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


Office Services Staff

Alex Fellerman, MA (He/Him)

Office-Based Therapist
Minnetonka Office

Alex provides individual therapy for adolescents and adults, and strives to meet each individual where they are at in their life journey. The modalities and approaches Alex provides depend on the needs of each individual and their unique situations. Alex believes the most important aspect of therapeutic success is the therapeutic relationship and providing a space of non-judgment, empathy, and positive regard. His general approach to therapy could be described as person-centered, relational, strengths-based, and affirmative. Outside of work he enjoys being with family and friends, trying new restaurants, listening to podcasts, golf, exercise, and following sports.

Therapeutic Modalities: Person-centered, Relational, Cognitive-behavioral, Solution-focused, Self-compassion, Acceptance, Mindfulness
Specialties: Anxiety, Depression, Difficulty with Life Adjustments/Transitions, and Stress Management; Experience working within a Christian and/or Spiritual Framework

Alicia Morgan, MA, LPCC (she/her)

Office-Based Therapist
Eden Prairie Office  

Alicia provides individual therapy for adolescents and adults, and draws from various therapeutic approaches to meet the unique needs of each individual. Alicia values creating a non-judgmental space to establish an authentic and collaborative therapeutic relationship. She strives to recognize the multiple intersecting identities (including BIPOC and LGBTQIA+) in clients’ lives to better understand their lived experiences. Her work centers empathy and connection to facilitate growth, insight, and healing. 

Therapeutic Modalities: Person-centered, cognitive-behavioral, relational, solution-focused

Specialties: Ages 14+ 

Anders Torgerson, MA (he/him)

Office-Based Therapist
Minnetonka Office

Anders provides individual outpatient therapy to adolescents and adults. He believes in building a therapeutic relationship based on collaboration, trust, and openness. Anders utilizes a strength-based therapeutic approach to assist clients through their respective challenges. In 2023, Anders received his master’s degree in Counseling and Psychological Services from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. Outside of work, Anders enjoys watching movies, collecting vinyl records, spending time outdoors, and exercising.

Therapeutic Modalities:  Strengths-based, Cognitive-behavioral, Psychodynamic, Solution-focused

Andrew Benson, MSW, LICSW (he/him)

Office-Based Therapist
Minnetonka Office

Andrew provides individual therapy to adults and adolescents. Andrew identifies as a white cisgender male. He believes in building a therapeutic relationship with trust, collaboration, and honoring a client’s self-determination. Andrew’s goal is to provide a healthy, nonjudgmental, empathetic space for clients. He likes to show his authentic side by using humor in sessions. Outside of work, Andrew likes the great outdoors, spending time with family and friends, and is a huge fan of The Office and Marvel.
 

Therapeutic Modalities Person-centered therapy, strengths-based, insight-oriented, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), solutions-focused, and mindfulness

Specialties: Ages 12+, mood and anxiety concerns, life transitions, stress management, LGBTQ+ ally

Arica Hanson, MA, LMFT (she/her)

Compliance Manager | Clinical Supervisor | Office-Based Therapist 
Minnetonka Office  

Arica works with couples, families, parents, and adults in Minnetonka and virtually to improve communication, connection, and overall wellbeing. She will likely ask you what emotion you are experiencing and work with you to better understand the connection between your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Arica also provides supervision to therapists in practicum programs or those seeking LMFT and LPCC licensure. Outside of work, Arica likes to be outdoors, read novels, be active with her partner and two kids, and work on improving their Minneapolis home.  Arica supervises our intake team.

Therapeutic Modalities: Emotion-Focused Couple Therapy (EFT), relational/systemic, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), narrative. 
Specialties: Couples, families, parenting support, adult ADHD.
Certifications/Trainings: Emotion Focused Couple Therapy (Level 1), discernment counseling, sex therapy, Parent-Child Interaction Therapy.  

Ashley Bellsee, MSW, LICSW (she/they) 

Office-Based Therapist  
Minnetonka Office

Ashley offers office-based therapy for children ages 6+, adolescents, adults, and those on Medicare. Ashley identifies as white and pansexual. Ashley’s goal is to provide therapy that is person centered, culturally responsive, trauma informed, and compassionate so that clients can feel welcomed to bring all parts of their genuine self to the therapy space. Ashley works to recognize what can impact someone’s mental health and wellbeing, such as personal and family histories, trauma and other stressful experiences, identities, developmental and physical health concerns, relationships, and the systems in which we live. Outside of therapy, you can find Ashley playing board games and Dungeons and Dragons, laughing a lot, and spending time with loved ones.   

Therapeutic Modalities: EMDR, parts work, harm reduction, play therapy, self-compassion, insight-oriented, behavioral.  

Specialties & Areas of Interest: Trauma, LGBTQIA+, BIPOC, grief/loss, identity exploration. 

Certifications/Trainings: Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR).  

Camryn Heckel, MSW, LGSW (she/her)

Office-Based Therapist
Minnetonka Office

Camryn provides outpatient psychotherapy for adolescents and young adults. She identifies as a white, queer, cisgender woman. In her work, Camryn’s goal is to welcome clients to bring all parts of their authentic selves to sessions through utilizing client-centered, strengths-based and trauma-informed approaches. Camryn works collaboratively with clients to process, promote healing, and create positive change within their lives. She is committed to creating a safe, nonjudgmental space for all and strives to provide culturally responsive services to her clients. Outside of Relate, Camryn is typically tending to her houseplants, working on crafts, or spending time with her family, friends, or cats.

Therapeutic Modalities: cognitive-behavioral therapy, emotion-focused therapy, strengths-based therapy, mindfulness, relational, harm reduction, family-systems, acceptance
Specialties: Ages 10+, trauma, identity, grief/loss, relationship struggles, gender identity/exploration, sexual health, LGBTQ+, attachment wounds, family systems

Candi Davenport, MS, LADC (she/her)

Chemical Health Coordinator | School Services Chemical Health CounselorMound Westonka School District & Edina School District

Candi offers chemical health support to students in area middle and high schools. She also facilitates chemical health assessments for adolescents and adults, and offers chemical health education classes for individuals and families. Candi is passionate about her work and believes that fit is crucial to the therapeutic process. Therefore, she draws on her past experiences working in the Chemical Health field to connect with clients. Outside of work, Candi is a runner and loves to read and spend time outdoors.  Depending on the season, she is often found at the rink or at the softball fields watching and cheering on her daughter.

Specialties: Chemical Health, Trauma Yoga.

Certifications/Trainings: Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor, Certified Trauma Yoga Provider.

Charlie Westholm, MSW, LGSW (he/him)

Office-based Therapist

Minnetonka Office

Charlie offers in-person and virtual outpatient services for adolescents and adults. His goal for clients is to create a safe and supportive environment where clients can feel comfortable and welcome to open up about any and all struggles they may be experiencing. His focus is on clients who struggle with depression, anxiety, OCD, and trauma-related symptoms. To do this, he implements aspects, skills, and resources from cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), cognitive processing therapy (CPT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), spiritual integration, and mindfulness. He approaches therapy through a person-centered lens with the understanding that clients are the experts of their own life. In his free time he enjoys playing games (video, board, and card) and reading.

Therapeutic Modalities:  CBT, DBT, CPT, ERP, and ACT

Certifications/Trainings: CPT

Cindy Nelson, MA (she/her)

Office-Based Therapist

Minnetonka Office

Cindy provides outpatient therapy to individuals ages 12 and up. She believes in creating a safe and non-judgmental space where clients can explore their thoughts, feelings, and experiences to discover their unique path to healing. As someone who has overcome her own struggles, Cindy loves to foster hope and growth from both a personal and professional perspective. Cindy also acknowledges the significance of faith in one’s life. For clients who desire it, she specializes in integrating faith-based principles or beliefs into their treatment. In her free time, Cindy enjoys songwriting, playing tennis, and spending time with her family, friends, and Goldendoodle, Leo.

Therapeutic Modalities: Person-centered, cognitive-behavioral (CBT), strengths-based, mindfulness, narrative

Specialties: Ages 12+, anxiety, depression, trauma, stress management, faith-based integration, parenting

Certifications/Trainings: Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), Immanuel Prayer, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT).

Colleen Dale, MSW, LICSW (she/her)

Community Partnerships Program Manager | Clinical Supervisor | Office-Based Therapist
Minnetonka Office   

Colleen offers office-based individual psychotherapy to adults and adolescents and clinical supervision to staff and practicum students. She identifies as white, straight, and female. She approaches the therapeutic relationship through an attachment-based, trauma-informed, and relational lens. She helps clients to identify and understand their defense mechanisms/wounds and supports them in accessing their own wisdom and core self. Colleen also supports clients by teaching and strengthening coping strategies for tolerating stress and discomfort on a day-to-day basis. She believes in the healing power of laughter and likes to think she has a decent sense of humor. Outside of work, Colleen spends her time being active outdoors–rain, snow, or shine with her family and husky.

Therapeutic Modalities: Internal family systems/parts-work (IFS), inner child/re-parenting, dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), cognitive-behavioral therapy(CBT), accelerated resolution therapy (ART), and mindfulness

Specialties: LGBTQ+ ally, ages 14+, CPTSD, childhood trauma, attachment wounds, relationship concerns, parenting challenges, and self-identity concerns

Certifications/Training: IFS, DBT, and ART

Dana Roemer, MS, LMFT (she/her)

Office-Based Therapist

Eden Prairie Office

Dana provides individual and family psychotherapy for children (ages 7+), adolescents, and adults using an approach that is holistic and growth focused. She joins with clients to engender hope and empowerment in their lives. Through combining compassion, warmth, and humor, Dana helps client access their own inner wisdom and strength to expand their capacity for joy. She offers a non-judgmental therapeutic environment to help foster healing, safety, trust, growth, insight, strength, and resiliency. Outside of work, Dana loves reading, practicing yoga, adventures, and ocean therapy.

Therapeutic Modalities: Mindfulness, trauma-informed, narrative, attachment, sand tray therapy, child-centered directive and non-directive play therapy, IFS/parts-work, cognitive-behavioral.

Specialties: Ages 7+, play therapy, complex PTSD, relationship concerns, parenting support, healing attachment injuries, developmental trauma, life transitions, identity exploration.

Certifications/Trainings: EMDR, Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART).

