Therapists in Brooklyn Park, MN and Nearby Locations

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Beginning therapy can feel intimidating, but I would be delighted to partner with you on your journey of healing and self-exploration. I believe therapy is meant to be used as a time to explore past and present hurts and challenges, as well as what...
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Minnesota

My name is Mark, and I can provide you with individual, marriage, or family counseling. I’m certified in EMDR, and train other therapists around the world in this groundbreaking therapy. I can help you get to the root cause of issues like PTSD,...
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Hi! My name is Amy Vredenburgh and I am the owner of Silver Birch Therapy, as well as a therapist specializing in trauma and couples therapy. I also consider myself to be your side kick in emotional expression, oriented to working with high...
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Brooklyn Park, Minnesota

I completed my Masters in Adlerian Therapy at Adler Graduate School and have worked for the past several years doing in-home therapy.  I tend to use a coaching style and can be very encouraging, but also straight forward when needed. I like to use...
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St. Louis Park, Minnesota

Jake is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. He obtained his Master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Saint Mary's University in Minneapolis, and holds dual Bachelor of Art degrees in Philosophy and Catholic Studies from the...
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Hi I'm Sue Smith and I'm a Licensed Relational Therapist who focuses on young adults transition to adulthood who experience a variety of mental health conditions. I can help you make sense of the adult world with a mental health condition. ( work,...
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Saint Paul, Minnesota

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Minnesota

At this time it is very important that you get the support you need online. I am fortunate. Although I am quarentied, I have good health, and have been emotionally prepared for this. I go back to college (25 years now) when 3 of my peers confided...
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Sara Shosted is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who graduated from Adler Graduate School. She worked previously for a nonprofit company providing intensive in-home and outpatient therapy before starting in private practice. Sara has focused...
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Erika Davis is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Licensed Social Worker in the state of Minnesota. She has over 15 years of experience working with children and parents that are dealing with stress, anxiety, depression, and various school...
Emily Carbone
MA, LPCC
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Newport, Minnesota

I am a mental health professional who values helping clients find freedom and joy in their everyday lives. I have specialized training in working with stage of life adjustments, spiritual healing and development, grief and loss, depression, and...
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Woodbury, Minnesota

I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 15 years of experience working with individual adults, adolescents, couples and families. I work from a client-centered perspective, and hold the belief that while we are all experts on...
Allison Lehrke
LMFT, MA
In-Person Sessions:

Edina, Minnesota

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Minnesota

Allison Lehrke, MA, LMFT Allison works with clients of any age, gender, and background and believes in meeting people where they are and taking them where they want to go. She believes in providing a trusting, and intimate experience where clients...
Lisa Wilke
Psy.D.
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Blaine, Minnesota

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Minnesota

Are you feeling stressed out? Are you overwhelmed, tired, or anxious? Do you sometimes even feel panicked by life's demands? Do these frustrations impact your relationships, career or daily life? Are you ready for change? What might it feel like to...
Jenny Beall
MA, LPCC
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Newport, Minnesota

I have a heart for those who have been wounded by relationships and difficult life situations. My passion is to walk with people through their pain and help them find hope and freedom from their past.  My style is very practical and...
Alise Novak
Psy.D.
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Coon Rapids, Minnesota

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Minnesota

Licensed clinical psychologist specializing in developmental concerns across the lifespan. Specific areas of clinical interest and expertise include Autism Spectrum Disorder, trauma/PTSD, infant and early childhood assessment and treatment,...
Ryan Gay
LPC 172, LPCC-S 2
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Minnesota

Hello. I provide Telehealth individual therapy sessions for adults who are primarily experiencing anxiety and depression. It is my goal to help people work through intense emotions, unhelpful thoughts, and challenging life circumstances. Using a...
Mitchel Paulson
LPC-Supervisor 1, LPC
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Minnesota

Mitchel is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed School Counselor, and MN Board Approved Supervisor. He graduated with a Master's Degree in Counseling Education from Winona State University and has been in practice at Crocus Hill Counseling...
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Minnesota

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist as well as a Registered Art Therapist. After graduating from the University of Wisconsin, Madison with a Bachelor's in Human Development and Family Studies and an emphasis in Child Development, I began...
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Wayzata, Minnesota

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Minnesota

As a Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, I'll come alongside you to understand your challenges in present day context, separating what's happening around you from what's happening within you. From there we'll chart a course to maintain...
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Minneapolis, Minnesota

