I. Therapists in Minneapolis, MN

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There are no therapists currently located in Minneapolis, MN. The following therapists are located in MN.

Holly Nelson

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Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Self esteem, Depression, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, ADHD

Pam Skon

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Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD

Jen Labanowski

  • 7 years of Experience
  • United States
  • Minneapolis, MN
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Areas of focus: Academic issues, Addiction, ADHD, Adoption, Alcohol Abuse, Career Counseling, Coping Skills, Depression, Divorce, Family Conflict, Goal Setting, Grief, Infertility, Infidelity, Leadership, Marital / Premarital, Obesity, Postpartum, Pregnancy, Self Esteem, Sleep or Insomnia, Weight Loss

Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Attachment-based, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Emotionally Focused, Family Systems, Integrative, Mindfulness-based (MBCT), Narrative, Relational, Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)

State Licenses: Illinois, Minnesota and Wisconsin

Samantha Praus

  • 11 years of Experience
  • United States
  • Minneapolis, MN
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Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Dialectical (DBT), Person-Centered Therapy

State License: Minnesota

Harry Greenberg

  • 10 years of Experience
  • United States
  • Minneapolis, MN
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Areas of focus: Anxiety, Asperger's, Attachment Disorders, Autism, Behavior Issues, Bipolar Disorder, Career Counseling, Depression, Dual Diagnosis, Grief, Learning Disabilities, Multicultural Issues, Neurological, Parenting, Personality Disorders, Psychosomatic, Sexual Abuse, Sexual Orientation, Sexuality Issues, Suicidal Thoughts, Traumatic Brain Injury

Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Advocacy, Behavioral, Body Centered Psychotherapy, Coaching, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Contemplative, Crisis Intervention, Education Consultation, Ericksonian, Evaluation/Diagnostic, Feminist, Focusing, Holistic, Home Study, Humanistic, Information and Referral, Intervention, Meditation/Relaxation, Narrative, Outreach, Prevention, Psycho-Educational, Psychoanalytic, Psychodrama, Psychodynamic, Relational, Short-Term (Brief Treatment), Social Support, Vocational Counseling/Rehabilitation

State License: Minnesota

Margaret Hastings

  • 30 years of Experience
  • United States
  • Minneapolis, MN
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Areas of focus: Addiction, Anxiety, Behavior Issues, Bipolar Disorder, Marital / Premarital, Depression, Dual Diagnosis, Grief, Interpersonal Relationships, Life Transitions, Sexual Orientation, Sexuality Issues, Stress, Women's Issues

Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Behavioral, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Crisis Intervention, Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD), Evaluation/Diagnostic, Existential Psychotherapy, Feminist, Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT), Long-Term, Psycho-Educational, Relational, Short-Term (Brief Treatment), Systemic, Transpersonal Psychology

State License: Minnesota

The MPSI Low Fee clinic

  • years of Experience
  • United States
  • Minneapolis, MN
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Areas of focus: Anger Management, Anxiety, Depression, Dissociative Disorders, Domestic Violence, Grief, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Postpartum, Sexuality Issues, Stress, Trauma / PTSD, Women's Issues

Languages: English, Spanish

Treatment Approaches: Psychodynamic

Linda Gensheimer

  • 25 years of Experience
  • United States
  • Minneapolis, MN
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Areas of focus: Anger Management, Anxiety, Attachment Disorders, ADHD, Behavior Issues, Bipolar Disorder, Child Abuse and Neglect, Domestic Violence, Dual Diagnosis, Gender Identity, Men's Issues, Neurological, Pain Management, Physical Illness/Impairment, Postpartum, Psychoses/Major Mental Illness, Runaways, Self Abuse, Sexual Disorders, Sexuality Issues, Spirituality, Traumatic Brain Injury

Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Advocacy, Behavioral, Coaching, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Crisis Intervention, Dream Work or Analysis, Education Consultation, Ericksonian, Evaluation/Diagnostic, Expressive Therapy, Feminist, Gestalt, Holistic, Humanistic, Imago, Information and Referral, Long-Term, Meditation/Relaxation, Mindfulness Based Approaches, Narrative, Parent Guidance, Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), Play Therapy, Prevention, Psycho-Educational, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Psychodynamic, Relational, Satir, Schema Therapy, Sex Therapy, Short-Term (Brief Treatment), Social Support, Somatic, Systemic, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Vocational Counseling/Rehabilitation

