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. I am also trained in trauma therapy and do EMDR Therapy. I am currently licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist.
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
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.
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.
Judy LaVone, MA, LPCC
I enjoy coming alongside individuals, couples, and families, and helping those who would like to work through their challenges with stress, anxiety, PTSD, depression, ADHD, academic difficulties, family problems, or other mental health concerns. I believe it is important to develop a strong therapeutic alliance with my clients, to be compassionate, to listen carefully to them, to encourage them and empower them, to help them experience healing and hope in their lives.
I use a Rogerian approach, Motivational Interviewing, and also a Cognitive Behavior Therapy approach to counsel my clients, and to help them find hope, healing and victory in their lives.
I have a strong Christian faith, and I enjoy working with those of the same faith, and those of different faiths, and those who do not practice a religion or faith.
Lisa Thompson, LAMFT
I have worked with people from all walks of life, from infants to the elderly and everyone in between. My years of work in nursing homes, with birthing mothers, in treatment facilities, and caretaking of children lead me to pursue training in marriage and family therapy in 2013. As a therapist, I have supported a wide range of clients and have a special interest in children and the parent-child relationship. Currently I am working toward full licensure as an LMFT in Minnesota and working under the supervision of Tamera Mensink at TM Counseling.
I love to listen to the unique story of every person I meet. My hope is to be a supportive companion who can encourage and shed light on possibilities, hope, and the courage to change. You are the expert of your life, and the answers you seek lie within. My job is to help you connect and align with your inner wisdom. I have specialized training in Adlerian psychotherapy and play therapy, Sandplay, relational counseling, and mindfulness. My background in art helps me to integrate creative expression into sessions with both children and adults. I look forward to joining you on your journey!
Sarah Comfort, MA, LPCC
My focus is on supporting children, adolescents and adults who are struggling with mental health issues as well as those going through life transitions. I am familiar with the challenges that students face, both socially and academically. I enjoy helping those who would like to work through their challenges with ADHD, depression, anxiety, adjustment disorders, Asperger’s syndrome, relationship issues and mood disorders.
My approach to therapy is integrative and person centered. I tailor therapy based on your needs. I believe it is important to develop a strong therapeutic alliance and build a positive rapport with my clients. I am passionate about providing an environment that is safe as well as open.
My goal is to help you achieve a sense of control over your life, your choices and your relationships. We often use strategies that may have been useful in the past but are less helpful now. My hope is to help you gain a better understanding of yourself and the patterns that have been leaving you stuck.
Over the past 9 years I have been working in home with adults who have severe and persistent mental illness. I have worked with adults of all ages dealing with challenges including depression, anxiety , and relationship issues. I have helped these indiviudals to learn skills to function more effectively in an ever changing world. I strive to provide a safe and non-judgmental space where we work through your challenges together.
I use a solution focused approach to help you identify and utilize your strengths. I am passionate about helping people to set goals and to learn skills that can be used in many areas of their life. I strive to help you feel more confident in your abilities and to find hope if you are feeling discouraged.
I know that it is a big step to reach out and to ask for help. I am compassionate, empathetic, insightful, and a great listener. I look forward to working with you on your personal growth journey.