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Samantha Praus - Minnesota Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor _ Praus Guidance & Hea

Counseling for stressed out perfectionists, procrastinators, overthinkers & self-doubters

Helping you get unstuck and find balance

We're accepting new clients

Stress & Anxiety Therapy for Teens, Adults and Highly Sensitive Persons

A Little Bit About You

You are a hard worker and you pride yourself on being the person that always gets the job done. Others rely on you and you have lot on your plate, but you feel immense guilt saying "no" when people have asked too much of you. You are tired of feeling like you always have to pick up the slack and others expectations of you are wearing you thin.

You find it difficult to keep up with what you, and others, think you should be doing with your life. You often compare yourself to friends, family or co-workers and feel as though you are not good enough. You believe that you should be accomplishing much more than you currently are and others achievements or successes leave you feeling insecure and down on yourself. ​

You have high standards for others and even higher standards for yourself. You have a method for completing tasks and you feel annoyed when you don't have enough time or energy to get everything done or when others can't do the job well. Being a perfectionist used to be helpful, but now you are tired of being frustrated and never feeling good enough. 


You have perfected the art of seeming like you have it all together, but on the inside it feels like things are falling apart. You are dealing with high amounts of stress, your worry keeps you up a night, and you have difficulties saying nice things to yourself.


You have big dreams and life goals, but somehow you can't quite keep up with day-to-day demands. Outside influences and pressures are bringing you down, you find yourself procrastinating on important tasks, and Instagram, TikTok, Netflix or YouTube have become your go-to coping mechanisms.


Life expectations are getting in the way of your happiness and you're tired of feeling stressed, overwhelmed or burned out. 

You have thought about therapy, but you find yourself hesitating to take that next step. You know that you need to do something different, but you feel shame for not being able to work through these challenges on your own. We genuinely get it and we are here to hold space for all of the worry, fear and discomfort that you are experiencing. You deserve to take care of yourself with the unconditional support of someone who is trained to help you navigate through these difficult times.

If you are feeling stressed, overwhelmed or burned out by your anxiety, perfectionism or self-doubt, you have come to the right place. We're glad you are here!

Take a look around and if it seems like we're a good fit, contact us to schedule a complimentary 15-minute phone consultation. We'd love to chat and discuss how we can be of support. 

A Little Bit About Us

Hello and welcome! We're Samantha and Anne, the two faces of this small Minnesota online therapy practice. We know that you are overworked, overwhelmed and stressed out and we'd love to be of support as you navigate and work through your unique challenges. 


We have a special interest in helping teens and adults experiencing self-doubt, overthinking, worry, perfectionism, procrastination, overwhelm or burnout. We offer a supportive and sacred space where you can process your unique challenges, feel empowered, thrive in your relationships, implement the changes you are seeking, and experience lasting growth and healing. 


We provide therapy that's relatable and relevant to your mental health, and because we want you to get the most out of our time together, we'll cover everything from communication and boundaries to coping and self-care -- check out our areas of focus to learn more. 

We understand that there is a lot going on underneath all of that stress and anxiety, and we're here to help you unpack everything that's weighing you down. The goal is to help you feel confident in your ability to manage your stressors and not feel so overwhelmed all of the time.

If you're ready to get started or would like to know more about how we can be of support, get in touch. We offer a free 15-minute phone or video consultation to so you can get a feel for whether we are a good fit for you. 

Click here to learn more about us.

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A Little Bit About Therapy 

We truly understand what heightened stress and anxiety feels like, and we can relate to how difficult it is to experience uncontrollable overthinking, worry or fear, how paralyzing perfectionism can be, how difficult it is to get out of avoidance or procrastination cycles, how defeating it is to do everything and never feel like you're doing enough, how frustrating it is to always put others first and not know how to ask for help, and how awful it feels to be trapped in self-doubt.


We also understand that anxiety is more than just anxiety -- there's a lot going on underneath there. This is why we're so passionate about this specific area of counseling and why we do this work. If you're here because you want to be seen and heard by a therapist who gets it and can help, you've come to the right place. 

There's not a one-size-fits-all blanket approach to therapy. We cater therapy to your unique needs, whether that's diving in to see what's been keeping you stuck, helping you unpack years worth of stress, anxiety, overwhelm or self-doubt, tackling underlying patterns and themes, or providing you with a toolbox full of coping techniques, we will support and encourage you in a way that works best for your healing process.

Coming to therapy doesn't mean you are crazy, that there is something drastically wrong with you or that you need to be fixed. Coming to counseling is taking care of yourself, finding security in who you are and working through the challenges that are holding you back. Therapy might just be exactly what you need.

Finding the right therapist is time-consuming, daunting and, at times, frustrating. You spend loads of time searching profiles, reading about therapeutic approaches and wondering if, or when, you should reach out. Take a look around and if it seems like one of our therapists is a good fit, please reach out. We'd love to connect with you!

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Samantha P., MSE, LPCC (she/her/hers)

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor & Owner

Anne D., MA, LPCC (she/her/hers)

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

A Little Bit About Our Services

Individual Therapy Sessions

We provide 50-minute individual therapy sessions for teens and adults ages 12+. 


*Please note that we do not provide family therapy, couples therapy or relationship therapy. 


Teen Therapy

For high achieving teens who are anxious, moody, self-doubting, procrastinators or perfectionists. 


Therapy for College Students

For stressed out college students with overwhelming feelings of worry, burnout, overwhelm or uncertainty. 

Young Adult Therapy

For anxious young adults who go through vicious cycles of worry, shame, fear and self-doubt. 

Therapy for Professionals

For burned out professionals who feel immense pressure to succeed and shame for struggling.

Anxiety Therapy

For overwhelmed and anxious over-thinkers with terrible stress keeping them up at night. 

Therapy for Perfectionism

For perfectionists that are tired of feeling frustrated and never good enough.

Online Therapy
We offer video or phone therapy services. You can conveniently meet with our counselors without leaving the comfort of your home. Our services are 100% online and are offered STATEWIDE, so anyone in Minnesota can have access to therapy. 

*Please note: At this time, we can only provide online therapy to clients located in Minnesota at the time of their appointment. We do not provide in-person therapy. 

We do not accept insurance. We provide documentation for out-of-network benefits. 

15-minute phone or video consultation: Free
50-minute intake session: $195 to $200 (dependent upon the therapist)
50-minute follow-up: $150

Intake paperwork and consent forms are completed electronically. Please complete these forms at least 48 hours prior to your initial therapy session. 

Clients are charged the full fee for missed counseling sessions with less than a 24 business hour (M-F) cancellation notice. 

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If you are ready to take the next step, we invite you to connect with us. Our counselors offer a free 15-minute phone or video consultation so you can get a feel for whether we are a good fit for your unique needs.


If you’re interested in learning more, contact us. We'd love to help you get started!

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