I am a Licensed Psychologist in Minnesota with over 17 years of experience. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, grief and loss, problems with motivation, relationship issues, and parenting problems.
My counseling style is direct, respectful and incorporates some humor, once we get to know each other. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. My approach is fundamentally cognitive-behavioral, but will incorporate other techniques in order to tailor our dialogue and treatment to meet your unique and specific needs.
It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life, and by clicking on my profile, you have taken the first step towards change. If you are ready to take that next step I am here to support and empower you.
I look forward to working with you! Jerry
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Family conflicts
- Self esteem
- Coping with life changes
Addictions , Grief , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Depression Read more...
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Solution-Focused Therapy
LP #LP#4454 (Expires: 2021-05-01)
I'd like to thank Jerry for his help and expertise. He is a kind and professional therapist whose knowledge has been invaluable to me. Thank you so much!
Jerry is kind, thoughtful, and encouraging. I am very glad I joined Betterhelp and actually found the right counselor for me. He is easy to talk to and listens to EVERY detail. He is helpful and very relatable. I look forward to a reply.
I’ve worked with Jerry for a few weeks now, and I am very pleased. I can write to him about whatever might be happening or a question I might have, and he always responds in a timely matter with suggestions, a worksheet and things that I could try to make my situation better. Myself, my relationships, my mood, everything have already gotten better with Jerry’s help and guidance! Thank you!!
I was going through an awful breakup and when the person that I usually went to when I needed to be calmed down left my life, Jerry was an amazing person to share my worries and concerns with while I was coping with my loss. I cannot recommend Jerry enough to tackle problems head on.
Dr.Jerry is helping me turn my life around from my past. I don't have to go through anything alone and he gives really great advice.
Jerry does a great job of replying to all parts of my messages. He validates my concerns and offers different strategies to help me. His technique is strictly messaging, which is something I’ve never tried before, but it’s nice to be able to think about what I want to say before I send it. I also really love that I’m able to save the messages we send so I can look back at them and reread them if needed.
I feel like Jerry is really helping me in the areas that need attention, and are the reason I was seeking help. He provides thoughtful feedback and is easy to communicate with. However, his style of therapy is not for everyone, I was at first unsure if just writing back and forth (no video/calls) would work well for me, but I am really enjoying it, and do feel it is helpful to me.
Formulaic. Distant. A reason I give up on counseling. Reaffirmation that I'm not understandable.
He's very kind and understanding. He's very helpful at directing you in the right direction when problems arise in my everyday life. He's very supportive as well! I appreciate working with him.
I have really enjoyed working with Jerry! My first match on Better Help was horrible, so I was worried that everyone would be like that. Then I got matched with Jerry and he's amazing! He strictly only works through writing, which actually fits my style perfectly. It felt like journalling, but having the journal write back! He gives thoughtful, timely responses and is willing to focus on whatever you prefer. He never talked down to me or made me feel inferior. He remembers details from earlier conversations, which helped me feel like I was being listened to. He talked to me like a real person, not like a stuffy professional. I really enjoy his humor as well and he calls it like it is. Jerry is amazing to work with and I highly recommend others to work with him!
Great and relevant feedback always.
Jerry's an amazing therapist, he listens thoroughly and is always ready to provide insight as well as practical tips.
Jerry has literally unlocked my previous personality and perspective on life back
I always feel like Jerry is in my corner and fighting for me. It's nice to receive that kind of support.
Jerry is kind and insightful. His insights helped me with a much needed clarity about the traumatic events in my past.
I like his method of chat because it worked well for me. It encouraged me to write and rewrite what I wanted to say a few times before actually sending it. This exercise helped my mind focus on what really matters and stay focused instead of getting carried away with a narrative which is what normally trends to happen to me when I talk. His methods helped me get a better and clearer perspective.
I am very appreciative of Jerry's help and I'm looking forward to a steady recovery from my depression.
Jerry listens, is not judgemental and very kind. He is understanding and gives great advice.
I'm so glad i found Jerry! In the midst of an excruciating breakup, I signed up for better help and chose Jerry because he mentioned in his profile that he approaches things with humor. I could find myself giggling through his messages despite the fact that I was in a deep depression. He is so attentive and I look forward to his messages as they always soothe me as I read them, isn't that what we all hope for in therapy? I feel comfortable bringing up anything, he's non-judgemental and speaks as if he's a long time friend who's got my back. I truly would not know how I would fare through this tough time if not for him, he's keeping my head up and I am so grateful.
