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Cody Granda

Offering therapy in MN
License: MS,LMFT
Stress, AnxietyEating disordersSelf esteemCoping with life changes
8 years of experience

Do you tend to think in all or nothing thinking? Are you all in or all out? Super happy or feel really down? Do you see your thoughts and/or behaviors impacting your relationships or peace within yourself? I am so excited helping people restore that balance! This lack of balance can play out in many ways: chaotic relationships, work stress, lack of self esteem, poor body image, unusual eating habits, creating rules for yourself to feel like you’re staying in control. Together, we will learn to vanquish the illusion of no-control and shift you towards living an authentic life. I want you to be empowered and trust in yourself to make the choices that are best for you. Although most people look for guidance or help when things are going wrong, it’s also helpful to find what is going well in your life to compliment the hard work you’ll be embarking on. I excel at helping people find and practice gratitude, recognize their natural strengths, laugh more, find peace and increase their hope. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the states of Minnesota and Colorado, focusing on issues that arise through relationships and interpersonal problems. I am certified as an Expert Level Life Coach, and am certified in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) as well Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). I am also a member of the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship (PATH) as a Certified Instructor, so provide and incorporate Animal-Assisted therapy. I specialize in Eating Disorder treatment, which is a unique niche for truly understanding the thoughts, body image, and co-occurring disorders that happen with ED's. DBT credentials provide knowledge and experience to help manage moods swings and tolerating emotions. TF-CBT skills teach grounding skills, and CBT-E is a specific and well-rounded approach to interrupting Eating Disorder Behaviors. Being a PATH instructor certifies that I can use horses in a session safely as well as therapeutically to provide biofeedback about emotions, assertiveness, and relationships. Educationally, I hold a Masters degree in Human Service, specializing in Marriage, Couples, and Family Counseling from Capella University. I obtained her Bachelors of Science in Psychology with a minor in Art at University of Wisconsin- Stout. My experience has since focused on eating disorders and dual diagnoses, knowing this can bring anxiety, trauma, grief, etc, and I have done so in outpatient level of care as well as Intensive Outpatient, Partial Hospitalization and Residential levels of care.

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Laurie Sansom

Offering therapy in MN
License: LPC,LCPC,LPCC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefSelf esteemCoping with life changes
13 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor for the state of Missouri, a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor for the State of Kansas, a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Minnesota, and a Professional Counselor of Mental Health for the State of Delaware. I am a National Certified Counselor with the National Board for Certified Counselors, Inc. I have been working with clients in outpatient settings since 2011. Typical concerns that I have experience with are anxiety and/or mild depression, relationship issues, supporting people through separation and divorce, grief and loss, parenting, stress management, PTSD, and support for faith/spiritual life. I find Cognitive Behavioral Therapy quite useful and effective, so I tend to use that whenever it seems fitting. I do my best to make sure that I ascertain what approach works best with each client. I want to be flexible and sensitive to your needs and personality. I believe that if you feel safe with me and that you can trust me, that's the most important aspect of working together. I look forward to working with you!

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Harry Greenberg

Offering therapy in MN
License: MSW,LICSW
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsAnger managementSelf esteemCoping with life changes
3 years of experience

I was not one to follow any traditional path to anything- much less to counseling. I grew up in rebellious times and quickly decided I was a non-conformist. But what exactly did that mean-in theory or practice? It's taken me a lifetime to find out with lots of detours along the way. This is now known mostly as 'lived experience'. Something each of us have, but sometimes do not highly value. What I can definitely tell you is that my practice is rooted in empathy and social justice. Much of my work (but not all) assists men who are seeking to improve and better manage their relationships as they maneuver through a terrain of role confusion , and rapidly changing gender expectations. More often than not my clients find they can be themselves (vulnerability and all ) as we collaboratively explore a terrain containing multitude shades of internalized and rehearsed role behaviors and expectations.

