Providers

Jill Pritchard

Jill Pritchard, M.A.

Clinical Director

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 violence. Jill is passionate about helping people identify their authentic self, improve their health, and increase connection. She works with adults, couples and families and utilizes mindfulness, narrative, experiential, and strength-based approaches. 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, she is a trained EMDR therapist.

Scott Farmer

Scott Farmer, M.S., M.Ed

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

Scott has worked in the medical field since 1993. He has extensive experience working in exercise physiology, sports medicine, sports psychology and neurobiology.  Scott’s specialties and interests also include attachment, mindfulness, Buddhist psychology, chemical addictions, anxiety and related disorders, sexual addictions and compulsion, biofeedback, and trauma.  Scott provides services to adolescents 13 and older, adults and couples.  Scott obtained his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Iowa in Exercise Physiology and his Master’s Degree in Clinical Exercise Physiology. He also received his M.S. in Mental Health Counseling from Walden University.

Rebecca Ellmann, M.A.

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

Rebecca has 5 years of experience providing therapeutic services to individuals and families in a variety of mental health settings. Her experience includes working with mental health issues including Autism Spectrum Disorder, Anxiety, Depression, and Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. She is passionate about working with young children, adolescents, and families to focus on behavioral concerns, attention concerns, difficulties with anxiety or worries, parenting difficulties, and supporting life transitions. Rebecca utilizes an integrative approach with clients and empowers clients to lead happier and healthier lives. Rebecca received her Masters of Arts in Counseling and Psychological Services from Saint Mary’s University, and her Bachelors of Arts in Psychology from Winona State University.

Lindsay Hjermstad, M.S.W.

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker

Lindsay works with children, adolescents, families, adults, and couples. She has a passion for helping children and, especially for helping their parents navigate the difficulties of raising children with challenging behavior, while supporting a positive parent/child relationship. Lindsay has training in Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health, Child Parent Psychotherapy, Circle of Security, Conscious Discipline, and has experience in providing in-home and outpatient services for families. Her approach to therapy is a holistic view and is anchored in systems theory. She commonly leverages the strengths of families and their support systems such as culture, and community to help individuals rebuild and sustain balance within their lives. Lindsay received her master’s degree from University of St. Thomas in Clinical Social Work. In her free time, she spends time traveling and enjoying the outdoors with her family.

Leanne Ravey

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.

McKenna Patrow, M.A.

Mental Health Therapist

Included in her integrative approach to therapy McKenna incorporates cognitive behavioral therapy, strengths-based approach, acceptance and commitment, and play-based options. McKenna enjoys working with individuals from childhood to young adulthood, specifically navigating life transitions, behavior modification, anxiety and depression. McKenna believes that progress begins with a positive therapeutic relationship and strives to create a safe and warm counseling environment. McKenna earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology from Gustavus Adolphus College, she continued her education obtaining her Master of Arts degree in counseling and psychological services from St. Mary’s University of Minnesota.  She completed her clinical internship with LifeStance Health, formerly Family Innovations, providing in-home individual and family therapy and school based mental health services and is pursuing her license as a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC).

Andre Heuer

Andre Heuer D.Min.

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker

Dr. Heuer’s promise is to show up, roll up his sleeves and work with you to find resolutions for your mental health challenges and to acquire the life skills necessary to accomplish your goals. For the last fifteen years he has provided therapy for adults, adolescents 17+, young adults and couples. He’s worked with people contending with anxiety, trauma, abuse, spiritual abuse, marriage and relationship struggles, anger, life transitions, and the harm caused by addictions. He is especially interested in supporting individuals facing chronic and acute illness, death, dying or grief issues and serving the first responders and medical professionals who care for them. He is trained in mind/body, narrative, cognitive behavioral, and trauma therapies. He has taught life skills in corrections and counseling skills in Liberia and Thailand; worked as a crisis counselor and provided pastoral care within a church. He has a Master of Pastoral Psychology and a Doctor of Ministry.

Catherine Burke

Catherine Arellano, M.A.

