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Welcome to Stillwater

All Are Welcome at Canvas Health’s substance abuse and mental health clinics. Our services are available in person or via telehealth. We’re looking forward to serving you. Call us at (651) 777-5222 for details or to download program referral and intake forms, click here.

Contact Number

(651) 777-5222

Fax Number

(651) 351-3155

Hours

  • Monday
  • 9:00am
  • 9:00pm
  • Tuesday
  • 9:00am
  • 8:00pm
  • Wednesday
  • 9:00am
  • 9:00pm
  • Thursday
  • 9:00am
  • 9:00pm
  • Friday
  • 9:00am
  • 3:00pm

Clinicians

Meaghan Puckett

Psychotherapist

I believe that balance is a crucial part of a healthy and meaningful life. We all struggle at times with confusing or challenging feelings, and it’s okay to seek support. My aim is to help you find the balance you are seeking. My hope is that you can feel secure enough to be open about your concerns. Using a variety of therapeutic approaches, I can provide the insight and knowledge to help you reach your goals.

Clinic Locations

  • Bloomington

I love seeing people of all ages; adults, kids, couples and families.

  • Mood Disorders
  • Relationship Issues
  • Boundaries
  • LGBTQIA+ Friendly
  • Ages served: All

Adlerian Psychotherapy:

Use of encouragement, address feelings of insecurity, develop feelings of connectedness, redirect striving for significance into more socially beneficial directions, challenge mistaken assumptions/attitudes/behaviors/feelings about self and the world, increase confidence, increase desire and ability to cooperate, replace exaggerated self-protection with courageous social contribution.

Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT):

An evidence-based training for parents and treatment for young children with emotional and behavioral disorders with a focus on improving the quality of the parent-child relationship and changing parent-child interaction patterns. A didactic approach to working with families where parents are initially taught relationship enhancement and discipline skills that they practice in session and at home with their child. (For kids ages 2 to 7 only)

Positive Discipline:

Focuses on teaching kids to become responsible, respectful and resourceful members of their communities by helping them feel a sense of connection (belonging and significance), parents being kind and firm at the same time to build mutual respect (considers what the child is thinking, feeling, learning, and deciding about themselves and their world).

Professional Experience

I have been working at Canvas Health since 2012, first as an in-home skills worker (CTSS and ARMHS) and then transitioned into being a full-time psychotherapist in November 2016. I interned at the Adler Center for Family and Community and Additional Testing/Paterson Counseling Group between 2010 and 2012.

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and International Relations from University of Tasmania (Australia)
  • Master of Arts in Adlerian Counseling and Psychotherapy from Adler Graduate School (USA)

License and Credentials

  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)
  • Certified Positive Discipline Parent Educator
  • Rostered with MN Department of Human Services as qualified DC 0-5 assessor/provider
  • Certified in PCIT

Cynthia Artz

Substance Use Counselor/Team Lead

I believe it is when we are willing to face our challenges and struggles that one can experience the most growth and change regarding lifestyles and our way of thinking. I believe through support and encouragement, as well as focus on people’s abilities, one can begin to implement positive change that increases health and well-being. I believe in a holistic approach, incorporating healing to the mind, body and spirit, with in turn assists with the overall healing process.

Clinic Locations

  • North Branch and East Central Crisis Services
  • I have worked with a wide variety of populations throughout my career and have experience in leadership and training, as well as evidenced based treatment, motivational interviewing, and cognitive behavior therapy and have provided treatment services for both adult men and women.

Professional Experience

I have worked as a licensed alcohol and drug counselor in both residential treatment settings as well as outpatient services involving both men and women.

Education

  • Bachelor of Science Degree - School of Allied Health professions with an emphasis on Recreation Therapy - University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
  • Certificate of Alcohol and Drug counseling education - Century College

License and Credentials

  • Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC)
  • Bachelor of Science (BS)

Andrew J. Ballew

Postdoctoral Psychology Fellow

A psychological assessment is a collaborative team effort between an individual, their support network (family members, health care providers, teachers, case managers etc.), and the evaluator that can enhance therapeutic understanding, cohesion, and provide a framework to meet desired goals.

Clinic Locations

  • Oakdale
  • Psychological Testing, Outpatient Therapy
  • Ages Served: All
  • LGBTQ+ Friendly
  • Psychological testing for children, adolescents, and adults including neurodevelopment, psychological, and forensic evaluations
  • ADHD/ADD (Children), ADHD/ADD (Adults), Attachment Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Developmental Concerns, Emotional Disorders, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders – FASD, Psychological Assessments (clinical/forensic), Trauma

Professional Experience

Internship completed at Seacoast Mental Health Center in Portsmouth, NH focused on therapy and assessments of individuals with characterological distress and psychosis.

Education

  • Doctor of Psychology, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
  • Undergraduate degree at MidAmerica Nazarene University

License and Credentials

  • PsyD

Nicole Bettin

Substance Use Counselor

I believe that client-centered care is extremely important when it comes to working with individuals that have been diagnosed with a substance use disorder. Recovery from addiction is a personal journey and I want my clients to know that they are not alone and together we will find what path of recovery works for them.

Clinic Locations

  • Stillwater
  • Substance Use Disorder Treatment
  • Ages Served: 18+
  • Using evidence best practices such as cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing and twelve step facilitation especially promoting twelve step supports. I believe that providing client education on change thinking is imperative to maintaining long term recovery. I use these specialty areas in order for my clients to recognize the difference between thought patterns and this teaches them to be aware of when their “addict” is directing their thoughts as opposed to when their “recovery” is directing their thoughts.
  • Addiction, Alcohol Abuse, Substance Use Disorders, Opioid Addiction

Professional Experience

I am currently a licensed alcohol and drug counselor through the Minnesota Board of Behavioral Health. I was an intern with Canvas Health from 2020-2021 and was hired as a counselor in June of 2021. I’m currently pursuing my Masters degree in Co-Occurring Disorders Recovery Counseling at Metropolitan State University.

Education

  • Bachelor of Science in Alcohol and Drug Counseling - Metropolitan State University
  • Pursuing Masters of Science degree in Co-occurring Disorders Recovery Counseling - Metropolitan State

License and Credentials

  • Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC)

Kimberly Blount

Substance Use Assessor

I believe that every client is unique so I focus on the client’s needs and goals and provide the tools they need to help them on their journey. It is important that the client find their strengths and build on those to be successful. Recovery is possible!

Clinic Locations

  • Stillwater
  • Addiction, Alcohol Abuse, Substance Use Disorders
  • Ages served: 18+

Education

  • BA-Criminal Justice-Metropolitan State University

License and Credentials

  • ADC-T
  • CPP

Gina Breci

Substance Use Counselor

My job is to help clients find their own path to recovery. I believe in person centered care that holds clients accountable. Empathy, support, and education are tools I use to guide clients through the stages of change. Recovery is possible!

Clinic Locations

  • Cottage Grove
  • Substance Use
  • Ages Served: 18+
  • Evidence based treatment
  • Women in recovery
  • Harm reduction
  • Trauma informed care

Professional Experience

Past community organizer, women’s advocate and coordinator for people with disabilities.

Education

  • BA - St. Cloud State University
  • Substance Use Counseling Certificate - Century College

License and Credentials

  • Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC)

Kim Carter

Psychotherapist/Outpatient Supervisor

My approach to therapy is holistic, creative, kind, and practical. My goal is to provide clients with skills and insight to cope with both everyday stressors and big life events with as much ease as possible.

I have additional training in dialectical behavior therapy, mindfulness and yoga and can incorporate that knowledge for clients who are interested. I also like to integrate education about stress response and the mind-body connection to help clients cope more effectively with the physical symptoms that can often be associated with anxiety and depression.

Clinic Locations

  • Cottage Grove
  • Outpatient Therapy
  • Ages served: 15+
  • Anxiety, Borderline Personality Disorder, Shame, Trauma, Personality Disorders, Emotional Disorders,
    Depression, Emotional Regulation, Emotional Disregulation, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy – DBT, Mood Disorders, Mindfulness, Severe and Persistent Mental Illness – SPMI, Relationship Issues, Self Harm, Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Professional Experience

I have more than 15 years of experience working in community mental health in a variety of roles, including as an advocate, skills trainer, and outpatient therapist. I treat most symptoms and diagnoses, including difficulty with relationships, anxiety/worry thoughts, concerns with mood and/or depression, trauma and PTSD and personality disorders, including borderline personality disorder.

Education

  • Undergraduate - University of Minnesota
  • MA in Counseling and Psychotherapy - Adler Graduate School

License and Credentials

  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
  • Board-approved MFT supervisor

John Cassidy

Substance Use Assessor

I believe that substance dependency is a treatable disease with treatment and support groups in the community. I’ve seen life-changing miracles take place in numerous substance dependent people and their families. I believe that treatment is an investment that benefits individual families and the community.

Clinic Locations

  • Stillwater
  • Pre-Petition screening for substance use commitments in Washington County
  • Addiction, Alcohol Abuse, Court-Ordered Substance Use Treatment, Rule 25 Assessment, Substance Use Disorders
  • Fluent in Spanish

Professional Experience

John has worked in the field of Substance Dependency since 1973. He did his internship for the University of Minnesota and the University of Wisconsin at Human Services, Washington County in 1976. John has worked with Ramsey County Detoxification Center, Kinnic Falls Halfway House and Fairview Deaconess Adolescent Substance Dependency Treatment. He has been at Human Services of Washington County Substance Use Division since 1983.

Education

  • Bachelor Degrees - University of Minnesota and St. John’s University, New York
  • Masters Degree in Counseling - University of Wisconsin-River Falls
  • Fellow of the Kellogg Foundation Partners of the America’s Program in International Development, 1992

License and Credentials

  • Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor, (LADC)

Angela Derheim

Psychotherapist

I strive to support clients in developing more adaptive ways of coping with stressors and to empower clients to utilize their strengths to overcome challenges. I work collaboratively with clients and families to identify goals and instill hope on the path to reaching goals.

Clinic Locations

  • Cottage Grove
  • Oakdale
  • Outpatient Therapy – Children & Families, Adolescents, Adults
  • ADHD/ADD (Children), Anxiety, Behavioral problems, Emotional Disorders, Depression, Developmental Concerns, Emotional Disregulation, Mood Disorders, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Panic Attacks, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Suicidal Ideation, Trauma

Professional Experience

I have more than three years of experience as a day treatment therapist working with children and adolescents ages 6 to 18 in clinic and school-based settings.

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts in Social Work – Luther College
  • Master of Social Work in Clinical Mental Health – University of Minnesota

License and Credentials

  • Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW)

Zachery Eichler

Psychotherapist

Mental health should be a priority in our lives. Let’s work together to find a healthy balance to life that works for you. Therapy is not always easy, and it can be challenging at times, but it is a guided process and will bring positivity and success to your life.

Clinic Locations

  • Oakdale
  • Outpatient Therapy
  • LGBTQ+ Friendly
  • Ages Served: 13+
  • Anger, Anxiety, Attachment Disorders, Bipolar Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Depression, Emotional Regulation, Grief, Mood Disorders, Parenting Issues, Personality Disorders, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Relationship Issues, Self Esteem, Self-Worth, Self Harm, Shame, Transitions, Trauma

Professional Experience

I started my career at Journeys Toward Healing in Mankato, Minnesota. I previously worked at Canvas Health in the school-based therapy program (TAP) and am now working in the outpatient branch in Oakdale.

Education

  • Bachelor's degree - North Dakota State University
  • Graduate degree - Minnesota State University, Mankato.

License and Credentials

  • Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC)

Stephanie Forness

Licensed Psychologist

In an atmosphere of support and respect, we will work as a team toward your stated goals and well-being.

Clinic Locations

  • Forest Lake
  • Outpatient Therapy for Adolescents, Adults, Couples, Families
  • Ages Served: 19+
  • Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing-EMDR, Self esteem, Self-worth, Depression, Relationship Issues, Grief, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Mood Disorder, Trauma, Boundaries

Professional Experience

Previous work at community mental health centers in Wyoming, Pennsylvania, and Minnesota.

Education

  • MA in Counseling - University of North Dakota
  • PsyD in Counseling Psychology – University of Northern Colorado

License and Credentials

  • Licensed Psychologist (LP)

Tara Kline

Abuse Response Services Therapist/Supervisor

As both a therapist and a sexual assault advocate I am committed to the belief that all people deserve to live free of violence and the fear of violence. I am invested in creating an environment where people can heal from their trauma. I strive to create an empowering, safe atmosphere that helps survivors and their families.

Clinic Locations

  • Community-Based
  • Sexual Assault Education, Therapy & Crisis Services
  • Trauma therapy for sexual and domestic violence victims and survivors. Specific areas of diversity expertise include: LGBTQ+ and women’s issues, multi-cultural experiences with a range of nationalities and cultures. I use a mixture of feminist therapy along with other anti-racist modalities.
  • I also specialize in providing advocacy for victim/survivors of sexual violence, primary prevention education for the prevention of sexual violence and counseling that is specific to victim/survivors and their families.
  • Ages Served: 13+

Professional Experience

I have been in trauma work for over 10 years working with victim/survivors of sexual assault. Outpatient general mental health therapy for more than 2 years. I am trained to work with all forms of mental health issues and needs.

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts, Gender, Women, and Sexuality - University of Minnesota
  • Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy - St. Mary's University, Minnesota

Liliana Freire-Bebeau

Psychotherapist

I believe that mental illness and life’s difficulties can be devastating and greatly reduce our ability to function at our personal best. My goal is to help facilitate change, skill mastery, and acceptance; as well as to help develop insight into our abilities and capacity to cope with our most difficult challenges.

Clinic Locations

  • Cottage Grove
  • Bloomington
  • Oakdale
  • Outpatient Therapy
  • Psychological Testing
  • Ages Served: 10+
  • Bilingual: Spanish and English
  • Focuses in Mood Disorders, Anxiety, Personality Disorders, Trauma, Life Changes, Interpersonal Relationship Difficulties, Anger management, and Grief Support
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, DBT, Diagnostic Assessments, Group Therapy, and Psychological Evaluations (forensic, child protection, disability and diagnostic determination)
  • Cross-cultural issues, Acculturation, and Multi-Cultural Conflicts

Professional Experience

Over 15 years of experience in community mental health and psychological evaluation services. Bilingual and bicultural therapist (Spanish/English) experience with adults, children, and families.

Education

  • Bachelor's Degree - University of Minnesota
  • Doctorate Degree - Minnesota School of Professional Psychology
  • APA-Accredited Internship at Human Services, Inc.

License and Credentials

  • Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.)

Tina Dince

Adult Day Treatment Psychotherapist

“At any given moment, you have the power to say: this is not how my story is going to end” ~Christine Mason Miller

At times, circumstances in life – such as a mental health issue, substance use issue, family or relationship issues, or a loss – may cause us to lose sight of the journey or path we are on in life. Therapy is a way to help heal the pain in order to remove roadblocks and get back onto our path. As a therapist, I see the client as the expert in their own life and see myself as a coach who can guide and offer support along the way. The power improve your life is within everyone and I look forward to starting your journey of discovery with you.

Clinic Locations

  • Oakdale
  • Day Treatment (Adult & Intensive Support Groups)
  • LGBTQ+ Friendly
  • Ages Served: 13+
  • Anger, Anxiety, Autism, Bipolar Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, Transitions,
    Self esteem, Self-Worth, Personality Disorders, Depression, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy – DBT, Mood Disorders, Severe and Persistent Mental Illness – SPMI, Schizophrenia Disorder, Relationship Issues, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Chronic Pain, Grief, Self Harm, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Co-Occurring Disorders, Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders

Professional Experience

I have worked in various mental health and dual disorder settings, including inpatient, residential, substance dependency treatment, and schools.

Education

  • BS-Psychology, University of Wisconsin, River Falls
  • MSW - St. Catherine University/University of St. Thomas

License and Credentials

  • Masters of Social Work (MSW)
  • Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW)

Ciara Legato

Early Childhood Therapist

I believe that supporting the mental health needs of young children, means partnering with caregivers to explore their child’s difficulties, seeking new ways of understanding them, promoting positive behaviors, and building a closer connection in their relationship.

Clinic Locations

  • Oakdale
  • Early Childhood Consultation
  • Early Childhood Clinical Services
  • Ages Served: 0-6

Professional Experience

I have worked with children, adolescents, and their families in a variety of therapeutic settings for over 15 years.

