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No challenge can be seen as too big or too small. When these life stressors get too overwhelming they may show up differently in every individual, whether it may show up as anger, sadness, irritability, anxiety, or even bodily pain.

Cecille is a Licensed Graduate Social Worker (LGSW), who believes that every individual has the capacity to move towards a greater wellbeing. She acknowledges that it takes courage to seek guidance during these difficult times. By creating a safe space and presence with her clients, they work together in navigating through life’s challenges.

Cecille seeks to understand who you are, what is important to you, as well as your unique qualities, circumstances, and cultural values. She uses an eclectic and  collaborative approach to therapy, dependent on the needs and motivation of her clients. She uses cognitive based, mindfulness, psychodynamic, strengths-based, and solutions focused interventions and systemic approaches.

Her work focuses on children, adolescents, adults, families, caregivers, and trauma survivors to support a life of meaning, resilience, and warm relationships.

Cecille holds an undergraduate degree in social work, and master’s degree in social work with a concentration in Direct Practice from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Cecille meets clients out of our office in Roseville. To schedule as a new client, please call: (763) 575-8086 ext 1. Existing clients may use our online scheduling portal via the button link below.

Natalie is a Licensed Graduate Social Worker. She enjoys working with children and adolescents as they experience the challenges of development. Natalie seeks to walk alongside clients and help them thrive in the ever-changing elements of their lives. She emphasizes the importance of creating a warm, safe environment where you feel comfortable expressing yourself, your experiences, and your emotions without judgement.

Natalie has worked with children and adolescents in school, spiritual, and psycho-educational/skills based group settings along with volunteering for social justice initiatives. She enjoys working with individuals facing things such as depression, anxiety, academic challenges, and life transitions.

Natalie approaches therapy through a strengths based, trauma, and culturally responsive lens. She implements a humanistic approach through modalities such as Dialectic Behavior Therapy (DBT), mindfulness, Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), solution focused, and more adjusted to your needs.

Natalie graduated from University of St. Thomas with a Master’s of Clinical Social Work and received a Bachelor’s of Social Work with minors in human behavior and political science from Northern Michigan University.

Natalie meets clients out of our office in Rogers. To schedule as a new client, please call: (763) 575-8086 ext 1. Existing clients may use our online scheduling portal via the button link below.

Roxanne (she/her/hers) is a Licensed Graduate Social Worker who recently graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with her Masters in Social Work. She has experience in non-profit social work and community-based mental health therapy.

Roxanne prides herself on being an active listener and a gentle spirit that is open to working with clients going through struggles. Life can be difficult to navigate and sometimes it’s made a little easier when you have someone to talk to. Her goal is to work with clients on identifying areas they would like to work on and go from there. She sees therapy as a journey to help make positive changes in one’s life and that it is one day at a time.

She enjoys working with both individuals and couples on a wide variety of topics. She has a history of working in sexual health and working with the LGBTQI+ population and those who are living with HIV. Her interests are helping persons living with serious medical conditions, experiencing anxiety and depression, and those working through major life transitions.

Outside of therapy, Roxanne enjoys spending time with her cats, gardening, and taking in nature.

Roxanne is currently taking appointments through telehealth during the COVID-19 pandemic. She currently has evening availability. To schedule with Roxanne as a new client, please call: (763) 575-8086 ext 1. Existing clients may use our online scheduling portal via the button link below.

Life often presents challenges for which it is appropriate to seek professional assistance. Andrea serves adolescents and adults who desire relief from depression and anxiety as well as support with family concerns, parenting, behavioral issues, substance use, personality disorders, and self-harm. Empowerment develops through an eclectic therapeutic approach to provide emotional validation, challenging unhelpful thinking patterns, and aiding in the development of new coping skills.

Andrea earned her Master’s degree in Integrated Behavioral Health at the University of Minnesota—Twin Cities and has additional training in dialectical behavioral therapy and applied behavior analysis. Her approach is to collaborate with clients to develop insights and foster a more joyful life.

