Brooklyn Center is part of the 16th largest metro area in the United States and was founded in 1852 as a center of local trade in the area, which is where it got its name. Even though it is a small bedroom community, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has their Minneapolis field office there. 

Even in a small town like Brooklyn Center, where time seems to move more slowly, and people seem more relaxed and happier, nobody is always happy. Sometimes, there are emotional of mental health issues that you need to talk about and there are many professional therapists in Brooklyn Center to help. 

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Chelsey Hauer

Offering therapy in MN
License: LICSW
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefSelf esteemCoping with life changes
17 years of experience

Welcome! I have over 20 years of experience working in mental health. My areas of specialty include depression, anxiety, stress management, trauma, coping with grief and loss, and improving self-confidence. Sometimes unresolved issues from our past can present themselves as stress and anxiety in our daily lives and get in the way of a meaningful life. In addition, life in our fast-paced world can be quite overwhelming and create stress that feels unmanageable. I use a variety of methods to help clients achieve improved emotional wellness. You CAN learn new ways of thinking about yourself and the world. Our past does not need to define us. Challenges and stress can transform into opportunities to develop yourself in ways that change your life. I believe in helping people help themselves. And, everyone needs support at some point in their lives. I would be honored to be a support person in your life. Together we will work to find solutions to help you feel better and happier. In my personal life, I enjoy reading, playing tennis, walking my adorable but somewhat annoying dogs, skiing, playing volleyball, and being the mother of two very spirited tween/teens girls. I look forward to working with you! "I am not what has happened to me. I am what I choose to become." - C.G. Jung

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Shequitta Lenoir

Offering therapy in MN
License: MA,CPRP,LMFT
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemBipolar disorderDepression
7 years of experience

Hi, My name is Shequitta (Shuh qwee tuh) Lenoir, and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Minnesota and Texas. I received my B.S. in psychology from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, and my Masters in MFT from Argosy University in Eagan, Minnesota. As early as sixth grade, I have had the desire to help people and be a counselor. I have 13yrs of experience working in the mental health field providing therapy and skills to individuals with severe and persistent mental illness, as well as drug and alcohol addictions. I typically use Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and some Solution Focused techniques to support people in working through their concerns. I enjoy working with people in boosting their self esteem, confidence and awareness so that they can live the best life possible.

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Marisa Zimmerman

Offering therapy in MN
License: MSW,LICSW
Stress, AnxietyLGBTEating disordersSelf esteemDepression
15 years of experience

Hello! My name is Marisa and I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social worker in the state of Minnesota with over 15 years of clinical experience. I believe in the power of hope and will seek to help clients cultivate a hopeful mindset. I use a combination of solution-focused, mindfulness, task-centered and cognitive behavioral therapy methods to help clients develop a vision for their future and the steps needed to reach their goals. I have worked with clients on a wide range of concerns including anxiety, stress, depression and relationships. I am particularly passionate about helping people who struggle with overeating, emotional eating and chronic dieting. My hope is to empower people to transform and repair their relationship with food and their body by identifying how shame and hopelessness play a part in emotional eating and dieting. Together we will work to end negative body talk, work on self-compassion skills and mindful eating. I am also passionate about supporting educators and school staff. After 17 years of working in a public school system directly with students and teachers, I understand the many stressors and demands today's educators face. If you are a struggling educator, I am here to support you in developing boundaries and prioritizing self-care. My counseling style is warm and supportive. I care about who you are in all of your multiple identities and I am LGBTQIA-affirming. I use a strengths-based approach and strive to have clients feel safe, heard, respected, and understood. I would be honored to work with you and support you on your journey!

