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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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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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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

Woodbury / St Paul (Energy Park)

Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

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

Amanda is a Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist and Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor. 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 since 2012. Her experience comes from working in adolescent and adult dual diagnosis treatment programs and hospital settings. She also has experience working in homes with families. Amanda is trained in Level 1 & 2 EMDR and Emotionally Focused Therapy. Amanda utilizes EMDR to reduce the distressing impact of past experiences. She also utilizes Emotionally Focused Therapy to teach couples how to transform their hurtful patterns of communicating into secure ways of connecting. Her systemic counseling approach incorporates techniques from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Experiential Therapy, EMDR, and Emotionally Focused Therapy.

Amanda is passionate about couples’ therapy along with trauma-related work with adults. Amanda works with individuals and couples to create more satisfying relationships, build inner confidence, and develop the strength and resources to face challenges in everyday life. Her approach to counseling provides a safe and supportive environment to work towards healing. Some of Amanda’s interests include relationship trouble, intimacy, infidelity, trauma, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, grief, and addiction. Chemical health assessments (Rule 25) available.

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Pete Singer, MSW, LICSW

Woodbury / St Paul (Energy Park)

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker

pete@clearwatercounselingmn.com
(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.

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Amber Langford, MS, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

amber@clearwatercounselingmn.com
(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.

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Rachel Flaherty, MA, LMFT

St Paul - Energy Park

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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Dr. Damir S. Utržan, PhD, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
dutrzan@clearwatercounselingmn.com
(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.

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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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