Counseling Psychologists of Woodbury

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Our Providers

Elizabeth Fleming Therapist in Minnesota

Elizabeth Fleming, PsyD, is a Mental Health Professional in Minnesota, currently working as a Post-Doctoral Psychology Resident under the supervision of Dr. Robin McLeod. Dr. Fleming enjoys working collaboratively with children, teens, adults, couples, and families to develop a deeper understanding of their unique needs, to solve the problems that they face, and to focus on empowering clients within their own cultural context. Aimed at building a strong skill-base to improve the quality and quantity of healthy behaviors, Dr. Fleming has worked with a wide range of emotional and behavioral challenges, including anxiety, depression, trauma, and relationship conflict. She also has experience in conducting psychological evaluations addressing cognitive functioning, diagnostic clarification, and forensic referral questions.

Dr. Fleming has worked in a variety of settings including community mental health, neuropsychology, substance use treatment, corrections, and in conducting forensic evaluations for the court. She received her undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of Minnesota – Duluth and her Master’s degree in Counseling and Psychological Services from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. Dr. Fleming received her PsyD in Counseling Psychology from Saint Mary's University of Minnesota and completed her Pre-Doctoral Internship at the Minnesota Department of Corrections in September 2018. She currently serves on the Executive and Legislative Committees for the Minnesota Psychological Assocation (MPA) and believes strongly in advocacy and leadership.

Locations: Counseling Psychologists of Woodbury and Central + Priority Pediatrics-Woodbury

 

 

Elaina Hamann Therapist in Minnesota

Elaina Hamann, MA, is a Mental Health Practitioner in Minnesota and is currently pursing her LPCC under the supervision of Robin McLeod, PhD, LP. Elaina incorporates a person-center approach, providing multicultural counseling and trauma-informed care in her work with clients. She believes an individual’s unique experience shapes what support and healing looks like for them. Elaina works with folks ages eleven and up who have challenges with trauma, depression, anxiety, stress management, identity development, grief, and life transitions.

Elaina received her Masters of Arts in Counseling and Psychological Services at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. Her internship experience was working with survivors of sexual assault and helping them to process their trauma and to develop healthy coping skills. Her undergraduate degree was in Education and Social Studies from Hamline University. Elaina’s education background allows her to understand the complexities of a school environment and how it can impact an individual.

Locations: Counseling Psychologists of Woodbury

 

 

Alexis Reynolds Therapist in Minnesota

Alexis Reynolds, PsyD, is a Mental Health Professional in Minnesota, currently working as a Post-Doctoral Psychology Resident under the supervision of Dr. Robin McLeod. Dr. Reynolds has clinical experience with diverse symptomologies, diagnoses, and age groups. By embracing not only a person’s strengths, but also vulnerabilities, she strives to provide a therapeutic environment where clients feel heard. Dr. Reynolds is an avid believer in using psychotherapy to promote healing, empowerment, and self-motivation through developing skills and increasing self-awareness.

Dr. Reynolds received her undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana, along with a minor in African American Studies. She completed a Psy.D in Clinical Forensic Psychology with a concentration in Neuropsychology at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology and most recently completed her pre-doctoral internship in psychology at Minnesota Department of Corrections. Dr. Reynolds brings extensive experience in trauma-related psychotherapy, severe persistent mental illness, psychological assessment, forensic referrals, and neuropsychology.

Locations: Counseling Psychologists of Woodbury and Child & Teen Medical Center-Fridley

 

 

Liz Ward Therapist in Minnesota

Liz Ward, PsyD, LP is a Licensed Psychologist in Minnesota. Dr. Ward works with children, adolescents and adults in the areas of mood and anxiety disorders as well as trauma and abuse. She also has extensive experience in diagnostic assessment and psychological testing.

Dr. Ward earned her Doctor of Psychology degree in Clinical Psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology and completed her pre-doctoral internship at Tufts University School of Medicine/Boston Department Veterans Affairs Psychology Internship Consortium. During her internship she spent a significant part of her training time at New England Medical Center in the outpatient child and adolescent clinic as well as the inpatient consultation-liaison service. Another portion of her training was spent conducting comprehensive diagnostic assessments at the National Center for PTSD at the Boston VA. Additional child and adolescent training was also completed during a post-doctoral internship at Maryville Academy, a residential treatment center for children with histories of severe trauma and abuse in suburban Chicago.

