About Us

Mission Statement

“Crossroads Counseling Centers exists to assist people at a crossroads in their lives in experiencing freedom in Christ. The truth of the Bible and the appropriate principles of counseling are applied to establish a better relationship with God and others.”

At Crossroads we have a solid commitment to serving you and each member of our community with strong ethics, professionalism, expertise, and passion.

Our counseling staff consists of state licensed professionals, supervised graduates seeking state licensure, and supervised counseling interns. With multiple therapists in a variety of specialties; we work to provide you with a professional experienced in your area of struggle, as well as be able to build a positive and supportive therapeutic relationship with you.

We strive, as an agency, to provide a safe haven for wounded, struggling, and stressed individuals and families. Our counselors work alongside you to find emotional, personal, and relational healing. Ultimately, our goal is for you to find renewed hope in life situations and move towards achieving your emotional and spiritual potential.

Crossroads greatly encourages you to be actively involved in a church body. The fellowship, accountability, and support that can be found through your church community encourages you to grow continually in your daily life during the counseling process and beyond.

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Crossroads can be traced back to a solitary walk. Daniel Nelson was walking on the long driveway to his family farm in 1985. By the end of the walk, he shifted the direction of his future from agriculture to Counseling and Psychology based on a sense of calling to the field of Counseling. Daniel was set to attend North Dakota State University for Agricultural Engineering, but switched his major to Psychology the day he arrived at NDSU for freshman orientation. Having completed his bachelor’s degree through NDSU in 1989, he went on to Trinity Graduate School through Trinity International University in Deerfield, IL, obtaining his masters degree in Counseling Psychology in 1991. Daniel did supervised private practice in the greater Chicago area until 1994. He was on staff for one year at Wears Valley Children’s Ranch/School near West Century Sevierville Tennessee before moving to Minnesota in the fall of 1995, initially working as an independent contractor for a counseling agency/ministry. In February 1998, Crossroads was initially formed with two staff.

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