Brooke is a Mental Health Practitioner who has a passion for working with late adolescents, adults, couples, and families who may be struggling with a variety of issues related to mental health and well-being. Areas of passion include relational issues, domestic violence, trauma, anxiety, depression, suicide, co-dependency, and low self-esteem. She believes an important aspect of therapy is building a strong and trusting therapeutic relationship in order to enhance the client’s ability to explore, process, and gain understanding and control into their presenting issues. Brooke utilizes an integrative approach combining multiple techniques from cognitive behavioral therapy, person-centered, dialectical behavioral therapy, and solution focused therapy. Brooke believes it is important to meet the client where they are at, to sit in the trenches together, and to celebrate in the successes. With an empathetic, warm, and nonjudgmental approach, Brooke will strive to help establish healthy self-esteem, positive cognitions, healthy relationships, and empowerment back into the lives of her clients.
Kerry is a licensed psychologist. She has been in the field of mental health for 28 years. She specializes in anxiety, depression, and post-partum concerns but also offers a general practice seeing many additional issues at hand. She works with couples, individual adults, adolescents and children as young as 8 years old. Kerry is trained in EMDR, Love and Logic Parenting, and has expertise in chemical dependency. She employs a holistic approach and often uses CBT along with solution-focused and mindfulness-based therapeutic strategies. She integrates these methods based on the unique client and does not believe in a “one technique fits all” approach. Kerry is down to earth, non-judgmental, and easy to talk to. Through collaborating together, Kerry helps clients move toward empowerment, inner strength, and personal growth and wellness.
Jodi enjoys working with adults with a diverse range of issues related to mental health and wellness. It is her desire to compassionately support clients in reaching their highest potential by assisting them in the exploration of the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual aspects of themselves. She utilizes strengths-based therapeutic methods to empower clients in finding solutions to their challenges and concerns. Jodi uses mindfulness, body-centered, and holistic methods. She applies solution-focused, self acceptance and commitment, and CBT techniques. Jodi assists clients in changing destructive thinking patterns and behaviors to establish increased confidence and a greater sense of peace and wholeness. Her special interests include anxiety, depression, relational issues, codependency, life transitions, and women's issues including those related to pregnancy, postpartum health, and fertility.
Kate is a licensed professional counselor who enjoys working with children, adolescents, and families. Kate's areas of expertise are working with those who have experienced trauma, parent/child relationship conflict and attachment challenges, ADHD, mood and anxiety disorders, and self-esteem. She puts great value on the therapeutic relationship and strives to create a safe, comfortable space for all to find healing. Kate uses an integrative approach to therapy and knows one model does not fit all. She is specifically trained in attachment therapies for children and families, behavior management, Trauma Focused CBT, and several play therapy techniques.
Dr. Caryl Boehnert
As a clinical psychologist, Dr. Boehnert has been working with those with medical problems, chronic pain, mood disorders, anxiety and PTSD since 1984, when she completed her post-doctoral fellowship in behavioral medicine at UM Medical School and went on staff for 8 years. “Dr. B” has also provided pre-surgery evaluations and treatment for seasonal affective disorder (SAD) to those in underserved areas such as Alaska (9 years); Humboldt County, CA; and with VA Montana Home-Based Primary Care. Most recently, she served as the Pain Psychologist at United Pain Center in St. Paul. At RPS, she continues providing these services; as well as working with ‘eldersʼ and issues in aging; and those encountering ‘burnoutʼ/ work stress.
Megan is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor who works with adolescents and adults. Megan believes that authenticity helps create a comfortable and safe environment for her clients. She uses a blend of Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, strength based approaches, and mindfulness practices to help bring her clients closer to their goals. Megan is also trained in EMDR and specializes in working with individuals who have experienced trauma. She works with those experiencing anxiety, depression, personality disorders, self harm, addictions, obsessive compulsive disorder, relationship issues, or those who are looking to gain a deeper understanding of themselves.
Stephanie is a psychotherapist and addiction counselor. She has been in the field of addiction and mental health for twenty years. Her therapeutic specialties include: depression, anxiety, addiction/complex addictions such as gambling, sex, internet, shopping, trauma, and working with professionals in jobs that expose them to trauma. Stephanie is LGBTQ friendly and uses an integrative therapeutic approach including, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Narrative Therapy, Person-Centered and Trauma Informed Therapy and Non-Violent Communication (NVC). Adept in Rule 25/CD Assessment and Gambling Assessment.
