North Branch got its name from the north branch of the Sunrise River. When the sun rises on another day of emotional turmoil, you feel too worn down to deal with even the smallest challenges. Your thoughts are stuck on past hurts and disagreements. Your emotions are upsetting and uncontrollable.

You begin to wonder if there really is any good in the world. Your mental health goes from bad to worse as you scramble to find a way out of your emotional distress. Talk to a counselor in the North Branch area to see the sunrise of better mental health.

Specialties: Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 10

I am a licensed professional clinical counselor and licensed alcohol and drug counselor licensed by the State of Minnesota. I studied at the University of Minnesota and have been working with clients for over 10 years. My work has taken me to Hong Kong and back to my home in Minneapolis; I love working with people and am inspired daily by those who are committed to doing the work it takes to live a life not free of hardships, but a life in which the hardships do not define one's life. Feminist theory and relational-cultural theory (RCT) are the anchors in the ...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Coping with life changes, ADHD
Years of Experience: 13

Welcome, and thank you for taking the time to learn more about me! My name is Stacy and I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in the state of Minnesota. I have over 13 years experience working in the mental health field. I have worked in a variety of settings including inpatient, outpatient, free inner-city medical and mental health clinics, high schools and in my private practice. All of these settings have given me experience working with a broad range and severity of clinical issues. I have the most experience working with stress and anxiety disorder...

Specialties: Trauma and abuse, Grief, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, ADHD
Years of Experience: 3

I am a individual counselor licensed in the great state of Minnesota. I have over 20 years of counseling experience mostly working with bereavement. I have experience working with depression, anxiety, OCD and ADHD. Having ADHD myself and children with ADHD, I am able to bring some personal experience with managing everyday life and parenting. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believ...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 11

I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and have been providing counseling services for 11 years in both face to face and virtual platforms. During my time I have been able to assist many individuals struggling with a wide variety of struggles including depression, anxiety, low self esteem, severe and persistent mental health symptoms, relational and family concerns, and substance abuse issues. My approach to counseling in each and every session is one that is focused on meeting the individual where they are. I am focused on making this process warm ...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

Hello! My name is Gabbi and I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in Minnesota. I have worked in a range of therapeutic settings including: in-home, school, and residential treatment centers. I work with a wide range of clients affected by depression, anxiety, trauma, OCD, substance abuse, bipolar, borderline personality disorder. I have also spent time working with parents on attachment and parenting skills. The clients I have worked with range in ages 2-75 and I have used individual, family and group therapy to help clients address their concerns...

Specialties: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 7

Hello, my name is Mary Lynn Widseth, my passion is helping people learn to understand themselves and those around them. I currently hold a master’s degree in Community Psychology and Rehabilitation Counseling. I am a licensed LPC(Licensed Professional Counselor) and certified as a CRC ( Certified Rehabilitation Counselor) whose area of focus is adults. I received my Master’s degree from Saint Cloud State University and a certificate in Autism and my Bachelor's degree from the University of Wisconsin -Stout with a degree in Vocational Rehabilitation. The experien...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Depression, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 20

Hello, My name is Sharon Kuhlmann. Thank you for checking me out. Your comfort with a therapist is so important. For the past 20 years, my clients have shared their thoughts, feelings, experiences, and their hopes and dreams with me. They have confessed their indiscretions, explored love and relationships, worked through childhood traumas and improved their mental health. I invite you to share your needs with an senior therapist with many hours of “couch time.” I owned and operated a private practice of counseling, now I have an opportunity to offer my expert...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 16

Hello my name is Tina Fairweather. I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the states of Florida and Minnesota. I've worked effectively in settings such as, schools, inpatient and outpatient treatment facilities, and virtual settings for many years serving a variety of populations, including those with compromised executive functioning and co-morbid disorders. I've offered therapy services for the past 16 years serving adults, children and families. I'm experienced in behavioral counseling, marriage and family therapy, and the treatment of sexual offendi...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 6

Life can present us with so many unique circumstances that can led us feeling uncertain, confused and stressed. There are also many successes, joys, and opportunities. Sometimes we just don't know where to start. As a Licensed Individual Clinical Social Worker, you can expected me to provide a therapeutic environment that is centered around each individual. I will always use a nonjudgmental, caring, trusting and open therapeutic relationship. I tend to consider each individual's strengths as I believe this can have a significant impact on overall success....

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Anger management, ADHD
Years of Experience: 3

I am licensed in Minnesota with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, anger management, & concentration, memory and focus (adhd). 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.

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 4

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, a...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 11

I am licensed in Minnesota with 11 years of professional work experience. I am certified as a Tele-mental Health provider, and I specialize in trauma informed care, including intergenerational trauma. I am trained in Play Therapy, Sand Tray Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I am patient, understanding, and nonjudgmental. Another form of care that I can provide to clients is Brainspotting. Brainspotting is an advanced brain body technique for healing emotional trauma, abuse, anxiety, depression, PTSD, addiction, and multiple othe...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Depression
Years of Experience: 8

I am a clinical social worker, licensed in Minnesota with over 8 years of experience working as a therapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, stress and anxiety, relationship issues, parenting issues, anger management concerns, career and life challenges, personality and mood disorders, sexuality, etc. I also helped many people who have experienced trauma and abuse. My therapy style is warm, empathic, rewarding and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, rather than assign...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 12

Hi there, I'm Mary Beth! I am a licensed clinical social worker with 12 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping children, teens, families and adults with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, & parenting issues. I also have experience working with all ages to increase motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I believe therapy is a supportive tool that can help you feel better and support you to live the life you want to live! And, I work with all of my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 23

I am licensed in Minnesota and New Mexico with 23 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & 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. Thank you for sharing information about yourself. It takes c...

