Clinic & In-Home Staff

Please note that clinician availability for taking on new clients changes frequently — call 763.780.3036 for the most up-to-date information.

CeCe Anuforo, MS

Therapist I

Education: MS in Clinical Counseling Psychology
Location Served: Fridley Clinic

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Clinical Approach
CeCe likes to meet clients where they are and encourage them to work towards their goals. She enjoys encouraging clients to bring awareness to their mind, body, and spirit connection.

Clinical Interests
CeCe is interested in anxiety, depression, grief, autism, CBT, and DBT.

Hobbies
CeCe enjoys music, drawing, movies, and spending time with family.

Dr. Suzanne Aoun, MD

Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist

Education: University of Minnesota – Fellowship Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Syracuse University Health Center – Residency Adult Psychiatry, American University Beirut MD
Location Served: Fridley and Brooklyn Center Clinic

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Clinical Approach
Dr. Aoun utilizes a Multi-Disciplinary Approach which puts an emphasis on collaborating with pediatricians, therapists, parents and school staff.

Clinical Interests
Dr. Aoun specializes in working with children and adolescents who struggle with Mood & Anxiety Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, and Pervasive Developmental Disorder.

Hobbies
In her free time Dr. Aoun enjoys running and traveling.

Samantha Bahr, MA, LPCC

ITFC Specialist

Education: MA in Clinical Counseling
Location Served: CTSS & ITFC

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Clinical Approach
Samantha likes to use a trauma-informed approach while also focusing on client strengths to develop a plan that meets the client where they are.

Clinical Interests
Samantha has worked with families, children, and adolescents, mainly with children who are currently in foster care. Additionally, Samantha has experience working as an in-school therapist and running peer support groups.

Hobbies
Outside of doing therapy, Samantha loves sports (mainly hockey), reading, and spending time with friends and family.

Todd Corhouse, MA, LADC

Therapist I

Education: MA, St. Mary's University of Minnesota
Location Served: Brooklyn Center Clinic

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Sydney Dondlinger

Therapist I

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Location Served: Fridley Clinic

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Mackenzie Erickson, MSW, LGSW

Therapist I

Education: MSW from Minnesota State University, Mankato
Location Served: Brooklyn Center Clinic

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Clinical Approach

Mackenzie engages clients using multiple therapeutic interventions including: cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, emotion-focused therapy, motivational interviewing, systems approach, and strengths-based approach. Her goal is to utilize interventions that tailor to each client's current mental health needs.

Clinical Interests

Mackenzie is currently on track to obtain her LICSW. She enjoys working with individuals 14 years old and up with various diagnoses. She has a special interest in working with adolescents, young adults, and their families.

Hobbies

She enjoys spending time with her family and friends. Mackenzie particularly enjoys singing, watching movies, and decorating.

Amber Haley, MA, LPCC

Director of Intensive Mental Health Services

Education: MA, Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Location Served: ITFC

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Clinical Approach
Amber’s approach to therapy is trauma informed and relationship based.

Clinical Interests
Amber works primarily with adolescents between 14-18. Amber has extensive clinical experience in trauma (physical abuse, sexual trauma, neglect, complex trauma) and related issues like self-harm, emotional regulation and relationships. Amber is trained in implementing the ARC model in trauma work, balanced and restorative justice practices and mindfulness strategies. She is also trained in TF-CBT, EMDR and DBT approaches.

Hobbies
Amber enjoys yoga, dance, reading and adventures with her kids.

Jordan Haight, MA, LPCC

Therapist II

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Location Served: St Louis Park Clinic

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Jamie Halvorson, MA, LPCC

Therapist II

Education: MA, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
Location Served: Brooklyn Center Clinic

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Clinical Approach
She believes that life is not a "one size fits all", and neither is therapy. She enjoys working with her clients' interests and strengths to keep each client engaged in their own healing process.

Clinical Interests
Jamie works with individual clients in the clinic and with children in the ITFC/CTSS programs, and she also works as a cofacilitator for group therapy in the Domestic Abuse Program.

Hobbies
Jamie likes to spend time playing softball, working out, hanging out with family and friends, going to the dog park with her dog, Reya, and playing flute.

Paul Hildebrant, Ph.D., LP

Therapist II

Education: MA, University of Wisconsin- River Falls and Ph.D Union Institute, Cincinnati OH
Location Served: Fridley Clinic

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Clinical Approach
Paul uses both behavioral and cognitive behavioral approaches in working with people. He tend to use an approach where he helps individuals identify problems and issues, then engages in shared problem solving with the individuals.

Clinical Interests
Paul has a broad range of experience in working with issues related to anxiety, depression, severe and persistent mental illness, special education needs, aging and family therapy.

Hobbies
Paul enjoys boating, fishing, rehab work on homes and maintaining healthy forests.

