Meet our Clinical Supervisors


I have a heart for those who have been wounded by relationships and difficult life situations. My passion is to walk with people through their pain and help them find hope and freedom from their past. I graduated from Bethel University with a Masters in Counseling Psychology and completed additional Marriage and Family Therapy coursework through Adler Graduate School. My style is very practical and insight-oriented and I like helping individuals and families think about situations in new ways to get un-stuck. I am a real person in the counseling office and use humor to help you feel comfortable and enjoy the process. My Therapy puppy, Pip, attends some sessions with me for those who wish to incorporate Animal Assisted Therapy.

I enjoy working with a variety of clients and have extensive experience working with divorce family issues, kids and teens, ADHD, adjustment issues, depression, anxiety, people pleasing, and healthy boundary setting. I have a special interest in helping individuals who are in relationship with toxic people such as spouses or children of people with personality disorders.

I provide parent coaching and particularly ascribe to behavioral methods and the model developed in “Parenting with Love and Logic” as it teaches children to be responsible for their own behavior and empowers their parents as coaches and allies rather than adversaries. I am a certified Prepare/Enrich couple and group facilitator. I also have a special interest in healing the wounds of sexual addictions and have received training through the American Association of Christian Counselors. I love to meet the needs of the hurting and help them continue to grow into the people they were made to be.

I am licensed and able to provide services and clinical supervision for residents of Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Arizona.


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.


I am a MFT and LPCC board approved supervisor and in my clinical work I enjoy working with married couples, children and families. I specialize in working with communities of color, families, couples and school aged children. Another area of special interest for me is the ethical integration of faith into clinical practice and ways that clinicians can be trained to effectively do this. I ascribe to family systems approaches to counseling and I integrate play therapy approaches when working with little ones.

My experience with this work began over twenty years ago, at a nondenominational church, counseling couples and their families through relationship and parenting challenges. My personal experience, in marriage and raising six children with my husband has equipped me with skills to empathize with others and integrate faith into practice, if desired.


Patti is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and board approved clinical supervisor. Patti provides supervision and encouragement for the Threads of Hope team. She earned her Master’s degree from St. Mary’s University in Marriage and Family Therapy. 

Patti works with men, women and adolescents. She also desires to work with couples at all stages in their relationship and is a certified PREPARE/ENRICH counselor. Patti enjoys helping couples in high conflict. She utilizes principals from both John Gottman and Terry Real in working with couples.

Patti also values being able to integrate faith into the counseling process to the extent that a client is interested and comfortable. A special focus of Patti’s is working with individuals who are survivors of childhood abuse or trauma, understanding the difficulties these past traumas can cause in a person’s life. She also is knowledgeable in working with verbal and emotional abuse and understands the challenges these dynamics have in a relationships.

Patti is trained in EMDR and incorporates this in her work with clients. 

Beth McDonald, MA, LPC, LPCC, Clinical Director

My approach to therapy is warm and accepting—I know that going to therapy can feel intimidating and feel that it’s important for you to feel safe as you heal. My areas of specialty as a therapist are trauma, narcissistic abuse, depression, anxiety, life transitions, grief, parenting, and spiritual/religious abuse. As an artist, I love to incorporate art, journaling, music, writing and other creative tools into the treatment plan.

I am trained in EMDR and use it as a protocol to help clients reduce or eliminate the effects of trauma. I work with individuals, couples, families, and adolescents as well as lead groups on anxiety and depression.

I am also a Board-Certified Clinical Supervisor and have a psychodynamic approach to supervision. As well as adhering to the ethical guidelines of supervision, I like to create a supportive space that helps supervisees become competent and confident therapists.

I received a BFA in Fine Art from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design and my Masters in Clinical Counseling from the Adler Graduate School in Richfield. After graduating, I moved to Georgia for 11 years and recently moved back home to Minnesota. My hobbies include painting, cut-paper collage, and travel.