“I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.”
― Carl Gustav Jung
Common symptoms: Restlessness, irritability, concentration and memory complaints, sleep disturbance, panic attacks, racing thoughts, obsessive rumination, unrealistic fear of unknowns, and avoidance of fearful activities and situations.
Common symptoms: Loss of interest, chronic low energy, sadness, hopelessness, suicidal thinking, and oversleeping.
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Common symptoms: A pattern of persistent and unwanted thoughts and fears (obsessions) that leads to repetitive behaviors (compulsions) which interferes with daily functioning and causes significant distress. Thoughts, images, and/or urges are intrusive and are often ritualistic in nature.
Common symptoms: An overwhelming and debilitating fear of an object, place, situation, feeling, or animal. Common phobias consist of fearing heights, flying, tight spaces, public speaking, medical care, blood, crowds, snakes, and spiders.
Common symptoms: Restricting/purging, preoccupation and complicated relationship with food, obsession with body image and weight, fear of losing control, other obsessive and compulsive dynamics and complex trauma histories are common.
Attention Deficit and Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD)
Common symptoms: Hyperactivity, distractibility, impulsivity, inattentiveness, forgetfulness, easily bored, and relationship difficulties.
Grief and Loss
Common symptoms: Depression, anxiety, disrupted conduct, and/or denial related to a significant loss, such as a death, divorce, occupation, and other significant losses.
Common symptoms: People struggling with one or more significant life transition(s) are often diagnosed with an Adjustment Disorder. Adjustment disorders are stress-related and are often in a response to a stressful or unexpected event such as occupation or school problems, relationship loss or death, relocation, and etc.
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Common symptoms: Nightmares, flashbacks, insomnia, hypervigilance, avoidance of triggering stimuli, memory and concentration complaints, heightened fear, startled response, feeling helpless, and discomfort with crowds/public.
Sexual assault can result in severe physical and emotional trauma to the victim. Deploying targeted psychotherapeutic treatment that is individualized for the survivor is important to achieving optimal outcomes. There are several valid and evidence-based treatments available for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and the interpersonal difficulties that can result from sexual abuse. Sexual assault survivors are at a high risk of developing PTSD, Substance Abuse or Stress-Related Disorders. Nightmares, panic attacks, flashbacks, and other common post-sexual assault symptoms ARE treatable. Overcoming a traumatic experience can be scary. It’s important that if you do decide to seek counseling, that you find a well-trained professional or group that you are comfortable with.
Domestic violence is an extremely traumatizing experience and the emotional scars associated with this abuse often outlasts the physical impact. Domestic violence survivors are at a high risk of developing Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Substance Abuse or Stress-Related Disorders. Survivors can have upsetting memories or flashbacks, fear or a sense of danger that they cannot overcome. They may feel numb or disconnected from the rest of the world. Overcoming a traumatic experience can be scary. It’s important that if you do decide to seek counseling, that you find a well-trained professional or group that you are comfortable with.
Common symptoms: Persistent and intense urge to use substances, participate in risky sexual behaviors, and/or continued gambling despite the negative consequences caused by continuing the addictive behaviors.
Trauma Informed Care
Clinicians are trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Narrative/Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and other evidence-based trauma-informed therapuetic methodologies.
We provide evidence-based counseling services for military personnel dealing with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). We also provide support for military personnel and their families navigating the unique challenges of adjustment after deployment. Whether you are a returning service member seeking guidance in readjusting to civilian life or a family member dealing with the dynamics of reuniting with a loved one, our team is here to help.
(Police Officers, Fire Fighters, EMT’s, and Emergency Medical Personnel) Confidential EAP (free) psychological services are available for first responders and most medical emergency personnel. It is an honor to provide services to those who help others. Please contact us for more information.
Anger/Intermittent Explosive Disorder (IED)
If you find yourself struggling with symptoms such as explosive outbursts, simmering frustration, irritability, difficulty concentrating, and strained relationships due to anger issues, we can help. We understand that anger manifests in various ways, impacting both your mental well-being and interpersonal connections. Through personalized therapy sessions, we aim to help you identify, understand, and resolve the underlying causes of your anger.
