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Testimonials

“Our son…cares about himself and others around him…He has regained hope and faith in life…And as a family, we have a huge increase in the positive interaction and time we share. Thank you for giving us so much.”

- Headway Client

Rachel Peglow, MA, LMFT

Rachel Peglow 4.17

Supervisor, Day Treatment

Phone: 763-569-5204
Fax: 763-569-5201
Email: rachel.peglow@headway.org
5910 Shingle Creek Parkway
Brooklyn Center, MN 55430 

Rachel joined Headway in May, 2014 and has worked in human services field since 2006. She specializes in working with children, adolescents, and families in individual, couple and group settings. In our Day Treatment program, she looks to empower her clients to find new solutions and new paths to happiness, hope and peace through positive encouragement and support. “I love working with and getting to know my clients and their families and being able to see them make the changes that they desire and to forge a new path in their lives,” she says.

In her free time, Rachel likes to read, write poetry, craft, garden, fish, camp and enjoy time with her family.

Pamela McCabe, MA, LMFT

Pamela McCabe

Coordinator, Day Treatment

Phone: 763-569-5203
Fax: 763-569-5201
Email: pamela.mccabe@headway.org
5910 Shingle Creek Parkway
Brooklyn Center, MN 5530

Pamela has been in the human services field since 2007 and joined Headway in August, 2013. She started at Headway working in the school-based program, where she provided therapy for middle and high school aged clients within the school setting.  In the summer of 2016, she transitioned to working with the Richfield outpatient clinic where she worked with children, adolescents, adults, and families.  In the fall of 2017, she transitioned to the coordinator position at Day Treatment where she is looking forward to continuing to work with clients and also have a opportunity to grow in new areas as she provides support and supervision to the staff at Day Treatment.  She specializes in systemic, strengths-based and cognitive-behavioral therapy models.  "I strive to provide a safe place to process growth and change by encouraging client exploration, engagement, and empowerment," she says.

In Pamela’s spare time, she enjoys playing indoor and sand volleyball, attending sporting events, spending quality time with family and friends, and traveling to visit family and friends all over the United States.

Calvin Yang, MA

Calvin Yang 8.25

Assessment Practicum Student

Phone: 763-569-5200
Fax: 763-569-5201
Email: calvin.yang@headway.org
5910 Shingle Creek Parkway
Brooklyn Center, MN 55430 

Calvin joined Headway in August, 2017 and has worked in the human services field since 2015.  He is currently attending Saint Mary's University and working toward completing his PsyD degree.  He has previous experience working with South East Asian adults and teens, adolescents diagnosed with autism, adults diagnosed with schizophrenia, and has also worked with immigrants and refugees as well.  He will be supporting the therapists and their clients in the day treatment program by providing assessments that will inform the direction of their client's treatment options. 

In his spare time, Calvin likes to enjoy outdoor activities such as fishing, sports, and working on cars.  

Desiree Drentlaw, MA

Desiree Drentlaw 8.25

Therapist

Phone: 763-569-5208
Fax: 763-569-5201
Email: desiree.drentlaw@headway.org
5910 Shingle Creek Parkway
Brooklyn Center, MN 55430 

Desiree joined Headway in June, 2017 and has worked in the human services field since 2012.  She specializes in Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Applied Behavior Analysis therapy with children, adolescents, and adults.  She enjoys working with adolescents because they are growing and changing so much and she enjoys being a part of their journey.  "I will help my clients," she says, "by providing them with the help they need to overcome the challenges they are facing in their lives.  I want them to be able to live their lives to their fullest potential."

In her free time, Desiree enjoys staying active by working out and going for walks, cooking and trying new recipes, spending time with her family and friends, and traveling whenever she has the opportunity. 

Emma Shields-Nordness, MSW, LICSW

Emma Sheilds Nordness

Therapist

Phone: 763-569-5210
Fax: 763-569-5201
Email: emma.shields-nordness@headway.org
5910 Shingle Creek Parkway
Brooklyn Center, MN 55430 

Emma has worked in the human services field since 2012 and joined Headway in February, 2016.  She interned at Headway during the 2014-2015 school year and is excited to return to the Day Treatment program. Her previous experience includes serving with AmeriCorps NCCC FEMA corps for 10 months and working as a social work intern in an elementary school.  "I help teens and families find ways to communicate and navigate difficult situations, and I plan to help give a voice to those who do not feel heard" she says.   

