Have you recently had a baby and are having a hard time bonding? Are you feeling more depressed or sad than usual and may even be considering giving up being a parent? These are signs of postpartum depression (PPD), which is a dangerous condition that needs immediate treatment. Luckily, South Saint Paul has quite a few devoted therapists who can help. 

South Saint Paul is one of the best towns in Minnesota to raise a family with the best schools and safest community. However, if you have PPD, motherhood may be a struggle right now. You need to see a professional mental health care provider right away to get help.

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Dr. Rachelle Reinisch

Offering therapy in MN
License: DMFT,LMFT
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefSelf esteemCoping with life changes
30 years of experience

I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and an Advanced Certified Grief Recovery Specialist® with over 30 years of experience in the mental health profession. Through the years, I have developed a passionate interest in grief and loss, and I understand the impact of unresolved grief on every aspect of a person’s life. Whether you are grieving due to death, divorce, a change in your life (e.g., loss of a relationship, job loss, or relocation), limitations of your body, loss of health, or a loss of faith, I am here for you. Incomplete recovery from grief has a significant lifelong impact on an individual’s capacity for joy and happiness. As your partner in grief recovery work, you and I move from discovery to recovery. This process is action-oriented and provides steps you will use throughout your life. Grief recovery work is helpful for any person struggling with shame, guilt, physical illness or pain, sadness, anxiety, or a significant change in a familiar behavior or pattern in life. Although I am a licensed therapist, the Grief Recovery Method® is not considered clinical psychotherapy. It is an action-oriented tool kit that people can use for the rest of their lives to address every type of loss. Our partnership is therapeutic; it is not therapy. Therefore, I can work online with clients anywhere in the United States. If you are ready to experience peace and breathe a bit deeper, I am here. I would be honored to serve as your Grief Recovery Method® partner. I found great hope within the Grief Recovery Method®, and I know you will, too.

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Ali Shireh

Offering therapy in MN
License: LICSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
3 years of experience

My name is Ali Shireh, LICSW. I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in the North star State (Minnesota). I have worked in the mental health field for over 15 years, and I have primarily worked with clients dealing with various concerns including anxiety and depression, self-esteem/self-worth, relationship issues and career challenges. I have also worked with clients that are dealing with trauma. My style is direct and caring and meet the person where they are at and expert of their experience. Your ideations, thoughts and beliefs you currently have will be used and/or challenged in an environment that allows you to safely, freely and openly express them. I uphold an environment of mutual respect and go at your own pace. My approach combines cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing and solution focused therapy which will be tailored to your needs.

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Hannah (Snyder) Rangel

Offering therapy in MN
Stress, AnxietyGriefDepressionCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
3 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, grief and loss, depression, caregiver burnout, & 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Stephanie Sligo-Baker

Offering therapy in MN
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefDepressionCoping with life changes
32 years of experience

I am licensed in Minnesota with 30 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & coping with grief and loss. 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Suzanne Landsverk

Offering therapy in MN
Coping with life changes
3 years of experience

I am licensed in North Dakota with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with life changes. I believe everyone has a story and I am interested in learning yours. During our visits we will discuss what you want to talk about. 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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Lora Kelley

Offering therapy in MN
License: LMFT
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesDepression
15 years of experience

Lora Kelley is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who has over 15 years of experience working with a wide range of mental and behavioral health concerns. Lora completed her Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy at St. Mary’s University of Minnesota. She is passionate about empowering women through life transitions, and supporting adults, and couples to address their unique challenges and live more fulfilled lives. Areas of expertise include family issues, parenting, divorce, blended families, relational concerns, depression, anxiety, and life transitions. Lora's therapeutic approach is integrative, utilizing many modalities of therapy to provide the most effective and individualized therapy experience for each client. A few therapeutic approaches while incorporating an evidence-based practice are strengths-based, solution focused, cognitive behavioral therapy, systemic therapy, and mindfulness-based interventions. We all go through difficulties in our life. During Lora’s off times, she enjoys camping, hiking, and traveling. In the evenings, she enjoys going on long walks with her husband and rescue dog Walter. I believe clients are a large part of their own healing process, and that clients determine their goals in the session. I look forward to working with you!

