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Sharon Kuhlmann

Offering therapy in MN
License: RN,LMFT
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepressionCompassion fatigue
20 years of experience

Hello, My name is Sharon Kuhlmann. Thank you for checking me out. Your comfort with a therapist is so important. For the past 20 years, my clients have shared their thoughts, feelings, experiences, and their hopes and dreams with me. They have confessed their indiscretions, explored love and relationships, worked through childhood traumas and improved their mental health. I invite you to share your needs with an senior therapist with many hours of “couch time.” I owned and operated a private practice of counseling, now I have an opportunity to offer my expertise and experience in new way with Betterhelp. I strive to understand my clients’ needs by listening attentively, sharing my insights, and responding openly. I enjoy my role as therapist and teacher, listener, coach, helper, and confidant. My medical education and experience as an RN has provided great benefits to my career as a therapist. I have a useful understanding of the body and its physiological responses in anxiety, stress, depression, pain etc. I will offer tools and strategies to cope and self calm, strengthening the mind body connection. If you work in health care, I would be honored to work with you regarding your experiences with the pandemic. Welcome to a rewarding journey!

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Richard Auger

Offering therapy in MN
License: PhD, LP
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefSelf esteemCoping with life changes
15 years of experience

Greetings! I have been a licensed psychologist in Minnesota for over 30 years, and during that time I've worked in public schools, in higher education as a counselor educator, and doing individual counseling work. At the core of my work is a deep respect for the clients and students with whom I work, and a strong belief in people’s ability to grow and transform themselves when provided with the support they need. I am well-versed in a variety of counseling theories and techniques, but it really comes down to the way you would like your counseling experience to look and feel. Let's not worry about adhering to a certain theory. Rather, let's figure out what you want and need. And if this is your first counseling experience and you don't know what you want it to look like, no worries. We'll figure it out together. While each client may have a different counseling experience, if you are my client you can expect a few things. We will have a thorough conversation about what you would like to be different in your life and how counseling can help you get there. Our conversations will be mostly strengths-based, meaning we will focus more on finding solutions than immersing ourselves in problems. But sometimes people need to talk through their problems before moving forward, and if you need to talk difficult past experiences, or times you have been marginalized or discriminated against or otherwise mistreated, we will talk about that for as long as you need, and you can expect to feel strongly supported. If you have experienced trauma or loss, we will talk about that. If you come to a session and just need to vent to a caring listener, that is what will happen. But the overarching goal of our sessions will be to help you move forward and figure out a path to a more fulfilling life.

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Karen Johnson

Offering therapy in MN
License: LMFT,CCTP
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseParenting issuesDepression
20 years of experience

I am a family and marriage therapist licensed in Minnesota and North Dakota with over 20 years of experience working as a psychotherapist and life coach. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, OCD, and PTSD. I have also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma and/or emotional/sexual abuse. My therapy style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral and humanistic approaches as well as EMDR treatment approaches and The Flash Technique. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. 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!

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Kristen Hayashi

Offering therapy in MN
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemDepression
9 years of experience

I am licensed in Minnesota with 9 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I am someone who is light hearted and will use some humor in our sessions. I believe we are a team and so while I bring knowledge of therapy, you bring the expertise of who you are and the situation at hand. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique challenges and specific needs. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started! I look forward to working with you and getting to know you better.

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Teyent Germa

Offering therapy in MN
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
10 years of experience

I am licensed in Minnesota with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & trauma and abuse. 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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Elizabeth Schnobrich

Offering therapy in MN
Stress, AnxietyGriefParenting issuesSelf esteemCoping with life changes
16 years of experience

