Meet Our Team in Hudson, WI

The vision of Collaborative Counseling is to guide and inspire people to overcome the obstacles they face and strive towards their goals. Our goal is to help people bring more joy, laughter and love into their life. It is our mission to provide counseling that will help people live their lives to the fullest by supporting them through difficult times as well as teaching them skills that will allow them to make changes and progress towards a healthier, happier, more fulfilling life.

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Areas of Specialty

Individual Counseling

Family Therapy

Blended Families

Life Changes, Anxiety, Depression, etc.

Mary Del Vecchio

PsyD, LPC, CRC
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Mary Del Vecchio PsyD, LPC, CRC

Licensed Professional Counselor Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) Trained Therapist | Suite 175 (Main Floor)
Education

Doctorate of Psychology, Graduate Theological Foundation
Master’s Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling, University of Wisconsin - Stout

Master’s Degree in Theology, University of St. Catherine’s

Clinical Approach

Dr. Mary takes a holistic approach that incorporates five aspects of her clients. She integrates the emotional, physical, mental, social and spiritual needs of each person to develop a treatment plan that empowers her client to move forward and heal. She is solution focused and takes a strength-based approach, coupled with a somatic and faith-based perspective. Dr. Mary works with adults and specializes in a variety of areas such as life changes, anxiety, depression, blended families, couples, and health issues. She offers a specialized therapy (ART) for those experiencing PTSD and trauma symptoms as well.

Dr. Mary’s area of interests include working with adults and children 8 years old and up. She enjoys working a wide variety of clients: families, couples and individuals. She specializes in remarriage and blending of families. She has extensive experience working with persons with chronic pain and health issues. Her holistic approach is effective with anxiety and depression, managing Life Stage changes, and moving through grief and loss. One of her favorite quotes is: “Alone we can do little; together we can do so much.” -Helen Keller

Mary has a Doctorate of Psychology from the Graduate Theological Foundation, South Bend, IN and received her Master of Science in Counseling from the University of WI- Stout. In addition, she has a Master of Theology from the University of St. Catherine; St. Paul, MN Mary is a Healing Touch Practitioner and is a Yoga Calm certified instructor.

She loves arts and crafts especially, quilting and loom knitting. She enjoys her family cabin in Northern Minnesota, and traveling. She has two grandchildren that she loves to spoil.

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Areas of Specialty

Anxiety

Mood Fluctuations

Stress

Alison Alsleben

MSW, LCSW, LICSW, CMHIMP
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Alison Alsleben MSW, LCSW, LICSW, CMHIMP

Licensed Clinical Social Worker Certified Mental Health Integrative Medicine Provider | Suite 289 (Second Floor)
Education

Bachelor’s degree in Social Work with an emphasis on Mental Health, University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire

Master’s degree in Clinical Social Work, University of Wisconsin - Madison

Clinical Approach

I am passionate about helping people to improve their overall wellbeing by gaining awareness into routine patterns and making positive changes. I assess biological, social, psychological, spiritual, and cultural influences to learn individual areas of strength and challenge keeping in mind my clients are the experts within themselves. I have a holistic approach and believe in the power of self-determination, utilizing strengths, and lifestyle changes to motivate and help clients increase resiliency and improve satisfaction in life.

I enjoy working with clients 18 and older who are experiencing depression, anxiety, fluctuating moods, LGBTQ+ community, stress management, and life transitions.

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Areas of Specialty

Individual Counseling

Perinatal Mental Health

Life Adjustments

Depression

Shana Link

MA, LPC
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Shana Link MA, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor | Suite 205 (Second Floor)
Education

Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, University of Northwestern - Saint Paul
Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology, Bethel University - Saint Paul

Certificate in Perinatal Mental Health through Postpartum Support International

Clinical Approach

Most of the clients Shana works with are people like you- they have worked to cultivate a good life, but feel there is an ongoing struggle or new life adjustment that is holding them back from living a fuller life. Shana’s objective is to create an environment where each client shares vulnerabilities, looks for threads of hope and resilience in all experiences, becomes more attuned to their values, and creates goals or a direction that feels meaningful.

Shana works with adults- individually and as couples. She specializes in women’s issues, identity development, perinatal mood disorders, parent adjustment, depression, anxiety, shame, perfectionism, self-harm, general life adjustments, and college/career adjustments.

Research shows that it is not a technique or intervention that is the greatest indicator of potential for change, but rather, an authentic therapeutic relationship between a counselor and client. With that, each client is encouraged to give feedback on the therapeutic relationship and process, knowing that it benefits themselves.

