Reed Behavioral Health’s Clinical Team is comprised of multidisciplinary providers including: Psychologists, Psychotherapists, Licensed Social Workers, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists, Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselors, Dietitians, Physicians and more. We are proud to offer an array of services and levels of care tailored to your specific needs, whether it be in our trauma-informed intensive outpatient programs or outpatient therapy clinics.
Examples of services include, but are not limited to, assessment, couples counseling, individual therapy, child & adolescent services, nutritional/dietary support, medication management, equine therapy, sleep psychology, and group therapy including IOP’s.
We are here to help and support you, so please reach out with any questions.
Jodi Arns, MSW, LICSW
Jodi enjoys working with adults with a diverse range of issues related to mental health and wellness. It is her desire to compassionately support clients in reaching their highest potential by assisting them in the exploration of the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual aspects of themselves. She utilizes strengths-based therapeutic methods to empower clients in finding solutions to their challenges and concerns. Jodi uses mindfulness, body-centered, and holistic methods. She applies solution-focused, self-acceptance and commitment, and CBT techniques. Jodi assists clients in changing destructive thinking patterns and behaviors to establish increased confidence and a greater sense of peace and wholeness. Her special interests include anxiety, depression, relational issues, codependency, life transitions, and women’s issues including those related to pregnancy, postpartum health, and fertility.
Megan Bjorklund, LPCC
Megan is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor who works with adolescents and adults. Megan believes that authenticity helps create a comfortable and safe environment for her clients. She uses a blend of Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, strength based approaches, and mindfulness practices to help bring her clients closer to their goals. Megan is also trained in EMDR and specializes in working with individuals who have experienced trauma. She works with those experiencing anxiety, depression, personality disorders, self harm, addictions, obsessive compulsive disorder, relationship issues, or those who are looking to gain a deeper understanding of themselves.
Stephanie Childress, MA, LADC
Are you feeling sad, anxious, or have little to zero energy? Are you wondering if you have an addiction or if you’re drinking too much? I can help you process the struggles of addiction, depression, anxiety, life purpose/identity and help you find hope. I would love to help you sort out your struggles and see if there are roadblocks keeping you from finding your true potential. My therapeutic specialties include addiction/process addictions such as compulsive gambling, sex, internet, and shopping. I also treat depression, anxiety, relationship conflicts, identity/purpose concerns and trauma. I have a special clinical focus working with professionals in trauma exposure jobs (e.g., police, fire fighters, doctors, nurses, therapists, veterinarians, and therapists) and addressing subsequent burnout and vicarious trauma. Working with college students and parents with children who have special needs is an area of my expertise. Finally, I offer an Anger Management track (particularly, for those suffering from social anxiety) and this entails individual therapy sessions with a minimum 8 session commitment. This may be accepted by probation and the courts if there is a court order. This therapy track is CBT and Criminal-Thinking focused. I use an integrative therapeutic approach including, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness, Narrative Therapy, Person-Centered, Non-Violent Communication (NVC) and Trauma Informed care. LGBTQIA+ affirmative
Carrie Chomicz, PsyD, LP
Dr. Chomicz is a Licensed Psychologist with 20 years experience treating addiction and co-occurring mental health issues. Carrie completed her doctoral degree at the University of St. Thomas and has pursued advanced training to effectively treat trauma-related disorders and symptoms such as PTSD, developmental trauma, personality disorders, depression, anxiety, and relationship instability. She is certified in EMDR and has completed training in Somatic Experiencing, AIR Network, DBT, and mindfulness. Carrie has experience working in a variety of settings, including addiction treatment centers, outpatient clinics, inpatient psychiatric units, and community mental health. She is a calm and non-judgmental therapist. Her style is collaborative and creative.
