Linda Richardson-Beaird

Trusted counselor with over 35 years of experience
Currently practicing in the Twin Cities area

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Linda Richardson-Beaird, M.A., R.N., C.N.S.


Linda has served as a psychotherapist for her private practice since 1991. Prior to this she was employed in various psychiatric counseling and therapist roles at the Minneapolis Institute for Therapy & Behavior Change, the Minneapolis Clinic of Psychiatry and Neurology, as well as a decade of experience at the distinguished Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.

Linda offers a unique combination of psychiatric counseling expertise and formal education as a registered nurse which has allowed her to aid a wide variety of patient issues.


St. Mary’s College, Winona, MN
Master’s Degree
Counseling and Psychological Services

University of Minnesota, Rochester
Bachelor of Applied Studies
Focus: Group Work in Mental Health

St. Mary’s School of Nursing
Diploma in Nursing

Professional Affiliations

American Nurses Association
ANA Council of Nurses in Advanced Practice
Minnesota Nurses Association


One of Linda’s guiding principles when working with clients is a focus on total patient care, a practice she learned during nurse training. She believes that a comprehensive approach is the most effective when addressing the needs of her patients.




Therapy with Heart

Linda is a Clinical Nurse Specialist in adult psychiatry (ages 18 to 64) and mental health nursing. She provides psychotherapy and counseling for individuals and couples. She treats all of her clients with meticulous attention to care.

• Brief Therapy
• Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
• Couples Psychotherapy
• Health Psychology
• Individual Psychotherapy
• Meditation
• Mind/Body Work
• Psychodynamic Therapy

• Adjustment Problems/Stress
• Anxiety
• Co-Dependency
• Death and Dying
• Depression
• Eating Disorder
• Family of Origin Issues
• Grief and Loss
• Physical/Chronic Health Issues
• Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
• Relationship Issues
• Self Esteem
• Sexual Abuse
• Trauma


Contact by Phone:
(612) 581-6918

General Availability:
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 8am – 5pm
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 8am – 5pm
Friday: Closed
Saturday: 8:30am – 12pm
Sunday: Closed

Require Emergency Service?
Feel free to call between 9am and 9pm

Office Location:
4601 Excelsior Blvd.
Suite 501B
St. Louis Park, MN 55416

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