Minnesota Center for Psychology

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Provider for the Minnesota Center For Psychology. Wendy Adams, M.S.W., L.I.C.S.W.

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker

Services Provided at MCP:

  • Individual Psychotherapy for Adolescents and Adults
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Skills Group and Individual Therapy
  • Adolescent Multi-Family DBT Group

Education:

  • M.S.W., University of Minnesota-Twin Cities (Minneapolis, MN)
  • B.A., English, University Of Minnesota-Twin Cities (Minneapolis, MN)

Academic Training:

  • Internship: Adult Psychiatric Crisis Unit, Fairview Riverside Hospital (Minneapolis, MN 2003-2004)
  • Internship: University of Minnesota-Duluth Student Counseling Clinic (Duluth, MN 2002-2003)

Specialized Training:

  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Intensive Training, Behavioral Tech, LLC (2010)
  • LAMBDA and NASW training to improve services provided to LGBTQ youth (2009)
  • Duluth Program for Prevention of Violence (2002, 2003)

Areas of Clinical Interest:

  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT); Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD); Depression; Life Stage and Transition Issues; Adolescent and Adult Sexual Identity Issues; Relationship Issues

Provider for the Minnesota Center For Psychology. Andrea Anderson, Psy.D., L.P.

Licensed Psychologist

Services Provided at MCP:

  • Individual Psychotherapy for Children, Adolescents, and Adults
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Skills Group and Individual Therapy
  • Adolescent Multi-Family DBT Group
  • Mindfulness Education
  • Exposure and Response Prevention for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (EXRP)

Education:

  • Psy.D., Minnesota School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University-Twin Cities (Eagan, MN)
  • B.S., Child Psychology, University of MN Twin Cities (Minneapolis, MN)

Academic Training:

  • Post-Doctoral Fellowship: Washburn Center for Children (Minnetonka, MN 2008-2009)
  • Internship: Indian Health Board (Minneapolis, MN 2007-2008)
  • Therapy Practicum: Neighborhood Involvement Program (Minneapolis, MN 2006-2007)
  • Assessment Practicum: Guadalupe Alternative Programs (St. Paul, MN 2005-2006)

Specialized Training:

  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Intensive Training, Behavioral Tech, LLC (2010)
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Washburn Center for Children (2008-2009)
  • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder assessments, Indian Health Board of Minneapolis (2007-2008)
  • Exposure and Response Prevention for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (EXRP), Tracey Lichner, Ph.D. (May 2014)

Areas of Clinical Interest:

  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT); Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD); Trauma; Mood and Anxiety Disorders; Developmental Issues; Emotional or Behavioral Issues in Children; Working with Clients from Diverse Backgrounds; Mindfulness Education

Provider for the Minnesota Center For Psychology. Ben Berg, M.A.

Mental Health Practitioner

Services Provided at MCP:

  • Individual Psychotherapy for Adolescents and Adults
  • Individual Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) for Adolescents and Adults
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Aftercare Group Therapy

Education:

  • B.A., Psychology, Appalachian State University (Boone, NC)
  • M.A., Counseling Psychology, University of St. Thomas (Minneapolis, MN)

Academic Training:

  • Clinical Practicum: Minnesota Center for Psychology (St. Paul, MN)

Specialized Training:

  • Year long Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Training, Minnesota Center for Psychology (St. Paul, MN)

Areas of Clinical Interest:

  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT); Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD); Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT); Anxiety; Depression; Life Transitions

Provider for the Minnesota Center For Psychology. Saraswati Bhadri, Psy.D.

Post-Doctorate Fellow

Services Provided at MCP:

  • Individual Psychotherapy for Adults
  • Individual Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Group Co-facilitator

Academic Training:

  • Internship: Argosy Counseling Service (ACS), (Argosy University, Eagan MN)
  • Advanced Therapy Practicum: Neighborhood Involvement Program (NIP), (Minneapolis, MN)
  • Therapy Practicum: Neighborhood Involvement Program (NIP), (Minneapolis, MN)
  • Assessment Practicum: Argosy Counseling Service (ACS), (Argosy University, Eagan MN)

Specialized Training:

  • Continuing Education Yoga and Meditation (2008-present)
  • Rape and Sexual Abuse Training (Neighborhood Involvement Program, 2010)
  • Yoga and Meditation Teacher Training, Himalayan International Institute of Yoga Science and Philosophy (India, 2005)
  • Yoga and Meditation Teacher Training, Himalayan International Institute of Yoga Science and Philosophy (Minneapolis, 2003)

Areas of Clinical Interest:

  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT); Emotion Focused Psychotherapy; Perinatal Mental Health; Cultural Adjustment/ Multicultural Clients

Provider for the Minnesota Center For Psychology. Amy Brandt, M.S.W., L.I.C.S.W.

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker

Services Provided at MCP:

  • Individual Psychotherapy for Children, Adolescents and Adults
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Skills Group and Individual Therapy

Education:

  • M.S.W., University of St. Thomas/College of St. Catherine (St. Paul, MN)
  • B.A., Psychology and Biblical Studies, Northwestern College (St. Paul, MN)

Specialized Training:

  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), 4 Day Intensive Training (2013, 2014)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Advanced Intensive Training, Behavioral Tech, LLC (2013)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy Foundational Intensive- Individual Therapy and Skills Training in DBT, DBT and Associates (2010)

Professional/Academic Affiliations:

  • Member, National Association of Social Workers (NASW)

Areas of Clinical Interest:

  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) with Adolescents and Adults; Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD); Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) for Children and Adolescents

Provider for the Minnesota Center For Psychology. Gerald Crimmins, Psy.D., L.P.