State License: Minnesota

Sue Johnston

  • 26 years of Experience
  • United States
  • Minneapolis, MN
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Areas of focus: Anxiety, Asperger's, ADHD, Grief, Life Transitions, Psychosomatic, Self Abuse, Sleep or Insomnia

Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Body Centered Psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD), Dialectical (DBT), EMDR, Feminist, Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT), Meditation/Relaxation, Mindfulness Based Approaches, Psycho-Educational, Psychodynamic, Short-Term (Brief Treatment), Somatic, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)

State License: Minnesota

Chad Breckenridge

  • 45 years of Experience
  • United States
  • Minneapolis, MN
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Areas of focus: Adoption, Aging, Anger Management, Bipolar Disorder, Child Abuse and Neglect, OCD, Personality Disorders

Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Long-Term, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Psychodynamic

State License: Minnesota

II. Best Therapists in Minneapolis, MN

To help you find a therapist whose experience, specializations, and philosophy fit your needs, Online therapy has compiled a list of 15 of the top therapists in Minneapolis. Eight key factors were considered, including cost, credentials, areas of expertise, and accessibility.

Choosing the Best Minneapolis, MN Therapists

Credentials 

The following list contains counselors who are licensed therapists, meaning they’ve completed an accredited degree program, passed the National Clinical Mental Health Counselor Exam, and obtain licensing through the state’s Health Licensing Board’s Board of Behavioral and Health Therapy division. This ensures you receive a high standard of care and expertise.

Accessibility 

Thanks to the rise of telehealth services, it’s easier than ever to attend regular therapy sessions. If you have a tight schedule, finding a therapist who offers online counseling can help you fit sessions into your week. Many therapists also offer flexible office hours to accommodate busy schedules.

Cost 

Attending therapy is an investment in your mental health, but it doesn’t have to be expensive. To help you get the most from your sessions, many therapists provide free initial consultations so you can determine whether their style and expertise are a good fit for your needs and goals. Many therapists on this list accept health insurance or charge clients on sliding fee schedules.

Shani Tran, M.S., LPCC | Best for career counseling

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612-324-1838
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Shani Tran is a licensed counselor who serves the community as a therapist, speaker, and collaborator. She works with companies that want to create a better environment and meaningful opportunities for people of color. She also provides coaching for those considering a career in therapy.

What patients say: “She thoroughly listens to you and wisely advises you regarding how to positively move forward in your life … Her thoughtful and proficient advice has helped strengthen and guide me with the much needed knowledgeable therapy in my life.”

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Depression
Career Counseling
Anxiety
Aetna
Anthem
Blue Cross
Blue Shield
BlueCross and BlueShield
PreferredOne
UCare
Cost per Session: $120 No Yes

Hye-Kyong Kim, Psy.D., LP, SEP | Best for adoption counseling

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651-888-8259
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Hye-Kyong Kim is a clinical psychologist who specializes in working with indigenous and multicultural communities, families navigating the adoption process and foster care, racial trauma and oppression, and grief counseling. She integrates somatic experiencing therapy to help individuals address underlying feelings through mind-body exercises.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Adoption
Trauma and PTSD
Grief
BlueCross and BlueShield
HealthPartners
Medica
Medicaid
Medical Assistance
PreferredOne
UCare
UnitedHealthcare
Cost per Session: $225 Yes Yes

Justine Mastin, M.A., LMFT, LADC, E-RYT, YACEP | Best for relationship issues

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612-324-0198
Website

Justine Mastin is the owner and founder of Blue Box Counseling and Wellness and a licensed therapist. She creates a healing environment for those who identify as members of subcultures and LGBT communities. She uses yoga to help clients foster self-care and self-compassion and is certified in Street Yoga and Yoga for All.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Relationship Issues
Anxiety
Addiction
N/A Cost per Session: $170 Yes Yes

Mathew D. Quaschnick, M.A., LPCC | Best for bipolar disorder

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952-210-3266
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Mathew D. Quaschnick is a licensed therapist who helps clients address bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety, and anger management through traditional talk therapy, narrative therapy, and acceptance and commitment therapy. He provides in-person and online mental health services for adults and adolescents aged 12 and over.

