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Rachel Tiede

Offering therapy in MN
License: LMFT
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesParenting issuesDepressionCoping with life changes
8 years of experience

I am a person-centered therapist who believes in the potential in each individual. I have worked with individuals from highly varied backgrounds and work to see the potential for growth in each person. I have experience teaching, training, and providing therapy for individuals of all ages. I help largely through helping people find their motivation, self-worth, and potential in order to solve issues ranging from past traumas to current dilemmas. Through my career to this point I have been trained in Motivational Interviewing, Mediation, Thinking for Change, and Clinical Hypnosis. In session I also use techniques ranging from CBT, Adlerian psychology, and more. My experience has often involved individuals struggling with severe mental illness, substance use/alcohol use disorders, trauma, PTSD, and domestic violence. I have also done work with individuals working on parenting skills for typically developing children as well as those with developmental/intellectual delays. I am married and we have two sons.

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Dr. Jane Redfield

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

Welcome! I am a licensed clinical social worker who has worked in government agencies and health care organizations for most of my career. I have a solution-focused orientation and appreciate working collaboratively with clients on finding what may work best. I have been honored to journey with patients dealing with chronic and acute health conditions who are affected by the emotional impacts that they cause. I am open to discussing spirituality and the guidance (or harm, in some cases) that spirituality or church experiences have provided. I like to move quickly to address issues where a solution can be developed and am supportive in longer-term situations that cannot be quickly resolved. Telehealth has many advantages, but the "downside" is that it is harder to gauge client's feelings and reactions, so I will be asking for feedback throughout our encounters to make sure that I am on the right track and if not, so I can adjust the approach or advise another one if the counseling has not been helpful. Feedback works best if you are candid, so don't hesitate to let me know if something doesn't seem to be working well. If this type of counseling approach appeals to you, let's talk and see how I can be of help to you. Dr. Jane Redfield, MSSW LICSW PhD

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Dr. Wesley Erwin

Offering therapy in MN
License: Ph.D., LPCC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefDepressionCoping with life changes
20 years of experience

Hi, my name is Wes Erwin. I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Minnesota. I have provided counseling and supervision and taught in the area of mental health for over twenty years. I have a Ph.D. in Counseling and Human Development from The University of Iowa. It is very important for me to listen and to understand what you want and need. Honest and genuine communication is the starting point in any healthy relationship. I believe a counselor needs to be flexible and different clients need different types of help. Trust, honesty, and hope are all important aspects in a counseling relationship. My approach to counseling may be client centered, cognitive behavioral, or solution focused. I believe that attending to one’s environment and culture is important in understanding the whole person. 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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Barbara Keena

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

I am licensed in Minnesota with over 9 years of professional Mental Health work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, & depression among many other issues. 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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Megan Shipley

Offering therapy in MN
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
5 years of experience

Hello hello! My name is Megan, and I've been working as a licensed therapist for the past 5 years. I consider it a privilege to be able to deeply know and walk with people through their process of growing and healing. I take a holistic and relational approach in my therapy; I like to build respect and trust, and then work together to figure out how to better understand and overcome the complex obstacles we face in pursuit to a more fulfilling life. I use trauma-informed approaches to build resiliency through mental, emotional, and spiritual growth.

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Michelle Simon

Offering therapy in MN
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesSelf esteemCoaching
33 years of experience

I am licensed in Minnesota with 33 years of professional work experience. I added Christian based therapy 2 years ago as the need for this offering in communities is increasing. I have experience in helping clients of all ages with relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues (to include divorce with children and new parenting struggles); as well as with helping with self esteem and confidence / i typically utilize a cognitive-behavioral approach. My experience also includes understanding of the Family Court System, as well as alternative health/medicinal approaches. I believe everyone should be treated 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 initiate therapy takes courage; I assure you it is the step in a healthier direction.

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Alexcis Grushinski

Offering therapy in MN
License: LCSW,M. Ed
Self esteemCareer difficultiesBipolar disorderDepressionCoping with life changes
5 years of experience

Hi, I'm Alexcis! I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker but you might also call me a mindful, coping skills, mood disturbance, values-oriented, polyamorous counselor. I help people who long to feel stable, secure, physically, and emotionally healthy but hold themselves back due to past and present difficulties. These barriers, keep them from moving forward and accomplishing their goals. Living a life of values does not guarantee a stress-free easy life. It can however help get through the tough times by keeping us on track to accomplish our goals. Life is hard and full of stress. I believe that through self-compassion, values, mindfulness, and a desire for something better will lead to a meaningful life. Call or send an email to start on your new path.

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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 Echo

Finding the best therapist close by in Echo 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 Echo. 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 Echo, 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 Echo 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 Echo 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 Echo, 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 Echo area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Echo 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 Echo 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 Echo 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 Echo, 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 Echo 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 Echo 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 Echo 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 Echo 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 Echo 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 56237 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 Echo 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 Echo 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 Echo, 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.

Echo 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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