I am licensed in Minnesota, Nevada, and Virgina with 16 years of professional work experience. I have extensive experience in providing therapy to a wide variety of clients all over the world. I am a trained professional, dedicated to helping you wherever you are on your journey. Whatever your unique struggles may be, we will work together as a team to help you overcome your distinct difficulties. I employ an eclectic approach designed to fit the individual needs of each client, utilizing a variety of approaches including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Attachment Based, Mindfulness, Solution-Focused, Strength Based, and more. I am here to help you reach your full potential and enjoy life to its fullest. I also provide assistance for parents and families. As a parent, as well as a professional, I have found parenting to be the most challenging and rewarding job one can face. We all encounter struggles as a parent and I’m here to work with you and your family in order to improve communication, relationships, and quality of life. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with grief and loss, parenting issues, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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. David Smith

Offering therapy in MN
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsSelf esteemCareer difficultiesCoping with life changes
25 years of experience

Education and prevention work; we do have remarkable transformations in our lives when we learn, apply, and follow through on simple principles that are freely available to us, but that we may not be aware of, see, or remember. Our focus is based on the experience that many of our perceptions, thinking patterns, and corresponding feelings are (paradoxically) what cause or generate much of our own psychic pain and suffering. Learning how and why this may be so is to unlock a great mystery. Gaining knowledge of how our perceptions arise, evolve into our beliefs, reactions, and behavior patterns is “therapeutic,” and can open new ways of being in the world. My professional experience over the last 25 years includes working as a behavioral health provider, healthcare consultant, professor, and executive. Clinically, my work ranges through assessment, forensic evaluation, education, and prevention strategies across counseling, and training services for individuals, groups, and organizations. Academically, my appointments have included professorships in both Community and Clinical Psychology, and applied research publications in behavioral healthcare involving patient satisfaction and healing factors, barriers to healing and recovery, designing outcome measurements, and the use of technology in clinical environments.

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Sarah Torvick Burger

Offering therapy in MN
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseSelf esteemCoping with life changes
12 years of experience

I am licensed in Minnesota with 12 years of professional work experience. I have experience helping clients cope with anxiety, depression, addictions, trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, stress, and anger management. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that can help you in overcoming challenges. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Caitlyn Rogers

Offering therapy in MN
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemCareer difficultiesCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
3 years of experience

I am licensed in Minnesota with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, career difficulties, & coping with life changes. 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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Augustina Garba

Offering therapy in MN
License: MS, LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
20 years of experience

Hello and welcome! My name is Augustina Garba. I graduated from the University of Wisconsin, Whitewater with a master’s degree in Counseling in May 2002. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor. I started out working with adult mental health individuals with schizophrenia and bipolar disorders. During my internship, I was exposed to working with severely abused and neglected children. This experience was what inspired me to work with Children and families. It. I now provide individual and family therapy sessions targeting Anger Management for Children and at-risk teenagers. My passion has always been to help bring about changes in the lives of individuals and families and partner with them to create hope in their future. In 2009, I went into Private Practice. I work with children, adults, and families, providing individual and family therapy sessions. I also work with adult survivors of childhood abuse to help them heal from trauma and to overcome related issues and problems that could develop due to them been abused, ranging from depression, anxiety, PTSD, panic attacks and stress. I work with many individuals and couples in relationship building. I counsel couples with relationship and divorce issues, anger management and domestic violence. My focus in counseling is to work with you to resolve issues that challenge you and restore self-efficacy to couples, individuals and families. I am supportive in therapy and a good listener. I will collaborate with you, using teaching skills and give you tangible assignments to help you succeed in achieving your goals of finding a long-term meaningful solution. I am consistent and believe in building a trusting and reliable client-therapist relationship. I look forward to working with you!

How to find counseling in Scandia

Finding the best therapist close by in Scandia 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 Scandia. 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 Scandia, 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 Scandia 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 Scandia 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 Scandia, 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 Scandia area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Scandia 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 Scandia 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 Scandia 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 Scandia, 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 Scandia 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 Scandia 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 Scandia 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 Scandia 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 Scandia 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 55047 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 Scandia 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 Scandia 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 Scandia, 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.

Scandia 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:

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55047, 55073

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