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Katie Erickson, MA, LPCC

The biggest part of my job as a therapist is feeling compassion for others.  I get to work each day with my colleagues who are like family and who also are passionate and dedicated to serving this community. In addition to counseling, I'm a mediator for family, community and business meditations, and I work on the business end of the Duluth Counseling Center. What an opportunity I have, to come to work, enjoy my job, enjoy who I’m working with and work with so many others who are also excited to be here, all while making a difference in people’s lives.  I strive not to give up on a person, even those upon whom others have given up. I see my role as a cheerleader and giver of hope as I try to pass on unconditional support. I am fervent about meeting people where they’re at and providing them a space of nonjudgmental support. My goal is to help my clients find or regain their purpose and happiness that they may have lost due to life adjustments, depression, anxiety etc.  I work with individuals, families, and couples.  Away from work you will find me outdoors in most of my free time with my husband, children and friends. My friends will attest that I actively live my life by the motto “There is no such thing as bad weather, just bad clothing.” I’ve coached youth hockey. I particularly like getting girls interested in hockey and in golf. I enjoy hunting and shooting; I strive to be a female role model in these outdoor sports. I also volunteer in the courts and the community providing mediation services. I am also passionate about education and I am on the Board of Directors at my children’s school. Lastly, I am an avid reader.


Dan Hansen, MA

My intention is to create an environment where you feel comfortable to explore your problems without being judged. In my counseling practice, I strive to help both individuals and couples gain self-understanding and develop a stronger sense of well-being and life satisfaction. My goals are to help you better understand your problems, identify obstacles to attaining your personal goals, and support you in the process of making positive changes in your life.  Depending on specific needs, I offer therapeutic approaches that address concerns such as anxiety, depression, relationship challenges, and performance problems. My orientation to counseling is essentially solution focused, brief therapy with a touch of narrative supported by a groundwork of cognitive behavioral therapy.

 

 


Lizabeth Flink, MA, LPC

My career in counseling began in 1991 in the Palm Beach County, Florida jails working to help men and women suffering from addiction issues. Since then I have had the good fortune to experience sharing the stories of many in a variety of settings, including, women and children in shelters and treatment, adolescents in juvenile homes, children in foster care, adult developmentally disabled in group homes, and adults in treatment centers for addiction and alcoholism. Within these settings, I have provided therapy to individuals struggling with Substance Use Disorders, Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, Bi-Polar, Schizoaffective Disorder, Schizophrenia, Personality Disorders, and Eating Disorders. In striving to help individuals, I have come to know my own strenghts. I am empathic, I instill hope, and I am nonjudgemental. Most of all, I believe in the ability to heal. Through the years, I have developed skills in several disciplines. I utilize an eclectic evidence-based approach to therapy, incorporating tools from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Humanistic Psycholgy, Existential Therapy, Spirituality, and Dialectical BehaviorTherapy. I respect each person as a unique individual, who, is capable, has strengths, has purpose, and desires a joyous life.

On a personal note, I love spending time with my family, three dogs, and friends. I hike, read, bike, practice yoga and meditation, and paint with acrylics and oils.
 


Mary Ann Marchel, Ph. D., LGSW,

As a therapist, one with deep roots in infant and early childhood mental health, my goal is to harness the capacity in each client to establish a sense of personal well-being. My sense is that this is best accomplished in the context of “the relationship”. Therefore, my work is framed by attachment-based approaches and most often engages the caregiver or other relational partners in the therapeutic session(s). I am faculty member at the College of Saint Scholastica in the Masters of Social Work Program, following 20 years of work as an assistant and associate professor in the University of Wisconsin and Minnesota systems. Additionally I serve as an early childhood mental health consultant to the Duluth Head Start and the First Year Programs. My training and experiences span early childhood studies, early childhood special education, social work and infant mental health. I completed the University of Minnesota’s Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Certificate Program, the Strange Situation Protocol, and the Adult Attachment Interview analysis training. My approach to therapy draws from several evidence-based approaches in children’s mental health including the Circle of Security Parenting DVD, the Brazelton Newborn Behavioral Observation System, and the Parent-Child Interaction Feeding and Teaching protocol. Further, I apply arts-based approaches in working with children/families who have experienced trauma.

Lisa Fedora, MA, LP

I went into counseling with the relatively young mindset of a simple desire to help people. This started in third grade, when I was curious about what motivated people's behaviors and emotions. I am now a clinician with over 20 years experience in the world of mental health, trying to help people simply feel better as all of us journey through life. I have been specifically trained in DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy), EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing Therapy) and TF-CBT (Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy). I sincerely enjoy connecting and working with people in order to find solutions to issues, relationships, or situations that are life-interfering. 

Outside of work one can find me busy being a wife as well as a mother of two children and 2 Brittany spaniels, who enjoys spending time with friends as well as hiking in the woods, cooking, reading, singing when I can and spending as much time as possible at the family cabin. 

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Karie Kroon MSW, LICSW

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Cedar Rose Selenite, MA

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Debbie Becker, MSW, LGSW

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Lisa Haberling, MSW, LICSW

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Nichole Vaineo, MSW, LICSW

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