Therapists

Martha Anderson Sm.jpgMartha Anderson, LMFT

Therapist

Martha Anderson is a wife and mother who began practicing group, family and individual therapy at PrairieCare’s Partial Hospital Program in 2012. She has been working with families, couples and individuals for over 20 years in a variety of settings. Martha enjoys working from a strength based approach empowering children and their families to find solutions to the problems facing them. She strives to use creativity and compassion in understanding what drives the problems children face, and enjoys working collaboratively to solve problems associated with mental health symptoms.

 

Brenda_Arnold_Small.jpgBrenda Arnold, NCC, LPCC, CWWS

Therapist

As a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, Brenda combines a wellness approach to counseling with a narrative and a strength based emphasis. Brenda is a Certified Worksite Wellness Specialist, as well as having a background in complimentary and integrative therapy. She understands the importance of incorporating art, play, music, mindfulness and relaxation techniques to encourage growth, particularly when working with children.

 

Jessica BackowskiJessica Backowski, LPCC, LADC

Therapist

Jessica is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) and Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC). She has been trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and provides trauma informed care. Jessica works in the Woodbury clinic as an MI/CD Intensive Outpatient Program counselor and individual therapist. Jessica has experience working in diverse settings including, residential treatment, high intensity outpatient, outpatient, and harm reduction settings.

 

Hallie Barbara sm.jpgHallie Barbara, LPCC, LADC

Therapist

Hallie has been practicing as an LADC for the past nine years and as a LPCC for the past six years. Her specialty is adolescent and adult co-occurring disorders (mental illness and chemical dependency). Hallie brings to PrairieCare years of experience having worked in various settings such as outpatient chemical dependency, a mental health center, in-home family therapy, and on-site school mental health therapist. She is a skillful in individual, family and group psychotherapy and chemical dependency.

 

Wendy BarrieWendy Barrie, LMFT

Therapist

Wendy comes to PrairieCare with professional experience including work with children and adolescents identified with severe emotional disturbance, and youth on the autism spectrum. Additionally, she has worked in multiple settings, including residential facilities, communities, and adult foster care homes providing support to adults who have experienced severe and persistent mental illness. Wendy has co-facilitated a number of process and skills groups with both youth and adults, focusing on healthy communication, difficult transitions, relationships, activities of daily living, self-esteem, mindfulness, anger management, and emotions regulation.


Shiromi BeachShiromi Beach, LPCC

Therapist

Shiromi is a licensed professional clinical counselor with several years of experience in crisis counseling, is a certified Parent Coach and a trained DBT Provider. Shiromi began working at PrairieCare as an PRN Therapist providing child, adolescent and adult therapy in group, family and individual settings. Shiromi uses Adlerian therapy,  Parent-Child relationship repair, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy.

 

Michael Benjamin sm.jpgMichael Benjamin, LICSW

Therapist

Michael has been providing therapy to children, adolescents, and their families for almost 15 years. Prior to PrairieCare, he worked as a therapist at Mayo Clinic in the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychology Department as well as at a community health center in southwest Idaho. In addition to treating depression/mood, anxiety, grief/loss, and disruptive behaviors, Michael has specialized training in working with children and adolescents who are experiencing Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and/or attachment issues.

 

Danielle Bevis sm.pngDanielle Bevis, LPCC

Therapist and Intake Coordinator

Danielle, a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, joined PrairieCare as a clinician in 2014 with the opening of the Rochester location. Danielle has worked with children, adolescents, adults and families since completing her graduate degree in Forensic Psychology. Danielle has worked in diverse settings including; residential treatment facilities, group homes, community based work and criminal justice.

 

Megan BoyingtonMegan Boyington, LICSW

Therapist

Megan joined PrairieCare in December 2013 as a social work/therapist float, providing case management services and individual, family, and group therapy in child, adolescent, and adult settings. Megan previously worked in an emergency department conducting psychiatric assessments and offering support to children, adolescents, and their families.

