Meet the Healthwise Team

Kristin-Dahl.jpg

Dr. Kristin Dahl

Licensed Psychologist

  • Holistic & integrative approach
  • Mindfulness-based therapy
  • Anxiety, mood & relationships
  • Interests: health psychology & stress management
Healthwise_Heidi-Kopacek_1.jpg

Dr. Heidi Kopacek

Licensed Psychologist

  • Mindfulness-based approach
  • Holistic & integrative therapies
  • Nutritional interventions for mental health
  • Interests: stress management, anxiety & mood

Dr. Kristin Dahl, PsyD, LP

Licensed Psychologist

Dr. Dahl provides therapy services for adults and couples (18+).

Although current evidence-based treatments are the foundation of her work she values a mind-body connection and offers a holistic and integrative approach to therapy. Through mindful conversation and a strong belief in the importance of a compassionate relationship with oneself, she supports client change by offering encouragement and fresh perspectives to patterned thinking and decision-making.

In addition to working with issues such as depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties and life change, Dr. Dahl is experienced in the delivery of psychological services to patients in medical settings including therapy for those dealing with a serious or chronic illness (e.g., fibromyalgia, lymes disease, cancer, digestive disorders, chronic pain, diabetes and heart disease). Stress management and coping with stress related illnesses are additional areas of interest.

Dr. Dahl is certified in HRV Biofeedback. Biofeedback in conjunction with therapy can often reduce anxiety, lift depression and improve stress management.

Education

  • Doctor of Clinical Psychology (PsyD); Minnesota School of Professional Psychology, Twin Cities
  • Master of Arts (MA); Counseling Psychology; City University, Seattle, Washington
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA); Psychology; University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Professional Experience

  • Founder & Owner of Healthwise Behavioral Health & Wellness and Healthwise Studio, LLC
  • Board Approved Clinical Supervisor for LP, LPC & LPCC
  • 20+ years of clinical practice in various settings including medical & university settings, community mental health & private practice

Specialties

Request an appointment X

Dr. Heidi Kopacek, PsyD, LP

Licensed Psychologist

Dr. Heidi Kopacek provides therapy services for adults.

Dr. Kopacek’s training is in mindfulness-based therapy. The skill of mindfulness helps one to counter their reflexive fight, flight, or freeze responses both physiologically (through relaxation and breathing techniques), intellectually (by gaining insight into emotional triggers) and spiritually (by connecting to compassion, core beliefs, and vision). Mindfulness-based therapy can be helpful for managing life transitions, dealing with ongoing feelings of anxiety and depression, or simply working toward a higher sense of purpose and meaning in life.

In addition to mindfulness-based therapy, Dr. Kopacek supports a holistic approach to emotional health. She is versed in nutritional interventions for anxiety and depression, the practices of yoga and meditation, sleep hygiene, breathing techniques, and energy awareness. Author of the book Soothe: Your Mind Body Spirit Guide for Dealing with Crappy Emotions, exploring supports for the mind, body, and spirit is an important part of her therapeutic process.

Education

  • Doctor of Clinical Psychology (PsyD); Capella University
  • Master of Arts (MA) Counseling Psychology; University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
  • Certified with the Institute for Integrative Nutrition

Professional Experience

  • Certified yoga instructor & workshop presenter of stress reduction @ wellness seminars in Twin Cities area
  • 10+ years providing psychological services in a variety of community health settings
Request an appointment X
Healthwise_Jackie-Micklewright_1.jpg

Dr. Jackie Micklewright

Board Certified Clinical Neuropsychologist

  • Neuropsychological Assessments
  • Concussions & TBI
  • Neurological conditions & dementias
  • Cognitive concerns
website_2_2_1.jpg

Dr. Caryl Boehnert

Licensed Psychologist

  • Individual therapy (21+)
  • Issues related to aging adjustment
  • Health & medical specialty
  • Interests: chronic illness & pain management

Dr. Jackie Micklewright, PhD, ABPP-CN

Board Certified Clinical Neuropsychologist

Dr. Micklewright conducts neuropsychological assessments with adults.

Dr. Micklewright is a board-certified clinical neuropsychologist who specializes in conducting evaluations of adults with a wide variety of concerns regarding their cognition and functioning in daily life. She has extensive experience and enjoys working with individuals with a wide variety of medical, neurological, and psychiatric conditions, including, but not limited to: concussion/traumatic brain injuries, neurological conditions, strokes, cancer, and heart disease (i.e., diabetes mellitus, hypertension, high cholesterol, etc.).

Dr. Micklewright takes a client-centered approach and focuses on understanding the individual in the context of their past, current circumstances (concerns and challenges), and goals for the future. She integrates empirically-supported methods, knowledge of brain-behavior relationships, and the fundamentals of clinical psychology to support clients and families as they navigate what can often be an uncertain and challenging time. She strives to generate meaningful and individualized recommendations/treatment plans to help clients improve their functioning and achieve their potential in daily life.

Recommendations are tailored to each individual but may include: strategies to help patients compensate for cognitive difficulties in daily life, referrals for appropriate follow-up services (psychiatric, medical, and neurological, rehabilitative therapies), education about self-care and wellness planning, necessary academic and work accommodations, information regarding state/community-based resources, and eligibility for social services/programs.

Education

  • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (PhD), with specialization in Neuropsychology & Behavioral Neuroscience, Georgia State University
  • Pre-doctoral Internship Training, Emory University School of Medicine
  • 2 year Post-doctoral Residency in Neuropsychology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester

Professional Experience

  • 6+ years clinical experience working with individuals with a variety of complex medical and neurological conditions across multiple settings including a Level 1 trauma center, hospital and clinic settings, and private practice.
  • Board Certified in Clinical Neuropsychology through the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP) since 2014.

Specialties

Request an appointment X

Dr. Caryl Boehnert, PhD, LP

Licensed Psychologist

Dr. Caryl Boehnert provides individual therapy for adults and elders (ages 21+).

After completing her doctorate in Clinical Psychology, Dr. Boehnert went on to complete a two-year Postdoctoral Fellowship in Health Psychology at the University of Minnesota Medical School. This additional clinical training well equips Dr. Boehnert to work with those coping with pain, diabetes, autoimmune conditions, cancer and cardiac and pulmonary issues.

Previous training and experience includes working with elders/issues of aging; and with those with mood disorders, stress, 'cabin fever,' and anxiety in communities in Alaska, Oregon, Montana and rural and urban Minnesota. Dr. Boehnart served for a year as Director of the Behavioral Medicine Clinic in the Department of Medicine at University of Massachusetts Medical School. More recently, she served as a Behavioral Medicine Psychologist for VA Montana Home Based Primary Care (adult and geriatric patients seen in their homes); and for United Pain Center, part of Allina Health.

Dr. Boehnert uses a variety of psychological techniques based on current research and practice. These complement her belief that adults can make significant positive changes in their lives, no matter what age or prior diagnosis. In her experience, therapy can be instrumental in heightening coping skills and enjoyment in life.

Education:

  • Post-doctoral Fellowship in Health Psychology, Department of Psychiatry and Health Psychology, University of Minnesota Medical School, 1985
  • Ph.D. and MA in Clinical and Health Psychology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, 1983 and 1979
  • BA in Psychology, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA, 1976
  • ABT, Master’s Program in Theology and Social Justice, Iliff School of Theology, Denver, CO; 2011

Experience:

  • +40 years of clinical practice in medical, mental health, and VA settings.
  • Additional training in geriatrics, theology, and use of creativity and art in adult patients.

Specialties

  • Chronic Illness
  • Chronic Pain
  • Depression
  • ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Coping Skills
  • Divorce
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Life Transitions
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self-Esteem
  • Stress
  • Trauma
  • PTSD
  • Women's Issues
Request an appointment X
for_website_1.jpg

Robert Hinman

Licensed Psychologist

  • Individuals & couples
  • Solution-focused & positive psychology approaches
  • Relationships & life transitions
  • Interests: military, parent support & geriatrics
Web_Sizing.jpg

Dr. Julie Karels

Licensed Psychologist

  • Individual therapy (25+)
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Depression & anxiety
  • Stress management & relationships

Robert Hinman, M.Ed., LP

Licensed Psychologist

Robert provides therapy services for individuals (18+) and couples through the lifespan.

In his clinical work Robert works to establish a compassionate and trusting therapeutic relationship as the foundation of his work. He utilizes this professional relationship and the strategies developed through years of experience to help clients feel empowered to recognize, understand, and overcome their unique challenges. Robert is honest and kind, yet direct and solution focused. He emphasizes acceptance, clear communication, and focus on positive efforts in a client’s journey.

Robert has helped clients successfully work through issues of anxiety,depression, anger, relationship and parenting difficulties, trauma/PTSD, grief, life transitions, major mental illness and chemical abuse. He continually utilizes personal growth, reflection, study, and journal review to remain current and relevant to the needs of the people he serves.

Client centered therapy, motivational interviewing, relationship enhancement and cognitive-behavioral therapy are the primary therapies Robert draws from in his work with others. He has additional formal training in trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy and is a Love and Logic Parenting© Facilitator.

