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Rebecca Koskiniemi

Offering therapy in MN
License: LICSW
Stress, AnxietyLGBTTrauma and abuseDepressionCoping with life changes
7 years of experience

Welcome! My name is Becky and I have been working in mental health for the past seven years. I have my Clinical degree in Social Work and hold my independent license in Minnesota and Colorado. My therapeutic approach is very person centered; you lead your therapy, I just assist you on along the way. I tailor my approach to your specific diagnoses and needs. I utilize multiple treatment modalities depending on what your therapy centers around and what you would like to work on. You will find that I am nonjudgmental, welcoming and easy to talk to. I have experience with trauma, anxieties, depression, sleep disorders, schizophrenia, ADHD, OCD, gender identity, as well as substance use disorders.

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Rachel Samuelson

Offering therapy in MN
License: LICSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
6 years of experience

Hey there, I'm Rachel. I have been a social worker for over eight years and have experience working with individuals from different backgrounds and various challenges. Much of my experience has been working with individuals with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma, and adjustment to everyday life challenges. My counseling style is warm, empathic, and nonjudgmental. I have received feedback that clients feel they can be their authentic selves with me. I will help you navigate the difficulties you are facing with compassion, honesty, and respect. My therapeutic approach is integrative and person-centered with evidence-based strategies. I pull from cognitive-behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, solution-focused therapy, and mindfulness therapeutic techniques. I firmly believe that the most significant indication of successful therapy comes from the relationship between therapist and patient. I will take the time to listen and get to know you better to create a trusting and comfortable environment for the client to utilize their strengths, unique capacities, and accountability. I am willing to work in whichever format you feel most comfortable with! My availability is mainly in the late afternoon/evening, but I can check and answer a few messages throughout the day. I know how hard it can be to ask for help, but I am here to help you navigate these challenges, and if you are ready to take the initial steps towards changing your life, I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you!

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Dr. Tanya Sundberg

Offering therapy in MN
License: PhD,LP
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
16 years of experience

Welcome to BetterHelp! My name is Tanya Sundberg and I am a Licensed Psychologist in the state of Minnesota with a PhD in Counseling Psychology. I have over 16 years of experience in a variety of settings including community mental health, private practice, cancer care, and behavioral health. I have experience working with individuals on a wide range of issues such as depression, anxiety, relationship issues, life transitions, grief and loss, and self-esteem. My approach to working with clients involves elements of cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness therapy, and motivational interviewing. My goal is to provide a safe, affirming, and collaborative space for growth. I would love to provide guidance, support and encouragement as you work toward making positive changes in your life!

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Carol Polzin

Offering therapy in MN
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
10 years of experience

I have experience providing therapy services to children and their families in community mental health setting, and, most recently, I was a residential owner and therapist at ASA House. Then went to Eunoia, however they closed. So I now have my own therapy practice in my home. I have worked with older children, adolescents, and adults primarily who struggle with mental illness, developmental disorders, chemical dependency, behavioral problems, trauma, self -harm, fetal alcohol , and attachment issues. I have lived in various areas of Minnesota throughout my life, and currently reside in Gaylord, MN, with my husband and three children. I enjoy traveling, and all the experiences that go along with it. I have had the pleasure of providing mental health and other related services to individuals and families in various settings for the past 12 years, and find my truest passion lies in providing direct counseling services to those in need.

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Alfred Jaryan

Offering therapy in MN
Anger managementSelf esteemCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
6 years of experience

To understand and connect to the present moment, we must first reconnect to our past experiences. through my clinical and educational experiences, I believe that our past experiences live in our present bodies and shows up through the thoughts, beliefs and emotions we carry about the environment. In therapy, I create a safe space for my clients to engage in this healing process through curious, open-ended questions, modeling, cognitive challenging, supportive reflections, processing culture/diversities, motivational Interviewing strategies, and Self-Care approaches. I value Authenticity, Professionalism, and diversity in all forms. Our stories need to be understood, not changed. I am passionate about helping a diverse population of individuals, couples, and families connect to their healing resources because we are all experts in our own lives. By learning how to love and care for ourselves, we developed and maintained healthier relationships. The imperfections and wounds that we carry in our bodies require the same love and care as our best parts. I graduated from Argosy University, Twin-Cities, with a master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. I implement a client-centered and motivational interviewing approach to help my clients maintain therapeutic success in the community. I have five years of clinical experience providing individual and family therapy to a diverse clientele in an intensive inpatient/outpatient co-occurring mental health and chemical dependency treatment center and schools, communities, and private practice agencies. I also have experience working with clients who have experienced multiple severity levels of trauma, depressive and anxiety symptoms, and struggles with addictions. I value a one-day-at-a-time approach by helping clients learn how to focus on the “here and now.” When not working, I enjoy exercising, playing basketball, and spending time with family. I also engage in self-care activities like going for walks, reading, and listening to music.

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Heidi Bruder

Offering therapy in MN
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
25 years of experience

I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in Minnesota and Arizona with 25 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, depression, parenting issues, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I am highly skilled in helping teens navigate the stage of adolescence. I also have experience working with career difficulties and compassion fatigue. 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 look forward to learning more about you and supporting you in this process. Heidi

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Ebony Gums

Offering therapy in MN
Stress, AnxietyDepression
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, and relationship issues. 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. 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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Madilyne Harmston

Offering therapy in MN
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
3 years of experience

I am licensed in Minnesota with over 3 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 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Christine Solum

Offering therapy in MN
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseAnger managementDepressionADHD
23 years of experience

My name is Christine. I am an Independent Clinical Social Worker licensed in Minnesota with 23 years of experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families. I have worked with clients to support growth in a wide range of areas including depression, anxiety, relationships, parenting challenges, adjustments in life, and trauma. My therapy style is warm and interactive. My approach is very integrative pulling from different styles of therapeutic intervention to fit uniquely to each individual. I commonly incorporate a variety of modalities: cognitive-behavioral, experiential, structural, and internal family systems. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and joy filled life and to begin the process towards change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you.

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Rebecca Revier

Offering therapy in MN
AddictionsTrauma and abuseAnger managementSelf 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 Clara City

Finding the best therapist close by in Clara City 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 Clara City. 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 Clara City, 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 Clara City 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 Clara City 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 Clara City, elsewhere in Chippewa, 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 Clara City area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Clara City 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 Clara City 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 Clara City 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 Clara City, 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 Clara City 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 Clara City 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 Clara City 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 Clara City 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 Clara City 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 56222 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 Clara City 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 Clara City 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 Clara City, 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.

Clara City 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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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.

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