Centerville Office and Staff

Family Innovations
7041 20th Avenue South
Centerville, MN 55038
Voice: 651-407-3631
Fax: 651-407-3751

Centerville Therapists – Therapy and Counseling Services for Centerville, Minnesota

Our counselors serving the community of Centerville are committed to supporting your social-emotional well-being, and to help you address your therapy concerns. To Contact Us Click Here.

Family Counseling Services and Family Therapy

Centerville therapy for family caters to specific families, whether in need of counseling involving individuals, parents, children, couples, or the whole family. Our counselors can help your family understand how to react to and approach new challenges, and solidify communication within your family.

Cognitive Therapy

Our therapists work closely with their individual patients, helping to find resolution to their specific concerns. After a diagnostic evaluation, our experienced staff can help you create an outpatient therapy plan to continuously help increase your overall contentment, and help you respond to any possible obstacles. We understand everyone’s situation is unique and can help treat your specific needs whether it is situational, trauma-related, or a clinical disorder. EMDR therapy for adults with a history of trauma is available at our Centerville clinic.

Children’s Counseling

Both adolescents and children face pressures growing up that can hinder their overall happiness, and cause emotional and mental trauma. Children face social stressors at school from their peers, and sometimes counseling is a great option to help them adapt to these situations. Our Centerville therapists also treat specific childhood disorders including ADHD, ADD, OCD, personality disorders, depression, and anxiety. Our Centerville clinic site is the location where The Kid’s Place was opened in 2013, a facility dedicated to the mental health treatment of young children, from infancy through elementary years. Therapy services include Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), Incredible Years, and play therapy for young children.

Marriage Counseling and Couples Therapy

Family Innovations offers therapy to couples in need of counseling whether it is for pre-marital stressors, marital issues, or coping with separation or divorce. We understand how difficult marriage can be, and can help enhance your connection with one another, and strengthen your communication. If you are looking for relationship counseling in Centerville, please contact us about our couple’s therapy services.

Our therapists are specialists in their field, helping Centerville area families cope with pressing situations, communications issues, or specific disorders affecting an individual. Contact our Centerville, MN clinic today if you or a loved one is in need of counseling services.

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Centerville Staff

  • Tara BurkTara Burk - MA, LMFT
    Therapist - Centerville

    Tara received her master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Bethel Seminary.  She enjoys working with teens, adults, couples, and family groups.  Tara has experience working with individuals and families struggling with a wide variety of concerns including addiction, trauma, financial crisis, anxiety, depression, child/adolescent behavioral and emotional struggles, parenting concerns, family conflict, and marriage difficulties.  Tara is passionate about helping couples and families work through relationship struggles and form strong, healthy attachments.  She is also passionate about helping those who have survived past abuse/trauma.  Tara is certified in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and the PREPARE/ENRICH couple’s inventory.
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    Special areas of interest:

    • Addiction/Chemical dependency
    • Past trauma
    • Relationship struggles
    • Anxiety -Depression
    • Parenting concerns/education
    Licensure, Certifications, Affiliations & Evidence Based Specialties
    • MN Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
    • State-certified Dialectical Behavioral Therapist (DBT)
    • Prepare/Enrich Certified
  • Laura DohenyLaura Doheny, BA
    Certified Life Coach - Anoka, Centerville, and Maplewood

    Laura completed her certification in Life Coaching in July, 2010 at Light University through the American Association of Christian Counselors. She is certified as a Professional Life Coach for women, men and couples. Laura uses her strengths-based approach, as well as, a process of creative inquiry, strength and personality assessment, goal setting, managing progress and accountability.
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    Areas of certification:

    • Advanced Personal Life Coaching
    • Health and Wellness
    • Stress Management
    • Marriage Coaching

    Using these certifications, Laura helps women, men and couples:

    • Explore new career paths
    • Improve relationships
    • Practice healthy living
    • Develop assertive communication skills
    • Manage life’s transitions
    • Pursue purpose and passion
    • Develop a plan of action
    • Set realistic, practical goals for personal, spiritual and professional growth
    • Live your best life!