Locations: Central + Priority Pediatrics-Roseville

 

 

Dave Comparetto Therapist in Minnesota

David Comparetto MA, LMFT, is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Minnesota.  He works with adults and teens, ages 13 and up, as well as with couples and families.  Dave works collaboratively with clients to identify and enhance their strengths while reducing the negative self-talk that is associated with depression and anxiety.  Dave uses humor, empathy and compassion in his person-centered approach, while helping people explore short and long-term goals for themselves in their lives.  In his work with couples, Dave enjoys helping people learn communication skills so that they reach resolution in conflicts, and helps couples rediscover their passion for one another.  Dave is certified in Prepare-Enrich, helping couples who are getting married to communicate their values and beliefs with one another.

Dave earned his Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of St. Thomas and has worked as a therapist in the St. Paul school district for several years.  He also is completing certification training in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, to help teens and adults who are struggling to overcome trauma-related symptoms.

Locations: Counseling Psychologists of Woodbury

 

 

Lisa Moen Therapist in Minnesota

Lisa Moen, PsyD, Lisa Moen, PsyD is a Mental Health Professional in Minnesota, currently working as a Post-Doctoral Psychology Resident under the supervision of Dr. Robin McLeod, PhD, LP. She received her PsyD in Counseling Psychology from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota and Master’s degree from the University of St. Thomas.

Dr. Moen has worked in a variety of settings including community mental health, rehabilitation/integrated health, consulting for organizations and in-home services. She has experience providing individual and group therapy as well as conducting psychological assessments for diagnostic purposes. She is certified in Accelerated Resolution Therapy, ART®, a psychological intervention effective for treating trauma, anxiety, depression, grief, and addiction. She has experience treating individuals with depression, anxiety, eating disorders, chemical dependency, complex health issues, grief, loss and life transitions. Dr. Moen has a special interest in helping individuals discover their purpose in life.

Dr. Moen works with individuals 16 and older. She believes that each person brings unique qualities to the therapeutic relationship, therefore, she tailors her approach to meet each person where they are at on their journey. She strives to create a safe, therapeutic environment in which individuals feel comfortable exploring underlying thoughts, feelings, and beliefs that fuel mental health symptoms. She will work with you to develop positive coping strategies and solutions to overcome just about any obstacle that life throws your way. She is excited about hearing your story and joining your journey to positive mental health!

Locations: Counseling Psychologists of Woodbury

 

 

Pam Reed, MA, LPC, CCTP

Pamela J. Reed, MA, LPC, CCTP, is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of MN. Pam’s warmth and engaging demeanor align with her belief that genuine presence, authentic connection, and a welcoming sense of curiosity, inspires each client to recover and overcome. Her genuine and positive regard for her clients enables her to encourage and support them as they come to understand the origins of their challenges and how to meet and transform them with the power of their life purpose. Pam counsels individuals (ages 14 and up), couples, and families. Her practice focuses on life transitions, trauma, anxiety, depression, identity, grief and loss, and spirituality and meaning. Her commitment is to discover the strengths and gifts each client uniquely brings to finding solutions, healing, or a new direction.  

Pam earned her master’s degree in counseling from the Adler Graduate School in 2017 and has worked with individuals and couples since 2015. Pam is certified as a Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP) and is completing her training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), a powerful healing tool for processing traumatic memories and Accelerated Resolution Therapy, ART™ a psychological intervention that helps in healing trauma. She practices under the supervision of Robin McLeod, PhD, LP.

Locations: Counseling Psychologists of Woodbury and Counseling Psychologists of St. Paul

 

 

Krista Yucuis, MS

Krista Yucuis, MS, Krista Yucuis, MS, is a Mental Health Practitioner in Minnesota and is currently pursuing her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology. She is working under the supervision of Dr. Robin McLeod as a pre-doctoral psychology intern. She works with individuals in every age group however, she has a passion for working with children and adolescents. In her work, Krista helps children, teens, and adults who are struggling with a wide range of emotional challenges such as depression, anxiety, trauma, and relationship conflict. In her work, Krista has provided diagnostic and psychological assessments, and individual and family therapy.

