Kate Auge River Pines Counseling

River Pines Welcomes Kate Auge

Kate Auge River Pines Counseling

River Pines Welcomes Kate Auge

We are excited to welcome new therapy provider, Kate Auge, to River Pines Counseling! She’s an absolute gem. Spread the word – she has immediate openings for adults struggling with trauma, PTSD, depression, anxiety, relationships and life changes. EMDR. CBT. In-person and telehealth.

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Stillwater MN Snow Sculpting Championship Competition 2024

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River Pines Counseling Joins the World Snow Sculpting Championship 2024 in Stillwater, Minnesota

In the picturesque town of Stillwater, Minnesota, nestled on the banks of the Saint Croix River, the spirit of community and collaboration recently took center stage at the World Snow Sculpting Championship 2024. Among the local businesses that enthusiastically participated in this event was River Pines Counseling, a dedicated mental health support center led by owner Darcy and a compassionate team of professionals.

Beautiful Stillwater Minnesota

Stillwater, a charming small town in the eastern Twin Cities metro area, is renowned for its scenic beauty, historic charm, and vibrant community spirit. Every year, it hosts the World Snow Sculpting Championship, a global celebration of art and winter festivities. The event brought together 12 snow sculpting teams from around the world, each showcasing their creativity and skill in transforming blocks of snow into breathtaking sculptures.

River Pines Counseling Volunteers

World Snow Sculpting Championship 2024-02At the heart of this year’s championship was the meaningful participation of local businesses including River Pines Counseling. Darcy Stivland and the compassionate team at River Pines volunteered their time and expertise to contribute to the success of this remarkable event. Their involvement not only demonstrated a commitment to community engagement but also highlighted the importance of mental health support in fostering a resilient and vibrant community.

The Greater Stillwater Chamber of Commerce Foundation

The World Snow Sculpting Championship 2024 was made possible through the sponsorship of The Greater Stillwater Chamber of Commerce Foundation. This partnership reflects the collaborative efforts of local businesses, organizations, and community leaders in creating a positive and enriching environment for residents and visitors alike.

The Snow Sculpting Spectacle

The championship featured awe-inspiring snow sculptures, each a testament to the skill, creativity, and teamwork of the participating artists. Visitors to Stillwater marveled at the intricate details and artistic expressions captured in the frozen masterpieces. The event not only brought joy to the community but also attracted visitors from near and far, contributing to the town’s cultural and economic vibrancy.

River Pines Counseling’s Commitment to Community

River Pines Counseling’s involvement in the World Snow Sculpting Championship goes beyond a weekend of volunteering; it reflects their ongoing commitment to community well-being. Mental health support is crucial in maintaining a healthy and resilient community, and River Pines continues to play a vital role in fostering emotional well-being among Stillwater residents.

The World Snow Sculpting Championship 2024 provided an opportunity for Stillwater, Minnesota, to shine on the global stage while fostering a sense of community pride. River Pines Counseling, with its dedicated owner Darcy and compassionate staff, showcased the importance of community engagement and mental health support in creating a thriving and resilient town. As Stillwater continues to embrace the spirit of collaboration, events like these become a cornerstone of community building and celebration.

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River Pines Counseling

River Pines Counseling offers both professional counseling and physician & leadership coaching programs. The majority of their clients are healthcare providers, first responders, caregivers, pilots, professors and leaders. Their top niche is supporting those who care for, develop, and lead others.  If that’s not you, River Pines Counseling noted that they are very welcoming of you too!  Common client challenges relate to anxiety, depression, career stress, trauma, relationships, wellness, and gaining clarity of personal and business priorities.

The location is easy to find and the decor inside is breathtaking. The nature themed office with pine and birch tree wallpaper and a crackling fireplace lays way to a relaxing and trusting environment. If you are looking for someone to learn, grow or heal with, please consider River Pines Counseling today!

Stay tuned for new specialties and personalities joining soon. The River Pines Counseling team is quickly expanding. If you are a licensed therapist, interested in growing and promoting mental health as a provider for River Pines Counseling, they invite you to reach out.

River Pines Counseling
105 New England Place #150
Stillwater, MN 55082
info@riverpinescounseling.com
(651) 383-6054
River Pines Counseling

 

Hiring 1099 Licensed Therapists

We are Hiring W-2 Licensed Therapists

Hiring 1099 Licensed Therapists

Our small group practice is growing and adding contractors to provide mental health therapy to
adult clients. We are searching for W-2 Licensed Therapists!