Dr. Enakshi Choudhuri, PhD, LPCC
Dr. Enakshi Choudhuri is a certified EMDR therapist and a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP) with advanced training in the use of EMDR and Heart Centered Hypnotherapy in treating early childhood trauma, complex PTSD, dissociation and addictions. Integrating multiple therapy modalities (CBT, mindfulness based, solution focused, transpersonal psychology, relational therapy, EMDR, somatic psychology and hypnotherapy), she collaborates with her clients to develop culturally sensitive, strengths-based, personalized solutions to create positive change in their lives. She has a keen understanding of how a person’s past adverse life experiences and relational trauma contribute to their present difficulties in multiple areas of their lives. Dr. Choudhuri provides a compassionate, safe, non-judgmental, holding space for her clients (ages 6 and up) to empower them to develop the inner strength and resources to let go of their maladaptive and self-destructive patterns and find ways to create a sense of safety, value, meaning and purpose in their lives. Areas of expertise include PTSD, complex trauma, anxiety, depression, dissociative and psychotic disorders, and personality disorders. She also speaks Bengali and Hindi and offers telehealth services.
Charell Dutton, LPCC
Charell is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor who completed her Master’s of Science in Clinical Psychology with a Specialization in Counseling through Walden University. Since graduating, she has gained experience working with individuals, couples, and adolescents. Through her work in different professional settings, she provided clients with individual independence skills in order to help her clients maintain their autonomy; she developed skills in working with people who were a risk to themselves or others and needed to have a more intensive, focused treatment in order to successfully rejoin their communities; she has had extensive training in crisis intervention and response; she has developed skills in the individual therapy setting by helping people who experience challenges with trauma, depression, suicidal ideation, anxiety, stress, relationship difficulties, and individuals who have previously been diagnosed with mood and personality disorders.
Dr. Patricia Evans, PhD, LP, DBSM
Dr. Evans is a licensed psychologist who specializes in the treatment of sleep problems. She evaluates and treats insomnia and other sleep disorders such as circadian rhythm disorders (sleep schedule problems), helping with adjustment to wearing CPAP for sleep apnea, and pediatric sleep disorders including bedtime refusal and inability to sleep independently. She can also evaluate and help determine the need for an overnight sleep study. Dr. Evans utilizes evidence-based cognitive-behavioral strategies that are non-pharmacological, safe and highly effective in treating sleep problems. She sees children as young as 18 months, adolescents, adults, and older adults. She is able to see you in a clinic or via secure face-to-face visits through your computer or smartphone. She greatly enjoys the challenge of understanding and treating sleep problems and partnering with clients in a relaxed and supportive environment to help you or your child get a better night’s sleep.
Shaina Feingold, LICSW
Shaina is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who enjoys working with children, adolescents, and young adults. She is currently offering telehealth sessions only. Shaina has experience with a wide range of clinical concerns; however, she specializes in anxiety, trauma, depression, abuse, attachment issues, and parent/child relationship conflicts. Shaina understands that everyone’s needs are different, and that not one modality fits all. Therefore, she uses an integrative approach, utilizing both evidence-based practices and holistic modalities to help clients tackle even the most traumatic circumstances. Shaina values the therapeutic relationship, and she makes sure that clients feel safe and supported on their journey towards healing. She incorporates Brainspotting, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), a variety of Play Therapy techniques, as well as mindfulness strategies to help clients manage those challenging experiences. Shaina works closely with clients to help them stay in the present moment and restore the mind-body connection. Remember, individuals are not defined by the negative experiences they have endured, anyone has the capacity to heal with the right approach and supports.
Jane Gallagher, BA, LADC
Jane holds a BA in Psychology from Metropolitan State University and a certificate in Addiction Counseling as a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor from Minneapolis Community and Technical College. She has also completed the requirements of a certificate program in Studies in Gambling Addiction from The University of Duluth Minnesota. Jane is currently working on her Master’s degree in a Licensed Professional Counselor track at Adler Graduate School. She has worked as a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor since 2017, in disease, psychoeducation and co-occurring models of addiction treatment. She has a passion for working with people, the mind and behavior, and couples it with a deep sense of love for humanity. She has a professional background in holistic health, mindfulness meditation, energy healing, domestic violence, chronic pain, fitness and in working with people of all ages, races, sexes, genders, and creeds. She also offers coaching services in nicotine cessation, a healthy lifestyle and raising confidence. Jane believes that laughter is healing and it is possible for healing to be a pleasant and fun experience.
