John Cordray, Professional Counselor

John Cordray, Owner of Cordray Counseling

I offer professional counseling for all ages and for all types of struggles and I invite you to get to know more about my practice. I offer both in-person and online counseling and coaching. If you’re looking for a marriage therapist, need help with anger management, have an anxious or depressed child, or need help with high anxiety, I can help.

I know that finding the right therapist can be difficult and overwhelming, and at times, down right frustrating. That’s why I work so hard to make it so easy for you.

My counseling office is located in St. Louis, Missouri and is near Kirkwood, Valley Park, Fenton, Wildwood, Eureka, High Ridge, Arnold, Chesterfield, St. Charles, St. Peters, Ellisville and Manchester. If you live or work near one of these areas my office will be within 20-30 minutes from you.



1. If you call and leave a message, I pledge that I will get back to you in less than 24 hours.

2. I pledge to make your appointment scheduling super easy. See how easy it is to set up your first appointment.

3. I pledge that you’ll be seen within at least three days of your first call.



Payments are made at the beginning of your session.

First payment (only) includes an additional $10.00 new registration fee.

Sessions last 45-50 minutes.

My Office Hours (by appointment only) 

My online hours may be slightly different.

View My Calendar

Monday 7:00am – 5:00pm

Tuesday 7:00am – 5:00pm

Wednesday 7:00am – 5:00pm

Thursday 10:00am – 5:00pm

Friday 7:00am – 5:00pm


If you need a later time call John to see if he has any later openings

I desire to be a strong presence in the community by offering a sound, safe and sensible approach to professional counseling.

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a National Certified Counselor (NCC) and I have been counseling since 2005.  I hold a master’s degree in professional counseling from Lindenwood University, and I also studied theology at Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis. Read more…


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Returning Clients: Schedule your next session online here.  (I’m using a new online calendar as of March 23, 2015. If you have not registered on my new online calendar you will need to re-register). Thanks for your understanding!


Or call the office at (314) 252-8959 (I may not be able to answer your call, but please leave me a message and I’ll do my best to call you back today!)

John’s rate: $105.00 per session

ADHD TESTING (not covered by insurance) = $340.00 (3-step process) – (1) Office Visit  (2) Report writing  (3) Follow-up session


I accept Anthem Blue Cross / Blue Shield Insurance

Click here to register if you are a new client and want to use (BC/BS) insurance.

Note: Insurance companies require a mental health diagnosis in order for you to use your insurance for counseling. This diagnosis will be applied to your medical record.

If your insurance company is not with Anthem Blue Cross / Blue Shield you still may qualify for reimbursement from your insurance company. I would be considered an “out of network provider” for your insurance company. This would mean that you pay my full rate at the time of the session and then I would give you a form to submit to your insurance company. Please check with your insurance company about reimbursement before you schedule with me.


Research has shown that at least 50% of all marriages end in divorce, with second and third marriages being even less likely to succeed. At first glance, it’s a scary statistic – but it doesn’t have to be if you and your spouse are willing to reach out for help. We help with building better communication, rekindling intimacy, anger management, conflict resolution, maintaing mutual respect and setting healthy boundaries.


Is someone in your family out of control? Do you have a child that seems to zap all of your time and energy? Having a hard time keeping peace in your home? Parenting is challenging enough in itself, but can become even more difficult if a child struggles with an emotional or behavioral problem. Family counseling can be with the whole family or just one child and parent, and can make a huge difference.


Do you suspect that you or your child may have ADHD? ADHD effects millions of children and adults making it very difficult to do homework, pay attention in school, or focus on the job. Why continue to struggle any longer? ADHD testing is faster and easier than you may think. By the end of the testing you’ll receive a report indicating if you have ADHD or not, plus recommendations for your next step.

Cordray Counseling provides treatment for ADHD, Anger, Anxiety, Behavioral Issues, Blended Families, Conflict Resolution, Depression, Divorce & Separation, Grief & Loss, Life Adjustments, OCD, Phobias, Relationship Problems, Stress, Trichotillomania, and more.


Insurance companies are unlikely to cover services such as marriage counseling or ADHD testing?

If your counselor is not an “in-network provider” you could still qualify for a reimbursement from your insurance company?

If you decide to use your insurance for counseling you must be given a mental health diagnosis and it becomes part of your permanent medical record? You don’t have to use your insurance for counseling.


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We value people. Everyone deserves to be treated with dignity, respect and compassion regardless of their gender, race, orientation, religion, ethnicity, or sin.

We value your time. Your time is important to us and we want your counseling sessions to be productive. We will allow you to tell us your story at your pace without pressuring you to go too fast or go somewhere too painful, if you’re not ready yet.

We value your investment. We understand that counseling can be expensive, but we also believe that the counseling process is a worthwhile investment. We will strive to help your counseling sessions to be positive and productive by helping you develop goals that will enable progress.

We value character and integrity. We hold to our Golden Rule Policy and to a professional code of ethics that ensures you are treated with respect and honor.

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We believe that it takes the right counselor to be the right fit. Not all counselors are the same, and not all counselors will be a good fit for you. So, we won’t be offended if you decide to go to a different counselor that may be a better fit.

We believe everyone has a story to tell and deserves to be heard. We want to hear your story and we want to help you with your struggle.

We believe in the counseling process. Quality counseling takes time to reach the core of a struggle, and we are willing to help you discover what the underlying issue is that you are struggling with.

We believe that all hope and restoration can only be found in Jesus Christ. That being said, we will never force the Bible or religion on anyone who does not want Christian counseling.

We believe that God cares for hurting people. “In my distress I cried to the LORD, and he heard me.” Psalm 120:1


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Mental Health Emergency? – 24/7 Hotlines

Life Crisis Hotline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

Behavioral Health Response Hotline: (314) 469-6644

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