He’s funny and engaging. He listens to my concerns and provides tools to help cope and deal with things. He checks in often even when I don’t have time to check back.
Jerry is amazingly helpful and welcoming.
Wonderful counselor, very understanding, helpful and non-judgmental.
He understand both sides whenever I talk about situations about a partner
Jerry is a great counselor, he listens to everything, and helps work out a plan for the future.
Jerry is a wonderful counselor and I have found him to be very helpful in navigating through some sticky relationship issues. He is kind, compassionate and often uses humor in his responses, which makes it so much easier to be open with him. I haven’t had a male therapist in a long time but I find him to be very open minded and supportive of my needs as a female. I’m so glad I made the decision to seek help at this time because it is truly making a positive difference in my life.
He’s direct and comforting. I’ve had no video conferencing and feel he was able to understand me through messages. Supportive.
Texting is not therapy. Very disappointed.
Jerry's the best! I just needed someone to vent to. Jerry was a real person. I mean, I expected the conversation to be very sterile, but he responded like a real friend. I just needed a friend to get through a rough patch. Jerry was a huge help. Give him a raise!
Jerry gives me applicable knowledge that I can use every day. It took time to warm up to him, but now I have and feel I can talk to him about anything!
Jerry has been super respectful of me and my problems. He offers many ideas to help and encourages me along the way. I didn’t think online therapy would help me but it has and I’m thankful for BetterHelp and Jerry to be here.
Jerry has been nothing but amazing. I am able to just let my mind pour into our conversations and he really does listen and give back wonderful feed back and advice. I've been one to hold back in the past sessions with other therapist (in office visits mainly), but not this time! BetterHelp and specifically Jerry has been the best therapy options for me. Thank!
I like Jerry, I’m still feeling him out and I think the same goes my way. Talking to him is kinda like having a friend that’s always on your side just to listen or give advice. He also seems to really care, and that’s all I need honestly.
Jerry is a very kind person. He’s direct and blunt, which I appreciate. I was looking for some support and guidance on what to do next and he gave me ideas and insights to think about. He is humorous and I enjoyed my time with him. I like his straightforward approach.
I was apprehensive and a little dismissive about the whole counselling thing but after making a choice to look after myself I’m glad I found Jeremy. I did have another counselor before, but I find Jeremy much easier to relate to. He is quite easy to relate to, speaks like he is from the real world but also maintains his professionalism and provides some different ways of thinking to help look at things from different angles. I feel quite at ease talking to him and relaxed that there’s no judgement regardless of what needs to be discussed.
Even though I just recently started working with Jerry Crimmins I am very pleased with how things are going! I feel confident and hopeful that he is able to help me find myself again. I never have to worry about a set schedule as he works with me when I am available and is always there to answer questions or concerns! I highly recommend Jerry Crimmins!
Jerry is an excellent counselor!
He is very professional and gives each client careful attention. Not only is he very timely in his responses, but proves he is listening and engaged. He reads every detail I write and responds thoroughly, providing guidance and support in anything i was going through. Jerry shares his perspective but does so with sensitivity.
I was so fortunate to have had Jerry as my counselor for three years! It's hard to put in to words how much his work affected me and helped me overcome (and excel) after a very difficult time in my life.
I can only say the best things of Jerry and his ability to provide the best service to each client. I highly recommend him to anyone needing counseling.
Jerry is very supportive! He continues to reach out and offer tools/resources to help you stay productive with your goals. In addition, provides therapeutic responses back to help you towards your goals.
Jerry is great! He listens and supports me while also giving me tools to better my mental state.
Wonderful therapist who is caring, compassionate, will challenge your thoughts and even add a little humor in the picture. Someone who is easy to talk with and responds in a timely manner. I have enjoyed his support to meet me where I am at and continue to help me make a better life for myself. I would highly recommend!
Jerry helped me get through a rough patch. I appreciate his input and checking in!
I have a lot of confidence in Jerry and I know that whatever my concerns are, he doesn’t judge. I deal with different issues everyday and he responds exactly based on what’s urgent and important. Counselling with him has helped me deal with the “outside world” better. I feel less of a need to vent on family & friends.
He is a wonderful part of my support group and is incredibly intelligent. He assists me when I'm having hard days and further encourages me on the better ones.
Jerry has been really flexible within our conversations, willing to follow my sometimes erratic train of thought messages. He's really knowledgable and supportive.
