Specializing in: Marriage & Family, Play Therapy, Coaching Parenting Skills, Women’s Issues, Working with People with Disabilities and their Families, Depression & Anxiety, Grief & Loss, Spiritual Issues, Working with Ministers & their Families, Infidelity
Has experience in: Teaching, women’s ministries, and youth and drug rehabilitation counseling. Michelle is married to an ordained minister who is in a wheelchair because of Muscular Dystrophy. Michelle also has special expertise working with camps for people with disabilities.
Works with ages 4 through adult
Personal Mission Statement: I believe that there is hope for change for everyone. It is my desire to help my clients unburden themselves as we walk through the therapy process together.
Specializing in: Marriage and Family, Depression/Anxiety, Anger Management, Family of Origin Issues, and Conference/Seminar Speaking.
Works with ages 5 and older
Personal Mission Statement: I believe my call is to minister to the needs of people in a practical, effective, and sensitive way. Christ is the Almighty Counselor. My wife and I are the parents of 5 children and have been foster parents to more than 20 children.
Elisa Bachmann is finishing her Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy from Liberty University.
She has lived in Haiti working with an orphanage for over 3 years. Her work at Counseling Care is a calling that God has given to her as a young woman. Elisa believes brokenness, found in all of us, is a tool that can be used to connect us to each other instead of divide.
As a counselor she sees children, women, single and married couples. Her work in Trust-Based Relational Intervention works specifically with children and families that have endured trauma. Her hope is to walk alongside those that want to seek a life of transformation in Christ.
“He has told you, O man, what is good;
and what does the Lord require of you
but to do justice, and to love kindness,
and to walk humbly with your God?” – Micah 6:8
Credentials Dr. Lucas Bachmann is a Dual Board Certified Psychiatrist in both Child and Adolescent and Adult Psychiatry. Dr. Bachmann is board eligible in Forensic Psychiatry. He received his undergraduate degree from Bethel University and is a medical graduate of the American University of the Caribbean. Dr. Bachmann completed his residency in adult psychiatry at the University of Connecticut. He completed a fellowship in Child and Adolescent psychiatry at the University of Minnesota. He also completed a fellowship in forensic psychiatry at the division of Law and Psychiatry at the Yale University School of Medicine.
In addition to his work at Counseling Care, Dr. Bachmann is a forensic psychiatrist at the St. Peter, Minnesota Security Hospital.
Dr. Bachmann was an American Red Cross Mental Health Volunteer, for the Hurricane Katrina Relief Effort and volunteered for a Native American Health Care Clinic in Minnesota.
Philosophy of Care “My goal is to deliver significant and positive impact to patients through psychiatric care. I enjoy caring for patients and families of all cultures and backgrounds. I believe that collaboration with my patients helps them maintain good health, and is beneficial in treating mental health challenges.”
Dr. Bachmann is licensed to practice medicine in Minnesota and Connecticut.
Please call for scheduling at our Lake Elmo and Burnsville location.
Specializing in: Adolescent Issues & Parent Coaching/Support, Depression & Anxiety, Family Therapy, Grief/Loss/Terminal Illness, Marital/Relationship Issues, and Military Single/Families/Couples, Self Esteem/Personal Growth, Sexual Addiction/Compulsion/Dysfunction (Female & Couples).
Works with ages 12 and older
Personal Mission Statement: As a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, I have the privilege of walking beside adolescents, adults, parents & families during difficult and often confusing times of life. My goal is to be able to integrate faith, grace, and proven psychological principals as I strive to understand each person on a deep level. This is not just a business or a job. Helping people come to spiritual, emotional, and relational healing is my deepest passion.
See Mari’s Website: www.Mariboydcounseling.com
Juli has experience in women’s issues, children, youth, foster care, and hospice.
She has been married over 36 years, raised 2 children and loving her 7 grand darlings.
Personal Mission Statement: I believe that God gave me the passion to walk with those who are struggling in their journey by offering them hope and encouragement. Using psychological therapies and spiritual wisdom, they can heal and work toward a healthy and fulfilling life change.
Education: PhD – Clinical Psychology, Walden University
MA – Counseling and Psychological Services, St. Mary’s University of Minnesota
BA – Psychology, Northwestern College
BS – Bible, Northwestern College
Years of experience: 20+
Specializing in: Individual Therapy, Marriage and Family Therapy, Parent/Adolescent Conflict, Depression, Anxiety, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Trauma/PTSD/EMDR, Sexual Dysfunction, Sexual Compulsivity, ADD/ADHD, and
Works with all ages (generally works with children in the context
of family therapy).
Personal Mission Statement: My mission is to provide my clients with the
opportunity to integrate their faith with effective psychological treatment. I
believe that effective therapy begins with a relationship of genuineness and
mutual respect, and I am delighted when my clients gain victory over the
complexities of life and relationships.