Dana Teller, MA (she/her)

Office-based Therapist
Minnetonka Office 

Dana offers office-based therapy for children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. Dana also offers early childhood school site therapy for young children and their families. Dana identifies as white, straight, and female. Her approach to therapy is collaborative, relational, genuine, and culturally responsive. She uses an integrative approach, with a developmental and attachment-based lens to help her clients gain insight on how early experiences can impact functioning across the life span.  Outside of work, Dana loves the north woods, to fish, hike, read, listen to music, and spend time with family and friends.  

Therapeutic Modalities: emotion-focused therapy, family systems therapy, play therapy, narrative, mindfulness, spirituality, acceptance, reflection, and self-compassion 

Specialties: Early childhood mental health, trauma informed interventions, grief/ loss, attachment, parenting support/coaching. 

Certifications/Trainings: Prepare/ Enrich, Psychological First Aid. 

David Prindle, MSW, LICSW

Clinical Supervisor | Office-Based Therapist
Minnetonka Office 

David provides individual and couple’s therapy. He strives to provide a compassionate and nonjudgmental approach. David has extensive experience working with anxiety, depression, relationship stress, trauma, family conflict, grief/loss, stage of life transitions, and seniors. He has been a clinician at Relate for 23 years. 

Therapeutic Modalities: Client-centered, relational, solution-focused, mindfulness principles, attachment, cognitive-behavioral therapy 

Trainings/Certifications: Trauma, ART, DBT  

Elizabeth Fosse, MSW, LGSW (she/her)

Office-Based Therapist
Minnetonka Office

Liz offers office-based psychotherapy to adolescents and adults.  The foundation of Liz’s practice is relational, client-driven, and strengths based and Liz strives to create a safe and supportive environment where clients feel heard, understood, and valued.  She tailors her practice based on the needs and experiences of each individual, utilizing complementary and trauma-informed methodologies and approaches grounded in psychodynamic, developmental/attachment, family systems, and cognitive-behavioral frameworks to attain the meaningful and lasting change they seek.  Outside of work Liz loves spending time in nature (anything involving water in particular), playing board games, reading, and spending quality time with friends and family.

Therapeutic Modalities: Relational, client-centered, strengths-based, humanistic, psychodynamic, developmental/attachment, family systems, cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness
Specialties: Mood concerns (anxiety and depression), relationship concerns, attachment wounds, developmental repair, emotion regulation, grief/loss, self-esteem, identity, life transitions, executive functioning challenges/ADHD
Certifications/Trainings: Attachment, neurodiversity, parent psychotherapy, DC: 0-5, play therapy

Ellen Abnet, MS, LICSW (she/her)

Office-Based Therapist
Minnetonka Office 

Ellen is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, with over 30 yrs of experience providing individual and group Psychotherapy to adults and adolescents.   Ellen’s eclectic therapeutic style is client-centered, strength-based, and grounded in her natural warmth, kindness, authenticity, and respect for clients.

Therapeutic Modalities: Trauma-informed, person-centered, somatic, Developmental Neurobiology, parts work, mindfulness, self-compassion, DBT- Dialectic Behavior Therapy, AIR- Adaptive Internal Relational Networks, ART- Accelerated Resolution Therapy.

Specialties: Depression, Anxiety, Complex Trauma, Developmental Trauma

Certifications/Training:  Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART)- Certified Master ART practitioner,  Adaptive Internal Relational Networks (AIR)/ for complex and developmental trauma,  Dialectic Behavioral Therapy (DBT)- Intensive Training, Eye movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)  Level 1 and 2.

This clinician currently has limited availability.

Emily Elkins, MSW, LICSW (she/her)

Office-Based Therapist 
Minnetonka Office

Emily provides outpatient psychotherapy for children, adolescents, and adults. A Colorado native and Minnesota transplant, she identifies as white, straight, and female. Emily 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. In her clinical practice, Emily is grounded in a relational perspective, collaborating with clients in setting their own goals for personal growth. She utilizes an insight-based approach to help clients identify and act in alignment with their core values. Emily is client-centered, fostering a caring therapeutic space of warmth and laughter. Outside of work, Emily loves to read, hike, practice yoga, listen to true crime podcasts, and explore the Twin Cities.  

Therapeutic Modalities: Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), insight-oriented, solution-focused, harm reduction, and mindfulness principles
Certifications/Trainings: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART)
Specialties: Ages 8+, Young Adults, gender/identity exploration, mood and anxiety concerns, life transitions, stress management, chemical health, body image, trauma

Erin Price, MSW, LICSW

Office-Based Therapist
Minnetonka Office

Erin provides individual, couples, 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 and ART trained, Erin enjoys working and collaborating with clients in their process of growth. 

Trainings/Certifications: EMDR, Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART)

This clinician currently has limited availability.

Erwin Swaray, MA (he/him)

Office-Based Practicum Therapist

Minnetonka Office

Erwin provides office-based outpatient therapy to children, adolescents, and adults. He is working towards his doctoral degree in Counseling Psychology and is currently supervised by a licensed psychologist at Relate. Recognizing that each individual may face unique challenges, Erwin attempts to meet clients where they are by utilizing an integrative approach built upon a foundation of person-centered therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, systems therapy, and culturally responsive care. Outside of work, Erwin enjoys coaching and playing soccer, watching movies, and playing board games.

Therapeutic Modalities: Cognitive-Behavioral, Person-Centered, Family Systems, Mindfulness

Eva Fink, LPCC (she/her)

Clinical Director of Office Services

Eva is the clinical director overseeing services at Relate in Minnetonka and Eden Prairie.  She identifies as white, straight, and female.  Eva is dedicated to creating an environment in which staff thrive and clients receive high-quality treatment. Eva has over 10 years of experience working with individuals and families in residential, hospital, and outpatient/community-based settings. Outside of work Eva enjoys spending time with her 3 daughters at parks and libraries.

Specialties: Dual diagnosis, family systems, trauma informed, parenting, attachment, relationship concerns, CBT, DBT, LGBTQ+ ally, adolescents, Autism Spectrum Disorder

Fadumo Hassan (she/her)

Office-Based Practicum Therapist

Minnetonka Office

Fadumo provides office-based therapy to children, adolescents, and adults. Fadumo identifies as an East African/Black female and uses a culturally sensitive and empathetic approach in her work with clients. Fadumo believes that therapy is a collaborative journey and strives to create a safe space where clients can explore their thoughts, feelings, and experiences while empowering individuals to gain a deeper understanding of themselves on this journey to healing. Outside of Relate, Fadumo enjoys spending time with family and friends, cooking, and being outdoors.

Therapeutic Modalities: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy

Grace Nelson, MSW, LGSW (she/her)

Office-Based Therapist
Minnetonka Office  

Grace provides office-based therapy for children, adolescents, and adults. She identifies as a white, cisgender female. She approaches therapy from a relational, holistic, and systemic perspective – understanding that various experiences have shaped where you are today. She uses a blend of therapeutic techniques to creatively meet the individual needs of each person. Grace’s goal is to meet individuals where they are at with warmth and nonjudgment. She seeks to build honest, meaningful relationships that foster a safe and collaborative space for exploration and healing. Grace considers it an honor to make meaning of this thing called life with you. Outside of Relate, you’ll find her embracing the outdoors, running, adventuring with dear ones, or creating (something)!

Therapeutic Modalities: person-centered, interpersonal process, psychodynamic, insight-oriented, strengths-based, attachment lens, EMDR, CBT, DBT (skills), mindfulness, and acceptance

Specialties: trauma, individuals, grief/loss, mood concerns (depression and anxiety), identity exploration, perinatal mental health, LGBTQIA+ ally, relational concerns

Certifications/Trainings: EMDR, End of Life Doula

Hannah Weikle, MSW, LGSW (she/her)

Office-Based Therapist

Eden Prairie Office

Hannah provides office-based therapy for children and approaches therapy through play, strength-based, and relational perspectives. Hannah prioritizes creating a space that feels safe by being trauma-informed and culturally aware. She enjoys working collaboratively and creatively with both children and parents to meet their goals. Outside of work, she enjoys being outside with her dog, crafting, gardening, and caring for her houseplants.

Therapeutic Modalities: Play therapy, CBT, attachment and strengths-based

Specialties: Children aged 0-10, trauma/PTSD, Autism Spectrum Disorder

Harjas Gill, MA (she/her)

Office-Based Therapist  
Minnetonka Office 

Harjas provides individual psychotherapy to children, adolescents, and young adults. She identifies as an Asian, cisgender female. Harjas uses a strength-based, person-centered, nonjudgmental approach, and strives to work with clients to find the best style to make positive change and growth. Outside of work, Harjas likes to read, spend time with family and friends, play with her dog, and cheer on some Minnesota sports teams.  

Certifications: DC 0-5 assessment, Circle of Security Parenting
Therapeutic Modalities: Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Attachment-Focused Therapy, Play Therapy, Acceptance, Narrative, Behavioral-Change Models, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Skills.
Specialties: BIPOC, Children aged 0-5

 

Ian Dulka, MA (he/him)

Office-Based Therapist
Eden Prairie Office

Ian offers office-based outpatient therapy for adolescents and adults. He is here to helping you along your mental health journey towards a healthy and fulfilling life. He is committed to creating a safe and nonjudgmental space where all are welcome and can grow and flourish in life. Ian is currently completing his graduate coursework in Clinical Counseling at the University of St. Thomas. Outside of Relate, you can find Ian enjoying time with his cats or playing Dungeons & Dragons or Pokémon games.

Therapeutic Modalities: cognitive-behavioral therapy, dialectic-behavioral therapy, attachment focused therapy, mindfulness.
Specialties: Ages 10+, relationship concerns, stress management.

Isabel Kleinschmidt-Garcia (she/her)

Office-Based Practicum Therapist
Minnetonka

Isabel offers office-based therapy to children, adolescents, and adults. She is completing her Master’s in Marriage and Family therapy and is currently being supervised by a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist at Relate. Isabel Identifies as a Latinx, straight, and female. Isabel believes in a collaborative approach that utilizes a variety of therapeutic approaches to meet each client where they are. She uses kindness and compassion to create a welcoming, accepting, non-judgmental space. Isabel has previously worked with children and families in a day treatment facility. Outside of Relate, Isabel enjoys spending time outside with her family, teaching ice skating, and exploring all that Minnesota has to offer.

