Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of experience: 17

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with 15+ years of experience working with teenagers, adults, couples, and families. I am passionate about assisting people with maintaining healthy relationships and finding growth opportunities through life's transitions. I believe life is a journey, not a destination; with the support of family and caring people, we can endure many challenges. Cedric Weatherspoon was also featured on MPR discussing client-centered care in minority communities https://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/08/03/mn-slow-to-respond-as-minority-...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Anger management, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of experience: 3

I provide treatment for a wide range of mental and behavioral health issues, including depression, anxiety, stress management, grief/loss issues, parent/child conflict, and marital issues. I try to ally myself with people to assist them in focusing on and strengthening personal values, spiritual beliefs, and relational skills the person already possesses to address life challenges. I am a North Dakota native, who for the past 42 years have worked with children, youth, and adults in a number of different settings and professional capacity. I have worked for J...

Specialties: Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Depression
Years of experience: 8

Gaudencia Palomo-Burns, MSW, LCSW Gaudencia is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a Masters of Social Work from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. She has over fourteen years’ experience working with adults from diverse cultures and backgrounds. Gaudencia also specializes in trauma work and working with individuals living with depression. She is fluent in English and Spanish.

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Family conflicts, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of experience: 9

Welcome! My name is James Michael Cole (please, call me Michael) and I am a licensed mental health professional. I hold two Bachelor's degrees in Business and Social Work, a Master's degree in Social Work, and two clinical licenses (Minnesota and North Dakota) both in good standing with full diagnostic and treatment privileges to practice as a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker. Over the years I have had the opportunity to work in a variety of settings with folks from a variety of backgrounds and experiences and have professional experience in everyt...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of experience: 7

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 ...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Anger management
Years of experience: 17

I’ve been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) for the past 17 years and have worked in many different types of community services such as Geropsych, Hospice, Inpatient Psych and now working with Domestic Violence survivors and their alleged offenders - adults and children through the military. I’m also trained as a Forensic Child Interviewer. I’m well versed in personality disorders and mood disorders, along with aging and marital issues. I consider myself a Behavioral Therapist and use Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) as the main mode of therapy, but also...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues
Years of experience: 5

I am a licensed clinical therapist in Wyoming with over 30 years of experience as a social worker. I have spent my entire career serving youth and families often involved in the criminal justice and foster care system. I am a strong believer that every child deserves a permanent family, either through safe family reunification, adoption or guardianship. I also strongly advocate that children have the right to be raised with their family if it is safe. One of my greatest joys is working with alumni of the foster care system as they break cycles of negative beha...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of experience: 30

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. ...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of experience: 16

Hello! My name is Lisa Warden and I am a licensed Social Worker. I am aware of the mind-body connection and how we can use our body to heal our mind. I’ve worked most of my career with helping those in recovery from Trauma, addictions, and personality related issues. I look forward to working with you!

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Depression, Coping with life changes, ADHD
Years of experience: 12

Hello, I am so glad that you decided to take this first step in this journey of improving and taking care of yourself. I am licensed clinical social worker in the state of Minnesota and North Dakota with 12 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, depression, coping with life changes, and much more. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. I work from a strengths based person centered approach. I bel...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Coping with life changes
Years of experience: 5

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of North Dakota with 5 years of professional clinical social work experience and over 20 years of generalist social work experience in the Southwestern states and North Dakota. I work with adults experiencing a variety of challenges related to anxiety, depression, adjustment/life transitions, and childhood trauma. My therapeutic approach consists of individually tailored strategies that include trauma-informed care, motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral, dialectical behavioral, somatic processing, h...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Depression, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue
Years of experience: 40

I am licensed in Minnesota and North Dakota with 40 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with grief and loss, depression, & coping with life changes. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I believe that everyone is doing the best they can, in their particular situation, with the skills they have. I believe everyone is capable of change and deserves help in making those changes. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific ne...

Specialties: Addictions, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Depression
Years of experience: 25

I am licensed in Arizona and North Dakota with 25 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with addictions, 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of experience: 33

I am licensed in Minnesota and North Dakota with 33 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, bipolar disorder, & depression. I believe you are the expert of your story and 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!

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Intimacy-related issues, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of experience: 12

My name is Tobias (He/Him/His). I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) in Minnesota and North Dakota with 12 years of professional work experience. I have clinical experience in helping clients with all sorts of challenges in life such as, coping with disabilities (especially with hearing loss and cerebral palsy), managing depression, intimacy related issues (more than the one type of intimacy that most people think of), overcoming less-effective coping strategies, life changing events, relationship issues, & stress and anxiety to name a few. ...

How To Find Counseling Ludden

Finding the best therapist close by in Ludden can feel challenging, but know that once you narrow your search for a counselor near the Ludden 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 Ludden. 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 Ludden, 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, these professionals 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 Ludden 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 Ludden counselors 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 Ludden area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT in Ludden
  • DBT in Ludden
  • Substance use therapy in Ludden
  • Couples therapy in Ludden

When you're ready to start your search and find therapists in Ludden, 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 Ludden, elsewhere in Dickey, 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 Ludden area can be found below:

How Does The Cost Of In-Person Counseling Compare To The Cost Of BetterHelp With A Licensed Ludden 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 Ludden 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 in Ludden: $150-$500
  • Counseling with therapists in Ludden: $100-300
  • Therapy with a psychologist in Ludden: $100
  • Therapy in Ludden: $80

While many psychologists in Ludden may not take health insurance, some counselors 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 counselors serving the city of Ludden and elsewhere throughout the state of North Dakota you can expect significantly more affordable options, with sessions ranging from $60 to $90 per week (billed every four weeks).

How Is A Licensed Therapist On This Online Therapy Platform Verified?

Therapists in Ludden, 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 professionals 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 counselor. 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 counselors 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 Ludden above, can work with young adults, children, adolescents, and adults in or around Ludden 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 to meet with one of these counselors 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 Ludden 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 Ludden 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 Ludden therapy provider through BetterHelp's sister platform, ReGain, which is dedicated to couples and spouses worldwide. Look through the available counselors above and consider which might work for you.

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 also professionals 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 Ludden counselor 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 almost one million people in Ludden, ND, providers may be booked out with clients. Through the list of counselors 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 58474 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 in Ludden can be a great option.

How Should I Prepare For My First Therapy Session With A Ludden 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, Counselor, 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 counselors and 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 Ludden 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 Ludden, 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.

Ludden has many professionals 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. In Ludden, therapy can be easy to use and a click away. 

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 with a counselor within 24 to 48 hours.

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

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

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

58474