Tom Johnson APRN, CNP, CEO
Tom specializes in psychiatric therapy of children and adults experiencing mental health conditions. With a masters degree in psychiatric nursing, he draws on his extensive training and over 10 years of experience to help you move forward and improve your circumstances.
Ann Olson LADC, BS, COO, Clinical Director
Ann has an extensive background working with people from all walks of life who struggle with the disease of addiction and mental health disorders. Ann brings a wealth of both clinical and management experience to her role as Clinical Director and COO for Lakeview Behavioral Health. She has spent many years on the management side of addiction treatment all while staying engaged in what she loves the most, which is working directly with the clients. Ann is a Grand Rapids native and received her Associate in Applied Science at Itasca Community College and her Bachelors of Science in Applied Psychology from Bemidji State University.
Angela Thomas BA, MHP
Angela earned a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from the University of South Florida in 2007. Relocating from St. Petersburg, Florida in 2014, she is now a resident of Grand Rapids. She is currently a masters student at the Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies, with the goal of being a co-occurring substance use disorder and mental health counselor. Angela has 13 years of experience in mental health, including as a substance use disorder counselor and as a case manager. Her style is client-centered and holistic, applying motivational skills to assist with difficult lifestyle changes. She offers expertise in connecting clients to needed community services as Lakeview’s Care Coordinator.
Bambi is a Grand Rapids native and she currently attends Mesabi Range College and will graduate with an A.A.S. degree in Chemical Dependency and Social Services in May 2018. She plans to continue on to Bemidji State University to finish her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and pursue her dream to be an LADC that specializes in both mental health and chemical dependency. Bambi has 5-years experience working in the chemical dependency field and has a true passion to help others learn to live a life of recovery.
Bret is a bit of a world traveler having lived and worked in China, Russia, Nepal, Korea, Thailand, Lybia, and Iraq. In 2011 he graduated from Hazelden Betty Ford with a Master’s in Addiction Counseling and in 2015 entered The University of Alberta’s Doctorate of Education program in Edmonton, Canada where he uses poetic inquiry in an autoethnographical arts-based framework to research Addiction and Recovery. Bret is a Certified Addiction Specialist (CAS) with the American Academy of Healthcare in Addictions and has Temporary-ADC certification with the state of Minnesota. He is keen to find alternative approaches to addiction and recovery in combination with traditional methodologies, for example: Rainbow of Desire, Poetry Therapy, and Tattoo Therapy. Bret is also globally well known for his cake-making prowess!
Dana Butler LMFT
Dana received her master of arts in marriage and family therapy from Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. She has been working in the mental health field since 2010 and with children and families since 2001. Dana sees individuals, families and couples for a variety of concerns. She specializes in family systems, play therapy, parenting, attachment, LGBTQI issues, and spirituality. She has received specialized training in diagnostic assessments of children ages 0-5. Dana is also a registered Circle of Security parenting facilitator. Her approach to therapy is client-centered and is based on building trusting relationships.
Dawna McLaughlin LADC
Dawna is a graduate of Grand Rapids High School who moved back to the area in 2015. She has a BA in Hispanic Studies with a minor in Sociology from UMD. Dawna has been working as an Office Administrator and Intern at Rapids Counseling while earning her LADC from Mesabi Range College. She is excited for the opportunity to work at Lakeview Behavioral Health and support those who struggle with addiction. Dawna believes in treatment that is tailored to the individual’s specific needs and desires, she is compassionate and dedicated to her clients.
Emily has a Master of Arts degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Adler Graduate school and an undergraduate degree in Psychology from Argosy University. Emily has a range of experience working with children, adolescents, adults and families who have experienced trauma, and has received specialized training in EMDR. Emily’s interests include working with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. Emily is holistic in her approach and utilizes concepts from a variety of different approaches; including but not limited to Adlerian therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, narrative therapy, Art therapy, play therapy and person-centered therapy. She works to meet the needs of her clients by developing a strong therapeutic relationship and working with a client in a holistic approach to help clients find their own healing potential. Her background includes helping clients with anxiety, depression, trauma, stress management, anger management, ADD/ADHD, autism, grief, attachment and relational difficulties. Emily is currently working toward full licensure and is receiving professional supervision.
