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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 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.

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.