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Dr. Heesoo "Karina" Kim

Offering therapy in ND
License: PhD,LCSW,LCADC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseDepressionCoping with life changesADHD
24 years of experience

Such a pleasure to meet you. I am happy you want to work on goals to change your life. I value change, hope, optimism, compassion, positivity, gratitude, mindfulness, and learning from those who have overcome multiple barriers but have still followed their dreams. I also value being kind to people and animals. I appreciate that life is precious and we need to live in the moment and treasure it and the people and animals we love. Psychotherapy Specializations include: depression, anxiety, trauma, PTSD, phobias, sexual abuse/sexual assault, EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing), traumatic brain injury, Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), autism spectrum disorder, social communication issues, relationships (friendships, love, family, etc), fertility issues, adoption, LGBTQ, work stress, career transition, childhood abuse and neglect, bipolar disorder, psychosis, schizophrenia, couples counseling, substance use disorders, and working with children and adolescents. I believe that a therapist who has a diverse range of work experience can help clients on a deeper level. Thus, I have gained other experiences across various states (besides providing psychotherapy for 23 years for individuals across all socioeconomic, ethnic, cultural, religious, and racial backgrounds), including administration and management, directing clinics, implementing and auditing compliance measures, authorizing inpatient detoxification for substance use disorders and acute inpatient mental health admission in managed care settings, public health administration, clinical supervision, crisis intervention, suicide prevention, teaching since 2004 at the graduate school level, research, training, developing programs, writing and implementing policies, community outreach, and in-home therapy services. Counseling Techniques: Psychodynamic Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Trauma Focused CBT, Affect Regulation, and Solution-Focused Therapy. I believe that weekly live sessions are most effective in helping people. I look forward to getting you to where you want to go as quickly as possible.

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Dr. Kara Richardson-Cline

Offering therapy in ND
License: PhD,LP
Stress, AnxietyGriefSleeping disordersDepressionADHD
8 years of experience

I am a licensed psychologist with over 10 years of experience, licensed in North Dakota and Minnesota. I received both my masters degree and PhD from the University of North Dakota. I also completed additional training in Rural Psychology. I have worked in various medical settings and have supervised other mental heath providers. Clinically, I work with people across the lifespan though various concerns such as mood disorders, anxiety management, lifestyle change, and adapting to medical concerns. I want my treatment interventions to match the needs of my clients, focusing on what you want to change. I use a client centered integrated approach of interpersonal, cogntive-behavioral, and attachment focus interventions. Personally, I enjoy spending time with my two dogs (who you may get to meet during video sessions), spending time outside in nature, and enjoying quality time with my family. I am looking forward to working with you as you seek growth and change in your life. I have seen many make great strides in their goals and know it is possible. I believe online therapy is a great tool to use in accomplishing them.

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Tamara Ward

Offering therapy in ND
License: MS,MA,LICSW
Stress, AnxietyLGBTFamily conflictsCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
3 years of experience

Your counseling time with me is a safe space for you to grow and to heal and most importantly, to be you. Beautiful you. Just as you are. My therapy style is warm and empathetic. I approach the therapy process from a place of compassion, unwavering patience, and a desire to understand your journey and how you got to where you are. Together we will tailor our sessions to meet your unique and specific needs. If you are hurting, I encourage you to trust the counseling process, give yourself some grace, and keep an open mind. Even the strongest of souls can use a bit of support from time to time. I am so happy you are here today! I have over 8 years experience with the LGBTQ+ community, including gender-minority life experiences. I have over a decade of experience working in case management with adults on the Autism spectrum and with Asperger's disorder. I am comfortable in conversations where my clients may need extra time to find their words.

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Nicole Allen

Offering therapy in ND
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyParenting issuesSelf esteemCoping with life changes
10 years of experience

I am an LCSW and I work with young-adult clients, aged 18-35 years old. This is a very unique period of life, when one is solidifying their identity and trying to forge a path into their future. Life goals often include establishing a meaningful relationship, career, friendships, passions, hobbies and overall wellness. I love to help young adult clients understand how their past can contribute to challenges, but also how they can move forward in their life and use their experiences to find purpose. I empower clients with skill-building, such as re-framing, gratitude and self-care so they can live a more vibrant and fulfilling life.

