RelateMN Team

The Relate Staff is composed of the Executive Director, Director of Clinical Services, Office Manager, Support Staff, Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Psychologists, Marriage and Family Therapists, Alcohol and Drug Counselors, Doctoral and Masters’ Level Psychologists and Social Work Interns, Consulting Psychiatrists, and Interpreters.

Clinical Staff

Aaron Rusnak, MSW, LICSW

Outpatient Therapist

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker

BS, University of Northwestern, St. Paul, MN (2009)

MSW, Master of Social Work, Saint Catherine University/University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN (2015)

Aaron provides individual, couple, family, and group psychotherapy for children (7+), adolescents, and adults. He uses a mix of narrative, psychodynamic, and humanistic methods built on a relational foundation.

Alex Nash, MA

Outpatient Therapist

School Services Therapist

BA, Child Psychology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN (2015)

MA, Counseling & Psychological Services, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN (2019)

Alex provides individual therapy for children, adolescents, and adults. She believes in a client-centered, relational approach to working with individuals. Utilizing cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness & strengths based techniques and solution focused interventions, Alex works collaboratively with clients to empower and encourage insight and growth.

Alison Inhelder, MA, LMFT

Outpatient Therapist

School Services Therapist

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

BS, Neuroscience, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN (2013)

MA, Counseling Psychology, Family Psychology Concentration, Minneapolis, MN (2017)

Alison provides individual, couples, and family therapy for children, adolescents, and adults. Alison’s approach is strengths-based, empathic, and genuine. She enjoys working within the frameworks of Family Systems Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, and Interpersonal Neurobiology.

Allison Brink (she/her/hers)

Outpatient Practicum Therapist

Art Direction, Miami Ad School, Minneapolis, MN (2006)

Bachelors of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Nebraska Lincoln, Lincoln, NE (2004)

Allison provides individual therapy for adults and adolescents. Her client-centered approach creates a caring and nonjudgmental space for clients to heal, grow, and change in their own way, at their own pace. Allison’s past career in advertising also gives her insight into career development and change, as well as the day-to-day realities of corporate and creative life.

Allison Ward, MSW, LICSW

Outpatient Therapist

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker

BA, Psychology and Philosophy, Hampshire College, Amherst, MA (2011)

MSW, Master of Social Work, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis/St Paul, MN (2017)

Allison provides individual, couple, and family psychotherapy for children, adolescents, and adults. She utilizes an insight-oriented and mindfulness approach grounded in psychodynamic, relational, and attachment perspectives.

Alysha Kvam, MA

School Services Therapist

BS, Elementary Education, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN (2015)

MA, Counseling Psychology, Bethel University, St. Paul, MN (2018)

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Certificate (2018)

Alysha provides psychotherapy for children, adolescents, and families in the School Linked Mental Health program. She approaches therapy with a relational and strengths-based lens and utilizes mindfulness, cognitive-behavioral, and play therapy techniques with her clients.

Amanda Sullivan, MSW, LICSW

School Services Manager

Clinical Supervisor

Outpatient Therapist

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker

BA, Social Work, Concordia College, Moorhead, MN (2011)

MSW, Master of Social Work, Augsburg College, Minneapolis, MN (2014)

Amanda provides individual, family and group psychotherapy for children (ages 8+), adolescents and adults. She approaches therapy from a relational and systemic perspective and utilizes techniques to fit the individual needs of clients. Amanda also provides individual and group supervision for Relate therapists seeking independent licensure. In her role as School Services Manager Amanda works with partnering school districts to oversee the provision of school services and work collaboratively with schools to meet to the mental health needs of their students.

Amy Gold, MA, LMFT

Clinical Supervisor/Therapist

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Board Approved Supervisor for Marriage and Family Therapy

BS, Child Psychology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN (1993)

MA, Masters of Psychology and Counseling, St. Mary’s University, Minneapolis, MN (1999)

Post Master’s Certificate Marriage and Family Therapy (2001)

Amy provides individual, couple and family therapy working with children, adolescents and adults. She approaches therapy using an experiential, cognitive-behavioral and relational perspective.  She also provides individual and group supervision for practicum therapists and Relate therapists seeking independent licensure.

Andrew Jacobson, MA

Outpatient Therapist

BA, Psychology, Lawrence University, Appleton, WI (2014)

MA, Counseling & Student Personnel Psychology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN (2019)

Andrew provides individual psychotherapy for children, adolescents, and adults. He takes a relational, person-centered perspective in his work with clients, often utilizing cognitive-behavioral and insight-oriented techniques. He believes that creating a safe, comfortable, and collaborative space for clients is critical to the therapeutic process.

 

Angela Trenda, MSW, LICSW

Outpatient Therapist

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker

BS, Business-Marketing, Winona State University, Winona, MN

MSW, Master of Social Work, University of St. Thomas/St. Catherine University, St. Paul, MN

Angela provides individual, couples and family therapy working with adults and teens (ages 15+). She believes in collaborating with clients to build on their strengths and resiliency while addressing the effects of difficult circumstances. She approaches therapy that is client-centered and solution focused using a perspective that encompasses cognitive-behavioral, attachment, psychodynamic and systems theories. She is formally trained in providing Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Narrative Exposure Therapy.