Licensed Psychologist, CFO

Services Provided at MCP:

  • Individual Psychotherapy for Adolescents and Adults
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Skills Group and Individual Therapy

Education:

  • Psy.D., Minnesota School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University-Twin Cities (Bloomington, MN)
  • M.A., Minnesota School of Professional Psychology (Bloomington, MN)
  • B.A., Psychology, Marquette University (Milwaukee, WI)

Academic Training:

  • Post-Doctoral Fellowship: Metropolitan Community Mental Health Center (St. Paul, MN 2002-2003)
  • Internship: Family Attachment and Counseling Center (Deephaven, MN 1999-2000)
  • Therapy Practicum: Central Psychological Services (St. Paul, MN 1998-1999)
  • Assessment Practicum: Willmar Regional Treatment Center (Willmar, MN 1997-1998)

Specialized Training:

  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Intensive Training, Behavioral Tech, LLC (2010)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Advanced Intensive Training, Behavioral Tech, LLC (2013)

Areas of Clinical Interest:

  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT); Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)

Provider for the Minnesota Center For Psychology. Laura Dahlstrom, M.A., L.P.C.C.

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

Services Provided at MCP:

  • Individual Psychotherapy for Adolescents and Adults
  • Individual Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

 

Education:

  • M.A., Bethel University (St. Paul, MN)
  • B.A., Gustavus Adolphus College (St. Peter, MN)
  • Neighborhood Involvement Program (Minneapolis, MN)

Areas of Clinical Interest:

  • Borderline Personality Disorder; Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT); Depression; Anxiety; Bipolar Disorder; Sexual Abuse/Assault

Provider for the Minnesota Center For Psychology. Stephanie Dietz, M.S.W., L.G.S.W.

Licensed Graduate Social Worker

Services Provided at MCP:

  • Individual Psychotherapy for Adults
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Skills Group and Individual Therapy

Education:

  • B.S., Psychology, University of Wisconsin- Madison (Madison, WI)
  • M.S.W., University of Minnesota- Twin Cities (Minneapolis, MN)

Academic Training:

  • Internship: Sexual Violence Center (Minneapolis, MN 2015-2016)

Specialized Training:

  • Year long Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) training, Minnesota Center for Psychology (St. Paul, MN 2016-2017)
  • Sexual Assault Advocacy 40-hour training (Sexual Violence Center, 2016)

Professional/Academic Affiliations:

  • Member: National Association of Social Workers (NASW)

Areas of Clinical Interest:

  • Trauma
  • Mood and Anxiety Disorders
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Stress Management
  • Mindfulness and Self-Compassion

Provider for the Minnesota Center For Psychology. Lisa DuBois-Schmitz, Psy.D., L.P.

Licensed Psychologist

Services Provided at MCP:

  • Individual Psychotherapy for Adolescents and Adults
  • Family Psychotherapy
  • Individual Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Education:

  • Psy.D., University of Saint Thomas (St. Paul, MN)
  • M.S.W., Florida State University (Tallahassee, FL)
  • B.S., University of Minnesota (Duluth, MN)

Academic Training:

  • Post-Doctoral Fellowship: Relate Counseling Center (Minnetonka, MN)
  • Internship: Hamm Clinic (St. Paul, MN)
  • Practicum: River City Mental Health Clinic (St. Paul, MN)

Specialized Training:

  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Workshops through Behavioral Tech, LLC

Professional/Academic Affiliations:

  • Member: Minnesota Psychological Association (MPA)

Areas of Clinical Interest:

  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT); Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD); Anxiety and Mood Disorders; PTSD/Trauma; Chemical Dependency; Developmental/Life Transition Issues; Grief/Loss; Parenting Issues; Relationship Issues; Stress Management and Mindfulness Based Therapy

Provider for the Minnesota Center For Psychology. Kayla Estenson, M.A., R.Y.T. 200

Mental Health Practitioner

Services Provided at MCP:

  • Family and Couples Therapy
  • Individual Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Group Co-facilitator
  • Individual Therapy for Children, Adolescents, and Adults

Education:

  • M.A., Counseling Psychology with a Concentration in Marriage and Family Therapy (University of St. Thomas, August 2016)

Academic Training:

  • Practicum: Minnesota Center for Psychology (September 2015-2016)

Specialized Training:

  • Year Long Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Training, Minnesota Center for Psychology (St. Paul, MN)
  • Prepare-Enrich certified (University of St. Thomas)

Professional/Academic Affiliations:

  • Member: American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT)

Areas of Clinical Interest:

  • Eating Disorders; Borderline Personality Disorder; Anxiety; Depression
  • Relational Work

Provider for the Minnesota Center For Psychology. Rebecca Getz, Psy.D., L.P.

