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Edward Larkin

Offering therapy in MN
License: MC,LP
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
29 years of experience

My name is Edward Larkin, you may call me "Ted"! I have been a practicing therapist, educator, health coach and case manager for 25 years. I look forward to working with you to identify your hopes, aspirations and goals for therapy, and for your life. My approach is Client-Centered/Motivational, solutions-focused, and cognitive-behavioral, from a foundation of respect, compassion and empathy for my clients. I have a particular interest in medical psychology, stress-reduction, mindfulness and sustainable health; and can assist you to coordinate and integrate medical, behavioral and social services that you may be receiving.

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Betsy Bateman

Offering therapy in MN
Stress, AnxietyLGBTRelationship issuesDepression
23 years of experience

Hello! I am happy you are here, looking at options. I believe therapy, at it's core, is about finding options so that you can make choices to start creating a life that works for you. Often, we recognize that our life is not working in some way and then we want to change that. Of course, wanting to change and knowing how to change are two different things and that is where therapy can be helpful. My view is that human beings are constantly changing, growing, adapting, whether we like it or not. Consider that you are not the same person you were 10 years ago. In some ways you may be, but you know, how you are "now" could scarcely be imagined by the person you were "then". This happens because, along the way, we learn, we adapt to what life throws at us, we change. And in another 10 years, we will be different than we are now, because we will have learned and changed and adapted even more. The opportunity lies in how much we can consciously influence the change. learning, and adaptations we go through. How much do you think you have consciously chosen how you have changed along the way? Therapy can increase your chance to make conscious choices about how you adapt, learn, and change, in my opinion. And this is good, because then you can bring those choices more into alignment with your own values, preferences, and dreams. Change becomes less random and more intentional. Change becomes more self-directed and less reactive. Along the way, your life starts to reflect your authentic and core self and less about some unquestioned model of self you may not even agree with. If that makes sense to you and sounds like what you would want, I would be honored to be part of your journey of growth. I have over 20 years of experience, working with many different people with many different backgrounds. I have worked with people who are dealing with a mental illness (mostly depression and anxiety, but also many others), people who do not have mental illness but have been impacted by significant stressors and big life changes, and people who have decided they would like some support as they work on personal growth of some type. I have worked with individuals, couples, families with many different situations. I tell you all that so you know that I have experience with many situations and also to let you know that if I do NOT think I can offer much on the way of help, I will let you know (which is something that experience also can teach a therapist). Usually in such situations, I can also recommend options that would likely be a better fit than I would as well. I look forward to talking with you and wish you well on your journey, wherever it may go.

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April Justice

Offering therapy in MN
License: LICSW
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemDepression
20 years of experience

I am a licensed independent clinical social work in the state of Minnesota and I have 20 years of experience. I have worked many years with women's issues surrounding depression, postpartum depression, and anxiety as well as relationship issues and self-esteem. I believe a relationship is very important to help you achieve your goals. I offer a warm, calm presence and believe in respect, integrity, sensitivity and compassion. I tailor our therapy together to what works best with and for you. I can utilize many approaches such as cognitive behavioral, psychodynamic, or an eclectic mix. I work with you to build goals because you know yourself best. It takes courage to seek a better path and I am here to help you on your journey. I look forward to working together!

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Cheryl Patterson

Offering therapy in MN
License: LMFT
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesParenting issuesCoping with life changes
4 years of experience

If I am honest with myself, I got started in this field because I could not find someone to help me. Then, I met Cyndee. I liked her because she spelled her name in such a unique way, which is literally the reason I picked her! She helped me work through a few career-related things, then said, "You should be doing this!" and got on the phone with the admissions counselor at Adler Graduate school. Most of my career I spent in labor, delivery, postpartum and nursery as an RN. I have also been a nurse manager in those areas. When I started to study in this field, I thought it would be helpful to be a psychiatric nurse. I worked in adult psych for 2 years. My first "real" therapy job was at Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge. I worked their 3 years, until I launched my own recovery house where 6 men live in a peer-directed environment that I supervise. I am an RN and LMFT. I have a lot of life experience. I am married and the mother of 3 grown children. I have expertise in individual counseling, couples counseling, parenting all ages, and life transitions. All my counseling is spiritually focused.