Anne Sitorius Maas, MA, LPCC

Outpatient Therapist

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

BA, Psychology, Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, MN (2007)

MA, Master of Arts in Marriage, Couple, and Family Therapy, Lewis & Clark College, Portland, OR (2011)

Anne works with children, adolescents, adults, and families in outpatient and early childhood settings. Services include individual and family therapy, parenting support, school consultation, and diagnostic assessments. Anne approaches therapy from systemic, developmental, and relational perspectives with an emphasis on individual and family strengths. She is certified as a therapist in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy, and has completed training in DC:0-5 early childhood diagnostic assessments and trauma-informed interventions.

Arica Hanson, MA, LMFT

Outpatient Therapist

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

BA, Music Therapy, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, Eau Claire, WI (2011)

MA, Marriage and Family Therapy, Saint Mary’s University, Minneapolis, MN (2014)

Externship, Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy, MN Couple Therapy Center and University of Minnesota, Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN

Arica works alongside individuals, couples, and families to support positive change in their lives. She has a focus on relationships and a special interest in couple/marriage therapy, parent support strategies, and family therapy. Individually, she works with youth, teens, and adults from a systemic, narrative, and experiential lens

Ashley Bemmels, MSW, LICSW

Outpatient Therapist

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker

BS, Social Work, Minnesota State University, Mankato, MN (2010)

MSW, Masters of Social Work, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN (2014)

Ashley works with children, adolescents, and adults in outpatient therapy. Her therapy incorporates a number of different approaches to meet her client’s needs including relational, experiential, play, and mindfulness perspectives.

Ashley Teigland, MA, LMFT

School Services Manager

Clinical Supervisor

School Services Therapist

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

BS, Child and Family Services, Iowa State University, Ames, IA (2009)

MA, Marriage and Family Therapy from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN (2013)

Ashley provides psychotherapy for children, adolescents and families in the School Linked Mental Health Program. She utilizes a client-centered approach to address each client’s individual needs. Ashley’s work is grounded in systemic and relational views, utilizing a variety of techniques to meet the needs of each individual client. Ashley is formally trained in providing Narrative Exposure Therapy (NET). Ashley also provides individual and group supervision for Relate therapists. In her role as School Services Manager Ashley works with partnering school districts to oversee the provision of school services and works collaboratively with schools to meet to the mental health needs of their students.

Bailey Ortiz

BA, Psychology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN (2016)

Bailey is a Social Work Practicum Student enrolled in the MSW program at Winona State University.  At Relate, Bailey provides services as a Care Coordinator.  She focuses on assisting individuals utilizing resources to access mental health care.  Bailey also provides resource support for the Clinical Team at Relate.

Barb Wilkus, PsyD, LP

Outpatient Therapist

Licensed Psychologist

BS, Therapeutic Recreation, College of Education, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN (1978)

MA, Masters of Counseling Psychology, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN (1994)

PsyD, Counseling Psychology, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN (2002)

Barb provides psychotherapy for children, adolescents, adults and seniors. She approaches therapy using a client centered, cognitive behavioral, solution focused and insight based perspective. Barb has training and experience in adoption, attachment, trauma, EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) and ART (Accelerated Resolution Therapy). She is open to providing faith based services as requested by the client.

Becky McNattin, MSW, LICSW

Director of Clinical Services

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker

BSW, Bachelor of Social Work, University of Wisconsin Eau Claire, Eau Claire, WI (2003)

MSW, Master of Social Work, Augsburg College, Minneapolis, MN (2011)

As the Director of Clinical Services, Becky is passionate about the clinical programming Relate offers. She is committed to providing clinical guidance and leadership in the development and implementation of all clinical programs. Becky also provides individual therapy to children, youth, and adults experiencing a broad range of concerns. She believes strongly in meeting each client where they are at, recognizing their broader environment and personalizing therapy to meet individual needs utilizing an eclectic approach including humanistic, client-centered, and relational strategies. Becky provides individual and group supervision for Relate therapists seeking independent licensure.

Bradley Barker, MA, LPCC, LADC

Outpatient Therapist

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor

BA, Psychology, University of Maryland, College Park, MD (2012)

MA, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Franciscan University, Steubenville, OH (2017)

Brad provides individual, couple and family psychotherapy for children, adolescents and adults. He approaches therapy using cognitive-behavioral, person-centered, and relational perspectives. Brad tailors each session to individual needs and creates a non-judgmental therapeutic atmosphere.

Candi Davenport, MS, LADC

Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor

BS, Chemistry and Psychology, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND (1998)

MS, Addiction Counseling, University of Mary, Bismarck, ND (2002)

Certified Trauma Yoga Instructor, Street Yoga, Seattle, WA (2019)

Candi provides school based chemical health services for middle and highs school students.  She also facilitates chemical health assessments for both adolescents and adults at the Relate office.  She is certified in Trauma Yoga, utilizing this modality within the school based programs and Veterans programs.  Candi has a great passion for working with adolescents and enjoys the energy they bring to life.

Catherine Cich, MA, LAMFT

Outpatient Therapist

School Services Therapist

Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

BA, Studio Art, St. Catherine University, St. Paul, MN (2000)

MA, Psychotherapy and Clinical Counseling with an emphasis in Art Therapy, Adler Graduate School, Richfield, MN (2015)

Catherine provides psychotherapy for children, adolescent and families. She utilizes a systems oriented, solution-focused approach to work collaboratively with clients and utilizes art-based interventions based on client’s needs.