River Pines Counseling Provides

  • Upscale boutique clinic professionally designed and newly established. Nature-themed retreat atmosphere. Prime location in Stillwater, Minnesota.
  • Flexible work arrangements, including telehealth, in-office therapy, or hybrid.
  • Flexible work schedules. Contractors bill a minimum of 16 sessions weekly and choose their own practice days and hours.
  • Production-based pay model offering a tiered level based on session numbers.
  • Experienced support staff that handles client intake and insurance verification.
  • Diligent billing and collections procedures by experienced billing staff.
  • Electronic health records (EHR): Clinical charting, telehealth platform, patient portal messaging, online patient scheduling, mental health evaluations, diagnosis tools, assessments, treatment plans, and Wiley Treatment Planning tools. Contractors can schedule sessions as well.
  • Microsoft 365 subscription: Email, MS Office Software, OneDrive File Storage, Teams, advanced healthcare security platform.
  • High-end professionally designed website. Dedicated contractor provider profile page to drive referrals.
  • Owner’s highly experienced credentialing vendor will complete applications, follow-up with insurance companies, and track and manage annual renewals. Owner has insurance contracts with Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota, Cigna, Health Partners, Humana, Mayo Medical, Medica, PrimeWest Health, South Country Health Alliance, United Health Care (UHC), Optum, UMR, UBH, Bind-Surest, and PreferredOne.

Independent Contractors Will

  • Demonstrate a strong background of clinical practice working with adult clients.
  • Hold an exclusive relationship with Owner for practicing therapy.
  • Complete clinically sound mental health evaluations, treatment plans, progress notes, and PHQ-9, GAD-7, and ACES assessments for all new client intakes.
  • Maintain up to date DSM-5 clinical diagnosis knowledge and follow industry standards.
  • Utilize evidence-based practices and principles which align to industry best practices.
  • Demonstrate that Minnesota license is maintained, active, in good standing, and not under Investigation, with no penalties and practice exclusions.

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*Fully licensed therapists only*
River Pines Counseling
105 New England Place #150
Stillwater, MN 55082
info@riverpinescounseling.com
(651) 383-6054
River Pines Counseling

Chamber Welcomes River Pines Counseling  to the Chamber and community

Stillwater Chamber Welcomes River Pines

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Chamber Welcomes River Pines Counseling to the Chamber and Community

Chamber Welcomes River Pines Counseling  to the Chamber and community

Darcy Stivland, co-owner of River Pines Counseling, cut the ribbon at the Chamber welcome celebration on September 7th, 2023.

Stillwater, MN. The Greater Stillwater Chamber of Commerce welcomed local business River Pines Counseling to the Chamber and the community with a ribbon cutting celebration on September 7th, 2023. The event took place at 105 New England Place, Suite 150 in Stillwater, MN with owners Darcy Stivland (ranked by Healthgrades as “Best Therapist in Stillwater”) and her father Rod Stivland along with healthcare industry partners, personal supporters, Greater Stillwater Chamber ambassadors and staff.

River Pines Counseling was founded by the father/daughter provider team in 2022 with a vision for creating a nature-inspired, boutique-style mental health therapy option for adults seeking support with life changes and challenges.  Their purpose is to help their clients find a deep sense of peace, joy and hope.  Their typical client is looking for a life with less stress, anxiety, depression and relationship struggle. They want new perspectives, greater insight, and coping skills with practical tools.

River Pines Counseling offers both professional counseling and physician & leadership coaching programs. The majority of their clients are healthcare providers, first responders, caregivers, pilots, professors and leaders. Their top niche is supporting those who care for, develop, and lead others.  If that’s not you, River Pines Counseling noted that they are very welcoming of you too!  Common client challenges relate to anxiety, depression, career stress, trauma, relationships, wellness, and gaining clarity of personal and business priorities.

The location is easy to find and the decor inside is breathtaking. The nature themed office with pine and birch tree wallpaper and a crackling fireplace lays way to a relaxing and trusting environment. If you are looking for someone to learn, grow or heal with, please consider River Pines Counseling today!

Stay tuned for new specialties and personalities joining soon. The River Pines Counseling team is quickly expanding. If you are a licensed therapist, interested in growing and promoting mental health as a provider for River Pines Counseling, they invite you to reach out.