Dan Golat, MA, LMFT
Dan is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, who enjoys working with teens, young adults, adults, couples, and families. His background includes working in community settings such as youth runaway shelters, CTSS, Multisystemic Therapy (MST), an IRTS facility working with severe and persistent mental illnesses, and private practice involving teens, adults, couples, and families. Areas of focus include overcoming trauma, depression, anxiety, severe and persistent mental illnesses, relationship challenges, troubled youth, and parenting. Throughout his years of practice, Dan has found his client’s successes are most often realized using a client-centered approach. He listens to his clients as they share their personal story and works with them to help discover their path to change. Every person, being unique, responds to therapy differently. His approach is to meet you where you are at and walk with you on your journey to where you are heading. This occurs in a friendly, safe, and non-judgmental atmosphere.
Andrea Hendel, MA, LMFT
Andrea Hendel is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist at The Recovery Clinic specializing in individual and family related mental health and trauma related symptoms impacting the family system. Andrea is an experienced addiction professional with a specific interest in the areas of substance use disorders, co-occurring disorders and eating disorders. She is trained in treating trauma and PTSD through the use of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) as well as Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). She uses a holistic and strengths based approach to join with individuals and families and sees the client as the experts of their lives. Her clinical approach includes cognitive-behavioral principles, systemic views, mindfulness and yoga strategies, and trauma-informed care.
Dr. Ryan Hovis, PsyD, LP
Dr. Ryan Hovis is a licensed psychologist who has an extensive background working with children, adolescents, and their families, as well as emerging adults and couples. His background includes working in community mental health, inpatient, partial hospitalization, therapeutic day school, college counseling center, outpatient hospital, and private practice. Although well-versed in working with a wide range of emotional and behavioral struggles, Dr. Hovis specializes in trauma, abuse, neglect, family relationships difficulties, anxiety, depression, behavioral regulation, developmental disorders, cultural responsiveness and spirituality. Dr. Hovis received his terminal masters in clinical psychology and his doctorate of psychology in clinical psychology from Wheaton College Graduate School. He also has been a guest lecturer at Wheaton College and Bethel University. Dr. Hovis believes in the importance of being seen and heard; that everyone’s story needs to be understood. He establishes a strong rapport, and in the space created with his clients, begins to explore each individual’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 each individual and family; that therapeutic success translates into people moving toward the best versions of themselves and maintaining their success over time.
Leigh Hoffert is a counseling intern and graduate student in Counseling and Psychological Services at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. She believes in the dignity of all human beings and approaches counseling with curiosity, respect and honesty, creating a safe space where individuals can regain a sense of hope as they explore and develop insight into their strengths and challenges. Leigh has extensive experience in the field of domestic and sexual violence and has served as a spiritual mentor and facilitator of meditative prayer. She is interested in working with people of all ages experiencing life transitions, trauma, anxiety, stress, relationship issues, depression, and challenges to personal growth. Using a combination of mindfulness, existential, cognitive behavioral and psychodynamic strategies, she supports clients in overcoming barriers and achieving a sense of wisdom and fulfillment in their lives.
Emily Jaworski, MSW, LICSW
Emily is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has a passion for working with children, adolescents, adults, and families. She has worked in the community for several years supporting individuals with mental and physical disabilities from various ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds. Emily strives to empower each person she works with to determine their own potential. She believes that an important part of the therapeutic relationship is meeting people where they are at and listening without judgment. Her person-centered approach allows her to effectively work with individuals living with depression, grief and loss, anxiety, stress, and abuse. Emily is a compassionate and empathetic facilitator that provides a safe and trusting environment for her clients.
