On the banks of the Mississippi River, West Saint Paul, Minnesota was founded in 1889 and is a great place to raise a family. With great schools and plenty of parks, you can be sure that your family will be happy here. West Saint Paul also boasts some of the top mental health care in the state. 

Raising a family is difficult sometimes and especially if you are struggling with a mental health disorder. Whether it is anxiety, depression, or some other condition, getting treatment right away will help. Talk to one of the West Saint Paul therapists today to set an appointment.

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - West Saint Paul, Minnesota (West Saint Paul, MN)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LICSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 17

Welcome! I have over 20 years of experience working in mental health. My areas of specialty include depression, anxiety, stress management, trauma, coping with grief and loss, and improving self-confidence. Sometimes unresolved issues from our past can present themselves as stress and anxiety in our daily lives and get in the way of a meaningful life. In addition, life in our fast-paced world can be quite overwhelming and create stress that feels unmanageable. I use a variety of methods to help clients achieve improved emotional wellness. You CAN learn new ways ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - West Saint Paul, Minnesota (West Saint Paul, MN)
Type Of Therapy License(s): PsyD, LP
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 19

I am a Licensed Psychologist with over 19 years of experience. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, grief and loss, problems with motivation, relationship issues, and parenting problems. My counseling style is direct, respectful and incorporates some humor, once we get to know each other. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. My approach is fundamentally cognitive-behavioral, but will incorporate other techniques in order to tailor our dialogue and treatment to meet your uni...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - West Saint Paul, Minnesota (West Saint Paul, MN)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

I am a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT) and have been in practice since 2011. I provide individual therapy, couples therapy & family therapy online as well as in an outpatient setting. Special areas of interest include working with those struggling with emotions, relationships, stress management and general life obstacles. I also have a special area of interest in animal assisted therapy and use of emotional support animals. I can help by validating your feelings, hearing your story and empowering you to make steps towards change. I can help you ident...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - West Saint Paul, Minnesota (West Saint Paul, MN)
Type Of Therapy License(s): M.S.,L.P.
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression, Coaching
Years of Experience: 23

Welcome! I am a Licensed Psychologist in Minnesota with over 22 years of experience providing counseling and assistance to people experiencing pain or distress. I love working with people and appreciate the unique qualities of each individual. An important part of working with clients is learning about who they are, their strengths and challenges, and what is important to them. My goal is to help them enhance their lives and value themselves. To do that, it is vital that I help create a trusting and comfortable environment where clients can achieve their go...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - West Saint Paul, Minnesota (West Saint Paul, MN)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW,LICSW,LADC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 6

Hello! I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in Minnesota. I have been working in the mental health field since 2014. I graduated from Southwest Minnesota State University in 2014 and began working in a residential treatment center. I started graduate school at the University of South Dakota. I graduated in 2016 with a Masters of Social Work. I then worked in a hospital setting for a short period of time. After that, I went to work at an outpatient mental health clinic in Southwest Minnesota which I have continued working at since. I really enjoy ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - West Saint Paul, Minnesota (West Saint Paul, MN)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW, LICSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 21

I am a licensed clinical social worker/therapist licensed in Minnesota with over 10 years of clinical experience and 21 years of professional experience working with people facing a variety of personal barriers or struggles. I am also a MN Board of Social Work approved clinical and non-clinical, licensing supervisor. I have been blessed, working with clients ranging from young children to the elderly dealing with varying issues such as depression, anxiety, relationship issues to anger management, family issues, physical, sexual and emotional abuse, incarceration...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - West Saint Paul, Minnesota (West Saint Paul, MN)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS,LPCC,CHP
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

I am Becky Johnson, a licensed professional clinical counselor with over 6 years of experience working in counseling and therapy. I have worked with many different issues including, depression and anxiety, trauma, attachment disorders, personality disorders, schizoaffective disorders, and dissociative disorders. My approach to therapy is based on my client's needs. I work with a wide variety of approaches including strength focused, solution focused, narrative, attachment therapy, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), and hypnotherapy. Couns...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - West Saint Paul, Minnesota (West Saint Paul, MN)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS,LPCC,NCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

Hello, my name is Pete Martucci and I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, currently working in the state of Minnesota. I have been a practicing counselor for 3 years and I have worked in the mental health field for over 10 years. I am currently completing my PhD in Counselor Education with a specialization in crisis and trauma. I am a Certified Clinical Trauma Counselor as well as a Disaster Mental Health Counselor. I have spent the bulk of my career studying the impact of trauma and how it can direct our thoughts and behaviors. I have worked with indiv...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - West Saint Paul, Minnesota (West Saint Paul, MN)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LICSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

Mental health and wellness have always been a passion of mine. To foster that passion I completed my Masters in Social Worker from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities with an emphasis on mental health. I am licensed in the state of Minnesota as a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker and have worked in the field of mental health for the past 5 years. I have had the privilege of providing therapy to individuals ,and families – adolescents and adults struggling with mood disorders, anxiety, trauma, family conflict and attachment, relationship issues, and l...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - West Saint Paul, Minnesota (West Saint Paul, MN)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSEd,LPCC,LADC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 24