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Taylar Lehmkuhl

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

I am licensed in Minnesota with 7 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Dr. Leia Twigg-Smith

Offering therapy in MN
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepressionCoping with life changes
9 years of experience

I am a licensed psychologist in Minnesota. I have been working with Veterans and first responders for the past five years. Prior to moving to Minnesota in 2019, I was working with active duty military personnel and their dependents. As a master's level mental health professional, I worked in a Level 3 prison for two years. I also worked in community mental health for three years, providing clinical services to Pacific Islanders and Native Hawaiians, and in private practice doing assessments for police department candidates. In my current practice, as a Health Psychologist, I help clients manage health behaviors such as disordered eating, quitting smoking, vaping, dip, alcohol abuse, exercise habits, and sleep problem. Of course, I also manage mental health problems like stress and anxiety, depression, relationship problems, and some personality disorders. I practice Emotionally Focused Couple's Therapy (EFT), which is an attachment-based approach designed to increase physical and emotional bonds between partners. Treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion is part of my ethics code. You can expect me to tailor your sessions and treatment planning to meet your unique and specific needs. The first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life requires insight. It also takes courage to make that first step, and dedication to see the changes through. I am here to support you on your journey to a better you. Let's get started!

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Michelle Simon

Offering therapy in MN
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesSelf esteemCoaching
33 years of experience

I am licensed in Minnesota with 33 years of professional work experience. I added Christian based therapy 2 years ago as the need for this offering in communities is increasing. I have experience in helping clients of all ages with relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues (to include divorce with children and new parenting struggles); as well as with helping with self esteem and confidence / i typically utilize a cognitive-behavioral approach. My experience also includes understanding of the Family Court System, as well as alternative health/medicinal approaches. I believe everyone should be treated 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 initiate therapy takes courage; I assure you it is the step in a healthier direction.

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Dr. Dan Moen

Offering therapy in MN
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepression
5 years of experience

I am a licensed therapist in the state of Minnesota. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, depression, trauma, coping with addictions, relationship issues, motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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. 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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Jennifer Shepherd

Offering therapy in MN
Stress, AnxietySleeping disordersSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
15 years of experience

Do you often find yourself grappling with feelings of overwhelm, anxiety, and a sense of being stuck in life's challenges? Are you yearning for relief from constant stress, hoping to discover a deeper sense of peace and serenity? Perhaps you’ve encountered periods of mild depression. Do you have the experience of living with chronic health issues? If you are looking for a holistic therapist with an integrative health background, we could be a great match. WORKING WITH ME: During our initial session, we'll discuss your reasons for seeking therapy and your goals. Feel free to ask any questions you have, and together, we'll decide if we'll continue working together. My priority is ensuring you are comfortable and that you find the right therapist for your needs. If necessary, I may refer you to another therapist if our fit isn't optimal. It is important to me to foster a non-judgmental and safe atmosphere where you are free to take on new challenges to support your growth and healing process. I utilize a variety of theories and approaches that may include person-centered, strengths based, solution focused, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). Soon, I will also be offering Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR). I can also offer mental health therapy from a Christian perspective if that is something that is important to you. Our conversations and treatment plan will be customized to address your individual needs. ABOUT ME: For the past 20+ years I have enjoyed the role of social worker in a variety of settings including outpatient mental health, case management, recovery community, managed care, schools, and medical clinics and home care. I have worked with people of all ages and walks of life. For the past 9 years I have also worked and volunteered in various integrative health settings as a clinical aromatherapist and wellness coach. I am an educator and teach aromatherapy at a community college. It is important that I engage in a variety of activities to help manage stress, maintain balance, and improve my own health and well-being. I encourage my clients to find something that works for them. Credentials: Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker since 2008 Certificate in Wellness Coaching since 2016 Certified Clinical Aromatherapist since 2017 Certified Integrative Mental Health Professional since 2023 Taking these initial steps toward a more fulfilling and joyful life requires courage, and I'm here to provide the support and empowerment you need on this journey. *One additional note!* As most of us do, I wear many hats in my life. Thus, my schedule is often full through BetterHelp. In the event that you match with me, and my schedule is full at that time, I am happy to redirect you to make sure that you're getting the help that you need by another highly skilled therapist.

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Donald "Joe" Hupp

Offering therapy in MN
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepression
20 years of experience

I am licensed in over 10 States with 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I also have experience working with depression. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. 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 counseling in Pine Springs

Finding the best therapist close by in Pine Springs 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 Pine Springs. 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 Pine Springs, 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 Pine Springs 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 Pine Springs 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 Pine Springs, elsewhere in Washington, 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 Pine Springs area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Pine Springs 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 Pine Springs 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 Pine Springs 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 Pine Springs, 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 Pine Springs 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 Pine Springs 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 Pine Springs 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 Pine Springs 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 Pine Springs 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 55115 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 Pine Springs 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 Pine Springs 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 Pine Springs, 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.

Pine Springs 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

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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55115, 55128

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