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Our 2018 School Supply Drive is on!

Help us stock 200+ backpacks to disperse to kids in need throughout the Twin Cities – and help them feel confident and ready for their school year. 

You can donate via Amazon, or drop off wish list items at our Richfield or Golden Valley locations.

All donations are greatly appreciated and truly help kids start the school year off right! 

Testimonials

“I have been living with mental illnesses since I was 13... hospitalized more than 10 times since I was 19. After being in therapy for the last six months, I feel more stable than I have in my whole life... I love what they have done for me.” 

- Headway Client

Cynthia Barsness, PsyD, LP

Cindy Barsness 8.25

Supervisor, Outpatient Services

Phone: 612-798-8186
Fax: 612-861-3446
Email: cynthia.barsness@headway.org
6425 Nicollet Avenue South
Richfield, MN 55423

Cynthia joined Headway in July, 2017 and has worked in the human services field for more than 20 years and has more than 15 years experience in clinical psychology.  She has worked with children, adolescents, adults and families in both inpatient and outpatient settings and has specialties in cognitive behavior therapy, attachment and grief, integration of faith and mental health, and also psychological testing and assessments.  As a supervisor of the outpatient clinical team, she hopes to "empower clinicians to feel competent in their skills so they can then, in turn, empower their clients in making oftentimes difficult changes in thinking and behavior that will result in an improved quality of life, sense of well-being, and meaningful relationships with others," she says.  

In her free time, Cynthia makes spending time with her family a priority, as they are very important to her.  She also enjoys reading, walking, being outdoors, and visiting with friends.

Laura McDermott, LMFT

Laura McDermott 2

Supervisor, Clinical Supervision

Phone: 952-585-6688
Fax: 952-938-4708
Email: laura.mcdermott@headway.org
1001 Highway 7
Suite 309
Hopkins, MN 55305


Laura joined Headway in August of 2013. She has worked in the human services field since 2003 and has a wide variety of clinical and management experience. Before coming to the Twin Cities, she most recently launched and managed a successful clinical program for at-risk youth and their families in Kodiak, Alaska. Laura enjoys clinical work, as well as providing supervision. “I aim to inspire my team to cultivate a culture of respect, understanding and lifetime-learning,” she says. “My goal is to provide our therapists with all they need to accomplish their goals and meet the needs of our clients.”

When Laura is not at work, she enjoys spending time with her husband, family and friends, as well as hosting dinner parties and game nights.

Jeff Mills, PsyD, LP

Jeff Mills

Supervisor, Intern and Practicum Training
Therapist 

Phone: 612-798-8187
Fax: 612-861-3446
Email: jeff.mills@headway.org
6425 Nicollet Avenue South
Richfield, MN 55423

Jeff has worked in the human services field since 2007 and joined Headway in September, 2014. He provides therapeutic services which are necessary for improving and restoring clients’ mental health and physical functioning. He specializes in Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Client Centered therapy approaches and is trained in EMDR, motivational interviewing, Level 1 Gottman, TF-CBT and sensorimotor psychotherapy. Working with Headway’s Impact Program, he provides court-ordered psychological evaluations such as psychosexual evaluations, and assists in facilitating groups.

When Jeff is not at work, he enjoys traveling to various destinations abroad with his wife and family. He also enjoys recreational activities such as hiking, camping, fishing, water sports, and watching football.

Austin Larsen, BS

Austin Larson 8.24

Assessment Practicum Student

Phone: 763-746-2456
Fax: 612-861-3446
Email: austin.larsen@headway.org
6425 Nicollet Avenue South
Richfield, MN 55423

Austin has been with Headway since September, 2018 and has worked in human services since 2013. He is currently pursuing a Doctor of Clinical Psychology degree at the Minnesota School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University, and has past experience providing care to youth with a wide range of cognitive and behavioral issues. As an Assessment Practicum Student, he works with children, adolescent, and adult clients in administering psychological testing. "The assessments that I utilize are powerful tools that will help form successful treatment plans for Headway clients," he says. "They will also provide an opportunity to highlight individuals' strengths, which will inevitably help to strengthen communities."

