Michelle Rowlison, MA, LMFT

Michelle Rowlison, MA LMFT
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist  
Board Approved Supervisor
(651) 983-7892 x201


Danielle Carlson, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

(651) 983-7892 x227

Danielle is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who has worked with families and couples since 2001. Her specialty areas include working with children, adolescents, couples, parenting challenges, gender and sexuality issues, and trauma therapy. Danielle is trained in Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), and PREPARE/ENRICH premarital and marriage counseling. Danielle uses a variety of therapeutic techniques to collaborate with individuals and families, including attachment based therapy, play and art based therapy, solution-focused therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and animal assisted therapy.

Danielle’s dog, Chewbacca’s Little Lady (aka Chewie) joins her in animal assisted therapy as a therapy-dog-in-training. Chewie began her career helping children at home with her three mini-owners. Chewie loves to play catch with a frisbee and chase squirrels in her backyard.

Danielle completed her Post-Graduate Certification in Marriage and Family Therapy at Bethel University in December, 2014. In 2004, she graduated from Concordia University in St. Paul, receiving her M.A. in Human Services, Family Life Education. Danielle completed her undergraduate degree in Communication Studies and Sociology at Winona State.


Pete Singer, MSW, LICSW

Woodbury / St Paul (Energy Park)

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker

(651) 747-6370

Pete completed his Master’s of Social Work at The University of Minnesota. He is licensed by the state of Minnesota as an Independent Clinical Social Worker. He has performed various roles in the mental health field since 1990. Peter enjoys working with teens, children, adult individuals, families, and couples. He works with clients who have ADHD, Anxiety, Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Autism, issues surrounding adoption and foster care, anger management concerns, men's issues, and more. He has extensive experience with families, teens and children who have experienced trauma. He uses strength-based, solution focused, cognitive, and systems approaches. He implements and has completed extensive training on Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. He is a Certified Parent Educator with Circle of Security - Parent, an attachment-based parenting approach. In 2005, Peter founded Care in Action Minnesota, a non-profit organization that works to equip the faith community and the broader community to better prevent and respond to child maltreatment. He is a member of the National Child Protection Training Center's Speaker's Bureau. He presents locally and nationally on a variety of topics related to trauma, child maltreatment, attachment, Autism, the faith community, and mental health.


Amber Langford, MS, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

(651) 983-7892 x238

Amber is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She received her Master of Science degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Friends University in Lenexa, KS and her Bachelor of Arts in Bible Theology with a minor in Family Ministry from Manhattan Christian College.

Amber enjoys working with a diverse clientele of individuals, couples, and families She seeks to provide a warm and accepting environment where her clients can be encouraged and challenged toward real growth. She utilizes an eclectic approach of experiential therapy, Emotion-Focused therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral therapy. She has been greatly influenced by the marriage work done by Dr. John Gottman and the Gentle/Respectful parenting movement.


Jennifer John, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

(651) 983-7892 x241

Entering into (or even the thought of entering into) a therapeutic process takes a lot of ambition and courage. The therapy process is not an easy one, but it can be a highly successful and rewarding one when it lessens your suffering, reduces troubling symptoms, and increases your ability to cope with the stressors of life. These are all outcomes that are best achieved within a nurturing and supportive relationship with a helping professional. It would be my honor to support you in your quest towards health.

My approach to care is an integrative one that focuses on whole person health. Many factors can lead to mental health symptoms (biological and lifestyle factors, psychological factors, relational factors, spiritual factors, etc.). I have found in my work that taking a wide-angle lens approach to treatment is most beneficial in getting at root causes that will drive lasting change (no band-aid techniques here).

Areas that I have a special interest in include: Anxiety disorders, depression, medical family therapy / integrative care, parenting, relationship issues, infertility/reproductive issues, families struggling with chronic illness or disability, stress and the mind-body connection, work-life balance, vocational unrest, spirituality, and pre-marital and marital counseling/enrichment.

I am currently accepting adult clients and couples.


Sarah McCauley, MA, LAMFT

Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

(651) 983-7892 x242

Sarah is a Licensed Associate of Marriage and Family Therapy, and completed her Master’s program at St. Mary’s University School of Graduate Professional Psychology in Minneapolis in February 2017. Sarah primarily works with families, couples, and individuals 18 and older. She enjoys working with clients who are managing both physical and mental health conditions, couples and families going through transitions, or relational stress. Her approach draws from a variety of therapeutic approaches, such as the biopsychosocial framework, systems theory, and narrative family therapy, as well as cognitive-behavioral therapy and solution-focused skills work. Sarah is also experienced in working with mental health diagnoses such as Depression, Anxiety disorders, Trauma-related disorders, Neurodegenerative conditions such as Alzheimer’s, Lewey Body and Parkinson’s, grief and bereavement, attention disorders, Bipolar disorder, and behavioral issues. She has worked in several integrated care settings, such as memory care and community-based mental health, to assisted families of all ages manage mental health symptoms and relational stress.


