Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) in Minneapolis, MN

Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) is a form of psychotherapy for children and adolescents between the ages of 3-18, who have experienced trauma or abuse. It can be successful in the short term, helping with many different conditions stemming from emotional traumatic life events. Trauma based therapy is based on exposing the child in small, tolerable doses to the memory of the trauma, only after helping the child develop skills to help them better manage thoughts and feelings associated with the trauma.

How can TF-CBT help my child?
Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy can treat a wide variety of trauma related issues such as PTSD, anxiety, externalizing behavior, depression, and feelings of mistrust or shame. It can also help children experiencing grief after a traumatic loss. The therapy program is designed to help children, adolescents, and their caretakers deal with negative responses after traumatic events or childhood sexual abuse. TF-CBT can also help parents understand what their children are going through, and can help them learn how to help their child.

How effective is TF-CBT?
TF-CBT has been proven to significantly help children with PTSD and other emotional traumas in as little as 12 to 16 weeks of treatment. Psychological studies have proven improved coping with emotions, fewer intrusive thoughts, and reductions in depression, anxiety, behavioral problems, shame, and disassociation. TF-CBT also significantly helps the parents’ ability to support their child. If you believe your child could benefit from Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, please contact Family Innovations at one our Minneapolis area Trauma Focused Therapy locations. See our TF-CBT therapists below.

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TF-CBT Therapists at Family Innovations

Alexandria

  • Jeff CrossJeff Cross - MA, LMFT
    Clinical Supervisor & Therapist - Alexandria

    Jeff earned his MA in Counseling Psychology from Bethel University and is licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist. He has additional training and experience in the use of Evidence Based Practices for treating anxiety, depression, and disruptive behaviors. He uses Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) to treat children and adolescents with histories of trauma. Jeff also has experience in the field of addiction. He enjoys working with individuals, families, couples, adolescents, and children to address the challenges life presents.

     

     

     

    Licensure, Certificates, Affiliations, & Evidence Based Specialties

    • MN Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
    • Minnesota State Approved LMFT Supervisor
    • Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT)
    • Evidence Based Practices for youth with anxiety, depression, ADHD or disruptive behaviors

     

  • Ben NesbittBen Nesbitt - MSW, LICSW
    Therapist - Alexandria

    Ben completed his Bachelor's degree in Social Work from Cedarville University in 2002 and his Master's degree in Social Work from the University of Minnesota in 2005. Prior to joining Family Innovations in 2012, he worked for nine years with children and families, including refugees, asylum seekers, and individuals and families impacted by domestic and international adoption.  He has been trained in working with children ages 0-5 and in diagnostic assessments using the Diagnostic Classification: 0-3 R (DC:0-3R), a best practice model for early childhood mental health assessments. He enjoys working with children and families of all ages. His areas of interest include attachment, adoption/foster care, early childhood mental health, family of origin issues, parenting, trauma, abuse and neglect, depression, anxiety, grief and loss, child and brain development, parent-child relationships, and communication.

    Special areas of interest:

    • Attachment
    • Adoption
    • Parent-child relationships
    • Early childhood mental health

    Licensure, Certificates, Affiliations, & Evidence Based Specialties

    • MN Licensed Clinical Social Worker #17537
    • DC:0-3R diagnostic protocol for children birth - 5 years of age
    • Circle of Security Registered Parent Educator
    • Trust-based Relational Intervention (TBRI) Practitioner
    • Trauma Informed Child Parent Psychotherapy
    • Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
  • Jeff Cross
  • Ben Nesbitt

 

Anoka

  • John AndersonJohn Anderson - MA, LMFT
    Clinical Supervisor & Therapist - Anoka

    John is a Minnesota Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. He joined Family Innovations in 2008 and currently provides both out-patient counseling services in the Anoka office and serves as a clinical supervisor for a team of home-based mental health practitioners. John earned his Bachelor's Degree from Bethel University and his Master's Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Argosy University. He has completed Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy training and often utilizes TF-CBT to help individuals who have experienced trauma. He also draws from years of Play Therapy experience, which is often helpful for younger children to express and process their experiences; he is currently pursuing certification as a Registered Play Therapist (RPT).  John utilizes strength-based, solution-focused and narrative approaches to therapy.

     

    Special areas of interest:

    • ADHD, Impulsivity and Hyperactivity
    • Adoption Issues
    • Anxiety
    • Autism Spectrum (ASD)
    • Calming and Centering
    • Couples Counseling
    • Depression
    • Family Communication
    • Grief and Loss
    • Men's Issues
    • Oppositional and Defiant Behaviors
    • Play Therapy
    • Reactive Attachment
    • Sibling Conflict
    • Substance Recovery
    • Teenage Issues
    • Trauma in Children and Teens

    Licensure, Certifications, Affiliations & Evidence Based Specialties 

    • MN Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist # 2074
    • Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT)
    • Pursuing Registered Play Therapist (RPT) certification

     

  • Michelle BrownMichelle Brown - MA, LMFT
    Clinical Supervisor & Therapist - Anoka

    Michelle completed her Masters in Marriage & Family Therapy at Saint Mary’s University. She is licensed through the state of Minnesota as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Michelle enjoys working with adolescents, children of all ages, individuals and families. She is trained in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy and is working towards certification in play therapy. She has a passion for working with children, young adults, and offering therapy in the school setting. Michelle approaches therapy as a partnership; she uses a variety of techniques to address the thoughts, feelings and beliefs that make up who we are, and how we experience life.
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    Special areas of interest:
    • Health & Wellness
    • Adolescent Struggles
    • Behavioral Issues
    • Trauma in Children and Teens
    • Communication & Conflict Resolution
    • Relationship Issues
    • Stress Management
    • Life Transitions and Women’s Issues
    • Sibling Rivalry
    • Parent & Child/Teen Struggles
    • Anxiety, Anger, & Depression
    Licensure, Certifications, Affiliations & Evidenced Based Specialties:
    • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist # 3067
    • Trained in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
    • Trained in Prepare/Enrich Pre-Marital Counseling
  • David CreekDavid Creek - MA, LMFT
    Therapist - Anoka

    David received his Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy from Bethel Seminary in 2013 and is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. He has worked with adolescents, parents, couples and families for over a decade as a youth pastor and currently as an outpatient therapist. David recognizes the need for a holistic approach to life and counseling. There are many aspects of life impacting the present but do not determine tomorrow because tomorrow can be different.  His specialties include individuals - adolescents to adults, engaged and married couples, as well as families seeking help with issues such as anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, marriage struggles, transition, and those seeking spiritual growth.
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    • Anxiety
    • Grief
    • Self-esteem
    • Depression
    • Relationship and Marriage Issues
    • Communication
    • Adolescent issues
    • Adoption/Infertility

