Therapists

 

Jerry Jorgenson, LGSW

Locations

  • 11990 Portland Avenue, Burnsville, MN 55337
  • 1821 University Ave W, Suite 118-S, St. Paul, MN 55104

Jerry is Licensed Graduate Social Worker (LGSW) who works out of our Burnsville and Saint Paul offices while also offering telehealth care. Jerry has a strong background in various therapeutic approaches, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Narrative Therapy, and Mindfulness. With over five years of experience working in residential treatment, school based treatment and community based therapy, he has had the privilege of working with diverse clients from all walks of life, helping them navigate their unique mental health journeys. Jerry also has a profound passion for assisting men in exploring and overcoming societal stereotypes and expectations they feel placed on them.

His therapeutic style is characterized by its easy going and approachable atmosphere. He believes that a trusting and empathetic relationship between therapist and client is the cornerstone of effective therapy. He understands that each individual is unique, and he is committed to tailoring his approach to meet the specific needs of his clients.

He is dedicated to creating a safe and supportive environment where clients feel heard and valued. His adaptable nature allows him to work with a wide range of clients, from those seeking support for anxiety and depression to individuals facing life transitions, relationship challenges, and beyond.

Jerry works with individuals, families, and couples.  He works with clients of all racial, economic, sexual, religious, and mental health backgrounds.

His specific areas on concentration include:

  • Depression and Anxiety
  • Men’s Health
  • Adolescents
  • Life transitions
  • Relationship Counseling
  • Communication and Conflict Resolution

Schedule an appointment with Jerry

Natasha Burma, Intern

Location
11990 Portland Avenue
Burnsville, MN 55337

Natasha is currently pursuing her Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy through Capella University. She has joined Thrive to complete her internship as a requirement to graduate. She is originally from South Africa and moved to the United States to complete her undergraduate degree. She earned her BA in Psychology from Baylor University in Waco, Texas. Natasha has lived in four other countries, including Qatar, Dubai, Beijing and Singapore. She credits her risk-taking and open-minded personality to traveling, living and experiences new cultures throughout her life.

Natasha has been drawn to a career in counseling for several years and accredits her mother for her passion of psychology. Natasha aligns more with a Solution Focused Therapy model because of its focus on the clients’ strengths. She was and continues to be drawn to Contextual Family Therapy’s curious stance as she believes it provides the perfect avenue for her to get to know and eventually join with her clients in a way that demonstrates respect and genuine empathy. Utilizing a solution focused perspective, coupled with a curious stance, Natasha believes asking about strengths, hobbies and areas of life that are going well for her clients can provide information on exceptions to the problem and ultimately highlight areas of unnoticed strength for them.

Natasha has previously worked in a recovery home and developed an interest for working with families and/or couples who struggle with substance abuse. This is something she is hoping to explore further during her internship as this can broaden her ability to utilize a trauma informed approach. Natasha wants to work with clients of all racial, economic, sexual, religious, and mental health backgrounds. A particular interest for Natasha is working with couples and/or families during transitions, particularly those with Third Culture Kids, as she herself identifies, and believes her experiences can serve as another perspective in the therapeutic process.

Natasha lives in Burnsville, Minnesota with her husband, son and fur princess. In her free time she enjoys taking her dog on walks, cooking and spending time with friends and family. She especially enjoys playing board games and watching movies in theaters.

Her specific areas on concentration include:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Communication struggles
  • Relationship issues
  • Adolescent struggles
  • Life Transitions
  • Third Culture Kids
  • Identity/self-esteem issues

Contact the front desk  at (612) 568-6050 to schedule

Dante Bender, Intern

Location
11990 Portland Avenue
Burnsville, MN 55337

Dante is a Graduate Intern Counselor pursuing his Masters of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at the University of Wisconsin-Superior. As a dedicated mental health professional, he is passionate about providing support and guidance to individuals on their journey towards mental and emotional well-being. He is committed to applying his knowledge and skills to empower clients in navigating life’s challenges.

Dante’s therapy approach is grounded in empathy, active listening, with a person-centered focus. He believes in creating a welcoming, safe, and non-judgmental space where clients can explore their thoughts, feelings, and experiences. He values every individual’s unique needs and preferences and integrates various therapy techniques and modalities to meet those needs.

