Therapists in Columbia Heights, MN

Photo of Jody Sarkinen in Columbia Heights, MN
Jody Sarkinen
RN, BSN, PHN
Verified
Columbia Heights, MN 55421
Are you stuck? Have you tried the traditional paths of medication and therapy and been unsatisfied with the outcome? Would you like to address the root cause and directly train your brain to become more efficient and effective? I am a registered nurse who worked in the hospital providing direct patient care for 20 years. I have witnessed the debilitating effect that dysregulated nervous systems have on patient's mental and physical well being. Traditional treatments of medication and therapy alone may not be sufficent for addressing brain dysregulation.
Are you stuck? Have you tried the traditional paths of medication and therapy and been unsatisfied with the outcome? Would you like to address the root cause and directly train your brain to become more efficient and effective? I am a registered nurse who worked in the hospital providing direct patient care for 20 years. I have witnessed the debilitating effect that dysregulated nervous systems have on patient's mental and physical well being. Traditional treatments of medication and therapy alone may not be sufficent for addressing brain dysregulation.
(763) 343-8860 View (763) 343-8860
Photo of Faryal Khan, Pre-Licensed Professional in Columbia Heights, MN
Faryal Khan
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS
Verified
Columbia Heights, MN 55421  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
"I am not crazy," is the first thing many hear when thinking of mental health. Mental health is less about being crazy and more about over all well-being. Research shows that expressing ourselves can lead to positive change and better understanding of ourselves. During our journey together, I respect my clients by bringing in a culturally informed and non-judgmental lens, utilizing personal, religious/spiritual, and/or cultural strengths approach to healing. Together we will work on listening to our bodies and minds, integrating both in ways that bring positivity and restoration to ourselves and our relationships.
"I am not crazy," is the first thing many hear when thinking of mental health. Mental health is less about being crazy and more about over all well-being. Research shows that expressing ourselves can lead to positive change and better understanding of ourselves. During our journey together, I respect my clients by bringing in a culturally informed and non-judgmental lens, utilizing personal, religious/spiritual, and/or cultural strengths approach to healing. Together we will work on listening to our bodies and minds, integrating both in ways that bring positivity and restoration to ourselves and our relationships.
(763) 265-6102 View (763) 265-6102
Photo of Mark Sundby, Psychologist in Columbia Heights, MN
Mark Sundby
Psychologist, MDiv, PhD, LP
Verified
Columbia Heights, MN 55421
What would you give to feel satisfied with life again? I can help. Together, we'll implement practices demonstrated by psychological science for over fifty years to be highly effective in restoring peace of mind and offering hope for the future. You will begin to understand how certain thoughts and behaviors interfere with well-being, how others create happiness, and how to consciously choose to live in a way that contributes to greater life satisfaction for yourself and others. I have seen countless lives transformed through learning these straightforward and easy-to-understand techniques. In fact, I practice them myself.
What would you give to feel satisfied with life again? I can help. Together, we'll implement practices demonstrated by psychological science for over fifty years to be highly effective in restoring peace of mind and offering hope for the future. You will begin to understand how certain thoughts and behaviors interfere with well-being, how others create happiness, and how to consciously choose to live in a way that contributes to greater life satisfaction for yourself and others. I have seen countless lives transformed through learning these straightforward and easy-to-understand techniques. In fact, I practice them myself.
(651) 321-5197 View (651) 321-5197
Photo of Donna G Anderson, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Columbia Heights, MN
Donna G Anderson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, ACSW
Verified
Columbia Heights, MN 55421
Life can be tough and at those times psychotherapy can be a lifeline. For over 45 years I have worked with men and women dealing with personal and relationship issues. My practice provides a safe place where you can give voice to your struggles, find perspective and get support while developing strategies to help you cope and move through life's challenges.
Life can be tough and at those times psychotherapy can be a lifeline. For over 45 years I have worked with men and women dealing with personal and relationship issues. My practice provides a safe place where you can give voice to your struggles, find perspective and get support while developing strategies to help you cope and move through life's challenges.
(651) 538-6891 View (651) 538-6891
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Andrea Patten
