Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of experience: 10

Hi, my name is Jody (Joseph) Frey and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in CO and MN. Thanks for reaching out and for wanting to learn more about me. I have been serving people for over 25 years in a variety of settings: military, business, and therapy. For the last eight years, I have been focusing on helping people resolve their trauma. I am EMDR trained as well as being a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP) to better serve those struggling with deep hurts or wounds from the past. I have a Bachelor’s Degree from the United States Militar...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of experience: 8

My name is Kristine and I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) in the state of Minnesota and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), Licensed Bachelor Social Worker (LBSW) and a Certified Substance Abuse Counselor (CSAC) in the state of Hawaii. I received my Master of Arts degree in Addiction Counseling: Advanced Practice from the Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies and I received my Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Work from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. My current full time job is as a Substance Abuse Clinical Counse...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of experience: 11

My name is Wendy, and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Minnesota. My typical availability is from 10am-3:30pm Central time (Monday-Friday). I've provided counseling to individuals, couples, and families for over ten years in a variety of settings. Some of the issues I have helped clients work through include relationship issues, communication struggles, depression, anxiety, parenting concerns, divorce and infidelity. While I tailor my therapeutic approach to each individual client and their specific needs, my overall approach to therapy is clie...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of experience: 6

Welcome! Your courage brought you here, and you are looking to build your resiliency muscles! I’m here to meet you where you are, and I am thankful that we can navigate this pandemic together. You have been noticing that things just aren’t going as smoothly as they used to,and that NOW is as good a time, nay better, than any, to invest in taking better care of yourself. We can do that together, and I look forward to meeting you and getting to know you. I find that learning and having new experiences like meeting new people like you is energizing! I’m with you i...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Depression
Years of experience: 17

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 helpl...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Grief, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of experience: 7

Hello, I am Duane Winter. I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor in the state of Minnesota. I will treat you with respect, warmth, and empathy, and am a self-motivated professional who strives to help individuals reach their full potential, while understanding you are the expert in your own life. I like to use acceptance & commitment therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, solution-focused therapy, & mindfulness, while being client or person centered. By getting to know you, we can together, figure out which type of ...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue
Years of experience: 13

Hello! I have over 13 years experience in providing individual therapy, family therapy, and couples therapy. I'm trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and believe that life is a journey full of discovery if you just take a moment and invest in yourself. God speaks to us in every season of our lives, and thus life gives us opportunity to learn from our past and present. Over the years, I've had the opportunity to walk along side people in various seasons. We've spent time investing and learning additional coping skills and finding joy in the middle of storms. I w...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of experience: 14

I have fourteen years of experience providing individual, group, family, and couples therapy to clients of all ages. I use a variety of methods in my work including EMDR, CBT, Trauma Informed Practice, Solution Focused Therapy Methods, Narrative Therapy, and Dialectic Behavioral Therapy. I use a social justice orientation and recognize the impact of social stressors on the lives of individuals. I also use a systems approach to understanding and intervening in any problems faced by my clients. I use a collaborative approach and start first by listening to understa...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of experience: 8

As someone who has worked in the mental health care space for the last decade, and someone who has been personally affected by mental illness, I offer my clients a holistic and compassionate approach to each therapy session. I have provided mental health care to a diverse array of populations, in a variety of settings and modalities, and can be flexible in accommodating whatever my clients' needs may be.

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of experience: 12

“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 in...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of experience: 7

Hello! I am a licensed clinical professional counselor in the state of Minnesota and North Dakota. I have been working in counseling for seven years and have been working in the field of mental health and substance use for over 10 years. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, post-traumatic stress disorder, and addiction. I have many experiences in helping those who struggle with mental health and addiction concerns. I also helped people on their healing journey that have experienced physical,...

Specialties: Grief, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coaching
Years of experience: 6

I am licensed as a clinical social worker in Minnesota with 20 years of professional work experience. I have a strengths-based, values-focused approach. You are the narrator of your life, and sometimes with a few small changes to how we write the story--how we see ourselves, others, and our environment--we can make a major impact on our well-being, self-esteem, and choices. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues at work and at home, work stresses and conflicts, coping with grief and loss, motivation, self-esteem, and big life changes. I al...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of experience: 6

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapy (LMFT) based in southwest Minnesota. My experience comes from provider direct mental health services to children, teens, and families for over 10 years. I have worked with individuals with varying level so abilities, mental health concerns, and stressors. I have experience working with presenting issues such as: depression, anxiety, trauma, parenting concerns, anger and aggression, relational difficulties, and family dynamics concerns. I believe creating a positive therapeutic relationship with the people I work wi...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Coping with life changes
Years of experience: 4

Welcome! I’m Robert (Bob) Bowman and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Missouri. I have worked as a counselor in both community and educational settings and have taught counseling skills to hundreds of counselors in training as a university professor (my students refer to me as Dr. Bob). I have a Master’s degree in counseling and completed my doctoral work at Purdue University. My approach is a mixture of person-centered and cognitive theories. I believe that an honest and genuine relationship between counselor and client is important in pursuing your...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of experience: 33

I am licensed in Minnesota and North Dakota with 33 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, bipolar disorder, & depression. I believe you are the expert of your story and 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!

How To Find Counseling Gem Lake

Finding the best therapist close by in Gem Lake can feel challenging, but know that once you narrow your search for a counselor near the Gem Lake 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 Gem Lake. 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 Gem Lake, 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, these professionals 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 Gem Lake 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 Gem Lake counselors 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 Gem Lake area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT in Gem Lake
  • DBT in Gem Lake
  • Substance use therapy in Gem Lake
  • Couples therapy in Gem Lake

When you're ready to start your search and find therapists in Gem Lake, 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 Gem Lake, elsewhere in Ramsey, 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 Gem Lake area can be found below:

How Does The Cost Of In-Person Counseling Compare To The Cost Of BetterHelp With A Licensed Gem Lake 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 Gem Lake 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 in Gem Lake: $150-$500
  • Counseling with therapists in Gem Lake: $100-300
  • Therapy with a psychologist in Gem Lake: $100
  • Therapy in Gem Lake: $80

While many psychologists in Gem Lake may not take health insurance, some counselors 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 counselors serving the city of Gem Lake 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).

How Is A Licensed Therapist On This Online Therapy Platform Verified?

Therapists in Gem Lake, 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 professionals 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 counselor. 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 counselors 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 Gem Lake above, can work with young adults, children, adolescents, and adults in or around Gem Lake 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 to meet with one of these counselors 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 Gem Lake 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 Gem Lake 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 Gem Lake therapy provider through BetterHelp's sister platform, ReGain, which is dedicated to couples and spouses worldwide. Look through the available counselors above and consider which might work for you.

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 also professionals 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 Gem Lake counselor 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 almost one million people in Gem Lake, MN, providers may be booked out with clients. Through the list of counselors 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 55110 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 in Gem Lake can be a great option.

How Should I Prepare For My First Therapy Session With A Gem Lake 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, Counselor, 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 counselors and 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 Gem Lake 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 Gem Lake, 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.

Gem Lake has many professionals 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. In Gem Lake, therapy can be easy to use and a click away. 

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 with a counselor 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:

A woman meets with a therapist online in her home city of Gem Lake.

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

55110