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 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.


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!


I believe that everyone can learn how to heal themselves through addressing their physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual selves.  I work to provide a safe space to my clients to explore the many facets of their identities, including culture, race, ethnicity, religion, spirituality, gender, and sexuality.  My approach to therapy is to meet my clients where they are, infusing humor when appropriate, and empowering them to find their own path toward greater health.

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 Professional Counselor / National Certified Counselor

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

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.

Licensed Marriage and Family Counselor / Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor

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.

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.

DMFT / Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

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!

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.

Licensed Professional Counselor / Professional Tele-Health Counseling with a Spiritual Basis

In her counseling practice, Rev. Lura combines aspects of what 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. For many years, she has had the opportunity to support both adult and teen clients in the process of healing their lives. Rev. Lura specializes in helping her clients alleviate the effects of trauma, anxiety, and depression, as well as grief and loss issues.  She helps them 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. According to Rev. Lura, “We all have a Voice of Wisdom within us.  Part of what I do is to help clients get in touch with that Voice.”

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist / Certified Nutrition Therapy Practitioner / Certified Life Coach

* Currently accepting clients in Shakopee *

I take a truly holistic approach by combining the latest information on the gut-brain connection, current understanding of neuroscience and the impact of early attachment on our current relationships. I am trained in a variety of Trauma focused and experiential models, including EMDR. If your struggles are with a primary attachment relationship, substances, or a relationship with yourself, I am here to help.

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.

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!

Licensed Professional Clinical 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.

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.

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

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.