Mounds View is a small, quiet, peaceful city, filled with families just trying to make a pleasant life. But even in the best of cities, individuals can find times in which they struggle to make it. Whether you are struggling in a stressful situation in your life, or suffering from depression or anxiety, you don’t have to suffer alone. You have a confidential network to turn to.

Counselors in the Mounds View area are available now to assist you. The licensed therapists can act as a sounding board, providing advice and coping skills to get you through the tough times of life. Contact a counselor today.

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Shequitta Lenoir

Offering therapy in MN
License: MA,CPRP,LMFT
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemBipolar disorderDepression
7 years of experience

Hi, My name is Shequitta (Shuh qwee tuh) Lenoir, and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Minnesota and Texas. I received my B.S. in psychology from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, and my Masters in MFT from Argosy University in Eagan, Minnesota. As early as sixth grade, I have had the desire to help people and be a counselor. I have 13yrs of experience working in the mental health field providing therapy and skills to individuals with severe and persistent mental illness, as well as drug and alcohol addictions. I typically use Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and some Solution Focused techniques to support people in working through their concerns. I enjoy working with people in boosting their self esteem, confidence and awareness so that they can live the best life possible.

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Julie Markwardt

Offering therapy in MN
License: MSW,LICSW
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
5 years of experience

I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) that brings mindfulness to sessions with clients as a way to center the session. Also I incorporate Cognitive Behavior therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and collaborative therapeutic approaches in my work. My role is to support you as you work through what may have brought you to seeking help in the first place. Whether this is your first time seeking help or you have accessed support before there are always places to grow and learn. Areas you may wish to focus on could include relationships, career, family, friends, triggers, boundaries, anxiety, depression, etc. I see my role as being a non-judgmental in your journey though improved mental well-being.

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Stacey Rhodes

Offering therapy in MN
License: MSW, LICSW
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
10 years of experience

Greetings. I am a licensed clinical social worker in the state of Minnesota, with 10+ years of clinical experience. While I began my graduate studies at the University of Maryland, I graduated from the University of Minnesota with a Masters in Social Work in 2014. Establishing a connected, working relationship is my first priority in therapy. I feel strongly that the therapeutic relationship is the vehicle of the process of therapy, and appreciate using a narrative approach to help reach therapy goals. My primary areas of focus are anxiety, and post traumatic responses. I have worked with veterans that have experienced combat and/or sexual trauma while in service. In addition to providing individual therapy to veterans, I have experience providing therapy to men and women that have experienced sexual trauma, as well as working with men that have committed sexual offenses. Whether or not I seem to be a good fit for your journey, I wish you well.

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Dr. Anthony Thomalla

Offering therapy in MN
License: Ph.D, ,LP
Stress, AnxietyLGBTRelationship issuesDepressionCoaching
28 years of experience

My name is Alan Thomalla, I am a licensed psychologist in multiple states. I graduated from the University of Illinois with my doctorate in counseling psychology. I enjoy working with individuals, families, groups, and organizations to find real solutions to life's challenges for practical healthy living.

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Dr. Scott Schauss

Offering therapy in MN
License: PhD
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsParenting issuesDepressionADHD
33 years of experience

I am a licensed psychologist in Minnesota and Iowa with a special interest in working with individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, and adjustment to life changes. My doctoral training is in clinical psychology with a specialization in behavioral medicine. I take a collaborative approach to therapy with a goal of empowering individuals with self-knowledge and skills to help them develop to their full potential and live rich and meaningful lives. Over my 30+ years of clinical experience, I have worked in medical settings, primary care settings, and also ran a private practice.

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Robert Wagner

Offering therapy in MN
License: LP,MA
AddictionsGriefSelf esteemCoping with life changes
20 years of experience

