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Nicole K., MA, LPCMental Health Practitioner
Nicole received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology at Liberty University. She received her Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology at Bethel University, and is passionate about working with children, adolescents, 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 being supervised for independent licensure by Jill D Boike, MSW, LICSW.
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.
Albert E.Mental Health Practitioner
Albert received his Master’s degree in Counseling and Psychological Services from St. Mary’s University. He has utilizes a client-focused, multi-cultural approach, mixing in play therapy and mindfulness techniques. He has a range of experience counseling individuals who have had experienced trauma, academic challenges, anxiety, anger management skills, self-exploration, and school based counseling experience. Albert Has interest in childhood trauma and those who have experienced traumatic brain injuries and how that can effect a person from childhood to adulthood. Albert is under the Clinical Supervision of Jill D. Boike, MSW, LICSW.
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.
Hailee M., BAMental Health Practitioner
Hailee received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Luther College and is currently pursuing her Master’s Degree at St. Mary’s University of Minnesota in Marriage and Family Therapy. She has experience working with different family systems and is dedicated to working alongside clients to achieve their goals. Using client-centered and strength-based approaches, Hailee is committed to creating lasting and positive changes for her clients to improve their well being and functioning within their systems. In addition to working with children and adolescents, she has a special interest in military famililies.
Khieosamphanh Thanos Keomaniphone, BAMental Health Practitioner
Thanos has achieved a BA in Psychology with a minor in Family Studies from Concordia University – Saint Paul, and is currently pursuing a Masters degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at Saint Mary’s University. Thanos has experience in working with adults with a dual diagnosis and substance abuse. Thanos has also completed a Psychological First-Aid workshop. Thanos hopes to work with adolescents struggling with sexual and self-identity, and to work within the family system in order to guide their families to adjusting in a non-traditional manner.
Kao Lee Vang, MAMental Health Practitioner
Kao Lee received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Concordia University in St. Paul. She then received her Masters degree in Forensic Mental Health from Concordia and is currently completing an additional Masters degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at Saint Mary’s University. Kao Lee is passionate about working with children and adolescents, especially those from immigrant and refugee families and those who have been involved in the criminal justice system. Kao Lee believes that by building relationships and trust, she will be able to help clients continue living their lives the best way that they can. Kao Lee also hopes to help build a stronger bond between child and parent through strengths-based approaches and an opened communication line.
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.