Bridgeview Staff

Amber Davis

CSP/Housing & ARMHS Specialist

Education:
Location Served: Bridgeview
Years Experience: 1

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Clinical Approach

Clinical Interests

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Kaitlyn Johnson

Bridgeview Care Coordinator

Education:
Location Served: Bridgeview
Years Experience: 2

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Eva Blaine-Burley

CSP/Housing & ARMHS Specialist

Education:
Location Served: Bridgeview
Years Experience: 1

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Alyssa Larson, MA, LPCC

Director of Community Based Programs

Education: MA, St. Mary's University
Location Served: Bridgeview
Years Experience: 5

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Clinical Approach
Alyssa is Director of Community Based Programs for Lee Carlson Center. She believes in the uniqueness of each individual and is passionate about working with teenagers and their families. Pulling from their strengths and values, she enjoys helping individuals realize their full potentials.

Clinical Interests
Alyssa has worked at Columbia Heights High School for three years as well as partnered with other schools in Anoka County. Alyssa has experience supporting teenagers through anxiety, depression, grief and loss, trauma, adjustment difficulties, and post-traumatic stress disorder. She also has experience working with adults with Serious and Persistent Mental Illness and is trained in DBT.

Hobbies
Alyssa enjoys spending time with friends and family, hiking, cooking, and skiing.

Lisa Linz

Bridgeview Program Assistant

Location Served: Bridgeview
Years Experience: 27

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Beliefs About Therapy
Lisa believes in having a safe space that is supportive to allow clients to work on their recovery. She likes sharing with others everything that Bridgeview can offer in order to enhance their recovery and feel accepted. Lisa wants adults with SMI/SPMI to know that there is a place where they can come for support, resources, and to socialize.

Hobbies
Lisa loves to travel, spend time with her grandson, and play with her rescue dog; a Chihuahua named Hannah.

Meghan Thoennes, AA

Lead CSP/Housing & ARMHS Specialist

Education: AA, Alexandria Technical & Community College
Location Served: Bridgeview
Years Experience: 6

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Clinical Interests
Meghan has worked in the mental health field since 2006 in a variety of settings including: in-patient, community behavioral health hospital, residential services, and in-home services. When working with clients, she follows a person centered approach with mindfulness, radical acceptance, emotional regulation, and motivational interviewing. Meghan has experience working with adults, 18 and older. She has a special interest in PTSD and Schizophrenia.

Hobbies
Meghan enjoys spending time with her son, doing DIY projects, going to concerts, and traveling.

Laura Wallace, CPSS

Peer Support Specialist II

Location Served: Bridgeview
Years Experience: 14

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Beliefs About Therapy
Laura believes in holding onto hope and meeting people where they are. She follows a Person-Centered approach, and wants the members to know that recovery is possible.

Clinical Interests
Laura specializes in anxiety and social phobias, gratitude journaling, and recovery and peer support.

Hobbies
Laura enjoys gardening, painting, fishing, hunting, time with family, and music.

Kathleen Herling, MS, MT-BC

Therapist I; Music Therapist-Board Certified

Education: MS, Viterbo University
Location Served: Bridgeview
Years Experience: 10

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Clinical Approach
Kathleen takes an integrated approach, meaning she likes to utilize strategies from several different therapeutic styles, depending on the issue at hand. She prefers to tailor her approach to each individual as much as possible. When clients are open to it, she often includes the creative arts in therapy in a variety of forms, such as drawing, playing music, or writing poetry.

Clinical Interests
Kathleen is a board-certified music therapist and has worked in that capacity for 9 years. She plays many instruments, including piano, guitar, accordion, and harp, all of which she has used in providing therapy.

Hobbies
Kathleen enjoys knitting, gardening, playing musical instruments, and tango dancing.