Christopher J Lawler, MSW, LGSW, LADC

School Services Therapist 

Licensed Graduate Social Worker

Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor

BA, Individualized Studies, Metropolitan State University, St. Paul, MN (2005)

LADC/Addictions Studies, Metroplitan State University, St. Paul, MN (2013)

MSW, Master of Social Work, Augsburg University, Minneapolis, MN (2020)

Chris provides individual therapy for adolescents as a school linked therapist. He approaches therapy from a strengths-based, humanistic, relational cultural and biopsychosocial perspective, often utilizing the creative arts, media and humor in his work with youth. Chris has a careerlong passion for working with adolescents and their families and has additional experience working with youth experiencing homelessness and out of home placement. He has worked with programs that utilize motivational interviewing, trauma informed care, cognitive behavioral, prevention and harm reduction approaches.

 

Christopher Weidenbacher, MA, LMFT

Outpatient Therapist

School Services Therapist

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

BA, Psychology, University of Minnesota (2011)

MA, Marriage and Family Therapy, St. Mary’s University of Minnesota (2015)

Chris provides individual, couple, and family therapy utilizing a systemic and client-centered approach to best meet client’s unique needs. He has experience working with trauma, depression, anxiety, parent coaching, and couples experiencing relational stress.

Claire Lowe, MA (she/her/hers)

School Based Therapist

BA, Psychology and Visual Arts, Grinnell College, Grinnell, IA (2014)

MA, Counseling Psychology, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN (2020)

Claire provides psychotherapy for children and families in the school based mental health program. She works collaboratively with clients to help them meet their individual needs and goals by using a variety of approaches including but not limited to: play therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, attachment, art, mindfulness, and movement. Her work is informed by neuroscience, child development, and social and systemic issues. Claire is passionate about helping clients gain the tools and resources they need to grow and thrive.

Colleen Dale, MSW, LGSW

Outpatient Therapist

Licensed Graduate Social Worker

BA, Conservation Biology and Environmental Studies, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI (2009)

MSW, Master of Social Work, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN (2018)

Colleen provides individual, couple, and family therapy for children, adolescents, and adults using a person-centered, relational, and attachment-based approach. She works collaboratively with each client to identify a path forward rooted in their strengths, interests, and goals. Therapeutic tools used include mindfulness, dialectical behavior therapy, cognitive behavior therapy, and play therapy. She believes in the healing and connecting power of laughter and humor, and works hard to create a safe and nonjudgmental space for her clients.

Dana Roemer, MS, LMFT

Outpatient Therapist

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

BS, Psychology, Minnesota State University, Mankato, MN (2000)

MS, Mental Health Counseling, Minnesota State University, Mankato, MN (2004)

Dana provides individual and family psychotherapy for children, adolescents, and adults with an approach that is holistic and strength-based. She utilizes narrative therapy, play therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and mindfulness-based techniques in her practice. She works in collaboration with clients to engender hope and empowerment in their lives.

David Prindle, MSW, LICSW

Clinical Supervisor/Therapist

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker

BA, Sociology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN.

MSW, Master of Social Work, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN.

David provides individual, couple, and family therapy for adults.  He approaches therapy using an attachment, developmental, relational and cognitive behavioral perspective.  He provides clinical supervision for staff therapists and practicum therapists at all levels of training and experience.

Elizabeth Fosse, MSW, LGSW

Outpatient Therapist

School Services Therapist

Licensed Graduate Social Worker

BS, Psychology, Sociology, University of Wisconsin River Falls, River Falls, WI (2007)

MSW, Master of Social Work, Saint Catherine University/University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN (2019)

Liz utilizes attachment, developmental, humanistic, and cognitive-behavioral perspectives and incorporates them based on each individual’s needs.  She emphasizes a client-centered, collaborative approach throughout therapy.

Ellen Abnet MS, LICSW

Outpatient Therapist

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker

BS, Psychology, University of Wisconsin La Crosse, (1981)

MS, Community Counseling, Winona State University, Winona, Minnesota (1989)

Trauma Certificate, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee (1996)

DBT Intensive Training, Behavioral Tech (2002)

EMDR, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, EMDR International Association (2009)

Adaptive Internal Relational Networks Training (2016)

Ellen provides individual and group psychotherapy to adults and adolescents.   Her therapeutic style integrates her natural warmth and respect for clients along with experience in DBT and EMDR.  She has a special interest in treating the after effects of trauma.

Emily Elkins (she/her/hers)

Outpatient Practicum Therapist

BA, International Studies, Macalester College, St. Paul, MN (2016)

Emily provides outpatient psychotherapy for children, adolescents, and adults. She comes to Relate with experience providing individual and group social work services to kids in an elementary school setting. She considers seeking outside support an act of bravery and believes in each client’s individual capacity to heal. She considers it a privilege to hear each client’s story and to walk with them on their journey toward positive change. Emily is currently conducting her clinical practicum at Relate while completing her Master of Social Work program at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities.

 

 

Emily Jensen, MA

Outpatient Therapist

School Services Therapist

BA, Psychology, Bethel University, St. Paul, MN (2012)

MA, Marriage and Family Therapy, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN (2017)

Emily provides psychotherapy for adolescents and families in the School Linked Mental Health Program. She approaches therapy from a systemic perspective. Emily uses narrative, relational, solution-focused, and trauma informed techniques with her clients. She utilizes a strength-based approach to address each client’s individual needs.

Emily Neighbors, MSW, LGSW

Outpatient Therapist

School Services Therapist

Licensed Graduate Social Worker

BA, University of Minnesota Twin Cities, Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN (2013)

MSW, Master of Social Work, Saint Catherine University/University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN (2018)

Emily provides individual and family therapy for children, adolescents, and adults. She believes in the importance of connection and relationship in the healing process. Emily approaches therapy from client-centered, strengths-based, and attachment perspectives.

