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Valerie LaPorte

Offering therapy in MN
License: MSW, LICSW
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefDepressionCoping with life changes
21 years of experience

I am a licensed clinical social worker/therapist licensed in Minnesota with over 10 years of clinical experience and 21 years of professional experience working with people facing a variety of personal barriers or struggles. I am also a MN Board of Social Work approved clinical and non-clinical, licensing supervisor. I have been blessed, working with clients ranging from young children to the elderly dealing with varying issues such as depression, anxiety, relationship issues to anger management, family issues, physical, sexual and emotional abuse, incarceration, and disability related concerns to name a few. I have a lengthy & robust career working with individuals from a variety of backgrounds and facing a broad range of challenges. I have worked almost exclusively with individuals who have serious mental illness for the vast majority of my professional career. My counseling style is empathetic and goal-directed. I believe that approachability, focused listening and effective problem solving is the key to success in a therapeutic relationship and every client that I am blessed to serve will feel heard and empowered to achieve their goals. Being treated with dignity, respect and compassion are also the tenets that I abide by and will display that in every interaction and intervention. My approach combines a variety of theoretical perspectives designed to meet your needs, including solution-focused brief therapy, strengths therapy, and cognitive-behavior therapy to ensure that the highest level of outcomes are achieved as outlined by a unique treatment plan that will be tailored to your needs. I look forward to working with you!

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Nick Zeimet

Offering therapy in MN
License: MSW,LICSW
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefSelf esteemDepression
12 years of experience

As a master's level trained clinical social worker, seeing an individual in the context of their family and social environment is important to me. I am an evidence-based psychotherapist with additional specialized training in trauma-informed therapies AIR and PE. I value the therapeutic relationship and invest in rapport building as research shows us that the alliance developed here is significant to outcomes. I'll be present for you each time we meet and/or interact. Together, I know we can work to accomplish your goals.

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Kevin Knack

Offering therapy in MN
License: LPC, NCC
Stress, AnxietyDepression
4 years of experience

I am a licensed professional counselor (LPC) in the states of Wisconsin and Minnesota. My graduate school training was from Winona State University in Winona, MN. I worked in a private practice mental health agency there in Winona for three years, in addition to serving in a residential treatment facility assisting adults in recovery from mental health crises back to independent living. I am currently meeting with out-patient clients in a new counseling agency in La Crosse, Wisconsin. I have worked with people from all walks of life facing difficult and unexpected challenges, causing a variety of mental health issues. I work with a Person-Centered approach and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, along with Strength-Based modalities. I like to identify strengths in people and help them grow. The therapeutic relationship between client and counselor offers a strong foundation to assist clients in recovering balance in life and the freedom to move ahead on a more peaceful journey. I know life can be rough at times, but with help, it can also be better! Some may be desiring a Christian-based therapy, and that is also an option we can incorporate.

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Kristin Lewis

Offering therapy in MN
License: MS ,LMFT
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepression
14 years of experience

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and have been providing mental health services for over 20 years. I am committed to creating a therapeutic environment based on respect and meeting my clients where they are in their life's journey. I believe that by helping people access their strengths they are better able to explore problems and implement strategies that will help them live their lives to the fullest. I help individuals, couples and families to improve their interactions with others, encourage and empower them to process life experiences that have caused conflict and/or trauma. I approach therapy with a client-centered approach, adjusting evidence based strategies to meet the client's needs. I focus on identifying and challenging unhelpful thoughts using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I am trained in TF-CBT and MAP. Seeking help is the first step to making changes in your life that will help you become more emotionally healthy. I look forward to joining you on that journey! Kristin Lewis, MS LMFT

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Beatriz Alcazar Alvarez

Offering therapy in MN
License: LICSW,CCSP-ADHD
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsParenting issuesSelf esteemCareer difficulties
5 years of experience

My name is Beatriz and I'm a Chicana born and raised in California who loves to read, spend time with my family and watch movies. I believe my identity as a first generation BIPOC women influences my work as a practitioner and I try to ensure I am always creating an empowering and healing space for everyone I work with. I have been practicing as a social worker in a variety of settings for over a decade with the last 8 years specifically as a masters level clinician. I enjoy working with diverse populations that might need a little additional support as they navigate challenges that come up in daily life, and believe in the power of owning our own lived experience. I incorporate a blend of narrative therapy, motivational interviewing and cognitive behavioral therapy to my approach, though I tailor each session to the needs of the individual I am working with.

