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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 also have personal experience and understanding of congenital cataracts, and would love to help you navigate the feelings and emotions behind this eye condition whether you have the condition, or you are a struggling parent.

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. 

Katrina Singer, Marriage & Family Therapy Intern

Pope St. John Paul II once said that, “We not the sum of our weaknesses or failures, we are the sum of the Father’s love for us and our real capacity to become the image of His Son”. God created each and every one of us in His image and likeness, each and everyone of us bears the mark of God’s deep and divine love. However this love, this identity, is often forgotten when all we can see is our own faults and failures. I desire to help others to grow in their own identity recognizing that they are more than their weaknesses or failings and that they are truly known and loved simply because they are uniquely themselves.

I am currently a student at Bethel University working on completing my Masters degree in Marriage and Family therapy. I use a family systems approach to therapy, looking at the entire family system as it relates to each individual within it to help you and your family find healing.

I enjoy working with couples and families and am passionate about helping you build stronger relationships. Christ is at the center of who I am and I am happy to incorporate faith into the therapy process for those who are interested. While I know that life is not always rainbows and butterflies, I do believe in the power of positivity and enjoy brightening others’ days by either sharing a good laugh or appreciating the small things that bring you joy.

COVID-19  NOTICE

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.