    Licensure, Certifications, Affiliations & Evidence Based Specialties

    • MN Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #3239
  • Jim FarmJim Farm - MDiv, MA, LMFT
    Therapist - Anoka

    Jim received his Master of Divinity and a Master in Marriage & Family Therapy from Bethel Seminary. He has extensive counseling experience with individuals, couples and families in multiple community settings.  He has training in providing evidence-based treatments for youth, including Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy, and the “Hawaii Model”.  Jim utilizes a short term, practical and strengths based approach that is geared to help you reach your personal and relational goals. Jim seeks to provide an encouraging, honest, and grace-filled environment that will provide you opportunity for the development of life skills, persistent change and optimum growth.
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    • Trauma exposure – youth
    • Parent and Child/Teen Struggles
    • Anxiety: Panic/Generalized/Social
    • Depression
    • Interpersonal Relationship Conflicts/Communication/Intimacy
    • Affair/Infidelity Recovery and other Marital Challenges
    • Pre-Engagement and Premarital Relationship Counseling
    • Men and Male Teen Issues Including Anger Management and  Internet Pornography Use
    • Sexual Addiction Recovery and Associated Shame
    • Faith difficulties and Spiritual growth
    • Grief and Loss
    • Self- Esteem

    Licensure, Certifications, Affiliations & Training

    • MN Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #1495
    • Clinic Member; American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
    • Member Minnesota Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
    • Member Minnesota Association of Christian Counselors
    • Member American Association of Christian Counselors    
    • Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT)
    • “Hawaii Model” Evidence Based Practices for youth with anxiety, depression, ADHD or disruptive behaviors
    • Certification Treating Sexual Addictions and Healthy Sexuality
    • PREPARE/ENRICH Premarital & Marriage Facilitator
    • Emotion Focused & Gottman Method Couples Therapy
    • LMFT State Approved Supervisor
    • LPCC/LPC State Approved Supervisor
  • Kelli JongekrygKelli Jongekryg - MA, LMFT
    Therapist - Anoka

    Kelli completed her Master of Arts Degree in Counseling Psychology from Bethel University in 2009. She received her certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy from Bethel Seminary in 2010, and has been licensed through the state of Minnesota as a marriage and family therapist since 2012. She enjoys working with individuals, couples, and families. She has extensive experience in working with individuals and families who are affected by abuse and trauma. Kelli has a special heart for preadolescent and adolescent girls. She is passionate about helping clients heal and discover their intrinsic worth as human beings.
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    • Abuse and Trauma Recovery
    • Anxiety and Depression
    • Communication and Conflict Resolution
    • Eating Disorders
    • Grief and Loss
    • Marital Distress, Infidelity Recovery, and Spiritual Relationship Growth
    • Marital Enrichment
    • Peer Group Conflict
    • Premarital Counseling

    Licensure, Certifications, Affiliations & Evidence Based Specialties

    • MN Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #2601
    • Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT)
  • Kassy PetersonKassandra Peterson - MSW, LICSW
    Therapist – Anoka

    Kassy completed her Master of Social Work at University of Minnesota in 2010.  She has been licensed through the state of Minnesota as a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker since 2013.  She enjoys working with individuals, families, children and adolescents.  She has extensive training and experience with Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT,) providing children with the opportunity to process traumatic and stressful events. Kassy has experience working with children with ADHD, anger issues, anxiety disorders, attachment issues, body-image issues, depression, grief and loss, oppositional defiant disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD),  and self-injurious behaviors. She also has experience working with adults with anxiety disorders, bi-polar, chemical dependency, depression, eating disorders, grief and loss, and PTSD.  Kassy has experience in providing skills work in home-based settings, experience working with children and adolescents in several settings including schools, foster care, community and residential facilities, and currently providing therapeutic services in outpatient therapy in office, schools, and Minnesota Teen & Adult Challenge. Kassy utilizes an authentic, genuine, positive approach when working with clients.

    Special areas of interest:

    • Adolescent Struggles
    • Anxiety Disorders
    • Behavioral Issues
    • Communication & Conflict Resolution
    • Depression
    • Family of Origin Issues
    • Grief & Loss
    • Life Transitions
    • Relationship Issues
    • Mindfulness Practices
    • Self-Esteem Issues
    • Self-harm/Suicide
    • Spiritual Issues
    • Stress Management
    • Women’s Issues

    Licensure, Certifications, Affiliations & Evidence Based Specialties

    • MN Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker #20721
    • Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT)

     

  • Amy RatzlaffAmy Ratzlaff - MA, LPCC
    Therapist - Anoka

    Amy received her Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from Bethel University and has been licensed through the state of Minnesota as a Professional Clinical Counselor since 2011.  She enjoys working with individuals, couples, families, adolescents and children.  She has extensive experience in working with individuals and families that are affected by trauma.  Amy often utilizes a cognitive behavioral approach in her work to come alongside those in difficult situations or transitions. 







    Special areas of interest:

    • Trauma Exposure with Children and Adolescents
    • Anxiety/Depression
    • Communication & Conflict Resolution
    • Grief and Loss
    • Life Transitions
    • Premarital and Marital Counseling

    Licensure, Certifications, Affiliations & Evidence Based Specialties

    • Minnesota Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy; License # cc00280
    • Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT)
    • PREPARE/ENRICH Premarital/Marital Inventory & Skills Facilitator

     

  • Christine SaulsburyChristine Saulsbury - MA, LPCC
    Therapist - Anoka

    Christine received her Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology at Bethel University and earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the College of St. Catherine.  Christine has been licensed by the state of Minnesota as a Licensed Processional Clinical Counselor since 2011.  Christine enjoys working with individuals, families and especially children and adolescents.  She has experience working with children, families and teenagers of various backgrounds in many settings including emergency shelters, school and foster homes.  Christine’s approach to therapy utilizes her background in cognitive behavioral therapy as well as the recognition that each individual has their own story to share.  Christine welcomes the opportunity to work with clients on a wide variety of concerns – some of her areas of interest are below:
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    Special areas of interest:

    • Abuse
    • Anxiety
    • Depression
    • Grief and Loss
    • Family Communication
    • Parenting
    • Trauma

    Licensure, Certifications & Evidence Based Specialties

    • MN Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor
    • Certificate in Child and Adolescent Mental Health from Bethel University
    • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
    • MAP Therapist
  • John Anderson
  • Michelle Brown
  • David Creek
  • Jim Farm
  • Kelli Jongekryg
  • Kassy Peterson
  • Amy Ratzlaff
  • Christine Saulsbury

 

Balsam Lake

  • Tammy ZarnTammy Zarn - MA, LPC
    Therapist - Balsam Lake and Hudson

    Tammy received her Master of Arts Degree in Counseling Psychology from Bethel University. She is licensed through the state of Wisconsin as a Licensed Professional Counselor.  Tammy enjoys working with individuals, couples, families, and children of all ages. She has extensive training and experience in providing diagnostic assessments using the Diagnostic Classification System for children birth to age three (DC: 0-3R). She is also trained in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy. She has a special interest in working with children experiencing divorce and/or blended family issues.