Therapeutic Modalities:  Strength-based, Mindfulness, Family therapy, Person-centered, and Play-based therapy
Specialties: Children, Adolescents, Family, BIPOC

Jaelyn Richter, MSW, LGSW (she/her)

Office-Based Therapist
Eden Prairie

Jaelyn provides individual psychotherapy to children, adolescents, and adults by providing a safe, non-judgmental environment for clients to process, explore, and be held with unconditional positive regard. Jaelyn is passionate about working with young children and their caregiver(s) to support healthy development, strengthen attachment relationships, and encourage harmony and satisfaction in the parent/child relationship. Jaelyn also provides a space for adolescents and adults to nourish their inner child needs and create opportunities for growth. In each therapeutic relationship, Jaelyn prioritizes clients’ needs to be seen, heard, and understood as their most authentic selves.

Therapeutic Modalities: Child Parent Psychotherapy (CPP), psychodynamic, play therapy, art therapy, attachment-informed, mindfulness, trauma-informed, CBT, and behaviorist
Specialties: Children aged 0-5, anxiety disorders across the lifespan, emotional dysregulation, ADHD, OCD, and LGBTQIA+ Affirming
Certifications/Trainings: Exposure and Response Prevention, Circle of Security Parenting, and DC: 0-5

Jenny Williams, MA, LPCC (she/her)

Office-Based Therapist

Minnetonka Office 

Jenny offers office-based, individual therapy for children and adolescents as well as parenting work for their caregivers. Jenny utilizes play therapy, mindfulness, and cognitive-behavioral techniques to help children and adolescents access their potential to problem-solve, build relationships, and focus on their strengths. Through these modalities, Jenny’s approach to therapy is relational, client-centered, and strengths-based. Jenny believes that children and adolescents grow and develop their identities through relationships. In session, she works to model mutual empathy and appropriate relationships for them to apply to their own lives. Outside of work, Jenny enjoys doing puzzles, being outside, spending time with family, and playing with her cats.

Therapeutic Modalities: Play Therapy, Sand Tray Therapy, cognitive-behavioral, relational therapy, client-centered, mindfulness

Specialties:  Children aged 0-5, children & adolescents aged 5-17, ADHD, grief & loss

Certifications/Trainings: Child-Centered Play Therapy (CCPT), DC 0-5

Jessica Hofius, MA (she/her)

Office-Based Therapist

Minnetonka Office

Jessica offers therapy to individuals. She is working toward a master’s degree in counseling and pursuing a licensed professional clinical counselor (LPCC) credential. Her approach is non-judgmental, casual, and strength- and relationship-based to create a safe space to process and find new insights. Jessica believes the counseling process works through finding the client’s unique set of strengths to cope with loss, challenges, or transitions in life. In her free time, she likes to read, garden, and spend time nurturing her close relationships.

Joe Haselman, MSW, LGSW (he/him)

Office-Based Therapist

Minnetonka Office

Joe offers office-based therapy for adolescents and adults. Joe operates from a relational, strength-based approach to therapy and strongly believes in working collaboratively with clients in the process of healing. In utilizing the collaborative process, Joe strives to guide you to increase your self-awareness, gain new perspectives, and increase your personal strengths. Joe believes that a trusting therapeutic relationship is the foundation to fostering change and growth. Within the therapeutic relationship, Joe strives to cultivate mutual trust, respect, and engagement in “the work” of treatment. Outside of work, Joe loves to play/watch sports, camp, and play with his dog.

Therapeutic Modalities: cognitive behavior therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, person-centered, acceptance, harm reduction, and mindfulness principles.

Josh Cook, MSW, LICSW (he/him)

Clinical Supervisor | Office-Based Therapist
Minnetonka

Josh provides office-based individual, couple, family, and group psychotherapy for adolescents (ages 14+) and adults. Josh’s therapeutic strengths lie in his ability to provide a safe environment to explore and work through vulnerable experiences and remove obstacles to wellness.

Josh has experience in direct clinical service, clinical supervision, case management, and residential treatment. Josh is dedicated to collaborative processes, anti-oppressive practice, and learning throughout the lifespan. Josh also provides supervision for staff therapists, practicum therapists, and therapists seeking independent licensure.

Therapeutic Modalities: psychodynamic, humanistic, relational perspective, mindfulness, acceptance and commitment therapy, accelerated resolution therapy (ART).

Specialties: Relationship concerns, grief/loss, couples, parenting, LGBTQIA+, trauma, self-esteem.

Certifications/Trainings: Program Certificate – Advanced Psychotherapy Program, Minnesota Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis, Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART).

This clinician currently has limited availability.

Kate Picard, MA (she/her)

Post-Doctoral Fellow

Minnetonka Office

Kate offers individual therapy for clients of all ages. She utilizes a primarily cognitive-behavioral and person-centered approach to support clients in identifying their needs, and adaptive ways they can move forward. Kate has worked in a variety of settings with individuals with substance use disorder, major life transitions, and many other presenting concerns. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her family, reading, and baking anything chocolate!

Therapeutic Modalities: CBT, Person-Centered, and Strengths-based

Specialties: Depression, anxiety, social anxiety, and problematic substance use

 

Kate Sabbann, MA, LAMFT (she/her)

Office-Based Therapist
Minnetonka Office

Kate provides outpatient psychotherapy for individuals, couples, and families using a person-centered and emotionally focused approach. From a place of curiosity and respect, she works to discover the negative thoughts, core beliefs and past wounds that are keeping clients from moving forward. She strives to create a space where you can feel seen, heard, and safe all while being your most true and authentic self.  

Therapeutic Modalities: Person-centered therapy, emotion-focused therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy.
Specialties: Couples, relationship concerns. 

Kat Hoffman, LGSW (she/her)

Office-Based Therapist
Minnetonka Office 

Kat offers office-based therapy for adolescents, adults, and couples. She identifies as white and bisexual. Kat utilizes trauma-informed care, attachment-based interventions, narrative therapy interventions, strengths-based interventions, mindfulness-based interventions, culturally responsive care, and CBT/DBT-based interventions. Kat understands the difficulties in feeling dysregulated and stuck in various ways, whether it’s a stage of life, identity concerns, relationally, or other life changes. Kat takes a direct approach to practicing interpersonal communication skills to strengthen your relationships, practicing mindfulness for the mind-body connection, and practicing self-compassion in session. In Kat’s spare time, she enjoys training for long-distance road races, dancing, listening to music, and hanging out with her cats.
Therapeutic Modalities: Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness, Somatic Experiencing, Internal Family Systems, and Parts.
Specialties: Ages 12+, Emotional Dysregulation, Interpersonal Effectiveness

Katie Redding, MA (she/her)  

Office-Based Therapist
Minnetonka Office

Katie is a member of our office-based therapy team at our Minnetonka office. She has previous experience working with children in a day treatment facility. In her practice, she uses art making and mindfulness to help center and empower her clients. With an academic background in cultural anthropology, she values a client’s identity both in the session and out in the community. In her spare time, she enjoys photography, painting, watching movies, and spending time with her cat, family, and friends. 

Specialties: Art Therapy, mindfulness, self-regulation, early childhood, parent education, families
Trainings: Play Therapy, disordered eating, autism spectrum disorder

Kristi Ische (Kuehn) MS, LPCC, LADC (she/her)

Office-Based Therapist
Minnetonka Office 

Kristi provides individual therapy for adolescent and young adult females (ages 12-35). Before coming to Relate, Kristi worked with children, adolescents, and adults in crisis and residential settings. During therapy, she enjoys exploring patterns and making connections between current responses and previous experiences while simultaneously challenging cognitive distortions, identifying emotions, and reducing maladaptive coping strategies. Kristi understands the importance of trust and safety in a relationship and takes a person-centered, strengths-based, and authentic approach to building rapport. Outside of therapy, she enjoys training her Shiloh Shepherd puppy Kai, any activity that involves being in or on water, trying new restaurants, and reading.

Therapeutic Modalities: CBT, Psychodynamic, Mindfulness, and Trauma-Informed.

Specialties:  Adolescent and young adult females; depression, anxiety, PTSD, perfectionism, self-harm/suicidal ideation, substance use.

Kyla Flaten, MSW, LICSW, MPH (she/her)

Early Childhood Program Manager | Clinical Supervisor | Office-based Therapist 
Eden Prairie Office

Kyla provides therapy to children, adolescents, families and adults at our Eden Prairie office. She uses a collaborative, warm approach to form an authentic, empathic relationship.  Kyla approaches therapy from a play-based and attachment-focused lens, incorporating cognitive-behavioral techniques, mindfulness, movement, and humor. Kyla identifies as a white woman and strives to provide a non-judgmental, accepting space for all clients and their families. She believes authenticity and connection are essential to her work with kids and families. Outside work, Kyla enjoys swimming, reading, and being outdoors.

Therapeutic Modalities: Play therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, strengths-based, and relational.

Specialties: Children ages 0-10, parent-child relationships, parenting support, anxiety, life transitions, BIPOC, LGBTQIA+

Certifications/Trainings: Circle of Security Parenting, Bounce Back, DC 0-5. 

Lauren Almquist, MSW, LGSW

Office-based Therapist
Eden Prairie Office

Lauren provides psychotherapy for children, adolescents, and their families. Lauren utilizes a strengths-based, relational approach while also incorporating cognitive-behavioral, mindful-based, and play therapy techniques. She has clinical interests that include the parent-child relationship and issues related to attachment. Lauren is dedicated to creating a safe and supportive environment for each of her clients. Outside work, Lauren enjoys traveling, hiking, biking, and spending time with friends and family.

Specialties: Children & adolescents (5-13), anxiety, grief & loss, adoption/foster care, parent-child relationship

Training/Certifications: Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART), DC 0-5, Play Therapy

 

Leton Sam-Viko, MA (she/her)

Office-Based Practicum Therapist

Minnetonka Office

Leton provides office-based outpatient therapy services for children and adolescents while pursuing her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology. She operates under the supervision of a licensed psychologist at Relate. In her therapeutic approach, Leton adopts a person-centered and strengths-based perspective, tailoring her interventions to the unique needs of each client. She focuses on addressing immediate challenges, such as anxiety, depression, stress, family adjustments, life transitions, and self-esteem issues. Leton aims to provide a welcoming, compassionate, non-judgmental, and collaborative space for exploration and healing through prioritizing the strength of the therapeutic relationship. Leton also aims to deliver psychological services tailored to the BIPOC community. Additionally, she emphasizes the development of lifelong coping mechanisms and healthy strategies. Beyond her professional pursuits, Leton enjoys outdoor activities like hiking, traveling, spending quality time with family and friends, and engaging in mindfulness exercises.

