Brandie Larson

LICSW, LISW

About Me

Congratulations on taking a step toward improving your health. I know that starting this process can be intimidating and, perhaps, scary. Finding a therapist that fits your needs is a bit like finding that “just right” pair of jeans. It is okay to shop around and try on a few before you find a fit that feels “just right”.

My name is Brandie Larson and I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) in the state of Minnesota. I have a Master’s degree in social work from the University of New England and a Bachelor’s degree from Minnesota State University, Mankato, Minnesota. I have been providing counseling for individuals (age 3+), couples, and groups since 2011. I also have 12 years prior working with teens and young adults. I have worked with a large variety of issues over more than 20 years. The reality, however, is that you are the expert on you. My experience and education only provides me with some insight that can help you find solutions to reduce your stress.

Please feel free to message me. I feel that being able to connect with a therapist outside of the regular sessions is important in feeling supported and being able to overcome challenges, as they occur. I offer messaging, live chat, phone sessions and video sessions.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • LGBT
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Parenting issues
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 10

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

MN LICSW 17786

IA LISW 111975


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Brandie Larson. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written by K.R. on May 25, 2022 after therapy with Brandie for 1 year on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and compassion fatigue

There are multiple avenues in which I have tried to seek as a better way to alleviate the pain I go through for such a multitude of reasons. On this platform, I initially connected with multiple different therapists and none of them were as capable at reading the atmosphere of what I was saying. Brandie has always understood beyond the stories and the questions in a way that shows true understanding of the clients she’s working with. I cannot recommend her enough.

Written by M.A. on Mar 10, 2022 after therapy with Brandie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and career difficulties

Brandie is great! Talking to her was like talking to a friend who just happened to be a therapist! That's what I need right now. Thanks, Brandie!

Written by D.A. on Feb 12, 2022 after therapy with Brandie for 6 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, coping with life changes, and adhd

Brandie is an authentic and personable counselor whom I find easy to talk to, and with a wealth of professional knowledge.

Written by J.A. on Oct 17, 2021 after therapy with Brandie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

I feel super fortunate to find an INFJ therapist like Brandie. My personality type is rare and I often feel misunderstood. I felt like Brandee was able to relate instantly and made me feel safe and confident in our relationship.

Written by B.R. on Oct 12, 2021 after therapy with Brandie for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

She’s the best! She’s relatable, personable and genuinely cares!

Written by C.O. on Sep 20, 2021 after therapy with Brandie for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

Each therapist I’ve had on here over the years has served a different purpose for different phases in my life. Brandi is a perfect fit for what I need right now and has helped me with things I didn’t think I needed help with.

Written by S.H. on Sep 18, 2021 after therapy with Brandie for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Brandie has been great to work with and her knowledge with trauma along with her skills as a counselor have been incredibly helpful and insightful.

Written by J.O. on Aug 09, 2021 after therapy with Brandie for 2 months on issues concerning lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, and intimacy-related issues

Brandie has been really helpful in listening and providing different perspectives on how to view the things I've been struggling with. Every session I come away with an insight or a new way to frame things. I highly recommend working with her.

Written by A.L. on Aug 09, 2021 after therapy with Brandie for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Brandie has been amazing! She is sweet, supportive and helpful. I would highly recommend her to anyone who needs a counselor who feels like a friend

Written by K.A. on Aug 09, 2021 after therapy with Brandie for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

I really like Brandie. For some reason my messages would not send to her for like 3 weeks. Today I was able to get through I think.

Written by T.A. on Aug 09, 2021 after therapy with Brandie for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, anger management, and coaching

An excellent person to speak with from the beginning. Very thoughtful and understanding in her attitude which has made me progress a lot quicker than expected.

Written by E.S. on Jun 04, 2021 after therapy with Brandie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, addictions, lgbt, family conflicts, and coping with life changes

Brandie definitely is playing a vital role in helping me unpack and navigate my thoughts, feelings, issues, and anxieties. She’s doing an excellent job helping me deal with my depression, fears, and in helping me gain the confidence to not abuse substances anymore.

Very open minded and genuine. (About me: #LGBTQ+ #Depression #SubstanceAbuse #FamilyIssues #LifeChanges)

Work with me!