Counselors

Tamera Mensink, MA, LMFT      

My professional training began with a Master’s Degree from Adler Graduate School. I have worked with many populations, including adults, couples, and adolescents. II am also trained in trauma therapy and do EMDR Therapy. I also offerhypnotherapy.   I am currently licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist.

<p”>I like to hear your stories of love, passion, happiness, strengths and dreams to help you move ahead. I will help you discover deeper life lessons in the situations you have dealt with in the past, so you can let go of the patterns that have kept you from living a fulfilling life. I will also help you map out and trace the origin of your feelings to the source and to discover meaning and significance in past difficulties. I will help you realize the meaning and influence behind them that still contribute to your life today.

Additional Training; Level 1 and Level 2 training in EMDR, Trained in DBT therapy


Emily De Leon, MA, LMFT  

“Although no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.” -Carl Bard. I see my role as an honored opportunity to join you on your journey to a “brand new ending.” Finding the courage to seek support is a true sign of strength.

My approach is strength-based, solution focused, and client-centered. I have worked with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families facing a variety of challenges such as: anxiety, depression, anger management, conflict resolution, stress management, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, Autism Spectrum, intellectual disabilities, parenting struggles, and behavioral challenges with children, ages 5 and up, adolescents, adults and couples.

I earned a Bachelor’s degree in Child Psychology at the University of Minnesota and a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at Saint Mary’s University. I have over five years of clinical experience and have obtained credentialing as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.


Pamela A. Anderson, MA, LMFT, LSC  

I have been a counselor for over twenty years, and have enjoyed working with a variety of people, ranging from ages 5 – 95. I spent the last 15 years working in private and public schools as a therapist and school counselor. I have also worked with couples, families, groups and individuals. I am a licensed marriage and family therapist, and a licensed school counselor.

I believe that every person deserves and is capable of feeling peace and finding meaning in their lives. There are times along the way when we lose sight of the passion and joy that was once ours. These challenging times can often be important life lessons and reminders to help guide you back to what matters most in your life. I will work with you to help you rediscover what your passion and purpose is, and how to rekindle that joy in your life. I will meet you where you are on your journey and help you discover what is missing and how to find it.


Paula Christiansen, MA, LMFT  

I believe that there is a wise self in all of us that finds ways to communicate distress, and that we have it in us to recognize these troubling behaviors and symptoms as powerful messages that can be transformed into becoming our greatest strengths. Once symptoms are recognized and patterns understood, they can illuminate a path and open the door to healing and improved function.

With use of Art Therapy and narrative methods, I work with clients to externalize difficult emotions – to create a new way of thinking that facilitates the development of skills that can support individuals to navigate through life with a strong sense of self and renewed purpose.

 


Joseph Collins, LPCC

Licensed Practicing Clinical Counselor. Practice includes children, adolescents, adults, and families. Joey has worked in the mental health field for over 10 years working with children and adolescents in a variety of settings as well as mental health crisis intervention.  Joey also has a specialty of working in clinical settings with children, teenagers, and adults on the Autism Spectrum. With significant experience with this population, Joey is able to offer therapeutic services to work on enhancing a variety of skills ranging from social to coping.  Parental support and strategy based services are also available.  Joey favors counseling techniques based upon building a positive relationship and working through person centered techniques.

His clinical specialties include ADHD, Autism, anxiety, depression, personality disorders, child and adolescent struggles, life transitions, families, skills training, and individuals struggling to cope with infertility difficulties. Joey is also approved through the Minnesota Board of Behavioral Health and is able to offer supervision for individuals looking to gain licensure with a LPCC or LICSW. Practice includes ages 5 and Up.


Lori Holl, LMFT

I have over 15 years of experience providing collaborative, strength-based therapy. My empathic, genuine, encouraging and gentle and person-centered approach create a safe and supportive environment where clients can find their strengths , develop their own insights and learn coping skills to manage daily living.

I use mindfulness, dialectical behavior therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy and solution- focused therapy to assist in developing new skills and solutions . I am also trained in EMDR and use this to help clients explore and resolve past trauma and other life experiences that have created patterns which affect them in the present,

I have a master’s degree in Marriage and Family therapy from the Minnesota School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University. I specialize in trauma/PTSD, depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, life transitions, women’s issues, grief/loss, self harming behaviors and GLBTQ. I work with individuals ages 12 and up. I also work with couples and families.

I am an approved supervisor by the Minnesota Board of Marriage and Family Therapy and am available to provide supervision to those seeking licensure as an LMFT. My approach to supervision is similar to my approach to therapy.


Melissa Nokes, LMFT

As a licensed marriage and family therapist I utilize various therapeutic approaches based on the needs of the client including narrative, solution focused, and experiential therapy techniques to help my clients achieve lasting change.

I work with adolescents, adults, couples, and families through the typical and extreme challenges they may face in their lives. I understand the many causes and solutions to anxiety, depression, and life change emotions. Additionally, I have experience working with autism, self-esteem, anxiety, depression, self-harm, family therapy, oppositional defiance disorder, perinatal issues, and attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder.

 

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