Licensed Psychologist, CEO

Services Provided at MCP:

  • Individual Psychotherapy for Children, Adolescents, and Adults
  • Family Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Skills Group and Individual Therapy
  • Prolonged Exposure Therapy (PE) for PTSD
  • Prolonged Exposure Supervisor for CTSA Certification
  • Consultation and Supervision

Education:

  • Psy.D., Minnesota School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University-Twin Cities (Bloomington, MN)
  • M.A., Minnesota School of Professional Psychology (Bloomington, MN)
  • B.A., Psychology, Grinnell College (Grinnell, IA)
  • Studied abroad, University Of Stockholm/Hamilton College Consortium (Stockholm, Sweden)

Academic Training:

  • Post-Doctoral Fellowship: Metropolitan Community Mental Health Center (St. Paul, MN 2002-2003)
  • Internship: Children’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School (Boston, MA 1999-2000)
  • Therapy Practicum: Mayo Clinic (Rochester, MN 1998-1999)
  • Assessment Practicum: Gary L. Fischler and Associates/The Institute for Forensic Psychology (Minneapolis, MN 1997-1998)

Specialized Training:

  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Intensive Training, Behavioral Tech, LLC (2010)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Advanced Intensive Training, Behavioral Tech, LLC (2013)
  • Intensive Workshop in Prolonged Exposure Therapy (PE) for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Center for Treatment and Study of Anxiety (2010)
  • Certified in Prolonged Exposure Therapy (PE) as a provider and supervisor (2013)
  • Intensive Workshop in Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Center for Treatment and Study of Anxiety (2007)

Professional/Academic Affiliations:

  • Member: Minnesota Psychological Association (MPA)
  • Member: American Psychological Association (APA)
  • Academic Appointment: Clinical Fellow, Harvard Medical School (Boston, MA 1999-2000)

Areas of Clinical Interest:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT); Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT); Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD); Prolonged Exposure Therapy for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD); Depression; Anxiety; Parenting Difficulties; Behavioral Issues; Abuse/Neglect; Health Psychology

Provider for the Minnesota Center For Psychology. Sara Giachino, M.A.

Mental Health Practitioner

Services Provided at MCP:

  • Addiction and Co-occurring Disorders
  • Health Psychology
  • Psychological Perspectives on Chronic Pain Management
  • Clinical Hypnosis
  • Art Therapy
  • Psychological Testing and Evaluation
  • Individual Psychotherapy for Adults
  • Individual Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Group Co-facilitator

Education:

  • M.A., Clinical Psychology, Kent State University (Kent, OH)
  • B.S., Psychology, Central Michigan (Mt. Pleasant, MI)

Areas of Clinical Interest:

  • Anxiety and mood disorders, Childhood concerns, abuse/trauma history, Self esteem concerns, Grief and loss, Sexual/sexuality concerns, Anger management, Chronic pain, Recovery from chemical abuse/dependence, Adjustment concerns, Relationship issues, Stress management, Family concerns, Coping with ADHD, Behavioral concerns

Provider for the Minnesota Center For Psychology. Emily Graesser, Psy.D., L.P.

Licensed Psychologist

Services Provided at MCP:

  • Individual Psychotherapy for Children and Adults
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Skills Group and Individual Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) for Adolescents and Adults

Education:

  • Psy.D., Antioch University, New England (Keene, NH- 2014)
  • M.S., Clinical Psychology, Antioch University, New England (Keene, NH- 2010)
  • B.S.in Psychology, University of Nebraska at Kearney (Kearney, NE)

Academic Training:

  • Postdoctoral Fellowship: Minnesota Center for Psychology (St. Paul, MN 2014-Present)
  • Internship: Indian Health Board of Minneapolis (Minneapolis, MN 2011-2012)
  • Therapy Practicum: Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth Hitchcock Keene: Cardiac Rehab Unit (Keene, NH 2010-2011)
  • Therapy Practicum: Antioch Psychological Services Center (Keene, NH 2009-2011)
  • Therapy Practicum: Keene School District (Keene, NH 2008-2009)

Specialized Training:

  • Individual Therapy Mode in Dialectical Behavior Therapy, DBT Associates (Fridley MN, April 2013)
  • DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) Skills Training for Therapists, DBT Associates (Fridley MN, April 2013)

Professional/Academic Affiliations:

  • Member: American Psychological Association (APA); Division 33 (Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities)
  • Member: National Association for the Dually Diagnosed (NADD)

Areas of Clinical Interest:

  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT); Trauma; Intellectual disabilities; Dual Diagnosis (ID/MH), and Siblings/Family Members of those with ID; Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD); Mood and Anxiety Disorders; Difficult Life Transitions; Relationship Issues

Provider for the Minnesota Center For Psychology. Joe Groninga, Psy.D., L.P.

