Meet the Healthwise Team

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Kristin Dahl

PsyD, LP, RYT

  • Holistic & integrative approach
  • Mindfulness-based therapy
  • Anxiety, mood & relationships
  • Interests: Health psychology & stress management

Kristin Dahl, PsyD, LP, RYT

Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Registered Yoga Teacher

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

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Stacey Nelson

PsyD, LP

  • Anxiety, mood & behavioral disorders
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Psychological evaluations ages (8+)
  • Child/family & forensic psychology

Stacey Nelson, PsyD, LP

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Stacey Nelson provides clinical assessments and therapy services for children (5+), adolescents, and adults. Psychological evaluations and psychological testing (ages 8+).

Dr. Nelson's practice philosophy is grounded in the belief that emotional and behavioral health and well-being are what provide the foundation for life satisfaction. She focuses on skill-building and the exploration of thoughts, feelings, and behavior, toward increased problem-solving and achievement of higher levels of functioning. Dr. Nelson provides therapy services to individuals and families, while providing parental support and education when working with children.

In addition to working with issues such as depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship difficulties, and adjustment to life change, Dr. Nelson is experienced in the delivery of psychological services to forensic/court-ordered populations, as well as individuals with childhood disorders including ADHD and Autism Spectrum Disorders. She conducts psychological evaluations/testing to clarify diagnosis and make recommendations for appropriate treatment. Dr. Nelson strives to help individuals and families build a strong foundation to achieve their goals, and works toward providing psychological services that will meet the specific needs of her clients.

Education

  • Doctor of Clinical Psychology (PsyD); Minnesota School of Professional Psychology, Twin Cities
  • Master of Arts (MA); Clinical Psychology; Minnesota School of Professional Psychology, Twin Cities
  • Bachelor of Applied Science (BS); Psychology; University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA); Criminology, minor in Sociology; University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Professional Experience

  • 10+ years of clinical practice in various settings including Community Mental Health, Forensic settings, and Private Practice
  • 8+ years of advocacy and providing support services to victims and family members impacted by domestic violence
  • 2+ years forensic psychometrist
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Marci Theisen

PsyD, LP, CPRP, RYT

  • Mindfulness-based psychotherapy
  • Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)
  • Treatment of eating disorders
  • Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioner

Marci Theisen, PsyD, LP, CPRP, RYT

Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioner, Registered Yoga Teacher

Dr. Marci Mueller Theisen provides individual psychotherapy services for adults.

Dr. Mueller Theisen partners with clients to help improve their emotional management skills, increase positive coping and strengthen interpersonal relationships. Psychotherapy involves exploring thoughts, feelings and behaviors, to help create a balanced, healthy and effective lifestyle. Treatment is tailored to meet the unique strengths, needs and preferences of each individual.

In addition to working with issues such as anxiety, depression, and life transitions, Dr. Mueller Theisen is intensively trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) for the treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder. Other specialties include evidenced-based practice in the treatment of Eating Disorders and the use of Psychiatric Rehabilitation principles in illness management and recovery from serious & persistent forms of mental illness, such as Depression, Bipolar Disorder and Schizophrenia. As a Registered Yoga Teacher, Dr. Mueller Theisen incorporates mind-body principles into psychotherapy. She values providing high quality and compassionate care.

Education

  • Doctor of Clinical Psychology (PsyD); Minnesota School of Professional Psychology, Twin Cities
  • Master of Arts (MA) - Counseling & Psychological Services; St. Mary’s University, Twin Cities
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA) - Psychology; Moorhead State University, Moorhead, MN

Professional Experience

  • 28+ years of clinical practice experience in a variety of settings, including: inpatient, intensive outpatient, residential, community mental health, corrections, and private practice.
  • Board Approved Clinical Supervisor for LP, LPC, LPCC
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Heidi Kopacek

PsyD, LP

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

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
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Rebecca Fischer

PsyD, LP

  • Individual therapy ages 8+
  • Psychological testing ages 7+
  • Couples counseling
  • Special Interest: parenting therapy with Circle of Security

Rebecca Fischer, PsyD, LP

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Fischer provides therapy and psychological evaluations for children, adolescents and adults.