As an intern, Dante actively engages in continuous learning and supervision to enhance his skills as a therapist. He is excited about the opportunity to contribute to the well-being of others and to continue growing both personally and professionally in the field of therapy.

In his free time, Dante enjoys spending time with his fiancée and their two cats. He also enjoys walking, biking, spending time with friends and family, listening to music, and watching movies.

His specific areas on concentration include:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Adolescent to Adulthood Transitions
  • Identity/self-esteem issues

Contact the front desk  at (612) 568-6050 to schedule

Angela Brodine, LPCC

Location
11990 Portland Avenue
Burnsville, MN 55337

Angela Brodine is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor providing in-person and telehealth services. Her approach to counseling is genuine and empathetic, with a focus on bringing clarity, hope, and increased perspective to the client. She believes we are all trying to understand ourselves better, feel comfortable in our own skin, and find connection and understanding in our relationships and the world around us. Angela is passionate about working with adults who have experienced trauma, such as Veterans and military personnel, first responders, and those in helping professions. She appreciates how powerful a change in perspective or processing can be to those facing difficult circumstances.

Angela graduated with a Masters of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Capella University. Her background includes in-home/community-based care for families, adults, adolescents, and children, as well as several years of offering therapy in an office setting.

She also has a background in holistic health and nutrition, which lends to her holistic
counseling approach, meaning many parts – emotional, mental, spiritual, and physical
health – make up the whole.

Angela uses Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
(CBT), and Gestalt Therapy in her approach. These theories emphasize client
strengths, and build mental and emotional awareness to generate more resilience. They
are also rooted in the idea that we can solve unfinished business from the past by
addressing current struggles and aiming at goals for the future. In other words, the past
does not always need to be discussed because the client determines where work is
needed, but it can provide helpful context for solutions.

Angela currently lives in Bloomington, MN, where she loves to spend time with family,
friends, and her dog. In her spare time she loves to read and watch documentaries
about health, psychology, and history.

Angela works with adult individuals of all racial, economic, sexual, and mental health
backgrounds.

Her specific areas of concentration include:

  • Depression
  • Identity/self-esteem issues
  • Relationships – communication and boundaries
  • Grief and loss
  • Mental health coping skills
  • Career/work stress management
  • PTSD and Trauma-related disorders
  • Anxiety

Contact the front desk at (612) 568-6050

Michaela Farley, LAMFT

Location
11990 Portland Avenue
Burnsville, MN 55337

Michaela Farley is a Mental Health Practitioner providing therapeutic services via telehealth. She received her master of science degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from St. Cloud State University. Her experience includes working with adolescents and young adults seeking identity transformation, as well as adults and couples. She also has experience in working with individuals, couples, and families for life transitions, PTSD, and sexual identity.

Michaela’s theoretical orientation typically revolves around Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally Focused Therapy, Systems Theory, and Mindfulness. Her approach views the humanistic part of every individual, including their values, strengths, and mindset. She observes how our thoughts, emotions, and behaviors are impacted by both our histories and our future goals. She enjoys seeing how clients can create new meanings and purpose through this lens and move towards growth. It is often an experiential process as clients discover how they experience their thoughts and emotions in the moment. Through this, her goal is for the client to find healing and hope in transforming and building themselves and their goals. Michaela understands that beginning therapy can feel uncomfortable or difficult for clients, and wants all to feel like they have a safe space wherever they are at and process at whatever pace they feel comfortable with.

Michaela currently lives in Mankato, MN. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, and her new puppy. She enjoys being outdoors, photography, and a good cup of coffee.

She works with individuals, families, and couples. Coming from a blended family, she enjoys working with other blended/merged families herself. She is also certified in Prepare/Enrich for premarital and married couples. She works with clients of all racial, economic, sexual, religious, and mental health backgrounds.

Her specific areas on concentration include:

  • Depression and Anxiety
  • Life Transitions
  • Adolescents
  • Sexual Identity
  • PTSD and trauma-related disorders
  • Religious Identity/Trauma
  • Pre-marital Counseling
  • Relationship Counseling
  • Communication Skills
  • Boundaries
  • Men’s Mental Health
  • Women’s Mental Health

Schedule an appointment with Michaela

Samuel Secord, LADC, LAMFT

Locations

  • 11990 Portland Avenue, Burnsville, MN 55337
  • 1821 University Ave W, Suite 118-S, St. Paul, MN 55104

Sam Secord is a Licensed Drug and Alcohol Counseling and Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist providing therapeutic services at our Burnsville and St. Paul locations, and also offers Telehealth services. He received his master’s degree in December 2021 from Adler Graduate School and continues to pursue his licensure as a Marriage and Family Therapist. Sam has worked extensively with substance use disorder and co-occurring trauma. Sam’s experience also includes running substance use disorder groups, couples counseling, providing individual, family therapy, skills services on grief and loss, sexual concerns, and trauma.

