Transforming and Renewing Your Mind

Helping 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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"It is only with the heart that one can see rightly"

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 Counseling is owned and operated by Charlene Colwell, MSW, LICSW who has almost a decade of experience providing mental health counseling to adults experiencing a wide range of mental health symptoms. 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 and holds an equivalent license in social work in the states of MA, NH, and OH. 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 Ely & Northern Minnesota area In-person and Tele-health, and anyone in the State of Minnesota via Tele-health. PAYMENT SOURCES Restoring Waters Counseling is only private pay currently but will be credentialed with insurances in the near future. THERAPY FORMATS Restoring Waters Counseling provides 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, please reach out and we can discuss if we would be a good fit to work together. **PLEASE NOTE IF YOU CHOOSE TO USE THE CONTACT FORM AVAILABLE ON THIS WEBSITE VIA THE BUTTON "CONTACT," IT IS NOT A SECURE FORM OF COMMUNICATION AT THIS TIME. SEE BELOW FOR MORE SECURE FORMS OF COMMUNICATION WITH RESTORING WATERS COUNSELING.** SECURE CONTACT OPTIONS * Call: 218-297-7679. *Secure Message with Restoring Waters by downloading the spruce app here: *Fill Out a Secure/Encrypted Contact Form sent directly to Restoring Waters Counseling: I look forward to hearing from you! (Quote above by Antoine de Saint-Exupery)
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
  • College Mental Health
  • Compassion Fatigue
  • Military/Veteran's Issues
  • Mindfulness
  • Mood Disorders
  • Relationship Issues
  • Social Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Work Stress
  • Emotional Overwhelm


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


  • Initial Intake & Diagnostic Assessment: $190
  • 45-50 Min Therapy Session: $145
  • 53- 60 Min Therapy Session: $155

Restoring Waters Counseling

10 N First Avenue East Suite 205
Ely, MN 55731

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