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 member of the Minnesota Association for Marriage and Family Therapy(MAMFT).

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).

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 and behavioral concerns including mood disorders such as anxiety and depression, trauma, and adjustment difficulties. Kim has over 20 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. Kim believes parenting plays a crucial role in child development and works alongside parents to establish structure and healthy relationships within the home. She works from solution-focused and client-centered approaches to help clients draw upon their strengths to work through life's challenges. Kim’s special interests include using play in therapy with children, self-esteem building during adolescence, and incorporating faith into therapy (when requested). Kim is a board-certified supervisor.

Deanne Shaw, M.A., LMFT

Deanne ShawDeanne Shaw, M.A., LMFT, earned her master’s degree at Minnesota School of Professional Psychology/Argosy University. Deanne provides couples, individual, and family therapy for 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 utilize 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). She offers Telehealth services. 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., LPCC

Beth BiskupBeth A. Biskup, M.A. LPCC, 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).

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 over 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, families, and teens experiencing addiction, anxiety, depression, trauma, grief and loss, and adjustment to life stressors. She practices out of a client-centered and trauma informed lens and incorporates faith into therapy when requested.

Mike Friesen, M.A., LPCC

Mike FriesenMike Friesen, M.A, LPCC 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 in grief, post traumatic stress, relational trauma, anxiety, depression, and spiritual abuse. Mike works with couples and adult individuals.

Jocelyn Schmatz, M.A., LPC

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 Deb Petersen, B.A., LPCC 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+.

Taylor Krebsbach, M.S.

Taylor KrebsbachTaylor Krebsbach, M.S. (supervised) received her Master of Science degree from St.Cloud State University in Marriage and Family Therapy. Taylor is passionate about working with individuals from diverse backgrounds. Starting from age 5, she specializes in working collaboratively with families to navigate life's challenges, whether they're routine adjustments or unexpected transitions. Taylor has developed the ability to work with individuals 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.