Counselors in Minnesota

Minneapolis (1375)Saint Paul (1059)Saint Cloud (233)Rochester (196)Duluth (165)
New Brighton (151)Burnsville (135)Bloomington (127)Eden Prairie (125)Mankato (123)Anoka (119)Edina (117)Maple Grove (109)Bemidji (106)Minnetonka (105)Stillwater (100)Woodbury (98)Moorhead (94)St Louis Park (91)Lakeville (80)Willmar (76)Hopkins (74)Grand Rapids (71)Golden Valley (70)Eagan (65)Apple Valley (64)Brooklyn Center (61)Winona (60)Otsego (58)Elk River (56)Coon Rapids (53)Alexandria (51)Baxter (50)Oakdale (49)Chaska (47)Fridley (46)Brainerd (44)Hutchinson (43)Brooklyn Park (42)Sartell (40)Owatonna (40)Centerville (39)Maplewood (39)Shakopee (38)Plymouth (38)Monticello (37)Northfield (35)Crookston (34)Buffalo (33)Roseville (32)Forest Lake (30)Andover (30)Pine City (30)Wayzata (29)Detroit Lakes (28)Waconia (27)Rogers (26)Richfield (24)Excelsior (24)Saint Peter (23)Lake Elmo (23)Virginia (23)Princeton (23)Wadena (23)Chanhassen (20)Big Lake (20)White Bear Lake (20)Champlin (19)Waite Park (19)Hibbing (19)New Ulm (18)Cloquet (18)Prior Lake (18)Red Wing (17)Fergus Falls (17)North Branch (17)Cambridge (17)Center City (17)Little Falls (17)Marshall (16)Mora (16)Savage (16)Worthington (15)Onamia (15)Blaine (14)Park Rapids (14)Shoreview (14)Milaca (13)New Hope (13)Austin (13)Faribault (13)Hastings (13)Spring Lake Park (12)Crystal (12)Breckenridge (11)Chisago City (11)Saint Louis Park (11)Mendota Heights (11)International Falls (11)Saint Michael (11)Cottage Grove (10)Thief River Falls (10)Isanti (9)Perham (9)Glencoe (9)Victoria (9)Cass Lake (9)Albert Lea (9)Delano (8)Luverne (8)Little Canada (8)Litchfield (7)Windom (7)Paynesville (7)Loretto (7)Fairmont (6)Osseo (6)Morris (6)Cokato (6)Rosemount (5)Inver Grove Heights (5)Albertville (5)Hugo (5)Hermantown (5)Glenwood (5)St Cloud (5)Newport (5)Vadnais Heights (5)Hackensack (5)Moose Lake (5)Pipestone (5)Jackson (4)East Grand Forks (4)Long Prairie (4)Benson (4)White Earth (4)Saint James (4)Staples (4)Roseau (4)North Mankato (4)Braham (4)Waseca (4)Lino Lakes (4)Grand Marais (3)Slayton (3)Pine River (3)Redwood Falls (3)Robbinsdale (3)West Saint Paul (3)Lindstrom (3)Gaylord (3)Spring Park (3)Sauk Rapids (3)New Prague (3)Mound (3)Aitkin (3)

Learn more about Counselors

A counselor provides support and guidance to individuals, couples, families, and groups. Counselors work in a variety of settings to help people work through or overcome their personal, social and psychological challenges. A counselor who offers primarily mental and behavioral health counseling may be known as a mental health counselor or therapist. Guidance counselors help people with their educational and career goals.

The practice of counseling varies depending on the counselor’s specialty, setting and patient. In general, a counselor may:

  • Provide individual, group, family, and couples/marriage counseling
  • Provide school and career planning guidance
  • Advocate for patients and certain populations, such as abused women, children, and the disabled, to help them overcome institutional and social barriers
  • Perform risk assessments and personality tests
  • Evaluate and develop counseling plans for their patients, re-evaluating and modifying these plans as needed
  • Provide coping skills and therapeutic techniques to patients, such as breathing techniques, talk therapy, and the use of visual imagery
  • Collaborate, refer, and consult with other professionals, such as teachers, psychologists, social workers, and psychiatrists
  • Involuntarily commits patients in emergency situations

Many different types of healthcare professionals can practice counseling, including licensed counselors, social workers, marriage and family therapists, and psychologists. Counselors may also be known by the following names: therapist, psychotherapist, psychoanalyst, and guidance counselor.

There are 7386 specialists practicing Counseling in Minnesota with an overall average rating of 4.1 stars. There are 38 hospitals in Minnesota with affiliated Counseling specialists, including Essentia Health St. Mary's Medical Center, AllinaHealth - United Hospital and University of Minnesota Medical Center - West Bank Campus.