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Nicole K., BAMental Health Practitioner
Nicole received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology at Liberty University. She is currently pursuing her Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology at Bethel University, and is passionate about working with couples and families. Nicole became a therapist to help individuals identify and cope more effectively with problems in daily living and to deal with internal conflicts in order to achieve more satisfying personal and interpersonal relationships. Nicole is working towards licensure as an LPC/LPCC.
Marissa M., BAMental Health Practitioner
Marissa received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from St. Cloud State University. She has experience working with adolescents with a wide range of mental health issues including attachment, trauma, anxiety, depression, and oppositional defiance. Marissa is trained in group therapy and EBP therapies. She has 2 years experience working at an impatient residential treatment center. Marissa’s interests include working with adolescents and managing their behaviors by teaching coping skills and encouraging healthy relationships with caregivers.
Kevin P., BSMental Health Practitioner
Kevin received his Bachelor Degree at Crown College in Youth Ministry. He has over ten years experience as a Residential Counselor at an inpatient Residential Treatment Center. His experience ranges from working with male and female clients that are chemically dependent, developmentally delayed, witnesses and victims of domestic abuse, attachment disorders, sexual abuse, mental illness, adopted, and placed in foster care settings. Kevin has also demonstrated success with culturally diverse clients. He is skilled in EBP therapy, group therapy, and trauma focused approaches. Kevin’s interests include teaching therapeutic skill building and parent education.
Robin P., MAMental Health Practitioner
Robin graduated with her MA in Marriage and Family Therapy from Argosy University. Her experience includes working with children in a K-8 grade school and in-home therapy with children and families. Robin chooses to work with an integrative model of therapy in order to provide what is best for the client. This includes methods from Experiential, Narrative, and Solution-Focused. Her experience has led her to gain a special interest in Play Therapy to gain the perspective of the child’s world.
Meghan Z., BAMental Health Practitioner
Meghan received her BA in Psychology, with a minor in Family Studies, from Concordia University, Saint Paul, and is currently pursuing her Master’s degree in Counseling, with a concentration in community, and a certificate in child and adolescent mental health from Bethel University with plans to become a licensed clinical counselor. Meghan is dedicated to using a client-centered and strengths-based approach in working with clients. Her interests include working with adolescents, children, couples and military families.
Paige J.Mental Health Practitioner / Intern
Paige received her BA in Psychology at Liberty University and is currently pursuing her Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology at Bethel University. She is working toward licensure for LPC/LPCC. Paige is passionate about partnering with clients to help them live up to their full potential. She enjoys using client centered, solution focused, and play therapy techniques in her strengths-based approach to helping children and adolescents reach their goals. She is interested in anxiety, depression, and interpersonal relationships.
Kari R., BAMental Health Practitioner
Kari received her Bachelor’s Degree in Criminology from the University of Minnesota – Duluth. She has 2 years experience working as a Residential Counselor at an inpatient Residential Treatment Center. Kari’s experience includes working with adolescents with a wide range of mental health issues including anxiety, depression, trauma, and attachment. She utilizes a client-centered and strength-based approach when working with clients. Her interests include working with adolescents and teaching them coping skills to confidently address the challenges they face.
Shannon W., BAMental Health Practitioner
Shannon has a MA in Theology with a concentration in Marriage and Family Studies. She also is completing a MA in Counseling and Psychology with a minor in Child and Adolescent Therapy. She is knowledgeable in family systems and child development. Shannon uses a mixture of CBT, DBT, person-centered therapy and play therapy techniques. She has experience helping clients with adjustment, academic challenges, anxiety and depression. Shannon feels it is important to honor and respect her clients’ spirituality and cultural background, while helping them develop solid skills to successfully address the challenges they encounter.
Rachel L., BSWMental Health Practitioner / Intern
Rachel received her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from University of Wisconsin – Superior. She is currently pursuing a Master’s degree at Augsburg College with a focus in clinical Social Work. Rachel has experience working at a residential treatment center, where she focused on providing care for youth with emotional, behavioral, and learning disabilities. Rachel’s interests include working with adolescents and teens dealing with trauma, anxiety, depression, self-harming behaviors, and developmental disabilities. She enjoys using a strength-based approach, Art & Play Therapy, as well as Dialectical Behavioral Therapy.
Children’s Therapeutic Services and Supports (CTSS) Supervisors
Amanda N., MA, LMFTOutpatient Therapist, MHP Supervisor
Amanda received her Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy in 2009 from St Mary’s University. She has worked in the mental health field for six years. Amanda has experience working with sexual trauma survivors, people with serious and persistent mental illness, and people with developmental disabilities. She enjoys working with: adolescents, children, families & individuals. Amanda’s interests include group therapy (DBT), adoption, attachment, Art/play therapy, trauma, and home based services. In addition, Amanda has interest in supervision and additional training in art/play therapy.
Michael Boike, BSB, MA, LMFTBusiness Manager & Mental Health Professional
Mike received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business from the Carlson School of Management and has spent over 20 years as a professional in the Information Technology field. Volunteering as a Guardian ad Litem, Michael represented children involved in the legal system. In addition Michael completed his master’s degree in Marriage & Family Therapy and is trained in EMDR for both children and adults and working towards certification. Michael is currently focused on ensuring the long-term stability and quality of the mental health services provided by Therapy Connections. His special interests include: attachment, child/family relationship issues, trauma & supervision.