Blaine Office Meet our team. The people behind client success.
Jessica Bauman MA LPC LPCC
Jessica Bauman, MA LPC LPCC Licensed Professional Counselor Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor Board Approved LPC/LPCC Supervisor 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-Twin Cities. For the past 15 years, she has been a passionate scholar and practitioner in the field of clinical psychology. Jessica began her practice as a certified sexual trauma therapist, focusing on healing and recovery of survivors of sexual trauma. Along the way she has integrated her work in multiple clinical settings including inpatient psychiatry, day treatment programming, non-profit outpatient clinics, as well as middle and high schools utilizing specialized training in the special education system for children and adolescents. In her current clinical practice, she enjoys working with adults, couples, and families with a wide range of emotional dysregulation, adjustment to life stressors, sexual and relational concerns. Jessica employs theories from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Existential Therapy, among other evidence-based treatments. She maintains a balance of utilizing both traditional and non-traditional perspectives to offer support and guidance for many of the issues that complicate our personal and professional lives. Her specialties include working with those struggling with sexuality concerns, LGBTQIA, poly/kink informed, depleted self-worth, relational turmoil, as well as trauma manifesting itself within the symptomology of anxiety and depression. She believes in empowering her clients to begin to consider healthy and constructive alternatives to their lives, through a direct and compassionate approach. She assists people to find courage to face their fears, discover the strength to heal, and construct changes to create balance in their lives.
Brian Moore MA LPCC
Brian Moore, MA LPCC Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor Brian holds a master’s degree in counseling psychology for kids and teens from Bethel University as well as a post-master’s certificate in couples counseling from Northcentral University. He holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology with a minor in sociology from University of MN-Morris. Brian has worked in the mental health field since 2011. He enjoys working with individuals (5+); couples, and families on a variety of issues including: anxiety, medical trauma, trauma, attachment/relational concerns, LGBTQIA issues, parenting skills, relationship issues, divorce, life transitions, and work stress. Brian believes in an eclectic/integrated approach to therapy, drawing from several approaches including schema therapy, emotionally focused therapy, family systems theory, & cognitive behavioral therapy. Brian is also trained in trauma focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Brian has a client-centered, supportive, strength-based, and empathetic approach to therapy that supports clients in empowering themselves and achieving their goals. Brian believes in encouraging and challenging clients through kindness and being straight-forward while providing support on their journey to feeling fulfilled and being the best person they can be.
Lilia Pachenko MA LMFT
Lilia Pachenko, MA LMFT Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist Lilia holds a master's degree in marriage and family therapy from Saint Mary's University. She holds a bachelor's degree in psychology with an emphasis on family studies from the University of Saint Thomas. Lilia has worked in the metal health field since 2011. She enjoys working with individuals, couples and families on a variety of issues including: anxiety, mood disorders, trauma, attachment/relational concerns, parenting skills, relationship issues, divorce, life transitions, and work stress. Lilia believes in an eclectic approach to therapy, drawing from several approaches including: emotionally focused therapy, attachment theory, family systems theory, & cognitive behavioral therapy. She has also completed Level 2 Training in Gottman method couples therapy to help client’s work through a variety of relationship stressors. For her work with parenting concerns, she has been trained in Circle of Security-Parenting, an evidence based intervention program for parents and children that focuses on relationships from an attachment-based perspective. Lilia has a client-centered, supportive, and empathetic approach to therapy that supports clients in fulfilling their goals. She believes in challenging and encouraging clients to be their best selves so they can reach their full potential. She has a straight-forward, yet kind approach that she uses to walk alongside clients in their journey of self-discovery.
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.
