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Rick (Richard) Jackson

Offering therapy in MN
License: LICSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesSelf esteem
9 years of experience

I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker based in Minnesota with over 15 years of experience in the mental health field. I am currently pursuing my Doctorate of Social Work at Capella University, having earned my master's degree from the University of North Dakota. Throughout my career, I have worked with a diverse range of clients and have addressed various life concerns, including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma, PTSD, phobias, OCD, and ADHD. I also have extensive experience in supporting individuals struggling with self-injury and suicidal thoughts. I am particularly passionate about assisting introverts and those seeking to better understand their introverted friends or partners. Additionally, I provide support to caregivers of children—whether biological, adoptive, or foster—who face mental health or behavioral challenges. My counseling style is warm, calm, and interactive. I firmly believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, avoiding stigmatizing labels. My therapeutic approach integrates cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, psychodynamic, and client-centered techniques, tailoring each treatment plan to the unique needs of the client. Taking the first step towards becoming the best version of yourself is crucial. We all experience moments when we feel misunderstood, directionless, or overwhelmed by stress. I am here to support you on this journey.

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Mark Kaufman

Offering therapy in MN
License: MSW,LICSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefSelf esteemDepression
3 years of experience

Are you having thoughts and feelings that are self-critical, overwhelming, don’t mesh with your values, or are you procrastinating on your goals? Perhaps you and your partner are struggling in your relationship. I would be happy to help you. Sadness or anger may weigh us down. Trauma is often at the root of all of these, and I will honor your direction in how directly you choose to address the trauma. I work with clients, both individuals and couples, who struggle with anxiety, depression, and trauma; some have family members with addictions or a severe mental illness. In gaining skill in identifying and evaluating thoughts that often go unnoticed and un-checked, you can improve how you think and how you feel. The process can be hard, you are worth it, I am so glad you are reaching out!

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Craig Rice

Offering therapy in MN
License: MA,LPCC
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseAnger managementDepression
11 years of experience

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 cannot be shared with family, friends, or colleagues. It can also be used for personal growth, increasing emotional intelligence, developing coping skills, and creating positive change in your life. We all have strengths that we can develop, as well as challenges from which we can grow. Each crisis in our lives is an opportunity for healing and growth.

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Robin Livingston-Richter

Offering therapy in MN
License: MSW,LICSW
Stress, AnxietyEating disordersParenting issuesDepressionADHD
25 years of experience

I am so glad you are taking the first step towards improving your emotional well-being. I look forward to connecting with you and helping you meet your goals. My name is Robin Livingston-Richter. I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker with more than 25 years of experience working with teenagers, young adults, adults and parents. I've had the privilege of working with clients in various settings including hospitals, day treatment centers, shelters, outpatient clinics, and private practice. I am a validating, solution-oriented therapist who uses cognitive behavioral therapy technique. I also teach mindfulness/intentional living. I am also a certified ADHD Life Coach and teach success strategies to help students, parents, and employees thrive. I am also the co-founder of Mental Health Navigators, a non-profit organization helping parents and caring adults who have a child living with a mental health condition. Through this I also facilitate a virtual parenting group for parents of teenagers. I live in Minnesota and attended the University of Minnesota graduate school in 1993. When I am not connecting with clients, I love to exercise, listen to music, spend time outdoors, travel, and spend time with my husband, two adult children, and my dogs. I am a huge sports fan and enjoy cheering for my local teams.

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Susan Dolph

Offering therapy in MN
License: LICSW,LCSW
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsGriefDepressionCoping with life changes
28 years of experience

My name is Susan. My therapy style is supportive and relationship-based, focused on strength and coping. Therapy work can help you move from where you are now to where you want to be in life. Together our process will be toward gently and safely gaining clarity through insights, level by level. Your personal values and truths, when you see them clearly, can become a personal compass that will always guide you in the right direction. I welcome the opportunity to help. Be brave.

