Jill Boike, MSW, LICSWClinical Director
Jill has been practicing in the mental health field for over 15 years. She received her MSW degree from Augsburg College and the University Of Bristol, UK. Her experience includes: providing CTSS services, outpatient clinical services and supervision. Jill’s approach in therapy includes a client centered focus with structural and systemic models. Her special interests include: adoption, attachment, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), grief & loss, multicultural competency, art/play therapy, and international policy/practice. Jill is a board approved supervisor for the Minnesota Board of Social Work (all licensures) and Behavioral Health (LPC/LPCC).
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.
Douglas Petrie, MA, LPCC
Doug has many years of professional therapy experience and training working with individuals, couples and families. He works with people from diverse backgrounds, faiths, and ethnicities. Doug speaks Spanish and is personally connected to the Latino and LGBT communities. His specialties include: Family trauma, child abuse, depression, anxiety, discrimination, ADHD, current family and relationship conflict, parent-child conflict coaching, divorce issues, adoption, sexual compulsivity/addiction, sexual lifestyle issues, and challenging life transitions. Clients appreciate his calm, reassuring and engaging presence and his knowledgeable, empowering and creative approaches for understanding and overcoming serious problems or situations. Doug ensures that your values, ideas and preferences are fully respected, which helps create truly meaningful results. Doug has a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from St. Thomas University, is a Certified Narrative Therapist and is currently training in EMDR therapy. Previously, he worked professionally at the Kenwood Therapy Center, Family and Children’s Service, Jewish Family and Children Services, Touchstone Mental Health, The Blake School, and the University of St. Thomas Wellness Program.
As a Narrative Therapist, Doug works collaboratively in drawing out clients’ frequently unrecognized past personal stories of strength and resilience. These help his clients address, manage and overcome current problems and dilemmas. In addition to traditional insight-oriented talk therapy, Doug utilizes many current evidence-based approaches including Narrative Behavior therapy (NBT), Cognitive-Behavior therapy (CBT), Collaborative therapy (CT), Solution-Focused therapy (SFT), Expressive Arts therapy, Dialectic Behavior Therapy (DBT), mindfulness and Play therapy, and is certified to work with people of all ages: Adults, teens and children.
When not working, Doug loves traveling with his partner and son, playing with his two dogs, spending time with family and friends, gardening, and glass fusing. To see more information online about Doug, visit: www.dougpetriecounseling.com.
Ruth P., MSW, LGSW
Ruth received her Masters in Clinical Social Work degree from the University of St. Thomas / St. Catherine University joint program and her Bachelors of Arts in psychology from Macalester College. She provides therapeutic services to adolescents and adults with a person-centered approach, drawing from clinical modalities like Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) while encouraging self-awareness through mindfulness. Ruth works with couples as both a Level 1 certified Gottman Method Couples therapist and a PREPARE/ENRICH facilitator. Ruth takes a judgment-free approach to working with people of all identities, orientations, and persuasions. Her areas of experience include anxiety, depression, relationship challenges, family conflict, identity, substance abuse, chronic pain, and grief and loss. Ruth is currently under the clinical supervision of Jill D. Boike, MSW, LICSW.