Stress, PTSD and Anxiety Therapists in Oakdale, MN.

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


Jason Walter, MA, LPCC, LADC
Anxiety Counselor

Jason Walter, MA, LPCC, LADC

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

In 55042 - Nearby to Oakdale.

We become vulnerable to the demands of our families, relationships, and professional worlds. We may find ourselves soaked in anxiety, anger, or resentment at situations where it's not always the best response. I can help you make a plan to deal with this stress and anxiety. It starts by identifying the sources of stress inducing feelings, thoughts, and behaviors. Often times we tend to overlook the true source. Eliminating stress is impossible but I can help you with management techniques. I can help you learn to have control over your stress and it's affects on your physical, emotional, and mental health. The goal is to gain a deeper sense of self awareness.

Jennifer Rives, MA, LMFT
Anxiety Counselor

Jennifer Rives, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 55409 - Nearby to Oakdale.

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!

Kalli Matsuhashi, MA, LP, LMFT, LPCC
Anxiety Counselor

Kalli Matsuhashi, MA, LP, LMFT, LPCC

Licensed Psychologist & Marriage and Family Therapist

In 55122 - Nearby to Oakdale.

I have experienced great success in helping my clients reduce or eliminate the anxiety in their lives - whether it's panic attacks, a specific phobia, or more generalized anxiety. The key to this success is utilizing hypnosis. Hypnosis provides us with a powerful way to access the part of you that is creating the anxiety. Anxiety usually operates as a kind of internal "early warning system." Through hypnosis, we can access the warning system (the anxious part of you), and help it realize the counter-productive nature of the anxiety. Most symptoms are cleared in 3 to 7 sessions.

David Halper, MA, LMFT
Anxiety Counselor

David Halper, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

In 55110 - Nearby to Oakdale.

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.

JoAnna Smith, MA, LMFT
Anxiety Counselor

JoAnna Smith, MA, LMFT

Therapist/Coach

In 55122 - Nearby to Oakdale.

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

Rebecca Meyer, LPCC
Anxiety Counselor

Rebecca Meyer, LPCC

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

In 55071 - Nearby to Oakdale.

Anxiety and stress are real and can be manageable. Clients will learn how to set healthy boundaries that are consistent with who you are and what you believe. We'll also look at adjusting sleep patterns and eating behaviors to help you manage you anxiety and/or stress. My goal for you, as we work together, is for you to have peace at the end of the day.

Cathy Johnston, MA, LMFT, CST
Anxiety Counselor

Cathy Johnston, MA, LMFT, CST

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Certified Sex Therapist

In 55408 - Nearby to Oakdale.

I'll help you learn how to manage anxiety and stress so they don't feel so overwhelming. Some people are genetically "wired" to be more anxious or vulnerable to stress and worry. Loss and difficult experiences also contribute to a heightened state of anxiety. Understanding the sources of your anxiety and stress, and connecting with thoughts and behaviors that enhance your internal sense of well-being will allow you to live with anxiety or stress rather than feeling over-run by them. I teach mindfulness and relaxation techniques as part of reducing anxiety and managing stress.

Monica Landolt White, PhD, LAMFT
Anxiety Counselor

Monica Landolt White, PhD, LAMFT

Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

In 55408 - Nearby to Oakdale.

Everyone feels anxiety and stress sometimes. But, when it starts to feel overwhelming, exhausting, unrelenting, and limiting, I can help. My approach is one of curiosity and compassion. I explore why anxiety and stress have become apart of you. What adaptive function did they originally serve for you? Are they present to protect you from fear of future failure or pain? Once we acknowledge and understand their original purpose, we work on finding new meaning for these defense mechanisms, and eventually let them go.

Meridee Rilen, Psy.D., LP
Anxiety Counselor

Meridee Rilen, Psy.D., LP

Doctoral Level Clinical Psychologist

In 55410 - Nearby to Oakdale.

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.

Brad Bychinski, MA, LMFT
Anxiety Counselor

Brad Bychinski, MA, LMFT

LIFE Counseling LLC

In 55337 - Nearby to Oakdale.

Everyone feels anxiety at some point in their lives but when it starts to interfere with your life, counseling can help. Although anxiety can feel debilitating, it is treatable. People with anxiety don’t always share the same symptoms, they vary from person to person. Therapy will help you to reclaim your life and function in a chronically stressful world.

Tamera Mensink, MA, LMFT
Anxiety Counselor

Tamera Mensink, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 55107 - Nearby to Oakdale.

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.

Heather Holt, MSW, LICSW
Anxiety Counselor

Heather Holt, MSW, LICSW

Licensed Indépendant Clinical Social Worker (LICSW), Psychotherapist

In 55104 - Nearby to Oakdale.

I look at therapy as building a proverbial toolbox. The tools that fill this toolbox are coping skills. Some things we try will work for you while other coping skills won't. We work together to figure out what will work best for you. You will find that psychotherapy with me addresses your primary concern, not mine! I work with you to identify goals and we work to achieve those goals. With anxiety and stress, we look at what is happening and how to help you interrupt the patterns of anxiety and stress.

Bruce Fischer, PhD, LP, LMFT
Anxiety Counselor

Bruce Fischer, PhD, LP, LMFT

Licensed Psychologist, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

In 55408 - Nearby to Oakdale.

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.



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Oakdale is located in Washington County, Minnesota. It has a land area of 10.94 square miles and a water area of 0.35 square miles.  The population of Oakdale is 28,080 people with 11,166 households and a median annual income of $67,036. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Oakdale, MN

Generally Affordable

Therapists in Oakdale are often within budget with some potential challenges for longer term commitments. Your mental health and well being are a top priority. If accessibility is a concern, ask your counselor about sliding scale fees or inquire about accepted insurance plans. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Oakdale public health department.