Sam’s theory combines Adlerian, Existential, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Systems Theory, mindfulness, and multiculturalism. In short, Sam’s belief is that every individual is unique and requires a tailored approach. His approach considers the client’s history, past trauma, life stressors, and how they view and understand themselves. Through this understanding, clients can begin to understand how their own experiences, strengths, weaknesses, fears, and support systems have influenced who they are today. Sam encourages his clients to see themselves as an active participant in their life who is capable of change, happiness, and defining their success.

Sam’s perspective is experiential, practical, and even fun as he navigates his sessions to understand that all clients and families have unique needs and goals. He desires to help individuals, families, and couples realize their potential, improve the relationships in their lives, and better their self-understanding. He brings an easy demeanor, trust, optimism, and usually laughter to his sessions.

Sam currently lives in Minneapolis, MN. He loves spending time with his wife, friends, and family. In his spare time, he enjoys backpacking, reading, woodworking, and learning new topics.

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

His specific areas of concentration include:

  • Blended/Merging Families
  • Communication Effectiveness
  • Depression and Anxiety
  • Adolescents
  • Grief and Loss
  • Men’s mental health
  • PTSD and trauma-related disorders and stressors
  • Relationship struggles/transitions
  • Religious Trauma
  • Sexual concerns
  • Substance Use Disorders

Contact the front desk at (612) 568-6050

Jazmin Crittenden, MHP

Location
11990 Portland Avenue
Burnsville, MN 55337

Meet Jazmin Crittenden, MA, a Mental Health Practitioner and Art Therapist Intern. Holding a Master’s Degree in Psychology and actively pursuing a post-master certification in Art Therapy at Adler Graduate School, Jazmin is passionate about guiding individuals on their paths to self-discovery and personal growth.

With a wealth of experience working with children, adolescents, and young adults in diverse settings such as schools, specialized centers, and non-profit organizations, Jazmin has supported individuals facing a spectrum of challenges, including gender and sexuality, grief and loss, anxiety, cancer, end-of-life care, and physical and mental disabilities.

Jazmin’s educational background includes a Master’s Degree in Psychology with a concentration in Gender Studies from Adler Graduate School, MN, and a BFA in Applied Arts and Human Development from Augsbury University, MN. Her undergraduate studies combined psychology, sociology, and art for communal healing, reflecting her holistic and integrative approach to mental health.

Driven by a singular objective, Jazmin is committed to empowering individuals, helping them leave each therapeutic journey feeling encouraged and ready to face the world. As your compassionate guide, she is here to lend a supportive ear, provide guidance, and share in moments of laughter, tears, and personal growth. Embark on your unique path with Jazmin as your ally, and together, navigate the transformative journey towards a more fulfilling life.

Her specific areas on concentration include:

  • Anxiety
  • Children & Adolescents
  • Grief and Loss
  • End of life care
  • Communication and Conflict Resolution

Contact the front desk at (612) 568-6050

Sylke Knopp, LMFT

Location
11990 Portland Avenue
Burnsville, MN 55337

Sylke is Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist providing therapeutic services via in person and Telehealth. She has been practicing for 27 years in diverse clinical settings and client populations. She considers her approach to be a direct yet compassionate style that helps clients safely navigate their thoughts and feelings about themselves and their circumstances. Sylke uses Integrative and Psychodynamic approaches including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused, Existential and Family Systems therapies. She views individuals as a part of a greater system and helps individuals and couples explore their beliefs and how they were formed. Sylke approaches her sessions with the intentions of helping people understand themselves without fear or judgement so that they can make the changes they desire. She works with individuals, families, and couples.  She works with clients of all racial, economic, sexual, religious, and mental health backgrounds.

Sylke lives in the south metro and enjoys swimming, kayaking, camping, being outdoors, traveling, biking and spending time with family.

