Meet our Newport Office
JENNY BEALL, MA, LPCC, THERAPIST & FOUNDER
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.
David Staton, MA, Counselor
I completed my master’s degree in Counseling at Crown College. I have over 17 years of experience working with people in a variety of settings, including inpatient, hospitals, and residential treatment programs. I’ve worked with clients of all ages from a wide diversity of backgrounds and cultures who struggle with issues across the spectrum. I am very real, authentic, and down-to-earth in counseling and believe in the importance of smiles, warmth, and humor. I am equipped to help individuals who struggle with everything from anxiety and depression issues to schizophrenia, anger issues, and even ritual abuse and other severe traumas. There is peace and calm in my presence, and I can help you grow in those qualities and find stability, even in the storms of life.
I love to help couples and families discover how to communicate better, bond in healthy ways, work through hurts and wounds, find forgiveness and healing, and overcome life’s challenges together. I am a certified Prepare/Enrich couple facilitator. I can also help individuals who are struggling in relationships with toxic people, including those with personality disorders. As a father of five children, I also understand family dynamics and would love to help parents work together to reach their goals and achieve greater harmony.
I’ve played guitar for many years and enjoy working with artists, musicians, and creative types. I love to work with helping professionals. I understand the rich and complex inner lives of those who are highly sensitive and feel things deeply and would love to help guide and support you through your current life challenges with empathy and respect.
I provide a nonjudgmental environment where real depth of insight and exploration can occur. I love to counsel people from all walks of life. I have a strong foundation of Christian faith and am a longtime student and teacher of the Bible, and I am happy to integrate faith-based interventions into the counseling process for those who desire.
TANAGER POLOWCHAK, MA, LPCC, COUNSELOR
I believe that each child longs to be seen, heard, and valued and I use play therapy and expressive therapies to connect with children and to assist them in telling their stories. Often when kids have behavior issues or seem to be “acting out” there is something deeper that they don’t have the words to express. I also work with parents to facilitate an inner sense of expertise, satisfaction, and enjoyment in relating to and interacting with your child.
I am adoption and permanency certified and enjoy supporting children and families who find themselves at any point on the child welfare spectrum, whether you’re seeking family preservation or are in the process of adoption. I received my Masters in Counseling Psychology from Bethel University with an additional certificate in Christian counseling from University of Northwestern, St. Paul.
With adults I enjoy helping you to find healing from past trauma and care for yourself today. I work from an attachment lens to help you find insight into why you interact in relationships the way you do so that you can choose to change and grow or at least learn to give yourself more grace.
Jenny Johnson, MA, LPCC, Counselor
Whatever is troubling you to seek counseling does not define you. As individuals we are quick to identify ourselves by what is wrong (i.e. I am depressed or I am terrible at relationships or I am a bad parent), but we are not our symptoms. We are so much more. There are so many wonderful things about you and your story, things I look forward to discovering. Together we will talk about you! I am hopeful you will share stories from your past like how you fit in your family, what you wanted to be when you grew up, or how you were as a child. In our laid back and gentle conversations we will weave back and forth between your present and your past. With a mix of humor, continued encouragement, and care you will find different ways of solving today’s problems and discover new things about yourself.
I am a Licensed Clinical Counselor in Minnesota. Many of the tools acquired while attaining a master’s degree from Adler Graduate School have built on my Christian foundation of love and compassion and a desire to speak life and restoration into others. I enjoy working with teens and adults. Over the last five and a half years of practice, grief/loss has become one of my specialties however I simply have a heart for discouraged individuals no matter the cause.
In our sessions scripture and prayer can be integral components should you desire. Whatever your faith background please know you will be treated with compassion, respect and covered in encouragement. My prayer is for God to use me as a bridge to get you from where you are to where you want to be. I look forward to meeting you!
Elexus Stowers, MS, Marriage & Family Counselor
Traci Parzych, MA, Counselor
I am excited to meet you! I provide therapy to individuals, couples, and families, and have experience with blended families, divorce care, premarital prepare and enrich, anxiety, depression, ADHD, trauma, attachment wounds, women’s health, pre- and post-natal support, nutrition, and intimacy. I completed my Masters in Counseling at Bethel University.
As a Registered Nurse in obstetrics for the past 21 years, I have been working from a holistic lens, where I have emphasized mind, body, and spirit to achieve wellness. I am grateful to be able to work alongside you on your journey; whether from a Christian perspective or not, this is your path to health, and I feel blessed to be a part of it.
“All praise to God and father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.” –2 Corinthians 1:3-4
JENNIFER VASQUEZ, MA, MARRIAGE & FAMILY COUNSELOR
I have a passion and desire to work with individuals and families that are in need of someone to listen to them and help them during their healing journey.
I have previously worked with survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. I have experience working with individuals and families that have been diagnosed with ASD. I have worked with individuals of all ages and from various cultural backgrounds. I am bilingual and can provide services in Spanish.
I enjoy working with individuals, families, and children. I enjoy helping families in learning how to communicate with each other. I also enjoy working with spouses of military members, as a spouse of a service member I can understand the anxiety and stress. I believe we are strong and resilient; however, we are still human. I truly care for my clients and God is my model. I like to demonstrate that by my acceptance, non-judgmental approach, understanding, and warmth. I believe we all have potential and can find hope despite our problems.
SARAH RICHARDSON, MARRIAGE & FAMILY COUNSELOR
I completed my master’s degree in marriage, family, and couples counseling at Adler Graduate School and work under the supervision of Krista Newman. I am an encourager and I love to offer hope and tools for you to experience healing and change.
I enjoy working with Adults, children, families, and couples. My passion is to encourage children and support parents to strengthen the family unit.
I believe you have a story that matters and deserves to be heard. Throughout life, we experience moments of success and triumph as well as moments of headache and disappointment. No one has to walk alone. I look forward to meeting you!
SARAH EBNER, COUNSELING INTERN
I am a compassionate counselor with a heart for working with individuals, families, and groups to gain better skills, live meaningful lives, and feel better. I am curious about the people I work with and take a whole-person approach to improve wellbeing. I am empathetic and non-judgemental, and I will challenge you to be the best version of yourself and live within your values. In May 2024, I will complete my Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Bethel University.
I am comfortable navigating loss, grief, life transitions, and complicated emotions like anxiety and depression. Together, we can process difficult emotions while learning new skills to decrease your stress and enhance your life experiences.
As a Christian counseling intern, my faith is a cornerstone of my identity, shaping my values and guiding my choices. I am comfortable integrating religion and spirituality into our sessions and eager to learn more about your worldview. We can work within your religious framework because I understand how powerful and healing it can be to integrate your faith into therapy.
I understand that seeking therapy can be overwhelming, whether it’s your first time or you’ve been in treatment for years. I aim to create a welcoming and non-pressure environment where you can include me as a supportive partner on your wellness journey.
LISA MANDELL, BILLING MANAGER & BOOKKEEPER
I am the offsite billing manager and bookkeeper. I manage most of the contact with your insurance company to ensure that our therapists get paid and your insurance covers everything they are supposed to. I am a retired biologist and former business owner. In my free time I enjoy quilting, reading, doing bible studies, cooking new dishes, and playing with my adorable grandchildren.
Angélique Osborn, Intake Coordinator & Billing Assistant
I am an Intake Coordinator and Billing Assistants with Threads of Hope. I am one of the cheerful voices that may greet you on the phone. Monday through Friday, you will typically find me smiling at the Newport office front desk.
I enjoy spending time with my boyfriend, his three children and two dogs. In my free time, I enjoy attending church and engaging with my church small group. I also enjoy singing, drawing and painting.