Omni Mental Health Blaine

Omni Blaine

Our Blaine location is conveniently located on Highway 65, right off of Highway 10, at the Village Bank Building, in the Blaine and Spring Lake Park area. This location has specialist therapists in couples and individual relationship therapy, as well as children’s and play therapy. We also are happy to work with families and teens!

Our couples therapist is an expert in adult relational issues, including Discernment Counseling, codependency, divorce recovery, and how childhood trauma impacts adult functioning. Our children and teen therapist is passionate about play therapy, sand tray work, and fostering parent/child connections and attachment. We also have family therapy and individual therapy for anxiety, depression, chemical dependency, PTSD, adoption and foster care concerns, and personality disorder issues.https://www.appletonartcenter.org/instructors/this siteiced out watches replicafake gold watcheselfbar kopenelf bar 3500http://www.acoransoft.com

Our Services

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Individual Therapy

Our therapists can help you gain insight and learn coping skills to manage life’s challenges. We work with you one-on-one to develop a treatment plan with goals aimed at improving your quality of life and overall happiness.

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DBT

DBT is a skill based therapy in which individuals learn adaptive skills to manage emotional distress and improve relationships. This therapy treatment can be beneficial for persons with depression, anxiety, personality disorders, as well as other mental health issues. Learn more about DBT

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Couples Therapy

We make all efforts to help couples feel comfortable in therapy. Your therapist will work with you in identifying the relational patterns that are causing conflict and problems. Therapists focus on increasing communication skills and helping bring respect and understanding back to the relationship.

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Family Therapy

Our family therapists use a “systems approach” when working with families. This means that we work on identifying the patterns and behaviors within the family system that are detrimental and work with you to improve them.

Meet Our Therapists

Kat Ludwig, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Kat has over a decade of experience originally working with children and teens experiencing trauma, abuse, and neglect in the child protection and adoption systems.  She also has extensive experience in the world of couples and relational issues, including an Advanced Certification in Discernment Counseling, as well as Post Induction Therapy experience (how childhood and attachment patterns translate to adult relationship issues).   She is a former supervisor of a large couples clinic and a state-board approved supervisor for training new therapists.   She holds a Master of Arts in Marriage and Family from Argosy University, and two bachelor’s degrees.   Kat also enjoys fishing, ATVing, mud trucking, computer gaming, painting, taking care of her chinchillas, and throwing the buoy for her Red Fox Labrador Retriever.

Kat’s favorite topics to cover in therapy are: Individual relationship issues, Boundaries/codependency, Balancing individual needs vs. needs of others, Dating, Prepare/Enrich (premarital), Couples counseling, Discernment counseling (Do I/we stay or go?), Affair recovery, Divorce navigation & recovery, Sexual concerns, Open, poly, kink, LGBTQ

Kat also enjoys giving her clients a straightforward and poignant feedback style.  Real conversations are the best!

Christina Goodman, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Christina enjoys providing psychotherapy to children, adolescents, adults and families.  She has special training in assessing and treating Children Birth to 5 years, and working with Children/adolescents who have experienced Complex Trauma.
She uses an array of theories and interventions but Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Interactive play, Person Centered Therapy, Narrative, Experiential, and Attachment theory are the foundation of her work. Christina focuses on incorporating the whole family system within the therapeutic process, and values the importance of strengthening interpersonal relationships to create change.
Christina has  experience working with a variety of mental health diagnoses such as Anxiety, Trauma, ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder and Depression, and has worked closely with clients within the foster care system, as well as through adoption.
Christina earned her master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Saint Mary’s University in the Winter of 2016.  She is currently a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT). In her free time Christina enjoys spending time with family/friends, and coaching.

Amanda Nusbaum, MA, LPCC

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

Amanda Nusbaum is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor who attempts to incorporate hope and a little bit of laughter into every session! She has provided mental health services across multiple settings (in-home, residential, and outpatient) since earning her master’s degree in counseling in 2017. As a mental health counselor, she feels passionate about meeting each individual where they are at and supporting them on their journey for betterment. Her therapeutic style draws primarily from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. This means that sessions focus on thoughts and behaviors getting in the way of someone’s ability to maximize their potential and learning skills and mindfulness techniques to improve one’s quality of life.

When she is not working, you can find her taking walks around the lake, watching sports, and traveling the country.

Rebekah Windschitl, MA, LPCC

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

Rebekah has a Masters degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of St. Thomas. Rebekah also has training in working with co-occurring disorders from Adler Graduate School.  She utilizes techniques from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy.  Rebekah also is trained in Accelerated Resolution Therapy, a modality that results in the treatment of trauma faster than typical talk therapy.

Rebekah enjoys working with adults who are first responders, veterans, and specializes in treating anxiety, trauma, and PTSD. In her free time, Rebekah loves spending time outdoors with her rescue dog, cat, kayaking, and reading.

Denise Rickenbach, MA, LMFT, LADC

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

There are times in our life we find ourselves “stuck” and overwhelmed and need someone to give us perspective. Denise can help you discern what is and is not working in your relationships and identify ways to develop satisfying and meaningful connections with important people in your life. Denise is also transparent about her own experiences with anxiety and OCD in a way that her clients find encouraging.

