• Years in Practice: 12 Years

  • School: Augsburg College

  • Year Graduated: 1996

  • License and State: 15697 Minnesota


Vang T. Chang, MSW, LICSW

I am a bilingual, bicultural Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) offering culturally responsive therapy in English and Hmong to adolescents (13+) and adults. I have professional experience working with individuals and families affected by relationship issues, interpersonal conflict, stress, loss, grief, bereavement, depression, anxiety, socioeconomic challenges, life transitions, and trauma. Having more than 24 years of diverse experiences and I enjoy working with Asian immigrants.

I draw from a wide range of therapeutic approaches including person-centered, strengths-based, motivational interviewing techniques, cognitive-behavioral, harm reduction, mindfulness, and psychoeducation.


Take Flight Counseling Services LLC

St. Paul, Minnesota

(612) 554-9661


Weekdays: 9am - 6pm

Saturdays: 9am - 5pm

Can you tell me more about your counseling services?


Take Flight Counseling Services is in the St. Paul, Minnesota area. We take pride in having gifted experts to offer quality assistance to all our customers. Our licensed therapist depends on the conviction that individuals really want to empower themselves and arrive at personal wellness in life. That growth is often achieved by therapy, with licensed professionals. Anyone can have those internal battles that prevent one's capacity to work through daily functioning. During the time spent recuperating, it is fundamental to reflect, gain insight and self-awareness by talking through one’s issues in counseling, to minimize those internal battles from impacting one's capacity to succeed in life.  Our essential goal is to help our clients to heal, thrive, prosper and rise to one’s greatest potential.


What are your rates?


Our rates vary depending on the service you are looking for. Our rates are displayed under the ‘Service, Insurance & Payment information’ tab. The average cost per session is $80-$160 per session. Call our number for an initial free consultation. When you give us a call, you will be connected directly to our friendly staff, so you can expect immediate attention to your inquiry.


What insurance do you take?


We are in-network with the following insurance plans:


  • Aetna

  • BlueCross BlueShield

  • Cigna

  • HealthPartners

  • Hennepin Health

  • Humana

  • Medical Assistance

  • Medicaid (MA)

  • Medica

  • Medicare

  • Magellan Behavioral Health

  • Metropolitan Health

  • Tricare

  • PreferredOne

  • Ucare

  • United Behavioral Health

  • United Health Care (UHC)


EAP / Employee Assistance Benefits are also accepted, please check with the billing service ahead of time to ensure the number of EAP sessions you are allowed.


EAP Network Groups:


  • All One Network Eap

  • Anthem (BCBS) Eap

  • Consultant Eap

  • ComPsych Eap

  • E4Health Eap

  • Humana Eap

  • Midwest Solutions Eap

  • ESI Eap

  • ESPYR Eap

  • Optum (Medica) Eap

  • Sandcreek Group Eap

  • Value Options Eap

  • Vital Lifeworks Eap


What is your area of focus? What can I get help with at your therapy center?


Our area of focus is depression, anxiety, trauma, PTSD, stress, alcoholism, abuse, addiction, anger management, employment issues, among many others. It is through our counseling and therapy sessions that we work to help clients understand themselves and embrace the therapeutic process for healing.


I do not have insurance, what are my options?


Some people either prefer or need to utilize a self-pay option. In some cases, we offer a sliding scale fee for those in need. Call to discuss your sliding scale needs with us directly.


Where can I see your full list of services?


Our full list of services is located on the ‘Service, Insurance & Payment Information’ tab. Our specialized trauma therapies and our affordable rates make us your top choice for therapists across St. Paul.


How do I book a service?


You may also give us a call, so that we may talk to you in person. Be sure to call between the hours of 9am-6pm on Weekdays and Saturdays from 9am-5pm. We want to work with you in the most convenient way possible, so we make some late evening weekday appointments available).


What age groups do you see?


We see anyone above the age of 11. The distinct groups which may require different types of care are: Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13), Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19), Adults, and Elders (65+).


How do I know which therapy is right for me?


Everyone is different and depending on the situation different therapies benefit everyone differently. The best course of action is to schedule a consultation session to discuss the best course of action to fit your specific needs.


What are some common issues that can be treated through counseling?


Counseling is often highly effective for various sorts of common psychological problems. For instance, if you suffer from depression, anxiety, alcoholism or excessive anger problems, then talking with a licensed, experienced counselor can make an enormous difference in your quality of life. Plus, you will learn coping strategies to assist you process your emotions and feel more content even once you are not during a counseling session.


How important is confidentiality in the field of counseling?


All medical and health professionals follow specific guidelines around confidentiality, and for counselors, confidentiality is a key aspect of the ACA Code of Ethics. Additionally, counselors are bound by equivalent laws that medical doctors are, specifically the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, or HIPAA, which is mandated by federal law. This law dictates that private medical records, including psychological state records and people obtained through counseling or therapy, are protected and shall remain confidential. There are a couple of exceptions to this, for instance, if you're seeing a counselor and therefore the counselor believes you pose a threat to yourself or others or that a threat is posed to a minor, elderly person, or person with disabilities, then these circumstances are going to be reported to the acceptable authorities. If our client shows signs of threatened suicide, a counselor may prefer to contact a beloved one rather than or in addition to the authorities.