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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 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

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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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