Shannon Brice, MSW, LCSW, EAGALA Certified
St. Croix Falls Clinic Lead
Areas of Focus: Women, Children, & Couples
I am trained to help women heal from the effects of trauma and to help women who struggle with low self-esteem, relationship issues, depression, anxiety and finding their path in life.
Additional areas of interest include helping children & adolescents who have been impacted by trauma and are experiencing peer and/or family conflict. I am also experienced in helping couples reconnect both emotionally and intimately.
Stephanie Wilson, MS, LPC
Areas of Focus: Children, Adolescents, & Adults
I have experience working with individuals throughout the life span with a wide variety of struggles and life changes. I am passionate about providing a safe and healing space for individuals to work through challenges related to past trauma, depression, anxiety, grief, family changes, low self esteem, and behavioral issues.
I am trained in both Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). Additionally, I enjoy providing school based and Telehealth psychotherapy services as well as providing clinical supervision.
Kathryn (Kati) Arens, MA, LMFT
Areas of Focus: Adolescents, Adults, & Couples
I have experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and couples who are living with the effects of trauma, relational issues, low self-esteem, shame, anxiety, depression and adjustment to big life changes. I am focused on creating a therapeutic relationship in which you feel comfortable to explore your experience and context to bring about healing in your life.
I have training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and premarital counseling. I also enjoy working with people on social skills, intimacy, identity, and faith.
Danelle (Dani) Mortenson, MSEd, LPC
Areas of Focus: Children, Teens, & Families,
Grief & Trauma
I want you to leave our sessions feeling heard and understood in a way you haven't been and feeling more courageous. Life can be difficult for us at times, and yet, resiliency exists and can be developed. While working with youth, I utilize play, creative arts and other intentional activities to assist in communicating emotions and working through difficulties. It's important to me to hear your story, to be solution-focused, holistic person-centered, to gain awareness, build coping skills, and facilitate a team approach as much as possible in your healing journey. Some areas of specialization I'm developing: trauma, grief, and burnout.
Carly Tebo, MSW, LCSW
Areas of Focus: Children, Teens, Families, Attachment, & Trauma
I aim to build safe connections that allow for open exploration of challenges and patterns across the lifespan. My main interests include providing children, teenagers, and families the tools to navigate relationship conflict, heal from trauma, and find their true and genuine selves. I lean on creative expression and authenticity to foster unique therapy experiences for all. I am passionate about maintaining awareness of the external barriers individuals and families may face in society and utilize validation, collaboration, and advocacy skills to support them through these obstacles.
Michaela Gilles, MS, LPC-IT
Area of Focus: Children, Adolescents, & Families
I strive to meet clients where they are at while building a safe, collaborative, and authentic environment that allows the client to share, explore, and process their experiences without judgement. I enjoy using creative interventions to meet and address their needs and goals while helping them build awareness and understanding of their emotions, thoughts, and the world around them.
I am trained to work with individuals of all ages, however, my past experiences have focused on working with children, adolescents, and their families. I have experience working with individuals who are experiencing depression, anxiety, emotional dysregulation, anger, family challenges, and trauma.
I am under the supervision of Stephanie Wilson, MS, LPC.
Jaydn Alexander, MA, LPC-IT
Art Therapy & Mental Health Skills Provider
Area of Focus: Children, Adolescents & Trauma
I am experienced in supporting children, adolescents and teens through emotional regulation, coping skill development, feeling identification, trauma processing and social skill development. I trust in the power of art-making to guide the therapeutic process based on the needs of individuals.
I am skilled in providing an adaptable space that meets the client where they are at and provides an opportunity for growth through creative exploration.
I value the ability of art and other expressive therapies to reveal the inherent wisdom, strength and resilience within all of us. I work to help clients discover the positive attributes within themselves. My hope is that by providing an accepting space for free expression, clients can learn to trust themselves and discover their strengths through the art making process.
I am under the supervision of Nick Flier, MA, LPC.
Ethan Halainen, MSW, APSW
Area of Focus: Adolescents, Adults, Families, Trauma, and LGBTQIA+
Sometimes, being a human is hard. When life gets overwhelming and the usual supports in a person's life aren't enough, I'm here to help. Whether it's navigating peer relationships in school or the challenges of adult life, I help people identify and build on their own strengths and wisdom. My approach puts the experience and expertise of the client at the center of the therapeutic process, with my experience and expertise used to guide them in creating the life they want to live.
I have experience and interest in working with a variety of challenges that individuals face, including depression, anxiety, trauma, and relationship and behavioral issues. My work has been primarily with adolescents and their families, but I have training, experience, and interest in working with individuals across the lifespan - I work with children as young as 8. I also have specific training and knowledge that can help people who feel marginalized in some aspect of their lives. Whether it is because of disabilities, race, religion, or other factors, I utilize a variety of evidence-based methods to help each person find their own unique solutions. I also offer a safe space for children, adolescents and adults who are LGBTQIA+, or who are exploring these identities, to find the support and acceptance they need to thrive.
I am under the supervision of Shannon Brice, MSW, LCSW