Karl Olsen BS, LADC
Karl relocated from Rochester, MN to the Grand Rapids, MN area in June, 2016. He has experience in harm reduction, residential and outpatient levels of care; he is also a member of the multidisciplinary team at the New Leaf Healing Center in Cohasset, MN. Karl is distinctively passionate about the recovery process, and is a firm believer that addiction does not define you, nor does it dictate who you will become. His therapeutic approach is holistic and mindfulness-based with a steadfast focus on cultivating self-empowerment, restoring self-compassion and self-worth and gaining lifestyle management tools to sustain recovery over the long-term.
Katherine Schmidtbauer MA
Katherine received her masters in counseling psychology from The University of St. Thomas in January of 2018 and is working toward full licensure. She was born and raised on the Iron Range and has a deep dedication to the community. Katherine is a direct, but warm counselor, who is optimistic about the capacity for each person’s ability to find what they are looking for within themselves. Katherine works with each individual toward reaching their own goals and finding the areas of personal growth that best meet their needs. Her specific areas of interest include but are not limited to adolescents and adults seeking therapy for anxiety, depression & bipolar, personal self-growth, co-dependency, sexual-related disorders (specifically issues related to masculinity, gender, sexuality, and sexual dysfunction), couples counseling (including infidelity and intimacy issues), and communication problems (including assertiveness and anger management).
Kyle Anthony Bianconi M.S.Ed., MHP, Clinical Trainee
Kyle is a lifelong resident of Chisholm. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Superior receiving a bachelor’s degree in Sociology and after a M.S.Ed. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. His approach to therapy is a narrative and existential collaboration between therapist and client. He sees the client as the master of their own life. By working together through the therapy process he assists the client in finding new meaning and creative coping methods. Kyle focuses on anxiety, depression, and life transitions such as adjusting to retirement or a new career.
Linda Anderson MA, MHP, LADC
Linda received her Master of Arts in Co Occurring Disorders from Adler Graduate School in Richfield Minnesota. She earned her B.A. Alcohol and Drug Counseling from Metropolitan State College in St Paul MN She is trained in Aboriginal Focusing-Oriented Therapy and Complex Trauma certificate uses Focusing-Oriented Therapy as a safe and effective method of working with clients who experience complex trauma through the Justice Department of British Columbia. She holds Permanency and Adoption Competency Certificate (PACC) which serves the unique and complex clinical and practice needs for adopted individuals and their families through U of M Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare. She is trained in the Wellbriety Red Road to Recovery 12 Steps for women and Mending Broken Hearts.
She has several years’ experience in the Native American community and recently was employed at a woman’s inpatient facility in St Paul, MN.
Linda Rounsville MSW, LGSW
Linda is a Licensed Therapist who has over 16 years of experience working with adults in a wide variety of settings, from community mental health to inpatient hospitalization. She has worked with a diverse cliental from victims of domestic violence to those who suffer with alcohol and drug problems. Linda earned her masters degree in clinical social work from The College of St. Scholastica and holds a bachelors degree from Albion College. Linda sees adults for a variety of reasons including divorce, relationship problems, grief, depression, anxiety, PTSD, and life changes, among others. She has a passion for working with victims of trauma. Whether it is a single traumatic event or the long-lasting effects of childhood abuse, she works with victims to promote healing. Linda’s theoretical approach is grounded in attachment and family-systems theory to trauma theory.
Lisa Bildeaux MA, MHP, Clinical Trainee
Lisa earned her B.S. in Psychology from Iowa State University, and then moved to Alaska where she gained extensive experience working at a community mental health agency as a clinical associate and, most enjoyably, working in a maximum security prison as a bachelor’s level psychological counselor. From Alaska, Lisa moved to Michigan to work towards earning her Masters of Arts degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Western Michigan University. She has been working in the mental health field since 2008 and has experience working with both children and adults including working in the foster care system. Her approach to counseling weighs heavily on trust in the professional relationship and trust in the counseling process through her cognitive behavioral approach. Lisa is looking forward to being back in her hometown of Grand Rapids and serving her community.