 

Nic BraveNic Brave, LPCC

Therapist

Nic has been in the field of mental health since 2006. He conducted behavioral therapy with children living with Autism Spectrum Disorder for over 4 years. Nic then provided in-home skills and therapy with children and their families. Beginning in the summer of 2015, Nic started supervising a clinic of practitioners providing in-home mental health services in the east metro area. Nic joined the PrairieCare Woodbury team in the spring of 2016.

 

Sandi Bucher sm.jpgSandi Bucher, LPCC

Therapist

Sandi is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor with over 16 years experience working with children/adolescents and their families. Sandi is a therapist at PrairieCare’s Rochester site. She has previously worked as a therapist in a residential setting, an outpatient clinic, and in co-located services within a high school. Sandi is also a trained Trauma Focused – Cognitive Behavioral Therapist. Her focus is working with children, adolescents, and adults with anxiety, depression, anger, trauma, and attachment issues.

 

Amy BurkholderAmy Burkholder, LPCC, ATR

Therapist

Amy received her masters degree in art therapy from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She utilizes art-based interventions based on the clients needs. Amy supports clients in a holistic approach, encompassing the entire individual with a practice including mindfulness. She also has a range of cognitive behavioral therapies, psycho-education, relaxation techniques and expressive therapies.

 

SarahBurnsSarah Burns, LICSW

Play Therapist

Sarah has been providing mental health services in the Twin Cities area since 2009. Her most recent experience is providing school-based therapy services in a Minneapolis public school. Prior to that, Sarah worked in home-based and community-based settings, providing parenting and therapeutic services to families with children under the age of five.

 

DanBurris-01Daniel Burris, LPCC, LADC

Therapist

Dan comes to PrairieCare with experience working in diverse settings including: Residential, High Intensity Outpatient, IRTS, outpatient, and managed care. He has worked with clients including adult and adolescent carrying diagnosis of Substance Use Disorder, Mental Illness, and/or Serious Persistent Mental Illness in both individual and group settings. Dan has also worked with families in the treatment of substance use disorder.

 

Sarajane_Cazares_Sm.jpgSarajane Cazares, LICSW

Therapist

Sarajane has been in practice as a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker for over 20 years. She has helped clients cope with physical and emotional distress caused by life-changing medical conditions as well as provided mental health services in psychiatric hospital and community clinic settings. Sarajane strives to develop an individualized connection with each patient. She believes clients thrive in a safe, calm and supportive environment that promotes learning, understanding, healing and growth.

 

Kathy Conery SmKathryn Conery, LICSW

Woodbury Operations Director/Therapist/Patient Advocate

Kathryn has worked in the human services field since 1993 in both direct care and leadership positions providing services in the community and on an outpatient basis in a variety of settings.  In 2007 she went back to school to obtain her master’s degree in social work and graduated in 2011, and joined PrairieCare in 2013.   Her main area of focus has been with grief and loss working in hospice for 8 years, she also enjoy working with couples.

Nathan Czaia, LPCC

Therapist

Nathan has been working as a licensed therapist for almost three years and has been in the field of mental health for 6 years. He started as a skills worker seeing people in their homes. No matter the environment, he learned to join authentically. This helped shape him into the therapist he is today. Nathan believes it led him to see therapy as a collaboration, not just a service rendered.

 

PrairieCare Brooklyn Park Portraits 64x80 Web-6.jpgAmy DeMers, LMFT

Therapist

Prior to becoming a therapist Amy worked in a correctional setting for adult male and female inmates. After working with the families affected by incarceration and trauma Amy decided to focus more on family therapy and mental health. Amy has primarily worked with children and adolescents affected by trauma, autism spectrum disorders, depression, anxiety, and grief.

 

Lindsay FiedlerLindsay Fiedler, MSE, NCC

Therapist

Lindsay holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Interpersonal Communication from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse and a Master’s Degree in Community Mental Health Counseling from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. She is in the process of obtaining her independent licensure in clinical counseling under the supervision of Paula Okorafor, LP. Lindsay has been providing counseling services to children, adolescents, and families in a variety of settings including county agencies, juvenile detention, residential treatment, and in family’s homes for the past five years.

