Aaron Bitzer, MAC, PLPC

Hello. I’m glad you’re here. It takes courage to consider counseling. I would welcome the opportunity to walk with you through whatever you’re going through.

A bit about me, I grew up in San Diego but spent most of my adult life in Los Angeles. Pursuing a career in counseling is the result of a lot of my own personal work. It also represents the merging of several of my otherwise seemingly unrelated life experiences. Prior to earning my MAC at Covenant Theological Seminary, my educational background was in film, TV, and animation, as well as acting. My work experience includes teaching technology to grades K thru 5 at an elementary school in West LA, teaching English conversation to children, teens, and adults at a church in Osaka, Japan, and working in procurement related to creative spaces in the video game industry.

I’m passionate about counseling because it ties so many components of my background together: relationship, story, learning, communication, growth, and development. In my own journey, it was primarily through relationship with other trusted individuals with whom I could safely share my story that I began to really experience new channels of growth, healing, and new ways of being in the world. That’s not to say my problems have all somehow been fixed, but I have new ways of relating to them – and I don’t have to do it alone. My hope is to be a part of bringing that experience to others.

I aim to work with clients of all ages, children, adolescents, and adults. Having experienced a lot of growth and goodness from men’s groups, helping men with the issues we face is of particular interest for me. Also very close to my heart are sexual minorities. I know firsthand the challenges of navigating that part of life, especially where it intersects with faith. I desire to be a safe space for anyone whose journey touches on that part of life (LGBT+ and SSA).

When I’m not working, I’m likely spending time with friends, caring for trees, or being entertained (or slept on) by my two cats, Shiro and Pidge. (Bonus points if you know the reference!) (Reader thinks to self, “I didn’t know we were getting points for any of this…”)

If you are considering counseling, you can call 314.887.7706 or email me directly at aaronbitzer@stl-ccc.org.

Supervised by Kathy Karigan, PhD, LPC (License #2013023670)