To schedule with Andrea as a new client, please call: (763) 575-8086 ext 1. Existing clients may use our online scheduling portal via the button link below.

    Jordan enjoys working with children, adolescents, adults, and families. She has experience in multiple settings, including, inpatient residential treatment, community mental health, and school based mental health. She has experience treating eating disorders, body image, anxiety, depression, identity exploration, trauma, and life transitions.

    Her approach to therapy is person centered and strengths based, while using cognitive behavioral therapy and dialectical behavioral therapy techniques to foster change.

    To schedule with Jordan as a new client, please call: (763) 575-8086 ext 1. Existing clients may use our online scheduling portal via the button link below.

    Robert is currently a Licensed Graduate Social Worker (LGSW) and holds a Master of Science Degree in Social Administration from Case Western Reserve University. Additionally, he holds a graduate certificate in Gerontology and has specialized in the field of Geriatrics/Aging during several of his previous clinical experiences.

    Robert’s top priority is to help clients find the best strategy toward making life more manageable. Robert aims to focus on the individual using a holistic lens while incorporating various therapy modalities. Robert currently specializes in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Motivational Interviewing (MI).

    Robert believes in structuring therapy sessions around a solution-based focus, in hopes that each client has a plan to take with them following each session to apply toward their daily life. Robert enjoys working with clients who struggle with anxiety, stress management, procrastination, engage in self-harm, hoarding, and obsessive compulsive disorder.

    Robert sees clients individually, as a couple, or as a family. Robert looks forward to having the opportunity to help you get on the path toward managing your mental health in the ways that best suit your life.

    To schedule with Robert as a new client, please call: (763) 575-8086 ext 1. Existing clients may use our online scheduling portal via the button link below.

    Life can be hard, and it takes courage to seek help. Krista believes we all have strengths that allow us to become the best version of ourselves despite the barriers we may face. She considers it a great privilege to provide a safe space for individuals to find hope and meaning in their life experiences. As a psychotherapist, Krista’s goal is to foster an empathetic, genuine, and client-centered relationship to help clients discover their inner strengths.

    Krista’s practice is a collaborative approach, rooted in various therapeutic orientations including cognitive behavioral therapy, solution focused, mindfulness, narrative, motivational interviewing, and light-hearted humor. Above all, she believes that the relationship is the most important element to success in therapy.

    Her work experience stems from a variety of settings including county case management, jail/specialty courts, medical social work, in-home, day treatment, and outpatient mental health. She enjoys working with adults, adolescents, and couples with interest to those experiencing anxiety, depression, and issues related to trauma or grief and loss.

    Krista sees clients at our new Roseville clinic Monday-Friday. To schedule with Krista as a new client, please call: (763) 575-8086 ext 1. Existing clients may use our online scheduling portal via the button link below.

    Morgan enjoys helping others find the tools that they need to take control of their own mental health and start down the path of healing. She works from a systemic perspective, taking into account how relationships and experiences impact our worldview. Utilizing a solutions-focused and narrative approach to treatment allows Morgan to help her clients identify their own goals and take measurable steps towards change.

    Morgan enjoys working with couples, adults and adolescents. She has experience in trauma, anxiety, depression, OCD and relationship concerns. Her experience includes working in Partial Hospitalization and Intensive Outpatient settings to treat PTSD and OCD. Morgan received her Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from St. Mary’s University of Minnesota and is a Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (LAMFT).

    Morgan is certified in Prolonged Exposure (PE) and utilizes this along with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) to address trauma. This allows her to walk with teens and adults through their trauma history to target distressing memories and negative self-beliefs and finally process them in a healthy way.

    Morgan is also certified in prepare/enrich marital and premarital counseling. She enjoys working with couples in all life stages to work towards a healthy relationship.

    Morgan sees clients at our Rogers clinic on Mondays and Fridays and at our Golden Valley clinic on Wednesdays and Thursdays. To schedule with Morgan as a new client, please call: (763) 575-8086 ext 1. Existing clients may use our online scheduling portal via the button link below.

