The Minnesota Vikings once planned to build their new stadium in Arden Hills. When the greatest plans of your life fall through, you begin to question your place in the world. You feel regretful about past decisions and worried that tomorrow will bring new disappointments.

Your poor mental outlook leads you to thoughts of giving up and feelings of despair. You find it hard to imagine there’s a better life for you than the misery you have right now. Talk to a counselor in the Arden Hills area to make the plan that’s right for your life.

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Ann Bodensteiner

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MN
Counselor License Type(s): MA,LP
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
27 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a Catholic Licensed Psychologist who has been providing counseling services for over 25 years . My work history includes 20 years with District Court, Family Services, with a focus on divorce and custody issues; family mediation, and conflict resolution. I have also worked many years in a private practice clinic, where I saw couples and individuals, addressing a wide variety of mental health issues, and offering a variety of therapy and support services. If you are seeking a Catholic or Christian Counselor, I am happy to include a faith based dimension in our therapy work together. For others who have no such interest, I am respectful o f all spirituality styles and we will work together accordingly. Whatever your issues or concerns, it would be my pleasure to offer you help and healing in a caring and supportive therapeutic relationship.

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Tamolyn Benke

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MN
Counselor License Type(s): MA,LP
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsParenting issuesSelf esteemCoping with life changes
18 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I have a Masters degree in Counseling and hold a current License with the Minnesota Board of Psychology. My approach in working with people is to try to help them understand how thoughts, behaviors and emotions interact and to look for ways to re-think the situation, create new behaviors, and to improve their emotional state to allow for better coping mechanisms. I like to work together to define the issues and establish goals toward resolving them. Along the way we would keep checking in about the difficult emotions that may come up during the process and look for ways to deal with them. I also like to help people look for ways that they can use what is being learned here to help when other life issues arise (as they always do!).

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Derick Chi

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MN
Counselor License Type(s): MS, LPC, LPCC.
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
13 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Engaging, exploring and empowering my clients has been my occupation as a mental health therapist (LPC/LPCC) since 2015. Tapping into these experiences from different working background, safety and recovery from symptoms of mental health is the goal between me and my clients. Networking, building coping skills and strategies to overcome/reduce symptoms that affect our day to day lives, has given a different meaning in life. Reconditioning the mind to think positively while eliminating irrational thoughts that we struggled with for so long is a gift for me that I have use to empower my clients, to explore their inner self and thought process. Using these techniques and interventions has helped to find meaning in life, joy and happiness to my clients. I have worked with youths experiencing homelessness, anxiety, depression, PTSD, schizophrenia, bipolar, ADHD, emotional abuse, bulling and substance use related issues. Haven worked at an Intensive residential treatment service crisis center (IRTS). Listening and supporting my clients in a nonjudgmental way is what I have learned/do throughout the years. Knowing we all have a journey to embark on with barriers/struggles along the way we equally to trust and believe in ourselves. Monitoring and accessing progress have given me courage throughout the years that we can do it. Always have confidence, courage, trust that our journeys are different faith will prevail.

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Dr. Jesiah Ahlemeier

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MN
Counselor License Type(s): LICSW, DSW, MSW
Trauma and abuseGriefSelf esteemCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
3 years of experience as a mental health therapist

As a Doctor of Social Work and LICSW practitioner, I am engaged in advanced leadership and clinical research exploration for application to complex grief and trauma processing of multi-cultural community members. I use clinical training, expressive arts and cross-disciplinarian experience to affect positive change for stressed individuals, family systems and organizations. My goal is to reduce racial, emotional, and economic disparities as well as to promote stability, tolerance, empathy, and self-discovery. I spent eight years traveling globally and living in community with disaster relief, minority, spiritual, military or chronic illness survivors learning about their lives, struggles and joys. SKILLS: Motivational Interviewing, Active Listening, Crisis De-escalation and Empowerment Through Creative Engagement, Solution Focused Therapy, Resource Management and Referral, Emotional Intelligence, Psycho-social Assessment, Authentic Leadership, Historical Trauma Perspective