As a therapist, Krista strives to create a safe space for individuals so that they are comfortable and empowered to explore and develop positive coping strategies to help with underlying thoughts, feelings, and beliefs that are either related to mental health symptoms or just overall stress.

Krista received her Masters of Science degree in Counseling Psychology from Capella University and is currently in her final year at Capella University of her doctoral program in Clinical Psychology. Krista has worked in a number of settings in her career so far including in-home services, outpatient, schools, and day treatment.

Locations: Counseling Psychologists of Woodbury and Child and Teen Medical Center-Blaine

 

 

 

Martha Haws Therapist in Minnesota

Martha Haws, MSW, LICSW, is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in Minnesota. She is in the process of completing her Doctor of Psychology degree and is working as a Doctoral Psychology Intern under the supervision of Robin McLeod, PhD, LP. Martha has extensive experience working with children, teens, and their families in a variety of settings over the last 20 years for the Minnesota Department of Human Services in Child Protection and as a Mental Health Crisis Responder. Her experience includes working with a variety of individuals struggling with unique concerns from varied cultural contexts and backgrounds. Her approach is person-centered and strengths-based, with respectful and compassionate engagement.

Martha received her Master of Social Work degree at the University of Minnesota and is currently in her final year at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology of her doctoral program in Clinical Psychology.

Locations: Counseling Psychologists of Woodbury and Child and Teen Medical Center-Blaine

 

 

Andrea Hidlebaugh, MSW, LICSW

Andrea Hidlebaugh, MSW, LICSW, is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in the state of Minnesota. She works with children, teens, adults and families, viewing each individual and family as unique, and working collaboratively to identify not only areas of need and challenge, but also the strengths and goals that can lead to positive change. She works with people of all ages who are struggling with a broad range of concerns including depression, anxiety, grief and loss, and stressful life transitions.  

Andrea has extensive experience with individuals and family members of loved ones who struggle with chronic medical conditions including physical, mental, behavioral and chemical health issues. Her primary goal is to increase effective communication, self-esteem, stress management, symptom recognition and management, as well as to reduce relationship conflict, and self-injurious behaviors and thinking. She draws from evidence-based practice in cognitive-behavioral therapy, a strengths-based and solution-focused approach, and mindfulness and emotion regulation strategies, creating an individualized treatment plan that supports a more positive and healthy life for her clients. Andrea completed a Master of Social Work degree from the University of St. Catherine, and has worked in both community-based and hospital settings for over 15 years.

Locations: Counseling Psychologists of Woodbury and Central + Priority Pediatrics-Woodbury

 

 

Allison Kirk, MSW, LICSW Allison Kirk, MSW, LICSW, is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in the state of MN.  Inspired by current evidenced-based practice, Allison uses Accelerated Resolution Therapy, ARTÓ and is passionate about the science that makes ART efficient and effective.  ART is a psychological procedure that heals using bilateral eye movements to shift sensation and emotion, pealing it away from the images that cause discomfort. Allison incorporates ART and approaches based in trauma informed care, cognitive, behavioral, solution-focused and mindfulness-based healing.  Allison graduated with honors from the University of Southern California in 2012.  She is passionate about her work. She has worked with diverse populations and challenges in hospital and medical settings since 2000.

Allison respect’s each person’s resiliency, adaptability and capacity for effective problem-solving and change.  She believes every person is able to feel better no matter what their challenges. Allison easily creates a safe space for collaboration and exploration through her genuine personality; Allison keeps it real.  She works with clients ages 14 and up who have challenges with trauma, adverse childhood events, depression, anxiety, chronic illness, attachment, family of origin, communication, conflict negotiation, co-dependency and stress management.

Locations: Counseling Psychologists of Woodbury

 

 

Shoshana Koch, MSW, LICSW, LADC, CYT-200 Shoshana Koch, MSW, LICSW, LADC, CYT-200, Shoshana Koch believes that seeking support is the first step to deeper change. Shoshana will work with you to discover what you need to create a fuller life as you define it. Sharing your experiences and establishing meaningful goals is an integral part of the process.

Shoshana’s aim as a clinician is to help clients uncover their own answers and their own truth, to gain greater clarity in moving toward their higher self, and their innate capacity for healing. Common challenges that Shoshana works with includes depression, anxiety, stress management, trauma, chemical dependency, and eating disorders. Shoshana believes that building an alliance that includes collaborative effort and mutual trust is critical to the work of therapy.

