Depression and anxiety are two of the most common mental illnesses in the United States and have similar symptoms such as changes in sleeping and eating patterns, confusion, isolating yourself, and mood changes. The City of Columbia Heights has some fantastic psychiatrists who can help you figure out if you have a problem. 

Columbia Heights is a small town in Minnesota where everyone is your neighbor and your friend. However, if you have depression, anxiety, or any other mental health disorder, you may not feel like talking to or seeing anyone. But, it is important that you get treatment from one of the psychiatrists or counselors in Columbia Heights right away.

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Columbia Heights, Minnesota (Columbia Heights, MN)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW,LICSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Eating disorders, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 14

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 partic...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Columbia Heights, Minnesota (Columbia Heights, MN)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 8

One of my greatest pleasures of being a counselor is the honor of witnessing and helping a client along their personal journey to a life worth living. I assist my clients, which include adolescents and adults, to find healthy perceptions of themselves, identify skills, and strengthen their relationships to find peace, hope, and joy. There is no single approach for every client, and I have been trained in a range of modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and client centered techniques. I have a Master’s degree in C...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Columbia Heights, Minnesota (Columbia Heights, MN)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW,LICSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

Are you having thoughts and feelings that are self-critical, overwhelming, don’t mesh with your values, or are you procrastinating on your goals? Perhaps you and your partner are struggling in your relationship. I would be happy to help you. Sadness or anger may weigh us down. Trauma is often at the root of all of these, and I will honor your direction in how directly you choose to address the trauma. I work with clients, both individuals and couples, who struggle with anxiety, depression, and trauma; some have family members with addictions or a severe mental ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Columbia Heights, Minnesota (Columbia Heights, MN)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS,LPCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 4

I have my master's degree in Rehabilitation Counseling Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) in Minnesota. I have over four years of experience in the mental-health field, and during this time I have worked in a variety of settings, including: in-home skills services, adult day treatment, group therapy, individual therapy, community mental health, and private practice. Most of my experience has been working with teens and adults. Furthermore, I have worked with individuals who are dealing with...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Columbia Heights, Minnesota (Columbia Heights, MN)
Type Of Therapy License(s): PsyD,LP
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coaching
Years of Experience: 13

I am a licensed psychologist in Minnesota with over 10 years of experience working as a therapist and executive coach. I have worked with many people over the years with a variety of concerns including, anxiety, stress, relationship concerns, LGBTQ issues, career issues, and people simply wanting to gain more insight into who they are in order to further grow and develop. My style is warm and inclusive. My goal is to listen and be curious, to help you gain insight and deepen in your understanding of yourself in order to live with intentionality. My theoreti...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Columbia Heights, Minnesota (Columbia Heights, MN)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse
Years of Experience: 6

Therapy provides the powerful opportunity to connect with another person who knows what it's like to experience suffering but who also knows the way through it. It’s easy to feel alone during the painful parts of life such as when others hurt us, we let ourselves down, or plans don’t play out the way we hoped, but the reality is that all of us can relate to these moments because they are part of the human experience. As a fellow human, I can empathize with your suffering. As a therapist, I can help alleviate it with evidence-based treatments tailored to you. I a...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Columbia Heights, Minnesota (Columbia Heights, MN)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW,LICSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

I am a licensed independent clinical social worker licensed in Minnesota with 3.5 years of experience working as a therapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, trauma, and have experience tailoring processes to meet the needs of neurodiverse individuals. My counseling style is direct but warm. I believe in treating each person as a whole being and I enjoy learning about all the different things that make you, you! My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Columbia Heights, Minnesota (Columbia Heights, MN)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW,MN LICSW #26706,EMDRIA Certified
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 7

I do not offer video sessions. Phone or messaging only. I’m a Mental Health Therapist committed to helping people of all ages learn how to understand themselves and others. My work focuses on targeting ineffective behaviors, habits, and beliefs around your life experiences. I believe in taking a person-centered approach to helping clients reach their goals. I need self-care as well and therefore do not work on Saturday or Sunday.

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Columbia Heights, Minnesota (Columbia Heights, MN)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW,LICSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

Hello! My name is Gabbi and I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in Minnesota. I have worked in a range of therapeutic settings including: in-home, school, and residential treatment centers. I work with a wide range of clients affected by depression, anxiety, trauma, OCD, substance abuse, bipolar, borderline personality disorder. I have also spent time working with parents on attachment and parenting skills. The clients I have worked with range in ages 2-75 and I have used individual, family and group therapy to help clients address their concerns...

