Lynn M. Sando, MA


Lynn most recently graduated from the University of Minnesota with a graduate certificate in Addiction Studies and has a Master’s degree in Counseling and Psychological Services from St. Mary’s University. Helping others find creative solutions to everyday problems has always been in her nature. Lynn applies mindfulness and present-centered techniques, person-centered therapy models, and elements of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to identify barriers and develop real life solutions.

Read More

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.

Read More

Mallory Franklin, PhD


Food and nutrition are often common problems for people who live an otherwise fulfilling and successful life. I know many feel misguided and frustrated with their past efforts to become healthier. I believe that one size doesn’t fit all when it comes to lifelong health and happiness. Food is a very intimate part of one’s life. That is why I am passionate about getting to know clients beyond the foods they eat. By establishing an open conversation based in trust and free from judgement, we can work together to pick health goals and the most sustainable way to attain them.

Read More

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

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

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.   

Read More

Candace Hanson, MA


Candace graduated from Valparaiso University in Indiana with a Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in the State of Minnesota. She specializes in individual work with adolescents and young adults, clients with co-occurring mental health and substance use problems, men-specific concerns, transitions/life changes, trauma, anxiety, depression, clients with chronic illnesses and pain, as well as Personality disorders and other Severe and Persistent Mental Illnesses (SPMI’s).

Read More

Stacy L. Ellman, MS


Stacy’s experience is providing counseling to adults in crisis, crisis group work, women’s advocacy and counseling, and individual therapy for adults and teens in crisis or going through transitions. Individually or in a group setting Stacy works with the client to identify strengths, cognitive processing patterns, coping skills, behavior management, and in turn these are used to help the client cultivate fulfilling life experiences. She is trained in a variety of therapeutic techniques used to address issues such as depression, anxiety, suicidal impulses, stress, trauma, career challenges, parental issues, life transitions, and grief.

Read More

Erin Peterson


Erin has experience working with individuals from a variety of different backgrounds and presenting concerns including depression, anxiety, adjustment concerns, personality disorders, and self-esteem concerns. She has particular experience working with college students and has a strong passion for working with teens and young adults.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

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.

Read More

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. 

Read More

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.

Read More

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!!

We Can Help. Get In Touch.

Send us an inquiry and we will get back to you as soon as we can!

Contact Us