I think Jerry is really nice. I feel very comfortable talking to him and feel like the worksheets and tips he has been providing has been helpful when I remember to apply them to daily life situations.
Jerry is great! He helps me look at what I am going through from different directions and deal with some things that I would rather like to avoid. I appreciate that.
I am incredibly grateful for the chance to have had Jerry as my counselor. He is very knowledgeable, empathetic, and qualified for handling different situations in a nonjudgmental way. With his guidance, I was able to replace many of the negative thoughts I was having with more mindful observation and positive thoughts.
Some of the techniques we used were self-care, re-framing, and elements of CBT (cognitive-behavioral therapy).
I feel much freer, removed from the paralysis of overthinking and self-doubt. I feel like I have the tools to move forward. Highly recommended.
I’ve been working with Jerry for over a year and with his help and guidance have navigated through one of the hardest situations of my life. He always addresses the important issues and has great advice for tough situations. Thanks so much!!!
Jerry is blunt and honest. He's not going to sugar coat what you're dealing with or what he sees happening. But he gives realistic support and ideas to help you work through what's going on.
Jerry always gives me very considerate responses and offers a very unique and thoughtful perspective on whatever I bring to him.
Jerry has been a massive help to me! I really struggle with in person counseling, but between Betterhelp, and Jerry's expert advice and timely responses, I feel heard for the first time in a while. His responses are well thought out and well written, and really help me get a handle on what makes me feel better. I recommend him wholeheartedly.
Very supportive and ingenious counselor, he makes it easy to open up and has great responses to my random issues.
Jerry is a kind and very understanding. He takes into consideration of your troubles and make sure you know your safe in your own decisions.
My relationship with therapy has always been a negative one - I was talked into doing therapy when I wasn't ready for it, and it's always left a negative taste in my mouth. When I signed up for Better Help and was paired with Jerry, I was so surprised at how kind he was about my life. Always telling me that it was okay for me to unload all my thoughts and feelings - it felt foreign to me. I even cried the first few times I'd get messages back because I was so relieved someone was listening to me, and letting me know what I was feeling was all okay. When I found out Jerry only does therapy through messaging, I was even more relieved. This is the perfect way for me to feel comfortable with therapy - I'm able to get my thoughts out better by typing them out than I ever have been in real life. Jerry has always been understanding and has great insights on so many things. Any problem I have he'll instantly have a solution or a way I can combat the problem. I will never be able to thank him enough for all the things he has done to help me in my life.
Jerry is empathetic, funny, thoughtful, and incredibly understanding. He's a great communicator and has solid advice. I'm glad that I can talk to him and I feel like he really cares.
Jerry does an amazing job sorting through incredibly complex issues and presenting techniques and insights. I was impressed early on that the help he offered me was immediately and practically useful.
Jerry is very understanding, responsive, and professional. He is very committed to understanding the situation fully and finding a healthy way to deal with it. I definitely feel better after talking to him.
I feel like I'm not the best at putting everything into words, but from what I do get across, Jerry is very helpful. He also has helped me uncover some things, so I'm sure the longer I interact with him, the more I will learn about myself.
I appreciate his support.
I have been with BetterHelp for almost a year and a half and there is nothing more reassuring than knowing that I always have Jerry to turn too. Mental health is something that affects everyone in one way or another and just knowing someone is there helps. The fact that Jerry seems to actually care makes a massive difference. I can honestly say he has improved my life and helped me better understand myself.
I have been very satisfied with Jerry's help. I'm very thankful that he was there in my time of need.
Dr. Crimmins is always prompt to respond my messages, and clearly took the time to get to know me, my needs and what matters most to me. He is successful in counseling in the on-line platform and I would highly recommend him for people like myself who need or want a counselor but don't have time to go into a physical office. My primary reason for utilizing BetterHelp was depression and anxiety. I think he is certainly well versed in treating those issues. If memory serves, he has many other areas of expertise. I have found him to be great at helping me with anxiety and depression specifically, and presume he is at least as well versed in other areas wherein he lists expertise.
I plan to continue to utilize Dr. Crimmins for the near future and would/will recommend him to others - especially for depression and/or anxiety.
Jerry was a bright light in a dark time. His timely and helpful insights helped me after a bad break up of a long relationship. I’d recommend him to anybody.
Jerry is a great listener and communicator. I am lucky to have him as my counselor! He is great at knowing my concerns and helping me through them.
Jerry is so understanding and handles my everyday needs and helps me feel like a better person.
Jerry is a chill and a good listener. It's nice to have him check in on me.
