Bridging Hope Counseling provides individual, couples and marriage, teen and parent, group, and DBT skills groups, therapy and counseling for those in the Minnesota Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul.

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Bridging Hope Counseling is a place to go to for help in the Minnesota Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul.Admitting you might need professional help isn't the easiest thing to do.  Many people think about getting help for years before they actually do.  For most of us, things have to get really bad before we finally reach out.

Asking for help actually shows strength and courage.  It's like standing on one side of a mountain knowing you have to get to the other side by going over the peak. The easy way is to try to go around the mountain, or maybe get a ride from someone who is going in another direction.  Anything, except climb over the top. Many of us will just look up at the mountain, turn around, and go back to where we've been.  Some will take a little time looking at the top, and still decide to turn around.

Asking for help is one step up the mountain. The next steps involve hope and motivation and taking the first difficult, unfamiliar steps. Once you start making your way up the mountain, you can begin to see or feel what it's like on the other side. The journey isn't as difficult. It starts to feel worth it. You realize, I'm worth it.

If you're afraid to come in for counseling, and feel like the task is too big, just picture the small steps of climbing up a mountain. You might be able to imagining feeling better because taking that first step is an act toward making change!

Ready for a small step, but not sure you can commit to that climb? Come in for a consultation and see what counseling is about. There are no expectations. Consultation is talking about how therapy works, and it's free. It can help you imagine what it might mean to climb that mountain, and whether or not it's time to start. We are not interested in you coming to see one of us, we are interested in helping you find what works for you. It may not be us, but taking a step up the mountain is a step in the right direction for you.