In his spare time, Austin enjoys horticulture, fermenting, fish keeping, ceramics, and cross country skiing. He volunteers at a teen group called Project for Pride in Living.

Autumn Van Meter, PsyD

Autumn Van Meter 8.25

Therapist

Phone: 612-798-8179
Fax: 612-861-3446
Email: autumn.vanmeter@headway.org
6425 Nicollet Avenue South
Richfield, MN 55423

Autumn joined Headway in August, 2016 and has worked in the human services field since 2011.  Prior to working at Headway, she provided services to students at Utah Valley University in their student health services department.  She specializes in providing testing and assessments, but also enjoys providing therapeutic services to the general population including children, families, adults, teens, and couples.  "I greatly enjoy working with people and providing services for those who need it," she says.

When Autumn is not at work, she enjoys doing many things including spending time with others, playing sports, board games and video games, and especially spending time with her animals.  She also llikes to teach and will often teach courses at universities.

Blake Ortquist, MA

Blake Ortquist

Therapist

Phone: 612-798-8172
Fax: 612-861-3446
Email: blake.ortquist@headway.org
6425 Nicollet Avenue South
Richfield, MN 55423

Blake has been with Headway since October, 2018 and has worked in the human services field since 2009. She has experience in juvenile justice, corrections, sexual abuse, sexual trauma, and sexual health. As a therapist, she works with children, families, and adults, and enjoys working with people in all stages and walks of life. \"I like to be a part of the process for people seeking change or interventions to cope,\" she says.

When she is not working, Blake enjoys yoga, reading, working out, football, traveling, and teaching yoga classes.

Brittney Bredemus, MA, LADC

Brittany Bredemus

Advanced Practicum Student

Phone: 612-798-8188
Fax: 612-861-3446
Email: brittney.bredemus@headway.org
6425 Nicollet Avenue South
Richfield, MN 55423

Brittney has been with Headway since August, 2018 and has worked in the human services field since 2008. She is currently working on a Doctor of Clinical Psychology degree from the Minnesota School of Professional Psychology and specializes in CBT and chemical dependency treatment. As an Advanced Practicum Student, she works with clients of all ages providing mental health therapy and psychological testing, as well as with individuals in a school-based setting. "I plan to learn along with my clients and share my skills to help them live a healthy emotional life," she says.

In her spare time, Brittney loves to travel, and goes to Spain every year for the holiday season. She also likes to visit her cabin to unplug from technology. Her family is very important to her, and she enjoys spending time with them.

Charli Rae Crawford, MA

Charli Rae Crawford 8.31

Advanced Practicum Student

Phone: 612-806-4334
Fax: 612-861-3446
Email: charlirae.crawford@headway.org
6425 Nicollet Avenue South
Richfield, MN 55423

Charli Rae has been with Headway since September, 2018 and has worked in human services since 2014. She is currently pursuing a Doctor of Psychology degree at the Minnesota School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University. As an Advanced Practicum Student, she works with children and families to enhance the emotional wellness of her clients. She works to provide culturally sensitive therapy and assessment services.

Outside of work, Charli Rae loves animals and spends a lot of time playing with her six cats and one dog. She also likes to read and sew quilts and clothing.

Corinne Larson, MS, LPC

Corinne Anderson 3.19

Therapist

Phone: 612-798-8208
Fax: 612-861-3446
Email: corinne.larson@headway.org
6425 Nicollet Avenue South
Richfield, MN 55423

Corinne has been with Headway since October, 2017.  She has experience in education, military, inpatient settings, and school-based mental health. Corinne has worked with children, adolescents, and adults, and enjoys working with all ages and backgrounds. She incorporates mind-body medicine, including guided imagery, and meditation into her holistic psychotherapy practice. "I aspire to work collaboratively with clients to foster self-awareness, build on strengths, and support transformational healing."

In her spare time, Corinne values spending time with her family, reading, traveling, and playing with her dogs.