Her specific areas on concentration include:

  • Depression and Anxiety
  • Abuse (Sexual, physical, emotional)
  • Re-parenting
  • PTSD and trauma-related disorders
  • Addiction/Recovery
  • Grief and Loss
  • Relationship Counseling
  • Communication and Conflict Resolution
  • Parenting Issues

Schedule an appointment with Sylke

Ajda Lommen, LICSW

Location
10520 Wayzata Blvd
Hopkins, MN 55305

Ajda is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) offering in-person individual and telehealth therapy from our Hopkins office. Ajda aspires to guide individuals towards a higher quality of life by helping them navigate through difficult circumstances, thoughts and feelings. Holding a Master of Social Work degree from the University of St. Thomas, she brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to her practice.

Ajda appreciates being part of the therapeutic process and facilitating problem-solving techniques that lead to repair and growth. Her expertise encompasses a wide range of areas, including relationship issues, depression, anxiety. Moreover, Ajda holds a deep passion for addressing the often unforeseen and isolating aspects that accompany the challenges of pregnancy and adjustment, as well as the transformations experienced during the postpartum period. She brings a sensitive touch to understanding the profound emotions tied to the journey, recognizing that for some, the path to pregnancy might involve unique struggles. Ajda is postpartum certified, ensuring she can provide specialized assistance in these critical phases of life.

As a board-approved supervisor, Ajda creates a supportive and enriching environment for growth, ensuring that therapist pursuing licensure receive the guidance they need to provide support to their clients and become the up and coming professionals in their field. Her holistic approach underscores the importance of self-care and personalized strategies for navigating life’s hurdles. Furthermore, Ajda’s commitment to fostering growth extends to her current role of supervising interns and pre-licensed providers, where she imparts her wisdom and dedication to the next generation of therapists.

Ajda loves to spend time with family and friends. In her spare time she enjoys cooking and playing tennis.

Ajda works with adults and individuals of all racial, economic, sexual, and mental health backgrounds.

Her specific areas of concentration include:

  • Depression and Anxiety
  • Postpartum depression
  • Pregnancy struggles
  • Identity/self-esteem issues
  • Relationship issues
  • Life transitions
  • Grief and Loss

Contact the front desk at (612) 568-6050

 

Crissy Wade, MA, LPCC

Location
518 Main St.
Onamia, MN 56359

Crissy Wade is providing services via in person and Telehealth at her Onamia, MN location. Crissy is a compassionate and dedicated therapist with a profound commitment to healing and personal growth, Crissy brings a wealth of expertise as a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) and a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC). Her educational journey began at Bemidji State University for her bachelor’s degree, followed by a Master’s degree from Bethel University.

As a certified Telemental Health provider (CTMH), Crissy specializes in trauma-informed care, focusing on intergenerational trauma. Her toolkit of therapeutic modalities is vast, encompassing Play Therapy, Sand Tray Therapy, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Solution Focused Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Her clientele ranges from adolescents and adults to elders, and she is also a skilled practitioner of Brainspotting, an innovative brain-body technique that facilitates the healing of emotional trauma, anxiety, depression, PTSD, and other mental health challenges at their core.

Beyond her professional dedication, Crissy finds solace in various interests. She delights in swimming, indulges in creative beading projects, and cherishes moments spent by a warm bonfire, accompanied by her loving family, including her husband, three daughters, and their two canine companions, Tuxedo and Jenny. Crissy’s heart finds joy in fishing, especially while basking in the serene sunset over the enchanting Mille Lacs Lake.

Crissy Wade’s mission transcends therapy sessions. She aspires to shatter the stigma surrounding seeking help for mental health concerns. With an emphatic belief that reaching out to a therapist isn’t exclusive to individuals with diagnosed mental illnesses, she aims to create an atmosphere of acceptance. Crissy’s practice is founded on a non-judgmental approach, serving as a beacon of support for those navigating anxiety, depression, and other emotional challenges. Crissy works with individuals, families, and couples. She works with clients of all racial, economic, sexual, religious, and mental health backgrounds.