Licensed Psychologist

Services Provided at MCP:

  • Individual Psychotherapy for Adults and Adolescents
  • Couples and Family Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Skills Group and Individual Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and Relational Psycho-dynamic Techniques
  • Psychological Testing for Adults and Adolescents
  • Exposure and Response Prevention for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (EXRP)
  • Clinical Supervision and Traning

Education:

  • Psy.D., University of St. Thomas (St. Paul, MN)
  • M.A., University of St. Thomas (St. Paul, MN)
  • B.S., Psychology, University of Wisconsin (River Falls, WI)

Academic Training:

  • Post-Doctoral Fellowship: Canvas Health/Human Services Inc. (Oakdale, MN 2006-2007)
  • Internship: University Counseling and Consulting Services, University of Minnesota (Minneapolis, MN 2005-2006)
  • Assessment Practicum: Metropolitan Community Mental Health Center (St. Paul, MN 2004)
  • Therapy Practicum: Neighborhood Involvement Program (Minneapolis MN, 2003-2004 and 2001-2002)

Specialized Training:

  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Practice Improvement Program, Behavioral Tech, LLC/Minnesota Department of Human Services (2010-2011)
  • Psychological Testing and Assessment, Canvas Health/Human Services Inc. (Oakdale, MN 2007-2011)
  • Exposure and Response Prevention for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (EXRP), Tracey Lichner, Ph.D. (May 2014)

Professional/Academic Affiliations:

  • Member: Minnesota Psychological Association (MPA)
  • Member: American Psychological Association (APA)

Areas of Clinical Interest:

  • Individual, Couples, Family, and Group Psychotherapy with Adults and Adolescents; Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender (GLBT) Issues; Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT); Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD); Psychological Testing and Assessment; Psychological Ethics; Clinical Supervision; Training and Teaching

Provider for the Minnesota Center For Psychology. Nancie Hamlett M.A., L.P.

Licensed Psychologist

Services Provided at MCP:

  • Individual Psychotherapy

Education:

  • M.A., Clinical Psychology (May 1980)
  • Psy.D., Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology (MSPP)

Specialized Training:

  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Intensive; Susan Witterhold, MD; Randy Wolbert, LMSW (2007-2008)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Advanced Intensive, Marsha Linehan (2014)
  • National Association of Cognative and Behavioral Medicine (2010, 2011, 2012)
  • Domestic Violence, Domestic Abuse Project (8 years)
  • LGBTQ Issues Workshops
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy Training, BTech
  • Practice Ground, K. Koerner (March 2015-2017)

Professional/Academic Affiliations:

  • Member: Minnesota Women Psychologists
  • Member: LGBT Mental Health Workers

Areas of Clinical Interest:

  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT); Women's Domestic Abuse; Women's Issues; Life Transition; LGBT Issues; Gender Non-conformity; Relationship Issues including Polyamory

Provider for the Minnesota Center For Psychology. Katie Holter, Psy.D.

Post Doctorate Fellow

Services Provided at MCP:

  • Individual and Group Psychotherapy for Adolescents, Young Adults, Adults
  • Individual Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Group Co-facilitator
  • Psychological Testing

Education:

  • Psy.D., Minnesota School of Professional Psychology at Argosy university-Twin Cities (Eagan, MN)
  • B.A., Psychology and Fine Arts, Gustavus Adolphus College (St Peter, MN)

Academic Training:

  • Post-Doctorate Fellowship: Minnesota Center for Psychology (St. Paul, MN 2016-Present)
  • Internship: Headway Emotional Health Center (Golden Valley, MN 2015-2016)
  • Therapy Practicum: Minnesota Center for Psychology (St. Paul, MN 2012-2013)
  • Assessment Practicum: Center for Attention Learning and Memory (CALM) (Minneapolis, MN 2010-2011)

Specialized Training:

  • Exposure and Response Prevention for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (EXRP), Tracey Lichner, Ph.D. (May 2014)

Areas of Clinical Interest:

  • Individual Psychotherapy with Adults, Young Adults, and Adolescents; Learning Disabilities and Other Academic Challenges; Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT); Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD); Mood and Anxiety Disorders; Working with Clients with Diverse Backgrounds; Psychological Testing

Provider for the Minnesota Center For Psychology. Julie Karels, Psy.D., L.P.

Licensed Psychologist

Services Provided at MCP:

  • Individual Psychotherapy for Adults
  • Individual Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)

Education:

  • Psy.D., Minnesota School of Professional Psychology (Argosy University)

Academic Training:

  • Internship: Ramsey County Mental Health
  • Practicum: Options Family and Behavioral Services

Specialized Training:

  • Year Long Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Training, Minnesota Center for Psychology (St. Paul, MN)

Areas of Clinical Interest:

  • Borderline Personality Disorder; Anxiety; Depression

Provider for the Minnesota Center For Psychology. Alexandra Kohl, M.A.

Mental Health Practitioner

Services Provided at MCP:

  • Family and Couples Therapy
  • Individual Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Group Co-facilitator
  • Individual Therapy for Adolescents and Adults

Education:

  • B.A., Women's Studies, University of Minnesota (Minneapolis, MN)
  • M.A., Clinical Counseling, University of St Thomas (Minneapolis, MN)

Academic Training:

  • Therapy Practicum: St. David's Center for Child and Family Development (Minnetonka MN, 2013-2014)

Specialized Training:

  • Year Long Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Training, Minnesota Center for Psychology (St Paul, MN 2015-2016)

Professional/Academic Affiliations:

  • Member: American Psychological Association (APA)
  • Member: Minnesota Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (MAMFT)

Areas of Clinical Interest:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT); Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT); Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD); Depression; Anxiety; Relational Work

Provider for the Minnesota Center For Psychology. Jayme Kolbo, M.A.

