It's perfectly normal to feel a little uncomfortable when reaching out for help with your mental health and wellness. Therapy can involve sharing things about yourself you may not have shared with others. It requires a certain level of vulnerability which can make it hard to choose someone to work with. You want to make sure you find the right therapist in Stillwater to work with, and we want to help.
Should I go to therapy?
If you've found yourself wondering if therapy is right for you, we encourage you to contact us. There are many different reasons why people seek out the help and support of a therapist. Here are just a few examples:
Life feels overwhelming
You're in the middle of a difficult life transition (going to college, new parenthood, moving, marriage, divorce, etc.)
You want to improve the relationships in your life
You're trying to figure out who you are and what to do with your future
The daily stress of life is getting harder to handle
You don't feel like yourself anymore
There are difficult people in your life
Perfectionism controls your day, and you never feel "good enough"
You have overwhelming fear and anxiety about all kinds of things in life
You are experiencing symptoms of a mental health disorder
You're trying to manage grief, loss, or trauma
As you can see, therapy can help with many different situations. You don't have to check a certain number of boxes or meet certain criteria to benefit from working with a therapist. If there is an area of life that feels challenging, a therapist can help you. If you're dealing with anxiety that disrupts your daily life, a therapist can help. And if you just feel like life was going to be different than it is or that it should be better, a therapist can help.
Choosing a therapist in Stillwater
If you're looking for a therapist in Stillwater to work with, here are some things to keep in mind during your search:
It's important to find a therapist you are comfortable talking to about your life.
Find a therapist who specializes in the area you are looking for help.
Make sure they have the education and experience necessary.
Consider the costs and if they accept your insurance.
Ask about their availability.
Will they provide you with customized treatment?
5 Reasons to Try Therapy at The NEST
If you're located in Stillwater or the Twin Cities area, we would love for you to explore your options at The NEST. As a group practice, we are able to provide some additional benefits to help you in your journey to feeling your best. Here are some of the benefits of working with one of our mental health professionals:
1. We have therapists specializing in many different areas
It's helpful to work with a therapist who specializes in the area that you want to address in therapy. At The NEST, we have mental health professionals specializing in a wide range of areas. This includes:
Individual therapy for challenges such as anxiety, trauma, establishing boundaries, anger management, grief and loss, and work/life balance
Couples counseling to address situations like premarital counseling, infidelity, financial arguments, sexual dysfunction, abuse, and divorce planning
Family counseling for situations such as communication problems, abuse, divided parenting, blended families, loss and grief, broken trust, and behavioral challenges in children
Reproductive and perinatal mental health for situations including grief and loss, disappointment when things don't go as planned, anxiety, not feeling like yourself, emotional rollercoaster, unwanted thoughts, and adjustment in life transitions including adoption
LGBTQ+ and TGNC+ therapy with a therapist specializing in working with situations including gender dysphoria, discrimination, anxiety, self-acceptance, and relationship challenges
In addition, our staff also includes a Birth Doula and Childbirth Educator, a Certified Birth and Bereavement Doula, Registered Yoga Teachers, a Women's Health Nurse Practitioner and Certified Menopause Practitioner, and a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor. We would love to help match you with a mental health professional that's right for you.
2. There is a large pool of knowledge and experience to tap into
Going to a group practice for therapy is like benefiting from working with a team of therapists. We currently have 15 providers on our team. That means you receive the best treatment possible because you benefit from the education and experience of the entire team and not just a single therapist. For example, if you are recovering from trauma and substance addiction, you may benefit from working with two professionals, each with their own specialty. Our group practice allows you to do this in one place, which can make it easier to create a complete treatment plan for your specific needs.
3. You can combine medication management with therapy
If you're experiencing a woman's health issue or concern such as depression, postpartum depression, mood swings, low libido, perimenopause, menopause, birth control, or premenstrual mood disorder among others, our Women's Health Nurse Practitioner can help. This allows you to experience the benefits of therapy and medication management all in one place, therefore, providing you with a holistic approach to your health and wellness.
4. We accept most health insurance plans
We are committed to helping the people in our community have access to mental health care. Therefore, we accept most health insurance plans along with private pay. Insurance providers we work with include:
Contact us if you have questions about health insurance coverage for therapy sessions.
5. You receive personalized treatment for your unique needs
We specialize in providing personalized therapy to help you create meaningful change in your life. We aren't here to tell you what to do or force you to follow an already laid out plan. Instead, our team is here to collaborate with you on creating the best treatment plan to help you feel your best. You are the expert in yourself. We are here to create a safe place for you to let down your guard and explore the situations and challenges that matter most to you.
Our office is not your typical "therapy office" setting. Instead, we want to make sure you feel as comfortable as possible. So, we provide boutique specialized care in a baby-welcoming, family-friendly environment along the river in Stillwater, MN.
We invite you to schedule an appointment and start your therapy journey today.