Meet Our Team in Maple Grove, 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.
Lindsay BensonMA, LPC
Lindsay Benson MA, LPCShe/Her/Hers Licensed Professional Counselor, Pre-licensed therapist, supervised by Naomi Doriott Larson, LPCC, LPC
Master's Degree in Psychology and Counseling, St. Mary’s University of MN
Bachelors of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy, University of Northwestern
“I don’t want to get to the end of my life and find I just lived the length of it. I want to have lived the width of it as well.”
~Quote by Diane Ackerman, an American Poet
Lindsay has a lifelong passion for psychology. She is a wife to a firefighter and a mother of four. She specializes in trauma, anxiety disorders, critical incident stress, interpersonal relationships, and personal and professional resiliency.
Clients say she has insightful perspectives, a depth of knowledge about the brain and body system, and a sense of humor that makes therapy fun. Her approach is client-centered and practical.
Lindsay’s philosophy of therapy sums up what sessions with her will be like: “I believe there is beauty in the ashes, perfection in the imperfect, and freedom in laughter. I believe that in connection with ourselves, God, and others we find healing. There is ALWAYS HOPE.”
Lindsay is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Trained EMDR therapist, Dare to Be Different Marriage Coach, Group Facilitator, and Critical Incident Stress Consultant to her clients. To peers and professionals, she is a First Responder Care Trainer, Treatment Director, and a Mental Health Career Consultant; teaching professionals to develop professional growth, self-care practices, and burnout protection.
She volunteers in her community on the Metro Critical Incident and Stress Management (CISM)Team and Pastors and Congregational Care Team (PACCT) during state and nationwide crisis events.
She works with children, adolescents, adults, couples, professionals, and organizations. Her technical skills include EMDR, Somatic Experience, Biofeedback, Internal Family Systems, Therapeutic Art, Mindfulness, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Neurolinguistic Processing, and Brief Therapy techniques.
Learn to be “Resilient, Recovered, and Refreshed”.
Taylor MarandaMSW, LICSW
Taylor Maranda MSW, LICSWShe/Her/Hers Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker
Bachelors of Social Work, Eastern Connecticut State University
Masters of Social Work, Wheelock College at Boston University
Taylor treats therapy as a safe space for individuals to explore, reflect, and empower themselves. Each client is treated individually, with the utmost respect, and with admiration for taking the first step to alleviate their concerns and their strength in having the courage to do so.
With extensive experience working with child and family trauma, her practice is firstly trauma informed and equitable for all. She also has experience working with disordered eating/body acceptance, LGBTQ+ issues, suicidality and self-harm, family therapy, group therapy, and the complexities of relationships. Among these things, she is passionate about helping those with depression, anxiety, perfectionism, difficulties with change, poor sleep, school attendance/achievements, and much more. Taylor supports her clients using the systems model approach, taking into consideration how oppressive societies and systems play a role within an individual’s overall wellness. Taylor utilizes Play Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Art Therapy, mindfulness, and a general wellness approach. Above all, she will curate each client’s therapeutic approach to their specific needs and journey they wish to have.
Out of the office, Taylor utilizes wellness to guide her own personal life as well. She can be found taking long walks with her dog, providing and sharing meals with those that she loves, reading books, and planning her next trip out to the ocean.
Jennifer PottsMS, LPCC
Jennifer Potts MS, LPCCShe/Her/Hers Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor
Bachelor of Arts, Psychology - University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
Master of Science, Counseling Psychology - University of Houston
Jennifer’s primary goal with therapy is to assist clients on their journey towards an increased sense of self awareness, understanding, and acceptance. She is passionate about working with adults of all ages, couples, families, and has experience working with co-occurring (mental health and substance abuse) disorders. Jennifer draws from several modalities to create an individualized experience for each client. She is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and continues to seek out methods to expand the ways that she can serve those she works with.
Along with trauma work, body image, and self-acceptance, Jennifer enjoys empowering her clients through assertiveness skills training. She believes that communicating our needs is often discouraged and thus, we struggle with setting appropriate boundaries in our lives. Whether these issues are due to family of origin or culture, lack of boundaries can create unnecessary discomfort and decrease self-esteem. Jennifer strives to assist clients in becoming more comfortable with asserting themselves, setting and maintaining boundaries, and understanding their worth.
