Melissa Fjelstad LADC, LPCC
My primary focus is creating a therapeutic relationship to facilitate change and healing in order to assist you in creating or rediscovering a sense of meaning and purpose in your life and relationships. I specialize in working with adults and families who have experienced the impacts of trauma and chemical dependency to assist in challenging old patterns of managing emotional distress and developing positive beliefs about the world and ourselves. My background in working with individuals who have experienced trauma has led me to pursue training in EMDR and to integrate this practice into therapy. Beginning the process of therapy can feel like a giant leap into vulnerability and making change in our lives can be challenging and I would be honored to assist you in the process of creating additional emotional awareness, understanding, and meaning in your life.
I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Minnesota Duluth and my Master’s Degree from Argosy University Twin Cities. I am licensed as a professional clinical counselor (LPCC) and licensed alcohol and drug counselor (LADC) in the state of Minnesota. In addition to offering family, couples and individual therapy services I also offer chemical dependency assessments and can assist in the process of connecting individuals and families with sober supports and treatment programs when necessary in the process of recovery and healing.
Frank Thayer, LAMFT, LADC
My style is generally focused on the relational aspects of life, whether that is relationships with our family, your partner, the therapeutic relationship we build, or your relationship with yourself. My style of therapy centers around systemic theories, relational principles and relational ethics. I believe that problems are inevitable in life and we all face challenges that create pain and can leave us feeling stuck and disconnected. I also believe it is through these experiences that we grow into adulthood and acquire wisdom. I work diligently with my clients to understand who they are and where they want their lives to take them. My clients can expect me to be consistent, authentic, relationally focused, and honest with them.
I received my master's degree from St. Mary's University of Minnesota in Marriage and Family Therapy. I am a Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist in process for full licensure. I am also dual licensed as an Alcohol and Drug Counselor. I have experience as an in-home therapist, outpatient therapist, and a therapist for individuals needing services at a residential level. I have worked with individuals, couples, and families. From these experiences I have developed a passion for working with people and have immense respect for the transformative power of our relationships.
Maggie Patel, LICSW
*Maggie is not currently taking new clients .
I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) in the state of Minnesota (#21827). I specialize in working with adolescents and adults with depression and anxiety. I received my bachelor's degree in Social Work from The University of Iowa and earned my Master's degree in Social Work from the University of Denver. I am trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). I have provided therapeutic services in middle and high schools as well as pediatric and family clinics within Minnesota. I’m passionate about learning more about each individual that comes into my office.
In our sessions I focus on what is most important to you. As a therapist I do not have the magic answers, I believe everyone has the resources within them already, they are just untapped. Diving into therapy is a vulnerable and scary experience, it is also the most courageous act you can do for yourself and for those around you. Meeting with me is an opportunity to learn more about yourself in a way you haven’t before. The mere fact that you have made it to this Bio is a great step, you are choosing to make a change, to try something different. Life is full of struggles and challenges and the truth is that sometimes we may just need more support in our lives than other times, and that is okay.
Kelly Rose, LMFT
I work with people to become the heroes of their own stories. Loss and disappointments are inevitable parts of life; how we surf these challenges creates our reality. My specialty is in helping you design and navigate your authentic path to healing.
I meet people wherever they're at with kindness, grace, and humor. I focus on a person's strengths rather than pathology or diagnosis. Too many people that put the needs and wants of others in front of their own. I believe that many of our problems can be solved by renegotiating our relationships with ourselves and others. Many of us have to learn to love ourselves- to have our own backs. I understand how challenging this can be, yet it's crucial for living an emotionally intelligent life.
I received my bachelor's degree in Sociology and Women's Studies from Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado. I earned a master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Saint Mary's University of Minnesota and am fully licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist by the State of Minnesota. (#2494) I founded Lakeshore Family Therapy in August of 2015 and am honored to do this work in such a beautiful community.