Education

  • Master of Social Work- University of Minnesota

License and Credentials

  • Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW)

Rachel Milan

Early Childhood Therapist

I am a licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT). I provide therapy to families seeking change or needing support in their lives. Most of my training and experience in this field has consisted of delivering mental health support to children struggling with emotional and behavioral difficulties and their family members. I also have a significant amount of experience working with children and families in the foster care or adoption system and have a thorough understanding of the difficulties experienced with attachment disruptions and how to provide effective therapeutic intervention to these individuals and their caregivers.

Parenting is the most difficult work there is. I find it especially rewarding when I’m able to partner with caregivers in exploring their child’s difficulties to find new ways of both understanding and interacting with their child that brings about a stronger and closer connection in their relationship.

Clinic Locations

  • Oakdale
  • Early Childhood Consultation
  • Early Childhood Clinical Services
  • Ages Served: 0-5

Professional Experience

My professional experience includes delivering in-home and outpatient therapeutic services to children, adolescents, and adults in Hennepin County as an intern. As a Family Treatment Program Therapist at Canvas Health for four years, I delivered intensive in-home therapeutic services to individuals and families of children/adolescents who were at risk for requiring hospitalization and/or residential treatment for mental health difficulties in Washington County.

During this time, I also provided training to foster parents in Washington County on caring for children who have experienced trauma and attachment disruption as well as training to law enforcement in Washington County on adolescent mental health. In 2019, I began providing primarily outpatient early childhood mental health services to children ages 0-5 and their caregivers through the Early Childhood Mental Health Program at Canvas Health.

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology - University of Minnesota
  • Undergraduate Certificate in Addiction Studies - University of Minnesota
  • Master of Arts in Marriage & Family Therapy - Saint Mary’s University

License and Credentials

  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)

Emilia Godinez

Spanish-speaking Bilingual, Bicultural Psychotherapist

I am a psychodynamic psychotherapist who is relationship oriented and uses cognitive, attachment, and systems treatment modalities.

Clinic Locations

  • Stillwater
  • Oakdale
  • Hispanic cultural issues
  • Spanish-speaking and other immigrants
  • Existential-philosophical questions and spirituality
  • Ages Served: 18+
  • Abuse, Alcohol Abuse, Anger, Anxiety, Behavioral problems, Borderline Personality Disorder, Transitions, Shame, Trauma, Self esteem, Self-worth, Depression, Parenting Issues, Mood Disorders, Reproductive Health, Relationship Issues, Grief, Self Harm, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Cultural Issues, Personality disorders, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD),

Professional Experience

30 years working primarily with the Spanish-speaking immigrant community in outpatient psychotherapy.

Education

  • MSW in Clinical Social Work - Boston College
  • BA - University of Notre Dame
  • Teacher's License - St. Mary College
  • Philosophy Studies - University of Minnesota
  • Latin American Studies - Universidad Anahuac, Mexico City

License and Credentials

  • Master of Social Work (MSW)
  • Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW)

Katherine Zacharias

Early Childhood Mental Health Supervisor

I believe that when working with young children, it is so important to partner with parents and caregivers in developing strategies that promote positive behaviors and healthy interactions.

Clinic Locations

  • Oakdale
  • Early Childhood Clinical Services
  • Early Childhood Consultation
  • DC: 0-5 Assessment, Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), Trauma Informed Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP), Family Therapy
  • Ages Served: 0-6
  • ADHD/ADD (Children), Abuse, Anxiety, Behavioral Problems, Transitions, Trauma, Self Esteem, Self-Worth, Emotional Disorders, Domestic Violence, Depression, Parenting Issues, Emotional Regulation, Emotional Disregulation, Mood Disorders, Relationship Issues, Attachment Disorders, Self Harm, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Professional Experience

I have over 15 years experience working in mental health with children and their families.

Education

  • Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy

License and Credentials

  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)
  • Infant Mental Health Endorsement® (IMH-E®)

Lacey Hammond

Psychotherapist

I believe everyone could benefit from having the ability to talk about their challenges, struggles, and just daily life. My goal as a
therapist is to help facilitate change, growth, and stability.

Clinic Locations

  • Forest Lake
  • Outpatient Therapist
  • Ages Served: 6+
  • Addiction, ADHD/ADD (Adults), ADHD/ADD (Children), Anger, Anxiety, Attachment Disorders, Autism, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Co-Occurring Disorders, Depression, Emotional Disregulation, Emotional Regulation, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders – FASD, Grief, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Panic Attacks, Parenting Issues, Self-Esteem, Self-Worth, Self-Harm

Professional Experience

I have experience working with children, adolescents, and adults in therapy settings.

Education

  • Masters of Social Work-Augsburg University

License and Credentials

  • Master of Social Work (MSW)
  • Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW)

Cathleen Harvieux

Substance Use Department Manager

Over the past 39 years in working with substance abuse clients, families, programs, funders, licensors, and developers I have held true to a few themes. Substance abuse is a biopsychosocial concern and recovery is an inside job. It is my first duty to make you feel as comfortable as quickly as possible.

Clinic Locations

  • Stillwater
  • Substance Use Disorders
  • Work with specialized populations: adolescents, women, men, incarcerated men, opioid addicted men and women, those with primary substance abuse and mental health diagnosis, East and West African, American Indian, elderly as well as professionals and the families and friends of those that received services
  • Addiction, Alcohol Abuse, Co-Occurring Disorders, Opioid Addiction, Substance Use Disorders

Professional Experience

I started working in substance abuse at the age of 19, as an overnight staff. Since then, I have delivered both clinical, management, and developmental duties within the full continuum of care: Prevention, intervention, education, treatment, assessment, and short and long-term continuing care services.

Education

  • Human Services Technical College Certificate
  • Degree in Human Services Consulting and Substance Abuse Counseling

License and Credentials

  • Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor
  • Substance Abuse Counseling Certificate

Connor Stone

Elementary Mental Health Classroom Therapist

Learning fosters healing. My role as a Classroom-Based Therapist is to identify and reduce barriers to children’s learning. Through
group therapy, skills groups, and milieu interventions children are able to improve in their peer interactions, academic success, and their overall self-image creating meaningful change leading to success across all areas of their lives

Clinic Locations

  • Community-Based
  • Elementary Mental Health Classroom Therapist
  • Ages Served: 6-12
  • ADHD/ADD (Children), Abuse, Anxiety, Autism, Behavioral Problems, Transitions, Trauma, Self Esteem, Self-Worth, Domestic Violence, Depression, Parenting Issues, Emotional Regulation, Emotional Disregulation, Mood Disorders, Mindfulness, Attachment Disorders, Self Harm, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Co-Occurring Disorders, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), Non-directive Play Therapy

Professional Experience

I have worked with children in various roles for more than ten years. These roles include Professional Care Assistant, Summer Camp Counselor, Special Education Assistant, and Therapist in a Day Treatment setting.

Education

  • Bachelors of Arts in Child Psychology - University of Minnesota
  • Masters of Arts in Counseling and Psychological services - Saint Mary's University of Minnesota

Master of Arts (MA)

Emily Bennett

Functional Family Therapist

I value the constant journey of change and healing. As a therapist, I can create a place for individuals to pause and reflect, and treat each individual with dignity, kindness, and respect no matter what the situation.

Clinic Locations

  • Community-Based
  • Functional Family Therapy
  • Ages Served: All Ages

Professional Experience

I began working for Canvas Health as a Functional Family Therapist in 2014. I have gained an understanding of various cultures and values through interactions with clients and living in Mexico for two years.

Education

  • Masters of Clinical Psychology - Illinois School of Professional Psychology

License and Credentials

  • Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC)

Mary McNamara

Psychotherapist

I see myself as a guide. I value exploration and helping people tap into their hidden strengths. I value awareness and insight. I believe in encouraging people to become experts in themselves to gain confidence and sense of competency. My hope is for you to become your own guide.

Clinic Locations

  • Coon Rapids and Anoka County Crisis Services
  • Oakdale
  • Outpatient Therapy
  • Ages Served: 15+
  • Psycho education and motivational interviewing
  • Abuse, Anger, Anxiety, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, Transitions, Shame, Trauma, Self Esteem, Self-Worth, Personality Disorders, Emotional Disorders,
    Depression, Emotional Regulation, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy – DBT, Mood Disorders,
    Mindfulness, Severe and Persistent Mental Illness – SPMI, Schizophrenia Disorder,
    Relationship Issues, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Co-Occurring Disorders, Panic Attacks, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), LGBTQ+ Issues/Specialty

Professional Experience

I have worked with clients for over 10 years, primarily working in adult treatment for mental health and co-occurring chemical health disorders. I have worked in assistant living, intensive residential treatment, case management, individual outpatient, and adult day treatment. I co-facilitate the mental health portion of co-occurring day treatment groups and intensive outpatient DBT focused mental health groups.

Education

  • Master of Arts in Counseling and Psychological Services - St. Mary’s University in Minneapolis, Minnesota

License and Credentials

  • Master of Arts (MA)
  • Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC)

Casey McGraw

Functional Family Therapy Practitioner

I believe that each person has genius and that through life struggles we are often less able to see or tap into this genius. Therapy is a process to recover and uncover our genius and power, and it is an honor of mine to walk with families on this journey of rediscovery.

Clinic Locations

  • Community-Based
  • Functional Family Therapy
  • Ages Served: 6-18
  • ADHD/ADD (Children), Anger, Anxiety, Autism, Behavioral problems, Substance Use Disorders, Transitions, Shame, Trauma, Self esteem, Self-Worth, Emotional Disorders, Domestic Violence, Depression, Parenting Issues, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders – FASD, Emotional Regulation, Emotional Disregulation, Mood Disorders, Attachment Disorders, Grief, Self Harm, Co-Occurring Disorders, Panic Attacks, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), LGBTQ+ Issues/Specialty

Professional Experience

I have provided Functional Family Therapy to families in Hennepin Co for nearly nine years. I have been with Canvas Health since 2019. I am fully trained in the Functional Family Therapy model. Previously, I worked for Kente Circle as a Functional Family Therapist as well as providing SFT/CRS in-home therapy services in Dakota County.

Education

  • B.A. St. John's University
  • Master's Graduate Certificate - St. John's University School of Theology
  • M.A. Argosy University - Marriage and Family Therapy

License and Credentials

  • Master of Arts (MA)
  • Licensed Associate Marriage Family Therapist (LAMFT)

Hans Olson

Functional Family Practitioner

“There are many ways.” I am a relational therapist and feel that all behavior and communication serves a function to get needs met. Our job is to work together to find healthier ways to reach those goals. I strive to create space in which this can happen. I use the connections I form with each client and their family to collaboratively shape my intervention and our therapeutic path.

Clinic Locations

  • Community-Based
  • Functional Family Therapy
  • Ages Served: 9-18
  • Some of my specific interests include working with emotional regulation, gender, and the LGBTQ+ community
  • Abuse, Anger, Anxiety, Behavioral Problems, Transitions, Shame, Trauma, Self- Esteem, Self-Worth, Emotional Disorders, Domestic Violence, Depression, Developmental Concerns, Parenting Issues, Emotional Disregulation, Mindfulness, Relationship Issues, Attachment Disorders, Self Harm, Cultural Issues, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Professional Experience

I have been working as a mental health practitioner since 2014 including individual, couples, group, and family therapy. Prior to this, I worked for 11 years as a youth advocate and mentor primarily serving families affected by domestic violence.

Education

  • Undergraduate degree - Women's Studies
  • Master's degree - Marriage and Family Therapy

License and Credentials

  • Licensed Associate Marriage Family Therapist (LAMFT)
  • Master of Arts Degree in Marriage and Family (MA)

Karin Nystrom

Functional Family Therapy Supervisor

We all struggle at some point in our lives either personally or in our relationships. This is part of the human experience. My goal is to support families, both parents and teens, as they navigate these struggles. What I love about the Functional Family Therapy (FFT) model is that it is based in respect and non-judgement of all people, while still addressing real problems.

Clinic Locations

  • Community-Based
  • Functional Family Therapy
  • Ages Served: 6-18
  • Family Therapy, Adoptive Family Adjustments, Parenting Support, Trauma Informed Care, Adolescent Behavioral Concerns
  • ADHD/ADD (Children), Abuse, Anger, Anxiety, Autism, Behavioral problems, Bipolar Disorder, Transitions, Shame, Trauma, Self- Esteem, Self-Worth, Emotional Disorders, Depression, Parenting Issues, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders – FASD, Emotional Regulation, Emotional Disregulation, Mood Disorders, Mindfulness, Relationship Issues, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Attachment Disorders, Grief, Self Harm, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Cultural Issues, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), LGBTQ+ Issues/Specialty

Professional Experience

I began working for Canvas Health as a Functional Family Therapist in 2010. I am fully trained in the Evidence Based Model of FFT by FFT, Inc. Prior to working for Canvas Health, I had 8 years of experience providing in-home family therapy and several years of experience working in residential treatment with children and adolescents with behavioral concerns.

Education

  • Bachelor of Social Work – Augustana College
  • Master of Social Work – University of Denver

License and Credentials

  • Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW)

Holly Heaser

Co-Occurring Substance Use and Mental Health Counselor

My professional philosophy is establish rapport with clients, and build mutual trusting relationships. I also utilize a variety of
perspectives or techniques from other theories and approaches, including cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing,
solution-focused, family systems, feminist theory, and mindfulness.

Clinic Locations

  • Oakdale
  • Co-Occurring Substance Use and Mental Health Counseling Services
  • Ages Served: 12+
  • Anxiety, Substance Use Disorders, Self Esteem, Self-Worth, Depression,
    Court-Ordered Substance Use Treatment, Mood Disorders, Co-Occurring Disorders

Professional Experience

I have previous experience working with adolescents and adults, in both residential and outpatient settings. I currently work with adults with co-occurring substance use disorders and mental health diagnoses in a group therapy setting. I also currently work with clients seeking individual psychotherapy in an outpatient setting, ages 15 and older.

Education

  • MS in Co-occurring Disorders Recovery Counseling from Metropolitan State University
  • BA in Psychology - University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
  • Certificate in Alcohol and Drug Counseling Education - Century College

License and Credentials

  • Licensed Drug and Alcohol Counselor (LADC)
  • MS

Karen Jensen

Psychotherapist

I believe that every person has their own unique story and I’m here to listen to that story without any judgment. I use a strengths based approach when I work with my clients and empower clients to build upon their strengths to help them in therapy. I have an authentic listening heart that desires to see people live as whole, healthy individuals. Overall, it is my philosophy is to treat each person as a unique individual, worthy of unconditional acceptance, regardless of his or her personal circumstances or struggles.

Clinic Locations

  • Bloomington
  • Outpatient Therapy
  • Ages Served: 5+
  • Grief and loss, mood disorders, medical issues, self-esteem, mental health crisis, self-injurious behavior, life transitions, suicide risk, clinical supervision

Professional Experience

My professional experience includes providing services in a variety of settings including schools, counties, hospitals, non-profit organizations and outpatient mental health clinics for over 20 years. My most recent experience was supervising the Scott County Mobile Crisis Response team who provided services 24/7 including answering a crisis line and providing crisis mental health services in the community.

Education

  • Bachelor's in Social Work - University of Wisconsin, River Falls
  • Master of Clinical Social Work - University of St. Thomas/St. Catherine University

License and Credentials

  • Master of Social Work (MSW)
  • Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW)
  • Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) Clinician

Rori Johnson

Licensed Psychologist/Clinic Manager

Psychological assessment and treatment can offer an individual insight and awareness as to how life experiences, events, and relationships influence one’s development, growth, and functioning, and in so doing, offer an individual the opportunity to work toward change, transformation, healing, and hope.

Clinic Locations

  • North Branch and East Central Crisis Services
  • Outpatient Therapy
  • Crisis Services
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EDMR)
  • Ages Served: 19+
  • Provide diagnostic and psychological evaluations assessing aspects of an individual’s psychological, cognitive, and behavioral functioning so as to guide treatment, program, or service interventions
  • Provide clinical supervision, training, and consultation for other mental health providers
  • Abuse, Anger, Anxiety, Attachment Disorders, Bipolar Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Depression, Domestic Violence, Emotional Disorders, Emotional Disregulation, Emotional Regulation, Grief, Mindfulness, Mood Disorders, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Personality Disorders, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Schizophrenia Disorder, Self Esteem, Self-Worth, Self Harm, Severe and Persistent Mental Illness – SPMI, Shame, Trauma

Professional Experience

I have provided psychological services to children, adolescents, and adults throughout career in various community-based programs and services.