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified
6 Endorsed
Columbia Heights, MN 55421  (Online Only)
I'm currently full- but my Mindful Way colleagues may still have openings. Making the step to come to therapy is a hard one. I feel honored to provide a warm, safe, and compassionate space for you to share your story and truly be heard. I believe you are the expert on your relationships, health, emotions, and body. I work with Adults and children (ages 2-7). I welcome folks of all backgrounds (ethnicity, race, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation) and strive to provide a safe, comfortable, culturally responsive environment that supports your healing journey.
I'm currently full- but my Mindful Way colleagues may still have openings. Making the step to come to therapy is a hard one. I feel honored to provide a warm, safe, and compassionate space for you to share your story and truly be heard. I believe you are the expert on your relationships, health, emotions, and body. I work with Adults and children (ages 2-7). I welcome folks of all backgrounds (ethnicity, race, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation) and strive to provide a safe, comfortable, culturally responsive environment that supports your healing journey.
(763) 401-7614 View (763) 401-7614
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Ju-Ping Huang
Psychologist, PhD, LP
Verified
3 Endorsed
Columbia Heights, MN 55421
Not accepting new clients
Life can be challenging and stressful. Often our busy life prevents us from caring for ourselves. Psychotherapy is a space to address your needs and concerns and build self-harmony. In a safe and trusting relationship, we will identify strengths and unearth resiliency while working on your struggles. In therapy, I tailor my therapeutic approach to your needs and pay attention to your context (environment, spirituality, culture, and multiple identities).
Life can be challenging and stressful. Often our busy life prevents us from caring for ourselves. Psychotherapy is a space to address your needs and concerns and build self-harmony. In a safe and trusting relationship, we will identify strengths and unearth resiliency while working on your struggles. In therapy, I tailor my therapeutic approach to your needs and pay attention to your context (environment, spirituality, culture, and multiple identities).
(763) 645-5990 View (763) 645-5990
Photo of Wendy Alm, Marriage & Family Therapist in Columbia Heights, MN
Wendy Alm
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Columbia Heights, MN 55421  (Online Only)
Are you feeling stuck? Is anxiety or depression interfering with the life you want to lead? Is there a disconnect between you and your significant other? Please know that you do not have to face these challenges alone. Counseling can uncover what it is that you personally need to live your best life, and assist you in moving toward it. You don't have to stay stuck. Decide that you deserve to be happy, that you are worthy of satisfying relationships, and that you are capable of making positive changes. Come as you are, and let's get to work.
Are you feeling stuck? Is anxiety or depression interfering with the life you want to lead? Is there a disconnect between you and your significant other? Please know that you do not have to face these challenges alone. Counseling can uncover what it is that you personally need to live your best life, and assist you in moving toward it. You don't have to stay stuck. Decide that you deserve to be happy, that you are worthy of satisfying relationships, and that you are capable of making positive changes. Come as you are, and let's get to work.
(952) 592-1912 View (952) 592-1912
Photo of Kimberly Schultz, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Columbia Heights, MN
Kimberly Schultz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Columbia Heights, MN 55421
Not accepting new clients
I enjoy working with adults, children (ages 10+), pre-teens, teens and their families. I have extensive experience addressing symptoms of depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress, self-esteem/ self-concept, social/ emotional difficulties, co-occurring mental health diagnoses, grief and loss, parenting, emotional difficulties related to family of origin, and issues related to adoption and kinship care for all members of adoptive and kinship families, particularly attachment related difficulties.
I enjoy working with adults, children (ages 10+), pre-teens, teens and their families. I have extensive experience addressing symptoms of depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress, self-esteem/ self-concept, social/ emotional difficulties, co-occurring mental health diagnoses, grief and loss, parenting, emotional difficulties related to family of origin, and issues related to adoption and kinship care for all members of adoptive and kinship families, particularly attachment related difficulties.
(763) 265-6188 View (763) 265-6188
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Jerrion Richardson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSSW, LICSW
Verified
Columbia Heights, MN 55421
