Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD) Therapists in Saint Louis Park, MN

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Chris Schoenstedt
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified Verified
Saint Louis Park, MN 55416
I specialize in the treatment of OCD, hoarding disorder, and all other anxiety-related disorders: social anxiety, phobias, panic disorder, PTSD, generalized anxiety, tics, and body-focused repetitive behaviors (e.g., nail-biting). As part of my practice, the primary treatment for these conditions is exposure and response prevention therapy, or ERP. What maybe differentiates my practice from others whose principal therapeutic modality is ERP is that I am able to accept a wide variety of insurances. Additionally, I am one of very few clinicians in the state of Minnesota who specializes in the treatment of hoarding disorder.
I specialize in the treatment of OCD, hoarding disorder, and all other anxiety-related disorders: social anxiety, phobias, panic disorder, PTSD, generalized anxiety, tics, and body-focused repetitive behaviors (e.g., nail-biting). As part of my practice, the primary treatment for these conditions is exposure and response prevention therapy, or ERP. What maybe differentiates my practice from others whose principal therapeutic modality is ERP is that I am able to accept a wide variety of insurances. Additionally, I am one of very few clinicians in the state of Minnesota who specializes in the treatment of hoarding disorder.
(651) 564-8473 View (651) 564-8473
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Michal Sarah Rischall
Psychologist, PhD, LP
Verified Verified
Saint Louis Park, MN 55426
I am a doctoral-level licensed clinical psychologist who provides therapy and comprehensive neuropsychological evaluations to children, adolescents, and their families. I specialize in the treatment of depression, anxiety, behavioral disorders, difficulties in adjustment, Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), and Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). I also provide neuropsychological to clarify concerns such as ADHD, executive functioning deficits, and specific learning disorders. My philosophy is to provide children and adolescents with the tools they need to thrive at home and school through evidence-based interventions.
I am a doctoral-level licensed clinical psychologist who provides therapy and comprehensive neuropsychological evaluations to children, adolescents, and their families. I specialize in the treatment of depression, anxiety, behavioral disorders, difficulties in adjustment, Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), and Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). I also provide neuropsychological to clarify concerns such as ADHD, executive functioning deficits, and specific learning disorders. My philosophy is to provide children and adolescents with the tools they need to thrive at home and school through evidence-based interventions.
(952) 592-3551 View (952) 592-3551
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Jessica Osfar
Counselor, MS, C-IAYT, LPCC
Verified Verified
Saint Louis Park, MN 55416
Waitlist for new clients
My clinical experience includes working with a range of ages (children, adolescents and adults) and levels of care (outpatient therapy, partial and full day programs) with clients with various concerns including, but not limited to anxiety, depression, OCD, and trauma.
Life can be difficult at times and finding the right support to help you navigate life’s challenges can make all the difference. I believe it is essential to create a trusting therapeutic relationship in an inclusive and judgment free space so that you feel safe to express yourself and be you. In session, my intention is to provide an attuned listening ear while you share your concerns, thoughts and feelings. Together with curiosity and care, we will unfold past and present experiences and process their impact and meaning. I will encourage you as you gain awareness, insight, learn and grow.
My clinical experience includes working with a range of ages (children, adolescents and adults) and levels of care (outpatient therapy, partial and full day programs) with clients with various concerns including, but not limited to anxiety, depression, OCD, and trauma.
Life can be difficult at times and finding the right support to help you navigate life’s challenges can make all the difference. I believe it is essential to create a trusting therapeutic relationship in an inclusive and judgment free space so that you feel safe to express yourself and be you. In session, my intention is to provide an attuned listening ear while you share your concerns, thoughts and feelings. Together with curiosity and care, we will unfold past and present experiences and process their impact and meaning. I will encourage you as you gain awareness, insight, learn and grow.
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Krista Post
Psychologist, MA, LP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Saint Louis Park, MN 55426
I work with adults facing depression, anxiety issues (worry, panic, OCD, PTSD), relationship issues, grief/loss, work/career issues, unresolved past, self-esteem deficits, desire for self-growth, trauma, behavior problems, couples/martial therapy, postpartum depression & anxiety.
I bring a gentle yet direct approach to this work. Whether you are struggling with issues beyond your control or facing difficult aspects about yourself or life. I offer practical support and guidance. I will assist you in understanding your feelings and behaviors, and will gently challenge you to move toward change. I emphasize the importance of developing meaningful self-purpose and fulfilling work & relationships.
I work with adults facing depression, anxiety issues (worry, panic, OCD, PTSD), relationship issues, grief/loss, work/career issues, unresolved past, self-esteem deficits, desire for self-growth, trauma, behavior problems, couples/martial therapy, postpartum depression & anxiety.
I bring a gentle yet direct approach to this work. Whether you are struggling with issues beyond your control or facing difficult aspects about yourself or life. I offer practical support and guidance. I will assist you in understanding your feelings and behaviors, and will gently challenge you to move toward change. I emphasize the importance of developing meaningful self-purpose and fulfilling work & relationships.
(612) 296-3800 View (612) 296-3800
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Tamara C Dauphin-Whear
Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Saint Louis Park, MN 55416
