• Ashley Egner
    Ashley EgnerClinical Social Worker

    Shelly Edwards is Licensed Psychologist. She enjoys working with people age 16 and older. She has over 20 years of experience working in community mental health with a focus on trauma resolution.

    She has considerable experience helping others manage their depression, anxiety, grief issues and healing from trauma. She has expertise working with dissociative disorders and borderline personality disorder. She believes every human has the internal capacity to heal and helps others find and follow their wisdom.

    Shelly is intensively trained in DBT and utilizes sensorimotor therapy and EMDR techniques. She holds a master’s degree from St. Mary’s University in Counseling Psychology.

    Rebecca Gerbig, MSW, LICSW is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker. She enjoys working with clients from age 16 through older adulthood and has over 15 years of experience. She has particular interest in helping patients heal from eating disorders, trauma/traumatic experiences, and the residual effects of chronic childhood toxic stress. She has extensive experience treating individuals with eating disorders, eating behavior challenges, providing psychological assessment for bariatric surgery candidates, obesity/morbid obesity challenges, trauma and traumatic stress, chronic health conditions, depression, anxiety, panic disorder, and abuse issues (including child, domestic, elder, physical, psychological/emotional and sexual abuse).

    Her approach to therapy is patient-centered, trauma-informed, and relationally-oriented. She incorporates a variety of therapeutic modalities within treatment planning for each patient she partners with. Her work is informed by the field of interpersonal neurobiology, which provides an interdisciplinary view of the mind and mental well-being through understanding that the structure and function of the mind and brain are shaped by experiences and emotional attachments/relationships.

    Specifically, Becky is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR), which combines different elements of many effective therapies to maximize treatment effects and reduce the intensity of traumatic images. The EMDR process aims to reduce the emotional response to disturbing memories through attention to three time periods: the past, present, and future. Focus is given to past disturbing memories and related events, current situations that cause distress, and developing the skills and attitudes needed for positive future actions.

    Becky holds an undergraduate degree in social work from The College of Saint Benedict, and a master’s degree in clinical social work from the University of Saint Thomas and The College of Saint Catherine.

    Currently, Becky sees patients in our Rogers office M-F.

    Beginning 4/1/18, Becky’s schedule will change to incorporate patients in both Rogers and Golden Valley clinics.

    Becky’s schedule as of 4/1/18:

    Monday: Golden Valley Clinic
    Tuesday: Golden Valley Clinic (day); Rogers Clinic (evening)
    Wednesday: Rogers Clinic
    Thursday: Rogers Clinic
    Friday: Schedule will alternate between Golden Valley and Rogers clinics; please call to schedule

    Darla is a Master’s level Licensed Psychologist.  She specializes in working with children (ages 5 and up), adolescents, teens, individuals and families.   She has over ten years of mental health experience in multiple settings, including, community mental health, day treatment and the school setting.

    She has extensive experience treating individuals with anxiety, depression, behavioral problems, ADHD, anger management, life transitions and trauma.

    Her approach to therapy is person centered.  She uses cognitive behavioral therapy techniques, solution-focused strategies and incorporates play in order to tailor her approach to the specific needs of her clients.  Darla holds a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology.

    Jodi Sims is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.  She has 17 years experience providing therapy in multiple settings including child and adolescent day-treatment, in-home family therapy, and outpatient therapy.  Jodi works primarily with adolescents, adults, families and couples.

    She has extensive experience treating depression, anxiety and panic disorders, trauma, relational difficulties, coping problems, and borderline personality disorder.  She has been intensively trained in DBT therapy as well as cognitive behavioral therapy and continues to attend yearly training.

    She received her Master’s degree in Guidance and Counseling and also attended Alfred Adler Graduate school for additional training in Marriage and Family Therapy.  She enjoys traveling, long walks and spending time with her children.

    Darci Witasek is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.  She enjoys working with adolescents, teens, young adults, individuals, families and couples.  She typically uses Solution-focused, Cognitive Behavioral and Systemic therapy approaches in her therapy work.

    Darci assists her clients with a diverse range of mental health concerns including: anxiety, depression, life transitions, relationship issues, oppositional defiant behaviors, health concerns, divorce, and trauma.  Darci believes in a collaborative approach to counseling where the therapist and client work together to create meaningful change and find alternatives to their problems.  She is trained to administer the PREPARE/ENRICH and is fluent in Spanish.

    She has a Master of Art’s degree in Marriage and Family from the University of St. Thomas and a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Minnesota – Duluth where she majored in Psychology and minored in Spanish.

    Darci will begin seeing patients at our Golden Valley clinic on 4/1/18.