Education:

  • Master of Education (M.Ed.), Counseling Focus; Boston University, MA
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Psychology; Augustana University, Sioux Falls, SD

Experience:

  • Former Active-duty Military with more than 40 years of clinical experience in individual, couples, parents/families and group settings. He has worked in mental health clinics, residential treatment facilities, schools and In-home family therapy.
  • APA Affiliate Member

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Relationships
  • Life Transition
  • Family Change and Divorce
  • Behavioral Problems
  • Stress Management
  • Panic Attack
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Phobias
  • Death, Dying and Bereavement
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Mindfulness - Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Interpersonal Therapy
  • Person - Centered Therapy
  • Trauma Therapy
  • Solution Focused Behavior Therapy
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Crisis Counseling
  • Positive Psychology
  • Mindfulness-Based Therapy
  • Marriage and Relationship Counseling
  • Premarital Counseling
  • Relationships
  • Parenting
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Work / Life Balance
  • Sleep Issues / Insomnia
  • Academic Issues
  • Childhood Depression
  • Childhood Anxiety
  • Managing Chronic Conditions
  • Emotional Management
  • Emotional Health
  • Child & Adult ADHD

Request an appointment X

Dr. Julie Karels, PsyD, LP

Licensed Psychologist

Dr. Julie Karels provides Individual psychotherapy services to adults (25+) using a variety of treatment approaches including cognitive behavioral therapy.

Dr. Karels believes everyone has the capacity to change and create a more fulfilling life. She offers therapy services to manage difficult emotions and relationship challenges, as well as life transitions, and adjustments to new events. Deciding to participate in therapy can help you better understand yourself and improve your overall quality of life, yet it can be a difficult step for people to take.

She strives to provide sessions that are caring and free of judgments. She offers a safe place for you to explore your feelings and thoughts. Her areas of interest include increasing healthy coping skills to manage symptoms of depression, anxiety, and stress, building Interpersonal communication skills, and working to balance work life and personal life.

Education

  • Doctor of Clinical Psychology (PsyD); Minnesota School of Professional Psychology, Twin Cities
  • Master of Arts (MA) - Psychology and Counseling; St. Mary’s University, Twin Cities

Professional Experience

  • 15+ years of clinical experience working with adults, including young adults, with a combination of mental health disorders in intensive outpatient and community mental health settings.

Specialties

Request an appointment X
Web_Sizing_4.jpg

Dr. Cindy Geil

Licensed Psychologist

  • Individual therapy with children, teens and adults (10+)
  • Person-centered approach
  • Mood management, anxiety & relational concerns
  • Interests: health concerns, bereavement & religion/spirituality
Kirsten-Wyffels-for-Website_1.jpg

Dr. Kirsten Wyffels

Medication Management

  • Adults, adolescents & children (6+)
  • Afternoon & evening appointments
  • Offers genetic testing
  • Medical weight loss

Dr. Cindy Geil, PsyD, LP

Licensed Psychologist

Dr. Cindy Geil provides therapy services for individuals through the lifespan (ages 10+).

She believes that the therapeutic relationship is the foundation of change and improvement in psychological symptoms. Her approach is relational and collaborative and offers a safe and comfortable environment to process challenges and concerns. She works to support others in identifying unproductive thought patterns and explores how these can affect our mood and behavior.

Dr. Geil works with individuals with a variety of concerns including depression, anxiety, trauma, relational concerns, grief/loss, life transition, and health concerns. She has extensive experience with working with older adults facing health concerns and life transition, and believes determining one's purpose and meaning in life can improve their overall mental and emotional health.

Dr. Geil also obtained specialized training in child play therapy that helps children in identifying, communicating and regulating their emotions.

Education

  • Doctor of Clinical Psychology (PsyD); Illinois School of Professional Psychology
  • Master of Arts (MA); Clinical Psychology; Illinois School of Professional Psychology
  • Bachelor of Science (BS); Pre-Professional Psychology; Southwestern Assembly of God University; Waxahachie, TX

Professional Experience

  • 10+ years of clinical practice in various settings including community mental health, psychiatric hospitals, & nursing homes
Request an appointment X

Dr. Kirsten Wyffels, DNP, APRN

Doctor of Nursing Practice, Advanced Practice Registered Nurse

Dr. Wyffels is a Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner with a special interest in mental health and well-being. She provides medication management for adults, adolescents and children (6+) for a variety of mental health issues.

In her work, Dr. Wyffels brings both medical expertise and compassionate listening to the care she offers each patient. Time and attention for one to share their current health concerns is a hallmark of her practice. This holistic approach in assessment and diagnosis allows for her medical services to be tailored to meet the individual needs of those with whom she works with.

Dr. Wyffels enjoys educating patients and their families about mental health issues and the steps they can take to enhance their well-being.

Education:

  • Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP); Winona State University, Winona, MN
  • Master's of Science in Nursing (MS) with Advanced Specialization in Family Practice, Winona State
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BA); University of Wisconsin- Eau Claire, WI
  • American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANP) – Family Nurse Practitioner

Experience:

  • Winneshiek Medical Center- Mable Clinic: Mable MN - Present

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
  • ADHD; Adult & Child
  • Insomnia/Sleep Issues
  • Childhood Depression
  • Childhood Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Panic Disorder
  • Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome (PTSD)

Request an appointment X
Website_6.jpg

Dr. Kimbi Marenakos

Medication Management

  • Individual medication management services (16+)
  • Holistic & integrative approach
  • Peri/Post menopause support
  • Medical weight loss

Dr. Kellie Hanson

Medication Management

  • Individual medication management services (18+)
  • Holistic approach
  • Mood, anxiety & ADHD
  • Interests: trauma/ PTSD

Dr. Kimbi Marenakos, DNP, FNP-C, LPC

Doctor of Nursing Practice, Family Nurse Practitioner- Certified and Behavioral Health Specialist

Dr. Kimbi Marenakos is a Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner and Behavioral Health Specialist who provides integrative medication management services for individuals ages 16+.

Dr. Marenakos is passionate about both providing and promoting healthcare that recognizes the interdependence of body, mind, and spirit. Her practice philosophy is that you are the expert on your body, and she is a trustworthy resource for accurate health information and guidance.

Her unique way of caring for patients combines integrative, functional, and holistic approaches to create a truly individualized wellness plan that supports your optimal health and most fulfilling life.

Education:

  • Doctorate in Nursing Practice (DNP) - Family Track; Medical University of South Carolina
  • Master of Science (MS); Nursing, Medical University of South Carolina
  • Master of Arts (MA); Counseling Psychology, Webster University
  • Bachelor of Science (BS), Nursing; Medical University of South Carolina
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA), Philosophy; College of Charleston, South Carolina

Experience:

  • 20+ years of success caring for patients in primary, urgent, and specialty care settings
  • Founder & Owner of KGM Wellness LLC, a concierge practice in Charleston, SC for Mood, Hormones, and Medication - Assisted Weight Loss
  • Psychiatric & Mental Health Nursing Instructor, College of Nursing, Medical University of South Carolina
  • Developer of the Burnout Breakthrough online course and companion app
Request an appointment X

Dr. Kellie Hanson, DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC

Doctor of Nursing Practice, Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner-Board Certified

Dr. Hanson is a board-certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner who provides psychiatric evaluations and medication management through the lifespan.

Her areas of special interest include posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), trauma, depression, anxiety, ADHD, and chronic pain/illness.

Dr. Hanson uses a holistic approach to mental health, believing the mind and body must be in sync for a patient to manage their symptoms and disease process. She believes mental healthcare should be viewed as a three-legged table with each leg representing a different component: medication, coping skills, and therapy. As such medications can be an invaluable resource in a person's efforts to take good care of their physical and emotional well-being. Further, Dr. Hanson utilizes cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) techniques especially for patients diagnosed with trauma, depression, and anxiety.

Using a holistic approach to care includes nutrition, exercise, and mindfulness as well as medication management. She also likes her patients to go for genomic testing if possible. This allows us to see how medications affect certain patients. Other labs may also be necessary. Vitamins and supplements are also important especially in patients with depression, and ADHD.

Education:

  • Doctoral in Nursing Practice (DNP), Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) - University of Cincinnati
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN, RN) - University of Texas at Arlington

Experience:

  • Eastside Hospital and various emergency departments - Travel Trauma/ Emergency Medical/ Emergency Psychiatry - GA, MN, CA
  • Georgia Psychiatric Crisis Center Inpatient - Metro Atlanta
  • Summit Ridge Hospital - Inpatient Mental Health - Metro Atlanta

Specialties

Request an appointment X
Haley_for_Website-2_1.jpg

Dr. Haley Carlock

Medication Management

  • Individual medication management services (18+)
  • Mood, anxiety & trauma/PTSD
  • Integrative approach
  • Interests: veteran & healthcare workers
Web_Sizing.jpg

Dr. Kayla Kvell

Medication Management

  • Individual medication management services (14+)
  • Addiction, mood, ADHD & PTSD
  • Mental health issues of high achievers/performers
  • Interests: integrative psychiatry, trauma & non-ordinary states of consciousness

Dr. Haley Carlock, DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC

Doctor of Nursing Practice, Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner-Board Certified

Dr. Haley Carlock is a board certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner who provides psychiatric evaluations and medication management for adults with a special interest in treating individuals experiencing symptoms of anxiety, depression, and/or trauma.

Informed by her experience working as a psychiatric nurse in the inpatient and outpatient setting, as well as the VA treating veterans, Dr. Carlock completed her education and training to become a psychiatric nurse practitioner in order to provide additional services to her clients.