Collaboratively we address root causes and thought patterns for anxiety, depression, OCD, trauma, difficult transitions and relationships with healthier, more productive ways of thinking and feeling.
“We all get stuck" sometimes and need someone to confide in. I will meet you with compassion, understanding and humor, as well as the support you need as you identify your own skills and strengths to help you live your best life. I offer expert knowledge in working with individuals, and families of all ages and cultures. I love that I get to work with people who want to do and feel better, and I am eager to provide you with guidance and strategies as you move towards positive change in your life. Everything can always be different!”
Collaboratively we address root causes and thought patterns for anxiety, depression, OCD, trauma, difficult transitions and relationships with healthier, more productive ways of thinking and feeling.
“We all get stuck" sometimes and need someone to confide in. I will meet you with compassion, understanding and humor, as well as the support you need as you identify your own skills and strengths to help you live your best life. I offer expert knowledge in working with individuals, and families of all ages and cultures. I love that I get to work with people who want to do and feel better, and I am eager to provide you with guidance and strategies as you move towards positive change in your life. Everything can always be different!”
(952) 592-3629 View (952) 592-3629
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Stephanie R Martin
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Saint Louis Park, MN 55416  (Online Only)
Hi there! I'm a therapist. I’m also a hope generator, truth bomb dropper, and perspective provider who will help you take ownership of your life. We’ll start to sort and organize your life story, unearth harmful patterns, and generate solutions that will help you live with more intention and authenticity. Through that process, you’ll see yourself, your life, and your experiences through a different perspective that will help you break through barriers that have held you back. I'm enthusiastic about increasing access to effective treatment around OCD, religious trauma, recovery from abuse and trauma, and LGBTQ+ specific challenges.
Hi there! I'm a therapist. I’m also a hope generator, truth bomb dropper, and perspective provider who will help you take ownership of your life. We’ll start to sort and organize your life story, unearth harmful patterns, and generate solutions that will help you live with more intention and authenticity. Through that process, you’ll see yourself, your life, and your experiences through a different perspective that will help you break through barriers that have held you back. I'm enthusiastic about increasing access to effective treatment around OCD, religious trauma, recovery from abuse and trauma, and LGBTQ+ specific challenges.
(952) 260-1248 View (952) 260-1248
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Hannah Thomas
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Saint Louis Park, MN 55416
I enjoy working with kids, teens, adults, and families that are looking for individual therapy, family therapy, parent-child therapy, or play therapy. I have experience supporting clients through a wide range of challenges including, trauma, anxiety, depression, ADHD, OCD, identity development, adoption, parent-child attachment challenges, school difficulties, emotional dysregulation, aggression, divorce, and grief/loss.
I enjoy working with kids, teens, adults, and families that are looking for individual therapy, family therapy, parent-child therapy, or play therapy. I have experience supporting clients through a wide range of challenges including, trauma, anxiety, depression, ADHD, OCD, identity development, adoption, parent-child attachment challenges, school difficulties, emotional dysregulation, aggression, divorce, and grief/loss.
(763) 343-8952 View (763) 343-8952
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Julia Langer
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Saint Louis Park, MN 55416  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Through my time at Washington University in St Louis and the Minneapolis VA, I gained specialized training in treatments for PTSD, Insomnia, Depression, Social Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, Depression, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Nightmares, and emotion regulation and interpersonal difficulties.
Traumatic experiences, relationship problems, and painful emotions can keep us from living the lives we want to live. I will help you develop techniques to break this vicious cycle and reconnect with what matters. I have specialized training in evidence-based practices including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Mindfulness. My goal is to help you make changes that increase the quality of your life within an affirming environment with respect to sexuality, gender identity, religion, race, and all aspects of culture.
Through my time at Washington University in St Louis and the Minneapolis VA, I gained specialized training in treatments for PTSD, Insomnia, Depression, Social Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, Depression, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Nightmares, and emotion regulation and interpersonal difficulties.
Traumatic experiences, relationship problems, and painful emotions can keep us from living the lives we want to live. I will help you develop techniques to break this vicious cycle and reconnect with what matters. I have specialized training in evidence-based practices including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Mindfulness. My goal is to help you make changes that increase the quality of your life within an affirming environment with respect to sexuality, gender identity, religion, race, and all aspects of culture.
(612) 509-0825 View (612) 509-0825
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Catalyst Mental Health
Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
Saint Louis Park, MN 55416  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I work as a team with clients exploring current issues and how mind and body are interconnected. I believe when people have hope and can learn to challenge and replace irrational thoughts, beliefs, and attitudes, they are free to experience change. I utilize an eclectic, client-centered approach incorporating Cognitive Behavioral and Dialectic Behavioral techniques, Solution-Focused, and Psycho-education. I specialize in working with teens and young adults age 12 and older; treating anxiety disorders, adjustment issues/life changes/transitions, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, relationship/peer issues, & depression.