 

Mallory FlanderMallory Flander, LPCC

Therapist

Mallory is a licensed professional clinical counselor who joined PrairieCare in 2015. Her professional background includes experience working with a wide range of age groups and populations. Mallory has worked in a variety of settings, which include juvenile corrections, in-home psychotherapy, outpatient psychotherapy, and intensive behavioral treatment (Applied Behavioral Analysis).

 

Lacey Gale Sm.jpgLacey Gale, LICSW

Therapist

Prior to becoming a therapist, Lacey worked for a county as a co-located/truancy social worker. After working in the county setting, she chose to focus her attention on family and individual therapy and the effects that mental illness has with family dynamics. Lacey currently has over five years of clinical experience working with children in a day treatment setting while also providing family therapy, individual therapy, and individual skills.

 

PrairieCare Brooklyn Park Portraits 64x80 Web-10.jpgSusan Gatto, LICSW

Therapist

Susan joined PrairieCare with the opening of the inpatient hospital in 2011. Children and adolescents give off a certain energy that is exciting and ever-evolving. Susan believes that children and their families are the experts, and that her role is to support them in finding ways to not fix, but manage their daily lives and mental health in a more productive manner. Her therapeutic approach is eclectic and based on the situation at hand, with a general emphasis on the strengths of the child and family. Susan believes in a collaborative approach that allows for all involved to have a say in the process going forward, but also focuses on the child or adolescent’s right to self-determination.

 

Emily_Gutlovics_Small.jpgEmily Gutlovics, LICSW

Therapist

Emily joined PrairieCare in 2011 with the opening of the site in Maple Grove. She has been a part of many exciting changes with both the hospital and her positions, starting as a social worker full time in the Maple Grove Partial Hospital Program (PHP), then transitioning to the hybrid PHP social worker/inpatient therapist role, to accepting a full time position as one of the PHP therapists. Emily has worked with children, adolescents, and families prior to, and since being in the social work field, and has worked in numerous diverse settings including; residential treatment facilities, schools, and doing in home work. Emily is committed to, and has a strong passion for the well-being of both individuals and their family systems, and she approaches each family where they are at. She often uses strengths-based and solution-focused approaches while collaborating with families to help get them to their preferred way of being.

 

BarbraHughesBarbra Hughes, LICSW, BCD

Therapist

Barbra began practice in 2001 as a chemical dependency counselor, working with adolescents and adults enrolled in the Missouri SATOP Clinical Intervention Program (CIP).  She then moved on to work with children and families at risk for out of home placement or termination of parental rights, providing psychosocial assessments, crisis intervention, and intense in-home services including parenting skills, foster care supervision, and family skills development.

 

Ronyn_Huntley_Small.jpgRobyn Huntley, LMFT

Therapist

Robyn is a licensed marriage and family therapist who joins PrairieCare with the opening of the new clinic in Chaska and currently provides therapy services through PrairieCare Online. Her professional background includes experience working with a wide range of age groups and populations, in a variety of settings. These range from home-based work with children and their families, to outpatient psychotherapy and intensive eating disorders treatment. Robyn integrates narrative, cognitive-behavioral, and systemic models of therapy into her work with clients.

jessicawankaJessica Huntoon, LMFT

Therapist

Jessica earned her graduate degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from St. Mary’s University in 2009. Since becoming licensed in 2012, Jessica has provided psychotherapy in a variety of settings; most recently she worked in the outpatient program at a community mental health agency in Minneapolis. Jessica specializes in working with children, adolescents, and their families. She has extensive training and experience with child-directed play therapy, a treatment modality that provides children with the opportunity to process traumatic and stressful events through play.  Jessica incorporates play, talk, and art therapies when working with children and families.