Corinne Sundell, MA, LAMFT

Corinne Sundell

Therapist

Phone: 952-492-1669
Fax 612-861-3446
Email: corinne.sundell@headway.org
6425 Nicollet Avenue South
Richfield, MN 55423

Corinne has been with Headway since September, 2018 and has worked in the human services field since 2008. She has past experience working within the education system. As a therapist, she works with clients of all ages, from preschool to adulthood. She also supports the parents and family systems of her clients, supporting healthy families, solid parenting, and happy children. She works with her clients to help them feel safe and loved in their school setting, supports clients through talk therapy, and helps them to overcome past experiences in order to develop the kind of life that will make them happiest. "I believe when a human being is heard and supported at their core, the person is then allowed to develop into the life and experience which most calls to them," she says. "By creating a safe space with unconditional acceptance, I help my clients transform their own lives and their own communities."

Corinne has her own children, family, and pets whom she adores and with whom she spends most of her time outside of work. She is also fond of exploring new paths in the woods, loves knitting, and refuels herself through self-reflection in beautiful spaces.

Daniel Beyers, MA, LMFT

Dan Beyers 3.19

Therapist
Impact Coordinator

Phone: 612-798-8184
Fax: 612-861-3446
Email: dan.beyers@headway.org
6425 Nicollet Avenue South
Richfield, MN 55423

Dan joined Headway in January, 2018 and has worked in the human services field since 2001.  He provides therapy services for individuals, groups, and families and specializes in Cognitive Behavior Therapy, EMDR, and working with clients who have ADHD, ODD, are experiencing grief and loss, or are victims or perpetrators of childhood sexual abuse.  "I plan to help my clients find healing in their individual lives," he says.

Outside of work, Dan likes to travel, spend time with his children and granddaughter, and read.

Erika Brennan, MA

Erika Brennan

Advanced Practicum Student

Phone: 612-798-8174
Fax: 612-861-3446
Email: erika.brennan@headway.org
6425 Nicollet Avenue South
Richfield, MN 55423

Erika has been with Headway since September, 2018 and has worked in human services since 2014. She is currently pursuing a Doctor of Psychology degree at the Minnesota School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University. As an Advanced Practicum Student, she works with children, adolescents, adults, and individuals experiencing severe and persistent mental illness; she specializes in DBT, CBT, short-term therapy, group therapy, and mindfulness. \"I provide a supportive, non-judgmental environment for my clients to thrive and work towards their goals,\" she says.

When she is not at work, Erika enjoys spending time with her fiancée, family, friends, and tabby cat

Gabrielle Woodard, MS

Gabby Woodard 8.24

Assessment Practicum Student

Phone: 612-798-8215
Fax: 612-861-3446
Email: gabrielle.Woodard@headway.org
6425 Nicollet Avenue South
Richfield, MN 55423

Gabrielle has been with Headway since September, 2018 and has worked in the human services field since 2013. She is currently pursuing a Doctor of Psychology degree from the University of St Thomas, and has past experience working with couples, families, adults, children, and adolescents. As an Assessment Practicum Student, she works with adolescent clients in administering psychological assessments. "I believe that building relationships that are healthy and foster growth can be transformative," she says.

Outside of work, Gabrielle enjoys playing guitar.

Gisela Santana-Rivera, MA, PsyD

Gisela Santana Rivera 8.25

Bilingual Therapist

Phone: 612-798-8192
Fax: 612-861-3446
Email: gisela.santana-rivera@headway.org
6425 Nicollet Avenue South
Richfield, MN 55423

Gisela joined Headway in October, 2016 and has worked in the human services field since 2013.  Prior to joining Headway, she worked at a private practice in Puerto Rico.  In addition to providing psychotherapy services to children, adolescents and adults, she is also competent in providing psychometric and psycho-education testing for her clients.  She is excited to help provide needed support to her clients.  "I hope to create a safe environment for my clients to help them achieve their highest potential," she says.

Outside of work, Gisela likes to go to the gym, practice yoga, and volunteer as a foster mother for shelter cats.  She also likes to go for walks around the lakes and discover new places in Minneapolis. 

