Meet our Osseo Office
KRISTA NEWMAN, MA, LPCC, CLINICAL DIRECTOR
I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and have been active in the field of mental health and wellness since 2009. 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.
I tailor my approach to best meet the needs and goals of the individual. 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).
MIKAYLA NELSON, MA, COUNSELOR
I completed my master’s degree in counseling psychology at the University of St Thomas. I have particular interests in trauma, anxiety/depression, relational issues, couples’ therapy, and mood disorders.
I work with adults and teenagers and always try to find what works best for each individual client or family. The theoretical model I am most interested in is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy which explores your thoughts and behaviors and the way they impact your feelings and relationships. I also integrate a person-centered approach, which means that I am encouraging and our goals in session will be largely determined by you and what you want to get out of our time together.
In my personal life I have a love of disney stories, but real life isn’t always a fairytale. I enjoy helping people create new stories that will inspire and encourage them beyond their current struggles.
KELLY KENNEDY, MA, COUNSELOR
I am a psychotherapist passionate about helping others find their strength, heal from their past and present, and move towards their future with hope. I enjoy working with a variety of clients and have experience helping clients process anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, difficult emotions, and confusion around values and identity.
I use an integrative approach to therapy, often incorporating cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, and person centered therapeutic theories. I strive to help people connect with themselves and the world around them in a unique therapeutic setting, tailored to each client’s needs and expectations.
I hold a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of St. Thomas. I am pursuing continuing education in trauma focused equine assisted psychotherapy, animal assisted psychotherapy, and whole being wellness. I would be honored to work with you and to be a partner on your path to healing.
Joshua Shultz, Counseling Intern
I am currently a Certified Peer Support Specialist and a Mental Health Practitioner. I am completing my Masters of Science in Christian Counseling at Grand Canyon University.
I am interested in working with people who have experienced and suffer from trauma. I also have a passion for helping people navigate the challenges of addictions.
I encourage a collaborative approach to help you reach your goals. My theoretical framework is eclectic, but Person-Centered and Peer Support based. This means that I allow my clients to determine the approach that works best for them and am uniquely able to empathize with complex struggles in their lives. I enjoy working with adults, teens, children and families. I would love to meet you where you’re at to find new solutions and hope.