Hi there! I'm Samantha, a licensed counselor in Minneapolis, MN. I provide individual therapy to tweens/teens and adults ages 11+. As a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, I have received specialized training in treating every person as a...
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Minneapolis, Minnesota

I've been working in the field of mental health for over 20 years. I work most often with people who are struggling with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, significant life changes, or feeling that their lives simply aren't where they want...
Daphne DeMaris
LPC 172, LPCC 15, MA
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Minnesota

I felt called to counseling as a teen (being the friend that everyone told their problems to), but it wasn’t until later that I answered that call. Through various business, clinical and ministry positions, experience was gained in adoptions,...
Jessica VerBout
LMFT, CST
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St Louis Park, Minnesota

Jessica VerBout, M.A., LMFT, CST is an independently licensed marriage and family therapist in Minnesota and an AASECT certified sex therapist. Therapeutically she uses techniques from various types of theories (e.g., Cognitive Behavioral Therapy,...
Dawn Borer
LPCC 15
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North Branch, Minnesota

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Minnesota

Dawn Borer is a Christian woman and has been married for 25 years. She has two children who are actively involved in college and life. Dawn is a graduate from St. Mary’s University with a master’s degree in Developmental Disabilities and another...

Mental Health in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota

Brooklyn Park, a part of the Twin Cities metro area, is in Hennepin County. Near the bank of the Mississippi River, it is conveniently located just a few miles from downtown Minneapolis. Brooklyn Park is one of the largest cities in Minnesota.

The citizens of Brooklyn Park overwhelmingly approved a referendum to invest millions of dollars in creating, upgrading, and maintaining several public amenities. Among them are resources to ensure a stable river, tree, and prairie ecosystem, while upgrades to extensive parks and trail systems continue. Funding will improve community and senior activity centers, including constructing a teen recreation center. Two Brooklyn Park ice arenas support figure skating and training, ice hockey clubs, and recreational public skating.

Wealth and Poverty in Brooklyn Park

The city government is actively involved in improving the health and safety of its approximately 80,581 residents. Mental health treatment is an issue of growing concern for Brooklyn Park, as it is for most cities across America. While Brooklyn Park enjoys wide ethnic diversity in its population, inequities are apparent, particularly in wealth distribution. Unfortunately, Brooklyn Park is not unique in its affluence among Whites compared to the poverty levels of minorities. The total poverty rate is 10.68%.

Native Americans in Brooklyn Park experience the highest degree of hardship at 41.43%. The next impoverished groups are Hispanics at 25.97% and Blacks at 19.62%. Those who identify as “Other” or “Multiple races” are below the poverty line at 26.52% and 18.69%, respectively.  Whites represent the least likely demographic, at 4.32%, to live below the poverty line.

Poverty correlates with unemployment, lack of health insurance, crime, and substance abuse, and is a prime contributor to homelessness and mental illness. The lack of minority access to mental health care is a heartbreaking issue city governments deal with, particularly since contributing factors are generally difficult to control or fully understand.

Brooklyn Park is more dangerous than 86% of U.S. Cities. A person’s chance of becoming a victim of violent crime in Brooklyn Park is about 15% higher than in Minnesota state. Burglary and theft rates are higher in Brooklyn Park than national property crime rates.

Disadvantages in Brooklyn Park’s Mental Health Options

One of the largest for-profit healthcare organizations in the county petitioned the state to allow double-bunking for its psychiatric hospital in Brooklyn Park. They desired to accommodate pediatric patients and youth aged 20 and younger who were in crisis due to a lack of open beds in the area. The business asked to convert half of its 50 rooms to house two patients. The for-profit business admitted insured children over those who did not have mental health insurance — the favoritism did not sit well with the state. Nearly all other psychiatric treatment facilities were not-for-profit.

The Minnesota Department of Health prepared an analysis of the need for more pediatric beds. The state approved the modification due to the pressing need to house more young people with nowhere else to go for emergency treatment. The analysis report found 1 psychologist for every 1,257 people in the Twin Cities, but in rural areas, only 1 psychologist was available to treat 10,662 people. The report illustrated the need to travel to care providers. Many people may not have the financial means to travel to receive services.

A breakdown of some of the overriding issues in Brooklyn Park that make it hard to obtain mental health services are:

  • Severe poverty among minority groups
  • Low mental health provider ratios
  • Communication problems due to minority language barriers
  • Minorities are less likely to seek help
  • Crime draws away resources needed for mental health treatment facilities
  • Homeless people have higher needs for mental health care and services
  • The threat of divorce indicates a need for access to divorce counseling
  • Inability to afford travel required to reach treatment providers