River Pines Counseling
Whether you are at a place of day-to-day navigation of life challenges, healing from loss or trauma, or perhaps exploring your human potential, we are here for you. River Pines Counseling offers customized services, an upscale private clinic location, and highly experienced providers. We are equipped to accommodate your unique needs in a manner that is welcoming, non-judgmental, and empowering. We offer a soothing northwoods style clinic environment for in-person sessions. You may also choose telehealth (Hipaa compliant telephone or live video sessions). We offer something different; we provide highly customized and very private services, with direct access to your expert provider.
Take a deep breath and relax. River Pines Counseling is ready to support you.
About River Pines Counseling
River Pines Counseling was founded by our father/daughter provider team in 2022 with a vision of creating a nature-inspired boutique-style mental health therapy option for adults seeking support with life changes and challenges. Our career purpose is all about helping clients find a deep sense of peace, joy, and hope. Typically our clients want less stress, anxiety, depression, and relationship conflict. They want new perspectives, greater self-insight, and coping skills with practical tools. Above all, clients come to us because they trust us. We listen without judgment and provide unbiased perspectives and resources.
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River Pines Counseling
Located in the beautiful Saint Croix River Valley.
Retreat to River Pines Counseling
in Scenic Stillwater, Minnesota
The vibe of River Pines Counseling is calming, rejuvenating, and grounding. Wellness takes a step forward upon arrival. A shift in one’s journey is felt through a noticeably deeper breath, more relaxed shoulders, and a clear mind. Renewal is facilitated here. River Pines Counseling places you in a nature inspired atmosphere for personal exploration. We offer a safe place to explore, heal, hope, dream, and create change.
Discover your strengths, enhance/reinvent yourself, and enjoy a beautiful safe harbor to develop.
Darcy Stivland spent 25 years as a human resources leader, executive coach, and wellness counselor. She then decided to take her healthcare industry experience and utilize it in a new direction to serve clients more directly. Darcy became a licensed professional counselor and clinical psychotherapist. She proceeded to serve as a provider within two large mental healthcare clinic systems. Darcy continues to run her executive coaching business, along with being a psychotherapist. She is the Executive Director and business ownership partner for River Pines. More about Darcy Stivland
Rod Stivland spent a lifetime creating and directing numerous businesses for clinical psychotherapy, adolescent group homes, and family crisis support. He was a key partner to three counties in Minnesota where he responded to critical community mental health needs, mentored providers, and counseled clients of all ages. He now offers psychotherapy for adult clients, many of whom are couples, seniors, and caregivers. Rod is the Chief Executive Officer and business ownership partner for River Pines. More about Rod Stivland
River Pines Counseling Values
We believe that clients heal and grow best through self-discovery, tuning into their unique strengths, and clearing overwhelming noise. Creating a safe harbor for exploring, processing, and learning is critical. We value authentic, transparent, and compassionate communication. We respect each client’s right to their individual values, goals, and therapy priorities. Integrity and empowerment are to be demonstrated with every client and every interaction. We believe in providing practical, evidence-based, action-oriented tools, resources, and assessments. Diversity Statement
We provide mental health evaluation and diagnosis when clients work through their insurance providers. Referrals for psychiatry medication management services may be provided for effective coordinated care. When clients are not working through insurance, we provide a coaching approach, without diagnosis. We help all clients create actionable self-development plans, along with tools and resources. More about our Services
We work with adults. We offer sessions for both individuals and couples. Many of our clients are healthcare providers, first responders, law enforcement, aviation pilots, seniors, veterans, and leaders. We also do significant work with clients wanting help with anxiety, depression, trauma, loss and grief, insomnia, health journeys, wellness, life transitions, parenting, and relationships.
We are experienced clinical psychotherapists with the ability to assess, diagnose, make referrals, and guide clients through treatment and development plans. River Pines utilizes evidence-based practices backed with credible research. We have advanced practice skills with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), neuropsychology, health and wellness, change and transition, emotional intelligence, and leadership.