Jennifer is honored to accompany each client as they combat life’s challenges, both past and present, and join them as they work towards a better quality of life and an increased sense of internal peace.
Elise QuamMSW, LICSW
Elise Quam MSW, LICSWShe/Her/Hers Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker
Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology and Child Adult and Family Services - Iowa State University
Master’s of Social Work - University of Minnesota
Elise aims to build an open and compassionate space for your concerns and story to be heard. She understands that the vulnerability of starting therapy is a courageous step. In therapy, she is eager to support you in letting go of beliefs that no longer serve you, increase self compassion, improve relational connection, and build skills to live the life you desire.
Elise is passionate about supporting individuals who are struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, life transitions, perfectionism, grief, codependency, relational stress, poor sleep, low self esteem and overall life dissatisfaction. Elise supports clients on their journey from a holistic, somatic, mindfulness, relational, and trauma-informed approach. Elise is also an EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) trained therapist.
In her free time Elise enjoys adventurous travel, concerts, hiking, yoga, cooking and spending time with friends and family.
Alex Nash MAShe/Her/Hers Supervised by Katie Schultz, MSW, LICSW, LADC
Bachelor of Arts in Child Psychology- University of Minnesota
Master of Arts in Counseling and Psychological Services- Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota
Alex believes that therapy is a space to explore and nurture the parts of ourselves we too often neglect. It is important to her that clients feel that their therapeutic experience has been tailored to fit their specific issues and life experiences so that they may feel seen and heard as they are. Alex’s approach is relational and client-centered by nature, and she often uses cognitive behavioral strategies and mindfulness to help clients achieve their therapeutic goals.
Alex enjoys working with adolescents, adults and their families as they navigate through life’s many ups and downs.
Alex received her Bachelor’s Degree in Child Psychology from the University of Minnesota in 2015 and her Master’s Degree in Counseling and Psychological Services from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota in 2019. She has been engaged in the mental health field in various settings over the past eight years and has spent the last two years in community mental health and school based settings working with children, adolescents, adults and families coping with various mental health concerns including: anxiety, depression, trauma, behavioral issues, relationship issues and life transitions.
In her free time Alex enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband, son and golden retriever, Dakota as well as reading and caring for her ever growing plant collection.
Stacie Fischer MAShe/Her/Hers Pre-Licensed Therapist, Supervised by Rebecca Krug, MA, LMFT
Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice Administration - University of Phoenix
Master of Arts in Counseling and Psychological Services - Saint Mary's University of Minnesota
Stacie’s favorite mantra is “It’s okay, to not be okay” as she understands the difficulties and adversities one can be faced with in life. Her work encompasses a compassion focused model and she incorporates CBT and DBT skills building. Stacie helps individuals find their value, worth, and authentic self, by re-configuring feelings of shame, guilt, fear, embarrassment, and self-criticism. At heart, Stacie loves to learn about her clients, hear their story, encourage their growth, and empower them with affirmation. Stacie’s an avid reader of psychological research and development and she often integrates psycho-education into sessions to build client awareness. Her areas of expertise include anxiety, depression, trauma and adjustments to life adversities, anger issues, self-growth, and couples counseling. Stacie works with individuals and couples ages 18 and up.
Kari Lyn Stevens WamplerMA, LMFT
Kari Lyn Stevens Wampler MA, LMFTShe/Her/Hers Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Post Masters Degree Education in Marriage and Family Therapy, Bethel University
Masters Degree in Theology, Luther Seminary
Bachelors of Arts in Communication and Religion, Augsburg College
Life Coach Certification, Udemy
Kari Lyn has been advocating for the healing and wellbeing of others for over 30 years. She is an experienced Therapist and Life Coach and has worked in both secular and spiritual settings. Kari Lyn loves being able to see clients release ties that have kept them stuck or in pain, helping them to reach their wellness goals. Clients say that she is easy to talk to and authentic, compassionate yet challenging. She has a deep desire to help people feel accepted and supported as they gain insight and tools to live a life they feel great about.
