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)

Tasia Cloutier, M.A., LPCC

Tacia CloutierTasia Cloutier, a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, received a Master's of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of St. Thomas. Tasia works with people from adolescents to older adults. She has experience working with issues such as: depression, anxiety, self-esteem, eating disorders, co-dependency, parenting, and marital issues. She feels the relationship between a therapist and client is the biggest indicator of success, therefore, she focuses on building strong rapport with her clients, making sure the client knows they are supported and validated. She is trained in the Post-Induction Therapy model by Pia Mellody and is a member of the Minnesota Counseling Association.

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.

Kelly May, M.A.

Kelly MayKelly May, MA. Kelly is trained in family systems, and individual therapy. Kelly has worked in the mental health field since 2008 starting in residential settings and later providing in-home based counsel to individuals. Kelly has experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families. Kelly has worked with clients experiencing anxiety, depression, eating disorders, adjustment issues, and parenting. Her special interests include working with individuals experiencing depression, anxiety, adjustment issues, parents of children, eating disorders, and incorporating faith into therapy (when requested). Kelly's approach to therapy is validating and non-judgmental. Kelly received a Master's of Arts degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from St. Mary's University. Kelly works under the supervision of Elizabeth Benson, MA, LMFT while working towards independent licensure as a Marriage and Family Therapist. Professional memberships include AAMFT & MAMFT.

Kim Ostman, M.A., LPC

Kim OstmanKim Ostman, M.A., LPC, 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 young adults with adjustment, trauma, anxiety, and depressive disorders. Kim’s special interests include play therapy, working with teenagers and young adults, and incorporating faith into therapy (when requested). She is also passionate about the mental health needs of children and adolescents who have been diagnosed with a chronic or life-limiting medical conditions, and their family. Kim works under the supervision of Deb Peterson, MA, LPCC while working towards independent licensure as a Professional Clinical Counselor. Professional member of the American Counseling Association.

Daryl MacLean, J.D, M.A., LPC

Daryl MacLeanDaryl MacLean, J.D., M.A., LPC, received a Master of Arts degree from Bethel University in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis in child and adolescent mental health. Daryl has experience working with children and young adults who are experiencing anxiety, trauma, adjustment issues and depressive disorders, incorporating faith into therapy (when requested). Daryl has a special interest in working with children and their families using play therapy to address their challenges. In addition to his work as a counselor, Daryl has practiced law for 22 years, maintaining an office in downtown Delano. The blending of his legal and counseling experience provides him with a unique framework for client assessment and professional insight. Daryl works under the supervision of Deb Peterson, MA, LPCC while working toward independent licensure as a Professional Clinical Counselor.

Melissa Spicer, M.S., LSC, LPC

Melissa SpicerMelissa Spicer, M.S., LSC, LPC, received a Master of Science degree in Counseling Psychology from St. Cloud State University. She has worked as a Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed School Counselor, Chemical Health Specialist, and Positive Discipline Parent Educator since 2012. She offers counseling services to children, teens, adults, and couples who are experiencing mental health and behavioral struggles. She has a special interest in working clients who experience anxiety, depression, adjustment disorders, selective mutism, and parenting challenges. Her primary focus is to support clients in their personal/social, emotional and relationship goals. She believes each person's individual journey is unique and it is a privilege to walk alongside her clients as she supports them at different stages in their life journey. Melissa works under the supervision of Deb Peterson, MA, LPCC while working towards independent licensure as a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC).

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.

Keri Mills, M.A.

Keri MillsKeri Mills, M.A., is a mental health practitioner working towards her masters from Crown College in counseling after receiving her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Crown College. She is working under the supervision of Elizabeth Benson MA LMFT. She works with both children and adults with the approach being very client centered. She strives to help all individuals find purpose, hope, and success. Her passion is to help individuals work towards individual wellness as well as within relationships. Her positive perspective empowers clients to establish individualized goals. Keri incorporates faith into therapy (when requested).

Bridget Narum, M.A.

Bridget NarumBridget Narum, M.A., 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). Bridget 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 and the Minnesota Association of Christian Counselors.

Mitchell Olson, M.A.

Mitchell OlsonMitchell Olson, M.A., spent 12 years in digital marketing and e-commerce as a small business owner before becoming a Mental Health Therapist. After doing my own "soul searching" with the help of a skilled psychotherapist and career counselor I was able to find a new path. Life has challenges and the things that are worthwhile do not come quick or easy. Working our way through the challenges instead of around them brings lasting change. For some bringing another person into their life's challenges can be intimidating and it takes great courage to reach out for help. For me, finding peace was only possible after I let go of my insecurities and became committed my own journey of healing. I find it greatly rewarding to help others in finding their own path and feel greatly privileged that my clients allow me to join them on their journey. I enjoy working with adults, adolescents, couples and families. The relationship between myself and my client is what I value most. I incorporate my training in psychology, spirituality and holistic health to cultivate a supportive climate of change and healing. I hold a master’s degree in Psychology and Counseling from Saint Mary's University of Minnesota and have certificates in Clinical Hypnosis and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). I am trained in Mindfulness, Group Therapy, Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT), and Career Counseling. Clinical Hypnosis has been an incredibly effective tool for treating anxiety, depression, trauma symptoms, addictions and brain injuries. I incorporate many other therapies and techniques to help with Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, Grief, Relationship Conflict, Vocational Issues, Attachment Issues, Stress Management, and Self-Esteem. He is working under the supervision of Deanne Shaw MA LMFT.

Melissa Raatz, MSW, LGSW

Melissa RaatzMelissa Raatz, MSW, LGSW. My personal journey through adoption, abuse, raising a child with mental health concerns, raising a child with ADHD, high sensitivity (HSP) and anxiety, learning about Natural Mental Health, divorce, and remarriage have become the gifts I share though therapy. I was a School Social Worker for 25 years before going back to school to become a Clinical Psychotherapist and I enjoy working with children, pre-teens, teens, and adults. I believe the keys essential to reaching any goal depend on believing in ourselves and knowing that someone also believes in us. My experience has been in working with emotional disregulation, anxiety, depression, selective mutism, trauma, oppositional behaviors, personality disorders, autism, family change, loss and grief, parenting skills, adoption issues, re-unification & trauma. I am trained and/or certified in a wide variety of areas. Cognitive Behavior Therapy(CBT), Play Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Sand Tray, Mindfulness, Coaching, Breathwork, Clinical Hypnotherapy, Trauma Focused Therapy, Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), Family Systems, Highly Sensitive Persons training, Natural Mental Health, NLP, SAVE, and EMDR. She is working under the supervision of Deanne Shaw MA LMFT.

Beth Biskup, M.A.

Beth BiskupBeth Biskup, M.A., is a mental health practitioner working towards her Masters of Arts degree in counseling from 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, and trauma 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.