Her specific areas on concentration include:

  • Depression and Anxiety
  • Life Transitions
  • Emotional and intergenterational trauma
  • PTSD and trauma-related disorders
  • Brainspotting

Contact the front desk at (612) 568-6050

 

Cari Libby, MHP

Location
11990 Portland Avenue
Burnsville, MN 55337

Cari Libby providing therapeutic services in person at our Burnsville location. Cari is a dedicated Mental Health Practitioner and Art Therapist Intern at Thrive Therapy, currently pursuing a dual licensure program in mental health counseling and art therapy at Adler Graduate School. With a background in graphic design and business management, Cari brings a unique blend of creativity and strategic thinking to her therapeutic practice. As a wife and mother to two children and a cherished dog, she understands the nuances of life and the significance of offering compassionate support.

Cari’s approach to therapy is anchored in empathy and nonjudgmental care. She excels in attentive listening and meeting individuals exactly where they are in their journey. Believing in the healing power of laughter, Cari takes a person-centered humanistic approach to her work, ensuring her clients feel understood and valued.

In her role as an art therapist, Cari seamlessly integrates mental health, art, and spirituality to facilitate profound transformations. With training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), she is well-equipped to guide her clients on their path to healing. Cari is particularly passionate about using art therapy as a medium for individuals to explore emotions and express themselves through visual narratives. Her deep commitment extends to group art therapy, where she merges concepts of faith-healing from various cultures and beliefs with art therapy techniques, fostering an environment of mutual learning and acceptance. Cari Libby’s unwavering dedication to guiding individuals on their journey towards growth, healing, and self-discovery shines through in her work as a Mental Health Practitioner and Art Therapist Intern.

Her specific areas of concentration include:

  • Depression and Anxiety
  • Spiritual concerns
  • Trauma
  • Identity/self-esteem issues
  • Children/Adolescents

Contact the front desk at (612) 568-6050

Matt Sutera, LPCC

Locations

  • 11990 Portland Avenue, Burnsville, MN 55337
  • 1821 University Ave W, Suite 118-S, St. Paul, MN 55104

Matt Sutera is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor providing in-person and virtual therapeutic services. 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 husband, 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

Schedule an appointment with Matt

Breanna Reed, LPCC

Location
11990 Portland Avenue
Burnsville, MN 55337

Breanna Reed is providing therapeutic services via in person and Telehealth. Bre is a highly skilled and compassionate Art Therapist with a focus on Anxiety, Spirituality, and Depression. With a diverse background working with individuals facing physical and developmental disabilities, adolescents, and young adults, Breanna brings a unique perspective to her counseling practice.

At the heart of Breanna’s approach is a profound understanding of the importance of faith perspectives in the therapeutic process. She warmly welcomes individuals from all Spiritual backgrounds, meeting them exactly where they are on their spiritual journey. A true believer in providing a judgment-free zone, Breanna strives to create an environment where clients can freely express themselves.

Beyond her private practice, Breanna also serves as a dedicated professor at Bethel University, contributing her expertise to both undergraduate and graduate programs. She imparts her knowledge and passion for Art Therapy through teaching courses like Introduction to Art Therapy and Advanced Child and Adolescent classes.

Breanna’s qualifications and affiliations further exemplify her commitment to professional excellence:

Breanna’s dedication to empowering individuals through the transformative power of art and counseling is evident in every facet of her work. If you’re seeking a supportive and spiritually-sensitive therapist to guide you on your journey to emotional well-being, look no further than Breanna Reed! Get in touch today to embark on a path of healing and self-discovery.

Her specific areas of concentration include:

  • Depression and Anxiety
  • Spirituality concerns
  • Developmental disabilities
  • Children and Adolescents
  • Identity/self-esteem issues

Contact the front desk at (612) 568-6050

Reece Forrester, MA, LMFT

Location
5780 Lincoln Dr. #123
Edina, MN 55436

Reece Forrester is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist offering in-person sessions at his Edina location. Reece is a skilled therapist with a passion for helping couples rediscover the strength and beauty in their relationships. With a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pacific Lutheran University, Reece embarked on a journey to delve into the intricacies of human connections. Initially drawn to couples therapy, Reece’s focus gradually expanded to encompass trauma work, recognizing the profound impact of trauma on individuals and relationships alike.

Throughout a career spanning over 15 years in the mental health field, Reece has accumulated a wealth of experience and expertise. Notably, Reece has honed specialized skills in addressing the underlying mental health concerns contributing to addictive patterns in chemically addicted clients. This comprehensive approach aims to heal from the inside out and empower lasting recovery.