Our TreatmentsPsychotherapy Modalities
Our clinicians possess comprehensive skillsets and are trained in a wide range of therapeutic modalities and techniques. Once we understand your needs, we will work closely with you to determine which therapeutic method(s) most appropriately meets your mental health treatment goals and needs.
HOW WE CAN HELP
We provide individual therapy for teens and adults. Everyone experiences life struggles, falls down, and digs themselves into a life hole. People are defined by “how” they get back up, not by how hard they fall.
Videoconference is available. While in-person sessions are typically preferred, teletherapy allows for additional flexibility and accessibility.
We provide couples/marriage therapy. It is often how couples navigate conflict, not what the conflict is about that distinguishes relationship satisfaction, success, and happiness. All couples experience conflict, but if your relationship has become hostile, unloving, and/or distant, we can help.
Psychological Assessment Services
Diagnostic Assessments and Full Psychological Assessments
Psychological Assessments are commonly used for the following reasons:
- Provide additional objective diagnostic clarity.
- Assist in developing meaningful and effective treatment planning.
- Objectively evaluate and measure memory, attention, concentration, intellectual capabilities, verbal abilities, personality traits, and neurological concerns.
- Pre-employment screening.
Intelligence Quotient (IQ)
IQ assessments are used to objectively assess overall intellectual abilities by measuring and evaluating memory, attention, concentration, verbal capabilities, and performance abilities.
Personality and Psychopathology Assessments
Personality assessments are commonly used to objectively evaluate an individual’s unique personality features and capture a wide range of symptoms which may be life interfering.
Comprehensive Attention Deficit and Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) Assessment
ADHD specific assessments are used to objectively measure hyperactivity, impulsivity, inattentiveness, distractibility, working memory, processing speed, and relationship dynamics commonly associated with ADHD. Assessment results are often reviewed by medical professionals who are determining the use of medications as a therapeutic intervention for ADHD.
**Available for late teens and adults only. Not available for children as this time.
Pre-employment Psychological Assessments
Pre-employment psychological assessments are commonly used to ensure an individual is “fit-for-duty.” Police Officers and other First Responders are routinely mandated to participate in pre-employment psychological assessments.
Thank you for taking a moment of your precious time to learn a little about Advanced Psychological Services (APS) and its evolution. My name is Tim Benesch. I am the founder and owner of APS. I have a variety of past occupational endeavors ranging from multiple direct-care clinical roles as well as several leadership positions which contributed to the desire and passion to develop an outpatient mental health clinic.
Meet The Clinicians
Our mental health providers treat each person as a unique individual, not a diagnostic label.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
What kind of insurance do you accept?
We accept (in-network) with Blue Cross Blue Shields (BCBS), Ucare, Minnesota Health Care Program (MHCP), South Country Health Alliance, Health Partners, Optum, Medica, PrimeWest Health, Cigna, Humana, Aetna, TriCare West, Tricare East, and United Health Care (Including UHC-Surest Health Plan, UHC-United Medical Resources (UMR), UHC-Choice Plus Plan, UHC-Student Resource Plan, and UHC-All Savers). We will be accepting Medicare starting 1/1/24. Please contact us to verify insurance coverage if you do not see your insurance listed.
Do you do EMDR and DBT?
Yes! Treating trauma is an area we specialize in and take great pride in. We have providers trained in a variety of evidence-based interventions, including but not limited to Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).
How do I get an appointment for outpatient mental health services?
Please call 877.909.5511 to schedule an appointment. If your call is not answered, please leave a detailed voicemail with a couple of available times to return your call. Please also leave your email address so a client portal can be assigned to you. You can also contact us through the website.
How much will I have to pay out of pocket?
Out of pocket payment depends on your benefits and insurance. It is difficult to provide an exact dollar amount, however we can discuss the requested services and then you can contact your insurance provider. We also offer a sliding scale.