Why do you seem to grow irritable and frustrated with other people? What keeps you from being able to communicate with your partner? What keeps you from doing well at work? Why is it so hard to talk to that family member, to trust other people--to trust even your own judgment? You know just what you want to do in life (growth, stability, security, find a supportive romantic relationship), yet, so many of your goals have never been realized.
Why do you seem to grow irritable and frustrated with other people? What keeps you from being able to communicate with your partner? What keeps you from doing well at work? Why is it so hard to talk to that family member, to trust other people--to trust even your own judgment? You know just what you want to do in life (growth, stability, security, find a supportive romantic relationship), yet, so many of your goals have never been realized.
(612) 324-6714 View (612) 324-6714
Photo of Cindy Hodgson, Counselor in Columbia Heights, MN
Cindy Hodgson
Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Columbia Heights, MN 55421
There are times when we all need someone to listen, understand, and help us see things in a new way. Anxiety, depression, obsessive thoughts, anger issues, troubled relationships, life transitions, and so much more can make life feel overwhelming. Whether you're looking for some strategies you can apply right away, or a non-judgmental space to talk about what you've experienced, I would love to walk with you on your path to freedom.
There are times when we all need someone to listen, understand, and help us see things in a new way. Anxiety, depression, obsessive thoughts, anger issues, troubled relationships, life transitions, and so much more can make life feel overwhelming. Whether you're looking for some strategies you can apply right away, or a non-judgmental space to talk about what you've experienced, I would love to walk with you on your path to freedom.
(651) 376-2941 View (651) 376-2941
Photo of Evangelina Andrade, Pre-Licensed Professional in Columbia Heights, MN
Evangelina Andrade
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Columbia Heights, MN 55421
As a therapist, I place tremendous value on building a trusting therapeutic relationship and providing a safe, compassionate, and non-judgmental space where you feel seen, heard, and accepted. You can expect a warm, empowering, creative, patient, and explorative environment. I enjoy working with individuals of all genders, races, and cultural backgrounds from ages 12 and up. I am passionate about helping individuals increase their self-awareness and self-compassion, identify and utilize their strengths, and develop skills to navigate challenges.
As a therapist, I place tremendous value on building a trusting therapeutic relationship and providing a safe, compassionate, and non-judgmental space where you feel seen, heard, and accepted. You can expect a warm, empowering, creative, patient, and explorative environment. I enjoy working with individuals of all genders, races, and cultural backgrounds from ages 12 and up. I am passionate about helping individuals increase their self-awareness and self-compassion, identify and utilize their strengths, and develop skills to navigate challenges.
(651) 478-2327 View (651) 478-2327
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Kay Ferrell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LGSW
Verified
Columbia Heights, MN 55421
Life offers us various challenges. Sometimes these challenges come in the form of a life transition, an interpersonal conflict, or a persistent mental health concern. Therapy offers us an opportunity to explore, gain new personal insight, and move through these challenges in an intentional manner.
Life offers us various challenges. Sometimes these challenges come in the form of a life transition, an interpersonal conflict, or a persistent mental health concern. Therapy offers us an opportunity to explore, gain new personal insight, and move through these challenges in an intentional manner.
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Suad Y Ismail
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified
Columbia Heights, MN 55421
Life can be challenging, and at times feel like an emotional rollercoaster. I am here to work with you as you navigate life’s rollercoaster and find a balance. In my years of experience working with individuals and their families, I have come to appreciate the importance of collaborative approach with individuals. I believe that you are the expert in your life, and I am here to assist and support you in that process. I approach therapy from a holistic approach where there is a balance between the mind and the body.
Life can be challenging, and at times feel like an emotional rollercoaster. I am here to work with you as you navigate life’s rollercoaster and find a balance. In my years of experience working with individuals and their families, I have come to appreciate the importance of collaborative approach with individuals. I believe that you are the expert in your life, and I am here to assist and support you in that process. I approach therapy from a holistic approach where there is a balance between the mind and the body.
(763) 296-2957 View (763) 296-2957