Education

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology
  • Master’s Degree in Educational Psychology
  • Doctoral Degree in Clinical Psychology
  • Certified EMDR Therapist

License and Credentials

  • Licensed Psychologist (LP)

Daniel Johnson

Chief Psychologist

I approach my work with the assumption that everyone has the capacity to change, if provided with the proper support and treatment. Through respect of the individuality, the innate skills and personal autonomy of all clients, and developing interventions to meet the unique needs of every client, the ability to overcome the obstacles impeding the realization of a fulfilling and meaningful life will be achieved.

Clinic Locations

  • Oakdale
  • Outpatient Therapy
  • Psychological Testing
  • Ages Served: 6+
  • Abuse, Anger, Anxiety, Autism, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, Psychological Assessments (clinical/forensic), Transitions, Shame, Trauma, Self esteem, Self-worth, Personality Disorders, Hoarding, Emotional Disorders, Domestic Violence, Depression, Developmental Concerns, Parenting Issues, Emotional Regulation, Emotional Disregulation, Mood Disorders, Mindfulness, Severe and Persistent Mental Illness – SPMI, Schizophrenia Disorder, Relationship Issues, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, ADHD/ADD (Adults), Attachment Disorders, Grief, Self Harm, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Co-Occurring Disorders, Cultural Issues, Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Professional Experience

Direct intervention and case management experience working in residential and community-based programs with SPMI clients. Residential treatment with adolescents in foster care and/or involved with juvenile justice system. Pre-doctoral internship completed at inpatient psychiatric hospital. Post-licensure practice in outpatient mental health center.

Education

  • Doctoral Degree in Clinical Psychology - Minnesota School of Professional Psychology

License and Credentials

  • Licensed Psychologist (LP)

Dawn Surman

Functional Family Therapy Practitioner

Clinic Locations

  • Community-Based
  • Functional Family Therapy
  • Ages Served: 13-17
  • ADHD/ADD (Children), Anger, Anxiety, Behavioral Problems, Depression, Parenting Issues, Emotional Disregulation, Relationship Issues

Nancy Nelson

Housing Support

Clinic Locations

  • Community-Based
  • Housing

John Savereide

Housing Supervisor

Everyone deserves a safe, stable, and affordable place to live.

Clinic Locations

  • Community-Based
  • Housing
  • Ages Served: 15+

Professional Experience

Over thirty years working with supportive housing.

Education

  • Masters of Social Work - University of Minnesota

License and Credentials

  • Master of Social Work (MSW)

Dean Gorall

In-Home Family Treatment Supervisor

I believe that mental and emotional health problems experienced by children and adolescents arise from a combination of biological and environmental causes and these causes can be historical or existing in the client’s current lives. I believe one of the ways to be helpful to these clients is by having their family systems that surround them function as well as possible, both for the client and all family members.

Clinic Locations

  • Community-Based
  • Family therapy with children and adolescents where the problems for the child or teen have become significant enough that there is current risk of out of home placement.
  • Ages Served: 6-17

Professional Experience

I began providing in-home family therapy 28 year ago, have been providing these services with Canvas Health in Washington County for the past 17 years, and have been supervisor of the In-Home Services/Family Treatment program at Canvas health since May 2018.

Education

  • Family Relations and Child Development - Oklahoma State University
  • Ph.D. in Family Social Science - University of Minnesota

License and Credentials

  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)

Kelly Showalter

In-Home Practitioner

Clinic Locations

  • Community-Based
  • In-Home Family Treatment

Laxee Thao

In-Home Practitioner

With curiosity and empathy, I want to create a safe space for families and individuals to discover, heal, and change. I understand that healing, restoration, and change is a process and one that I am intentional about.

Clinic Locations

  • Community-Based
  • Family Treatment Program
  • Bilingual: English and Hmong
  • Ages Served: 5-18
  • ADHD/ADD (Children), Abuse, Anger, Anxiety, Autism, Behavioral Problems,
    Trauma, Self Esteem, Self-Worth, Emotional Disorders, Domestic Violence, Depression, Developmental Concerns, Parenting Issues, Emotional Regulation, Emotional Disregulation, Mood Disorders, Attachment Disorders, Self Harm

Professional Experience

I have experience providing in home therapeutic services for individual and family.

Education

  • Master of Arts - St. Mary’s University

License and Credentials

  • Master of Arts - MA

Elena Rosas, M.D.

Medical Director, Psychiatrist, Psychiatry Team Lead

I strive to make every patient feel truly heard and understood to build a therapeutic alliance based on trust and respect.

Clinic Locations

  • Oakdale
  • Psychiatry and Medication Services
  • Ages Served: 18+

Professional Experience

I have been with Canvas Health since 2010.

Education

  • University of Minnesota Medical School
  • University of Minnesota Psychiatry Residency Program

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology

Marcia Dahleen

Service Coordinator

Clinic Locations

  • Community-Based
  • Service Coordination

Kindall Wittwer

Service Coordinator

Empowering seniors and adults with disabilities by providing them with the tools and support systems necessary to maintain their independence, safely and with dignity. Our services are person-centered and meet people where they are in the continuum of aging.

Clinic Locations

  • Community-Based
  • Service Coordination
  • Ages Served: 18+

Professional Experience

I have worked for Canvas Health as a fulltime Service Coordinator since 2014. I assist elderly and disabled residents living in affordable housing communities to identify, locate and acquire the services and supports necessary to become and remain self-sufficient. I am also responsible for implementing health and wellness programs.

Education

  • Master's Degree - Public and Nonprofit Administration

Stephanie Hamlin

Suicide Prevention Supervisor

As a public health professional, I strongly believe in the importance of health education and promotion, which are vital in supporting suicide prevention in Minnesota. My goal is to provide resources and support to ensure all Minnesotans have access to crisis services and education about how suicide can prevented.

Clinic Locations

  • Community-Based
  • Suicide Prevention

Professional Experience

I have worked at Canvas Health for over 3 years, first as a Regional Suicide Prevention Coordinator and administrative support for the program, and now as Regional Supervisor.

Education

  • Bachelor Degree in Healthcare Management - Rasmussen University
  • Master of Public Health Degree - Southern New Hampshire University

License and Credentials

  • Master of Public Health (MPH)

Alyssa Peterson

Suicide Prevention Regional Coordinator

Whether my professional career, or my personal life I always want to leave a positive impact wherever I go. It is important to me to help and be resourceful to the communities in which I work in.

Clinic Locations

  • Community-Based
  • Suicide Prevention
  • Ages Served: 7th-12th grade and Adults 18+

Professional Experience

I have worked at Canvas Health for a little over a year now as a regional coordinator.

Education

  • Bachelor of Science - St. Catherine University

Amanda Lor

Program Support

Clinic Locations

  • Community-Based
  • Program Support: Day Treatment (Adult & Intensive Support Groups), Partnering for Jobs

Barbara Tester

Early Childhood Clinical and Consultation Program Support Specialist

Clinic Locations

  • Oakdale
  • Early Childhood Clinical and Consultation Program Support Specialist

Jaxx Johnson

Substance Use Supervisor

There is hope for every patient. They come to us from a position of hopelessness. We cannot “fix” anyone, we are simply tour guides. It is our responsibility to provide a safe environment where we can meet them where they are at and gently, but firmly guide them down the path of hope, healing, and recovery.

Clinic Locations

  • Stillwater
  • Substance Use Services
  • Supervision of staff serving ages 13+

Professional Experience

My career in Chemical Dependency spans the past twenty-two years. As a primary counselor, I have worked in both residential and outpatient programs gender-specific and co-ed programs. I have served adolescents and adults in correctional and community settings. Prior to taking on the SU Staff Supervisor position, I served as Director of an LGBTQIA specific residential program for five years.

Education

  • Associate of Arts (AA)
  • BA - in progress

Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC)

Jordan Jones

Bilingual Psychotherapist and Community Liaison

At some point we all face difficult adjustments. I work to provide a supportive environment where clients can reorient themselves, build skills, and develop new insights in order to reach their goals.

Clinic Locations

  • Cottage Grove
  • Bloomington
  • Outpatient Therapy
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Bilingual – Spanish and English
  • Ages Served: 17+
  • Abuse, Anxiety, Trauma, Emotional Disorders, Depression, Mood Disorders, Mindfulness, Severe and Persistent Mental Illness – SPMI, Chronic Pain, Cultural Issues, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Professional Experience

Experience working with adults in residential settings, skill building in the community, and individual outpatient therapy.

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts in Global Studies and Spanish - University of Minnesota
  • Master of Social Work - St. Catherine University/University of St. Thomas

License and Credentials

  • Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW)

Robert Jones

Substance Use Counselor

Each client is a unique individual that needs to be met at his or her own personal level of reality. I concentrate on focusing the client’s treatment using his or her own personal inner wisdom to establish a balance in the client’s psychological, physical, social and spiritual well-being to promote change.

Clinic Locations

  • Stillwater
  • Substance Use Disorder Treatment
  • Ages served: 18+

Professional Experience

I worked as a Substance Use Technician from 2008 to 2011 at Cedar Ridge Residential Treatment Center, a Health Realization based treatment program. After becoming an LADC in 2011, I worked as a counselor at Avalon Outpatient Treatment Program in Stillwater, MN. In 2012, I began working at Canvas Health in Stillwater with adults with co-occurring disorders.

Education

  • Bachelor of Science - University of Wisconsin, River Falls
  • Associate of Science Degree in Substance Dependency - Century College

License and Credentials

  • Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC)

Karen King

Psychotherapist

No matter your past, we can work together to make your present and future better.

Clinic Locations

  • Oakdale
  • Outpatient Therapy
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EDMR)
  • Work with First Responders
  • CISD Trained
  • Ages Served: 19+
  • Abuse, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Transitions, Shame, Trauma, Self Esteem, Self-Worth, Emotional Disorders, Domestic Violence, Depression, Mood Disorders, Mindfulness, ADHD/ADD (Adults), Grief, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Panic Attacks, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Professional Experience

I have worked in out patient mental health for over 20 years. I am an EMDR therapist and have seen amazing results with this therapy.

Education

  • Master of Clinical Psychology, University of St. Thomas

License and Credentials

  • Licensed Psychologist (LP)
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Critical-Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD)

Jessica Kisling

Psychotherapist

Everyone’s experiences are unique and their own, my goal is to compliment you lived experiences and provide thoughtful questions to explore life. I strive to provide a culturally sensitive and inclusive environment for all people while using a combination of therapeutic modalities that best align with your self-determined goals.

Clinic Locations

  • Bloomington
  • Outpatient Therapy
  • Ages Served: 10+
  • Anxiety, Severe and Persistent Mental Illness (SPMI), Schizophrenia Disorder, Trauma

Professional Experience

Jessica graduated from the University of Nebraska in 2001 and returned to her home state of MN. Her career started at St. Joseph’s Home for Children working with children and families who were placed out of their homes. During that same time, Jessica was a CTSS and ARMHS provider, working two jobs like several other young professionals in mental health. Eventually she transitioned to Hennepin County child crisis, working as a responder and then Unit Supervisor. Her career and passions led her to Community University Health Care Center (CUHCC) as the Associate Mental Health Director, focusing on community based programs (Case
Management, Domestic Violence /Substance Abuse advocacy, and ARMHS).

Education

  • Masters of Education in Community Counseling
  • University of Nebraska - Kearney, Community Counseling

License and Credentials

  • Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC)

John Koska

Substance Use Counselor - Jail Program

I strive to educate and challenge individuals to develop themselves.

Clinic Locations

  • Stillwater
  • Substance Use Counselor at Washington County Jail
  • Ages Served: 18+
  • Addiction, Alcohol Abuse

Professional Experience

I have worked as IOP counselor for 24 years, 17 years in a correctional setting.

Education

  • Associate Degree in Chemical Health

License and Credentials

  • Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC)

Morgan Krause

Clinical Psychologist

I believe that a strong therapeutic relationship is a key component to successful therapy. My professional philosophy includes incorporating multiple therapeutic techniques in order to tailor therapy to the specific needs of my clients. I emphasize empowering my clients I the therapeutic environment and their lives. My therapeutic style includes a balance of validation and challenges to help clients grow to their full potential.

Clinic Locations

  • Oakdale
  • Clinical and Forensic Psychological Evaluations
  • Outpatient Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Ages Served: 13-50
  • Anxiety, Behavioral Problems, Borderline Personality Disorder, Psychological Assessments (clinical/forensic), Trauma, Emotional Disorders, Depression, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD), Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Professional Experience

I completed my predoctoral internship at Canvas Health and am excited to continue my career at Canvas Health.

Education

  • Undergraduate - Augustana College, South Dakota
  • PsyD - Minnesota School of Professional Psychology and The Chicago School of Professional Psychology

License and Credentials

  • Doctor of Psychology - PsyD
  • Licensed Psychologist in Minnesota

Katherine Carlson

School-Based Therapist

I believe in starting where the child and family are and focusing on family’s hopes and desires for their outcome. I use a strengths based approach with the children I work with.

Clinic Locations

  • Community-Based
  • School-Based Mental Health Services
  • Ages Served: 6-17
  • ADHD/ADD (Children), Abuse, Anger, Anxiety, Autism, Behavioral Problems, Trauma, Self esteem, Self-Worth, Emotional Disorders, Emotional Regulation, Emotional Disregulation, Mood Disorders, Mindfulness, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Attachment Disorders, Grief, Self Harm, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Panic Attacks, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Professional Experience

I have over fifteen years of experience providing mental health care services to children and families. I have worked in outpatient settings, school based, home based, and day treatment.

Education

  • Master’s Degree in Social Work - College of St. Catherine and University of St. Thomas

License and Credentials

  • Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW)

Mike Poindexter

School-Based Therapist

I believe that everyone has the capacity to change, and that a positive relationship between therapist and client can be integral in creating long term change. As a therapist my role is to work collaboratively with each client to help them identify their strengths, and help them develop the insight that will foster positive change in their lives.

Clinic Locations

  • Community-Based
  • School-Based Mental Health Services
  • Ages Served: 10-22

Professional Experience

Over 15 years of experience providing therapy to children, teens, individuals, families, and couples from all walks of life.

Education

  • MA in Professional Counseling and Marriage and Family Therapy

License and Credentials

  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)

Carolyn Felty

School-Based Therapy Manager

I am passionate about helping to support schools in addressing the mental health needs of their students, families, and staff. I believe therapy should be person centered, family focused, and accessible to all children within a system that can help facilitate change.

Clinic Locations

  • Community-Based
  • School-Based Mental Health Services
  • Ages Served: 6-26
  • ADHD/ADD (Children), Abuse, Anxiety, Behavioral  Problems, Transitions, Trauma, Self esteem, Self-Worth, Emotional Disorders, Depression, Developmental Concerns, Parenting Issues, Emotional Regulation, Emotional Disregulation, Mood Disorders, Mindfulness, Relationship Issues, Grief, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Professional Experience

I have 15+ years of experience providing individual, group, and family therapy to children and adolescents in day treatment, outpatient and school based settings.

Education

  • BA in Psychology and Theater - College of St. Benedict
  • MA in Counseling - University of St. Thomas

License and Credentials

  • Licensed Psychologist (LP)

Rachel Goossens

School-Based Therapist

I believe each child is a unique and deserves unconditional positive regard in the therapeutic relationship. Whatever the reason a child enters my office I believe it’s important to meet them where they are at and develop an authentic connection. This connection is a key component in supporting the growth and development of everyone I see.

Clinic Locations

  • Community-Based
  • School-Based Mental Health Services
  • Ages Served: 0-17
  • ADHD/ADD (Children), Abuse, Anger, Anxiety, Autism, Behavioral Problems, Trauma, Self esteem, Self-Worth, Emotional Disorders, Depression, Emotional Regulation, Emotional Disregulation, Mood Disorders, Mindfulness, Attachment Disorders, Grief, Self Harm, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Panic Attacks, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Professional Experience

I have worked in a variety of settings including in residential, day treatment, federal level IV, and general education settings. I have been trained in various trauma informed evidence based models including TF-CBT, CBITS, and am currently training in CPP.

Education

  • Master’s Degree in Counseling and Student Personnel Psychology - University of Minnesota

License and Credentials

  • Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC)
  • Master of Arts (MA)

Danielle Hance

School-Based Therapist

I believe that people change in relationship and that each person is the greatest expert on their own experience. While I offer traditional methods of therapy like TF-CBT, I also incorporate the arts (music, writing, dance, poetry, movement, drama, play) into my practice, knowing that words alone are not often sufficient to describe what is going on inside of us.

