Andover Office Meet our team. The people behind client success.
Amber Buren MA LMFT
Amber Buren, MA LMFT Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist Amber holds a master's degree in counseling and psychological services and a certificate in marriage and family therapy from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota as well a bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Minnesota-Duluth. Amber has over 14 years of mental health experience working with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. Her areas of interest include grief/loss, relationships, parenting, self-esteem, trauma, anxiety, mood disorders, and health/wellness. Her theoretical approach includes a family systems background infused with techniques and interventions from dialectical behavioral therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, attachment theory, and narrative therapy. Amber strives to create a safe and warm therapeutic relationship working collaboratively with clients on their path of healing and growth both within themselves and their relationships.
Dr. Jenny Holdredge MA PsyD LMFT
Dr. Jenny Holdredge, MA PsyD LMFT Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist Board Approved LMFT & LPCC Supervisor Intern & Pre-licensed Clinical Supervisor Clinic Director/Owner Jenny holds a doctoral degree in clinical psychology and a master's degree in marriage & family therapy and professional counseling from Minnesota School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University. She has over 18 years experience in the mental health field and particularly enjoys working with couples and individuals struggling with relationship difficulties, anxiety (specifically with panic attacks), atypical or treatment-resistant depression, personality disturbances, addictions, sexual/intimacy concerns, unresolved or ambiguous loss, trauma, stress management, & interpersonal communication. Jenny’s approach is influenced by neuro-affective research, dynamic & psychoanalytic principles, family systems, and attachment theory. She works collaboratively with clients to establish a secure therapeutic relationship where healing can occur and produce long-lasting results. Jenny is also a Minnesota Board approved clinical supervisor & provides mental health & performance consultation services to individuals and corporations. She is the owner and Clinical Director of Rum River Counseling, Inc.
Jeanette McGie MSW LICSW
Jeanette McGie, MSW LICSW Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker Many times in life our story takes an unexpected turn and we struggle with feeling lost, hopeless, anxious, and fearful. We lose track of who we are and where we are going.
As a therapist, Jeanette values walking alongside her clients during these moments. Our life story often doesn’t work out the way we had predicted. Someone passes away too soon, the birth of a child is traumatic instead of bringing joy, you or a spouse struggles with infertility instead of becoming a parent, fear and anxiety grips you, or intense depression pulls you into the depths of a hole that you feel you cannot climb out from and escape.
Jeanette McGie is an Attachment-based therapist who has practiced for 5 years. She earned her Masters in Clinical Social Work at the University of St. Thomas/St. Catherine University in St. Paul, Minnesota. She is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker. She is trained by Postpartum Support International and is listed as a recommended provider by Postpartum Support Minnesota.
One of Jeanette’s passions is working with moms and dads who are struggling with postpartum mood disorder such as Postpartum Anxiety and Postpartum Depression. She enjoys being able to support them while they step into this new part of their life and work through the joys and struggles of parenting. She is also passionate about working with families who are struggling with infertility and the disappointment and sadness that comes when becoming a parent takes a different path than you had planned. Additionally, Jeanette enjoys working with children, adolescents, and their families as they grow in their relationships with each other and navigate the different mental health concerns that may present themselves during those times in life
Jeanette uses a client center-based therapy that meets the client where they are and that understands the history of his or her trauma and early attachment to support the client with his or her mental health concerns. She uses Internal Family System Therapy, Play Therapy, Mindfulness, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Cognitive Behavior Therapy. She assesses what the individual’s early attachment was or is and how it has impacted his or her development and relationship to the world around him or her. She also assesses the family dynamics and how they have impacted the person's development and interaction with others.
In Jeanette’s personal time she enjoys spending time with her husband, two kids, and friends. She loves the outdoors and enjoys camping, hiking, canoeing, and gardening. She also enjoys reading a good book and snuggling with her dog, Gracie.