Hello! My name is Bob and I am a Licensed Psychologist in the state of Minnesota. I have 30+ years’ experience providing services in Chemical and Mental health as well as disability services. My early years were serving individuals with the co-occurring disorders of chemical and mental health. They are still my “people”. The past 20 years I have been serving individuals with intellectual disabilities as a supervisor and manager. I believe everyone wants to feel good about themselves and can solve their problems. Sometimes, solving our problems involves others. That's part of being independent and resourceful, knowing when we need others. I like people and will be curious about you as well as your issues. I’ll believe in you! You’ll feel that caring and curious spirit. If you work with me, this is what I’m most confident about: • You’ll like and accept yourself, with all your beauty, current struggles and flaws. • You’ll learn to manage your feelings so they don’t manage you. Doing so will help you be successful. • You’ll rediscover your purpose and become more hopeful. • You’ll discover gifts and strengths that you didn’t know you had. But, you’ll also have realistic expectations of yourself as well as life itself. Being human is beautiful and hard, even sometimes terrible but oh so worthwhile and wonderful. On December 26, 2004 I was body surfing off the Puerto Vallarta. It was the day of the tsunami which devastated Indonesia. A large wave beyond my skill level broke my neck and damaged my spinal cord. That savage gift and personal walk with disability has enhanced all of my skills and knowledge. So, I’m also personally and professionally well-versed in loss, life transitions and transformation. Mental and chemical health have been part of my personal journey. My approach to therapy is person centered: you're the expert on your life and will determine the direction and depth of therapy. There is no substitute for your wisdom, intuition and the steps you’ve already taken to solve your problems. We will work together but like physical therapy most of the work will be accomplished outside of our sessions. I lead with empathy and warmth but once you know and trust me, I won’t shirk from compassionate, respectful honesty. Compassion without honesty is enabling. We will work together in a positive manner. I'll be honest with you I don't think we're a good fit. I primarily use evidence-based techniques including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), motivational interviewing, dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) and relapse prevention approaches. I tend to take a solution focused approach but some individuals may need significant time to process and heal from childhood pain, trauma or previous relationships. Dialectical behavior therapy can help you develop skills such as emotional regulation, distress tolerance, mindfulness and interpersonal effectiveness. CBT can help you see the connection between thoughts, feelings and behavior. Motivational interviewing will help you increase your motivation and focus on your progress. Relapse prevention takes a positive approach to learning from your current and past journey to chemical health. As referenced in the opening paragraph, I have worked with individuals who have a wide range of concerns including addictions, depression, anxiety, disability, grief and loss as well as trauma. Most of us are ambiguous about change and it takes courage to seek healing and wellness. If you are ready to take further steps, I’m here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you, Bob (Robert) Wagner LP PS: Outside of work, I’m passionate about my family, both the biological as well as the family I’ve chosen. I love to read, be involved in my community and sports.

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Michael Koehler

Offering therapy in MN
License: MA,LPCC
Stress, AnxietyParenting issuesAnger managementSelf esteemCoping with life changes
14 years of experience

Hello! I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Minnesota with over 10 years of experience counseling youth and families in a variety of settings including outpatient, school-based, wilderness therapy and residential. Most of my experience with clients has centered around issues related to depression, anxiety, behavioral dysregulation, attachment and relationship challenges as well as healthy boundaries and communication. I have extensive experience counseling parents of adopted children as well as working with youth with complex trauma and PTSD. My approach to therapy is highly person-centered, and inclusive of Gestalt, family systems and solution-focused elements. I truly believe each of us has the ability to find direction, balance and healing in our lives, we just need some guidance and an outside perspective at times to help get "un-stuck". I am also a big fan of strengths-based approaches utilizing the innate wisdom and resilience we possess. I seek to work collaboratively with my clients to develop timely and action-oriented treatment strategies to assist you in attaining the balance and restoration to live your fullest life.

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Leanne Goth

Offering therapy in MN
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseParenting issuesDepression
24 years of experience

I am licensed in Minnesota with 24 years of professional work experience. My experience centers in helping clients with depression and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & parenting issues. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Special interests of mine are working with those who have health anxiety, and (especially) the unique needs of male victims of sexual abuse. My clients report feeling as though I am calming, insightful, and compassionate. I strive to be a motivating, encouraging presence when needed after or during a crisis. A goal is to help a person find or restore hope. 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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Candiss Williams

Offering therapy in MN
License: LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesParenting issuesSelf esteemDepression
8 years of experience

I am a licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Texas and have been in the social service field for over 15 years. My general practice includes a focus on depression and anxiety disorders or everyday life stressors. I specialize in: •Multiculturalism/Diversity •Grief/Loss •Interpersonal/Relationship issues (Couples) •Family/Child Development •Mind, Body, Soul •Traumatic situations (PTSD)/Disasters •Women Issues •LGBT or Questioning •Assessment/Diagnosis and Referral to Psychiatry I am a mulit-specialty provider seeing clients of all ages, with all types of concerns and problems. As a leading provider of counseling services, I take pride in offering the best therapeutic techniques and a comforting environment that allows you to express yourself. I am dedicated to serving the needs of my clients each and every day. I am dedicated to helping individuals achieve the growth they long for. I have extensive experience working as a school counselor, domestic abuse, substance abuse, and juvenile/adult criminal justice system with crisis intervention. I combine Cognitive Behavioral, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Solution Focused , and Family Systems theory into an eclectic approach while introducing healthy coping skills to facilitate positive change.

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Rachel Rehbein

Offering therapy in MN
Stress, AnxietyLGBTTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
11 years of experience

My name is Rachel, and I am licensed in the states of Wisconsin (LPC) and Minnesota (LPCC) with 11 years of professional work experience. I specialize in LGBTQIA+ related issues, trauma and abuse, and working with children. I have extensive experience in particular with transgender individuals and youth. I am open to working with clients with many different presenting issues, and would love to work with you toward healing and growth. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

How to find counseling in Mounds View

Finding the best therapist close by in Mounds View 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 Mounds View. 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 Mounds View, 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 Mounds View 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 Mounds View 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 Mounds View, elsewhere in Ramsey, 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 Mounds View area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Mounds View 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 Mounds View 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 Mounds View 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 Mounds View, 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 Mounds View 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 Mounds View 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 Mounds View 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 Mounds View 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 Mounds View 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 55112 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 Mounds View 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 Mounds View 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 Mounds View, 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.

Mounds View 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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