     

     

    Special areas of interest:

    ADULTS and ADOLESCENTS:

    • Anxiety
    • Depression
    • Self Injury, Anger Issues, Body Image
    • Communication and Conflict Resolution
    • Grief and Loss
    • Marital Distress and/or Infidelity Recovery
    • Blended Family Concerns

    EARLY CHILDHOOD and CHILDREN:

    • Emotion Regulation and Self Control
    • Sleep Disturbances
    • Separation Anxiety
    • Attachment
    • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
    • Divorce Recovery (children)

    Licensure and Evidence Based Specialties

    • WI Licensed Professional Counselor #4836-125
    • Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health
    • Early Childhood Service Intensity Instrument (ECSII)
    • Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT)
  • Tammy Zarn

 

Centerville

  • 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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    • 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
  • 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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    • 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)
  • 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
  • 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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    • 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
  • Ryan Gay
  • Amy Luebke
  • Christin Oien
  • Peter Singer
  • Meghan Swenson

 

Eden Prairie

  • Reece ForresterReece Forrester - MA, LMFT
    Clinic Lead & Therapist - Eden Prairie

    Reece received his Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Saint Martin's University and his Master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pacific Lutheran University in Washington State. He has been licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist by the State of Minnesota since 2012. He was trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) in 2014 & has experience using this evidence based treatment with a variety of issues. His background includes work in inpatient mental health as well as with chemically dependent clients. Reece is available to work with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families.
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    Special areas of interest:

    • Marital/Couple Therapy
    • Anxiety
    • Depression
    • Addiction
    • Grief and Loss
    • Trauma

    Licensure, Certifications, Affiliations & Evidence Based Specialties

    • MN Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #2498
    • Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT)
    • EMDR Trained

     

  • Shanna FrenzenShanna Frenzen - MA, LMFT
    Clinical Supervisor & Therapist - Eden Prairie

    Shanna completed her Masters of Counseling Psychology at Bethel University.  She received her Certificate in Marriage and Family Studies from Bethel Seminary.  She has been licensed through the State of Minnesota as a marriage and family therapist since 2009.  Shanna enjoys working with individuals, adolescents, couples and families.  She has extensive experience in working with individuals and teenagers affected by trauma, depression and anxiety.  Shanna works with clients on a wide range of clinical issues.  

     

     

     

    Special areas of interest:

    • Anxiety
    • Depression
    • Marital Distress
    • Teenage Issues
    • Trauma
    • Women’s Issues

    Licensure, Certificates, Affiliations & Evidence Based Specialties

    • MN Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist  #1949
    • Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT)
    • “Hawaii Model” Evidence Based Practices for youth with anxiety, depression, ADHD or disruptive behaviors

     

  • Lindsey JohnsonLindsey Johnson - MA, LMFT, RPT
    Therapist - Eden Prairie

    Lindsey received her Master of Arts Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from St. Mary’s University of MN, and has been licensed through the state of Minnesota as a marriage and family therapist since 2011. She has been a Registered Play Therapist since 2011. Lindsey enjoys working with individuals, couples, families, children, and adolescents. She is very relational in her approach and wants to help you gain understanding and tools to help with the difficulties that are affecting you or your family. She is passionate about her clinical work with children and families, and is available to assist clients with a variety of concerns.

     

     

    Special areas of interest:

    • Anxiety/Depression/Perfectionism
    • Behavioral Issues-Child or Adolescent
    • Communication & Conflict Resolution
    • Divorce for kids
    • Emotional Disturbance
    • Grief and Loss
    • GLBTQ
    • Life Transitions
    • Oppositional Defiance
    • Parenting issues
    • Peer relationships
    • Phobias
    • Play Therapy
    • PTSD/Trauma
    • TF-CBT

    Licensure, Certifications, Affiliations & Evidence Based Specialties

    • MN Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #2245
    • Registered Play Therapist #T-1793
    • Clinic Member: American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
    • Member: Minnesota Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
    • Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT)
    • Independent Facilitator of the Parenting the Love and Logic Way™ curriculum
  • Stacy JohnsonStacy Johnson - MA, LMFT
    Therapist - Eden Prairie 

    Stacy completed his Masters of Marriage and Family Therapy at St. Mary’s University.  He has been licensed through the state of Minnesota as a marriage and family therapist since 2010.  Stacy enjoys working with individuals, couples, families, children and adolescents. He has extensive experience in working with individuals and families that are affected by adoption and divorce. He utilizes a holistic approach to therapy incorporating mind, body, and soul care through cognitive, bio-feedback and relational strategies.





    Special areas of interest:

    • Adoption
    • Anxiety/Depression
    • ADHD/ADD
    • Communication & Conflict Resolution
    • Grief and Loss
    • Divorce/Blended Family Issues
    • Marital Distress, Infidelity Recovery & Spiritual Relationship Growth

    Licensure, Certifications, Affiliations & Evidence Based Specialties

    • MN Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #2290
    • Member Minnesota Association of Christian Counselors
    • Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT)
    • Trust-Base Relational Intervention (for adoption and trauma families)
  • Maria KeelerMaria Keeler - MA, LMFT
    Therapist - Eden Prairie

    Maria completed her Master's in Marriage and Family Therapy at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, CA, in 2008, and has been licensed through the state of Minnesota as a marriage and family therapist since 2012.  Maria enjoys working with couples, helping them identify root issues as well as providing couples with tools to implement new and more satisfying relationship patterns. Maria is passionate about providing support to parents dealing with difficult life transitions and mental health issues of their children. She has experience working with adults, adolescents, children, and families in community, home and outpatient settings.

     

     

    Special areas of interest:

    • Couples therapy
    • Parenting issues
    • Childhood trauma
    • Anxiety
    • Depression
    • Attachment issues
    • Grief and Loss
    • Life Transitions

    Licensure, Certifications, Affiliations & Evidence Based Specialties

    • MN Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #2352
    • Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT)
    • Training in working with children ages 0-5
  • Anna KrullAnna Krull - MA, LPCC, LMFT, PsyD in progress
    Therapist – Eden Prairie

     Anna is currently enrolled in a Doctor of Psychology in Counseling Psychology at Saint Mary’s University.  She received her Master of Arts Degree in Counseling Psychology from Bethel University and attended classes at Alfred Adler Graduate School towards Marriage and Family Therapy license. She has been licensed through the state of Minnesota as professional clinical counselor since 2011 and as an associate marriage and family therapist since 2012.  Anna enjoys working with individuals, couples, families and adolescents.  She has experience in working with individuals and families that are affected by traumatic events. She utilizes an eclectic approach, using a variety of techniques.  Anna is available to work with clients seeking help with a variety of counseling concerns.