Hello, I am Michele Fitzgerald and I started working with adolescents in substance abuse treatment in the 1980s. I have a rich work history including working in Kodiak, Alaska as well as Minneapolis, Minnesota. In addition to substance abuse and mental health counseling, I have worked in adoption, birth parent counseling, and social work in a hospital and long-term care center. I appreciate the evolution of the Behavioral Health and Alcohol and Drug counseling fields which were treated at one time separately when I started my career. I view recovery as synony...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - West Saint Paul, Minnesota (West Saint Paul, MN)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS,LMFT,CH
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 12

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who has worked with thousands of people over the past 12 years. I work best with people who have a desire for self growth, want to increasing their self awareness and believe in a higher power to assist with achieving this. We are so much more than our thoughts and emotions. My approach primarily focuses on developing self awareness by teaching people how to manage their thoughts and emotions. I use a variety of styles that focus on Positive Psychology including but not limited to Hypnotherapy, ACT, CBT, Solution Foc...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - West Saint Paul, Minnesota (West Saint Paul, MN)
Type Of Therapy License(s): M.A. Counseling Psychology,Licensed Psychologist
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 45

Over 40 years of therapy experience that has included private practice, multiple Minneapolis corporate clinics, a medical clinic, county mental health services, and on the counseling staff at two colleges. I have worked with clients from Los Angeles; Boston; Lincoln, NE; and Minnesota. When I'm not involved in thinking about the absurdities and complexities of life, and how to help myself, and others, find a safe, calm harbor within ourselves, I'm planning my next fly-fishing trip to northern Colorado.

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - West Saint Paul, Minnesota (West Saint Paul, MN)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LPC,LADC-S
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief
Years of Experience: 15

Stacey Tweedt, MA, LPC, LADC-S; "I define connection as the energy that exists between people when they feel seen, heard, & valued; when they can give and receive without judgment; & when they derive sustenance and strength from the relationship.” - Brené Brown. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor & Addictions (LADC-S) Counselor-that has worked in the fields of addiction, corrections, social work and mental health recovery for 14+ years, providing clinical services in a wide array of settings. As a therapist, my goal is to empower clients to build fulfilling, v...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - West Saint Paul, Minnesota (West Saint Paul, MN)
Type Of Therapy License(s): DSW,LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder
Years of Experience: 8

Hello there! Thank you for taking the time to read my profile page. Being a supportive clinical social worker is one of the greatest joys in my life. I enjoy listening to others and helping them to find a way through tough times. My experience includes a Masters and Doctorate in Social Work and for almost 20 years, I have worked with teens and adults. Currently, I counsel the chronically ill on end of life decisions, help couples navigate marriage and families, individuals with mental health struggles, and teach at a local university. I "retired" after 15 year...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - West Saint Paul, Minnesota (West Saint Paul, MN)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues
Years of Experience: 3

I am licensed in Minnesota with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stressful family situations, depression and anxiety, family conflicts, & trauma and abuse history. 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 - we'll figure the rest out together.

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - West Saint Paul, Minnesota (West Saint Paul, MN)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 25

I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in Minnesota and Arizona with 25 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, depression, parenting issues, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I am highly skilled in helping teens navigate the stage of adolescence. I also have experience working with career difficulties and compassion fatigue. 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 fi...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - West Saint Paul, Minnesota (West Saint Paul, MN)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 5

I am licensed in Minnesota with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, adjustment, parenting issues, motivation, self esteem, & depression.I can address these areas as they pertain to home or work. I partner 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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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - West Saint Paul, Minnesota (West Saint Paul, MN)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Parenting issues, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 33

I am licensed in Minnesota with 33 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, parenting issues, & coping with life changes. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. 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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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - West Saint Paul, Minnesota (West Saint Paul, MN)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 7

I am licensed in Minnesota with 7 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - West Saint Paul, Minnesota (West Saint Paul, MN)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management
Years of Experience: 25

I am licensed in Minnesota with 25 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & intimacy related 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. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and look forward you, to getting started.

Having A Hard Time Selecting A Mental Health Professional In West Saint Paul?

Finding the right therapist can feel intimidating. However, there are a few methods you can try to narrow your search for a counselor in the West Saint Paul area if you find it challenging to find therapists accepting new clients.

First, research what type of therapy you'd like to pursue before finding a therapist or psychologist. You might be interested in psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), group therapy, marriage and family therapy, or couples therapy. Each therapy can offer various benefits. If you're still unsure, consider asking your prospective therapists which methods they practice.

When you're ready to search, search for 'therapist near me in West Saint Paul and scroll through the options. Next, consider your goals for the gender of your therapist, the type of therapy they're most experienced with, and their specialty. Finally, choose a therapist located near you in the city of West Saint Paul or elsewhere in Dakota or the state of Minnesota.