What patients say: “Mathew helped me with a very difficult time in my life. He allowed me to be myself, feel comfortable and heal from the pain of my past. I highly recommend Mathew if you are looking for someone that truly cares for your well being.”

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Depression
Bipolar Disorder
Anxiety
Aetna
Medica
Medicaid
Medical Assistance
Minnesota Health Care Programs
Optum
PreferredOne
Cost per Session: $140 Yes Yes

James L. Stolz, LICSW, LADC, CWC | Best for anxiety

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612-799-3696
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James L. Stolz is a licensed counselor and certified wellness coach with over two decades of experience in helping clients address issues such as anxiety and addiction. His areas of focus include social phobia therapy, sexual health therapy, and FirstLine Therapy, which is a program that helps clients improve their health and achieve weight loss goals.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Anxiety
Addiction
Sex Therapy
Aetna
Allegiance
Anthem
Beacon
Behavioral Health Systems
Blue Care Network
Blue Cross
Blue Shield
BlueCross and BlueShield
Cigna
Empire BlueCross BlueShield
Magellan
Medica
MultiPlan
Optum
Oxford
PHCS
PreferredOne
UCare
Cost per Session: $210 Yes Yes

Molly L. Nicholson, M.A., LPCC | Best for grief counseling

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612-702-4119
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Molly L. Nicholson is a licensed therapist who focuses on using psychotherapy to help individuals cope with grief, loss, and major life changes. She provides one-on-one counseling services to those aged 14 and over, as well as a weekly women’s therapy group that focuses on health-related depression and anxiety, relationship difficulties, life transitions, and career issues.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Anxiety
Depression
Grief
PreferredOne Cost per Session: $140 per 50-60 minute session Yes Yes

Erika McAfee-Levan, M.A., LPCC | Best for coping skills

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612-254-0500
Website

Erika McAfee-Levan is a licensed clinical therapist with over a decade in serving clients from all walks of life. She specializes in using traditional talk therapy to help patients establish healthy thinking patterns and lead productive lives.

What patients say: “I have been to many therapists and Erika is AMAZING! She is definitely a life saver and has been monumental in my healing process!!!”

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Coping Skills
Trauma and PTSD
Emotional Disturbance
Aetna
Blue Cross
Blue Shield
BlueCross and BlueShield
Cigna
HealthPartners
Hennepin Health
Medica
Medicaid
Medical Assistance
Metropolitan Health
Optum
PreferredOne
UCare
UnitedHealthcare
Cost per Session: $220 Yes Yes

Corrin Voeller, M.A., LMFT | Best for marriage counseling

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763-412-6983
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Corrin Voeller is a licensed therapist who helps couples considering divorce, recovering from an affair, and navigating nonmonogamous relationships through practical advice. Through Discernment Counseling, she helps couples determine whether they want to stay together or end their relationship. She also provides premarital counseling for engaged couples.

What patients say: “Corrin offers non judgmental guidance with the best interests at heart for a fulfilling outcome I couldn’t have gotten anywhere else. Her fresh insight breathed new life into my perspective and allows me to be the best partner I can be!”

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Relationship Issues
Sex Therapy
Divorce
N/A Cost per Session: $200 No Yes

Kirsten Lind Seal, Ph.D., LMFT | Best for codependency

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612-834-2523
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Kirsten Lind Seal is a licensed cross-cultural psychotherapist who provides counseling services to individuals, couples, and families. She draws on her research in father-daughter relationships, long-term committed relationships, and social networks to help clients resolve codependency, relationship issues, and family conflict. In addition to operating a private practice, Seal teaches graduate students at Saint Mary’s University. She is fluent in English, French, and Spanish.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Family Conflict
Relationship Issues
Codependency
N/A Cost per Session: $200 for a 50-minute session No Yes

Samantha Lee Anders, Ph.D., LP | Best for sleep or insomnia counseling

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612-260-1809
Website

Samantha Lee Anders is a licensed therapist who has specialized training in a range of therapies, including cognitive behavior therapy for insomnia, which has been shown to be more effective than sedative medication. She also offers general psychology services, such as cognitive processing therapies for PTSD and tobacco cessation. Additionally, she provides career counseling and assessment services to help clients find careers that are best suited to their interests and goals.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Sleep or Insomnia
Career Counseling
Anxiety
BlueCross and BlueShield
PreferredOne
Cost per Session: $230 No Yes

