OUR COUNSELORS

 

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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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Wendy Alm, MA, LMFT

 

Wendy Alm is a licensed associate marriage and family therapist who is passionate about helping individuals, couples, and families lead their best lives through strengthening relationships and focusing on individual growth. She specializes in working with people dealing life transitions, at-risk children and their families, and chronically homeless adults. Wendy is a strengths-based, solution-focused therapist who believes that people have within them everything necessary to reach their goals and become the best version of themselves. 

 

To set up an appointment, or read more about Wendy,

visit www.almcounseling.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

 

Esther offers individual, couples, and family counseling for people of all ages. She specializes in couple’s work, young adults transitioning to living independently, adjustment to parenthood, and spiritual integration. Esther is passionate about coming along side others in their efforts toward a better and more fulfilling life. She believes that we are all on a journey to becoming our best self and that we must balance acceptance and the invitation for change. 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. You will find that Esther is approachable, discerning, transparent and fun. 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 relationship and in working to find one's own value and identity.  She works with a variety of ages and groups including children, teens, adults, couples, and families. Brittany holds a holistic view of health, meaning that all aspects of a person - mental, physical, spiritual, and emotional - interact and are important in healthy growth.  She has been working the the mental health field since 2013, both in in-home skills training and outpatient therapy.  Her experience includes working with individuals with anxiety, individuals with depression, blended families, co-parenting, pre-marital counseling, communication issues, and life transitions.  Brittany strives to practice 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