Reece’s therapeutic philosophy centers on the idea that the resiliency within each individual is remarkable. He firmly believes that understanding and addressing the root causes of maladaptive patterns can facilitate meaningful change. Specializing in trauma and couple counseling, Reece also adeptly addresses issues such as depression, anxiety, PTSD, and mood disorders. His Gottman Institute training further equips him to guide couples toward healthier relationships.

When not immersed in his work, Reece cherishes time spent with his supportive wife of 18 years and their remarkable 5-year-old daughter. An enthusiast of all things nerdy, Reece finds joy in collecting comic books, indulging in board games and D&D sessions with friends, and exploring the latest sci-fi series. An occasional runner, outdoor lover, and aspiring gardener, Reece Forrester embodies a holistic approach to life and healing, supporting clients in their pursuit of well-being.

His specific areas of concentration include:

  • Mood disorders
  • Relationship counseling
  • Trauma
  • PTSD
  • Depression and Anxiety

Contact the front desk at (612) 568-6050

Rebecca Hines, MA, LPCC, NCC

Location
6542 Regency Lane, #205
Eden Prairie, MN 55344

Rebecca Hines is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor providing in-person and telehealth therapeutic services at her Eden Prairie location. Rebecca offers a wealth of experience in helping individuals from diverse backgrounds rebuild their sense of self and overcome their past. With a genuine commitment to fostering growth, she specializes in working with Hispanic and Latino clients and is fluent in Spanish, ensuring effective communication and understanding. Rebecca has a deep expertise in trauma healing and is adept at guiding individuals through the process of deconstructing and reconstructing their personal beliefs and values.

Using a person-centered approach rooted in attachment theory and motivational interviewing, Rebecca creates a safe space for clients to untangle their past and unearth their core truths. She draws upon her extensive training and experience, including EMDR and SandTray therapy, to address a wide range of challenges. Her passion for helping individuals heal is reflected in her patient, warm, and slightly quirky demeanor. Rebecca’s love for working with adolescents and young adults shines through in her tailored support for these age groups, starting from age 10.

Rebecca’s unique perspective is shaped by her upbringing in Colombia and the Dominican Republic before returning to Minnesota for her college education. Outside of her therapeutic work, she is an avid learner with a penchant for exploring trauma-related topics, and she indulges in training and competing in dog agility, as well as culinary pursuits. With a commitment to understanding and addressing trauma, Rebecca Hines is dedicated to helping individuals rediscover their strength, heal, and thrive.

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

Her specific areas of concentration include:

  • Depression and Anxiety
  • Trauma
  • EMDR
  • Adolescents

Contact the front desk at (612) 568-6050

Cindy Fischer-Hancock, LMFT, LADC

Location
4141 Old Sibley Memorial Hwy
Eagan, MN 55122

Cindy Fischer-Hancock is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist providing therapeutic services via in person and Telehealth at her Eagan location. Cindy is committed to creating a nurturing environment where clients can build coping skills and delve into their thoughts and emotions. With a focus on evidence-based practices such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), as well as mind-body skills work, Cindy empowers clients to heighten their self-awareness and understand the interplay between thought patterns and emotions.

Cindy’s extensive experience shines particularly in her adeptness at establishing rapport and driving effective progress with clients facing co-occurring mental health and addiction disorders. Her integrative and collaborative approach is rooted in a client-centered framework, enriched by alternative complimentary modalities.

Specializing in individual and family therapy, Cindy finds her passion in assisting individuals with dual diagnoses, skillfully addressing the complexities of mental health and relapse. Her ultimate goals are to help clients cultivate a positive self-perception, foster meaningful relationships, and shift their perspectives for the better. As a practitioner, Cindy Fischer-Hancock specializes in Dual Diagnosis, Depression, and Anxiety, working tirelessly to nurture growth and resilience within every individual she supports.

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

Her specific areas of concentration include:

  • Depression and Anxiety
  • Addiction
  • Dual-diagnosis
  • Identity/self-esteem issues

Contact the front desk at (612) 568-6050

Andy Kaehr, LMFT

Location
11990 Portland Avenue
Burnsville, MN 55337

Andy is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in practice and also provides clinical supervision as an American Associate of Marriage and Family Therapy Approved Supervisor and Minnesota Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy Supervisor.