Jackie Jung, MA
Jackie is a mental health practitioner with a Master’s in Counseling Psychology from the University of St. Thomas. She has experience working in residential and outpatient mental health settings. Jackie is passionate about working with young adults and adults with a variety of mental health concerns, such as anxiety, depression, eating disorders, and trauma. She believes that clients should feel safe, heard, and supported throughout the therapy process. Jackie uses a person-centered approach and integrates cognitive behavioral, dialectical behavioral, and motivational interviewing techniques. She enjoys working collaboratively with clients in order to help them achieve their personal goals. Jackie hopes to create a non-judgmental space where clients feel open to sharing their authentic self.
Andrea Kurilla, MPH, RDN, LD
As a Registered Dietitian, Andrea seeks to help clients meet their individual wellness goals through a non-prescriptive approach. Whether you are looking for sustainable weight-management techniques or improving your relationship with food or your body, she will partner with you on this journey. Andrea has over 12 years of experience working with individuals with eating disorders, weight management, and co-occurring issues such as diabetes. She enjoys guiding clients toward freedom from the constraints of an unhealthy relationship with food, diet mentality, or other barriers they have encountered. Andrea uses a non-judgemental stance around food and weight, mindful/intuitive eating techniques and guidance in the elimination of negative behaviors. She also has additional experience coaching individuals on stress management, exercise, and tobacco cessation. Andrea looks forward to guiding you on you journey toward a healthy relationship with food and your body.
Dr. Jessica Lloyd, PsyD, LP
Dr. Jessica Lloyd is a Clinical Psychologist with a specialty in trauma. She is a strong advocate for life-long learning and continues to pursue advanced training to effectively treat trauma-related symptoms and disorders. Dr. Lloyd specializes in complex trauma, sexual abuse, relationship struggles, self-harm, anxiety, dysregulation, and developmental issues. She believes strongly in collaborating with individuals to see their struggles through a trauma-informed, developmental, systemic, and strengths-based lens. She uses an integration of various evidence-based and holistic approaches including but not limited to DBT, TF-CBT, narrative therapy, mindfulness, CBT, graded exposure, psychoanalytic, and person-centered. She works collaboratively with the client and team to develop culturally sensitive, individualized, and accomplishable treatment goals. She treats children (6+) with parent involvement, adolescents, and adults. Dr. Lloyd also has interests in psychological and neuropsychological assessment, positive parenting coaching, and behavioral therapy for children with serious emotional and behavioral concerns. She utilizes a compassionate and direct approach to meet each individual’s needs.
Nicole Massey, MA, LMFT
Nicole is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who works with individuals, couples, and families to create tangible and sustainable change so they can thrive. She has provided services in various settings including community-based, school-linked/co-located programming, co-occurring treatment center, and outpatient mental health clinics. Areas of specialty are individuals, teenagers, young adults, families, as well as concerns around maternal mental health, trauma, depression/anxiety, life transitions, substance use, and stress management. Currently Nicole is completing EMDR training through EMDRIA, and integrates into her work CBT, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, DBT, Gottman method, and narrative therapy.
Travis Mathias, LICSW
Travis began his career as a mental health therapist in 2017, after earning his Masters of Social Work from the University of Northern Iowa, where he also obtained bachelors degrees in both psychology and sociology. Since joining the field Travis has worked with a wide range of clients. He specializes in trauma and attachment and also has experience in treating individuals suffering from complex grief, anxiety, and depression. He has experience in working with members of the LGBTQ+ community, is an open and affirming provider, and welcomes anyone seeking treatment. Travis enjoys providing an atmosphere based on acceptance, curiosity, and empathy all while walking next to clients on their journey for wellness.
Kelly May, MA
Kelly is a Mental Health Practitioner with a Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy from St. Mary’s University of Minnesota. Kelly enjoys working with adolescents, young adults, adults, couples, and families. Her background includes working in settings such as a residential setting supporting individuals with eating disorders, in-home work, and private practice setting. She uses a client centered approach to help clients focus on attainable goals to work towards, as well as combining other modalities such as; cognitive behavioral, solution focused, and emotionally focused approaches. Her areas of focus include anxiety, depression, life transitions, working through trauma, eating disorders, relationship struggles and challenges, and parenting. She has a passion for walking alongside of clients and creating a non-judgmental, encouraging, welcoming and comforting space to help guide clients through challenges life can bring. She believes in meeting clients where they are at on their journey and collaborating care with them to help them reach their desired goals.
