Transforming and Renewing Your Mind

Counseling to help adults who feel anxious, stressed, perfectionistic, self critical, or stuck in past painful memories and hurts, experience peace, calm, and clarity on the inside so they can live authentically, confidently, and compassionately on the outside.
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"The heart is knows no fear"

(CURRENTLY NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS) Hello, I'm Charlene. I am a therapist with a lifelong interest in learning about how the mind and brain work, and more importantly, how to use that information to improve our relationships with ourselves and others to live a more harmonious and peaceful life. As a therapist, I can help you transform the emotional barriers and fears that keep you disconnected from your innate qualities of calm, confidence, and clarity so you feel empowered in facing life's challenges and can live more freely always knowing how to return to your inner calm. When working with me you will be guided to: *Learn how to be more aware and in tune with your emotions including the ones that feel out of control or overwhelming. *Understand and rewire the memories of negative emotional experiences and beliefs that you may have felt stuck with. *Change how you see and relate with your mental health symptoms and inner struggle. *Learn how to use the struggles and suffering in your life as a useful tool for your own personal growth. *Identify and release the emotional burdens that lie at the core of your symptoms. *Welcome and have courageous compassion for all parts of you. RESTORING WATERS COUNSELING BIO Restoring Waters is owned and operated by Charlene Colwell, MSW, LICSW who has 14 years of experience providing mental health services. Charlene obtained a Masters in Clinical Social Work from the University of St. Thomas/St. Catherine University, and a Bachelors Degree in Psychology from North Central University and is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in the state of Minnesota. Restoring Waters is committed to providing evidence based and holistic treatments to help you grow in your mental wellness, heal from emotional pain, and make transformational changes in your mental health. LOCATIONS SERVED Northern MN area in person and across the state of MN via Tele-health. ISSUES I SPECIALIZE IN WORKING WITH I specialize primarily in working with individual adults 18 and older who experience symptoms of OCD (Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder) and Related Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, and those who are wanting to use the IFS Therapy process with their mental health symptoms. ISSUES AND CONCERNS THAT I DON'T WORK WITH There are certain life circumstances and mental health concerns that I do not have a specialized skill set for to provide the most effective treatment and therefore I do not take new clients who are experiencing or need the following: - currently on a civil commitment - couples therapy - family therapy - therapy for anyone under the age of 18. - currently involved in an open Child Protection Case. - currently in a custody battle or anticipate one. - court ordered for therapy. - is involved with any criminal/court issues. - currently experiencing domestic abuse in their relationship. If any of these situations are part of your experience, I would recommend finding someone who specializes in these areas so you can receive the most effective care for what you are experiencing. PAYMENT OPTIONS -Private pay -Insurance -HSA/FSA -Credit/Debit Card -Check -Cash -Out of Network Benefits THERAPY FORMATS Restoring Waters Counseling provides counseling services IN-PERSON and via TELE-HEALTH LET'S CONNECT If you are interested in seeing if I can help you with what you are struggling with, You are encouraged to reach out via secure methods provided below and we can discuss if we would be a good fit to work together. I look forward to speaking with you! SECURE CONTACT OPTIONS *Call: Restoring Waters Counseling confidential voicemail 218-297-7679. *Secure Message with Restoring Waters on your phone or computer by copying and pasting the link below into a new browser window and downloading the app or easily setting up an account on a computer: *Fill Out a Secure/Encrypted Contact Form by copying and pasting the link below into a new browser window and complete the form which is sent directly to Restoring Waters Counseling: ***IF YOU WANT A SECURE CONTACT FORM, PLEASE DO NOT USE THE GREEN "CONTACT" BUTTON ON THIS WEBSITE AS THE WEBSITE DOES NOT ENCRYPT THE INFORMATION YOU SEND. FOR SECURITY, PLEASE COPY AND PASTE THE LINK RIGHT ABOVE THIS PARAGRAPH AND THE INFORMATION IS SENT ENCRYPTED DIRECTLY TO RESTORING WATERS COUNSELING.*** (Please understand that standard email, the contact form via the green button on this website, and standard text messaging is not a confidential method of communication and may be insecure. Understand that, because of this there is a risk that standard emails, the contact form via the green button on this website, and standard text messages regarding your mental health care might be intercepted and read by a third party.) I look forward to hearing from you! CURRENT & NEW CLIENTS PRIOR TO YOUR FIRST APPOINTMENT, I REQUEST THAT YOU VERIFY INSURANCE COVERAGE AND ASK YOUR INSURANCE COMPANY THE FOLLOWING: -If you have coverage for “Outpatient” psychotherapy or mental health counseling. -If you have Coverage for tele-health counseling. -What your co-pay is. -If your insurance covers these services specifically with Provider: Charlene Colwell, LICSW at Restoring Waters Counseling, LLC. BILLING INFORMATION I use Resource Medical Billing and if you have any questions regarding your bill or making payments please feel free to call them at 1-877-452-2009 or email at CLIENT PORTAL Through your client portal you can make payments, find your record of payments, securely sign therapy documents, securely message provider, and more. You can sign into your client portal from the website by clicking on the "Client Portal" button and entering your email. (Quote above by Archimandrite Meletios Webber)
Charlene Colwell, MSW, LICSW
Mental Health Therapist

What I Specialize In

  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Generalized Anxiety
  • Panic Disorders
  • Post Traumatic Stress
  • Harm OCD
  • Religious/Scrupulosity OCD
  • Past emotional wounds
  • Intrusive thoughts
  • Persistent anxious doubting
  • Spirituality and Religion
  • Fears/Phobias
  • Perfectionism
  • Self Criticism
  • Chronic Worrying
  • Mindfulness
  • Stress
  • Emotional Overwhelm


  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
  • Exposure Response Prevention (ERP)
  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Trauma Focused
  • Experiential Therapy
  • Eclectic
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Christian Faith Based Counseling

Insurance Accepted

  • Optum
  • United Healthcare
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Medicare
  • Medicaid/MA
  • HealthPartners
  • UCare
  • Preferred One


  • Initial Intake & Diagnostic Assessment: $220
  • 38-52 min Individual Therapy: $165
  • 53 min or more Individual Therapy: $175

Restoring Waters Counseling

10 N 1st Avenue E Suite 205
Ely, MN 55731-1473

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