Stress, PTSD and Anxiety Therapists in Excelsior, MN.

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


Anxiety Counselor

Chad Allen, MA, LPCC

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

Within driving distance of Excelsior

Stress and anxiety are a normal part of life, but when you experience these symptoms as overwhelming, chronic, or debilitating they become too much to bear alone. Psychotherapy can help. My approach to treating patients who are troubled by anxiety and stress is by helping them understand the reasons for their symptoms and by helping to contain them in the therapy relationship. Over time, this process can reduce the intensity and duration of stress and anxiety, allow you to tolerate and relate to these symptoms as important information about something else going on in your internal or external world, and to gain a sense of self-mastery and increased freedom in your life.

Anxiety Counselor

Kerin Logstrom, M.A., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Excelsior

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!

Anxiety Counselor

Shoreview Mental Health Center,

Within driving distance of Excelsior

Anxiety has a tremendous impact on the people that struggle with it, as well as the people around them. It saps the energy from their life. Anxiety is fear. Anxiety focuses on the future. In therapy, we try to identify what the fear is and how best to work through it. There are a number of different treatment approaches including talk therapy, exposure therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Somatic Experiencing (SE).

Anxiety Counselor

Tamera Mensink, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Excelsior

I treat stress and anxiety, such as acute stress, episodic stress, and chronic Stress. I also treat anxiety issues, such as generalized anxiety disorder, panic, phobias, and post-traumatic stress disorder. Here is a breakdown of the 6 big stressors in people’s lives. They are workplace stress, family stress, relationship stress, holiday stress, school stress, and mental stress. Mental stressors include fear, self-expectations, embarrassment, feelings, attitude, needs, wants, goals, lack of goals, illness, drugs, head games, friendships, relationships and irrational thoughts.

Anxiety Counselor

Kori Hennessy, MA, LAMFT

Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Excelsior

Anxiety and stress can have an impact on all aspects of our lives. When they are at appropriate levels, they can be helpful, but when they are too present, problems arise. I help people who come to see me identify how much stress is too much, and provide tools they can use to manage more effectively. I use brain based science and mindfulness techniques to help reduce the negative impact anxiety and stress have on people's lives.

Anxiety Counselor

Jennifer Rives, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Excelsior

In this fast paced world, many people find themselves struggling with anxiety and stress. It’s important to have some moments where you can determine what might be causing the anxiety, as well as figure out ways to change it. This isn’t always easy to do by yourself or with your friends and family. Sometimes, it takes an objective pair of eyes and ears, to help guide you through the process. You don’t have to live with anxiety and stress; there are ways to deal with it and create a more satisfying way of life!

Anxiety Counselor

Betsy Sansby, MS, LMFT

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

Within driving distance of Excelsior

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.

Anxiety Counselor

Lisa Marie Raines, MA, LMFT

License Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Excelsior

Anxiety/Stress and Depression many times go hand in hand. We will work together to identify and understand the behaviors, emotions, ides, life problems and events that may be contributing to your anxiety/stress about life. We will determine goals and strategies to help restructure ways of thinking and mistaken beliefs that may perpetuate anxiety/stress and/or depression. You will learn coping techniques and problem solving skills to regain a sense of pleasure and control over your life. Together we can move forward toward the life you desire.

Anxiety Counselor

Bruce Fischer, PhD, LP, LMFT

Licensed Psychologist, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Excelsior

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.

Anxiety Counselor

Meridee Rilen, Psy.D., LP

Doctoral Level Clinical Psychologist

Within driving distance of Excelsior

If you are experiencing stress and anxiety, then you know what a self-fueling cycle it can be - the endless worries, telling yourself you "just need to try harder," the frustration that comes when nothing you do seems to be make a dent in your stress level, leading to physical tension that causes you to feel like you can't get a deep breath or a good night's sleep. And then you worry and beat up on yourself even more. But please know that stress and anxiety respond really well to therapy! You and I will work together to figure out where to break into that cycle and how to do it quickly and most effectively. Often clients experience significant symptom reduction in 5 sessions or less.

Anxiety Counselor

Renee Segal, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage, Family and Individual Therapist

Within driving distance of Excelsior

Stress and anxiety are part of everyday life but when they get overwhelming and they affect daily functioning a therapist can help you manage it. Therapy for anxiety can be very helpful to indentify what thoughts are adding to your anxiety and to teach you how to think differently to calm yourself down. Counseling can help you to identify which life events planted the seeds of panic or anxiety in you.

Anxiety Counselor

Joan Pechauer, LMFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Excelsior

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.

Anxiety Counselor

Timothy McCarthy, PhD, LP, LMFT

Licensed Psychologist and Licensed Marriage-Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Excelsior

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!



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

Thank you for visiting our Minnesota page of stress therapists in Excelsior, 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 Excelsior, 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.

Excelsior is located in Hennepin County, Minnesota. It has a land area of 0.62 square miles and a water area of 0.05 square miles.  The population of Excelsior is 2,279 people with 1,113 households and a median annual income of $46,995. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Excelsior, MN

Some budgeting needed

While counseling can certainly be an expense for individuals and families in Excelsior, 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 Excelsior may have flexibility or sliding scales