Jane Miller, MA

Jane Miller 4.17

Therapist

Phone: 612-798-8201
Fax: 612-861-3446
Email: jane.miller@headway.org
6425 Nicollet Avenue South
Richfield, MN 55423

Jane joined Headway in September, 2013 for her pre-doctoral internship and has worked in the human services field since 2002.  She completed her internship in August, 2014 and is finishing her PsyD in Counseling Psychology at the University of St. Thomas. Her interests include play therapy, attachment therapy and adoption, behavioral problems in children and adolescents, sexual health, and recovery from trauma. She believes that each person and family possesses unique strengths, talents and challenges and that it is her job to help people understand theirs and to help them find their own path to wellness. “Sharing one’s story can be a transformative process in and of itself. I strive to be a supportive and safe resource for my clients while providing a different perspective and challenge when appropriate,” she says. “It is my belief that small changes in ourselves can impact our lives, our families, and our communities in positive and sometimes profound ways.”

In Jane’s spare time, she loves to spend time with her family and friends, usually around a dinner table, bonfire, or board game.

Jon Lewis, PhD, LP

Jon Lewis 8.25

Therapist

Phone: 612-798-8203
Fax: 612-861-3446
Email: jon.lewis@headway.org
6425 Nicollet Avenue South
Richfield, MN 55423

Jon joined Headway in July, 2017 and has worked in the human services field since 2009. He obtained his doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of North Texas. His pre-doctoral training included providing psychotherapy and assessment services at a college counseling center, a domestic violence agency, the Yale University School of Medicine, and the Institute of Living in Hartford, CT. After graduating, he completed his postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Minnesota Psychiatry Clinic, specializing in the assessment and treatment of first episode psychosis. He works primarily with adult clients, and his interests include psychodynamic psychotherapy, projective and objective personality testing, and process-oriented group psychotherapy

Jon is a huge dog-lover, and spends a lot of time with his two dogs, Kona and Calhoun.  He also enjoys playing sports, fly-fishing, camping, and music.

Kassia Coleman, MSW, LGSW

Kassia Coleman 8.25

Therapist

Phone: 612-203-1210
Fax: 612-861-3446
Email: kassia.coleman@headway.org
6425 Nicollet Avenue South
Richfield, MN 55423

Kassia has worked in the human services field since 2005 and joined Headway's therapy team in June, 2017.  She worked previously as a Children's Mental Health Targeted Case Manager for Headway for four years and has experience working with children, teens, adults, and families.  She has also worked with people who are dealing with dual diagnosis, seriously and persistently mentally ill, and ageing.  She provides therapy services at both our Richfield outpatient location and at Phoenix Recovery using "strengths based approaches to help clients embrace resilience, healing, and self determination," she says.

In her free time, Kassia enjoys traveling, especially to Jamaica, which is her favorite place to visit.   

Macarena Corral, PsyD, LP

Macerana Corral

Bilingual Therapist

Phone:  612-798-8168
Fax: 612-861-3446
Email: macarena.corral@headway.org
6425 Nicollet Avenue South
Richfield, MN 55423

Macarena has worked in the mental health field since 2005 and has been with Headway since early 2011. Her past experiences have been varied, with a focus in sexual abuse and domestic violence with adults, adolescents and children. She is currently involved in the Impact Program, helping children, adolescents, and families overcome trauma and develop healthier behaviors and relationships.  She is also nationally certified in TF-CBT.   “By working with children and adolescents, I can intervene early, addressing both immediate issues and providing the skills and knowledge to help prevent unhealthy future behaviors,” she says.

Macarena is fluent in Spanish and has many Spanish-speaking clients. She is married and teaches yoga at various studios in the Twin Cities area. She sees the mind/ body connection as an important part of psychological care and includes mindfulness and breathing exercises in her work as a therapist.