As she believes mental health symptoms can often improve when nutrition, regular exercise, self-care, and good sleep hygiene are practiced, she teaches mind-body skills in collaboration with her medication management services. In her practice, Dr. Carlock strives to create an environment in which each patient feels understood and genuinely cared for. She enjoys getting to know her patients and believes that building a warm and trusting relationship is crucial for success.

Together with patients and their support network, she will formulate a treatment plan specifically tailored for each individual clients’ needs. Dr. Carlock’s goal is to help patients restore, improve, and maintain optimal health and wellness so that individuals can reach their fullest potential.

Education:

  • Doctoral in Nursing Practice (DNP) - College of St. Scholastica
  • Registered Nurse (BSN, RN) - Winona State University

Experience:

  • Outpatient clinical experience with children, adolescents, and adults during clinical rotations for graduate school.
  • Outpatient medication management experience with adolescents and adults in the outpatient/clinic setting

Specialties

Request an appointment X

Dr. Kayla Kvell, DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC

Doctor of Nursing Practice, Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner-Board Certified

Dr. Kvell is a board-certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner who provides psychiatric evaluations and medication management for adolescents (14+) and adults.

Her areas of special interest include addiction medicine, harm reduction, non-ordinary states of consciousness, ADHD, mood disorders, personal and intergenerational trauma, metabolic/hormonal dysfunction and its impact on mental health, as well as the mental health issues of high achievers/performers.

Dr. Kvell uses an integrative approach to address and identify underlying causes of psychiatric conditions. Her approach to psychiatric care emphasizes whole-body management (e.g., nutrition, exercise, sleep). She incorporates a variety of treatments and recommendations into her plans of care which may include lifestyle modifications; medications; supplements; therapy referrals; nutritional guidance and support; movement and exercise; meditation practices; psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy; and, if needed, referrals for specialty laboratory testing.

Dr. Kvell understands each of us will traverse the spectrum of human experiences throughout our journey, and every person will face pain and uncertainty along the way. In guiding her patients, she seeks to avoid pathologizing experiences that offer the chance to find meaning, purpose, and opportunity for growth. It's true that laughter is the best medicine, and Dr. Kvell believes humor is often the ideal way to reframe our circumstances to see possibilities in our struggles. Her approach is warm and conversational, and her focus on understanding the whole person fosters a collaborative and holistic approach to well-being.

Education:

  • Doctoral in Nursing Practice (DNP), Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) - Winona State University
  • Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy Provider Certification Program - Integrative Psychiatry Institute
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN, RN) - Winona State University

Experience:

  • University of Minnesota Emergency Department
  • Behavioral Emergency Center, University of Minnesota
  • Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation
  • IV micronutrient therapy for wellness optimization and management of chronic conditions
Request an appointment X
Healthwise_for_Website-2.jpg

Natalie Brandsrud

Medication Management

  • Young adults, adolescents & children (6-25)
  • Mood, anxiety & attention issues
  • Strengths-based approach
  • Offers genetic testing
Website.jpg

Dr. Marysa Meyer

Integrative Physical Therapist

Natalie Brandsrud, APRN, CNP, PMHNP-BC 

Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, Certified Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner- Board Certified

Natalie is a board certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner who provides psychiatric evaluations and medication management (ages 6-25) with special interest in children, adolescents, and young adults.

In her practice, she strives to create an environment in which each patient feels understood and genuinely cared for. With extended appointment times, she has the ability to listen to every individual story. She enjoys getting to know her patients and believes that building a warm and trusting relationship is crucial for success. She brings friendly smiles and optimism into her everyday practice.

Natalie values collaboration between patients, their families, and other healthcare team members. When it comes to prescribing medication, she uses the latest research to provide a holistic approach, remembering the unique needs of each individual. Together with patients and their families, she will formulate a treatment plan based on symptoms, needs, and goals.

Natalie’s ultimate goal is to help patients restore, improve, and maintain optimal health and wellness so that individuals can reach their fullest potential.

Education:

  • Master of Science in Nursing with a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner specialty - The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing - University of Sioux Falls, Sioux Falls, SD

Experience:

  • Outpatient clinical experience with children, adolescents, and adults

Specialties

Request an appointment X

Dr. Marysa Meyer, DPT, PT, RYT

Doctor of Physical Therapy, Registered Yoga Teacher

Dr. Marysa Meyer provides physical therapy treatment to individuals (16+) throughout the lifespan.

Dr. Meyer believes that the physical body holds clues to discovering what it means to be truly well in all senses of the world. She understands the role our mindset, beliefs, and emotions play on in our body’s ability to function in day-to-day life and believes that we all have an inherent ability to heal ourselves. Marysa prioritizes empowerment of her clients to take an active role in their healing, and acts as a guide to support the complexities of the body’s responses throughout this process. She utilizes an integrative and intuitive approach to help you get to the root causes of pain, tension, and other dysfunctions within the body.

She works with a wide variety of populations, however she specializes in guiding those with chronic conditions such as fibromyalgia, chronic pain, chronic fatigue, Lymes disease, digestive disorders, Ehlers Danlos Syndrome, Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS), and headaches/migraines. She also specializes in any spinal conditions including low back, mid back, or neck pain in addition to pain or injuries from performance related sports including figure skating, gymnastics, or dance.

Dr. Meyer has extensive training through the Institute of Physical Art and the Barall Institute, and a large part of her practice is hands-on therapies for muscular, joint, and visceral (organ) releases. She is a yoga teacher and also has a certificate in Mind-Body Therapy and is able to allow for somatic processing during sessions through movement or hands-on releases. Treatment typically consists of postural and other movement assessment, manual therapy, re-education of joints and muscles, and retraining of various movement patterns.

Education

  • Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT); University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Bachelor of Science (BS) in Exercise Science, Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Psychology; University of St. Thomas, Twin Cities, MN
  • Functional Dry Needling Certified

Professional Experience

  • 5+ years working in outpatient orthopedic settings with primarily chronic conditions, chronic pain, and complex health concerns

Specialties

  • Holistic Therapy
  • Managing Chronic Conditions
  • Integrative Therapy
  • Health Concerns
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Neck or TMJ (jaw) pain
  • Headaches/Migraines
  • Low/mid back pain
  • Whiplash injuries
  • Abdominal pain/ Digestion concerns
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome or numbness in the hands/arms
  • Ehlers Danlos Syndrome
  • Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS)
  • Stress or trauma related tension in the body
Request an appointment X
Jenn-Benson.jpg

Jenn Anderson

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

  • Individual & family therapy (13+)
  • Anxiety, depression & trauma
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy
  • DBT & mindfulness-based approach
Healthwise_Erin-Green_1.jpg

Erin Green

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

  • Children, adults, couples & families
  • Anxiety & depression
  • Collaborative & holistic approach
  • Interests: EMDR

Jenn Anderson, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Jenn Anderson provides individual and family therapy for adolescents and adults. (Ages 13+).

Throughout life, people face various obstacles. These obstacles may feel overwhelming and sometimes, insurmountable. However, working with a therapist can offer guidance and strength during these challenging times. Jenn works to garner this strength in clients by creating a safe environment to foster development of healthy communication skills. Further, focus is given on how to utilize support systems and increase healthy coping skills.

Jenn's experience spans working with adolescents in school settings, day treatment settings and group therapy. She has also worked with adults in various settings in addition to individual outpatient therapy. Her areas of interest include increasing self-esteem and coping skills to help manage symptoms of anxiety, depression, and trauma.

Education

  • Master of Arts (MA); Marriage and Family Therapy; Argosy Unitversity, Twin Cities
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA); Psychology; St.Mary's University of Minnesota, Winona Campus

Experience

  • 5+ years working with adults and adolescents from all socioeconomic statuses & various cultures.
  • Outpatient mental health including group therapy, individual therapy & family therapy.
  • Provided services in a variety of settings; school, intensive outpatient treatment, in-home therapy, day- treatment & individual/family outpatient therapy.
Request an appointment X

Erin Green, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Erin provides therapy services for children (Ages 5+), adolescents, adults, couples and families.

She is passionate about supporting others through challenges and works to assist clients in overcoming obstacles and managing difficult life transitions. While working in collaboration with clients, she focuses on helping to strengthen coping skills while providing support to create change.

Erin uses mindfulness-based therapy and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), motivational interviewing, and other theories to promote healing, growth and wellness. She has experience working with clients with Serious and Persistent Mental Illness (SPMI) and utilizing Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). She has interests in Multicultural Counseling and can provide Christian Counseling upon request. She desires to support her clients in building resiliency to thrive in whatever challenge they may be facing.

Education

  • Master of Arts (MA); Marriage and Family Therapy; Bethel Seminary, Twin Cities
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA);

Professional Experience

  • 10+ years of professional experience in various mental health settings including Community Mental Health, Crisis Facilities, In Home (ARMHS and CTSS), Private Practice, DBT and Day Treatment.
Request an appointment X
Healthwise_Kelly-Berscheit_1.jpg

Kelly Berscheit

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

  • Adults, children & families (5+)
  • EMDR & trauma-focused CBT
  • Psychodynamic approach
  • Interests: trauma, loss & difficult life stress
Healthwise_for_Website1.jpg

Darci Witasek

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

  • Individuals, teens, & couples
  • Mindfulness-based therapy & CBT
  • Strengths-based & collaborative approach
  • Interests: anxiety, depression, life transitions & relationships

Kelly Berscheit, MSW, LICSW

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker

Kelly provides individual therapy for adults, children (5+), families and seniors.

