Meet our Therapists

At TCTCA our therapists work with you in a way that makes the most sense to you; individually, with your significant other, or with your family members. At our mental health clinic, or through Tele-Therapy. You and your therapist can decide together. We serve Minneapolis, St. Paul and the surrounding areas.

Licensed Professional Counselor

I will welcome you with positive regard, curiosity, and genuine concern and I believe in your innate ability to find balance.  Whether you have something to sort out in the short term or would like to address longer-term issues, together we will explore possibilities for your life’s path and use the abundant tools available to us.  When in session with a client, I am completely in the moment with the person facing me.  I am a deep listener, who will provide authentic feedback and encourage you to find your voice.  We will work collaboratively and I will ask you in each session how our work is going for you. What I love about therapy is that it is a safe space in which your true self can flourish, free of judgment, where you are fully supported in your goals and your process. 

Licensed Marriage and Family Counselor / Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor

* Teletherapy Only *

David’s passion is joining clients in their life journey to overcome adversity and find healing for their hurts, habits, and hang-ups. He helps them uncover their resiliency to forge sustainable mental health while continuing to thrive and create the fulfilling life they choose. He understands the challenging process of healing in the life journey, having overcome many of the same challenges, detours, and dead ends along the way. When helping people move past complacency, the goal is to help clients begin to see problems and find creative solutions within themselves and uncover the coping skills they need to overcome the struggles they face.

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

* Teletherapy Only *

You are worthy. I believe you are created on purpose and with a purpose. All too often, the environment and people around us highlight all that is wrong with us and/or our situation.  Sometimes, that can lead to feeling as if we are not enough or broken. These feelings and experiences can contribute to mental health struggles. I get it because I have been there…life is straight up hard sometimes.  However, there is hope!  There is a world that exists in which we as individuals can recognize and accept our flaws, while acknowledging we are still awesome in spite of these flaws. My own journey through similar struggles allowed me to discover not just a word, but a movement, that supports each of us in recognizing that we are FLAWSOME. My passion is to work with you in discovering what it is that you truly want and are capable of so you can live your best life!

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor / Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor

I love helping clients grow, overcome challenges, and discover themselves. My approach is holistic:  I believe that a healthy mind, body, and spirit require an overall balance in life.  Relationships, work, education, spirituality, social life, personal care, and finances are all relevant.  One’s balance can be upended in many ways – emotional wounds, lack of compassion to self or from others, feelings that you don’t “belong” due to culture or transition, decisions made in childhood that don’t fit anymore, or unforeseen world events that affect us personally – like a pandemic.

MA Psychotherapist

Mollie has worked with people from a variety of cultural backgrounds and has experience supporting individuals through depression, anxiety, panic, emotional dysregulation, traumatic circumstances, life transitions, academic struggles, college & career decisions, grief, family conflict, divorce, peer relationships, and identity concerns. Mollie believes in approaching therapy with genuine care, concern, and unconditional positive regard. She provides a space that is non-judgmental, client-centered, and she establishes a therapeutic relationship that allows individuals the freedom to be their authentic selves. Mollie believes in helping individuals realize and utilize their unique qualities and talents, and she supports clients on their journey towards self-actualization. She will work with you to establish goals and will revisit and reevaluate these goals throughout the therapeutic process.

Licensed Professional Counselor

In my practice I draw from existential, narrative, cognitive behavioral, and solution-focused counseling theories to provide a blended person-centered approach to our work together. My passion and primary area of expertise is in serving those who are survivors of grief and loss, including ambiguous losses from life changes. Adjacent to these topics are my strengths in providing support for those facing anxiety, depression, or acute stress. Moreover, my aim is to partner in developing healthy coping skills, boundaries, as well as general communication improvement in everyday life. Whatever brings you here, I want you to know that it is ok. I’m not here to judge – instead, my goal is to build an authentic trusting relationship with you so we can navigate the hard and often uncomfortable parts of life together. 

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Julie 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. Through the use of multiple approaches, including cognitive-behavioral, solution-focused, humanistic, Adlerian, nutrition, and fitness counseling, she is able to meet the needs of clients in ways that facilitate positive growth and optimal functioning within their daily lives.

Therapist

Do you feel you could use a new direction in your life? My relaxed style and curiosity about what makes a happy and healthy day, week, or year will help us to build the path for your own life that you’ve been hoping for. It’s easy to get off track with stresses and demands of daily responsibilities. Anxiety and depression can frustrate our best efforts. For men, it can be especially difficult to take time to evaluate where we are taking our life. I’m especially passionate about talking with men, young and old, about the unique demands of 2021. So many men don’t have a platform for all of the changes that are taking place: emotionally, financially, and culturally. I can be that platform. 

Psychotherapist

Emotional and mental health can be both a gift and a challenge. It is at this crossroads where we will do our best work together. While being a person-centered and strength-based therapist, I am first and foremost change-and-results focused. Being able to discuss life is the first part but being able to tackle it is the second part. Being individually supported, challenged and empowered to move forward can create motivation and ultimately increase the positivity within daily life. Together we will cultivate a safe space where we can achieve all of these, and set you up for success!

