St. Cloud, Minnesota Therapists

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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...
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

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...
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,...
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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...
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...
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Minnesota, New York

Dr. Lisa Lovelace 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...
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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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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...
Krista Newman
MA, LPCC
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Osseo, Minnesota

I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and have been active in the field of mental health and wellness since 2009. I have extensive training and passion in work with trauma including dealing with abuse, anxiety and PTSD, anger management,...
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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...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Minnesota

Have you felt that you want to say something to someone and you just can't? Words get stuck in your throat and you are paralyzed by fear. You desperately need to be heard and noticed by people around you, and you cannot make yourself speak up. What...
Lisa Wilke
Psy.D.
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Blaine, Minnesota

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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...
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...
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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...
Alise Novak
Psy.D.
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Coon Rapids, Minnesota

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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,...
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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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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...
Lyndsey Fraser
MA, LMFT, CST
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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...
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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...

An Overview of Mental Health in St. Cloud, Minnesota

Located in Central Minnesota, St. Cloud is the seat of Stearns County along the Mississippi River. The region produces dairy farming and rich fields of grain. Granite quarries worked from 1868 are still active today. St. Cloud’s 2019 population is 67,984. It is the third largest Minnesota metro area, with a combined population of approximately 189,000 residents.

St. Cloud has the highest poverty rate of eleven top Minnesota cities. At 21.6 percent of citizens living below the poverty line, St. Cloud poverty is more than double Minnesota’s 9.9 percent rate. Not surprisingly, the city also has Minnesota’s highest unemployment rate. The state unemployment rate is 3.9 percent, while St. Cloud is at 4.1 percent. The national poverty rate is at 4.9 percent. St. Cloud is losing residents faster than any other city in Minnesota. In the past five years, the city lost 1.0 percent of its population. An interactive cycle exists between poverty and mental illness.

St. Cloud’s Demographic Profile

St. Cloud’s population represents a low diversity. The citizens are nearly 90 percent White and English is the dominant language.  6.9 percent of residents are non-U.S. citizens.

Citizens in the minority are Black at 11.9 percent, Asian at 3.2 percent, Racially Mixed or Other at 3.3 percent and Native Americans are at 0.9 percent. Major languages spoken in St. Cloud are English, at 86.3 percent and Other at 7.4 percent, while 2.2 percent speak Indo-European, 2.2 percent speak an Asian language, and 2.0% speak Spanish.

The race with the most members living below the poverty level is Black at over 50 percent. Those who identify as White represent the race least likely to live in poverty.

Poverty, Crime and Mental Illness

There is an interactive cycle between poverty and mental illness. People who live with mental disorders are often unable to work, forcing them into poverty. Poverty, in turn, means people cannot maintain basic living needs, have poor nutrition, cannot afford treatment for physical disorders and lose education opportunities, adding to their difficulty finding work. The stigma of mental illness can drive away community and family support.

Poverty is unfortunately a breeding ground for crime. When crime involves substance abuse, mental illness can result. St. Cloud’s violent crime rate is 435 per 100,000 people. It is more dangerous  to live in St. Cloud than in 93 percent of any other cities in America; only 7 percent of U.S. cities have more crime. Statistics show that a person living in St. Cloud has a 1 in 24 chance of being a property crime victim. Violent crime is twice as high as the rest of the state. When crime involves substance abuse, mental illness can result.

Low Mental Health Provider Access in St. Cloud

St. Cloud’s mental health services require long wait times for treatment. The lack of providers leaves mentally ill people without resources. Those who need help overflow jails, hospitals, and detox centers. Frustrated St. Cloud police are becoming defacto mental health “go-to” providers. Their service logs overflow with calls to deal with suicidal people or perform welfare checks when anxious family members lose track of a mentally ill relative.

One woman reported her son lived in a vicious cycle of criminal infractions, followed by prosecution and commitment to jail for mental illness; afterward, he was immediately sent back out on the streets. The endless cycle of crime, arrest, charges, jail, and release back to society continued. The woman knew her son appeared to be a frightening person; he engaged in threatening behaviors. In desperation, she went to the police and gave them her son’s name and identification pictures, along with her phone number. She begged them to call her instead of shooting her son because she could control him. She explained that his severe mental illness caused his threatening behavior. Making a deal with police was the only solution she could find to protect the boy, given that her son continued to wait for mental health treatment that never materialized.

St. Cloud Mental Health Services Are Available

The journey to successful treatment of mental illness can begin with E-Counseling’s directory, a valuable resource designed to allow those who need help to find the right credentialed providers. Today is a perfect time to move towards improved mental health and happiness.