This is Kelli Passalacqua's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Columbia Heights, Minnesota (Columbia Heights, MN)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LICSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 30

I have been a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in the state of Minnesota for most of my career. I have been practicing as a clinical social worker for 24 years and have focused my expertise with my clients who suffer from depression, anxiety, post trauma stress, grief and loss, adjustment amidst a life change, career challenges, and behavior modification for pediatric patients and their parents. I utilize a variety of modalities to include bio-behavioral strategies along with components of cognitive behavioral therapy. Life stressors can be chall...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Columbia Heights, Minnesota (Columbia Heights, MN)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LPCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 14

Hi, I am a licensed professional clinical counselor in both Minnesota and Ohio. I enjoy building supportive relationships with my clients and helping them to navigate life’s challenges. I utilize an integrative, strength-based approach pulling from a variety of techniques and interventions to help empower my clients in working through life’s transitions and challenges. My approach is tailored to meet the individual needs of each client. I have over 14 years of experience in providing individual and family therapy in a variety of settings and in utilizing a nu...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Columbia Heights, Minnesota (Columbia Heights, MN)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LICSW-PIP
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 7

I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in the state of Alabama with over 7 years of experience providing individual, family and group therapy. My approach is mindfulness, which allows you to be in the moment and aware of the positive surrounding you. Sometimes that positive is that you took a deep breath today and that is okay. The goal is to help you on your journey to self-love, self-care, positive coping and safely driving toward your goals. We can go as fast or slow as you want. You are the expert on your goals, achievements, strengths, capabi...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Columbia Heights, Minnesota (Columbia Heights, MN)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Anger management, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 15

I am licensed in Minnesota with 15 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with grief and loss, anger management, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I look forward to meeting with you and devising a 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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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Columbia Heights, Minnesota (Columbia Heights, MN)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 4

Hello and welcome to BetterHelp! My name is Deanna, I am a licensed independent clinical social worker (LICSW) which is just a very big way to say that I have a master's degree in social work, which I use to be a therapist! I am licensed in Minnesota by the Minnesota Board of Social Work with about 5 years of clinical experience in a number of settings including school-linked mental health, outpatient, crisis response and residential substance use disorder facilities. My ideal client is goal focused and has as desire for increased ways of coping, understanding a...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Columbia Heights, Minnesota (Columbia Heights, MN)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 5

A relationship with a therapist is it’s own sort of bond, and can often mirror other relationships you have experienced. Our sessions will sometimes feel like friends catching up over a cup of coffee, and will sometimes feel heavier than that. My goal is to provide a safe, non-judgmental space where you can learn about yourself and how you interact with the world. I will challenge maladaptive behaviors that are getting in your way, even while validating that these same behaviors helped you survive at some point in your life. I want to be your partner in solving ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Columbia Heights, Minnesota (Columbia Heights, MN)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

Literally everyone should have a therapist - someone to talk to about whatever it is they need, someone objective and outside of your day-to-day life. I like to keep it real while also using humor to connect and talk about things that might be hard to discuss. My background is in schools and community mental health, and I especially enjoy supporting youth with concerns of depression, anxiety, life transitions, and struggles with identity and self-esteem. I have worked with youth who need a safe space since 2014, and I'm looking forward to connecting with you!

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Columbia Heights, Minnesota (Columbia Heights, MN)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

I am a licensed clinical social worker in Minnesota with over 3 years of professional work in the field of social work. I have experience helping clients with a wide range of concerns including stress, anxiety, trauma, homelessness, grief and loss, & depression, and co-occurring disorders. My therapy style is warm, open-minded, and collaborative. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. My approach combines person-centered, acceptance and commitment, cognitive-behavioral therapy. I will tailor our dialog and treatment goals to...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Columbia Heights, Minnesota (Columbia Heights, MN)
Therapy Specialties: Addictions, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 10

I am licensed in Minnesota with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with addictions, relationship issues, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Columbia Heights, Minnesota (Columbia Heights, MN)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 11

I am licensed in Indiana, Georgia,Minnesota, and Texas with 11 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, & 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Columbia Heights, Minnesota (Columbia Heights, MN)
Therapy Specialties: Sleeping disorders, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 18

I am licensed in Minnesota with 18 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with sleeping disorders, career difficulties, post partum depression & coping with life changes. I also have experience working with compassion fatigue and aging parents. I have worked with many couples in therapy and have a back ground in marriage and family therapy. 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 fulfil...

Having A Hard Time Selecting A Mental Health Professional In Columbia Heights?

Finding the right therapist can feel intimidating. However, there are a few methods you can try to narrow your search for a counselor in the Columbia Heights area if you find it challenging to find therapists accepting new clients.

First, research what type of therapy you'd like to pursue before finding a therapist or psychologist. You might be interested in psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), group therapy, marriage and family therapy, or couples therapy. Each therapy can offer various benefits. If you're still unsure, consider asking your prospective therapists which methods they practice.

When you're ready to search, search for 'therapist near me in Columbia Heights and scroll through the options. Next, consider your goals for the gender of your therapist, the type of therapy they're most experienced with, and their specialty. Finally, choose a therapist located near you in the city of Columbia Heights or elsewhere in Anoka or the state of Minnesota.

Mental health professionals working through private practice or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships and communication skills, working through life's obstacles, or changing negative thinking patterns. They may also provide a listening ear and validation. Verified Columbia Heights therapists can provide licensed marriage and compassionate counseling, tailor to individual needs, and create a therapeutic relationship as a National Certified Counselor.

What Is The Cost Difference Between Conventional Therapy And BetterHelp? 

Forbes reports that the average price of an in-person therapy session in the US is $100 to $200 per hour. These prices may be higher in Columbia Heights due to a higher cost of living.

