Hans Erickson, MSEd

Hans Erickson, MSEd

Professions: Mental Health Counseling, Psychotherapy
License Status: I'm a therapist practicing under supervision
Verified Credentials
1-800-651-8085 ext. 28786
Office 1
1600 University Avenue West
Suite 12
Saint Paul, Minnesota 55104
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Billing and Insurance

I am an in-network provider for:

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota
  • Cigna
  • Health Partners
  • Medica (Minnesota)
  • Medicaid
  • PreferredOne
  • UCare
  • Blue Plus
  • BHP

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I understand that therapy can be both exciting and terrifying. It takes a great deal of courage to embark on this process. But I believe therapy is a powerful opportunity to know yourself in ways that can lead to lasting change and understanding.

I offer a safe space where you can explore your feelings and thoughts, no matter where you find yourself. If therapy is a new experience for you, we can work together to better manage your relationship challenges, anxieties, life transitions, adjustment to new events, school or work performance, or help you work to understand yourself and find meaning in your experience.

I am caring, perceptive, and free of judgment in sessions. I see people not as problems, but as a complex interaction of their personalities, environments, and experiences. I believe that understanding these facets allows us to integrate them, enabling you to become your happiest, strongest self.

Email or Call Hans Erickson, MSEd at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 28786

More Info About My Practice

I generally utilize deeper, longer-term approaches that look at the intricacies of the past and how that informs the present. But I sometimes reach for shorter-term therapies when appropriate. I offer income-based sliding scale and free 20 minute consultations. Please call or email for more information!

My View on the Purpose of Psychotherapy

I believe it is the purpose of therapy to help you become your truest, happiest self. As we travel along in our lives, innumerable experiences (both internal and external) push and pull us into ways of being that can stand in our way of this happiest self. When done right, therapy is a powerful tool that can greatly affect personal change and get us where we want to be.

Important Factors for Choosing a Therapist

The single most critical factor for choosing a therapist is assessing fit. How does it feel to be in session with this person? Do you feel supported? Heard? Understood? If something happens in session that upsets or hurts you, do they seek to repair the relationship? And lastly, is your work together taking you in the direction you want? The therapeutic relationship, while it is truly unique among relationships in its goals and parameters, is still an interaction between two individuals. Any interaction between two individuals can be influenced by multiple and often many intangible aspects. It is therefore, best to shop around and seek out a therapist that you can really feel will meet your needs, both in ways you can explain and ways you cannot.

Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults


  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Breakup
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Compulsive Spending / Shopping
  • Control Issues
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Dissociation
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Exercise Addiction
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Forgiveness
  • Gambling Addiction
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Hoarding
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Individuation
  • Internet Addiction
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Jealousy
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Money and Financial Issues
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Narcissism
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Phobias
  • Power
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Rejection
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sex Addiction
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Somatization
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy /REBT
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy
  • Mindfulness Based Interventions
  • Object Relations
  • Person Centered / Rogerian
  • Psychoanalysis / Modern Psychoanalysis
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational Psychotherapy

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