Katie Shaw MSW LICSW
Katie Shaw, MSW LICSW Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker Katie holds a master's degree in clinical social work from Augsburg College in Minneapolis, MN. She has over 15 years experience in the mental health field, with the majority of her professional experience providing psychotherapy to adults individually and in a group setting. Katie has interest and expertise working with adults who seek partnership with their therapist and want to learn skills to manage/overcome depression, anxiety, trauma/PTSD, and/or psychosis. Katie is also comfortable and competent working with co-occurring disorders with chemical dependency as she has previously facilitated a mental health/chemical health group for 10 years. She values working with each of her client's to determine the best approach for treatment. She is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), with preference for this modality. Other treatment techniques used may also include Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, Rogerian, and heart-centered approaches that are based in her client's current strengths and support system. Katie's holistic approach to mental health care reflects her desire to help her client's learn how to resolve their own problems, establish their own resources, trust their own selves, and honor their own needs. Ultimately, it is her hope and intention that through therapy, client's can overcome their internal barriers to achieve their own powerful results.
Leah Faiad MS LAMFT
Leah Faiad, MS LAMFT Licensed Associate Marriage & Family Therapist Dr. Jenny Holdredge, PsyD LMFT, Supervisor Leah holds a master's degree in marriage and family therapy from the University of Wisconsin-Stout and a bachelor's degree in child youth and family studies from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. Leah believes in empowering clients to access their own strengths by utilizing a solution focused perspective to overcome life’s challenges. Leah enjoys working with individuals and families across the lifespan, including children, teens, adults, couples and families. She utilizes both talk therapy and child centered play therapy when appropriate to facilitate the healing process. Her special areas of interest include anxiety, depression, family conflict, parenting stress, life transitions, trauma and sexuality. She provides individuals with a variety of mindfulness based techniques to increase ones ability to manage difficult emotions and improve overall self awareness. Leah aspires to create a warm and and non-judgmental environment for clients to find healing and inner peace.
Brooke Halliday MA LPCC
Brooke Halliday, MA LPCC Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor Brooke holds a bachelor’s degree from St. Cloud State University in Community Psychology and Criminal Justice in addition to a master’s degree from the University of St. Thomas in Counseling Psychology. Brooke enjoys working with individuals in their late teens through adulthood focusing on issues such a depression, anxiety, self-compassion/self-esteem, trauma, major life changes, and family of origin difficulties. Brooke practices from an integrative approach incorporating CBT, IFS, Person-Centered, Bowenian and other theories as needed to best serve her clients where they are at. She believes that each individual is the expert of their own life and has the capability to heal themselves and achieve their goals. Brooke emphasizes the importance of the therapeutic relationship between client and therapist. She works to create a safe, empathetic, nonjudgmental environment in which clients can heal and achieve their goals.
Allison Merriman MA LMFT
Allison Merriman, MA LMFT Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist Allison holds a master's degree in counseling psychology with a family psychology concentration from the University of Saint Thomas. Allison also holds a Bachelor’s degree in psychology from Gustavus Adolphus College. Allison has been working in the mental health field for over 10 years and has experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families in residential treatment and day treatment settings, outpatient mental health clinics, and medical clinics. In therapy, Allison focuses on listening to people in order understand their struggles and goals. She aims to bring a sense of trust, non-judgmental presence, humor, and validation to her work. Allison works together with people to develop a plan for working toward the changes they desire to make. Allison enjoys using creative, solution-focused approaches when helping people make changes. She also focuses heavily on a cognitive-behavioral approach. Special areas of interest include depression, anxiety, trauma, self-harm, grief, family and blended family dynamics, and adjustment to life stressors. Allison has obtained intensive trainings in treatment of trauma including Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TFCBT). She has also undergone intensive training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) which provides skill-based treatment for emotional, behavioral, and relational difficulties.
