Counseling

Mental health and relationship challenges such as: depression, loss, grief, life transitions, stress, substance abuse, parenting, divorce, conflict, anxiety, self esteem and hurts from the past that may have personal and social costs. Licensed mental health professionals and practioners provide relationship, trauma focused and mental health counseling services to address a wide range of personal and family challenges. Counseling services are available to individuals, couples and families of all ages.

Counseling:

Individual Counseling:

Our therapists work one-to-one with individuals on a wide range of concerns that may include depression, anxiety, adapting to life changes, stress management, and dealing with trauma, grief or loss.

Family/Couple Counseling:

Therapists work with clients to improve family stability by addressing relationship issues such as poor communication, unresolved conflict, sibling rivalry, school concerns, divorce, single parenting and step-family issues.

Mental Health Diagnosing:

Our mental health professionals offer diagnostic services for all ages. We also offer specialized diagnostic services for children ages 0-5 years.

Veteran's Family Services:

Understanding the need to support military families in our midst, Beyond the Yellow Ribbon SEMN and Family Service Rochester have partnered to provide mental health services to military families. Family Service Rochester offers case management, counseling and therapy services to Veteran Families in Southeast Minnesota. A few of the areas we address:

  • Deployment or reintegration problems
  • Parenting concerns
  • Financial challenges
  • Marriage or other family relationship issues
  • Anxiety, depression and stress

Contact Family Service Rochester for more information, 507-287-2010.

Adults

Project Restore:

A therapeutic, educational group that provides men the opportunity to increase their knowledge about domestic violence; to develop and use the non-violent, problem-solving and relationship skills; and to understand the damages resulting from domestic violence. This program meets the MN State Statutes standards for domestic abuse counseling and education programs.

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy:

Our trained therapists provide an intensive, comprehensive program for adults that struggle with emotional regulation and are at risk of self-injury or suicide. This program was developed by Dr. Marsha Lineman to treat individuals diagnosed with borderline personality disorder, and/or multiple mental health diagnoses. Research has demonstrated that DBT is the most effective treatment for reducing suicide and self-injury while helping people build a life worth living. Program components include individual therapy, skills training and phone coaching.

*Training for DBT was provided by a generous donation in memory of John Beyerle, a long time therapist and Family Service Rochester.

Mental Health First Aid:

Just as CPR helps assist individuals having a heart attack. In this course, participants learn how to apply the 5 step Mental Health First Aid action plan. Addressed are risk factors and warning signs for mental health and addiction concerns, strategies for how to help someone in both crisis and non-crisis situations, and where to turn for help.

Children & Families

Children's Therapeutic Support Services (CTSS):

A flexible package of mental health services for children and their families who require varying levels of therapeutic and rehabilitative intervention. Our belief is that all family members should have services and support available to help assist the child in achieving the desired level of functioning.

Trauma Focused:

Our certified therapists utilize this short-term treatment with children between the ages of 3-18. Understanding, recognizing and responding to the effects of all types of trauma. An adult family member is involved in the service as childhood trauma not only affects individuals, but their families.

Family Based Services:

Unaddressed mental health and behavioral concerns can negatively impact a child's development, academic progress and disrupt family life. Our mental health professionals and practitioners provide counseling to families in their own homes. Through a variety of programs and interventions, families will identify their strengths, explore concerns to create and work an action plan.

Supervisors

Jane Buffie, MSW, LICSW

Jane Buffie, MSW, LICSW

Director of Clinical Services

Education
Bachelor of Psychology, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs
Masters of Social Work, California State University, San Bernardino

Licensure
Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, Minnesota Board of Social Work

Specialized Training/Certifications
Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Behavioral Tech Institute

Competencies
Individual, family, and group therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy

Special Interests/Skills
Domestic Violence, older adults and children's mental health issues, Dialectical Behavior Therapy.

Matt McKay, MSW, LICSW

Matt McKay, MSW, LICSW

Clinical Program Director

Education
Bachelor of Social Work, Southwest Minnesota State University, Marshall
Masters of Social Work, The College of St. Catherine and University of St. Thomas, St. Paul

Licensure
Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, Minnesota Board of Social Work

Specialized Training/Certifications
Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Ambit network
Managing and Adapting Practice Certification - MN DHS

Special Interests/Skills
Domestic Violence Group - Project RESTORE, Individual and Family mental health issues, Foster/Adoption family systems, and Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

Alicia Bartel, MSW, LICSW

Alicia Bartel, MSW, LICSW

Clinical Academy Director

Education
Master of Social Work, University of Minnesota Duluth

Licensure
Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, Minnesota Board of Social Work

Specialized Training
Mental Health First Aid Instructor
Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy Certified Therapist
Managing and Adapting Practice Certified Therapist

Competencies
Individual and family therapy

Special Interest/Skills
Children's mental health issues, trauma work, relational based therapy, solution focused brief therapy, cognitive behavior therapy.