     

    Special areas of interest:

    • Anxiety/Depression
    • Adoption/Parenting Issues
    • Communication & Conflict Resolution
    • Grief and Loss
    • Life Transitions
    • Marital Distress
    • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

    Licensure, Certifications, Affiliations & Evidence Based Specialties

    • MN Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor #350
    • LPCC/LPC Approved Supervisor
    • Member American Counseling Association
    • Member Minnesota Psychological Association
    • Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT)
  • Reece Forrester
  • Shanna Frenzen
  • Lindsey Johnson
  • Stacy Johnson
  • Maria Keeler
  • Anna Krull

 

Hudson

  • Lisa HelgesonLisa Helgeson – MEd; MA LPC (WI) LPCC (MN)
    Therapist - Hudson

    Lisa completed her Master of Arts Professional Counseling degree from Liberty University in 2013 and her Master of Arts in Teaching and Learning from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota in 2000. She taught early childhood, kindergarten, and elementary school for over 14 years. Lisa is working toward becoming a registered play therapist and she has dedicated most of her life helping young people and their families. Lisa uses a strengths-based relationship approach that is rooted in developmental theory when working with individuals across the lifespan. Lisa has a passion for working with individuals who have been exposed to trauma and loss. She has a passion for counseling young people and their parents as well as women. Lisa strives to create a caring and supportive environment that supports all individuals on their journey toward healing.
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    • Grief, Loss and Transition
    • Trauma
    • Anxiety
    • Depression
    • Divorce
    • Developmental Delays
    • Early Childhood Mental Health
    • Counseling Children, Adolescents, Women

    Licensure, Certifications, Affiliations & Evidence Based Specialties:

    • Wisconsin Licensed Professional Counselor, License # 5950-125
    • Minnesota Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, License # cc01302
    • Diagnostic Classification: 0-3 R (DC:0-3R)
    • Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire(SDQ)
    • Early Childhood Service Intensity Instrument (ECSII)
    • American Association of Christian Counselor, member
  • DJ Thies-WeberDonna Thies-Weber - MA, LPCC (MN); LPC (WI)
    Therapist - Hudson

    Donna received her Master’s Degree at Bethel University and completed additional training at Alfred Adler Graduate School in Marriage and Family Therapy and The University of Wisconsin, Madison in Substance Abuse.  She is licensed in the State of Minnesota as a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, and in the State of Wisconsin as a Licensed Professional Counselor.  She has experience providing mental health services to children, adolescents, and adults in day-treatment, in-home, out-patient, and mobile crisis settings.
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    • Parent – Child Conflict
    • Child & Adolescent Behavioral Challenges
    • Mood Disorders
    • Grief & Loss
    • Military Issues
    • Crisis – Suicide, Self-Harm, Addiction

    Licensure, Certifications, Affiliations & Evidence Based Specialties:

    • Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MN License # cc00087
    • Licensed Professional Counselor, WI License # 4329-125
    • Substance Abuse Certificate
    • Member, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, National Certification & Accreditation Association (DBTNCAA)
    • Member, International Critical Incident Stress Foundation (ICISF)
    • Motivational Interviewing, Intensive Training
    • Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
    • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Basic (DBT)

     

  • Lisa Helgeson
  • Donna Thies-Weber

 

Maplewood

  • Matt DeLaMatterMatt DeLaMatter - MA, LPCC
    Clinical Supervisor & Therapist - Maplewood

    Matt recently received his Master of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology from Bethel University and is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor.  He has experience working with children affected by trauma and crisis intervention in a variety of settings.
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    • Early Childhood Development
    • Attachment Issues
    • Family Communication.

  • Jena GareeJena Garee - MA, LMFT
    Lead Supervisor & Therapist - Maplewood

    Jena completed her Masters in Counseling Psychology from Bethel University and her Certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy from Bethel Seminary. She has been licensed through the state of Minnesota as a marriage and family therapist since 2008. Jena enjoys working with individuals, couples, and families. She has extensive experience in working with individuals and families that are affected by trauma. She utilizes a holistic approach to therapy, incorporating mind, body, and soul care.
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    • Anxiety
    • Communication & Conflict Resolution
    • Family Struggles including Blending Families & Family Structure Challenges
    • Life Adjustments & Transitions
    • Pre-Marriage Therapy, Marital Challenges, Infidelity Recovery & Spiritual Relationship Growth
    • Trauma & PTSD Recovery

    Licensure, Certifications, Affiliations & Evidence Based Specialties:

    • MN Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #1700
    • AAMFT Approved Supervisor
    • LPCC/LPC Approved Supervisor
    • Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT)
  • Tammy JankeTammy Janke - MA, LMFT
    Clinical Supervisor & Therapist - Maplewood

    Tammy received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin River Falls and her Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Minnesota Saint Mary's. She is licensed through the state of Minnesota as a Marriage and Family Therapist. Tammy has over 20 years of experience working with children and families in a variety of settings. She has a particular interest in working with children, adolescents, couples, and families work through parenting, trauma, abuse and neglect, depression, grief and loss, anxiety, early childhood development, and addiction.
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    • Trauma
    • Addiction
    • Play Therapy
    • Early Childhood Mental Health
    • Parent-Child Relationships
  • Jordan JohnsonJordan Johnson - MA, LPCC (MN), LPC (WI)
    Clinical Supervisor & Therapist - Maplewood

    Jordan received his Masters of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology from Bethel University in 2010. He has been licensed through the state of Minnesota as a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor since 2013 and through the state of Wisconsin as a Licensed Professional Counselor since 2012. Jordan enjoys working with couples, families and individuals age 12 and older. He has extensive experience in working with individuals and families that are affected by chemical dependency. He is interested in how our thoughts, feelings, behaviors, beliefs, and souls work together to make up who we are and how we experience life. Jordan has received specific training in working with couples that are considering divorce through Discernment Counseling.  Jordan welcomes the opportunity to work with people on a variety of concerns – below are his primary clinical interests:
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    • Addiction
    • Anxiety
    • Codependency
    • Communication & Conflict Resolution
    • Depression
    • Discernment Counseling
    • Grief and Loss
    • Life Transitions
    • Marital Distress & Infidelity Recovery
    • Men’s Issues
    • Past or Current Trauma Processing
    • Premarital Counseling

    Licensure, Certifications, Affiliations & Evidence Based Specialties

    • MN Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor
    • WI Licensed Professional Counselor
    • Discernment Counseling