Mental health professionals working through private practice or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships and communication skills, working through life's obstacles, or changing negative thinking patterns. They may also provide a listening ear and validation. Verified West Saint Paul therapists can provide licensed marriage and compassionate counseling, tailor to individual needs, and create a therapeutic relationship as a National Certified Counselor.

What Is The Cost Difference Between Conventional Therapy And BetterHelp? 

Forbes reports that the average price of an in-person therapy session in the US is $100 to $200 per hour. These prices may be higher in West Saint Paul due to a higher cost of living.

Some therapists 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 therapists serving the city of West Saint Paul and elsewhere throughout the state of Minnesota you can expect significantly more affordable options, with sessions ranging from $60 to $90 per week (billed every four weeks).


Did You Know BetterHelp Therapists Are Not Limited To In-Person Visits?

Online therapists, including the US-based therapists above, can work with people like you in or around West Saint Paul to offer creative forms of communication and treatment. You do not have to commute to a therapist's office to meet with one of these counselors.

Through BetterHelp, you can partake in video, phone, or live chat sessions with your licensed therapist. You can work through various symptoms, receive worksheets, and sign up for mental health webinars. Additionally, the BetterHelp app offers a journaling feature.

Suppose you're struggling with relationship problems that could be addressed in couples therapy. In that case, you may choose to work with one of BetterHelp's experienced cognitive-behavioral therapists specializing in behavioral health and relationships. You can also try a provider through BetterHelp's sister platform, ReGain, which is dedicated to couples and spouses worldwide. Look through the available therapists above and consider which might work for you.

San Jose has many professionals who provide client-centered individual counseling in person and through online therapy. If you opt into online therapy, you might also be able to meet with therapists all over the US. Many individuals gain further insight into their lives through internet-based counseling. In West Saint Paul, therapy can be easily accessible and a click away.


How To Know If Therapy Is Right For You?

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 they may struggle to provide objective guidance as a therapist can. Therapists are also professionals trained to respond to various concerns, symptoms, and mental health conditions.

A therapist may support you toward a healthier emotional state, regardless of your mental health or life concerns. While supporting individuals in developing healthier habits, another benefit of therapy is having a 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 San Jose 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 can express yourself through creativity instead of words.

With almost one million people in West Saint Paul, MN, finding a therapist can be costly, and therapists may be booked out with clients. Through the list of therapists above and others through BetterHelp, you may be able to find a therapist within 24 to 48 hours. If you're searching for a nearby therapist close to 55118 or the surrounding zip codes, consider other available therapists through the BetterHelp therapist page.

Stay Up To Date With The Leading Online Therapy Platform

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

Take some time to learn more about BetterHelp therapists and counselors to understand the services available to you clearly. If you have any questions, please reach out through the contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

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

Emergency Situations

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:

·      National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

·      National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

·      Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741

·      Veterans Crisis Line: Call 1-800-273-8255 (and press 1) or text 838255. For support for the deaf and hard of hearing community, please use your preferred relay service or dial 711 then 1-800-273-8255.

·      Trevor Lifeline (LGBTQ Lifeline): (866)488-7386 

·      SAMHSA National Helpline (Substance Use): (800)662-4357

·      National Eating Disorder Association Helpline:1-800-931-2237 (M-Th: 9 AM-9 PM EST, Fri 9 AM - 5 PM EST)

·      Child Help Hotline: Call 1-800-422-4453 or use the online chat feature

·      National Anti-Hazing Hotline: 1-888-NOT-HAZE (1-888-668-4293) 

·      Physician Crisis Support Line: Call 1-888-409-0141 if you are a first responder or medical provider experiencing crises related to Covid-19

·      Sexual Assault Hotline: Call RAINN at 1-800-656-4673

Zip Codes Served By BetterHelp Therapists

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

55118

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Some other commonly asked questions on therapy and BetterHelp can be found below:

How Do I See A Therapist For The First Time? 

Before seeing your therapist, prep for your session by reading about the counseling process. You might write a list of questions you want to ask your therapist. 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 why you're attending therapy.

Should I Attend Therapy If I Feel Fine? 

If you don't feel the need to see a therapist, you don't have to. However, some people may avoid attending counseling due to preconceived notions of what therapy entails. Although therapists 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 advice. A therapist 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 Crying In Therapy A Breakthrough?

Crying can be a breakthrough for some individuals who struggle to express emotions. Others might find that they often cry during sessions. Crying can be normal and healthy, so whether you cry or not may be a personal aspect of sessions.

Are Therapists Worth It?

We may all be on different paths in life, as each human can be unique in their personality, expression, and goals. A therapist can target various symptoms, experiences, and personalities. Unlike advice from a friend, family member, or non-professional, therapists are trained to meet you where you're at. Therapy can be worth it. Over 41 million adults in the US attend therapy each year, showing it's a popular option and may be often effective.

Do Therapists Judge You? 

The boundaries between you and a therapist are in place to protect you and them from ethical concerns. Therapists are held by ethical standards through the American Psychological Association (APA) and are not allowed to judge or harm their clients. Their job is to support you and make you feel safe and respected. You might consider changing therapists if you don't feel safe or respected.