Kari Lyn is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Certified Life Coach, LMFT Board Approved Supervisor, certified Dialectical Behavior Therapist, Spiritual Coach, international speaker, teacher, and writer. She works with individuals, couples, families, and adolescents and she favors modalities such as Internal Family Systems, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, AIR Network, Neurology, Guided Imagery, Adaptive Healing and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
Kari Lyn has an insatiable desire to learn and is constantly researching new things; usually around wholistic wellness. When she’s not working or learning, her favorite thing to do is travel, but because she can’t do that all the time, she also enjoys yoga, meditation, singing, walks in nature and meaningful conversations with her tribe (close friends and family). Her favorite thing of all, is her two beautiful girls, Lucy and Georgia.
Anna RauscherMA, LMFT
Anna Rauscher MA, LMFTShe/Her/Hers Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Master of Arts- St. Mary's University of MN in Marriage and Family Therapy
Bachelor of Science- University of Wisconsin-River Falls in Liberal Arts
Therapy can be a helpful tool in any season to support healing, growth, and change. It is an honor and a privilege to walk with clients through this process by creating a safe space in which clients can heal and grow by sharing about their struggles and celebrations, learning to cope with difficult feelings and navigating important relationships or challenging circumstances. Anna believes that it is important to meet people where they are, and work with clients to create the kind of life they find fulfilling. Anna utilizes collaborative, client centered, trauma informed and systemic approaches in therapy. This means that it is important to understand what each client’s unique hopes, dreams, strengths and challenges are. It is also important to learn about each person’s story, who is a part of their story, where they come from, what they’ve experienced and how it’s affected them.
Anna has learned a lot over the past 10 years as a therapist from clients, colleagues and specialized training. Some of the areas she specializes in include anxiety, depression, eating disorders, body image concerns, substance abuse, adjustment disorders, grief and loss, trauma, abuse, relationship issues, co-parenting, parenting children with substance abuse concerns, impact of addiction and recovery on relationships, infertility, self-harm, adolescent behavioral issues, family and couples therapy.
Anna utilizes eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and motivational interviewing (MI) when working with individuals and families. Anna also utilizes family systems approaches including Brief Strategic Family Therapy (BSFT), Solution Focused family therapy, Community Reinforcement and Family Training (CRAFT). Anna is a Minnesota Board Approved supervisor.
Anna was born and raised in Minnesota and has had opportunities to travel and study abroad. In her free time, Anna enjoys yoga, reading, biking, hiking and camping, as well as spending time with family and friends. She is married and has a two-year-old pit bull named Millie.
Bethany Kunkel MA, LPCCShe/Her/Hers Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor
Master of Arts, Counseling Psychology- Bethel University
Bachelor of Science, Psychology- Minnesota State University, Mankato
Bethany works well with anxiety and stress, trauma, grief, and other life transitions. She will provide a comfortable and respectful space for you to explore, grow and heal. Together, you will identify unhelpful patterns and connect to inner resources and strengths needed to get you unstuck as quickly as possible. Bethany supports a holistic approach to mental health care and imagines that therapy will be just one of many factors in your healing process. Bethany is trained in EMDR and Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART).
Outside of the office, Bethany enjoys finding time to be in nature- camping, hiking, or being near the lakes. She enjoys live music, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.
Renee Louck MAShe/Her/Hers Supervised by Christina Buscko, MS, LPCC
Master of Arts, Counseling and Psychological Services, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota
Bachelor of Arts, Sociology - Criminal Justice and Women Studies, University of Minnesota
Renee believes supportive relationships with others is the foundation for healthy change. Renee’s authentic, open, and non-judgmental approach promotes healing and personal growth for her clients. She recognizes the innate wisdom within each individual while guiding her clients through life’s obstacles. She is eager to serve clients from early adolescence through adulthood.
Renee’s therapeutic work is rooted in a trauma-informed, strength-based, client-centered perspective. Renee has extensive experience working with individuals from diverse backgrounds who have experienced trauma. She welcomes the opportunity to support clients’ efforts to heal from past trauma, address concerning symptoms, improve interpersonal relationships, and navigate life transitions. Renee draws from a variety of therapy interventions and orientations: acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), art-based interventions, cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), mindfulness, and psychoeducation.