Dr. Fischer provides individual therapy with adolescents and adults as well as couple's counseling. Her therapy services are grounded in the value of acceptance as she works to encourage and support her clients in achieving their goals.

Dr. Fischer also has specialized training in Circle of Security which focuses on attachment in the parent-child relationship, and how an individual's upbringing strongly influences parenting practices as well as other interpersonal relationships. She is also trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and integrates DBT-specific skills into her therapeutic practice.

Her evaluations include ADHD evaluations, neuropsychological evaluations, developmental disability evaluations, court-ordered psychological evaluations, mental health assessments, anger evaluations, and autism evaluations. Dr. Fischer completes a thorough interview, gathers collateral information when relevant, and synthesizes this information with the psychological testing results to help clarify mental health and cognitive diagnoses. Detailed treatment recommendations tailored to specific resulting diagnoses are provided.


Education

  • Doctor of Clinical Psychology (PsyD); Minnesota School of Professional Psychology, Twin Cities
  • Master of Arts (MA); Clinical Psychology; MSPP, Twin Cities
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA); University of Wisconsin- Eau Claire, Eau Claire, Wisconsin

Professional Experience

  • 10+ years of experience working in community mental health and private practice.
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Janice Beauduy

MD, MS, LP, RYT

  • Individual therapy (18+)
  • Board certified in Family Medicine & Integrative-Holistic Medicine
  • Chronic medical illnesses
  • EMDR

Janice Beauduy, MD, MS, LP, RYT

Licensed Psychologist, Family Physician and Registered Yoga Teacher

Dr. Janice Beauduy provides therapy for adults (18+ yo).

Dr. Beauduy is a licensed psychologist and medical doctor. She is board certified in Family Medicine and Integrative-Holistic Medicine. She has a holistic perspective in both her professional and personal life. She loves learning and encourages others to approach problems with a sense of curiosity and determination. She believes that self-compassion and self-care are primary components in healing.

Dr. Beauduy uses a variety of therapeutic techniques to support her clients, including cognitive-behavioral therapy, mindfulness meditation,yoga, EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing), CRM (comprehensive resource model) and Alpha-Stim. Alpha-Stim is a well researched medical device that treats anxiety, depression, insomnia and pain. It can be used during therapy sessions.

She has many years of experience working with clients who have anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder and chronic medical illnesses that negatively impact their quality of life. She does not prescribe medication for her patients but will refer them, if needed, for medication management.

Education

  • Master of Science (MS); Community Counseling; Mankato State University, Mankato, MN
  • Family Practice Residency; Saginaw Cooperative Hospitals, Saginaw, MI
  • Medical Doctor (MD); University of MN School of Medicine, Duluth and Minneapolis, MN
  • Bachelor of Science (BS); Biology; University of MN, Morris

Professional Experience

  • 25+ years of clinical practice in various medical and mental health settings, including conventional and holistic practices
  • Registered yoga teacher with 10+ years of teaching experience in medical settings and private practice

Specialties

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Jackie Micklewright

PhD, ABPP-CN

  • Neuropsychological Assessments
  • Concussions & TBI
  • Neurological conditions & dementias
  • Cognitive concerns

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.

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Jessica Wright

PsyD, LP

  • Individual therapy (18+)
  • Stress management, mood & relationships
  • Strength-based approach
  • Interest: multicultural counseling

Jessica Wright, PsyD, LP

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Jessica Wright provides individual therapy for adults (18+).

Dr. Wright utilizes a variety of treatment approaches with a specialization in mind-body psychotherapies for individuals with trauma. She views the therapeutic relationship to be an integral part of helping individuals increase self-awareness, manage stress, and exercise their use of choice on their journey towards self-acceptance, freedom, growth, and healing.

