CARE: Childhood, Adulthood, Relational & Emotional Counseling

CARE stands for childhood, adulthood, relational, and emotional counseling. Orange and white text on a blue background.CARE: Childhood, Adulthood, Relational & Emotional Counseling

Did you know that each letter in the work CARE represents important aspects of therapy at CARE Counseling?

Childhood

We have an awesome group of providers who are here to help support children’s mental health. Different ages and stages bring new joys and challenges of parenthood, from ages 0-5, the school-aged years, pre-teens, and older teens. Our therapists who work with children understand early childhood development such as communication skills and social-emotional learning. They work to meet your child where they are at, building relationships through modalities such as art and play while supporting children by using words or nonverbal strategies to communicate how they feel.

Behavioral and academic struggles can emerge during the school-aged years and worsen, without the support of early intervention. Bullying, isolation, and disconnection can take their toll on a young person, especially when there are multiple risk factors impacting the family systems such as abuse, neglect, trauma, and highly stressful experiences. Children and teens may turn to unhealthy strategies for relief such as self-injury, substance use, delinquent behavior, and suicidal ideation or attempts. It is important to help empower children and teens to be confident in their identities and abilities. Therapy is a space where children can come to feel seen, heard, and understood, while learning skills to cope.

 

Adulthood

We understand that adulting is hard and are here to support adults of all ages and stages of life. In addition to being specifically trained to treat mental health disorders such as anxiety,depression, bipolar, post-traumatic stress disorder, and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, we take a holistic approach to treat the whole person. This includes symptoms that impact physical health such as sleep difficulties, symptoms that impact relationships such as irritability, and symptoms that impact performance at work or school such as difficulties concentrating. Common topics that many adults come to therapy to process include grief/ loss, substance use/ addiction, gender, and sexuality.

 

Relational: We value authentic relational connections within the therapeutic relationship. Our therapists bring warmth, empathy, and a person-centered approach to help create a safe space to build rapport with your therapist and explore the role of relationships. If you are seeking family therapy or couples therapy, we recognize and welcome those who are part of your family and relationship(s).

Emotional Counseling: Our therapists are experts on emotions. This includes emotional awareness, emotional expression, acceptance of emotions, and emotional regulation. In addition, therapists can support you with effective coping strategies to help with distressing emotions, as well as working with the thoughts and behaviors associated with these.

To learn more about CARE Counseling, check out our website: https://care-clinics.com/

To schedule an appointment, call our main line (612) 223-8898 or schedule online:https://carecounseling.portal.opusehr.app/welcome

We accept all major insurances and currently have same-week availability. If you have thought about therapy but have not yet taken the step to schedule, we would be happy to be part of your journey this year.

Written By: Charlotte Johnson, MA, LPCC

Consent Before Sexual Activity: 6 Things You Need to Know

Consent Before Sexual Activity: 6 Things You Need to Know

Consent is an agreement of sexual activity, with clear boundaries discussed before, during, and after engaging in sexual behaviors.
Sexual Health Without Stigma or Shame

Sexual Health Without Stigma or Shame

Sexual health is one of many areas that your therapist will ask about in either your first or second session. There are so many areas related to sexual health that come up in therapy, so rest assured that it is OK to talk about it without sitgma or shame.
Self-Esteem Check In

Self-Esteem Check In

Self-esteem is a topic that comes up a lot in therapy, especially around dates that may trigger social comparison and loneliness.Self-esteem is a topic that comes up a lot in therapy, especially around dates that may trigger social comparison and loneliness.
Stress Could Be Breaking Your Heart

Stress Could Be Breaking Your Heart

Our bodies are designed to respond to stress, but chronic and long-term stress can take its toll on physical and mental health.
Finding a Mental Health Therapist

Finding a Mental Health Therapist

For those trying to find a therapist, it is frustrating when you call around, only to find yourself put on a waitlist, with these often being 3-months or longer. Problems don’t wait, and you shouldn’t have to wait either.
How to find inspiration to make positive changes, text over an image of hands making pottery on a pottery wheel

How to Find Inspiration to Make Positive Changes

If you are aware that some things need to change and are ready to do something about it but need some inspiration to get started, keep reading. I’ll be sharing ideas that others have found helpful to inspire motivation to act. These profoundly simple ideas can make a huge difference!
foggy window graphic

5 Ways CARE is Reducing Barriers to Mental Health Treatment

Did you know that in 2022, CARE Counseling supported over 15,000 individuals and families and in 2023 therapists held 175,196 appointments? That is a lot of people helped!
Martin Luther King Jr. graphic

