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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, COUNSELING INTERN

I am currently completing 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 works 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.

KELLY KENNEDY, COUNSELING INTERN

I am currently completing my master’s degree in counseling psychology at the University of St Thomas. My interests revolve around a holistic view of health and healing and I am passionate about helping each client explore what that looks like to them. My clinical experience lies in trauma focused therapy, group work, and animal assisted psychotherapy. I see both adolescents and adults and am honored to be invited to collaborate with you.  I try to design a uniquely tailored therapeutic experience based on the understanding that no two people face the same difficulties. Because of that, my approach to therapy is integrative, incorporating person-centered, strength-based, cognitive behavioral, and mindfulness techniques. I strive to help you recognize what you are already doing well, clarify your goals, plan how to get to where you want to go, and maintain peace and self-care along the way.