 

Tracy KuphalTracy Kuphal, LICSW

Therapist

Tracy has worked at a residential treatment facility with adult men whose problematic sexual behaviors lead to involvement in the criminal justice system.  First, as a case manager, until completion of her Master’s Degree in Social Work.  Since obtaining her MSW, Tracy has worked as a case supervisor and was responsible for the therapy needs of her caseload, while also providing couples counseling, as needed. Tracy’s past work has consisted of providing therapy, modeling pro-social behaviors and boundaries, and helping clients build skills for healthy coping and independent living.

 

Jamie Decker sm.jpgJaime Leimer-Decker, LICSW

Therapist

Jaime is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker who has worked in the mental health field for over 14 years. She has experience working in inpatient, outpatient, and school settings with both groups and individuals. She has previous experience as a Psychometrist, specializing in testing children and adolescents, but is comfortable working with people across the lifespan. She uses an eclectic blend of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Behavioral Activation to help clients stop struggling and start transforming their own lives.

Michael LeMairMichael LeMair, LGSW

Therapist

Michael holds a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Augsburg College. He joined PrairieCare in 2014 working in the Partial Hospital Program, a role he maintains in addition to seeing clients in an outpatient setting. Over the past seven years, Michael has worked in residential treatment, in home, and community based agencies with a wide range of clients providing mental health services. His background includes working with children, adolescents, and adults providing behavior management and analysis, counseling, psychological education, and case management. A majority of his experience with youth has included family work in addition to individual and group work.

 

Tiffany Leuthold Sm.jpgTiffany Leuthold, LMFT

Therapist

Tiffany is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who has worked for PrairieCare since 2008. She has many years of therapy experience as well as experience as clinical supervisor for graduate students and therapy interns. She has worked as a therapist in the Partial Hospital Program and more recently served as the Site Supervisor of that program. Prior to joining PrairieCare, Tiffany worked as a therapist and parent educator.

 

Stacy Lundell SmallStacy Lundell, LMFT, RPT-S

Therapist

As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Stacy has experience working with people of all ages and especially within the context of family. She has worked with children and adolescents who have severe emotional disorders. Her clinical work has primarily been in working with multi-stressed families with cross-generational mental illnesses. Stacy practices from collaborative and strength-based therapy models. She is trained as a registered play therapist specializing in working with kids and families dealing with a variety of presenting problems. A native of Cannon Falls, Minnesota, Stacy enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading and watching movies.

 

Dawn MatchanDawn Matchan, LPCC

Therapist

Dawn has been with PrairieCare since 2014 when hired as a hybrid PRN psychosocial coordinator/therapist. In October 2014 she went full time as the 3rd full time inpatient social worker upon obtaining her licensure.  For the past 20 years Dawn has worked in various settings in the mental health field primarily with children and adolescents. For the 13 years prior to joining PrairieCare she was a Children’s Mental Health Case Manager and Children’s Therapeutic Support Services provider in Itasca County in addition to coordinating and supervising a supervised visitation program for the county.

Jeff McConnell, LICSW

Therapist

Jeff comes to PrairieCare after living and working in the Duluth area for the past 25 years.  His experience in Duluth included work as a Case Manager/Team Supervisor for Northwood Children’s Services.  In that capacity he provided case planning and coordination for teams of adolescent boys in residential treatment.  After leaving Northwood in 1999 Jeff provided care as a therapist at the Duluth Institute (formerly The Institute for Psychological and Sexual Health).

 

Madonna_Mitzel_Small.jpgMadonna Mitzel, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

Madonna Mitzel joined PrairieCare in 2011 in the role of the Occupational Therapist with over 25 years of experience combined in the field and supervisory experience in a variety of OT arenas with her primarily experience is with the pediatric population. Her background in mental health and pediatrics include: hospital inpatient, partial hospitalization and dual diagnosis programs and as an early intervention coordinator. Madonna has extended training in the pediatric areas: Sensory Integration, NDT, Myofascial Release, Craniosacral Therapy, Therapeutic Listening, Healing from the Core, Sensory Processing Disorders and Trauma and Emotional Processing in Children.

