Alison Stroobants


Ali is a graduate of the University of Minnesota, receiving her Master’s Degree in Integrated Behavioral Health.  She is a licensed Professional Clinical Counselor as well as a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor.  She has experience working with people from a variety of different backgrounds and specializes in working with young adults, substance use, depression, anxiety, relationship dynamics, identity crisis, and individuals within the LGBTQ community.

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Ray Williams


Ray graduated from Adler Graduate School of Minnesota and is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. During time there, he was also certified as a Parent Coach and Professional Life Coach. He later was certified as a DBT therapist, working as an individual therapist and group leader. Read More

Tim Winchell, MSW


Tim received his Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Nebraska Omaha and is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker. He recently relocated to Minnesota from Arizona where he was a therapist in a public mental health clinic for 5 years. As a fully trained EMDR therapist he specializes in treating trauma and the problems that often come along with it, including anxiety, depression, and substance use.

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Lura Lee Smedstad, MS


Combining aspects of things she loves the most: a deep regard for the spiritual source within every person; effective therapeutic art processes, and a sound cognitive behavioral therapy approach, Lura has had the opportunity to support both adult and teen clients in the process of healing their lives.  She specializes in helping her clients alleviate the effects of trauma, anxiety, depression, grief and loss issues and to establish workable, sustainable life goals and healthy relationships. Her clients describe her approach as “direct but compassionate!” and uniquely suited to each individual or couple who meet with her.   

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Lawrence Nutter, MA


Lawrence graduated from St. Mary’s University with a Master’s degree in Counseling and Psychological Services and is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC). Lawrence specializes in Solution-Focused, Cognitive Behavioral, and Mindfulness-Based therapeutic strategies. Using a client-centered approach to therapy enables him and his client to establish a strong therapeutic relationship free from moral judgment and other biases that may hinder personal development. His experience includes counseling children, adolescents, and families who struggle with anxiety, depression, anger, grief, addiction, divorce, and trauma. In addition to private practice, he works within the Hopkins School district and surrounding areas providing students with crisis and individual counseling. Read More

Katherine Gieselman, MA

LMFT MN 1900, LPCC 330

Kathie graduated from The Adler Graduate School of Minnesota. She is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, a Certified Parenting Coach and a licensing supervisor. Other specialties include EMDR for trauma and ERP for individuals suffering from OCD.

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Melissa Tureson, MS


Melissa holds a Master’s degree from North Dakota State University with a concentration in Marriage and Family Therapy, and child development, and a B.A. from Concordia College, Moorhead, Minnesota. She is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, a certified MAP Therapist, (evidenced based practice), and trained in EMDR and Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy.  Melissa has over 20 years of experience providing individual and family therapy to children, adolescents and their families in both outpatient and in-home settings.

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Karen Alexander, MS

LMFT MN 2657, LPCC 559

Karen graduated from the University of California at Davis. She is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, a Certified Parenting Coach and an AAMFT approved supervisor. She is married with two adult sons and two adorable Labradors.  When she is not working you can find her either on her bicycle, at the Y or at the dog park.  She works with individuals, couples and families. 

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Taylor Shultz, MA

LPCC 01070

Taylor is a graduate of the University of St. Thomas Graduate School of Professional Psychology with a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology. She is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor.

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Liz Crichton, MA

LPC 1558

Liz graduated from St. Mary’s University with a Master’s degree in Counseling and Psychological Services. Liz’s specialties include incorporating positive behavior strategies, play therapy, and self-regulation techniques in her work with children, families, and parents that are going through a variety of challenges.

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David Berg, MA


My passion is helping people find greater mental health, fulfillment, and meaning in life, in their relationships with others, and their world. I use an integrated approach that keeps the client at the center of their therapy process, which allows me to help meet clients where they are at in life, and help themselves to move forward in their unique life and career journeys.

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Patti Brown, MA

LMFT 2482, Life Coach

Patti graduated from Adler Graduate School first as a Life Coach and later returned to become licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist. She has three adult children, one of whom was diagnosed with autism at fourteen months. Always an ‘out of the box’ thinker, Patti spent 14 years incorporating horses into her practice in coaching and therapy. She is currently working on a Master’s Degree in Nutrition Therapy and utilizes an understanding of the importance of overall wellness to help people feel their best.

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Cheryl Cornille, MA

LMFT 2784

Cheryl is a graduate from St. Mary’s University with a Master’s degree in Counseling and Psychology and completed post-graduate studies in marriage and family therapy at Adler Graduate School.  She is a licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT) and is trained in EMDR.

I bring curiosity, compassion and understanding to your session, and my approach is thoughtful, genuine and authentic.  I provide support and practical feedback to you in a peaceful and nonjudgmental environment and will respectfully challenge you to help you accomplish your goals.

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Julie Richter, MA

LMFT 2492

TAKING TIME OFF – Currently Not Accepting Clients.

Julie graduated from The Adler Graduate School of Minnesota and The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.  She is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Special Education Teacher, and Parent and Adult Educator.  Her specialties include working with families with young children, adolescents, and adults who are struggling with daily functioning or are striving for a more balanced, holistic, and fulfilling lifestyle.

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Nate Cutlan, MA

LPCC 762, LAMFT 2556

Nate is with TCTCA in spirit. We all wish him continued success in his service in the Peace Corps.  Be well Nate!!

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