As far as therapeutic orientations, Shana is integrative. She works from an existential framework, with the assumption that the “givens” of existence are undercurrents to most struggles in life- these “givens” include freedom, death, isolation, and meaning. She also integrates Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Narrative Therapy.

When not working, she enjoys spending time outdoors, being simple, drinking coffee, and time with her husband and two kids.

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Areas of Specialty

Children & Teens

Anxiety

Depression

Krista Demuth

MS, LPC, CATP
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Krista Demuth MS, LPC, CATP

Licensed Professional Counselor Certified Child and Adolescent Trauma Professional | Suite 265 (Second Floor)
Education

Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Science, University of Wisconsin - River Falls

Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling, Capella University

Clinical Approach

Krista enjoys working with adults, adolescents and children who have been affected by trauma, anxiety or depression. She is trained to help individuals who are living with grief/loss and is passionate about helping individuals live the life they hope for. She believes that each individual is unique and as such, works as a team with her clients to integrate the best approach to help her clients reach their goals. She enjoys incorporating a holistic approach with her clients.

Krista is also passionate about being an ally for members of the LGBT community and has experience working with transgender adolescents and adults. Her additional interests include helping children who have been impacted by trauma as well as children who are struggling with peers or changes within the family system.

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Areas of Specialty

Individual Counseling

Couples/Family Therapy

Teen Counseling

Audrey Shipman

MA, LMFT
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Audrey Shipman MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist | Suite 179 (Main Floor)
Education

Bachelor's Degree in Psychology - University of Wisconsin Stout

Master's Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy - University of New Hampshire

Clinical Approach

Audrey believes that the therapeutic relationship is essential to the healing process and she strives to create a trusting environment where clients feel safe to share their innermost feelings and experiences. Audrey's focus is supporting and empowering clients to recognize that the resources for healing, as well as negotiating interpersonal conflicts, already exist within them. She believes that wellness is more than an absence of problems; it is an experience of living life to the fullest. Audrey works with children, adolescents, and adults to provide individual, couple, and family therapy to clients with a wide range of needs.

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Areas of Specialty

Individual Counseling

Faith-Based Therapy

Teen Counseling

Anxiety, Depression, etc.

Andrea Beitler

MA, LPC
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Andrea Beitler MA, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor | Suite 65 (Basement)
Education

Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Bible, Northwestern College

Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology, Minnesota School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University - Twin Cities

Clinical Approach

Andrea utilizes a strength-based and collaborative therapeutic approach, with an emphasis on building a positive therapeutic relationship. She has a passion for helping to make positive changes through developing healthy ways to navigate through life struggles and learn effective strategies to live a more balanced life.

Andrea enjoys working with children, adolescents, and adults. She has experience working with a variety of ages in a variety of settings; including outpatient, schools, college counseling centers, day treatment, and intensive residential treatment facilities. Andrea currently offers counseling services to children, adolescents, and adults struggling with anxiety disorders, depression, mood disorders, personality disorders, attachment disorders, autism spectrum disorders, attention deficit hyperactivity disorders, self-esteem, self-harm, adolescent behavioral issues, stress management, and faith based services.Andrea earned her Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Minnesota School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University-Twin Cities after obtaining her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Bible from Northwestern College in St. Paul, MN.

Andrea resides in the Twin Cities area, and enjoys reading, traveling, and spending time with her husband and three children.

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Areas of Specialty

Individual Counseling

Couples/Family Therapy

Teen Counseling

Anxiety, Depression, etc.

Allison Heeter-Condon

MA, LMFT
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Allison Heeter-Condon MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist | Suite 163 (Main Level)
Education

Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, St. Cloud State University

Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and Professional Counseling, MN School of Professional Psychology

Clinical Approach

As an experienced Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Allison enjoys helping individuals, couples, and families find lasting solutions to the issues that are affecting their lives. She approaches her work from a holistic perspective, concerned with the long-term health of individuals and their families. Allison believes that with a trusting therapeutic relationship, growth and positive change will happen.

Allison is trained to work with individuals, couples and families of all ages. Her interests include but are not limited to the following: helping couples improve communication and intimacy; surviving affairs and infidelity; grief work; discernment counseling; self esteem issues; working with anxious children/adolescents/adults; perfectionism; trauma; helping children/families in separation/divorce transition; career coaching; and premarital work using the PREPARE/ENRICH. Allison’s clinical areas of focus include but are not limited to depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), specific phobias, postpartum depression, and stress reduction.

When Allison is not in the office, she enjoys spending free time with her friends and family. She has a great love of the outdoors and spends as much time as possible up north hiking, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, and paddle boarding. She enjoys long road trips with her family, playing tennis, studying yoga, and researching health related topics.