Therapeutic Modalities:  Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Person-Centered therapy, relational therapy, and family systems therapy.

Lisa Conway, MSW, LICSW

Clinical Supervisor | Office-Based TherapistMinnetonka Office

Lisa provides office-based psychotherapy for adults, couples, and families. She utilizes  insight-oriented, trauma-informed, and mindfulness approaches grounded in psychodynamic, relational, and attachment perspectives.

Treatment Modalities: Psychodynamic, emotion-focused, attachment and cognitive-behavioral therapy.

Specialties: Relationship concerns, parenting, trauma, ADHD.

Certifications: EMDR.

This clinician currently has limited availability.

Lynda Barger, MD

Madelyn Larsin, MSW, LICSW (she/her)

Office-Based Therapist  
Eden Prairie Office 

Madelyn provides office-based therapy for individuals of all ages. She identifies as a white, queer, cisgender woman. Madelyn is committed to meeting clients where they are at and providing therapeutic support that meets their needs. She believes that therapeutic change occurs in the context of nonjudgmental, collaborative relationships. Madelyn’s practice is grounded in relational, strengths-based, developmental, and trauma-informed approaches. When she is not working, Madelyn enjoys reading, taking walks, listening to music and podcasts, doing jigsaw puzzles, dancing, playing pickleball, riding her bike, and playing board games with friends.      

Therapeutic Modalities: cognitive-behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, emotion-focused therapy, psychodynamic therapy, attachment therapy, narrative therapy, play therapy, mindfulness, and child-parent psychotherapy.

Specialties: early childhood, grief/loss, perinatal mental health, body positivity/fat liberation, sexual health, gender identity and sexuality, life transitions    

Certifications/Trainings: Registered Circle of Security Parenting Facilitator

Marlen Martinez-Santiago, MSW, LGSW (she/her)

Office-Based Therapist

Minnetonka Office

Marlen is an outpatient therapist at the Minnetonka location, specializing in working with adolescents and adults. She identifies as Latinx, bisexual, and neurodivergent, which allows her to approach therapy with a deep understanding of the intersections of identity and lived experience. Marlen’s commitment to her clients is unwavering, as she is passionate about helping you embrace your authentic self, face life’s challenges with resilience, and work towards your personal goals. With her warm and empathetic approach, Marlen invites you to embark on a transformative therapeutic journey that respects and honors your unique identity and aspirations. In her downtime, you can often find her immersed in a good book, conquering complex jigsaw puzzles, watching Studio Ghibli movies, or engaging in video games as a form of relaxation.

Therapeutic Modalities: Person-centered, Strength-Based, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical-Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Specialties:Adolescent (Ages 12+), Young adults, BIPOC, LGBTQ+, Adult ADHD, Anxiety, Body image, Self-esteem

Michele Bratt, MA (she/her)

Office-Based Practicum Therapist

Minnetonka Office

Michele provides office-based therapeutic services for children, adolescents, couples, families and adults. She is in the process of completing her master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at Saint Mary’s University and has experience working with folks struggling with addiction. Focusing on empowerment, Michele holds space for her clients to help them be who they want to be. She understands that life has both challenges and ease and will work with clients to help them get the most out of both.

Therapeutic Modalities: IFS, EFT, Solution Focused, Systems-based modalities, Mindfulness-based, CBT, DBT, and Brainspotting (a treatment for trauma/PTSD)

Specialties: adolescents/young adults, couples, families, school-aged children, BIPOC, LGBTQ+ ally, identity concerns, ENM, Polyamory, sexual concerns

Certifications/Trainings: Brainspotting Practitioner, Prepare and Enrich

Molly Drazan, MSW, LGSW (she/her)

Office-Based Therapist

Minnetonka Office

Molly provides individual therapy for adults and adolescents. Molly has practiced in the social work field for 8 years across a variety of settings including crisis response, mental health case management, and individual/group Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). Molly’s approach with clients is relational and solution-focused. Molly provides a consistent, grounding space to help clients process difficult life experiences, build self-insight, and learn skills-based tools to get unstuck and create change in their life.
Therapeutic Modalities: Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive-Behavioral, Solution-Focused, Narrative, and Systems Theory
Specialties:  Ages 14+, LGBTQIA+, anxiety, ADHD, emotion dysregulation, borderline personality disorder

Noemí López, MA, LPCC (she/her) 

Inclusion Manager | Clinical Supervisor | Office-Based Therapist
Eden Prairie Office 

Noemí provides psychotherapy to adolescents, adults, couples, and families using a holistic, strengths-based approach. As a bisexual, Latinx woman, Noemí’s lived experiences have informed her extensive work with BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ clients and underscored the necessity for culturally-competent counseling. She uses her background in dance and theatre to bring mindfulness and mind-body methodologies in sessions. This may look like using art, movement, writing, and creative expression as therapeutic tools when appropriate. In her role as Inclusion Manager, Noemí oversees Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion efforts at all levels of Relate. Outside of work, you can find Noemí on the yoga mat, golf course, or spending time with family.  

Therapeutic modalities: Cognitive-behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, interpersonal, mindfulness.  

Specialties: Ages 15+, BIPOC, LGBTQIA+.
 

Rachel Boehmke, MS, LPCC, LADC (she/her)

Office-Based Therapist
Eden Prairie Office  

Rachel provides individual therapy for adolescents in our outpatient program. She identifies as white, straight, and female. Her approach to therapy is relational and strengths-based, with emphasis on meeting each client where they are at in life. Rachel uses humor and authenticity to connect with clients and enjoys helping clients grow and create the change they want to see in their lives. Rachel has experience working with adults (18+) in outpatient and residential facilities for co-occurring substance abuse and mental health disorders, as well as with those involved in the criminal justice system. Outside of work, Rachel enjoys walks with her dog, vacations up north, reading, puzzles, and Marvel movies.

Therapeutic Modalities:  Cognitive-behavioral therapy techniques, family systems, psychodynamic theory, solution-focused, harm reduction, trauma-informed perspectives

Specialties: Adolescents (15+), young adult females, depression, anxiety, trauma, substance use

Rachel Reifenberger, LICSW, LGSW

Practicum Program Manager | Office-Based Therapist
Minnetonka Office 

Rachel offers office-based psychotherapy for children, adolescents and adults and is a member of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council within Relate. She identifies as a white, cisgender, heterosexual female. She utilizes a relational, culturally responsive, trauma-informed, person-centered approach to therapy. Rachel uses humor, authenticity, and compassion to offer a welcoming and nonjudgmental space. She believes in the value of human connection and is passionate about watching the people she works with grow and thrive. Outside of work, Rachel enjoys teaching dance, playing with her dog, and trying new restaurants.  

Therapeutic Modalities: Cognitive-behavioral therapy, psychodynamic/insight oriented, acceptance and commitment therapy, relational, social-justice oriented 

Specialties: LGBTQIA+ ally, BIPOC, life transitions, late adolescence/early adulthood 

Certifications/Trainings: Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART), Managing and Adapting Practice

Rachel Schwake, MSW, LICSW (she/her)

Office-Based Therapist
Eden Prairie Office  

Rachel offers office-based therapy to children and adolescents. Rachel identifies as white, straight, and female. She approaches therapy from a relational perspective, acknowledging the importance of connection in every relationship. Rachel values creating a therapeutic space that promotes safety and collaborative work with clients and families. Rachel also provides student and teacher support to the Hopkins Preschool Programs. Outside of work, Rachel enjoys being outside, going to her cabin, and spending quality time with friends and family.

Therapeutic Modalities: Attachment, Play Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, and Mindfulness/Regulation skills.

Specialties: Ages 0-5, parent-child support/connection, Conscious Discipline. 

Certifications/Trainings: DC:0-5 assessments. 

Rachel Vickery, MA (she/her)

Office-Based Therapist
Eden Prairie Office

Rachel provides outpatient therapy to adults and adolescents. She identifies as a White, cisgender, straight female. Rachel believes the most important aspect of therapy is the therapeutic relationship which also includes making therapy a safe and non-judgmental space for individuals. She also understands the importance of a culturally responsive approach. She has ten years of experience working with individuals and families in residential and community-based settings. Rachel uses person-centered, cognitive behavioral, strength-based, and integrative approaches. In her spare time, Rachel enjoys caring for her plants, gardening, reading, and watching movies.

Therapeutic Modalities: Person-Centered, CBT, Mindfulness, and Integrative

Rita Gorder, MA (she/her)

Office-Based Practicum Therapist

Minnetonka Office

Rita is a Clinical Practicum Student Therapist who provides office-based therapy primarily for adolescents and adults at Relate in Minnetonka. She is completing a Post Master’s Degree Certification in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and will pursue an LPCC/Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor credential. In her previous career, Rita worked 20+ years full-time in the corporate business world while also working in retail sales part-time. This allows her to bring a unique perspective regarding various workplace issues. She identifies as an African American/Black, heterosexual, Christian female. She is governed by Biblical principles and willing to integrate them into counseling sessions IF a client desires to. She is open to seeing clients of any or no religious faith affiliation. Rita seeks to build therapeutic relationships based on mutual respect, trust, and authenticity to support a person’s healing, overall well-being, and ability to reach their goals and live a satisfying life.

Therapeutic Modalities: Adlerian Individual Psychology, Strengths-Based, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Reality Therapy

Specialties: Black and Indigenous People of Color, women 40+, women 18-39, adolescent girls 13-17, depression, changing careers, workplace trauma, religious trauma.

Certification/Training: Career Counseling, Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion in the Workplace

Robin Riggs, MSW, LICSW (she/her)

Clinical Supervisor | Office-Based Therapist
Minnetonka Office 

Robin provides office-based psychotherapy for children, adolescents, and adults. She also provides clinical supervision for staff therapists and practicum students. Robin believes in the importance of building on an individual’s own strengths and innate abilities. She is relational by nature and uses her warmth and humor to create a safe space for her clients. Robin is passionate about helping others understand the impact that life experiences can have on the mind and body, and she utilizes a blend of therapeutic approaches to facilitate healing and growth. In her free time, Robin enjoys traveling, being outdoors, volunteering, and documenting her family’s adventures and everyday moments in photo books.

Therapeutic Modalities: Insight-Oriented, Cognitive-Behavioral (CBT), Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Strengths-Based.

