Elizabeth Benson, M.A., LMFT

Elizabeth BensonElizabeth Benson, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, received her Masters degree from St. Mary's University. She is a Prepare Enrich Facilitator and she has had training in EFT (Emotionally Focused Couple's Therapy). Prior to becoming an LMFT she was a school counselor for 8 years and continues to enjoy working with adolescents. Her practice includes couples, adolescents, families, and individuals. Her special interests include couple's work, trauma, eating disorders, depression, anxiety, adjustment issues, parenting, and incorporating faith into therapy (when requested). Professional memberships include AAMFT, MAMFT, & NAMI.

Deb Peterson, M.A., LPCC

Deb PetersonDeb Peterson, a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, received a Masters of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology from Bethel University. She is trained in Brainspotting and she has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults on an individual basis, as well as in a couple or family unit. Deb works with clients experiencing a variety of different concerns including depression, anxiety disorders, adjusting to life circumstances, crisis management, and working with families whose children are in the foster care system. Her special interests include working with individuals, and parents of children, diagnosed with autoimmune diseases, depression/anxiety due to a general medical condition, and incorporating faith into therapy (when requested).

Nathan Schrick, M.A., LMFT

Nathan SchrickNathan Schrick, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, received a Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy from North American Baptist Seminary in Sioux Falls, SD. Nathan has worked in the mental health field since 1998 beginning in residential settings and later providing home-based family counseling and school-based counseling. He has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults on an individual basis, as well as in a couple or family unit. Nathan works with clients experiencing a variety of different concerns including anxiety disorders, ADHD, parenting strong-willed children, adjusting to life circumstances, depression, and assisting families with reducing conflict. His special interests include working with family systems to increase positive relationships, parenting education (love and logic strategies), parenting strong-willed children, ADHD, depression, anxiety disorders, and incorporating faith into therapy. (when requested)

Janell Riley, M.A., LPCC

Janell RileyJanell Riley, a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, received a Master of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology from Bethel University. She is a Registered Parent Educator for Circle of Security International and has experience working with children, adolescents, families, and individuals. Janell works with clients experiencing anxiety, depression, bipolar, PTSD and adjustment issues and parenting and has a special interest in helping women facing challenging life circumstances. Janell embraces incorporating faith into therapy (when requested). Professional member of the American Counseling Association.

Kim Ostman, M.A., LPCC

Kim OstmanKim Ostman, a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, received a Master of Arts degree from Bethel University in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis in child and adolescent mental health. Kim has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults on an individual basis. She has worked alongside clients with emotional/behavioral issues and different mood disorders including anxiety and depression. Kim has over 15 years of experience working with children and adolescents across multiple settings including mental health, early childhood development, elementary age community ed, coaching, and hospital/hospice work. She believes parenting plays a crucial role in child development and works alongside parents to establish structure and healthy relationships in the home. Kim is also passionate about the mental health needs of children and adolescents who have been diagnosed with chronic or life-limiting medical conditions, and their families. Kim’s special interests include using play in therapy with children, self-esteem building during adolescence, and incorporating faith into therapy (when requested).

Deanne Shaw, M.A., LMFT

Deanne ShawDeanne Shaw, M.A., LMFT, earned her Master degree at Minnesota School of Professional Psychology/Argosy University. Deanne provides couples, individual, and family therapy for children, adolescents and adults. She is passionate about working with youth who have emotional and behavioral difficulties such as mood disorders, anxiety disorders, trauma recovery, parent-child conflict(s), adoptions concerns, transitional/adjustment issues, and school and juvenile correction issues. Deanne is experienced in assisting couples and families work through challenges in their lives including crisis management, relationship issues, mental illness, abuse and/or grief and loss. Her education and therapeutic approach utilizes family systems theory, with a strong focus on psychoeducation, experiential, solution-focused and narrative concepts.  Deanne also has a Bachelor of Fine Art and loves to bring creativity into therapeutic sessions when appropriate. She is trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing).  Deanne incorporates faith into therapy (when requested). In addition, Deanne is a Minnesota Board of Marriage and Family approved supervisor.

Bridget Johnshoy Narum, M.A., LPCC

Bridget NarumBridget Johnshoy Narum, M.A., LPCC, earned her Masters in Counseling degree at Crown College. She is a Prepare Enrich Facilitator and is trained in Dialectic Behavior Therapy. She offers counseling services to teens, adults, and couples who are experiencing mental health and behavioral struggles. Her special interest is in working with clients who experience addiction and also anxiety, depression, borderline personality disorder, schizophrenia and who may have parenting and family challenges. She believes it is important to be heard and validated while on the journey to wellness. She incorporates faith into therapy (when requested). Professional member of American Counseling Association and the Minnesota Association of Christian Counselors.

Beth Biskup, M.A., LPC

Beth BiskupBeth A. Biskup, M.A. LPC, earned her Masters in Counseling degree at Crown College, after spending 21 years in the field of business management. Her passion is to help children, teens, and adults find hope and purpose within a safe therapeutic relationship. She believes that each individual has a story to tell and takes a client-centered approach while walking alongside individuals as they identify personal goals. Her special interest involves working with all ages experiencing anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, and children that are experiencing changes in family structure, as a result of divorce or separations, to identify goals unique to their situation. She incorporates faith into therapy (when requested). She is working under the supervision of Elizabeth Benson, MA, LMFT.

Moriah Krueger, M.A., LPC

Moriah KruegerMoriah Krueger, M.A LPC, received a Masters of Arts degree in Clinical Psychology from Adler Graduate School. She is trained in DBT, CBT, art therapy, and has experience in working with children, adolescents, and adults on an individual basis and in family units. Moriah works with individuals struggling with a variety of concerns, including eating disorders, depression, and anxiety. Her special interests include working with individuals, and children and adolescents interested in expressive arts therapy, depression/anxiety, PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) and incorporating faith into therapy (when requested). Moriah works under the supervision of Deanne Shaw, MA, LMFT while working towards her independent licensure as a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor.

