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Michelle Rowlison, MA, LMFT

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

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Felicia O'Brien, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
felicia@clearwatercounselingmn.com
(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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Louisa Lienke, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
louisa@clearwatercounselingmn.com
(651) 983-7892 x203

Louisa is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a Masters of Arts degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Saint Mary’s University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology and Criminal Justice from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. She also holds a Certificate in Addiction Studies from the University of Minnesota and a Certificate in Women’s Studies from Century College. She is currently pursuing licensure in Alcohol and Drug Counseling.

Louisa has been working with youth and families for over nine years in different settings including schools and local non-profits where she has done individual, group, and family work. She uses an eclectic approach which includes Experiential, Solution Focused, Narrative, and Cognitive Behavioral techniques among others. Louisa enjoys working with adolescents, families, couples, and adults.

Some of the areas that Louisa has taken a special interest in are addiction, sexual health, depression, anxiety, family dynamics, and anger issues. She believes that by taking the time to use self-care and our own wisdom, we can find inner peace.

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Erin Pash, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

erin@clearwatercounselingmn.com
(651) 324-3746

Erin received her Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota and her Bachelor’s degree in Child Psychology from the University of Minnesota Twin Cities Campus.

Erin has worked in the counseling field for the past 7 years in many capacities. She has experience working with special needs children and families in their home, working with adults with mental health diagnoses in a variety of in-office and community settings, and has also worked at the county level to help multistressed adults and families impacted by mental health gain access to services to help keep them in the community. In addition she has spent time co-facilitating family groups in Chemical Health settings and teaches a parent-child communication workshop through South Washington County Schools. Erin has additional training in Chemical Health Assessments (Rule 25 Certified), Adult Mental Health, and has completed an 8 week intensive parenting training with an emphasis on raising school aged children through young adulthood.

Erin is passionate about working with teens, families, parents and adults. Her approach to counseling encompasses her values of achieving happiness throughout the difficulties that are inevitable in life. She uses techniques from Cognitive Behavioral, Experiential, Narrative, and Solution-Focused theories to help ensure every voice in a family is heard and embraces collaboration between therapist and clients.

Some of Erin’s special interests include: parenting, family communication, blended families, intergenerational issues, anxiety, depression, adjustment disorders, addiction, and children with special needs. Erin believes that life can be more peaceful when people feel supported and are able to have open communication. She strives to help her clients have better relationships with themselves and others.

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Kyle Keller, MSW, LGSW

Mental Health Practitioner

kyle@clearwatercounselingmn.com
(651) 307-5148

Kyle has a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from UMD and a Master's Degree in Clinical Social Work from the U of M, Twin Cities. In therapy, Kyle uses various concepts and practices from different psychological and philosophical orientations, scientific models, art forms and spiritual traditions. The tools and ideas used will be introduced in the language most familiar to you, to make you feel as comfortable as possible while exploring the different paths that will promote your well-being.

Kyle is experienced in trauma, Depression, Bipolar, anxiety, suicidal ideation, grief/loss, relational problems/attachment, spiritual/philosophical struggles, existential crises, and LGBTQ issues.

Every human being is capable of thriving- each possessing a deep well of inner resourcefulness. The method is to discover new ways to tap into this well- so that one may act according to their values, find their calling, and deepen the experience of life itself.

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Pam Graber, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

pam@clearwatercounselingmn.com
(612) 590-4440

Pam 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, from the University of Northwestern - St. Paul.

Pam works with individuals, couples, and families experiencing mental health issues to help identify goals, create a plan, and help to access the client's own strengths to find solutions. If your relationship is in pain, you and all family members may feel the impact. Whether you wish to learn how to increase a positive connection or repair a serious tear in that relationship, Pam will create a safe environment for you to resolve your differences, look at the underlying causes of the difficulties, and learn healthier and less reactive ways of relating to one another.

Pam works with those who have suffered trauma, struggle with anxiety, substance use disorders, and PTSD. Pam is trained in EMDR which uses evidence based interventions to reduce anxiety quickly and efficiently in areas of performance enhancement, grief, shame, guilt, substance use disorders, as well as to increase self-esteem.