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Dr. Scott Schauss

Offering therapy in MN
License: PhD
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsParenting issuesDepressionADHD
33 years of experience

I am a licensed psychologist in Minnesota and Iowa with a special interest in working with individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, and adjustment to life changes. My doctoral training is in clinical psychology with a specialization in behavioral medicine. I take a collaborative approach to therapy with a goal of empowering individuals with self-knowledge and skills to help them develop to their full potential and live rich and meaningful lives. Over my 30+ years of clinical experience, I have worked in medical settings, primary care settings, and also ran a private practice.

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Jennifer Mely

Offering therapy in MN
License: MA, LPCC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepression
11 years of experience

Are you feeling overwhelmed and are just going through the motions to get through the day? Have you come to a place in life where strategies that may have worked in the past are less helpful now? Are you ready to look beyond what you think the world wants of you and are seeking different answers? If you are exploring Better Help, the first big step to a more meaningful life is already behind you. Deciding to ask for support requires a great deal of strength, so nice work! Finding the right therapist to build a connection with is very important to making the progress you would like to achieve. Here is a little information about me and how I could support you: Hi! My name is Jennifer Mely (Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor) and I have been providing a warm therapeutic environment to connect with and empower clients for over the past 10 years. My experience has given me opportunities to work with people from all different backgrounds who are struggling with a wide variety of challenges. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I approach counseling through a person-centered approach; I tailor therapy based on your needs. I believe in meeting you where you are at while using reflective questioning to guide our sessions and desired change. I believe in treating people with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. My role is to help you discover what is already there, as opposed to fixing something that is broken. I believe that each of us are our own experts in our lives and we have the strength we need inside of us to find solutions to the problems and difficulties we face in life. I would like to work with you to empower you to look within to find the resources and supports you need. You don’t have to do this alone! Therapy can be challenging sometimes. I respect you immensely for realizing it’s time to not face the tough stuff alone. I look forward to meeting you and joining alongside you as you navigate through some of life’s more challenging adventures! I am currently accepting new clients!

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Dr. Vincent Miles

Offering therapy in MN
License: PsyD,LP,CCFP
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemCareer difficultiesCoachingCompassion fatigue
10 years of experience

Hi, my name is Dr. Miles, I'm a clinical psychologist in private practice and I'm located in Minnesota. My training is in clinical health psychology and along with helping clients with various mental health needs, in my private practice I have a specific interest in helping individuals with medical and health-related conditions, and on BetterHelp I provide a wider range of services to assist clients with life stress, changes, career stress, compassion fatigue, burnout, relationship and communication issues, self-esteem, self-compassion, and general counseling. My therapy style is a direct reflection of who I am as a person. I strongly believe that therapy needs to be tailored to each individual that visits with me. I do not feel that any one approach will solve every problem or concern, but I do use several evidence-based techniques to help each of my clients. I practice from cognitive-behavioral (CBT) framework when appropriate, but also borrow approaches from humanistic and other person-centered therapies. I pride myself in being an authentic and straight-forward person. At times my style is very transparent, which I feel can help you as a client. I ultimately see my role as a therapist is to empower you to become your own therapist, your own advocate, and your own champion - and my aim is to help you move towards solutions and problem-solving that will assist you far beyond our time in therapy. The world of app-based counseling on BetterHelp lends itself to many more convenient possibilities that are not available in traditional counseling, and while I feel both worlds have their merits, this platform allows both the client and the provider greater flexibility. Our therapy can be very brief and solution-focused, while also allow greater time and space to address our very innermost workings, our thoughts, our behaviors, our relational styles, and our coping styles. We can approach this in a way that is comfortable for you, and in a collaborative way work to identify your goals and desires within therapy. I recognize that for many seeking help on this platform, it is likely your first time seeking help through counseling. Many may feel that traditional therapy is not for them - walking into a clinic and meeting with a therapist face-to-face feels too uncomfortable, or the time-demands of therapy do not align with your current needs. I get it, and I have been there. I welcome you to reach out to me via messaging/text first, from there we can move into video sessions (if desired) or simply schedule chat sessions if that is your preference. I am more than willing to discuss what therapy might look like for you on a personal level - please don't hesitate to ask. You have taken a huge step already, I am ready to assist.