  • Jessica LynchJessica Lynch - MA, LMFT
    Therapist - Maplewood

    Jessica completed her Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy at Bethel University. She received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology at the University of Northwestern. She has experience in providing services in both in-home and outpatient settings. Jessica has received ongoing training in Clinical Supervision through the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy and is an approved Minnesota LMFT and LPC/LPCC Supervisor. She has also received additional training in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TFCBT). Jessica enjoys working with individuals, couples, families and adolescents.
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    • Adoption
    • Anxiety/Depression/Perfectionism
    • Adolescent Issues
    • Family Conflict/Parenting
    • Communication & Conflict Resolution
    • Grief and Loss
    • Anger
    • Life Transitions
    • Marital Distress & Infidelity
    • Relational Issues
    • Abuse/Trauma Concerns

    Licensure, Certifications, Affiliations & Evidence Based Specialties

    • MN Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #2020
    • AAMFT Approved Supervisor Candidate
    • LPCC/LPC Approved Supervisor
    • Approved Minnesota LMFT Supervisor
    • Basic Training Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
    • Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT
  • Lori McDaniel - MA, LPCC
    Clinical Supervisor & Therapist- Maplewood

    Lori completed her Master of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology at Bethel University and is licensed through the state of Minnesota as a professional counselor. Lori enjoys working with adults, couples, families and young children.  She has over twenty years of experience working with children and families and is passionate about walking with families through their healing process. Lori has been trained in Child Parent Psychotherapy, an evidence based therapy for caregivers and children ages birth to five who have trauma exposure and in experiential play therapy which provides an effective and comfortable space for children to share their feelings and experiences through play. Her goal is to create a therapeutic environment where people feel safe, cared for and accepted. 
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    • Trauma (Adult and Child)
    • Anxiety
    • Depression
    • Marital issues
    • Early Childhood Mental Health
    • Parent-Child Relationship Conflicts

    Licensure, Certifications, Affiliations & Evidence Based Specialties: 

    • MN Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor
    • Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
    • Trauma Informed Parent Child Psychotherapy

     

  • Bill WrightBill Wright - MA, LMFT
    Therapist - Maplewood

    Bill is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and received his Master of Arts Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from the Adler Graduate School in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  As a husband, father and grandfather he brings many important life experiences to his work with individuals, couples, parents and families, helping them resolve difficulties and build more satisfying relationships in their everyday lives.  Bill is able to provide clinical therapy on a wide variety of concerns.
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    • Anxiety
    • Depression
    • Anger Management
    • Men’s Issues
    • Couples and Family Conflict
    • Job Related Issues
    • Spirituality / Faith Issues
    • Life Transitions
    • Premarital Preparation

    Licensure, Certifications, Affiliations & Evidence Based Specialties

    • MN Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist  #2663
    • American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, Clinical Fellow
    • Minnesota Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, Member
    • Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples (EFT), Basic Training
    • Trauma Focused – Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for adolescents
    • PREPARE/ENRICH program for marital and pre-marital counseling

     

  • Matt DeLaMatter
  • Jena Garee
  • Tammy Janke
  • Jordan Johnson
  • Jessica Lynch
  • Lori McDaniel
  • Bill Wright

 

Minneapolis

  • placeholder-wideJaime Ballard - MS, LAMFT
    Therapist - Minneapolis

    Jaime completed her Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from Brigham Young University in 2013, and she is now completing her PhD in Couples’ and Family Therapy at University of Minnesota.  Jaime enjoys working with individuals, families, and couples.  She has specialized training in supporting trauma survivors and also has experience in the related concerns of PTSD, anxiety, depression, and eating disorders.
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    • Trauma
    • PTSD/Acute Stress Disorder
    • Anxiety
    • Depression
    • Eating Disorders
    Licensure, Certifications, Affiliations & Evidence Based Specialties:
    • Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, #3136
    • Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
    • Narrative Exposure Therapy (NET)
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    Therapist - Minneapolis

    Daniel received his master’s degree in counseling psychology and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in couple and family therapy at the University of Minnesota. He is receiving training in two trauma models: Narrative Exposure Therapy (NET) and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). He enjoys working with individuals, couples and families in English and Spanish.
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    • Couple Therapy/Marital Stress
    • Family Conflict/Strain
    • Trauma and PTSD
    • Culture Shock and Cultural Strain/Managing Conflicting Value Systems
    • Spanish
    • Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

    Licensure, Certifications, Affiliations & Evidence Based Specialties:

    • Member: American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT/MAMFT)
    • Member: American Psychological Association (APA)
    • Gottman Couple Therapy
    • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
    • Pursuing certification in TF-CBT and NET
  • placeholder-wideKatelyn Donisch - MA, MSPH
    Therapist - Minneapolis

    Katelyn is currently a PhD candidate in Developmental Psychology and Clinical Science at the University of Minnesota, where she received her Master of Arts in Child Psychology in 2015. She also graduated from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in 2012 with a Master of Science in Public Health. Katelyn is passionate about working with individuals and families using evidence-based treatment models. Specifically, she uses cognitive-behavioral approaches grounded in developmental theory, with a deep understanding of the effects of trauma on children and their families.
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    • Child and Adolescent Trauma
    • Depression
    • Anxiety
    • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
    • Parenting Concerns/Education

    Licensure, Certifications, Affiliations, and Evidence-Based Specialties

    • Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
    • Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
    • Completing training in After Deployment: Adaptive Parenting Tools (ADAPT4U)
    • Member: National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)
    • Member: International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS)
    • Member: Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD)
    • Member: Society for Prevention Research (SPR)
  • Kiley KrocakKiley Krocak - MSW, LICSW
    Clinical Supervisor & Therapist - Minneapolis

    Kiley completed her Masters of Social Work degree from Augsburg College.  She has been licensed through the state of Minnesota as a clinical social worker since 2010.  Kiley enjoys working with clients of all ages, including children, adolescents, couples, and families.  She approaches therapy with her clients as a partnership in which she works with clients to implement change in their lives.  She uses a holistic approach to therapy, incorporating a variety of techniques which address the mind, body, and spirit.
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    • Adoption
    • Grief and Loss
    • Life Transitions
    • Marital Distress, Infidelity Recovery & Spiritual Relationship Growth
    • Trauma
    • Pre-Marital Counseling
    • Depression and Anxiety

    Licensure, Certifications, Affiliations & Evidence Based Specialties

    • MN Licensed Clinical Social Worker #16033
    • LICSW Approved Supervisor
    • Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
    • Prepare - Enrich
  • Lauren MobergLauren Moberg - MA, LMFT
    Clinical Supervisor & Therapist - Minneapolis

