Professional Staff

Dale Lokkesmoe, M.A.

Clinical Director
Licensed Psychologist

Dale has over 20 years experience working with children, adolescents, adults and couples. He has extensive experience in relationship issues, chemical abuse, anxiety issues and adolescent issues. Dale also provides a Christian integrative perspective for those who want their faith to be a key part of their counseling experience. He received his B.A. in Chemistry from St.Olaf College in Northfield, MN and his M.A. in Counseling Psychology from St. Mary’s University in Minneapolis. 

Kevin Kirley, M.S.

Licensed Psychologist

Kevin has over 35 years of experience in providing a wide range of outpatient services including individual, group, couples and family therapy. Kevin works with children (ages 3-12), adolescents and adults. His background includes service in both the private and public sectors along with being the founder of MESA, a domestic violence therapy program for men. He obtained his Bachelors' degree in Psychology from UW-Stevens Point and M.S. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Bridgeport (CT). 

Denise Hein-Bolten, M.A.

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Denise has over 15 years experience with individuals, couples and families. She is a Certified Christian Counselor and has been trained in the Gottman Couples Method of Therapy and also Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. Her specialties include couples and communication issues, blended and multi-ethnic families. Denise also is a specialist in women's issues including eating disorders, depression, anxiety and panic disorders. Denise helps clients create safe envrionments and develop strong, assertive, respectful and validating voices. As clients desire, she will intertwine sound psychologicial theory with faith-based therapy. Denise earned her Master's Degree from Bethel Seminary, St. Paul, MN in Marriage and Family Therapy.

Aria Seager, M.A.

Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

Aria has worked with children, youth and families for the last 15 years in various settings. She has extensive experience working with individuals, children, and families who have been impacted by trauma, domestic violence, human trafficking and sexual assault. Aria has a passion for working with individuals and turning struggle into strength, and difficulties into wisdom. Aria utilizes mindfulness, narrative, experiential and strength based approaches. Aria received her Masters of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy from Saint Mary's University and her Bachelor of Science from the University of Minnesota in Family Social Science.

Leanne Ravey, Psy.D.

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

Dr. Ravey has over 15 years experience providing therapy to a variety of clients including adults, adolescents, children, couples and families. Her strengths lie in her ability to provide a safe and empathic environment to explore difficult issues that create barriers in one's life. Her specialties include trauma and attachment issues, relationships, self-awareness, depression, anxiety, life transitions & family and parenting issues. Leanne has advanced training in psychodynamic, attachment and family systems therapies, as well as EMDR and mind-body therapies. Dr. Ravey received her Doctoral Degree in Psychology at the University of St. Thomas, her MA in Psychology from the University of Northern Colorado and an MEd in Adult Education and BS in Psychology from Colorado State University.  

Nikki Deziel, M.S.

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

Nikki has over 12 years experience providing services to children, adolescents, adults and families. Her specialties include anxiety, depression, trauma, family communication, life transitions, parenting, OCD and relationship issues. Her modalities of treatment (CBT, Mind Body Skills, Mindfulness, Education and Experiential) are all influenced by practicing self-care and compassion and finding balance amidst stress. Nikki received her BA from University of Wisconsin Eau Claire in Psychology and her MS in Mental Health Counseling from University of Wisconsin Stout.

Andre Heuer D.Min.

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker

With 35 years of experience, Andre uses his skills to support individuals, couples and families to manage their anxiety, overcome difficulties in relationships, face difficult life transitions, heal the effects of abuse, cope with illness, handle grief and deal with the harm of addictions. Andre provides caring solution-focused counseling. His commitment is to assist adolescents and adults in learning the skills to overcome obstacles in the way of reaching their personal goals and hopes. He is sensitive to the role faith, spirituality, culture and ethnicity plays in his client’s life. Andre is trained in creative and effective methods including mind/body, imagery, narrative, storytelling, cognitive behavioral, and trauma therapies. He has a Master of Art in Pastoral Psychology and a doctorate focused on men's life and their spirituality.

Catherine Burke M.A.

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Catherine provides individual and family therapy to children, adolescents and adults. Catherine specializes in autism, anxiety, ADHD, depression, sand tray, play therapy and self-regulation. Catherine works to empower her clients to be self-aware and builds a relationship with them using respect, empathy and laughter. Catherine has her M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy from Argosy University and her B.A. in Psychology from the College of St. Benedict.

David Nathan Psy.D.

Licensed Psychologist

David Nathan has worked with children, adolescents, young adults and their families for over five years. His doctoral thesis explored methods used by expert psychologists with children diagnosed with Oppositional Defiant Disorder, and his practice over the years has focused on young men and women who have had difficulties fitting in or cooperating with parents, teachers, and other authority figures. He has experience in psychological testing and with providing therapy for parents and young people relating to inattention, hyperactivity, anxiety, depression, anger management, acting out, addictive behaviors, trauma, difficulties at school, and issues with social skills. He obtained his Psy.D. in Psychology at the University of Saint Thomas.

Katie deRegnier M.Ed.

