Meet Our Team in Lakeville, MN

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.

Rebecca Krug

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MA, LMFT)
Board Approved Professional Counselor (BAPC)
MN State Approved Licensed Supervisor LMFT & LPCC

Education

Bachelor of Science, Minnesota State University, Mankato
Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy, Minnesota School of Professional Psychology Argosy

Clinical Approach

Rebecca works from a client centered and strengths based approach. She believes each person is an expert onto themselves and has the power to heal. Her goal is to empower each person on their journey of recovery and wellness through healing and self-discovery. She believes that each session involves excellent therapy as well as the building of solid skills to better manage and lead a balanced life. One of her goals for each session is for you to leave with a skill that can be used immediately.

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Shaida Vafaei

Therapist in Training
Supervised by Katie Schultz, MSW, LADC, LICSW

Education

Bachelor's Degree in Psychology - University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Master's Degree in Counseling and Psychological Services – Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota

Clinical Approach

Shaida believes that the road to healing begins with a therapeutic relationship based on acceptance, trust, and unconditional positive regard. Using existential therapy and person centered approaches, she guides clients towards exploring strengths and values to help frame their thoughts, emotions, and experiences in a way that focuses on their proven resilience and empowers clients to live their most authentic lives. Shaida has expressed that her greatest reward as a therapist is witnessing the courage and vulnerability clients show in taking steps to transform their lives by using healthy coping mechanisms, new forms of communication, and cognitive behavioral techniques learned in individual and group sessions.

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