Lynn M. Sando

Lynn M. Sando

Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor

Lynn takes time to develop a strong therapeutic connection in order to understand the full-picture of an individual, couple, or family’s life and make the most out of each session. Her approach is integrative and holistic in nature. She works with youth, teenagers, and adults (couples and families) from all backgrounds and specializes in anxiety, depression, addiction and co-occurring disorders, SPMI, and those experiencing transitions in life. Lynn is a graduate of the University of Minnesota and St. Mary’s University of Minnesota where she studied addictions and counseling. She is a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor.

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Stacy Ellman

Stacy L. Ellman

Licensed Professional Counselor

National Certified Counselor

Stacy’s experience is providing counseling to adults in crisis, crisis group work, women’s advocacy and counseling, and individual therapy for adults and teens in crisis or going through transitions. Individually or in a group setting Stacy works with the client to identify strengths, cognitive processing patterns, coping skills, behavior management, and in turn these are used to help the client cultivate fulfilling life experiences. She is trained in a variety of therapeutic techniques used to address issues such as depression, anxiety, suicidal impulses, stress, trauma, career challenges, parental issues, life transitions, and grief.

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Ray Williams

Ray Williams

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

People often first meet Ray when they are feeling stressed out, down, or struggling with relationships. Responsibilities at work and home may feel overwhelming, and people are too depleted to rearrange priorities.  Many times family or friends have recommended that they “get help” for a problem or difficulty. Ray graduated from Adler Graduate School of Minnesota and is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.  He is also certified as a Parent Coach and Professional Life Coach, as well as a DBT therapist.   Read More

Lura Lee Smedstad

Lura Lee Smedstad

Licensed Professional Counselor

Combining aspects of things she loves the most: a deep regard for the spiritual source within every person; effective therapeutic art processes, and a sound cognitive behavioral therapy approach, Lura has had the opportunity to support both adult and teen clients in the process of healing their lives.  She specializes in helping her clients alleviate the effects of trauma, anxiety, depression, grief and loss issues and to establish workable, sustainable life goals and healthy relationships. Her clients describe her approach as “direct but compassionate!” and uniquely suited to each individual or couple who meet with her.   

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Taylor Shultz

Taylor Shultz

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

Taylor is a graduate of the University of St. Thomas Graduate School of Professional Psychology with a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology. She is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor.

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Melissa Tureson

Melissa Tureson

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Melissa holds a Master’s degree from North Dakota State University with a concentration in Marriage and Family Therapy, and child development, and a B.A. from Concordia College, Moorhead, Minnesota. She is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, a certified MAP Therapist, (evidenced based practice), and trained in EMDR and Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy.  Melissa has over 20 years of experience providing individual and family therapy to children, adolescents and their families in both outpatient and in-home settings.

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Lawrence Nutter

Julie Richter

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Julie graduated from The Adler Graduate School of Minnesota and The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.  She is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Special Education Teacher, and Parent and Adult Educator.  Her specialties include working with families with young children, adolescents, and adults who are struggling with daily functioning or are striving for a more balanced, holistic, and fulfilling lifestyle.

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Lawrence Nutter

Lawrence Nutter

Licensed Professional Counselor

Lawrence graduated from St. Mary’s University with a Master’s degree in Counseling and Psychological Services. Lawrence specializes in Solution-Focused, Cognitive Behavioral, and Mindfulness-Based therapeutic strategies. Using a client-centered approach to therapy enables him and his client to establish a strong therapeutic relationship free from moral judgment and other biases that may hinder personal development. His experience includes counseling children, adolescents, and families who struggle with anxiety, depression, anger, grief, addiction, divorce, and trauma. In addition to private practice, he worked within the Hopkins School district and surrounding areas providing students with crisis and individual counseling.

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Katherine Gieselman

Marguerite Ohrtman, EdD

Licensed Professional Counselor

Marguerite holds a doctoral degree from Minnesota State University, Mankato with an emphasis in Counselor Education and Supervision. She works with clients through a strength-based lens, focusing on client resiliency and motivation. She has worked with children and adolescents of all ages on emotional/social, academic, and career issues. Marguerite also has experience working with individuals, couples, and families from different backgrounds and presenting concerns, including anxiety, stress, trauma, depression, parent/guardian concerns, as well as life and career transitions.

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Katherine Gieselman

Katherine Gieselman

TCTCA Founder

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

Kathie graduated from The Adler Graduate School of Minnesota. She is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, a Certified Parenting Coach and a licensing supervisor. Other specialties include EMDR for trauma and ERP for individuals suffering from OCD.

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Karen Alexander

Karen Alexander

TCTCA Founder

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

Karen graduated from the University of California at Davis. She is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, a Certified Parenting Coach and an AAMFT approved supervisor. She is married with two adult sons and two adorable Labradors.  When she is not working you can find her either on her bicycle, at the Y or at the dog park.  She works with individuals, couples and families. 

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Ali

Alison Stroobants

Master of Professional Studies

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor

Ali is a graduate of the University of Minnesota, receiving her Master’s Degree in Integrated Behavioral Health.  She is a licensed Professional Clinical Counselor as well as a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor.  She has experience working with people from a variety of different backgrounds and specializes in working with young adults, substance use, depression, anxiety, relationship dynamics, identity crisis, and individuals within the LGBTQ community.

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Candace Hanson

Candace Hanson

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

* Currently not seeing clients.  Candace graduated from Valparaiso University in Indiana with a Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in the State of Minnesota. She specializes in individual work with adolescents and young adults, clients with co-occurring mental health and substance use problems, men-specific concerns, transitions/life changes, trauma, anxiety, depression, clients with chronic illnesses and pain, as well as Personality disorders and other Severe and Persistent Mental Illnesses (SPMI’s).

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Nate Cutlan

Nate Cutlan

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

Nate is with TCTCA in spirit. We all wish him continued success in his service in the Peace Corps.  Be well Nate!!

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