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Carolyn Babekuhl

School Based Therapist

LICSW

651-379-3425

Carolyn received her Master of Social Work from Augsburg University and is a Licensed Independent Social Worker (LICSW). She has experience working in outpatient clinics, in the community and in schools and has worked with individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, trauma, LGBTQ+ identities, family conflict, grief and loss, social injustices, anger management and adjustment challenges. Her special interest involves working with youth as they transition into adulthood and increasing awareness of mental health issues. She focuses on meeting the client where they're at in their journey and providing a safe environment where all are welcome.

Latarsha Bronaugh

NETS Day Treatment Therapist

LPCC

651.379.3442

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Mai Chang

Senior Program Assistant

651-379-3431

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Denise Greene

Building and Office Manager

651-426-3808

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Lauren Kelzenberg

Intern

Lauren is a Clinical Social Worker intern. She is finishing up her last year of graduate school at St. Kate's and upon graduation she hopes to become a school-based therapist and continue advocating for youth in our schools. Lauren's office will be located in the library if you want to come say hi or need guidance on finding the right resources. Lauren is a dog mom to a now one year old Aussie and enjoys boxing and kayaking in her spare time.

Angela Lewis-Dmello

President and CEO

LICSW

641-379-3404

Angela is the President and CEO of Northeast Youth and Family Services. She comes to NYFS with experience in nonprofit leadership, program development and evaluation, training and supervision, and trauma treatment research. Angela is passionate about both individual level and systems level change and is thrilled to be supporting NYFS’s work providing trauma informed and culturally responsive care to the community, with a focus on youth and their families. Angela is trained as a clinical social worker and has spent the majority of her career working in trauma-laden environments as an administrator and psychotherapist in child sexual violence, domestic violence, refugee resettlement, and torture trauma. Angela has experience providing trainings and workshops on a variety of topics related to trauma and interpersonal violence, as well as leadership and supervision locally, regionally, and nationally. Angela is especially invested in addressing workforce level issues such as provider attrition from the mental health and nonprofit sectors through organizational interventions supporting staff wellness and work sustainability through addressing secondary trauma, vicarious trauma, moral injury, and burnout. Angela holds a bachelor’s degree in global studies and a master’s degree in social work from the University of Minnesota. Angela served as a Community Adjunct Faculty member at the University of Minnesota School of Social Work teaching graduate students psychotherapy methods courses from 2012 - 2021.

Steven Lutes

Manager, School Based Services

LICSW

651-379-3452

Steven is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker who has been serving in the mental health field for a decade. He has experience working with children and youth with trauma, depression, anxiety, academic and behavioral difficulties and grief and loss. Steven believes that the therapeutic relationship is central to the healing that takes place in therapy, and is committed to provide a place for clients to understand themselves and move forward to heal and grow. He is the manager of school-based services at Northeast Youth and Family Services, supervising therapists across three districts. He is passionate about improving the children’s mental health system.

Samuel McGinnity

Diversion Coordinator

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Benjamin Moburg

NETS DayTreatment Practitioner

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Duadzi Moti

Information Analyst

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Andrew Peach

NETS DayTreatment Practitioner

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Jocelyn Thoemke

Outpatient Therapist

LMFT, ATR-BC

651-486-3808

Jocelyn is an experienced Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Board-Certified Art Therapist. She has worked with children, adolescents, and adults; individually, as families, and in groups. Jocelyn uses an integrated approach, both verbal and art therapy, as clients feel comfortable and is clinically appropriate. Jocelyn emphasizes the importance of the therapeutic relationship when it comes to helping clients and strives to create a safe place for clients to heal. Jocelyn has experience working with clients around challenges associated with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, LGBTQ+ identities, social injustices, life transitions, grief and loss, ambiguous loss, substance abuse recovery, and trauma. Her special interest involves working with autistic clients, those with ADHD, and their families.

Ashley Tobias

Outpatient Therapist

MSW, LGSW

651-379-3458

Ashley (she/her) is a Licensed Graduate Social Worker (LGSW) who works at the NYFS Shoreview location in outpatient care. She completed her Bachelor of Liberal Arts in Social Work from Luther College and her Masters of Social Work from Capella University. Ashley has experience working in skills-based application and psychoeducation, enjoying the opportunity to support clients in developing a better understanding of how they function. Before coming to NYFS, Ashley worked in settings reinforcing child needs, parent-child relationships, and adult mental health. Her main approaches include Strengths-Based, Solution-Focused, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), in addition to trauma-informed practices. Ashley engages with her clients by building a non-judgmental environment with respect and the opportunity for clients to express their opinions and needs.

Laurie Berlin

School Based Therapist

LMFT

651-379-3454

Laurie Berlin is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and an LMFT and LPCC board-approved supervisor. She enjoys mentoring clinicians who are working toward clinical licensure and has experience working with individuals and families who have experienced grief and loss, trauma, depression, suicidal and self-harming youth, anxiety, LGBTQ+, social injustices, life transitions, and academic challenges. She focuses on working with at-risk, underserved, and multicultural youth and young adults within the school and clinic settings. Laurie is passionate about reducing stigma around mental health and removing barriers to increase access to mental health services for all people. Laurie places a strong emphasis on the therapeutic relationship, provides a nonjudgmental stance, and believes that people have the resources within them to achieve their fullest potential when provided a brave and safe space for personal exploration and growth.

Miaaishee Bulchaa

Senior Program Assistant

651.757.4071

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Joshua Grant

Community Advocate

651-802-0227

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David Gullickson

Accounting Assistant

651-379-3464

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Molly Larson

Program Assistant

651-379-3432

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Carl Luepker

Intern

Carl is currently in the mental health clinician program at Adler Graduate School. He has almost two decades of teaching experience, mostly in 6th grade math and most recently at Harambee Elementary School. Carl was also a fellow at the University of Minnesota's Leadership and Education in Neurodevelopmental Disorders and Autism (MNLEND) Program.

Amelia Maijala

Marketing, Communications and Development Specialist

651-379-3447

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Jackie McGovern

Manager, Community Services

651-379-3449

As the Manager of Community Services, Jackie oversees the Juvenile Diversion Program, Community Connections Program and Community Advocate Program. The Juvenile Diversion Program works with youth who are charged with misdemeanor and status offenses such as theft, chemical use and disorderly conduct and is an alternative to the traditional juvenile justice system. The Community Connections Program helps isolated youth connect with local resources that will help them reach their full potential. The Community Advocate Program serves adults who have had repeated contact with law enforcement and have underlying needs that cannot be resolved by law enforcement alone. Jackie has a bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice.

Laurie Moser

Manager of Day Treatment

LMFT

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Kathryn Muellner

NETS Day Treatment Therapist

LICSW

651-379-3411

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Angela Siegle-Pugh

REACH Therapist

LMFT

651-621-7915

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Rebecca Tjornhom

Front Office

651-486-3808

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