How To Find Counseling In Your Area

Finding the right therapist close by in North Branch can feel intimidating. Once you narrow your search for a counselor near the North Branch area, you're closer to finding providers accepting new clients.

First, research what type of therapy you'd like to pursue before finding a therapist or psychologist. You might be interested in psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), group therapy, marriage and family therapy, or couples therapy. Each type of therapy can offer various benefits. If you're still unsure, consider asking your prospective counselors which methods they practice.

When you're ready to search for a counselor in North Branch, scroll through the options. Next, consider what type of therapy you'd like your counselor to be most experienced with. Finally, choose a provider located near you in the city of North Branch or elsewhere in Chisago or the state of Minnesota.

Mental health professionals working through their own practice or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships and communication skills, working through life's obstacles, or changing negative thinking patterns. They may also provide a listening ear and validation. Verified North Branch counselors can provide licensed marriage and compassionate counseling, tailor to individual needs, and create a therapeutic relationship as a National Certified Counselor.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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

How Do Costs Of Conventional Counseling Compare To BetterHelp With A North Branch Counselor?

Forbes reports that the average price of an in-person therapy session with a counselor in the US is $100 to $200 per hour. These prices may be higher in North Branch 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 in North Branch: $150-$500
  • Counseling with therapists in North Branch: $100-300
  • Therapy with a psychologist in North Branch: $100
  • Therapy with a mental health counselor in North Branch: $80

Some counselors 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 counselors serving the city of North Branch and elsewhere throughout the state of Minnesota you can expect significantly more affordable options, with counselor sessions ranging from $60 to $90 per week (billed every four weeks).

How Does Working With A Counselor On BetterHelp Work?

It's important to note that these counselors treat clients online. Online providers, including the US-based providers above, can work with people like you in or around North Branch virtually. You do not have to commute to a counselor's office to meet with one of these counselors.

Through BetterHelp therapy, you can partake in video, phone, or live chat therapy sessions with your licensed therapist. You can work through various symptoms, receive worksheets, and sign up for mental health webinars. Additionally, the BetterHelp app offers a journaling feature.

You may also be struggling with relationship problems that could be addressed in couples therapy with a counselor. In that case, you may choose to work with one of BetterHelp's experienced cognitive-behavioral therapists specializing in behavioral health and relationships. You can also try a provider through BetterHelp's sister platform, ReGain, which is dedicated to couples and spouses worldwide. Look through the available counselors above and consider which might work for you. Professionals on BetterHelp specialize in several mental health issues and modalities. See below for examples.

Specialties on BetterHelp include:

North Branch has many professionals who provide client-centered individual counseling in person and through online therapy. If you opt into online therapy, you might also be able to meet with providers all over the US. Many individuals gain further insight into their lives through internet-based therapy. In North Branch, therapy can be easily to use and a click away.

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 they may struggle to provide objective guidance. Counselors are also professionals trained to respond to various concerns, symptoms, and mental health conditions.

A psychologist may support you toward a healthier emotional state, regardless of your mental health or life concerns. While supporting individuals in developing healthier habits, another benefit of therapy with a licensed counselor is having a 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 North Branch counselor 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 can express yourself through creativity instead of words.

With almost one million people in North Branch, MN, finding a counselor can be costly, and they may be booked out with clients. Through the list of counselors above and others through BetterHelp, you may be able to find a psychologist within 24 to 48 hours. If you're searching for a nearby psychotherapist close to 55032 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 in North Branch can be a great option.

How Should I Prepare For My First Session With A North Branch Counselor? 

Before seeing your therapist, prep for your session by reading about the counseling process. You might write a list of questions you want to ask your psychotherapist. 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 why you're attending therapy.

Should I See A Counselor 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 counselors often support people with mental health conditions, you do not need a diagnosis or condition to attend counseling. You can discuss grief, relationship concerns, stress, or life changes and ask for general advice. A counselor 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 with a counselor.

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 Crying In Therapy A Breakthrough?

Crying can be a breakthrough for some individuals who struggle to express emotions. Others might find that they often cry during sessions with their counselor. Crying can be normal and healthy, so whether you cry or not may be a personal aspect of sessions.

Is Mental Health Care Worth It?

We may all be on different paths in life, as each human can be unique in their personality, expression, and goals. A psychologist can target various symptoms, experiences, and personalities. Unlike advice from a friend, family, or non-professional, counselors are trained to meet you where you're at. Counseling can be worth it. Over 41 million adults in the US attend therapy each year, showing it's a popular option and may be often effective when working with a licensed counselor.

Do Therapists Judge You? 

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. Their job as your counselor is to support you and make you feel safe and respected. 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 FacebookFor mental health tips, check out the BetterHelp YouTube channel.

Take some time to learn more about BetterHelp therapists to understand the services available to you clearly. If you have any questions, please reach out through the contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

If you’re ready to sign up for online counseling, consider signing up with a platform like BetterHelp and get matched with a counselor 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:

There are all kinds of therapists in the North Branch area, including:

  • CBT in North Branch
  • DBT in North Branch
  • Substance use therapy in North Branch
  • Couples therapy in North Branch

A woman meets with a therapist online in her home city of North Branch.

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

55032, 55056