Brooke Mollan MA
Brooke (Manning) Mollan, MA Therapist Dr. Jenny Holdredge, PsyD, LMFT, Supervisor Brooke holds a master’s degree in marriage and family therapy from Whitworth University in Spokane, Washington and a bachelor’s degree in psychology with a minor in sociology from Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota. Brooke enjoys working with individuals, couples, and families. She has a particular interest in working with couples and is LGBTQ and Kink friendly. She has experience working with college students and recent graduates dealing with anxiety, depression, PTSD, relationship issues, sexuality, life transitions, blended families and family conflict. Brooke strives to help her clients find more effective ways to live and new ways to handle emotions. Brooke is passionate about helping couples, individuals, and families gain insight in therapy to help them make lasting changes in their life. She uses an integrated approach in providing therapy services, meaning she relies on a variety of theoretical perspectives and techniques based on each client. when working with couples to improve communication and connection, she uses evidenced based theories such as the Gottman approach and Emotionally Focused Therapy. She aims to provide genuine and effective services that supports hope, healing reflections about you and your life, genuine growth, and a gradual restoration of what you desire and value. Brooke provides honest feedback and guidance using humor and compassion while supporting her clients through therapy.
Holly Tofanelli MA LMFT
Holly (Traynor) Tofanelli, 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 is trained in Brainspotting and EMDR and utilizes these two mindfulness based approaches to help clients reprocess past traumatic experiences. 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.
Whitney Hinrichs MA LPCC
Whitney Hinrichs, MA LPCC Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor Whitney holds a master's degree in Clinical Psychology from Argosy University and enjoys working with teens, adults, and couples. Whitney has worked in a variety of settings such as schools, community-based, in-home, group home, intensive day treatment, and outpatient since 2012. Whitney seeks to provide a kind, caring, non-judgmental environment where client's are challenged and encouraged to develop a more fit perspective. Specialty areas include: working with trauma-related victims such as sex-trafficking, sexual assault/sexual abuse and domestic violence, depression, anxiety, postpartum depression, grief and loss, behavioral issues, identity issues, chemical dependency, relationship/intimacy difficulties, as well as chronic pain and illness.
Luke McLain MS LMFT
Luke McLain, MS LMFT Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist Luke holds a master's degree in counseling psychology from St. Cloud State University and a graduate certificate in marriage & family therapy from Saint Mary's University of Minnesota. He holds a bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Minnesota - Morris. Luke has worked in mental health since 1999. He enjoys working with individuals, couples, and families on a variety of issues including: relationship issues, divorce, kids and adolescents, single parenting, stress management, personality issues, anxiety, mood disorders, self-esteem, trauma, grief/loss, chemical health, and parenting skills. He is skilled at connecting and working with children and adolescents. Luke interacts with clients from a client-centered and collaborative perspective, and works to assist the client(s) to clarify and drive the direction of their goals and therapy. He strives to provide a secure working relationship (which includes the occasional use of humor) in which to explore the presenting issues and has a calm comforting demeanor. He draws from a variety of theoretical approaches and interventions including, but not limited to, family systems theory, attachment theory, play therapy, mindfulness, cognitive-behavioral theory, and emotionally-focused therapy. Luke believes that being flexible and having variety in life, is often beneficial to people and improves the life they are living.
Nicholas (Nick) Stephens MSW LICSW
Nicholas Stephens, MSW LICSW Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker Nick holds a master's degree in social work from the University of Minnesota. Nick is certified in providing EMDR, a trauma-focused intervention that assists clients in addressing negative beliefs, intrusions, and triggers that prevent clients from living in their present. His experience includes over 10 years of working with children, teens, adults and families in a variety of mental health and educational settings. He believes that connecting with each another in a safe, nurturing, and non-judgmental relationship is one of the most important factors in therapy.
Nick works to identify obstacles to his client’s success, and then helps them remove those obstacles so they can build on their areas of strength. Nick will focus on helping clients work through problems that may include relationship difficulties, job stress, grief, anger, fear, worry, sadness, and addiction. He will utilized evidence-based treatments (treatments in which research has provided evidence of statistically significant effectiveness) to help with problems such as anxiety, depression and trauma. Nick employs a holistic and integrative approach as he works collaboratively with individuals, couples and families. Personal and professional experience has led Nick to the belief that a healthy sense of meaning and a good roadmap can enable anyone to overcome even the most difficult issues of life.
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