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Danielle Carlson, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

dcarlson@clearwatercounselingmn.com
(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.

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Amanda Hernandez, MA, LAMFT, LADC

Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

amanda@clearwatercounselingmn.com
(651) 983-7892 x228

Amanda is a Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist. She is currently completing requirements for full licensure as a 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 Science degree in Alcohol and Drug Counseling, with a minor in Psychology, from Metropolitan State University.

Amanda has worked in the chemical and mental health field for the past 4 years. Her experience comes from working in adolescent and adult chemical health treatment programs including inpatient, outpatient, and hospital settings accompanied by medication assisted treatment. She also has experience working in homes with families. Amanda is trained in EMDR, a type of therapy utilized to access negative core beliefs and traumatic memories that contribute to current distress. Her systemic counseling appropriate incorporates techniques from Cognitive Behavioral, Solution Focused, Experiential, and attachment based theories.

Amanda is passionate about couples’ therapy along with trauma-related work with adults. Her approach to counseling provides a safe and supportive environment to work towards healing.If you have communication issues, feel disconnected from your partner, or struggle to mend your relationship with family members. She will work collaboratively with you and your loved ones to repair wounds while building connection. Some of Amanda’s interests include relationship trouble, intimacy, infidelity, family communication, trauma, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, grief and addiction.

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Susan Springer Johnson MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
susan@clearwatercounselingmn.com
(651) 983-7892 x215

As a family therapist, I believe strongly in the power of relationships and utilize a systemic approach in my work with children, adults, families and couples. I strive to create a safe and nurturing atmosphere where individuals and families feel supported in their efforts to grow and change. I work hard to help my clients recognize and use their strengths to work towards living balanced, fulfilling lives.

In addition to my education and training as a therapist, I come to this field with a strong background in working with children and families living with Autism, as well as 25 years of parenting experience. I see clients of all ages struggling with a variety of concerns, including depression, anxiety, attachment issues, trauma, traumatic brain injuries, chronic illness, family conflict, parenting struggles, life changes, etc.

I received my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Metropolitan State University and my Master’s in Marriage and family Therapy from St. Mary’s University of Minnesota. I am a Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist and am currently completing requirements for full licensure. I am under the direct supervision of Michelle Rowlison MA, LMFT.

Please contact me for more information. I am conveniently located in the Merriam Park Professional Building

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Patricia Lucas, PhD, LPCC

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor
patricia@clearwatercounselingmn.com
(612) 718-3383

Patricia Lucas holds a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology specializing in how the very earliest periods of life (including conception) affect our development and well being. Long suffering can be traced back to very early periods of life. She has a Master's degree in Dance Movement Therapy (R-DMT) and has an extensive background in a number of body-centered forms of therapy.

Movement is what defines life and paying attention to our whole person: body, mind, and spirit is the focus of the work of Dr. Lucas. Relationship is central to how we develop and it is through a good therapeutic relationship that postive changes happen. Paying attention to patterns of behavior, of moving, of thinking, of relating, and helping others to develop healthy ways of being and present moment living is core to her approach to healing.

The primary focus Dr. Lucas serves is to help end suffering caused by living out a false sense of who we are, and to deepen our core experience of the vast, loving, and joy-filled wholeness of being human. Whether it is helping families with children who are suffering and/or acting out negative behaviors, or couples struggling to find connection, or individuals hurting from unfulfilled desires and intolerable feelings, or new mothers and fathers worried about bringing their child into the world, Dr Lucas adapts her skills and expertise to meet you where you are to bring the most effective approach to your healing journey.

Dr. Lucas has been a practicing therapist for over 20 years. She works with all ages including infants, children, pregnancy, families, couples, and individuals. She is fascinated by what it is to be in human form! Her life as a creative artist, counselor, wife, and mother prepare her to embrace uniqueness and celebrate a heart-centered life. Being healthy and alive is not the same for everyone. Her goal is to assist you in the exploration of your unique fulfillment!

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Rachel Flaherty, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
rachel@clearwatercounselingmn.com
(651) 206-0864

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. I do practice play therapy to help support children with the therapeutic process due to trauma, depression, anxiety or behavioral issues.

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