Nikki Arthur, MA LMFT Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
Nikki holds a master's degree in professional counseling & marriage and family therapy from The Minnesota School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University. She has almost two decades of experience in the mental health field; the last twelve providing therapeutic services to individuals, families, couples and groups. Nikki’s work experience has provided extensive opportunities to work with individuals and families with significant emotional dysregulation. Nikki’s approach to therapy is systemic in nature, collaborative and strength-based. In addition to mindfulness her work is informed by Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and the latest neuroscience research. Nikki utilizes these methods to increase her clients’ ability to experience their thoughts and feelings with openness and non-judgment; while practicing self-compassion. Nikki’s special interests include working with individuals, couples and families of all types struggling with depression, anxiety, parenting concerns, family/couple conflict, and wellness/stress management. She provides her clients with a safe and supportive space to explore their concerns; while working collaboratively with clients so they feel the empowerment that comes from accessing their best self.
Nikki Dufour, MSW LICSW Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker
Nikki holds a master’s degree in clinical social work from the College of St. Catherine/University of St. Thomas and a bachelor’s degree in psychology and communication from the University of Minnesota-Duluth. She has been working in the field for over 14 years. Nikki is experienced in treating adults and adolescents with various mental health struggles and life challenges. Her areas of interest include trauma and abuse, chronic pain, depression, anxiety, grief and loss, relationship challenges, substance abuse recovery and self-esteem issues. Her approach is influenced by attachment theory, neuroscience research and mindfulness. She incorporates evidence based therapies such as cognitive behavioral techniques, humanistic theory and psychodynamic philosophies. She is also trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Biofeedback and Motivational Interviewing. Nikki works collaboratively with the client and implements therapy techniques that will match the client’s needs. Nikki provides a non-judgmental and compassionate environment for clients to explore their challenges and assist them in developing their desired goals.
Barbara Guy Master's Intern Holly Traynor MA LMFT, Supervisor
Barbara is completing the practicum portion of her marriage and family therapy master's degree at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota. She holds a bachelor's degree in English and Spanish from Gustavus Adolphus College. Barbara is interested in working with adults, teens, couples, and families regarding relationship conflicts, self-esteem, healthy sexuality, grief and loss, and anxiety and depression. She welcomes working with families in which one or more member has a serious mental health concern that has resulted in suicide attempts or hospitalizations. Barbara has experience working with families that have suffered violence, individuals that have had an unwanted sexual experience, and
members of the immigrant community. She is bilingual in English and Spanish.
Holly Traynor, MA LMFT Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
Holly holds a master’s degree from the Minnesota School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University. She welcomes working with adults, teens, couples, and families regarding relationship conflicts, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, substance abuse, communication, addictive behaviors, aggression, GLBT issues, parenting and emotional dysregulation. As a group facilitator, Holly is both dynamic and engaging. She is certified in Prepare/Enrich assessments as well as Aggression Replacement Training. Holly has also worked with Alzheimer’s/Dementia, and family caregivers at the University of Minnesota and Fairview Hospital. Holly believes therapy is a collaborative partnership between therapist and client and provides a safe, judgment-free environment where she can offer hope, acceptance, connection and empowerment. She helps her clients find successful ways to navigate problems by listening to their stories and helping them to feel connected with themselves and others. Holly believes that her role as a therapist is to assist her clients to become masters of their own change and growth, and tailors her therapy based on client need.
Jessica Bauman, MA LPC LPCC Licensed Professional Counselor Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor
Jessica holds a master’s degree in counseling and psychological services from Saint Mary’s University and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Minnesota. Jessica’s specialties include individual adolescent and adult clinical therapy for the management of mood disorders, anxiety concerns, sexual trauma and trauma-related issues, school refusal, self-esteem work, family and relational issues, LGBT issues, and psycho-education on medication. Over the past six years, Jessica has worked in various settings, including an outpatient clinic, a hospital psychiatric unit, and as the clinical therapist for a local high school. She also has specialized knowledge in the special education system for children and adolescents. Jessica’s therapeutic approach combines psychodynamic and cognitive behavioral strategies with strength-based interventions. She believes in empowering her clients to begin to consider healthy and constructive alternatives to their lives. Jessica utilizes both traditional and non-traditional perspectives to offer support and guidance for many of the issues that complicate our personal and professional lives. She helps people to find courage to face their fears, find the strength to heal, and make changes to create balance in their lives
Jennifer Grosskreutz, MA Therapist Dr. Jenny Holdredge, MA PsyD LMFT, Supervisor
Jennifer holds a master’s degree in clinical psychology from Ball State University in Indiana, and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. She has been providing mental health services for 14 years, with a primary focus on helping people recover from the challenges of life. Her areas of expertise and training are in trauma and attachment; however, the scope of her work also includes treating anxiety, mood, and behavior disorders. Jennifer began treating children and families in a community mental health setting, with a specific interest in helping those with a history of trauma. In 2009, she moved into a private practice setting. In addition to the above, she has extensive experience in attachment, children in the foster care system, victims of sexual abuse, grief and loss, couples’ counseling, and complex trauma. Jennifer is trained in EMDR and Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy, and her method of treatment is highly based on these two models. She provides psychotherapy to adults and children. The majority of her therapy with children includes the family, as she strives to provide support and education to parents.
Patricia Johnson, MA LMFT Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
Pat holds a master's degree in marriage and family therapy from Bethel Seminary in Minnesota. Additionally, she holds a bachelor's degree in Occupational Therapy from the College of St. Catherine and is licensed as an occupational therapist (OTRL). She currently provides therapy to individuals, couples, and families. The individuals she sees range in age from 14 to seniors. Special interests include conflict resolution, EMDR, effective communications training, self-esteem, physical/emotional/verbal abuse, domestic violence, boundary setting, anger management, women's issues, parenting and child development, depression, anxiety, PTSD, Christian counseling and spirituality, and sensory integration issues as relates to daily functioning/social interactions. Pat's desire in the therapeutic relationship is to provide a place for individuals to feel 'heard', encouraged, instill a sense of hope, and self-esteem to tackle their goals and dreams.