    Lauren completed her Master of Arts degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at Bethel Seminary in 2009, and has been licensed through the state of Minnesota as a Marriage and Family Therapist since 2012.  Lauren provides counseling services to clients of all ages, and works with very young children, school age youth and teenagers, couples, families and individuals.  She has specialized experience working with children ages birth-3. 
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    • Anxiety
    • Communication & Conflict Resolution
    • Disruptive behaviors/ Oppositional Defiant Disorder
    • Early Childhood
    • Grief and Loss
    • Life Transitions
    • Trauma

    Licensure, Certifications, Affiliations & Evidence Based Specialties

    • MN Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #2153
    • PREPARE-ENRICH certified Counselor, ID # 1219596
    • Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT)
    • Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)
    • Early Childhood Service Intensity Instrument (ECSII) & the Diagnostic Classification System for Children birth to age three (DC:0-3R)
  • Lindsey WeilerLindsey Weiler - MS, LMFT
    Therapist - Minneapolis

    Lindsey is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She completed her Master of Science degree in Human Development and Family Studies with a specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy at Colorado State University in 2010.  She also holds a research doctorate in Applied Developmental Science from Colorado State University. In addition to her work at Family Innovations, Lindsey is an Assistant Professor in the Couple and Family Therapy doctoral program at the University of Minnesota. Lindsey brings a strength-based, solution-focused perspective to working with adolescents, couples, families, and individuals on a wide range of clinical issues. She also specializes in working with trauma-exposed families and is trained in Domestic Violence Focused Couples Treatment and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
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    • Trauma
    • Abuse/Neglect
    • Anxiety and Depression
    • Posttraumatic Stress
    • Behavioral Concerns
    • Parent-Child Issues
    • Intimate Partner Violence
    • Communication & Conflict Resolution
    • Couple/Marital Distress
    • Life Transitions

     

    Licensure, Certifications, Affiliations & Evidence Based Specialties:

    • MN Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (#3122)
    • Clinical Member, American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy
    • Minnesota Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
    • National Council on Family Relations
    • Society for Research on Adolescence
    • Society for Prevention Research
    • Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT)
    • Domestic Violence Focused Couples Treatment
  • Jaime Ballard
  • Daniel Cooper
  • Katelyn Donisch
  • Kiley Krocak
  • Lauren Moberg
  • Lindsey Weiler

 

Saline

  • Becky MesmanBecky Mesman - MA, LPC
    Clinical Supervisor & Therapist - Saline

    Becky completed her Master of Arts Degree in Counseling from Western Michigan University and has been licensed in the state of Minnesota since 2012. Becky is also licensed as a School Counselor for grades K-12 in the State of Minnesota since 2008. Becky is a Supervisor to Home-Based Practitioners in addition to providing Outpatient Therapy. Becky enjoys working with individuals, couples, families, and adolescents. She has a lot of experience working with young adults and adults with Relationships conflicts, Anxiety, and Depression.
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    • Marital Distress, Infidelity Recovery
    • Depression, Anxiety, Perfectionism
    • Communication & Conflict Resolution
    • Addictions
    • Chronic Illness
    • Codependency
    • Life Transitions
    • Sports Related Issues (Injuries, anxiety, depression, perfectionism)
    • Grief and Loss

    Licensure, Certifications, and Affiliations

    • Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) #cc00442
    • MN School Counselor License, K-12 #442843
    • Clinical Member of the American Mental Health Counselors Association (AMHCA)
    • Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT)
  • Becky Mesman

 

Stillwater

  • Karna BoyntonKarna Boynton - MA, LMFT
    Therapist - Stillwater

    Karna received her Master of Arts Degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Central Florida in 2006. She completed post graduate course work in marriage and family therapy at Adler Graduate School in 2009. Karna has been licensed through the state of Minnesota as a marriage and family therapist since November 2012 and licensed through the state of Wisconsin as a marriage and family therapist since May 2013. Karna enjoys working with individuals, couples, families, children, and adolescents. She has experience working in outpatient, in-home, and assisted living settings. She utilizes a strengths-based approach while utilizing client-centered, psychodynamic, and cognitive-behavioral strategies.
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    • Anxiety/Depression
    • Codependency
    • Communication & Conflict Resolution
    • Infertility/pregnancy loss/Abortion
    • Life Transitions
    • Marital Distress/Relationship Issues
    • Self-harm/Suicide
    • Self-esteem
    • Parenting Support
    • Trauma

    Licensure, Certifications, Affiliations & Evidence Based Specialties

    • MN Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #2621
    • WI Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #936-124
    • Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT)
  • Ed FricksonEd Frickson - MS, LP
    Executive Director
    Therapist - Stillwater

    Ed received his Master’s in Community Counseling from St. Cloud State University in 1990, and his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Gustavus Adolphus College in 1987. He received his Minnesota Psychology Licensure in 1994. He has experience with family therapy, couples counseling, child and adolescent therapy, solution focused therapy, and child trauma. Areas of clinical interest are trauma assessment, pre-marital/marital therapy with couples having or desiring children, family therapy, and adolescent issues. He has significant experience with program development and supporting the professional growth of staff.
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    • Anxiety disorders in children and youth
    • Family Therapy
    • Parent/Child relationship struggles
    • Adolescent Issues

    Licensure, Certifications, Affiliations & Evidence Based Specialties:

    • MN Licensed Psychologist # 3213
    • Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT)
    • “Hawaii Model” Evidence Based Treatments for youth with depression, anxiety, ADHD and disruptive behavior concerns
  • Kathy Patras-LegutKathy Patras Legut - MA, LMFT (MN & WI)
    Director of Community Based Services
    Therapist - Stillwater

    Kathy completed her Master’s in Counseling and Psychological Services and a Certificate Program in Marriage and Family Therapy at Saint Mary’s University of MN. She is licensed as a marriage and family therapist in both Minnesota and Wisconsin. Kathy enjoys working with individuals, couples, families and adolescents, with some of her areas of clinical interest described below. In addition to her clinical practice, she oversees the Community Services Division at Family Innovations, including the delivery of mental health services to youth and families through Children’s Therapeutic Services and Supports (CTSS), and Adult Rehabilitative Mental Health Services (ARHMS) across the Twin Cities area.
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    • Grief and Loss
    • Anxiety
    • Depression
    • Communication & Conflict Resolution
    • Marital Distress
    • Adolescent issues such as: ADHD, Trauma, ODD, self-esteem, parent/child/peer conflicts

    Licensure, Certifications, Affiliations & Evidence Based Specialties

    • MN Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
    • WI Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
    • LMFT State Approved Supervisor
    • AAMFT Approved Supervisor
    • LPCC/LPC Approved Supervisor
    • Member of American Association of Christian Counselors
    • Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT)

  • Karna Boynton
  • Ed Frickson
  • Kathy Patras Legut

 

Home Based

  • Christina Allen-WalkerChristina Allen-Walker, MS

    Coming Soon!
  • Ben BaderBenjamin Bader, MMFT, LAMFT

    Ben became a counselor because he believes that people can change their stories: the ending isn't written yet.  After receiving a Bachelor's degree majoring in Psychology and Counseling, Ben attended Abilene Christian University. There, he received his Master of Marriage and Family Therapy. In his graduate studies he worked with a diversity of families, with clients ranging from preschoolers to retired adults. His experience included treatment of a wide range of diagnoses from depression and anxiety to self-harm and divorce. Ben works as a teammate for his clients, focusing on solutions and positive change. Family involvement is important, as they are the strongest supports anyone has in life. We wouldn't be who we are without them.

