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.
Susan Springer Johnson, LMFT
My style of therapy is down to earth and pragmatic- my intention is to encourage accountability without shame. I'm a strong believer in the power of relationships and have 25 years of parenting practice. I hold a safe and nurturing atmosphere where people are supported in their efforts to grow and change. I work to help people recognize their strengths and to work towards living balanced and fulfilled lives.
I see clients of all ages struggling with a variety of concerns- including depression, anxiety, trauma, traumatic brain injuries, family conflict, parenting struggles, autism, and life changes.
I use play, art, and sandtray in therapy with children and families. Play is our first language and useful in helping kids work through feelings of grief and loss, anger, anxiety and general life stressors. I’m also certified in brief, solution-focused hypnotherapy.
I received my bachelor's degree in Psychology from Metro State University and a master's degree from Saint Mary's University. I am fully licensed to practice marriage and family therapy by the State of Minnesota. (#3229)
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.