In life, it can sometimes feel like people are cutting onions. No matter what you do, you feel depressed and like crying. Depression is hard to tackle, especially if you have life goals. A counselor based in Eagan can be able to help you. 

Eagan is known as the onion capital of the US. Instead of having the onions in life making you cry, why not use them to create a good dish? A counselor can tell you how to do that and more. Talk to a counselor today and see what they can do for you. They can change your life and make it so that the onions in life don’t make you cry. 

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Charell Dutton

Offering therapy in MN
License: MS,LPCC
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
8 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor with a Master’s of Science in Clinical Psychology specializing in Counseling through Walden University. Since graduating, I have gained experience working with individuals, couples, families, and adolescents (ages 11 years old and up). Through my work in different professional settings, using therapy modalities of CBT, DBT, and person-centered, I provide clients with individual independence skills in order to help clients maintain their autonomy. I have developed skills in working with people who were a risk to themselves or others and needed to have a more intensive, focused treatment in order to successfully rejoin their communities and have had extensive training in crisis intervention and response. I have developed skills in the individual therapy setting by helping people who experience challenges with trauma, depression, suicidal ideation, anxiety, stress, relationship difficulties, and individuals who have previously been diagnosed with mood disorders.

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Cadie Millard

Offering therapy in MN
License: MA,LPCC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
5 years of experience

Hey there! My name is Cadie Millard (she/her/they/them), I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) in Minnesota. I ​am a self-motivated professional with ten years of social service experience, and I am passionate about providing support, guidance, and empowerment to diverse individuals facing life challenges and transitions. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, substance use, impulsivity, codependency, relationship issues, OCD, and ADHD. I have also helped many people who have experienced complex trauma and abuse. I am trained in Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) which is an evidence-based therapy for Posttraumatic Stress (PTSD) and related conditions. CPT is a structured cognitive-behavioral therapy that focuses on thoughts, feelings, and how they influence behaviors. It has been very effective in helping clients recover from trauma and improve day-to-day living. Additionally, I have experience with college success strategies, career counseling, and stress management My therapy style is nurturing and inviting to provide a safe space to process, explore, and problem solve. My therapeutic approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, solution-focused, and client-centered therapy. We will develop a therapy plan together to meet your specific goals and needs. My goal is to assist people to heal and work toward fulfilling their highest potential. It takes strength to reach out and improve your well-being. If that is what you desire, I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you!

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Erin Gerold

Offering therapy in MN
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsIntimacy-related issues
8 years of experience

Hello! My name is Erin Gerold, and I have seven years of clinical experience. I have a Master of Education in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from North Dakota State University, and I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in the state of Minnesota. I have spent most of my professional career working in long term residential treatment programs and inpatient psychiatric facilities, and I have also done in-home skills work. I’ve always found it to be a great honor to hold space for clients in their greatest times of need. There are few things better in this world than watching people succeed and develop a greater love for themselves. I understand that treatment is not a “one size fits all.” While I predominantly operate from a person-centered and strengths-based lens, I have also utilized Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing. Early in our work together, we can have a conversation about how you learn best, and we will find appropriate ways to work together so that you get the most out of this experience as possible. I believe in the idea of power with clients rather than power over clients. In this, I believe that you are the expert of your own story, not me, and I get to be along for the journey in whichever ways will be helpful to your growth. My goal is to be with you, side by side, through that journey. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, family conflicts, & intimacy related issues. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our conversations 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 look forward to working with you!

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Kenneth Roberts

Offering therapy in MN
License: MPS,LPCC,LADC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
12 years of experience

“You don’t have to control your thoughts. You just have to stop letting them control you.” I am a licensed clinician in the state of Minnesota specializing in treating co-occurring disorders. I am particularly passionate about helping individuals dealing with unresolved trauma and certified in several evidence -based trauma focused therapy modalities. Whatever emotional pain you may be experiencing, is not something that should be hidden away and never spoken about. There is truth in your pain, there is growth in your pain, but only if it’s first brought out into the open. Keeping pain inside is scary and isolating. I am available to walk with you on the journey to recovery.