Specialties: trauma, grief & loss, spiritual abuse, eating disorders, the Enneagram, Faith-based, and ages 10+ with a special fondness for working with older adults.

Certifications/Trainings: Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) 

This clinician currently has limited availability.

Ronald Groat, MD

Ryan Hovis, PsyD, LP (he/him)

Clinical Supervisor Office-Based Therapist

Dr. Ryan Hovis is a licensed psychologist who has an extensive experience working with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. He has experience in multiple settings, including community mental health, inpatient, partial hospitalization, therapeutic day school, college counseling center, and inpatient. Dr. Hovis specializes in trauma, abuse, neglect, family relationships difficulties, anxiety, depression, behavioral regulation, developmental disorders, cultural responsiveness, and spirituality. Dr. Hovis believes in the importance of being seen and heard. He works to establish a strong rapport, and in this space begins to explore each client’s path to hope. With collaboration and improvisation in the therapeutic space, change begins to emerge, and people begin to discover new possibilities. Dr. Hovis further believes in empowerment of individuals and families, and that therapeutic success translates into people moving toward the best versions of themselves with the ability to maintain success over time. In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Hovis has been a guest lecturer at Wheaton College and Bethel University.

Therapeutic Modalities: family systems, mindfulness, narrative, emotion-focused, humanistic, culturally responsive.

Specialties: Children, adolescents, trauma, relational, LGBTQ+ ally.

Certifications/Trainings: Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART), Child-Parent Psychotherapy (training), Attachment, Regulation and Competency (ARC) (training), DC 0-5.

Samantha Kinney

Office-Based Practicum Therapist

Minnetonka Office

Samantha provides therapy services to children, adolescents, and adults. She applies various therapeutic techniques such as cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness, solution-focus, play therapy and psychodynamic interventions. Samantha prioritizes making a safe, trauma-informed, and culturally aware environment. She enjoys the collaboration between her and the individual that helps lead to personal growth, healing, and achievement of goals. Outside of Relate, Samantha likes to attend basketball games or comedy shows, try new foods, and play games with family and friends.

Therapeutic Modalities: CBT, psychodynamic, play therapy, trauma and crisis, solution focus, mindfulness.

Specialties: Children to adults

 

Sandy Mangle, MA, LMFT (she/her)

Office-Based Therapist
Minnetonka Office 

Sandy offers office-based therapy for adults, couples and families, and uses a strength based and relational approach when working with clients. Sandy values the therapeutic relationship and believes that each person has strengths that can be tapped into while working through difficult life challenges and transitions. Sandy offers guidance and support, and utilizes cognitive-behavioral strategies in therapy, to support clients in reaching their goals. 

Therapeutic Modalities: Cognitive-behavioral, Family Systems, Narrative 

Specialties: Families, couples, grief/loss, parenting, mid-life transitions 

Certifications/Trainings: EMDR

Sarah De Miglio, MA (she/her)

Office-based Therapist

Minnetonka Office

Sarah offers office-based therapy in Minnetonka and virtually for children ages 6+, adolescents, adults, and families. She identifies as a white, heterosexual, cisgender woman. Sarah has worked with co-occurring disorders in outpatient and family residential treatment settings and in day treatment. Sarah has experience facilitating grief and loss, perinatal/postnatal, and attachment-based mental health groups. Sarah’s approach with clients is relational, collaborative and strengths-based. Outside of work Sarah enjoys spending time outdoors, drawing, exercising, and watching British media.

Therapeutic Modalities: Narrative, CBT, DBT, Play therapy, Family systems therapy, Mindfulness-Based, Solution-Focused

Specialties:Adults, Children 6+, Families, Grief/Loss, Intergenerational Trauma-lens, Dyadic therapy, Trauma-attachment, Perinatal/Postnatal

Certifications/Trainings: Circle of Security

Sarah Granger, MSW, LICSW (she/her) 

Clinical Supervisor | Office-Based Therapist
Minnetonka Office

Sarah offers psychotherapy to adolescents, adults, and families. Sarah identifies as a white, cisgender female. Her approach to therapy is to meet clients where they are, learn their story, and become a partner on their journey of self-exploration, self-compassion and healing. Sarah works from a strength-based, relational, and holistic perspective. Outside of work, Sarah likes to cook, time with family and friends, and be out in nature.

Therapeutic Modalities: Person-centered, psychodynamic, narrative, self-compassion, cognitive-behavioral (CBT), relational, insight-oriented
Specialties: Ages 12+, LGBTQIA+ ally, parenting support, attachment/childhood wounds, self-esteem/worth, relationship issues, identity exploration

Sean Nelson, MA, LPC

Office-Based Therapist
Eden Prairie Office 

Sean provides individual, couples, and family therapy for adults, adolescents, and children. He uses a client-centered approach, which typically emphasizes client values and finding/meeting clients’ own goals. Sean delves into multiple theoretical orientations, but often uses strengths-based, Cognitive-behavioral, and Existential approaches. Sean is passionate about helping people overcome problems that they can change, and help people recognize and cope with things they cannot. 

Specialties: Borderline Personality Disorder, PTSD, Anxiety, Depression, and OCD

Thu Tram Doan, MA (she/they)

Office-Based Therapist

Minnetonka Office

Thu Tram is an office-based therapist for children, adolescents, and adults. She received a Masters of Marriage and Family Therapy from Saint Mary’s University and is currently working towards licensure. She works to provide therapy that is strength-based, collaborative, and culturally responsive. Her goal is to provide a space where individuals can feel safe and seen, and are able to explore and learn skills to help them through difficult times. Outside of her time at Relate, she enjoys creating art, cooking/baking, playing video games, and spending time with her family, friends, and her parakeet Harry.

Therapeutic Modalities: Person-centered therapy, relational, narrative, strength-based, and mindfulness.

Specialties: LGBTQIA+, cultural/gender identity exploration, stress management, grief & loss

School Services Staff

Alex Ballinger, MA, LAMFT (she/her)

School Services Therapist
Eastern Carver County School District

Alex offers school-based therapy to adolescents. She has 5 years experience as a school-based therapist and is working toward full licensure as an LMFT. Alex is passionate about working with adolescents and their families, and loves school-based work because it allows her to be part of the different systems that impact clients. In her free time, Alex spends time with her husband, dog and two cats, along with close friends and family. A favorite hobby is going to live music events.

Therapeutic Modalities: Trauma-informed care, CBT, strengths-based, solution focused, and family systems.

Aliyah Kutscher, MA (she/her)

School Services Therapist

Eastern Carver County Schools

Aliyah provides school-based therapy for adolescents. Whether you are taking small steps or great strides, she celebrates the courage and effort you are making for your healing journey. Aliyah’s focus is to offer an inviting, warm, empathetic space that creates a trusting therapeutic relationship with those she serves. Being an adolescent therapist, she aims to offer creative and fun interventions to assist with the harder problems in life. When she is not at work, Aliyah enjoys being with her family, listening to Harry Styles, and walking with her two rescue pups!

Therapeutic Modalities: Aliyah utilizes different therapy approaches, as there is no “one-size-fits-all” solution. She often implements a combination of CBT, play therapy, DBT, person-centered, PCIT, and strength-based modalities.

Specialties: Children, behavioral dysregulation, self-harm, and anxiety.

Certification/Training: DC:0-5

Allie DeMeulenaere, MS (she/her)

School Services Therapist
Wayzata School District 

Allie offers school-based therapy for adolescents. She understands that our pasts, relationships, environments, and the systems we operate within matter and impact our growth and well-being. To promote growth and well-being, Allie takes a collaborative approach with her clients, families, and school systems. Outside of therapy, you can find Allie practicing yoga, traveling, playing volleyball, or spending time with family and her two kittens.   

Therapeutic Modalities: narrative, family systems therapy, person-centered therapy, mindfulness, cognitive-behavioral. 

Ashley Teigland, MA, LMFT (she/her)

School Services Clinical Director| Clinical Supervisor | Therapist
Eden Prairie 

Ashley provides psychotherapy for children, adolescents, couples and families in the office and school setting. 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 also provides individual and group supervision for Relate therapists. In her role as School Services Clinical Director, Ashley works with partnering school districts to oversee the provision of school services and works collaboratively with schools to meet the mental health needs of their students.  

Certifications/Trainings: Narrative Exposure Therapy (NET), Trauma Focused-Cognitive-behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART).  

Candi Davenport, MS, LADC (she/her)

Chemical Health Coordinator | School Services Chemical Health CounselorMound Westonka School District & Edina School District

Candi offers chemical health support to students in area middle and high schools. She also facilitates chemical health assessments for adolescents and adults, and offers chemical health education classes for individuals and families. Candi is passionate about her work and believes that fit is crucial to the therapeutic process. Therefore, she draws on her past experiences working in the Chemical Health field to connect with clients. Outside of work, Candi is a runner and loves to read and spend time outdoors.  Depending on the season, she is often found at the rink or at the softball fields watching and cheering on her daughter.

Specialties: Chemical Health, Trauma Yoga.

Certifications/Trainings: Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor, Certified Trauma Yoga Provider.

Carli Nelson, MSW, LGSW (she/her)

School Services Therapist
Wayzata School District  

Carli provides individual therapy for children (K-5) in the school services mental health program. She believes in taking a person-centered approach and creating a therapeutic relationship to establish a safe environment that encourages healing and growth. Carli identifies as white, straight, and female. She works collaboratively with children and their families and incorporates a variety of approaches, including mindfulness and strengths-based techniques. Outside of work, Carli loves being outdoors, reading, hiking, and enjoying time with family and her dog, Ovi.

Therapeutic Modalities: Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Person-Centered, Strengths-Based, Mindfulness 

Certifications/Training: DC: 0-5

Caroline Schultz, BSW (she/her)

School Services Practicum Therapist

Mound Westonka School District

Caroline provides school-based therapy to elementary-aged children. She identifies as a straight, white female. Caroline strives to create a safe environment for her clients and utilizes a trauma-informed, client-centered, and strengths-based approach to therapy. She is passionate about creating meaningful and positive change through working with clients and their families. Outside of work, Caroline enjoys spending time outside, golfing, boating, reading, cooking, and spending time with family and close friends.

Therapeutic Modalities: Client-Centered, Strengths-Based, Mindfulness, Play Therapy Techniques

Elizabeth Sersland, MSW, LGSW (she/her)

School Services Therapist

St. Louis Park School District

Elizabeth has a relational, strengths based, person-centered and culturally responsive approach to therapy. She works to create a nonjudgmental and caring space with warmth, authenticity and humor. She enjoys working collaboratively with client’s exploring their strengths, embracing self-compassion and building self-awareness on their individual journey of growth and healing.

