Montevideo, Minnesota is the sister city to Montevideo, Uruguay. Boaters will find that Montevideo offers some of the calmest waters around for safe enjoyable canoeing. Lac Qui Parle means “the lake that speaks.” Lac Qui Parle State Park was formed by receding glaciers that formed wide lakes along the Minnesota River via natural dams. There is much more to enjoy in Montevideo and it’s great when you can. Unfortunately, that’s not so easy when you’re plagued by mental health issues that you can’t get under control.

Your life doesn’t have to wear you down like endless canoe paddling on an infinite river. What you need is some time to talk things out with a mental health counselor in the Montevideo area. In no time, you’ll be able to hear Lac Qui Parle calling your name to come out and play.

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Crystal Hackett

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MN
Counselor License Type(s): LMFT
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseIntimacy-related issuesParenting issues
16 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hello! My name is Crystal and I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of Minnesota. I graduated from St. Cloud State University in 2006 and I have about 16 years of counseling experience under my belt. In those years, I have had the pleasure of working with individuals, couples and families in both residential and outpatient settings. Most of the people I have worked with have been those that have experienced significant trauma; however, I have also been able to work with those experiencing daily life stressors. I have been told by many that I am easy to talk to and that is my main goal. I wish to offer an unbiased, non-judgmental, validating, and caring experience to those who are seeking help. Taking the first step to engage in therapy is difficult enough and it is my hope to offer comfort and reassurance during the process. The approaches that I tend to gravitate towards are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, Client Centered, and Solution Focused. I believe with a mixture of these modalities most people can find their way through their tough times and get to a point where they feel more comfortable with life. I definitely look forward to going on the journey with you to get to a better place with life and yourself.

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Ann Bodensteiner

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MN
Counselor License Type(s): MA,LP
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
27 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a Catholic Licensed Psychologist who has been providing counseling services for over 25 years . My work history includes 20 years with District Court, Family Services, with a focus on divorce and custody issues; family mediation, and conflict resolution. I have also worked many years in a private practice clinic, where I saw couples and individuals, addressing a wide variety of mental health issues, and offering a variety of therapy and support services. If you are seeking a Catholic or Christian Counselor, I am happy to include a faith based dimension in our therapy work together. For others who have no such interest, I am respectful o f all spirituality styles and we will work together accordingly. Whatever your issues or concerns, it would be my pleasure to offer you help and healing in a caring and supportive therapeutic relationship.

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Robert Frost

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MN
Counselor License Type(s): MA,LPCC,LADC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
9 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Robert "Bobby" Frost, MA, LPCC, LADC ABOUT ME I am a dual Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and Alcohol and Drug Counselor in Minnesota with ten 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 settings. My counseling style is compassionate, sensitive and positive, incorporating humor and joyfulness when appropriate. My approach combines a person-centered, trauma-informed framework, embracing one size does not fit all. I incorporate the modalities of mindfulness based stress reduction, meditation, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Narrative Therapy. I look forward to supporting and empowering you in your journey of discovery! As my famous namesake said, “The best way out is always through ” —Robert Frost

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Amber Strom

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MN
Counselor License Type(s): MS,LPCC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseDepressionCoping with life changes
12 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hello there! My name is Amber Strom and I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) and licensed K-12 School Counselor. I have worked in a wide range of clinical settings including a sexual assault center providing support to victims and survivors of sexual assault, I have worked in various schools in Central Minnesota and am currently a school counselor at a high school. I mostly work with clients who are struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma and parenting issues. I enjoy working with all populations as it gives endless variety and helps to keep my knowledge base growing. I grew up in currently reside in Minnesota with my husband, two sons, two step-daughters, 4 dogs and a Maine coon. Both of my boys have an ADHD diagnosis, and my youngest has Tourette’s Syndrome. I feel that walking beside my boys in their struggles has been my biggest teacher. I attended St. Cloud State University for my Bachelor's degree, Master's degree and School Counseling Certificate. Over the past couple of years, I have enjoyed participating in trainings in ADHD, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and look forward to further expanding my knowledge base about other various disorders and specialties. I feel that in this profession, we are constantly learning and evolving. I would consider my therapy style as humanistic and offering all of my clients unconditional positive regard. I feel that all people have good in them, and it is part of my job to help them find this.