Andy has many years of experience working with individuals (18+), couples, and families. Some areas of clinical focus are anxiety, depression, family of origin issues, grief/loss, and life transitions. He practices with a strengths-based approach, and believes that clients are the experts in the subject matter of their own lives. He sees his role as a guide and to provide a different perspective for clients as they work towards their goals. Andy has completed level 1 and 2 of the Gottman Couples Therapy Method and plans to continue this training until certification. Andy is also a Gottman leader in facilitating the ‘Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work’ and ‘Bringing Baby Home’ workshops. Andy sees clients both virtually and in-person at the Burnsville office.

His specific areas of concentration include:

  • Relationship issues and conflict
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Bringing baby home
  • Grief/loss
  • Life Transitions: Divorce, death, job loss, moving
  • Spiritual concerns
  • Communication issues

Contact the front desk at (612) 568-6050

Dawn Ebeling, LICSW

Location
11990 Portland Avenue
Burnsville, MN 55337

Dawn is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) offering telehealth and in-person individual therapy in our Burnsville office. Dawn is also master trained in Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART), an eye movement therapy effective in processing difficult life events and memories, traumatic experiences and other major life issues.

Utilizing elements of cognitive behavioral theory, Dawn acknowledges the impact our family of origin and childhood attachment have on how we view the world, ourselves and others. She approaches sessions collaboratively and from a holistic perspective, with attention to spirituality, environment, nutrition, movement and mindfulness. 

Just as there are a multitude of situations that create toxic stress, Dawn believes healing can come from many different experiences, including Yoga, Tai Chi, Qi Gong, martial arts, meditation, energy healing, bodywork, creative outlets, community engagement, and time spent outdoors. Dawn is a certified yoga teacher, Reiki Master, and is level 2 certified in Healing Touch. 

Dawn believes ultimately the client is the expert and by working collaboratively, therapist and client will discover what the mind, body and spirit needs to live an authentic and fulfilling life.

Outside the therapy office Dawn enjoys spending time with friends, family, her dogs and the great outdoors.

Her specific areas of concentration include:

  • Adults
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma/PTSD/Childhood trauma
  • Toxic/Narcissistic relationships
  • High conflict divorce 

Contact the front desk at (612) 568-6050

Danielle Baker, LMFT

Location
1850 W. Wayzata Blvd.
Long Lake, MN 55356

Danielle Baker is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 10 years of experience treating eating disorders and obsessive-compulsive disorder as well as general relationship concerns. Danielle received her bachelors degree from The College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University in Dietetics and Nutritional Science and her masters degree from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota in Marriage and Family Therapy. She has experience working in a variety of levels of care including outpatient, intensive outpatient, partial hospitalization/day treatment programming, residential treatment, and inpatient treatment. She is trained in a variety of evidence-based practices including Family-Based Treatment (FBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Eating Disorders (CBT-E), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for ARFID (CBT-AR), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Radically Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy (RO-DBT), Exposure Response Prevention (ERP), and Prolonged Exposure (PE). She is also a MN state board-approved supervisor for Licensed Marriage and Family Therapy.

Danielle describes herself as practical and believes all humans are a part of a variety of systems. Danielle operates from this perspective and considers the variety of systems (family, community, individual) a client may be a part of when working to bring about change. Her therapeutic approach is collaborative and relatable. She believes in meeting clients where they are and aims to facilitate this in a compassionate and curious way. She tends to use humor and laughter when appropriate and believes this paves the way for vulnerability and authenticity in the therapeutic process. She strives to provide a safe and encouraging space to  reach your goals, whatever they may be.

Danielle currently resides in the western suburbs with her husband and two young children. She is family oriented and enjoys cooking, reading, and lounging by a lake. Her spare time consists of organizing, trying new restaurants all while trying to keep her plants alive and managing her children’s activity schedule and husband’s golf schedule.

Danielle provides in-person and virtual psychotherapy services to individuals, couples, families, and children ages 10+ of all racial, economic, sexual, and mental health backgrounds from her office in Long Lake, MN.

Her specific areas on concentration include:

  • Eating disorders
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • Relationship concerns
  • Substance abuse
  • Neurodiversity challenges
  • Parenting support
  • Medical conditions and chronic illness
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Mood disorders

Contact the front desk at (612) 568-6050