She attained her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from St. Cloud State University and Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and Professional Counseling from the MN School of Professional Psychology. She is a State Approved Clinical Licensing Supervisor for the MN Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy and the MN Board of Marriage and Family Therapy. Allison is a Clinical Fellow of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy as well.

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Areas of Specialty

Individual Counseling

Family Therapy

Teen Counseling

Anxiety, Depression, etc.

Kelley Emerson

MSW, LCSW
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Kelley Emerson MSW, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker | Suite 161 (Main Level)
Education

Bachelors Degree in Social Work, University of St. Thomas

Master's Degree in Social Work, University of St. Thomas

Clinical Approach

Kelley is passionate about working with individuals who are ready to make positive changes in their lives. She will empower each person to become a more assertive and effective in handling difficult emotions and situations.

Kelley enjoys working with individuals, teenagers and families. She has extensive training in working with people who struggle with depression, anxiety, self-defeating behaviors, relationship struggles, parenting and life transitions. Kelley believes that learning how to be effective and regulate emotions helps everyone in becoming more successful and confident.

Kelley believes that each individual has unique strengths and the ability to change. She focuses on working with the individual and the environment that impacts each person to make successful transitions and changes that promote a healthy lifestyle.

Kelley is from Wisconsin and has been a therapist for 9 years. She has a Bachelors degree in Social Work and received her MSW from the University of St. Thomas. She has 20 years of experience in the field of social work and mental health.

Kelley is also a mom of three children and enjoys family time and traveling. Most of her free time is spent supporting her kids in all their activities. Kelley also loves to read and bake. Kelley is also an instructor at Inver Hills Community College and Century College where she teaches Human Services courses.

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Areas of Specialty

Play Based Therapy

Neurodevelopmental Disorders

Anxiety and Depression

Trauma

Leah Burton

PsyD, LP
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Leah Burton PsyD, LP

Licensed Psychologist | Suite 210 (Second Floor)
Education

Bachelor's Degree from Carthage College

Master of Arts & Doctoral in Clinical Psychology, Argosy University - Twin Cities

Clinical Approach

Leah is honored to walk alongside others as they engage in their own personal journeys toward greater health and well-being. Her goal is to provide a safe, child-friendly environment for assessment and treatment. She begins by exploring developmental, biological, interpersonal, and intrapersonal factors involved in the difficulties that bring clients into therapy.

Throughout the course of treatment, Leah will work with clients and their families to increase their ability to appropriately identify and express emotions, develop healthy coping strategies, process change and loss, gain relational skills, and increase self-regulation. The work she does frequently involves collaboration with families, schools, medical providers, and other parties involved in the lives of her clients.Leah has a passion for working with children and their families. She also enjoys providing therapeutic services to individuals throughout the lifespan. Some of her areas of interest include: play-based therapy, behavioral interventions, mindfulness, depression, grief/loss, anxiety, trauma, neuropsychological disorders, behavioral disorders, and difficulties related to parenting. Leah frequently works with children that have difficulty with adjusting to life changes.Leah was born and raised in the Midwest. She obtained her undergraduate degree at Carthage College. Following undergraduate study, she went on to obtain a Master of Arts and Doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from the Minnesota School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University-Twin Cities. Her areas of concentration included child and family therapy.

Outside of work, Leah enjoys spending time with family and friends, being outdoors, exploring, traveling, learning, relaxing, and finding new outlets for her creativity.

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Areas of Specialty

Individual Counseling

Family Therapy

Couples Therapy

Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, etc.

Kristine Hemauer

MA, LMFT, EMDR
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Kristine Hemauer MA, LMFT, EMDR

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Certified EMDR Therapist | Suite 283 (Second Floor)
Education

Bachelor's Degree in Social Work, University of St. Catherine

Master's Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy, St. Mary's University

Clinical Approach

Kristine is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MN &WI) and is also certified in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). Her passion is working with people who have been impacted by trauma, whether it is a medical procedure, car accident, sexual, emotional or physical abuse.

It is important that we view these common symptoms of trauma for what they truly are. When our bodies are feeling uneasy, they give us messages. The purpose of these messages is to inform us that something inside doesn’t feel right, and our bodies need our attention. If messages go unanswered, over time, they evolve into the depression, anxiety, PTSD, OCD, and addiction, to name a few. Many traumatized people find themselves chronically out of sync with the people around them and struggle with the question, “Who am I”? Kristine would be honored to assist you in your healing process. Her goal is to provide you with the safety you need to face what has happened and recover your freedom to be yourself again.Kristine enjoys working with young adults to seniors. She is trained in systems; so working with couples and families energizes her. She earned her Master's of Arts degree at St. Mary’s University in Minneapolis, MN. She graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Social Work at University of St. Catherine in St. Paul, MN. Kristine is a member of Emdria EMDR International Association.