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Pa Xiong Nodalo
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, LADC
Verified
Fridley, MN 55432
One of my greatest passions is providing therapy services to individuals who are looking to re-discover themselves and start their healing process. I believe in viewing my clients in the holistic form and that finding balance is essential to leading a healthy and productive life. In therapy, our relationship will be a partnership. We will work together to find the root of the problem, discover your unmet needs, and develop tools to help you gain control and flourish in your life, once again.
One of my greatest passions is providing therapy services to individuals who are looking to re-discover themselves and start their healing process. I believe in viewing my clients in the holistic form and that finding balance is essential to leading a healthy and productive life. In therapy, our relationship will be a partnership. We will work together to find the root of the problem, discover your unmet needs, and develop tools to help you gain control and flourish in your life, once again.
(763) 496-4934 x440 View (763) 496-4934 x440
Photo of Ruben Meza Maldonado Jr, Pre-Licensed Professional in Columbia Heights, MN
Ruben Meza Maldonado Jr
Pre-Licensed Professional, LGSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Fridley, MN 55432
I believe in the resilience of each individual, and I am passionate about empowering others to create their own paths to fulfillment. Bilingual and biliterate in Spanish and English, I enjoy supporting diverse individuals from a variety of cultural backgrounds. I work with adults and couples. Depression, anxiety, trauma, grief and loss, and life transitions are some of my areas of interest. I am honored to be a part of your journey!
I believe in the resilience of each individual, and I am passionate about empowering others to create their own paths to fulfillment. Bilingual and biliterate in Spanish and English, I enjoy supporting diverse individuals from a variety of cultural backgrounds. I work with adults and couples. Depression, anxiety, trauma, grief and loss, and life transitions are some of my areas of interest. I am honored to be a part of your journey!
(763) 373-5510 x452 View (763) 373-5510 x452
Photo of Xianwen Cao, Pre-Licensed Professional in Columbia Heights, MN
Xianwen Cao
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Fridley, MN 55432
I'm open to work with individual adults, couples and family, with a special interest in working with elder adults. I'm passionate about providing support to life transitions, relationship issues, emotional distress and promoting well-being. I'm naturally curious and passionate in learning how experience shapes life, in the counseling room, I dedicate in creating a non-judgmental safe space for clients to express, explore and heal. I believe in the uniquity of every individual, looking forwards to developing “exclusive” plan for each client through in-depth exploration and genuine acceptance.
I'm open to work with individual adults, couples and family, with a special interest in working with elder adults. I'm passionate about providing support to life transitions, relationship issues, emotional distress and promoting well-being. I'm naturally curious and passionate in learning how experience shapes life, in the counseling room, I dedicate in creating a non-judgmental safe space for clients to express, explore and heal. I believe in the uniquity of every individual, looking forwards to developing “exclusive” plan for each client through in-depth exploration and genuine acceptance.
(612) 540-1511 View (612) 540-1511
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Chin Thao
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified
1 Endorsed
Fridley, MN 55432
We all have our own unique story, and sometimes are faced with challenges that prevents us from moving forward onto the next chapter. Therapy can provide us with clarity, a better understanding of ourselves, and empowerment to overcome those difficulties. By being aligned in our essence, and living our truth, we can develop a more meaningful, healthy, and balanced life.
We all have our own unique story, and sometimes are faced with challenges that prevents us from moving forward onto the next chapter. Therapy can provide us with clarity, a better understanding of ourselves, and empowerment to overcome those difficulties. By being aligned in our essence, and living our truth, we can develop a more meaningful, healthy, and balanced life.
(763) 292-2120 x463 View (763) 292-2120 x463
Photo of Kao Lee Vang, Pre-Licensed Professional in Columbia Heights, MN
Kao Lee Vang
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Fridley, MN 55421  (Online Only)
Have you heard of "mental workouts"? In order for us to get better at being our best selves, we need to train every day. Allow me to be your mental coach in making sure that you are in the best shape to tackle your current life stresses and concerns. I’ve experienced a fair share of stress, being misunderstood, taken advantage of, feeling hopeless, and trapped between multiple worlds so I know that we all need a mental break to repair and strategize ways to cope and continue our hectic lives.
Have you heard of "mental workouts"? In order for us to get better at being our best selves, we need to train every day. Allow me to be your mental coach in making sure that you are in the best shape to tackle your current life stresses and concerns. I’ve experienced a fair share of stress, being misunderstood, taken advantage of, feeling hopeless, and trapped between multiple worlds so I know that we all need a mental break to repair and strategize ways to cope and continue our hectic lives.
(763) 225-2581 View (763) 225-2581
Photo of Cynthia White Meyer LICSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Columbia Heights, MN
Cynthia White Meyer LICSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
New Brighton, MN 55112  (Online Only)
I work with individuals, couples and families, (adolescents, adults, medicare seniors and persons with disabilities) who feel disconnected from themselves, their emotions, their relationships, bodies, life purpose, or higher power. This may be because of an addiction, a personality disorder, relationship distress, a developmental or neurological disorder, depression, anxiety or a host of other issues. We work together to imagine and create integration.I am passionate about helping people create personal health and well-being for themselves and in their relationships, however they define this.
I work with individuals, couples and families, (adolescents, adults, medicare seniors and persons with disabilities) who feel disconnected from themselves, their emotions, their relationships, bodies, life purpose, or higher power. This may be because of an addiction, a personality disorder, relationship distress, a developmental or neurological disorder, depression, anxiety or a host of other issues. We work together to imagine and create integration.I am passionate about helping people create personal health and well-being for themselves and in their relationships, however they define this.
(651) 321-1970 View (651) 321-1970
Photo of Kim Surve, Marriage & Family Therapist in Columbia Heights, MN
Kim Surve
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
New Brighton, MN 55112
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and have been working in the field of psychology for 20+ years. I enjoy providing therapy for children, adolescents, and adults. I utilize Experiential Play Therapy to help children recover from trauma and abuse as well as for children experiencing life stressors such as divorce and difficulties at school. I also practice Filial Therapy to strengthen parent-child relationships and reduce difficult behavior such as tantrums and defiance. I am trained in Somatic Experiencing to address symptoms of trauma such as flashbacks, avoidance, anxiety, depression, self-harm, etc.
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and have been working in the field of psychology for 20+ years. I enjoy providing therapy for children, adolescents, and adults. I utilize Experiential Play Therapy to help children recover from trauma and abuse as well as for children experiencing life stressors such as divorce and difficulties at school. I also practice Filial Therapy to strengthen parent-child relationships and reduce difficult behavior such as tantrums and defiance. I am trained in Somatic Experiencing to address symptoms of trauma such as flashbacks, avoidance, anxiety, depression, self-harm, etc.
(612) 255-6133 View (612) 255-6133

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Columbia Heights, MN

10+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Columbia Heights, MN who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
92% Depression
85% Relationship Issues
85% Coping Skills
85% Self Esteem
77% Stress
69% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

91% UCare
82% BlueCross and BlueShield
73% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Columbia Heights, MN see their clients

77% In Person and Online
23% Online Only

Gender breakdown

84% Female
16% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Columbia Heights?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.