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Tricia Johnson

Offering therapy in MN
Family conflictsTrauma and abuseParenting issuesAnger managementSelf esteem
8 years of experience

I'm licensed in Minnesota with 7 years of professional work experience providing psychotherapy in a variety of settings. I have experience helping people with family conflicts, trauma, abuse, parenting issues, & anger management. I aim to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to seek a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process meeting you with acceptance, kindness, and respect while offering encouragment for you to meet the goals we set out to meet.

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Rebecca Revier

Offering therapy in MN
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
10 years of experience

Perhaps you are in the midst of a difficult life circumstance. You may be reading this while you are overwhelmed, lonely, addicted, or perhaps you have survived a traumatic experience. I want to congratulate you for taking this step toward healing; You deserve freedom and hope! My name is Becky and I have 10+ years clinical experience working with individuals, couples, and families. I am a client centered therapist who specializes in co-occurring disorders including depression, anxiety, trauma and addictions. I strive to create a safe place for deep, restorative healing. I am trained in Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Motivational Interviewing (MI). I also practice biblical integration for those who are seeking a Christian faith approach. Beyond all of this, I want you to know that I am comfortable sitting with you in the broken places of your life, and I would be honored to walk alongside you as we piece life back together. God bless you on your journey of wholeness. I hope to meet with you soon.

How to find counseling in Arco

Finding the best therapist close by in Arco can feel challenging, but know that once you narrow your search for a counselor serving your area, you can find a therapist in your city that is accepting new clients and fits your goals. Whether you're struggling with depression, anxiety, marriage, family issues, or other emotional challenges, feel proud that you have begun your search to find the mental health care services that work best for you in order to begin your personal journey towards emotional healing.

Understanding the type of therapy you'd like to search for is crucial before finding a therapist or psychologist in Arco. Perhaps you're interested in narrowing your search for a psychotherapist that can offer psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), talk therapy, provide group therapy, marriage and family therapy for individuals or couples, or couples therapy. Each type of therapy can offer various benefits and address or treat different disorders. If you're still unsure or are new to counseling in Arco, feel free to contact the provider via email to find out which methods they practice.

It is also important to understand that mental health professionals in the United States are accredited to provide care, helping individuals and couples, with a variety of licenses. These include licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT), licensed clinical social worker (LCSW), and clinical psychologist or doctor of psychology (PsyD). Regardless of their licensure, they are trained to treat individuals and couples counseling, and sometimes children, in any type of therapy. Find a therapist under any of these distinctions and know that the sessions they offer can provide a safe place to heal.

Mental health professionals working through their own in- person therapy practice in Arco or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships, communication skills, working through life transitions, managing a mood disorder, improving coping skills, or change in negative thinking patterns. They may also provide a safe place and validation for clients experiencing emotional pain. Verified providers can provide licensed marriage and couples therapy, tailor to individual needs, and create a therapeutic relationship as a National Certified Counselor.

