Meet Our Telehealth Team
**Most of our providers offer video appointments, but these individuals are only available online.
BETH MCDONALD, MA, LPC (GA), LPCC, Counselor
My approach to therapy is warm and accepting—I know that going to therapy can feel intimidating and feel that it’s important for you to feel safe as you heal. My areas of specialty as a therapist are trauma, narcissistic abuse, depression, anxiety, life transitions, grief, parenting, and spiritual/religious abuse. As an artist, I love to incorporate art, journaling, music, writing and other creative tools into the treatment plan.
I am trained in EMDR and use it as a protocol to help clients reduce or eliminate the effects of trauma. I work with individuals, couples, families, and adolescents as well as lead groups on anxiety and depression.
I received a BFA in Fine Art from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design and my Masters in Clinical Counseling from the Adler Graduate School in Richfield. After graduating, I moved to Georgia for 11 years and recently moved back home to Minnesota. My hobbies include painting, cut-paper collage, and travel.
EMILY SCHMIDT, MA, LPCC, COUNSELOR
I am a mental health professional who values helping clients find freedom and joy in their everyday lives. I have specialized training in working with stage of life adjustments, spiritual healing and development, grief and loss, depression, and anxiety.
I received my Bachelor’s degree in Alcohol and Drug Counseling from North Central University and a Master’s degree in Professional Counseling from Liberty University. I have worked with individuals recovering from substance abuse and family members seeking support and education concerning loved ones battling addiction. Much of what propelled my interest into addictions studies, and then later into my master’s program, is the desire to see people live in freedom and reach their goals.
Stylistically, I counsel from an accepting, warm, and client- lead perspective. I am trained in Eye Movement Desensitization-Reprocessing (EMDR) which is a highly effective approach for addressing trauma. I am also trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) which can be helpful for those struggling with emotional regulation, relationships, and coping with change. I am a fan of Reality therapy and am a therapist who can really tell-it-like-it-is for those looking to be challenged. I believe that individuals often hold the tools they need to overcome, but sometimes benefit from the counseling process to tune and uncover those tools. For those who desire, I am happy to integrative faith-based interventions as part of the counseling process.
KATIE LOWE, MARRIAGE & FAMILY THERAPY INTERN
I am a counseling student pursuing my Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy through Colorado Christian University. I want to help others see their potential, develop personal and professional skills, and accomplish life goals.
I enjoy working with teenagers, couples, and individuals seeking help for anxiety, life transitions, career stress, premarital counseling, or communication. I am a curious and deep listener who wants to hear your story. I have experience as a youth pastor and have a special heart for ministry staff and the unique challenges of serving within the Church.
With an educational background in Biology and Psychology, I am passionate about examining thought patterns and finding strategic ways to reinforce strengths. I welcome opportunities to integrate prayer and scripture-study into counseling if desired. My supervisor is Jenny Beall, LPCC, founder of Threads of Hope.
Katie Lowe is only available for telehealth services.
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.
Jen Vasquez is only available for telehealth services.