Sheila Hoemberg, APRN, CNP

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Education: Masters of Science in Nursing – F-PMH, The College of St. Scholastica, Duluth
Location Served: Fridley Clinic

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Clinical Approach
Sheila doesn’t like labels – therefore she treats the person, not a disorder. If someone is having mental health symptoms that negatively impact their lives, she believes that the clinical focus needs to be a partnership in identifying effective ways to alleviate those specific symptoms – thereby promoting that persons return to optimal functioning.

Clinical Interests
Sheila has worked with people of all ages, in a variety of settings and truly have found all experiences rewarding. She has learned something valuable from each person she has had the privilege to work with and therefore feels that each and every one of these experiences has helped her to gain personal knowledge and insight, in turn making her a better clinician.

Hobbies
Sheila enjoys traveling to “warm” places, shopping, and spending time with friends and family.

Megan Johnson, MA, LPCC

Therapist II

Education: Master of Arts in Counseling and Psychological Services, Saint Mary's University of Minnesota
Location Served: Coon Rapids and St Louis Park Clinic

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Clinical Approach
Megan joins clients in therapy with an integrative and supportive approach to counseling, and believes that change happens when we gain awareness and learn to connect our bodies to emotions. She is currently working on becoming a trained EMDR clinician.

Clinical Interests
Megan's clinical interests include trauma, anxiety, depression, working to cultivate self-compassion, somatic work and EMDR.

Hobbies
Megan loves to travel when possible. She enjoys being outside, both relaxing and trying new outdoor activities. Family time is important to her and she loves being an aunt! Megan is an admirer of fine arts and enjoys reading, painting, drawing and being creative. She loves animals, especially her two cats Max and Shadow, and hopes to one day be more involved in animal rescue.

Alexandra Joyce, MSW, LICSW

ITFC Specialist

Education: MSW, University of Minnesota
Location Served: CTSS & ITFC

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Clinical Approach
Alex uses a trauma-informed and client-centered approach to meet each client's unique needs. She engages children and families using a strengths-based perspective to support achievement of personal goals.

Clinical Interests
Alex has experience working with families, children, and adolescents. Other settings and areas of experiences include school-linked services, day treatment, domestic abuse programming, peer-support groups, and engaging with families throughout permanency planning.

Hobbies
In her free time, Alex enjoys spending time with family , friends, and her dog.

Zota Korti, MS, LPCC

Lead Therapist

Education: Master of Science
Location Served: Brooklyn Center Clinic

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Clinical Approach
Zota is an eclectic clinician. Because one size doesn't fit all, she uses interventions to tailor to each patient's current mental health needs and personality type.

Clinical Interests
Zota is interested in working with individuals 12 years old and up. She enjoys working with wounded personalities. Her clinical interest is to help others heal from past traumatic experiences and rewrite their life stories.

Hobbies
Her hobbies are decorating, singing, reading and drawing.

Briana Lindsey, MSW, LICSW

Therapist II

Education: MSW, University of St. Thomas/St. Catherine's University
Location Served: CTSS/ITFC

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Clinical Approach
Briana’s therapeutic approach is centered on meeting the client where they are at. She utilizes multiple therapeutic interventions including, cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, family systems, strengths-based approach and insight-oriented therapy.

Clinical Interests
Briana’s clinician specialties include working with children and adults with various diagnoses including anxiety, depression, postpartum depression, posttraumatic stress disorder, personality disorders, schizophrenia/ schizoaffective disorders, bipolar disorder and substance related disorders. She has experience working in areas including domestic violence, parenting, anger management and re-entry. Briana has also completed trainings in the area of trauma informed care, cultural competence and suicide screening. Screening tools that are frequently utilized in her work are the Columbia Suicide Screen, PHQ-9, GAD-7, WHODAS, PCL-5 and SRS/ORS.

Hobbies
Briana enjoys spending time with family and friends. She also works as a Community Outreach Perinatal Educator (Childbirth Education, Doula and Lactation Educator).

Katy Mason, MA, LPCC

Therapist II

Education: Masters in Educational Psychology
Location Served:ITFC

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Clinical Approach

In her clinical approach, Katy incorporates elements of play therapy and trauma-focused interventions.

Clinical Interests

Katy's clinical interests include working with children and families, immigrant and refugee communities, and children with behavioral and academic issues.

Hobbies

Katy's hobbies include watching anything college sports-related, traveling, and training her dog.

Troy Mathias, MSW, LGSW

Therapist I

Education: MSW, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
Location Served: Brooklyn Center

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Clinical Approach
Troy’s goal as a therapist is to promote inclusive settings where students and families can find the power, wisdom, and courage to overcome obstacles.

