Anxiety Therapists in Columbia Heights, MN

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Andrea Patten
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Columbia Heights, MN 55421  (Online Only)
I am passionate about working with and supporting trauma, family/life change, panic and anxiety concerns, and relational concerns.
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 am passionate about working with and supporting trauma, family/life change, panic and anxiety concerns, and relational concerns.
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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Cindy Hodgson
Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified 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
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Dr. Carrie Sword, Jungian Psychotherapist
Counselor, PhD, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Columbia Heights, MN 55421
If you want to know what your unconscious mind is telling you in your dreams, I can help. By understanding the deeper underpinnings of your own dynamics, you can sort out complexities. When you gain insight about what drives your anxiety and moods, your sense of possibilities can change profoundly.
If you want to know what your unconscious mind is telling you in your dreams, I can help. By understanding the deeper underpinnings of your own dynamics, you can sort out complexities. When you gain insight about what drives your anxiety and moods, your sense of possibilities can change profoundly.
(612) 800-0203 View (612) 800-0203
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Norris Vorasane
Pre-Licensed Professional, MPS, LADC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Columbia Heights, MN 55421
You might be feeling overwhelmed by life's challenges, whether it's stress from work, school, or relationships, navigating your identity, impacted by systemic oppression, or looking to address trauma. You may be grappling with anxiety, depression, substance use, or navigating the complexities of your identity. I'm here to provide a safe, nonjudgmental space to explore and understand your feelings, aiming to discover your true self and build resilience. Our goal is for you to break free from negative messages, build resilience, and find empowerment and self-worth through meaningful, positive change with tools you can take with you.
You might be feeling overwhelmed by life's challenges, whether it's stress from work, school, or relationships, navigating your identity, impacted by systemic oppression, or looking to address trauma. You may be grappling with anxiety, depression, substance use, or navigating the complexities of your identity. I'm here to provide a safe, nonjudgmental space to explore and understand your feelings, aiming to discover your true self and build resilience. Our goal is for you to break free from negative messages, build resilience, and find empowerment and self-worth through meaningful, positive change with tools you can take with you.
(763) 373-8093 View (763) 373-8093
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Donna G Anderson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, ACSW
Verified Verified
Columbia Heights, MN 55421
Trauma, loss, anxiety, depression, illness, conflict and isolation can impact our sense of ourselves, psychologically and physically.
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.
Trauma, loss, anxiety, depression, illness, conflict and isolation can impact our sense of ourselves, psychologically and physically.
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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Wendy Alm
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified 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
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Kimberly Schultz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Columbia Heights, MN 55421
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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Kadey Seeger
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BSW, MSW, LGSW
Verified Verified
Columbia Heights, MN 55421
I am a dedicated therapist who provides empathy, compassion, and humor in individual therapy sessions for children, teenagers, and young adults. I am passionate about working with individuals who have experienced trauma that arises as depression, anxiety, and behavior difficulties. Childhood experiences often continue to influence our lives as we transition into adolescence and adulthood. Clients that I work with tend to have difficulties with asserting boundaries, experience low self-esteem, adversity to stress, and perfectionistic tendencies. I welcome you to give space for you or your child to process life experiences.
I am a dedicated therapist who provides empathy, compassion, and humor in individual therapy sessions for children, teenagers, and young adults. I am passionate about working with individuals who have experienced trauma that arises as depression, anxiety, and behavior difficulties. Childhood experiences often continue to influence our lives as we transition into adolescence and adulthood. Clients that I work with tend to have difficulties with asserting boundaries, experience low self-esteem, adversity to stress, and perfectionistic tendencies. I welcome you to give space for you or your child to process life experiences.
(651) 272-2900 View (651) 272-2900
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Suad Y Ismail
Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
Columbia Heights, MN 55421
Taking the first step to seeking help can be anxiety provoking, I offer a 15 minute consultation to see if we are a good fit.
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.
Taking the first step to seeking help can be anxiety provoking, I offer a 15 minute consultation to see if we are a good fit.
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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Jody Sarkinen
RN, BSN, PHN
Verified 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
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Mark Sundby
Psychologist, MDiv, PhD, LP
Verified 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
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Eric Wittkopf
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
Columbia Heights, MN 55421
Specializing in adolescents, adults, couples, relationships, family, childhood, recovery, lgbtq+.
Specializing in adolescents, adults, couples, relationships, family, childhood, recovery, lgbtq+.
(651) 358-2567 View (651) 358-2567
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Faryal Khan
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS
Verified 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
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Jerrion Richardson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Columbia Heights, MN 55421
Why do you seem to grow irritable and frustrated with other people? Is there something that keeps you from being able to communicate with your partner? Something that 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? Is there something that keeps you from being able to communicate with your partner? Something that 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
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Evangelina Andrade
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Columbia Heights, MN 55421
Are you struggling with self-esteem, relationship issues, lack of boundaries, or always prioritizing others? 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 self-awareness, self-compassion, identify and utilize their strengths, and develop skills to navigate challenges.
Are you struggling with self-esteem, relationship issues, lack of boundaries, or always prioritizing others? 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 self-awareness, self-compassion, identify and utilize their strengths, and develop skills to navigate challenges.
(651) 478-2327 View (651) 478-2327
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Ju-Ping Huang
Psychologist, PhD, LP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Columbia Heights, MN 55421
Not accepting new clients
Some of my special interests include: trauma/PTSD, depression, anxiety, health issues (e.
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).
Some of my special interests include: trauma/PTSD, depression, anxiety, health issues (e.
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