    Special areas of interest: Self-esteem and identity, sand tray and Art Therapy, Play therapy and adolescent development, solution-focused and narrative therapies.

  • Tim BerndtTim Berndt, BA

    Tim received his Bachelor of Arts in Pastoral Ministry from Trinity Bible College in 1985. He is currently attending Bethel University to earn his Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology and plans to become a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Tim is currently a home-based practitioner.

    Tim has 28 years of pastoral counseling experience working with adults, adolescents, children, and families in a variety of church and community settings. His special areas of interest include Child/Adolescent trauma, Post-Traumatic Stress, ADD/ADHD, Anxiety Disorders, Grief and Loss, Couples and Family Counseling, Pre-marriage Therapy, Men’s Issues and Spiritual Abuse.

    Special areas of interest:

    Family Issues, Anxiety Disorders, Spiritual Abuse

  • Julie BosackerJulie Bosacker, MA

    Coming Soon!

  • Jennah ZinneckerJennah Brooks, MA

    Jennah Zinnecker received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from St. Cloud State University in May 2012. She is currently attending St. Mary's University to earn her Master's in Marriage and Family Therapy. Jennah has clinical interests in working with families with children with spectrum disorder concerns.

    Special areas of interest:

    Children, Adolescents, Applied Behavioral Analysis, children on the autistic spectrum

  • Maylee ChangMaylee Chang, MA, LPC

    Maylee received her B.A. in Psychology from Northwestern University and her M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Wheaton College.  Maylee has experience with children, at risk adolescents, and families with varied needs utilizing Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Behavioral Analysis.  She has a special interest in issues related to trauma, anxiety, depression, autism spectrum, attachment, biculturalism, and immigration.  Maylee is currently working towards being TF-CBT certified (Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy).

    Special areas of interest:

    Anxiety, trauma, depression, attachment, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, immigration/refugee, multicultural issues, and women issues.

  • Katrina CushmanKatrina Cushman, MA

    Coming Soon!

  • Angela FaheyAngela Fahey, MA

    Angela graduated with a Master of Arts degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Bethel Seminary in Saint Paul in May 2015 and with a Master of Divinity with an emphasis in Spiritual Formation from Bethel Seminary in Saint Paul in May 2014. Angela has completed training in Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and is continuing to find this training effective with the children and adolescents she works with. Angela also has completed Eye Movement Desensitization Training (EMDR) in January 2014 as well as has a specialization working with eating disorders from her previous positions.  She also enjoys discussing spiritual/religious concerns from her role serving as a military chaplain.  Angela is certified in PREPARE/ENRICH.  She is passionate about her work and loves working with clients within various settings around a variety of topics. Currently, Angela is pursuing her licensure as an LMFT. 

  • Katie FleckKatherine Falk, MA, LAMFT

    Katherine graduated from the University of St. Thomas in 2014 with a Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology, specializing in Marriage and Family Therapy. She has experience working with children, teens, and adults in a variety of settings including day treatment programs, in-home therapy, as well as in schools. As part of her graduate internship, she also has worked extensively with adults with cognitive/developmental delays, personality disorders, and sexual disorders. She is a certified Animal-Assisted Therapy handler, and is currently working towards her LMFT. Katherine places a high value on empowering others to make positive changes in life, as well as on mind-body wellness.

    Special Areas of Interest:

    Couples Therapy, Animal-Assisted Therapy, Communication Skills, Family Conflict Resolution, Connection between Physical and Mental Health

  • photo coming soonKaelyn Folstad, MA

    Coming Soon!

  • Madison ProssMadison Hageman, MSW

    Madison received her Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Cedarville University and her Master’s degree in Social Work from St. Cloud State University.  She is currently pursuing licensure as a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker.  Madison is passionate about children’s mental health.  She has experience working with children and their families in variety of settings, including in home, an elementary school, and day treatment center.  Madison strives to be strengths-based in her practice and show that every person has value and worth.

  • Jennie HavilandJennie Haviland, MS

    Jennie received her Bachelor of Arts in Human Development and Family Studies in 1997 from UW-Stout. She then returned to earn a Master of Science in Marriage and Family Studies in 2010. Jennie is experience in working with children and their families in a wide variety of settings. These include in the home, school, residential care, foster care and in secure settings. Jennie strives to provide hope and support to families as they navigate through difficult times. Areas of special interest are pre-marital/marital support, parent/child relationship enhancement, family communication, life transitions, and trauma.

  • Julie HormannJulie Hormann, MA

    Coming Soon!

  • Danialle JensenDanialle Jensen, MA

    Danialle completed her B.S. in Business Administration from University of Wisconsin-Stout and earned her Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from St. Mary’s University of MN. She has experience working with individuals with mental illness and families.  She utilizes a holistic approach focusing on the mind, body, and soul connection.

    Special areas of interest:  

    Attachment Issues, Self-Esteem Issues, Family Structure, Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, Codependency, Women’s Issues, and Mindfulness.

  • Zinaisha LeeZinaisha Lee, BA

    Zinaisha received her Bachelor's Degree in Psychology & Spanish from St. Catherine University, St. Paul in 2011. She is currently enrolled in a dual diagnosis Master's program in Clinical Psychology and Chemical Dependency at Argosy University and expects to graduate in 2016. Post-graduation Zinaisha plans to pursue her LPCC, LADC licensure and play therapy. Zinaisha enjoys working with adults and adolescents with dual diagnosis as well as individuals with a variety of concerns. She has experience working with children, adolescents, and vulnerable adults in a variety of settings and cultural contexts. 

    Special areas of interest:

    Early Childhood Mental Health, Attachment Issues, Adoptive Families, Play Therapy, Family and Relationship Dynamics, Trauma, Anxiety, Depression, Mood Disorders & Addiction 

  • Rachel LintonRachel Linton, MA

    Rachel obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Family Ministry with an emphasis in counseling from Moody Bible Institute in Chicago.  She received her Master of Arts in Counseling with a dual track in both Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling from Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary in Massachusetts.  She has experience with all ages and she has worked with children in both schools and outpatient settings; leading groups for teens and adults and working with both family units and individuals. Rachel has centered her specialization around play therapy, family systems, and group dynamics. 