River Pines Counseling
105 New England Place #150
Stillwater, MN 55082
info@riverpinescounseling.com
(651) 383-6054
River Pines Counseling

Stress, depression and tired female doctor suffering from a headache or mental health while sitting in an office with laptop. Frustrated, upset and overworked healthcare or medical worker in hospital

Healthcare Provider Air Mask

Stress, depression and tired female doctor suffering from a headache or mental health while sitting in an office with laptop. Frustrated, upset and overworked healthcare or medical worker in hospital

Pilot: “Parents, in case of an aircraft emergency, put your own air mask on FIRST; THEN your child’s.”

How does that apply to YOU as a healthcare provider?
Here are some examples of how this aircraft situation may show up in your life. Are any of these relatable to YOU?

  • Emotionally exhausted. Feeling flat, uninterested, lacking drive, anxious, irritable, or stressed.
  • Trained for perfection and high performance; feeling deflated that it is unattainable.
  • Imposter syndrome and self-doubt setting in. Pondering career decisions.
  • Skipping workouts, eating out too much, craving alcohol, forgetting water, or not sleeping well.
  • Stretched like a rubber band both at work and at home.
  • Flashbacks and triggers associated with patient care situations. Weighed down by past trauma.
  • Administrative work robbing you of sleep, self-care, or interacting with loved ones.
  • Angry about healthcare system inequities, bureaucracy, and unnecessary complexities.
  • Experiencing tensions between healthcare providers and care teams.
  • Focused on the next problem, rarely appreciating the journey, or pausing to celebrate wins.

Here are a few tips:

  • Practice saying No and Not Yet. Recognize that every Yes has unintended consequences.
  • Hardwire 2-10-minute wellness habits into your day. Walk, stretch, breathe, drink water.
  • Block time to decompress, think, and practice self-care.
  • Have a toolkit of strategies ready for just-in-time anxiety reduction (4-square breathing, visualization, purposeful pausing, affirmations, thought restructuring). See our website resources.
  • Recognize that your human potential is more than a never-ending treadmill run. Hop off.
  • Practice a mantra, such as, “I can have everything in life; just not all at once.”
  • Initiate self-boundaries, express needs, negotiate, push back.
  • Advocate and assert yourself for healthcare system change. Influence efficiency changes.
  • Learn more about the business of healthcare to best influence change. Ask for the metrics.
  • Learn how to let go of guilt and regret. Be graceful with yourself.
  • Get creative and assertive about healthcare efficiencies. Let go of administrative perfectionism.
  • Get comfortable making decisions without 100% certainty.
  • Teach and empower clinical and administrative team members to take tasks off your list.
  • Trust your peers to help your patients. Avoid the hero complex, striving to be the hero of situations no matter the odds.

River Pines Counseling specializes in physician counseling and coaching.
Email us to get started info@riverpinescounseling.com

Happy Holidays from River Pines Counseling

Happy Holidays from River Pines Counseling!

Happy Holidays from River Pines Counseling
Happy Holidays from River Pines Counseling!
Here are a few of our tips for best mental health over this holiday season:

  • Focus on small moments of beauty.
    A bright smile exchange, a hug, snowy pine trees, meadow deer, a card from an old friend, that first bite of a favorite holiday food, giggles on a snow sled, cinnamon candles, a crackling fireplace.
  • Enjoy life from all 5 senses.
    What can you notice when you pay attention to the detailed experience of your seeing, hearing, touching, tasting, and smelling senses?
  • Have some adventure.
    Find a new hiking trail, make a snow angel, drive to see holiday lights, try a new recipe.
  • Surround yourself with people that bring out the best in you.
  • Expect less of yourself and others; appreciate more.

For more resources check out the below.
https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/stress-management/in-depth/stress/art-20047544
https://nami.org/Blogs/From-the-CEO/December-2021/The-Most-Difficult-Time-of-The-Year-Mental-Health-During-the-Holidays
https://www.forbes.com/sites/francesbridges/2019/10/28/5-ways-to-manage-your-mental-health-over-the-holidays/?sh=7dddd9e631ed
https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/logged-in-and-stressed-out/202211/minding-your-mental-health-holiday-season

All Best Wishes!

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River Pines Counseling Opens in Stillwater Minnesota

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Darcy and Rod Stivland open River Pines Counseling in Stillwater Minnesota in September 2022.