    Erin enjoys working with individuals ages 10 and older, from all walks of life. She dedicates her work to helping individuals navigate through major life transitions and issues including anxiety, eating disorders, depression, relational conflict, complex trauma, parenting challenges, grief and loss, body image concerns, and personal growth and individual identity development. Practicing from a multiculturally-informed framework, her competencies include working with diverse populations, sexual orientation and gender identity.

    Erin approaches therapy from a client-centered, humanistic framework that include treatment modalities rooted in narrative, humanistic, and feministic therapies. She integrate Ecotherapy (nature therapy) into my practice which helps facilitate an environment for clients to embrace unpleasant, distressing memories or experiences. Nature offers a non-discriminative landscape where a multitude of psychological services can be treated to meet the needs of all client populations. She believes that every person has a story which makes them unique; every person has their own way of interpreting and coping with their life experiences; each individual has the capability to live to their full potential; and every human deserves the opportunity to experience happiness and fulfillment.

    “My goal is to facilitate a therapeutic process through a genuine, empathetic, and understanding stance that supports the client in becoming self-aware, empowered and encouraged in attaining a fulfilled life while allowing them to unveil their deepest vulnerabilities to help them move through past/present guilt, shame, and fear.”

    Erin practices at our Golden Valley Clinic on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. To schedule with Erin  as a new client, please call: (763) 575-8086 ext 1. Existing clients may use our online scheduling portal via the button link below.

    James originally wanted to become a therapist to help couples and families create harmonious, mutually-rewarding relationships. Although he still enjoys working with couples and families, his clinical niche has shifted more toward helping those with trauma, complex trauma and dissociative disorders. James works primarily with adults unless children or teens come for family sessions, or teens are coming individually based on having dissociative symptoms as the result of trauma.

    A curious, easy-going, and compassionate person, James enjoys and has experience working with a wide variety of people from a wide variety of cultural backgrounds. He’s received advanced training in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) from Master-level therapists in Complex Trauma & Dissociative Personality Structure and Early Trauma and Neglect. His client-centered approach makes use of the Adaptive Information Processing model, Structural Dissociation theory, Ego State therapy, Attachment theory and recent research in Neurobiology in order to effectively assess and treat clients with sensitivity and respect for their values and needs.

    James’ goal in all of his work is to help to resolve issues that complicate adaptive functioning for his clients, so that they can emerge from therapy feeling restored to their right path in leading connected, fulfilling lives.

    James sees clients at our Golden Valley Clinic. To schedule with James as a new client, please call (763) 575-8086 ext 1.  Existing clients may use our online scheduling portal via the button link below.

    Jennifer is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor who enjoys working with adults with substance use disorders, sexual acting out, anger management, and general mental health concerns. Her areas of focus are anxiety, depression, anger, codependency/relational issues, schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders. She is a certified Domestic Violence and Anger Management Specialist through NAMA. Jennifer has a history of working in residential, outpatient, and forensic settings.

    She offers an integrative approach which utilizes CBT, mindfulness-based therapies, brain education, and solution focused, strengths based modalities.

    Jennifer sees clients at our Golden Valley office and is available at  (763) 575-8086 ext 123. To schedule with Jennifer as a new client, please call: (763) 575-8086 ext 1. Existing clients may use our online scheduling portal via the button link below.

    Allison is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She enjoys working with adolescents/teens, adults, couples, and families. She specializes in working with anxiety, depression, eating disorders, relational issues, trauma, and is EMDR-trained. Allison has a history of working in residential treatment centers, and outpatient therapy settings.

    Her approach to therapy is family systems-based, and she adds value by providing an empathetic, non-judgmental environment for her clients. She strives to focus on strengths and resources to aid in change, and find some humor in life’s challenges throughout the therapeutic process.

    Allison holds an undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of Minnesota, and a master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota.

    Allison is available at our Golden Valley Clinic. To schedule with Allison as a new client, please call (763) 575-8086 ext 1.  Existing clients may use our online scheduling portal via the button link below.

