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groupIf you or your child has diabetes, you may feel frustrated, angry, depressed or just plain tired of it all. We can help you work through any problems or concerns you have about living with diabetes.

Our counselors have extensive experience in treating the psychological aspects of diabetes, including:

  • Diabetes control issues
  • Emotional adjustment issues
  • Personality problems
  • Eating disorders
  • Family and relationship issues
  • Loneliness or depression
  • Anxiety or nervousness
  • Sexual concerns
  • Substance abuse issues
  • Other abuse issues

Current research suggests that there is a significant connection between emotional or psychosocial issues and physical health and well-being. This is especially true with diabetes. We can help you. Call today.

Get to know our counselors
JoanJoe Nelson, MA, Licensed Psychologist,
Director of Health Psychology
Joe has been working as a psychologist in the diabetes field for 20+ years. He lectures around the country on the psychosocial aspects of diabetes. In addition, he facilitates a mindfulness-based stress reduction program.



gloriaGloria Wood, PhD, Licensed Psychologist
Gloria has a strong background in traditional psychotherapy and counseling with an interest in chronic illness, mind-body techniques and hypnotherapy. Previously, she was on faculty at the University of Minnesota teaching psychology and counseling procedures.



susanSusan Scott, MS, Licensed Psychologist
Sue had more than 12 years experience in providing psychotherapy and education to individuals, couples, families, communities and businesses. Her special interest is in working with people who have physical and emotional health difficulties.

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Please call 952-993-3393 or 888-825-6315 (toll-free) if you would like to schedule an appointment with a counselor for yourself or your family. We strive to maintain a schedule that is as convenient as possible for you. Usually, you can schedule an appointment to see a counselor within a couple of days of your phone call.

Counseling fees are covered by most insurance plans. See Insurance information for details.

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