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Testimonials

“Michael had no long term horizon, didn’t care about anything, was disengaged and had no foundation to start the recovery journey… Today he is a productive senior in HS involved in extra-curricular activities and thinking about college. (Headway) gave us traction, a positive track record of real accomplishments and new beginning.” 

- 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.

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.

Corinne Nechalova, MA, LPC

Corrine Nechal

Bilingual Therapist

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

Corinne joined Headway in September, 2014 and has worked in human services since 2009. She works primarily with adolescents and adults, and hopes to create a safe space for clients to authentically be themselves and create the positive change they want in their lives, families, and communities.  "I hope to foster wellness in the lives of my clients," she says.  She is bilingual (English and Spanish) and specializes in CBT, wellness, mindfulness, mind/body connection, and existential work.

In her free time, Corinne enjoys traveling, cycling, spending time with family, teaching and practicing yoga, and reading.

Daniel Beyers, MA, LMFT

Dan Beyers 3.19

Therapist

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.

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.

Jessica Nadeau, MA

Jessica Nadeau 2

Therapist

Phone: 612-501-7969
Fax: 612-861-3446
Email: jessica.nadeau@headway.org
6425 Nicollet Avenue South
Richfield, MN 55423 

Jessica joined Headway in April, 2016 and has worked in the human services field since 2014.  Working primarily with children and their families, she specializes in early childhood mental health, play therapy and trauma focused-cognitive behavioral therapy.  "I am excited to have the unique opportunity to help children learn to cope with stressors in multiple settings, learn new ways of managing their emotions, and positively influence relationships in their lives, ultimately allowing for optimal individual and systemic growth for children and families," she says.    

Outside of work, Jessica enjoys spending time with her husband and two children.  As a family, they enjoy being outside - especially on warm days when they can go to the beach or the park.

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.   

Krista Yucuis, MA

Krista Yucuis 8.25

Advanced Practicum Student

Phone: 612-798-8207
Fax: 612-861-3446
Email: krista.yucuis@headway.org
6425 Nicollet Avenue South
Richfield, MN 55423

Krista joined Headway in September, 2017 and has worked in the human services field for nine years. She is completing her doctoral practicum for Capella University and will be providing testing and therapy for children, teens, adults and families. “I will be helping individuals learn what their strengths are and how to use them,” she says.

In her spare time, Krista trains for different running races and will be completing her first marathon this year. She also enjoys reading, painting, and hiking.

Lyndsie Standerwick, MA, LMFT

Lyndsie Standerwick 3.19

Therapist

Phone: 612-501-7969
Fax: 612-861-3446
Email: lyndsie.standerwick@headway.org
6425 Nicollet Avenue South
Richfield, MN 55423 

Lyndsie has worked in the human services field since 2008 and joined Headway in January, 2018.  She has experience working with families, children, and adults individually and in group settings who have experienced such crises such as domestic violence, sexual violence, trauma, and mental health emergencies.  She enjoys working with children and families and believes that it is important to work with the family system as a whole in order for everyone to function better.  "I am passionate about exploring creative and experiential means to bring about emotional healing for children, adolescents, and families," she says.  "I am interested in opening space for other types of self expression to facilitate healing such as drawing, painting, play, and sand tray therapy."

When Lyndsie is not at work, she enjoys many outdoor activities like cross-country skiing, biking, camping and hiking on the Superior Hiking Trail, running, and swimming.  She also likes to cook ad spend time with her family and friends.

Macarena Corral, PsyD, LP

Macerana Corral

Bilingual Therapist, Training Director

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.   

Pamela McCabe, MA, LMFT

Pamela McCabe

Therapist

Phone: 612-798-8212
Fax: 612-861-3446
Email: pamela.mccabe@headway.org
6425 Nicollet Avenue South
Richfield, MN 55423 

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 works with children, adolescents, adults, and families.  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.

Todd Caillier, MA

Todd Callier 8.25

Psychology Intern

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

Todd joined Headway in September, 2017 and has worked in the human services field since 2009. He is currently attending the Minnesota School of Professional Psychology and is a Doctoral Candidate in the Clinical Psychology program. He will be working with children, adolescents, adults, families and couples providing outpatient therapy and assessments to help clients meet their goals. “My goal for all my clients is to foster hope and promote growth through understanding, and to create a safe environment for them to explore potential changes and/or solutions that will improve their overall wellness,” he says.

In his free time, Todd likes to travel, do outdoor activities, and spend time with his family and friends.

Vanessa Boerhave, PsyD, LP

Vanessa Boerhave 2

Therapist

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

Vanessa joined Headway in September, 2015 and has been working in human services since 2010. She provides outpatient psychotherapy and psychological assessments and evaluations for children, adolescents, and adults, and is a member of our Impact team. She has experience working with numerous populations, including LGBTQ clients, juvenile offenders, and individuals who have experienced complex trauma. She values therapeutic approaches that are trauma-informed, strength-based, and often incorporates mindfulness-based techniques into the therapeutic process. She is passionate about understanding the neuro-biological impacts of trauma and is a certified Adaptive Internal Relational (AIR) Network Model Therapist.She is excited to have the ability to provide a wide range of services to culturally and diagnostically diverse populations. "I hope to provide a safe place for individuals to be themselves, process current and past challenges, and facilitate awareness of how their unique strengths can be utilized to improve their psychological health and well-being," she says.

In her spare time, Vanessa enjoys traveling, being outdoors, fishing, practicing mindfulness, and spending time with her family.

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