Marina Himmer, MA

Marina Himmer 4.17

Bilingual Therapist

Phone: 612-798-8163
Fax: 612-861-3446
Email: marina.himmer@headway.org
6425 Nicollet Avenue South
Richfield, MN 55423 

Marina joined Headway in November, 2016 and has worked in the human services field since 2014. Prior to joining Headway, she worked with children and families at Comunidades Latinas Unidas En Servicio (CLUES). She specializes in working with minorities, especially those of Hispanic origin, and enjoys using Cognitive Behavior Therapy approaches with her clients. "I provide highly sensitive, multicultural services and encourage my clients to not only keep their heritage and cultural belief systems, but also empower them by providing tools to help them improve themselves," she says.

In her free time, Marina likes to cook and try out new recipes, especially desserts. She also likes to do arts and crafts, read books, and take her dog for walks.

Mi Ki Leong, MS, LMFT

Mi Ki Leong 4.17

Therapist

Phone:  612-798-8205
Fax: 612-861-3446
Email: miki.leong@headway.org
6425 Nicollet Avenue South
Richfield, MN 55423

Mi Ki joined Headway in September, 2016 and has worked in human services since 2013.  Prior to joining Headway, she provided in-home therapy services to children, adolescents, couples and families and has also worked in a group home for adults with Severe and Persistent Mental Illness.  She is fluent in English, Mandarin and Cantonese and is able to work with individuals, couples and families.  "I always strive to promote hope and healing while working collaboratively with my clients," she says.

When Mi Ki is not at work, she enjoys traveling, trying new food places, and reading.

Nancy Temple, MA, LPC

Nancy Temple 2

Therapist

Phone: 612-798-8211
Fax: 612-861-3446
Email: nancy.temple@headway.org
6425 Nicollet Avenue South
Richfield, MN 55423

Nancy joined Headway in August, 2016 and has worked in the human services field since 2010.  She works with children, adults, couples, and families providing therapy tailored to each individual in order to offer interventions to help clients meet their goals.  She specializes in motivational interviewing and DBT interventions and is trained in EMDR, but is looking forward to the opportunity to try new interventions as guided by her peers at Headway.  "I look forward to working with my clients to provide positive change," she says.

When Nancy is not at work, she enjoys playing sports such as softball, tennis, and golf.  She also plays the trumpet and enjoys listening to music, and especially loves taking her energetic dogs for walks.   

Natalie Snell, MA, MA

Natalie Snell 8.24

Pre-Doctoral Intern Therapist

Phone: 612-798-8213
Fax: 612-861-3446
Email: natalie.snell@headway.org
6425 Nicollet Avenue South
Richfield, MN 55423

Natalie has been with Headway since September, 2018 and has worked in human services since 2012. She is currently pursuing a Doctor of Psychology degree from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, DC campus. She has past experience in private practice in Woodridge, VA, the District of Columbia Superior Court, Child Guidance Clinic, a residential substance use program, and other community mental health agencies in the District of Columbia. As a Pre-Doctoral Intern Therapist, she works with children, adolescents, and adults to provide mental health therapy. She supports clients in their journey to increase their social and emotional health. "It is my belief that through the use of empowerment and strength-based techniques, clients can achieve their goals," she says.

In her spare time, Natalie enjoys attending concerts, listening to music, reading, mentoring, and interior decorating.

Stephanie Gooley, BA

Stephanie Gooley 8.24

Assessment Practicum Student

Phone: 612-798-8197
Fax: 612-861-3446
6425 Nicollet Avenue South
Richfield, MN 55423

Stephanie has been with Headway since September, 2018 and has worked in the human services field since 2015. She is currently pursuing a Doctor of Clinical Psychology degree at the Minnesota School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University. She has past experience in hospitality, administration, talent agencies, and in volunteer work for women's groups. As an Assessment Practicum Student, she does clinical interviews with children, adolescents, and their families, administers psychological tests, and writes comprehensive reports to diagnose clients and provide future recommendations for care. "I demonstrate my genuine care with each client by equally respecting children, adolescents, and their parents," she says.

When she is not working, Stephanie enjoys traveling (and has been to 13 countries), going to concerts and sporting events of almost any kind, and spending time with friends and family.

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