Emma is a huge hockey fan and enjoys both playing and watching the sport when she is not at work.

Esther Vogelzang, MSW, LGSW

Intern, Day Treatment

Phone: 763-569-5200
Fax: 763-569-5201
5910 Shingle Creek Parkway
Suite 150
Brooklyn Center, MN 55430

Esther has been with Headway since May, 2018 and has worked in human services since 2013. As an intern within our adolescent day treatment program, she continues to develop her skills as a clinical therapist providing individual, group, and family therapy. \"I work to gain clarity about qualities I can develop to transform the lives of my clients in addition to providing traditional therapy,\" she says.

When she is not at work, Esther enjoys exercising, yoga, reading, watching movies, and spending time with her children and dogs.

Hadiya Tuzinski

Hadiya Warfield

Mental Health Worker

Phone: 763-569-5206
Fax: 763-569-5201
Email: hadiya.warfield@headway.org
5910 Shingle Creek Parkway
Brooklyn Center, MN 55430 

Hadiya has been with Headway since 2013 and has worked in the human services field since 2010. She works with adolescents in the Day Treatment program helping them and their families as they struggle through life. She enjoys seeing her clients reach their “ah ha” moment when the real healing begins. “Working with children and teens allows us to make changes in their lives before they become unfixable,” she says. “Helping our youth helps make our society better.”

When Hadiya has free time, she enjoys dancing, playing musical instruments, taking photographs and playing sports such as golf, racquetball and football.

Hayley Severson, BS, LSW

Hayley Severson

Mental Health Worker

Phone: 763-569-5207
Fax: 763-569-5201
5910 Shingle Creek Parkway
Brooklyn Center, MN 55430

Hayley has been with Headway since May, 2018 and has worked in human services since 2016. She has experience as a social work intern at an elementary school, as a special education para, a problem-solving/behavior para, and as a school social worker. As a Mental Health Worker, she works with adolescents and their families in our Adolescent Day Treatment program. She enjoys being a part of a collaborative team working together to help individuals succeed. She works with students struggling with mental health and teaches skills that will help them cope with everyday life stressors. She is understanding, empathetic, supportive, and a positive role model for the individuals with whom she works.

Outside of work, Hayley enjoys spending time with family and friends, boating, working out, and staying active.

Ian Tsang, BA

Ian Tsang 3.19

Intern Therapist

Phone: 763-569-5215
Fax: 763-569-5201
Email: ian.tsang@headway.org
Shingle Creek Parkway
Brooklyn Center, MN 55430 

Ian joined Headway in August, 2017 and has worked in the human services field since 2015. He is currently attending the University of Minnesota and is working toward earning his Master’s degree in Counseling and Student Psychology. He has previous experience working with children with intellectual disabilities and children on the autism spectrum, and he has worked with adults living with various mental illnesses. He is excited to work with adolescents who are the only age group he has not yet worked with. “I hope to put my training and practice to use, in a way that will assist and help people make the best decisions for themselves,” he says.

In his free time, Ian likes to play and record music. He plays the guitar, violin, and a little bit of piano. He also is a fan of video games, especially PC and Nintendo games.

Julia Lambert, MSW, LGSW

Julia Lambert 8.25

Therapist

Phone: 763-569-5212
Fax: 763-569-5201
Email: julia.lambert@headway.org
5910 Shingle Creek Parkway
Brooklyn Center, MN 55430 

Julia joined Headway in August, 2017 and has worked in the human services field since 2015. She is currently in her last year of school at the University of St. Thomas/St. Catherine University where she is in pursuit of her Masters of Social Work. She has previous experience providing services for teens as a residential youth counselor and also was a mental health practitioner for children ages 2-7 at an autism therapy center. She is passionate about trauma and is in the process of completing her final research project on ACEs and intergenerational trauma. “My goal is to develop therapeutic relationships with teens at Headway and assist them in developing skills to have a successful experience in their schools, communities, and homes,” she says.