Denise is an Adlerian-trained Licensed Marriage and Family therapist as well as a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC). Denise’s interests include addiction, codependency, anxiety, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, grief, life transitions, and strained relationships.

Alexandra Zickermann, MA, LPCC, ADHD-CCSP

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

Alex has a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology and LOVES working with children, teens, and young adults.

Alex has an extensive background working with children and families in the school setting, as well as community settings. Her passion especially is play therapy. She especially loves helping kids navigate transitions, grief, loss, and trauma. She tailors her sessions to your child or teen’s need.  Her playroom is setup and includes sand tray therapy, as well as art therapy, and games and toys to help speak the language of kids—PLAY!

Alex also has a passion for helping teens and young adults navigate the ups and downs of life. She also works with parents to help be their child’s “therapist” for the long term

Caitlyn Schmit, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Caitlyn has a sincere desire to help those struggling with mental health, life stressors and challenges. After obtaining her undergraduate degree, Caitlyn took on two master’s degrees-one in Marriage and Family therapy from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota (graduated in 2013), and one in Theology from Luther Seminary (graduated in 2014).

Since 2014, Caitlyn has gained experience working with a variety of mental health diagnoses including: anxiety, depression, adjustment disorders and family conflicts.

Caitlyn has an affinity for children, adolescents and young adults- especially those identified as gifted and talented. She works hard to tailor sessions to each client’s needs. Sessions might include interactive play and art therapy techniques, cognitive behavioral therapy, solution focused therapy interventions and various forms of mindfulness.

In her free time, Caitlyn enjoys needlework and textile crafting, gardening and spending time with family and friends, or spending time with a good book in her hammock!

Anna Burke , MA, LPCC

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

Anna Burke is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor who has provided direct mental health services in a variety of treatment settings since 2009. Burke obtained her undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of Minnesota and her Master of Arts degree in Counseling from the University of St. Thomas. She has been a contracted therapist at Omni Mental Health since 2019.

In her practice, Anna utilizes a combination of approaches in therapy, including cognitive behavioral (CBT), narrative therapy, mindfulness, person-centered, solution-focused, and strength-based interventions. Anna incorporates mindfulness, positive psychology, and humanistic approaches to customize treatment. She also draws upon attachment theory and works through a trauma-informed lens. Through offering a warm, non-judgmental space, Anna seeks to create collaborative and genuine relationships focused on her clients’ individual goals and priorities. She offers support for processing, healing, and enacting change that is meaningful and fulfilling. In her work, she incorporates both a whole-person perspective as well as cultivating awareness of the systems that have influence or impact on the individual’s experience. Anna’s special interests and areas of focus in therapy include: the impacts of family dynamics on emotional expression, processing grief/loss, developing skills around emotion recognition and regulation, supporting and strengthening coping strategies, and challenging narratives both within the self and in a broader societal lens. Anna also has specific interest in the area of perinatal mental health. She has worked with people experiencing various stages of family planning, pregnancy and post-partum, infertility, and pregnancy loss.

Anna uses she/her pronouns and identifies as a white cisgender female.

Education:

BA Psychology, University of Minnesota

MA Counseling Psychology, University of St. Thomas

 

Credentials:

LPCC

DBT Foundational Training

Kimberly Stubblefield, MA

Mental Health Practitioner

Kimberly works with clients to develop an individualized plan aimed at meeting the client’s needs.  By introducing a wide range of theories and interventions that are Person-Centered and non-judgmental, Kimberly hopes that each client can show up authentically.  She believes in developing a foundation of  trust in the therapeutic relationship. Kimberly applies a variety of tools to assist with developing effective communication skills, conflict resolution skills, healthy boundaries and pro social coping skills.  She works to meet clients where they are, and assist client’s in achieving optimal functioning in different areas of their lives.

Kimberly Stubblefield has worked in the Corrections and Human Services field with justice involved youth and families since 1998.  Kimberly completed her undergraduate degree from Metro State University in St. Paul, and received her Master’s degree in Counseling and Psycotherapy (with a focus on Co-occurring Disorders) from Adler Graduate School.

Steven Freund, MA

Mental Health Practitioner

After retiring as an educator, Steven sought to understand relational issues experienced through life by getting a master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy.  That program taught Steven that there are clear, research-based understandings arising from current neuroscience and relational research that, when applied to one’s life and relationships, significantly increase the likelihood of more productive and nurturing outcomes. Steven’s mission is to assist you in this process and help you create the life you want.

 

Drawing from a wide range of theories and approaches, Steven seeks to be an educator and coach, providing a safe and supportive place for you to analyze your past, envision your future and set a path for creating it.  Steven, who has life experience with marriage, divorce, parenting, step-parenting, dating, premarital issues, polyamory/alternative lifestyles, sex and gender identity is interested in working with couples, expanded networks, families and individuals.

 

Steven is also an artist, gardener and is currently rehabbing an old house with his companion of twelve years, a wonderful woman who shares Steven’s interests, and passion for supporting others.

