Meet our Lonsdale Office


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.  

Erin Urban, MA, Therapist

The center of my practice is focused on building empowerment, balance, self-esteem and self-awareness. I offer a warm and empathic environment for those facing difficult life transitions, relational challenges, past and present traumas, underlying issues of illness and stress, and any other issues preventing individuals from realizing the freedom and happiness of their true nature.

I integrate a mindfulness approach to help build awareness of one’s thoughts, feelings, physical sensations, and beliefs to develop insight and uncover new choices. I also incorporate additional therapeutic techniques to fit your individual needs, as well as temper the counseling process with creativity and humor, along with practical solutions and concrete goals.

I hold a Master’s degree in Counseling and Psychological Services from St. Mary’s University.  In addition, I enjoy building upon my education and skills through volunteerism and draw upon my personal development as a cancer survivor. I would be honored to walk with you through your life challenges and growth. 

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Deb Kunze, Counseling Intern

I love working with children, teens, and families to help you improve your relationships and stop feeling stuck in negative patterns. As a mom of two children with ASD, I have a special passion for working with parents of special needs children to find solutions and new ways of doing life that help your family to reconnect and thrive. I am currently completing my Masters Degree with Liberty University.
I also work with individuals and know that it is not uncommon to have seasons in our lives where we can’t seem to shut our brain off; the couple who continues to have the same argument, the teen who only hears the negatives or the parents of a special needs child who can’t stop the ‘what if” tape in their mind. We all do it, but sometimes it helps to express those thoughts in a safe place.
Sometimes the answer is less about controlling thoughts, and more about accepting them but changing the story. I am here to listen to you, to engage with you, and to challenge you to cut through life’s noise. “I will even make a road in the wilderness.” Isaiah 43:19 I would be honored to help you walk through your struggles and find renewed hope.

Heather Olson, Counseling Intern

I have worked for many years with children, teens, and adults and I have a passion for helping individuals recognize and achieve their full potential. I have a heart for working with trauma and Abuse and feel especially passionate about working with those that others have written off. Even if you feel like you’ve given up, you still have value and there is hope. 
As a Crown College graduate with a Bachelor’s Degree in Christian Ministry/Counseling Minor, I have a strong desire to help people. As I work toward completing my Master’s Degree in Counseling from Crown, helping people comes in many forms. 
My interests are varied but overall, I desire to help people learn to better communicate, think critically, and learn they are capable of so much more. With God’s help, life can be lived in abundance, joy, and hopefulness. My desire is to come alongside people willing to work toward healing from past hurts, overcome current problems, and look to a hopeful future.


We at Threads of Hope Counseling care deeply for you, your families, and our community. As the concern regarding the spread of COVID-19 increases worldwide, Threads of Hope is prepared to reduce the spread of illness by following the expert guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and the Minnesota Department of Health. MDH continues to stress common-sense illness prevention strategies such as sanitizing surfaces, covering your cough and sneezes, and frequent hand washing.

If you are experiencing signs and symptoms of a viral respiratory infection including fever, cough, and shortness of breath or if you or someone you have been in contact with traveled internationally in the last 14 days, please DO NOT come to our office. Instead we are happy to offer you telemedicine (online video) services.

Telemedicine appointments are HIPAA secure, do not require any downloads, and can be accessed on any device with microphone and internet access. Ask your provider or the administrative staff if this is a service you’d like to pursue.

Additionally, there is a lot of misinformation being spread regarding this virus which has inspired significant anxiety in many in the community. Look here for ideas on how to reduce your fear while remaining wise in facing the uncertainty of this disease.
We are here for you and there is always hope.