Jerry is responsive and takes the time to type out well thought out responses. Not only are they supportive, but offer an understanding and steps to a solution.
I really enjoy working with Jerry. I haven't been on BetterHelp long, which means I haven't been working with Jerry long, but he makes it really easy to open up to him. He really cares about his clients' success, I can tell. I have never enjoyed working with a counselor as much as I enjoy working with Jerry.
Jerry has been very approachable and friendly. He is easy to talk to and understands my situation. He has helped me through difficult times and continues to help me improve myself.
Jerry takes the time to listen and always comes up with a working solution to problems. He is very good at what he does.
Jerry is wonderful to work with. It is amazing to know someone is there for me. He has a great sense of humor as well as knowledge. I have enjoyed my experience so far with Better Help!
Jerry is a totally "real" personable counselor. I feel completely confident in his input and advice. He pulls no punches and makes you feel as though there is true progress.
I am new to online therapy, and so far I have had a better experience with this than I have ever had in an in-person setting. The idea that I can send a message and Jerry responds when he's available is awesome, as his response so far has been far quicker than waiting for your in-person therapist to call you back or squeeze you in for an appointment if an issue arises. You don't get that kind of personalized care in a clinic. My experience so far has been an excellent one, and I highly recommend Jerry, and this type of counseling.
Jerry has been great about acknowledging my issues but providing me tools to deal with them in a productive manner. That is the type of help I was truly seeking.
Jerry has been great to talk to! He understands what my priorities and worries are and offers great advice and help in order to get through the tough times. I recommend him 100%!
Jerry is very understanding, nonjudgmental, and provides solid advice. I have found that he provides strategies that I can employ in my life that help me tackle the issues that caused me to seek therapy. I really enjoy his sense of humor and the way he can add a lighthearted feel to a message, even if the issue at hand maybe dark or very personal. This makes it very easy to interact with him and have a more fulfilling dialogue!
Jerry is understanding, funny, and extremely insightful! So far he's been better than the more traditional counselors I've dealt with.
Talking with Jerry and examining where my stresses come from has helped to greatly reduce my anxiety. I have not had or felt close to any kind of panic attacks since we've begun talking and I have a better picture of what I was letting get to me, and how to react better in highly stressful situations.
Jerry is both funny, thoughtful, and willing to get the job done. I was unsure about online therapy, but he has done a great job of being responsive and offering resources I can try and apply to my life. I'm very thankful for all his time!
Very happy with Jerry so far. He doesn't offer phone consultations and I was a bit hesitant at first if messaging will work for me. It worked great. Jerry has a very good idea of what I talking about, gives me very relevant advice, has a great sense of humor and I always look forward to hearing from him.
Its like having a very smart friend always available for you.
I highly recommend Jerry.
Jerry has been great in helping me deal with my anxiety and depression. He's helped me develop some good strategies to cope going forward. Definitely a good guy to talk to. (He's got a nice light sense of humour too).
Jerry is a great therapist!
Jerry is wonderful and understands my situation very well. He does not pressure me nor is he judgmental. He checks in with me to let me know he is there for me and is very helpful.
Jerry has been very helpful and honest. He has helped me think through situations and put things in a different perspective that I couldn't see. I would say my first experience with online counseling has been a good one.
Jerry has been thoughtful, insightful, kind, humorous. I felt at ease opening up and sharing my thoughts with him straight away and I am very glad to have done so as it allowed for conversations that were both emotionally comforting and useful in a practical way. I can tell that he reads my messages with great care, and puts time and effort into his responses, in order to help me move forward.
Jerry has been a godsend. His logical, humorous, rational, and compassionate words are so healing. I have recommended him to everyone I know!
After seeing a therapist in person for a year and not making much progress I stumbled across BetterHelp and was a little skeptical about how much online therapy could help but I felt hopeless and didn't have anything more to lose so thought I would explore it.
Jerry was incredibly insightful and was able to pick up on things that my current therapist didn't. He was direct, on point, knowledgable as well as encouraging, empathetic and someone I felt I could trust even though we had no face time. The resources and worksheets he shared were very helpful and I continue to use them. Most of all he gave me a potential diagnosis for a personality disorder so I will now be seeing a psychiatrist in person to get his evaluation and can finally move forward with getting the appropriate treatment.
Jerry is helpful, understanding, and is very easy to talk to. I highly recommend working with him.
Kind and helpful guidance, makes sure you know he's available anytime and provides good advice.