I work as a team with clients exploring current issues and how mind and body are interconnected. I believe when people have hope and can learn to challenge and replace irrational thoughts, beliefs, and attitudes, they are free to experience change. I utilize an eclectic, client-centered approach incorporating Cognitive Behavioral and Dialectic Behavioral techniques, Solution-Focused, and Psycho-education. I specialize in working with teens and young adults age 12 and older; treating anxiety disorders, adjustment issues/life changes/transitions, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, relationship/peer issues, & depression.
(612) 887-3272 View (612) 887-3272
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Britt Werre
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Saint Louis Park, MN 55424  (Online Only)
You're not broken, you're just human. We all experience difficulty throughout our lives, and when life feels hard, it can be so easy to get caught up in thoughts like, "It'll never get better," or to feel anxious, overwhelmed, and discouraged. Before too long, you might realize you're far from the life you'd imagined, or the person you'd hoped to be.
You're not broken, you're just human. We all experience difficulty throughout our lives, and when life feels hard, it can be so easy to get caught up in thoughts like, "It'll never get better," or to feel anxious, overwhelmed, and discouraged. Before too long, you might realize you're far from the life you'd imagined, or the person you'd hoped to be.
(320) 441-0505 View (320) 441-0505
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Analisa Ballinger
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS
Verified Verified
Saint Louis Park, MN 55416
Analisa Ballinger is a Cognitive Behavior Therapist in Minnesota who has been practicing since 2016. She has an MA in Marriage and Family Therapy from Capella University. Analisa has worked with children, adolescents, and adults in different settings. She uses a client-centered, humanistic approach, focusing on aspects of family systems, play therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Analisa also works from a collaborative, strength-based approach that's mindful of cultural, ethnic, and economic concerns. She likes to use affirmations, open ended questions, and reflective listening to help clients clarify their goals.
Analisa Ballinger is a Cognitive Behavior Therapist in Minnesota who has been practicing since 2016. She has an MA in Marriage and Family Therapy from Capella University. Analisa has worked with children, adolescents, and adults in different settings. She uses a client-centered, humanistic approach, focusing on aspects of family systems, play therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Analisa also works from a collaborative, strength-based approach that's mindful of cultural, ethnic, and economic concerns. She likes to use affirmations, open ended questions, and reflective listening to help clients clarify their goals.
(612) 662-2276 View (612) 662-2276
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Elizabeth Wagner
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Saint Louis Park, MN 55416
Joy. It's what we're all searching for. Sometimes we need some help along the way to find it. Whether you are searching for joy for yourself, your child, or your family, I am here for you. Through a relational and compassionate approach I will help you uncover the strength and capacity that already exist within you and help you develop new insight and skills allowing you to persevere, blossom, and thrive.
Joy. It's what we're all searching for. Sometimes we need some help along the way to find it. Whether you are searching for joy for yourself, your child, or your family, I am here for you. Through a relational and compassionate approach I will help you uncover the strength and capacity that already exist within you and help you develop new insight and skills allowing you to persevere, blossom, and thrive.
(952) 444-9744 View (952) 444-9744
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Megan O'Brien
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Saint Louis Park, MN 55426
I partner with clients to nurture healing, growth, and resiliency. In every instance, I will take time to ascertain how to evoke my clients’ strengths, helping them effectively mobilize their own capabilities. In this way, every person I work with ends up with practiced skill sets of their own to take with them after therapy has concluded.
I partner with clients to nurture healing, growth, and resiliency. In every instance, I will take time to ascertain how to evoke my clients’ strengths, helping them effectively mobilize their own capabilities. In this way, every person I work with ends up with practiced skill sets of their own to take with them after therapy has concluded.
(952) 522-6042 View (952) 522-6042
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Eddie Luker
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
Saint Louis Park, MN 55416
Life is challenging! In today's world external stressors and underlying issues can make it difficult to cope. Whether it be current anxieties, past or current trauma, mood issues, life transitioning or substance use causing distortions and disconnections, psychotherapy can help you move thru these challenges with better outcomes, more confidence and a sense of stability with who you are in a world ever changing.
Life is challenging! In today's world external stressors and underlying issues can make it difficult to cope. Whether it be current anxieties, past or current trauma, mood issues, life transitioning or substance use causing distortions and disconnections, psychotherapy can help you move thru these challenges with better outcomes, more confidence and a sense of stability with who you are in a world ever changing.
(608) 802-8582 View (608) 802-8582
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Amani Yassin
Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
Saint Louis Park, MN 55416  (Online Only)
Joy. It’s what we’re all searching for. Sometimes we need some help along the way to find it. Whether you are searching for joy for yourself, your child, or your family, we are here for you. Through a relational and compassionate approach we will help you uncover the strength and capacity that already exist within you and help you develop new skills allowing you to persevere, blossom, and thrive. We are dedicated to helping children, adolescents, and adults find their courage and their calm, helping parents find the most effective parenting strategies, and helping families interact with more empathy and compassion.