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Lori Rolf

Offering therapy in MN
License: LICSW
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsAnger managementDepressionCompassion fatigue
13 years of experience

I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in Minnesota and California with over 15 years experience working as a counselor and therapist. I have worked with individuals experiencing a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, substance use disorder, eating disorder, grief and loss, relationship issues, emotion management, stress, work/life balance, and trauma. My therapy style is empathic and accepting. My approach combines cognitive behavior, dialectical behavior, solution focused and relational-cultural therapy. I believe that therapy is most effective when there is a therapeutic partnership that is genuine, compassionate, empathetic, and supportive of client choices. I respect and value the experiences in your life that contribute to you choosing therapy. Our work together will be based on your individual treatment plan goals with a focus on building skills to create changes in your life. It takes courage and hope to reach out for help. I am honored to be part of your journey toward health and wellness!

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Susan Brennan

Offering therapy in MN
License: LMFT
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepression
20 years of experience

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with 20 years of experience working as a clinical psychotherapist. I am a Minnesota Board of Marriage and Family State Approved Supervisor and Minnesota Board of Behavioral Health State Approved Supervisor and currently contracted with MN Adult and Teen Challenge. I have worked with clients experiencing Depression, Anxiety, OCD, PTSD, Grief and Loss, Relationship Issues, Addictions and Codependency and Marriage Challenges, and I specialize in Christian-based counseling. My approach is nonjudgmental and affirming. I believe we all experience difficult seasons in life, and sometimes the most courageous decision is to reach out for help. Healing begins as people feel respected and sincerely heard and understood. New perspectives often emerge as problems are discussed in a safe and confidential relationship. I utilize a narrative approach combined with cognitive-behavioral strategies and tools to help further people toward desired goals. Small steps lead to big strides. I have always appreciated this quote by Mary Ann Radmacher: Courage does not always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, "I 'll try again tomorrow."

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Dr. Jesiah Ahlemeier

Offering therapy in MN
License: LICSW, DSW, MSW
Trauma and abuseGriefSelf esteemCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
3 years of experience

As a Doctor of Social Work and LICSW practitioner, I am engaged in advanced leadership and clinical research exploration for application to complex grief and trauma processing of multi-cultural community members. I use clinical training, expressive arts and cross-disciplinarian experience to affect positive change for stressed individuals, family systems and organizations. My goal is to reduce racial, emotional, and economic disparities as well as to promote stability, tolerance, empathy, and self-discovery. I spent eight years traveling globally and living in community with disaster relief, minority, spiritual, military or chronic illness survivors learning about their lives, struggles and joys. SKILLS: Motivational Interviewing, Active Listening, Crisis De-escalation and Empowerment Through Creative Engagement, Solution Focused Therapy, Resource Management and Referral, Emotional Intelligence, Psycho-social Assessment, Authentic Leadership, Historical Trauma Perspective

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Erica Sauer

Offering therapy in MN
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseDepression
20 years of experience

I am licensed in Minnesota with 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety & depression. I have also been trained in Trauma Informed Care. 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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Diane Neal

Offering therapy in MN
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemCareer difficultiesCoping with life changes
30 years of experience

I am licensed in Minnesota with 30 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & career difficulties. 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Dr. Jeffrey Brown

Offering therapy in MN
LGBTRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
3 years of experience

I am licensed in Minnesota with 3 years of professional work experience. I received my Ph.D. in psychology from Tulane University and my B.A. in psychology from Yale University. I have experience in helping clients with LGBTQ+ related issues, identity, relationship issues, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, anxiety & depression. I believe our cultural background shapes who we are and I use a culturally-informed approach to therapy. In addition, I view therapy more as a collaboration and partnership rather than an overly directive process. My approach is eclectic, and always personalized based on your needs.

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Rachel Schoenecker-Wilke

Offering therapy in MN
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseParenting issuesCoping with life changes
13 years of experience

Starting therapy can be new and scary. I work on building our relationship first to provide you with a sense of safety and calm in your treatment. I have been a therapist for 13 years with range of experience from infants to adults. I use an attachment, developmental lens where we can look at generational patterns and the effects it has on you. I am humbled to sit with people as they share their story and experiences. I have training in evidence based practices of Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Child Parent Psychotherapy, and Attachment and Bio-behavioral Catch-up (newborn and infant). I look forward to being with you on your journey.

How to find counseling in Minneota

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Minneota 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 Minneota 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 Minneota 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 Minneota, 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 Minneota 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 Minneota 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 Minneota 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 Minneota 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 Minneota 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 56264 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 Minneota 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 Minneota 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 Minneota, 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.

Minneota 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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