Clinic Locations

  • Community-Based
  • School-Based Mental Health Services
  • LGBTQ+ Friendly
  • Abuse, Anger, Anxiety, Autism, Behavioral Problems, Transitions, Shame, Trauma, Self esteem, Self-Worth, Emotional Disorders, Domestic Violence, Depression, Developmental Concerns, Parenting Issues, Emotional Disregulation, Mood Disorders, Mindfulness, Attachment Disorders, Grief, Cultural Issues, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD),   Expressive Arts Therapy, Drama Therapy
  • Ages Served: 0-20

Education

  • MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a Specialization in Expressive Arts Therapy - Lesley University

License and Credentials

  • Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC)
  • Registered Expressive Arts Therapist (REAT)

Beth Hopkins

School-Based Therapist

I believe that everyone experiences unique challenges in their lives, some through systemic hardship and life incidences, and others due to various physical, biological, and/or environmental circumstances. With kindness and compassion, I work to develop trusting relationships with individuals, families, outside providers, and teachers. I utilize a strengths-based approach as well as evidence-based treatments (CBT, Family therapy, and Play therapy) to help with problems such as anxiety, depression, trauma, and ADHD. I strive to provide healing and hope to my clients by helping them reach their full potential and achieve their goals.

Clinic Locations

  • Community-Based
  • School-Based Mental Health Services
  • Ages Served: 6-12
  • Anger, Anxiety, Behavioral Problems, Transitions, Trauma, Self-Esteem, Self-Worth, Depression, Rule 25 Assessment, Parenting Issues, Emotional Regulation, Mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Professional Experience

I have been working for Canvas Health since 2013. Prior to that I have supported child and adolescent mental health in schools, residential, and in-home programs since 2007.

Education

  • Master of Social Work (MSW)

License and Credentials

  • Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW)
  • Master of Social Work (MSW)

Emily Johnson

School-Based Therapy Supervisor

My approach to psychotherapy is collaborative: I work together with youth and young adult clients to realize their strengths and talents and work through barriers to change. I value lived experiences of clients and their parents, while using my professional training to create safe spaces that empower clients to work through past traumas, gain acceptance for themselves, and move forward in a direction they are proud of.

Clinic Locations

  • Community-Based
  • School-Based Mental Health Services
  • LGBTQ+ Friendly
  • Ages Served: 15-26
  • ADHD/ADD (Children), Abuse, Addiction, Anger, Anxiety, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, Substance Use Disorders, Transitions, Shame, Trauma, Self esteem, Self-Worth, Personality Disorders, Emotional Disorders, Domestic Violence, Depression, Parenting Issues, Emotional Regulation, Emotional Disregulation, Mood Disorders, Mindfulness, Severe and Persistent Mental Illness – SPMI, Reproductive health – miscarriage, infertility, stillbirth, Relationship Issues, Eating Disorders, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, ADHD/ADD (Adults), Attachment Disorders, Grief, Self Harm, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Co-Occurring Disorders, Cultural Issues, Panic Attacks, Personality disorders, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Professional Experience

I have been working with young people for over 17 years. Prior to becoming a therapist, I worked in several youth development programs as a youth worker and case manager. My clinical experience includes psychotherapy in many settings including residential treatment, outpatient therapy, school based therapy, and in home therapy.

Education

  • Bachelor of Social Work - St. Catherine University/University of St. Thomas
  • Master of Social Work - St. Catherine University/University of St. Thomas

License and Credentials

  • Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW)

Melinda Johnson

School-Based Therapist

Clinic Locations

  • Community-Based
  • School-Based Mental Health Services
  • Ages Served: 0-18
  • ADHD/ADD (Children), Anger, Anxiety, Behavioral Problems, Transitions, Shame, Trauma, Self esteem, Self-Worth, Emotional Disorders, Depression, Developmental Concerns, Parenting Issues, Emotional Regulation, Emotional Disregulation, Mood Disorders, Mindfulness, Relationship Issues, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Attachment Disorders, Grief, Self Harm, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Panic Attacks, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

License and Credentials

  • Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW)
  • Master of Social Work (MSW)

Melanie Niquette

School-Based Therapist

I identify myself as a creative, strengths-based social worker who enjoys working with youth and families of all ages and identities. I believe that it is important to take a person-centered approach to treat each person as a unique individual with their own experiences and stories to share.

Clinic Locations

  • Community-Based
  • School-Based Mental Health Services
  • Anxiety, Depression, Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD/ADD (Children), Trauma, Attachment, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused, Expressive Therapies (play, art, narrative, movement)

Professional Experience

I have experience working with diverse populations in a variety of mental health settings including community-based, outpatient, inpatient, and day treatment providing individual, family, and group therapy services for toddlers to young adults.

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and English Literature - University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire
  • Master of Social Work - University of Michigan

License and Credentials

  • Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW)

Ali Ryan

School-Based Therapist

I believe that connection and belonging are the foundation of healing and growth. I have a relational strengths-based approach and integrate mindfulness, play, nature, art, and experiential activities into my work.

Clinic Locations

  • Community-Based
  • School-Based Mental Health Services
  • Ages Served: 0-12
  • ADHD/ADD (Children), Anxiety, Autism, Behavioral Problems, Emotional Regulation, Self-Esteem, Self-Worth, Trauma

Professional Experience

I have experience working with diverse populations across the lifespan in a variety of settings including schools, residential programs, mental health day treatment and therapeutic farms.

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology - University of St. Thomas
  • Master's Degree in Clinical Social Work - St. Catherine University/University of St. Thomas.

License and Credentials

  • Licensed Graduate Social Worker (LGSW)

Debbie Techar

School-Based Therapist

Clinic Locations

  • Community-Based
  • School-Based Mental Health Services
  • Ages Served: 6-17
  • Anger, Anxiety, Behavioral Problems, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Depression, Emotional Disorders, Grief, Mood Disorders, Panic Attacks, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Self Esteem, Self-Worth, Self Harm, Trauma,

License and Credentials

  • Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW)

Sara Vogelpohl

School-Based Therapist

I believe in the healing power of relationship. It is my hope that I provide an environment for my clients and their families to feel comfortable seeking support and trust me enough to begin healing and allow themselves to grow. I am professionally trained, compassionately patient, and curious to get to know each of my clients individually, at their chosen pace, acknowledging each person is unique and affected by the relationships and systems within their lives. “Success” for each of my clients is individual. I strive to journey with each one as they are empowered to resolve past and current life challenges, build skills and strength, and achieve their hopes and personal goals, whatever that might be.

Clinic Locations

  • Community-Based
  • School-Based Mental Health Services

Professional Experience

I have worked with children, adolescents, young adults, and families both in volunteer and professional experiences for over 15 years in Illinois, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Honduras. These experiences have included working as a mentor, tutor, assistant teacher, art teacher, case manager at an rural, Honduran children’s home, family support specialist, behavioral coach, in-home skills practitioner, and therapist.

Education

  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology, minoring in Fine Arts, - Loyola University, Chicago
  • Master of Social Work - The University of Chicago

License and Credentials

  • Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW)

Debra Weess

School-Based Therapist

Therapy is a powerful process of connection, discovery, uncovering strengths to navigate challenges and healing from unforeseen events that occur in all our lives. I believe in a holistic individual, family and systematic approach to assist in the healing process. My desire is to provide support and encouragement while utilizing experiential, creative and traditional therapeutic methods.

Clinic Locations

  • Community-Based
  • School-Based Mental Health Services
  • Family Therapy
  • Trauma Based Somatic Experiencing
  • Ages Served: 6-18
  • Abuse, ADHD/ADD (Children), Anger, Anxiety, Attachment Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Depression, Emotional Disorders, Emotional Disregulation, Emotional Regulation, Mindfulness, Panic Attacks, Parenting Issues, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Relationship Issues, Transitions, Trauma

Professional Experience

I have extensive experience with at risk populations, providing clinical services to children, adolescents, adults and families within the home, school, community and office, while incorporating the impact of race and poverty. I have utilized various treatment modalities and interventions appropriate to persons and/or families. Some of these modalities include, crisis intervention, solution focused, family systems, structural and strategic methods, CBT, client centered, motivational interviewing, trauma informed methods noted as somatic experiencing, mindfulness and yoga.

Education

  • Master of Arts, Counseling and Psychology - St. Mary’s University
  • Bachelor of Social Work- University of Wisconsin, La Crosse

License and Credentials

  • Licensed Psychologist (LP)
  • Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute - Somatic Experiencing Practitioner

Sandra Woolsey

School-Based Therapy Supervisor

People have internal resources and strengths. We arise out of a family system that helps shape who we are and what we bring to future relationships, but we are not solely predetermined by that. I practice from a strengths-based, developmental, family systems perspective. We will build a course of healing together, collaboratively.

Clinic Locations

  • Community-Based
  • School-Based Mental Health Services

Professional Experience

Supervisor, Canvas Health TAP Program 2019-current
Private Group Practice, Thrive Counseling 2018-current
TAP school-based therapist 2013-2019
Private Group Practice, Family Circle Counseling 2009-2018
Therapeutic Services Agency 2009-2010
Practicum Student MFT-Bridging Hope Counseling, 2009-2010
Wilder Foundation Residential Therapist-Spencer House, 2004-2008
Wilder Foundation Community Assistance Program Counselor, 2004
Wilder Foundation-Residential Therapist Watkins Center, 2002-2004
Wilder Foundation Residential Therapist Bush Children’s Center, 2001-2002
Wilder Foundation -Direct Care Counselor 1997-2001

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts, Psychology - St. Catherine University
  • Permanency and Adoption Competency Certificate - University of Minnesota
  • Certificate Marriage and Family Therapy - St. Mary's University
  • Masters in Counseling and Psychological Services - St. Mary's University

License and Credentials

  • Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC)
  • Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (LAMFT)
  • Adoption Competent Therapist

Mike Mader

Substance Use Counselor

I believe that people always have positive choices even when they feel stuck. My counseling approaches are person-centered, cognitive-behavioral and narrative. Working recovery is the opportunity to rediscover the world around you to navigate the future that’s ahead.

Clinic Locations

  • Forest Lake
  • Adolescent community-based groups and intervention
  • Ages Served: 12+
  • Addiction, Substance Use Disorders, Alcohol Abuse

Professional Experience

I have experience working with adolescent clients in residential, outpatient settings, community Brief Intervention and community school based programs.

Education

  • Associate Degree in Addiction Counseling – Century College
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services – Metropolitan State University

License and Credentials

  • Licensed Drug and Alcohol Counselor (LADC)

Kelly Mettayer

Substance Use Counselor - Correctional

I believe that every client is unique with their own set of needs, strengths, and goals. I believe in meeting clients where they are at and helping them gain the skills to reach their goals.

Clinic Locations

  • Community-Based
  • Substance Use Disorders
  • Correctional Facility Counseling and Treatment
  • Ages Served 13-18

Professional Experience

I have been working in the field of addiction since 2003 with adolescents in an outpatient setting and currently in a corrections setting.

Education

  • AA in Substance Dependency - Century College

License and Credentials

  • Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC)

Erin Hannan

School-Based Therapist

My goal as a therapist is to provide a safe space for children and families to grow, heal and connect. I use a strengths based, relational approach and integrate play, art, music, mindfulness and movement into my work.

Clinic Locations

  • Community-Based
  • School-Based Mental Health Services
  • Ages Served: 0-17
  • Certified in DC: 0-5 Assessment
  • Currently training in Trauma Informed Child Parent Psychotherapy (TI-CPP).
  • ADHD/ADD (Children), Anxiety, Attachment Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Depression, Emotional Disorders, Emotional Disregulation, Emotional Regulation, Mindfulness, Parenting Issues, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Self-Esteem, Self-Worth, Trauma

Professional Experience

I have experience working with diverse populations in a variety of mental health settings including: schools, pre-k through grade twelve intensive day treatment, residential treatment, partial hospitalization programs and family visitation centers. I have experience providing individual, family and group therapy services.

Education

  • Bachelor of Applied Science in Psychology - University of Minnesota, Duluth
  • Master of Social Work - The College of St. Scholastica

License and Credentials

  • Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW)

Jenny O’Connor

Children's Day Treatment Manager

Relationships matter: the currency for change is trust and trust comes through healthy working relationships. People. not programs. change People. Bruce Perry

Clinic Locations

  • Community-Based
  • Children & Adolescent Day Treatment: Therapeutic Learning Center (TLC) & Therapeutic Education Collective (TEC)
  • Ages Served: 0-18
  • Trauma, Depression, Parenting Issues, Emotional Disregulation, Attachment Disorders, Self Harm, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), Trauma Informed Child-Parent Psychotherapy

Professional Experience

I have over 20 years working with children, adolescents, and their families.

Education

  • BA - University of Minnesota, Duluth
  • Adler Graduate School-MA-Counseling and Psychology

License and Credentials

  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)

Heather Mundis

Licensed Psychologist/Clinic Supervisor

Whether it is nature or nurture, biochemistry, genetics, or behaviors influenced by trauma or chaos, we can work together and make decisive changes that will render hope, healing, and everlasting change.

Clinic Locations

  • Forest Lake
  • Outpatient therapy – individual and family
  • LGBTQ+ Friendly
  • Ages Served: All
  • ADHD/ADD (Adults), ADHD/ADD (Children), Anger, Anxiety, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Co-Occurring Disorders, Depression, Developmental Concerns, Emotional Disorders, Emotional Disregulation, Emotional Regulation, Grief, Mindfulness, Mood Disorders, Panic Attacks, Parenting Issues, Personality Disorders, Personality Disorders, Relationship Issues, Schizophrenia Disorder, Self Esteem, Self-Worth, Self Harm, Severe and Persistent Mental Illness – SPMI, Shame, Transitions

Professional Experience

Adolescent Day Treatment, in-home therapy, direct service provision and supervision of Canvas Health’s Emergency Services Program, and Outpatient Therapy.

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts – St. Olaf College
  • Master of Arts - Saint Mary's University of Minnesota

License and Credentials

  • Licensed Psychologist (LP)

Adam Palowski

Psychotherapist/
Outpatient Supervisor

I believe that finding balance in one’s life is important. I use an MST approach that focuses on ones strengths, and use CBT techniques to help find the balance that one is looking for.

Clinic Locations

  • Oakdale
  • Stillwater
  • Outpatient Therapy
  • LGBTQ+ Friendly
  • Ages Served: 8+
  • ADHD/ADD (Children & Adults), Anxiety, Behavioral Disorders, Depression, Trauma

Professional Experience

I have worked with youth, adults, couples and families for 5 years. I started out providing services through CTSS skills for 2 years, I transitioned into providing family therapy to individuals that were in crisis for 3 years.

Education

  • Bachelor's Degree - Valley City State University
  • Graduate Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling - Northern State University

License and Credentials

  • Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC)

Gary Paulson

Substance Use Counselor and Assessor

People deserve the chance to become aware of stumbling blocks in their life, and be given the opportunity to resolve those issues. The freedom to choose is of the highest gifts.

Clinic Locations

  • Cottage Grove
  • Oakdale
  • Stillwater
  • Substance Use Disorders
  • Assessment and treatment of substance abuse, dependency and Co-Occurring Disorders
  • Ages Served: 19+
  • Addiction, Alcohol Abuse, Substance Use Disorders, Rule 25 Assessment, Opioid Addiction

Professional Experience

Worked in Chemical Dependency field since 1991 in various capacities including: counselor, assessment, case manager, and program manager.

Education

  • Associate's Degree - Anoka/Ramsey Community College
  • Graduate - College of St. Catherine, St. Mary’s CampusGraduate of College of St. Catherine, St. Mary’s Campus, Substance Dependency and Family Therapy

License and Credentials

  • Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC)

Ben Rastegari

Psychotherapist

I believe that providing successful therapy begins with building a trusting relationship with clients and providing them with a safe environment, free of judgment.

Clinic Locations

  • Cottage Grove
  • Outpatient Therapy
  • Ages Served: 15+
  • Abuse, ADHD/ADD (Adults), Anger, Anxiety, Autism, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorder, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Depression, Emotional Disorders, Emotional Disregulation, Grief, Mood Disorders, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Relationship Issues, Self Esteem, Self-Worth, Severe and Persistent Mental Illness – SPMI, Shame, Transitions, Trauma

Professional Experience

Worked exclusively with Canvas Health since 2013.

