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Mental Health Counseling 

Available in New Prague


If it is Tough to Talk About, it’s Time to Talk About it.

At New Prague Counseling, we know that taking that first step towards healing is often the hardest one of all– but it’s worth it. That ONE conversation can change everything.

We actively work with our clients to help them gain insight into the root causes behind their sadness, loneliness, anxiety, lack of purpose or feelings of emptiness, and stressors—while also revealing new pathways for progress, growth and healing.

We recognize that every person’s suffering is unique and as such, we take an individualized approach when creating our therapy protocols. With a commitment to providing confidential, culturally-informed, clinically-sound, evidence-based therapeutic services, we strive to meet the needs of our clients and ensure they feel heard, seen and understood every step of the way.

Whether it is developing coping mechanisms for difficult stressors and emotions or starting a journey of self-discovery and self-worth, our compassionate therapists can offer hope for the future. Creating healthy habits over time will lead not just to symptom management but to broader changes in attitudes and behaviors that will help you reach for healthier and happier outcomes to bring balance back into your life without relying heavily on medications. You’ve got this, and we’ve got you.


New Prague Counseling is an experienced collection of licensed clinical therapists providing compassionate, non-judgmental care to individuals in rural communities who are struggling with mental health. Specializing in grief, loss, trauma, depression and anxiety, our goal is to provide personalized treatment plans that meet the unique needs of each client and assure that quality mental health services are accessible to all members of our community. Our team takes pride in building relationships that are centered around honest communication and complete confidentiality.


Owner, Psychotherapist


Insurance Manager




James Sheriff

Office Manager

Mina Brandt

MSW Student Intern


Diagnostic Assessments

Every client starts services with a Diagnostic Assessment (DA). There will be paperwork to complete prior to your first appointment via the Client Portal. Your therapist will conduct a clinical and functional evaluation and determine if you have a mental health condition by gathering information from the client. Your therapist will make treatment recommendations and develop a treatment plan with you after the initial appointment. This session is typically about 90 minutes.


Individual Psychotherapy

Individual psychotherapy is the process of meeting one-on-one with a trained mental health therapist in a safe, caring and confidential environment. With children, there may also be play involved in the session. The primary goal of individual therapy is to increase understanding of the client’s thoughts, feelings and behavior patterns to help increase function and well-being. Individual sessions are typically about 55 minutes.


Couples Psychotherapy

Couples therapy can be a very healthy step for a relationship and shows that the couple is interested in working on their relationships in a committed, intentional way. This is a type of therapy that’s focused on helping a couple work through challenges, understand their relationship better and develop healthier ways of relating to one another. The therapist will assist the couple in communicating in a healthier, more honest way, understand each other’s perspectives and feelings better and develop new ways of approaching conflicts Couples sessions are typically about 55 minutes.


Family Psychotherapy

The family unit is one of the strongest relationships you’ll find. This form of treatment focuses on the improvement of family member relationships and behavior patterns of the family unit as a whole. The family works with the therapist to reduce distress and conflict through the improvement of interactions between family members. Family sessions are typically about 55 minutes.


Consultation Services

Please contact us if you would like to consult/contract with us for any mental health services. We have a specialty in Grief and Loss, but are willing/able to discuss other needs. We are passionate about people in our community getting the help that they need.


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New Prague Counseling is in Network for the Following Insurances:

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield

  • HealthPartners

  • Hennepin Health

  • Medica

  • Medical Assistance/Medicaid - MN

  • Medicare

  • Optum

  • UCare

  • United Healthcare


Sliding Fee Scale or
Private Pay

Sliding scale therapy ensures that people in need have access to critical mental health services. Charging for therapy and counseling services on a sliding scale removes the cost barrier that prevents many people from seeking help. It makes sense that people who can afford therapy are more likely to get the professional help they need.

If you do not have insurance and wish to pay for each session independently, we are able to accommodate that arrangement.


Insuranes Accepted
Sliding Fee Scale

Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART)

Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) is a unique approach to psychotherapy. The ART therapist guides the client to replace the negative images in the mind that cause the symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress with positive images of the client’s choosing. ART also combines the enormous power of eye movements to allow voluntary changes in the client’s mind with well-established therapies like Gestalt, Psychodynamic Therapy and Guided Imagery. ART can also be used to treat other mental health conditions.


Private Pay

Good Faith Estimate

You have the right to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” explaining how much your medical and mental health care will cost. Under Section 2799B-6 of the Public Health Service Act, health care providers and health care facilities are required to inform individuals who are not enrolled in a plan or coverage or a Federal health care program, or not seeking to file a claim with their plan or coverage both orally and in writing of their ability, upon request or at the time of scheduling health care items and services, to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” of expected charges.

Under the law, health care providers need to give patients who don’t have insurance or who are not using insurance an estimate of the expected charges for medical services, including psychotherapy services.

You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any non-emergency healthcare services, including psychotherapy services.

You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate in writing at least 1 business day before your scheduled services. You can also ask your health care provider, and any other provider you choose, for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule any service or at any time during treatment.

If you receive a bill that is at least $400 more than your Good Faith Estimate, you can dispute the bill.

Make sure to save a copy or picture of your Good Faith Estimate.

For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, visit or call 800-985-3059.

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