Erica Johnson, MA, LPCC

Outpatient Therapist

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

BA, Psychology, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI (2012)

MA, Counseling and Psychological Services, St. Mary’s University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN (2015)

Erica provides individual, family and group therapy for children, adolescents and adults. She approaches therapy using a humanistic and integrated approach incorporating personal values, strengths and culture.

Erin Price, MSW, LICSW

Outpatient Therapist

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker

BA, Psychology, Drake University, Des Moines, IA, 1991

MSW, Master of Social Work, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis/St. Paul, 2001

Erin provides individual, couple, and family therapy for adults.  She integrates client centered, relational and strength based approaches when working with clients that acknowledges cultural and environmental influences.  Trauma informed and EMDR trained, Erin enjoys working and collaborating with clients in their process of growth.

Hannah Mornson, MA

Outpatient Therapist

School Services Therapist

BS, Family Social Science, University of Minnesota Twin Cities, Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN (2015)

MA, Counseling and Psychological Services, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN (2018)

Hannah provides individual therapy for children, adolescents, and adults. She utilizes a client-centered approach to therapy that focuses on providing the client with a safe, non-judgmental environment to facilitate exploration. She enjoys applying different techniques to meet individual needs including cognitive-behavioral, strength-based, mindfulness, and play therapy. Hannah provides unconditional positive regard and empathy in her work with clients to develop a therapeutic relationship that will help lead the client to personal growth and healing.

 

Helena LaFave, MSW, LGSW (she/her)

School Services Therapist

Licensed Graduate Social Worker

BA, English Literature and French, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT (2011)

MSW, Master of Social Work, St. Catherine University/University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN (2018)

EMDR Trained (2019)
Helena provides individual psychotherapy for high school students through the School-Linked Mental Health program. Helena’s work with clients is warm, relational, and strengths-based. She believes that each person deserves to heal and live their best life and she makes it a priority to meet each individual where they are in their healing journey.

 

Jamie Rohwer, MA, LPCC

Outpatient Therapist

School Services Therapist

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

BA, French, University of Minnesota (2008)

MA, Counseling and Psychological Services, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN (2014)

Jamie provides individual and group psychotherapy for adolescents and adults.  She approaches therapy using a relational, client-centered and mindfulness perspective.

Jen Jasperson, MA, LMFT

Outpatient Therapist

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

BA, Mass Communication, Metropolitan State University, St. Paul, MN (2010)

MA, Marriage and Family Therapy, Adler Graduate School, Richfield, MN (2015)

Program Certificate, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, Melbourne, FL (2017)

Jen provides individual, couples and family psychotherapy for children, adolescents, and adults. She uses an approach that is holistic and strength-based, utilizing EMDR therapy, play therapy, movement therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, narrative therapy and mindfulness-based techniques. She specializes in trauma and appreciates the ability to collaborate in the process of healing.

Jesse Maistrovich, PsyD, LPCC

Clinical Supervisor/Therapist

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

BA, Psychology, Hamline University, St. Paul, MN (2004)

MA, Counseling Psychology, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN (2006)

Doctor of Psychology (PsyD), Counseling Psychology, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN (2010).

Jesse provides individual, family, and parent-focused psychotherapy for children (ages 5+), adolescents, and adults.  He approaches therapy using a humanistic, client-centered and relational perspective and incorporates solution-focused, motivational interviewing and behavior-change models as needed.  He also provides supervision for staff therapists, practicum therapists and therapists seeking independent licensure.

Jessica White, MSW, LICSW

Outpatient Therapist

School Services Therapist 

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker

BS, Child Development & Family Studies: Early Intervention from Purdue University West Lafayette, IN (2009)

MSW, Mental Health and Addictions from Indiana University Northwest, IN (2014)

Jessica provides individual, group, and family therapy to children, adolescents, and adults. She believes emotional growth and healing can happen through connection and trust. Using client-centered and strengths-based approaches, she builds a strong relationship with each client in order to address their individual needs and meet them where they are. She uses a variety of techniques and approaches depending on individual need, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapies, mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing, or task-centered.

 

Josh Cook, MSW, LICSW

Clinical Supervisor/Therapist

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker

BA, Psychology, Concordia College, Moorhead, MN (1996)

MSW, Master of Social Work, University of St. Thomas/College of Saint Catherine, St. Paul, MN (2004)

Program Certificate, Advanced Psychotherapy Program, Institute of for Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Minneapolis, MN (2007)

Josh provides individual, couple, family and group psychotherapy for adolescents (ages 12+) and adults.  He approaches therapy using a psychodynamic, humanistic and relational perspective.  He also provides individual and group supervision for staff therapists, practicum therapists and therapists seeking independent licensure.

Katie Angell, MSW, LICSW

Clinical Supervisor/Therapist

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker

BSW, Bachelor of Social Work, Loras College, Dubuque, IA (2009)

MSW, Master of Social Work, University of Minnesota Twin Cities, Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN (2015)

Katie provides individual and family therapy for children, adolescents, and adults. She approaches therapy through a trauma informed lens and utilizes relational, developmental, and attachment perspectives. Katie has training and experience in adoption, trauma, play therapy, and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing). She also provides individual and group supervision therapists seeking independent licensure.