    Niki is a licensed therapist who works with individuals, couples, and families. Niki Hoglund has a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family from Pepperdine University and has a Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in Psychology from Wheeling Jesuit University. She is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and is also nationally certified as a Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapist. Her clinical specialties consist of working with children ages 5+ and adolescents that have ADD, ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Adjustment Disorder, Anxiety, OCD, Depression, poor self-esteem, self-confidence and trauma.

    Niki also has experience with her clients in a wide range of settings including: schools, community mental health, in-home foster care, and in-home therapy. Niki believes in a collaborative approach, where the therapist and client work together to find solutions to their problems.

    Niki sees clients at our Rogers Clinic. To schedule with Niki as a new client, please call (763) 575-8086 ext 1.  Existing clients may use our online scheduling portal via the button link below.

    Corinne is a Licensed Graduate Social Worker. She has experience working in schools, inpatient mental health units and outpatient therapy. Corinne works primarily with older adolescents, adults, and couples. She enjoys working with individuals experiencing depression, anxiety, relationship stressors or life transitions. She also has a passion for working with those who have experienced trauma.

    Corinne works alongside her clients using a strength based, person centered approach. Utilizing techniques from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, Solutions Focused and various other modalities, she assists her clients in creating change in their lives.

    She received her Master’s in Social Work from St. Cloud State University. She also holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a minor in Criminology from University of Northern Iowa. She enjoys reading, running, and spending time with her cat.

    Corinne sees clients at our Rogers office on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. New and existing clients may use our online scheduling portal via the button link below.

    Michelle is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor. She holds a PhD in Counseling and is a Nationally Certified Counselor with over 15 years of experience working in behavioral health. Michelle works with adults with a broad range of concerns including addictions and substance use, depression, anxiety, domestic violence, abuse, health problems, care giving, aging, career concerns, relationship struggles, anger, grief and loss, spiritual struggles, and questions about how to live a meaningful life with purpose. In addition Michelle works with creative professionals who travel and tour for a living that need confidential support that works with their schedule. She also has experience working with professionals in law enforcement and corrections.

    Her style is open and friendly, she is a good listener, and works to meet you where you are in your journey. Communication, respect and understanding of all people as well as compassion and positive regard are the heart of her interactions. Your treatment plan will be designed to meet your needs, understand your expectations, and the opposite of a stigmatizing cookie cutter approach. Her training is broad so she can offer a wide range of tools to help you including cognitive behavioral, narrative, existential, brief, faith based if requested, positive, and strength based approaches.

    “It is a joy to help better discover a better version of themselves, and she believes that you are in the right place to get started on that journey.”

    Michelle sees clients at our Golden Valley Clinic on Fridays. To schedule with Michelle as a new client, please call (763) 575-8086 ext 1.  Existing clients may use our online scheduling portal via the button link below.

    Kaylie is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She enjoys working with adult individuals and couples. Her areas of focus include relational and intimacy difficulties, the LGBTQ community, anxiety, depression, learning and developmental disabilities, grief/loss, and trauma. Kaylie has over ten years of experience in the mental health field and has worked in various settings, including urgent care, community mental health, and outpatient therapy.
    Kaylie uses a variety of therapeutic approaches, including emotionally focused therapy (EFT), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), family systems, and client-centeredness. She believes that within a safe and supportive environment, healing and personal growth can thrive.
    Kaylie received her undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, and her master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota.
    Kaylie sees clients at our Golden Valley Clinic. To schedule with Kaylie as a new client, please call (763) 575-8086 ext 1.  Existing clients may use our online scheduling portal via the button link below.

    The hardest journey is the journey inwards. It takes a lot of courage and strength to start that journey.

    Amber has a passion for supporting individuals and families who have experienced trauma. She is driven to support her clients in meeting their goals. She strives to create a safe, welcoming, and comfortable space where her clients can share openly and make progress.

