In life, it can feel like you're struggling to stay afloat. When life feels like it’s about to turn in your favor, depression, anxiety, and other problems can make you feel a whole lot worse. When you're dealing with life’s problems, who can help? One person who can help is a counselor based in Plymouth. 

A counselor can be someone who tells you how you can improve your life, but it’s up to you to follow the goals. As a citizen of Plymouth, you can make the world a better place, but you need to improve yourself first. A counselor can help.

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Nicolette Ulstrom

Offering therapy in MN
License: LMFT
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesAnger managementSelf esteem
8 years of experience

I obtained a Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from Argosy University in Eagan, Minnesota in 2012 and have been licensed since 2016. My previous work experience has been in a family residential treatment center where families healed together by self growth and an increase in self awareness. I focus on a person’s strengths and building upon this to find new ways of living a life of joy and fulfillment. I have over eight years of experience working with substance use disorders, anxiety, women's issues, self-esteem and self worth. My goal is to offer a supportive environment so together we take steps at finding your true self. I believe one needs a safe environment to be able to look at the challenges they are experiencing. I value one's experiences in how it shaped the person they are today and who they want to become. Learning our stories, we allow ourselves to be able to find how we want our stories to look moving forward. I believe people have the courage to start to unweave their challenges to find themselves when they have encouragement and support. I want to support you in finding ways to connect with your true self. I take a side by side approach when finding ways to better support one's growth.

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Dr. Mary Del Vecchio

Offering therapy in MN
License: PsyD, LPC, CRC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepressionCoping with life changes
30 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Minnesota and Wisconsin. I have worked in the counseling field for over 30 years. I have an additional Masters Degree in Theology and a Pastoral Ministry Certificate. I have a national certification as a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor. I am trained in A-R-T/ Accelerated Resolution Therapy. I am experienced in working with depression, anxiety, relationship and parenting issues, job and workplace issues, emotional abuse, chronic illness and life stage changes. My counseling style is caring and interactive. I am client centered and solution focused. I take a holistic approach of Mind-Body-Spirit. I offer Christian Counseling. I believe in treating each person with respect, kindness, working as a team, and empowering you with skills to move forward on your journey. "We are one, after all, you and I. Together we suffer, together we exist, and forever will recreate each other." -Teilhard de Chardin I look forward to meeting you and helping you along on your journey. Dr. Mary

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Jessica Hartman

Offering therapy in MN
License: MSW,LCSW/LICSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepressionCoping with life changes
20 years of experience

Hello and welcome to BetterHelp! I am a clinical social worker licensed in North Dakota, Minnesota, and Nevada. I have worked in the mental health profession providing counseling for over 20 years, 6 of those years as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker/Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker. I earned my Bachelor of Arts degree, majoring in Psychology, from the University of North Dakota in 1997. I earned my Master of Social Work degree from the College of St. Catherine/University of St. Thomas in 2003. I have lived and worked in both small town/rural areas, as well as in urban areas including Minneapolis/St. Paul and Phoenix, AZ. I have provided therapy in numerous settings including schools, day-treatment programs, in-home, virtually, and in an outpatient behavioral health clinic. I have experience helping people with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, abuse/trauma, adjustment to life changes, relationship issues, LGBTQ+ issues, school/career challenges, family problems, and intrapersonal problems. It is my priority to provide a safe, inclusive, non-judgmental space for my clients. My therapy style is warm and relational. I treat my clients with respect and compassion. My approach is strength-based and person-centered, which means I meet you where you are and help you recognize and build on the positive qualities you already posses. I combine cognitive-behavioral therapy, solution-focused techniques, and mindfulness practices to help my clients learn how to help themselves. I recognize that it takes courage and strength to ask for help. Your decision to seek therapy for yourself is evidence that you possess these qualities and have the ability to make changes that will lead you to a happier, healthier life. I would be honored to work with you on your journey!