DMFT / Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

* Teletherapy Only *

Are you having a lot of problems in your relationships with friends, family, a partner or spouse? Do you feel misunderstood? Are you experiencing a lot of stress, anxiety, depression and/or worry due to work, being a single parent, divorce, marriage, committed relationship, racial issues, masculinity and/or self worth? Are you parenting alone and need some emotional support. Are you questioning things in life and need to make some decisions. Asking for support is a brave step. I am the Author of “Ruptured Attachment” and am passionate about helping individuals, couples and families heal from the inside out. Begin healing from the inside out!

Psychotherapist

If you are feeling overwhelmed, anxious, depressed, questioning life or hoping for clarity, I am here to help. Taking the first step towards change is not an easy one, but a courageous one. I believe that most people are capable of change given the opportunity and motivation to do so. I pride myself on meeting my clients where they are at on their journey and working as a team to help clients grow, heal and transform. I have special training and interests in working with younger children, teens and adults on issues of anxiety, trauma, depression, grief, and women’s issues especially identity-building during times of transition.

Psychotherapist / Art Therapist

My personal life experience has led me to specialize in supporting people (ages 6+) living with chronic illness & those who have experienced medical trauma; specifically people touched by Type 1 Diabetes. I love working with neurodiverse individuals and special needs families. I hold a special place in my heart for families living with Autism, as my family is as well! Additionally, I see individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, or even people just feeling “a bit off center”! I work from a postmodern and social-justice perspective and my approach is gentle and strengths-based. I hope to help you feel more grounded in your life by blending creative expression with compassion and encouragement.

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker / Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor

I provide care to kids, adolescents, adults, and families. My special interests include eating disorders, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, trauma, and addictions. I believe in using a client centered approach and working collaboratively with my clients in reaching their goals for change. I became a therapist to help people in some way, whether to offer support through the process of improving mental health, addressing relationship difficulties, or adjusting to challenging life changes. While working with individuals and families, I might integrate a variety of therapeutic approaches, such as: CBT, CBT-E, FBT, RO-DBT, IPT and mindfulness techniques. I am also certified in EMDR and work with clients who have experienced trauma in their background. 

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker / Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Melissa’s clinical work focuses on utilizing and building on children’s, teen’s and family’s strengths, instilling hope, and working collaboratively to develop treatment goals and create positive change. Her clinical work includes taking a developmental and systemic perspective that incorporates psychoeducation, play therapy, CBT, Mindfulness, and EMDR. 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.

TCTCA Founder / Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist / Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

I believe in mental health wellness. Most people are familiar with the term therapy, which often denotes problems, pathology, diagnoses and things to be removed or fixed. While some of my clients may have symptoms like depression or anxiety, I prefer to see the strengths and possibilities that exist in their lives. My goal in therapy is to provide a fresh, unbiased perspective drawn from both life experience and current research. Whether you are seeking help to better understand yourself or work on a personal relationship that just doesn’t seem to improve – together you and I will find solutions that work in real life.

Therapist

* Not accepting clients *

I provide couples counseling and individual counseling. Areas of expertise and interest include Anxiety, Depression, Grief and Loss, Racial/Cultural Topics, Divorce, Women’s Issues, Self-worth, Peer Relationships, and Spirituality. I believe in providing holistic, culturally responsive therapy. I aim to create a comfortable environment that promotes a safe way to explore your full self, including all the aspects that make you uniquely you! I take a collaborative approach to support you in the process of healing and growth. In this process, I draw from Narrative, Solution-Focused, and Cognitive Behavioral therapeutic approaches. 

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor / National Certified Counselor

* Not accepting clients *

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!

TCTCA Founder / Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist / Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

* Not accepting clients *

My approach to both therapy and life is optimistic and nonjudgmental. You will find me down-to-earth, working at your pace to build personalized problem-solving strategies. I have 20+ years of experience working with individuals and families in transition. I believe that all human beings are moving through life to belong, to love and be loved. Life events will inevitably interrupt our efforts, and therapy is a great place to get yourself back on track. I believe that therapy should be a supportive time in your week, set aside to both challenge yourself and set goals so that your time spent makes the difference you want.

Licensed Professional Counselor / National Certified Counselor

* Not accepting clients *

My approach to therapy is gentle, practical, and straightforward. I work to develop a therapeutic relationship through unconditional acceptance and positive regard. I partner with my clients to challenge their thoughts, ideas, and behaviors with the goal of facilitating real, lasting change and personal growth. I work with individuals ranging from teens to adults on topics including anxiety, depression, trauma, and life adjustments. I am passionate about finding the counseling approach that will work for each and every one of my clients.

Licensed Professional Counselor / National Certified Counselor

* Not accepting clients *

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. My clients range in age from teenagers through adulthood and are often going through life transitions. Transitions such as relationships, challenging family dynamics, identity crisis, trauma, career, abuse, divorce, loss, and grief. Often my client suffer from depression, anxiety, panic symptoms, confusion, sleep issues, and loneliness. Individually or in a group setting we identify strengths and areas of growth, both are used to help cultivate fulfilling life experiences.