507-668-1200

3387 Brownlow Ave, #110

St. Louis Park, MN 55426

4450 Nicollet Ave S.

Minneapolis, MN 55419

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Individual Therapy for Adults

A Happier, Healthier You

Lately, you have been feeling like you are falling apart.

 

You have a lot on your plate and it seems like your to-do list is never-ending. For each task you cross off, your list is piled on with 2 or 3 more tasks. When will it end? 

You find yourself putting-off certain responsibilities. These tasks are so daunting that the idea of organizing your spice rack or scrubbing your toilet seems more pleasant. Your avoidance preference of choice is taking a long nap, scrolling through Facebook or Instagram on your phone, or watching hours of Netflix. 

You used to worry about things that made sense, but now you're worried and anxious all of the time. You spend countless hours ruminating about the same thing, and this leaves you feeling exhausted, frustrated and more worried. 

You are really good at avoiding events or obligations that cause you worry or stress. You can't stand the idea of being the center of attention, and you fear that others are judging everything about you (your height, hair, clothes, size and the words that come out of your mouth). You take extra time finding the right outfit and cleaning the kitchen so you can put off going to things that cause you anxiety.

You’re noticing that no matter how hard you try, you can’t seem to relax anymore. You always feel on edge, like there’s a tightness in your chest that just won’t go away. You feel the need to be continuously busy, but it seems as though you can never really get anything done.   

Your racing thoughts and fidgety body make it hard to fall asleep. You have tried everything from melatonin to essential oils and nothing seems to work. You consistently wake up throughout the night or wake up the next morning feeling drained. You don't even bother going to be before midnight. What's the point if you're just going to be awake and restless in your bed for the next 3 hours? 

It seems like no one gets it or understands. Everyone tells you to just relax or calm down. Just when it feels like there's relief, you fall off the wagon and begin the anxious cycle once again.  

This is awful! You need some relief.

Are you ready to get off this rollercoaster and figure out how to finally enjoy your life without worry and fear constantly breathing down your neck? 

I will push you to work through your shame, guilt, self-doubt, worry and fear. You will fill your toolbox with helpful skills and techniques to manage your stress and anxiety. You will learn to feel good about who you are, speak up for what you want, and change the things that are holding you back.

 

I am committed to holding a safe space for you to heal, take control of your mental health, and restore your wellbeing. I will support you in breaking free from self-defeating thoughts, beliefs and behaviors so you can get unstuck and experience relief.

Schedule a phone consultation. I'm happy to help you get started! 

I'm not just great at treating stress and anxiety, I can also help with:

  • Depression or sadness

  • Loneliness or keeping to yourself

  • Anxiety and worry

  • Stress and time management

  • Panic Attacks

  • Procrastination

  • Perfectionism

  • Low self-esteem or self-doubt

  • Anger/irritability

  • Communication/expression of self

  • Major life changes/ transitions

  • Adjustment to college

  • Career/work/life goals

  • Decision-making 

  • Changing unwanted habits

  • Sleep difficulties

  • Social connections

  • Codependency

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (high functioning)

Samantha Praus

Hi, I'm Samantha, a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Minneapolis, Minnesota. 

I have anxiety, so I get anxiety. This is why I'm so passionate about working with others who have anxiety. 

Click below to learn more about my therapeutic style and approach. 

In-Person Therapy

In-person sessions take place at my office located in St. Louis Park or at Wellness Minneapolis.

Online Therapy

You can access your sessions online from any location in Minnesota that provides adequate privacy. Clients most commonly access their sessions from work, college or home.

Walk and Talk

Therapy

Meet me outdoors! During the warmer months, I offer walk and talk therapy at my office locations or Lake of the Isles in Minneapolis during my non-office hours.

Services and Office Location

I offer in-person, virtual, and walk and talk therapy.

RATES

Phone consultation: Free

50-minute initial intake: $185

50-minute follow-up: $135

INSURANCE

I do not accept insurance, but I can provide documentation for out-of-network benefits. Please verify the specific requirements for reimbursement with your insurance company.

OFFICE LOCATION

My office is located in St. Louis Park next to the high school and at Wellness Minneapolis on 45th St. & Nicollet Ave S.

Get in Touch

I'd love to hear from you!

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