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor
Education: MA – Counseling Psychology, Bethel University, MN
Specializing in: Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, Issues of Aging and Life Transitions, Marriage and Couples Counseling, Grief and Loss, Borderline Personality Disorder, Spiritual Issues, Adoption, Child/Parenting Challenges, ADHD, Family of Origin Issues, Pre-marital (Prepare/Enrich Certified and SYMBIS Certified), Trained in DBT
Works with ages 5 and over.
Personal Mission Statement: My foundation verse is Lamentations: 3:21,22 (NIV): Yet this I call to mind and therefore I have hope: Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for His compassions never fail. I am a therapist who is a believer in Christ. I believe that if there is breath in the body, there can be hope in the soul. My personal mission is to journey alongside my clients and introduce opportunities for hope, belief, and lasting change into their lives and experiences using compassion, empathy, and the process of grace and truth.
See Susy’s Web Page: www.susycourneyacounseling.com
Specializing in: Marian specializes in working with individual adults and couples. She enjoys working with a wide variety of issues including depression, anxiety, interpersonal relationship concerns, conflict resolution, communication skills training, eating disorders, grief and loss/adjustment issues, self-esteem/assertiveness training, spiritual concerns, and women’s issues.
Works with ages: 18 and older
Personal Mission Statement: I use a cognitive behavioral and insight oriented approach with a spiritual focus. I enjoy facilitating and encouraging growth in many areas — cognitive learning, emotional healing, relational strengthening, and spiritual growth. I believe that through knowledge, faith and dependency on God and His revealed truths one receives the strength and love to truly fulfill their life’s purpose.
Specializing in: Marriage/Family/Relationships, Children/Parenting Issues, Depression, Anxiety, Anger, Grief/Loss, Trauma, Abuse, Women’s Issues, Spiritual Issues, Life Transitions, Self-Esteem.
Works with all ages 4 and older
Personal Mission Statement: As a Christ-centered therapist, my heart’s passion is to come alongside those seeking help with kindness, hope and compassion while providing guidance toward resolving issues enabling people to lead more fulfilling, balanced and enriched lives.
Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
Education: MSW (Master of Social Work) School of Social Work, University of Minnesota and BSW, Bethel University
Years of experience: 30+
Specializing in: Marriage and Family, Depression and Anxiety, Adolescents, Anger Management, Step Family Dynamics, Adoption Issues, Family of Origin Issues, Children (all ages), Abuse Recovery, and Pre-Marital Counseling.
Works with ages 3-70
Personal Mission Statement: It takes a lot of courage to come to a counseling office and seek help. It is my responsibility through the power of the Holy Spirit to address presenting needs with all the Grace the Lord has offered me.
Specializing in: Marriage and Family, Parenting Issues, Depression/Anxiety, Trauma/Grief and Loss, Spiritual and Identity Issues
Works with ages 16 and older
Personal Mission Statement: To reflect God’s love to people by providing a warm and accepting environment in which they will be encouraged and challenged toward deeper application of God’s Truth in their lives. I seek to integrate the best of mental health research with the limitless resources God provides. It is my prayer that through our work together you will experience healing and be empowered to live the victorious life of hope, peace, freedom and joy for which you were created.
Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor
Education: MA – Bethel University, MN
Specializing in: Chemical Dependency, Addiction, Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, Abuse, Issues Involving Guilt or Shame, Marriage and Couples Counseling, Family Issues
Works with ages 12 and over.
Personal Mission Statement: I believe that in life, as well as in counseling, utilizing Christian principles inevitably produces the most effective results. It is my privilege to offer kindness and compassion while the client and I work together to develop more productive and positive outcomes. My style integrates spiritual principles with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy by providing tools that can be implemented into the present moment and everyday life. This process is done without judgement or imposing my beliefs on the client.
Specializing in: Anxiety (including trauma), Depression, Marriage/Relational Counseling, Family Counseling, and Spiritual Issues.
Works with ages 17 and older
Personal Mission Statement: As a Christian Psychologist, my role is to come alongside and partner with clients through a journey of healing and renewed directions in life. My style involves an integration of warmth and compassion with a strong emphasis on personal responsibility and follow through. My Christian faith lies at the center of the work I do, yet I certainly do not force beliefs or values on clients.
Years of Experience: 10
Specializing in: Marriage, Couple, Family, and Child therapy; Parenting, Child Issues, Autism, Depression, Anxiety, Women’s Issues, Spiritual/Identity Issues, Families with Special Needs, Pre-Marital.
Personal Mission Statement: It is my privilege to come alongside those in need on their journey towards healing and restoration and to partner with them in finding meaning, freedom, and peace. I believe I can be a vessel in which to share God’s hope, forgiveness, acceptance, peace and love for others through the journey of life.
2 Corinthians 1:3-5
Specializing in: Marriage/Relationship issues, Behavior Problems, Depression/Anxiety, Adolescents, Family/Parenting, Men’s Issues (Sexuality, Pornography).
Works with ages 12 over.
Personal Mission Statement: To provide a safe, Spirit-led, and helping environment aimed to fulfill client goals in a direct and compassionate way.