Clinical Interests
While at the University of Minnesota, Troy specialized in working with families and children. He has worked with K-12, as well as students within the alternative school setting.

Hobbies
Troy enjoys hanging out with friends or family, video games, and the Korean Sword Art “Haidong Gumdo”.

Katie Metcalf, MS, LPCC

Director of Domestic Abuse Program

Education: Master's of Science- Mental Health Counseling, Minnesota State University-Mankato
Location Served: Brooklyn Center and St Louis Park Clinic

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Clinical Approach

Katie considers herself person centered and holistic.  While primarily practicing under Cognitive Behavioral styles of therapy, she employs an eclectic combination of approaches, depending on client needs.

Clinical Interests

Depression, Anxiety, Personality Disorders, SPMI, Legal Concerns, Sexual/Pornography Addictions. She primarily works with clients age 16+.

Hobbies

Katie enjoys reading, crocheting, cross stitching, spending time with her two cats and dog, and tending to her garden and native prairie on her property.

 

Jordan Myhre, MA, LPCC

Supervising Therapist

Education: MA, St. Mary's University
Location Served:  CTSS

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Clinical Approach
Jordan's favorite part about her job is building relationships. She believes that creating a safe and supportive environment builds trust and can lead to success.

Clinical Interests
Jordan is currently on track to obtain her LPCC. She enjoys working with children, adolescents, and young adults. Jordan has worked with a variety of diagnosis including: FASD, ASD, and anxiety.

Hobbies
In her free time, Jordan loves to travel and be outdoors. She particularly likes hiking, swimming, and tennis.

Laura Peters, MA, MCP, LPC-US

Therapist I

Education: Masters in Counseling Psychology at Northwestern Oklahoma State University
Location Served:  CTSS/ITFC

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Clinical Approach

Laura's clinical approach is client-centered and utilizes cognitive behavioral theories.

Clinical Interests

Laura's clinical interests include trauma-focused care, working with children and families, utilizing PCIT and other play-based therapy techniques, and implementing gaming in a therapeutic manner.

Hobbies

Laura enjoys crafting, attending comic cons and concerts, being in nature, and spending time with her family and friends.

Maria Phelps, MA

Therapist I

Education: MA, Adler Graduate School
Location Served:  St Louis Park Clinic

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Clinical Approach

Maria values the unique experience of each individual, so she draws on various therapeutic approaches including systemic, salutation focused, Adlerian, CBT, and trauma informed therapy. She believes in working collaboratively with clients to reach their goals through creativity, curiosity, compassion, and a trusting and authentic therapeutic relationship.

Clinical Interests

Maria is currently on track to obtain her LMFT. She works with ages 5 to adult. Maria has a special interest in working with children, adolescents and their families. Maria's interests include working with clients experiencing difficulties with depression, anxiety, trauma, self-harm, eating disorders, attachment issues or family conflict.

Hobbies

Maria enjoys crafting of any sort including art journaling, puzzles, crocheting, and painting. She enjoys taking her two dogs on many adventures and buying them too many toys.

Diana Ramone, MSW, LICSW, CCTP

Supervising Therapist

Education: MSW, University of St Thomas
Location Served:  Coon Rapids Clinic

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Clinical Approach

Diana has been studying trauma throughout her 15-year career as a psychotherapist. Through her own journey of healing, she has developed knowledge, skills, wisdom, and compassion for all of us perfectly imperfect humans. Her clinical approach is led by unconditional love, empathy, and compassion. She uses interventions such as psychoeducation, psychoanalysis, CBT, EMDR, MBSR, somatic interventions, and creative expression and processing in both individual and group sessions.

Clinical Interests

Her clinical interest is trauma and its effects.

Hobbies

Diana is grateful to spend time with loved ones, especially her daughter, her partner, and their dog Sprinkles. She enjoys reading biographies and autobiographies, cooking/baking, and seeing live music and comedy. She loves all things outdoors: gardening, hiking, snowshoeing, biking, ice skating, etc.

Arundathi (Aru) Rao, MS, LPCC

Therapist II

Education: Masters in Counseling Psychology
Location Served: Coon Rapids Clinic

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Clinical Approach
Aru believes that clients (and their parents when working with children) are the experts in the room and that it is important to respect that expertise. She has been trained in multiple trauma-informed models to utilize when working with children and families who have been impacted by trauma.

Clinical Interests
Aru has years of experience working with children and adolescents who are experiencing behavioral and emotional concerns and is passionate about working with children who have experienced trauma. She has been trained in multiple trauma-informed models of treatment that are appropriate for children and adolescents who have experienced trauma including TF-CBT and CPP. Aru also works with adolescents and young adults who are experiencing symptoms of depression and anxiety.

Hobbies
She enjoys knitting, reading, going on long walks, and playing Dungeons & Dragons with her friends.