St. Louis and throughout the state of Missouri

Office Hours

Yael DiPlacido, LCSW


10:00 am-6:00 pm


10:00 am-6:00 pm


10:00 am-6:00 pm


10:00 am-6:00 pm