With an integrative, holistic and strength-base therapeutic style Dr. Wright works with individuals with a wide range of concerns including stress, mood, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive behaviors, personality problems, trauma, identity concerns, relational distress, boundary disturbances, grief/loss, and transition.

Education

  • Doctor of Clinical Psychology (PsyD); Minnesota School of Professional Psychology; Argosy University - Twin Cities
  • Master of Arts (MA); Clinical Psychology; St. Mary's University; Minneapolis, MN
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA); Applied Psychology; St Cloud State University; St. Cloud, MN

Professional Experience

  • 16+ years of clinical practice in various settings, including community mental health, medical, university, and correctional settings.

Specialties

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Robert Hinman

M.Ed., LP

  • Individuals & couples
  • Solution-focused & positive psychology approaches
  • Interests: Military, parent support & geriatrics
  • Telehealth appointments only

Robert Hinman, M.Ed., LP

Licensed Psychologist

Robert provides therapy services for individuals, couples, and families ages 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

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Caryl Boehnert

PhD, LP

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
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Nicholas Anderson

MA, LPCC, LADC

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

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.
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Lorilee Virnig

MA, LPCC, RPT, BCC, RYT

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

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.
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Jenn Anderson

MA, LMFT

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

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.
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Stacey Allen

MA, LMFT, CCLS

  • Psycho-Oncology for Individual, couples, & family therapy
  • Chronic illness
  • Grief & loss
  • Psychomedical Consultant

Stacey Allen, MA, LMFT, CCLS

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Certified Child Life Specialist, Psychomedical Consultant

Stacey Allen provides therapy services to individuals, families, couples, adults, teens, and children who are living with cancer, chronic illness, medical issues, or grief, either themselves, or somewhere in their close circle.

Stacey has served patients and their families around medical issues in many different contexts including group private practice therapy, as a Child Life Specialist in local pediatric hospitals, 7 years of holding weekly support groups at Gilda's Club Twin Cities for adults living with cancer, through community grief support groups, and speaking engagements. Stacey assists her clients during both long and short term illness, through post-treatment phases, and in the event of a terminal diagnosis, impending death, or the devastating death of someone close. Stacey will join you where you are and move toward an increased understanding of the situation, re-organize thinking, re-evaluate roles and responsibilities, explore changes in identity, process guilt, resentments, and fear, and explore quality and meaning.

Stacey has experience helping patients emotionally navigate the medical community and addressing issues of intense stress around procedures, tests, scans, surgery, and treatment. Stacey provides assistance in managing anxiety and depression through psychoeducation, mindful awareness techniques, self-calming strategies, insightful processing, creative outlets, and social and community connections.

Education

  • Master of Arts (MA); Marriage and Family Therapy; St. Mary University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA); Child Psychology; University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
  • Certified Child Life Specialist (CCLS), Association for Child Life Professionals

Professional Experience

  • 25+ years working with families in various settings including education, pediatric hospitals, both private & group therapy.
  • Group Facilitator at Gilda's Club Twin Cities, a cancer support clubhouse in Minnetonka where for 7 years Stacey facilitated two weekly support groups for adults living with cancer.
  • Trained in Gottman Level One for couples' counselors.
  • Certified in Prepare/Enrich, an assessment and counseling program for new and long-term couples.
  • Certified Child Life Specialist with experience working in Twin Cities pediatric hospital settings offering psychosocial care and education for patients.
  • Child Life Internship at John’s Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland.
  • Minnesota Marriage and Family Therapy Board Approved Clinical Supervisor
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Lauren Simensen

MSW, LICSW

Lauren Simensen, MSW, LICSW

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker

Lauren provides individual and family therapy services to children (4+), adolescents, and adults.

Lauren understands that reaching out for support and guidance during difficult times can often feel challenging. Therefore, her focus is on creating a safe space that fosters a positive experience.

