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
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.
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.
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.
Connect with others who are at different places in their journey through life. We offer this group to create space for giving and receiving support while working at our own pace. Frequently we are working on individual projects whether that be coloring, crochet, or even puzzles while having honest conversation as a group. We have a flexible structure, and sometimes incorporate art projects with a mental health theme. Please note this is not a DBT related group, nor are we able to teach specific crafts. This group is Fridays from 12:30-1:30pm.
Megan Blommer, MA, LMFT is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist and has worked in the human services field since 2013. Megan completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire. She received her Masters degree in Counseling Psychology with a certificate in Family Psychology from the University of St. Thomas. Megan embraces a Person-Centered approach with all clients and utilizes Dialectical Behavioral, Cognitive Behavioral, and Solution-Focused strategies to facilitate change in therapy. She strives to adapt sessions to meet the unique needs of each individual and values a collaborative working relationship to help both client and counselor learn and grow.
Ann Miskovich, MA, LPCC has worked in the mental health and human services field since 2014. Ann completed her undergraduate degree from the College of Saint Benedict’s and received her Master’s degree in Counseling and Psychological Services from Saint Mary’s University. Ann’s treatment philosophy embraces a Person-Centered, non-judgmental, and genuine approach. She believes in a strong and trusting therapeutic relationship to best assist each client in achieving their treatment goals. Ann utilizes Dialectical Behavior Therapy and use of skills training to assist clients with applying effective tools to change behaviors in desired areas. Ann values a caring and collaborative working relationship with each individual.
Kim Dejno LMFT, LADC. I have been working in the chemical dependency field for the last seven years, primarily with heroin and opiate addiction. I typically utilize cognitive behavioral therapy and motivational interviewing in my sessions. My focus is to meet the clients where they are and find a way that works in their lives to make changes.
Blake Murray MA, LAMFT is a Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist and has worked in the human services field since 2014. She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Minnesota and her Masters degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from St. Mary’s University. Blake’s therapeutic approach stems from Narrative, Experiential, and Collaborative theories and she is trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy. Clients will find a safe, open environment with the belief that they are
the expert of their own story. Blake uses a non-judgmental stance and is dedicated to helping her clients make the steps towards healing.
Mel Jacobson, MA, is a Mental Health Practitioner who has supported individuals and families in various capacities since 2015. She received her undergraduate degree from Concordia University-St. Paul and her Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from St. Mary’s University. Mel enjoys hearing the unique stories of others and understands sometimes we “just get plain stuck”. Mel believes clients have the strength to reach their goals, and she utilizes Narrative, Experiential, and Collaborative theories with a bit of humor to help them get there the expert of their own story.
Melissa Forth Petron is a Mental Health Practitioner and after careers in the legal, pharmaceutical and medical device fields, started her Master of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology at the University of St. Thomas in 2016. Melissa’s integrative therapeutic approach draws from Existential, Solutions-Focused, and Positive Psychology theories. In addition, she likes to bring DBT concepts and skills into sessions. Melissa understands that change can be tough and slow-going, and she uses warmth and kindness to create a therapeutic alliance that is collaborative and growth-oriented. Melissa is under supervision while working towards clinical licensure.
Amber is currently in her clinical practicum with Saint Mary’s Graduate School and has worked as a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor since 2016. Amber completed her Undergradaute program with Minnesota State University, Mankato and has completed all of her post Master’s education for licensure.Amber draws her practice from Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Experiential, Motivational Interviewing and Strengths Focused approaches within both an individual and group bases setting.Clients will experience an open minded and client focused approach with Amber as well as her passion for working with those with substance use concerns and histories with trauma. Amber believes strongly in helping people heal with a holistic approach