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Molly Gurovitsch
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Fridley, MN 55432  (Online Only)
I specialize in Anxiety, Self-Esteem, ADHD, Stress Management, Perfectionism, Depression, Trauma, OCD, Relationships and Life Transitions.
We all have the capacity to grow and heal. I honor the courage it takes to reach out for support and make the choices and changes necessary to find peace and fulfillment in life. Whether stuck in unsatisfying patterns, navigating transitions or challenging relationships, living with impacts of mental heath, trauma or life and work stress, I work collaboratively to develop insights, practical coping tools and uncover your resilient qualities. Therapy is a relational process and we will work together to reach your goals, often by exploring ways your life experiences have impacted you and finding strategies for relief and empowerment.
I specialize in Anxiety, Self-Esteem, ADHD, Stress Management, Perfectionism, Depression, Trauma, OCD, Relationships and Life Transitions.
We all have the capacity to grow and heal. I honor the courage it takes to reach out for support and make the choices and changes necessary to find peace and fulfillment in life. Whether stuck in unsatisfying patterns, navigating transitions or challenging relationships, living with impacts of mental heath, trauma or life and work stress, I work collaboratively to develop insights, practical coping tools and uncover your resilient qualities. Therapy is a relational process and we will work together to reach your goals, often by exploring ways your life experiences have impacted you and finding strategies for relief and empowerment.
(763) 710-6044 x261 View (763) 710-6044 x261
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Amber D. Langford
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Arden Hills, MN 55112
Waitlist for new clients
You thought life was going to be more than this. More peaceful, more joyful, more meaningful. You’ve been striving anxiously to make it better or perhaps feeling too depressed and burnt out to keep trying. Together, we can pinpoint the root causes of your anxiety or depression so you can get back to peacefully creating a life you love.
You thought life was going to be more than this. More peaceful, more joyful, more meaningful. You’ve been striving anxiously to make it better or perhaps feeling too depressed and burnt out to keep trying. Together, we can pinpoint the root causes of your anxiety or depression so you can get back to peacefully creating a life you love.
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John Ferguson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Mounds View, MN 55112
John works with a variety of issues including: Anger, anxiety, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), chemical health, child and adolescent behavioral challenges, conflict resolution, depression, grief and loss, life changes, relationships, and self improvement.
John is a therapist with 25 years experience as a mental health clinician serving adults, couples, children, adolescents and families. His training from the University of Iowa and Simmons College in Boston offers a strong theoretical grounding in psychodynamic and cognitive behavioral therapy. That is important, but more important is your experience as a client. Our work together will be built upon a helping relationship of trust and understanding. What would it look like? Identifying and solving specific problems; exploring aspects of your "self" and utilizing your strengths; making change that you set as a goal.
John works with a variety of issues including: Anger, anxiety, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), chemical health, child and adolescent behavioral challenges, conflict resolution, depression, grief and loss, life changes, relationships, and self improvement.
John is a therapist with 25 years experience as a mental health clinician serving adults, couples, children, adolescents and families. His training from the University of Iowa and Simmons College in Boston offers a strong theoretical grounding in psychodynamic and cognitive behavioral therapy. That is important, but more important is your experience as a client. Our work together will be built upon a helping relationship of trust and understanding. What would it look like? Identifying and solving specific problems; exploring aspects of your "self" and utilizing your strengths; making change that you set as a goal.
(763) 691-9962 View (763) 691-9962
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Mindful Way Counseling, LLC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Fridley, MN 55432  (Online Only)
Congratulations on taking this brave first step toward change. We’re here to help! We provide a safe, reliable, and open environment to explore your concerns and help you achieve your goals. Whether you are coming to work on trauma, anxiety, depression, life change/stress or other goals, we are here to help in a nonjudgmental and compassionate space. We can support and guide you along your journey and we feel honored to meet you where you are and help you delve deeper to care for your true self. We welcome and affirm everyone from all walks of life including all ages, ethnicities, races, sexual orientations, & gender identities.
Congratulations on taking this brave first step toward change. We’re here to help! We provide a safe, reliable, and open environment to explore your concerns and help you achieve your goals. Whether you are coming to work on trauma, anxiety, depression, life change/stress or other goals, we are here to help in a nonjudgmental and compassionate space. We can support and guide you along your journey and we feel honored to meet you where you are and help you delve deeper to care for your true self. We welcome and affirm everyone from all walks of life including all ages, ethnicities, races, sexual orientations, & gender identities.
(612) 712-2722 View (612) 712-2722