She brings a strength-based, relational and collaborative approach to her work and she draws from an integrative model that incorporates a mind-body-spirit connection. This can include identifying core beliefs, challenging negative-thinking patterns, incorporating nutritional services and physical exercise as a form of intervention, and using a mindfulness approach to strengthen the spirit.

Lauren has experience in working with a variety of concerns, including: depression, anxiety, grief/loss, low self-esteem, substance abuse, processing addictions, and autism spectrum challenges. In addition to outpatient therapy, she has worked in a variety of settings including school, day-treatment, and in-home.

Education Professional Experience

  • Master of Social Work (MSW); University of St. Thomas/St. Catherine University, Twin Cities
  • Bachelor of Science (BS); Psychology; Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove, PA

Professional Experience

  • 7+ years of clinical practice and experience working in schools, in-home, day-treatment, and outpatient therapy settings.

Specialties

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Erin Green

MA, LMFT

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

Erin Green, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Erin provides therapy services for children, 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.
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Beverly Buchanan

MA, LMFT, LADC

  • Adults, couples & family therapy
  • First responders, veterans & LGBTQ
  • Adults & teens; high functioning autism spectrum
  • Telehealth appointments only

Beverly Buchanan, MA, LMFT, LADC

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor

Beverly provides therapy services to individuals, couples, families, and teens (15+).

Throughout our lives, we have experiences and we develop meaning about them.These narratives we create interact and influence our thoughts, feelings, and interactions with others.Sometimes, our narratives create interpersonal problems or hold us back in living our day-to-day lives.Beverly helps her clients to see and separate themselves from the problem and to help them find solutions and hopefulness. Beverly utilizes a mindfulness-based approach with many clients, particularly those who have experienced trauma.

Beverly has a special interest in working with first responders and military/veterans; transgender individuals and couples; and individuals and families experiencing or recovering from substance use problems.

Education

  • Master of Arts (MA); University of Nevada, Reno
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA); Psychology; University of Nevada, Reno

Professional Experience

  • 9+ years providing co-occurring substance use and marriage and family therapy in a variety of settings: residential, intensive outpatient, and private practice
  • Outpatient mental health including group therapy, individual therapy & family therapy
  • Board Approved Clinical Supervisor for LADC
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Bethany Ablan

MSW, LGSW

  • Individual therapy ages 12+
  • Collaborative & mindfulness-based approach
  • Integrative & trauma-informed
  • Interests: relationships, anxiety & depression

Bethany Ablan, MSW, LGSW

Licensed Graduate Social Worker

Bethany provides individual therapy to adolescents and adults.

Bethany believes in the strength and resilience inside each of us and works to establish a supportive and compassionate therapeutic relationship with whom she works with. Using humor and authentic connection, she assists others in seeing their own strength and gently guides them to recognize and work through any barriers that may interfere with their goals.

Mindfulness based practice, cognitive behavioral therapy, and motivational interviewing are a few of the modalities Bethany utilizes in her work. However, recognizing that each of us is unique, Bethany meets each client where they are and uses an integrative approach in her practice.

Education

  • Master of Social Work (MSW); University of New England
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA), Psychology; University of St. Thomas

Professional Experience

  • 5+ years’ experience supporting survivors
  • 8+ years supporting adults and adolescents in hospital and community settings
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Maggie Graham

MSW, LICSW

  • Individual therapy (18+)
  • Anxiety, depression, & trauma
  • Integrative & relational approach
  • Interests: attachment & somatic interventions

Maggie Graham, MSW, LICSW

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker

Maggie provides therapy services for adults (18+) dealing with depression, anxiety, panic symptoms and trauma.

In therapy, Maggie seeks to provide a safe environment with clients and thoughtfully-paced therapy while exploring root causes to challenges that individuals face. She brings an integrative approach of relational, strength-based, attachment, and psychodynamic lenses to her work, with an emphasis on the mind-body-spirit connection. Specifically, focus may include identifying attachment styles and ineffective thinking patterns, cognitive restructuring, mindfulness, and somatic interventions to promote regulation of the nervous system.