Civil Rights Movement: Remembering MLK and our Nation’s History

Dr. Martin Luther King’s presence is found within our communities, throughout the United States, worldwide. Look around you and you will likely see places memorialized by Dr. King.
Martin Luther King Jr. Statue

Martin Luther King Jr. Day: National Day of Service

As you see Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on the calendar, take a moment to reflect on the significance of the 3rd Monday of January each year. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is the only non-president who has a national holiday designated in his honor.
Creating a vision board and smart goals, white text over an image of a woman creating a collage

Creating a Vision Board & SMART Goals

If you have never created a vision board before, this is a fun and creative way to visualize what you want for yourself and help manifest your goals.
Thank you challenge: International Thank-You Day, pink carnations on a white background with grey text

International Thank-You Day: Thank You Challenge

International Thank-You Day is celebrated each year on January 11th. The challenge for this month is for you to practice expressing gratitude by giving thanks to at least one person in your life.

Taking care of your mental health in the new year

Dr. Heidi Bausch joins Susie Jones on WCCO Health Radio to talk about how you can help care for yourself and when you might need additional help.
New Year: New (and Improved) Relationship Status. Two hands interlocking holding hands white background.

New Year: New (and Improved) Relationship Status

The New Year brings the renewal of change for many people. This includes relationships. Perhaps you have taken time to reflect on your relationship—aspects that bring you safety, security, joy, pleasure, and happiness and aspects that leave you feeling uncertain, insecure, anxious, disappointed, and depressed.
CARE childhood adulthood relational and emotional conseling

CARE: Childhood, Adulthood, Relational & Emotional Counseling

Did you know that each letter in the work CARE represents important aspects of therapy at CARE Counseling?
stack of boxes, treatment options for anxiety paralysis

Treatment Options for Anxiety Paralysis

According to the research, stress caused 57% of US respondents to feel paralyzed.
girl stressed out, americans are at risk of stress induced breakdowns

Americans are at Risk of Stress-Induced Breakdowns

Americans are among the most stressed out in the world, putting us at 20 percentage points higher than the global average. By the end of 2023, topics weighing heavily on the minds of many are global conflicts, racism, racial injustice, inflation, and climate-related disasters.
7 characteristics of emotionally immature people

7 Characteristics of Emotionally Immature People

Immature psychological development is defined by emotional immaturity a “tendency to express emotions without restraint or disproportionately to the situation.”
signs of an emotionally mature person - nice old man brown wood background

Signs of an Emotionally Mature Person: Becoming the Best Version of Your Adult Self

Emotional maturity is not something that is achieved and is done with—it is a continual area of self-development. A foundational sign of a psychologically healthy person is being willing and able to reflect on their emotional health.
struggling amid celebrations sad girl christmas time gifts table holiday decorations

Struggling Amid Celebrations: 4 Signs that Indicate Support is Needed

Holidays can deepen spirituality, honor historical and cultural traditions, increase feelings of belonging/ family-community connection, and celebrate shared values. The holidays can also be triggering for many folks. Even those who feel pretty good physically and emotionally can find that this time of year is more taxing on their mental health. It is important to check in with yourself and pay attention to signs that indicate additional support is needed.
winter night city downtown st. paul

Resilience During the Most Wonderful (and Stressful!) Time of the Year

Did you know that December is known as one of the most stressful times of the year? December tests our resilience as the most stressful month of the year.
healthy relationship with food

9 Tips for Promoting a Healthy Relationship with Food

Eating is a foundation of wellness and is important as preventative care for mental health conditions such as depression and disordered eating such as bulimia.

Awareness of Common Eating Disorders: Highlight on Binge-Eating

It is important to become aware of the warning signs and symptoms of eating disorders. The most common eating disorders include anorexia nervosa, bulimia, binge eating disorder, and avoidant restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID).
marijuana leaf marijuana relationship substance use

What is Your Relationship with Marijuana?

If you are struggling with your relationship with marijuana, now may be a good time to re-evaluate your options and make a lifestyle change.
Care Coordination for Your Best Skin: When a Referral to a Mental Health Specialist is Recommended

Care Coordination for Your Best Skin: When a Referral to a Mental Health Specialist is Recommended

Did you know that skin is the body’s largest organ? Skin plays an important role as a protective covering of the body and can be an indicator of overall health since distress to the skin can indicate concerns both medically and mentally.