Dr. Josh Meendering, PsyD, LP
Dr. Josh Meendering is a Licensed Psychologist. He completed his Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy and his Doctorate in Counseling Psychology. Additionally, Josh has advanced training in psychoanalytic therapy. Josh employs a practical therapeutic approach to assist you in reaching your personal, professional, or relationship goals. The adolescents and adults Josh works with are understood as individuals that have their own unique attitudes, beliefs, and experiences. Josh is dedicated to working with individuals from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds. Josh has experience working with LGBTQ community, people of color, adolescents, adults, and couples in a variety of clinical settings.
William (Bill) Mills, LMFT, LADC
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), Minnesota and a Licensed Addiction Dependency Counselor (LADC). I use the type of therapy that is custom-made for your particular circumstances which may include, anxiety, depression, trauma and other mental health and substance abuse issues. For most of us, life is both amazing and terrible. It is part of the human condition to suffer. There are many times when we get overwhelmed with our suffering and end up dealing with such mental health issues such as anxiety and depression and which, in turn, leads us to relationship and substance abuse issues. In order to build a rich full meaningful life, we need to learn how to reduce the impact and influence of painful thoughts and feelings and learn how to manage those issues that get in the way of moving our life forward. I work with adults, couples, families, teens, and significant others helping to put together a roadmap for moving your life forward. As we work together, we will focus on helping you develop the kind of psychological flexibility so that whatever life throws at you, you can have the tools to move your life forward toward a life of meaning, purpose, and well-being.
Michael Nachreiner, MA, LPC, LADC
Mike is a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor and Professional Clinical Counselor. He specializes in the treatment of substance use and mental health issues that co-occur. He has a goal of allowing clients to explore their substance use in a non-judgemental and open space. Whether people are looking to find safer ways to use substances, limit their use, or abstain, he works with them on creating opportunities for making decisions and possible differences in their lives. He also is EMDR certified and works with clients to address trauma responses. Mike utilizes an integrated, person-centered approach and preferred treatment methods include EMDR, mindfulness, goal setting, and trauma-informed care. He works to help people achieve personal growth and improve their lives as they best see fit.
Paige Jacobsen, MA, LICSW
Paige is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Kansas. She specializes in the treatment of substance abuse and works with both adolescents and adults. She also specializes in mental health issues that may contribute to substance abuse such as anxiety, depression, poor self-esteem or grief. Paige works by first building a relationship with clients then providing a safe environment for them to voice their thoughts or emotions. She believes that every person has value and deserves to live a life that makes them happy. Paige also believes that the client has the solution to their own problem; they just need a little help working towards it.
Nick Pierson, MA, LMFT
Have you been feeling lost, confused, stuck, or without some sense of control in life? You are not alone, as many of us have been where you are and felt how you feel. Seeking help from a therapist can be the key to finding passion in life, learning new ways of overcoming obstacles, and begin experiencing a more desired way of being. Therapy with Nick emphasizes fostering a safe, nonjudgmental, compassionate environment. Nick enjoys working collaboratively with clients where problems are explored through a lens of curiosity, where space is created for new perspectives, attitudes, and behaviors in the healing process. Nick has experience assisting clients with life challenges such as anxiety, depression, LGBTQ+ difficulties, mood disorders, trauma, life-transitions, grief, and substance abuse. Nick received his Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota, and has experience working with adolescents, adults, couples, and families in both individual and group therapy settings. Nick also has a background in individual and group Dialectical Behavioral Therapy.
Emily Plombon, MPS, LADC
Emily is a licensed alcohol and drug counselor with a masters in Integrated Behavioral Health from the University of Minnesota. She is trained in prolonged exposure therapy and working towards certification. She specializes in the treatment of substance use disorders, eating disorders, and post-traumatic stress disorder. Emily utilizes a person-centered and trauma-informed approach. She believes individuals pick up other’s values and beliefs to maintain connection at the expense of their true self-concept. It is from shedding these borrowed values and beliefs, exploring and returning to one’s true self, healing from psychological suffering occurs. Emily works to help people achieve an improved quality of wellbeing in life, through becoming the self one really is, in addition to developing or enhancing an authentic and deep sense of connection to others.
