Betsy Sansby, Counseling And Coaching With Over 35 Years Experience

Betsy Sansby, Counseling And Coaching With Over 35 Years Experience

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37 years in business

About this pro

After seeing 100s of clients over the past 35 years, I’ve gotten good at predicting who will get get better, and who won’t. 

It’s a pretty simple formula that applies to just about anything worth doing:

The people who get better work harder.

That’s it. The formula for success in just about any endeavor. 

Working with me is a lot like working with a personal trainer. My job is to: 1) help you figure out what you need, 2) develop any skills you lack, 3) and give you interesting assignments each week to move you steadily toward your goals.

All I ask is that you commit to doing your part during, but more importantly, in between sessions, where it matters the most. 

I can help you live a more balanced, joyful, and meaningful life.

About Betsy Sansby, MS, LMFT:

Betsy Sansby is an award-winning, marriage and family therapist who’s been coaching couples and families for over 35 years. In 2018, she received Thervo’s “Best Family Therapist Award,” and in 2016, she received the Open-Care Patients’ Choice Award, an award given to those therapists across North America who have received the highest star-ratings and independent reviews. 

For the past three decades, Betsy has been creating what psychologist, John Grohol, has described as “simple to use, but profoundly-effective” communication tools.  Each of her tools makes it easier for clients to practice what they’re learning in their sessions, after they leave her office.  

Betsy’s articles have appeared in The Ladies' Home Journal and Redbook Magazine. and you can read her blog posts on Good Therapy, Quora, and

Betsy was recently profiled in The Lake Minnetonka Magazine, in an article that focused on her improbable--and mildly heroic--journey  as the non-tech-saavy creator of a communication app for theiPhone and iPad, Although she designed the Express Yourself ECards. app as a communication tool for couples in her therapy practice, the app is now available to anyone as a free download at the App Store.


Client reviews:

“I remember having two very specific thoughts in one of my sessions with Betsy: 1. This wasn’t going to be easy. 2. I was going to learn a lot.” 

Betsy has a firm but gentle way of getting to the hard stuff and helping you gather the strength to face it. There are times when we need an experienced guide to help us get on the right path, identify obstacles, and remind us of what we are capable of achieving. 

Betsy is an amazing and experienced guide.I recommend her highly to anyone thinking of taking the journey to ‘better.’” Michael Melnick, Counseling client

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Hopkins, MN 55345
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What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

1. Prospective client texts, calls, or emails me through my website.

2. I get back to you and usually. we have a 15 minute conversation on the phone. This gives us both a chance to see if what I do is a good fit. I only

My job is to help you figure out what needs doing, and help you build the skills necessary to get you there. But you’ll need to commit time and energy each day to practicing those skills.

3. As soon as an appointment is made, you’ll fill out and return a detailed questionnaire, telling me whatever you want me to know about you. It also saves you money because I’ll know what you’re looking for even before you come in.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I have a Masters degree in Counseling and am licensed in MN as a marriage & family therapist. I've been working in this field for over 35 years. I’ve been a relationship and communication coach for the entire time, and have built an app to help clients improve their relationship and communication skills.

Do you have a standard pricing system for your services? If so, please share the details here.

I accept check, cash, credit card, Venmo, or PayPal. No insurance.            

Rates 60 minutes: $175                                                90 minutes: $260                                                           

Save with Packages:

Five 60-minute sessions $825 ($875 value)

Five 90-minute sessions $1200 ($1300 value)

Packages includes additional access by phone, text, or video chat.

What types of customers have you worked with?

Anyone struggling with relationship issues, depression, or anxiety.

Adults and adolescents.

What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a pro in your area of expertise?

Look for a therapist or coach who does more than sit and nod and agree with you all the time. Insights feel wonderful in the moment. But lasting change requires daily practice. 

What questions should customers think through before talking to pros about their needs?

Are you willing to carve out the time it will take to make the kind of changes you want?