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Mental Health Counseling in Fargo

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Counseling is a personal opportunity to experience growth and receive support during challenging and stressful times. Counseling can help a person deal with many types of mental health issues and personal topics including stress, depression, relationship challenges, anxiety, and more.

Counseling is a process through which a patient will work one-on-one with a trained medical professional in a confidential, caring, and safe environment. Treatment allows people to explore their feelings and behaviors, to work through challenging times and identify aspects of their life that they would like to change.

At Altaire Clinic, we offer counseling services that are specifically tailored to each patient’s needs and personal goals. Our counseling services include one-on-one treatment for grief and loss, depression, anxiety, stress, and other life challenges. Treatment can enable personal growth, improve mental health, promote self-care, and improve emotional health and well-being. 

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Why You Need Counseling

In many ways, the counseling process is like an educational experience. People can learn about themselves and also acquire new skills. Sometimes, counseling services can also involve learning about a particular condition, such as chronic stress, anxiety, or depression.

Below are some examples of what patients can gain from scheduling counseling services at Altaire Clinic:

  • Ability to change self-defeating habits or behaviors
  • Improved communication
  • Improved interpersonal skills
  • Improved decision-making skills
  • Improved confidence
  • Better management and expression of emotions
  • Relief from stress, anxiety, and depression
  • Ability to manage stress
  • Improved self-esteem and self-expression
  • improved problem-solving
  • Conflict resolution abilities
  • Greater sense of self

Counseling that’s provided by trained medical professionals can have a significant impact on the lives of families and individuals. Counseling services at Altaire Clinic can help a person to navigate difficult situations and events, such as divorce, the death of a loved one, loss of a job, job or school stress, natural disasters, and more. It can also provide the insights and tools needed to manage health issues such as depression and anxiety. Essentially, counseling can empower a person to lead a more fulfilling, healthier life.

Anxiety and Stress 

Whether you’re suffering from obsessive thoughts, chronic stress, or crippling anxiety, it’s important to know you don’t have to live this way. There is help available. The counseling services at Altaire Clinic can teach you how to manage your anxiety and will focus on treating more than just the symptoms of your problems. Counseling will help you to uncover the underlying cause of your stress and anxiety, help you learn how to relax, develop better problem-solving and coping skills, and look at new situations in less frightening ways. Counseling can provide the tools you need to effectively manage your stress and overcome your anxiety.

Treatment can be beneficial when someone is:

  • Experiencing high levels of stress or anxiety
  • Experiences ongoing worry/chronic worry 
  • Experiencing stress or anxiety for a long period
  • Going through transitions or life changes
  • Anticipating future transitions and life changes


Depression isn’t something a person can just snap out of. It’s not a sign of weakness. It’s an illness that requires counseling provided by a trained medical professional. While medication can help reduce the symptoms associated with depression, people need to learn ways to communicate, manage their feelings, and handle stressful situations. 

Counseling can help a patient pinpoint life events that have contributed to their depression and help them find ways to adapt, change, and accept those situations. A medical professional at Altaire Clinic can help a patient: 

  • Set realistic future and short-term goals
  • Identify distorted thought processes
  • Identify unhelpful behaviors that contribute to feelings of helplessness or hopelessness
  • Develop skills to cope with problems and symptoms
  • Prevent or identify future episodes of depression

Grief and Loss 

Counseling can help patients process and cope with loss, whether it’s the loss of a partner, family member, or another type of life circumstance. Grief affects everyone differently and at different times. A person may experience relief, confusion, anger, or sadness. 

A medical professional at Altaire Clinic can provide counseling for grief and loss, to help a patient process the feelings they’re experiencing and find new ways and skills to cope.

The Treatment Process

A medical professional at Altaire Clinic is highly trained to use a different range of counseling approaches. During a counseling session, a medical professional will discuss the reason for the visit, encouraging the patient to communicate their feelings, situations, or events that triggered an unwanted response, and learn about a patient’s past, while focusing on building a strong and trusting relationship with their patient.  

The counseling process is a structured and planned dialogue between a medical professional and a patient. A medical professional will help a patient identify the course of their difficulties or concerns, and together, find a counseling approach to help them deal and cope with their problems.

Counseling often involves a series of appointments during which a medical professional will carefully listen to their patient, drawing out information regarding the situation and the reason why they have engaged in counseling.

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What To Expect During Your First Visit

There are many steps in the counseling process, each of which is vital for creating and maintaining an effective medical professional-patient relationship. At the first appointment, you will fill out the paperwork concerning your family medical history and your reason for the visit.

Next, you’ll meet with a medical professional who will go over the paperwork and discuss your reason for seeking counseling services, what symptoms or feelings you’re struggling with, and whether you’re having trouble managing your stress. They will create a unique counseling program that will help you gain the tools you need to learn how to build self-confidence, manage stress and anxiety, and improve your quality of life. A medical professional at Altaire Clinic will help you set personal goals, and listen to and address any concerns you may have. 

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Cost of Treatment & Insurance

The cost of treatment can vary based on a patient’s insurance plan and coverage. To learn more, contact your insurance provider directly.

Below is a list of the accepted insurance providers at Altaire Clinic.

  • Aetna
  • BCBS of MN
  • BCBS of ND
  • Cigna
  • Health Partners
  • Humana
  • Medica
  • ND Medicaid
  • Preferred One
  • Sanford
  • Health Net Federal Services
  • United Health Care

*Please contact us if you have any questions as to if we accept your insurance.

Why Choose Altaire Clinic

Our approach to counseling is tailored to your specific needs and concerns. The emphasis of treatment is placed on exploring your needs, fears, what is important to you, and what your goals are. At Altaire Clinic, we create an honest, caring, and safe atmosphere in which you can freely communicate your feelings with an experienced medical professional. At Altaire Clinic, we focus on the patient as a whole, working towards building resilience and gaining deeper insight.

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Contact Altaire Clinic for a Consultation

If you’re overwhelmed by stress or have feelings of depression, anxiety, or difficulty coping with loss, you’re not alone. At Altaire Clinic, we have provided counseling services to many patients who have faced mental and emotional struggles and need help learning to cope. How you feel and the way you cope matters. Contact Altaire Clinic today to schedule an appointment with an experienced medical professional. We can help you or a loved one during a difficult time learn to cope with your feelings of loss, utilize new coping techniques, help you identify and avoid triggers of stress and anxiety, and focus on improving your overall mental well-being. Contact us today to learn more. 

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