    Licensure, Certifications, Affiliations and Practices:

    • Certified Life Coach
    • MN Licensed Educator, file folder #255709
    • Member of AACC (American Association of Christian Counselors)
    • Member of MEA (Minnesota Education Association)
    • Practices the Positive Psychology Model through the AACC
    • Strength-Based Model through the AACC
  • Ryan GayRyan Gay - MA, LPCC
    Therapist - Centerville

    Ryan graduated from University of St. Thomas in 2014 with a Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology. He has experience working with children on the spectrum and their families, as well as with adolescents struggling with trauma, depression and anxiety. He has worked with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families in a variety of settings, such as outpatient, schools, center based, day treatment and in-home. Ryan places a high value in helping individuals, couples and families develop the tools and skills they need to reach their goals.
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    Special areas of interest:

    • Anxiety
    • Autism Spectrum Disorders
    • Communication & Conflict Resolution
    • Challenges
    • Developing Social & Cognitive skills
    • Grief & Loss
    • Life Adjustments & Transitions
    • Marital Challenges, Infidelity Recovery & Spiritual Relationship Growth
    • Trauma & PTSD recovery
    • Developing Social and Cognitive Skills
    • Autism Spectrum Disorders

    Licensure, Certifications, Affiliations & Evidence Based Specialties:

    • Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT)
  • Mindy Johnson
    Melinda Johnson - MSW, LICSW
    Therapist - Centerville
    Mindy completed her Bachelors Degree in Social Work from Wartburg College in 2006. Following her Bachelors program, she worked in a therapeutic preschool program with children, families, and groups in Minneapolis. After 4 years of this work, Mindy went back to school to pursue her Master's Degree in Social Work at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, specializing in child welfare. Following her MSW program, Mindy worked in acute inpatient and partial hospitalization mental health programs, specifically with children and adolescents and their families. Mindy is passionate about working with children, adolescents, and young adults ages 5-25, in addition to their families. Mindy is able to treat a variety of mental health issues including anxiety, depression, ADHD, and disruptive behaviors. Mindy utilizes current neuropsychological research and an attachment lens to guide her work with children and families on their journey towards healing.

    Special areas of interest:
    • Grief & Loss
    • Divorce & Blended Families
    • Anxiety
    • Depression
    • Adoption & Attachment
    • Anger & Aggression
    • Family Dynamics & Communication
    • Infertility & Infant Loss
    Licensure, Certifications, Affiliations & Evidence Based Specialties:
    • MN Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker #18082
    • MN Board of Social Work approved LSW Supervisor
    • Psychoanalytic Training, Minnesota Psychoanalytic Society & Institute
    • "Children, Trauma, and Repair: Infancy through Adolescence", University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
  • Amy LuebkeAmy Luebke - MA, LPCC
    Therapist - Centerville

    Amy completed her Master of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology at Bethel University in 2008 and is licensed through the state of Minnesota as a professional counselor. Amy has also completed an extensive, three year certificate program in Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health through the University of Minnesota, and is highly skilled in providing mental health services to very young children and their families, including diagnostic assessments using the Diagnostic Classification: 0-3 R (DC:0-3R), a best practice model for early childhood mental health. She is available to provide reflective consultation to staff and agencies desiring to enhance their ability to provide services to very young children. She uses a relationship based approach when working with children and their caregivers, grounded in developmental theory with understanding of the effects of trauma on children.
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    Special areas of interest:

    • Adoption/ foster care
    • Anxiety
    • Children affected by divorce
    • Depression
    • Developmental Delays
    • Trauma

    Licensure, Certifications, Affiliations & Evidence Based Specialties:

    • MN Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor # 232
    • Board Approved LPC/LPCC Supervisor
    • Trained in using DC:0-3 R diagnostic protocol for children birth – 5 years of age
    • Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT)
    • Trauma Informed Child Parent Psychotherapy
    • Infant Mental Health Specialist IMH-E (III)

  • Christin OienChristin Oien - MA, LMFT
    Therapist - Centerville

    Christin received her Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy from Bethel Seminary and is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist through the state of Minnesota. She enjoys working with children, teenagers, and families and has experience in various contexts including church, mentoring, and CTSS skills. Christin takes a holistic approach when working with individuals and families to address practical and in depth ways of coping with stressors throughout life's journey. Christin is trained in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and PREPARE/ENRICH relationship assessment.
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    Special Areas of Interest:

    • ADHD
    • Anger and Stress Management
    • Anxiety
    • Behavior Disorders
    • Child and Adolescent Trauma
    • Depression
    • Grief
    • Marriage and Relationships
    • Parenting
    • Self Esteem
    • Spiritual Care
    • Women's Issues
    • Young Adulthood
  • Joi SimpsonJoi Simpson - MA, LMFT
    Clinic Lead & Therapist - Centerville