Clinical experience includes providing in-home services, working with first responders, crisis management, inpatient, intensive outpatient, and individual therapy settings working with a variety of concerns including depression, anxiety, safety concerns, self-injury, substance abuse, trauma, and chronic feelings of low self-worth.

Education

  • Master of Social Work (MSW); University of St. Thomas/St. Catherine University, Twin Cities
  • Bachelor of Science (BS); Social Work; University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Professional Experience

  • 4+ years of clinical practice and experience working in inpatient, in-home, intensive outpatient, and outpatient therapy settings.
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Darci Witasek

MA, LMFT

  • Individuals, adolescents & couples
  • Mindfulness-based therapy & CBT
  • Interests: anxiety, depression, life transitions & relationships
  • Telehealth appointments only

Darci Witasek, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Darci provides therapy services for individuals, adolescents (10+) 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


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Kelly Berscheit

MSW, LICSW

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

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.
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Brad Branham

MA, LMFT

  • Children, teens, adults, couples & families
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Play therapy
  • Parent support & education

Brad Branham, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Brad provides therapy services for children, adolescents, adults, couples and families.

In order to meet the specific needs of each client he serves, Brad is flexible in his therapeutic approach and relies heavily on the presenting concerns of the client to guide intervention. While he considers himself eclectic, he draws primarily from a client-centered and systemic approach to therapy. He believes that understanding an individual’s unique past and present experience is critical to identifying and developing goals and guiding necessary change. Additionally, Brad believes that the therapeutic relationship between the therapist and the individual is critical for success.

Brad has worked with clients in a number of different treatment settings including school, in-home, day treatment and outpatient settings. He works with a variety of presenting issues but specializes in anxiety disorders, trauma history, attachment difficulties, depressive disorders, relationship and marital difficulties, parenting skills and support, and behavioral disorders.

In his work with children, Brad strategically integrates play and talk therapy with direct parenting support and skill-building. He frequently meets with parents to discuss their child’s progress, success, challenges, and stressors. While many therapists shy away from challenging adolescent clients, Brad is passionate about working with adolescents who are exhibiting non-compliance, defiance, and oppositional behaviors.

Education

  • Master of Arts (MA); Counseling Psychology; University of St. Thomas, Twin Cities
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA); Psychology; University of Wisconsin-Madison

Professional Experience

  • 7+ years experience working with children, adults, couples, and families in various settings including day treatment, private practice, play therapy, and both individual and group therapy.
  • Trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
  • Trained in Gottman Level One for couples' counselors.
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Kathryn Schuster

MSW, LICSW

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.
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Branden Phillips

MSW, LICSW

  • Individuals (13+) & family therapy
  • Solution-focused & strength-based approach
  • Anxiety & mood challenges
  • Interests: health & relationships

Branden Phillips, MSW, LICSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Branden provides therapy for adults, seniors, and adolescents (13+) and their families.

Branden’s work is guided by a passion for providing people a supportive and therapeutic environment where they can grow, solve problems, and improve their lives and relationships. He believes in the importance of genuine engagement alongside clinical practice and his goal is to provide people the tools by which they can begin to confront life's challenges, no matter how big or small.

With years of clinical experience, Branden has worked with people of all ages across the lifespan. Throughout his career Branden has worked with people of all ages managing experiences of depression, anxiety, addiction, trauma, and abuse. He is LBGTQ+ friendly and has experience with people from diverse cultural, economic, and ethnic backgrounds. Branden also has extensive experience working with people and families managing chronic illness, health concerns, hospice and palliative care, and end of life decisions. With affirmation, practical education, and clinical guidance, Branden helps individuals gain personal insights, nurture relationships, and manage difficulties in their lives.

Branden combines solution-focused, strength-based therapeutic methods with cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and skills work to directly address individuals specific concerns. He believes in the value and uniqueness of every individual and understands there is not a single path in life.