Kao Lee Vang, MA

Mental Health Practitioner

Kao Lee is a Mental Health Practitioner who strives to provide collaborative, supportive, and healing therapy through the utilization of mindfulness and curiosity.  Kao Lee believes that each person has a unique story and is passionate about working with teens, adults, couples, and families who need support and guidance in learning new and better ways to communicate effectively, resolve conflict, as well as provide a compassionate and genuine ear to support your needs.  Kao Lee utilizes different types of theoretical approaches to meet clients where they are by drawing from collaborative, narrative, internal family systems, and attachment theories.  Kao Lee received her Bachelor of Science degree from Concordia University – St. Paul, a Master degree in Human Services from Concordia University – St. Paul, and a Master degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Saint Mary’s University – Minneapolis.  Kao Lee hopes to be your partner in finding the hope and healing that you need to overcome your struggles.

Jason Rodrigues, MA

Mental Health Practitioner

Jason is an Adlerian-trained psychotherapist, completing post-graduate work towards becoming a
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. He believes that if you can help people find out what they are
discouraged about, change can be implemented. Jason believes that there are two foundational human
truths. The first is that everyone wants to belong, and the second is that everyone desires to have
control.
His interests include addiction, co-dependency, relational issues, couples, anxiety, depression, school
age, teens, parenting, step-parenting, anger management, and divorce. Helping people discover that they are the experts of
themselves is his passion.
Jason believes in giving back to the community. He has a passion for coaching, which is why you can find
him coaching his son in youth football, and baseball in his free time. He loves being outside and
connecting with nature.

Joe Reed, MA

Mental Health Practitioner

Joe Reed has worked in clinical programs for the past ten years. He specializes in attachment, trauma, adoption, queer issues, and family dynamics.  He is especially interested in how attachment and developmental history impacts his clients in the present.  He believes everyone has a story to share, unique experiences, and a distinct perspective.  Through greater insight, deeper connection, and meaningful effort, he believes we can create safety, agency, and resilience in our communities and individuals.  In his personal life, he loves music, fashion, the outdoors, and his elderly Pitbull. He spends his time dancing, rock climbing, making art, and doing yoga.

Alex Aune, MA

Mental Health Practitioner

Alex Aune received her Master’s degree through Saint Mary’s Graduate School. Alex draws her practice from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Narrative Therapy, and Person-Centered Therapy.

Alex attempts to make her clients feel comfortable and welcome by being herself. If you are looking for someone who can incorporate lightheartedness and laughter, Alex could be a good fit for you.

Alex understands that life can be hard and overwhelming, and we sometimes don’t know how to handle it. She is empathetic, honest, and supportive of what her clients need at any given time.

Alex has a passion for working with kids, adolescents, and young adults. In her free time, she enjoys being outdoors with her friends and two dogs. She especially enjoys the summer months and spending time on the lake.

Shawna Neumann, MA

Mental Health Practitioner

Shawna recently graduated with her Clinical Mental Health Counseling Master’s from Bethel University. She practices therapy using pieces of psychodynamic, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and solution-focused approaches. She especially likes to work with children and adolescents, as well as adults. Her presence in the therapy room is calming and empathetic. Shawna enjoys trying new restaurants, traveling, spending quality time with her friends/family and fur babies, and staying in to binge her favorite shows.

Jennie Curry, MA

Mental Health Practitioner

Jennie is a Mental Health Practitioner completing post-graduate work who enjoys working with diverse clients in a non-judgmental, compassionate, and holistic way. She believes that everyone has different needs and goals that require customized planning and teamwork. Because of this, her therapy style is varied and may include elements of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Solution Focused Therapy, Reality Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy and others. 

Jennie believes that trauma and relational struggles are the key to many of life’s hardships and that through awareness and recognition, a path forward can be found. She enjoys working with adolescents and adults who are motivated and open to change, even though it may be difficult at first, and is excited to start seeing couples and families.

In her free time, Jennie enjoys spending time outdoors, playing games with her family, reading, painting, and listening to music.

Ryan Poeschl, BA

Mental Health Practitioner

Ryan is currently completing his final year of the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Master’s program at Bethel University. He incorporates roleplay and a strength-building approach, with a special interest in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). He loves to work with a diversity of individuals from all stages of life. In therapy, he has been described as friendly, adaptable, and accepting. Ryan appreciates spending time with family and friends, board games, video games, and dogs of all shapes and sizes.

Sophie Bergquist, BA

Mental Health Practitioner

Sophie is completing the final year of her Master’s in Clinical Mental Health program through Bethel University. She incorporates a variety of theories including Solution-Focused and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). She places a high level of importance on the counseling relationship and works to empower clients through strength-building, working on relationships, and improving communication skills. She believes that people have inner strength and sometimes just need a little bit of help to get things back on track. She appreciates open communication and enjoys bringing laughter into the room when necessary. She enjoys working with adolescents and adults in both individual and couple or family settings. She holds a BA in Education and an MBA in Global Management
In her free time, she enjoys being on the water, downhill skiing, and spending time with her husband and their two cats.

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