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Rachel Backlund, LPCC

Stress, Anxiety Addictions Trauma, Abuse Self esteem, Motivation Coping with life changes
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About me

Hello! I am very excited to meet you and learn more about you and your goals. I am honored that you have chosen to learn more about me and my therapy style and background. I am licensed in Minnesota with 10 years of professional counseling experience. I am dually licensed as a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) and a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC). I am licensed to treat both Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders. I have expertise in helping clients with substance use disorders, relationship issues and concerns and motivational strategies. I am passionate about helping client's build self esteem and confidence; and navigating life changes. I have experience in helping people discover and explore meaning in their life and you may discover answers to things you have struggled with in the past and currently. I have experience working with client's as they cope with marriage, divorce, changing jobs, losing a loved one, aging gracefully and also getting older and nearing the end of life. Change is the only constant and navigating these changes can cause a multitude of thoughts and feelings. I believe in treating everyone with respect, and strive to work "along side" my clients in helping to identify and reach the goals they have set for themselves. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to grow and learn with you and look forward to empowering you to take and move through your journey.

Professional experience

10yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Addictions Trauma, Abuse Self esteem, Motivation Coping with life changes

Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Anger management, Bipolar disorder, Depression, ADHD, Abandonment, Attachment issues, Codependency, Communication problems, Divorce and separation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Life purpose, Midlife crisis, Narcissism, Personality Disorders, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Self-love, Women's issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy

Services offered

Live Chat

License information

MN LPCC 3099


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

Rachel listens with understanding and empathy. She takes the big picture view and helps me to distill the issue/s to find clarity and next step options. There will always be challenges ahead but I now feel better equipped to handle just about anything.

Written on Mar 07, 2024 after therapy with Rachel for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and coping with life changes

Rachel has been great! She blends her compassion and expertise well, allowing for open conversation with great results. Highly recommend!

Written on Feb 19, 2024 after therapy with Rachel for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, intimacy-related issues, coping with life changes, and adhd

Very compassionate and knowledgeable. Will change you to get out of your comfort zone and push you to be the best you. She is a great listener and truely gets to know her patients. I would recommend her to anyone. I’m very grateful and lucky to have her as my therapist

Written on Jan 18, 2024 after therapy with Rachel for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, and self esteem

Rachel makes me feel very comfortable. She also talked with me to figure out the best way she can help me instead of just doing whatever she does with everyone else, it makes me feel like I’m not just another patient to her.

Written on Nov 06, 2023 after therapy with Rachel for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, and self esteem