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Catherine has over 10 years of experience providing therapeutic services to individuals and families. She specializes in anxiety, depression, attachment, self-esteem, grief, trauma, communication issues, life transitions, family conflict, and relationships issues. Catherine is a strength-based, person-centered therapist who works with clients to deepen connection and purpose while improving their well-being through self-care, mindfulness, and personal awareness. Catherine is trained in EMDR, sand tray, and mindfulness.  Catherine works to empower her clients to be self-aware and builds a relationship with them using respect, compassion, empathy, and laughter. Catherine has her B.A. in Psychology from the College of St. Benedict and her M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy from Argosy University.

Michelle Rud

Michelle Rude, M.A.

Licensed Professional Counselor

Michelle has over 12 years experience providing services to adolescents,  adults, and couples.  She works with a variety of issues, including depression, anxiety, substance abuse, relationship issues, adolescent struggles, coping with stress, family issues, transitions, marital concerns, parenting, anger, shame, and low self-esteem.  She is also able to integrate faith during the therapeutic process.  Michelle provides a place for clients to sift through difficulties in life, gaining new insights and skills to experience a more fulfilling life.  Michelle received her Masters of Art in Professional Counseling from Colorado Christian University and her Bachelor of Science from University of Wisconsin – La Crosse.

Heidi Root

Heidi Miller, M.A.

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

Heidi has experience working with children, adolescents, and families in a variety of settings. She is passionate about working on a variety of issues such as anxiety, depression, emotion regulation, trauma, parenting, autism, and grief & loss. She uses play as an integral part of engaging and working with her clients, while building trust and confidence in making positive changes in their lives. She has had specialized training in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Heidi received her B.A. in Psychology from Gustavus Adolphus College and her Master’s in Counseling from Marquette University.

Lisa Lorimer

Lisa Lorimer, Psy.D.

Licensed Psychologist

Lisa works with a variety of client issues treating adolescents, couples and families. 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.

Ashley Le, M.A.

Mental Health Therapist

Ashley has a passion for helping individuals, couples and families navigate to a more positive place in their lives. She knows that sometimes life presents challenges and she strives to genuinely care for her clients, to help them manage and overcome these challenges. Ashley works with children, adolescents, teens, and adults. She specializes in treatment for anxiety, depression, grief, relationship struggles, stress management, and trauma. She comes from a background in positive psychology and solution-focused therapy, which allows her to take a collaborative approach with her clients. Ashley has found that with encouragement, empathy, compassion, and a genuine sense of care for her clients, they, together are able to find healthy and long-lasting outcomes. Ashley received her Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from The University of St. Thomas.

Laura Abrass

Laura Abrass, M.S.W.

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker

Laura has 5 years of experience providing therapeutic services to individuals, couples and families in a variety of mental health settings. She is passionate about working with young children, adolescents, and families to focus on behavioral concerns, parenting difficulties, strengthening familial relationships, and supporting life transitions. Laura utilizes a client-centered, collaborative, and integrative approach to support, build trust and empower clients to make positive changes while navigating life’s challenges. She has specialized training in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) and applies a variety of therapeutic approaches (CBT, trauma-informed, attachment, family systems) in her work with clients. Laura received her Master of Clinical Social Work from the University of St. Thomas and St. Catherine’s University, and her Bachelor of Science in Child Psychology from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities.

Linda Lehmann

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 University.

Zac Moe, M.A.

Psychotherapist

Zac specializes in working with individuals, both male and female, who are survivors of abuse of all kinds: verbal, emotional, psychological, physical and sexual resulting in the effects of trauma including dissociation and many mental health diagnoses. Zac also works with clients suffering from PTSD, Depression and Anxiety, and is experienced in working with youth struggling with family problems, sexuality, drugs, bullying, suicidal ideation, as well as providing care for children with Autism, Asperger’s, Down’s syndrome and Reactive Attachment Disorder. Zac has experience leading men’s group’s and he enjoys working with individuals of all ages, as well as couples and families. Zac holds a master’s degree in Counseling and Psychological Services from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, he is currently pursuing his license as a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC).

Ryanne Mellick, M.A.