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Katie Shadrick

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MN
Counselor License Type(s): MA,LPCC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefSelf esteemDepression
5 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a licensed professional clinical counselor licensed in Minnesota with over 10 years experience working in the mental health field in a variety of different positions, with the last 3 years being licensed to do therapy. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, personality disorders, substance use disorders, relationship issues, trauma related concerns, grief and loss issues, and stress management. My counseling approach to helping clients is to work with them where they are currently at in order to work on bettering their lives through learning new coping skills and understanding why they have been struggling with their issues. My approach focuses on developing a therapeutic alliance by using client-centered approach as well as using cognitive behavioral techniques to assist individuals to overcome the obstacles they are currently experiencing in their life so they can move forward and have the life that they have always wanted. It is possible to develop more effective coping skills no matter where you are in life. Everyone struggles from time to time due to different causes. I am ready and prepared to work with you in order to help you achieve the life you want.

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Madison Gruenewald

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MN
Counselor License Type(s): MA,LPCC,LADC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepression
9 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hello, I am Madison Gruenewald and I am a licensed therapist in the state of Minnesota. I have 9 years experience working in outpatient mental health/substance use disorder treatment, helping clients work through relationship issues, mood management, value exploration, recovery from addiction and codependency, etc. My experience includes working with individuals, groups and families and have worked with adolescents and adults. I am passionate about working collaboratively alongside my clients as they navigate through their healing and create a more authentic and fulfilling life. I strongly believe in a person-centered approach, listening to my clients and allowing them to set their own goals. I am there to provide support, guidance and encouragement to engage in self-exploration, self-healing, interpersonal growth and development of healthier thought patterns and daily habits. My approaches include cognitive behavioral therapy, holistic therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy skills and mindfulness based practices. I will take the time to get to know you and your specific desires for therapy and we can tailor our approach to what works best for you.

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Barbra Hughes

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MN
Depression
14 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Minnesota with 14 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with depression. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Linda Thompson

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MN
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseGriefCoping with life changes
28 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Minnesota with 28 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & coping with grief and loss. 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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Wendy Storevik

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MN
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefParenting issuesDepression
13 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Minnesota with 13 years of professional work experience. My primary focus is working together with you to meet your goals. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, depression, trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, & parenting issues. 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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Dr. Gloria Fennell

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MN
Counselor License Type(s): PhD, LCSW, RN
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
20 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hi, I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in Wisconsin and Minnesota (LICSW). I have a Ph.D. in Clinical Social Work from Loyola of Chicago. My professional background is wide and diverse. I began my professional life as a Registered Nurse (RN) working in trauma. During that time I continued my education in Social Work, earning a Master in Social Work (MSW) and a Ph.D. I have had the opportunity to work in schools, community mental health as well as private practice. I was also very fortunate to be able to spend 20 years as a Social Work educator, teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate level. My approach to clinical work is from a strength perspective. Intervention strategies are determined collaboratively. I believe that one of the keys to the effectiveness of our work together is based on relationship that we are able to form. Recognizing the need for support and reaching out to find it can be one of the most difficult parts of the process. If I am the right clinician for you, I look forward to beginning this journey with you.

How to find a therapist for counseling in Montevideo

Finding the best therapist close by in Montevideo 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 in Montevideo that work best for you in order to begin your personal journey towards emotional healing with a therapist.

Understanding the type of therapy you'd like to search for is crucial before finding a therapist or psychologist in Montevideo. 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 Montevideo, 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 in the Montevideo region and in the state of Minnesota. Find a therapist under any of these distinctions and know that the sessions they offer can provide a safe place to heal.

A mental health counselor working through their own in-person therapy practice in Montevideo or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships, communication skills, working through life transitions, couples counseling, managing a mood disorder, improving coping skills, self help tips, offer life coaching, family therapy, or change in negative thinking patterns. A therapist may also provide a safe place and validation for clients experiencing emotional pain, or that simply want a psychological assessment. 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 Montevideo area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find Montevideo 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 Montevideo, elsewhere in Chippewa, or in the greater state of Minnesota.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs) about therapists and mental health services

Some other commonly asked questions on therapy with a licensed counselor and BetterHelp serving the Montevideo area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling with a therapist compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Montevideo 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 Montevideo 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 Montevideo 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 a BetterHelp therapist 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). If you're looking for a therapist, Cincinnati offers a variety of professionals who can help with your mental health needs at a price you can afford.

How is a licensed therapist on this Montevideo online therapy platform verified?

Therapists in Montevideo, 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 Montevideo psychiatrists to prescribe a drug or medication as treatment, or perform psychological assessments and other psychiatric services.

