Jonathan Speare

Speare Psychological Services

Jonathan Speare, Ph.D.

Licensed Psychologist


Professional and Confidential Psychological Services

Long and Short Term Psychotherapy for Individual Adults and Couples

Serving The Iron Range Since 1973

3100 Lincoln Building
225 First Street North
Virginia, MN 55792
(218) 741 – 3740

Now providing secure and confidential telephone and video conferencing sessions.


I am a Licensed Psychologist with over four decades of experience providing mental health services to northeastern Minnesota’s Iron Range. My office is in Virginia, but I serve clients from all over St. Louis County and the surrounding areas, from International Falls to Duluth and Cloquet, from Grand Rapids to Grand Marais, and anywhere in between. I have pursued training and experience in many different types of psychotherapy methods because I believe that the more approaches I have to a problem, the better I can individualize a treatment program that will work. As a result, I am certified in several different modalities and am an approved consultant for such treatment methods as EMDR, clinical hypnosis, and “energy therapy.” I have extensive experience providing psychotherapy and counseling to people struggling with addictions and trauma and to those dealing with acute and chronic pain, as well as decades of experience using both traditional and nontraditional or holistic approaches to treat such problems as anxiety, depression, and shame.

Please explore the rest of this website to learn more about me, my credentials, my training, and my practice.

Problems I Work with:

  • Anxiety, including panic attacks, phobias, worries, and social anxiety/shyness
  • Depression, including self-hate/low self-esteem, shame and guilt, and low energy and motivation
  • Stress, including PTSD, grief, flashbacks, intrusive memories, and healing from emotional, physical, or sexual abuse
  • Relationship Issues, including anger,  temper problems, and irritability, as well as communication problems
  • Acute and chronic pain management, and chronic health problems
  • Substance abuse problems/alcoholism/addictions, including behavioral addictions such as eating disorders and compulsive gambling

The main insurance companies I work with include:

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota/Blue Plus Medicaid
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota
  • Cigna Behavioral Health
  • Health Partners
  • Medica
  • Medicaid Minnesota
  • Medicare
  • Optum
  • Preferred One
  • UCare
  • United Healthcare
  • VA Community Choice