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Kathryn Dunleavy

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MN
Counselor License Type(s): MA, LPCC
Stress, AnxietyGriefDepressionCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
23 years of experience as a mental health therapist

My counseling approach is eclectic and leans into: Cognitive Re-framing, Positive Psychology, Trauma Informed Care, Mindfulness, Strengths Based, Solution Focused, and Motivational Interviewing. I have worked in every level of mental health care: inpatient, partial, outpatient, community care, crisis residential and co-occurring mental health and substance use recovery programs. I believe unconditional positive regard builds trust and can help us all live our best life with authenticity. Personal growth takes courage, the ability to surrender old beliefs that feed your shame and the grace to learn new things imperfectly. My mission is to spark the goldenness in others by fostering trust and connection to help people generate energy to heal and thrive. In my 30 years of working in mental health, I have learned that, at the root of most people’s pain is isolation. The COVID 19 pandemic has increased the intensity of isolation and fear. Online counseling platforms like BetterHelp are making counseling accessible with new and resilient ways to connect to one another and get help when you need it most. I am here because I want to help others. I look forward to working with you.

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Amanda Averill

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MN
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsGriefDepressionCoping with life changes
10 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Minnesota and Ohio with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, coping with grief and loss, & depression. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Kristi Clifton

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MN
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsDepressionCoping with life changes
5 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Minnesota with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, & depression. I also have experience working with coping with life changes. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Teresa Schuchman Falk

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MN
Stress, AnxietyGriefDepressionCoping with life changes
7 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Minnesota with 7 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, & depression. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. 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 support & empower you in that journey.

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Katrina Deschene

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MN
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepressionCoping with life changes
4 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Minnesota with 4 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & trauma and abuse. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Jose Alvear

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MN
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
8 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed therapist in New York with a focus on conditions like anxiety, depression, PTSD and Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors (BFRBs). I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

How to find a therapist for counseling in Arden Hills

Finding the best therapist close by in Arden Hills 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 in Arden Hills that work best for you in order to begin your personal journey towards emotional healing with a therapist.

Understanding the type of therapy you'd like to search for is crucial before finding a therapist or psychologist in Arden Hills. 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 Arden Hills, 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 in the Arden Hills region and in the state of Minnesota. Find a therapist under any of these distinctions and know that the sessions they offer can provide a safe place to heal.

A mental health counselor working through their own in-person therapy practice in Arden Hills or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships, communication skills, working through life transitions, couples counseling, managing a mood disorder, improving coping skills, self help tips, offer life coaching, family therapy, or change in negative thinking patterns. A therapist may also provide a safe place and validation for clients experiencing emotional pain, or that simply want a psychological assessment. 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 Arden Hills area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find Arden Hills 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 Arden Hills, elsewhere in Ramsey, or in the greater state of Minnesota.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs) about therapists and mental health services

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling with a therapist compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Arden Hills 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 Arden Hills 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 Arden Hills 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 a BetterHelp therapist 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). If you're looking for a therapist, Cincinnati offers a variety of professionals who can help with your mental health needs at a price you can afford.

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

Therapists in Arden Hills, 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 Arden Hills psychiatrists to prescribe a drug or medication as treatment, or perform psychological assessments and other psychiatric services.

How does working with a professional 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, post traumatic stress disorder, and more. An online mental health therapist, including the therapists in Arden Hills 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 Arden Hills helping individuals on topics including managing life transitions, symptoms affecting sexual health, behavioral health, coping skills for anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, marriage counseling, and more. 

What mental health issues can psychotherapy address with the help of psychologists?