Ashley Friesen, M.A., LPCC, LADC

Ashley FriesenAshley Friesen, M.A., LPCC, LADC, earned her Master of Arts in Counseling and Psychological Services and Graduate Certificate in Addiction Studies from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. She has spent approximately 15 years working in the social service field, focusing on supporting individuals from various cultural backgrounds through mental health and chemical health struggles. Her interest is in working with adults, couples, and teens experiencing addiction, anxiety, depression, trauma, bipolar disorder, and borderline personality disorder. She practices out of a client-centered and trauma informed lens and incorporates faith into therapy (when requested). She is a professional member of American Counseling Association.

Mike Friesen, M.A.

Mike FriesenMike Friesen, M.A, Earned his Masters in Counseling and Theological Studies from Crown College. Mike has worked in non-profits and social services prior to starting work in counseling. He believes that the way to healing is through building better relationships and understanding how past relationships have hurt our sense of self. Mike specializes is grief, post traumatic stress, relational trauma, anxiety, depression, and spiritual abuse. Mike works with couples and individuals 16 and up. Mike is working under the supervision of Deanne Shaw, MA, LMFT while working towards his independent license as a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC).

Jocelyn Schmatz, M.A.

Jocelyn SchmatzJocelyn Schmatz, M.A., earned her master’s in counseling degree from Crown College while completing her internship at Solace Counseling. She is a warm, down-to-earth, encouraging therapist that focuses on an individual’s strengths. Jocelyn believes in a holistic approach to therapy and the importance of the mind-body-spirit connection. She is committed to creating a safe environment by meeting you wherever you may be at to help you to accomplish your mental health, wellness, education, and career goals. She works with adolescent, teen, and adult individuals. Her special interests include working with those interested in incorporating Expressive Arts and Creativity, Sand Tray, Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and Mindfulness in therapy. She is most passionate about helping those that need help with stress management, self-esteem, anxiety, depression, adjustment issues, life transitions, and women’s issues. Jocelyn works under the supervision of Deanne Shaw, M.A., LMFT while working towards her independent license as a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC). Professional member of American Counseling Association, Association for Creativity in Counseling, and Association for Child and Adolescence Counseling. Jocelyn would feel honored to be a part of your journey to help improve health, happiness, healing, and overall life satisfaction.

Christina Schultz, MSW, LICSW

Christina SchultzChristina Schultz, MSW, LICSW, earned her Masters degree from Minnesota State University- Mankato. During the past 20 years of being a social worker, Christina has helped people with a variety of needs including: intellectual disabilities, anxiety, depression, PTSD, and mood disorders. Christina also has experience working with family violence, child protection, family court and criminal court matters. Using a cognitive behavioral frame work, Christina joins with the person to chart the path they want to travel. A guiding philosophy during Christina’s practice has been, “Life is what happens when you get busy making plans.” Sometimes, the plans don’t go as you expect. In those times, it is helpful to have an empathetic ear who can support you while you chart out your new path. I would like to be that person for you. Currently, Christina’s practice includes adults 18+.

Kathryn Larson, M.A., LPC

Kathryn LarsonKathryn Larson, M.A. LPC, (supervised) received her Master of Arts degree from Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School. Kathryn has worked with diverse populations focusing on supporting individuals from various socioeconomic needs, gender identities, sexualities, and cultural backgrounds. Kathryn accommodates individuals’ busy schedules by offering telehealth appointments. Kathryn is passionate about working with children, adolescents, adults, and parents on an individual basis with a variety of mental health and chemical dependency diagnoses. Kathryn has worked extensively with severe mental health issues such as schizophrenia, borderline personality disorder, and bipolar disorder. She most often worked with individuals struggling with depression, and anxiety. Kathryn can incorporate play therapy for children as well as include faith/beliefs into therapy (when requested). Kathryn has experience with patients who are receiving medicated assisted treatment (MAT) such as suboxone and methadone as well as working with mothers in recovery. Kathryn works under the supervision of Deanne Shaw, M.A., LMFT while working towards her independent license as a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC).

Taylor Krebsbach, B.A.

Taylor KrebsbachTaylor Krebsbach, B.A., (supervised) is currently attending St. Cloud State University for a Master's Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. Taylor received her Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from St. Cloud State University. She is a Prepare Enrich Facilitator. Taylor is passionate about working with individuals from diverse backgrounds. Taylor has developed the ability to work through a systemic lens by looking at a family in its entirety. She enjoys working with individuals, couples, families and all age groups. Taylor is currently under the supervision of Elizabeth Benson, M.A., LMFT.

Teresa McNamee, MSW, LICSW

Teresa McNameeTeresa McNamee, MSW, LICSW, received her Master of Social Work from Washington University in St Louis in 2005 and has maintained her license as a clinical social worker since 2009. She also has an MS degree in Experiential Education from Minnesota State University, Mankato (2012), where she combined her clinical background with outdoor therapeutic interventions for youth. Her diverse background in the areas of crisis management, advocacy against relationship violence, youth development, and outdoor programming combines clinical interventions with community-based strategies for improved mental health, increased safety, and overall wellness for individuals. Teresa provides assessments and outpatient psychotherapy for children, youth, and adults – ages 10 years old and beyond – who have experienced severe mental illness, trauma, stress-related adjustment, family violence, anxiety, depression, and postpartum adjustment. Her areas of interest and experience integrates trauma-informed practices, cognitive behavioral therapy techniques, dialectical behavioral therapy skills, motivational interviewing strategies, and mindfulness-based interventions.