Meet our Clinical Supervisors

STEVE SMITH, PSY.D., LP, CLINICAL SUPERVISOR

I am a licensed psychologist certified with the board of behavioral health for both LPCC and LADC and have been licensed as a psychologist since 1990. Much of my career has included working with clients of diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds; including a special focus on work with American Indian people.

I am experienced in providing art therapy and use expressive tools to help people understand and work through difficult issues. Art therapy is not for everyone but it is a powerful tool to help with mindfulness and to reduce anxiety and depression. Art therapy can be particularly effective for troubled youth with difficulty fitting in.

I provide psychological evaluations with testing for a variety of purposes: court ordered, parenting, ADHD, cognitive/IQ, and personality assessment. I integrate a variety of expressive art modes into the therapy process to help with healing and coping.  My approach is very laid back and based upon respect and understanding. I have a passion for honoring all individuals and their individual faith journey. 

KRISTA NEWMAN, MA, LPCC, CLINICAL SUPERVISOR

I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and have been active in the field of mental health and wellness since 2009 and have been a board approved Clinical Supervisor since 2013. I have extensive training and passion in work with trauma including dealing with abuse, anxiety and PTSD, anger management, and relationships impacted by abusive partners. 

I have experience, in particular, working with clients who are in relationships with abusive partners such as those struggling with Borderline or Narcissistic Personality disorders; I love to help individuals find the strength to set limits and emotionally heal from some of the “invisible abuse” that occurs within these relationships.

The theoretical model I most utilize is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I am also certified in the highly effective treatment of Eye-Movement-Desensitization-Reprocessing (EMDR). In addition, for Supervision, I offer knowledge in the areas of HIPAA compliance, professional documentation, and private practice business ownership and marketing.

LAMBERS FISHER, MS, MDIV, LMFT, CLINICAL SUPERVISOR

I earned my Bachelor of Science Degree at the University of Minnesota in Psychology and Biblical Studies, a Master of Science in Marriage & Family Therapy as well as a Master of Divinity Degree from Fuller Theological Seminary. I am a Board Approved Supervisor for the Minnesota Board of Marriage & Family Therapy as well as the Minnesota Board of Behavioral Health. I also serve as an adjunct professor and national speaker, training mental health professionals on multicultural awareness and various aspects of diversity competence.

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 15 years of experience working with individual adults, adolescents, couples and families. I work from a client-centered and solution-focused perspective and I  have a passion for couples counseling. I am experienced in Christian faith integration in the therapy process and therapist case conceptualization. Lastly, I offer specialized training in court appearances and court related documentation if required.