Renee was born and raised in Minnesota. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Minnesota in Sociology - Criminal Justice and Women’s Studies and her Master of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. Renee has 20+ years of experience supporting justice-involved clients on their journey to achieve positive adjustment and personal fulfillment. She has actively provided advocacy support for individuals who have experienced sexual violence.
In her free time, Renee enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and pets. She enjoys Pilates, yoga, walking, reading and traveling.
Bethany DillonMA, LPCC, CCTP
Bethany Dillon MA, LPCC, CCTPShe/Her/Hers Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor Certified Clinical Trauma Professional
Bachelor of Arts, Psychology- Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota Master of Arts, Adlerian Counseling and Psychotherapy- Clinical Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy & Art Therapy, Adler Graduate School
Bethany believes therapy is structure for self-exploration, self-acceptance and seeking a better quality of life. She has a strong belief that no one is broken, damaged or weak, but instead already possess the strength to get through life’s difficult challenges; therapy can help draw out and internalize those strengths. Bethany utilizes trauma-informed, person-centered, culturally sensitive approaches. She tailors treatment to each individual as each person’s needs and wants are different. She is ready to help you find yourself, find your voice, and find peace.
Jeanne AbichtMSW, LICSW
Jeanne Abicht MSW, LICSWShe/Her/Hers Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker
MSW Clinical Social Work — Saint Catherine University and The University of Saint Thomas
BA Psychology and Gender, Women, Sexuality Studies — University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
Jeanne is passionate about providing a strength-based and non-judgmental space for people to explore their issues within an accepting and confidential therapeutic relationship. She provides a compassionate, empathic, and collaborative space for people to explore emotional difficulties, adjustment challenges, life transitions, grief, trauma, and relationships. She believes in people’s intrinsic strength, courage, and resilience in exploring new possibilities and developing healthy coping strategies.
Jeanne enjoys working with children, pre-adolescents, adolescents, and adults of all ages. She also enjoys working with families, providing parent guidance, and psychoeducation. Her areas of focus include: mood disorders, anxiety, adjustment issues, identity development, perfectionism, relationships, parenting, sleep issues, shame, issues of self-worth, grief and loss, trauma, and self-injurious behavior. She provides ongoing coordination of care with other professionals and will assist you in finding additional resources that may support your mental health needs.
Jeanne utilizes a Person-in-Environment perspective as well as a strength and resilience-based approach within her therapeutic work. She utilizes a variety of therapeutic orientations including: Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Trauma Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Grief Therapy, Family Systems, Feminist Therapy, and Person-Centered Therapy.
Jeanne is a native Wisconsinite. In her free time, Jeanne enjoys spending time with her husband, two children, and Golden Retrievers, Beckett and Finnegan. Jeanne also enjoys spending time with friends, traveling, reading, music, hiking, coffee, and Wisconsin sports.
Catherine JohnsonMA, LPCC
Catherine Johnson MA, LPCCLicensed Professional Clinical Counselor
Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, St. Cloud State University
Master of Arts, Counseling and Psychological Services, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota
Catherine believes seeking help is a sign of strength and readiness for change. Building a strong foundation by creating a safe, welcoming space to foster a supportive, therapeutic relationship is an important first step for Catherine. Then, helping clients navigate through life’s challenges, exploring problems, discovering potentials, priorities and solutions in an effort to achieve their goals, leading them to a more fulfilling and satisfying life. Witnessing people create these meaningful changes has been Catherine’s greatest privilege as a therapist.
Through a collaborative process, Catherine works to find an approach that best meets each client’s personality and goals. Her approach is described as integrative, individualized, non- judgmental, empathetic and draws upon principles from Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Theory, psychoeducation, and mindfulness. Catherine offers hope with a caring communication style that emphasizes acceptance and empowerment. Some areas of specialty include depression, anxiety, trauma, self esteem, life transitions, relationship issues, grief & loss, stress management, and attachment issues. Catherine has years of experience working with adults who have mental health issues, but is open to working with teens as well. She particularly enjoys working with individuals, and can do groups and families too.
Catherine was born in California, but was raised in Minnesota. She received her Bachelor’s degree from St. Cloud State University and Master’s degree from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. She has spent the last 6 years providing community based mental health services, including therapy, case management, community outreach and crisis intervention. In addition to clinical skills, she brings a lot of knowledge about community resources into her practice.