Liz Erickson BS, LADC
Liz earned her B.S. in Health Education from Northern Arizona University, and obtained her A.A.S. for Chemical Dependency Specialist from Mesabi Range Community College. She became a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor with the State of Minnesota in 2013. Liz began her counseling experience at an Intensive Outpatient with Lodging facility, and then made a career change to work in Outpatient Treat in April 2016 with Lakeview Behavioral Health. Along with providing direct client care, she also serves as a member of the Itasca County Wellness Court Team, providing professional input in a program intended to reduce the criminalization of addiction. Liz is passionate about her work and is committed to making a difference.
Maria L Asplund EdD, LADC
Maria earned her Doctor of Education (EdD) from the University of Arizona and worked as an educator for 20 years. Recently she obtained her License in Alcohol and Drug Counseling (LADC) from Mesabi Range Community College in 2018. She began her counseling internship in 2017 and has since been gratefully mentored by the Lakeview Behavioral Health staff and counselors. Maria is committed to working with the individual needs of her clients in the group and one-on-one counseling settings. She greatly enjoys learning about life and recovery with her clients.
Melissa is a licensed professional clinical counselor, with a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Walden University. She completed her undergraduate degree at Bemidji State University in Psychology. Melissa works with children age 10 and older, as well as adults. She also has ongoing certification in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Melissa provides clinical assessment and counseling services using cognitive behavioral models as well as psychoanalytical theory to address the following issues: anxiety disorders, depressive disorders, grief, trauma, personality disorders, suicidality, court referrals, life changes/adjustment.
Shosty Roth grew up in Grand Rapids and graduated from Deer River in 1988. She obtained her undergraduate degree from NDSU, moving home after to provide care in her community in 1993. Shosty has over 20 years of healthcare experience working in areas as diverse as family medicine, urgent care, critical care, emergency medicine, and cardiac and pulmonary rehab. Shosty’s experience ranges from direct patient care, to healthcare management to assisting in the implementation of an Electronic Health Record primarily in the Hibbing and Grand Rapids area. She graduated from the Masters in Physician Assistant Studies program at UND in 2010. Shortly after graduation, she was asked to work on the Behavioral Health Inpatient Unit at Fairview Range in Hibbing, where she found her passion as a mental health services professional. She has been working in the outpatient mental health setting for the past 2.5 years. She is dedicated to the needs of the area and is looking forward to beginning to provide services in Grand Rapids and Hibbing. Her hobbies include biking, riding motorcycle with her husband, traveling, camping, cooking, baking, and watching movies, and she loves watching the Vikings and the Wild. She is blessed with a great husband and 3 adult girls and a son who is a junior in High School.
Stacy has a bachelor’s degree in Social Work from St. Cloud State University and a master’s degree in Clinical Social work with a concentration in individuals, groups, and families from the University of New England School of Medicine. Stacy is a licensed independent clinical social worker and a licensed school social worker and has worked in schools all over the state of Minnesota. She specializes and is passionate about working with children, families, groups, bullying, anxiety, depression, and trauma. She is currently working on her national certification in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and is a bullying expert. In practice, Stacy uses strengths-based approach, spirituality (helping others find their purpose in life), cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, narrative therapy, play, art, and music therapy to name a few.
Cherub Clough, Office Manager
Cherub is a lifelong resident of Chisholm. She provides administrative support for all aspects of Lakeview’s operations and also manages the Chisholm location.
Cherub’s previous healthcare experience includes 16 years of providing quality, direct care and supervisory services to individuals with physical, mental, and/or behavioral challenges.
Hannah Pierce, Office Administrator
Hannah grew up in Grand Rapids and recently graduated high school in June of 2017. She currently is enrolled in the Psychology program here at Itasca Community College and is aiming to be a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor.
Jorina Headington, Office Administrator
Jorina grew up in San Diego and graduated High School from Castle Park. She then volunteered at St Rose hospital in Henderson Nevada before acquiring an Office Coordinator position in San Diego. She was soon promoted to District Administrator which gave her the experience and skills to keep an office running smoothly after working there for over 11 years. She recently relocated to the Grand Rapids area to be with her family and is looking forward to serving clients in the Grand Rapids Office.