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Anxiety Therapists

What are the most common treatments for anxiety?

Talk therapy, particularly cognitive behavioral therapy, is the most common treatment for anxiety. Studies have shown it is equally effective as medication. Other popular forms of therapy are popular, depending on a patient’s experience. Exposure therapy, for instance, can be useful for people dealing with fears and phobias, or who have experienced traumatic events. Dialectical Behavioral Therapy may be useful for patients who need help with emotion regulation. Anxiolytic medications, like benzodiazepines, can also help with calming a person enough to focus on the skills they’ve learned, and physical exercise has been shown to help symptoms of anxiety across the board.

How long does therapy for anxiety take to work?

The amount of time needed to alleviate symptoms depends on the severity of a person’s condition. Some therapies may take 5-20 weekly sessions to show results. Anti-depressant medications typically take two to four weeks before a benefit is felt. Anti-anxiety medications are felt typically within 20-30 minutes. Medications are best used to offer a patient a better headspace in which to work on techniques learned in therapy. Exercise, improved sleep habits, and meditation are effective, but takes weeks or months to show results.

When should I seek treatment for anxiety?

Everyone feels anxious at times, but when anxiety causes disruption to your daily life, it may be time to seek help. Such disruption can be mental, physical, or both: having fear dominate your thoughts, avoiding situations or objects that bring on feelings of anxiety, or experiencing shortness of breath, sweating, dizziness, or panic attacks. When these symptoms are recurrent and distressing, it may be time to talk to someone.

How effective is treatment for anxiety?

Treatment for anxiety has been shown to be moderately to highly effective, according to a large body of psychology studies and analyses. For some people, treatment using CBT or exposure therapy alone is effective. Others respond best to a combination of medication and therapy.