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.

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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.

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 Supper 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.

All About Me:

A group of support and empower girls ages 12-15 years in a safe and open environment with peers their age. Group topics focus on self-esteem, leaning distress tolerance, educational enrichment in mental health, communication and coping skills along with other relevant issues.

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.

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

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.

Katrina Musech, LICSW

Katrina Musech, LICSW

School Based Therapist

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.

Daniel L. Ryan, MS, LICSW

Daniel L. Ryan, MS, LICSW

Therapist

Education
Bachelor of psychology University of Wisconsin – La Crosse
Licensure
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.

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 Behavioral Therapy, Behavioral Therapy Institute
Competencies
Individual, family, and group therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
Special Interests/Skills
Domestic Violence, older adults and children’s mental health issues, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy.

Alicia Bartel, MSW, LICSW

Alicia Bartel, MSW, LICSW

Clinical Program Supervisor

Education
Master of Social Work, University of Minnesota Duluth
Licensure
Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, Minnesota Board of Social Work
Specialized Training
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.

Deanna Scherr, LICSW

Deanna Scherr, LICSW

Therapist

Education
St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, MN Bachelor of Science, Social Work
Augsburg College, Minneapolis, MN Masters in Social Work
Licensure
Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, Minnesota Board of Social Work
Specialized Training/ Certification
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Behavioral Tech Institute
Competencies
Individual, family, group and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
Special Interest/Skills
Adult mental and chemical health, co-parenting, grief, life transitions, personality disorders, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy.

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 Behavioral Therapy by the Behavioral Therapy Institute.
Competencies
Individual, couples, and family therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, trauma, grief, and play therapy techniques.
Special Interests/Skills
Adolescent, child and young child mental health.

Chelsea Harper, MS, LMFT

Education
Bachelor of Behavioral Science in Psychology, Hardin-Simmons University
Master of Marriage and Family Therapy, Capella University
Licensure
Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, Minnesota Board of Marriage and Family Therapy
Specialized Training/Certifications
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, PESI
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Behavioral Therapy Institute
Competencies
Individual, family, and group therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
Special Interests/Skills
Children’s mental health, Domestic Violence, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy.

Marion Danh, MS

Marion Danh, MS

Family Based 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
National Certified Counselor (NCC), National Board of Certified Counselors
Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor (CCMHC), National Board of Certified Counselors
Working toward Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC)
Specialized Training/Certifications
Trained in Collaborative Intensive Bridging Services (CIBS)
Competencies
Individual, family, and group therapy, CIBS
Special Interests/Skills
Blended families, parent-child relationships, youth struggling with oppositional and high-risk behaviors, anxiety disorders, self-esteem and identity

Lauren Romaniello

Education
Bachelor of Social Work, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook NY
Masters of Social Work, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook NY
Licensure
Licensed Graduate Social Worker, Minnesota Board of Social Work
Competencies
Individual and family therapy
Special Interests/Skills
Children's mental health issues