Education

  • Master of Social Work (MSW); California State University, Stanislaus

Professional Experience

  • 14+ years clinical experience

Specialties

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Nina Vadnais

MS, LMFT

  • Individuals, couples & families (6+)
  • Stress management & anxiety
  • Depression & trauma
  • Interest: Marital & relational counseling

Nina Vadnais, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Nina Vadnais provides therapy services for individuals, 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

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
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Emily Marrs

MA, LMFT

  • Individuals (18+)
  • Relational issues
  • Mindful CBT
  • Interests: ADHD & BFRB's Trichotillomania/Dermatillomania (15+)

Emily Marrs, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Emily provides therapy services for adults, as well as couples with ADHD, and for adolescents (15+) dealing with either ADHD or hairpulling/skin picking concerns.

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 teen and adult concerns and is especially interested in teen/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. She 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
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Becky Paurus

MS

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

Becky Paurus, MA

Therapist

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

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Jessica Dedrick

MA

Jessica Dedrick, MA

Therapist

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

Using humor and 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.

She 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

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Alicia Losier

MA, LAMFT

  • Individuals, families & teens (13+)
  • Anxiety, depression, & trauma
  • Holistic approach
  • Interests: relational issues

Alicia Losier, MA, LAMFT

Licensed Associate Marriage & Family Therapist

Alicia provides therapy services to individuals, families, and teens (ages 13+).

Alicia believes in the power of self-awareness as the vehicle to foster personal growth and healing. Although she values each person as being the expert on their own lives, through attentive listening she works to bring focus to what our first-person perspective can sometimes miss. Through self-exploration of both the present and past experiences, Alicia values her role as a helpful guide to help increase one's self-understanding as this often assists a person in dealing with current challenges.

In relational work, she aims to help improve relationships by increasing mutual understanding and shaping communication to reduce conflicts. Relationships of all kinds have their challenges, many of which can be navigated with the help of a fresh set of eyes and ears. She is passionate about helping people in various relationships, from couples, to parent-child, navigate differences and realign their ways of relating to improve the connection.

Alicia takes a holistic view of her clients and uses encouragement when working with others. She stays mindful on how attachment patterns may be influencing relationships, and offers a systematic lens by which to better understand how interpersonal systems may be influencing current relationship dynamics.

Education

  • Master of Arts (MA); Adlerian Counseling & Psychotherapy; Adler Graduate School, Minnesota
  • Bachelor of Individualized Studies (BIS); Communication, English, and Photography; University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Professional Experience

  • Individual, Family, and Adolescent In-Home Therapy
  • In-Home Children and Adolescent Skills Services
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Kelly Senesac

MA, LMFT

  • Individuals, couples, & families
  • Anxiety & depression
  • Disordered eating
  • Grief & loss

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, narcissistic abuse, trauma, 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

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Jen Nowak

MA, LPCC

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

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
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Jeanine Clapsaddle

MA, LMFT, CCLS

  • Individuals (4+) & families
  • Holistic & Integrative approach
  • Grief & loss for children and parents
  • Interests: Multicultural counseling; Health Psychology

Jeanine Clapsaddle, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Certified Child Life Specialist

Jeanine Clapsaddle provides therapy services to children (ages 4+), adolescents, and families.

Jeanine specializes in working with children and families experiencing chronic illness, trauma related to medical experiences, and grief and loss for children and parents. She also has extensive experience working with clients from diverse backgrounds.

Using a holistic integrative approach, Jeanine partners with her clients during and after health care experiences to increase understanding and minimize misconceptions, offer opportunities for meaning making, identify and reframe trauma reactions, and address grief and loss concerns. Through the use of evidence-based interventions such as play and medical play, bibliotherapy, guided imagery and creative art therapies Jeanine helps her clients identify their strengths and current obstacles, working to promote coping and resilience.

