Life can be hard when you are suffering from a mental illness like post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). In fact, no matter who you are, if you have PTSD, live can be downright horrible. Even in the fantastic town of Golden Valley, where the neighbors are friendly, and business is booming. 

When you have PTSD, going out in public can trigger an anxiety attack with heart palpitations, dizziness, nausea, and even fainting. These symptoms may not be life-threatening, but they can feel that way. Getting treatment from one of the Golden Valley therapists can help. Talk to one of the mental health care providers in town today. 

This is Lisa Rivers's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Golden Valley, Minnesota (Golden Valley, MN)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA LP
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 29

Hello and Welcome! I am glad that you are here. I am a Licensed Psychologist in Minnesota. For over 25 years, I have worked as a therapist with many clients with various issues, including anxiety, depression, stress management, relationship issues, parenting problems, grief and loss, and trauma. My counseling style is warm and supportive. I use a person-centered approach focusing on the individual's strengths. Identifying one's strengths and coping skills that can be used to help work through various issues is an essential part of my therapy approach....

This is Dr. Joelle Kallio's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Golden Valley, Minnesota (Golden Valley, MN)
Type Of Therapy License(s): PsyD
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 18

I see the therapy process as a partnership and the client (You) are the most important part of that process. It is your process and I see myself, as the therapist, as a part of the process like a guide. Feedback is important to me, as I can use this information to help guide you in the way that is most helpful. Most of my work is done in a model that is based on helping you find your strengths to resolve any problems that you identify. I use cognitive behavioral therapy, which helps you examine how what you think, and how you are thinking can impact your experi...

This is Rebecca Koskiniemi's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Golden Valley, Minnesota (Golden Valley, MN)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LICSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Depression, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 7

Welcome! My name is Becky and I have been working in mental health for the past seven years. I have my Clinical degree in Social Work and hold my independent license in Minnesota and Colorado. My therapeutic approach is very person centered; you lead your therapy, I just assist you on along the way. I tailor my approach to your specific diagnoses and needs. I utilize multiple treatment modalities depending on what your therapy centers around and what you would like to work on. You will find that I am nonjudgmental, welcoming and easy to talk to. I have experie...

This is Dr. Anisa Mohammed's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Golden Valley, Minnesota (Golden Valley, MN)
Type Of Therapy License(s): PsyD,LP
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

As a Licensed Psychologist, my goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. While we can’t change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life. By applying complementary therapy approaches and techniques, we will unearth long-standing behavior patterns or negative perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life. I believe that therapy offers a unique opportunity for intensive emotional and intellectual gr...

This is Charles Jorenby's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Golden Valley, Minnesota (Golden Valley, MN)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LP,CCTP
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Parenting issues, Anger management
Years of Experience: 30

You can call me Chuck. I am a Licensed Psychologist in the state of Minnesota. I have been working in the field of mental health for over 30 years in a wide variety of situations. As a compassionate listener, my goal is for the people I work with to find a solution that works for them, rather than a "medically approved treatment plan." I have worked with children, adolescents, and adults in individual, family, and group therapy settings. In addition to being a Licensed Psychologist, I am a certified clinical trauma professional, and a certified telemental hea...

This is Leah Ernste's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Golden Valley, Minnesota (Golden Valley, MN)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LPCC
Therapy Specialties: Grief, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Coaching
Years of Experience: 6

Welcome to Better Help. I have been a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) in Minnesota since 2015 and working in the mental health field for over 10 years. My counseling style is thoughtful, compassionate and respectful. I make it a priority to meet you where you are at on your journey to improved mental health in a non-judgemental manner. I combine Cognitive Behavioral, Solution Focused and Client Centered Techniques in order to work with you to create a unique treatment plan to help you achieve your goals. I am also very comfortable wor...