Leah NeffLeah Neff, LICSW

Therapist

Leah is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker and has served as a therapist at PrairieCare since 2014. Leah has experience working in residential services and currently works in the Adult Intensive Outpatient Program in Edina. Leah views each and every client as inherently worthy individuals who hold the answers to their own questions.

 

Pam NelsonPam Nelson, LPCC

Therapist

Pam is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor who joined PrairieCare in March 2016. Her professional background includes experience working with children, adolescents and families in both clinic and day treatment settings. Pam has experience with outpatient psychotherapy, group psychotherapy, and intensive behavioral interventions (Applied Behavioral Analysis).

 

chrisochockiChris Ochocki, LPCC

Therapist

Chris has worked in the mental health field for over fifteen years, working with adults, families and adolescents, in both, clinic and community settings.  Beyond the clinical session, Chris has experience with facilitating groups for adults in chemical health treatment, as well as facilitating groups with young people experiencing chemical health, anger, sexual identity and relationship issues.

 

Auden O'ConnellAuden O’Connell, MPS

Art Therapist

Auden received her Masters degree in art therapy from the School of Visual Arts in New York City.  She has experience working with children as well as adults in a psychiatric setting.  She incorporates both strength-based and psychodynamic theories in her work with her clients.  Auden integrates art history into her work, using art historical images as a resource and a starting point in the therapeutic process.  In this way, she seeks to create a safe environment for positive change in her clients’ lives.

 

Gala OliverGala Oliver, LPC

Therapist

For over ten years, Gala has worked as a Licensed Professional Counselor with children, adolescents and families. Her approach to healing, wellness, and mental health emphasizes a holistic framework that combines clinician work, relationship building, empowerment, and support. Gala believes that healing happens in relationships and view therapy as a social healing practice. She values the importance of using expressive arts, connection skills, multicultural awareness, and trauma informed care to maximize the counseling relationship. Gala works primarily with children, adolescents and young adults.

 

Tom_ONeill_Small.jpgTom O’Neill, LPCC

Therapist

Tom is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor with over seven years of counseling experience. Tom provides a safe and respectful environment in which to collaborate on specific issues and more general life problems. His focus is working with adolescents and adults with anger, depression, and anxiety. His therapy style combines a number of counseling approaches, including narrative, cognitive behavioral and solution-focused therapies. These therapeutic philosophies focus on helping the client to feel good about themselves, to find ways to change behaviors, and to establish meaningful connections to their values, hopes, and dreams. Tom enjoys being with his wife and son, playing golf, taking day trips to small towns, and playing cards with old and new friends.

 

Lindsay Rahkola SmLindsay Rahkola, LICSW

Therapist

 

Lindsay joined the PrairieCare team in March of 2011 with the opening of the new hospital in Maple Grove.  Lindsay began her career as an inpatient social worker and moved to a position as full-time, clinical therapist for children, adolescents and families working in collaboration with the inpatient treatment team. Lindsay feels it is a privilege and an honor to work with those who are experiencing mental health struggles

 

Kate SampleKate Sample, LPCC

Therapist

Kate is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor who has been serving children, adolescents and adults for over 10 years.  She has worked in a variety of settings including residential treatment, outpatient clinics, court systems, hospitals, private practice and schools.  She enjoys helping clients become better versions of themselves through self-exploration, identification of problem areas, and building on personal strengths.

Gerald Schwanke, M.Div, LMFT

Therapist

Gerald started working with people first at a residential setting for children with severe physical and mental disabilties; and then as an assistant director of a day treatment program for adults living with severe physical and mental disabilities. He has also counseled adults, families, couples, children and adolescents as a Lutheran pastor for over 25 years.  Most recently,  Gerald has been in private practice working with children, adolescents, individuals, couples, and families helping them manage emotional stress.

 

Noah SimcoxNoah Simcox, LICSW

Therapist

Noah’s background is as a psychotherapist in clinics and private practice over the past five years. He specializes in using psychodynamic, mind/body (qigong, yoga, breath-work, meditation), mindfulness, and musical interventions into his work with patients.

