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

* Accepting New 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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Candace Hanson

Leah Shanks

Licensed Professional Counselor

National Certified Counselor

I have a passion for helping people and feel we all can be happier, more balanced, and lead a more fulfilling life. I am caring, down to earth and have a sense of humor. I provide a non-judgmental active approach to counseling. My lens is supportive, strengths based solution focused, and I use cognitive behavioral and mindfulness approaches in my work. In a caring yet straightforward way I get to know you, help you to set meaningful counseling goals, take action, and be accountable toward reaching your goals to live your best life. If you are looking for someone to help you be accountable, then I am a good fit!

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Stacy Ellman

E. Rachel Holtzer

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

Rachel has a passion for helping clients who feel stuck!

She brings 25 years of teaching, counseling and creative problem solving experience to helping people develop the skills they need to solve problems that are keeping them from reaching their goals and feeling satisfied with their lives.

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Stacy Ellman

Jessica Dreischmeier

Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

Jessica has experience working with children and adolescents who have special needs, and their families. Concerns of clients have included trauma, emotional and behavioral issues and other mental health diagnoses. Jessica also specializes in working with individuals, couples, new parents and families who are adjusting to the changes that happen when a couple or individual decides to have a family. Themes may include fertility concerns, adoption, high risk pregnancy, birth trauma, prematurity and NICU stays, grief and loss, postpartum mental health for both moms and partners, general postpartum support, and family therapy focused on the changes to individuals and systems that having a child brings to a family.

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Stacy Ellman

Stacy L. Ellman

Licensed Professional Counselor

National Certified Counselor

Are you thriving or simply surviving? Often individuals question their life path yet have no idea where to start exploring. I work with clients to connect your head and heart in order to help you walk the highest and easiest path in this lifetime. Individually or in a group setting we identify strengths and areas of growth, both are used to help cultivate fulfilling life experiences.

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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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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

I approach therapy by using warmth and authenticity to develop a trusting relationship where growth and change may occur. Many factors both inside and outside of our control can shape our current experience. My role is to assist individuals in removing obstacles that may prevent them from reaching their goals and living lives that are satisfying and meaningful to them. 

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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

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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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

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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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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5851 Duluth Street, Suite 306
Golden Valley, MN 55422

 

Service Area

Twin Cities Therapy & Counseling is located in Golden Valley, MN and serves clients throughout Hennepin County including Edina, Plymouth, New Hope, Crystal, St. Louis Park, Minneapolis, Minnetonka, Wayzata, Hopkins, Maple Grove, and Brooklyn Park.

Hours of Operations

Monday – 8:00 am to 8:00 pm
Tuesday – 8:00 am to 8:00 pm
Wednesday – 8:00 am to 8:00 pm
Thursday – 8:00 am to 8:00 pm
Friday – 8:00 am to 8:00 pm
Saturday – 8:00 am to 8:00 pm
Sunday – some hours are offered as requested 

Business Office:
PH:   (612)-202-8703 
FAX: (612)-241-1943
Monday – Friday 9:00 to 4:00