With a foundational belief that persons are born mentally healthy, the psychotherapy question is what happened? From a scientific perspective, our self--mind, body, spirit, are designed to resolve and heal from injury and illness, and systemically programmed to return to a healthy functional state. In a hopeful, safe, trusting therapeutic relationship and environment, with a holistic, psychodynamic, integrative therapy approach Kelly helps her clients to manage their symptoms, discover, recover, and heal. Kelly believes that "healing is an active process."

Kelly specializes in treating trauma, and related mental health pathologies of stress, anxiety, PTSD, depression, attachment, grief and loss. She has experience treating ADHD, substance abuse and more. She is certified in Trauma Focused-CBT and EMDR trained. She creatively uses a variety of supportive, expressive, and experiential therapeutic interventions including art, sand tray, narrative, play, mindfulness, along with psychoeducation and parenting education to stabilize and empower clients to live a healthy, more satisfying, and fulfilling life that they desire.

Education

  • Master of Social Work (MSW); University of St. Thomas/St. Catherine University, Twin Cities
  • Bachelor of Science (BS); Social Work; St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, MN
  • Chemical Dependency Counseling Certificate; St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, MN
  • Certified Trauma Focused CBT
  • EMDR trained by Emdria

Professional Experience

  • 27+ years experience in variety of settings; outpatient, school based, residential, in-home & community sites.
  • Successful collaboration with diverse client populations, colleagues & community partners.
  • Certified Trauma Psychotherapist & Trauma Informed provider
  • Co-founder, developer, and administrator of community mental health services agency for 14 years.
  • 9+years of assessment & case management at county human services in Child Protection, Chemical Dependency, Early Intervention Services.
Request an appointment X

Darci Witasek, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Darci provides therapy services for individuals, teens (13+), and couples.

In her work, Darci utilizes such therapy approaches as solution-focused, cognitive behavioral, mindfulness and systems-based perspectives. She assists those she works with by offering expertise in a diverse range of mental health concerns including: anxiety, depression, life transitions, relationship issues, behavioral disorders, health concerns, divorce, and stress management.

Darci believes in a collaborative approach to counseling to help one create positive and meaningful change in their lives in order to achieve deeper levels of happiness and success. She believes that people have the innate ability to heal themselves and works together with others to find alternative solutions to life's challenges.

Education

  • Master of Arts (MA); Marriage and Family Therapy; University of St. Thomas, Twin Cities
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA); Psychology, Minor in Spanish; University of Minnesota - Duluth

Professional Experience

  • 5+ years experience in various settings including private practice
  • Certified to administer the Prepare/Enrich Program
  • Fluent in Spanish


Request an appointment X
Healthwise_Kelly-Senesac_1.jpg

Kelly Senesac

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

  • Individuals, couples, & families
  • Anxiety & depression
  • Disordered eating
  • Grief & loss
Healthwise_Kathryn-Schuster_1.jpg

Kathryn Schuster

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

  • Individual therapy (18+)
  • Person centered & collaborative approach
  • EMDR
  • Interests: anxiety & mood management

Kelly Senesac, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Kelly provides therapy services for adults, couples and families.

She believes that within each human are inherent strengths that can be utilized in the therapeutic relationship to help manage mental health stressors. Honesty and compassion are key components of Kelly's therapeutic style. If you are looking for a therapist with a direct, solution-focused style, Kelly is a good fit. Kelly finds that if there is trust and honesty in the therapeutic relationship it is incredible to witness the treatment goals that clients are able to achieve.

Kelly uses strength-based therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and other theories to promote healing, growth and wellness. She has experience working with clients with anxiety, depression, eating disorders, marital conflict, grief and loss, and life transitions. She desires to support her clients in creating and living an abundant life, and feels honored to be invited into this process.

Education

  • Master of Arts (MA); Marriage & Family Therapy; St. Mary's University, Twin Cities
  • Master of Arts (M.Ed); Education; University of Notre Dame, IN
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA); Communication, College of St. Benedict, MN

Professional Experience

  • Fully licensed since 2008 as a marriage and family therapist working in a variety of settings including in-home, outpatient, inpatient, residential, and school-based settings.
  • Certified in Family Based Treatment for Anorexia (FBT) .

Specialties

Request an appointment X

Kathryn Schuster, MSW, LICSW

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker

Kathryn provides individual therapy services to adults.

Kathryn's priority when working with clients is to provide a safe, supportive and nonjudgmental therapeutic environment from the very first meeting. She practices a daily intention to offer a client-centered and strengths-based approach to those she works with in hopes to assist her clients in feeling empowered. Kathryn feels passionate about helping her clients reach their full potential by building upon their resiliency and ability to overcome challenges they may be facing.

Kathryn has experience working with a wide variety of presenting issues including, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, trauma, disordered eating, relationship challenges, and life transitions. She enjoys working with clients from different backgrounds and life experiences and feels truly grateful for the opportunity to support those desiring to become the best version of themselves.

Kathryn's primary therapeutic interventions include: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Future Directed Therapy, and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).

Education

  • Master of Arts (MA); Clinical Social Work; St. Ambrose University, Iowa
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA); Psychology, University of Iowa

Professional Experience

  • Clinical experience in private practice, community mental health, adult in-patient treatment and crisis intervention services.
  • Adjunct faculty in a university setting.
Request an appointment X
website_4_1.jpg

Nina Vadnais

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

  • Individuals, couples & families
  • Stress management & anxiety
  • Interest: marital & relational counseling
  • Perinatal mental health certified
Website_1_1_1.jpg

Jonathan Boorman

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

  • Individuals, couples, & families
  • Anxiety & depression
  • Trauma informed & EMDR
  • Interests: autism spectrum & intellectually gifted

Nina Vadnais, MA, LMFT, PMH-C

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Nina Vadnais provides therapy services for individuals (12+), couples and families.

As a therapist, Nina has experience supporting and guiding others with a broad range needs, including but not limited to depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship issues, stress management, behavioral disorders, grief and loss, and life transitions.

Nina works diligently to foster a warm, comfortable, and safe environment and she believes a therapeutic relationship based in openness and trust are essential to one's change process for themselves, their partners, and their families. Nina believes in building on existing strengths to foster growth and positive change is possible for each individual.

Nina implements therapeutic interventions from cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness concepts, narrative therapy techniques, and motivational interviewing within a systems-based theoretical approach.

Education

  • Masters of Science (MS); Marriage and Family Therapy; University of Rhode Island
  • Bachelors of Science (BS); Child Development and Family Studies; Minnesota State University; Mankato, MN
  • Perinatal Mental Health Certified (PMH-C)

Professional Experience:

  • 5+ years working in clinical practice in a wide range of mental health settings including, in-home, school-based, outpatient settings.

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Life Transition
  • Family Change and Divorce
  • Behavioral Problems
  • Stress Management
  • Person -Centered Therapy
  • Marriage and Relationship Counseling
  • Mindfulness-Based Therapy
  • Parenting
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Work / Life Balance
  • Emotional Management
Request an appointment X

Jonathan Boorman, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Jonathan provides therapy services for, teens, adults, couples and families.

Among his areas of expertise are EMDR, infidelity, anxiety, depression and trauma. Jonathan also has extensive experience working with gifted children, adults and their families, as well as individuals and families living with Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Jonathan's therapeutic approach is to provide support to help others effectively address personal life challenges. He combines traditional complementary methodologies and current neurological research to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each person. Jonathan is committed to assisting each individual build on their existing strengths to live their best possible life.

Education

  • Master of Arts (MA); Marriage & Family Therapy; St. Mary's University, Twin Cities, MN
  • Bachelor of Science (BS); Criminology and Psychology, Middlesex, United Kingdom

Professional Experience

  • 10+ years as a marriage and family therapist working in a variety of settings.
Request an appointment X
Website_4.jpg

Alison Holkup

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

  • Individual therapy (ages 16+)
  • Couples therapy
  • Relational, warm & culturally responsive approach
  • Interests: anxiety, relationships & life transitions
Jennifer_Nowak_1.jpg

Jen Nowak

Licensed Clinical Therapist

  • Individual therapy (18+)
  • Collaborative & strength-based
  • Mindfulness-based approach
  • Interests: health & medical issues

Alison Holkup, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Alison provides individual (ages 16+) and couples therapy.

Alison believes that relationships can be powerful tools for healing, and emphasizes creating strong and safe relationships with her clients. She believes that therapy can be a place for clients to wonder, explore, make mistakes, and grow, and to come to fully know and accept themselves.

Her therapeutic practice is grounded in a culturally responsive approach, and integrates emotionally-focused therapy, attachment, systems theory, and client-centered techniques to promote healing in clients’ lives.

She is experienced working with individuals, couples, and families with variety of concerns including depression, anxiety, trauma, parenting concerns, relational concerns, infidelity, blending families, divorce, and other various life transitions.

Alison likes to get to know clients on a deep level, and enjoys using humor in session (when appropriate). She identifies as a white, straight, cisgender woman, and recognizes the privilege that these identities hold.