In her free time, Catherine enjoys spending time with her husband and dog, family, traveling, shopping, crafting, hanging out with friends, and spending as much time as she can at their family cabins.
Ben BaderMA, LMFT
Ben Bader MA, LMFTHe/Him/His Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy from ACU
Bachelor of Christian Ministry, Psychology & Counseling from OCC
Ben is a therapist because he believes everyone is the hero or heroine of their own story, but sometimes life happens, and those stories can get off track or turned around. He is passionate about helping people get their stories back on track. Therapy begins with a supportive and accepting place to tell those stories.
Ben has been working as a clinician and providing therapeutic services since 2012. He has worked with children, adolescents, and adults in individual, couple, and family settings. Ben works with clients 10 years old and up. He has provided therapeutic services for anxiety, anger, depression, PTSD, self-harm and suicidal ideation, among other clinical diagnoses. Ben has also had specific experience with self-esteem building, identity development, college/career adjustment, parenting, and life transitions.
Ben’s therapy style is warm and accepting, with clients as the experts on who they are, where they are in life, and where they want to go. As a therapist, Ben works to provide a supportive and encouraging environment that includes honesty, acceptance, and hopefully a little humor too. Through creative and collaborative efforts that start from clients’ strengths and goals for themselves, change can come at personal and interpersonal levels. With an emphasis on the importance of family and social relationships as part of the individual’s environment, Ben uses a flexible and eclectic style that incorporates Narrative, Solution-Focused, Intergenerational, and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapies.
Research has shown that no specific orientation or technique is as important to successful therapy than the alliance or relationship between client and counselor. Clients are welcome and even encouraged to provide feedback on the therapeutic relationship to benefit themselves and the process of therapy.
Outside the office, Ben spends as much time as possible with his wife, son, and daughter. He also enjoys stories of all kinds: movies, books, tv, games, and theater. Whenever the weather permits, Ben likes to play soccer and go camping.
Christina BusckoMS, LPCC
Christina Buscko MS, LPCCShe/Her/Hers Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor MN Board Approved Supervisor for LPC and LPCC
Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Sociology – University of Minnesota Duluth
Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling – Capella University
Christina is passionate about helping you find your happiness in life. So often we are stuck in the past, haunted by trauma and weighed down by shame and guilt. We are not our pasts and do not have to be defined by them. Christina wants to help you move forward by incorporating your strengths and resilience into the healing journey you have in front of you. She will provide a space for you to bring your concerns that is safe, confidential, and free from judgment. You are the expert of your own life and she is simply there to help hold whatever pain you have been carrying around.
Christina’s approach is collaborative in nature, and pulls from a variety of modalities including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), narrative, person-centered, mindfulness practice, and psychoeducation. She is trained in EMDR and AIR Network, and is a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP-II). Her background in advocacy provides her with a solid foundation to work collaboratively with you towards addressing trauma, domestic violence, sexual assault, depression, anxiety, PTSD, shame and guilt, trust, relationship conflict, and self-esteem issues. Christina works with both individuals and couples, starting from adolescence through later life.
In her free time she enjoys spending it with her spouse and kids. She loves to travel when she gets the time, and when she doesn’t, a day-trip to Duluth will tide her over.
Elizabeth PaulsenMA, LMFT
Elizabeth Paulsen MA, LMFTShe/Her/Hers Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Bachelor's Degree in Psychology - University of Minnesota
Master's Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy - St. Mary's University
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.
Katie SchultzMSW, LICSW, LADC
Katie Schultz MSW, LICSW, LADCShe/Her/Hers Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor
Bachelor's Degree in Social Work and Addiction Counseling - University of Mary
Master's Degree in Social Work - Augsburg College
Katie has expressed that her greatest reward as a therapist is helping her clients explore ways to make the changes in their lives that will allow them to look forward to the future with hope using a person-centered approach. She believes that we all need someone to talk with who will really listen and accept us as we are, without judgment. Katie provides her clients with that warm, nonjudgmental environment—a safe place to explore the issues that may be preventing you from living the life you want.