Education

  • Master of Arts (MA); Counseling Psychology and Marriage and Family Therapy; University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minnesota
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA); Human Development; Stephen’s College, Columbia, Missouri
  • Certified Child Life Specialist (CCLS), Association for Child Life Professionals

Professional Experience

  • 25+ years working with children and families in various healthcare settings
  • Certified Child Life Specialist with experience working in pediatric hospital settings locally, nationally and internationally offering psychosocial care and education for patients as well as training for clinical providers
  • Multi-cultural counseling, health psychology interests
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Jonathan Boorman

MA, LMFT

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

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.
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Becca Bakker

MA, LPCC

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

Becca Bakker, MA, LPCC

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

Becca provides individual and family therapy services to children (6+), 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.
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Tracey McCabe

MA, LPCC, RYT

Tracey McCabe, MA, LPCC, RYT

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, Registered Yoga Teacher

Tracey specializes in providing individual therapy for Adolescents (15+), and young adults.

Tracey strongly believes in working with clients from a strengths-based perspective and works to build a positive working rapport. Her focus is in tailoring her therapeutic approach to meet the unique needs of the children and families with whom she works. Tracey has experienced positive outcomes with the treatment of anxiety, depression, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), complex trauma and behavioral difficulties in addition to contributing to positive change in families. In her work with clients, Tracey strives to help build and develop self-esteem, self-confidence, and identity.

Tracey utilizes a holistic approach and is trained in Yoga Calm, a technique that specializes in using yoga and mindfulness to manage and decrease symptoms of anxiety, ADHD and depression. She believes that all children and families deserve the opportunity to experience joy and real happiness.

Education

  • Masters of Forensic Psychology (MA) Professional School of Psychology, Chicago, Illinois
  • Bachelor of Arts, Psychology (BA) University Wisconsin, Eau Claire, Wisconsin

Professional Experience

  • 6+ years Clinical practice in various mental health settings including community mental health and private practice.
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Jenny Johnson

MA, LPCC

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
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Kristin Ammerman

MA, LPCC

  • Individual therapy (18+)
  • Mindfulness & strengths-based practices
  • Anxiety, grief, life transitions
  • Disordered eating & body image

Kristin Ammerman, MA, LPCC

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

Kristin provides services for individuals (18+).

Kristin's goal when working with a client is to create a safe space to navigate the challenges that life brings. She is committed to helping her clients establish coping skills, process personal challenges, and work towards their own individualized goals.

She is trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and incorporates mindfulness and strengths-based practices in her sessions.

Kristin has a history of working with individuals with disordered eating and body image distress. Anxiety, grief, and life transitions are also areas of focus in her therapeutic practice.

Education

  • Masters of Arts (MA) - Educational Psychology, Emphasis in Counseling and Student Personnel Psychology; University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
  • Bachelor of Science (BS) - Therapeutic Recreation and Psychology; University of Wisconsin - La Crosse

Professional Experience

  • 7+ years working in a variety of settings including outpatient, inpatient, residential, and in-home.
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Kiersten Telste

MS, LPCC

Kiersten Telste, 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 her clients 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

  • 4+ years providing individual and group therapy services in a variety of settings including college counseling, educational, community health, outpatient and intensive outpatient services
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Thomas Kennison

MSW, LICSW

  • Holistic & integrative therapies
  • Anxiety & depression
  • Stress management
  • 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.
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Jamie Nupen

MSW, LICSW

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

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

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Haley Carlock

Medication Management

  • Individual medication management services (18+)
  • Mood, anxiety & trauma/PTSD
  • Interests: Veteran & healthcare workers
  • Telehealth appointments only

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

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Natalie Brandsrud

Medication Management

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
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Kirsten Wyffels

Medication Management

Kirsten Wyffels, DNP, ARNP

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.

Dr. Wyffels offers services via TeleHealth only. Afternoon & evening appointment times available.