Education

  • Bachelor of Science, Child Psychology/Sociology - University of Minnesota Twin Cities
  • Master of Arts, Clinical Psychology - Argosy University Twin Cities

License and Credentials

  • Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor - LPCC

Nicole Shackelford

Lead Clinical Psychologist and Director of Psychology Training

I believe in providing individuals with thoughtful, evidence-based assessments that answer the questions that are the most important to them and the people supporting their well-being. In addition to completing assessments, I oversee Canvas Health’s APA-accredited doctoral internship in psychology.

Clinic Locations

  • Oakdale
  • Psychological assessment
  • Psychological Training and Supervision
  • Ages Served: 13+

Professional Experience

I have experience in primary care, community mental health, forensics, and before I was a psychologist, corporate settings. I have been with Canvas Health since 2007.

Education

  • Psy.D. Clinical Psychology - Minnesota School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University/Twin Cities

License and Credentials

  • Licensed Psychologist

Jenny Snook

Substance Use Counselor

We can over come obstacles in our lives by allowing others to help.

Clinic Locations

  • Cottage Grove
  • Stillwater
  • Substance Use Disorders
  • Ages Served: 18+

Professional Experience

I have worked with both men and women. I have worked in outpatient and inpatient services.

Education

  • Associate of Arts - Central Lakes College
  • Hazelden - Graduate School of Addiction Studies
  • Bachelor of Social Work - St. Scholastica

License and Credentials

  • Licensed Alcohol Drug Counselor (LADC)

Sheri Arnett

Adult Day Treatment Therapist

Every individual is worthy at their core, and also have internal and external strengths to discover. My joy is in the client’s journey of self-discovery and acceptance. My responsibility is to provide the education, skills, and coaching that equip them to be intentional as they build their lives as they want it to be for themselves, their relationships, and the common good. Life is hard, and it is in our self-awareness and communication/coping skills that we are able to make the shift to a meaningful and satisfying life.

Clinic Locations

  • Oakdale
  • Adult Day Treatment
  • Ages Served: 18+
  • Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, Transitions, Shame, Trauma, Self Esteem, Self-Worth, Personality Disorders, Emotional Disorders, Depression, Developmental Concerns,
    Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders – FASD, Emotional Regulation, Emotional Disregulation, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy – DBT, Mood Disorders, Mindfulness, Severe and Persistent Mental Illness – SPMI, Schizophrenia Disorder, Reproductive Health – miscarriage, infertility, stillbirth, Relationship Issues, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, ADHD/ADD (Adults), Chronic Pain, Grief, Self Harm, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Co-Occurring Disorders, Cultural Issues, Panic Attacks, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), LGBTQ+ Issues/Specialty

Professional Experience

Crisis Mental Health assessments and interventions (in different capacities for over 30 years); Mental Health Adult Day Treatment group facilitator; Death Investigator; Medical Social Work; Life long learner.

Education

  • Bachelor of Social Work - Bethel College
  • Master of Social Work - Augsburg College
  • Certification as Clinical Trauma Professional

License and Credentials

  • Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW)

Christina Blaszczyk

School-Based Therapist

Therapy is a safe, non-judgmental space for individuals to build awareness of themselves to instill growth and change. Every person is their own expert, but therapy is a transformative journey where you do not need to venture alone. I offer a holistic, trauma-informed approach to therapy, that will allow you to re-experience yourself.

Clinic Locations

  • Community-Based
  • School-Based Therapist
  • Ages Served: 15-26
  • ADHD/ADD (Children), Abuse, Addiction, Alcohol Abuse, Anger, Anxiety ,Autism, Behavioral Problems, Substance Use Disorders, Transitions, Trauma, Self Esteem, Self-Worth ,Domestic Violence, Depression, Court-Ordered Substance Use Treatment, Emotional Disregulation, Mood Disorders, Mindfulness, Attachment Disorders, Grief, Self Harm ,Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Co-Occurring Disorders, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), LGBTQ+ Issues/Specialty

Professional Experience

I am experienced and passionate about working with children, teens, young adults, and families. I have more than 5 years of experience working with clients in a variety of settings, including residential group homes, chemical dependency facilities, community services, outpatient facilities, and school-based services.

Education

  • BS in Psychology, with a minor in Human Development and Family Studies- University of Wisconsin-Stout
  • MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, with a concentration in Child and Adolescent Counseling, and a concentration in Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counseling- University of Wisconsin-Stout

License and Credentials

  • Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC)

Kelly Bretson

School-Based Therapist

Clinic Locations

  • Community-Based
  • School-Based Therapist

License and Credentials

  • Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW)

Ryan Goman

School-Based Therapist

I consider myself an eclectic therapist, using many different approaches and techniques in therapy. Much of my experience is based upon trauma informed care and I always teach psychoeducation on how toxic stress, trauma, and mental health symptoms effect brain functioning. My belief is through safety, connection, validation, and action – positive and authentic changes will occur.

Clinic Locations

  • Community-Based
  • School-Based Therapist
  • Outpatient Therapy
  • LGBTQ+ Friendly
  • Ages Served: 6-26
  • As a clinical social worker, I use a mindfulness and strengths-based perspective in treatment. Treatment options I often utilize include: CBT, MBSR, DBT, solution-focused, parts work, and polyvagal theory.
  • Abuse, Addiction, ADHD/ADD (Adults), ADHD/ADD (Children), Anger, Anxiety, Attachment Disorders, Autism, Behavioral Problems, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Co-Occurring Disorders, Depression, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy – DBT, Emotional Disorders, Emotional Disregulation, Emotional Regulation, Grief, Mindfulness, Mood Disorders, Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Relationship Issues, Self Esteem, Self-Worth, Self Harm, Shame, Transitions, Trauma

Professional Experience

I have been a social worker for over 10 years. My previous experience includes children’s mental health and child protection, CTSS/skills work, and case management. After I completed my master’s degree, my experience includes school based and outpatient therapy settings.

Education

  • Bachelor's degree - St. Cloud State University, Graduate of social work program (BSW)
  • Master's degree in Clinical Social Work - University of St. Thomas

License and Credentials

  • Master of Social Work (MSW)
  • Licensed Graduate Social Worker (LICSW)

Virginia Suarez

TAP Therapist

I believe in the inherent worth and dignity of all individuals. My goal is to assist my clients in finding the motivation and appropriate change so that they can live a more satisfying and fulfilling life. I try to take a systemic view to my clients’ issues and consider myself a fierce advocate for the children and adolescents I serve.

Clinic Locations

  • Community-Based
  • School-Based Therapist
  • ADHD/ADD (Children), Anger, Anxiety, Autism, Behavioral Problems, Trauma, Self Esteem, Self-Worth,
    Emotional Disorders, Depression, Emotional Regulation, Emotional Disregulation, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy – DBT, Mood Disorders, Mindfulness, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Attachment Disorders, Self Harm, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Panic Attacks, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Professional Experience

My previous experience includes school social work, transitional housing services for women without housing, care coordination for aging adults, and intensive outpatient treatment for adolescents and adults. I specialize in self harm and suicidal ideation, behavioral issues, depression, anxiety, panic attacks, and OCD. I often use DBT, CBT, ACT, motivational interviewing, and solution-focused modalities. I consider myself a lifetime learner and am always open to expanding my repertoire of treatment options.

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology-Seattle University
  • Master's of Social Work-Augsburg University

License and Credentials

  • Master of Social Work (MSW)
  • Licensed Graduate Social Worker (LGSW)

Jennifer Olsen

Early Childhood Mental Health Therapist

My belief is change happens when we feel safe and supported. I believe partnering with caregivers is vital to understanding and improving children’s mental health. Every child and family is unique, and it is my honor to walk with you on your wellness journey.

Clinic Locations

  • Cottage Grove
  • Early Childhood Behavioral Services (ECBA)
  • Ages Served: 0-5
  • ADHD/ADD (Children), Abuse, Anger, Anxiety, Autism, Behavioral Problems, Transitions, Trauma, Self Esteem, Self-Worth, Emotional Disorders, Domestic Violence, Depression, Developmental Concerns, Emotional Regulation, Emotional Disregulation, Mood Disorders, Attachment Disorders, Grief, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), DC: 0-5 Assessment, Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), Trauma Informed Child-Parent Psychotherapy

Professional Experience

My experience includes providing therapy to children, families, individuals, couples and groups in home, office and school settings. I provide Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), Child Parent Psychotherapy (CPP), Narrative and Cognitive Behavioral therapies and therapeutic strategies in my current role.

Education

  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
  • Licensed Associate of Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Master of Arts - Argosy University
  • Bachelor of Arts - University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

License and Credentials

  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)

Megan Boxrud

Life Skills Counselor

Clinic Locations

  • Community-Based
  • Mental Health Classroom Education
  • Bachelor of Science (BS)

Hannah Morris

Life Skills Counselor

Clinic Locations

  • Community-Based
  • Mental Health Classroom

Daniel Unruh

Practitioner - EMHC

Clinic Locations

  • Community-Based
  • Mental Health Classroom

Adam Preuss

Tribal Liaison

Clinic Locations

  • Community-Based
  • Suicide Prevention

Wil Sampson-Bernstrom

Suicide Prevention Regional Coordinator

I believe in the power of community. When we come together, there is no limit to what we can achieve. My goal is to provide the
education and support to empower communities to recognize the warning signs of suicide and know how to respond.

Clinic Locations

  • Community-Based
  • Suicide Prevention Program
  • 7th-12th grade and adults 18+

Professional Experience

I have more than a decade of experience in community organizing and suicide prevention education.

Education

  • Bachelor of Science - Minnesota State University, Mankato

Linnea Cebelinski

School-Based Therapist

Clinic Locations

  • Community-Based
  • School-Based Mental Health Services

License and Credentials

  • Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW)

Emma Davis

School-Based Therapist

I work from a collaborative, strengths-based approach with the belief that children and families are the experts of their own lives and that therapists are simply facilitators for change and growth in times of need. My goal is to help children find joy, embrace the traits and abilities that make them unique, and to provide tools for families to support each other in meaningful ways.

Clinic Locations

  • Community-Based
  • School-Based Mental Health Services
  • In-Home Individual and Family Therapy
  • LGBTQ+ Friendly
  • Ages Served: 0-12
  • Abuse, ADHD/ADD (Children), Anger, Anxiety, Attachment Disorders, Autism, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Co-Occurring Disorders, Cultural Issues, Depression, Eating Disorders, Emotional Disorders, Emotional Disregulation, Emotional Regulation, Grief, Mindfulness, Mood Disorders, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Relationship Issues, Schizophrenia Disorder, Self Esteem, Self-Worth,
    Self Harm, Severe and Persistent Mental Illness – SPMI, Shame, Transitions, Trauma

Professional Experience

I have experience working with individuals across the lifespan but have found great joy in focusing my work towards children and families.

Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in Family Social Science - University of Minnesota Twin Cities
  • Master’s degree in Social Work - The Ohio State University

License and Credentials

  • Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW)

Raleigh Heath

School Based Mental Health Therapist

I believe in meeting and joining with the student as an individual and whole person, using humor and connection to build trust and a
relationship on which to grow a therapeutic connection. It is my philosophy that the therapist is a guide to help the individual
understand themselves and to come to their own solutions and wants.

Clinic Locations

  • Community-Based
  • School-Based Mental Health Services
  • Ages Served: 6-18
  • Abuse, Anger, Anxiety, Behavioral Problems, Shame, Trauma, Self Esteem, Self-Worth, Personality Disorders, Emotional Disorders, Domestic Violence, Depression, Developmental Concerns, Emotional Regulation, Emotional Disregulation, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy – DBT, Mood Disorders, Mindfulness, Severe and Persistent Mental Illness – SPMI, Relationship Issues, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Attachment Disorders, Self Harm, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Co-Occurring Disorders, Cultural Issues, Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), LGBTQ+ Issues/Specialty

Professional Experience

I worked with elementary through high school age students as a behavioral specialist in a day treatment program for over a year before
returning to school to become a clinical social worker. Throughout the following time I also worked as a camp counselor for individuals
with special needs. Prior to my work with children and teens I was a float staff for a mental health agency where I worked in a variety
of settings including residential, short term intensive mental health treatment, substance use treatment, and assisted living.

Education

  • B.A. in Music and Psychology - Lawrence University
  • M.A. in Social Work - University of Minnesota

License and Credentials

  • Licensed Graduate Social Worker (LGSW)

Megan Pavek

School-Based Therapist

I believe in the power of relationships and connection as an avenue for growth and healing. When people feel heard, validated, and understood, it makes all the difference. I want therapy to be a collaborative experience where we work together to identify the goals and steps to get to the desired outcome. I recognize my role as a therapist is temporary and I want to help individuals and families strengthen their connection and build their skill sets, so that their progress in therapy is sustainable beyond our work together. I understand people through a strengths-based, trauma informed lens and utilize evidence based strategies like TF-CBT and family therapy in my work. I truly enjoy getting to know my clients and the opportunity to be part of their journey.

Clinic Locations

  • Community-Based
  • School-Based Mental Health Services
  • LGBTQ+ Friendly
  • Ages Served: 5-12
  • Abuse, ADHD/ADD (Children), Anger, Anxiety, Attachment Disorders, Autism, Behavioral Problems, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Co-Occurring Disorders, Cultural Issues, Depression, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy – DBT, Emotional Disorders, Emotional Disregulation, Emotional Regulation, Grief, Mindfulness, Mood Disorders, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Panic Attacks, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Relationship Issues, Self Esteem, Self-Worth, Self Harm, Shame, Transitions, Trauma, Trauma Informed Child-Parent Psychotherapy

Professional Experience

I have worked at Canvas Health as a school based therapist since 2021. Prior to this, I provided individual and family therapy for youth ages 5 to 18 for a variety of mental health needs for both outpatient clients as well as those in day treatment and residential programs. I have experience providing services in an office setting, in-home and community-based, and via telehealth.

Education

  • Master of Social Work (MSW) - University of Denver
  • Bachelor of Arts - University of Minnesota

License and Credentials

  • Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW)
  • Master of Social Work (MSW)

Kendra Shulman

School-Based Therapist

Clinic Locations

  • Community-Based
  • School-Based Mental Health Services

License and Credentials

  • Licensed Graduate Social Worker (LGSW)

Grace Blomgren

Life Skills Counselor, Therapeutic Learning Center (TLC)

Clinic Locations

  • Community-Based

Darcy Gassman

Therapist, Therapeutic Learning Center (TLC)

Clinic Locations

  • Community-Based

License and Credentials

  • Licensed Psychologist (LP)

Jamie Lindstrom

Life Skills Counselor, Therapeutic Education Collective (TEC)

If you have the ability to help others, then you should try to help others.

Clinic Locations

  • Community-Based
  • Adolescent Day Treatment

Professional Experience

Four years in non-profit social work roles.

Education

  • Bachelors degrees: Social work, Family Services, Gerontology - University of Northern Iowa

License and Credentials

  • Bachelor of Social Work (BSW)

Victoria Seamon

Therapist, Therapeutic Learning Center (TLC)

My professional philosophy is meeting the client where they are at and providing hope in a situation where others may feel hopeless. In addition, I am committed to serving others and providing a voice to those that otherwise feel voiceless. I hold the belief that it takes one caring adult to impact the life of a child. I find that separating the individual from the behavior gives the opportunity to address feelings of inferiority through encouragement and the reframing of mistaken beliefs. As a result, clients can increase a sense of belonging, externalize problems, and strive in a socially useful way.

Clinic Locations

  • Community-Based
  • Therapist, Therapeutic Learning Center (TLC)
  • Ages Served: 6+
  • ADHD/ADD (Children), Abuse, Anger, Anxiety, Behavioral Problems, Shame, Trauma, Self Esteem, Self-Worth, Emotional Disorders, Depression, Developmental Concerns, Parenting Issues, Emotional Regulation, Emotional Disregulation, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy – DBT, Mood Disorders, Mindfulness, Relationship Issues, Attachment Disorders, Self Harm, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Co-Occurring Disorders, Cultural Issues, LGBTQ+ Issues/Specialty

Professional Experience

Professional experience in residential and day treatment programs; along with, in-home intensive settings. Knowledge in delivering culturally competent therapy, skills, and behavioral management services to children and adults.
Additional experience in children’s mental health case management, navigating court systems, placements, and initiating services with the client’s best interest in mind.