Therapeutic Modalities: Person centered therapy, relational, CBT, psychodynamic, harm reduction, mindfulness.

Elsa Ehley, MSW, LGSW, (she/her)

School Services Therapist
Wayzata School District

Elsa is a School Services Therapist in the Wayzata School District. Elsa has a BSW from St. Olaf College and a Master’s in Social Work from the University of St. Thomas. Elsa’s approach to therapy is strengths-based and utilizes mindfulness skills and self-awareness to help clients reach their goals. Outside of time spent at Relate, Elsa enjoys running, yoga, and spending time with her husband and Newfoundland dog, Manny.

Therapeutic Modalities: CBT, DBT, Narrative, Mindfulness-Based

Specialties: K-5 Ages, Anxiety, Family Systems, Life Adjustments, and Transitions

Emily Bennett, MA, LPCC (she/her)

School Services Therapist

Mound Westonka School District

Emily is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor who provides psychotherapy for children and families in the School Services Mental Health Program at Relate. Her approach to therapy is based in relationship-building, humanistic, strengths-based, culturally sensitive, trauma-informed, and attachment approaches. She maintains a present-moment mindset rooted in the fact that all individuals are doing the best they can with the skills they possess. Her goal is to provide a space where individuals feel safe, seen, and understood, so they are able to gain coping skills. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her family, her dog, and being out in nature.

Therapeutic Modalities: Acceptance and commitment therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, attachment, narrative, solution-focused, and behavioral-change models

Specialties: Grief & loss, families, children, BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, Spanish speakers

Certifications/Trainings: ACT, FFT

Emily Whittaker, MSW, LGSW (she/her)

School Services Therapist
Eastern Carver County School District 

Emily is a school services therapist in the Eastern Carver County School District. Emily has an undergraduate degree in Psychology from the College of Saint Benedict and a Master’s of Social Work from Minnesota State University, Mankato. Emily’s approach to therapy is person-centered and strengths-based, working to meet each client where they are at. She aims to build skills to help them with current issues such as anxiety, depression, stress, family changes, life transitions, and self-esteem, while also working to create lifelong coping skills and healthy strategies. Outside of Relate, Emily enjoys hiking, reading, sewing, and spending time with her friends and family.

Therapeutic Modalities: Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Person-Centered, Strengths-Based, Mindfulness
Certifications/Trainings: DC: 0-5

Emma Byrd, MA, MSW, LGSW, MT-BC (she/her)

School Services Therapist
St. Louis Park School District

Emma Byrd is a licensed graduate social worker and a board-certified music therapist who provides therapy services at St. Louis Park Middle School. Emma loves integrating creativity and expressive practices into therapy and provides client-centered, empowerment-based services. Outside of work, Emma loves getting outside with her dogs and her partner, exploring Minneapolis, and reading.

Therapeutic Modalities: Music Therapy, DBT, narrative, and empowerment model

Certifications/Training: Board Certified Music Therapist, Neurologic Music Therapist, and NICU-level 1 Music Therapist

Erica Carlson, MA 

School Services Therapist
Mound Westonka School District 

Erica provides psychotherapy for middle school students and their families in the School Linked Mental Health Program. She believes that the middle school and adolescent years are one of the most pertinent stages of human development because this is when individuals begin to find their sense of self. Therapy with Erica is relation-based, strengths-focused and client centered, utilizing mindfulness, cognitive-behavioral, and systemic approaches. Erica strongly believes that authenticity and empathy are critical to the therapeutic process and works to provide a warm and collaborative environment in which clients feel understood and supported. Outside of Relate you can find Erica spending time with her kids and two dogs.   

Gabrielle Molash, BSW, LSW (she/they)

School Services Practicum Therapist

St. Louis Park School District

Gabrielle provides individual therapy to children in grades K-5 in the school-based mental health program. Gabrielle prioritizes creating a space that is trauma-informed and strengths-based to promote emotional well-being and resilience. Believing in the client’s potential, Gabrielle empowers children to navigate their emotions and develop helpful coping skills while supporting clients in their healing journey. Outside of work, Gabrielle enjoys exploring new foods, spending time with her dog, and playing guitar.

Therapeutic Modalities: Internal Family Systems, Somatic therapy, play therapy, attachment, mindfulness

Greta Harris, MA (she/her)

Communications Manager | School Services Therapist
Orono School District

Greta provides psychotherapy for high school students and their families in the School Services Mental Health program. She approaches therapy with a client-centered and strengths-based approach to address each client’s individual needs. Greta believes that children and adolescents grow and develop identities through their relationships with others. Greta’s work is grounded in mindfulness, cognitive-behavioral, and systemic views utilizing a variety of techniques to meet each client’s needs. 

Therapeutic Modalities: Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, Family Systems Therapy, Mindfulness, and Motivational Interviewing.

Specialties: Adolescents (ages 12-19) and their families.

Certifications/Trainings: Certified Trauma Professional 

Halen Bower, MA, (she/her)

School Services Therapist
St. Louis Park School District

Halen is a School Services Therapist  for elementary children K-5 and their families. She strives to bring presence, empathy, curiosity, and delight into her connections with students, their families, and with school staff. Halen has taught yoga and mindfulness for 10+ years and teaches these skills in individual sessions and classrooms. Outside of work, Halen enjoys spending time with family/friends, cooking, climbing, swing dancing, and adventuring with her dog, Sugar.

Therapeutic Modalities: Child centered play therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and mindfulness techniques
Specialties: Children ages 5-11, parent-child relationships, trauma responsive yoga, mindfulness
Certifications/Trainings: Move Mindfully Trainer, Adapting Yoga for Disability, and Radiant Child Family Yoga

Hannah Jones, LSW (she/her)

School Services Practicum Therapist

Wayzata School District

Hannah is an LSW currently pursuing an LCSW with a Masters in Social Work from Saint Mary’s University with an interest in children and families. Her previous experience includes case management with people with Developmental Disabilities. She is offering school-based therapy for elementary-aged children. Hannah’s approach includes strength-based, person-centered, and solution-focused work to encourage collaboration between clients and families to reach their goals. When she is not working, Hannah enjoys reading, playing games with her family, and trying new recipes.

Therapeutic Modalities: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and play therapy

Hannah Lynch, MA, LPCC (she/her) 

School Services Therapist | District Coordinator
Eastern Carver County School District

Hannah provides individual therapy for children, adolescents, and young 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. Outside of Relate, Hannah loves to read, cook, be outdoors, and spend time with friends and family.  

Therapeutic Modalities: person-centered, cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness, play therapy. 

Heidi Struck, MS, LPCC (she/her)

School Services Therapist
Wayzata School District

Heidi is a School Services Therapist serving students at Wayzata High School. Heidi has worked in a variety of school settings and enjoys how school-based services help deepen a student’s connection with community resources. Heidi practices a blend of therapeutic techniques and works to prioritize a healthy, constructive therapeutic relationship so the client feels as comfortable as possible in sessions. Blending narrative and systems perspectives, Heidi believes that the words we use to describe our experiences matter, and that we are all a product of the world and supports around us. When not at work, Heidi enjoys spending time outside with her dogs, baking, and traveling to new places.  

Therapeutic Modalities: Narrative, relational, cognitive-behavioral therapy, mindfulness, systems perspective. 
Specialties: LGBTQIA+, allyship, identity exploration, adolescents. 
Certifications/Training: Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (TfCBT), National Certified Counselor (NCC).  

Ida Holdahl, MA, LPCC

School Services Therapist
St. Louis Park School District

Ida provides individual, family, and group therapy. She believes in providing the client with a safe, non-judgmental environment to facilitate exploration during sessions. She operates from a systemic approach applying different techniques to meet individual and familial needs including cognitive-behavioral, strength-based, attachment focused, and play therapy. She uses a collaborative, warm approach to fully understand each client’s experience and to form an authentic, empathic relationship.

Jeanne Lelen, MA (she/her)

School Services Therapist
Eastern Carver School District

Jeanne offers psychotherapy to children and their families.  She aims to create a warm, safe, accepting, and culturally responsive environment for clients to process emotions and experiences. Jeanne integrates multiple approaches to therapy while maintaining creativity, flexibility, and awareness to best meet the unique needs of each client and their family.  Outside of the office, Jeanne enjoys family time, pickleball, traveling, jigsaw puzzles, and walking with her dog, Phoebe.

Therapeutic Modalities: attachment, play therapy, psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), existential, and family systems therapy
Specialties: grief/loss

Jennie Beach, MSW, LGSW (she/her)  

School Services Therapist    

Minnetonka School District

Jennie offers school-based therapy to adolescents.  She identifies as white, straight, and female. She utilizes strengths-based and humanistic approaches in therapy, and believes in the effectiveness of mindfulness, empathy, and empowerment. To support the growth and healing of each client, Jennie collaborates with clients in the development and implementation of positive coping skills. She is dedicated to creating a safe and supportive environment that supports the growth and healing of each client. 

Therapeutic Modalities: cognitive-behavioral therapy, narrative, psychodynamic, and mindfulness principles.

Certifications/Trainings: Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART), Internal Family Systems (IFS) Informed.

Jess White, MSW, LICSW (she/her)

School District Manager | District Coordinator | Clinical Supervisor | School Services Therapist
Wayzata and Orono Schools

Jess offers school-based therapy at Schumann Elementary and Orono Intermediate Schools. Jess is also the District Coordinator for Wayzata and Orono Schools and provides clinical supervision to staff therapists and practicum students. Jess’s approach to therapy and supervision is strengths-based and person-centered. She believes learning, emotional growth, and healing can happen through connection and trust. 

Therapeutic Modalities: humanistic, family systems, cognitive-behavioral, Play Therapy, mindfulness. 

Specialties: ages 5+, families, adjustment concerns.  

Certifications/Trainings: Motivational Interviewing, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Play Therapy. 

Jim Warner, MSW, LGSW (he/him)

School Services Therapist

Hopkins School District

Jim offers school-based therapy to adolescents in the middle school setting. He has 2 years of experience working as a therapist in an Outpatient Mental Health Clinic and served as a director for the clinic in addition to serving clients. Jim is working towards full licensure as an LICSW and is passionate about working with adolescents and their families. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his girlfriend, family, and friends. Outside of work he enjoys kayaking, biking, trying new restaurants, going to museums or the theater, and live music.