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

Katie's specialties include therapy with school-aged children, adolescents and adults. Katie also provides therapy to families, focusing on communication skills, conflict resolution and other relationship building skills. Her experience includes children's therapeutic services and adult rehabilitation mental health services. Her therapeutic style involves a person-centered approach using positive psychology techniques to build on client strengths and improve overall functioning. Katie has her Master of Education in Counselor Education from Pennsylvania State University and her Bachelor of Arts from UWSP.

Lisa Lorimer Psy.D.

Licensed Psychologist

Lisa works with a variety of client issues treating adolescents, couples and familes. She has expertise in trauma, addiction issues and chronic pain. Lisa believes people are inherently gifted, searching for the paths they need to heal themselves. She collaborates to create new solutions and stories for her clients. Lisa uses CBT, relaxation, journaling, psychodynamic approaches, and holistic approaches including sensorimotor therapy for trauma. She has devoted much of her life to the study of various forms of spirituality, including yoga, relaxation techniques, meditation and Tai Chi. She has worked in hospital settings, counseling centers, a chemical dependency treatment facility and in private practice. Lisa received her Doctorate of Psychology from MSPP. She is a member of the Minnesota Psychological Association.

Kacy Vonruden M.A.

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Kacy specializes in treating depression, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma, attachment issues, and life transition difficulties. She works with adolescents ages 14 and up, families, couples and individual adults. Kacy strives to help clients practice self-care and empathy, implement positive lifestyle changes, and develop new and healthier ways to communicate. She believes in creating a comfortable therapeutic environment where exploration and change can occur. Kacy is trained in EMDR. Kacy has her Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy from St. Mary's University and her B.A. in Family Social Science from the University of Minnesota.

Jill Pritchard M.A.

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Jill has over 15 years of experience providing services to youth, individuals, and families. She works with a wide range of issues including anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship challenges, parenting issues, chronic illness and domestic violience. In particular, Jill has a passion for helping teens and young adults make life transitions and helping couples reconnect. She works with adolescents ages 12 and up, adults, couples and families. Jill received her Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy from St. Mary's University and her B.A. in Sociology from the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

Linda Lehmann M.A.

Licensed Psychologist

Linda has over 20 years experience treating couples, adults and young adults who are having difficult life challenges. These include discord and disappointments in couples relationships, anxiety and depression, struggles with peer and family relationships, chronic health conditions or end of life crises, stresses related to parenting, and coping with the pain of divorce. She has expertise in grief and traumatic loss for all age levels. She helps clients heal from pain in body, mind and spirit. She was one of the founders of the Center for Grief, Loss and Transition in St. Paul, MN and Bereavement Coordinator for Children's Hospitals in MN. Linda is a frequent trainer and speaker around topics related to grief, loss, trauma and chronic illness. Linda received her Master's degree in Counseling Psychology from St. Mary's Univeristy.

Paula Becker M.A.

Licensed Psychologist

Paula provides treatment to adults and couples on a wide range of personal and relational issues. She is dedicated to creating an environment in which people experience wholeness, balance and inner peace in their lives. Her work has special emphasis on unconditional love and forgiveness for self and others. Paula's work involves nurture, challenge and guidance to assist people to become more real. She believes that when the counseling process engages both heart and mind, the Spirit enters allowing deep healing to occur. She has done extensive training in Mind, Body, Spirit approaches and frequently draws on them in her work. Paula received her Master of Arts from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN.

Kevin Blonigen M.A.

Licensed Psychologist

Kevin specializes in the assessment and treatment of complex and problematic family systems. Much of his work is with children and adolescents in reducing negative behavior. He has expertise in ADHD, anxiety and other impulse disorders. He assists parents in understanding and working with their children's needs and behaviors. He also works with couples and individuals. Kevin treats families by changing the pattern in which they interact. He believes individuals are resourceful and resilient in their current situation. A goal of individual therapy is to align a person's thoughts and behavior. Kevin received a Masters of Arts in Counseling Psychology from the Alfred Adler Graduate School.

Amanda Ungs M.A.

Licensed Professional Counselor

Amanda provides services to school-aged children, adolescents, and adults. Amanda's specialties include depression, anxiety, grief and loss, and life transitions. Amanda believes in empowering her clients and takes a strengths-based approach to therapy. She utilizes CBT, DBT, and mindfulness in her practice. Her experience includes outpatient therapy and residential treatment. Amanda has a B.A in Psychology and Biology from Gustavus Adolphus College and an M.A in Child & Adolescent Counseling from Bethel University.

Schyler Benson-Studer M.A.

Psychotherapist

Schyler sees clients in Lakeville Schools only.

Schyler has over 8 years of experience working with children, youth, individuals, and families. She specializes in depression, anxiety, grief/loss, divorce, parenting issues, chronic and terminal illness, life transitions, and Oppositional Defiant Disorder. She utilizes CBT, DBT, Mindfulness, self-regulation, and Play Therapy. Her experience includes outpatient therapy and CTSS intentive in-home therapy. Schyler has a BA in Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage & Family from the University of Northwestern and an MA in Marriage and Family Therapy from Argosy University.

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