Katy Volkmann, MSW, LICSW

School Services Therapist 

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker

BA, Public Heath, Youth Studies, Sociology, University of Minnesota Twin Cities, Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN (2003)

MSW, Master of Social Work, University of Minnesota Twin Cities, Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN (2007)

Katy provides psychotherapy to children and families in the School Linked Mental Health Program. She focuses on building meaningful relationships with her clients in order to best understand their needs and strengths. Katy uses play, movement, cognitive behavioral therapies, developmental repair, and mindfulness approaches to best serve her clients. She looks specifically at parent-child dynamics and how children are functioning in their environments.

Kayla Anderson, MSW

Outpatient Therapist

School Services Therapist

MSW, Master of Social Work, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN (2020)

BA, Sociology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN (2016)

Kayla provides psychotherapy for children, adolescents, and adults in outpatient and school settings.  She believes each individual has strengths at their disposal and strives to create a safe, supportive, and non-judgmental environment. Kayla’s approach to therapy is collaborative and client centered while utilizing relational, cognitive behavioral, solution focused, and mindfulness based techniques.

Kaylee Burnham

Outpatient Practicum Therapist

BA, Bethel University, St. Paul, MN (2014)

Kaylee provides psychotherapy for children, adolescents, and adults. She approaches therapy using an attachment, developmental, relational and cognitive-behavioral lens and utilizes therapeutic approaches to meet the needs of individual clients. She has a special interest in helping clients experience healing after trauma. Kaylee is currently completing graduate coursework in Social Work at the University of St. Thomas.

Kelly Marie Showalter, MA

School Services Therapist

MA, Counseling and Psychological Services, Saint Mary’s University, Minneapolis, MN (2020)

BS, Unrelated field, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Minneapolis, MN (2004)

Kelly provides individual, family, and group psychotherapy in the schools. She believes in a client-centered, relational approach to working with individuals. Utilizing cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness and solution focused interventions. Kelly has a passion for eliminating stigma around mental health and early intervention. Lived experience brought her to this field after working in corporate America for many years.

Kelly Smith, MSW, LGSW

Outpatient Therapist

School Services Therapist

Licensed Graduate Social Worker

BSW, Social Work, Minot State University, Fargo, ND (2017)

BS, Human Development and Family Science, North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND (2017)

MSW, Master of Social Work, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN (2018)

Kelly provides psychotherapy to children, adolescents, and adults. She uses a blend of therapeutic approaches including relational, strengths-based, cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness, narrative, EMDR and play therapy. She understands the importance of the therapeutic relationship and strives to create a warm, empathetic, and relaxed space.

 

Kristy Smith, MA, LMFT

School Services Therapist

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

BA, Child Psychology, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, Minneapolis, MN (2009)

MA, Counseling Psychology, Family Psychology Concentration, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN (2015)

Kristy provides individual, family, and group psychotherapy in the schools with children (5-13 years old). She approaches therapy from a systemic perspective. She utilizes mindfulness, narrative, and relational techniques with her clients.

Kyla Flaten, MSW, LGSW, MPH (she/her/hers)

School Services Therapist

Licensed Graduate Social Worker

BA, Environmental Sociology, Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA (2012)

MSW, Master of Social Work, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN (2018)

MPH, Master of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN (2018)

Kyla provides individual and family therapy to clients of all ages. Kyla approaches therapy from a play-based and attachment focused lens, incorporating cognitive behavioral techniques, mindfulness, and humor. She uses a collaborative, warm approach to fully understand each client’s experience and to form an authentic, empathic relationship.

Laura Hoeppner, MA, LMFT

Outpatient Therapist

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

BA, Psychology, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN (2011)

MA, Counseling Psychology, Family Psychology Concentration, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN (2015)

Laura provides individual and family therapy for children and adolescents. She uses cognitive-behavioral and relational approaches as well as mindfulness-based interventions in therapy.

Lauren Abdill, MSW, LICSW (she/her/hers)

Therapist, Community Development Manager

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker

BA, Journalism, University of Maryland, College Park, MD (2013)

MSW, Master of Social Work, University of St. Thomas/College of Saint Catherine, St. Paul, MN (2018)

Lauren provides individual and family therapy to children, adolescents and adults. She approaches therapy with a strengths-based, person-centered lens and utilizes psychodynamic, relational, cognitive-behavioral and mindfulness-based techniques.

Lisa Conway, MSW, LICSW

Clinical Supervisor/Therapist

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker

BA, Anthropology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI (1982)

MSW, Master of Social Work, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA (1988)

Lisa provides individual, couple, and family psychotherapy for children, adolescents, and adults. She utilizes an insight-oriented and mindfulness approach grounded in psychodynamic, relational, and attachment perspectives.

Lynda Barger, MD

Margot Dearborn, MSW, LGSW

School Services Therapist

Licensed Graduate Social Worker

BA, Social Work, St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN (2016)

MSW, Master of Social Work, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN (2018)

Margot provides therapy to children and families through the School-Linked Mental Health program.  She utilizes a strengths based and relational approach through play therapy.

Mary Jane (MJ) Pearson, MSW, LICSW

School Services Therapist

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker

BA, Social Work and Sociology, Gordon College, Wenham, MA (2009)

MSW, Master of Social Work, Augsburg College, Minneapolis, MN (2013)

MJ provides individual therapy for preschool and elementary aged children and their families. She approaches therapy from a relational perspective and her work is informed by knowledge of child development and family systems. She has clinical experience with children with special needs and currently facilitates Mindful Kids, a group focusing on mind and body connectedness to foster emotional regulation.