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology-Hamline University
  • Master of Arts in Clinical Counseling-Adler Graduate School

License and Credentials

  • Master of Arts (MA)

Melissa Moon

Partnering for Jobs/SOAR

Clinic Locations

  • Community-Based

Professional Experience

I have over 25 years of collective experience as an advocate for individuals experiencing homelessness, illness and financial distress as related to lack of employment and opportunities. I have worked as a social service provider in Minnesota and Georgia in health care systems and community nonprofits.

Education

  • Masters in Social Work - University of Minnesota
  • Bachelors in Social Work and Psychology

License and Credentials

  • Master of Social Work (MSW)

Sydney Bartz

Psychotherapist

I strive to create a peaceful therapeutic environment through listening and understanding each person’s story, needs and goals. My work is client centered by being nurturing, supportive, calming and building upon personal strengths.

Clinic Locations

  • Bloomington
  • Outpatient Therapy
  • Ages Served: 6+
  • ADHD/ADD (Children), Abuse, Anger, Anxiety, Behavioral Problems, Transitions, Shame,
    Trauma, Self Esteem, Self-Worth, Emotional Disorders, Domestic Violence, Depression, Developmental Concerns, Parenting Issues, Emotional Regulation, Emotional Disregulation, Mood Disorders, Mindfulness, Severe and Persistent Mental Illness – SPMI, Relationship Issues, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, ADHD/ADD (Adults), Attachment Disorders, Self Harm, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Panic Attacks

Professional Experience

My professional experience consists of working with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families through therapy, advocacy and coordinating care.

Education

  • Master of Social Work - The University of Minnesota Duluth
  • Bachelor of Social Work - The University of Minnesota Duluth

License and Credentials

  • Licensed Graduate Social Worker (LGSW)
  • Master of Social Work (MSW)

Molly Heise

Substance Use Counselor/Team Lead

I believe in treating all of my clients with respect and compassion. It is my philosophy that people should be treated as a whole, and not be seen simply as their addiction. Through motivation, care, compassion, and change thinking, anyone can learn to conquer substance abuse issues.

Clinic Locations

  • Forest Lake
  • Substance Use Counselor
  • Substance Use Group Facilitator
  • Tobacco and Nicotine Treatment and Cessation Specialist, TSS, Mayo Clinic Nicotine Dependence Center
  • Substance Use Disorders, Addiction, Alcohol Abuse

Professional Experience

I have experience working with adults of all ages in the field of Substance Dependency. In addition to substance use, I have experience treating eating disorders of all types.

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts, Psychology and Behavioral Neuroscience - University of St. Thomas
  • Master of Arts, Elementary Education - University of St. Thomas
  • Addiction Studies - Century College/MCTC

License and Credentials

  • Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC)

Alison Vogelsang

Clinical Psychology Practitioner

I take a holistic perspective in regard to an individual’s mental and physical health concerns. I believe client-provider collaboration is key and I highly value consultation with treatment teams. When working with children and their families, I pay particular attention to the various systems impacting a person’s difficulties and practice openness and flexibility for the purpose of meeting each individual’s unique needs. I also utilize psychological assessment strategies when necessary for the purpose of gaining diagnostic clarity and formulating targeted treatment plans.

Clinic Locations

  • Oakdale
  • Family Treatment Program
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Ages Served: 6-50
  • ADHD/ADD (Children), Abuse, Anger, Anxiety, Autism, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, Psychological Assessments (clinical/forensic), Shame, Self Esteem, Self-Worth, Personality Disorders, Emotional Disorders, Depression, Developmental Concerns, Parenting Issues, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders – FASD, Emotional Regulation, Emotional Disregulation, Mood Disorders, Severe and Persistent Mental Illness – SPMI Schizophrenia Disorder, Relationship Issues, Attachment Disorders, Chronic Pain, Grief, Self Harm, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Co-Occurring Disorders, Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), TF-CBT

Professional Experience

I have extensive training working with children and adolescents age 7+, especially those who either need or have needed out-of-home placement and/or psychiatric hospitalization. I have experience working directly with clients in residential treatment centers, psychiatric inpatient hospitals, inpatient substance abuse programs, day treatment settings, intensive in-home services, and outpatient programs. I also have extensive training conducting psychological assessment with individuals of all ages both for clinical/neurodevelopmental and forensic purposes. I treat individuals with depression, anxiety, trauma, psychotic disorders, relational and interpersonal difficulties, personality disorders, dual diagnoses, health conditions, parenting concerns, and attachment disorders. My psychotherapy training is grounded in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), interpersonal therapy, family therapy, Time Limited Dynamic Psychotherapy (TLDP), and behavior therapy, among others.

Education

  • Master of Arts - University of South Dakota
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) - University of South Dakota

License and Credentials

  • Master of Arts - MA
  • Doctor of Philosophy - Ph.D.

David Larson

Adolescent Substance Use Counselor

I have been an adolescent counselor for over thirty years. I believe that young people are the future and I try to improve on their future. I have an eclectic philosophy and try and use every evidence-based tool at my disposal. At the heart of this is my belief that every child should have a chance at success.

Clinic Locations

  • Stillwater
  • Adolescent substance use treatment

Professional Experience

I have been a adolescent counselor for over 30 years.

Education

  • Associate's Degree

License and Credentials

  • Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC)

Logan Adams

Grant Writer

Clinic Locations

  • Oakdale

Sue Sperber

Senior Development Officer

Clinic Locations

  • Oakdale

Natasha Carter

Data Analyst

Clinic Locations

  • Oakdale

Katie Tanabe

Marketing & Development Assistant

Clinic Locations

  • Oakdale

Julia Yach

Director of Marketing, Development, and Special Events

Clinic Locations

  • Oakdale

As Canvas Health’s Marketing and Development Director, Julia Yach is responsible for the agency’s fundraising, marketing, communications, and special events efforts.

Julia finds joy in spreading the word about Canvas Health’s mission of hope, healing, and recovery. She’s proud to serve alongside Canvas Health’s talented mental health and substance use clinicians, who carry out that mission each day.

Julia has over 20 years of experience in the marketing and communications field, including serving as Director of Marketing at the Autism Society of Minnesota. She holds her BA in Public Relations and Electronic Publishing from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota.

Alaina Hein

Mobile Crisis Practitioner

I prefer to utilize Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, as a treatment modality, with a solution focused lens providing a safe space for therapeutic processing and development of tools and to aid in the achievement of an individual’s best quality of life.

Clinic Locations

  • North Branch and East Central Crisis Services
  • East Central Mobile Crisis Services
  • Ages Served: All
  • Trauma rehabilitation, suicidal idealization, self-injurious behavior, anxiety, depression, dissociation, oppositional defiance disorder, mood and emotional dysregulation, attachment related issues

Professional Experience

I have experience working with many individuals with developmental disabilities, those identifying as LGBTQ+, and people with many diverse experiences and backgrounds. I have been working at the inpatient level of care providing crisis stabilization for children and their families in a trauma-focused and person-centered manner.

Education

  • Bachelor of Science in Social Work - Minot State University
  • Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Science - North Dakota State University
  • Masters in Social Work - University of Southern California

License and Credentials

  • Licensed Graduate Social Worker (LGSW)

Emma Edwins

Psychotherapist

I believe everyone deserves the opportunity to experience a fulfilling and meaningful life, no matter what circumstances they face. I try to always bring authenticity and compassion into my work as I collaboratively assist others in realizing the aspirations that are important to them, as well as ways to overcome their greatest challenges.

Clinic Locations

  • Forest Lake
  • Psychotherapist
  • Ages Served: Adolescents, young adults, and adults
  • LGBTQ+, Gender Identity Concerns, Depression, Anxiety, Personality Disorders, Eating Disorders, Dissociative Disorders, Marriage and Family Therapy, and Polyamory/Non-monogamy

Professional Experience

I’ve been in the mental health field since 2016 serving adults, adolescents, families, and couples in various settings, including residential treatments, in-home therapy, and outpatient therapy. I have extensive experience working with culturally diverse populations and working with the LGBTQ+ community.

Education

  • B.A. Sociology -University of Northern Colorado.
  • Legal Studies Graduate Certificate - Hamline University
  • M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy - Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota.

Amanda Pikala

On-Call Crisis Response Professional

I am a compassionate therapist that provides therapy to those in a mental health emergency.

Clinic Locations

  • North Branch and East Central Crisis Services
  • East Central Crisis Services
  • Ages Served: All
  • Crisis Response

Professional Experience

I have worked for East Central Crisis Services since the program opened. I was a daytime staff but now I work as an outpatient therapist and do crisis response on call.

Education

  • Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy

License and Credentials

  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)

Ben Widbin

Children's Mental Health Case Manager

The Children’s Mental Health Case Management team is dedicated to partnering with children and parents throughout Washington County to help improve mental health functioning at home, in the community, and in school.

Clinic Locations

  • Oakdale
  • Rule 79 Children’s Mental Health Case Management
  • Ages Served: 0-18

Professional Experience

I have been working with children and families for more than 17 years.

License and Credentials

  • Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW)

Blaine Kadlec

Children's Mental Health Case Manager

I believe children and families are motivated for positive change, and my role it to support that change through conversations, referrals, and supporting families in my work.

Clinic Locations

  • Cottage Grove
  • Rule 79 Children’s Mental Health Case Management
  • Ages Served: 6-18
  • ADHD/ADD (Children), Anger, Anxiety, Autism, Behavioral Problems, Emotional Disorders, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders – FASD, Emotional Regulation, Emotional Disregulation, Mood Disorders, Attachment Disorders, Grief, Co-Occurring Disorders

Professional Experience

I have been working with children and families for more than 14 years.

Education

  • Bachelors Degree in Social Work - Winona State University

License and Credentials

  • Licensed Social Worker (LSW)

Brandi Sheehan

Children's Mental Health Case Manager

The Children’s Mental Health Case Management team is dedicated to partnering with children and parents throughout Washington County to help improve mental health functioning at home, in the community, and in school.

Clinic Locations

  • Oakdale
  • Rule 79 Children’s Mental Health Case Management
  • Ages Served:3-18

Professional Experience

I have been providing services to children and families for more than 8 years.

License and Credentials

  • Licensed Social Worker (LSW)

Cassandra England

Crisis Mental Health Practitioner

I believe that healing and recovery is a collaborative journey. I value the importance of evidence-based practices while establishing a supportive, empathetic and competent therapeutic relationships to help ensure an atmosphere of safety and security. I use a holistic treatment approach to guide clients in creating the change they want to see in their lives.

Clinic Locations

  • Scott County Crisis Services
  • Scott County Mobile Crisis
  • Ages Served: 13 and older
  • Abuse, Anxiety, Emotional Disorders, Depression, Emotional Disregulation, Severe and Persistent Mental Illness – SPMI, Grief, Self Harm

Professional Experience

Intensive adult residential treatment program-University of Minnesota M Health Fairview
Intensive Adult outpatient treatment program- University of Minnesota M Health Fairview
Intensive Adult Day treatment program-University of Minnesota M Health Fairview

Education

  • Bachelor Degree in Psychology, minor in Family Studies - Metropolitan State University
  • Masters Degree in Integrated Behavioral Health -University of Minnesota

License and Credentials

  • Pursuing LPCC

Debra Wetrosky

Crisis Clinician

I believe therapy brings empowerment through knowledge and self understanding. I work with people to find balance and develop ways of coping with stressors that build up their strength. With compassion and action, brings real healing.

Clinic Locations

  • North Branch and East Central Crisis Services
  • East Central Crisis Services
  • Ages Served: 6 and older

Professional Experience

Prior to starting with Canvas Health as a crisis clinician, I have worked with adolescents, and their families, in a treatment facility, worked in ARMHS, and interned at a fertility clinic and with an eating disorder focused clinic.

Education

  • BS in Psychology - College of St. Benedict
  • MS in Marriage and Family Therapy - St. Cloud State University

License and Credentials

  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)

Erin Buller

Crisis Clinician

Start where the client is. Don’t be afraid to think out-of-the-box and get creative.

Clinic Locations

  • Coon Rapids and Anoka County Crisis Services
  • Anoka County Crisis Services
  • Ages Served: 6 and older
  • Mental health, crisis response, long-term community supports, law enforcement and court engagement.
  • Behavioral Problems, Trauma, Self Esteem, Self-Worth, Emotional Regulation, Emotional Disregulation, Grief, Self Harm, Suicidal Ideation, Crisis Assessments and De-escalation, Symptom Management

Professional Experience

American Red Cross Disaster Services
Substance use residential treatment
Assertive Community Treatment (ACT)
Chronic homelessness case management
MnCHOICES assessments
Domestic violence
Police-embedded social work
Restorative Court

Education

  • Master of Social Work - Loyola University Chicago
  • Master of Jurisprudence in Child and Family Law - Loyola University Chicago

License and Credentials

  • Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW)
  • Master of Social Work (MSW)

Gena Dickens

Children's Mental Health Case Management Supervisor

The Children’s Mental Health Case Management team is dedicated to partnering with children and parents throughout Washington
County to help improve mental health functioning at home, in the community, and in school.

Clinic Locations

  • Oakdale
  • Rule 79 Targeted Case Management
  • Ages Served: 3-18

Professional Experience

I have been working with children and families for more than 23 years.

License and Credentials

  • Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW)

Jessica Torrey

Mental Health Crisis Services Supervisor, Anoka Mobile Crisis Response

Starting where the client is at and building a trusting and safe rapport is the key to supporting change and improving one’s mental health. It takes courage to seek therapy or crisis services. Our job is to honor that courage and assist clients in recognizing their own strengths and build on them.

Clinic Locations

  • Coon Rapids and Anoka County Crisis Services
  • Anoka County Mobile Crisis
  • Ages Served: All Ages
  • Diagnostic Assessments, Crisis Intervention, Depression, Anxiety, ASD and impact on families

Professional Experience

20+ years of experience working with children and family, adults, and the elderly in schools, community/home and clinic settings conducting diagnostic assessments, building skills, providing psychotherapy and coordinating care.

Education

  • Master of Social Work – College of St. Catherine/University of St. Thomas
  • Paralegal Certificate – Minnesota Legal Assistant Institute
  • Bachelor of Arts- Business Management; Minor Psychology – Hamline University

License and Credentials

  • Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW)

Jessy Vittum

ESS Social Worker

Child protection investigator and on call worker.

Clinic Locations

  • Community-Based
  • Emergency Social Services
  • Ages Served: All

Joan Gabriel

Crisis Clinician

As a crisis clinician my professional philosophy is to meet the unique needs of each person, couple and family seeking assistance. I
use brief counseling and complete an assessment to determine health and safety needs then develop a person-centered plan

Clinic Locations

  • Community-Based
  • Scott County Mobile Crisis
  • Ages Served: All ages

Professional Experience

I have worked as a social worker in MN for over 20 years. Have been a crisis clinician with Canvas Health for over 4 years.

Education

  • BA - St. Leo University, FL
  • MSW - Norfolk State University, VA

License and Credentials

  • Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW)

Kayla Rice

Mobile Crisis Practitioner

Life is sometimes hard. It is okay to struggle and to need help. I approach therapeutic work as a collaborative effort towards mental wellness. Together we can work to ensure that your therapeutic needs are met and find a way for you to thrive in the life you deserve.

Clinic Locations

  • Scott County Crisis Services
  • Scott County Mobile Crisis
  • Ages Served: All Ages
  • ADHD/ADD (Children), Abuse, Addiction, Alcohol Abuse, Anger, Anxiety, Autism, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, Substance Use Disorders, Transitions, Shame, Trauma, Personality Disorders, Hoarding, Emotional Disorders, Domestic Violence, Depression,
    Developmental Concerns, Rule 25 Assessment, Opioid Addiction, Parenting Issues, Emotional Regulation, Emotional Disregulation, Mood Disorders, Mindfulness, Severe and Persistent Mental Illness – SPMI, Schizophrenia Disorder, Relationship Issues, Eating Disorders, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, ADHD/ADD (Adults), Attachment Disorders, Grief, Self Harm, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy,
    Co-Occurring Disorders, Cultural Issues, Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), LGBTQ+ Issues/Specialty

Professional Experience

I have worked with clients aged 5 to 90, of any gender identity, with issues revolving around acute psychiatric distress, substance use/abuse, problem sexual behavior, and a variety of other concerns, in both residential and outpatient settings.

Education

  • Bachelor's in Psychology and Human Services with a minor in English Writing
  • Master's in Clinical Psychology

License and Credentials

  • Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)

Kristin Kalahar

Mobile Crisis Practitioner

Clinic Locations

  • Community-Based
  • Anoka County Mobile Crisis
  • Ages Served: All Ages

License and Credentials

  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)

Kristy Leinweber

Children's Mental Health Case Manager

The Children’s Mental Health Case Management team is dedicating to partnering with children and parents throughout Washington County to help improve mental health functioning at home, in the community, and in school.

