Personal Growth

Better Quality of Life

Reduced Stress

NICHOLAS VORPAHL, MA, LPCC

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

Biography - "My hope is to assist others in adapting to new challenges while learning how to live in an ever-changing world with ever-changing expectations."

Nicholas Vorpahl, MA, LPCCI have close to 10 years in the mental health field, providing outpatient therapy and diagnostic assessments to adolescents, adults, and couples.  I incorporate elements of humanistic, cognitive-behavioral, and mindfulness practices into my approach and have experience working with people struggling with ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Anxiety, Mood Disorders, Trauma Disorder, and Relationship Conflicts.

Ideally, clients begin with an idea of their goals and what they would like to pursue through therapy, just needing the extra insight and encouragement to clarify those goals or to take the first steps towards accomplishing them.  They may be struggling with mood issues, have trouble controlling their thoughts, or be dealing with difficult or contentious relationships.  They need someone to listen to them, to provide empathy and validation, and then to help guide them along the path they have chosen to make the changes they wish to see in their life.

My hope is to assist others in adapting to new challenges while learning how to live in an ever-changing world with ever-changing expectations.  Everyone has their own mountain to climb, and we all need some help in order to begin or continue that climb.  I look forward to sharing this journey with you.

Background

  • Master of Arts, University of St. Thomas
  • Undergraduate degree in Psychology and Criminal Justice, University of Wisconsin - Madison.
  • Approved Supervisor for the Licensed Professional Counseling Association.

State of Minnesota Licensure

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor #01626

Areas of Focus

Academic Concerns, Acute Stress, ADHD/Learning Disorders, Adoption, Adolescents/Teens, Anger, Anxiety, Aspergers, Autism, Bipolar, Conflict Resolution, Couples, Depression/Mood Disorders, Dysfunctional Families, Grief/Loss, Men's/Women's Issues, PTSD/Trauma, Step Families