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Andrea Roland

Offering therapy in MN
License: MA, LPCC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
10 years of experience

Hello! I’m so glad you reached out, that’s usually the hardest step! My name is Andrea and I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in the state of Minnesota with over 18 years of experience in the mental health field. I have spent over 10 years in a therapist/counselor role at a recovery center for women and their families. I have worked with clients of all ages as they deal with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, substance use, family dynamics, grief/loss, life transitions, and trauma. In all of my therapeutic relationships, I strive to help my clients feel connected, supported, validated and empowered. My clients have described my style as warm, compassionate and non-judgmental. My goal is to ‘meet you where you are at’ and to honor your life experiences. I combine person-centered, humanistic and cognitive-behavioral aspects in counseling as well as other evidence-based practices when necessary. Our conversations and your treatment plan will be personalized to meet your specific needs and goals. I look forward to working with you. Thank you for entrusting me with your care!

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Sara Ewing

Offering therapy in MN
License: PsyD, LPCC
Stress, AnxietyGriefBipolar disorderDepression
22 years of experience

My work experience includes work as a clinician in Community Mental Health Centers in both urban and rural settings. Individuals I have had the pleasure to work with include people struggling with issues such as depression, anxiety, grief and loss, divorce, life changing events, work difficulties, brain injury, intellectual challenges, personality challenges and many others. I spent many years working as the Clinical Director of a very large Community Mental Health Center giving me a varied experience of clientele and issues. My style of therapy is to work together as a team to figure out how to feel better, think clearer, and act in-line with the way you desire. My approach is warm, welcoming and supportive. I prefer a client centered approach and use unconditional nonjudgmental positive regard as my mainstay in the therapeutic relationship. Reaching out for help can be very difficult and I encourage you to take a breath and make the call for yourself. I will be happy to work with you when you are ready to start. Change your mind, change your life.

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Gretchen Wesche

Offering therapy in MN
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsGriefSelf esteemDepression
36 years of experience

I am licensed in Minnesota with 36 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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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Rebecca Zuehlke

Offering therapy in MN
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepressionCompassion fatigue
10 years of experience

I am licensed in Minnesota with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & 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. 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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Stephanie Warwas

Offering therapy in MN
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsGriefDepressionCoping with life changes
6 years of experience

I am licensed in Minnesota with 6 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, 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. 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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Autumn Jarvis

Offering therapy in MN
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
11 years of experience

I am licensed in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Michigan with over 10 years of professional work experience. My undergraduate degree is a Bachelor of Science in Vocational Rehabilitation with concentrations in Substance Abuse, Criminal Justice and Psychiatric Rehabilitation. My master's degree is in Social Work (MSW). I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, trauma and abuse, & coping with grief and loss. I have worked in a variety of settings to include community Mental Health, County Work, Inpatient Psychiatric Hospital, Veteran's Affairs and various outpatient clinic settings. 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. My passions outside of work are spending time with my son, my two dogs, coffee, reading, CrossFit, running (all the miles), Green Bay Packers, food (favorites include pizza, pickles, olives and cheese curds) and spending time with positive people in my life. *Please note this is outside my full-time role as a therapist. So if you do not see availability please reach out and I will do my best to accommodate.

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Dana Andersen

Offering therapy in MN
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefDepressionCoping with life changes
13 years of experience

I am licensed in Minnesota with 12 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 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! Please feel free to schedule a session by selecting an open slot on my calendar.

How to find counseling in Brooklyn Center

Finding the best therapist close by in Brooklyn Center 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 Brooklyn Center. 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 Brooklyn Center, 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 Brooklyn Center 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 Brooklyn Center 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 Brooklyn Center, elsewhere in Hennepin, 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 Brooklyn Center area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Brooklyn Center 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 Brooklyn Center 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 Brooklyn Center 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 Brooklyn Center, 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 Brooklyn Center 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 Brooklyn Center 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 Brooklyn Center 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 Brooklyn Center 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 Brooklyn Center 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 55429 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 Brooklyn Center 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 Brooklyn Center 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 Brooklyn Center, 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.

Brooklyn Center 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.

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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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Below are some of the zip codes served by BetterHelp therapists in Brooklyn Center:

55429, 55430

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