Matia Sollom, MA, LMFT

Outpatient Therapist

School Services Therapist

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

BA, Psychology and Gender Studies, College of St. Benedict, Saint Joseph, MN (2013)

MA, Marriage and Family Therapy, Saint Mary’s University, Minneapolis, MN (2015)

Matia provides individual, couples, and family psychotherapy for children (ages 6+), adolescents, and adults. She utilizes systemic and experiential approaches to therapy, and provides a warm and understanding space for clients. Matia has experience providing co-parenting education.

 

Matt Gonzalez-Olson, MS, LMFT

Outpatient Therapist

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

BA, English Literature, Westmont College, Santa Barbara, CA (2005)

MS, Marital and Family Therapy, Fuller Theological Seminary, School of Psychology, Pasadena, CA (2013)

Matt provides individual, couple and family psychotherapy for adolescents (ages 12+) and adults. His style of therapy is warm, relational and insight oriented.  He conceptualizes using a family systems framework.

Megan Kraemer, MSW, LICSW

School Services Therapist

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker

BSW, Social Work, Minnesota State University, Mankato, MN (2009)

MSW, Master of Social Work, St. Catherine University/University of St. Thomas, St. Paul,  MN (2013)

Megan provides therapy for middle and high school students and their families as a part of the School Linked Mental Health Program.  She approaches therapy using a psychodynamic and relational perspective.

Melissa French, LGSW

School Services Therapist

BA, Psychology, The College of St. Scholastica, Duluth, MN (2000)

MSW, Masters of Social Work, University of Minnesota Twin Cities, Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN (2020)

Melissa provides psychotherapy for children, adolescents, and families in the School Linked Mental Health program.  She approaches therapy through a trauma informed lens while providing unconditional positive regard and empathy to assist in building a strong therapeutic relationship that supports growth and healing.  She utilizes a variety of therapeutic approaches including cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness, and strengths-base therapy.  She works collaboratively with the client to develop treatment that meets the client’s individual needs and goals.

Nick Condon

Outpatient Practicum Therapist

BA, Psychology, Sociology & Anthropology, St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN (2016)

Nick provides psychotherapy for adolescents and adults at Relate’s outpatient clinic. He is a proponent of person-centered client care and approaches therapy with cognitive behavioral and strengths-based approach. Nick is currently completing graduate coursework at the University of St. Thomas’ Graduate School of Professional Psychology.

Nicole Lovald, MS, BCC, E-RYT

Outpatient Practicum Therapist

BA, Sociology, St. Cloud State University

MS, Counseling Studies, Capella University

Board Certified Life Coach

Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher

Nicole works with clients of all ages and has a holistic and integrative approach. As a yoga teacher, she brings in mindfulness-based practices, a focus on mind-body medicine, and breathwork as an intervention. She utilizes strength-based techniques, solution-focused, narrative and cognitive behavioral therapy interventions as well. Nicole believes in creating a safe space to help clients explore a mind-body-spirit approach to healing.

Paige Love, MSW, LICSW (she/her/hers)

Clinical Supervisor

Outpatient Therapist

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker

BA, Psychology, University of Minnesota Twin Cities, Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN (2014)

MSW, Master of Social Work, University of Minnesota Twin Cities, Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN (2017)

Paige provides psychotherapy for adolescents and adults, as well as clinical supervision for members of Relate staff. She utilizes relational, trauma-informed, and strengths-based approaches to promote healing and positive change in clients’ lives. She strives to provide culturally-responsive services and approaches therapeutic work through a systems lens. She is a firm believer in the power of a collaborative therapeutic relationship, and recognizes the importance of approaching her practice with empathy and humility. She considers it to be an honor to sit with each client and have the opportunity to hold their story. She has a personal commitment to working with individuals coping with the after-effects of trauma, and individuals experiencing issues related to grief and loss.

Rachel Biegel, MS, LMFT

Outpatient Therapist

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

BA, Psychology, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (2014)

MS, Marriage and Family Therapy, St. Cloud State University (2016)

Rachel provides individual, couple, and family psychotherapy for children, adolescents, and adults. She likes to approach her work with clients through systemic, solution-focused, and strengths-based perspectives. Rachel has several years of experience working with children who have autism and their parents.

 

Rachel Carbonneau, MSW, LICSW

Clinical Supervisor/Therapist

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker

BSW, Bachelor of Social Work, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN (2014)

MSW, Master of Clinical Social Work, St. Catherine University/University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN (2015)

Rachel provides outpatient and school-linked therapy for children, adolescents, and adults in individual, couple, and family settings. Rachel believes strongly in meeting clients where they are at, while incorporating relational, psychodynamic, and play therapy modalities.  She uses a strengths based approach and believes in healing through the therapeutic alliance. Rachel also provides individual and group supervision for therapists seeking licensure.

 

Rachel Lindquist, MA

School Services Therapist

BA, Communication Studies, Minnesota State University (2015)

MA, Counseling & Psychology Services, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota (2020)

Rachel provides therapy for adolescents and their families. She approaches her work with clients through relational therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and solution-focused framework all while including mindfulness practices. Rachel strives to create a safe and accepting atmosphere for each of her clients.

