Therapists

Matt Sutera, MHP

Matt SuteraMatt Sutera is a Mental Health Practitioner providing therapeutic services in Burnsville, Minnesota. Since receiving his Master’s degree from the University of St. Thomas he continues to pursue his licensure as a Professional Clinical Counselor. Matt has worked extensively with adolescents and adult males with chemical dependency issues and co-occurring trauma. His experience also includes providing therapy and skills services to families with a variety of presenting concerns, such as abuse and neglect, reunification, community violence, substance use/abuse, grief and loss, and sexual concerns.

Matt’s theory is largely person-centered and contains elements of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Narrative Therapy. In short, he approaches his clients with an understanding that we each have different experiences, strengths, weaknesses, fears, and systems of support, but everyone can be an active participant in their therapy. Matt encourages individuals to take an active role in their therapy and reinforces the understanding that we are each equipped with the tools for our recovery and well being.

Matt’s perspective is experiential, practical, and navigates his sessions with the understanding that all clients and families have unique needs and goals. His desire is to help individuals, families and/or couples realize their potential, improve the relationships in their lives, and better their self-understanding. He brings a calm demeanor, trust, optimism, and the occasional witty sense of humor to his sessions.

Matt currently lives in St. Paul, MN. He loves to spend time with his boyfriend, family and friends. In his spare time he enjoys doing outdoor activities, reading, staying fit, and expanding his horizons through volunteer work, education, or simply trying new things.

Matt works with children, teens, adults, individuals, couples, and families of all racial, economic, sexual, and mental health backgrounds.

His specific areas of concentration include:

  • Depression and Anxiety
  • Substance abuse/dependence
  • PTSD and trauma-related disorders and stressors
  • Identity/self-esteem issues
  • LGBTQIA populations
  • Relationship struggles/transitions
  • Sexual concerns
  • Grief and Loss
  • Men’s mental health
  • Adolescence

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Hannah Hill, MHP

Hannah Hill is a Mental Health Practitioner and current Masters of Science student in the Marriage and Family Therapy program at St. Cloud State University. Hannah is currently fulfilling her internship coursework requirement at Thrive Therapy. For nearly five years Hannah has worked extensively in the therapeutic community, specifically with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, case management for adolescents with mental health diagnoses, and eating disorders. Her experience also includes providing therapy and skills practice to families who have concerns with neglect, abuse, and substance use.

Hannah’s theory is largely systemic and cognitive based, as she has been trained in and utilizes Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), as well as Structural therapies. She believes that all thoughts and actions have functions, and an individual’s behaviors are influenced by their environment.

Hannah’s perspective is optimistic, practical, and understanding that each person comes to therapy with their own perceptions and expectations. Her intention for each session is foster support and provide relief to the personal trials clients may be facing in their personal life and/or relationships. It is her hope that clients will leave sessions feeling heard, accepted, and more equipped to manage the ups and downs in their lives.

Hannah brings compassion, excitement, curiosity, and a sense of humor to her sessions. She currently resides in Minneapolis, MN. She enjoys running, reading, traveling, and spending time with friends and family.  Hannah works with individuals, couples, and families, and specifically enjoys working with adolescents.

Her specific areas of concentration are:

  • Adolescents
  • Communication
  • Behavior Concerns
  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Substance Abuse
  • PTSD and Trauma-Related Stressors and Disorders
  • Boundaries
  • Premarital Counseling (Prepare/Enrich Certified)
  • Eating Disorders, Self-Esteem, and Body Image

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Ashlee Secord, LMFT

Ashlee Secord, MA, LMFT, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Ashlee Secord is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist providing therapeutic services in Burnsville, Minnesota. She received her Master’s degree from Alfred Adler Graduate School. In addition to working one on one with individuals, couples and families, she has also worked with families of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) since 2006.

Ashlee’s theory is founded in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). Put simply, she approaches her clients with the foundation that all actions have function or purpose. There is a reason behind what we think, feel, say and do. She is passionate about helping individuals transform their negative self talk into a personal truth and begin living the life they were intended to live.

Her perspective and insight is practical, realistic and directed by the goals of the client. Her desire is to equip individuals, families and parents with communication and understanding to generate an atmosphere where each family member feels respected, heard and uncompromised. She brings energy, enthusiasm and even a sense of humor to her sessions.

After losing 75+ lbs over the last decade she remains active and healthy through regular strength training and balance in her nutrition. Ashlee ran the Twin Cities Marathon in 2013 and plans to hike part of the Pacific Crest Trail. She enjoys outdoor adventures, travel, laughter, reading, writing and spending time with her friends and family.

Ashlee works with parents, couples, individuals, and families.

Her specific areas of concentration include:

  • Anxiety
  • Weight loss and binge eating disorders
  • Boundaries
  • Identity/self-esteem issues
  • Spiritual concerns
  • Personal organization/”Adulting”
  • Infidelity
  • Step-Parenting/Blended families

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