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Suong Goodhart

Offering therapy in MN
License: M.A.,LMFT
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsGriefDepression
17 years of experience

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 helplessness, there is hope for strength and growth. I believe in hope. I am honored to have the privilege to work with each and every one of my clients. I believe that the therapeutic relationship between the therapist and client is a key factor in a successful therapy experience. You will be treated with respect, dignity, and acceptance, because you will have allowed me to be a part of your life, which in turn, affects mine. My counseling style is warm and interactive. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, solution-focused, client-centered and family systems counseling. I will tailor our dialogue and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. I look forward to working with you.

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Ramon Reina

Offering therapy in MN
License: LICSW
Stress, AnxietyLGBTGriefIntimacy-related issuesParenting issues
30 years of experience

I have an MSW from the University of Minnesota and a LICSW license from the Board of Social Work in Minnesota. My over 30 years of experience include working with 15 to 25 age groups dealing with depression, divorce, adjustment to new settings, anxiety/relationships, and families experiencing divorce. Considering therapy is a difficult step for many. I bring a personable and skillful demeanor to help put clients at ease. I practice Reality Therapy and have been Certified in Choice Theory, also a psychology begun by Dr. Glasser. Reality therapy focuses on an individual suffering from a universal condition rather than a mental health illness. This approach gives the individual a choice in how to proceed.

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Kathryn ("Katie") Pratt

Offering therapy in MN
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesDepressionCoping with life changes
11 years of experience

I am licensed in Minnesota with 11 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with a wide variety of issues; to name a few include: stress and anxiety, coping with addictions and recovery, relationship issues, & life transitions. 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. I emphasize building rapport with clients and developing a relationship that is supportive and conducive to the healing process. My specialties include motivational interviewing, solution focused therapy, person-centered and cognitive behavioral therapy. I also incorporate mindfulness as well as narrative therapy. I believe that a client focused and strength based approach combined with hope, honesty, and humor can be helpful in creating positive change.

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Kristen Hayashi

Offering therapy in MN
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemDepression
9 years of experience

I am licensed in Minnesota with 9 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I am someone who is light hearted and will use some humor in our sessions. I believe we are a team and so while I bring knowledge of therapy, you bring the expertise of who you are and the situation at hand. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique challenges and specific needs. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started! I look forward to working with you and getting to know you better.

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Susanne Short

Offering therapy in MN
LGBTRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseIntimacy-related issuesParenting issues
15 years of experience

I am licensed in New Mexico, Colorado, and Minnesota with over 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience helping clients with trauma, interpersonal conflict, relationship and intimacy struggles, and self-esteem issues. I enjoy working with adolescents, adults, and couples. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. I am passionate about supporting and guiding people as they heal from trauma and find joy and meaning in a new life. Therapy can be hard, at times, but it can also be filled with humor, connection, and fun!

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Megan Timm

Offering therapy in MN
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
7 years of experience

Hello! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Louisiana and Minnesota with 7 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, low motivation, self esteem & confidence. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. 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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Jacob Galema

Offering therapy in MN
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsIntimacy-related issuesDepressionADHD
6 years of experience

I am licensed in Minnesota with 6 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy related issues, anxiety & 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.

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Jessica Paulsen

Offering therapy in MN
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseParenting issuesSelf esteemCoping with life changes
11 years of experience

I am licensed in Minnesota with 11 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. 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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Alisha Powell

Offering therapy in MN
Family conflictsSelf esteemCareer difficultiesCoping with life changesCoaching
11 years of experience

I am licensed in Georgia, Minnesota and Virginia with 11 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with family conflicts, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, career difficulties, & 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. 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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Hannah Ferreri

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

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Minnesota with 4 years of experience working as a therapist, primarily with youth and young adults ages 10-20. My therapeutic approach is strengths-based, client-centered, and solutions-focused. I aim to create a therapeutic relationship with you that functions for you to build trust and confidence in yourself, discover effective coping and/or adaptation strategies, and consider choices available to you. I follow your lead with what you would like to address in therapy and how you would like to go about it, offering support as you make your desired changes. Therapy will often take the form of talking, but I am also well practiced in working with clients in therapy to utilize creative and arts-based activities, as well as play (it can be therapeutic for all ages). I believe that for therapy to be effective, my job as therapist is to ensure a professional and authentic relationship in which you can feel safe enough to honestly explore what you think, feel, want, and need, in order to uncover ways to pursue the changes that are important to you. Essential to my practice as a therapist is consideration for the ways that that social factors (culture, identity, systemic oppression, and interpersonal relationships) impact our experiences as humans living in specific contexts. I am well-practiced in working with clients facing emotional challenges such as feelings of shame, insecurity, loneliness, and grief, as well as distress related to experiences of sexual violence, emotional abuse, and/or other forms of interpersonal violence. I am also practiced in working with clients dealing with chronic stress from discrimination, microaggressions, and economic hardship. Most often, I work with clients on goals that hinge on growing healthy self-understanding that is useful for reducing distress and improving interpersonal relationships. A bit about me on a personal level: I am a 34-year-old woman who uses she/her and they/them pronouns. I live with my husband, our baby son, and our middle-aged cat. I love listening to music and making playlists, playing basketball, cooking and eating, reading mystery novels and memoirs, being outside when it's warm, hanging with my loved ones, seeing sunrises and sunsets, and rollerskating. I grew up in Minnesota and Oregon. Because we live in an inequitable and oppressive society, I am mindful of how there are some identity-based privileges that I hold which can cause harm if I am not careful to be constantly reflecting on my biases and checking that I am truly listening. Living through action that corresponds to my values is a constant practice. I believe that people do the best they can in life with the resources they have available. I am always open to discussing aspects of myself with clients if it is relevant to our work together. Building trust with you is essential. I received my Masters of Social Work from Portland State University in December of 2018.

How to find counseling in Lake Wilson

Finding the best therapist close by in Lake Wilson 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 Lake Wilson. 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 Lake Wilson, 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 Lake Wilson 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 Lake Wilson 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 Lake Wilson, elsewhere in Murray, 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 Lake Wilson area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Lake Wilson 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 Lake Wilson 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 Lake Wilson 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 Lake Wilson, 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 Lake Wilson 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 Lake Wilson 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 Lake Wilson 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 Lake Wilson 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 Lake Wilson 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 56151 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 Lake Wilson 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 Lake Wilson 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 Lake Wilson, 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.

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

Do therapists judge you in therapy sessions?

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

Stay up to date with the leading online counseling platform

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

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

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

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

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