Some therapists 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 therapists serving the city of Columbia Heights and elsewhere throughout the state of Minnesota you can expect significantly more affordable options, with sessions ranging from $60 to $90 per week (billed every four weeks).


Did You Know BetterHelp Therapists Are Not Limited To In-Person Visits?

Online therapists, including the US-based therapists above, can work with people like you in or around Columbia Heights to offer creative forms of communication and treatment. You do not have to commute to a therapist's office to meet with one of these counselors.

Through BetterHelp, you can partake in video, phone, or live chat sessions with your licensed therapist. You can work through various symptoms, receive worksheets, and sign up for mental health webinars. Additionally, the BetterHelp app offers a journaling feature.

Suppose you're struggling with relationship problems that could be addressed in couples therapy. In that case, you may choose to work with one of BetterHelp's experienced cognitive-behavioral therapists specializing in behavioral health and relationships. You can also try a provider through BetterHelp's sister platform, ReGain, which is dedicated to couples and spouses worldwide. Look through the available therapists above and consider which might work for you.

San Jose has many professionals who provide client-centered individual counseling in person and through online therapy. If you opt into online therapy, you might also be able to meet with therapists all over the US. Many individuals gain further insight into their lives through internet-based counseling. In Columbia Heights, therapy can be easily accessible and a click away.


How To Know If Therapy Is Right For You?

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 they may struggle to provide objective guidance as a therapist can. Therapists are also professionals trained to respond to various concerns, symptoms, and mental health conditions.

A therapist may support you toward a healthier emotional state, regardless of your mental health or life concerns. While supporting individuals in developing healthier habits, another benefit of therapy is having a 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 San Jose 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 can express yourself through creativity instead of words.

With almost one million people in Columbia Heights, MN, finding a therapist can be costly, and therapists may be booked out with clients. Through the list of therapists above and others through BetterHelp, you may be able to find a therapist within 24 to 48 hours. If you're searching for a nearby therapist close to 55421 or the surrounding zip codes, consider other available therapists through the BetterHelp therapist page.

Stay Up To Date With The Leading Online Therapy Platform

To stay up to date with BetterHelp's initiatives through their social channels, you can follow them on PinterestLinkedInInstagramTwitter, and FacebookFor mental health tips, check out the BetterHelp YouTube channel.

Take some time to learn more about BetterHelp therapists and counselors to understand the services available to you clearly. If you have any questions, please reach out through the contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

If you’re ready to sign up for online counseling, consider signing up with a platform like BetterHelp and get matched with a counselor within 24 to 48 hours.

Emergency Situations

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:

·      National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

·      National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

·      Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741

·      Veterans Crisis Line: Call 1-800-273-8255 (and press 1) or text 838255. For support for the deaf and hard of hearing community, please use your preferred relay service or dial 711 then 1-800-273-8255.

·      Trevor Lifeline (LGBTQ Lifeline): (866)488-7386 

·      SAMHSA National Helpline (Substance Use): (800)662-4357

·      National Eating Disorder Association Helpline:1-800-931-2237 (M-Th: 9 AM-9 PM EST, Fri 9 AM - 5 PM EST)

·      Child Help Hotline: Call 1-800-422-4453 or use the online chat feature

·      National Anti-Hazing Hotline: 1-888-NOT-HAZE (1-888-668-4293) 

·      Physician Crisis Support Line: Call 1-888-409-0141 if you are a first responder or medical provider experiencing crises related to Covid-19

·      Sexual Assault Hotline: Call RAINN at 1-800-656-4673

Zip Codes Served By BetterHelp Therapists

Below are some of the zip codes served by BetterHelp therapists in Columbia Heights:

55421

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Some other commonly asked questions on therapy and BetterHelp can be found below:

How Do I See A Therapist For The First Time? 

Before seeing your therapist, prep for your session by reading about the counseling process. You might write a list of questions you want to ask your therapist. 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 why you're attending therapy.

Should I Attend Therapy If I Feel Fine? 

If you don't feel the need to see a therapist, you don't have to. However, some people may avoid attending counseling due to preconceived notions of what therapy entails. Although therapists 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 advice. A therapist 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 Crying In Therapy A Breakthrough?

Crying can be a breakthrough for some individuals who struggle to express emotions. Others might find that they often cry during sessions. Crying can be normal and healthy, so whether you cry or not may be a personal aspect of sessions.

Are Therapists Worth It?

We may all be on different paths in life, as each human can be unique in their personality, expression, and goals. A therapist can target various symptoms, experiences, and personalities. Unlike advice from a friend, family member, or non-professional, therapists are trained to meet you where you're at. Therapy can be worth it. Over 41 million adults in the US attend therapy each year, showing it's a popular option and may be often effective.

Do Therapists Judge You? 

The boundaries between you and a therapist are in place to protect you and them from ethical concerns. Therapists are held by ethical standards through the American Psychological Association (APA) and are not allowed to judge or harm their clients. Their job is to support you and make you feel safe and respected. You might consider changing therapists if you don't feel safe or respected.