 

Linda Skillingstad Sm.jpgLinda Skillingstad, LICSW, LADC

Therapist

Linda has always enjoyed working with children and their families who have daily struggles with mental health. She has 20 years of experience working in schools K-12 as a prevention specialist, school alcohol and drug counselor, social worker/student support and special education social worker. In addition, Linda has 12 years of experience working with families experiencing long term difficulties. Helping children and their families manage mental health issues while moving through developmental stages has always been a focus of mine. She most often utilizes psychoeducation, CBT, motivational interviewing, and solution focused therapies. Linda also has a strong interest in DBT therapy.

 

Laura Stegenga Lg.jpgLaura Stegenga, LICSW

Therapist

Laura has worked in mental health and social services for over 20 years. Laura’s experience includes working with children, adolescents and adults doing needs assessments, case management and clinic psychotherapy. She also worked for many years within the criminal court system providing support and advocacy to victims of crime.

 

Nicole_Steinert_Sm.jpgNicole Steinert, LPCC

Therapist

Nicole joined PrairieCare in January 2011 when the Maple Grove hospital opened working with children, adolescents and families in the Needs Assessment Department. Over 3 years ago Nicole transitioned to the Woodbury Site completing Needs Assessment for adults and has been working in the Intensive Outpatient Program. She has been involved in crisis interventions, after care psychotherapy groups, facilitating psycho-educational groups in the Intensive Outpatient Program, as well as taking on supervisory administrative duties as needed.


Naysha Stone, ATR-BC

Naysha received her Master’s degree in Art Therapy from the School of Visual Arts in New York City. Naysha began her career working as a licensed substance abuse counselor for 6 years then transitioned her career to focus on mental health and the incorporation of art as a therapeutic tool within therapy.  Naysha has experience working with a wide range of age groups and populations, in a variety of settings in both group and individual sessions.

 

Jason Tharaldson Sm.jpgJason Tharaldson, LMFT

Therapist

Jason is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who joined PrairieCare in 2014. He has over 15 years of diverse experience which spans most levels of care and age groups. Jason utilizes an integrative treatment model that combines a Collaborative Family Systems approach with Solution-Focused Therapy, CBT, DBT, Interpersonal, Narrative Therapy, and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing).

 

Joe_Toth_Sm.jpgJoseph Toth, LICSW

Therapist

Joseph has over ten years of experience working in the field of mental health. His clinical practice includes working with patients from wide range of age groups, including adolescents and children. Joseph’s therapy process is building a supportive therapeutic alliance with his patients, thereby creating a trusting space for patients to work on challenging life issues and mental health concerns. Joseph concentrates his practice using person centered Rogerian therapy while also incorporating techniques of motivational interviewing, ego psychology and object relations.

 

Phuong TranPhuong Tran, LPCC, LADC

Therapist

Phuong is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) and Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC). She has been in the field of mental health since 2008.  She comes to PrairieCare with experience working in diverse settings including: in-home skills with children and their families, Intensive Outpatient MI/CD (Mental Illness/Chemical Dependency), and Seriously Persistently Mentally Ill.

 

Melissa_Tyo_Small.jpgMelissa K. Tyo, LMFT

Therapist

Melissa joined PrairieCare in August 2011 as a Hybrid Therapist/Needs Assessment Counselor and moved into a permanent therapist position in the Maple Grove Partial Hospitalization Program in December 2011. She has been working with children and adolescents since 2005 and is passionate about helping them to find a voice within their family system. Melissa believes in a strengths based approach to working with patients and their families. She also often focuses on choices and taking responsibility for oneself. She thinks family therapy is a crucial component of treatment and believes everyone in the family plays a part in what is going on at any given time. Melissa was thrilled to join the interdisciplinary clinician at PrairieCare because of the ability to work together to give patients the care that they deserve.

 


andreavasquezAndrea Vasquez, LICSW

Operations Director, Chaska

Andrea is a trained psychotherapist with over 14 years of experience working within outpatient, inpatient and PHP psychiatric settings. She believes in a “wraparound” treatment approach to therapy that includes the patient, as well as caregivers, siblings and significant others. In order for a patient to be successful in treatment, Andrea believes that his or her support system must play an active part in helping the patient maintain positive changes.