Anne Pylkas, MD
Kat Reinholdt, MA, LADC
I am a licensed alcohol and drug counselor, currently in supervision to become a licensed professional clinical counselor. I specialize in serious and persistent mental health disorders and co-occurring substance use issues. I have experience working with individuals, couples, families, and groups in both residential and intensive outpatient settings. I employ an existential approach in which the client is encouraged to focus on free will, self-determination, and finding meaning. Despite whatever messages yourself, your family, your friends, or society has given you, you have value as a human being and as a unique individual. I would love the opportunity to meet you and provide direction in any way I am able.
Dr. Peter Schaub, PsyD
Dr. Schaub is a postdoctoral psychology fellow. Peter is passionate about working with individuals who struggle with addictions and co-occurring disorders. He uses a collaborative, evidence-based therapeutic approach to help clients reduce their psychological suffering, gain insights, sustain positive behavioral changes, and cultivate a life that is more consistent with their values. He draws heavily from mindfulness-based frameworks (e.g., Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Buddhist psychology) and cognitive-behavioral therapies (e.g., CBT, DBT), but tailors his style to each person’s unique needs. In his free time, Peter enjoys bouldering, meditating, biking, and spending time with friends and family. Dr. Schaub also provides ADHD and personality assessment and testing services.
Charles Schutt, MA, LADC
I use a combination of Cognitive Behavioral and Rational Emotional modalities when working with clients, which I wrap in motivational interviewing strategies. In my mind, I work with clients to help them be their best self, whatever that may be. The client is the expert of their own life and I am there to help them identify thinking and behavior patterns that once served them, but have since lost their usefulness. I also work with them to explore new behaviors that will help them meet their self-identified needs in a more beneficial way. I understand the importance of encouragement and support while meeting the client at their level of motivation and desire for change. The client sets a course for the goals they would like to complete while I help them navigate the challenges and obstacles that may impede their progress.
Steven Stadler, MA, LPCC, LADC
Have you lost touch with your “true self”? Do you find yourself caught in a cycle of behavior/relational patterns that create confusion and despair and a lack of connection with others? Do you question what beliefs may drive behaviors that are not in your best interest? As a dual-licensed clinician, I have been trained and educated in treating clients from a “Holistic Perspective”. It is commonly known those suffering from addiction are more likely to have a co-occurring mental health issue as well. Best practice is treating both conditions concurrently. With that in mind, diagnosis is the starting point. How your life is affected by these issues is what motivates and informs our work together. I believe every one of my clients has the courage, strength and ability, to grow and heal. My therapeutic mission is to acknowledge those strengths and challenges and create a pathway forward… a journey toward health. I work with all substance addiction and cross-addiction processes (codependency/relationships, sex, technology, work) and mental health issues (anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, family of origin, intimacy, motivation, transition). My primary therapeutic approaches are: client-centered, narrative and trauma informed…including elements of REBT, CBT and attachment theory.
Johara Suleiman, MSW, LICSW
Johara identifies as a bi-racial, Somali-Norwegian, Muslim, cis woman. She is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker who received her Masters in Social Work in Massachusetts and is working towards her Ph.D. in Social Work at the University of Minnesota. She has been serving children, adults, and families through various forms of therapy and community work since 2011, and now focuses on individual, couples, and family therapy in traditional office spaces and in community settings when that is more comfortable for clients. Through the years she has developed a practice that leans strengths-based and solutions-focused, pulling from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Multi-Systemic Therapy, Mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Narrative Therapy. She also offers Trauma-Focused CBT and Complicated Grief Treatment when appropriate.
Specialties: anxiety, depression, mood disorders, ADHD, family conflict, parenting skills, managing high-risk behaviors in adolescents and children, trauma and intergenerational trauma, grief, and loss.
