Stress, PTSD and Anxiety Therapists in Columbia Heights, MN.

Licensed professional counseling for anxiety, stress, phobias, and panic in Columbia Heights, Minnesota.


Betsy Sansby, MS, LMFT
Anxiety Counselor

Betsy Sansby, MS, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist & Communication Expert for over 30 years

In 55345 - Nearby to Columbia Heights.

As the late Claire Weeks once wrote, “Anxiety is nothing more than over-sensitized nerves kept alive by bewilderment and fear.” I can help you create an action plan to heal over-sensitized nerves and manage your stress more effectively. Develop your ability to recognize the stress response more quickly and respond in ways that: reduce fear and anxiety and increase self-mastery.

Tessa Gittleman, MA, LAMFT
Anxiety Counselor

Tessa Gittleman, MA, LAMFT

Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

In 55369 - Nearby to Columbia Heights.

The reason so many people don't want help managing their anxiety is because it serves. Often times anxiety helps us get work done on time, motivates us, and protects us from potential harm. The problem is, unmanaged anxiety is that app that keeps running in the background of your life, draining all your battery. When anxiety and stress pile up, you stop charging all the way, and eventually burn out. I help you get to a place where you and your anxiety can peacefully coexist, and teach you how to recognize, interrupt, and change the pattern where anxiety gets to takeover.

Rachel Larson, MA, LAMFT
Anxiety Counselor

Rachel Larson, MA, LAMFT

Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

In 55014 - Nearby to Columbia Heights.

We offer counseling for people struggling with feelings of stress or anxiety. Sometimes this can look like irritability or a need to control. Other times we just have so much on our plate that we need help determining what to let go of or how to manage our time or emotions differently. By utilizing counseling, we will provide you with a space to talk about your concerns and offer tools to help manage anxiety and stress.

JoAnna Smith, MA, LMFT
Anxiety Counselor

JoAnna Smith, MA, LMFT

Therapist/Coach

In 55122 - Nearby to Columbia Heights.

I frequently have to remind myself of the expression, "We spend a lot of time worrying about things that never come to pass". Sometimes we invest so much time and energy worrying about the 'what if's" that we fail to enjoy the 'now' moments. We can become consumed by fear, panic, and uncontrollable worry. This may prevent us from enjoying our daily activities, from pursuing our goals or new relationships, or actively participating in the lives of our loved ones. Not only does this place added stress on ourselves, but it can be taxing on those around us. Our work together will identify, as well as alter, the thoughts, feelings, and defeating behaviors contributing to anxiety and stress

Timothy McCarthy, PhD, LP, LMFT
Anxiety Counselor

Timothy McCarthy, PhD, LP, LMFT

Licensed Psychologist and Licensed Marriage-Family Therapist

In 55437 - Nearby to Columbia Heights.

Everyone experiences anxiety in life. But when it becomes too much, it saps the very life out of us and causes our quality of life to suffer. This is where action needs to be taken and you must proactively find a therapist who can help you learn effective anxiety management techniques. People who suffer from anxiety often just take medication and fail to utilize proven anxiety reduction methods. The approach I use is to help clients learn how to calm the physiological reactions to anxiety while actively changing the negative thought patterns of worry and fearful thinking. Anxiety is an ingrained pattern of responding to stress which you can hange!

David Halper, MA, LMFT
Anxiety Counselor

David Halper, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

In 55110 - Nearby to Columbia Heights.

Anxiety and reaction to stress are the most common issues of the clients that I work with. I think of anxiety as rehearsing bad events that will most likely not happen. The problem is that as we are "rehearsing" these possible events, our body is actually experiencing the event as if it is actually happening. This causes all sorts of physical and emotional responses, none of which are good for us or enjoyable. My approach is to identify the habits that you have developed that cause you to feel anxious and find remedies for these habits. I do in-office and online counseling. You can self-register and self-schedule at mnonlinecounseling.com.

Lisa Wilke, PsyD, LP
Anxiety Counselor

Lisa Wilke, PsyD, LP

Psychologist

In 55434 - Nearby to Columbia Heights.

Do you feel stressed-out, anxious, and on edge? Do you find it difficult to relax and enjoy the moment? Are you distracted by consistent worry? Do you catastrophize and imagine the worse case scenarios? What if you could feel clam, relaxed, and confident in your decisions? And did not worry about the future? It is possible to let go of worry and anxiety. You can experience less stress in your life. Let me help you find your peace.

Rebekah Miller, MA, LMFT
Anxiety Counselor

Rebekah Miller, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist at Wellness Counseling Services (WCS)

In 55427 - Nearby to Columbia Heights.