    Joi completed her undergraduate degree in Psychology with an emphasis in both Marriage and Family and Criminal Justice from the University of Northwestern – St. Paul. She received her Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy from Argosy University and has been licensed through the state of Minnesota as a marriage and family therapist since 2010. Joi enjoys working with children, adolescents, individuals, couples, and families. She has experience working with children and families in community, home, and outpatient services. Through outpatient care, she utilizes a strength-based approach in a variety of areas.
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    Special areas of interest:

    • Adoption/Cultural Issues
    • Anxiety/Depression
    • Behavior Issues/Parenting
    • Communication/Relationship Dynamics
    • Couples Therapy
    • Family Therapy
    • Grief/Loss

    Licensure, Certifications, Affiliations & Evidence Based Specialties

    • MN Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #2243
    • MN Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
    • Level 1 and 2 trained in EMDR
    • LMFT State Approved Supervisor
    • Adaptive Internal Relational Network Model with Applied EMDR Therapy Protocol (AIR Network Model) focused on dissociation.
  • Pete SingerPeter Singer - MSW, LICSW
    Clinical Supervisor & Therapist - Centerville

    Peter completed his Master’s of Social Work at The University of Minnesota.  He received his Bachelor’s degree in psychology from Northwestern College. He is licensed by the state of Minnesota as an Independent Clinical Social Worker.  Peter enjoys working with teens, children, adult individuals, families, and couples. He has extensive experience working with families, teens and children who have experienced trauma. He has worked at length to help the faith community develop effective responses to child maltreatment. He uses strength-based, solution focused, cognitive, and systems approaches. He works with clients on a wide range of issues.
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    Special areas of interest:

    • Anger Management
    • Anxiety, OCD, and Mood Disorders
    • Child Maltreatment
    • Cognitive and Developmental Disabilities
    • Faith and Spirituality
    • Family and Marital Conflict
    • Grief and Loss
    • Health Concerns
    • Men’s Issues
    • Trauma

    Licensure, Certifications, Affiliations & Evidence Based Specialties

    • MN Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker #20189
    • Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT)
    • Cultural Providers Network
    • Founding Director, Care in Action Minnesota
    • Registered Circle of Security - Parenting clinician
    • Consultant and Speaker for the National Child Protection Training Center
    • Member, Minnesota Association of Christian Counselors
    • Member, North American Association of Christians in Social Work
  • Meghan SwensonMeghan Swenson - MA, LMFT, RPT
    Clinical Supervisor & Therapist - Centerville

    Meghan completed her Master of Arts Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at St. Mary’s University, and has been licensed through the state of Minnesota as a marriage and family therapist since 2011. She has also been working as a Registered Play Therapist since 2011. Meghan is currently finishing up a graduate certificate at the University of Minnesota in Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health, and will soon begin training in Child Parent Psychotherapy, an evidence based therapy for children age birth – three with traumatic exposure.  Meghan enjoys working with young children and their families and has extensive experience in working with young children and their families. She utilizes a holistic approach to therapy, incorporating mind, body, and soul care.  She is highly trained in early childhood mental health, and is able to provide reflective consultation to agencies and programs seeking to enhance their own ability to work with young children. 

    Special areas of interest:

    • Early Childhood Mental Health
    • Attachment Issues/Concern
    • Parent/Child Conflict
    • Trauma
    • Behavior Concerns

    Licensure, Certifications, Affiliations & Evidence Based Specialties

    • MN Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #2038
    • Registered Play Therapist
    • Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) Trained
    • Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT)
    • Trained in the DC:0-3R - Diagnostic Assessments for young children
    • PREPARE/ENRICH Certified

     

  • Tara Burk
  • Laura Doheny
  • Ryan Gay
  • Melinda Johnson
  • Amy Luebke
  • Christin Oien
  • Joi Simpson
  • Peter Singer
  • Meghan Swenson
  • Tara Burk, MA, LMFT
  • Laura Doheny, Certified Life Coach
  • Ryan Gay, MA, LPCC
  • Melinda Johnson, MSW, LICSW
  • Amy Luebke, MA, LPCC
  • Christin Oien, MA, LMFT
  • Joi Simpson, MA, LMFT
  • Peter Singer, MSW, LICSW
  • Meghan Swenson, MA, LMFT, RPT