Mental Health Practitioner

Services Provided at MCP:

  • Individual Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Exposure and Response Prevention Therapy (EX/RP)

Education:

  • B.A., University of Minnesota (Minneapolis, graduated 2012)
  • M.A., Saint Mary's University of Minnesota (Minneapolis, graduated 2017)

Academic Training:

  • Practicum: Minnesota Center for Psychology (St. Paul, MN 2016-2017)

Specialized Training:

  • Year long Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) training, Minnesota Center for Psychology (St. Paul, MN 2016-2017)
  • Exposure Therapy for Anxiety and Related Disorders, Tracey Lichner, Ph.D. (November 13, 2015)

Areas of Clinical Interest:

  • Mindfulness
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Mood and Anxiety Disorders
  • Young Adults

Provider for the Minnesota Center For Psychology. Christina Kress, M.S.W., L.I.C.S.W

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker

Services Provided at MCP:

  • Individual Psychotherapy for Adults, Adolescents, Children
  • Family and Couple Psychotherapy
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Skills Group and Individual Therapy
  • DBT Stage II/Aftercare Group
  • Structural Family Therapy
  • Specializes in Autism and Developmental Disabilities

Education:

  • M.S.W., Catholic University of America (Washington, DC)
  • B.A., Sociology, Viterbo University (LaCrosse, WI)

Academic Training:

  • Practicum: Wilder Child Guidance Clinic (St. Paul, MN 2010-2011)
  • Internship: Reginald S. Lourie Center for Infants and Young Children (Rockville, MD 2002-2003)
  • Internship: bread for the City (Washington, DC 2001-2002)

Specialized Training:

  • Child and Adolescent Mental Health Conference, Minnesota Association for Children’s Mental Health (MACMH), Duluth MN (April 2011)
  • Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS), Western Psychological Services, Oakland, CA (August 2008)
  • Child’s Mind at Work in Play: Mentalization and Therapeutic Action, Washington School of Psychiatry (May 2007)
  • Sand Therapy with Diverse Population; Theory, Efficacy, Ethnocentrism, The MD/DC Association for Psy Therapy, Inc., The Counseling Department at Gallaudet University (June 2006)

Areas of Clinical Interest:

  • Children; Adolescents and Families; Autism Spectrum Disorders; Developmental Issues/Early Childhood; Parenting Difficulties; Mood and Anxiety Disorders; Childhood Trauma, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT); Structural Family Therapy; Sand Tray

Provider for the Minnesota Center For Psychology. Amy Lokensgard, Psy.D., L.P.

Licensed Psychologist

Services Provided at MCP:

  • Individual Psychotherapy with Children, Adolescents, Adults and Seniors
  • Couples and Family Therapy
  • Psychological Assessment

Education:

  • Psy.D., Clinical Psychology, Minnesota School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University (Eagan, MN)
  • B.A., English: University of Minnesota- Twin Cities

Academic Training:

  • Internship: Park Center, Inc/Community Mental Health Center (Fort Wayne, IN)
  • Therapy Practicum: neighborhood Involvement Program (Minneapolis, MN)
  • Assessment Practicum: Anoka-Metro Regional Treatment Center (Anoka, MN)

Professional/Academic Affiliations:

  • Member: Minnesota Psychological Association (MPA)

Areas of Clinical Interest:

  • Women's Issues; Mood Disorders; Anxiety; Grief/Loss; Relationship Issues; Self-esteem/worth; Family of Origin Issues and Childhood Trauma; Psychological Assessment/Testing; Health Psychology; Mindfulness Training

Provider for the Minnesota Center For Psychology. Keely Mortenson, M.A., L.M.F.T.

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Services Provided at MCP:

  • Psychotherapy for Adolescents and Adults- Group and Individual Therapy
  • Individual Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Education:

  • B.S., Psychology, University of North Dakota (Grand Forks, ND)
  • M.A., Marriage and Family Therapy, Minnesota School of Professional Psychology, Argosy (Eagan, MN)

Academic Training:

  • Practicum: Family Prospective Resources (Big Lake, MN)

Specialized Training:

  • Mindfulness, Willingness, and Radical Acceptance in Psychotherapy (DBT), Marsha Linehan/Behavioral Tech (2009)

Areas of Clinical Interest:

  • Mindfulness; Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT); Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT); Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT); Anxiety; Depression; Relationship Issues; Stress Management; Development/Transition Issues; Perinatal Mood Disorders/ Postpartum Depression

Provider for the Minnesota Center For Psychology. Jeannine Myrvik, M.S.W., L.I.C.S.W.

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker

Services Provided at MCP:

  • Individual Psychotherapy for Adults
  • Couples Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Skills Group and Individual Therapy
  • Mindfulness Education

Education:

  • M.S.W., University of Minnesota-Twin Cities (Minneapolis, MN)
  • B.A., Psychology, University of Minnesota- Duluth (Duluth, MN)

Academic Training:

  • Internship: Hamm Clinic (St. Paul, MN 2000-2001)
  • Internship: University Day Community Level 5 Adolescent Day Treatment (Minneapolis, MN 1999-2000)

Specialized Training:

  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Intensive Training, Behavioral Tech, LLC (2010)
  • Mind Body Medicine Training, Center for Mind Body Medicine (2008, 2009)

Professional/Academic Affiliations:

  • Member: National Association of Social Workers (NASW)

Areas of Clinical Interest:

  • Mindfulness; Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT); Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD); Couples Therapy; Depression; Anxiety; Integrative Medicine; Group Therapy; Stress Management

Provider for the Minnesota Center For Psychology. Kristin Nelson, Psy.D., L.P.