Dr. Enakshi Choudhuri
Dr. Enakshi Choudhuri uses an integrative, culturally sensitive, strengths-based approach combining elements of CBT, solution focused and mindfulness-based therapies with holistic, relational and trauma focused therapies such as EMDR to facilitate personalized solutions and positive change in her client’s lives. As a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional and a certified EMDR therapist, she has a keen understanding of how a person’s past adverse life experiences and relational trauma unequivocally contribute to their present difficulties in multiple areas of their lives. Areas of expertise include PTSD, complex trauma, anxiety, depression, dissociative and psychotic disorders and personality disorders. Dr. Choudhuri provides a warm, nonjudgmental, safe space for her clients (ages 6 and up) and empowers them to develop the inner strength to let go of maladaptive and self-destructive patterns in order to create their unique pathways to wellness and add value, meaning, and purpose in their lives. She also speaks Bengali and Hindi and offers telehealth services.
Charell is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor who completed her Master’s of Science in Clinicial Psychology with a Specialization in Counseling through Walden University. Since graduating, she has gained experience working with individuals, couples, and adolescents. Through her work in different professional settings, she provided clients with individual independence skills in order to help her clients maintain their autonomy; she developed skills in working with people who were a risk to themselves or others and needed to have a more intensive, focused treatment in order to successfully rejoin their communities; she has had extensive training in crisis intervention and response; she has developed skills in the individual therapy setting by helping people who experience challenges with trauma, depression, suicidal ideation, anxiety, stress, relationship difficulties, and individuals who have previously been diagnosed with mood and personality disorders.
Dr. Patricia Evans
Dr. Evans is a licensed psychologist who specializes in the treatment of sleep problems. She evaluates and treats insomnia and other sleep disorders such as circadian rhythm disorders (sleep schedule problems), helping with adjustment to wearing CPAP for sleep apnea, and pediatric sleep disorders including bedtime refusal and inability to sleep independently. She can also evaluate and help determine the need for an overnight sleep study. Dr. Evans utilizes evidence–based cognitive–behavioral strategies that are non-pharmacological, safe and highly effective in treating sleep problems. She sees children as young as 18 months, adolescents, adults and older adults. She is able to see you in clinic or via secure face-to-face visits through your computer or smartphone. She greatly enjoys the challenge of understanding and treating sleep problems and partnering with clients in a relaxed and supportive environment to help you or your child get a better night’s sleep.
Dr. Sarah Evans
Dr. Sarah Evans enjoys working with late adolescents and adults with a variety of mental health needs, including relationship concerns, challenging life transitions, trauma, anxiety, depression, and anger management issues. Her diverse training and background includes inpatient and outpatient treatment and assessment and forensic and correctional psychology. Dr. Evans uses an integrative approach to therapy, which incorporates relational therapy, DBT, and CBT techniques, to meet each client’s unique needs and goals. Dr. Evans believes supportive, healthy relationships (with family, friends, partners, ourselves) are central to mental health and well-being. She takes time to explore her client’s important relationships, understand their relationship patterns, and help them make positive changes in their interactions and connections with others. With a warm, collaborative, and nonjudgmental approach, Dr. Evans promotes healing, facilitates change and growth, and supports clients through life’s challenges.
Shaina is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who enjoys working with children, adolescents, and families. Shaina has experience with a wide range of clinical concerns; however, she specializes in trauma, abuse, attachment issues, and severe behaviors. She believes individuals are not defined by the negative experiences they have endured, and therefore, uses a strengths-based approach when working with clients and their families. Shaina also values the therapeutic relationship and works together with clients to develop the appropriate treatment plan for their needs. Shaina is trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Sand Play, and Play Therapy. She integrates mindfulness and dialectical behavioral techniques to help clients understand the mind-body connection.
Dr. Jennifer Hovey
Dr. Jennifer Hovey enjoys working with adolescents and adults struggling with a variety of issues related to mental health and well-being. Areas of expertise include anxiety, trauma, depression, transition and loss, relational difficulties and identity development. She employs a holistic and integrative approach to understanding how problems arise in life based on the unique experiences of each client. Dr. Hovey practices using a multicultural and humanistic framework with an emphasis on cultural humility and responsiveness. Collaboration and empowerment of her patients along with her deep compassion lead to resilience and recovery in the therapeutic process. Jennifer is certified as a Dialectical Behavior Therapist.
