Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota

Find a therapist in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota that meets your needs. Browse our comprehensive list of affordable and licensed therapists in Brooklyn Park, to find a professional specializing in counseling people with stress, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, grief and more.


Brittany Fleischer

MAEd.,LPCC-S
7 years experience
I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and have been providing counseling services for 6 1/2 years in both face to face and virtual platforms. During my time I have been able to assist many individuals struggling with a wide variety of struggles including depression, anxiety, low self esteem, severe and persistent mental health symptoms, relational and family concerns, and substance abuse issues. My approach to counseling in each and every session is one... Read More
I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and have been providing counseling services for 6 1/2 years in both face to face and virtual platforms. During my time I have been able to assist many individuals struggling with a... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:7 years

Dr. Sophia Mohammed

PsyD,LP
10 years experience
As a Licensed Psychologist, my goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. While we can’t change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life. By applying complementary therapy approaches and techniques, we will unearth long-standing behavior patterns or negative perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life. I... Read More
As a Licensed Psychologist, my goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. While we can’t change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:10 years

LeAnne Garland

LCSW,LICSW
13 years experience
I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker that is licensed in both Kentucky and Minnesota. I have been working in the behavioral health field for thirteen years and have experience ranging from working on an inpatient behavioral health unit to traditional outpatient settings. I received my Master's Degree in Social Work from Western Kentucky University in 2007. I have experience working with individuals dealing with anxiety, depression, emotional regulation,... Read More
I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker that is licensed in both Kentucky and Minnesota. I have been working in the behavioral health field for thirteen years and have experience ranging from working on an inpatient behavioral health unit to... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:13 years

Craig Rice

MA,LPCC
10 years experience
I am well versed in several counseling techniques and have a compassionate approachable demeanor. My counseling experience is above par and I am also organized with an attention to detail. Clients warm up to me quickly and I enjoy helping them reach goals and learn new thinking patterns to view life in a more positive manner. My therapeutic style incorporates expert listening, positive feedback, direct guidance, and creating an environment where you will feel comfortable... Read More
I am well versed in several counseling techniques and have a compassionate approachable demeanor. My counseling experience is above par and I am also organized with an attention to detail. Clients warm up to me quickly and I enjoy helping... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:10 years

Jerry Crimmins

PsyD,LP
17 years experience
I am a Licensed Psychologist in Minnesota with over 17 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... Read More
I am a Licensed Psychologist in Minnesota with over 17 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... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:17 years

Christine Garwick-Foley

MA,LPC
20 years experience
As you know, sometimes life is overwhelming, resulting in feelings of grief, anxiety, anger, or fatigue. It can sap your motivation or leave you with thoughts of defeat and being stuck. I am here to gently help you find your way back, to reclaim your life and keep moving forward. My practice is based on the knowledge that we are all holistic beings with physical, emotional and spiritual dimensions, dynamically woven together to... Read More
As you know, sometimes life is overwhelming, resulting in feelings of grief, anxiety, anger, or fatigue. It can sap your motivation or leave you with thoughts of defeat and being stuck. I am here to gently help you... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:20 years

Robert Hinman

M.Ed.,LP
40 years experience
I am an experienced psychotherapist having devoted myself for over 40 years to this profession. While I was active duty in the US Army I earned a Master's Degree in Counseling from Boston University and have been a Minnesota State Board qualified Licensed Psychologist since 1992. For most of my life I've lived as fully as I could in the beautiful state of Minnesota with my wife, children and grandchildren. My service has... Read More
I am an experienced psychotherapist having devoted myself for over 40 years to this profession. While I was active duty in the US Army I earned a Master's Degree in Counseling from Boston University and have been a Minnesota... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:40 years

An Overview of 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, and include construction of 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 percent.

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

Poverty correlates with unemployment, lack of health insurance, crime, substance abuse, and 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 percent of U.S. Cities. A person’s chance of becoming a victim of violent crime in Brooklyn Park is about 15 percent higher than in Minnesota state. Burglary and theft rates are somewhat 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 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 who had nowhere else to go for emergency treatment. The analysis report found 1 psychologist to 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

Mental Health Services Are Available for Brooklyn Park Residents

Hennepin County has several outlets for mental treatment needs, including those that are low cost or free to those who meet poverty requirements. Translators can overcome language issues.

Successful treatment of mental illness is possible. E-Counseling’s directory can help Brooklyn Park citizens to find the mental health services they need to enhance their quality of life and find happiness.