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Ashley Becker

Offering therapy in MN
License: MS,LPCC,CRC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseBipolar disorderDepressionCoping with life changes
8 years of experience

Hello, My name is Ashley and I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Minnesota. In addition, I also hold my Certification in Rehabilitation Counseling and am a Minnesota approved supervisor. I have over 10 years of experience working with clients and patients diagnosed with mental health disorders in the capacity of an inpatient mental health setting at a hospital and on an outpatient basis at a community mental health center. I also have 8 years of experience establishing, facilitating and maintaining group therapy sessions. I have a wide range of experience with SPMI and SMI diagnoses such as major depressive disorder, bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, schizophrenia, schizoaffective disoder, post-traumatic stress disorder, substance use disorders, etc. My clinical approach is person-centered therapy. I thoroughly enjoy being on the journey with the client rather than being the driver. None of us have all the answers in life and being able to have someone to bounce ideas off of and gain new perspectives can be beneficial. I enjoy working with clients and helping them identify their own goals in their life and exploring how we can overcome possible barriers together. I also believe it is important to have fun and laugh so sharing jokes or taking time to share a funny experience can also be part of the therapy session. I am truly fortunate to have a career in which I am involved with people allowing themselves to be vulnerable and growing more than they could have ever imagined! I also utilize motivational interviewing, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy skills, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), illness management and recovery, trauma informed care, IDDT/trans-theoretical model and multi-cultural counseling. Overcoming stigma and stereotypes related to mental illness is also a passion of mine. It takes great courage and vulnerability to make changes within ourselves and I look forward to working with those who are ready for that journey!

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Michelle Carter

Offering therapy in MN
License: LICSW,MSW,SAP
Stress, AnxietyLGBTDepression
15 years of experience

Hi. I'm Michelle Carter, LICSW, MSW, SAP, with DBT and Trauma credential (CTTP) eligibility. My primary interest and concern is you, your goals and current or persistent challenge(s). I believe the therapeutic process is a collaborative one. You may know what you want and need, yet you experience obstacles. Sometimes, we aren't sure of what we truly want or need. Sometimes, we get distracted by the "should do's" or "should be's," that are actually someone else's wants or needs. Somewhere along the journey, we can pick up rocks we carry, unaware that we can set some of these down. We can become free to keep and carry those goals, values and ideas we truly want for ourselves in our lives. This then applies equally to others. I act as a guide to assist you in discovering greater self-awareness, acceptance, and strengths I will support you in a nonjudgmental exploratory journey to define and reach your goals that come from the healthy, confident you-- not from fear or symptomatology. We can explore and determine how best to decrease the symptoms or behaviors that are holding you back from more meaningful, free and joyful experiences. I look forward to working with you. toward greater health and personal freedom. Michelle

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Zachary Kahmeyer

Offering therapy in MN
License: MA,LPCC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesIntimacy-related issuesDepressionCoping with life changes
3 years of experience

Hello! I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor licensed in the state of Minnesota with 5+ years of experience working as a psychotherapist. I have experience working with clients with a wide range of concerns, including depression, anxiety, panic, relationship issues, marriage, and career difficulties. My counseling style is personal, interactive, and problem-focused. Most importantly, I believe that humor can have an effective place in therapy. It is integral to my counseling style to treat everyone with unconditional respect, compassion, and an eager desire to meet my clients where they are at. My therapy approach would be considered integrative, which combines core ideas of cognitive behavioral therapy, person-centered, dialectical behavior therapy, and others as needed. I strive to adjust my style to meet the unique needs of everyone that I work with to best encourage growth and change. I am a firm believer in working myself out of a job as a therapist. We will work together to identify goals for our time together and take steps to get you to where you want to be. I look forward to the opportunity to work with you!

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Jeanni Johnson-Green

Offering therapy in MN
License: MSSW,LCSW,LICSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesDepression
13 years of experience

I am a licensed clinical social worker with a plethora of experience in acute care settings. I received my MSSW degree from Columbia University in New York City. My career has been anchored by the core belief that healing is a collaborative endeavor that requires honest caring sans judgment, and I cooperatively assist my clients in elucidating their goals for treatment. As a therapist, I am warm, attentive, encouraging, and entirely conscientious. I pride myself on combining my life experience, expertise of multi-methodologies, education, and sense of humor with a down-to-earth, pragmatic approach to counseling.

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Robert Frost

Offering therapy in MN
License: MA,LPCC,LADC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
9 years of experience

Robert "Bobby" Frost, MA, LPCC, LADC ABOUT ME I am a dual Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and Alcohol and Drug Counselor in Minnesota with ten years of counseling experience and 41 years of working with those experiencing a co-occurring mental health and chemical health disorder simultaneously. I have worked with groups and individuals experiencing a vast range of concerns, including depression, anxiety, psychosis, impulsivity, substance use and trauma. My clinical and volunteer work has been in residential, home-based and intensive outpatient settings. My counseling style is compassionate, sensitive and positive, incorporating humor and joyfulness when appropriate. My approach combines a person-centered, trauma-informed framework, embracing one size does not fit all. I incorporate the modalities of mindfulness based stress reduction, meditation, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Narrative Therapy. I look forward to supporting and empowering you in your journey of discovery! As my famous namesake said, “The best way out is always through ” —Robert Frost

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Bernard Beamon

Offering therapy in MN
License: LPCC,NCC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesAnger managementCoping with life changes
26 years of experience

I provide individual, couple, and family therapy for those in want and need. I am trained in many specialized treatments including, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Gottman Family Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Acceptance Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, (EMDR). Sometimes my training assists you in making progress towards your goals, sometimes not; it can be something else. I bring my best self into each session, realizing that the session could be all we may have together. I believe success is defined by my clients and usually happens each time we meet. I also believe this special trusted relationship between client and therapist is enhanced by honesty, willingness, and humility. The therapeutic relationship is sometimes initially the only healthy, safe, and positive relationship clients know. I look forward to meeting you!

