Meet Our Staff

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Karla Carey, MS, LPCC, Owner

  • Master of Arts in Counseling, St. Cloud State University
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
  • Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor
  • Associate of Arts in Human Services, Itasca Community College
  • Prepare Enrich Certified as a PreMarital and Marriage Enrichment Counselor
  • Board Approved Supervisor for LPC and LPCC candidates

“My passion has always been mental health. I believe in mindfulness and focusing on the moment so that you can live you life to the fullest. I fit my counseling style to you and to what your needs are in order for you to have the best counseling session possible.”

Barb Wisniewski, MS, LPCC

  • Masters of Science in Mental Health Counseling, Capella University
  • Bachelors of Science, Illinois State University
  • Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor
  • Certified Clinical Trauma Professional
  • Certified Grief Counseling Specialist
  • A member of WPATH (World Professional Association for Transgender Health)
  • Specializes in treating: Anxiety, Depression, PTSD, Borderline Personality Disorder, self-esteem issues, relationship/communication needs.

” I Believe all behavior exists for a reason. I believe all people are doing the best they can. However, sometimes people get stuck and need assistance moving forward towards the positive life all people deserve.

Charlene Brouwer, MA, LMFT

  • Masters of Arts in Counseling and Psychotherapy
  • Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
  • Prepare/Enrich Certified as a PreMarital and Marriage Enrichment Counselor
  • Offering Counseling from a Christian perspective
  • Specializes in treating: Anxiety, Depression, Sexual addiction, Codependency, and Stage of Life Transitions

” My approach to therapy is positive, encouraging and strength based. I see children as young as six years of age, teens and adults. I value uniqueness of each individual and draw from a variety of theoretical orientations.”

Amy Stroman-Petersen, MSW, LICSW, LADC

  • Masters of Social Work, University of Minnesota- Twin Cities
  • Bachelors of Social Work, Bethel University
  • Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor
  • Extensive training at Veterans Affairs Medical Center
  • Specializes in treating: Trauma, substance use, compulsive behaviors, veterans, active duty military, family of origin issues, sleep disorders, ADHD, personality disorders, mood or anxiety, anger, chronic pain, life transitions, spirituality, and communication issues

“My passion is to help older teenagers and adults of all ages work through pain or stressors, build on existing strengths, discover healing and live out their values (and purpose) more fully. My clients appreciate that I am sincere, open-minded, compassionate and strive to be an ally. I also have over 10 years of experience with empowering and supportive approaches to address substance use. I look forward to getting to know you and creating a plan tailored to your goals and personality.”

Chad Talbot, MA

  • Master of Arts in Counseling, Crown College
  • Bachelor of Science in Counseling Psychology, Crown College
  • Currently pursuing an LPCC degree and LADC certificate
  • Offering (DBT) dialectical behavior therapy
  • Offering Counseling from a Christian perspective
  • Specializes in treating: Anxiety, Depression, Relationships, stage of life transitions

” I am enthusiastic about helping people get “unstuck”. Whether it’s managing stress, anxiety, depression, finding freedom from substance use, addiction, or processing trauma and life changing events. You don’t have to be alone. I believe everyone has a better story ahead, just waiting to be written.”

Megan Lee, Office Manager

  • Bachelors of Arts in Communications, University of Minnesota.
  • Over 5 years of client/customer service and office management.
  • I make sure all of our clients have a voice in their treatment plan.
  • Trained in creating a payment plan to meet your budget.
  • Well versed in negotiating with insurance companies on your behalf.

” I will work side by side with you to help you find the best care possible. My hope is to make the process easy and stress free.”

Chloe Myhre, Assistant Manager

  • Current Master of Arts in Counseling and Psychological Services and Addiction Studies Certificate Student, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with Concentration in Forensic Psychology, Hamline University
  • Over 5 years of leadership and customer service experience

” As an aspiring mental health professional I am enthusiastic to be immersed in a safe and encouraging environment that revolves around my future career.”

Nicole Weber, BA

  • Current intern student in pursuit of a Masters of Arts degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Colorado Christian University
  • Bachelor of Applied Science in Psychology, University of Minnesota Duluth
  • Specializes in treating: youth, adolescent and young adults who struggle with anxiety, depression, peer pressure, academic struggles, stress management, trauma, communication, and boundaries.

” I aspire to meet clients where they are at, to understand their struggles and frustrations in order to develop a treatment plan that aligns with their goals. I thrive seeing clients overcome barriers to reach their full potential.”

Joy Soderberg, Receptionist

Quotes to Live By

The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.

Walt Disney

It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.

J. K. Rowling

Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.

Dr. Seuss

Let us help you, help yourself.


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