Therapeutic Modalities: CBT, DBT, Strength’s Based, Person Centered, and Mindfulness.

Specialties: Addiction, depression, anxiety, LGBTQIA+, ADHD, and Autism

Kallie Stroh (she/her)

School Services Practicum Therapist
Minnetonka School District  

Kallie provides school-based therapy for middle school students and their families. She believes a person-centered approach provides the environment needed for youth to feel safe, heard, and cared for, which allows for growth and healing. Kallie believes in collaborating with parents when appropriate to provide the best possible support for her clients. She identifies as white, straight, and female. Outside of work, Kallie enjoys spending time with her kids, pets, family, and friends.

Kathleen Karnick, MA (she/her)

School Services Therapist
Wayzata School District

 In the spring of 2021, Kathleen graduated with a Master’s degree in counseling from Saint Mary’s University in Minneapolis. Kathleen then provided in-home therapy for children and adolescents for about 2.5 years, helping them with a variety of challenges, including anxiety, depression, and trauma history, among others. Her goal is to create a safe and non-judgmental environment for all of my clients and their families. She has a passion for helping people discover and develop their strengths and cope with life’s hardships using cognitive behavioral therapy, acceptance, and commitment therapy, and relationships with clients that give them a space to open up and feel heard.


Therapeutic Modalities:
Person-Centered, Narrative, Adlerian, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

Specialties: anxiety, depression, ADHD, trauma, adolescents

Katy Volkmann, MSW, LICSW

School Services Therapist
Eastern Carver County Public Schools

Katy comes with 15+ years of experience working with kids and their families. Katy began her career in Day Treatment where she learned the value of a strong therapeutic relationship as well as the impact of stress on the brain. Katy utilizes the idea of unconditional positive regard to build on the strengths of her clients and their families. Katy has served Eastern Carver County Schools at the elementary level since 2018. She prides herself on closely collaborating with school staff to help ensure client success in the educational setting. You will see Katy use aspects of CBT, play therapy, mindfulness, and client-centered therapy.

Kayla Pavelka, MA, LPCC (she/her) 

School Services Therapist
Wayzata School District

Kayla provides psychotherapy for high school students and their families in the School Linked Mental Health program. Kayla believes that the therapeutic relationship is the foundation to change, and she continuously tends to this with her students and their families. She approaches therapy with a relational, trauma-informed, culturally responsive, and strengths-based lens. Kayla focuses on the multiple systems each person is a part of and how this impacts who they are in the world. She spends her time away from the office with family and friends, hiking, playing board games, puzzling, baking, and meeting as many dogs as she can! 

Therapeutic Modalities: trauma-focused-cognitive behavioral therapy (TF-CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), attachment, person-centered therapy, family systems therapy, mindfulness, and motivational interviewing
Specialties: adolescents, trauma, attachment-related concerns, grief and loss, substance use
Certifications/Trainings: Certified Trauma Professional 

Kennedy Willemarck, MSW, LGSW

School Services Therapist

Wayzata School District

Kennedy is a Licensed Graduate Social Worker (LGSW) that offers school-based services to children and adolescents. She has one year of experience working with children as a clinical intern and is now working towards full licensure as an LICSW. Kennedy has an immense passion for working with children. She works to build a positive, trusting, and safe environment for her clients by utilizing a variety of therapeutic approaches. Kennedy utilizes a trauma informed and strengths-based approach and has experience with delivering cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and teachings on mindfulness. Kennedy identifies as straight, white, and female. In her free time, she loves going on hikes, playing with her dog Koda, and spending time with her family and friends.

Therapeutic Modalities: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Play Therapy, Strengths-Based, Mindfulness

Kim Dueffert, MA, LPC (she/her)

School Services Therapist

Eastern Carver County Schools and Holy Family High School

Kim offers school-based therapy to children, adolescents, and their families. She believes in using a strengths-based, trauma-informed, and culturally responsive approach to therapy and is committed to creating a calm, collaborative, and safe environment for the process of healing and growth to unfold. She uses a variety of approaches including play, mindfulness, and creative expression to support clients. Outside of work, she enjoys being active outside, traveling, and spending time with her family and friends.

Therapeutic Modalities: Relational, Strengths-Based, Mindfulness, Somatic, Narrative, Cognitive-behavioral, Solution-focused

Kish Snider, MSW, LICSW (she/her)

School Services Therapist 
Wayzata School District  

Kish offers school-based therapy for elementary-aged children. She identifies as white, straight, and female. Kish believes in using a trauma-informed, strengths-based, and client-focused approach to therapy. She understands the importance of healthy relationships and aspires to create a safe environment where children and their families can learn and grow together. Outside of work, Kish enjoys spending time outdoors, cooking, reading, and making memories with her family.

Therapeutic Modalities: Strength-based, Person/Client-Centered, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Social Thinking, Mindfulness, Play techniques

Specialties: Children ages 5-11, social-emotional learning, anxiety, and trauma.

Training/Certification: DC 0-5

Leah Baird, MA, ATR-P (she/her)

School Services Therapist
Orono School District  

Leah is a school-based therapist who services children and adolescents in Orono schools. She has many years of experience working with children in different capacities including schools, volunteer work, and in-home and community-based work. Leah has found a passion for working with children and adolescents in the school system and building strong relationships with clients, schools, and families. She is trained in art therapy and loves working with children and adolescents in imaginative and creative ways. In her free time, Leah enjoys spending time with her cat and finding new ways to enjoy the ever-changing Minnesota weather!

Therapeutic Modalities: Art Therapy, Person-Centered, Adlerian, Trauma-Informed Care, Strengths-Based.

Specialties: Children and adolescents.

Lilly Langton (she/her)

School Services Practicum Therapist

Wayzata School District

Lilly provides school-based therapy for elementary-aged children and their families. Lilly identifies as straight, white, and female. She believes in utilizing a strengths-based, person-centered, and trauma-informed approach to therapy. Outside of work, Lilly enjoys listening to music, watching movies, and spending time with her two cats, family, and friends.

Therapeutic Modalities: Strengths-based, mindfulness, play techniques, person/client-centered, cognitive-behavioral

Lindsey Sachs, MS, LPCC  

School Services Therapist
Hopkins School District   

Lindsey provides therapy for children and adolescents in the school linked mental health program. Lindsey identifies as a cisgender white woman. She believes in a holistic, relational, and collaborative approach to therapy with emphasis on client and family strengths. Lindsey’s approach is grounded in building a safe, nonjudgmental, trauma informed space that allows for curiosity, growth, learning, and achieving shared goals. She uses an eclectic mix of modalities to fit individual needs. She has a special interest in working with anxiety, adjustment disorders, family changes, and trauma. Lindsey enjoys spending time with her family, going on family adventures, long bike rides, and spending time up north.  

Therapeutic Modalities: mindfulness, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), solution focused, Adlerian, and narrative therapy.  

Specialties: Children, adolescents, and young adults.

Lucy Weisenbeck, LICSW (she/her)

School Services Therapist
Eastern Carver County School District

Lucy offers school-based therapy for adolescents in the form of individual, family, and group sessions. Lucy identifies as a pansexual cisgender female. She is passionate about creating a warm, affirming, and judgment-free space where clients can feel safe to be their authentic self. Lucy is an empathetic problem-solver, using a strengths-based, creative, and trauma-informed approach. Outside of Relate, Lucy enjoys being in nature, reading, and playing with her dog.   

Therapeutic Modalities: strength-based, client-centered, mindfulness, narrative, harm-reduction, self-compassion. 

LuLu Zuba, MSW, LGSW (she/her)

School Services Therapist

Saint Louis Park School District

LuLu offers school-based therapy services to children, adolescents, and their families through Relate’s School Linked Mental Health program. LuLu integrates client centered practices, while focusing on how the client’s history, background, culture, identities and other environmental factors can impact their mental health and well-being. LuLu strives to bring curiosity, creativity, warmth, compassion and empathy into sessions and within relationships with clients and their families. She views each client and family as unique individuals and aims to tailor services to fit their needs and best support everyone. Outside of work, LuLu loves to spend time with her friends and family, cook, draw/create art, thrift, and be active outside.

Therapeutic Modalities: Strength-based, person/client-centered, cognitive-behavioral techniques, art/creativity, mindfulness, play therapy, systems perspective

Specialties: Children ages 5-13, families, anxiety, developmental delays and/or trauma, adoption/foster care

Certifications/Training: DC 0-5 assessment

Maedelin Kelly, MA, (she/her)

School Services Therapist  
Mound Westonka School District 

Maedelin is a White, cis-gender female who provides psychotherapy for adolescents and young adults. She enjoys working collaboratively throughout the healing and growth process with each participant and integrating an approach that promotes health, wholeness, and empowerment. Outside of Relate, Maedelin enjoys spending time with family, walks with her dog, music, and trying new restaurants.

Therapeutic Modalities: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, mindfulness, strength-based, person-centered
Specialties/Interests: Domestic violence, sexual violence, anxiety, and self-esteem work

Megan Kraemer, MSW, LICSW (she/her)

Practicum Program Manager | Clinical Supervisor | School Services Therapist  
Orono School District
 
 
Megan provides psychotherapy to adolescent and teen clients through the school services mental health program. Megan utilizes a relational and strengths-based approach when working with all clients. Megan’s work is dedicated to providing a supportive and safe environment to assist in creating meaningful change. Megan is a trauma-informed therapist who has additional training in Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART). Megan provides supervision to other therapists at Relate and also provides support to Relate’s school services interns. Outside of work, Megan enjoys yoga, spending time with family and friends, and traveling.  
 
Therapeutic Modalities: Cognitive-Behavioral, Person-Centered Therapy, Mindfulness, Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART). 
 
Certifications/Trainings: Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART).  

Meredith Robinson, MA (she/her)

School Services Therapist

Wayzata School District

Meredith provides school-based therapy for adolescents. Meredith identifies as a white, heterosexual, cisgender woman. Meredith utilizes a person-centered and trauma-informed approach to therapy. Meredith strives to create a supportive and safe environment for students to process stressful events, identify emotions, and learn coping skills. Outside of work, Meredith enjoys spending time with family and friends, running outside, and reading.