Education

  • Master of Arts (MA); Counseling Psychology with a focus in Marriage and Family Therapy; University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis, MN
  • Bachelor of Science (BS); Neuroscience; University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN

Professional Experience

  • 5+ years experience in clinical practice with children, teens, adults, couples, and families
  • Experience in various outpatient mental health settings, including community mental health, agencies, and school-linked mental health

Specialties

Request an appointment X

Jen Nowak, MA, LPCC

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

Jen provides services for individuals ages (18+) through the life span.

Jen offers a collaborative approach in developing a relationship of safety and rapport, understanding the bravery and vulnerability it takes to start the therapeutic process. She believes therapy offers an opportunity for one to feel heard and understood, and is often a strong first step towards resolution and healing.

In her work, she explores how maladaptive behaviors that may once have served to protect and keep us safe, might now be holding us back. Attention is given to exploring these patterns and choices that may be contributing to current issues. This often offers a fresh perspective on coping that allows for increased acceptance, self-care, personal growth, and purpose.

Jen works with individual teens and adults, through a psychodynamic lens utilizing a variety of approaches including mindfulness, CBT, and self compassion. She enjoys working to support those dealing with depression, anxiety, grief, and trauma. She also has a special interest in supporting people through life transitions and those those experiencing health issues and medical treatment.

Education

  • Master of Arts (MA);Counseling Psychology; University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis, MN
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA); Psychology, Metro State University, Saint Paul, MN

Professional Experience

  • 6+ years clinical experience working in outpatient mental health setting
Request an appointment X
Chelsey_Jernberg_Peschges_Image.jpg

Chelsey Jernberg Peschges

Licensed Clinical Therapist

  • Individual therapy (16+)
  • Integrative & trauma-informed approach
  • Women's issues, relationships, & life transitions
  • Perinatal mental health certified
Web_Sizing_5.jpg

Emily Marrs

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

  • Individual therapy (18+)
  • Relational issues
  • Mindful CBT
  • Interests: ADHD & BFRB's Trichotillomania/Dermatillomania

Chelsey Jernberg Peschges, MA, LPCC

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

Chelsey provides individual therapy for adults and teens (16+).

With a relational and person-centered approach, Chelsey works to meet clients where they are and to provide a judgement-free space for them to explore emotions, thoughts, and experiences. Her primary focus is to understand and support others in assisting them to achieve their goals for health and well-being.

Drawing upon integrative and trauma-informed approaches, Chelsey incorporates cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), sensorimotor, and mindfulness-based techniques. Integrating cognitive thinking and somatic wisdom and resourcing can allow for important insight, and ultimately give opportunity for change.

Chelsey has worked in both individual and group settings. Her experience includes supporting clients with concerns such as anxiety, depression, PTSD, life transitions, relationship challenges, and managing emotions.

Chelsey is also certified in perinatal mental health (PMH-C). This certification enables her to support individuals during pregnancy, postpartum, and the early parenting stages, ensuring that their emotional well-being is nurtured during this transformative period.

Education

  • Masters of Arts (MA) - Counseling & Psychological Services; St. Mary's University; Twin Cities
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA) - University of Minnesota-Duluth, Duluth, MN
  • Perinatal Mental Health Certified (PMH-C)
  • Sensorimotor Level I Certified
  • Trained in Dialectic Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Professional Experience

  • 5+ years experience providing mental health services in an outpatient setting
  • Outpatient mental health including group, intensive outpatient programming, and individual therapy

Specialties

Request an appointment X

Emily Marrs, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Emily provides therapy services for adults.

Each of us can come to a time in our lives when we feel stagnant or stuck in unhelpful patterns. As difficult as this can be to navigate, it can be a valuable opportunity to connect with a professional to experience support and learn new tools to help you shift in positive ways.

As an attentive listener, Emily offers a secure space that is focused on helping you to identify what you need now to learn new ways to problem solve, and build healthier relationships. Most importantly, you will grow closer to your authentic self and feel empowered to make changes you feel are most important to you.

Emily works with a variety of adult concerns and is especially interested in adult ADHD, Body Focused Repetitive Behaviors (Trichotillomania/hair pulling & Excoriation/skin picking), emerging young adult issues, single hood/dating, narcissistic abuse, codependency and caregiver stress. Emily is neurodivergent affirming and also brings experience and training in treating anxiety, depression, and relationship challenges.

Many people experience a sense of isolation, shame and guilt around their ADHD and BFRB challenges, as well as from their toxic relationships. Emily works to help you strengthen self compassion, create helpful strategies, and to feel more empowered managing these areas of your life.

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts (BA); Psychology; University of Colorado; Boulder CO
  • Master of Arts (MA); Counseling Psychology; Bethel University; Arden Hills, MN Certificate of Marriage and Family Therapy; Adler Graduate School; Richfield, MN

Professional Experience

  • 10 + years in outpatient private practice conducting individual and family therapy
  • 6 years in case management/care coordination for individuals with severe and persistent mental illness across varied multi-cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds
Request an appointment X
Thomas_for_Website.jpg

Thomas Kennison

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

  • Holistic & integrative therapies
  • Anxiety & depression
  • Stress management
  • Relationships
Website_9.jpg

Greta Gilbertson

Licensed Clinical Therapist

  • Individual therapy (12+)
  • Strengths-based & collaborative approach
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Interests: anxiety, depression, life transitions & relationships

Thomas Kennison, MSW, LICSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Thomas provides individual therapy for adults and teens (15+).

Thomas strongly believes that everyone deserves to live a happy, fulfilling, and meaningful life. He takes great joy in helping others to navigate their unique path towards wellness in all aspects of their lives. He places great emphasis on meeting individuals where they are, while also working collaboratively with them to develop a relationship built on compassion, understanding, and trust.

Placing great value on the importance of a holistic approach to wellness (unifying the mind, body, and spirit), Thomas utilizes an integrated approach in his practice, combining mindfulness-based therapy with various psychodynamic theories. Using various breathing and relaxation techniques, mindfulness practice helps in learning how to identify and break away from negative thought patterns that often lead to a depressed and/or anxious state of mind. In addition, Thomas focuses on the connections between the person and the relationships they have formed throughout their lifetime, specifically focusing on early-life experiences with parents, siblings or guardians, and how these experiences may have impacted their overall happiness and health as an adult.

Thomas has experience working with a wide variety of issues including chronic feelings of anxiety and depression, grief and loss, difficult life transitions, and general feelings of existential angst in which one may simply be seeking a greater sense of meaning or purpose in life.

Education Professional Experience

  • Master of Science in Clinical Social Work (MSW); University of Louisville, Kentucky

Professional Experience

  • 11+ years providing psychological services in a variety of community health settings.
Request an appointment X

Greta Gilbertson, MA, LPCC

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

Greta provides psychotherapy services for adolescents (12+), young adults, and adults.

Greta is passionate about providing a safe and welcoming therapeutic environment in which one can feel supported to explore their challenges and goals. Her approach is warm, empathetic, accepting, genuine, collaborative, educational, and empowering. She finds that curiosity and humor can at times be a helpful part of the therapy process. Her hope is that this framework allows others to access insight, tools, and change.

Greta works with others on a variety of personal well-being concerns including anxiety, depression, life transitions, relationship challenges, and stress management. She also supports clients in building an improved relationship to self by focusing on self-esteem and self-compassion. Greta has experience working with topics such as perfectionism, body image, and shame.

She utilizes person-centered, cognitive-behavioral, and strengths based techniques in therapy and she enjoys providing psychoeducation related to thoughts and emotions, coping techniques, self-care practices, and interpersonal skills. Greta draws from a systems perspective that considers the impact of relationships and environment. She practices culturally responsive therapy and is dedicated to ongoing humility, reflection, and uplifting care.

Education

  • Masters of Arts (MA) - Counseling Psychology; University of Saint Thomas, Minneapolis, MN
  • Bachelor of Science (BS) - Neuroscience; University of Saint Thomas, Saint Paul, MN

Professional Experience

  • Clinical experience in outpatient mental health, residential treatment, rural healthcare, and private practice.

Specialties

Request an appointment X
website_3_2_1.jpg

Becca Bakker

Licensed Clinical Therapist

  • Individual therapy (6+)
  • Holistic & relational approach
  • Anxiety, stress management, life transitions
  • Interests: play therapy, trauma, mindfulness
jamie-n_1.jpg

Jamie Nupen

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

  • Individuals (16+) & couples therapy
  • Anxiety, mood & relationships
  • Grief/ loss & life transitions
  • Somatic/trauma therapy

Becca Bakker, MA, LPCC

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

Becca provides individual therapy services to children (10+), adolescents, and adults.

Becca brings a person-centered, strength-based, holistic approach to each session. She understands the significant vulnerability in reaching out for help and therefore seeks to create a positive and supportive environment.

In her work, Becca designs a space where clients feel empowered and confident in navigating their wellness. She joins with clients and leans on positive psychology and a relational approach which integrates the mind-body connection. Psychotherapy sessions involve exploring thoughts, feelings, behaviors, play, and relationships.

Becca has experience working with anxiety, life transitions, relationship issues, behavioral disorders, trauma, stress management, financial stress, autism-spectrum disorders, and parenting.

Education

  • Masters of Arts (MA); Counseling Psychology; University of St. Thomas
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA); Psychology; University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

Professional Experience

  • 7+ years working in education, outpatient, day treatment, and in-home settings.
Request an appointment X

Jamie Nupen, MSW, LICSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Jamie Nupen works with individuals and couples (16+).