Courtney Swanson, BA, LADC
Courtney is a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor and she is currently finishing her Master’s degree for Licensed Professional Clinical Counseling at St. Thomas. She has experience working with severe mental illness, addiction, grief, and anxiety. Courtney works to create a safe space for clients to explore their hopes, desires, and emotions. She enjoys collaborating with clients to help find what is important to them. Courtney utilizes an integrative approach, and tailors her techniques to her clients’ needs. She believes in recognizing emotions, and learning how to express and feel them. Courtney focuses on using a person-centered and trauma-informed approach to help clients become the truest version of themselves.
Juli Teien, MA, LMFT
Juli is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist that is also trained to work with horses for psychotherapy and corporate trainings at On Track EAP Equine Assisted Psychotherapy, LLC. She enjoys working with motivated clients who have a positive attitude toward change. Her style is holistic, eclectic, warm and compassionate. Juli employs a wide array of techniques including cognitive behavioral therapy, internal family systems, cognitive restructuring, behavior modification, sand tray and play therapy, parenting videos, bibliotherapy (i.e., book recommendations) and horse assisted psychotherapy and learning. She sees individuals, families, and couples. Juli works with adults, kids and teenagers and specializes in working with anxiety, life transitions, challenging temperaments, communication skill building, parenting, autism spectrum, grief & loss, and blended families. In addition she teaches parenting classes based on the “1 2 3 Magic” series and follows “The nurtured heart approach“. She has been in the field for over 18 years and sees working with clients and building a solid therapeutic relationship an honor.
Leah Vancura, MFT
Leah is a Mental Health Practitioner with a Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy from St. Mary’s University of Minnesota. She is passionate about working with individuals, couples, and families experiencing challenges with addiction, communication, transition, feeling stuck, the impact body image and relationship, or simply having to balance the day to day of life and relationships. Leah believes it is through understanding how our thoughts, feelings, and actions are connected is how we begin to understand who we are and how we interacted with the world. Because no one person or family is alike, Leah’s approach to therapy is adaptive to who she is working with. Leah’s passion lies in supporting and empowering people to move through the complex transitions that come up in their lives and relationships. Her warm, down to earth, non-judgmental, and person-centered approach allows her to join with individuals, families and couples on their path to healing.
Mary VanderLoop, MA, LP
Mary has been a practicing therapist for 23 years. She has worked with adults who struggle with eating disorders and trauma for the majority of those years. Mary has training in EMDR, Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART), and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy. All of these therapies are designed to assist individuals in processing trauma, empower themselves and replace negative sensations with neutral or positive sensations. Mary is compassionate, empathetic and she creates a safe space that facilitates healing. She strongly believes that people have the resources and inner strength to overcome adverse experiences. She also addresses each client as a person with unique circumstances and collaboratively works with them to achieve their goals in therapy.
Sara is a Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. She obtained her Associate’s Degree in Nursing at Hibbing Community College before moving on to obtain her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Science in Nursing at The College of St. Scholastica. She has worked in the healthcare field for over 10 years in various settings, and has experience providing psychiatric consultation and medication management services to those suffering from a wide range of mental health concerns including mood disorders, anxiety disorders, and psychotic disorders. She values the importance of building a strong rapport with her clients and believes working as a team will achieve the best possible outcomes. In her spare time she enjoys biking, gardening, and spending time with her husband and their two dogs and two cats.
Holly Wruck, RD, LD
Holly Wruck is a registered and licensed dietitian in the state of Minnesota and specializes in eating disorder treatment. Holly has been practicing nutrition for 8+ years. Prior to working at The Recovery Clinic, she spent 4+ years working specifically treating clients with eating disorders in residential, intensive day, and outpatient levels of care, frequently in conjunction with co-occurring substance use disorder. Her goal is to provide a safe and collaborative space for clients by using curiosity, self-compassion, and a non-judgmental stance around food and weight. In using mindful/intuitive eating techniques, she hopes to guide clients towards eliminating harmful behaviors. Holly strives to build confidence in your choices helping you become more in tune with your body’s cues and needs.