    Special areas of interest:

    Early Childhood Mental Health, Developmental Delays, Trauma, Grief and Loss, Play Therapy, and Transitional Skills Due to Chronic Illness

  • Valcia McGannVal McGann, BA

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  • Bernie MengeBernie Menge,  MA

    Bernie completed his B.S. in Psychology from Northwestern College in 2009 and completed his Master’s Degree in Marriage & Family Therapy from Adler Graduate School in 2012. He is also a certified parent coach, and he is now working towards professional licensure as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Bernie has 19 years of employment and volunteer experience working with school aged children within academic settings, county settings, and other organizations. His areas of interest include family systems as it relates to parenting, withdrawing behaviors, oppositional behaviors, and failure to thrive.

    Special Areas of Interest: 

    Family systems, Parenting Concerns, Disruptive and Oppositional Behaviors

     

  • Beth NyenhuisBeth Nyenhuis, MA

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  • Erica ReinaErica Reina, LGSW

    Erica received her Bachelors in Social Work from the University of Wisconsin, OshKosh, in 2008 and her Masters in Social Work from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, in 2012. She has specialized in working in schools with special needs children and adolescents. She believes that the school is an excellent setting to intervene in student's lives. Erica also values systems theory and sees the student, home and school working collaboratively to best meet the needs of the students and their families.

    Special areas of interest:

    Autism, Conflict Resolution, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

  • Lindsey SchultzLindsey Schultz, MA

    Lindsey received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Bethel University. She also received her Master's of Arts degree from Bethel University's Counseling Psychology program in 2014. Currently, she is pursuing licensure as a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor. She has both in office and in home experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families focusing on issues such as abuse, academic issues, anger management, anxiety, childhood dissociation, chronic pain/illness, depression, emotional identification skills, family conflict, grief and loss, panic/phobias, relational issues, self-esteem issues, stress management, and trauma.

    Special areas of interest:

    Attachment Issues, Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Parenting Skills, and Individual Skills

  • Samantha SonnenbergSamantha Sonnenberg, MA

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  • Alex SpreiglAlexandra Spreigl, MA

    Alex received her Bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of St Thomas. She has received a Master's degree in Counseling Psychology from Saint Mary's University with plans to pursue an LPCC licensure. Professional interests include suicide, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder.

    Special Areas of Interest: Mood Disorders, traumatic stress, children & family issues.

  • Fred ToennigesFred Toenniges, MA

    Fred received his B.S in Psychology from Benedictine University in Lisle, Illinois and is completing his M.A in Counseling Psychology at Bethel University. He has experience with teens at risk, and crisis intervention. Fred has done work with adolescents and families working towards family reunification and has experience using directed play and child-directed play therapy. He has special interests in issues related to trauma, anxiety, depression as well as couple and family conflicts. Fred is also working towards becoming a RPT (Registered Play Therapist) with the Association for Play Therapy.

    Special areas of interest:

    Anxiety, Trauma, Depression, Art, Play, and Drama Therapy, Solution Focused and Narrative Therapy

  • Christina Allen-Walker
  • Benjamin Bader
  • Tim Berndt
  • Julie Bosacker
  • Jennah Brooks
  • Maylee Chang
  • Katrina Cushman
  • Angela Fahey
  • Katherine Falk
  • Kaelyn Folstad
  • Madison Hageman
  • Jennie Haviland
  • Julie Hormann
  • Danialle Jensen
  • Zinaisha Lee
  • Rachel Linton
  • Valcia McGann
  • Bernie Menge
  • Beth Nyenhuis
  • Nastassia Pavlov
  • Erica Reina
  • Lindsey Schultz
  • Samantha Sonnenberg
  • Alexandra Spreigl
  • Fred Toenniges

 

  • Jeff Cross – MA, LMFT
  • Ben Nesbitt – MSW, LICSW
  • John Anderson – MA, LMFT
  • Michelle Brown – MA, LMFT
  • David Creek – MA, LMFT
  • Jim Farm – MDiv, MA, LMFT
  • Kelli Jongekryg – MA, LMFT
  • Kassandra Peterson – MSW, LICSW
  • Amy Ratzlaff – MA, LPCC
  • Christine Saulsbury – MA, LPCC
  • Tammy Zarn – MA, LPC
  • Tara Burk – MA, LMFT
  • Ryan Gay, MA, LPCC
  • Amy Luebke – MA, LPCC
  • Christin Oien – MA, LMFT
  • Peter Singer – MSW, LICSW
  • Meghan Swenson – MA, LMFT, RPT
  • Reece Forrester – MA, LMFT
  • Shanna Frenzen – MA, LMFT
  • Lindsey Johnson – MA, LMFT, RPT
  • Stacy Johnson –  MA, LMFT
  • Maria Keeler – MA, LMFT
  • Anna Krull, MA, LPCC, LMFT
  • Donna Thies-Weber – MA, LPCC (MN), LPC (WI)
  • Lisa Helgeson – MEd; MA LPC (WI) LPCC (MN)
  • Matt DeLaMatter – MA, LPCC
  • Jena Garee – MA, LMFT
  • Tammy Janke – MA, LMFT
  • Jordan Johnson – MA, LPCC (MN), LPC (WI)
  • Jessica Lynch – MA, LMFT
  • Lori McDaniel – MA, LPCC
  • Bill Wright – MA, LMFT
  • Jaime Ballard, MS, LAMFT
  • Daniel Cooper, MA
  • Kiley Krocak – MSW, LICSW
  • Lauren Moberg – MA, LMFT
  • Lindsey Weiler – PhD, LMFT
  • Becky Mesman – MA, LMFT
  • Karna Boynton – MA, LMFT
  • Ed Frickson – MS, LP
  • Kathy Patras-Legut – MA, LMFT
  • Christina Allen-Walker – MS
  • Benjamin Bader – MMFT
  • Tim Berndt – BA
  • Julie Bosacker – MA
  • Jennah Brooks – MA
  • Maylee Chang – MA
  • Katrina Cushman – MA
  • Angela Fahey – MA
  • Katherine Falk – MA
  • Madison Hageman – MSW
  • Jennie Haviland – MS
  • Julie Hormann – MA
  • Danialle Jensen – MA
  • Zinaisha Lee – BA
  • Rachel Linton – MA
  • Valcia McGann – BA
  • Bernie Menge – MA
  • Beth Nyenhuis – MA
  • Nastassia Pavlov – MA
  • Erica Reina – LGSW
  • Lindsey Schultz – MA
  • Samantha Sonnenberg – MA
  • Alex Spreigl – BA
  • Fred Toenniges, MA