Joy. It’s what we’re all searching for. Sometimes we need some help along the way to find it. Whether you are searching for joy for yourself, your child, or your family, we are here for you. Through a relational and compassionate approach we will help you uncover the strength and capacity that already exist within you and help you develop new skills allowing you to persevere, blossom, and thrive. We are dedicated to helping children, adolescents, and adults find their courage and their calm, helping parents find the most effective parenting strategies, and helping families interact with more empathy and compassion.
(612) 261-0265 View (612) 261-0265
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Dr. Julia Kidwell
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Saint Louis Park, MN 55416
I enjoy helping foster a sense of resiliency, empowerment, and strength in my clients. I believe in helping my clients to discover their strengths and empowering them to improve their life to meet their individual goals. I have experience working with individuals of a wide range of ages, including children, teens, and adults.
I enjoy helping foster a sense of resiliency, empowerment, and strength in my clients. I believe in helping my clients to discover their strengths and empowering them to improve their life to meet their individual goals. I have experience working with individuals of a wide range of ages, including children, teens, and adults.
(612) 662-1974 View (612) 662-1974
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Peter Meilahn, MA, LPCC
Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
Saint Louis Park, MN 55416
My clients can change anxiety, ADHD, autism, or pain with live heart and brain feedback called biofeedback or neurofeedback in online visits. Clients control music volume on their phones with their calm attention levels with free biofeedback equipment I provide. It is easy mindfulness therapy for kids and adults. It is proven to work as well as medication for anxiety, ADHD, and pain. I have years of experience as a therapist, and have taught clinicians at The University of MN Medical Center and elsewhere. Insurance covers this service. To schedule a 20 minute call, click here: https://neurotherapy.intakeq.com/booking
My clients can change anxiety, ADHD, autism, or pain with live heart and brain feedback called biofeedback or neurofeedback in online visits. Clients control music volume on their phones with their calm attention levels with free biofeedback equipment I provide. It is easy mindfulness therapy for kids and adults. It is proven to work as well as medication for anxiety, ADHD, and pain. I have years of experience as a therapist, and have taught clinicians at The University of MN Medical Center and elsewhere. Insurance covers this service. To schedule a 20 minute call, click here: https://neurotherapy.intakeq.com/booking
(612) 429-5143 View (612) 429-5143
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Life and Light Psychotherapy and Wellness
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
Saint Louis Park, MN 55416
If you are reading this, its an important step you just took towards your own healing journey. At Life and Light Healing and Wellness we lovingly attend to you, to all that makes you...you, to co-create a healing space. Whether it's the dark clouds of depression, the tentacles of anxiety, or the storm of PTSD, our clinicians are equipped with the tools and skills to support you through your journey to healing.
If you are reading this, its an important step you just took towards your own healing journey. At Life and Light Healing and Wellness we lovingly attend to you, to all that makes you...you, to co-create a healing space. Whether it's the dark clouds of depression, the tentacles of anxiety, or the storm of PTSD, our clinicians are equipped with the tools and skills to support you through your journey to healing.
(952) 260-4563 View (952) 260-4563
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Kara Pilon Reil
Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Saint Louis Park, MN 55426
Do you find yourself wondering if there are ways to live a healthier life? Have healthier relationships? Looking for balance and support in using more positive coping skills on a daily basis? I enjoy providing professional, confidential, compassionate, creative therapy services for adults and adolescents to help people improve and strengthen their lives and relationships. I use a positive, strength-based, whole person approach to help clients through their life journey while feeling honored to walk the walk with them.
Do you find yourself wondering if there are ways to live a healthier life? Have healthier relationships? Looking for balance and support in using more positive coping skills on a daily basis? I enjoy providing professional, confidential, compassionate, creative therapy services for adults and adolescents to help people improve and strengthen their lives and relationships. I use a positive, strength-based, whole person approach to help clients through their life journey while feeling honored to walk the walk with them.
(612) 979-2868 View (612) 979-2868
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Kathleen Sprole
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Saint Louis Park, MN 55416  (Online Only)
I want to help you heal, grow, and thrive in your life. I know you are tired of being in pain and want the stress (and the ways it's impacting your life) to end. I want that for you, too. I believe each person has inner strengths and resources, but we sometimes lose touch with them. I want to help you reconnect with those strengths, build new strategies that work in your life, as well as increase your resilience and find ways to thrive.
I want to help you heal, grow, and thrive in your life. I know you are tired of being in pain and want the stress (and the ways it's impacting your life) to end. I want that for you, too. I believe each person has inner strengths and resources, but we sometimes lose touch with them. I want to help you reconnect with those strengths, build new strategies that work in your life, as well as increase your resilience and find ways to thrive.
(612) 502-9411 View (612) 502-9411
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Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD) Therapists

