Therapy in Northfield Minnesota
Individual, Couples, & Group Therapy
IN-PERSON therapy in our Northfield office
(220 Division St. Third Floor)
- or -
ONLINE therapy anywhere in Minnesota
Note - in response to COVID-19 ALL of our individual, couples, and group therapy services are offered online. Our secure medicine platform will allow you to stay in contact with your current therapist, or connect with a new therapist, to help you navigate through this unusual and trying time. Contact us to set up an appointment.
Welcome to Northfield Dynamic Therapy!
Our therapists specialize in college student mental health, and have expertise with anxiety concerns (panic attacks, generalized anxiety, social anxieties, obsessive-compulsive tendencies, specific phobias) and depression concerns. We also help clients with psychological suffering that is exacerbated by self-criticism, shame, or perfectionism.
You are a good fit for our services if you can sense that connecting with your emotional experience (yes, even those unpleasant emotions) will bring the healing and transformation that you desire.
We work best with clients that are open minded and motivated to work hard.
We cannot do the work for you, but we know how to empower you to heal and transform in the ways you desire.
Please schedule a free initial consultation to explore if you we are a good fit for your concerns.
Meet our Therapists!
Laurie Page, PhD, LP (she/hers)
Laurie is a licensed psychologist in the state of Minnesota and primarily works with women (ages 18-60) and college students. She specializes in anxiety, excessive worrying, and feelings of low self worth.
Laurie also provides supervision to pre-licensed therapists in Minnesota, and has worked in this capacity at St. Olaf here in Northfield, MN.
Learn more about Laurie and her approach to therapy.
Nate Page, PhD, LP, CGP (he/him)
Nate is a licensed psychologist and Certified Group Psychotherapist. He works full time at Carleton College Student Health and Counseling in Northfield, but sees clients in private practice online and in Downtown Northfield during the evenings and on Saturdays.
Learn more about Nate and his approach to therapy.
Current Availability of our Therapists
Laurie is accepting new clients clients on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Nate has availability for new clients on evenings and Saturdays. Nate also offers rapid access counseling sessions for college students that are in distress and needing urgent mental health care. Usually you can secure an appointment with Nate within 2-3 days.
Approximately 50% of our therapy clients identify as members of the queer community. Laurie and Nate do not hold any identities that would fall within the LGBTQIA+ community, but we identify as allies and we provide affirming therapy to anyone that seeks our services. We have pursued significant training focused on gender and sexuality. We speak out against discriminatory practices and policies within the mental health field. We have helped a lot of individuals on their journey of securing gender-confirming medical treatments including hormones and surgeries. Our therapists are particularly skilled in helping therapy clients face dilemmas with the intersection of their spiritual/religious identities and their gender or sexual orientation identities.
We support the Black Lives Matter movement, and we continue to invest time, energy and money into anti-racist work. We treat all therapy interactions as cross-cultural experiences and work to understand how your identities and cultural upbringing might be related to your current mental health concerns. As therapists, we work to understand how our own identities, cultural upbringings, and worldviews might impact you as a client.
Our therapists have recently become more involved in allyship with the autistic community, and have obtained extensive training in providing autistic-informed therapy services. We actively resist dehumanizing attitudes and treatment paradigms for autistic individuals, and we work to create more informed and empathetic treatment options for therapy clients that might fall on the autism spectrum.
Located in Downtown Northfield right across from the Northfield Public Library.
220 Division Street Northfield, Minnesota
Nutting Block Building (next to the Archer House Inn). We are 0.4 miles from Carleton College Sayles Hills Campus Center, and 1.5 miles from St. Olaf College Buntrock Commons Building.
College counseling centers provide wonderful services, yet they often can not meet the needs of certain students. This is simply because the quantity of students seeking care is much higher than the capacity of counseling centers to adequately meet the needs of each student. Therefore, counseling centers need to use things like session limits, spaced out sessions, referral services, shorter appointment lengths, or other strategies to try and best manage the high demand for therapy services.
For example, in Nate's full time position at Carleton College the most he can meet with a student is usually every other week. With ten week terms, that would only be 4-5 sessions if the student comes in right at the beginning of the term. If an illness or other scheduling conflict comes up, it is down to 3-4 therapy sessions a term. For most mental health concerns, this is not adequate time to create much, if any, therapeutic change.
We created Northfield Dynamic Therapy to help students that might get "missed" by counseling centers. Our counseling services are especially helpful for students that need to develop a strong connection with their therapist (and in group therapy with other student group members). Our therapists provide relational-based therapy. We are able to create the most appropriate treatment plan for each individual client, and follow that treatment through until the client reaches the goals that brought them into therapy. Most clients do 6-20 individual therapy sessions with us. For group therapy, most students do 6-18 months. The duration of relationship counseling can vary greatly depending on the goals of each couple (or non-monogamous relationship).
We provide in-person therapy services to students from St. Olaf and Carleton Colleges here in Northfield. We provide online therapy to people throughout Minnesota. Our online therapy options can allow many students to continue with therapy services during school breaks or medical leaves of absence.
Note-until further notice we are conducting ALL our individual, couples and group therapy services online during the COVID-19 pandemic.