Licensed Psychologist

Services Provided at MCP:

  • Individual Psychotherapy for Children, Adolescents and Adults
  • Individual Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT)
  • CTSS Individual Therapy

Education:

  • Psy.D., Minnesota School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University (Eagan, MN)
  • M.A., Minnesota School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University (Eagan, MN)
  • B.A., Psychology, Concordia University (St. Paul, MN)

Academic Training:

  • Post-Doctoral Fellowship: Minnesota Center for Psychology (St. Paul, MN 2011-2013)
  • Internship: Washburn Center for Children (Minnetonka, MN 2010-2011)
  • Therapy Practicum: Washburn Center for Children (Minnetonka, MN 2008-2010)
  • Assessment Practicum: Shannon Park Elementary (Rosemount. MN)

Specialized Training:

  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Washburn Center for Children (2010-2011)

Professional/Academic Affiliations:

  • Member: Minnesota Psychological Association (MPA)
  • Member: American Psychological Association (APA)

Areas of Clinical Interest:

  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT); Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD); Depression; Anxiety; Trauma; Attachment Disruptions; Parenting

Provider for the Minnesota Center For Psychology. Reena Pathak, Psy.D., L.P.

Licensed Psychologist

Services Provided at MCP:

  • Individual Psychotherapy for Adults
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Skills Group and Individual Therapy
  • Prolonged Exposure Therapy (PE)
  • Exposure Response and Prevention for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (EXRP)

Education:

  • Psy. D., Minnesota School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University-Twin Cities (Eagan, MN)
  • M.A., New York University (Manhattan, NY)
  • B.A., Psychology, Boston University (Boston, MA)

Academic Training:

  • Post-Doctoral Fellowship: Metropolitan Community Mental Health Center (St. Paul, MN 2003-2004)
  • Internship: Metropolitan Community Mental Health Center (St. Paul, MN 2002-2003)
  • Therapy Practicum: Family Networks (Minneapolis, MN 1999-2000)
  • Assessment Practicum: Associates 2000 (Rochester, MN 1998-1999)
  • Additional Practicums: Northwest Passage (Frederic, WI 2002-2003); St. Peter Regional Treatment Center (St. Peter, MN Summer, 2000); Fraser (Richfield, MN Summer, 1999)

Specialized Training:

  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Intensive Training, Behavioral Tech, LLC (2010)
  • Intensive Workshop in Prolonged Exposure Therapy (PE) for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Center for Treatment and Study of Anxiety (2011)
  • Certified in Prolonged Exposure Therapy (2012)
  • Exposure and Response Prevention for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (EXRP), Tracey Lichner, Ph.D. (May 2014)

Professional/Academic Affiliations:

  • Member: American Psychological Association (APA)

Areas of Clinical Interest:

  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT); Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD); Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT); Prolonged Exposure Therapy (PE) for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Provider for the Minnesota Center For Psychology. Rachel Rippel, M.A., L.P.

Licensed Psychologist DBT Coordinator

Services Provided at MCP:

  • Individual Psychotherapy for Adults
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Skills Group and Individual Therapy
  • Prolonged Exposure Therapy (PE)
  • Board Approved Supervision for LPC and LPCC Licensure

Education:

  • M.F.T., St. Mary’s University (Minneapolis, MN)
  • M.A., Counseling, St. Mary’s University (Minneapolis, MN)
  • B.A., Psychology, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities (Minneapolis, MN)

Academic Training:

  • Practicum: Relate Counseling Center (Minnetonka, MN 2005-2006)
  • Practicum: Metropolitan Community Mental Health Center (St. Paul, MN 2001-2002)

Specialized Training:

  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Intensive Training, Behavioral Tech, LLC (2010)
  • Intensive Workshop in Prolonged Exposure Therapy (PE) for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Center for Treatment and Study of Anxiety (2010)
  • Certified in Prolonged Exposure Therapy (2012)

Professional/Academic Affiliations:

  • Member: American Psychological Association (APA)
  • LPC/LPCC Supervisor: Minnesota Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy

Areas of Clinical Interest:

  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT); Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD); Prolonged Exposure Therapy (PE) for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD); Depression; Anxiety; Eating Disorders

Provider for the Minnesota Center For Psychology. Tammie Rosenbloom, M.S.W., L.I.C.S.W.

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker

Services Provided at MCP:

  • Individual Psychotherapy for Adolescents and Adults
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Skills Groups and Individual Therapy
  • Young Adult/College Age DBT Skills Group
  • Exposure Response and Prevention for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (EXRP)

Education:

  • M.S.W., Loyola University (Chicago, IL)
  • B.A., University of Wisconsin (Madison, WI)
  • Jr. Year Abroad program (Jerusalem, Israel)

Academic Training:

  • Internship: Rush Presbyterian St. Lukes Hospital (Chicago, IL 1984-1985)
  • Internship: Chicago Police Dept Counseling Services (Chicago, IL 1985-1986)

Specialized Training:

  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Intensive Training, Behavioral Tech, LLC (2010)
  • Certified Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISM) Trainer
  • Exposure and Response Prevention for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (EXRP), Tracey Lichner, Ph.D. (May 2014)

Professional/Academic Affiliations:

  • Member: National Association of Social Workers (NASW)

Areas of Clinical Interest:

  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT); Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD); Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD); Personality Disorders; Anxiety; Bipolar Disorder; Eating Disorders; Substance Abuse; Gay and Lesbian; Adolescents; Cultural Diversity

Provider for the Minnesota Center For Psychology. Jennifer Rothschadl, Psy.D., L.P.