Jamie strongly believes that every person deserves to live a life that is fulfilling and meaningful. Within all of us, there is the capacity for awareness, change and healing. Through compassion, collaboration and guidance, she assists her clients in understanding and changing their maladaptive behaviors so they can lead happier and healthier lives.

Jamie has training and experience in working with clients with a wide variety of issues, including anxiety,depression, PTSD, personality challenges, and relational issues. She uses several therapeutic approaches such as Somatic Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Based Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Psychodynamic Theory.

Education

  • Masters of Social Work (MSW); University of Minnesota School of Social Work, Twin Cities
  • Bachelors of Arts (BA); Psychology; University of Minnesota, Morris,MN

Professional Experience

  • 12+ years of clinical experience in outpatient settings.
  • Board Approved Clinical Supervisor for LPC, LPCC and MSW

Specialties

Request an appointment X
Website_5.jpg

Kiersten Brooks

Licensed Clinical Therapist

  • Individual therapy (16+)
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Collaborative & integrative approach
  • Anxiety, depression & stress management
Full_Res_1.jpg

Nicholas Anderson

Licensed Clinical Therapist

  • Individual therapy (18+)
  • Anxiety & mood disorders
  • Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy
  • Interests: addiction counseling & chemical assessments

Kiersten Brooks, MA, LPCC

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

Kiersten provides services for individuals (16+)

Kiersten aims to create safe, non judgmental, and trusting relationships with clients. She is passionate about helping others reach their full potential and feel empowered to navigate unique challenges by building on their existing strengths. Kiersten emphasizes working in collaboration with clients to create positive and meaningful change in their lives.

As a therapist, Kiersten uses an integrative therapy approach that includes mindfulness, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), and motivational interviewing to foster self-awareness and growth. She offers a holistic approach to therapy to strengthen skills that support lasting and positive changes.

Kiersten has experience working with others with a broad range of needs, including but not limited to depression, anxiety, trauma, stress management, and life transition.

Education

  • Masters of Science (MS); Clinical Mental Health Counseling; St. Cloud, MN (CACREP accreditation)
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA); Psychology; Luther College-Decorah, IA

Professional Experience

  • 5+ years providing individual and group therapy services in a variety of settings including college counseling, educational, community health, outpatient and intensive outpatient services
Request an appointment X

Nicholas Anderson, MA, LPCC, LADC

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor

Nick provides therapy services for individuals (18+).

Nick seeks to create a supportive and compassionate environment where clients can be empowered to create positive change in their life. He draws from positive psychology perspectives and utilizes practical skill based education to help guide clients on their path to health and wellness.

Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) are a few of the therapeutic theories he draws from when working with others. Nick also is able to provide flexibility in his therapeutic approach and he always welcomes feedback from clients about their experience.

Nick has extensive training and experience working with individuals dealing with addiction. Chemical assessments, anxiety management skill building and trauma work are additional areas of focus in his practice.

Education

  • Master of Arts (MA); Counseling Psychology; University of St. Thomas
  • Basic Certificate in Addiction Studies from Harold Washington College
  • Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional (CCATP)
  • Advanced Certified Relapse Prevention Specialist (ACRPS)
  • Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP)
  • Certificate in Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)

Professional Experience

  • 10+ years experience providing mental and chemical health services in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Additional focus of practice was serving as Outreach Director for mental and chemical health services.
Request an appointment X
jenny-j_1.jpg

Jenny Johnson

Licensed Clinical Therapist

  • Individual therapy (14+)
  • Anxiety & mood management
  • Strengths-based approach
  • Interests: trauma & DBT skills
Website_11.jpg

Brandon Stavish

Licensed Clinical Therapist

  • Individual therapy (18+)
  • Supportive & solution-focused approach
  • Dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) skills
  • Interests: Co-occurring substance use disorders & SPMI

Jenny Johnson, MA, LPCC

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

Jenny provides therapy services for adults and teens ages (14+).

Jenny offers a holistic approach to therapy with the focus on strengthening skills that support others to make lasting and positive changes. She creates therapeutic alliances with her clients by providing a safe place for people to feel heard without judgments or assumptions, so they can build insight and confidence while incorporating self-compassion,self-validation, and self-acceptance. Her therapeutic approaches include DBT, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Psychodynamic, Insight Oriented, Attachment, and Solution Focused Therapies.

Jenny has experience providing both group and individual therapy services to adults and adolescents in an intensive outpatient setting, with specific focus on mental health and intellectual disabilities, including mood and personality challenges, trauma, and developmental delays. She also has experience working with adolescents in a school-based setting.

Education

  • Master of Arts (MA); Clinical Psychology; Minnesota School of Professional Psychology, Twin Cities
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA); Metropolitan State University, Twin Cities

Professional Experience

  • 8+ years experience providing mental health services in outpatient settings including DBT IOP, group therapy, individual therapy, and school based mental health services

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectic Behavior Treatment (DBT)
  • Trauma Therapy
  • Solution Focused
  • Crisis Counseling
  • Mindfulness-Based Therapy
  • Emotional Management
Request an appointment X

Brandon Stavish, MS, LPCC

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

Brandon provides individual therapy for adults.

Brandon has a diverse and comprehensive background in providing therapy, particularly with a focus on DBT (dialectical behavioral therapy), CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy), harm reduction and mind body integration.

His experience across various settings and specialties, including working with serious mental health challenges and substance use disorders, offers a well rounded understanding of complex problems and co-occurring conditions.

Brandon has experience working in various settings such as inpatient hospitalization, day treatment, intensive residential treatment services, and outpatient therapy.

Bandon's grounded and calm demeanor offers clients a safe space to process concerns via a positive solution focused lens.

Education

  • Masters of Science (MS) - Clinical Mental Health Counseling; St. Cloud State University
  • Bachelors of Science (BS) - Psychology, with a minor in Alcohol & Drug Studies; Minnesota State University; Mankato, MN

Professional Experience

  • 5+ years experience providing mental health services in clinical settings

Specialties

Request an appointment X
Healthwise_Lorilee-Virnig_1.jpg

Lorilee Virnig

Licensed Clinical Therapist

  • Adults, children & families (4+)
  • Parent/child conflict
  • Anxiety, depression & ADHD
  • Grief/ loss & life transitions
Website.jpg

Erica Cook

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

  • Individual therapy with children, teens and adults (8+)
  • Integrative & mindfulness-based approach
  • Strength-based & collabortative
  • Interests: anxiety, life transitions & stress management

Lorilee Virnig, MA, BCC, RYT

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, Registered Play Therapist, Board Certified Coach, Registered Yoga Teacher

Lorilee provides therapy services for children (4+), adolescents, adults and families.

Lorilee has extensive training in individual and family play therapies including collaborative problem-solving, healthy parenting and relationship skills, and mindfulness techniques. She believes that therapy is an art as well as a science and uses her authenticity, experience and wisdom to customize her therapeutic approach to the needs of each client.

Lorilee incorporates kindness, compassion and humor into the therapeutic process to help individuals and families overcoming both ordinary and extraordinary challenges that life may bring. She has expertise and advanced training in Child-Centered Play Therapy, Filial Therapy, and EMDR.

She is a Board Certified Life and ADHD Coach and completed her yoga teacher training at the Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. She is also a certified instructor of Yoga Calm® for Children, Yoga4Cancer®, and mindfulness training for children, teens and parents.

Education

  • Masters in Counseling & Psychological Services (MA); St. Mary's University of Minnesota
  • Certified instructor of Yoga Calm® for Children, Yoga4Cancer®, and Mindfulness for Children, Teens & Adults
  • Trained in Child-Centered Play Therapy, Filial Family Therapy, & Sandtray Therapy
  • Trained in EMDR


Professional Experience

  • 20+ years experience in US and Pacific Rim Fortune 100 Corporation and served as a Director and Vice President in non-profit governance.
Request an appointment X

Erica Cook, MSW, LICSW

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker

Erica provides individual therapy services for children (8+), adolescents, and adults.

As a therapist, Erica has experience in providing services and support for individuals with a diverse range of needs, including but not limited to anxiety, depression, trauma, self-esteem/self-confidence, stress management, life transitions and grief and loss.

She believes it's important to have each client feel comfortable and safe in talking about their concerns and supports the change process through positive regard and collaboration. Erica works by building rapport and trust within sessions, so that others feel understood and accepted in what they are working through.

Erica incorporates different therapeutic techniques in her work including to solution-focused interventions, cognitive behavioral therapy, integrative therapy, mindfulness-based approaches, emotional management, and other perspectives.

Education

  • Master of Social Work (MSW); University of North Dakota
  • Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) with Minors in Psychology and Chemical Dependency; Bemidji State University

Professional Experience

  • 4+ years working in clinical practice within various mental health settings including school-based and outpatient settings.
Request an appointment X
Eugene_Slutskiy_01_For_Web_Use.jpg

Yevgeniy (Eugene) Slutskiy

Licensed Clinical Therapist

  • Individuals (12+) & couples therapy
  • Anxiety, depression & substance use concerns
  • Interests: grief & loss, teen/adolescent specific concerns
  • Fluent in Russian
Website_7.jpg

Kathleen Risko

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

  • Individual therapy (18+)
  • Holistic & integrative therapies
  • EMDR
  • Interest: somatic therapies for nervous system regulation & sleep

Yevgeniy (Eugene) Slutskiy, MA, LPCC

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

Eugene provides individual therapy ages (12+) and couples therapy.

