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Rebecca Johnson

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MN
Counselor License Type(s): MS,LPCC,CHP
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
10 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am Becky Johnson, a licensed professional clinical counselor with over 10 years of experience working in counseling and therapy. I have worked with many different issues including, depression and anxiety, trauma, attachment disorders, personality disorders, schizoaffective disorders, and dissociative disorders. My approach to therapy is based on my client's needs. I work with a wide variety of approaches including strength focused, solution focused, narrative, attachment therapy, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), and hypnotherapy. Counseling has always been my calling and love learning new approaches to helping people live their best life! I take working with people's mental health extremely seriously, with a kind, and sometimes humorous approach. I work to be honest (sometimes blunt) and gentle with my clients. While the stigma of mental health is changing, it is still sometimes difficult to make steps towards bettering our lives through therapy. I'm excited to learn more about you and work with you to help you live the life you truly want to live!

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Gabrielle (Gabbi) Schwenzfeier

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MN
Counselor License Type(s): MSW,LICSW
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
3 years of experience as a mental health therapist

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. I was born and raised in Minnesota! I attended undergrad at St. Catherine University where I graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology. I then pursued my Masters degree at the University of St. Thomas. I graduated in 2017 with my Masters in Social Work. My therapy style client centered, as you are the expert of your life, you know what works and what doesn't. You have control over your treatment and we will go as in depth as you feel comfortable. I pull from a variety of models including; Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) where we will focus on how thoughts are connected to our behaviors, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) where we focus on skills such as mindfulness and distress tolerance, as well as, Solution Focused Therapy, where we focus on the present and future and setting goals. I also use the CBT model and narrative therapy to help process trauma that clients have experienced. If you look at my schedule and the time you need is not available, message me and we can try and make something work! Outside of work I enjoy spending time outdoors, working out and hanging out with my family. I look forward to working with you!

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Alicia Newman

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MN
Counselor License Type(s): MSW,LICSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseParenting issuesDepression
9 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Life can be challenging for all of us and I believe it takes courage to be vulnerable. I understand opening up to a person can feel overwhelming. I strongly believe that if you don’t feel a connection with your therapist, it won’t be useful. I strive to build a supportive and collaborative relationship with my clients and provide an empathic, nonjudgmental, safe environment. I am truly honored when people trust me with their story and I believe that partnering allows us a space to heal and grow. Many times life challenges can leave us feeling defeated, but I work towards helping client’s embrace and build on their strengths by offering space that allows for continued self-discovery and realization. We can work together to help you identify and set achievable goals through embracing your strengths and offering you tools. I am currently practicing in the state of Minnesota, as a licensed clinical social worker. I have over 10 years of experience working with clients with diverse backgrounds. I use approaches which include, person-centered, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) narrative therapy, motivational interviewing, solution focused, trauma informed and mindfulness. But most importantly I ensure that I meet my clients where they are and that my clients feels valued. I tailor our sessions to meet your needs and goals.

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Kristine Edstrom

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MN
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseDepression
7 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Minnesota with 6 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, & depression. 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.

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Cisco Cole

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MN
Stress, AnxietyLGBTRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseAnger management
7 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Minnesota with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, lgbt-related issues, relationship issues, & trauma and abuse. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

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Linda Pagenkopf

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MN
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
26 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in North Dakota, with 24 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I also have experience working with coping with life changes. 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. 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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Deirdre Kuvaas

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MN
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepression
7 years of experience as a mental health therapist

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, sexual, or emotional abuse. My therapeutic style is warm and engaging. My approach is always person-centered and individualized to your specific and unique needs. Some approaches I use combines cognitive-behavioral therapy, psychodynamic principles and mindfulness practices. For healing from trauma, I like to focus on somatic techniques and becoming comfortable with our body and mind again. It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards change. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you!

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Shelly Hallberg

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MN
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesSelf esteemCoping with life changes
17 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Minnesota with 17 years of professional work experience. 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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Michelle Simon

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MN
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesSelf esteemCoaching
33 years of experience as a mental health therapist

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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Brett Cushing

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MN
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
15 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Minnesota with 15 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family issues, suicidal thoughts, relationship issues, trauma, abuse, motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I am trained in DBT and various forms of trauma treatment such as Prolonged Exposure and EMDR. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

How to find a therapist for counseling in Georgetown

Finding the best therapist close by in Georgetown 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 in Georgetown that work best for you in order to begin your personal journey towards emotional healing with a therapist.

Understanding the type of therapy you'd like to search for is crucial before finding a therapist or psychologist in Georgetown. 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 Georgetown, 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 in the Georgetown region and in the state of Minnesota. Find a therapist under any of these distinctions and know that the sessions they offer can provide a safe place to heal.