Licensed Psychologist

Services Provided at MCP:

  • Individual Psychotherapy for Children, Adolescents and Adults
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Skills Group and Individual Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Didactic Training, Consultation, and Supervision of Students/Mental Health Practitioners/Trainees

 

Education:

  • Psy.D., Minnesota School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University Twin Cities (Eagan, MN- 2013)
  • M.A., Clinical Psychology, Minnesota School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University Twin Cities (Eagan, MN- 2009)
  • B.S., Applied Behavioral Psychology, University of Wisconsin (Eau Claire, WI- 2005)

Academic Training:

  • Postdoctoral Fellowship: Minnesota Center for Psychology (St. Paul, MN 2013-2015)
  • Internship: Fraser Child and Family Center (Minneapolis, MN 2012-2013)
  • Advanced Therapy Practicum: Minnesota Center for Psychology (St. Paul, MN 2011-2012)
  • Therapy Practicum: Minnesota Center for Psychology (St. Paul, MN 2010-2011)
  • Assessment Practicum: Park Nicollet- Alexander Center for Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics (Eden Prairie, MN 2007-2008)

Specialized Training:

  • Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and Behavioral Therapy, University of Wisconsin- Eau Claire, Campus Autism Program Student Intern (2002-2003)
  • Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS), & other specialized child and adolescent emotional and behavioral assessment and testing at Park Nicollet-Alexander Center (2007-2008) and Fraser Child & Family Center (2012-2013)

Professional/Academic Affiliations:

  • Member: American Psychological Association (APA)
  • Member: Minnesota Board of Psychology (MPA)

Areas of Clinical Interest:

  • Child and Adolescent Assessment and Psychological Testing; Parenting Psycho-Education; Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT); Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT); Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA); Behavioral Therapy; Trauma and Post-traumatic Growth; Bipolar Disorder; Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD); Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD); Emotional and Behavioral Difficulties

Provider for the Minnesota Center For Psychology. Kabita Roy, Psy.D., L.P.

Licensed Psychologist

Services Provided at MCP:

  • Individual Psychotherapy for Adults
  • Individual Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Education:

  • Psy.D., Minnesota School of Professional psychology at Argosy University Twin Cities (Eagan, MN)
  • M.A., St. Mary’s University Graduate School (Minneapolis, MN)
  • B.A., Edith Cowan University (Joondalup, Western Australia)
  • R.N., University of Herfordshire (Hatfield, England)

Academic Training:

  • Postdoctoral Fellowship: Indian Health Board (Minneapolis, MN 2005-2006)
  • Internship: Hazelden Foundation (Center City, MN 2004-2005)
  • Therapy Practicum: Argosy University, Twin Cities Counseling Center (Bloomington, MN 2003-2004)
  • Assessment Practicum: Ramsey County Mental Health Center (St. Paul, MN 2001-2002)

Professional/Academic Affiliations:

  • Member: American Psychological Association (APA)
  • Member: MN Board of Psychology
  • Member, MN Board of Nursing

Areas of Clinical Interest:

  • Cognitive Behavior Therapy; Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT); Mindfulness; Multi-cultural Issues; Stress Management; Anxiety and Trauma; Mood and Co-occuring Disorders; Grief/Loss/Bereavement; Life Transition; Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR); 12 Steps Approach to Substance Dependency

Cait Schmitz, M.S.W., L.I.C.S.W., C.A.D.C.

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor

Services Provided at MCP:

  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Skills Group and Individual Therapy
  • Individual and Family Psychotherapy for Adolescents and Adults

Education:

  • BS, Early/Middle Childhood Education (Indianapolis, IN)
  • MSW, Loyola University (Chicago, IL)

Academic Training:

  • Master Level Practicum: Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation (Chicago IL, 2014-2015)

Specialized Training:

  • Eating Disorders
  • Chemical Dependency Issues

Professional/Academic Affiliations:

  • National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
  • Academy for Eating Disorders (AED)

Areas of Clinical Interest:

  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Eating Disorders
  • Chemical Dependency
  • Young Adults
  • Adolescents
  • Anxiety and Mood Disorders
  • Developmental/Life Transition Issues
  • Relationship Issues
  • Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)

Provider for the Minnesota Center For Psychology. Bret Schneider, Psy.D., L.P.

