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Amanda Cornelius, MA, LPCC

Founder and Owner of the Wellspring Group

 

Amanda Cornelius is the owner and founder of the Wellspring Group. She specializes in working with women, people in leadership positions or demanding jobs (this includes the demanding job of motherhood). Amanda often works with people experiencing anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, or general life transition issues. Nearly all of her clients work on personal identity development as well, because Amanda strongly believes that this decreases a variety of stressors. Amanda is an EMDR trained clinician. Her work is also strongly influenced by the research of Dr. Brené Brown. You'll find Amanda to be laid back, friendly, humorous, direct, and challenging. Many of her clients have homework after each session and work hard outside of counseling. When she's not working with clients, you'll find Amanda hanging out with her family, playing pickleball, chauffeuring her kids to various sports, planning her next vacation to Montana, or reading DIY home decorating blogs.

 

*Note: Amanda is not currently taking new clients. 

To read more about Amanda, visit www.corneliuscounseling.com

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Joseph Biancardi, MA, LP

Joseph Biancardi is passionate about his work and engaging clients in the process of transformation. You'll find him to be warm, friendly, and inviting. Joseph works primarily with men and couples, specializing in men's health, spiritual formation, professionals struggling with anxiety or depression, and relationship health. Joseph practices from a blended approach, incorporating the best of insight-oriented cognitive behavioral traditions. He favors practical interventions and will often assign readings or writing to leverage the time between sessions. Joseph often employs a very useful technique called EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) therapy when treating trauma or areas where clients experience "being stuck." Joseph enjoys incorporating clients' faith practices into their therapy and is welcoming to all. Joseph also serves as the Director of the Counseling Services at the University of Northwestern-St. Paul.  When he's not working with clients, you'll find Joseph hanging out with his family and friends, catching a baseball game or camping.  He is a sports enthusiast and leads an active life.

 

To set up an appointment, or read more about Joseph, visit www.bccstherapy.com

 

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Jared Hibma, MA, LPCC

 

Jared Hibma appreciates being able to walk alongside someone who is looking for change and understanding. With a professional background including in-home and in-office therapy, he has a unique perspective on how people's experiences shape who they are today. Jared believes having a meaningful relationship with God also provides a balanced approach to better understanding a person's mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual journeys. You will find that Jared uses a gentle yet challenging approach throughout the counseling process. He enjoys working with men, women, couples, and teens, and has worked primarily with clients on reducing anxiety, depression, conflict, communication, marriage, infidelity, parent-teen relationships, and sexual addiction. With 14 years of marriage and two boys to raise, you'll find Jared spending much of his time with his family, playing disc golf or Minecraft with his sons.

To set up an appointment, or learn more about Jared, visit www.hibmacounseling.com

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Esther Davis, MA, LAMFT

 

Esther J Davis offers individual, couples, and family counseling for people of all ages. She is passionate about coming along side others in their efforts toward a better and more fulfilling life. Esther takes a strength based collaborative approach in her work. She also desires to bring objectivity and new insights into circumstances that may feel confusing and unresolved. Esther is approachable, discerning, non-judgmental, and insightful. She completed her graduate clinical hours at Arden Woods Psychological Services in New Brighton, MN under the supervision of Mark E. Anderson MA, LP, LMFT. Esther is completing her clinical hours for full licensure. When she is not working with clients she is busy raising her two young boys, dating her husband, and serving her faith community.

To set up an appointment, or learn more about Esther, visit www.estherdaviscounseling.com

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Brittany Kiel, MA, LMFT

Brittany Kiel believes change happens both through relationships and in working to find one's own value and identity.  She works with a variety of ages and groups specializing in work with the queer community, adolescents, new adults, people who identify as or were socialized female, and people who have experienced religious abuse, adverse religious experiences, and/or spiritual abuse. She also works with people in committed relationships.  Brittany holds a whole-person view of health, meaning that all aspects of a person (mental, physical, emotional, relational, etc.) interact and are important in healthy growth.  Brittany strives to practice with care, education, humor, authenticity, and accountability both in therapy and in her own life. 

To set up an appointment, or learn more about Brittany, visit www.kielcounseling.com

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Lisa Medin, MA, LPC

Lisa Medin is warm, welcoming, and easy to connect with. She works primarily with adolescents and women, specializing in trauma, relationship distress, depression, and anxiety. Lisa believes we each have a sacred story that deserves to be heard by a compassionate, non-judgmental witness. She considers it an honor to hold space for individuals as they find greater emotional and spiritual health, heal from wounds, and become who they were created to be. Lisa is trauma-informed and uses a variety of techniques including cognitive behavioral therapy, sensorimotor psychotherapy, internal family systems, and emotion-focused therapy. In her spare time, Lisa enjoys being with her husband and sons, practicing yoga, playing pickleball, traveling, and paddleboarding.

To set up an appointment, or learn more about Lisa, visit www.selahhealingtherapy.com

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Pamela Zaffke, MA, LPCC

Pamela Zaffke specializes in meeting with men and women trying to balance their career and family responsibilities. She has provided counseling support to young adults in the process of adulting, advancing their education, and launching a successful career. She is passionate about helping others build meaningful relationships. If you desire more balance in your full life, Pamela can help you with that. She is able to guide her clients toward an increased capacity to love and care for others, while creating space for themselves as well. You'll find Pamela an insightful, gentle and warm person who provides a listening ear, a fresh perspective, and a vision of a more hopeful future. When she's not working with clients, you'll find Pamela outside enjoying nature and time with friends or cuddled up at home with a good book. 

To set up an appointment, or learn more about Pamela, visit www.aspirewellnessmn.com

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