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Dr. Pa Vang

Offering therapy in MN
License: LICSW,PhD
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
18 years of experience

I have fourteen years of experience providing individual, group, family, and couples therapy to clients of all ages. I use a variety of methods in my work including EMDR, CBT, Trauma Informed Practice, Solution Focused Therapy Methods, Narrative Therapy, and Dialectic Behavioral Therapy. I use a social justice orientation and recognize the impact of social stressors on the lives of individuals. I also use a systems approach to understanding and intervening in any problems faced by my clients. I use a collaborative approach and start first by listening to understand. I am certified in Teletherapy.

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Dr. Fatai Popoola

Offering therapy in MN
AddictionsTrauma and abuseParenting issuesSelf esteemCoping with life changes
10 years of experience

I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker and a Licensed Addiction and Drug Counselor. I have worked with individuals struggling with substance use disorder and mental health concerns for nearly a decade. I have worked in private and public agencies focused on improving human functioning so they can live to their fullest potential. My practice focuses on treating everyone with utmost respect and regard for their uniqueness as a whole being. Discussions in every session will focus on personal strengths and individualized plans that address salient issues and paramount needs. It takes courage to take the first steps toward a positive change. I am here to support and empower you in this critical journey.

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Michael Tiede

Offering therapy in MN
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
26 years of experience

I am a Master’s level psychologist (MA, LP) with over 26 years of experience helping individuals of all ages navigate challenges and improve their emotional well-being. My approach is rooted in evidence-based practices, and I design my therapeutic techniques to suit each client's unique needs. Experience: - Skilled in working with adults dealing with mood disorders, anxiety, stress, and major life changes. My goal is to provide a safe space for clients to explore their feelings and develop effective coping strategies. - Extensive experience working with children, adolescents, and parents, addressing a range of issues including anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), depression, ADHD, and peer relationship difficulties. - Proficient in supporting individuals on the autism spectrum, particularly those struggling with anxiety and depression. I understand the complexities of autism-related challenges and work collaboratively to improve overall well-being. Evidence-Based Modalities: - Exposure Response Prevention: I utilize this technique to help clients gradually confront their fears and anxieties in a controlled manner, leading to reduced distress and increased resilience. - Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT): By identifying and challenging negative thought patterns, I assist clients in transforming their behaviors and emotions, fostering positive change. - Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT): I guide clients in embracing their emotions and values while developing mindfulness and acceptance skills to manage distress. - Solution-Focused: Through goal-oriented conversations, I help clients identify strengths and practical solutions to their challenges, promoting a sense of empowerment and accomplishment. - Experience in Christian Counseling: In addition to my expertise in evidence-based modalities, I am well-versed in integrating Christian principles into therapy for those who seek a faith-based approach. I have supported individuals and families in aligning their spiritual beliefs with their mental and emotional well-being, while fostering a holistic sense of healing and purpose. Whether you're looking to explore your faith in the context of therapy or simply integrate your spiritual values into our sessions, I am here to provide guidance and support every step of the way. Approach: I believe that a warm and nonjudgmental therapeutic environment where clients feel heard and understood is essential for growth and well-being. My integrative approach draws from various therapeutic modalities, allowing me to design treatment plans that suit each individual's unique needs. Taking the first step towards healing is commendable, and I am here to support you on your journey to a happier and healthier life. Together, we will work towards building a foundation that will contribute to lasting emotional growth and well-being. Experience and Education: Mayo Clinic, Department of Psychology – 24 years; Compassion Counseling Center – Supervisor at this Christian Lay Counseling Center—10 years Master of Arts in Counseling and Psychological Services from St. Marys University of Minnesota; Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Sociology from South Dakota State University.

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Alexis Owings

Offering therapy in MN
Stress, AnxietyParenting issuesSelf esteemADHD
3 years of experience

I am licensed in Minnesota with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, parenting issues, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I also have experience working with concentration, memory and focus (adhd). 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. 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.

How to find counseling in Bellingham

Finding the best therapist close by in Bellingham 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 Bellingham. 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 Bellingham, 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 Bellingham 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 Bellingham 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 Bellingham, elsewhere in Lac qui Parle, 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 Bellingham area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Bellingham 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 Bellingham 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 Bellingham 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 Bellingham, 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 Bellingham 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 Bellingham 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 Bellingham 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 Bellingham 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 Bellingham 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 56212 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 Bellingham 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 Bellingham 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 Bellingham, 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.

Bellingham 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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