Kate Stevenson MA
Kate Stevenson, MA Therapist Dr. Jenny Holdredge, PsyD LMFT, Supervisor Kate holds a master’s degree in counseling and psychological services from Saint Mary’s University. She also holds bachelor’s degrees in psychology and theatre arts and a minor in English writing from Concordia College, Moorhead. Kate has experience working with adults in a higher level of care, providing psychotherapy and psychoeducation on key topics such as coping and distress tolerance skills, goal setting, wellness, assertiveness skills and boundary setting, naming and understanding emotions, understanding mental health and stigma, social skills and healthy relationships, and meditation/mindfulness skills. Kate has worked extensively with adults experiencing generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, mood disorders, borderline personality disorder, schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, and autism. Kate uses a person-centered approach to establish a warm and genuine relationship with her clients and provide a safe, non-judgmental, and validating place for them to share their story. She draws upon elements of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) in order to introduce tools, skills, and concepts for clients to implement in their lives. Creativity, humor, and bibliotherapy (books!) are especially welcome in Kate’s practice.
Mallory (Getchell) Tufte MA
Mallory (Getchell) Tufte, MA Therapist Dr. Jenny Holdredge, PsyD LMFT, Supervisor Mallory holds a master's degree in counseling psychology from the Graduate School of Professional Psychology at the University of St. Thomas. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology with a minor in child psychology from the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities. Mallory has experience working with adults in a Partial Hospitalization Program, providing in-home behavioral therapy to children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, crisis intervention, and working with children and adolescents at an inpatient hospital. She is passionate about parent/child attachment, anxiety, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. She enjoys working with people of all ages. Mallory’s approach to therapy is integrative, incorporating empathy, mindfulness based intervention, self-care, acceptance, and commitment to change. She strives to adapt therapy to meet each client’s unique needs, while using their strengths to get them to where they would like to be.
Corinne Libby MA LMFT
Corinne (Mortensen) Libby, MA LMFT Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist Corinne holds a master's degree in marriage & family therapy from Saint Mary's University of Minnesota. She holds a bachelors degree in psychology from the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities. Corinne enjoys working with couples, families, and individuals of all ages. Corinne has experience working with individuals and families in home based, outpatient clinic, and inpatient hospital settings. Her area of interest includes working with couples or families in conflict, and individuals coping with anxiety (panic disorders), depression, suicidal and self-injurious behaviors, and co-occurring addiction and mental health disorders. Corinne’s approach to therapy is collaborative and strength-based. It draws from many models and is influenced by family systems and psychodynamic theories.
Sherry O'Malley MA LP
Sherry O'Malley, MA LP Licensed Psychologist Sherry holds a master's degree in counseling and psychological Services from St. Mary's University and a bachelor's degree in social work from St. Cloud State University. She has over 23 years of experience in the counseling field, working with individuals, couples and families on a wide variety of issues. Her areas of interest and expertise include working with people who experience anxiety, depression, shame issues, family of origin issues, physical and sexual abuse, domestic abuse, parenting issues, PTSD, work issues, communication difficulties, grief and loss, and adoption issues. She also works with people who are dealing with autism spectrum issues and chemical dependency issues. Sherry seeks to develop a trusting, caring relationship with her clients, to facilitate their sense of well being and reach their goals in therapy. She draws from many theoretical frameworks to help clients address areas of concern, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems Therapy, EMDR, and Psychodynamic Theory. She tailors the therapy experience to meet each client's unique needs.
Sarah Theisen, MS LPC ATR-P
Sarah Theisen, MS LPC, ATR-P Licensed Professional Counselor, Art Therapist Sarah holds a master's degree in art therapy with an emphasis in counseling from Mount Mary University. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and studio art from the University of Minnesota, Morris. Sarah has experience working with children, teens, and adults in an inpatient, partial hospitalization, residential, and outpatient setting. She enjoys working with those who might be struggling with anxiety, depression, stress management, trauma, grief, self-esteem, and disordered eating. Sarah’s approach to therapy is integrative art therapy approach which could include cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), narrative therapy, trauma-informed care, and a strength-based perspective. Sarah believes there is no “one size fits all” to therapy so the goal is to co-create a therapeutic approach and relationship that works best for the client and their needs. Sometimes words fail or sometimes there is nothing in the dictionary to capture the essence of how we are doing. This is where the power of art comes into effect. Art therapy makes it possible to express what is difficult, and sometimes impossible, to communicate with words. No experience with art materials is required to try art therapy. The creative process, combined with the verbal discussion, allows space to integrate healing on a cognitive, biological, and emotional level.
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