Some places are bordered by beautiful locations, and some are shadowed. But, your own mental health doesn’t have to be shadowed, and with the help of a counselor in Moorhead, you’ll be able to enjoy the beauty of this location.

Moorhead was first created in 1871 and used to be an official stop on the Northern Pacific Railroad. It’s got a couple of beautiful rivers around, and is also close to Red River Valley. It’s got some great agriculture due to the location, and you enjoy the amenities here with the help of a counselor in the area. 

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Amber Michalski

Offering therapy in MN
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
9 years of experience

Hi, my name is Amber, I am so happy that you are taking time to learn about me and how I can help you find balance and joy in your life. I am a mother, wife and runner living in recovery. After a long battle with drug and alcohol addiction I worked hard to find meaning and happiness in my life and I can say, I have found it! I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor in the state of Minnesota. I have worked with individuals in various stages of life with a wide range of concerns. I specialize in working with individuals to achieve their full potential. Through compassionate care and unconditional positive regard I meet each individual where they are and help them find what they are seeking. In my most recent work I have focused on treatment of trauma and related symptoms through DBT and EMDR. I like to maintain an environment of safety, with open communication. This is a time for you to practice skills that will translate into your daily life. I look forward to getting to know you and helping you achieve your full potential!

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Josephine Nwoke

Offering therapy in MN
License: MSW,LICSW,CCTP
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepression
30 years of experience

Hello! My name is Josephine Nwoke, LICSW. My current practice location is in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, I have lived in Minnesota for 26 years. I have practiced as psychotherapist for 28 plus years, and have worked with diverse age groups, which include teenagers, adults and older adults. I have also worked with children and families. I have experience in working with diverse areas of mental health including emotional and other related stress disturbances including chemical health issues. My experience include working with teenagers who have experienced foster care placements including adoption; children and teenagers who have experienced different types of trauma in their lives. Treatment modalities used varies as each individual has their own needs; examples include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Emotional Focused Therapy, DBT, Mindfulness, etc.; implementing person centered approach. My goal is to design and implement a treatment plan that will fit the person and allow for successful symptom and problem resolution as well as personal growth. Services offered include: Anxiety, Depression, Relationship issues, Foster care/Adoption, loss and grief, anger management, stress reduction, relationship issues, anger management, chemical use counseling, ADHD and PTSD. Licensures/Certifications/Titles: Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP) Education: Master of Social Work, University of Minnesota Bachelors of Science in Social Work, Iowa State University Associate of Arts Degree - Human Services I am looking forward to working with you. Josephine Nwoke, MSW, LICSW/CCTP

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Tyler Bennett

Offering therapy in MN
License: LPCC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsAnger managementCoping with life changes
10 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor practicing in Minnesota since 2014 after graduating from Bethel University. Most of my prior experience was spent in an outpatient mental health clinic working with all ages of clients in various settings such as schools and in homes. I have worked with clients having many different diagnosis including: mood disorders, personality disorders, as well as anger management and domestic violence related counseling. My approach to therapy includes using mainly principles of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy along with Person-Centered Therapy. I also have some experience working with Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). CBT helps clients recognize negative patterns of thinking and behavior that impact their lives and works to provide healthy ways to challenge these thoughts and behaviors. With CBT, it is important to recognize these patterns, which may include me challenging your thought processes and related behaviors. Overall, my therapeutic style is adaptable to work with the client in the most helpful way possible. I really enjoy the ability to build relationships through this job. I understand how big of a decision it can be to reach out for help and I look forward to working with you on your journey through life.

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Michael Anderson

Offering therapy in MN
License: MSW,LICSW
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseDepression
6 years of experience

So, I’ve been around the block. Twenty-five years in blue collar/ heavy industry working as a millwright. Going through the process of understanding myself around issues around of depression, anxiety, addiction, failed relationships, dissatisfaction with my place in life. Frustration with not living up to my potential, often not realizing my potential, and too often on the path of desperation. The journey has taken me to my current situation. I am a Masters level Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a life time of experience in that process of becoming. Learning the tools of understanding and building a stronger foundation of personal growth! I am also a professional singer & photographer, part of my emerging creative potential. I believe we all have a gift. As Picasso stated: “The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away”. My passion is guiding others toward that same journey of continued self-discover: working through the impasses, the resistance to personal growth. I have many tools in my toolbox: • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) With a focus on mindfulness • Cognitive-behavioral Therapy (CBT) Working through programmed patterns of thoughts, feelings, beliefs & behaviors that develop into a recurring cycle. • Anger Management • Trauma-informed Therapy Trauma-informed care shifts the focus from “What’s wrong with you?” to “What happened to you?” • Somatic-focused Therapy. Specialties Mindfulness • Spirituality • Stress, Anxiety • Self esteem • Depression • Coping with life changes • Sports & Performance If this is a direction you want to go then I believe we can go on that journey together.

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Tylor Cummings

Offering therapy in MN
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseParenting issuesSelf esteemDepression
5 years of experience

I completed my bachelors degree in community psychology at Saint Cloud State University, and completed my master’s degree in adlerian counseling and psychotherapy with an emphasis in marriage and family therapy at Adler Graduate School. Before completing my master’s degree, I was a Guardian ad Litem working with families who were involved in child protection cases and family files. I completed my graduate internship and was previously employed in a behavioral health clinic providing mental health services to children in a rural Minnesota school and to children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families at the clinic. I currently work full time as a Mental Health Professional at a community mental health clinic providing assessments, individual therapy, family therapy, and couples therapy to clients birth to 65+. When working with clients I primarily use a person centered approach with a systemic perspective. My approach to working with clients is using encouragement and empathy to foster empowerment. I enjoy working with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. I have experience working with individuals who have experienced trauma. I have received DC:0-5 and ECSII training and I am Certified in Parent-Child Interactive Therapy (PCIT). I work with clients ranging in age from birth to 65+.

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Linda Thompson

Offering therapy in MN
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseGriefCoping with life changes
28 years of experience

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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Kayla Baxter

Offering therapy in MN
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemDepressionADHD
5 years of experience

I am licensed in Minnesota and Iowa with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. 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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Alexandra Hanson

Offering therapy in MN
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesDepressionCoping with life changes
8 years of experience

I am licensed in New Jersey with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, & depression. I also have experience working with coping with life changes. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Faith Clark

Offering therapy in MN
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsSelf esteemDepressionCompassion fatigue
16 years of experience

I am licensed in Minnesota with 16 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. 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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Colton Friesen

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

In my counseling work, I utilize a humanistic approach integrated with several therapeutic orientations. I have the belief that each human is unique and has the innate ability to overcome life’s hardships and pursue growth. When you are in counseling with me, I will strive to provide you with support and validation while I assist with your journey of self-improvement and healing. My approach is meant to address both the past causes and present symptoms of an issue, all in an effort for personal growth.

How to find counseling in Moorhead

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Moorhead 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 Moorhead 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 Moorhead 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 Moorhead, 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 Moorhead 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 Moorhead 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 Moorhead 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 Moorhead 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 Moorhead 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 56561 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 Moorhead 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 Moorhead 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 Moorhead, 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.

Moorhead 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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Below are some of the zip codes served by BetterHelp therapists in Moorhead:

56560, 56561, 56562, 56563

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