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Cassandra Singh

Offering therapy in ND
License: LCSW,LADC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
4 years of experience

Hi, my name is Cassandra! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the state of Nevada and North Dakota, I am also a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC) in the state of Nevada I have been fortunate to work with many different people within the past 5 years primarily regarding substance abuse and within the past 2 years working with mental health. I have experience working with individuals regarding anxiety, self-esteem, depression, grief, trauma, addiction, and anger. My focus has been primarily with adults from age 18 and up. My counseling style, I would say is warm and interactive. I believe the hardest part in the process is to seek help and be open with someone regarding issues, so I believe in treating everyone with warmth, respect and compassion. I utilize evidenced based practices such as CBT, MI, DBT, and Solution Focused Therapy.

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Jennifer Spinner

Offering therapy in ND
Stress, AnxietyLGBTRelationship issuesGriefSelf esteem
25 years of experience

I appreciate you, and the courage you show in seeking counseling. I will provide the sensitivity, kindness, and non-judgmental environment you seek. I have been counseling for over 30 years, and in private practice for over a decade. Allow me the privilege of providing a safe environment for you. We will empower you to achieve your goals, and heal any pain you may be experiencing. I am compassionate and understanding, as well as empathic and consistent. My listening skills are unparalleled. At Boston University, where I received my master's degree, I was taught to "start where the client is". Therefore, what matters to you is what matters to me. I am on your team. I understand how important it is to have someone who can offer validation...this is so rare and hard to find. It is so important to have someone tell us "Yes...you make sense!" This is what I offer you. I care deeply about each client's needs. I will work with you as a team, empowering you by developing a treatment plan unique to your needs. This plan will help you achieve your deepest desires and overcome your obstacles. I have experience working with people from all backgrounds and walks of life. I also have experience using many different methods of treatment. **I do not write letters for any reason. ie-medical, work, school, pet therapy, court, etc. Any unattended session not cancelled prior to 24 hours will be reported to BetterHelp. ** I will be here with you every step of the way, and I have faith in your ability to persevere!

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Alicia Jackson

Offering therapy in ND
License: LCSW in Texas,LCSW in Louisiana
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefDepressionCoping with life changes
30 years of experience

Your health is crucial to your survival and important to those who rely upon you. Mental health is real and solutions are attainable. You may be experiencing something completely new or maybe what bothers you has grown into something more than you feel you can readily handle on your own. Perhaps you’ve made great strides but could use some support with what is presently happening in your life. You owe it to yourself, and those who depend upon you, to make the most of your life. There really is only one you and I believe that you can make your life better. It may not be easy. Cognitive behavioral therapy can be a useful tool in guiding a new outlook on life. My specialty areas are anxiety, depression, grief and loss, survivors of assault and adult survivors of childhood abuse. I also work with people experiencing behavioral health issues related to medical condition(s). Therapy with me would involve safety, building your strengths and slowly using those skills in the real world. Right now, you may not feel that you can get there. That will be my role to support you in your journey. A bit about me so you know: • I’m a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW). This means I graduated with a master’s degree in social work (MSW) from an accredited university, spent two years post- graduate in practice with supervision, oversight and learning. I keep up to date with current practices through continuing education throughout the year. • My undergraduate degree is a Bachelor of Science with a double major in social work and psychology and an additional focus in gerontology • I’ve got 30 years’ experience working with people in medical settings, non-profit settings, with treatment teams, groups and directly with a single person in the room allowing me the privileged position of serving as their guide until their strength was strong. Reach out to me about possible weekend appointment availability. We can make that happen.

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Maggie Bohannon

Offering therapy in ND
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSleeping disordersDepressionCoping with life changes
7 years of experience

I am licensed in North Dakota with 7 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, & 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. 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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Robert Nielsen

Offering therapy in ND
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefSelf esteemCoping with life changes
50 years of experience

I am licensed in North Dakota with 40 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, coping with grief and loss, & 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.

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Sandra Peterson

Offering therapy in ND
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
24 years of experience

I am licensed in Minnesota and North Dakota with 24 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

How to find counseling in Elliott

Finding the best therapist close by in Elliott 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 Elliott. 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 Elliott, 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 Elliott 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 Elliott 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 Elliott, elsewhere in Ransom, or in the greater state of North Dakota.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Some other commonly asked questions on therapy with a licensed counselor and BetterHelp serving the Elliott area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Elliott 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 Elliott 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 Elliott may not take health insurance, some in the state of North Dakota 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 North Dakota 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 Elliott, North Dakota 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 Elliott 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 Elliott 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 Elliott 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 Elliott 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 Elliott 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 ND, 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 58054 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 Elliott 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 Elliott 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 Elliott, North Dakota 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.

Elliott 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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