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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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Courtney Menten

Offering therapy in MN
AddictionsTrauma and abuseIntimacy-related issuesSelf esteemDepression
12 years of experience

I am licensed in Minnesota with 12 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with addictions, trauma and abuse, intimacy related issues, & 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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Dr. Asli Baz

Offering therapy in MN
Relationship issuesTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
6 years of experience

I am licensed in Minnesota with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, & coping with grief and loss. 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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Kyle Johannessen

Offering therapy in MN
Stress, AnxietyAnger managementSelf esteemDepressionADHD
7 years of experience

I am licensed in Minnesota with 7 years of professional work experience. I provided my clients with individual, group, and family therapeutic services. I have experience in helping clients with stress, anxiety, anger management, motivation, self-esteem, confidence, depression, and communication. I enjoy challenging negative thought patterns and perceptions in order to help my clients achieve a more accurate, realistic, and positive outlook on life. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. Every person's life is its own puzzle, and each needs to be approached in a unique way in order to provide effective services. I would like to work with you on how I could help meet your therapeutic needs and change my approach in order to accommodate them. It is extremely difficult to offend me, as my own ego has no place in your journey towards mental health. I encourage and welcome feedback and constructive criticism if you would like to adjust how we approach your therapy sessions! It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards change. No one person is strong enough to deal with everything on their own, and having the ability to ask for help is where change can truly begin. I am here to support & empower you in this journey.

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Sarah Torvick Burger

Offering therapy in MN
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseSelf esteemCoping with life changes
12 years of experience

I am licensed in Minnesota with 12 years of professional work experience. I have experience helping clients cope with anxiety, depression, addictions, trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, stress, and anger management. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that can help you in overcoming challenges. 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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Casey Wagner

Offering therapy in MN
Stress, Anxiety
8 years of experience

I am licensed in Minnesota with over 8 years of professional work experience. My educational background includes a bachelor's degree in psychology and a master's degree in social work from the University of Minnesota. I have a special interest in working with individuals want to integrate their Christian faith and values into counseling. My clinical focus has been on helping people with many different issues, but my primary focus has been on working with people who have OCD and/or challenges with managing worry/anxiety. My goal as a therapy provider is to walk alongside others in humility and grace. It can be difficult opening up to someone about personal challenges. I'm honored to be in a profession where I'm entrusted to provide a place where people can be open and honest. We are all on life's journey and face many challenges along the way. The focus of therapy sessions will be on your unique needs and goals.

How to find counseling in Eagan

Finding the best therapist close by in Eagan 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 Eagan. 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 Eagan, 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 Eagan 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 Eagan 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 Eagan, elsewhere in Dakota, 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 Eagan area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Eagan 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 Eagan 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 Eagan 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 Eagan, 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 Eagan 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 Eagan 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 Eagan 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 Eagan 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 Eagan 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 55122 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 Eagan 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 Eagan 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 Eagan, 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.

Eagan has many clinicians who practice person or client-centered individual therapy in-person and through online therapy to assist clients in their healing journey. If you opt into online therapy, you might also be able to meet with providers all over the United States and change therapists easily at any time. Many people struggling with anxiety and depression, substance abuse, body image issues, and more find therapists that are a good fit for them, feel supported, and gain further insight into their lives through internet-based therapy.

Do therapists judge you in therapy sessions?

The boundaries between you and a therapist are in place to help you and them regarding ethical concerns. Mental health professionals are held by ethical standards through the American Psychological Association (APA) and are not allowed to judge or harm their clients. If you are concerned about sharing details about yourself, feel free to withhold personal information. Their job in the therapeutic relationship is to create a safe place, help you gain a deeper understanding of your mental health, and support you. You might consider changing counselors if you don't feel safe or respected.

Stay up to date with the leading online counseling platform

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

Take some time today to learn more about the team of therapists at BetterHelp to understand the services available to you clearly. If you are new to therapy or have any questions about the services and terms, please reach out through the contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

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

If you are experiencing a crisis or emergency, don't use this site's online services. If you are in life-threatening danger, call 911. If you require support for a crisis, reach out to the hotlines below:

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

55121, 55122, 55123

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