 

Rachel M. Takazawa, MSW, LICSW

School Services Therapist

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker

BA, Social Work, St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN (2011)

MSW, Master of Social Work, Saint Catherine University/University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN (2015)

Rachel provides psychotherapy for children and families in the School Linked Mental Health Program. She works from a relational, client centered and collaborative approach while incorporating a number of different approaches based on client’s needs, including but not limited to: play therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, attachment, mindfulness, stress reduction and behavioral-change models. Rachel’s approach is mindful of brain development and how life transitions/adjustment and mental illness affect a developing brain and body. Her goal is to work collaboratively while encouraging, challenging and empowering clients and their families.

Rachel Reifenberger, MSW, LGSW

Outpatient Therapist

School Services Therapist

Licensed Graduate Social Worker

Bachelor of Social Work, University of Minnesota Duluth, Duluth, MN (2018)

Master of Social Work, Augsburg University Minneapolis, MN (2020)

Rachel provides individual therapy for children, adolescents and adults in Relates Outpatient and School-Based services. She utilizes mindfulness, as well as relational, insight oriented and cognitive behavioral therapies to create an individualized experience for each person. Rachel believes in the value of the human connection and is passionate about watching the people she works with grow and thrive.

 

Rachel Schoepf, MS, LMFT

School Services Therapist

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

BS, Community Psychology, St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, MN (2012)

MS, Marriage and Family Therapy, St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, MN (2015)

Rachel works alongside children, adolescents, and families in the School-Linked Mental Health Program. She uses systemic and relational approaches to help individuals and families improve and strengthen their relationships. Rachel collaborates with clients from a strength-based approach helping others discover their resiliency. Her work is trauma-informed pulling from various therapeutic approaches including cognitive-behavioral, experiential, play, and narrative therapy.

Rebecca Enders, MA

Outpatient Therapist

School Services Therapist

BS, Civil Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI (2013)

MA, Counseling Psychology, University of St.Thomas, Minneapolis, MN (2019)

Rebecca provides individual, family, and group psychotherapy for children, adolescents, and adults. Rebecca approaches therapy from a cognitive-behavioral and person-centered perspective. She focuses on building the therapeutic relationship through collaboration and always considering the client’s cultural context.

Robin Riggs MSW, LICSW

Clinical Supervisor/Therapist

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker

BA, Sociology/Gerontology, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, WI (1996)

MSW, Master of Social Work, College of St. Catherine/University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN (2000)

Robin provides individual and family psychotherapy for children, adolescents, and adults. She is relational by nature and uses her warmth and humor to create a safe space for clients to heal and grow. She utilizes a blend of therapeutic approaches including insight-oriented, cognitive-behavioral, and play therapy to build on an individual’s own strengths and innate abilities. Robin has experience using the Enneagram and a background working with eating disorders, core issues in adoption, grief and loss, and trauma. She provides trauma-informed care and is certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), a treatment for children and adolescents impacted by trauma and their caregivers. She also provides clinical supervision for staff therapists and practicum therapists.

 

Ronald Groat, MD

Sabreena Boyum

Outpatient Practicum Therapist

BA, Psychology, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN (2018)

Sabreena provides individual and family therapy for children, adolescents, and adults. She believes in meeting clients where they are at using client-centered, relational, and mindfulness approaches. She is completing graduate coursework in Marriage and Family Therapy at the University of St. Thomas.

Sandy Mangle MA, LMFT

Clinical Supervisor/Therapist

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Board Approved Supervisor for Marriage and Family Therapy

BA, Psychology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN (1990)

MA, Counseling and Psychotherapy, Adler Graduate School, Bloomington, MN (2004)

Sandy provides individual, couples, and family therapy to children, teens and adults. She uses a strengths based and relational approach in therapy while considering each client’s unique needs. She values the therapeutic relationship with clients, and offers support and guidance while working toward achieving their personal goals. Sandy is a MN Board Approved Clinical Supervisor and provides individual and group supervision for those therapists working toward independent licensure. She is also EMDR trained.

Sean Toren, MSW, LGSW

Outpatient Therapist

School Services Therapist

Licensed Graduate Social Worker

BA, Philosophy, University of Minnesota (1988)

MFA, Creative Writing, University of Arizona (1999)

MSW, Master of Social Work, University of Minnesota Twin Cities, Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN (2018)

Sean provides individual psychotherapy for children, adolescents, and adults. He works from a relational, client-centered perspective and collaborates with clients to find the best approach for their unique needs.

Shantae Webber, MA, LAMFT

School Services Therapist

Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

BA, Psychology, Concordia College, Moorhead, MN (2009)

MA, Marriage and Family Therapy, Argosy University, Eagan, MN (2015)

Shantae provides therapy for children (K-5) in the School Linked Mental Health program. She uses a systemic, client-centered perspective to therapy, utilizing mindfulness, solution-focused, narrative, relational, and play techniques. She believes a strong focus on the therapeutic relationship is an important first step to promote healing and growth.

Stephanie Pedersen, PsyD, LP

Outpatient Therapist

Licensed Psychologist

BS, Nursing, St. Louis University, St. Louis, MO (1984)

MS, Nursing, St. Louis University, St. Louis, MO (1989)

PsyD, Clinical Psychology, Minnesota School of Professional Psychology, Twin Cities, MN (2008)

Stephanie provides individual, couples, and family psychotherapy. Her approach is in attachment, developmental, and trauma theory. She enjoys working with individuals and systems experiencing physical and psychological/emotional challenges concurrently.