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Dr. Vincent Miles

Offering therapy in MN
License: PsyD,LP,CCFP
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemCareer difficultiesCoachingCompassion fatigue
10 years of experience

Hi, my name is Dr. Miles, I'm a clinical psychologist in private practice and I'm located in Minnesota. My training is in clinical health psychology and along with helping clients with various mental health needs, in my private practice I have a specific interest in helping individuals with medical and health-related conditions, and on BetterHelp I provide a wider range of services to assist clients with life stress, changes, career stress, compassion fatigue, burnout, relationship and communication issues, self-esteem, self-compassion, and general counseling. My therapy style is a direct reflection of who I am as a person. I strongly believe that therapy needs to be tailored to each individual that visits with me. I do not feel that any one approach will solve every problem or concern, but I do use several evidence-based techniques to help each of my clients. I practice from cognitive-behavioral (CBT) framework when appropriate, but also borrow approaches from humanistic and other person-centered therapies. I pride myself in being an authentic and straight-forward person. At times my style is very transparent, which I feel can help you as a client. I ultimately see my role as a therapist is to empower you to become your own therapist, your own advocate, and your own champion - and my aim is to help you move towards solutions and problem-solving that will assist you far beyond our time in therapy. The world of app-based counseling on BetterHelp lends itself to many more convenient possibilities that are not available in traditional counseling, and while I feel both worlds have their merits, this platform allows both the client and the provider greater flexibility. Our therapy can be very brief and solution-focused, while also allow greater time and space to address our very innermost workings, our thoughts, our behaviors, our relational styles, and our coping styles. We can approach this in a way that is comfortable for you, and in a collaborative way work to identify your goals and desires within therapy. I recognize that for many seeking help on this platform, it is likely your first time seeking help through counseling. Many may feel that traditional therapy is not for them - walking into a clinic and meeting with a therapist face-to-face feels too uncomfortable, or the time-demands of therapy do not align with your current needs. I get it, and I have been there. I welcome you to reach out to me via messaging/text first, from there we can move into video sessions (if desired) or simply schedule chat sessions if that is your preference. I am more than willing to discuss what therapy might look like for you on a personal level - please don't hesitate to ask. You have taken a huge step already, I am ready to assist.

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Tricia Johnson

Offering therapy in MN
Family conflictsTrauma and abuseParenting issuesAnger managementSelf esteem
8 years of experience

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 we set out to meet.

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Dr. Laura Riness

Offering therapy in MN
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
7 years of experience

I am licensed in Minnesota with 7 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, adjustment, parenting issues, motivation, self esteem, & depression.I can address these areas as they pertain to home or work. I partner 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. Dr. Laura

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Charles Noel

Offering therapy in MN
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemCoachingCompassion fatigue
12 years of experience

My name is Charlie, and I am a licensed clinical social worker with over 10 years of experience. I have experience working in military, veteran, and community mental health settings. I am well-versed in mindfulness, yoga, coaching, hypnosis, and traditional therapy services. I believe each person brings a unique perspective, and each plan should reflect this uniqueness. I am here to support you in taking charge of your health and wellbeing journey. I acknowledge that this journey takes courage and support to begin. Thank you for trusting me with this, and I look forward to the future.

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Jamie Finkelstein

Offering therapy in MN
License: LPC
Stress, AnxietyLGBTTrauma and abuseAnger managementDepression
10 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Colorado with 9 years of experience working with a diverse population in both individual and group settings. My experience includes working with depression, anxiety, LGBT related concerns, and trauma. I have also worked with individuals struggling with relationship concerns as well as individuals dealing with emotional distress. My counseling style is open and affirming. I believe that everyone deserves the right to be heard and given the best chance to make a life worth living. I use a client centered, humanistic approach. I also use skills related to Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). I use the client centered approach along with the DBT and CBT skills so that treatment is always tailored to you and what you believe is most important. It can be difficult and overwhelming to reach out for help, and I am so hopeful that you have made this decision for yourself and your future. If you feel like this would be a good fit for you and your treatment I would be honored to take this journey with you! I can't wait to hear from you!

How to find counseling in Mendota

Finding the best therapist close by in Mendota 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 Mendota. 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 Mendota, 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 Mendota 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 Mendota 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 Mendota, elsewhere in Dakota, 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 Mendota area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Mendota 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 Mendota 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 Mendota 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 Mendota, 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 Mendota 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 Mendota 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 Mendota 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 Mendota 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 Mendota 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 55150 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 Mendota 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 Mendota 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 Mendota, 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.

Mendota 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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