Valerie Golden, J.D., Ph.D., LP | Best for depression

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612-559-5222
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Valerie Golden is a national speaker, author, and licensed therapist who has served patients in the Minneapolis area for more than 25 years. She treats adolescents and adults facing depression, school or work concerns, and interpersonal conflicts. She also consults with families and parents on issues such as separation and divorce and parenting strategies. In addition to providing one-on-one counseling, Golden created and leads workshops for groups of all sizes, addressing issues such as managing anxiety, handling difficult situations, effective communication strategies, and conflict resolution.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Anxiety
Depression
Relationship Issues
BlueCross and BlueShield
Private pay
Cost per Session: $275 No Yes

Erin Mckeen, LMFT, ATR | Best for children and adolescents

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612-351-2251
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Erin Mckeen is a licensed marriage and family therapist with over a decade of experience in helping children, adolescents, and adults navigate issues such as divorce, blended families, grief and loss, trauma, and life transitions. She utilizes a broad range of therapies, including play therapy and dialectical behavior therapy, and she incorporates art into traditional talk therapy to give clients a medium for expressing themselves.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Anxiety
Depression
Child or Adolescent
Aetna
BlueCross and BlueShield
Magellan
Medical Assistance
Medicare
Optum
PreferredOne
TRICARE
UCare
UMR
UnitedHealthcare
Cost per Session: $180 Yes Yes

Cameron Lee Small, M.S., LPCC | Best for racial identity counseling

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952-333-4688
Website

Cameron Lee Small is a trauma-informed, adoption-informed licensed therapist who helps individuals and families in the Minneapolis area. He utilizes his own adoption experience to counsel families navigating trans-racial adoption processes. His services are available in an online format for individuals, families, and groups.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Adoption
Racial Identity
Parenting
N/A Cost per Session: $120 No Yes

Mary White, M.A., LPCC | Best for life coaching

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612-240-5459
Website

Mary White is a licensed therapist who provides counseling services for adults and adolescents seeking help with depression, anxiety, relationship conflicts, grief and loss, and stress. She provides personal coaching sessions to help adults seeking clarity around life transitions, relationship difficulties, and uncertain futures.

What patients say: “I would absolutely recommend Mary’s services. She helped me solve problems in my relationships and enjoy my daily life without the constraints of depressive or anxious thoughts. Since working with her, people in my life have noticed a difference in my demeanor and my outlook.”

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Anxiety
Depression
Life Coaching
Aetna
Anthem
BlueCross and BlueShield
Hennepin Health
Magellan
Medicaid
Medical Assistance
Medical Assistance (MN)
PreferredOne
UCare
Cost per Session: $150 Yes Yes

Michael Kinzer, J.D., M.A., LMFT | Best for addiction

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612-701-0064
Website

Michael Kinzer is a licensed marriage and family therapist who has served individuals and couples in the Minneapolis region for nearly 20 years. He works to help clients overcome addiction and resolve interpersonal relationship issues through honest self-awareness and personalized talk therapy sessions.

What patients say: “I have recommended Michael to many of my own friends, family and colleagues throughout that time. He is a kind and empathic therapist who seeks to make others feel that they are not alone when they are going through the various difficulties of life.”

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Depression
Anxiety
Addiction
Aetna
Anthem
Behavioral Health Systems
Behavioral Healthcare Providers
Blue Care Network
Blue Cross
Blue Shield
BlueCross and BlueShield
Cigna
Empire BlueCross BlueShield
HealthPartners
Hennepin Health
Medicaid
Medical Assistance
PreferredOne
UCare
Cost per Session: $220 Yes Yes

III. What You Should Know About Minneapolis Therapy

How are Minneapolis therapists licensed?  

Therapists in Minneapolis are licensed through the Minnesota Counseling Association. Obtaining licensure requires earning a master’s degree in counseling or a related field from a CHEA-recognized, accredited program. They must complete at least 700 hours of supervised fieldwork and 4,000 hours of supervised clinical practice, including 1,800 hours in which they work directly with clients. They must also pass the National Clinical Mental Health Counselor Exam.

How much does therapy cost in Minneapolis?  

On average, you should expect to spend about $171 per session for therapy in Minneapolis, with prices ranging between $120 and $275. To provide affordable care, many therapists accept insurance.

 

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