Ashleigh H. Dowis MSEd., LPCC, NCC

Ashleigh H. Dowis MSEd., LPCC, NCC

Clinical Program Supervisor

Education
Masters of Science in Education, Emphasis is Community Counseling; University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
Post-Graduate Certificate: Contemporary Theory in Couple and Family Systems; Capella University

Licensure
Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC); Wisconsin
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC); Minnesota Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy
National Certified Counselor (NCC); National Board of Certified Counselors

Specialized Training
CIBS
DC 0-5
Couple and Family Systems, Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused Brief Therapy Clinical Supervision

Competencies:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT); Domestic Violence, Children and Adolescent Mental Health, Family Systems

Specialized Interests/Skills
Individual Psychotherapy; Multi-Systemic Therapy; Parent/Child Relationships; Blended Family Issues; Solution-Focused Therapy; Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Katrina Musech, MSW, LICSW

Katrina Musech, MSW, LICSW

Clinical Program Supervisor

Education
Bachelor of Social Work, Winona State University, Winona
Master of Social Work, Augsburg College, Minneapolis

Licensure
Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, Minnesota Board of Social Work

Specialized Training/Certifications
Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Ambit Network

Competencies
Individual and Family Therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Special Interests/Skills
Classification of Mental Health Disorders and Developmental Disorders in children birth-5 years old, Supporting School-aged children's mental health issues, Family Systems, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

Andrea Salzmann, LICSW

Andrea Salzmann, LICSW

Clinical Program Supervisor

Education
Bachelor of Arts, Indiana University/Purdue University - Columbus, Indiana - Emphasis in Psychology
Master of Social Work, Indiana University/Purdue University, Indianapolis, Indiana

Licensure
Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker - Minnesota Board of Social Work
Licensed Clinical Social Worker - Indiana Board of Social Work

Specialized Training/Certifications
Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) - EMDR Institute
Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
Collaborative Intensive Bridging Services (CIBS)
Hypnosis - 100 Hour Training

Competencies
Individual, Family, Children, Adolescents, EMDR, CIBS, Hypnosis

Special Interests/Skills
Children and Adolescent mental health and behavioral problems, anxiety disorders, depression, life transitions, family systems, trauma, grief, foster care related issues, play and sand tray therapy techniques

Therapists

Daniel L. Ryan, MS, LICSW

Daniel L. Ryan, MS, LICSW

Therapist

Education
Bachelor of psychology University of Wisconsin - La Crosse

Licensure
Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker

Specialized Training/Certifications
Institute for Family Dynamics. Family Theory and Therapy Minneapolis, Minnesota
Mental Health First Aid Instructor

Competencies
Family and Relationship Therapy
Individual therapy
Substance abuse recovery and co-dependence
Cognitive Therapy and Emotional Management skills.

Jenny Ozcan, MA

Jenny Ozcan, MA

Therapist

Education
Bachelor of Arts, Simpson College, Indianola, IA
--Music, Religion, and English
Master of Arts, Saint Mary's University of Minnesota
--Counseling and Psychological Services

Licensure
Working towards Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC)

Specialized Training/Certifications
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), DBT Prolonged Exposure, Behavioral Tech Institute

Competencies
Individuals, families, groups, Dialectical Behavior Therapy

Special Interests/Skills
Trauma
Dialectical Behavior Therapy
Couples
LGBT populations
Religious therapy (Christian, Muslim)

Kate Perry, MS

Kate Perry, MS

Therapist

Education
Bachelor of Science, Grand Canyon University, Phoenix AZ
--Major in Psychology
Master of Science, Grand Canyon University, Phoenix AZ
--Major in Professional Counseling

Licensure
Working toward Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC)

Specialized Training/Certifications
Trained in Mental Health First Aid Certificate of Trauma in Post-Master of Science in Counseling, Grand Canyon University, Phoenix AZ
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Behavioral Tech Institute

Competencies
Individual, family, and group therapy
Special Interests/Skills
LGBTQIA and gender identities, immigrant/refugees, cognitive behavioral therapy, and trauma work
Diagnosing Children ages 5 and under (DC:0-5), MN DHS

Laura Dusso, MA, LMFT

Laura Dusso, MA, LMFT

Therapist

Education
Master in Counseling Psychology and 2 year Post Master's certification in Marriage and Family Therapy, Saint Mary's University Minneapolis MN.

