Nicole Billingsley, MSW, LGSW, LADC @ 612-636-8132
Nicole works with clients from a strengths-based, client-centered approach utilizing each individual’s assets to guide clients where they want to be. Nicole is a firm believer that there is hope that can be found in any situation and it is her goals to help her clients find that hope. Nicole approaches every client with unconditional positive regard, realizing we all need empathy and acceptance to be able to become the best version of ourselves we can be.
Nicole has over 6 years experience in the field of addiction and mental health, working with adolescents and adults in a variety of settings. Nicole is a Licensed Graduate Social Worker, a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor, and is working towards her Doctorate in Behavioral Health. She has experience with individual therapy as well as couples and families. Nicole has experience treating a variety of issues that clients may be facing including addiction, trauma, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder, relationship and family issues, and more. Nicole is also trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), an evidence based therapeutic intervention to treat trauma and a variety of other issues.
Jacob Schuchman Falk, MA, LICSW @ 612-940-2136
Jacob welcomes clients with an open, warm, and empathic style and places special emphasis on creating a strong therapeutic relationship. Recognizing that every individual’s needs are unique, he uses a client-centered approach to empower clients. Clients find this helpful in creating a safe space to process feelings and thoughts that may be difficult to share. Jacob is an active listener who also will provide thoughtful insight, feedback, and gentle challenge to facilitate desired changes. Jacob is comfortable using a wide array of evidence-based therapies - including psychodynamic, motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral, and mindfulness. Jacob has also completed training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) - a therapeutic technique that utilizes neuro-scientific research to help the mind heal from trauma and associated thinking and behaviors.
Jacob has 7 years experience in a variety of settings, including clinic and community-based services. He specializes in individual therapy with adults and older adolescents to work on issues related to trauma, depression, anxiety, life transitions, and co-occurring substance use issues. Jacob also has extensive experience working with severe and persistent mental illnesses and developmental disabilities, such as Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Mary Brooks, MA, LPC, LADC @ 612-987-6120
Mary serves as both a Licensed Professional Counselor and as a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor. Mary’s clients and colleagues often describe her as authentic; her “real life” style helps clients of diverse backgrounds to connect and feel comfortable. She sees her role as a guide, providing guidance and support as clients reach their goals. Although Mary has extensive experience working with crisis management and other difficult concerns, her humorous style and wit allow for a comfortable environment to succeed.
Mary’s work most closely resembles person centered, trauma informed, and cognitive behavioral. Mary has years of experience working with diverse and often underserved populations including those within the criminal justice system, members of LGBTQ community, and survivors of trauma and abuse. She has previous work history with those dealing with mental health crisis, law enforcement, and the homelessness.
Through years of experience as a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor she is considered a highly effective clinical supervisor, trainer, and mentor for other professionals. She also has extensive experience working with families overcoming addiction. Mary holds a Master of Arts Integrated Behavioral Health from the University of Minnesota and a Graduate Certificate in Addictions Counseling from Portland State University. Mary works with individuals, couples, and families.
Crystal Ford, MA, LADC, LPCC @ 651-248-3461
Crystal is a Licensed Drug and Alcohol Counselor (LADC) and Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC). She believes foremost that therapeutic services should be centered on the client. Simply put, the client’s goals are her first priority. Crystal believes that empathy and understanding are essential to developing a strong therapeutic relationship.
Crystal provides convenient and confidential virtual therapy via an interactive, video technology.
She has a long history of working in the social services field with disabled adults and in foster care. Crystal has 5 years of experience working with adults in a mental health and substance use clinic and in a hospital setting to address complex co-occurring disorders.
She utilizes an integrated approach to connect with her clients. She is a trauma-informed therapist and weaves in a lot of education. She is also well-versed in Cognitive Behavioral, Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused, and Narrative models of therapy.
She attended Argosy University for her Bachelors and Master’s Degrees. Currently, Crystal offers individual counseling for people who have a variety of disorders including personality disorders, trauma related disorders, and substance use disorders.