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)

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Samantha Kevitt

Mindfulness Instructor

  • Teacher, Eden Prairie Schools
  • Certified Yoga Calm instructor
  • Instructor, mindfulness series classes for kids

Samantha Kevitt, Mindfulness Instructor

Mindfulness Instructor

Samantha is a compassionate, equity-driven teacher and mindfulness instructor who focuses on the whole child. She strives to help her students find the space between stimulus and response through breathing practices and mindful movements.

Samantha has brought her passion for mindfulness not only into her own classroom, but to her entire school by providing professional development opportunities and direct support for other staff members. She strongly believes that mindfulness can bring about positive change for both the student and the practitioner.


Education:

  • BA in Entrepreneurship, University of St. Thomas
  • MA in Elementary Education, University of St. Thomas
  • Mindfulness training through Yoga Calm and Mindful Schools

Experience:

  • Teacher, Eden Prairie Schools, 2015-2021


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Shannon Whealy

Energy Practitioner

Shannon Whealy, RYT

Energy Practitioner

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
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Nasa Mitchell

Registered Yoga Teacher

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
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Wendy Lotter

Certified Meditation Instructor

  • Meditation instruction
  • Stress reduction
  • Professional speaker
  • Corporate Wellness

Wendy Lotter, MHSA

Certified Meditation Instructor

Wendy Lotter is a professional speaker and stress reduction instructor, practicing and sharing stress reduction techniques since 2008. She started meditating as the result of anxiety and the nearly immediate improvement made her a believer! Her knowledge and experience, both personally and professionally, provides clients with tangible stress reduction takeaways that can be positively life changing. She loves to teach people that Calm is a superpower and they deserve to turn compassion inward.

Wendy’s nonjudgmental, spunky and humorous teaching style puts clients at ease and allows for greater receptivity and retention of material. She has Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Health Services Administration. Certifications include: Health Coach, Lean Process Improvement, Six Sigma Green Belt, Meditation Instructor (Chopra Center University-Dr. Deepak Chopra), Usui Reiki Master (people and animal) and Crystal Healing.


Education:

Experience:


Specialties

  • Meditation
  • Stress reduction
  • Corporate wellness
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Betty Christensen

Registered Yoga Teacher

Betty Christensen, RYT

Registered Yoga Teacher

Betty believes in the many benefits of yoga - from calming the mind and body through movement and breath, to learning to live in the present moment through meditation, to understanding the importance of restful awareness through a restorative yoga practice.

She has always been physically active - from biking, swimming, teaching step classes, and keeping active in her garden - as well as working in the corporate world for 35 years. But yoga was an entirely new form of "exercise" that engaged mind, body and spirit - it fulfilled her desire for physical exercise and at the same time helped to ground her for the changes life constantly offers us.

Betty currently teaches various yoga formats including Hatha, Restorative, Trauma Sensitive, and Chair yoga - offering a meditation at the end of each class. She also is a volunteer instructor at Gilda's House - a non-profit organization whose goal is to provide an emotional, social and psychological support community for everyone living with or affected by cancer. Guided by compassion and an inner spirit, Betty seeks opportunities to serve others in a heartfelt and mindful manner through a compassionate and gentle yoga practice.

Education

  • 1993 - 2017 Worked at General Mills as Associate Package Design Manager. Retired after 24 years.

Experience

  • August 2017 - Yoga Alliance RYT 200Hr+ (over 1,000 hours of teaching achieved)
  • April 2016 - YogaFit Warrior Program for Trauma
  • August 2012 Yoga Alliance – RYT 200Hr.
  • July 2010 - YogaFit Level I Foundations – Certified
  • Current Group Exercise Instructor Certification - National Exercise Trainers Association (NETA)

Specialties

  • Hatha Yoga
  • Trauma Sensitive Yoga
  • Restorative Yoga
  • Yoga for inner calm
  • Meditation
  • Yoga for those affected by cancer
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Kelsey Marquette

Operations Manager

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

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
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Renee Swiantkiewicz

Billing Specialist

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

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
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Cindy Carlson

Psychiatric Coordinator

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

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)
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