• Where to Begin

    How do you know if you or your loved one needs help? How do you pick the right therapist? Get these questions answered and begin a path to healing!

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  • Our Services

    Are you interested in individual therapy, couple or relationship counseling, family therapy, or help for your child or teen? Here you’ll learn about all of the services that we provide at MidWest Center.

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  • Our Locations

    We have 4 Twin Cities Locations to choose from. Pick your location and browse through a list of our therapists, their experience and special interests and expertise.

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Isn’t it time you felt better, regained hope, restored your family… and started enjoying life again!

  • Symptoms

    What type of symptoms are you or your loved ones experiencing?  Are you feeling overwhelming sadness, anger, fear, hopelessness, mood changes, or even panic attacks?  Are these feelings making you withdraw from your family, or maybe even the world?  Left untreated these symptoms can produce a host of negative feelings and behaviors that will affect you and everyone around you!

  • You are not alone.

    Even though life feels difficult right now, take comfort in knowing that there are answers, you are not alone… and you’ve already taken a very important first step by being at this website!

Understanding anxiety and depression

Anxiety and depression are linked to so many mental health and psychological issues that it’s important to have a clear understanding about them.  Anxiety and depression affect millions of men, women and children of all ages, and are the number one reasons why people seek help from a mental health professional.

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  • Depression is the most common psychiatric disorder.  Depression is considered a chronic mental health condition and symptoms can include; feelings of extreme sadness, hopelessness, fatigue, low energy, irritability, pain and an overall empty feeling.

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  • Anxiety, like depression can affect more than just your mind, you can experience chronic feelings of worry, fear, agitation, and nervousness and apprehension about life’s most minor happenings.  Chronic anxiety can also lead to phobias and an inclination to avoid the person, place or activity you feared!

How are anxiety and depression treated?

There is no “one-size-fits-all” treatment for anxiety and depression … each person is unique and should be treated as such. The best way to treat depression is for you to become informed so you can choose the best methods for your situation.

Three of the most common treatments for anxiety and depression include:

  1. Psychotherapy or Counseling
  2. Medication
  3. Life-style changes

Often times a blended approach of therapy is chosen. Some types of therapy teach you techniques to reduce or re-frame negative thinking and teach behavior skills that can combat and reduce anxiety and depression. Therapy can help you understand why you think a certain way, help identify “triggers” that cause those thoughts, and help you greatly reduce or eliminate anxiety and depression.

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How do you know if you or a loved one needs professional therapy or counseling?

If you have been trying to cope with certain issues or problems on your own, but have been unsuccessful, or don’t exactly know how to make changes—therapy may be the answer you are looking for. Addressing your problem with a professional can help get you out of that rut, and back into a more happy and productive life.

There are a range of symptoms that when present could indicate it is time to get individual, couple or family therapy. These symptoms can include

    • Depression
    • Anxiety
    • Trouble at work or school
    • Anger
    • Empty feeling
    • Thoughts of violence
    • Substance abuse
    • Lack of energy
    • Loneliness
  • If you have persistent issues and are unable to get relief, it may be time to contact us or another professional therapist or counselor. At MidWest Center For Personal & Family Development, we can help you figure out what might be wrong and what you can do about it.

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Are you interested in Individual Therapy?

Individual therapy is a collaborative relationship in which you work together with an experienced professional clinician and decide what to focus and work on … and what your overall goals will be.  An experienced therapist will be actively involved in asking questions, assisting in helping you get a deeper understanding of your situation, and providing emotional support throughout the entire process.

  • At MidWest Center for Personal & Family Development, we focus and specialize in one-on-one individual therapy in the Minneapolis, St. Paul and the Twin Cities Area. To learn more about how individual therapy works and how to get started just click on the “learn more” link.  Or if you need help immediately click on the contact us link or call us now!

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Relationship Therapy or counseling can help save even the most troubled relationships

Is it right for you?

Relationship counseling, also referred to as marriage counseling, or couples therapy may be the answer if you feel your relationship is falling apart, or at a place where good communication is very difficult.  Our relationship counselors at MidWest Center can help:

  • Married couples
  • Unmarried couples
  • Partners
  • Individuals who want relationship therapy or counseling
  • There can be quite a few issues that couples bring to relationship therapy, including anger, frustration, resentment, struggles about money, sexual tension, cheating, just to name a few. The thought of going to counseling together can be a pretty scary scenario for each of you. But educating yourself on what will happen, and having honest expectations can help you repair and restore your relationship.

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Family Counseling

As life transitions and changes occur, families can find themselves struggling to keep the family happy, healthy and together.  Family therapy or counseling can aid you, your spouse, young children, teenagers and other extended family or care givers.

Are you looking for family counseling or therapy in Minnesota and are dealing with or struggling with any of these issues?

    • Anger
    • Teenage Disrespect
    • Mood Swings
    • Substance Abuse
    • Violence
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    • Divorce
    • Blended Families
    • Mental Illness
    • Sibling Conflicts
  • At MidWest Center, we offer family counseling and therapy at all five of our Twin Cities locations. If you would like to learn more about Family Therapy and Counseling click on the “learn more” link.  If you feel you have put this off long enough and are ready to talk, click the “Contact Us” link or give us a call… we’ll help sort it out and get your family on a path of healing.

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Child and Teen Therapy

Children seem to go through several difficult stages in their lives, and as parents you’ve had to deal with every one or many of them.  Starting with the terrible two’s, to the difficult fours, to the troublesome thirteens and fourteens when the hormones start to rage, to the teenage years when they are trying to establish themselves as adults.

  • Parenting doesn’t come with an instructional manual, and dealing with any of these issues can be daunting for any parent.  At MidWest Center we have clinicians and therapists at all of our Twin Cities locations who are experienced in working with children and teens of all ages.  Don’t go at it alone … there is help!

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Reach Out To MidWest Center

  • 2550 University Ave. W.,
    Suite 435-S,
    St. Paul, MN 55114