    Amber has experience working with anxiety, anger, communication, depression, domestic violence, sexual abuse, LGBT allied, military issues, self-esteem, and parenting. Her specialty training is in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), which helps lesson disturbing or distressing feelings and replace them with more positive thoughts and feelings. She also uses therapeutic approaches from Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma-Informed Therapy (TF-CBT), art therapy, and play therapy. ”

    Amber will see clients at our Golden Valley office starting April 1st. To schedule with Amber as a new client, please call (763) 575-8086 ext 1.  Existing clients may use our online scheduling portal via the button link below.

    Ashley Smith is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) with her Master of Arts in Counseling and Psychological Services from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. She has worked in the mental health field for over six years, serving rural communities in hospital, in-home, outpatient, and school-based settings.

    Ashley’s special interests include working with school-age children, adolescents, and young adults who are experiencing changes in mood, negative academic performance, poor relationships, life transitions, family conflicts, and self-injurious behaviors. Ashley provides individual and family psychotherapy from a client-centered and trauma-informed point of view, and has expertise in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. She enjoys incorporating play and art therapy strategies into her sessions, and has the belief that a therapist’s role is one of a “sounding board” – there to listen to the client, reiterate ideas back to the client, and be there to facilitate acceptance and growth within the client.

     

    Ashley Smith will see clients in our Rogers office starting on May 17th. To schedule with Ashley as a new client, please call: (763) 575-8086 ext 1. Existing clients may use our online scheduling portal via the button link below.

    Melanie Sobolewski, RD, LD is a Registered Dietitian. She enjoys working with older teens and adults. In her experience, she has worked with a variety of nutrition-related diagnoses including eating disorders, diabetes, heart disease, bariatric surgery, digestion complications, and overall weight management.

    Melanie’s goal is to provide a safe and collaborative space to allow individuals to critically process their thoughts around food, weight, and overall lifestyle. She integrates a variety of nutrition therapies including therapeutic diets, intuitive eating, supplement education, and mind-body work. Her mission is to provide an individualized approach in order to create an appropriate balance between work, food, exercise and family.

    She has a Bachelors of Science degree in Nutrition and Dietetics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her dietetic internship was completed through South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Services. In her life outside of the clinic, Melanie enjoys traveling, hiking, and spending time with family.

    To schedule with Melanie as a new client, please call: (763) 575-8086 ext 1. Existing clients may use our online scheduling portal via the button link below.

    Danielle is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor. She enjoys working with adults who are 18 years or older. She has experience working with individuals who have alcohol and/or drug addition, those in recovery, trauma/PTSD, anxiety, panic disorders, depression, grief and loss, bipolar disorders, and anger management. She is also trained in eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR). Danielle believes that everyone is the expert on themselves, and the power to heal is  within. She aides people in finding their own path towards recovery from mental health and chemical health concerns.

    Danielle utilizes techniques from various modalities, including person centered therapy, harm reduction approaches, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), adaptive information processing theory (IAP), and practices trauma informed therapy. She has experience working in outpatient community mental health clinics, inpatient chemical dependency treatment centers, and mental health crisis stabilization.

    Danielle received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Minnesota Duluth, and a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Argosy University Twin Cities.

    Danielle sees clients in our Golden Valley office. To schedule with Danielle  as a new client, please call: (763) 575-8086 ext 1. Existing clients may use our online scheduling portal via the button link below.

    Jennifer is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker providing talk therapy services to a variety of clients at Vanda. She has over 10 years of experience working in the mental health field with individuals, families, and groups from adolescence to end of life. Jennifer practices from a humanistic and existential theoretical foundation, focusing on client’s internal and external strengths within the therapeutic relationship.

    Jennifer has special training and interest working with anxiety, depression, stress, aging across the lifespan, life transitions, family caregiving, trauma, type-1 diabetes, eating disorders, and palliative care. Her calm demeanor and collaborative approach support a safe and non-judgmental space for growth and healing.

    Jennifer holds an undergraduate degree in psychology and gerontology from The College of St. Scholastica (Duluth, MN) and a master’s degree in multicultural clinical social work from Augsburg University (Minneapolis, MN). She values diversity, lifelong learning, and building meaningful relationships at every stage of life.