Eugene seeks to create a kind and nurturing environment while working with others. He takes time to foster understanding and to build support to meet clients where they are in life and to help them understand their personal journey to the greatest extent possible.

He enjoys assisting others in successfully addressing anxiety, mood issues, substance use challenges, relationship reconciliation, grief & loss, trauma, and adolescent and teen specific concerns

Eugene has over 15 years of experience in the mental health field, across numerous clinical settings, to include community mental health clinics and psychiatric hospitals. He is focused on helping clients achieve a greater sense of self and groundedness in the present and for moving forward in life.

Originally from the Ukraine, Eugene is completely fluent in English and Russian languages.

Education

  • Masters of Counseling (M.C.) - Arizona State University; Tempe, Arizona

Professional Experience

  • 15+ years providing psychological services across different clinical settings (outpatient, inpatient, and residential)

Specialties

Request an appointment X

Kathleen Risko, MSW, LICSW

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker

Kathleen provides individual therapy services for adults.

Kathleen is experienced in working with individuals who have faced a wide range of mental health and social challenges. She has a passion for helping others and is skilled in integrating evidence-based psychotherapy techniques including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) with holistic care.

Kathleen is trained in trauma resolution energy therapy and EMDR. Her worked is informed by whole-body holistic approaches such as nutrition, nervous system regulation, sleep hygiene and somatic therapy. This wider lens often offers individuals a fresh perspective in which to view themselves and their current challenges.

Her compassionate care approach supports others in their discovery of inner strengths helping to create positive change.

Education

  • Master of Arts (MA); Clinical Social Work; Western New Mexico University
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA); Human services; The University of Delaware

Professional Experience

  • Clinical experience in private practice and community mental health
Request an appointment X

Taylor Cameron

MA, Post-Master's Fellow

  • Individual therapy (10+)
  • Curious, genuine, and collaborative approach to therapeutic relationships
  • Anxiety, depression, self-esteem
  • Interests: trauma and DBT skills
Website_1_3_1.jpg

Becky Paurus

MS, Post-Master's Fellow

  • Individual therapy (16+)
  • Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy
  • Anxiety, depression & stress management
  • Holistic & integrative approach

Taylor Cameron, MA

MA, Post-Master's Fellow

Taylor provides individual therapy services for adolescents ages 10+, teens and adults.

Taylor strives to create a non-judgemental, safe haven where clients can come as they are, process their story, and feel genuinely heard and validated. She approaches therapy authentically and collaboratively, and desires to empower her clients to create meaningful change towards the life they want to live. Taylor approaches her therapeutic relationships with curiosity, genuineness and empathy.

Taylor believes that it takes immense strength, bravery, and willingness to seek out therapy services. Taylor is committed to help you understand your story, explore your strengths, and make meaning from your lived experiences.

Taylor works with adolescents, young adults, and adults on a variety of concerns including anxiety, depression, life transitions, body image, self-esteem, trauma, self-injurious behavior and suicidal ideation. Taylor utilizes person-centered therapy, positive psychology, narrative therapy and mindfulness-based interventions. Taylor also utilizes skills derived from Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) to empower clients to learn effective coping skills. Along with DBT, Taylor draws from aspects of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. Taylor’s training focuses on providing services with a deep respect and commitment to therapy with a multicultural lens. Taylor sees it as a privilege to walk alongside you in your therapy journey.

Education

  • Masters of Arts (MA); Counseling Psychology; Bethel University
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA): Relational and Health Communications; Bethel University

Professional Experience

  • Clinical experience: Intensive Outpatient Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Community Mental Health setting and Residential Chemical and Mental Health Treatment Center providing group therapy and individual therapy services
  • Certified Trauma Professional
Request an appointment X

Becky Paurus, MA

MS, Post-Master's Fellow

Becky provides therapy services for individuals (16+) through the life span.

Becky believes in the innate ability for all people to grow and heal. Through a compassionate relationship and mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), she supports clients in reaching their wellness goals. Non-judgement and self-compassion are key elements to her therapeutic style.

In addition to supporting clients with issues such as depression, anxiety, trauma, and relationship issues, Becky has supported schools and professionals regarding stress management. She’s collaborated on a research project for the University of Minnesota on teacher stress reduction. Working with individuals to manage stress and find new ways to approach their lives is a special interest of Becky’s.

Through mindful inquiry, Becky helps clients to exploring thoughts, feelings, beliefs, and behaviors in order to support them in moving toward increased health and wellness and to find new ways of interacting in their daily lives.

Education

  • Post-graduate; Adlerian Counseling and Psychotherapy; Adler Graduate School
  • Master of Science (MS); School Counseling; St. Cloud State University
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA); Retail Merchandising; University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Professional Experience

  • 10+ years counseling experience; school-based setting

Specialties

Request an appointment X
Website_2_1.jpg

Jessica Dedrick

MA, Post-Master's Fellow

  • Individual therapy (12+)
  • Integrative & holistic approach
  • Relationships & communication
  • Interests: social anxiety & mood management
Web_Sizing_2.jpg

Sarah Hough

MA, Post-Master's Fellow

  • Individual therapy (13+)
  • Warm, relational, collaborative approach
  • Anxiety & depression
  • Interests: body image & self-esteem concerns

Jessica Dedrick, MA

MA, Post-Master's Fellow

Jessica specializes in providing individual therapy for teens (12+) and adults.

Utilizing unconditional acceptance, Jessica aims to provide an empathetic environment for clients to explore their deepest challenges in a safe place. She believes that each individual holds the power to heal themselves and uses mindfulness-based interventions to guide clients to recognize their own personal power and to step beyond their limiting beliefs.

Jessica emphasizes working in collaboration with parents to provide psychoeducation and reinforce skills that will aid in improving communication and establishing boundaries. In addition to supporting clients with anxiety, depression, and relationship issues, Jessica has supported teens with significant trauma in early childhood, especially those who have been in institutionalized care. Though the focus of her work is on current issues, she believes that early experiences can provide insight into current behaviors and thoughts.

Education

  • Masters in Counseling & Psychological Services (MA); St. Mary's University of Minnesota
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA); Psychology; Concordia University, Saint Paul

Professional Experience

  • 6+ Years of experience in behavioral health, group private practice, and adolescent day treatment

Specialties

Request an appointment X

Sarah Hough, MA

MA, Post- Master's Fellow

Sarah provides individual therapy services for teens (13+) and adults.

Sarah strives to create an accepting, warm, and non-judgmental environment where clients can share their

story and feel heard. She approaches therapy empathetically, collaboratively, and genuinely, and helps her clients feel empowered to create change in their lives. Her belief is that client’s know themselves best, so she seeks understanding through being curious and open. She provides insight and tools to help others find support, motivation, and change.

Sarah works with adolescents, young adults, and adults on a variety of concerns, including anxiety, depression, body image concerns, and self-esteem concerns. She helps clients explore their strengths and values, and how they can find meaning and satisfaction in their lives.

Sarah utilizes person-centered therapy, narrative therapy and positive psychology techniques in the therapy room, as well as aspects of cognitive behavioral therapy and acceptance and commitment therapy. She enjoys using mindfulness and art in therapy techniques. She is LGBTQIA+ affirming and her training uses a multicultural counseling lens, which considers how one’s cultural context impacts their wellbeing. She is honored to walk alongside client’s through their struggles

Education

  • Masters of Arts (MA); Counseling Psychology; Bethel University
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA); Psychology; Gustavus Adolphus College

Professional Experience

  • Clinical experience in an outpatient community mental health setting.

Specialties

Request an appointment X
Web_Sizing_1.jpg

Scott Stoltenberg

MA, Post-Master's Fellow

  • Individuals, couples, and families
  • Strengths-based & collaborative approach
  • Anxiety, depression, & transitions
  • Interests: blended families & men's issues
Web_Sizing_3.jpg

Louise Rollins

MA, Post-Master's Fellow

  • Individual therapy (18+)
  • Warm, collaborative, & empowering approach
  • Anxiety & life adjustments
  • Interests: perinatal mental health & medical trauma

Scott Stoltenberg, MA

MA, Post-Master's Fellow

Scott provides therapy services for individuals, couples, families, and teens (15+).

Scott strives to provide an environment focused on client strengths and resiliency. You are the expert of your lived experiences, and he will support you in gaining relief from your discomfort, stress, and relational challenges. Scott takes a systemic approach to therapy and believes that emotional discomfort and the problems we all face are rooted in our personal interactions, not the self of the person. These systemic interactions involve family, friends, work, and the more extensive social system to which we belong.

The foundation of quality therapy begins with a healthy relationship between the client and therapist. While you know yourself best, Scott takes responsibility for building a personalized approach to care based on the goals of the individuals, couples, or families he works with.

Education

  • Masters of Arts (MA); Marriage and Family Therapy; Capella University
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA); University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

Professional Experience

  • Clinical experience in an outpatient community mental health setting.
Request an appointment X

Louise Rollins, MA

MA, Post- Master's Fellow

Louise provides individual therapy services for adults (18+).

Louise offers a safe and nurturing space where clients can explore their thoughts, emotions, and experiences without judgment. She believes that therapy is an opportunity for individuals to be heard, seen, and truly understood. It's a first step towards healing and finding resolution, and Louise is honored to be a part of this journey. She understands that reaching out for therapy is an act of courage and vulnerability, and she deeply respects your decision to seek support. Louise approaches her therapeutic relationships with warmth, curiosity, and humor, and focuses on creating a calm environment to facilitate personal growth.