There are all kinds of therapists working with clients today across the United States and in the greater Arco area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find therapists, have in mind what type of therapy you'd like your provider to be most experienced with and choose an experienced provider with a practice located near you in the city of Arco, elsewhere in Lincoln, or in the greater state of Minnesota.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Some other commonly asked questions on therapy with a licensed counselor and BetterHelp serving the Arco area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Arco therapist?

The average price of an in-person therapy session in the US is $100 to $200 per hour. These prices may be higher in Arco due to a higher cost of living. The price also depends on the type of provider you are looking for. See the following average prices for various mental health providers without insurance:

  • Counseling with a psychiatrist: $150-$500
  • Counseling with therapists: $100-300
  • Therapy with a psychologist: $100

While many psychologists in Arco may not take health insurance, some in the state of Minnesota may work on a sliding scale, meaning they'll factor in your income and charge what you can afford per session. With BetterHelp or clinicians throughout the state of Minnesota you can expect significantly more affordable options, with sessions ranging from $65 to $100 per week (billed every four weeks).

How is a licensed therapist on this online therapy platform verified?

Therapists in Arco, Minnesota working on BetterHelp are licensed, trained, experienced, and accredited as a doctor of psychology (PhD / PsyD), licensed marriage and family therapists (LMFT), licensed clinical social worker (LCSW / LICSW), or licensed professional counselors (LPC). All of these psychology clinicians have a Masters Degree or a Doctorate Degree in their field of psychology sciences, and follow the APA Code of Ethics. They have been qualified and certified by their state's professional board after successfully completing the necessary education, exams, training and practice with a patient, and extensive experience in a healthcare clinic or treatment centers, in order to become a mental health provider. While their lived experience, expertise, careers, and background vary, they all possess at least 3 years and 1,000 hours of hands-on experience with adult and sometimes teen patients, and have the necessary therapist credentials to provide a safe space for long lasting emotional healing in therapy. 

Please note BetterHelp does not offer or provide care from psychiatrists to prescribe a drug as treatment, or perform psychological assessments.

How does working with a counselor in BetterHelp online therapy sessions work?

BetterHelp clinicians treat clients online across the United States (individuals and couples) through life transitions, inner child exploration, long term depression or anxiety, and more. An online mental health professional, including the therapists in Arco above, can work with young adults, children, adolescents, and adults virtually as an accredited licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) or licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT). You do not have to commute to a an office as a psychotherapy client.

Through BetterHelp therapy, you can partake in video, phone, or live chat therapy sessions with your licensed therapist. You can work through various symptoms, use the in app journaling feature, and receive worksheets. You'll also find support groups or group therapy lead by a therapist in Arco helping individuals on topics including managing life transitions, symptoms affecting sexual health, behavioral health, coping skills for anxiety or depression, trauma, stress, marriage counseling, and more. 

What mental health issues can psychotherapy address?

BetterHelp's verified Arco therapists specialize and have clinical experience in a wide range of mental health issues and modalities, helping clients to feel better and improve their lives every day. See below for examples.

Specialties on BetterHelp include:

You may also be struggling with relationship problems that could be addressed in couples therapy or with a sex therapist. In that case, you may choose to work with one of BetterHelp's experienced cognitive-behavioral therapists or licensed marriage family therapists (LMFT) who work with clients in relationships. You can also try a Arco therapy provider through BetterHelp's sister platform, ReGain, which is dedicated to couples and spouses worldwide. 

How do I know if online counseling is right for my family?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a therapist is the validation and active listening they can provide. Your friends and loved ones may also be available to listen, but you may feel that they may lack the skills to provide objective guidance. Counselors are trained to respond to various concerns, symptoms, and mental health conditions.

A psychologist in your city can support you toward a healthier emotional state, regardless of your mental health, life concerns, or healing needs. While supporting individuals in developing healthier habits, another good benefit of therapy is having an understanding, safe space with a non-judgmental party who can support you through challenging experiences.