Natasha Keller, MA, LAMFT

Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

(651) 983-7892 x231

Natasha is a Licensed Associate of Marriage and Family Therapy. She received her Master of Arts degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from St. Mary’s University of Minnesota and her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology with a minor in Spanish from Bethel University.

Natasha works with families, children, adolescents, and individuals. Natasha’s areas of special interest include working with adoption, attachment, foster care, children, adolescents, parenting challenges, and people who have experienced trauma. In addition, Natasha is trained in PREPARE/ENRICH for premarital and marital counseling.

Natasha has worked in variety of settings, such as domestic violence shelters, schools, community-based, in-home, group home, and outpatient since 2010. Her approach is influenced by attachment theory, experiential therapy, play and art-based therapy, and systems theory.


Ellen O'Brien, MA, LMFT

St Paul - Energy Park

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
(651) 983-7892 x243

I am a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT) trained in psychotherapy & focus on the interlocking relationships between families & individuals. My focus is assisting individuals & couples in exploring & finding a sense of well-being, movement, & self-identity through the Adlerian, Internal Family Systems, & Experiential Therapy approaches.

I strive to facilitate a safe space for individuals as they explore, develop, & nurture their own strengths. These strengths allow individuals to identify & tackle their challenges with confidence and comfort. I believe this mindful awareness & assurance lends itself to increased self-worth, goal directedness, & social embeddedness, which comes together in a trifecta of self-growth.

I am able to complete diagnostic assessments as to identify mental health diagnoses & develop comprehensive treatment plans as to set intentions for care.  Collaboratively we will explore challenges, identify strengths, learn and develop skills, and help you take charge of your life.

My specialty areas include: individual systemic therapy, family therapy, marriage & couples therapy, relationships, parenting support, anxiety, depression, trauma, goal orientation, self-esteem, & self-development.


Rachel Flaherty, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
(651) 983-7892 x208

My goal as a therapist is to meet my clients wherever they may be in their lives and to help them overcome any difficulties or life's challenges. My focus is on helping clients identify their own self-worth, strengths, and abilities after identifying maladaptive patterns that lead to self-destructive or difficult situations. I strongly believe in the therapeutic process and in a holistic approach that is specific with the clients I am working with. I provide an environment that is both empathetic and supportive, but also challenging and engaging.

I provide individual, couple, children and family counseling. I enjoy working with persons struggling with: depression, anxiety, grief and loss, behavioral issues, relationship/intimacy difficulties, trauma/abuse, identity issues, poor self worth, and parenting struggles. I also have a strong passion for individuals on the Autism Spectrum as well.

As a therapist, I am there to meet my clients where they are at and to challenge them to further growth. This means that my approach will be specific to my client.


Dr. Damir S. Utržan, PhD, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
(651) 983-7892 x237

Damir S. Utržan is a licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT) at Clearwater Counseling and post-doctoral fellow in the Department of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Health, Division of Pediatrics, at the University of Minnesota Medical School.

Dr. Utržan earned a doctorate in family social science, couple and family therapy specialization with a human rights minor, from the University of Minnesota. He completed specialized training in behavioral health medicine at the North Memorial Family Medicine Residency Program at the University of Minnesota Medical School. He also completed his doctoral internship in the Psychological Services Unit at the Center for Victims of Torture.

Dr. Utržan obtained a master’s degree in marriage and family therapy from the Family Institute at Northwestern University. While at Northwestern University, he provided comprehensive psychiatric evaluations for the National Immigrant Justice Center, a program of the Heartland Alliance for Human Needs and Human Rights, and Northwestern University’s Mental Health Human Rights Clinic. As a former University of Minnesota Law School Human Rights Fellow and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration (SAMHSA) Fellow, Dr. Utržan's scholarly agenda is on the impact of war on civilian family relationship dynamics, the parent-child relationship, pediatric psychosocial development, and whether navigating the asylum process in the United States exacerbates existing mental health problems. He has lectured on refugee and immigrant mental health topics, including clinical workshops at various national conferences.


Felicia O'Brien, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
(651) 775-9804

Felicia is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She received her Master of Arts degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Saint Mary's University and her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology, with a minor in Family Social Science, from the University of Minnesota.

Felicia believes that each person is unique and strives to cater her therapeutic approach to best fit the needs of each client. She believes that the relationship between therapist and client is the catalyst to change and finds it essential that each client feels validated. With the support of a therapist, clients may discover new insights and make changes to reach their goals. She tries to balance acceptance and change in therapy, encouraging growth through validation.

Felicia has worked in the mental health field for the past 8 years. She has spent time in a variety of settings, including; working with families affected by Autism Spectrum Disorders in the home, school, and community environments, working with adults and adolescents experiencing psychiatric crises in the Emergency Department and Inpatient Units of a hospital, and working with children, adolescents, and adults in individual, couple, and family therapy in outpatient clinic settings. She is intensively trained in EMDR, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Applied Behavior Analysis. She also uses Cognitive, Existential, Behavioral, Experiential, and Solution-Focused approaches. She has a passion for trauma-related work and couples' therapy.

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