Samantha Praus, MSE, LPCC

Specialties: Anxiety, Self Esteem, Women’s Issues


Anxiety, Self Esteem, Women’s Issues



Age Group Focus

Adolescents, Adults

Treatment Approaches

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Dialectical (DBT), Family Systems, Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)


Academic issues, Anxiety, Career Counseling, Child or Adolescent, Coping Skills, Depression, Family Conflict, Goal Setting, Life Coaching, OCD, Self Esteem, Sleep or Insomnia, Spirituality, Women’s Issues

About Samantha Praus

Hi, I'm Samantha, a licensed counselor in Minnesota. I have a special interest in helping adolescents and adults experiencing self-doubt, worry, overthinking, perfectionism and burnout. But this isn't really about me, so let's focus on you... Lately, you feel like you are falling apart. Your anxiety is getting in the way of your happiness and you’re trapped in a never-ending cycle of dread. You used to worry about things that made sense, but now you’re worried and anxious all of the time. You’re great at procrastinating and watching hours of Netflix, or mindlessly scrolling through TikTok or Instagram, has become your go-to means of avoidance. Your racing thoughts making it hard to fall or stay asleep, and you’ve tried everything from melatonin to essential oils, but nothing seems to work. If you’re feeling increasingly stressed, anxious or immobilized by perfectionism, you have come to the right place. I’m glad you’re here! There’s not a one-size-fits-all approach to healing. The models I pull from are dependent upon your unique needs and healing process. My clients appreciate my supportive yet directive approach. I am an active participant in your therapy and I will not tip-toe around your challenges. Your time is valuable and I want you to get the most out of your therapeutic journey. I know how hard it is to take those first steps towards therapy. At some point, we all need someone who will help and guide us. You are allowed to take care of yourself, and if you are ready to take the next step, I invite you to connect with me via phone or email. I offer a free 15-minute phone or video consultation so you can get a feel for whether working with me is a good fit for you. If you’re interested in learning more, get in touch. I’d love to help you get started! -Samantha *Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, all sessions are held by phone or secure, HIPAA-compliant video conferencing (similar to Zoom or FaceTime). I am still accepting appointment requests and will happily help you navigate any concerns you have!

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