Are you struggling with anxiety and stress? Are you having trouble concentrating or difficulty sleeping because of worried or stress-filled thoughts? Do you feel overwhelmed with the responsibilities in your life? Are you and your family coping with difficult life challenges? Together, we will work to identify thoughts that maintain your anxiety, expand or strengthen your support system, and increase self-care that will help you manage stress better. I work with individuals, couples, or families who want to manage anxiety and stress in a way that enables them to thrive in their lives, families, and careers.

Hanson Associates
Anxiety Counselor

Hanson Associates

Gary D. Hanson, MA, LMFT and Joy A. Hanson, MA, LMFT

In 55369 - Nearby to Columbia Heights.

Anxiety and stress can distort our view of the world and sap our energy for life and relationships. We provide a narrative, solution-focused, cognitive-behavioral approach to understanding patterns of anxious thoughts and/or loss of perspective from unrelenting stress which allows you to regain and sense of confidence, hope for the future, and capacity to relate to others in healthy, positive ways.

Bruce Fischer, PhD, LP, LMFT
Anxiety Counselor

Bruce Fischer, PhD, LP, LMFT

Licensed Psychologist, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

In 55408 - Nearby to Columbia Heights.

My approach to managing anxiety is twofold. I first evaluate your situation & understand the external factors that impact you. Next we design and implement a plan to address those factors. Skills like assertiveness, and limit setting may be used to deal with the external stressors. The second thing we do is increase your coping skills. We can use specific behavioral plans, changing self-talk, letting go, and using social supports to increase your resiliency. Stress reduction methods such as meditation, exercise, spiritual resources, and breathing exercises may be used. With time and some effort, you will find that your self-doubt and anxiety will be replaced will confidence & self-esteem.

Mary Hendrickson, Psy.D., LP
Anxiety Counselor

Mary Hendrickson, Psy.D., LP

Licensed Doctoral Level Clinical Psychologist

In 55305 - Nearby to Columbia Heights.

Anxiety can be paralyzing! Feeling stressed, irritable, overwhelmed, confused and in a panic can be very draining and disabling to your life. While we work together, we can come to learn about these feelings and situations that bring rise to the anxiety. Therapy is a place that may allow you to learn more about yourself to gain more insight and options in managing these intrusive feelings that interfer with you being able to fully live your life verses wanting to withdraw. Reaching out for professional help can begin the process so you do not have to feel so helpless and alone. Feel free to call to set up a time for therapy for yourself. Life does not have to always be stressed filled.

Joan Pechauer, LMFT
Anxiety Counselor

Joan Pechauer, LMFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

In 55369 - Nearby to Columbia Heights.

Living with stress and anxiety is hard on our bodies. At their worst, they cause tense muscles and shallow breathing. At their worst, they can cause high blood pressure and other physical problems. First, you and I will explore where you feel stress and anxiety in your body and then you'll learn relaxation tools and healthy self-talk so that you can feel in control rather than out of control.

Kerin Logstrom, M.A., LMFT
Anxiety Counselor

Kerin Logstrom, M.A., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 55305 - Nearby to Columbia Heights.

Anxiety can be a debilitating condition. Studies show that talk therapy and in some cases medication together have the best success. Learn and implement available skills to reduce your anxiety through cognitive behavioral therapy. If your anxiety is trauma based then Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a successful modality that can reduce your anxiety. There is relief from anxiety!



You have Found the Top Therapists for Stress, Anxiety, and PTSD in Columbia Heights, MN.

Thank you for visiting our Minnesota page of stress therapists in Columbia Heights, Minnesota who are skilled and experienced in dealing with anxiety, worry, and panic in all its forms.  Worry and stress can cause a myriad of physical symptoms and wreck havoc on both our personal life and our relationships. Counseling for stress and PTSD in Columbia Heights, MN will give you healthy tools and help you move forward. Let's get started. Reach out to us today, our contact forms are "open" 24/7.

Columbia Heights is located in Anoka County, Minnesota. It has a land area of 3.38 square miles and a water area of 0.10 square miles.  The population of Columbia Heights is 19,715 people with 7,918 households and a median annual income of $47,717. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Columbia Heights, MN

Some budgeting needed

While counseling can certainly be an expense for individuals and families in Columbia Heights, with proper budgeting, it is entirely do-able and the risk/reward is worth it. For some families, it may be difficult to sustain a commitment to therapy without proper insurance coverage. If this is you, ask your therapist about low cost options as practitoners in and around Columbia Heights may have flexibility or sliding scales. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Columbia Heights public health department.