Katie has an extensive experience working with young adults with mental health and substance use issues and their families. She has a particularly broad experience in treating individuals with both mental health and substance use issues as well. She enjoys working with individuals and couples. Some areas of specialty are anxiety and depression, grief, women's emotional health, family therapy, trauma, body image and disordered eating, self-esteem, self-harm, adolescent behavior issues, and substance abuse/dependence. She uses an eclectic approach based on clinical appropriateness and pulls from motivational interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, EMDR, solution focus, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, 12 step facilitation, as well as psychoeducation.
Katie was born and raised in North Dakota. She attended the University of Mary in Bismarck, ND where she received her undergrad in social work and addiction counseling. She then obtained her Masters in Social Work from Augsburg. She has over 12 years of experience in the mental health and chemical dependency field.
In her free time, she enjoys baking, reading, working out, spending time outdoors, and spending time with her three boys and husband.
Heidi S. TelschowMSW, LICSW
Heidi S. Telschow MSW, LICSWShe/Her/Hers Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker MN State Approved Licensed Supervisor for LSW, LGSW
Bachelor of Science, Winona State University, Winona, MN
Master's of Clinical Social Work, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN
Heidi finds joy and deep reward in walking alongside her clients to achieve psychological, emotional, and spiritual wellness. She firmly believes that people can grow & evolve through life’s most difficult experiences when met with a safe & non-judgmental environment to do important and transformative work. Heidi encourages all of her clients to draw on their own strengths in order to incorporate mindfulness and intentional living into their daily life. She strives to have clients leave the therapy space feeling heard, understood, renewed, & inspired to create healthy change.
Heidi works with clients as young as 4 years of age, seniors, and all ages in between. She offers individual, family, and group sessions. Her areas of particular interest include grief/loss, complicated grief, bereavement, trauma, depression, anxiety, life transitions, PTSD, complex relational issues, attachment disorders, and stress management. Heidi especially seeks clients and families who are navigating the impact of chronic and/or terminal illness in their lives, as she has personal & professional experience with how illness can re-frame many aspects of life. She also specializes in caregiver burden & well-being, and issues regarding death, dying, and bereavement. Heidi recognizes the client as the expert in how to best navigate forward in their life. She views therapy through a lens that incorporates narrative, psychodynamic, and mindfulness-based approaches, helping each client to reach their highest potential and increase their quality of life.
Over the past ten years, she has worked in a variety of settings including community-based mental health, medical, and inpatient/outpatient settings. Heidi is also able to provide group and individual supervision for social workers seeking clinical and/or non-clinical licensure hours through the Minnesota Board of Social Work.
Heidi grew up in Wisconsin, but has planted her roots in Minnesota. Her husband, daughter, and son enjoy life together by traveling, camping, and spending time with family. Her 2 dogs – a pure bred Brittany and German shorthaired pointer – also keep her on her toes and provide lots of love and entertainment. When not working, Heidi enjoys quiet moments in a book store or coffee shop, catching up with good friends, or trying a new recipe in the kitchen.
Naomi Doriott LarsonLPCC (MN), LPC (WI)
Naomi Doriott Larson LPCC (MN), LPC (WI)She/Her/Hers Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in MN and Licensed Professional Counselor in WI MN Board Approved Supervisor for LPC and LPCC
Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Criminal Justice - Hamline University
Master of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology - University of St. Thomas
Naomi is passionate about working with people who are ready to work towards a more joyful and vibrant life. She has been working in the mental health field for over 10 years and finds great joy in her work as a therapist.
Naomi enjoys providing therapy to individuals, couples, groups and families to improve their overall sense of health and well-being. She specializes in working with people struggling with life transitions, postpartum mental health, anxiety, depression, self-harm, relationship issues, parenting, stress management, divorce and career issues. Naomi works from a whole person, strengths-based approach which means she will focus on all areas that make up your health: emotional, social and physical. In addition to her work as a therapist, she is also the owner of Collaborative Counseling.
Naomi was born and raised in Minnesota where she earned her Bachelor’s degree from Hamline University in Psychology and Criminal Justice. She then obtained her Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of St. Thomas. Naomi has worked in a variety of settings in healthcare including residential treatment for dually diagnosed children, health insurance, managed care, outpatient mental health and private practice counseling.
In her free time Naomi enjoys traveling, crafting, cooking, reading, learning new things and spending time with her family.
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