We offer a variety of services that are different than what you can find by many therapists and clinics in this area. Please see below to review the variety of options we offer at Northwest Counseling. We service the greater MN area including, but limited to: Sartell, Sauk Rapids, St. Cloud, Waite Park, Little Falls, Alexandria, Albany, Big Lake, Becker, Clearwater and Willmar.
We realize that no two people are the same and as such tailor our mental health treatment services to meet the specific needs of our clients. Whether you are struggling with anxiety, depression or any other issue, we can help you recognize underlying problems, fully realize your strengths and adjust certain behaviors and thoughts to see things a different, healthier way.
We specialize in treating adults, children, adolescents, couples, marriages and families and offer comprehensive services dealing with:
- Bipolar Disorder
- Child and Family stressors
- Chronic Pain
- Grief and Loss
- Mood Disorders
- Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
- Oppositional Behaviors
- Panic Disorder
- Personality Disorders
- Stress Management
- Work stress
- Premarital counseling
- Family Therapy / Family Oriented Therapy
- Play Therapy
- Marriage Therapy
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
- Adults, Teens & Kids / Children
- Marital issues/ Couples Therapy
- Coping with life stress
FEE FOR SERVICE
At Northwest Counseling we understand and respect your need for confidentiality. As a result, we offer specialized therapy services, designed to meet your needs, at competitive pricing. When you choose to use your insurance, the third-party payer is subject to your information, as well as dictating the requirements for therapy. This often times discourages individuals and couples from using therapy services out of fear that their mental health diagnoses may impact their premium insurance rates. At Northwest Counseling we want you to have the choice to not use a third-party payer, without costing you incredibly high amounts. Insurance companies do not pay for couples or marriage therapy, thereby forcing at least one person to have a diagnosis in order for sessions to be paid at their deductible amount. We do not believe that everyone needs a diagnosis. When you choose fee for service, an assessment will only be completed if that is something you are interested in. In addition, we believe when you are ready for therapy, you should be given the option to get in quickly. Many clinics have wait times of several weeks to several months. At Northwest Counseling, we make every attempt to get you seen the same week you call us, if not the same day! We can do this when we are not bound to the insurance requirements and are working for you. Call us today to set up your first appointment. Individual and couples therapy sessions are $80 when paid the day of your appointment. If you want an assessment, the cost is $130 per assessment.
If you would like to use your insurance or EAP benefits, we are in-network with: Medica, United Health Care, Health Partners, MA, BCBS, PreferredOne, Cigna, Aetna, UCare, New Directions, Empathia, BDA/Life Works, Ulliance, IBH, Compsych
Congratulations! You are getting married and making a list of all your to-dos. We, at Northwest Counseling, want to remind you to also find a premarital therapist that can help you be successful for all the days of your marriage. We know how important it is for you to invest in your future and so we offer several premarital packages to meet your needs. Our therapists offer comprehensive materials to help you learn skills that make a healthy and lasting relationship. Based on your package of choice, you are eligible to receive a discount on you MN marriage license. In a survey of 3,334 couples, premarital education programs were found to reduce divorce by 31% (Stanley, Amato, Johnson, & Markman, 2006).
Diamond Package: Our diamond package is for the couples that would like to have a few sessions with a professional therapist to help them solidify their skills. These couples may already be receiving premarital counseling through their church or pastor. This package allows the couple to have 3 sessions with a trained marriage therapist to ensure they have the skills needed to have a healthy relationship. This package includes three in office visits as well as resources to practice using the skills they learn. This package is $199
Platinum Package: Our Platinum package is for the couples that want to invest more time into their relationship, ensuring they are starting their relationship with adequate skills and knowledge to help them succeed. This package includes 5 in office sessions as well as take home relationship based material to be completed by the couple. This package includes a customized strengths orientated assessment with specific focus to the skill enhancement through PREPARE/ENRICH. Upon completion and return of the take home work and five sessions, these couples will be given a certificate to receive $75 off of their marriage license. This package is $389
We offer workshops on topics covering couples relationship skills and workshops on parenting. If you are interested in knowing more, please contact us directly.
We use a variety of therapy modalities to help you achieve your goals. Our approaches include, but are not limited to: Family systems therapy, CBT, solution focused, behavioral, strategic therapy, play therapy and narrative approaches.
We look forward to working with you!