Licensure
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Minnesota Board of Marriage and Family Therapy.

Specialized Training/Certifications
National Certification in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy by the Allegheny Health Network, Certification in Managing and Adapting Practice for the MN model of Evidence Based Practice by MN Department of Human Services, advanced training in Sand Tray therapy, training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy by the Behavioral Tech Institute.

Competencies
Individual, couples, and family therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, trauma, grief, and play therapy techniques.

Special Interests/Skills
Adolescent, child and young child mental health.

Marion Sanchez, MS, LPCC, NCC

Marion Sanchez, MS, LPCC, NCC

Therapist

Education
Bachelor of Arts, Winona State University, Winona
--Emphasis in Psychology and Sociology
Master of Science, Mankato State University, Mankato
--Emphasis in Mental Health Counseling

Licensure
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC), Minnesota Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy

Specialized Training/Certifications
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Behavioral Tech Institute
Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Ambit Network
Diagnosing Children ages 5 and under (DC:0-5), MN DHS
Collaborative Intensive Bridging Services (CIBS)

Competencies
Individual, family, and group therapy, CIBS, DBT

Special Interests/Skills
Adolescents, attachment disruptions, anxiety disorders, self-esteem, life transitions, divorce, domestic violence, trauma, trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy, and dialectical behavior therapy.

Joy Kilber, LICSW

Joy Kilber, LICSW

EAP Specialist

Education
Associates of Arts, Brainerd Community College, Brainerd, MN
Bachelors of Elective Studies, Mass Communications, St Cloud State University, St. Cloud, MN
Focus: Public Relations Health and Education
Master of Social Work, Worden School of Social Work, OLL University, San Antonio, TX

Licensure
Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, Minnesota Board of Social Work,
Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Marriage and Family Therapy, Professional Counseling, and Social Work Examining Board, State of Wisconsin

Specialized Training/Certifications
EAP, ACSW

Competencies
EAP, Military Lifestyle

Special Interests/Skills
EAP, Removing the Stigma, Mental Hygiene as a path to Individual and Family Wellness, Reaching Rural Populations

School Based Therapists

Boonmee Pakviset Edwards, MSW, LGSW

Boonmee Pakviset Edwards, MSW, LGSW

School Based Therapist

Education
Master of Social Work (MSW), Minnesota State University, Mankato
Bachelor of Psychology (BA), Winona State University, Winona
Associates Degree (AA) from Rochester Community and Technical College

Licensure
Licensed Graduate Social Worker, Minnesota Board of Social Work (LGSW)
Working towards Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW)

Specialized Training/Certifications
Cognitive Behavioral Interventions for Trauma in Schools, Ambit Network
Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Ambit Network
Co-Occurring Disorders Symposium certificate
Certified Rule25 Chemical Dependency Assessor
Experienced in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for individuals and group

Competencies
Individual, group, and Family Therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Special Interests/Skills
Special interest in helping adolescents and young adults to better understand and cope with variety of mental health related issues. Provide support for Family Systems, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Provide Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for blended families, parent-child relationships, and youth struggling with oppositional and high-risk behaviors, anxiety disorders, and self-esteem

Languages
Providing mental health services and supports in three different languages Thai, English, and Lao

Jenna Kamholz, MS, NCC

Jenna Kamholz, MS, NCC

School Based Therapist

Education
Bachelor of Arts, Concordia Moorhead, MN
Masters of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling,
Minnesota State University Moorhead, MN

Licensure
Working towards Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC)

Specialized Training/Certifications
Diagnosing children ages 5 and under (DC:0-5), MN DHS
Cognitive Behavioral Interventions for Trauma in Schools, Ambit Network

Competencies
Individual and family therapy

Special Interests/Skills
Disorders in children birth-5 years old, Supporting school-aged children's mental health concerns, Trauma Work, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy

Rachel Maley, MSW, LICSW

Rachel Maley, MSW, LICSW

School Based Therapist

Education
Bachelor of Social Work, St. Cloud State University
Masters of Social Work, St. Catherine University and University of St. Thomas

Licensure
Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, Minnesota Board of Social Work

