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. She 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, Elizabeth 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.

Elizabeth 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. Elizabeth completed her Pre-Doctoral Internship in Psychology at the Minnesota Department of Corrections in August, 2018 and is excited about beginning the next chapter of her training to become a licensed psychologist at CPW!

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

 

 

Anna Krull Therapist in Minnesota

Anna Krull, MA, LPCC, LMFT, is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and a Licensed Marriage and Family therapist in Minnesota. Anna is currently pursuing her doctoral degree in Counseling Psychology and will be working as a pre-doctoral intern under the supervision of Dr. Robin McLeod. Anna provides diagnostic and psychological assessments, individual and family therapy, and psycho-education to children, adolescents, adults and families. As a Prepare/Enrich facilitator, she enjoys working with couples who are starting their lives together. Anna is also trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, which allows her to provide services to children and adolescents struggling in the aftermath of trauma. Anna’s additional clinical interests include depression, anxiety, grief and loss, parenting, marital distress, and life transitions.

As a therapist, Anna empowers her clients by using a variety of strategies and interventions, depending on what clients need. She considers multiple factors that may be impacting her a person’s mental health and is able to adjust her treatment approach to assist her clients in reaching their goals.

Anna received her Master of Arts Degree in Counseling Psychology from Bethel University and attended classes at Alfred Adler Graduate School towards the Marriage and Family Therapy license. She worked as an in-home practitioner, outpatient therapist, and a supervisor for an Adult Mental Health program and brings over 10 years of experience to her work. Anna is also an Approved Supervisor of the MN Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy. She is currently completing her final year of the doctoral degree in psychology.

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

 

 

Liz Ward Therapist in Minnesota

Liz Ward, PsyD, is a Mental Health Professional in Minnesota working under the supervision of Dr. Robin McLeod. 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

 

 

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 & 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 & 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 & 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, 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

 

 

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 recently appointed by Governor Dayton to serve on the Minnesota Board of Psychology as the Doctoral Program representative; she is an associate faculty member and teaches in the doctoral program in Counseling Psychology at the St. Mary's University of Minnesota. She served as the 2016 President of the Minnesota Psychological Association (MPA) and has served as the co-chair of the Private Practice Division and the Membership Committee of MPA as well. In addition to her work with MPA, Dr. McLeod serves as the Liaison to the American Psychological Association (APA) Practice Organization's Committee for the Advancement of Professional Practice for Division 35, the Society for the Psychology of Women. She also is the Chair of Continuing Education for APA's Division 42, the Community for Psychologists in Independent Practice. She is a graduate of the American Psychological Association's Leadership Institute for Women in Psychology, and was recently 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, for the past two years, Dr. McLeod has partnered with Central Pediatrics in Woodbury, MN to build an integrated behavioral health program for children and youth, ages 0-22. Email address: mcleod@cpwmn.com.

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