The world feels like a very cold place when depression starts to set in. Depression issues are very common but they are serious and will negatively impact your life if you don't take care of things. Depressing thoughts and negative emotions can make it difficult to get through your day and you may even wind up falling behind in certain areas of life. If your mental health problems have started to harm your life, then it is time to reach out to professionals for help.

You can count on Mendota Heights-area counselors to get you through the tough times. Feeling depressed all the time is not going to be easy but you can break out of this pattern. Talking to a dedicated professional counselor will help you to heal over time. They will always be there to listen and advise you, making them a valuable part of your healing process. Lean on your counselor when you don't feel like you are strong enough and you will get to the point where you can feel the warmth that life has to offer again.

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Mendota Heights, Minnesota (Mendota Heights, MN)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 20

As you know, sometimes life is overwhelming, resulting in feelings of grief, anxiety, anger, or fatigue. It can sap your motivation or leave you with thoughts of defeat and being stuck. I am here to gently help you find your way back, to reclaim your life and keep moving forward. My practice is based on the knowledge that we are all holistic beings with physical, emotional and spiritual dimensions, dynamically woven together to produce the unique individuals we are. I am certified in Interactive Guided Imagery (sm) and Thought Field Therapy, and have additio...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Mendota Heights, Minnesota (Mendota Heights, MN)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Anger management, Depression
Years of Experience: 8

Hello. My name is Tim and I’m a Licensed Clinical Social Worker living in Minnesota. I am licensed to practice in Minnesota and North Dakota. I have over 11 years of experience providing therapy to individuals, families and groups, many of them from the military communities. My practice has typically been with adults struggling to re-engage their lives, families and faith. I work with clients who have a wide range of concerns including anxiety, depression, relationships, career challenges, trauma, and PTSD. Simple life changes can easily turn to fatigue and ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Mendota Heights, Minnesota (Mendota Heights, MN)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LICSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 7

My name is Madison and I have been providing therapy services for over 7 years in Ohio and Minnesota. I have experience working with individuals of all ages and walks of life in a variety of settings, including schools, physician's office/hospitals, and private practice. My approach typically includes methods from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT, Solutions-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT). Some issues I specialize in include anxiety, depression, behavioral concerns, interpersonal confli...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Mendota Heights, Minnesota (Mendota Heights, MN)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LPCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Depression
Years of Experience: 11

I am well versed in several counseling techniques and have a compassionate approachable demeanor. My counseling experience is above par and I am also organized with an attention to detail. Clients warm up to me quickly and I enjoy helping them reach goals and learn new thinking patterns to view life in a more positive manner. My therapeutic style incorporates expert listening, positive feedback, direct guidance, and creating an environment where you will feel comfortable to discuss your personal thoughts and feelings. Therapy is a safe place to discuss things that...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Mendota Heights, Minnesota (Mendota Heights, MN)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LPCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Intimacy-related issues, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

Hello! I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor licensed in the state of Minnesota with 5+ years of experience working as a psychotherapist. I have experience working with clients with a wide range of concerns, including depression, anxiety, panic, relationship issues, marriage, and career difficulties. My counseling style is personal, interactive, and problem-focused. Most importantly, I believe that humor can have an effective place in therapy. It is integral to my counseling style to treat everyone with unconditional respect, compassion, and an e...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Mendota Heights, Minnesota (Mendota Heights, MN)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LPCC,LADC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 9

Robert "Bobby" Frost, MA, LPCC, LADC ABOUT ME I am a dual Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and Alcohol and Drug Counselor in Minnesota with nine years of counseling experience and 41 years of working with those experiencing a co-occurring mental health and chemical health disorder simultaneously. I have worked with groups and individuals experiencing a vast range of concerns, including depression, anxiety, psychosis, impulsivity, substance use and trauma. My clinical and volunteer work has been in residential, home-based and intensive outpatient ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Mendota Heights, Minnesota (Mendota Heights, MN)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA, MSW, LICSW, LISW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 30

I am a clinical social worker with over thirty years of experience and am licensed in both Iowa and Minnesota. I have a Master of Arts degree in Counseling from the University of illinois and a Master of Social Work in Clinical Social Work from the University of Iowa. I have worked in a variety of clinical settings including primary healthcare, in-home, inpatient psychiatric hospitals, residential facilities, corrections, and outpatient counseling centers. Since March of 2020, I have offered counseling services online and have become certified as a Clinical T...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Mendota Heights, Minnesota (Mendota Heights, MN)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 6

Hello! I am so happy that you are here and looking to move forward with your therapeutic journey. I truly believe that therapy can make a powerful difference in our lives. I received my Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling from Capella University and am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in the state of Minnesota. I have over eight years of experience working as a counselor, both in an outpatient office setting and in the field as a Mobile Crisis Professional. This experience has created an amazing blend of skills and techniques that r...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Mendota Heights, Minnesota (Mendota Heights, MN)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 6

My name is Nicki Olson, I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Minnesota. I have been providing therapy and counseling services for 6 years. I attended The College of St. Benedict for my undergraduate degree in Psychology. I then got my Masters of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy from St. Mary's University in Minneapolis. After receiving my degree I began providing in-home skills and therapy to children (ages 2-18). I then began doing outpatient therapy with families and couples as well as adults and individuals of all ages. I have the most experience...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Mendota Heights, Minnesota (Mendota Heights, MN)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 6

I’m a diversely experienced behavioral healthcare provider with a profound understanding of the clinical, and practical realities of mental health therapy and alcohol and drug counseling. I form a foundation for a balance of passion and professionalism. Experienced in treating people who have experienced trauma.

