Rochester, Minnesota Therapists

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Rita Anderson
LPCC-S 2, MA
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Park Rapids, Minnesota

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Minnesota

Do you feel like you have lost yourself? Have you been taking care of everyone else to the neglect of self? Are you lonely and unfulfilled despite the appearance of the opposite? Are the choices of your parent, partner, or child “driving you...
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Fargo, North Dakota

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North Dakota, Minnesota

I specialize in working with people who have experienced trauma or verbal, emotional, physical or sexual abuse in their families or close relationships. Particularly when abuse happens earlier in life or over a long period, those suffering may...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

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...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Minnesota

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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Minneapolis , Minnesota

Dr. Lisa Herman is the founder of Synergy eTherapy and is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in Minnesota, Wisconsin and New York. Dr. Lisa has over 17 years of post-graduate level clinical experience working with children, adolescents and adults who...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Minnesota

I have 40 years of providing counseling and psychotherapy to men with various issues including sex and cybersex addiction, depression, trauma, relationship issues etc. I've been trained in many different modes of psychotherapy. I use the type of...
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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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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,...
Lyndsey Fraser
MA, LMFT, CST
In-Person Sessions:

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Lyndsey has over eight years of experience as a marriage and family therapist working with individuals, couples, and families. She is a graduate of St. Mary's University specializing in systemic therapy.  She is currently serving as private...
Lisa Wilke
Psy.D.
In-Person Sessions:

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...
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Minnesota

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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Minnesota

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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Minnesota

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...
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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...
Allison Lehrke
LMFT, MA
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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...
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Moose Lake, Minnesota

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Minnesota

Shelley has been providing mental health services for nearly 30 years. After retiring from the Minnesota Department of Corrections, Shelley opened Shaffer Professional Services to begin “helping the helpers”. She has been a volunteer with the...
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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...
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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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California, Minnesota

I specialize in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for anxiety and OCD, including Pure O. I am passionate about the specialized form of CBT that I practice because it offers relief to patients who have been in other types of therapy for years...
Richard Stapleton
LMHC, LPCC 15, Ed.D.
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Iowa City, Iowa

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Iowa, Minnesota

Rich Stapleton is Core Faculty at Walden University in the Master's in Mental Health Counseling Program, accredited by CACREP. He has been practicing since 2005 and started out his career working in Aurora, Colorado at an all-girls residential...
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Minnesota

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,...
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...
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Champlin, Minnesota

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Minnesota

I have over 30 years experience providing therapy to a wide variety of adults and adolescents including many persons with long standing, complex, and difficult problems that haven't responded well to treatment. I have extensive experience with the...

An Overview of Mental Health Resources in Rochester, Minnesota

For many, the lively city of Rochester, Minnesota is the pinnacle of northern American living. Amenities, such as grocery stores and gas stations are abundantly dispersed across the very walkable neighborhoods of the city. Rochester is home to approximately 155,000 residents, as of 2017 data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Relative to other nearby cities, Rochester remains quite popular. Even more notably, the population of the city is increasing by an impressive ten percent every decade or so. Located in Olmsted County, real estate is more affordable than the national average of $184,700, coming in at $167,800. Also, if you are the kind of person who favors walking or biking over driving to a destination, you will be pleased to know Rochester is known for its plentiful number of bike lanes, easy-to-access stores, and efficient public transportation system.

However, despite all of the appealing characteristics of the area, Rochester is not free of all trouble. Currently, the city’s economy is not in the most stellar of situations. Plenty of people in the area are struggling financially, living paycheck to paycheck. Lots of people are out of work as they are unable to find decent-paying employment. Those that do manage to land a job are not always able to maintain it with events like layoffs happening regularly. But, the city of Rochester’s economic problems are` ancillary to another intricate issue. Experts are saying Rochester is going through a “mental health crisis.” Let’s break down, in detail, what that means, how Rochester’s mental health became so poor, and what you can do to reach out to a therapist in your area who can help if you are in need.

Unfortunately, mental health is continuously deteriorating in the United States. An especially alarming recent report from the National Alliance on Mental Illness estimates almost 20 percent of American adults experience mental illness at some point during any given year. Narrowing the scope of the statistics fails to yield more hopeful results. As per a 2017 study commissioned by Mental Health America, the state of Minnesota could be doing a lot better about preventing the widespread nature of mental illness. In this context and for future reference, the term mental illness refers to any diagnosable psychiatric/behavioral condition ranging in severity. For example, clinical depression or schizophrenia. So, why are so many people dealing with mental illness in Rochester, specifically?

First of all, the economy of Rochester, Minnesota needs improvement. While its performance is superior to some other cities in similar situations, many families are financially struggling. Economic problems are all too present in Rochester. The U.S. Census Bureau estimates almost one in ten residents live in abject poverty. Unfortunately, the relationship between mental health and income is not insignificant. Research tells us that poverty not only worsens and amplifies the experience of mental illness, but also increases its prevalence. A concerning study from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration claims that American adults living below the federal poverty level are more than two times as likely to suffer from a diagnosable mental health condition.

Rochester also suffers from a seemingly significant crime problem. Certain crimes, such as rape, occur far more frequently in Rochester relative to the rest of the nation, as per statistics sourced from the FBI. Moreover, the crime rate in the area is not decreasing at an ideal speed; only two percent over the years. The statistical link between mental illness and crime is no secret. Areas that enjoy lower rates of crime also see less mental illness. Rochester is aware of the need to improve the city’s crime problem, but the results are not going to come to fruition overnight.

The Trouble of Finding a Suitable Therapist in Rochester, Minnesota

A harsh reality is lots of Americans are having trouble reaching out to a therapist for help. According to a recent report from the National Institute of Mental Health, a clear majority (57 percent) of Americans who have a mental illness will receive no treatment for it during any given year. Experts are partly blaming the current nationwide shortage of mental health professionals ready to treat patients.

In the case of Rochester, specifically, people are identifying ineffective legislation, poverty, and stigma surrounding mental illness as being barriers to access to care. While the rate of persons without health insurance is much better than the national average, a good chunk of the population of Rochester lives without health insurance and are low-income earners. For them, the out-of-pocket expense of counseling is not economically feasible.

Mental Health Resources in Rochester, Minnesota

Thanks to attention from both state and federal entities, more organizations that focus on improving the community’s mental health are popping up across the state. Fortunately, residents of Rochester have a good number of these places to choose from when seeking assistance with mental health. The Zumbro Valley Health Center, for example, is a local clinic servicing those in need with psychiatric conditions. The Mayo Clinic of Psychiatry offers similar services to those in the HTTPS://www.zvhc.orge Rochester area.