Professional Therapists

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Karla Carey, MS, LPCC, Owner

  • Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor
  • Master of Arts in Counseling, St. Cloud State University
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
  • 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 which has lead me to where I am today. 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. My hope is that you will let me guide you in your journey! I look forward to meeting you.”

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. But, sometimes people get stuck and need assistance moving forward towards the positive life all people deserve. I would love to help you get on the path that is right for you.”

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 the 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 in treatment of: trauma, substance use, sleep disorders, and veterans issues
  • Specializes in treating: Trauma, substance use and compulsive behaviors, veterans and 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 your 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 and Christian therapy
  • Specializes in treating: Anxiety, Depression, Relationship/communication needs.

“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 do it alone.  I believe everyone has a better story ahead, just waiting to be written. Let’s get started.”

Diane Neal, MA, LPCC

  • Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor
  • Hours: Part time seeing clients evenings and some weekend hours.

Nicole Weber, BA

  • Bachelors of Arts
  • Counseling Intern pursuing her Masters towards the LPCC degree.

Hours: Part time seeing clients Wednesdays 1pm-5pm and Thursdays 1pm-5pm

Megan Lee, Office Manager/Billing/Client Advocate

  • Bachelors of Arts in Communications, University of Minnesota.
  • Over 5 years of client/customer service
  • 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 have a passion for helping clients find the resources they need to succeed.”

Hours: Monday-Thursday 10:30am-6:30pm and Fridays 10:30-2pm

Direct Contact (Call or Text): 612-504-7427

Joy Soderberg, Receptionist

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