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Maisha Giles

Offering therapy in MN
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseIntimacy-related issuesSelf esteem
11 years of experience

I have over a decade of experience working with adults, young adults, teens, couples, and families. I am passionate about helping others identify the necessary tools to become their best version and tap into their inherent power. I believe in giving people the space and vehicle to create their own meaning and narratives that work for them. In addition, to specializing in marriage and family modalities, I have experience working with members of the LGBTQI+ community. Life is a marathon, not a sprint— getting through the tough stuff is part of the process.

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Dr. Barbara Chromy

Offering therapy in MN
License: Ph.D.,LPCC,NCC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefCareer difficultiesDepression
19 years of experience

Welcome. I look forward to working with you. I am a licensed therapist in Minnesota with 19 years of professional experience. I enjoy working with individuals, families, and couples. My experience includes helping clients from diverse backgrounds navigate through relationship concerns, grief, trauma, addiction problems, depression, anxiety, career decisions, life transitions, and building skills to improve overall health and well-being. My approach uses cognitive behavioral therapy to build on the skills you already possess to overcome life's challenges. I admire your courage in taking the first step to a more satisfying and happier life. I am here to support and empower you in your journey.

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Dana Andersen

Offering therapy in MN
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefDepressionCoping with life changes
13 years of experience

I am licensed in Minnesota with 12 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, & depression. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started! Please feel free to schedule a session by selecting an open slot on my calendar.

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Kayce Bragg

Offering therapy in MN
License: LPCS,LAC,NCC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
14 years of experience

I look forward to the opportunity to walk this journey together! Let me tell you about myself: I’m a wife, mother to four, and a dog mom! I live in SC but love to travel to see new places and try new things. My favorite place is anywhere with a beach as I love anything involving sunshine and water! Professionally, I am a Board-Certified Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor, and a Licensed Addiction Counselor in the state of South Carolina and have been practicing in the mental health field since 2011. I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the state of Kansas, a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Georgia, a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Washington, a Licensed Professional Counselor in Oregon, and a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Illinois . I am currently working on my Doctorate of Psychology and was EMDR trained in 2021. I am very person-centered in my work with clients as I believe that you know you better than I know you! My practice is solution-focused as I believe in focusing more heavily on the problems you’re experiencing right now and working together to develop effective strategies for improving not only your current symptoms, but also your overall life satisfaction. I often incorporate Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy at times to help identify problematic thinking and retrain your brain to be more positive! Some other theories I believe in are Positive Psychology and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. I have significant expertise in dealing with adults (18+) who are experiencing the following: various mental illnesses (including but not limited to Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder, other Psychotic Disorders, Depression, Anxiety); difficulty adapting to life situations; relationship issues; stress caused by pressure at work or home; grief and loss; self-esteem issues; other difficulties maintaining life balance. I also have experience with addictions issues and am able to help in those areas. I am skilled in aiding others in developing coping skills, interpersonal skills, independent living skills, stress management, personal empowerment and advocacy, healthy leisure habits, and other important life skills. It is important to understand that therapy is about you and what you need, so the process is really driven by the client! My role is to facilitate discussion and prompt new ways of thinking in order to inspire fresh perspectives. :)

How to find counseling in South Saint Paul

Finding the best therapist close by in South Saint Paul 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 South Saint Paul. 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 South Saint Paul, 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 South Saint Paul 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 South Saint Paul 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 South Saint Paul, elsewhere in Dakota, 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 South Saint Paul area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed South Saint Paul 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 South Saint Paul 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 South Saint Paul 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 South Saint Paul, 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 South Saint Paul 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 South Saint Paul 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 South Saint Paul 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 South Saint Paul 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 South Saint Paul 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 55075 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 South Saint Paul 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 South Saint Paul 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 South Saint Paul, 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.

South Saint Paul 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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