Life often presents us with challenges and experiences beyond our control. Louise is here to empower individuals to fully process and take ownership of their circumstances and learn to integrate all facets of their life experience. Louise utilizes a holistic therapeutic approach that considers the influence of the variety of relational and cultural factors that impact individuals. She practices therapy with a deep commitment to respecting and embracing cultural diversity. Her approach is rooted in cultural responsiveness, and is marked by collaborative care and openness to ongoing personal growth.

Louise works with others on concerns including anxiety, depression, life transitions, and stress management. She incorporates emotional awareness, mindfulness, and psychoeducation and practices person-centered therapy with an emphasis on personal strengths and resiliency.

Education

  • Masters of Arts (MA); Counseling Psychology; Bethel University
  • Bachelor of Science (BS); Biology; University of St. Thomas

Professional Experience

  • Clinical experience in an outpatient community mental health setting.
Request an appointment X
Website_3.jpg

Mikki Johnson

Certified Yoga Therapist

Healthwise_Shannon-Whealy_1.jpg

Shannon Whealy

Registered Yoga Teacher

Mikki Johnson, C-IAYT, RYT

Certified Yoga Therapist

Mikki is a IAYT certified yoga therapist with 24 years of experience in the study and the practice of yoga.

Mikki has worked as a certified yoga therapist in the mental health field for 13 years at a large multilevel eating disorder treatment center where she founded The Mind Body program and the Post-Meal Mindful Movement protocol that teaches patients the skills to manage their stress, anxiety, depression, and trauma response.

A student in the Viniyoga lineage, she utilizes this ancient science of yoga to help assess a person's individual needs and offers a unique model of health as it approaches all aspects of life, body, breath, mind, behavior, and emotions rather than considering each body part or system separately.

Although all yoga practices offer physical and emotional support, yoga therapy utilizes the specific application of yogic tools; postures, breath work, chanting, mudra, and meditation practices to create the right practice for you.

Individual appointments include an information gathering session to fully discuss your needs followed by a personalized yoga practice that applies these tools to optimize your physical, mental, or emotional wellness.

Mikki also offers ongoing yoga therapy workshops that teach ways to reduce the cycle of anxiety, stress and physical pain.

Mikki is trauma-informed, respectful and open. Her practice is gender and sexuality-affirming and all body and all ability inclusive.

Experience

  • Professional presenter & community speaker
  • Certified Relax & Renew Restorative Yoga instructor
  • Certified Personal Trainer
X

Shannon Whealy, RYT

Registered Yoga Teacher

A passionate self-care advocate, Shannon began practicing natural wellness in 2016 when she became certified as a yoga teacher. For five years, she’s taught heart-centered breath and movement, yin yoga and meditation classes to all levels of experience. She’s continued her studies to dive deeper into energetic healing modalities, becoming a Reiki Master Teacher in 2018 and an Astrology Practitioner in 2021.

The transformations she’s witnessed through these powerful energy-centered practices inspire her work – and her life.

For individuals who are seeking holistic ways to support and elevate their well being, she offers customized experiences that relax, rejuvenate and restore. She additionally loves to teach clients how to transform their own energy and feel more connected to themselves.

Shannon believes that energetic self-care holds the key to living a more fulfilling, balanced and peaceful life, and is devoted to daily practices. The intention of her work is to empower clients to cultivate calm, create vitality and navigate challenges with ease, as well as find more joy and compassion in every day.

Experience:

  • 2016 Yoga Teacher
  • 2017 Natural Wellness Teacher and Owner of Good Well Life, LLC
  • 2018 Reiki Master Teacher and Practitioner
  • 2021 Astrology Practitioner


Education:

  • BA in Psychology and Journalism ~ University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • 200-hour Registered Yoga Teacher ~ Yoga Alliance
  • Meditation Level I & II Certifications ~ The Yoga Center Retreat
  • Reiki Master Teacher ~ Usui System of Natural Healing
  • Yoga Nidra Certification ~ The Yoga Center Retreat
  • Certifications in Beginners Astrology, Art of the Reading, Astrology for Health and Wellness ~ Rebecca Gordon Astrology School



Specialties

  • Energy Coaching
  • Reiki Healing
  • Natural Wellness Education
  • Mindfulness Meditation
  • Yoga Nidra
  • Yin Yoga
  • Astrology
X
Full_Res-4_1_1_1.jpg

Nasa Mitchell

Registered Yoga Teacher

  • Mindful Flow & yoga for self-care
  • Hatha yoga - Move. Breathe. Meditate
  • Pranayama - breath technique
  • Reiki Practitioner
Healthwise_Kelsey-Marquette_1.jpg

Kelsey Marquette

Operations Manager

  • Practice management
  • Credentialing Specialist
  • Provider administration
  • Insurance billing & claims management

Nasa Mitchell, RYT

Registered Yoga Teacher

Nasa is a compassionate yoga student-teacher who leads alignment based hatha and gentle flow yoga classes. She aspires her students to connect with their body through mindful movements linked with breath and meditation. Nasa inspires students to tap into deeper levels of self awareness in order to facilitate healthier changes in lifestyle.

Nasa strongly believes that through tools of mindfulness, yoga and emotional healing, we can bring more ease, acceptance, and happiness to the world. Everything else unfolds from this balance. She works with various body types and fitness levels by offering proper challenges, modifications, body-mind alignments to ensure healthy, long term practice to her students.

Education

  • RYT-500, Yoga Alliance
  • BA in English, State University of Mongolia
  • MA in Linguistics, State University of Mongolia

Experience

  • RYT 200, Yogaworks, San Francisco CA
  • RYT 300, Professional Teacher Training, YogaWorks San Francisco CA
  • Yoga Journal Live Conference (Continue on Education) 2013 and 2014
  • Art of Sequencing Workshop
  • Reiki Healing, lineage of Terra Mai and Usui Reiki

Specialties

  • Hatha Yoga-Move-Breathe-Meditate
  • Subtle Body
  • Pranayama-Breath Technique
  • Yogic Philosophy
  • Reiki Healing
  • Believes in Power of Kindness and Compassionate Hearts
  • Restore and Rejuvenate
  • Anatomy
  • Mantra/Chant
  • Couples’ Yoga
  • Private Yoga
  • Yoga Nidra-Art of Conscious Sleep or Art of Deep Relaxation
X

Kelsey Marquette

Operations Manager

Kelsey Marquette provides practice management and administrative oversight for providers and clients at Healthwise.

Kelsey's kind and genuine demeanor welcomes those who utilize the services of our practice. She understands the importance of health and she recognizes that therapy can play an important role in helping people navigate times of stress and life challenges.

She strives to help you find a provider who will be a good fit for you and your needs. Her goal is to help you feel comfortable and at- ease and works to make the admistrative process as seamless as possible.

Education

  • Bachelors of Arts (B.A.) Nutrition; University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

Specialties

  • Office Management
  • Administration oversight
  • Insurance billing & payroll specialist
  • Provider credentialing
X
Website_2_1_1.jpg

Renee Swiantkiewicz

Billing Manager

  • Medical billing management
  • Provider Information Specialist
  • Insurance liason
  • A/R oversight
Website_4_4_1.jpg

Cindy Carlson

Lead Psychiatric Coordinator

  • Medical support services
  • Patient- provider liaison
  • Insurance verification & authorizations
  • Scheduling

Renee Swiantkiewicz

Billing Specialist

Renee provides medical billing and A/R support at Healthwise.

Renee has many years of medical billing and administrative experience working in various offices and specialty clinics. Her expertise and kind demeanor support patient care through effective communication and readiness to answer billing inquiries.

Education

  • Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration from Capella University

Specialties

  • Provides Administrative Support
  • Excellent Customer Service
  • Provides Service Information
  • Billing Specialist
X

Cindy Carlson

Certified Medical Assistant

Cindy has many years of experience working closely with providers and patients in family practice, eating disorders and integrative medicine settings. She thoroughly enjoys being the link between patients and their providers to assure that all needs are being met and that patients feel infomed.

Her calm demeanor and thorough approach assures patients feel comfortable and prepared for their appointment.

Cindy's personal interests include meditation, healing touch and aromatherapy.


Education

  • Associates of Arts and Medical Assisting Des Moines Area Community College
  • Continuing Education Normandale Community College and St Catherine University
  • Certification through the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA)

Specialties

  • Medical support services
  • Provider- patient liaison
  • Insurance verification & authorizations
  • Scheduling
X
Website_10.jpg

Mai Lor

Lead Clinic Coordinator

  • Provider information specialist
  • Clinic administration lead
  • Scheduling & insurance oversight
  • Provider-patient liaison

Mai Lor

Lead Clinic Coordinator

Mai brings her personal strengths of detailed oriented focus and professionalism to the administration support she offers our provider team and our patients.

Her compassionate and kind demeanor helps those around her to feel at ease and well assisted. Mai enjoys supporting patients and being a point of contact to help answer any questions. She understands that life has its challenges and support during stressful times can be an integral part of one's health and wellness journey.

  • Hennepin Technical College

Specialties

  • Clinic administration lead
  • Provider-patient liaison
  • Clinic office oversight
  • Scheduling and insurance verification
X

Sometimes in the winds of change ~ we find our true direction.

Request an Appointment