Shoshana often uses experiential, creative methods for self-expression and growth and is passionate about helping people explore their own spirituality and how to integrate it into their lives in actionable ways that create purpose and meaning.

Shoshana provides: Integrative Counseling Mindfulness-Based Therapy Buddhist Psychology Yoga Bodywork Spiritual Development

Locations: Counseling Psychologists of St. Paul

 

 

Bonnie Slaughter - Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Minnesota Bonnie Slaughter, M.Ed., LPCC, is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Minnesota, a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Ohio, and a Licensed Professional Counselor in Wisconsin.  She provides counseling services to individuals, couples, and families. She specializes in working with people who are struggling with chronic pain, disability, return-to-work issues, anxiety, depression, stress management and substance abuse. 

When working with clients, Bonnie is compassionate and caring, while also working in a straightforward and direct manner to help people find solutions to the problems that bring them to counseling.  Because she also is fluent in Spanish, Bonnie welcomes Spanish-speaking clients.  Bonnie's credentials include a bachelor's degrees in Psychology and Spanish from Miami University and a master's degree in Agency and Community Counseling from Xavier University.

Locations: Counseling Psychologists of Woodbury

 

 

Connie Meyer - Licensed Psychologist - Social WorkConnie Meyer, M.A., LP, LICSW, is a Licensed Psychologist and a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in Minnesota.  She provides individual therapy to adults and adolescents as well as working with families and couples.  Connie's primary area of focus is working with clients with symptoms of depression, anxiety, and stress or trauma-related suffering.  Her experience includes helping individuals and families address challenges with life transitions such as separation/divorce, difficulties with young adult children launching to independent living, grief and loss and work/life balance.  Connie enjoys working with parents who have children with special learning needs including gifted children and those with emotional and physical health challenges.  She also helps guide clients and their families through the emotional difficulties arising from physical illness or disability. 

Connie provides compassionate relationship-based psychotherapy that integrates a range of therapies based on the needs of each individual drawing from her training in clinical psychology, occupational therapy, chemical dependency, hypnosis, mindfulness, and mind/body integration as well as using traditional psychotherapy approaches.  Connie believes in building on the resiliency of the human spirit and the possibility of deep healing and transformative change.  She holds a masters degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of St. Thomas and a bachelor of science degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of Minnesota.

Locations: Counseling Psychologists of Woodbury

 

 

Vanessa Schulte, M.S.W, LICSW, is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in Minnesota. She provides counseling services to children, teens, young adults and their families. Vanessa enjoys working with youth who are struggling with depression, anxiety, grief or loss, substance abuse, stress, self-harming behavior and trauma-related suffering. She works hard supporting families as they reduce conflict and learn to communicate more effectively. Vanessa integrates a range of therapies when working with her clients, depending on what each person needs. Her psychotherapy is relationship-based and incorporates a focus on the strengths of each person. Prior to becoming a social worker, Vanessa worked in a county court diversion program helping youth and families realize their strengths and build positive futures.

Vanessa also has experience working with victims of domestic violence, and children with severe emotional and behavioral disorders. Vanessa earned her Master of Social Work degree at Augsburg College, and her Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology and Criminal Justice at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. She also is a founding member of the Suicide Prevention Collaborative in Washington County and is a certified QPR Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Instructor.

Locations: Counseling Psychologists of Woodbury

 

Erika Heltner Therapist in Minnesota

Erika Heltner, MEd, LPC, is a mental health practitioner working under the supervision of Dr. Robin McLeod, PhD, LP and Vanessa Schulte, MSW, LICSW. She works with individuals in every age group, but her passion is working with middle and high school students. Erika has been a school counselor for the past seven years and her experience working in schools helps her relate to her adolescent clients and their struggles. In her work, Erika helps children, teens, and adults who are struggling with depression, anxiety, ADHD, chemical dependency, relational aggression, trauma, grief and loss, self-harming behaviors, eating disorders, bullying, and academic issues. Erika creates a safe, and welcoming environment where her clients feel open to exploring their emotions, thoughts, beliefs, and behaviors. She strives to instill hope in every session, and Erika utilizes her positive outlook and empathic nature to connect with clients and help them develop self-awareness, self-confidence, and coping skills. Erika relies on a humanist approach where she is committed to providing unconditional positive regard for every client and she believes in the inherent good of all human beings. Erika believes that the therapeutic relationship begins with compassionate listening, and that each client has a unique story to tell that offers the foundation for transformation and change. She will work with you to develop healthy coping strategies for all of life’s challenges.