Allison believes in meeting people where they are and taking them where they want to go. She believes in providing a nonjudgmental, trusting experience where clients are able to open up and share freely. Allison explores family-of-origin relationships and patterns that manifest in this system. She likes to explore how past relationships impact current relationships. Allison is eager to hear your life story and believes everyone is unique and capable of change. She sees clients of any age, gender, and background. She has experience working with individuals, couples, and families who struggle with alcoholism, addiction, codependency, anxiety, depression, mood disorders, domestic violence, trauma, life-transitions, GLBT issues, grief, eating disorders, and other mental health concerns. Allison's main focus is developing a strong therapeutic relationship with her clients.
Kelsey enjoys working with adults regarding diverse mental health needs, including identity development, life transitions, eating disorders, anxiety, depression, and more. Kelsey implements an integrative approach to help provide the most effective, individualized care for each client. She places great value on using different techniques and resources to best fit clients’ unique needs. She emphasizes that the stigma of mental health must be addressed and broken down through support, advocacy, and psychoeducation. She works to collaborate with her clients connect their mental, physical, and emotional health a to make positive growth and changes. She believes that creating a warm, safe, and nonjudgmental environment is key in the healing process. Kelsey stresses that it is essential to collaborate with and help empower clients to reach their personal goals.
Emily is a therapist who derives fulfillment from joining others in times of discouragement and emotional pain to warmly help identify what they need to move forward and reach their goals. She has been in private practice for ten years and had a career in managed care for six years working with mentally and physically disabled populations. She specializes in Adult ADHD, Dating/Singlehood, Anxiety, Depression, Career Issues/Changes, Codependency and Addiction-Related Issues, Young Adult Development, and Caregiver Support. She is also a musician and has a passion for working with those immersed in the arts.
Dr. Josh Meendering
Dr. Josh Meendering is a Licensed Psychologist. He completed his Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy and his Doctorate in Counseling Psychology. Additionally, Josh has advanced training in psychoanalytic therapy. Josh employs a practical therapeutic approach to assist you in reaching your personal, professional, or relationship goals. The adolescents and adults Josh works with are understood as individuals that have their own unique attitudes, beliefs, and experiences. Josh is dedicated to working with individuals from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds. Josh has experience working with LGBTQ community, people of color, adolescents, adults, and couples in a variety of clinical settings.
Ashley is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor who works with adults experiencing eating disorders, mood disorders, anxiety, spirituality concerns, adjustments disorders and life/career transitions. She uses an integrative approach utilizing both evidence-based practices and holistic modalities to help clients navigate life’s challenges and regain a sense of wholeness. Ashley employs a number of proven techniques with her clients and has seen positive results from her use of cognitive-behavioral and mindfulness-based techniques along with strengths-based and solution-focused therapies. Over the years, Ashley has chosen to combine these techniques with complementary modalities such as yoga, meditation and reiki. Ashley focuses on working with her clients to help them gain the ability to be in the present moment, build self-awareness, recognize and accept all emotions and ultimately re-establish the mind-body connection.. Ashley’s integrative approach to mental health is aimed at giving her clients the best chance of success in living the life they wish to live.
Melanie is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who has a passion for working with couples, families, children, adolescents, and adults from various ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds. Her background and training in multiple settings provides depth and understanding. She approaches each individual with a fresh and clear perspective as she believes an important part of therapy is the therapeutic relationship. She strives to build a strong therapeutic alliance in order to enhance the client’s ability to approach and gain understanding into their presenting issues. Melanie utilizes an integrative approach combining multiple modalities of; cognitive-behavioral, person-centered, humanistic, and solution focused approaches. Melanie particularly enjoys working with individuals or couples struggling with marital concerns. She will work diligently to foster healthy communication patterns. Throughout the years, Melanie has incorporated empowerment and strength-based techniques for those who are struggling with identity issues.
Tanya is a Licensed Psychologist who has a passion for connecting with people from diverse backgrounds who are seeking support and guidance in their life journey. She has nineteen years of experience in the mental health field working with both adolescents and adults. Tanya understands that each person comes to therapy for a different reason and seeks to understand those reasons to tailor an approach and pace that suits each individual. Tanya utilizes an integrative approach that is strengths based and includes solution focused therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy. She believes that each person has their own ideas, strengths and answers to life's struggles but sometimes we lose sight of where we are going. At these times we need a safe place to be, someone to listen and instill hope that things can be different. Tanya is genuine, transparent, empathetic and honors each person's diverse perspective. Areas of interest include Schizophrenia and other psychotic diagnoses, Bipolar, Depression, Anxiety, PTSD/Trauma and Substance Use.
