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"The heart is knows no fear"

Hi, I'm Charlene. I am a self professed "nerd" with an endless interest and passion for learning about how the mind and brain work, and more importantly, how to use this learning to foster improved relationships with ourselves and others so that we can live a more harmonious and peaceful life. As a therapist, I can help you transform the struggles with the symptoms of OCD, Anxiety, and Perfectionism 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 may lie the root of your symptoms. RESTORING WATERS COUNSELING BIO Restoring Waters Counseling is owned by Charlene Colwell, MSW, LICSW who has 15 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 and is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in the State of Minnesota. ISSUES I SPECIALIZE IN WORKING WITH -OCD (Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder) -Anxiety Disorders -I provide Individual therapy for Adults 18 and older 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 therefore, I do not take new clients who are experiencing or in need of 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 (in network list at the bottom of the page) -HSA/FSA -Credit/Debit Card -Check -Cash -Out of Network Benefits LOCATIONS SERVED & THERAPY FORMATS -Therapy is provided IN-PERSON or via TELE-HEALTH video across the state of MN. 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! (Quote above by Archimandrite Meletios Webber)
Charlene Colwell, MSW, LICSW
Mental Health Therapist


What I Specialize In

  • OCD treatment provider consultations
  • Internal Family Systems Level 2 Trained
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Generalized Anxiety
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Intrusive thoughts
  • Persistent anxious doubting
  • Past emotional wounds
  • Fears/Phobias
  • Perfectionism
  • Chronic Worrying
  • Panic Disorders


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

Insurance Accepted

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


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


Restoring Waters Counseling

2932 1st Ave
Hibbing, MN 55746-2564

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