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Liisa Beckman, LPCC

Stress, Anxiety Addictions Trauma and abuse Self esteem Coping with life changes
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About me

I believe everyone deserves a safe place to share life’s challenges, and enjoy working together with a client to sort out those challenges and achieve goals. Seeking growth through vulnerability and identifying strengths guides my practice. My approach to therapy is holistic, behavioral, humanistic, and psychodynamic, with a touch of humor and a lot of compassion thrown in, and is consistent with client-centered therapy, while incorporating cognitive behavioral techniques. These evidence-based techniques have been shown to provide immediate relief from negative thought patterns.

I have worked as an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Counselor, where I have been able to help people increase their personal well-being and self-esteem, while decreasing negative mental health symptoms, such as anxiety, depression, and negative self-talk. Previously, I worked as an addictions counselor and mental health professional in an outpatient substance use treatment center. My clinical experience includes working with a wide range of issues such as PTSD, personality disorders, grief and loss, substance use disorders, anxiety, stress management, depression, trauma, interpersonal issues, transitional issues, low self-esteem, and crisis management. I have specialized experience with people who have emotional, behavioral, and cognitive problems, as well as serious and persistent mental illnesses.

Professional experience

3yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Antisocial Personality, Attachment Issues, Avoidant Personality, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Fertility Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hoarding, Impulsivity, Isolation/Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sex Addiction, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Smoking/Vaping Cessation, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Traumatic Brain Injury, Trichotillomania, Visually Impaired, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

License information

MN LPCC 2331


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Liisa Beckman. 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.

Liisa has been the best therapist I’ve ever had. We clicked right off the bat and I’ve made more progress with her than I have in 20 years!

Written on Oct 03, 2022 after therapy with Liisa for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, and self esteem

Liisa brings a very encouraging message of practical hope and offers concrete steps to work toward a healthier way of living.

Written on Sep 13, 2022 after therapy with Liisa for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

It has been so helpful working with Liisa! She has helped me understand myself better so that I can start the work to build healthier patterns. She is respectful, professional, and personable. I would definitely recommend her!

Written on Aug 17, 2022 after therapy with Liisa for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Great therapist, down to earth and casual. She’s very knowledgeable and shares helpful resources, and really knows what she’s talking about. Friendly, genuine, and would remember things I previously mentioned. A great match for someone who likes facts and detailed explanations, she was able to answer all my questions. My favorite part is it felt more like a conversation than say a meeting with a doctor, allowing me to open up more and be comfortable.

Written on Apr 27, 2022 after therapy with Liisa for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety