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Therapists

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.

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Elaine 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.

Jorie Kulseth LPCC, ATR-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.

Jocelyn Thoemke LMFT, ATR-BC

Jocelyn is a licensed marriage and family therapist and a registered art therapist. She has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults; and has worked in outpatient and day treatment settings providing both verbal and art therapy. She has experience providing individual and family therapy as well as facilitating a variety of social skills and therapy groups. Jocelyn’s work with clients has been primarily been focused on challenges associated with Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, and has experience working with clients who have experienced trauma. When Jocelyn is not with clients, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, biking, singing in the car, playing board games, making things (art, food, etc.), and playing Bingo.

Steven Lutes, MSW, LICSW, MPP

Steven is a clinical social worker with over five years of experience serving children, adolescents and adults. He has worked in day treatment, outpatient, school and in-home settings to provide therapy to both children and their parents and caregivers. Steven’s practice has focused on children experiencing trauma, anxiety, ADHD and mood disorders. His work with children and families from diverse cultural, socio-economic and linguistic backgrounds has taught him to create a welcoming environment for all those he works with.

Watch a Mental Health Minute from Steven.

Erika Pieniniemi MPS, LADC

Erika is a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor and is working towards her License in Professional Clinical Counseling under the supervision of Jorie Kulseth, LPCC, ART-BC. She graduated with her Masters of Professional Studies in Integrated Behavioral Health from the University of Minnesota, and has experience working in outpatient treatment settings for mental health and substance use, providing both group and individual therapy services.  Erika's work has been primarily focused on helping clients work on concerns relating to trauma, substance use, anxiety, depression, relational issues, ADHD, and around gender and/or sexuality. Erika believes that it is every client's right to receive compassionate and person-centered care in a safe and accepting environment. When working with clients who may be struggling with substance use or addiction, Erika tends to take a harm-reduction approach to treatment-- this means that she will meet you where you're at and help you define what recovery means to you.  Her goal when working with clients is to help them recognize their own strengths, empower clients to learn new skills, how to advocate for themselves, and help clients live their best possible life. When not working, Erika enjoys roller derby, spending time with her partner and their dog (and two cats), biking, meditation, and working on embroidery projects.

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Vicki 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.

 
Stephanie Garcia

Stephanie received her Master of Science degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from St. Cloud State University and is currently pursuing licensure through the state of Minnesota as a Marriage and Family Therapist. She has worked with children and families experiencing trauma, depression, anxiety, attachment, and relational issues and is passionate about working with families, children, adolescents, and couples. She believes relationships are the foundation for growth and healing. Stephanie is strongly influenced by systems-thinking and incorporates various modalities such as structural, attachment-based, narrative, solution-focused, emotion-focused, and experiential approaches. She is also a certified PREPARE/ENRICH Facilitator.

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