Juli enjoys working with motivated clients who have a positive attitude toward change. Her style is holistic, eclectic, warm and compassionate. Juli employs a wide array of techniques including cognitive behavioral therapy, sand tray therapy, play therapy, parenting videos and bibliotherapy (i.e., book recommendations). Juli works with clients 4 years of age and up and loves the variety each age group offers. She sees individuals, families, and couples. Juli specializes in working with anxiety, kids with challenging temperaments, communication skill building, parenting, autism spectrum, grief & loss, and blended families. She has been in the field for over 15 years and sees it as an honor when clients share their personal stories and build a solid therapeutic relationship.
My name is Heidi Titze and I am a Certified Family Nurse Practitioner and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. I have been a nurse for over 17 years and have been working as a family practice provider at a small community clinic in south Minneapolis for the last 4 years. I recently completed my degree and certification in psychiatry to better serve my patient's whole body and mind. I have experience in working with all age groups and I pride myself on being able to find the most appropriate and therapeutic treatment plans including medications when necessary along with psychotherapy treatment modalities. With my extensive nursing and family practice background, I am equipped to treat the whole person. I am an active listener and I want to know what each individual patient has to say about and for themselves. We will work together as a team to get each patient feeling their best. I am a registered health care practitioner for the MN Department of Health Medical Cannabis program. I am happy to assess your needs and qualifications for acceptance into this program. I am open and willing to give high-quality, respectful health care services both mentally and physically when needed to the LGBTQ community. Working as an integrated team we can try to close the disparity in availability to quality care for LGBTQ persons.
Mary has been a practicing therapist for 23 years. She has worked with adults who struggle with eating disorders and trauma for the majority of those years. Mary has training in EMDR, Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART), and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy. All of these therapies are designed to assist individuals in processing trauma, empower themselves and replace negative sensations with neutral or positive sensations. Mary is compassionate, empathetic and she creates a safe space that facilitates healing. She strongly believes that people have the resources and inner strength to overcome adverse experiences. She also addresses each client as a person with unique circumstances and collaboratively works with them to achieve their goals in therapy.
My name is Nancy Westman and I am a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner specializing in adolescent and child psychiatry (though I work with all ages). My extensive training in both medication management and psychotherapy allows me the freedom and flexibility to weave therapeutic approaches into medication management sessions. Underlying all my work with individuals and families is a foundation of open communication and a therapeutic relationship. I view individuals as a “whole,” with the understanding that our biology, social context, spirituality and community make us who we are. I frequently integrate these issues along with nutrition, exercise and lifestyle to support mental health.
Our Clinic Coordinators & Support Staff
Dani is a recent college graduate with a degree in Social Work. She has a passion for helping people. She has found her niche here at RPS! Dani adores her brothers and sisters and her dog more than anything in the world and she has fallen in love with the Twin Cities area since she moved here from Wisconsin. On her days off, you can find her hiking with her dog or booking cheap flights to new places.
Catherine brings five years of administrative experience to RPS and strives to put all clients at ease by creating a warm and welcoming environment. With a variety of experiences ranging from customer service and marketing in Uganda, to meeting diverse student needs in the Admissions Office at Minneapolis College, to participating in initiatives designed to empower women; Catherine values developing rapport and creating a sense of belonging with all clients.
I am a Florida native and moved to the Twin Cities almost 5 years ago with my husband. I am pursuing further education studying Psychology and Criminal Justice and my life goal is to become a criminal psychologist. I adore my two cats and two dogs and enjoy my free time with my friends and visiting family whenever I can! I also love doing yoga and being around water every chance I get!
Jamie is a recent college graduate who plans to further her education by attending law school to study tax and health care law. However, Jamie has always been very interested in the field of psychology and loves being able to interact with others in a warm and friendly environment. Outside of the office she spends her time reading, playing guitar, and watching sports—she is a huge football fan!
I am a soon-to-be college graduate from the University of Minnesota with a degree in Child Psychology. I love working with and interacting with children, no matter their age! I have a passion for psychology and learning how children develop. In the future, I plan to attend graduate school in a field related to psychology or development. Outside of the office, I coach cheerleading at STMA for their middle school competitive team and volunteer at the Children's Hospital. On my days off, I like to hang out with friends and relax in any way that I can. I love to relax by going for a walk, bike ride, or just watching Netflix.