Clinic Locations

  • Cottage Grove
  • Rule 79 Targeted Case Management
  • Ages Served: 3-18

Professional Experience

I’ve worked with children for more than 12 years.

Education

  • BA Psychology

Laura Urtel

Children's Mental Health Case Manager

The Children’s Mental Health Case Management team is dedicated to partnering with children and parents throughout Washington County to help improve mental health functioning at home, in the community, and in school.

Clinic Locations

  • Oakdale
  • Rule 79 Targeted Children’s Case Management
  • Ages Served: 3-18

Professional Experience

I have over 16 years of experience providing services to children and families.

Education

  • BA Sociology/Psychology

Lilia Pachenko

On-call Crisis Response Professional

I believe in an eclectic approach to therapy, drawing from several approaches including: emotionally focused therapy, attachment theory, family systems theory, & cognitive behavioral therapy.

Clinic Locations

  • North Branch and East Central Crisis Services
  • East Central Crisis Services
  • Ages Served: All

Professional Experience

I have worked in the metal health field since 2011.

Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in Psychology - University of Saint Thomas
  • Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy - Saint Mary’s University

License and Credentials

  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)

Lindsay Clements

Children's Mental Health Case Manager

The Children’s Mental Health Case Management team is dedicating to partnering with children and parents throughout Washington County to help improve mental health functioning at home, in the community, and in school.

Clinic Locations

  • Oakdale
  • Rule 79 Children’s Mental Health Case Management
  • Ages Served: 3-18

Professional Experience

I have over 17 years of providing services to children and families.

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

Michael Perry

On-call Crisis Response Professional

My goal is to promote genuine rapport and create a safe environment to share. I believe when paired with a non-judgmental, client-centered, and collaborative approach insight and awareness can be developed to create avenues of acceptance of self, explore change in daily living and ability to function as we hope.

Clinic Locations

  • North Branch and East Central Crisis Services
  • East Central Crisis Services
  • Ages Served: All Ages
  • ADHD/ADD (Children), Anger, Anxiety, Autism, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorder,
    Borderline Personality Disorder, Transitions, Shame, Trauma, Self Esteem, Self-Worth, Personality Disorders, Hoarding, Emotional Disorders, Depression, Parenting Issues, Emotional Regulation, Emotional Disregulation, Mood Disorders, Mindfulness, Severe and Persistent Mental Illness – SPMI, Schizophrenia Disorder, Relationship Issues, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, ADHD/ADD (Adults),
    Attachment Disorders, Chronic Pain, Grief, Self Harm, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Co-Occurring Disorders, Cultural Issues, Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD),
    LGBTQ+ Issues/Specialty

Professional Experience

Experience working with adults, adolescents, and children in rural, suburban and urban areas within the community and clinical settings assessing, building skills, providing psychotherapy and coordinating care.

Education

  • BA in Psychology - University of Minnesota
  • MA in Counseling Psychology - St. Mary's University

License and Credentials

  • Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC)
  • Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC)

Molly Cook

On-Call Mobile Crisis Response

I strive to help create a safe and understanding environment for people in crisis to feel as though they’re being heard. I am genuinely curious to hear other people’s stories and assist them in any way I can during times of need.

Clinic Locations

  • Community-Based
  • Scott County Mobile Crisis
  • Ages Served: All
  • I have been doing crisis work in various forms for almost 10 years. In addition to that, I am very passionate about grief work and support services for bereaved individuals.

Professional Experience

I love social work and the different areas in which we can get involved in our communities and serving others. I have worked primarily with teens and young adults in many different capacities while they are processing crises and/or trauma. I have also been involved in grief work for more than 8 years.

Education

  • BA in Sociology and Anthropology and Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies - Gustavus Adolphus College.
  • Master of Clinical Social Work - University of St. Thomas

Molly Manhard

Children's Mental Health Case Manager

The Children’s Mental Health Case Management Team is dedicating to partnering with children and parents throughout Washington County to help improve mental health functioning at home, in the community, and in school.

Clinic Locations

  • Oakdale
  • Rule 79 Targeted Case Management
  • Ages Served: 3-18

Professional Experience

I have over 30 years of working with children and their families.

Nate Wilberg

Children's Mental Health Case Manager

The Children’s Mental Health Case Management team is dedicating to partnering with children and parents throughout Washington County to help improve mental health functioning at home, in the community, and in school.

Clinic Locations

  • Stillwater
  • Case Management (Children)
  • Ages Served: 3-18

Professional Experience

I have over 18 years working with children with significant emotional, behavioral, and/or developmental challenges.

Nicole Campbell

Mobile Crisis Practitioner

Focusing on building a safe and trusting relationship. Meeting the Client where they are. Providing validation, empathy and
unconditional positive regard as the Client identifies change to be made in their lives.

Clinic Locations

  • Community-Based
  • Anoka County Mobile Crisis
  • Ages Served: All

Professional Experience

  • Residential Counselor in Adolescent Mental Health Treatment Facility
  • Middle School Social Worker
  • Outpatient Mental Health Therapist

Education

  • Master of Social Work - St. Catherine University
  • BA in Psychology - Hamline University

License and Credentials

  • Licensed Graduate Social Worker (LGSW)

Rodney Gayle

Mobile Crisis Practitioner

Helping those with mental illness achieve their best during a mental health crisis.

Clinic Locations

  • Coon Rapids and Anoka County Crisis Services
  • Anoka County Mobile Crisis
  • Ages Served: All

Professional Experience

I have over six years of crisis mental health and more than one year of in-home therapy.

License and Credentials

  • Licensed Graduate Social Worker (LGSW)

Samantha Goldman

Lead, ESS Child Protection Services

Clinic Locations

  • Community-Based
  • Emergency Social Services
  • Crisis Services – Anoka
  • Crisis Services – Scott County
  • Ages Served: 0-17

Professional Experience

I have more than 11 years of child protection experience. As a lead worker, I provide consultation to other staff regarding assessment of safety for children and provide support in ESS’ response to ensure safety after-hours.

In addition, I have experience providing child protection case management services to families as well as past experience with adoption case management and recruitment. I am also certified to facilitate Family Group Decision Making meetings.

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts Criminal Justice and Sociology - Iowa State University

Sara Danielson

Certified Peer Support Specialist/Certified Family Peer Support

My primary role is to help individuals/families navigate complex systems in which they are involved and make sure their voices are heard. I bring to it compassion that is necessary for these individuals/families to work toward healing and hope. Through my lived experiences, I can empower the individuals/families I work with to gain their own independence and to begin to trust their own intuition and skills.

Clinic Locations

  • Scott County Crisis Services
  • Scott County Mobile Crisis
  • Ages Served: All Ages
  • ADHD/ADD (Children), Abuse, Addiction, Alcohol Abuse, Anger, Anxiety, Autism, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, Substance Use Disorders, Transitions, Shame, Trauma, Self Esteem, Self-Worth, Personality Disorders, Hoarding, Emotional Disorders, Domestic Violence, Depression, Developmental Concerns, Opioid Addiction, Parenting Issues, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders – FASD, Emotional Regulation, Emotional Disregulation, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy – DBT, Mood Disorders, Mindfulness, Severe and Persistent Mental Illness – SPMI,
    Relationship Issues, Eating Disorders, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, ADHD/ADD (Adults), Attachment Disorders, Chronic Pain, Grief, Self Harm, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Co-Occurring Disorders, Cultural Issues, Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD),
    LGBTQ+ Issues/Specialty

Professional Experience

  • Certified Family Support Specialist (CPSS) – Minnesota
  • Certified Family Peer Specialist (CFPS) – Minnesota

Education

  • Bachelor of Science English – Mississippi State University
  • Master of Special Education (Behavioral and Emotional Disorders) - Augsburg College

Saydie Farmer

Children's Mental Health Case Manager

The Children’s Mental Health Case Management team is dedicating to partnering with children and parents throughout Washington County to help improve mental health functioning at home, in the community and in school.

Clinic Locations

  • Stillwater
  • Rule 79 Children’s Case Management
  • Case Management (Children’s)
  • Ages Served: 3-18

Professional Experience

I have been working with children and families for more than 4 years.

Education

License and Credentials

  • Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW)

Stephanie Otremba

Adult Mental Health Case Manager

I work to aim to help people manage their mental health symptoms by identifying needs and ways to overcome each individual and unique challenges and barriers within their mental health.

Clinic Locations

  • Oakdale
  • Case Management (Adults)
  • Ages Served: 18 and older

Professional Experience

I have been working with individuals to manage and to overcome their mental illnesses and mental disabilities since 2008. My work experience in social work and therapy consists of behavior therapist (ABA), independent living skills (ILS), homeless outreach, brain training (at the same time as a second job as a lead teacher in the infant room), children’s therapeutic and support services (CTSS), adult mental health rehabilitative services (ARMHS) and case management. Having worked with all ages, a variety of cultures and a multitude of settings, I have gained insight into a variety of disabilities, illnesses and conditions and ways to help

Education

  • Bachelors in secondary education with a double major in psychology and communicative disorders
  • Half of a master's degree in applied behavior analysis

Susanne Hoyt

Emergency Social Services Manager

Clinic Locations

  • Stillwater
  • Emergency Social Services

License and Credentials

  • Licensed Social Worker (LSW)

Zoe Copa

Mobile Crisis Practitioner

I utilize a strengths-based, person-centered approach when working with individuals. I provide support alongside a person’s journey to assist them with reaching their optimal potential and increasing their sense of personal growth. I enjoy working with individuals of all abilities and backgrounds and I am LGBTQIA+ affirming.

Clinic Locations

  • North Branch and East Central Crisis Services
  • East Central Crisis Services
  • Ages Served: All Ages
  • Anger, Anxiety, Behavioral Problems, Transitions, Trauma, Self Esteem, Self-Worth, Emotional Disorders, Domestic Violence, Depression, Emotional Disregulation, Mood Disorders, Mindfulness, Severe and Persistent Mental Illness – SPMI, Self Harm, LGBTQ+ Issues/Specialty

Professional Experience

My professional background consists of mobile crisis work for survivors of interpersonal violence, inpatient medical case management, and crisis stabilization in schools with children and their families.

Education

  • Bachelor of Social Work - The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
  • Master of Social Work - The University of Wisconsin-Madison

License and Credentials

  • Licensed Graduate Social Worker (LGSW)

Lisa Kendrick

Mobile Crisis Clinician

Relationships begin by building trust through an ability to hear someone’s story, the messages they convey, and the meaning it holds for them. I believe that when people feel heard, they begin to feel safe and connected, this is the space where change and healing begins.

Clinic Locations

  • Scott County Crisis Services
  • Scott County Mobile Crisis
  • Ages Served: 6 and older
  • ADHD/ADD (Children), Abuse, Anger, Anxiety, Autism, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, Transitions, Shame, Trauma, Self Esteem, Self-Worth, Personality Disorders, Hoarding, Emotional Disorders, Depression, Parenting Issues, Emotional Regulation, Emotional Disregulation, Mood Disorders, Mindfulness, Severe and Persistent Mental Illness – SPMI, Schizophrenia Disorder, Relationship Issues, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, ADHD/ADD (Adults), Attachment Disorders, Grief, Self Harm, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Cultural Issues, Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), LGBTQ+ Issues/Specialty

Professional Experience

I have had the opportunity to work with all ages and multiple settings. Child/adolescent day treatment, teens, adults and families in crisis services and outpatient psychotherapy, DOC residential treatment, and life engagement and memory care with seniors

Education

  • Master of Arts- Adler Graduate school
  • Bachelor of Arts- Psychology, Argosy University

License and Credentials

  • Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC)
  • Master of Arts (MA)

Andrew Baur

Mobile Crisis Practitioner

Clinic Locations

  • Coon Rapids and Anoka County Crisis Services
  • Anoka County Mobile Crisis
  • Ages Served: All
  • Anxiety, Depression, Mood Disorders, Severe and Persistent Mental Illness – SPMI, Schizophrenia Disorder, Panic Attacks, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

License and Credentials

  • MS

Amanda Cammack

Children's Mental Health Case Manager

Clinic Locations

  • Oakdale
  • Targeted Case Management – Children
  • Ages Served: 3-18

Dawn Flores

Crisis Response Worker

Clinic Locations

  • Scott County Crisis Services
  • Scott County Emergency Social Services
  • Ages Served: All
  • Abuse, Trauma, Parenting Issues, Child Protection

Professional Experience

I have worked 33 years for Ramsey County Human Services and more than 5 at Canvas Health.

Education

  • Bachelor’s in Social Work - Metropolitan State University

Kerry Kennedy

Advanced Practice RN

Make the world a better place.

Clinic Locations

  • Oakdale
  • Bloomington
  • Psychiatry – Adult
  • Ages Served: 18+
  • Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Mood Disorders, Schizophrenia Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, ADHD/ADD (Adults), Panic Attacks, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Professional Experience

Over 12 years CNP experience.

Education

  • MA in Nursing - St Catherine University

License and Credentials

  • Certified Nurse Practitoner (CNP)

Christine Moksnes

Program Administrative Coordinator

Clinic Locations

  • Coon Rapids and Anoka County Crisis Services
  • Anoka County Mobile Crisis

Lisa Moreno

Program Administrative Coordinator

Clinic Locations

  • Scott County Crisis Services
  • Scott County Mobile Crisis

Raquel Reed

Administrative Specialist - Site Based Services

Clinic Locations

  • North Branch and East Central Crisis Services

Linda Sandell

Medical Assistant

Clinic Locations

  • Oakdale
  • Psychiatry – Adult

Lori Swenson

Program Administrative Coordinator

Clinic Locations

  • Oakdale
  • Case Management – Adult
  • Case Management – Child

Eileen Sowry

Embedded Police Mental Health Professional

I believe in meeting people where they are at — taking to understand them as the unique person they are.

Clinic Locations

  • Coon Rapids and Anoka County Crisis Services
  • Embedded Police Mental Health Professional
  • Ages Served: All
  • Behavioral Problems, Substance Use Disorders, Domestic Violence, Emotional Disregulation, Self Harm, Co-Occurring Disorders

Professional Experience

I have experience working with justice system involved individuals who are also experiencing mental health symptoms and/or substance use concerns. I have particular experience working with those experiencing suicidal ideation or psychotic symptoms.

Education

  • Bachelor's of Science in Social Work - Franciscan University of Steubenville
  • Master's of Science in Social Work - Our Lady of the Lake University

License and Credentials

  • Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW)
  • Master's of Social Work (MSW)

Christina Halleen

Mobile Crisis Practitioner

I believe addressing mental health and wellbeing is a critical issue in our communities. Supporting those in our communities who find themselves in immediate need of help is my passion.

Clinic Locations

  • North Branch and East Central Crisis Services
  • Mobile Crisis Services
  • Ages Served: 6+
  • ADHD/ADD (Children), Addiction, Anger, Anxiety, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, Substance Use Disorders, Transitions, Shame, Self Esteem, Self-Worth, Personality Disorders, Emotional Disorders, Depression, Emotional Disregulation, Mood Disorders, Severe and Persistent Mental Illness – SPMI, Schizophrenia Disorder, Relationship Issues, ADHD/ADD (Adults),
    Self Harm, Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD

Professional Experience

Previous substance use counselor (CADC).

Education

  • BA in Psychology - St. Cloud State
  • Currently pursuing my MSW with the University of New England

Tanya Ross

After Hours Child Protection

Clinic Locations

  • Coon Rapids and Anoka County Crisis Services
  • Scott County Crisis Services
  • Crisis Services – Anoka
  • Crisis Services – Scott County
  • Ages Served: 0-17

Professional Experience

Five years as a tribal social worker. Child protection investigator, case manager, child protection after hours, children mental health crisis, early intervention supervisor, lead worker for after hours, student attorney.

Education

  • Juris Doctorate - William Mitchell
  • BA Political Science - Southwest State University (now Southwest Minnesota State University)

License and Credentials

  • Juris Doctorate

Nicole Rice

Crisis Response Worker-ESS

Being empathetic in care for others. Being able to stand in other people’s shoes is important when you need to help them.

Clinic Locations

  • Coon Rapids and Anoka County Crisis Services
  • Anoka Crisis Services
  • Ages Served: 0-18
  • Abuse, Alcohol Abuse, Domestic Violence, Parenting Issues, Self Harm

Professional Experience

Many years working with children and families in crisis. Experience working in child protection services within private and public sectors.