 

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Danielle Von Bank, LGSW

Therapist

Danielle joined PrairieCare’s Inpatient Hospital in a therapy and social work role in January 2014. Prior to this she provided in-home therapy to families and children, and also has a background in individual and group therapy with adults in a clinic setting. In addition, her experience includes early intervention work with young children in a day treatment setting.

 

Joe WallerJoe Waller, LGSW

Therapist

Joe holds a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Corrections with a minor in Sociology along with a Masters Degree in Social Work from Minnesota State University, Mankato. Joe joined the PrairieCare clinician in 2014 as a Needs Assessment Counselor and started providing out-patient therapy in December 2015. He has been providing counseling and therapeutic services to individuals for more than 15 years. Joe’s professional experience includes work in residential treatment, foster and adoptive care settings, level 4 school programming and community based in-home services.

 


jodywallinJody Wallin, LICSW

Therapist

Jody joined the PrairieCare clinician in 2013. She has been working with children, adolescents, adults, and families since 2002 in a variety of settings including: residential treatment, shelter, and educational settings. Jody is passionate about, and values her role in joining with children, adolescents, and their families to offer a comfortable and safe space for exploration of issues and to offer support, validation, direction, and education.

 

Kelly WilkinsonKelly Wilkinson, LPCC

Therapist

Kelly Wilkinson joined PraireCare in 2013, as a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, with many years of experience working with children, adolescents and their families. Kelly is a trained Trauma Focused – Cognitive Behavioral Therapist, with clinical interests in trauma, depression, anxiety and attachment. Through Kelly’s experience, she has developed an eclectic approach and believes in meeting patients where they are at.

 

Marta WilsonMarta Wilson, LMFT

Therapist

Marta is a licensed marriage and family therapist, with a variety of clinical and other life experiences. She works in our Adult IOP in Woodbury, providing group and individual therapy and helps coordinate the family program, also. She has expertise in the areas of Eating Disorders, Couples Counseling and has worked with adolescents, as well as adults. Marta previously worked with athletes, dancers, creative professionals, schools and as an employee assistance professional. She has utilized alternate modalities in therapy, such as restorative yoga, movement therapy, visualization to reduce anxiety and art therapy, with a client centered approach.


Denise WingDenise Wing, LMFT

Therapist

Denise is a wife and mother who began practicing group, family and individual therapy at PrairieCare PHP this past January. She has been working with families, couples and individuals since 2001. She practices with a Narrative Therapy approach and consults with families and individuals on a multitude of problems affecting their lives. She strives to use creativity and understanding to work collaboratively to solve problems associated with mental health symptoms, as well other problems that affect lives, such as violence, conflict, and miscommunication. She strives to help those with whom she consults to realize that problems are separate from people, to establish a stand with problems and realize self-agency.

 

Nikki_Witt_Sm.jpgNikki Witt, LPCC, ATR-BC

Art Therapist

Nikki has been at PrairieCare since 2011, working with children, adolescents and adults living with emotional, cognitive and behavioral difficulties. She uses a blend of therapeutic approaches to guide and facilitate an individual’s journey towards mental wellness. Nikki helps individuals of all ages, despite artistic ability, create meaning and gain insight, find relief from overwhelming emotions or trauma, resolve conflict and problems, enrich daily life, and achieve an increased sense of well-being.

 

Emily Zallen-Sevett Lg.jpgEmily Zallen-Sevett, LICSW

Therapist

Emily has worked for more than 25 years in both inpatient and outpatient psychiatric programs and with a variety of patient populations. Her approach to treatment is to provide a safe place for support and provide useful tools and strategies that her patients can use to move through difficult times and heal from or learn to cope with their mental illness. When working with patients, Emily specializes in individual, group and psycho-educational therapies. She also uses creative modalities such as art therapy, journaling and movement therapy.