Kari Scott, MS, LADC, CAMS-II @ 612-237-4330
As a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC), Certified Anger Management Specialist II (CAMS-II), and as a Master’s in Science (M.S.) graduate in General Mental Health Counseling, Kari brings an integrated approach to the therapeutic process. Seeking to meet individuals where they are presently at and striving to provide an empathetic, non-judgmental, secure environment for clients to safely explore all aspects of life. Kari tends to focus on the here-and-now. Often utilizing meditation and mindfulness-based interventions to assist clients in cultivating awareness, recognition and acceptance of bodily sensations, cognitions, and feelings to more effectively meet life’s challenges in the moment.
Kari brings with her a diverse skill set and over 10 years of experience advocating, counseling, speaking, and teaching in public and private sectors working with a broad range of clientele to promote change and reduce harm. She is trained in a variety of therapeutic modalities and experienced working with cultural and gender minorities. Kari has successfully worked with client’s to reduce/resolve adjustment and phase of life issues, addiction, anger/emotional dysregulation, anxiety, attachment, depression, grief/loss, stress, and trauma.
Kari brings warmth, perspective, and hope to every session.
Noah Rector, MA, LADC, LICSW @ 612-979-2683
Noah brings a breadth of expertise and an intuitive sensibility to his work with adults and adolescents seeking to develop and benefit from a more optimistic and supportive image of themselves. By learning to release oneself from the weight of a negative or unbalanced self image, we can all learn to improve the ways we have learned to think and feel about ourselves and continue to improve the self awareness, confidence and wisdom even the most difficult experiences can provide us.
As a clinically trained and experienced support provider, his primarily focus is on supporting clients seeking to improve their ability to understand and manage individual obstacles related to depression, anxiety, addictions (opiates in particular), impulse-control and anger management issues. Noah also provides life transition support, including assisting in the management of ongoing feelings of trauma, grief and loss.
Noah understands that each client's emotional wellness and stability is supported by counseling goals developed through committed and meaningful collaboration with their counselor. Each client's diverse experiences and personal goals are the foundation upon which their search individual peace and emotional freedom is based.
Brownell Hilger, MA, LICSW @ 612-819-6577
Brownie believes that change is possible when providing the right balance of positive encouragement and gentle challenge. She is an intuitive and empathic listener. She offers insightful perspectives and the space and energy to help analyze these ideas and make plans.
She integrates 20+ years as a mental and chemical health professional in a variety of clinical settings. For the past 8+ years, Brownie has been a Clinical Supervisor for one of Minnesota's largest mental and chemical health clinics, where she has led a large, multi-disciplinary team of professionals.
As a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW), she brings expertise working with adolescents, adults, and families with grief, loss, depression, anxiety, addiction, impulse-control, trauma, personality challenges, transitions and adjustment, and relationship concerns. Brownie brings trauma-informed care to clients and is trained in EMDR.
Brownie really enjoys using her clinical leadership experience to develop and supervise mental health professionals working toward licensure as a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) or Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW).
Tara Lemke Ebenhoch, MA, LMFT, ACC @ 763-228-4752 * Not currently accepting new clients
Tara is passionate about developing others to more fully exist with purpose and intention. She loves helping clients to get clearer about what they want, make and sustain changes, and intensify their desired impact. As a therapist, a credentialed coach, and 12+ years of previous experience as an human resources leader, she is uniquely qualified to support a diverse clientele. Tara also contracts currently with a global technology company as an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) consultant.
As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), she provides counseling to adults and families with concerns in their life related to: anxiety, panic, trauma, transitions, stress, and relationships. Tara is trained in EMDR, a therapeutic technique that utilizes neuro-scientific research to help the mind heal from trauma and associated thinking and behaviors. Tara is also trained in mindfulness, meditation, and yoga practices.
Tara is certified as an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) through the International Coaching Federation and brings 7+ years providing professional coaching services. As a coach, she offers individuals, leaders, and teams a variety of consultation, coaching, training, and workshop services. She brings perspective, energy, and focus to every session.
Photography of Brownell Hilger and Tara Lemke Ebenhoch is provided by Ash and James Photography.