This is Dr. David Mathews's avatar and link to their profile

Dr. David Mathews

Offering therapy in MN
License: PsyD,LICSW,8113
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseParenting issues
35 years of experience

I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker with a Doctorate in Psychology practicing in Minnesota with over 35 years of experience working as a counselor or therapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including trauma, victims-survivors of intimate partner violence, those who have been abusive toward a family member or others and those who have witnessed hurtful behaviors in the home or Community, parenting problems, sexual violence, bullying experiences, emotional regulation, depression, anxiety, relationship issues and chemical health concerns. My counseling style is warm and interactive. It has been my experience that the best results leading to any healing or through a helping process are based in establishing a professional mutually respectful relationship. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in the use of stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral therapy, Adlerian thinking, a Feminist - Oppression perspective, with a Developmental and attachment lens. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek support, information and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here ready to be by your side to support and empower you as you are journeying on your current life path. I look forward to working with you!

This is Deirdre Kuvaas's avatar and link to their profile

Deirdre Kuvaas

Offering therapy in MN
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepression
7 years of experience

Hello! I am a licensed clinical professional counselor in the state of Minnesota and North Dakota. I have been working in counseling for seven years and have been working in the field of mental health and substance use for over 10 years. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, post-traumatic stress disorder, and addiction. I have many experiences in helping those who struggle with mental health and addiction concerns. I also helped people on their healing journey that have experienced physical, sexual, or emotional abuse. My therapeutic style is warm and engaging. My approach is always person-centered and individualized to your specific and unique needs. Some approaches I use combines cognitive-behavioral therapy, psychodynamic principles and mindfulness practices. For healing from trauma, I like to focus on somatic techniques and becoming comfortable with our body and mind again. It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards change. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you!

This is Stephanie Beaudry's avatar and link to their profile

Stephanie Beaudry

Offering therapy in MN
Stress, AnxietyCareer difficultiesDepressionCoping with life changesCoaching
5 years of experience

I am licensed in Minnesota with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, career difficulties, depression, & coping with life changes. 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

This is Bridget Leonard's avatar and link to their profile

Bridget Leonard

Offering therapy in MN
GriefSelf esteemCareer difficultiesCoaching
6 years of experience

I am licensed as a clinical social worker in Minnesota with 20 years of professional work experience. I have a strengths-based, values-focused approach. You are the narrator of your life, and sometimes with a few small changes to how we write the story--how we see ourselves, others, and our environment--we can make a major impact on our well-being, self-esteem, and choices. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues at work and at home, work stresses and conflicts, coping with grief and loss, motivation, self-esteem, and big life changes. I also have experience in executive and professional coaching. I work with clients to create a safe and trusting environment. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life. I believe that we all have the power to heal, grow, and create new awareness and understanding. Talking to someone outside of our circle of friends and family and being asked some questions can create incredible insight that can lead to an overall improvement in well-being. I am here to support you and empower you on that journey.

This is Dr. Dan Moen's avatar and link to their profile

Dr. Dan Moen

Offering therapy in MN
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepression
6 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.

This is Richelle Kramer's avatar and link to their profile

Richelle Kramer

Offering therapy in MN
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseParenting issuesDepressionCoaching
30 years of experience

I am licensed in Minnesota with 25 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, & 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.

This is Michael Tiede's avatar and link to their profile

Michael Tiede

Offering therapy in MN
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
26 years of experience

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.

This is Cassandra Moore's avatar and link to their profile

Cassandra Moore

Offering therapy in MN
License: LPC (AL, AZ)
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefIntimacy-related issuesDepression
7 years of experience

Hello and welcome to BetterHelp! I am a Licensed Master's Level graduate of Auburn University at Montgomery (AUM). I have worked with individuals (adolescents and adults), couples, and families in several different non-clinical and clinical settings including residential and intensive outpatient in both non-profit and private facilities. My specialties include treating individuals with communication issues, intimacy-related issues, depression, stress and anxiety, low self-esteem, ADD/ADHD, family conflict, relationship issues, death of a loved one, substance use/abuse. As your therapist, we go through your journey together to decrease and/or eliminate distress of your mind and within your relationships through "talk therapy". My approach to your treatment depends on your goals for therapy and the issue(s) that you present. At times, we delve in your family background and how you were raised as a child and into your past relationships as I have found that what's going on presently is a direct result of unresolved issues from the past. At other times, there is just a need to find a solution and/or come to a resolution of an issue. I utilize a few treatment modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Person-Centered Therapy, and Solution-Focused Therapy (SFT). I look forward to working with you and helping you achieve your goals!

This is Sharon Rohde's avatar and link to their profile

Sharon Rohde

Offering therapy in MN
License: LPCC,LADC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesParenting issuesDepression
3 years of experience

I am licensed in Colorado, Minnesota and Wisconsin with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with mood disorders, stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, relationship issues, & parenting issues. 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.

This is Casey Wagner's avatar and link to their profile

Casey Wagner

Offering therapy in MN
Stress, Anxiety
8 years of experience

I am licensed in Minnesota with over 8 years of professional work experience. My educational background includes a bachelor's degree in psychology and a master's degree in social work from the University of Minnesota. I have a special interest in working with individuals want to integrate their Christian faith and values into counseling. My clinical focus has been on helping people with many different issues, but my primary focus has been on working with people who have OCD and/or challenges with managing worry/anxiety. My goal as a therapy provider is to walk alongside others in humility and grace. It can be difficult opening up to someone about personal challenges. I'm honored to be in a profession where I'm entrusted to provide a place where people can be open and honest. We are all on life's journey and face many challenges along the way. The focus of therapy sessions will be on your unique needs and goals.

How to find counseling in Saint Leo

Finding the best therapist close by in Saint Leo 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 Saint Leo. 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 Saint Leo, 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 Saint Leo 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 Saint Leo 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 Saint Leo, elsewhere in Yellow Medicine, 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 Saint Leo area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Saint Leo 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 Saint Leo 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 Saint Leo 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 Saint Leo, 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 Saint Leo 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 Saint Leo 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 Saint Leo 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 Saint Leo 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 Saint Leo 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 56264 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 Saint Leo 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 Saint Leo 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 Saint Leo, 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.

Saint Leo has many clinicians who practice person or client-centered individual therapy in-person and through online therapy to assist clients in their healing journey. If you opt into online therapy, you might also be able to meet with providers all over the United States and change therapists easily at any time. Many people struggling with anxiety and depression, substance abuse, body image issues, and more find therapists that are a good fit for them, feel supported, and gain further insight into their lives through internet-based therapy.

Do therapists judge you in therapy sessions?

The boundaries between you and a therapist are in place to help you and them regarding ethical concerns. Mental health professionals are held by ethical standards through the American Psychological Association (APA) and are not allowed to judge or harm their clients. If you are concerned about sharing details about yourself, feel free to withhold personal information. Their job in the therapeutic relationship is to create a safe place, help you gain a deeper understanding of your mental health, and support you. You might consider changing counselors if you don't feel safe or respected.

Stay up to date with the leading online counseling platform

To stay up to date with BetterHelp's initiatives through their social channels, you can follow them on PinterestLinkedInInstagramTwitter, and Facebook. For mental health tips, check out the BetterHelp YouTube channel.

Take some time today to learn more about the team of therapists at BetterHelp to understand the services available to you clearly. If you are new to therapy or have any questions about the services and terms, please reach out through the contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

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

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

A woman meets with a therapist online in her home city of Saint Leo.

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

56264

Find the right therapist for your needs
Match with a qualified therapist