Licensed Psychologist

Services Provided at MCP:

  • Individual and Group Psychotherapy
  • Individual Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Psychological testing for adolescents and adults

Education:

  • Psy.D., Minnesota School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University (Eagan, MN)
  • M.A., Minnesota School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University (Eagan, MN)
  • B.A. Psychology, University of Wisconsin (River Falls, WI)

Academic Training:

  • Internship: Headway Emotional Health Services (Golden Valley, MN 2014-2015)
  • Advanced Practicum: Walk-In Counseling Center (Minneapolis, MN 2013-2014)
  • Therapy Practicum: Veterans Affairs Medical Center (St. Cloud, MN 2012-2013)
  • Assessment Practicum: Wiger and Associates (St. Paul, MN 2010-2011)

Specialized Training:

  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Foundational Training, Behavioral Tech, LLC (2016)

Professional/Academic Affiliations:

  • Member: American Psychological Association (APA)
  • Member: Minnesota Psychological Association (MPA)

Areas of Clinical Interest:

  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) with Adolescents and Adults; Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD); Psychological Testing and Assessment; Adolescent Psychology; Depression; Anxiety; Trauma

Provider for the Minnesota Center For Psychology. Liz Schneider-Bateman, M.S.W., L.I.C.S.W

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker

Services Provided at MCP:

  • Individual Psychotherapy for Adults and Adolescents
  • Trauma-Informed Psychotherapy
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Skills Group and Individual Therapy
  • Couples Therapy

Education:

  • M.S.W., University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI)
  • B.M., Music Performance – Voice, Augsburg College (Minneapolis, MN)

Academic Training:

  • Post MSW Fellowship: Counseling and Psychological Services, University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI 2012-2014)
  • Internship: Counseling and Psychological Services, Wayne State University (Detroit, MI 2011-2012)
  • Internship: Family Support Services, Catholic Social Services (Pontiac, MI 2010-2011)

Specialized Training:

  • Web-Based Addictions Certificate, University of Michigan School of Social Work; 2013-2014
  • Critical Incident Stress Management; University of Michigan; 2014
  • Prolonged Exposure Therapy, Center for Deployment Psychology; 2013
  • 20 Hour Motivational Interviewing Training, University Health Services, University of Michigan; 2013
  • Somatic Resources in the Treatment of Trauma, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute; Ann Arbor, MI; 2013
  • ACT: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Intensive Workshop, Core Learning, Inc.; 2012

Areas of Clinical Interest:

  • Anxiety; Depression; Trauma; Family of Origin; Sexual Identity/Orientation; Young Adults; Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT); Substance Abuse; Relationship Issues

Provider for the Minnesota Center For Psychology. Sheena Sikorski, Psy.D.

Post-Doctorate Fellow

Services Provided at MCP:

  • Individual Psychotherapy for Adults and Adolescents
  • Individual Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Group Co-facilitator
  • Psychological Evaluations

Education:

  • Psy.D., Saint Mary's University of MInnesota (Minneapolis, MN)
  • M.A., Saint Mary's University of Minnesota (Minneapolis, MN)
  • B.A., University of Central Florida (Orlando, FL)

Academic Training:

  • Post-Doctoral Internship: Minnesota Center for Psychology (St.Paul, MN 2016-present)
  • Pre-Doctoral Internship: Minnesota Department of Corrections (Shakopee, MN 2015-2016)
  • Therapy Practicum: Trempealeau County Healthcare Center (Whitehall, WI 2013-2014)
  • Assessment Practicum: Family Life Mental Health Center (Coon Rapids, MN 2012-2013)

Professional/Academic Affiliations:

  • Member: American Psychological Association (APA)
  • Member: Minnesota Psychological Association (MPA)

Areas of Clinical Interest:

  • Depression; Anxiety; Chronic Pain; Psychological Evaluations; Co-occurring Disorders (substance use and mental health disorders); Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD); Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)

Provider for the Minnesota Center For Psychology. Terra Sorg, M.S.W., L.G.S.W.

Mental Health Practitioner

Services Provided at MCP:

  • Individual Psychotherapy with Adults
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Skills Group and Individual Therapy
  • Young Adult/College Age DBT Skills Group and Individual Therapy
  • Friends and Family Class

Education:

  • M.S.W., University of St. Thomas/College of St. Catherine (St. Paul MN)
  • B.S., Psychology, Northwestern College (St. Paul MN)
  • B.S., Accounting, University of St. Thomas (St. Paul MN)

Academic Training:

  • Clinical Practicum: Minnesota Center for Psychology (St. Paul MN )
  • Foundation Practicum: Interprofessional Center for Counseling and Legal Services (Minneapolis, MN)

Specialized Training:

  • Narrative Therapy, University of St. Thomas
  • Emergency Response Psychological First Aid, MN Dept of Health
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Foundational Intensive, Behavioral Tech, LLC

Professional/Academic Affiliations:

  • Member: National Association of Social Workers (NASW)

Areas of Clinical Interest:

  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) with young adults and adults; Anxiety; Depression; Trauma; Sexual identity; Couples; Spirituality; Immigration

Provider for the Minnesota Center For Psychology. Breanna Thom, M.A.

Mental Health Practitioner

Services Provided at MCP:

  • Individual Psychotherapy for Adults and Adolescents
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Individual Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Skills Group Co-facilitator
  • Friends and Family Class (Support for Loves Ones of DBT Clients)

Education:

  • M.A., Counseling Psychology, Bethel University (St. Paul MN 2017)
  • B.A., Bethel University (St. Paul MN 2009)

Academic Training:

  • Therapy Practicum: Minnesota Center for Psychology, St. Pual, MN (2016-2017)

Specialized Training:

  • Year long Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Training, Minnesota Center for Psychology (St. Paul MN 2016-2017)

Areas of Clinical Interest:

  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)
  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Substance Use Disorders
  • Stress Management, Mindfulness, and Self-compassion
  • Life Transitions/ Relationship Concerns
  • Sexual Identity
  • Spirituality/Spiritual Abuse