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Melissa McLaurin

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MN
Counselor License Type(s): MA,LPCC
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseParenting issuesSelf esteem
10 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor with over 9 years of experience. I specialize in work with people who have experienced trauma, anxiety and depression. I also have significant experience in working with people who might be struggling with parenting concerns, relationship issues or family concerns. My counseling style is to approach each person with wonder, respect and acceptance. I provide a nonjudgmental and culturally aware perspective. Although I am not a person of color, I have unique life and work experiences that allow me to have knowledge and understanding of communities of color. I utilize reflection and a person-centered approach as the basis of my practice and may use techniques from cognitive behavioral, strengths-based and humanistic modalities. I want my help to be what you need and will work with you to individualize your treatment to fit your unique needs. I know it is not easy to ask for help and it takes courage to advocate for yourself. You have already taken the first step and I am here to help with the next one. I truly feel it is a privilege to be allowed on the journey with you and I look forward to working together!

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Mary Hill

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MN
Counselor License Type(s): LICSW
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseGriefSelf esteem
17 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hi My name is Mary K. Hill. I am a licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) in Minnesota. I have practiced in this field for over 30 years. I retired a few years ago and quickly learned I missed my work. So, I’m back to use my excellent skills and years of experience to help you move through your concerns that may be holding you back from living your best life. The lens I see life through is nonjudgmental and accepting. All these years of experience helped me learn how to work best with ALL people. I have been blessed in this area of my work which helped me grow as a professional and clearly see where my clients at. My work involves meeting the client where they are at to address their needs. My clients drive the modalities of therapy I use. Often, to address these needs I met my clients in the setting that worked best for them, home, school or clinical agency. Using virtual therapy is new for me but I have seen how well it can work. Some of my specialty areas include: • Individuals wanting to improve their life, removing roadblocks so that can happen • Parent child relationships • Anxiety and depression • Trauma and abuse • GLBT population • Couples Therapy • Grief and Loss • Chemical Dependency I’m so grateful you reached out for help. If you feel we are a good fit for each other I look forward to working with you. If not, I am sure you can find one of our other therapists that will be a perfect fit. Best regards in improving your life.

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Christina Janiszeski

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MN
Counselor License Type(s): LPC,LAC,LADC
Trauma and abuseGriefAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
7 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hello, My name is Christina Janiszeski and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Addiction Counselor in the state of Colorado. I am also a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor in the state of Minnesota. I graduated from Regis University with my Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. My career has been focused on helping improve the overall wellbeing of those that struggle with their mental health and/or addictions. Some of my specialties include: depression, anxiety, time management, trauma/abuse, relationship difficulties, self-esteem, and anger. My approach is holistic because of each person’s unique story and their journey of healing. I incorporate person-centered, solution-focused, humanistic, and cognitive-behavioral approaches. I know how difficult it can be to reach out and ask for help/guidance. I applaud you for taking these first steps and hope that we can work together soon!

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Dr. Tamara Kincaid

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MN
Stress, AnxietyParenting issuesSelf esteemCareer difficultiesCoping with life changes
5 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a licensed clinical social worker in Minnesota with over 30 years of experience working with kids, young adults, parents, and families, most of whom have been involved in child welfare service systems. I have experience helping adults and kids who are struggling with issues of safety, meeting basic needs, activities of daily living, parenting, or needing connections to their community. I am also especially adept at helping teens and young people transitioning into adulthood plan for their futures regardless of their previous experiences. I have been a college professor for over ten years and help people of any age who are looking at higher education options or struggling to meet personal, social, and educational requirements in college situations. As a helper, I focus on treating everyone with dignity and worth, and listen nonjudgmentally regardless of the situation. I try hard to really understand the person as well as the context within which their problems exist. I primarily use solution focused and cognitive behavioral therapy methods. Most importantly, interventions are tailored to what is important to the people I am working with. Every session ends with a plan to take a step forward and create long term changes. I look forward to meeting you and supporting you in starting your best life!