A mental health counselor working through their own in-person therapy practice in Georgetown or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships, communication skills, working through life transitions, couples counseling, managing a mood disorder, improving coping skills, self help tips, offer life coaching, family therapy, or change in negative thinking patterns. A therapist may also provide a safe place and validation for clients experiencing emotional pain, or that simply want a psychological assessment. 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 Georgetown area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find Georgetown 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 Georgetown, elsewhere in Clay, or in the greater state of Minnesota.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs) about therapists and mental health services

Some other commonly asked questions on therapy with a licensed counselor and BetterHelp serving the Georgetown area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling with a therapist compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Georgetown 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 Georgetown 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 Georgetown 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 a BetterHelp therapist 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). If you're looking for a therapist, Cincinnati offers a variety of professionals who can help with your mental health needs at a price you can afford.

How is a licensed therapist on this Georgetown online therapy platform verified?

Therapists in Georgetown, 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 Georgetown psychiatrists to prescribe a drug or medication as treatment, or perform psychological assessments and other psychiatric services.

How does working with a professional 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, post traumatic stress disorder, and more. An online mental health therapist, including the therapists in Georgetown 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 Georgetown helping individuals on topics including managing life transitions, symptoms affecting sexual health, behavioral health, coping skills for anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, marriage counseling, and more. 

What mental health issues can psychotherapy address with the help of psychologists?

BetterHelp's verified Georgetown 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:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy - This type of therapy is provided by therapists who are professional counselors, helping clients identify and change negative thought patterns through structured sessions.
  • Behavior therapy - Therapists use behavior therapy techniques to help clients modify harmful behaviors and develop healthier habits, often through the guidance of a professional counselor.
  • EMDR therapy - EMDR therapists assist clients in processing traumatic memories to alleviate emotional distress and improve overall well-being, utilizing the expertise of a professional counselor.
  • Talk therapy - Therapists engage clients in talk therapy to explore their feelings and develop strategies for dealing with various mental health issues, often guided by a professional counselor.
  • Depression - Therapists offer counseling to help individuals manage symptoms of depression and improve their mood and functioning, often working closely with a professional counselor.
  • Anxiety disorders - Therapists specialize in anxiety disorders, offering strategies to manage and reduce anxiety symptoms effectively, often through counseling sessions with a professional counselor.
  • Stress - Therapists provide tools and techniques to help clients cope with stress and improve their mental resilience, frequently under the supervision of a professional counselor.
  • Eating disorders - Therapists experienced in eating disorders offer specialized counseling to address unhealthy eating patterns and body image issues, with the support of a professional counselor.
  • Grief - Therapists provide support and guidance to clients experiencing grief, helping them navigate the stages of loss, often in collaboration with a counselor.
  • Attachment therapy - Therapists use attachment therapy to help clients understand and improve their emotional bonds and relationships, often with the assistance of a counselor.
  • Relationships - Therapists work with clients to improve communication, resolve conflicts, and strengthen their connections with others, often using the skills of a counselor.
  • Children, adolescents, and teens - Therapists specializing in youth therapy address the unique mental health needs of children, adolescents, and teens, often involving a counselor in the process.
  • Addiction (substance abuse) - Therapists offer counseling for addiction, helping clients overcome substance abuse and maintain long-term recovery, often under the guidance of a counselor.
  • Divorce - Therapists support individuals through the emotional and practical challenges of ending a marriage, often working with a psychologist to provide comprehensive care.
  • Trauma or PTSD - Therapists specializing in trauma and PTSD help clients process traumatic experiences and reduce their symptoms, frequently collaborating with a psychologist.
  • Bipolar disorder - Therapists provide counseling to manage the mood swings and challenges associated with bipolar disorder, often in consultation with a psychologist.
  • Psychodynamic treatment - Therapists use psychodynamic treatment to explore unconscious processes and how they affect current behavior, often guided by psychologists.
  • Career counseling - Therapists assist clients in making informed decisions about their professional paths and resolving work-related issues, often with the help of psychologists.
  • Alcohol use disorders - Therapists offer specialized counseling to help clients manage and overcome alcohol use disorders, frequently under the supervision of psychologists.
  • OCD - Therapists provide strategies and support to manage obsessive-compulsive disorder symptoms, often via psychotherapy.
  • ADHD - Therapists offer counseling to help clients with ADHD improve focus, organization, and overall functioning, often via psychotherapy.
  • Mood disorders - Therapists work with clients to stabilize and improve mood through various therapeutic approaches, frequently in psychotherapy.
  • Sex addiction
  • Complex trauma
  • Life transitions

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 Georgetown 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 in Georgetown?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a Georgetown 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.

Georgetown therapists 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 Georgetown 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 Georgetown 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 psychotherapist.

With a lot of people in MN, therapists 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 56546 or the surrounding zip codes, consider others available through the BetterHelp site. No matter if you are seeking help from therapists in your area or beyond, online therapy can be a great option.

How should I prepare for my first therapy session with a Georgetown counselor?

Before seeing your Georgetown 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 while offering mental health services. The first session will often serve as an intake to get to know you as a person and learn why you're attending therapy in Georgetown.

Should I find a therapist or psychologist for therapy 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 from a therapist. A Georgetown 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 with a Georgetown counselor 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 that a counselor can help with.

Is mental health care and therapy with a therapist worth it?

Therapy with a licensed counselor 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 therapist 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 Georgetown, 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.

Georgetown 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 during telehealth appointments?

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.

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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 to customer service 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.

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