1403 Silver Lake Rd Suite 2

New Brighton, MN 55112

© 2015 by The Wellspring Group.

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OUR COUNSELORS

 

Anthony Bourdain

Amanda Cornelius, MA, LPCC, ACS

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's work is strongly influenced by the research of Dr. Brené Brown. You'll find Amanda to be laid back, friendly, humorous, 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 sports with her kids (but trying to get them more interested in art), planning her next vacation to Montana, or reading DIY home decorating blogs.

 

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

visit www.corneliuscounseling.com

 

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

 

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 Assistant 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 apopintment, or read more about Joseph, visit www.bccstherapy.com

 

Faith Jaeger, MA, LPCC

 

Faith Jaeger believes that it takes courage to reach out and get help. When someone feels disconnected, uncared for, or is no longer caring themselves asks for help – it also demonstrates hope! Faith promises to honor that courage with humility, compassion, and honesty. 

A growing number of professionals who work in medical settings as well as police officers/first responders and teachers have found help for compassion fatigue and untreated PTSD by working with Faith. As you will see on her website, Faith also has a strong reputation and is sought after for people with Severe and Persistent Mental Illness and Borderline Personality Disorder. If you are hesitant to reach out for any reason, please call to open that conversation. 

When she's not in the office, Faith enjoys spending time with her family, enjoying nature, or being with animals.

To set up an appointment, or learn more about Faith, visit www.hopebasedcounseling.com

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Madelyn Lerud, MA

 

Many of Madelyn’s clients find themselves asking hard questions like “Who am I really?” and “Why am I here?” or “What is my purpose?”. Helping people navigate those is what Madelyn loves to do. She is passionate about joining  people in their unique stories to help them overcome barriers in order to find hope, healing, and a new way of living a full and meaningful life. She will come alongside you in the battle as you explore your concerns and participate in the struggle to find authentic and lasting change. She believes you are not meant to do this alone. Madelyn provides her clients with a safe space to process the pain, sift through life’s daily struggles, and navigate new life transitions. Madelyn is also passionate about providing coaching and support to parents who are have a child struggling with mental health issues. You will find Madelyn to be welcoming, witty, and genuine.


To set up an appointment, or learn more about Madelyn, visit www.mlerudcounseling.com

Karin Lyon, MA, LPCC

Karin Lyon is passionate about tailoring effective therapeutic strategies to your unique concerns and goals. She works alongside adults and children to help them bring about change, healing, and growth. Karin specializes in working with children ages 5-12, along with their families, using play therapy to create a supportive and positive environment for children to communicate, understand and conquer their inner struggles. Through intentional therapeutic play activities, children find the keys to unlock their potential, gain self-management skills, develop emotional regulation, practice social skills and overcome fears and trauma. Karin also works with adults facing their own challenges and brings a holistic perspective to support clients as they work through emotional, spiritual, relational, physical and nutritional elements of their healing process. In addition to her work in private practice, Karin also serves as a coach for Cigna Behavioral Health supporting individuals working through substance use, depression, bipolar and anxiety as well as parents of children with autism. When she’s not in the office, Karin is can be found having fun with her family, volunteering at a therapeutic horseback riding program, working with her church community, hosting friends or taking in the beauty of creation.

To set up an appointment or learn more about Karin, visit www.lyoncounselingllc.com

 

Katie Marsh, MA, LPCC

 

Katie Marsh values authenticity and humor which allow her to approach counseling in a more laid-back manner, creating a safe space that allows people to feel the freedom to be themselves without fear of judgment. An abstract-but-pragmatic thinker, Katie loves collaborating with individuals to find the true root of their struggle and working to instill lasting change from the bottom-up. In addition to seeing clients at her private practice, Katie also works at PrairieCare Psychiatric Hospital and Clinics as a Needs Assessment Counselor and at a small Christian university in downtown Minneapolis as a mental health therapist. In 2014, Katie was served as President of the Minnesota Counseling Association. She is a professional member of the American Counseling Association.  In her free time, you’ll find Katie reading, exercising, or baking.  She loves to try new recipes and give the delicious baked goods away to her friends and neighbors.

 

To set up an appointment, or learn more about Katie, visit www.kmlcounseling.com

 

 

Mike Marek, MA, LPC

 

Mike Marek works with individuals ages 16 through adulthood, who are feeling that life is overwhelming and finding happiness seems difficult. He has a passion for helping those that are slowed down by anxiety, obsessive worry, depression and challenges with life transitions.  Mike loves working one on one with clients and creating an individual plan in which he and the client work together and incorporate the client’s strengths to provide the best possible outcome.  He believes that every person is unique, which means that there is never a one size fits all approach and the client should have a say in the process of counseling to achieve maximum results. When Mike is not working or meeting with clients, you will find him coaching basketball, watching his kids various activities, playing tennis, riding bike, camping, or relaxing on his porch reading a good book.

 

To set up an appointment, or read more about Mike, visit www.mikemarekcounseling.com

 

Sarah Rumpf, MA, LPCC

Sarah Rumpf enjoys working with young adults and teenagers. She provides individual and group counseling to those who struggle with anxiety, self-esteem, perfectionism, and depression. Sarah takes a strengths-based approach to counseling, taking care to emphasize the good in each person. She is dedicated to guiding those who are hurting toward a place of healing, a place of self-acceptance and worthiness. Sarah has experience working in a university counseling center and a community mental health center. She is a certified PREPARE/ENRICH facilitator, including premarital and marital counseling. In her free time, Sarah enjoys practicing yoga, cooking, and spending time with family and friends. 

 

To set up an appointment, or learn more about Sarah,

visit www.rumpfcounseling.com

 

Pam Zaffke, MA, LPC

Pamela Zaffke helps those who are feeling lonely and disconnected even within their relationships. She enjoys working with individuals and couples who have a high capacity for serving others and light-heartedly refers to herself as a “relationship mentor”. Pamela takes a collaborative and strengths-based approach, believing we all desire a life of meaning and purpose.

Pam has been strongly influenced by her experience of caring for a loved one through chronic illness. She understands the impact that long-term caregiving can have on one’s personal health, faith, and relationships. She has a passion to help others live a balanced, connected, and fulfilling life – even amid extreme challenges. When she is not working, Pam can be found at home reading, checking out restaurants and places of interest in the metro area, or enjoying the outdoors with her family and friends.

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