In-home McLeod and Surrounding Counties
Andrew J. Larson, MA, LMFT is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who holds an Undergraduate degree in Psychology from Union College in Lincoln, NE. He also has a Masters degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Argosy University in Eagan, MN. He a Minnesota Board Approved Supervisor for the Board of Marriage and Family Therapy and the Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy. Andrew believes that healthy relationships create health within the client. Andrew works with a variety of clients, but most frequently with couples, adolescents, adults, families going through the divorce process, divorced parents creating a co-parenting strategy, blended families, and those experiencing loss/grief. He also has experience working with individuals experiencing anxiety, low self-esteem, and depression.
Amber Gustafson, MA, LMFT is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Amber holds a Masters degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Argosy University in Eagan, MN, and a B.S. degree in Family Consumer Science with a focus on Family Life and Child Development from Minnesota State University, Mankato. Amber has experience providing services to individuals, couples and children with a variety of mental health issues. Amber has worked intensively with foster and adopted youth with histories of early childhood trauma and challenges with anxiety, depression, defiance, impulsivity, and social skills. Amber believes in working collaboratively with families to facilitate growth and positive change in children, adults and couples.
Emily Meyer, MS, LPCC is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor. She received her Masters Degree in Community Counseling with a certificate in Chemical Dependency Counseling from St. Cloud State University, and has a Bachelors Degree in Psychology from North Central University. Emily has extensive experience with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Behavior Therapy. She has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults. She has enjoyed facilitating Equine Assisted Therapy groups, and also has experience with chemical dependency treatment and prevention for adults and adolescents.
Sharon K. Slye MA, LMFT is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a Masters of Arts degree from the Seminary at Bethel University. She has experience with: ADHD, anger, anxiety, conflict resolution, PTSD, dissociation, depression, grief and loss, life stage transitions, complex trauma, and couples’ communication and marital issues. Her work has included outpatient, as well as in-home skills and therapy that served students, adults, couples, and families. She has also worked in schools with children, parents and staff, both in individual and group settings. She is certified in both EMDR and Advanced Dissociation Training: Adaptive Internal Relational (AIR) Network Model of Complex Neuro-dissociative States Therapy. Sharon is passionate about joining with individuals, couples and families as they work to identify and make changes that will help them live peaceful lives.
Kaitlin Rooney, MA, LMFT
Kaitlin's knowledge of current research guides her work with her clients. She engages in talk therapy with a variety of different lenses as well as occasional art therapy and play therapy. She has training in integrative and other experiential approaches. Being a veteran, she has personal understanding of the military and veterans’ unique family life/environment/struggles. She approaches therapy with empathy and a compassionate mindset. Her areas of interest include grief and Loss, Parenting Skills, Parent-Child Relationship Difficulties, Marital & Relationship Conflict, Adolescent Behavior/Development, Trauma & Anxiety-related Disorders, Communication Difficulties, Emotion, Managemet, Life Transitions, Attachment Related Issues and Stress Management.
Danielle Nelson, MA, LMFT, RPT is Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Registered Play Therapist (RPT). Danielle holds a Masters Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Argosy University in Eagan, MN and B.S. degrees in Psychology and Family Consumer Science with a focus on Family Life and Child Development from Minnesota State University, Mankato. She has experience providing individual therapy for adults, adolescents, and children including use of DC:0-5 for children age five and under. She provides a wide range of psychotherapy for families, couples, and individuals.
Danielle emphasizes a strengths based and family systems approach with clients while incorporating experiential and playful techniques. She also utilizes Solution-Focused and Cognitive Behavioral Therapies. Her background includes helping clients with depression, attachment, anxiety, trauma, relational difficulties, social emotional development, grief, new mothers and couples entering into parenthood, co-parenting and life stage stressors so that they can improve their quality of life. Danielle specializes in working with children and families. She has received extensive training in providing therapy to those who have experienced early childhood trauma. Danielle is also trained in Attachment and Biobehavioral Catch-up intervention (ABC) and in the process for national certification.
Jackie Hicks, MS, LPCC received her Master's Degree from Minnesota State University, Mankato and has worked with children, adolescents and families for over 25 years in the areas of residential treatment, advocacy and therapeutic settings. Jackie focuses on relationship based skills, system change and building confidence within clients, using the clients' strengths.
Candace Hoversten, MSW, LGSW, is a licensed graduate social worker. Candace holds a Masters degree in Social Work from St. Cloud State University, and a B.A. degree in Psychology also from St. Cloud State University. Candace is experienced working with older adolescents and adults with a variety of mental health issues. Her competencies include individual and group therapy using a collaborative approach of cognitive-behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, illness management and recovery, and other strength based theories. Candace’s therapeutic philosophy is rooted in the belief that the client is the expert on themselves and their life. Candace sees her role as a therapist is to foster hope and support clients to build on existing resiliency skills that can result in living a meaningful life, improving connection with others, and improving their overall sense of well-being.
Victoria Godnyuk MA, LPCC received her Masters of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis in child and adolescent mental health from Bethel University, St. Paul, MN. She has experience working with children, adolescents and adults with a wide array of mental health concerns including adjustment, relationships, attachment, trauma, shame, depression and anxiety. She is passionate about working with individual in helping them uncover their own strengths, tools and skills to achieve a fulfilling and balanced life. Her experience has also led her to a special interest in play therapy and working with children in an experiential approach to allow for growth and healing.
Amanda Kaping MSW, LGSW, is a licensed graduate social worker. Amanda has a Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of North Dakota, and Bachelor's degree in Social Work from the University of North Dakota. Amanda has experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families on varying mental health issues. Her work experience includes working in a social service setting, and as a school social worker supporting individuals experiencing anxiety, life changes, and traumatic experiences. Amanda is passionate about working with and helping others to improve their overall well-being. Amanda believes her role as a therapist is to best support her clients by offering a safe and positive environment, while supporting a client’s strengths and facilitating growth. Amanda approaches therapy with compassion and kindness to encourage growth and positive change in an individual’s life.