Dr. Lucas Bachmann

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.


Brent Baumler, MS, LPCC

Burnsville Clinic Director, Clinical Therapist
Education: MS – Counseling, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Years experience: 26

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 100

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.


Wendy Baumler, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Education: MA – St. Mary’s University
Years of experience: 14

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.


Dr. Gavin Meany

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 Saint 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.


Julie Temmel-Friesen, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
Education: MA, Argosy University

Specializing in: Marital Relationships, Individual and Family Issues, Women’s Issues, Blended Families, Single Parenting, Grief, Depression, Anxiety and Adolescents.

Years of Experience: 5

Works with ages 6 & 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


Kristi Wilder, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
Education: MA – Adler Graduate School
Years of experience: 12

Specializing in: Anxiety, Depression, Stress, Marital, Individual, Career/Work Issues, Women’s Issues, EMDR

Works with ages 12 and older

Personal Mission Statement: “My desire is to be an instrument of hope encouragement, and guidance to others on their path to health and wellness. I consider it a privilege to walk alongside 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


Peter Schultz, MA

Therapist Intern
Education: BA – Crown College, MA – Crown College

Specializing in: Depression, Anxiety, Marriage and Family, Relationship Issues, Parenting.

Personal Mission Statement:

My mission is to develop a solid relationship with my client from which we can work together toward health, joy, and fulfillment. In each session I strive to listen, connect, and encourage. Every person has a story to be told, and most of them are full of struggle. By coming alongside someone in their struggle I hope to provide an environment of healing, comfort, and hope.

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.” 2 Corinthians 1:3-4


Laura Houlton, MA, LMFT

Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist
Education: MA – 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 clients to help them achieve their goals.


Dorothy Wintz, MA, LP

Licensed Psychologist
Education: MA – Counseling and Psychological Services, St. Mary’s University of Minnesota & BS – Education, University of Minnesota
Years of Experience: 26

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.

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