Therapeutic Modalities: CBT, Narrative, Person-Centered, and Trauma-Informed

Specialties: Adolescents, life adjustments and transitions, LGBTQIA+ ally, self-esteem, depression, anxiety, and trauma

Naa Dodoo, MSW, LGSW (she/her)

School Services Therapist
Eastern Carver School District 

Naa provides school-based therapy for elementary aged children. She identifies as Black and female. Naa believes that everyone is capable of growth and change when provided with a safe and supportive environment. She achieves this by using a relational approach which is collaborative, culturally responsive, and strengths based. By drawing on various techniques in her work, she can tailor modalities to fit each individual. Her goal is to foster a trusting therapeutic relationship to bring about positive change. Naa enjoys reading, cooking, traveling (road trips) and gardening. 

Therapeutic Modalities: Strengths-based, humanistic, narrative, cognitive-behavioral, play, and mindfulness. 

Nathaniel Shipley, MA (he/him)

School Services Therapist

Wayzata School District

Nathaniel is a school services therapist in the Wayzata Public School District. He has a BFA from Alfred University and a Master’s in Clinical Counseling from Lesley University. Nathaniel’s approach to therapy is person-centered and strengths-based, working to meet each client where they are at.  In his role as a counselor, he aims to provide a warm and collaborative environment in which clients feel understood and supported. He believes that a trusting therapeutic relationship is the foundation to fostering change and growth. Nathaniel works with clients to build skills for current issues, while also working to create lifelong coping strategies. Outside of Relate, Nathaniel enjoys Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, reading, and spending time with his dog.

Therapeutic Modalities: CBT, DBT, Narrative, and mindfulness-based practices.

Nicole Champan, MA (she/her)

School Services Practicum Therapist

Eastern Carver County School District

Nicole provides school-based therapy for elementary-aged children and their families. She is finishing up her master’s degree in Counseling and Psychological Services at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. Nicole is passionate about working with children and feels it is important for every child to have a safe, comfortable space where they can be themselves and express their feelings. She believes in a client-centered approach to therapy. Nicole utilizes relationship-building, play therapy, cognitive-behavioral, strengths-based, and mindfulness approaches in therapy. Outside of work and school Nicole loves spending time outside with her black lab, Leni, being surrounded by her family and friends, and trying out new restaurants.

Therapeutic Modalities: Client-Centered, Relationship-Building, Play Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioral, Strengths-Based, and Mindfulness

Nora Johnson, MS (she/her) 

School Services Therapist | District Coordinator
Wayzata School District 

Nora offers school-based therapy for adolescents. She believes in a relational, narrative, trauma informed, and culturally sensitive approach in providing care. Nora believes that everyone has a story that deserves to be told and heard. She feels that although our pasts have been shaped by our relationships, environment, and experiences we get to work towards changing our story into something we can feel good about. Nora’s goal is to provide a safe, welcoming, and non-judgmental environment where healing can begin.  

Therapeutic Modalities: trauma focused, solution focused, family systems, cognitive-behavioral, and strengths-based. 

Rachel M. Takazawa, MSW, LICSW (she/her)

Clinical Supervisor | School Services Therapist
Mound Westonka School District 

Rachel is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who provides psychotherapy for children and families in the School Linked Mental Health Program at Relate. Rachel also provides clinical supervision for both practicum students and clinicians at Relate. Her approach to therapy and supervision is based in relational, person-centered, strengths-based, trauma-focused, culturally sensitive, and collaborative approaches. Rachel is mindful of brain development and how life transitions/adjustments and mental illness affect growing brains and bodies. Her goal is to provide a welcoming, nonjudgmental, and compassionate environment where clients and their families are encouraged, challenged, and empowered. Outside of work, Rachel can be found camping, hiking, skiing, or playing with her dogs. 

Therapeutic Modalities: Play therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, attachment, mindfulness, narrative, stress reduction and behavioral-change models
Specialties: Children 5-10, attachment, play therapy and trauma
Certifications/Training: EMDR level 1 (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), NET (Narrative Exposure Therapy), MIM and Theraplay® level 1 training, and in the process of completing RPT (Registered Play Therapist) credentialing

Raessa Winkels, MS (she/her)

School Services Therapist
Minnetonka School District

Raessa provides mental health therapy and art therapy to children. Raessa attended Graduate School for Art Therapy, gaining skills in various art related interventions covering a range of mental health diagnoses. Raessa enjoys working collaboratively with clients to spark engagement and growth. Raessa takes a strengths-based, humanistic, trauma-informed, and existential approach. Raessa values authenticity and empathy in her practice. Outside of work, Raessa enjoys playing pickleball, crocheting blankets, and drinking coffee.

Therapeutic Modalities: CBT, DBT, Narrative Therapy, Art Therapy, Person-Centered, Trauma-Informed

Saido Gure (She/Her)

School Services Therapist
Hopkins Public Schools

Saido offers school-based therapy for adolescents and families. Saido believes in a relational, creative, trauma informed, strengths based, and culturally responsive approach to providing care. She understands that our pasts, relationships, environments, and the systems we operate within matter and impact our growth and well-being. Saido’s goal is to provide a welcoming, compassionate, nonjudgmental, and collaborative space for exploration and healing through prioritizing the strength of the therapeutic relationship. Outside of work, Saido enjoys trying new food and outdoor activities.

Therapeutic Modalities: Narrative, attachment, family system, mindfulness and art therapy

Shantae Webber, MA, LAMFT

School Services Therapist
Minnetonka School District

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

Shelby Lorentz, MSW, LGSW (she/her)

School Services Therapist

Wayzata School District

Shelby provides school-based therapy for elementary-aged children and their families. She identifies as a white, cisgender female. Shelby approaches therapy with a strengths-based, person-centered, and relational approach, and strongly values collaboration and trust within her work. Shelby prioritizes creating a strong therapeutic alliance by providing an inviting, supportive, non-judgmental, and safe space for exploration and healing. Outside of work, Shelby enjoys golfing, nature, reading, listening to music, yoga, exploring the twin cities, and spending time with her cats.

Therapeutic Modalities: Play Therapy, Mindfulness, Family Systems, Strengths-Based Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, Internal Family Systems/Parts-Work

Specialties: Children aged 5-11, families, grief & loss, life adjustments and transitions, self-esteem, mood concerns (anxiety and depression)

Siobhan Fitzgerald, MSW, LICSW 

School-Services Therapist
St. Louis Park School District 

Siobhan provides school-based therapy at St. Louis Park High School for adolescents. Siobhan identifies as a multi-racial, multi-cultural, cisgender, heterosexual female. She is passionate about creating therapeutic relationships where clients are able to reflect and explore multiple aspects of their identities, interpersonal relationship patterns, and gain insight and compassion into the ways they’ve adapted to their world and surroundings. Siobhan works towards creating an inclusive, open-minded, reflective space for clients to reflect, heal, and grow. Outside of Relate, you might find Siobhan playing with her dogs, gardening in the backyard, at yoga classes, or laughing with friends and family.  

Sydney Moug

School Services Therapist

Minnetonka School District

Sydney offers individual therapy for elementary-aged children in the Minnetonka school district. She believes the relationship is the most important piece of the therapeutic process for the client to connect with and get the most out of psychotherapy. Sydney integrates each session with a humanistic, strengths-based approach, prioritizing meeting the client where they are at. She strives to bring empathy, authenticity, curiosity, and security to her connections with clients. Outside of Relate, Sydney enjoys trying new recipes, listening to audiobooks, and spending time with her cat, Benny.

Therapeutic Modalities: Family Systems, Strengths-Based, Humanistic, Mindfulness, Relational

Specialties: Children ages 5-12, trauma, and social-emotional learning

Taila Ward, MSW, LGSW, LADC (she/her)

School Services Therapist

Hopkins School District

Taila offers therapy for 9th-12th graders at Hopkins High School. Taila is passionate about working with adolescents and being an added support in their school experience – high school is hard! She understands that there can be many reasons for why you choose to start therapy and is excited to help you navigate challenges and meet your goals. She brings curiosity, humor, and empathy into sessions. Outside of work, Taila enjoys traveling, camping, trying new foods, and being around friends and family.

Therapeutic Modalities: Dialectical-Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Narrative, Mindfulness-Based, and Family Systems

Specialties: Adolescents, Life Adjustments and Transitions, Anxiety, Substance Use

Certifications/Training: Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)

Tia Vegemast, MA, LPCC, BC-DMT, (she/her)

School Services Therapist | Care Coordinator
Minnetonka School District

Tia offers school-based therapy for adolescents. She identifies as a white, straight female. Tia believes in utilizing a strengths-based approach to help support individuals’ choices and personal responsibilities to implement positive change and build healthy coping skills. She specializes in Dance/Movement Therapy and allows the creative process to promote healing. Outside of work, Tia likes to stay active and spend time with her family, friends, and cat.

Therapeutic Modalities: Strengths-based, Mindfulness, and Trauma-informed
Specialties: Adolescents, Self-esteem, and Grief and Loss
Certifications: Dance/Movement Therapy

Tonia Boike, MA, LPCC (she/her)

School Services Therapist
Eastern Carver School Schools

Tonia provides psychotherapy for children and families in the school-linked mental health program. Tonia aims to bring empathy, warmth, and safety to the therapeutic relationship through a relational, trauma-informed, strengths-based lens. Tonia applies a variety of techniques to meet individual needs including cognitive-behavioral and play therapy techniques. Tonia has clinical interests in issues related to attachment and the parent-child relationship. Outside of work, Tonia enjoys time with her family, running, sports, podcasts, and taking her dog, Cooper on long walks.

Therapeutic Modalities: Trauma-Informed care, Strengths-Based, Child-Centered Play Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Specialties: Children ages 5-12, parent-child relationships

Certifications/Training: DC 0-5, Theraplay Level 1 training, and TraumaPlay

Toyin Onanuga, LSW, MA (she/her)

School Services Therapist

Hopkins School District

Toyin is a culturally sensitive and holistic therapist who provides school-based therapy for children and adolescents in the school link mental health program. She identifies as a cisgender West African black woman passionate about creating positive change through working with clients and their families. She utilizes a person-centered, strength-based, and solution-focused therapy. She focuses on the client’s unique strengths and abilities to help them find solutions to their challenges. She strives to help children and adolescents develop the coping mechanisms to thrive in school and life. Outside of Relate, Toyin enjoys spending time with family and friends, cooking, and traveling.

Therapeutic Modalities: Person-Centered, Strengths-Based, Mindfulness, Solution-Focused techniques.