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
EMDRIA Approved EMDR Trained Therapist
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.
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.
Please call for scheduling at our Lake Elmo and Burnsville location.
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
Specializing in: Marriage, Individual and Family Issues, Christian Counseling, Depression, Anxiety, Personality Disorders, Adolescent Changes in Development, Men’s Issues, Women’s Issues, and Couples Counseling.
Works with ages 14 to 75
Personal Mission Statement: It is my mission to provide Christ-centered, Bible-based counseling to those hurting from the trials and troubles of this world for the purpose of achieving hope and peace.
Specializing in: Marriage and Family, Depression/Anxiety, Adolescents, Women’s Issues
Works with ages 5 and older
Personal Mission Statement: Through integrating Biblical principles and strength based therapy, I strive to create a healing environment for children, adolescents and families where they experience emotional and spiritual growth.
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
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.
Education: MS – Marriage and Family Therapy, Bethel Seminary
Specializing in: Depression, Anxiety, Couples and Relationship Issues, Abuse, Trauma, Postpartum, Addictions, Spiritual Issues, Cross-Cultural Issues, Women’s Issues
Works with ages 16 and older
Personal Mission Statement: I specialize in work with individuals and couples who find themselves wrestling with feelings of emptiness and lack of hope. I am passionate about building healthy connections with my clients and using that platform of trust to help facilitate self-compassion, shame resilience, and restoration of hope. I offer a Christ centered, strength based approach, in which I work collaboratively with all clients to help them achieve their goals.
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.
Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor, Licensed Professional 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.
Credentials Dr. Gavin Meany is a board certified Psychiatrist and Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. He completed his Psychiatry Residency at the University of North Dakota, his medical school at the University of Sint Eustatius, and his undergraduate at the University of Minnesota.
In addition to his work at Counseling Care, Dr. Meany is a Medical Officer in the Minnesota Army National Guard. He also works as a medical director at a local insurance company.
Philosophy of Care “My approach towards my patients involves patience and empathy; listening and asking questions are my medical instruments. I believe in the importance of medical management of the whole patient. I promote the concepts of autonomy and shared decision making with my patients. I like to keep an open mind and encourage my patients to become experts in their own illness, often discovering the best investigators in themselves.”
Please call for scheduling at our Burnsville location.
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.
Specializing in: Marital Relationships, Individual and Family Issues, Women’s Issues, Blended Families, Single Parenting, Grief, Depression, Anxiety and Adolescents.
Years of Experience: 4
Works with ages 4 & older.
Personal Mission Statement: My passion is to help others develop healthy ways to navigate through life struggles, and be empowered as they journey through change and healing. My approach to therapy is strength-based and collaborative, with an emphasis on building a positive therapeutic relationship.
Specializing in: Anxiety, Depression, Stress, Marital/Couple, Family, Parenting, Career/Work Issues, Women’s Issues.
Works with ages 10 and older
Personal Mission Statement: My desire is to be an instrument of hope, encouragement, and guidance to others on their path to emotional and spiritual healing. I consider it a privilege to walk along side others as they learn new skills and gain insight, leading toward positive changes and growth.
“…those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.” – Isaiah 40:31
Education: MA – Counseling and Psychological Services, St. Mary’s University of Minnesota & BS – Education, University of Minnesota
Years of Experience: 24
Specializing in: Depression, Anxiety, Issues of aging and life transitions, Individual therapy, Marriage therapy, Grief and Loss, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Spiritual issues, Family of Origin issues, Anger management, Adoption issues, Children/families that have endured trauma
Works with all ages
Personal Mission Statement: But now thus says the Lord, he who created you, O Jacob, he who formed you, O Israel: “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you. For I am the Lord your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior. Isaiah 43:1-3
It is not easy to come into a counseling office and seek help. It’s my hope and desire that you through the power of the Holy Spirit will see how infinite His Grace and Love are towards you to bring healing and hope into your life.