Mental Health Therapist

Ryanne has over 10 years of experience working alongside children, adults, and families to support their individual mental health needs. As a certified yoga instructor, with specialty certification in pediatric mental health yoga, she strives to provide an integrative approach that is person-centered. She uses cognitive behavioral therapy paired with integrative and mindfulness-based practices with her clients and families to ensure a collaborative approach. Her years of experience in various mental health settings have provided her with a great deal of knowledge, training, and expertise that she brings with her into the school and clinic settings. Ryanne’s greatest passion is helping children understand their emotions, feelings, and behaviors through social and emotional learning. Her goal is to provide a space that is welcoming and therapeutic for all clients and families. Ryanne is currently pursuing her license as a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC).

Katelyn Huber

Marriage and Family Therapy Intern

Katelyn is a graduate student at the University of St. Thomas Graduate School of Professional Psychology with a concentration in Family Psychology. Katelyn provides systemic therapy for people of all ages and family systems and has a particular interest in working with children and their families to create strong, healthy bonds. Katelyn works collaboratively with her clients, focusing on fostering a strong therapeutic relationship and using a holistic approach. She incorporates aspects of biological, psychological, social, and spiritual health. Katelyn strives to connect with her clients and address stressors that have an impact on people every day, such as ethnicity, race, sexual orientation, beliefs/philosophies, gender, age, and disability. She also has experience working with children with an autism spectrum disorder. Outside of her work, she enjoys spending time with her daughter, hiking, doing nature photography, and listening to music.

Emily Marsden

Emily Marsden, M.A.

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

Emily has over 10 years of experience providing therapeutic services to adults and adolescents. Emily has extensive experience working with individuals whom have been impacted by traumatic events; sexual violence, childhood sexual abuse, domestic violence, and human trafficking. Emily works to empower individuals to engage in self-care, empathy, improved coping skills, and create a healthy balance in their lives. In her practice, Emily utilizes a person centered approach, mindfulness techniques and Art Therapy interventions.  Emily received her Masters of Arts in Counseling Psychology and Art Therapy from Adler University in Chicago and her B.A. in Psychology at University of Minnesota-Twin Cities.

Nergis Petersen

Nergis Petersen, M.A.

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

Nergis genuinely cares for people and helping anyone toward a more positive place in their life. She is non-judgmental, positive and attentive to each person’s uniqueness. She works with adolescents, children and their families, individuals and couples. She specializes in anxiety management, depression, trauma, informed care, relationships, parenting support, life transitions, grief and self- awareness. She utilizes positive therapy, strength-based and stress reduction skills in a systems approach toward healthy outcomes. She uses a compassionate, collaborative approach and seeks to provide guidance and encouragement for healthy relationships with self and others. Nergis received her Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from St. Mary’s University.

Colleen Kelly, M.A.

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Colleen has been providing therapy to children, families, and adults for 5 years. She is particularly passionate about working with parents to support their parent-child relationships, working with couples, identity work, self-esteem work, treating anxiety, trauma, and pre-marital counseling. Colleen’s theoretical lens integrates systemic, person-centered, attachment, and strength-based theories. Clients can expect a safe, compassionate, and empathetic experience that will help them find fulfillment, feel empowered, and create meaningful, long-lasting change. Colleen received her Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy from Purdue University Calumet. She has a Bachelor’s in Family Social Science from the University of Minnesota.

Heather O’Neil, M.A.

Mental Health Practitioner
Heather has 5 years of mental health experience working in a variety of inpatient and outpatient settings. She works with individuals, couples, and families in their pursuit of healthier relationships and fulfilling lives. She is passionate and focused on treating anxiety disorders, mood disorders, couple and family issues, and compulsions. Rooted in systemic thinking, she is particularly drawn to Narrative, Solution-Focused, and Emotionally-Focused Therapy techniques to empower clients to identify their pre-existing strengths and resources to enact their desired change. She also regularly utilizes Cognitive-Behavioral as well as Dialectic-Behavioral Therapy based methods to promote cognitive restructuring and the utilization of coping skills. Heather received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Minnesota Twin Cities in 2018. She later went on to receive her Master of Arts Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy in 2021. Heather is working towards licensure as a Marriage and Family Therapist.
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