Counseling with adult outpatient services can provide the guidance and support that will help you through traumatic events and stressful periods in your life. Some of our counseling specialties include:
Children and adolescents, like adults, can benefit from counseling. Therapists can teach them how to develop problem-solving skills and help them cope with stress and a variety of emotional and behavioral issues. These kinds of therapies can address immediate concerns and also support a child in their development toward adulthood.
Many children, adolescents, and their families need help dealing with school stress, such as homework, test anxiety, bullying, or peer pressure. Others need help to discuss their feelings about family issues, particularly if there’s a major transition, such as a divorce, move, or serious illness.
Canvas Health’s skilled, caring clinicians handle all concerns related to family and child mental health services. We do full screenings and assessments, and provide case management to ensure that nothing falls through the cracks. Our continuum of care, which includes access to day treatment programs, substance use services, psychological testing and crisis services provide you with a comprehensive and individualized team of treatment providers.
My goal is to assist the client in facilitating change and to develop further insight into how his or her experiences and relationships have influenced his or her interactions and life choices.
I have worked with young children, adolescents, and adults in a range of settings including rural community mental health centers, clinics, schools, and treatment centers. I have experience providing assessment.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In an atmosphere of support and respect, we will work as a team toward your stated goals and well-being.
Previous work at community mental health centers in Wyoming, Pennsylvania, and Minnesota.
Spanish-speaking Bilingual, Bicultural Psychotherapist
I am a psychodynamic psychotherapist who is relationship oriented and uses cognitive, attachment, and systems treatment modalities.
30 years working primarily with the Spanish-speaking immigrant community in outpatient psychotherapy.
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.
I have experience working with children, adolescents, and adults in therapy settings.
Co-Occurring Substance Use and Mental Health Counselor
My counseling approach is derived from person-centered, cognitive-behavioral, and feminist theories. It is a privilege to walk alongside my clients, utilizing evidence based practices to help guide them on their journeys of recovery.
I have experience working with adolescent clients, adult clients, and families in a variety of settings including residential treatment, outpatient, intakes, and administering assessments.
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.
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.
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.
I have provided psychological services to children, adolescents, and adults throughout career in various community-based programs and services.
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.
Experience working with adults in residential settings, skill building in the community, and individual outpatient therapy.
No matter your past, we can work together to make your present and future better.
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.
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.
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).
Clinical Psychology Practitioner
I believe that no one is beyond help, no matter how severe the disorder or longstanding the mental health problems. I am a strong proponent of psychotherapeutic approaches which have scientific support for their effectiveness to ensure we are making the most of your time in therapy.
Outpatient therapy, DBT and psychological assessment with Canvas Health since 2018; doctoral internship with Canvas Health 2017-2018, additionally including day treatment; past clinical practica at Walk-In Counseling Center, Minneapolis VAMC, Psychiatry at Fairview Riverside, Midwestern Neuropsychology.
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.
I have worked with clients for over 8 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 and adult day treatment.
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.
Adolescent Day Treatment, in-home therapy, direct service provision and supervision of Canvas Health’s Emergency Services Program, and Outpatient Therapy.
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.
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.
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.
I love seeing people of all ages; adults, kids, couples and families.
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)
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).
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.
I believe that providing successful therapy begins with building a trusting relationship with clients and providing them with a safe environment, free of judgment.
Worked exclusively with Canvas Health since 2013.