Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Eagan, Minnesota

Find a therapist in Eagan, Minnesota that meets your needs. Browse our comprehensive list of affordable and licensed therapists in Eagan, 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

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

Amanda Thooft

MSW,LICSW
15 years experience
Amanda believes in a strengths based approach that is eclectic and guided by the individual needs of the client. She draws from a variety of methods to create a tailored approach for each individual and situation. She is committed to meeting people where they are at in their own journey of becoming the best version of themselves. She takes pride in developing a space where her clients are able to be vulnerable without the fear... Read More
Amanda believes in a strengths based approach that is eclectic and guided by the individual needs of the client. She draws from a variety of methods to create a tailored approach for each individual and situation. She is committed to... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:15 years

EMILY MCINNIS

LMFT
3 years experience
I have worked with individuals and families to overcome challenges for over five years. As a therapist I believe we all have the ability to unlock our own healing potential. I have experience working wiuth children, adolescents, adults and couples and enjoy having a mix of all ages on my caseload. My treatment approach varies depending on the need of my clients. I work mostly from an Adlerian approach to gain... Read More
I have worked with individuals and families to overcome challenges for over five years. As a therapist I believe we all have the ability to unlock our own healing potential. I have experience working wiuth children, adolescents,... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:3 years

An Overview of Mental Health in Eagan, Minnesota

Minnesota is a state with unique weather conditions. Eagan, Minnesota ensures fun places to play and ways to get around town any time of year. The city offers 55 parks, ballfields and tennis courts, and Cascade Bay Waterpark for fun outdoor experiences. Eagan Art House, Eagan Civic Arena, and Eagan Community Center provide indoor fun year-round in addition to various programs and camps for interested children and adults. The bus and mass transit systems get people where they need to go, while maps inform residents and visitors of construction locations and schedules, snow and ice removal, and local school times.

It is easy to be distracted from the mental health concerns in this city by the multitude of things to do in and around the area. The Minnesota Zoo is in the city of Eagan, and the Mall of America is less than 15 minutes away. Historical Fort Snelling and the Minnesota Children’s Museum are just north of this city in St. Paul, Minnesota. When hunger strikes, Eagan has an assortment of dining options, such as Mediterranean, Italian, Mexican, Indian, and American. Lastly, be sure to check out some of the city’s recurring festivals and events such as the Fourth of July Parade and the Adult Night Out events at the Minnesota Zoo.

The demographics of the city affect the mental health concerns. With a population of just over 65,000, the poverty rate is less than seven percent and the unemployment rate is only three percent. Over 75 percent of the residents are white, and almost 50 percent of the Eagan population is made up of families with kids under 18. The overall crime rate is over 15 percent lower than the Minnesota and national rates, and the violent crime rate is over 64 percent lower than that of Minnesota and the United States. On the surface, these demographics show no struggles with behavioral or mental health; however, psychologists are finding links between comfortable, privileged lives and mental health concerns such as anxiety, depression, and substance abuse.

Psychological Stress

Students and adults in Dakota County, where Eagan is located, are struggling with stress, anxiety, and depression.

  • 33 percent of fifth graders report worrying a lot.
  • 19 percent of adults over the age of 24 say that they have been told they have anxiety.
  • 25 percent of eighth graders, 40 percent of ninth graders, and 46 percent of eleventh graders report that they have struggled with feelings of hopelessness and depression in the last two weeks.
  • 20 percent of adults have been told they have depression.
  • 57 percent of adults take prescribed medication for depression.

Substance Abuse

Mental health concerns continue in the form of alcohol and drug use in Eagan. While only 18 percent of ninth graders reported using alcohol in the previous year, the rate jumps up to 40 percent of eleventh graders who reported doing the same. Approximately 12 percent of eleventh graders reported binge drinking in just the past month. The rate increases with age until 21- to 25-year-olds where 24 percent of college students reported binge drinking in the past two weeks.

In Dakota County, five percent of ninth graders and nine percent of twelfth graders reported using prescription drugs to get high, with the two most commonly used drug categories being prescription pain relievers and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder drugs. Based on the drug arrests made in 2012, 78 percent and 19 percent were for marijuana and other drugs including methamphetamines respectively.

Violence and Abuse

Homicides, assaults, maltreatment, and partner violence represent very serious mental health concerns to Dakota County.

  • 47 deaths in Dakota County were due to homicide.
  • 334 aggravated assaults were reported to law enforcement.
  • There were allegations of maltreatment against 1,624 children in Dakota County, with 71 percent of the accusations being neglect, 24 percent being physical abuse, and nine percent being sexual abuse.
  • The rate of intimate partner violence in the last 12 months reported by female college students is 11 percent.

Suicide

As one of the leading causes of death in Dakota County, suicide is a concern at the forefront of the mental health discussion. Those age 45 to 54 had the highest rate of suicide in Dakota County, and American Indians commit the highest rate of suicide throughout the state.

Solution

E-Counseling is a website that addresses mental illnesses by providing a directory of therapists and resources for the people in Dakota County.