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Priscilla Wilson

Offering therapy in MN
License: LPCC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseIntimacy-related issuesCoping with life changes
12 years of experience

My passion is to see my Client's develop insight into their situation in which they can create a positive change and bring a healthy balance back into their life. Helping clients develop personal insight, regaining trust in self and others, as well as developing & deciphering verbal/non- verbal communication. Are you facing a devastating/overwhelming life event? Struggling with work in a service field? A new diagnosis? Feelings of sadness or anger making life feel to difficult, or even hopeless? Together we can navigate through those feeling to get to a place of movement and competency. From my schooling and training at Bethel College & Seminary and Adler Graduate School to my travels and exchange students. Working with both in country and international Clients is a passion for me. I believe I bring understanding of different family dynamics, and understanding of cultural difference to my sessions as well as both a faith based point of view, and secular view to therapy. I specialize in Trauma/PTSD & Anxiety, Men's issues, Marriage counseling, Biblical counseling, Transitions for ExPats, as well as other Mental Health issues . I have a good understanding of International Cultures. My aim is to help client's meet their desired outcome by treating mind, body, and soul using a variety of theories and techniques that fit the individual, and help them acquire wholeness.

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Suong Goodhart

Offering therapy in MN
License: M.A.,LMFT
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsGriefDepression
17 years of experience

I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in Minnesota. I have been providing therapy services for 17 years. I have experience working with clients from children/adolescents to adults in individual therapy, couples therapy and family therapy. I am passionate in my work as a therapist and dedicated to helping my clients navigate through the difficulties and challenges they may face in their life journey. During times of fear and uncertainty, there is hope for peace. During times of despair and sorrow, there is hope for healing. And during times of helplessness, there is hope for strength and growth. I believe in hope. I am honored to have the privilege to work with each and every one of my clients. I believe that the therapeutic relationship between the therapist and client is a key factor in a successful therapy experience. You will be treated with respect, dignity, and acceptance, because you will have allowed me to be a part of your life, which in turn, affects mine. My counseling style is warm and interactive. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, solution-focused, client-centered and family systems counseling. I will tailor our dialogue and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. I look forward to working with you.

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Ivan Ayala

Offering therapy in MN
License: LMFT,LICSW
Stress, AnxietyLGBTRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepression
13 years of experience

I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker and Marriage and Family therapist in Minnesota with over 12 years working as a clinical psychotherapist. Throughout my career I have worked with individuals, couples and families from various backgrounds with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, LGBT+ issues and addiction/chemical dependency. I have also helped many people who’ve experienced grief and loss and victims of abuse. My therapy style is relational and warm. I believe in hearing everyone’s story from a place of compassion and respect. My therapeutic approach combines cognitive-behavioral, acceptance and commitment, solution-focused, narrative, humanistic and psychodynamic therapy. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards change. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you!

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Christina (Crissy) Irrgang-Wade

Offering therapy in MN
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
11 years of experience

I am licensed in Minnesota with 11 years of professional work experience. I am certified as a Tele-mental Health provider, and I specialize in trauma informed care, including intergenerational trauma. I am trained in Play Therapy, Sand Tray Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I am patient, understanding, and nonjudgmental. Another form of care that I can provide to clients is Brainspotting. Brainspotting is an advanced brain body technique for healing emotional trauma, abuse, anxiety, depression, PTSD, addiction, and multiple other mental health diagnoses. It is one of the few techniques that effectively addresses the root cause of psychological stress and trauma. I have experience working with teens who want help with anger management, motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I also enjoy working with adults and elders. I have many years of experience working with Native Americans and the Ojibwe culture. 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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Dr. Oliver Davis

Offering therapy in MN
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsAnger managementCareer difficultiesCoping with life changes
30 years of experience

I am licensed in Indiana and in Minnesota with 30 + years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, coping with grief and loss, & parenting issues. 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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Dominique Jones

Offering therapy in MN
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseAnger managementCoping with life changes
16 years of experience

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Minnesota. I have been helping children, families and couples for over 20 years. For 16 years I have provided mental health services in a variety of settings such as schools, in home, and community mental health clinics. I have experience in helping clients with depression, stress and anxiety, life changes, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, & anger management. I work with my clients to meet them where they are and 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 glad you did it and I am here to support you in that process.

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James Cole

Offering therapy in MN
Stress, AnxietyLGBTFamily conflictsDepressionCoping with life changes
9 years of experience

Welcome! My name is James Michael Cole (please, call me Michael) and I am a licensed mental health professional. I hold two Bachelor's degrees in Business and Social Work, a Master's degree in Social Work, and two clinical licenses (Minnesota and North Dakota) both in good standing with full diagnostic and treatment privileges to practice as a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker. Over the years I have had the opportunity to work in a variety of settings with folks from a variety of backgrounds and experiences and have professional experience in everything from diagnostics/prescribing treatments, triage, child welfare, SPMI (serious and persistent mental illnesses), and co-occurring disorders (substance use and mental health occurring at the same time) to couples-counseling, issues of grief/loss, both group and individual psychotherapy sessions, building skills, guest-lecturing at universities, and teaching collegiate level courses to future social workers/clinicians. Currently, I'm the owner/operator of my own small private practice. My approach to services is eclectic in nature, which is to say that I shift my approach to meet your needs, whatever those may be. I do not believe in "cookie-cutter approaches" to this kind of work as each person is unique as are their needs and goals. I strive to be culturally informed and desire to provide competent support to all persons in need. You deserve a clinician that you can trust and who is focused on your specific needs. You deserve someone who will hold space for you, who will not cast judgement, and who will work with you to help you determine what the best path forward looks like. These things are what I strive to provide every client I see. I am very excited to meet you and to get started on addressing the concerns/issues that brought you in to see me. Please, don't hesitate to ask if you have any questions. Thank you!

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Catherine Johnson

Offering therapy in MN
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsCareer difficultiesCoping 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, relationship issues, family conflicts, & career difficulties. 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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Lauren Greely

Offering therapy in MN
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
3 years of experience

Hi there! My name is Lauren (she/her) and I specialize in adolescents and adults with anxiety disorders, OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder), and depression, among other life stressors. I have been in the mental health field since 2015 and have been a licensed therapist for 3 years. I have been trained in CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy), ERP (exposure and response prevention), and DBT (dialectical behavioral therapy) informed therapy. My approach is holistic and person centered in nature. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. I believe in treating everyone with respect, compassion, and identity affirming care. My job is to support, guide, motivate, teach, coach, and follow you on your mental health journey. Above all else, I want to provide you with warmth, validation, and a safe place to be “not okay”. 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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Laura Schultz

Offering therapy in MN
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
4 years of experience

I am licensed in Minnesota as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Prior to this journey, I worked for ten years as an advocate for victims and survivors of intimate partner and sexual violence. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & coping with life changes. 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.

How to find counseling in Clarkfield

Finding the best therapist close by in Clarkfield 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 Clarkfield. 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 Clarkfield, 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 Clarkfield 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 Clarkfield 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 Clarkfield, elsewhere in Yellow Medicine, 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 Clarkfield area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Clarkfield 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 Clarkfield 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 Clarkfield 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 Clarkfield, 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 Clarkfield 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 Clarkfield 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 Clarkfield 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 Clarkfield 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 Clarkfield 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 56223 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 Clarkfield 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 Clarkfield 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 Clarkfield, 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.

Clarkfield 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

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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.

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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