Many people have sensitive topics that they may feel ashamed to discuss with their friends or partner. A Arco therapist can help you confront these concerns and open up through unique methods of support. There are also many types of therapy, such as art therapy, where you may find you can express yourself through creativity instead of words.

With a lot of people in MN, providers may be booked out with clients. Through the list of profiles above and others within BetterHelp's team, you may be able to find a psychologist within 24 to 48 hours. If you're searching to find a a nearby psychotherapist close to 56113 or the surrounding zip codes, consider others available through the BetterHelp site. No matter if you are seeking help in your area or beyond, online therapy can be a great option.

How should I prepare for my first therapy session with a Arco counselor?

Before seeing your therapist, prep for your session by reading to understand the therapy process. You might write a list of questions you want to ask your psychotherapist, any emotional pain you may feel, and the ways in which you hope to improve. When you attend your session, let them know if you have any concerns about therapy or feel unsure about what to talk about. They may help guide you with open-ended therapeutic questions. The first session will often serve as an intake to get to know you as a person and learn why you're attending therapy.

Should I find a therapist or psychologist if I feel fine? 

Some simply don't feel the need to see a psychologist. However, some people may avoid attending therapy due to stigma or preconceived notions of what therapy entails. Although psychologists often support people with mental health conditions, you do not need a diagnosis or condition to attend therapy. You can discuss grief, relationship concerns, stress, or life changes and ask for general feedback and advice. A Arco licensed clinical social worker may help you gain power over your life and emotions while you navigate day-to-day experiences.

Gaining a new perspective on yourself through various therapies might allow you to improve your self-esteem, work through relationships, and gain a better sense of your mental health goals. The success you may find through therapy can be dependent on your process.

People may also attend therapy for specific motives, such as bullying, an autism diagnosis, a desire to learn mindfulness meditation, personality concerns, trouble with office workers, specific phobias, and many other principles.

Is mental health care and therapy worth it? 

Therapy is effective and has the power to change individuals' lives. Each client is at a different stage of their emotional healing journey in life, as each human can be unique in their personality, expression, skills, and goals. A psychologist can target various symptoms, experiences, and personalities to help you feel your best and put you on the path to healing. Unlike advice from a friend, family, or non-professional, a mental health professional has an understanding of various disorders like ADHD and depression with many hours of experience in treating adults in their practice. For this reason, seeing an evidence based psychologist in Arco, Minnesota can be worth it. Over 41 million adults in the US attend therapy services each year, showing it's a popular option and is proven to be effective.

Arco has many clinicians who practice person or client-centered individual therapy in-person and through online therapy to assist clients in their healing journey. If you opt into online therapy, you might also be able to meet with providers all over the United States and change therapists easily at any time. Many people struggling with anxiety and depression, substance abuse, body image issues, and more find therapists that are a good fit for them, feel supported, and gain further insight into their lives through internet-based therapy.

Do therapists judge you in therapy sessions?

The boundaries between you and a therapist are in place to help you and them regarding ethical concerns. Mental health professionals are held by ethical standards through the American Psychological Association (APA) and are not allowed to judge or harm their clients. If you are concerned about sharing details about yourself, feel free to withhold personal information. Their job in the therapeutic relationship is to create a safe place, help you gain a deeper understanding of your mental health, and support you. You might consider changing counselors if you don't feel safe or respected.

Stay up to date with the leading online counseling platform

To stay up to date with BetterHelp's initiatives through their social channels, you can follow them on PinterestLinkedInInstagramTwitter, and Facebook. For mental health tips, check out the BetterHelp YouTube channel.

Take some time today to learn more about the team of therapists at BetterHelp to understand the services available to you clearly. If you are new to therapy or have any questions about the services and terms, please reach out through the contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

If you’re ready to sign up for online therapy, consider signing up with a platform like BetterHelp and get matched within 24 to 48 hours.

If you are experiencing a crisis or emergency, don't use this site's online services. If you are in life-threatening danger, call 911. If you require support for a crisis, reach out to the hotlines below:

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