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Trusted counselor with over 40 years of experience practicing in the the Twin Cities area

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Linda Richardson-Beaird




Linda has 47 years of experience providing individual, couples and group psychotherapy.  She has been in private practice since 1988, with prior experience in a variety of inpatient and outpatient settings, including 10 years at the prestigious Mayo Clinic. 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.


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

Linda is Board Certified  by the American Nurses Credentialing Center as an Adult Psychiatric & Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist and is licensed by the state of MN as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse. She does therapy only and has chosen to not to be a prescriber of medications. If medications are deemed necessary, she will make an appropriate referral for such.


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
Minnesota Women in Psychology