BetterHelp's verified Arden Hills 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:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy - This type of therapy is provided by therapists who are professional counselors, helping clients identify and change negative thought patterns through structured sessions.
  • Behavior therapy - Therapists use behavior therapy techniques to help clients modify harmful behaviors and develop healthier habits, often through the guidance of a professional counselor.
  • EMDR therapy - EMDR therapists assist clients in processing traumatic memories to alleviate emotional distress and improve overall well-being, utilizing the expertise of a professional counselor.
  • Talk therapy - Therapists engage clients in talk therapy to explore their feelings and develop strategies for dealing with various mental health issues, often guided by a professional counselor.
  • Depression - Therapists offer counseling to help individuals manage symptoms of depression and improve their mood and functioning, often working closely with a professional counselor.
  • Anxiety disorders - Therapists specialize in anxiety disorders, offering strategies to manage and reduce anxiety symptoms effectively, often through counseling sessions with a professional counselor.
  • Stress - Therapists provide tools and techniques to help clients cope with stress and improve their mental resilience, frequently under the supervision of a professional counselor.
  • Eating disorders - Therapists experienced in eating disorders offer specialized counseling to address unhealthy eating patterns and body image issues, with the support of a professional counselor.
  • Grief - Therapists provide support and guidance to clients experiencing grief, helping them navigate the stages of loss, often in collaboration with a counselor.
  • Attachment therapy - Therapists use attachment therapy to help clients understand and improve their emotional bonds and relationships, often with the assistance of a counselor.
  • Relationships - Therapists work with clients to improve communication, resolve conflicts, and strengthen their connections with others, often using the skills of a counselor.
  • Children, adolescents, and teens - Therapists specializing in youth therapy address the unique mental health needs of children, adolescents, and teens, often involving a counselor in the process.
  • Addiction (substance abuse) - Therapists offer counseling for addiction, helping clients overcome substance abuse and maintain long-term recovery, often under the guidance of a counselor.
  • Divorce - Therapists support individuals through the emotional and practical challenges of ending a marriage, often working with a psychologist to provide comprehensive care.
  • Trauma or PTSD - Therapists specializing in trauma and PTSD help clients process traumatic experiences and reduce their symptoms, frequently collaborating with a psychologist.
  • Bipolar disorder - Therapists provide counseling to manage the mood swings and challenges associated with bipolar disorder, often in consultation with a psychologist.
  • Psychodynamic treatment - Therapists use psychodynamic treatment to explore unconscious processes and how they affect current behavior, often guided by psychologists.
  • Career counseling - Therapists assist clients in making informed decisions about their professional paths and resolving work-related issues, often with the help of psychologists.
  • Alcohol use disorders - Therapists offer specialized counseling to help clients manage and overcome alcohol use disorders, frequently under the supervision of psychologists.
  • OCD - Therapists provide strategies and support to manage obsessive-compulsive disorder symptoms, often via psychotherapy.
  • ADHD - Therapists offer counseling to help clients with ADHD improve focus, organization, and overall functioning, often via psychotherapy.
  • Mood disorders - Therapists work with clients to stabilize and improve mood through various therapeutic approaches, frequently in psychotherapy.
  • Sex addiction
  • Complex trauma
  • Life transitions

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 Arden Hills 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 in Arden Hills?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a Arden Hills 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.

Arden Hills therapists 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 Arden Hills 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 Arden Hills 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 psychotherapist.

With a lot of people in MN, therapists 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 55112 or the surrounding zip codes, consider others available through the BetterHelp site. No matter if you are seeking help from therapists in your area or beyond, online therapy can be a great option.

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

Before seeing your Arden Hills 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 while offering mental health services. The first session will often serve as an intake to get to know you as a person and learn why you're attending therapy in Arden Hills.

Should I find a therapist or psychologist for therapy 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 from a therapist. A Arden Hills 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 with a Arden Hills counselor 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 that a counselor can help with.

Is mental health care and therapy with a therapist worth it?

Therapy with a licensed counselor 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 therapist 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 Arden Hills, 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.

Arden Hills 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 during telehealth appointments?

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.

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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 to customer service 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.

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