Competencies
Individual Therapy
Family Therapy

Special Interests/Skills
Adult and adolescent mental health issues
Co-occurring disorders
Cognitive behavior therapy

Andrea Lee, MA

Andrea Lee, MA

School Based Therapist

Education
Bachelor of Science, Communication Studies, St. Catherine University
Master of Clinical Counseling, University of St. Thomas

Licensure
Working towards Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC)

Competencies
Individual, family and group therapy with children, adolescents and adults
Adoption issues
Trauma
Chemical health issues

Special Interests/Skills
Helping survivors make meaning of trauma, adoption, gender identities, diverse populations

Moriah Mueller, MSW, LGSW

Moriah Mueller, MSW, LGSW

School Based Therapist

Education
Bachelor of Social Work, Minnesota Statue University--Winona
Masters of Social Work, Minnesota State University--Mankato

Licensure
Licensed Graduate Social Worker, Minnesota Board of Social Work
Working towards Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW)

Competencies
Individual and Family Therapy

Special Interests/Skills
Supporting school-aged children's mental health issues, parent-child relationships, family systems

Specialized Training/Certifications
Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Ambit Network, and Diagnosing Children ages 5 and under (DC:0-5), MN DHS

Ashley Camacho, MS

Ashley Camacho, MS

School Based Therapist

Education
Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, University of Wisconsin - La Crosse
Masters of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Viterbo University, La Crosse, WI

Licensure
Working towards Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) and Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC)

Specialized Training
Diagnosing children ages 5 and under (DC:0-5), MN DHS

Competencies
Individual and family therapy

Special Interests/Skills
Disorders in children birth-5 years old, Supporting school-aged children's mental health concerns, Trauma Work, Relational based therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Strength Based Therapy

Heather Mathison, MSW, LGSW

Heather Mathison, MSW, LGSW

School Based Therapist

Education
Bachelor of Social Work, Winona State University, Winona
Master of Social Work, Augsburg University, Minneapolis

Licensure
Licensed Graduate Social Worker, Minnesota Board of Social Work

Competencies
Individual, family, and group therapy

Special Interests/Skills
Adolescent and children's mental health, family systems, relational based therapy, play therapy, trauma-focused therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, attachment based therapy


Family Based Therapists

Jamie Sulflow, MA

Jamie Sulflow, MA

Family Based Therapist

Education
Bachelor of Science, St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud MN - Biomedical Science
Bachelor of Arts, St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud MN - Psychology

Licensure
Working towards Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC)

Specialized Training/Certifications
Collaborative Intensive Bridging Services (CIBS)
Systemic Family Therapy (SFT)

Competencies
Individual and Family Therapy (CIBS)

Special Interests/Skills
Adolescent and children's mental health, family systems, Multisystemic Therapy (MST), trauma-focused therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy (SFT)

Emma Massman, MSW, LGSW

Emma Massman, MSW, LGSW

Family Based Therapist

Education
Bachelor of Psychology (BA), Winona State University, Winona
Master of Social Work (MSW), Augsburg College, Minneapolis

Licensure
Licensed Graduate Social Worker (LGSW), Minnesota Board of Social Work
Working towards Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW)

Competencies
Individual and Family Therapy

Special Interests/Skills
Children and Adolescent Mental Health, Family Systems, Trauma, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Megan Lewis, MSW, LGSW

Megan Lewis, MSW, LGSW

Family Based Therapist

Education
Bachelor in Social Work; Minor in Psychology, Viterbo University, La Crosse, WI
Masters in Clinical Social Work, St. Catherine/St. Thomas University, St. Paul, MN

Licensure
Licensed Graduate Social Worker, Minnesota Board of Social Work
Working towards Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW)

Specialized Training/Certifications
Collaborative Intensive Bridging Services (CIBS)
Systemic Family Therapy (SFT)

Competencies
Individual and family therapy (CIBS)

Special Interests/Skills
Adolescent and children's mental health, family systems, Multisystemic Therapy (MST), trauma-focused therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy (SFT)

Paige Young, MSW, LGSW

Paige Young, MSW, LGSW

Family Based Therapist

Education
Bachelor of Social Work (BSW), Winona State University, Winona
Master of Social Work (MSW), University of Minnesota-Duluth, Duluth, Minnesota

Licensure
Licensed Graduate Social Worker (LGSW) Minnesota Board of Social Work
Working towards Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW)

Competencies
Individual and Family Therapy

Special Interests/Skills
Children and Adolescent Mental Health, Family Systems, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Parent-Child Relationships