Erika received her Master’s in Education from the University of Minnesota and her certification in School Counseling from the University of Minnesota’s Counseling and Student Personnel Psychology program (CSPP). She received her undergraduate degree in English Literature from Gustavus Adolphus and she believes her love of complex characters led her to a career in counseling, where she can explore the subtleties and nuances of the human condition with each of her clients.

Locations: Central + Priority Pediatrics-Woodbury

 

 

Xenia Ewing Therapist in Minnesota

Xenia Ewing, MA is a Mental Health Practitioner in Minnesota and is currently pursuing her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology. She is working under the supervision of Dr. Robin McLeod as a pre-doctoral psychology intern. She works with individuals of all ages. Xenia has clinical experience with mood disorders, ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorders, and learning disorders. Xenia has provided psychodiagnostic and neuropsychological assessments as well as individual, couple’s, and family therapy.

Xenia received her Masters of Clinical Psychology from the Hawai’i School of Professional Psychology (HSPP) at Argosy University, Honolulu, and is currently in her final year of her doctoral program in Clinical Psychology at HSPP at Chaminade University. Xenia has worked at a few different private practices, including one focused on neuropsychological assessments.

Locations: Counseling Psychologists of Woodbury and Child and Teen Medical Center-Blaine

 

 

Robin McLeod Licensed PsychotherapistRobin McLeod, PhD, LP, is a Licensed Psychologist in Minnesota.  Her areas of expertise include individual, family and group psychotherapy, psychological assessment with adults and adolescents, and practitioner clinical supervision.  She specializes in working with teens and adults who struggle with many mental health challenges including depression, anxiety, relationship conflict, terminal illness, complicated grief, chronic pain, autism spectrum disorders, and other disabilities that interfere with daily living.  When she works with couples and families, she focuses on improving relationship communication skills so that family members can solve problems more effectively.  In her work with adolescents and adults struggling with the social and emotional challenges of autism spectrum disorders, Dr. McLeod helps people identify the ways that this particular way of being in the world is both a strength and a challenge, and then identifies specific skill sets that need to be learned.  In addition to her work directly with clients on the autism spectrum, Dr. McLeod works with parents of children, adolescents and young adults as they struggle with the unique challenges of parenting a child with developmental disabilities or chronic mental illness.  Dr. McLeod holds doctoral and masters degrees in counseling psychology from the University of Minnesota, and a masters degree in Speech Communication from Central Missouri State University.  Prior to becoming a psychologist, Dr. McLeod was a high school English teacher and debate coach.  As such, she enjoys speaking in the community on topics ranging from parenting teens in the digital age to succeeding in college with Asperger Syndrome.

Dr. McLeod is the founder and CEO of Counseling Psychologists of Woodbury. She was appointed by Governor Dayton to serve on the Minnesota Board of Psychology as the Doctoral Program representative and is currently the Chair of the Board of Psychology. Dr. McLeod is an associate faculty member teaching in the doctoral program in Counseling Psychology at St. Mary's University of Minnesota. She served as the 2016 President of the Minnesota Psychological Association (MPA). In addition to her work with MPA, Dr. McLeod serves as the Minnesota Representative to the Council of Representatives of the American Psychological Association (APA), Secretary for APA's Division 31, the State, Provincial and Territorial Psychological Associations Division, and Chair of Continuing Education for APA's Division 42, the Community for Psychologists in Independent Practice. She is a graduate of APA's Leadership Institute for Women in Psychology, and in 2018 was awarded the Karl F Heiser APA Presidential Award for Advocacy. She also is a founding member of the Suicide Prevention Collaborative in Washington County. Finally, Dr. McLeod is partnering with Central & Priority Pediatrics and the Child & Teen Medical Center to build integrated behavioral health programs for children and youth, ages 0-22, increasing access to behavioral health services in these primary care clinics. Email address: mcleod@cpwmn.com.

Locations: Counseling Psychologists of Woodbury, Child and Teen Medical Center-Blaine, and Central + Priority Pediatrics-Woodbury