    Jennifer is available at our Golden Valley Clinic on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. To schedule with Jennifer as a new client, please call: (763) 575-8086 ext 1. Existing clients may use our online scheduling portal via the button link below.

    Emily Staples is a Master’s level Social Worker with a certification in Perinatal Mental Health. She believes that seeking therapy is a courageous step toward finding direction, understanding and skills to address your concerns. She aims to provide a welcoming and non-judgmental space in which challenges can be explored together at a pace that feels right for you. She enjoys working with individuals of all ages, with particular interest and experience in treating concerns related to perinatal mental health, parenting, relationships, life transitions, anxiety, depression, and trauma.

    Emily specializes in Perinatal Mental Health, offering support throughout all stages of parenthood including planning for a baby, pregnancy, postpartum, adjusting to parenthood, transitioning back to work, or coping with grief, loss, or a traumatic birth experience.

    Emily incorporates a blend of approaches to meet the unique needs of each person, often utilizing mindfulness, strengths-based, holistic, psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioral therapy techniques. She values each person’s unique experiences, wisdom, and culture. Emily is LGBTQ affirmative and celebrates all identities and family structures. She would be honored to join and support you on your journey toward healing.

    Emily is available at our Golden Valley office on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, and has day/evening appointments available. She is working toward independent clinical licensure and is supervised by Becky Gerbig, LICSW.

    To schedule with Emily as a new client, please call (763) 575-8086 ext 1. Existing clients may use our online scheduling portal via the button link below.

    Blanca is a Registered Play Therapist and holds a certification in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. She enjoys working with children ages 4 and up, adolescents, and adults in areas that include depression, anxiety, abuse, trauma, acculturation, cross-cultural issues, parenting, couples and families. She is bilingual and speaks Spanish. She loves working with children and helping them grow. She believes that through therapy, we are able to overcome obstacles and become the best versions of ourselves. She focuses on the needs of her clients as she believes in a client-centered approach. She provides a safe environment for her clients to express themselves and heal from past traumatic experiences.

    She has over 20 years of experience working in various settings including clinics, mental health organizations and schools. She earned a master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Loyola University of Chicago, Illinois (2002) and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from St. Mary University in Panama.

    Ashley Walters has nine years of experience as a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker. Throughout her career she has worked in a variety of settings ranging from community mental health to private practice.

    Ashley has a passion for providing her clients with the support and encouragement required to navigate some of life’s biggest challenges. She works to help adults who are struggling with depression, anxiety, or relationship stressors. Ashley works hard to help her clients overcome these challenges by creating a comfortable environment, free of judgement, from which they can explore ways of managing symptoms and resolving issues.

    Additionally, Ashley specializes in working with those who have experienced various forms of trauma using cognitive behavioral therapy interventions and other solution-focused techniques. Ashley works alongside her clients to help them make changes to their lives that ultimately bring them closer to achieving their goals.

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

    Ashley works with clients exclusively through telehealth appointments, making appointment scheduling convenient for you. She currently has openings that include evening availability.

    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.

    Katie Harden is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker. She enjoys working with children and adolescents, and has four years of experience working with students and families in the school setting. Katie is experienced in working with children and adolescents who have experienced trauma, depression, anxiety, ADHD, and behavioral concerns. She individualizes her therapeutic approach to best serve each client, using cognitive behavioral therapy techniques and solution focused strategies.

    Katie holds undergraduate degrees in psychology and social work from University of North Dakota and a master’s degree in clinical social work from the University of Saint Thomas and The College of Saint Catherine.

    Katie is available at our Rogers Clinic. To schedule with Katie as a new client, please call: (763) 575-8086 ext 1. Existing clients may use our online scheduling portal via the button link below.

    Shireen is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, who is also a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner in training. She practices from a holistic and integrative perspective, pulling from both Western and Eastern modalities. Due to the uniqueness of each client’s experience, Shireen collaborates with the client to create the best healing modality for them. In addition to her training in psychotherapy, she has studied and continues to study the healing elements of movement, aromatherapy, yoga, meditation, and other alternative and complementary modalities.

