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Therapists 2018-02-05T19:54:18+00:00

Meet Our Therapists

Our licensed mental health professionals serve youth, adults and families from diverse cultures, ethnicities and life experiences. We offer individual, family and couples counseling services.


ElaineElaine Moore, MA, LP

Elaine Moore has over 20 years experience working with couples, groups, families, children and adolescents. She has worked in outpatient mental health clinics, in-home family therapy, and in an employee assistance program. She has also worked with schools, court systems and foster care programs. Elaine has expertise in play therapy, hypnotherapy and EMDR. She has conducted training sessions on topics such as grief and loss, parenting, anxiety, adult development and critical incident stress debriefing.


Emily Bade, LGSW

Emily has worked with children, adolescents and their families in clinic, school-based, residential and day treatment settings. She also has experience working with clients with a variety of concerns, including depression, anxiety, trauma histories, behavioral issues, and difficulties associated with family stress.

LaurieLaurie Berlin, LMFT

Laurie completed her training at Argosy University Twin Cities. She has six years experience providing school-based, in-home, and clinic-based mental health services primarily with adolescents and adults. She also has experience with individual, group, and family therapy with an emphasis on grief and loss, trauma, depression, anxiety, family conflict, challenges at school, and difficult life transitions. She is a trained Narrative Exposure Therapy provider as well as a graduate of the Minnesota Victim Assistance Academy.

JennJennifer Kortgard, MSW, LGSW

Jennifer has nearly nine years of experience working with diverse youth and their families in a variety of settings including residential treatment, in-home, outpatient, group home, foster care and shelter settings. Jennifer has also provided outpatient therapy to adults and couples through a clinical fellowship. She has also served adults with serious and persistent mental illness residing in a transitional living program. She has a background in mental health case management and is very familiar with community resources. Jennifer has experience working with youth diagnosed with ADHD, PTSD, depression, anxiety, mood disorders, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) and oppositional defiance.

CarlaCarla Anton, MA, LAMFT

Carla specializes in individual, relational, group and career counseling. She has extensive experience helping youth improve their social, emotional and academic well-being. She teaches problem-solving techniques between parents as well as communication and behavioral skills. Carla has worked with clients experiencing anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder.

MartyMarty Spicer MA

Marty has extensive experience providing in-home therapeutic services to individuals and families and has worked with severely mentally ill adults. He has also worked in individual and group-based settings. He currently serves youth as a school-based therapist in the Mounds View School District.

Jorie Kulseth LPCC, ART-BC

Jorie has over twenty years of experience working as a clinical counselor and board-certified and registered art therapist in a variety of settings. Her practice has included work in residential, inpatient hospital, outpatient mental health, juvenile corrections, and day treatment settings both in schools as well as at separate sites. She is comfortable providing traditional therapy approaches and art therapy. Jorie works with children, adolescents and adults with a wide range of problems both in individual and or group settings. Common problems she has worked with others on include depression, anxiety, PTSD, attachment disorders and interpersonal relationship issues.

White Bear Lake

VickiVicki Bailar-Holmin, LICSW

Vicki completed her training at Florida State University where she specialized in School Social Work. Vicki works primarily with school-aged children and families by assessing and treating ADHD, depression, trauma, anxiety disorders and other concerns that challenge chil­dren’s development. She also has experience in case management, chemical dependency, facili­tating healthy relationships between families and schools, and counseling chronically mentally ill adults. Vicki has over 30 years of experience in the field.

ChrisChristopher Vendel, LMFT

Chris has over 10 years of experience providing therapy in several settings; office-based, school-based, and in-home. He works with adolescents and adults with a wide range of problems including depression, anxiety, PTSD, ADHD, personality disorders, parents, and relationship issues. Chris is also experienced in providing crisis intervention as well as DBT services.

LaurelLaurel Walsh, LMFT

Laurel has experience working with youth, adults and families in both individual and group settings. She is skilled at teaching coping techniques, social skills, relaxation techniques, conflict resolution, and assertive communication skills. Laurel specializes in working with at-risk, multicultural youth and teaching interpersonal skills to adolescents.