Meet Our Staff

Karla Carey, MS, LPCC, Owner

“My passion has always been mental health. I believe in mindfulness and focusing on the moment so that you can live your 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.”

  • 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

Barbara L. Wisniewski, MS, LPCC

” 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. “

  • Masters of Science in Mental Health Counseling, Capella University
  • Bachelor of Science, Illinois State University
  • Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, (LPCC)
  • Specializes in treating: Anxiety, Depression, PTSD, Grief, Life Transitions, Setting Boundaries, Communication Needs and LGBTQ+
  • A member of WPATH (World Professional Association for Transgender Health)
  • Trained level 1 Internal Family Systems (IFS)

Client Testimonials

“Probably one of the most non-judgemental people I’ve met”

“She is willing to listen, validate and help come up with the best mindset for me.”

Charlene Brouwer, MA, LMFT

” My approach to therapy is positive, encouraging, and strengths based. I value the uniqueness of each person and provide a confidential and supportive space for clients to work towards their goals.”

  • Masters of Arts in Counseling and Psychotherapy, Adler Graduate School
  • Bachelor of Arts in Secondary Education, Concordia College
  • Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT)
  • Experienced in treating: Couple Conflict, Relationship Issues, Addiction Related Concerns, Child and Teen Difficulties, Grief/Loss and Stage of Life Transitions
  • Can provide counseling from a Christian perspective
  • Prepare/Enrich Certified as a PreMarital and Marriage Enrichment Counselor

Client Testimonials

” She is respectful, caring and easy to talk to.”

“Kind, compassionate and never judges.”

“Listens and really hears me. She helps me see things differently so I can change.”

Melissa Yunker, MSW, LICSW

” I take a person-centered, strengths based, and trauma informed approach to therapy, to help people work toward the changes that they would like to make in their lives. I believe in meeting people where they are at, recognizing that they are experts on their own lives, and empowering them to utilize their insights, strengths, and skills to reach their goals.”

  • Master of Social Work, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
  • Bachelor of Social Work, College of Saint Scholastica
  • Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW
  • 20+ years of experience as a social worker, with adolescents and adults, with clinical areas of interest including working with mood and anxiety disorders, trauma related conditions, domestic violence survivors, child abuse survivors, first responders and secondary trauma, women’s issues, self-esteem, grief and loss, and significant life transitions

Mary Phillips, MA, LP

“My goal in therapy is to meet you where you are in the moment, stand beside you, and work with you to recognize and remove the barriers standing between you and your best life.I am a client centered, strength-based, trauma informed provider and I believe we will both grow and learn from our therapeutic relationship.”

  • Masters of Arts in Counseling and Psychological Services, St. Mary’s University of Minnesota 
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Creative Writing , Metropolitan State University 
  • Licensed Psychologist, LP
  • 20 years of experience working with multiple issues including depression, anxiety, self-esteem and empowerment, relationship issues, parenting, phase of life issues, ADHD and trauma.
  • Certified as a Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional 2023

Kate Engelhard, MA

“I have always believed in the importance of mental health and am passionate in helping those who feel stuck or overwhelmed. My hope is to be a positive support for clients while they process whatever they are experiencing. I love seeing clients’ confidence grow as they explore the path towards achieving their goals.”

  • Masters of Arts in Counseling Psychology, Southern Nazarene University
  • Bachelor of Science in Music and Psychology, University of Wisconsin River Falls
  • Experienced in treating anxiety, depression, those who struggle with self-image and self-esteem, and those who identify as LGBTQ+

Client Testimonial

” She is good with sarcasm’

“She is very helpful when I have conflict”

“She tells me what I need to hear, not what I want to hear”

Joy Soderberg, Receptionist

  • I have worked as a mental health support person for many years with extensive knowledge in required paperwork, insurance, confidentiality and scheduling
  •  In my spare time I enjoy working on our farm, spending time with my horses and my family.
  • My hope is that you will feel welcomed and supported from the minute you walk into GlassWing Counseling. 

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