This is Elizabeth Mann's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Golden Valley, Minnesota (Golden Valley, MN)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW,LICSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

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

This is Rosella Collins-Puoch's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Golden Valley, Minnesota (Golden Valley, MN)
Type Of Therapy License(s): EdD,MSW,
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 11

I am a licensed independent clinical social worker (LICSW) in the state of Minnesota, with over 10 years of service as a psychotherapist, and over 30 years of service as a social work generalist. I have served families from all socioeconomic backgrounds. I work with clients who experience a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflict, parenting problems, workplace challenges, trauma, spiritual challenges, and many other challenges that could potentially interfere with one’s ability to live their best life. My c...

This is Marie Grace 's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Golden Valley, Minnesota (Golden Valley, MN)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 11

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family therapist. My pronouns are she/her. I am trained in somatic psychotherapy, and I believe that people are not good or bad even when they have some troubling or even harmful behavior. I believe that there is no wrong way to be a person in the world and view all behaviors and choices as a reflection and collection of what has built up inside of or is part of the person making the choice. As a therapist this is reflected in my ability to establish relationships with my clients from a place of curiosity and non-judgment. My thera...

This is JoAnna Van Otterloo's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Golden Valley, Minnesota (Golden Valley, MN)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LPCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 14

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

This is Dr. Karyn Smith's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Golden Valley, Minnesota (Golden Valley, MN)
Type Of Therapy License(s): PSY.D.,LPCC,LP
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 25

I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist (LP) and Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) licensed in Minnesota with over 25 years of experience working as a Psychologist, Therapist, Counselor and/or Life Coach. I have worked with patients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, OCD and ADHD. I have helped many people who have endured neglect, physical and/or sexual trauma and emotional abuse. My therapeutic style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with r...

This is Christina Janiszeski's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Golden Valley, Minnesota (Golden Valley, MN)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC,LAC,LADC
Therapy Specialties: Trauma and abuse, Grief, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 6

Hello, My name is Christina Janiszeski and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Addiction Counselor in the state of Colorado. I am also a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor in the state of Minnesota. I graduated from Regis University with my Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. My career has been focused on helping improve the overall wellbeing of those that struggle with their mental health and/or addictions. Some of my specialties include: depression, anxiety, time management, trauma/abuse, relat...

This is Richard Auger's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Golden Valley, Minnesota (Golden Valley, MN)
Type Of Therapy License(s): PhD, LP
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 15

Greetings! I have been a licensed psychologist in Minnesota for over 30 years, and during that time I've worked in public schools, in higher education as a counselor educator, and doing individual counseling work. At the core of my work is a deep respect for the clients and students with whom I work, and a strong belief in people’s ability to grow and transform themselves when provided with the support they need. I am well-versed in a variety of counseling theories and techniques, but it really comes down to the way you would like your counseling experience to ...

This is Dr. Anthony Thomalla's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Golden Valley, Minnesota (Golden Valley, MN)
Type Of Therapy License(s): Ph.D, ,LP
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Relationship issues, Depression, Coaching
Years of Experience: 28

My name is Alan Thomalla, I am a licensed psychologist in multiple states. I graduated from the University of Illinois with my doctorate in counseling psychology. I enjoy working with individuals, families, groups, and organizations to find real solutions to life's challenges for practical healthy living.

This is Julie Bienkowski's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Golden Valley, Minnesota (Golden Valley, MN)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 17

I am licensed in Minnesota with 17 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. 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.

This is Catalina Kay's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Golden Valley, Minnesota (Golden Valley, MN)
Therapy Specialties: Addictions, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 27

I am licensed in Minnesota with 27 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with addictions, relationship issues, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. I believe 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.

This is Caitlin  Ostman's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Golden Valley, Minnesota (Golden Valley, MN)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Grief, Anger management, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 3

I am licensed in Minnesota with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, coping with grief and loss, & anger management. 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

This is Taylar Lehmkuhl's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Golden Valley, Minnesota (Golden Valley, MN)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 7

I am licensed in Minnesota with 7 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & 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.