How does working with a professional 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, post traumatic stress disorder, and more. An online mental health therapist, including the therapists in Montevideo 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 Montevideo helping individuals on topics including managing life transitions, symptoms affecting sexual health, behavioral health, coping skills for anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, marriage counseling, and more. 

What mental health issues can psychotherapy address with the help of psychologists?

BetterHelp's verified Montevideo 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:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy - This type of therapy is provided by therapists who are professional counselors, helping clients identify and change negative thought patterns through structured sessions.
  • Behavior therapy - Therapists use behavior therapy techniques to help clients modify harmful behaviors and develop healthier habits, often through the guidance of a professional counselor.
  • EMDR therapy - EMDR therapists assist clients in processing traumatic memories to alleviate emotional distress and improve overall well-being, utilizing the expertise of a professional counselor.
  • Talk therapy - Therapists engage clients in talk therapy to explore their feelings and develop strategies for dealing with various mental health issues, often guided by a professional counselor.
  • Depression - Therapists offer counseling to help individuals manage symptoms of depression and improve their mood and functioning, often working closely with a professional counselor.
  • Anxiety disorders - Therapists specialize in anxiety disorders, offering strategies to manage and reduce anxiety symptoms effectively, often through counseling sessions with a professional counselor.
  • Stress - Therapists provide tools and techniques to help clients cope with stress and improve their mental resilience, frequently under the supervision of a professional counselor.
  • Eating disorders - Therapists experienced in eating disorders offer specialized counseling to address unhealthy eating patterns and body image issues, with the support of a professional counselor.
  • Grief - Therapists provide support and guidance to clients experiencing grief, helping them navigate the stages of loss, often in collaboration with a counselor.
  • Attachment therapy - Therapists use attachment therapy to help clients understand and improve their emotional bonds and relationships, often with the assistance of a counselor.
  • Relationships - Therapists work with clients to improve communication, resolve conflicts, and strengthen their connections with others, often using the skills of a counselor.
  • Children, adolescents, and teens - Therapists specializing in youth therapy address the unique mental health needs of children, adolescents, and teens, often involving a counselor in the process.
  • Addiction (substance abuse) - Therapists offer counseling for addiction, helping clients overcome substance abuse and maintain long-term recovery, often under the guidance of a counselor.
  • Divorce - Therapists support individuals through the emotional and practical challenges of ending a marriage, often working with a psychologist to provide comprehensive care.
  • Trauma or PTSD - Therapists specializing in trauma and PTSD help clients process traumatic experiences and reduce their symptoms, frequently collaborating with a psychologist.
  • Bipolar disorder - Therapists provide counseling to manage the mood swings and challenges associated with bipolar disorder, often in consultation with a psychologist.
  • Psychodynamic treatment - Therapists use psychodynamic treatment to explore unconscious processes and how they affect current behavior, often guided by psychologists.
  • Career counseling - Therapists assist clients in making informed decisions about their professional paths and resolving work-related issues, often with the help of psychologists.
  • Alcohol use disorders - Therapists offer specialized counseling to help clients manage and overcome alcohol use disorders, frequently under the supervision of psychologists.
  • OCD - Therapists provide strategies and support to manage obsessive-compulsive disorder symptoms, often via psychotherapy.
  • ADHD - Therapists offer counseling to help clients with ADHD improve focus, organization, and overall functioning, often via psychotherapy.
  • Mood disorders - Therapists work with clients to stabilize and improve mood through various therapeutic approaches, frequently in psychotherapy.
  • Sex addiction
  • Complex trauma
  • Life transitions

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 Montevideo 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 in Montevideo?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a Montevideo 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.

Montevideo therapists 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 Montevideo 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 Montevideo 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 psychotherapist.

With a lot of people in MN, therapists 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 56265 or the surrounding zip codes, consider others available through the BetterHelp site. No matter if you are seeking help from therapists in your area or beyond, online therapy can be a great option.

How should I prepare for my first therapy session with a Montevideo counselor?

Before seeing your Montevideo 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 while offering mental health services. The first session will often serve as an intake to get to know you as a person and learn why you're attending therapy in Montevideo.

Should I find a therapist or psychologist for therapy 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 from a therapist. A Montevideo 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 with a Montevideo counselor 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 that a counselor can help with.

Is mental health care and therapy with a therapist worth it?

Therapy with a licensed counselor 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 therapist 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 Montevideo, 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.

Montevideo 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 during telehealth appointments?

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.

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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 to customer service 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.

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