Education

  • Master of Arts in Human Services with a concentration in Family Life Education-Concordia University
  • Bachelor of Arts in Child Development

License and Credentials

  • Masters (MA)

Daniel Mrotek

Mobile Crisis Services Supervisor

All of us enter our own unique journey in life, and while on this journey, we experience a multitude of emotions. Sometimes these feelings are overwhelmingly difficult to express, process, and navigate. And oftentimes we don’t want to feel these emotions at all, which may manifest itself through self-defeating thoughts and behaviors. Daniel is here to provide a comforting and nonjudgmental space for people to work through, not around, parts of the journey that are distressing and painful. Daniel utilizes a combination of well researched therapeutic techniques and, at times, less traditional approaches when helping others.

Clinic Locations

  • Scott County Crisis Services
  • Scott County Crisis Services
  • Ages Served: All
  • Abuse, Addiction, Alcohol Abuse, Anger, Anxiety, Attachment Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorder, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Cultural Issues, Depression, Domestic Violence, Eating Disorders, Grief, Hoarding, LGBTQ+ Issues/Specialty, Mood Disorders, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Opioid Addiction, Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Mindfulness, Personality Disorders, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Relationship Issues, Schizophrenia Disorder, Self Esteem, Self-Worth, Self Harm, Severe and Persistent Mental Illness – SPMI, Shame, Substance Use Disorders, Trauma

Professional Experience

Having had educational and professional experiences in varying parts of the country, Daniel was afforded the opportunity to work with a diverse array of client populations in multiple professional settings. These include: community mental health clinics; an eating disorder clinic; a mood, anxiety, and self-injury clinic; Ecopsychology focused programming; a HIV/AIDS advocacy agency; crisis outreach teams; and the area’s National Suicide Prevention Lifeline regional office. Daniel views it both challenging and beneficial to work broadly within the helping profession, but some specialties of interest include Substance Use Disorders, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, mood disorders (Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorders), and self-injurious behaviors.

Education

  • BS Natural Resources & Environmental Studies - University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • MA Clinical Mental Health Counseling - Roosevelt University, Chicago

License and Credentials

  • Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC)

Kallie Uner

Pyschotherapist

I believe everyone can overcome their mental health obstacles with a little hard work. I am here to support you and guide you through the process to living a happy and healthy life.

Clinic Locations

  • Stillwater
  • Outpatient Therapy
  • Ages Served: 6+
  • ADHD/ADD (Children), Abuse, Anger, Anxiety, Autism, Behavioral Problems, Trauma, Self Esteem, Self-Worth, Emotional Disorders, Depression, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders – FASD, Emotional Regulation,
    Emotional Disregulation, Attachment Disorders, Grief, Self Harm, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Professional Experience

I previously worked in a Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility (PRTF) for 3 years, where I did all the individual, group and family therapy for a team of boys ages 5-10 who suffered from several mental health and behavioral problems.

Education

  • Undergrad Degree-Social Work-The College of Saint Scholastica
  • Masters Degree-Social Work-The College of Saint Scholastica

License and Credentials

  • Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW)

Steve Lawrence

Crisis Clinician

I believe in a client-centered, strength-based, holistic and integrated approach to health and wellness. There are many paths to healing and it is my job as a clinician to assist each client on a path of their choosing, utilizing their strengths, addressing all areas of need in pursuit of stabilizing and sustaining health. I believe in utilizing evidence-based best practices as well as outside the box intervention in helping each client achieve their goals

Clinic Locations

  • Coon Rapids and Anoka County Crisis Services
  • Crisis Services – Anoka County
  • Ages Served: All
  • Abuse, Anxiety, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, Trauma,
    Emotional Disorders, Depression, Parenting Issues, Emotional Disregulation, Mood Disorders,
    Mindfulness, Severe and Persistent Mental Illness – SPMI, Schizophrenia Disorder, Relationship Issues,
    Grief, Self Harm, Panic Attacks, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Homelessness

Professional Experience

I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and have been in the mental health profession for 30+ years, working with the homeless population for 15 of those years. I have worked predominantly with individuals and families living in impoverished conditions and have expertise with the unique circumstances and traumas faced in such conditions.

Education

  • BA in Psychology - Calvin College
  • MS in Marriage and Family Therapy - Seattle Pacific University

License and Credentials

  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)

Kelsey Laufenberg

Mobile Crisis Practitioner

Clinic Locations

  • North Branch and East Central Crisis Services
  • Crisis Services – East Central
  • Ages Served: 13+
  • Abuse, Anxiety, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder,
    Substance Use Disorders, Psychological Assessments (clinical/forensic), Shame, Trauma, Self Esteem, Self-Worth, Personality Disorders, Hoarding, Emotional Disorders, Depression, Parenting Issues, Emotional Regulation, Emotional Disregulation, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy – DBT, Mood Disorders, Mindfulness, Relationship Issues, Eating Disorders, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Attachment Disorders, Grief, Self Harm, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Personality Disorders, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), LGBTQ+ Issues/Specialty

Professional Experience

I am currently interning at a private practice for mental health counseling, serving individuals with a variety of difficulties. Formerly provided one on one support for student athletes at North Dakota State.

Education

  • Bachelor's of Science - North Dakota State
  • Master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, M.Ed - May 2022

Jennifer Nelson

Substance Use Assessor

I believe it is a privilege to walk along side my clients, using client centered skills and compassion to guide them on their recovery journey.

Clinic Locations

  • Stillwater
  • Substance Use Assessor
  • Ages Served: Adults

Professional Experience

15+ years experience as residential treatment counselor, outpatient treatment counselor, and substance use assessor.

Education

  • B.A. - Psychology, College of St. Catherine
  • Chemical Dependency Certificate - Century College

License and Credentials

  • Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC)

Kelsey Simon

Crisis Response Worker

My work philosophy is that I always want to improve at my job. I enjoy learning new things, gaining new skills and becoming proficient in tasks or studies that I already understand. I’ve realized that I work best in a group setting because I can learn tips from my coworkers. I put a strong emphasis on collaborating with many people from different work backgrounds.

Clinic Locations

  • Scott County Crisis Services
  • Scott County Crisis Services
  • Ages Served: 0-18
  • Abuse

Professional Experience

I worked for Scott County Child Protection doing Assessments and Case Management for 4 years. Currently, I am an Administrative Specialist for Health and Human Services.

Education

  • Bachelors of Science (Social Work)- Winona State University
  • Minor in Child Advocacy Studies- Winona state University

License and Credentials

  • Licensed Social Worker (LSW)

Jaim’ee Bolte

Certified Peer Support Specialist

I believe everyone can recover from mental health challenges.

Clinic Locations

  • Coon Rapids and Anoka County Crisis Services
  • Anoka County Crisis Services
  • Ages Served: 18+
  • I use my personal experiences with mental health challenges when interacting with a client. I am able to pull from a lot of experiences and resources.
  • Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, Trauma, Self Esteem, Self-Worth, Personality Disorders, Emotional Disorders, Depression, Emotional Disregulation, Mood Disorders, Mindfulness, Severe and Persistent Mental Illness – SPMI, Schizophrenia Disorder, Eating Disorders, Grief, Co-Occurring Disorders, Personality Disorders, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Professional Experience

I have more than 2 years as a Certified Peer Support Specialist experience.

Education

  • Women’s Studies Certificate and Child Development Certificate - Minneapolis and Community Technical College
  • Peer Support Specialist Certified - R.I. International

License and Credentials

  • Certified Peer Support Specialist (CPSS)

Trevor Undseth

Suicide Prevention Program Regional Coordinator

Clinic Locations

  • Community-Based
  • Suicide Prevention Program

Ashley Swanson

Psychotherapist Practitioner

We can’t always change the circumstances life throws at us, but we can change how we respond to it. Sharing your story can open doors to understanding how you see yourself and the world. Many people carry pain from previous experiences into current situations, causing them to feel the pain again, even when they don’t need to. I will help you to cope with the pain you’re feeling and challenge those thought patterns to work towards relief of that pain. I use an interpersonal, narrative approach in therapy with many aspects of CBT incorporated to ensure clients have skills to face their life challenges.

Clinic Locations

  • Oakdale
  • Outpatient Therapy
  • Ages Served: 13+
  • Anxiety, Borderline Personality Disorder, Shame, Trauma, Self Esteem, Self-Worth, Depression, Mood Disorders, Mindfulness, Relationship Issues, Attachment Disorders, Co-Occurring Disorders

Professional Experience

Inpatient Mental Health at UMMC
Psychotherapist Intern at St. Olaf Counseling Center
Psychotherapist Practitioner at Nivon Wellness Center (Substance Use Treatment Center)

Education

  • MA Counseling Psychology- University of St. Thomas
  • Psychology BA- Luther College

License and Credentials

  • MA

Melissa Bonnell

Emergency Social Services

Protect the Unprotected.

Clinic Locations

  • Coon Rapids and Anoka County Crisis Services
  • Anoka Emergency Social Services
  • Ages Served: 0-18
  • Abuse

Professional Experience

I have more than 21 years of child welfare experience.

Education

  • MS - Wilmington University

Marianne Mersch

Abuse Response Advocate

My focus is facilitating an environment that inspires opportunity and independence, while problem solving and improving the lives of others in my community.

Clinic Locations

  • Community-Based
  • Sexual Assault Education, Therapy, and Crisis Services
  • Ages Served: 13+
  • Abuse and Trauma

Professional Experience

Currently working part-time as an abuse response advocate for Canvas Health, providing support and resources to victims of sexual violence. I also work full time as a social worker for Washington County in adult mental health, managing a case load and civil commitments with the courts. I am also a Housing Quality Inspector, inspecting units and homes, ensuring minimum housing quality standards are met.

Education

  • Public Health - University of Tampa, Tampa FL

Jen Callahan

Emergency Social Services Lead

Clinic Locations

  • Coon Rapids and Anoka County Crisis Services
  • Scott County Crisis Services
  • Emergency Social Services – Scott County, Anoka County
  • Ages Served: 0-18
  • Abuse

Professional Experience

I was a deputy sheriff and am now a county social worker.

Education

  • BS- Bemidji State

Natalie Radich

Outpatient Therapist, Substance Use Counselor, On-Call Crisis Clinician

Services should be individualized and client centered. I like to take a strengths-based, supportive approach while also being reality based.

Clinic Locations

  • Coon Rapids and Anoka County Crisis Services
  • Stillwater
  • Outpatient Therapy, Co-Occurring Substance Use and Mental Health Counseling Services, Scott County Mobile Crisis
  • Ages Served: All
  • ADHD/ADD (Children), Abuse, Addiction, Alcohol Abuse, Anger, Anxiety, Autism, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, Substance Use Disorders, Transitions, Shame, Trauma, Self Esteem, Self-Worth, Personality Disorders, Emotional Disorders, Domestic Violence, Depression, Parenting Issues, Emotional Regulation, Emotional Disregulation, Mood Disorders, Mindfulness, Severe and Persistent Mental Illness – SPMI, Schizophrenia Disorder, Eating Disorders, ADHD/ADD (Adults), Attachment Disorders, Grief, Self Harm, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Co-Occurring Disorders, Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Bilingual , Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant

Professional Experience

I have worked for the Department of Corrections for 15 years in several capacities including security, case management, and mental health. I have spent 12 years in mental health in a variety of settings ranging from inpatient mental health at a the super maximum to proving outpatient services to clients in a minimum boot camp setting. I worked for Canvas in 2017-2019 for Washington County crisis on call services. I have had my LLC and provided individual therapy for female clients in a dual diagnosis treatment program. I taught classes at Argosy online for their Masters program. I have provided clinical supervision for LPC and LPCC supervisees.

Education

  • BA - Winona State
  • MA - Argosy

License and Credentials

  • Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
  • Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC)
  • Master of Arts (MA)

Lisa Norton

On-Call Social Worker

To work with families and children with dignity, compassion, and respect while connecting with the services and supports to help them realize their full potential to be safe, healthier family. My role is to help inspire positive change during one of the most difficult times of their lives.

Clinic Locations

  • Community-Based
  • ESS On Call Crisis Worker
  • Ages Served: 0-17
  • Abuse, Addiction, Alcohol Abuse, Anger, Anxiety, Substance Use Disorders, Trauma, Emotional Disorders, Domestic Violence, Depression, Parenting Issues, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders – FASD, Emotional Disregulation, Co-Occurring Disorders, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder -PTSD, 

Professional Experience

I worked 9 years in residential mental health for adolescents in a secure setting, in collaboration with chemical health services for adolescents and the 30 day Diagnostic Program. I have been a child protection social worker for the past 6.5 years. I have experience in supervising visits and teaching parenting skills and parent education for 4.5 years. I have a 1.5 years working for a domestic violence program.

Education

  • Bachelor of Science - St. Cloud State University

Shannon Behnken

Mobile Crisis Practitioner

Clinic Locations

  • Scott County Crisis Services
  • Scott County Mobile Crisis
  • Ages Served: All

Education

  • Bachelor's in Psychology
  • Master's in Clinical Psychology

Jordan Derby

Child Protection Safety Coordinator

Signs of Safety, “Safety is strengths demonstrated as protection over time”

Clinic Locations

  • Community-Based
  • Child Protection- Isanti County
  • Ages Served: 0-18
  • Abuse, Addiction, Alcohol Abuse, Anger, Substance Use Disorders, Hoarding, Emotional Disorders, Domestic Violence, Depression, Parenting Issues, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders – FASD, Emotional Disregulation, Severe and Persistent Mental Illness – SPMI, Relationship Issues, Co-Occurring Disorders

Professional Experience

I have worked for Canvas Health in Isanti County Child Protection for nearly 3 years.

Education

  • Bachelors of Social Work- University of Wisconsin- River Falls

License and Credentials

  • Licensed Social Worker (LSW)

Marleen Meyer

Mobile Crisis Response On-Call Clinical Supervisor

Clinic Locations

  • Community-Based
  • Emergency Social Services
  • Ages Served: All

License and Credentials

  • Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW)
  • Masters of Social Work (MSW)
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Karalina Vue

ESS Crisis Response Worker

Clinic Locations

  • Coon Rapids and Anoka County Crisis Services
  • Crisis Services – Anoka
  • Ages Served: All
  • Abuse, Addiction, Domestic Violence

Professional Experience

I have worked with youth to senior citizens serving as an advocate and case manager. My passion for the human service and mental health field derives from my goals to improve the community and the system.

Education

  • BA in Psychology - Metropolitan State University
  • MA in Family Science - Concordia State University St. Paul

Katy Karas

On-Call Mobile Crisis Practitioner

I work from a solution-focused approach and is also trained in the mindfulness-based approach of Brainspotting for trauma counseling.

Clinic Locations

  • North Branch and East Central Crisis Services
  • Crisis Services – East Central
  • Ages Served: All

Professional Experience

I have worked in office, in-home, and community mental health settings.

Education

  • Ph.D. - Capella University

Mackenzie Esson

Adult Case Management

I want to help individuals live a fulfilling life and gain the supports they may need.

Clinic Locations

  • Community-Based
  • Oakdale
  • Adult Case Management
  • Ages Served: 19+
  • Work with clients to gain resources and get connected to resources in their area for financial, housing, physical health, mental health concerns.

Professional Experience

I worked as an adult case manager for more than 6 years. I’ve worked with individuals with SPMI, substance use and connecting them to the appropriate resources.

Education

  • Bachelor's degree in psychology, minor in criminology.
  • Currently completing my master's in counseling working towards my LPC.

Candice Brumm

Crisis Practitioner

You have the power to get through hard times.

Clinic Locations

  • Coon Rapids and Anoka County Crisis Services
  • Crisis Services – Anoka County
  • Ages Served: 6+
  • ADHD/ADD (Children), Abuse, Anger, Anxiety, Autism, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, Shame, Trauma, Self Esteem, Self-Worth, Personality Disorders, Emotional Disorders, Depression, Parenting Issues, Emotional Regulation, Emotional Disregulation, Mood Disorders, Schizophrenia Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, ADHD/ADD (Adults), Attachment Disorders, Grief, Self Harm, Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), LGBTQ+ Issues/Specialty

Professional Experience

ARMHS, ACT, CTSS, Crisis, Special Education, ASD, Emotional Dysregulation, Depression, Anxiety, Suicidal Ideation.

Education

  • BS Psychology with Applied Behavior Analysis