This is Robyn Pavlick's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Golden Valley, Minnesota (Golden Valley, MN)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 15

I am licensed in New Jersey with 15 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with anxiety disorders, stress and general anxiety, parenting issues, & 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. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

This is Candiss Williams's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Golden Valley, Minnesota (Golden Valley, MN)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 8

I am a licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Texas and have been in the social service field for over 15 years. My general practice includes a focus on depression and anxiety disorders or everyday life stressors. I specialize in: •Multiculturalism/Diversity •Grief/Loss •Interpersonal/Relationship issues (Couples) •Family/Child Development •Mind, Body, Soul •Traumatic situations (PTSD)/Disasters •Women Issues •LGBT or Questioning •Assessment/Diagnosis and Referral to Psychiatry I am a mulit-specialty provider seeing clients of all ages, w...

Having A Hard Time Selecting A Mental Health Professional In Golden Valley?

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

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

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

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

What Is The Cost Difference Between Conventional Therapy And BetterHelp? 

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

Some therapists in the state of Minnesota may work on a sliding scale, meaning they'll factor in your income and charge what you can afford per session. With BetterHelp therapists serving the city of Golden Valley and elsewhere throughout the state of Minnesota you can expect significantly more affordable options, with sessions ranging from $60 to $90 per week (billed every four weeks).


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

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

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

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

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


How To Know If Therapy Is Right For You?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a therapist is the validation and active listening they can provide. Your friends and loved ones may also be available to listen, but they may struggle to provide objective guidance as a therapist can. Therapists are also professionals trained to respond to various concerns, symptoms, and mental health conditions.

A therapist may support you toward a healthier emotional state, regardless of your mental health or life concerns. While supporting individuals in developing healthier habits, another benefit of therapy is having a safe space with a non-judgmental party who can support you through challenging experiences.

Many people have sensitive topics that they may feel ashamed to discuss with their friends or partner. A San Jose therapist can help you confront these concerns and open up through unique methods of support. There are also many types of therapy, such as art therapy, where you can express yourself through creativity instead of words.

With almost one million people in Golden Valley, MN, finding a therapist can be costly, and therapists may be booked out with clients. Through the list of therapists above and others through BetterHelp, you may be able to find a therapist within 24 to 48 hours. If you're searching for a nearby therapist close to 55416 or the surrounding zip codes, consider other available therapists through the BetterHelp therapist page.

Stay Up To Date With The Leading Online Therapy Platform

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

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

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

Emergency Situations

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

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

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

·      Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Zip Codes Served By BetterHelp Therapists

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

55416, 55422, 55426, 55427

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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

How Do I See A Therapist For The First Time? 

Before seeing your therapist, prep for your session by reading about the counseling process. You might write a list of questions you want to ask your therapist. When you attend your session, let them know if you have any concerns about therapy or feel unsure about what to talk about. They may help guide you with open-ended therapeutic questions. The first session will often serve as an intake to get to know you as a person and why you're attending therapy.

Should I Attend Therapy If I Feel Fine? 

If you don't feel the need to see a therapist, you don't have to. However, some people may avoid attending counseling due to preconceived notions of what therapy entails. Although therapists often support people with mental health conditions, you do not need a diagnosis or condition to attend therapy. You can discuss grief, relationship concerns, stress, or life changes and ask for general advice. A therapist may help you gain power over your life and emotions while you navigate day-to-day experiences.

Gaining a new perspective on yourself through various therapies might allow you to improve your self-esteem, work through relationships, and gain a better sense of your mental health goals. The success you may find through therapy can be dependent on your process.

People may also attend therapy for specific motives, such as bullying, an autism diagnosis, a desire to learn mindfulness meditation, personality concerns, trouble with office workers, specific phobias, and many other principles.

Is Crying In Therapy A Breakthrough?

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

Are Therapists Worth It?

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

Do Therapists Judge You? 

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