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John Madson

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MN
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsLGBTBipolar disorderDepression
3 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Minnesota with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, lgbt-related issues, & bipolar disorder. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

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Jenny Malley

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MN
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefDepressionCoping with life changes
10 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Minnesota with 10+ years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, & 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. 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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Jalen Arnold

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MN
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
3 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in Minnesota with 7 years of experience working alongside adults who have a variety of mental health concerns. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I work to gain a comprehensive understanding of your needs to help guide our conversations and treatment goals. 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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Michael Tiede

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MN
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
26 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a Master’s level psychologist (MA, LP) with over 26 years of experience helping individuals of all ages navigate challenges and improve their emotional well-being. My approach is rooted in evidence-based practices, and I design my therapeutic techniques to suit each client's unique needs. Experience: - Skilled in working with adults dealing with mood disorders, anxiety, stress, and major life changes. My goal is to provide a safe space for clients to explore their feelings and develop effective coping strategies. - Extensive experience working with children, adolescents, and parents, addressing a range of issues including anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), depression, ADHD, and peer relationship difficulties. - Proficient in supporting individuals on the autism spectrum, particularly those struggling with anxiety and depression. I understand the complexities of autism-related challenges and work collaboratively to improve overall well-being. Evidence-Based Modalities: - Exposure Response Prevention: I utilize this technique to help clients gradually confront their fears and anxieties in a controlled manner, leading to reduced distress and increased resilience. - Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT): By identifying and challenging negative thought patterns, I assist clients in transforming their behaviors and emotions, fostering positive change. - Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT): I guide clients in embracing their emotions and values while developing mindfulness and acceptance skills to manage distress. - Solution-Focused: Through goal-oriented conversations, I help clients identify strengths and practical solutions to their challenges, promoting a sense of empowerment and accomplishment. - Experience in Christian Counseling: In addition to my expertise in evidence-based modalities, I am well-versed in integrating Christian principles into therapy for those who seek a faith-based approach. I have supported individuals and families in aligning their spiritual beliefs with their mental and emotional well-being, while fostering a holistic sense of healing and purpose. Whether you're looking to explore your faith in the context of therapy or simply integrate your spiritual values into our sessions, I am here to provide guidance and support every step of the way. Approach: I believe that a warm and nonjudgmental therapeutic environment where clients feel heard and understood is essential for growth and well-being. My integrative approach draws from various therapeutic modalities, allowing me to design treatment plans that suit each individual's unique needs. Taking the first step towards healing is commendable, and I am here to support you on your journey to a happier and healthier life. Together, we will work towards building a foundation that will contribute to lasting emotional growth and well-being. Experience and Education: Mayo Clinic, Department of Psychology – 24 years; Compassion Counseling Center – Supervisor at this Christian Lay Counseling Center—10 years Master of Arts in Counseling and Psychological Services from St. Marys University of Minnesota; Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Sociology from South Dakota State University.

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Elizabeth Noonan

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MN
Stress, AnxietyDepressionCoping with life changesCompassion fatigueADHD
5 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Minnesota with 6 years of professional work experience as a licensed mental health professional and over 20 years of experience working with adults, adolescents, and children to improve their mental health in a variety of settings including Emergency Rooms and Hospitals, County Social Services and Community Nonprofit Agencies. I specialize in helping clients with stress and anxiety, depression, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue. I specialize in ADHD, depression, and anxiety related conditions. I love helping people focus on their goals and make changes to better their life. 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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Jennifer Getchell

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

I am licensed in California and Minnesota with 15 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, & 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. 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.

How to find a therapist for counseling in Olivia

Finding the best therapist close by in Olivia 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 Olivia 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 Olivia. 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 Olivia, 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 Olivia 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 Olivia 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 Olivia area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find Olivia 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 Olivia, elsewhere in Renville, 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 Olivia 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 Olivia 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 Olivia 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 Olivia 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 Olivia online therapy platform verified?

Therapists in Olivia, 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 Olivia 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 Olivia 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 Olivia 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 Olivia 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 Olivia 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 Olivia?

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

Olivia 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 Olivia 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 Olivia 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 56277 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 Olivia counselor?

Before seeing your Olivia 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 Olivia.

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 Olivia 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 Olivia 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 Olivia, 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.

Olivia 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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