Taylor Finley

Outpatient Practicum Therapist

School Services Practicum Therapist

BA, Psychology, Sociology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Taylor provides psychotherapy for children, adolescents and adults.  She approaches therapy with a strengths-based, person-centered lens and utilizes a variety of techniques including cognitive behavioral therapy. She understands the importance of a collaborative therapeutic relationship and provides unconditional positive regard and empathy. Taylor enjoys working with a diverse range of clients, but also has a unique passion for helping athletes reach optimal performance and enjoyment of sport and life endeavors. She is currently undergoing her practicum at Relate while completing graduate coursework in Counseling Psychology at the University of St. Thomas.

Theresa Tsuchiya, PsyD, LP

Clinical Supervisor | Practicum and Fellowship Coordinator | Clinical Psychologist/Outpatient

Licensed Psychologist

BA, Psychology and Philosophy, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA (2005)

PsyD, Doctor of Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Minnesota School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University, Twin Cities, MN (2016)

Dr. Tsuchiya enjoys working with individuals of all ages, couples, families and groups.  Her down-to-earth approach to therapy is grounded in attachment, developmental pathways, systems, and psychodynamic theory and research.  She strongly believes in working with each person to find the therapy style that works best for them.  She works with people experiencing a wide range of difficulties, but her areas of relative specialty include attachment concerns, adoption dynamics, developmental/relational trauma, relationship functioning, parent support, anxiety management, and couples counseling.  Dr. Tsuchiya also provides supervision for outpatient therapists at Relate and coordinates practicum and fellowship programming.

 

Vivienne Lorijn, MSW, LGSW

School Services Therapist

MA, Social Anthropology, The University of Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom (1999)

MS, Master in Social Work, Columbia University, New York, NY (2003)

Vivienne is a multilingual, multicultural psychotherapist providing culturally responsive services for children and families. She approaches therapy from a relational perspective set in a non-judgmental environment, using mainly play therapy, EMDR, TF-CBT and mindfulness techniques. Vivienne has experience working with children and families affected by trauma, depression, anxiety, attachment issues and socio-economic challenges. The foundation of her work is based on developing a strong and authentic therapeutic relationship. Vivienne is fluent in English, Spanish, Dutch, with a proficient knowledge of German and French.


Terapeuta, Servicios de Salud Mental Escolar

MA, Social Anthropology, The University of Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom (1999)

MS, Master in Social Work, Columbia University, New York, NY (2003)

Vivienne es una psicoterapeuta multilingüe y multicultural que brinda servicios para niños y familias culturalmente sensibles. Ella aborda la terapia desde una perspectiva relacional, establecida en un entorno sin prejuicios, utilizando principalmente terapia de juego, EMDR, TF-CBT y ejercicios de mindfulness. Vivienne tiene experiencia trabajando con niños y familias afectadas por trauma, depresión, ansiedad, problemas de apego y desafíos socioeconómicos. Su trabajo se basa en desarrollar una relación terapéutica fuerte y auténtica. Vivienne es trilingüe en inglés, español y holandés, con dominio de alemán y francés.

Administrative Staff

Alicia Johnson

Administrative Support

BA, Art, Geography Minor, Minnesota State University, Mankato (2009)

Alicia provides administrative support with her primary duties centered on front desk operations.

Alyssa Clayton

Office Manager

Alyssa has been a part of the Relate team since 1997. She supervises Administrative Support Staff, including front desk, billing, and intake.

Cindy Rome

Accounts Receivables Specialist

Accounting, Hennepin Technical College, Eden Prairie, MN

Cindy is part of the business office at Relate, assisting with accounts receivables.  She is dedicated to sharing her financial experience and commitment to client care, joining the Relate team in 2018.

David Senior, CMA, MBA, MNM

Executive Director

BA, Business Studies & Spanish, Brunel University London, Uxbridge, United Kingdom (1990)

CMA, Certified Management Accountant (1997)

MBA, Master in Business Administration, University of Warwick, Coventry, United Kingdom (2006)

MNM, Master in Non-Profit Management, Hamline University, St. Paul, MN (2017)

David has led multi-disciplinary teams all over the world for 24 years for Cargill and Target. He has volunteered and worked at Relate since January 2015.

John Maybee, BA

Accounts Receivables Specialist

BA, Psychology, Wartburg College, Waverly, IA (2012)

John provides support to clients, providing assistance with understanding insurance benefits and billing.  He also works to ensure all client accounts are up to date and to make sure all claims are billed correctly.

Kelley Skumautz, BA, MA

Development Manager

BA, Cultural Anthropology and Environmental Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison (1992)

MA, Master of Arts, Humanities, Mount St. Mary’s University, Los Angeles, CA (2011)

Leader and base-builder with 25 years of experience in the academic, nonprofit, and small business sectors. Contact Kelley for community outreach or support opportunities, to make a gift, or to inquire about Relate’s needs for resource development.

Stephanie Eastburn, BS

Intake/Care Coordination Specialist

BS, Chemical Dependency, St Cloud State University, St. Cloud, MN (2012)

BS, Community Psychology, St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, MN (2012)

Steph works closely with Relate’s administrative staff and clinical team to thoughtfully assist clients with the process of initiating services and connecting with resources to best suit their needs.

Susie Wray

Administrative Support

AAS, Associates of Arts and Sciences, University of Wisconsin- Eau Claire (2011)

Susie provides administrative support with her primary duties centered on front desk operations.

Tracee Lawrence

HR/Accounting Manager

Tracee has over 35 years of experience working in an administrative capacity, 29 of them at Relate Counseling Center. She is responsible for payroll processing, staff benefits and monthly financial reporting. She works closely with the Executive Director to ensure financial and human resource information meets funding, licensing and legal requirements.