    Darci’s schedule as of 4/1/18:

    Monday: Rogers Clinic
    Tuesday: Rogers Clinic
    Wednesday: Golden Valley Clinic
    Thursday: Golden Valley Clinic
    Friday: Please contact for schedule

    Dr. VanStelten is a Licensed Psychologist.  She enjoys working with patients ages twelve through adulthood. She has over ten years of mental health experience in multiple settings, including, college counseling, community mental health, medical clinics and private practice.

    She has extensive experience treating individuals with anxiety, depression, panic, PTSD, health problems, abuse issues, grief and loss, problems related to parenting and multiple roles, issues specific to women and relationship difficulties. Dr. VanStelten also sees couples and families for therapy, in addition to conducting groups with the primary focus on anxiety and depression.

    Her approach to therapy is patient centered and supportive, using cognitive behavioral therapy techniques to create change. Dr. VanStelten holds a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology and a Doctorate of Psychology in the field of Counseling Psychology.

    Tonie will begin seeing patients at our Golden Valley clinic on 4/1/18.

    Tonie’s schedule as of 4/1/18:

    Monday: Golden Valley Clinic
    Tuesday: Golden Valley Clinic
    Wednesday: Rogers Clinic
    Thursday: Rogers Clinic
    Friday: Please contact for schedule

    Ashley Egner is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker with 7 years of experience working in a community mental health setting as well as private practice. Ashley enjoys working with older teens and adults who are struggling with symptoms of depression, anxiety or are experiencing relationship stressors. She also specializes in working with those who have experienced various forms of trauma. Her therapeutic approach is client centered and trauma informed in a comfortable and non-judgmental environment. Using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy interventions and Solution Focused techniques; Ashley works alongside her clients to help them feel in control of their life and make changes that bring them closer to their goals.

    Ashley has an undergraduate degree in Social Work from Eastern Connecticut State University and received her masters in Social Work from the University of Connecticut.

    Ashley is available at our Rogers location from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays.

    To schedule with Ashley, please contact Andrea, Clinic Manager, at 763.575.8086 ext 1.

    Andrea is our Clinic Manager.  She strives to ensure the day-to-day operations of our clinic(s) run smoothly and efficiently.  She assists our clients with the intake process, assists both new and returning clients with appointment set-up, verifies insurance coverage, and handles insurance claim and billing issues.  She also aims to streamline the registration, insurance, billing, and credentialing processes to ensure our patients feel they have a partner in their care when they choose to receive help at Vanda.  No question is too small or too big for Andrea!

    Andrea’s passions include cooking, yoga, biking, and spending time with her three children.

    We offer therapy services to children, adolescents, teenagers, adults, couples and families. At Vanda Counseling, our philosophy is simple: Similar to the Vanda orchid, we believe that human beings have the innate quality to heal themselves. The services we provide at Vanda are meant to help when problems or issues seem overwhelming and become too big to manage alone. Our experienced clinicians and collaborative approach will guide you towards healing and growth. Everyone deserves a life full of meaning, happiness and the ability to create positive connections with others. We are here to help.

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    • “Darci is a wonderful therapist with an excellent skill set that is evident in the relationships she builds with her clients.  She takes the time to get to know her clients individual needs and builds appropriate treatment plans to best help them meet their goals. She is understanding and non-judgmental which helps create a safe environment for change.  Overall, I can't recommend Darci enough ”

      Ashley Stavig
      Ashley StavigLicense Mental Health Counselor
    • “Tonie and Darci are upbeat, friendly and supportive.  They work with their clients with care and understanding.  They offer resources to all those needing assistance and are willing to help in any way possible!”

      Kelly Salzl
      Kelly SalzlLMFT - Changes Counseling
    • "Dr. VanStelten practices with a combination of professionalism and knowledge.  Her practice style facilitates an open and comfortable dialogue with her clients."

      Kristen, RN
    • "Jodi is incredibly knowledgeable, and works with each of her clients to determine exactly how to provide collaborative guidance to a vast array of unique needs. Her expertise is greatly matched by her genuine kindness, which ensures that her clients have the perfect environment where they can make the desired changes in their lives, to bring lasting healing."

      Sarah, Therapist
    • "Darla is a warm, knowledgeable therapist.  She connects beautifully with young people and their families, allowing them to quickly engage in the therapeutic work.  Her skill, coupled with her genuine good nature, is a healing combination.""

      Lisa Wald, MSW, LICSW
    • My doctor referred me to Becky because of the positive outcomes she's had with other patients. It is not a short drive for me, but it's worth it. Becky's expertise in eating issues has far exceeded the expectations I had for counseling when I first started. She makes me feel safe talking about my relationship with food, but has also helped me realize that the most important way to work toward a healthy life is to heal the relationship with myself first.




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