    Shireen has had the most experience working with clients struggling with trauma, eating disorders, depression, anxiety, existential crisis, personality disorders, distress with identity, family conflict, chronic pain, and finding balance within life. Shireen’s multi-cultural background, as well as her professional experience, has provided her with a valuable perception of the human experience within the realm of multi-cultural dynamics. She has had the privilege of working with individuals from different backgrounds and walks of life. She currently works with individuals ages 10 and up.

    Shireen holds a Bachelors of Science in Psychology from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and completed her Masters of Arts in Counseling and Psychological Studies at Saint Mary’s University. She is also in her final year of Somatic Experiencing training at the Trauma Institute.

    Shireen sees clients in our Golden Valley office.

    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.

    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.

    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: Golden Valley Clinic
    Thursday: Rogers Clinic
    Friday: Golden Valley Clinic

    Rebecca Gerbig, MSW, LICSW is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker.   She has particular interest in helping adult patients heal from eating disorders, trauma/traumatic experiences, and the residual effects of chronic childhood toxic stress.  Becky has extensive experience treating individuals with eating disorders, eating behavior challenges, preparing for/adjusting to bariatric surgery, obesity challenges, and trauma.

    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.   She is also trained in the Adaptive Internal Relational Network model of therapy, which is based on compassionate, competency based relational interventions for complex, developmental trauma.   Therapy is focused on strengthening multi-directional attention in order to manage neuro-dissociative states, regulate emotionally and physically, reduce PTSD symptoms and build compassionate relationships.

    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.

    Becky sees clients at both our Rogers and Golden Valley clinics.

    Monday: Golden Valley Clinic
    Tuesday: Golden Valley Clinic
    Thursday: Rogers Clinic
    Friday: Golden Valley Clinic

    Ian Wageman is working as an administrative assistant handling a variety of different tasks including billing, the oversight of claims submissions and resolution of claims issues, answering the phone, scheduling new clients, among other things! He works at both the Rogers and Golden Valley locations.

    Ian graduated from the University of North Dakota with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, with minors is Biology and Special Education. While he gains experience with the administrative side of the practice, he is also looking to further his education in the field of clinical psychology. Currently, he is looking to apply to a Masters program soon and earn his license to practice clinical counseling. Eventually, Ian would love to combine his education and experience to open his own clinic focusing on individuals with addiction and special needs.

    • Ruby
      RubyTherapy Dog / Very Good Girl

      Meet Ruby! Everyone she meets seems to have a different guess about what kind of dog she is. One thing most people do agree about is that she has a very calm temperament and sweet nature. Ruby was adopted by Emily Staples’ family when she was about a year old and worked very hard to learn great therapy dog manners and to understand how she can use her wonderful personality to help clients in Emily’s therapy practice. She was so happy to become certified through Therapy Dogs International and as a Canine Good Citizen because now she gets to come to work with Emily and do what she loves most– help people feel calm
      and relaxed. Ruby has a good ability to sense what others need, whether that is for her
      to cuddle right next to them or just nearby on her bed. Belly rubs and ear scratches are her favorite things ever!

      If you have any concerns, allergies, or questions about Ruby, please let Emily know. We want you to feel comfortable and are happy to make any accommodations needed. Ruby is a very good girl and is certainly excited to meet you!

      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.

      we are here to help

      • “Tonie and her staff 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."

        DenisePatient
      • "Becky: I wanted to let you know how effective your help has been to me... truly life changing. I had little hope when I came to you that I could ever maintain weight loss but you truly helped me rewire my brain through meditation coupled with the medication from my doctor. The freedom is incredible!! I continue to lose about a pound per week-- it's been a year and I am now enjoying daily workouts. I can easily run three miles, something I could never do previously. Learning to manage my stress scientifically has changed everything and I have every belief this is just my life now! Thank you!"

        AnniePatient

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