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Josephine Nwoke

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

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

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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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Kathleen McNabb

Offering therapy in MN
License: LPC, MS, MBA, MS, MBA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
4 years of experience

My name is Kathleen McNabb. I am a caring and competent licensed professional counselor who values the opportunity to provide mental health counseling services to individuals and families. I believe the client and therapist relationship is special and I focus on making the client comfortable in sharing their stories, successes and challenges as we build our relationship and develop a treatment plan. I meet the client where they are at and work together to determine what they want to achieve out of counseling. I have worked extensively with teens, college students and adults experiencing depression, anxiety and adjustment disorders. I have training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Trauma Informed CBT. I am compassionate and have a genuine desire to help others. I have worked as a Stephen Minister, bringing faith-based components to the counseling relationship. I am a Christian and offer that as part of the counseling relationship, at the request of the client. I look forward to offering my services to those in need. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor #01825 and am available for online therapy with individuals anywhere in the state of Minnesota.

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Erin Gerold

Offering therapy in MN
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsIntimacy-related issues
8 years of experience

Hello! My name is Erin Gerold, and I have seven years of clinical experience. I have a Master of Education in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from North Dakota State University, and I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in the state of Minnesota. I have spent most of my professional career working in long term residential treatment programs and inpatient psychiatric facilities, and I have also done in-home skills work. I’ve always found it to be a great honor to hold space for clients in their greatest times of need. There are few things better in this world than watching people succeed and develop a greater love for themselves. I understand that treatment is not a “one size fits all.” While I predominantly operate from a person-centered and strengths-based lens, I have also utilized Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing. Early in our work together, we can have a conversation about how you learn best, and we will find appropriate ways to work together so that you get the most out of this experience as possible. I believe in the idea of power with clients rather than power over clients. In this, I believe that you are the expert of your own story, not me, and I get to be along for the journey in whichever ways will be helpful to your growth. My goal is to be with you, side by side, through that journey. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, family conflicts, & intimacy related issues. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our conversations 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 look forward to working with you!

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Sheila May

Offering therapy in MN
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemCompassion fatigue
6 years of experience

I am licensed in Minnesota with 6 years of experience providing therapy and over 10 years of experience working in the mental health field. I take a compassionate approach to therapy and have experience helping clients with stress, anxiety, lack of motivation, concerns with self-esteem and confidence, and compassion fatigue. I believe you have strengths and wisdom to overcoming challenges presented to you and I am here to support and empower you as you build on this wisdom and strength. It takes courage to seek support and work towards change and I am so glad you have reached out.

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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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Jamie Finkelstein

Offering therapy in MN
License: LPC
Stress, AnxietyLGBTTrauma and abuseAnger managementDepression
10 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Colorado with 9 years of experience working with a diverse population in both individual and group settings. My experience includes working with depression, anxiety, LGBT related concerns, and trauma. I have also worked with individuals struggling with relationship concerns as well as individuals dealing with emotional distress. My counseling style is open and affirming. I believe that everyone deserves the right to be heard and given the best chance to make a life worth living. I use a client centered, humanistic approach. I also use skills related to Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). I use the client centered approach along with the DBT and CBT skills so that treatment is always tailored to you and what you believe is most important. It can be difficult and overwhelming to reach out for help, and I am so hopeful that you have made this decision for yourself and your future. If you feel like this would be a good fit for you and your treatment I would be honored to take this journey with you! I can't wait to hear from you!

How to find counseling in Plymouth

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Plymouth 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 Plymouth 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 Plymouth 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 Plymouth, 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 Plymouth 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 Plymouth 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 Plymouth 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 Plymouth 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 Plymouth 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 55441 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 Plymouth 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 Plymouth 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 Plymouth, 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.

Plymouth 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.

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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 through the contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

If you’re ready to sign up for online therapy, consider signing up with a platform like BetterHelp and get matched within 24 to 48 hours.

If you are experiencing a crisis or emergency, don't use this site's online services. If you are in life-threatening danger, call 911. If you require support for a crisis, reach out to the hotlines below:

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

55441, 55442, 55446, 55447

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