In her free time, Julia likes to read books, play piano and sing, go for runs, explore the outdoors, and hang with her friends.

Kristin Schmotter, BS

Kristin Cashman 4.17

Mental Health Worker

Phone: 763-569-5213
Fax: 763-569-5201
Email: kristin.schmotter@headway.org
5910 Shingle Creek Parkway
Brooklyn Center, MN 55430 

Kristin joined Headway in February, 2016 and has worked in the human services field for more than five years.  As a Mental Health Worker, she has the opportunity to be a mentor, teacher and role-model for adolescents with mental health illnesses that need guidance and training in social-emotional and all around basic life skills.  She has worked with children ages 5-18 and their families; in schools, treatment centers and in homes, and has experience working with a variety of mental health illnesses, especially children on the Autism spectrum.  "My favorite aspect of my position is that I get to be part of a collaborative team, share my ideas, and work in a diverse culture that brings out new experiences on a daily basis," she says.    "I get to collaborate, consult, and work together with therapists, families, teachers, and the Headway students to reach a common goal."    

When Kristin is not at work, she loves doing outdoor activities.  In the summer, she enjoys boating, riding motorcycles, going for walks by the river, campfires, and playing volleyball.  In the winter, she enjoys riding her snowmobile and also staying warm inside.  She also enjoys working out and practicing yoga.

Kristy Collier, MA

Kristy Collier 8.25

Therapist 

Phone: 763-569-5205
Fax: 763-569-5201
Email: kristy.collier@headway.org
5910 Shingle Creek Parkway
Brooklyn Center, MN 55430 

Kristy joined Headway is September, 2015 and has worked in the human services field for more than 10 years.  She is currently attending Walden University and is working toward earning her Master's degree in Mental Health Counseling.  She completed her therapy internship at Headway's Day Treatment program and is also currently working for the West Metro Regional Navigator for Hennepin, Scott and Carver County under the Safe Harbor Law in Minnesota, working with minors that have been sex trafficked.  She has previously worked with a variety of different populations, from infants to parenting teens, as is excited to be at Headway and the "opportunity it provides to see how students function in multiple settings," she says.

In her free time, Kristy enjoys baking and her very part time work as a guest speaker.  She speaks about her experience raising a child living with a mental illness and she talks with parents that are still learning to navigate the world of children's mental health and offers ways to make "sense" of such a complicated world.   

Nicole Wicklund, MA, LMFT

Nicole Wicklund 4.17

Therapist

Phone: 763-569-5209
Fax: 763-569-5201
Email: nicole.wicklund@headway.org
5910 Shingle Creek Parkway
Brooklyn Center, MN 55430 

Nicole has worked in the human services field since 2003 and joined Headway in January, 2016.  She works primarily with adolescents and their families, but has experience working with children, adolescents, young adults, couples and families.  As a day treatment therapist, she will be working with youth to help them build skills and tolerance for the academic, emotional, intellectual and behavioral expectations of a traditional school setting to assure successful reintegration into a mainstream school when that time comes.  "Working with adolescents is something that I love doing," she says.  "The intensity of emotion in the adolescent years can be overwhelming and at the very least I would like to be able to sit with my clients and hold some of those emotions with them."

In her free time, Nicole loves being outdoors, especially swimming in the lakes and being at her family cabin in the summer.  She also likes to spend time with her family and friends, be creative, read, and go kayaking.   

Samantha Taleff

Sam Taleff

Intern, Day Treatment

Phone: 763-569-5200
Fax: 763-569-5201
Email: samantha.taleff@headway.org
5910 Shingle Creek Parkway, Suite 150
Brooklyn Center, MN 55430

Samantha has been with Headway since February 2018 and has worked in human services since 2015.  In her position as a mental health worker intern within our adolescent day treatment program, she works with children and adolescents, learns about the day treatment program, assists with skills groups, and participates in the different communities within the day treatment program.  She especially hopes to provide support to our clients through her positive attitude.  "Adolescence is tough, and I would like to offer my clients the support I wish I had had when I was going through it", she says.

As a newcomer to the Twin Cities area, she is enjoying exploring her new city.  In her free time, Samantha enjoys yoga, hiking, cooking, and reading dystopian novels. 

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