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Mendota Heights, Minnesota (Mendota Heights, MN)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW,LICSW,RPT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 16

I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker and I also have am certified as a Registered Play Therapist. I received my clinical master's degree at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN. I have also received a certification in early childhood/infant mental health through the University of Minnesota. I have been working clinically with children and families since 2006. I enjoy working with parents and their children to enhance the parent-child relationships. I also have experience in supervising programs that utilize practitioner level service prov...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Mendota Heights, Minnesota (Mendota Heights, MN)
Type Of Therapy License(s): DSW,LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder
Years of Experience: 8

Hello there! Thank you for taking the time to read my profile page. Being a supportive clinical social worker is one of the greatest joys in my life. I enjoy listening to others and helping them to find a way through tough times. My experience includes a Masters and Doctorate in Social Work and for almost 20 years, I have worked with teens and adults. Currently, I counsel the chronically ill on end of life decisions, help couples navigate marriage and families, individuals with mental health struggles, and teach at a local university. I "retired" after 15 year...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Mendota Heights, Minnesota (Mendota Heights, MN)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW,LCSW/LICSW,RPT-S
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 20

I am an adult, adolescent and family therapist with 20 years of experience. I am licensed in both North Dakota and Minnesota and have additional certification in Interactive Play Therapy which allows for creative interventions when it is difficult to find the words to express yourself. I provide treatment for a variety of disorders and specialize in trauma therapy. My approach to treatment is providing personalized approaches including creative interventions to help individuals heal in a safe, warm, and collaborative environment. Many of my clients have un...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Mendota Heights, Minnesota (Mendota Heights, MN)
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues
Years of Experience: 7

Hello! My name is Erin Gerold, and I have seven years of clinical experience. I have a Master of Education in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from North Dakota State University, and I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in the state of Minnesota. I have spent most of my professional career working in long term residential treatment programs and inpatient psychiatric facilities, and I have also done in-home skills work. I’ve always found it to be a great honor to hold space for clients in their greatest times of need. There are few things better in thi...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Mendota Heights, Minnesota (Mendota Heights, MN)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW, LICSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Depression, ADHD
Years of Experience: 20

I am a Clinical Social Worker licensed in Minnesota with over 20 years working in the field of mental health. i have worked in community based mental health, in school settings and in an outpatient treatment setting, with 3 years providing therapy to individuals. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, personality disorders, anger, substance use disorders, and ADHD. I have also helped many people who have experienced complex trauma, abuse and domestic violence. My therapy style is strengths-b...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Mendota Heights, Minnesota (Mendota Heights, MN)
Therapy Specialties: Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 7

I'm licensed in Minnesota with 7 years of professional work experience providing psychotherapy in a variety of settings. I have experience helping people with family conflicts, trauma, abuse, parenting issues, & anger management. I aim to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to seek a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process meeting you with acceptance, kindness, and respect while offering encouragment for you to meet the goals ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Mendota Heights, Minnesota (Mendota Heights, MN)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 15

I am licensed in Minnesota with 15 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & trauma and abuse. 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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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Mendota Heights, Minnesota (Mendota Heights, MN)
Therapy Specialties: Grief, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 24

I am licensed in California 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...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Mendota Heights, Minnesota (Mendota Heights, MN)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 4

I am licensed in Minnesota with 4 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, motivation, self esteem, confidence, and depression. I also have experience working with coping with life changes. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Mendota Heights, Minnesota (Mendota Heights, MN)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC,LMHC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 14

I am a licensed counselor, with over 15 years of experience. I have worked with a variety of issues, including infertility, depression, anxiety, self-esteem, trauma, career challenges, and life changes. I have also helped people with parenting, attachment and divorce related issues. I have a warm and interactive style. I believe that real change occurs in a safe and accepting counseling environment. My approach is to combine cognitive-behavioral, developmental and person centered counseling. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique ...

Having A Hard Time Selecting A Mental Health Professional In Mendota Heights?

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 Mendota Heights 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 Mendota Heights 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 Mendota Heights or elsewhere in Dakota 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 Mendota Heights 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 Mendota Heights 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 Mendota Heights 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 Mendota Heights 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 Mendota Heights, 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 Mendota Heights, 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 55120 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 Mendota Heights:

55118, 55120, 55150

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.