In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends. Kristine loves living in the country and raising different kinds of animals. She enjoys a variety of hobbies, including scrapbooking, crafts and landscaping.

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Areas of Specialty

Neuropsychological Assessment

Medical and Psychiatric Conditions

Sally Frutiger

PhD, LP
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Sally Frutiger PhD, LP

Licensed Psychologist - Neuropsychologist | Hudson Physicians Clinic, 2nd floor, Women’s Health Center
Education

Master of Arts and Doctorate in Experimental Psychology (Behavioral Neuroscience), University of Minnesota
Respecialization Training in Clinical Psychology, University of Minnesota

Postdoctoral Training in Clinical Neuropsychology, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, University of Minnesota

Clinical Approach

Dr. Frutiger specializes in clinical neuropsychological assessment, an area of psychology which uses psychometric principles and knowledge of brain function, developed in clinical psychology and cognitive neuroscience, to understand how a person’s brain may contribute to thought, emotion, and behavior in the presence of neurological, medical, or psychiatric conditions.

Neuropsychological assessment can be helpful in identifying changes in thought, perception, or emotion suggestive of specific neurological, medical, or psychiatric problems to assist with medical diagnosis and treatment planning; in understanding unique individual differences in information processing to facilitate targeted environmental and educational modifications; in evaluating disease progression or treatment efficacy; and in evaluation of functional capacity to facilitate decisions about return to work/school or medical, financial, or testamentary capacity. She has experience with school-aged children and adults throughout the lifespan and with a variety of medical and psychiatric conditions (e.g., epilepsy, movement disorders, dementia, cerebrovascular conditions, encephalopathy secondary to organ failure, head injury, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, autism spectrum disorders, developmental/genetic conditions, bipolar disorder, depression/anxiety, schizophrenia, somatoform disorders).
Dr. Frutiger has been employed as senior neuropsychologist at an academic medical center, a college professor, and a researcher, and has authored or co-authored several research papers in neuroscience/clinical neuropsychology. She is currently employed in independent clinical practice.

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Areas of Specialty

Anxiety

Depression

Life Transitions

Elizabeth Paulsen

MA, LMFT
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Elizabeth Paulsen MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist | Suite 165 (Main Level)
Education

Bachelor's Degree in Child Psychology, University of Minnesota

Master's Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy, St. Mary's University

Clinical Approach

Therapy is a powerful tool that benefits clients in vastly different ways, depending on the desired outcome. Elizabeth’s goal is to bring clients into an emotionally safe environment, where they work together to identify problematic patterns, delve into healthy coping skills, which will ultimately bring about opportunities for personal growth and healing.

Being a therapist is a true passion of Elizabeth’s. She has relished various opportunities to build upon her own skill sets, which can then be integrated into different paths within the therapeutic process. Elizabeth integrates a skills-oriented therapy known as Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) into Narrative and Relational theories to understand clients’ needs from origin through healing.

While the various areas explored in the therapeutic process are limitless, some common examples Elizabeth may explore in therapy with clients include anxiety, depression, eating disorders, body image, self-esteem, adjustment disorders, attachment issues, perfectionism, over thinking & worrying, decision making, grief & loss, relationship issues and life transitions. Elizabeth earned her Bachelor’s Degree from University of Minnesota (Go Gophers!) and Master’s Degree from St. Mary’s University. Elizabeth is an active member of American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.

On a personal note, Elizabeth is married with a dog named Moe. Her husband and family are the most significant part of her life. She also enjoys being outside, whether it be camping or boating with family and friends, hiking, or walking with Moe around her neighborhood. Elizabeth enjoys traveling and takes an annual trip to the Boundary Waters with her sister and her father. Canoeing in the wilderness with nothing but the beauty and serenity of nature around her is a remarkable experience.

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Areas of Specialty

Anxiety

Relationship Difficulties

Unresolved Issues

Mary S. French

M.Ed, LPC
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Mary S. French M.Ed, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor
Education

Bachelor's Degree in Psychology, University of MS - Oxford

Master's Degree in Education with Emphasis in Community Counseling, University of MS - Oxford

Clinical Approach

Mary utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with both adults and youth in working with unresolved issues, poor communication, or broken trust of others toward conflict resolution. Mary assists clients in helping discover alternative ways of coping with worries, processing and understanding fears, and working through difficult emotions more effectively while finding their own unique and individual capacity for growth.

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