How long does OCD treatment take?

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is often treated on a weekly or twice-weekly schedule, depending on symptom severity and the client’s preferences. Some clients may start to see a noticeable improvement in symptoms in as little as six weeks, but it’s also possible, especially in more severe cases, for treatment to take several months to a year before significant progress is made.

What happens if OCD is not treated?

Some people with OCD, especially those with mild symptoms, may find that they are able to adapt reasonably well to life with the condition, even if their symptoms never resolve completely. However, many people, particularly those whose symptoms are severe at the outset, find that their obsessions and compulsions grow more intrusive with time, making it harder to maintain relationships, hold down a job, or navigate the world successfully.

Are there medications for OCD?

Medication can be used to treat OCD. The class of drugs most often prescribed are selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, or SSRIs, which include fluvoxamine (under the brand name Luvox), fluoxetine (Prozac), and sertraline (Zoloft), among others. In cases of treatment-resistant OCD, other classes of medication, such as tricyclic antidepressants or atypical antipsychotics, may be prescribed. Medication is frequently used in conjunction with therapy.

Can OCD come back after treatment?

Yes. Major life transitions, periods of stress, or other factors can cause symptoms to return or, if they were never fully eradicated, to ramp back up in intensity. For some, these relapses are brief and do not require additional treatment; identifying specific triggers and practicing the skills learned in therapy can help speed their course. For others, returning to therapy for a brief period can help address the underlying stress and strengthen coping mechanisms.