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.
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.
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.”
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.
Linda Anderson MA, LADC, Clinical Trainee
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.
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.
Louise Dewey APRN, PMHNP-BC
Louise specializes in psychiatric treatment of adults experiencing mental health conditions. She has 30 years experience in nursing and over a decade working with persons with mental health and substance abuse disorders. Louise has a masters degree in psychiatric nursing from Rush University in Chicago, Illinois and is board certified in psychiatry.
Dr. Philip Valdez Psy.D., LMFT, LADC – Addiction Specialist
Dr. Philip Valdez has recently relocated to the Iron Range from Los Angeles, where he worked with clients from Malibu to Skid Row. In 2012, he succeeded Dr. Drew Pinsky as Community Lecturer at Las Encinas Hospital, Pasadena. Dr. Phil has worked extensively with individuals grappling with substance abuse and other problems, and with their loved ones and families. Most recently, he was Program Director and Clinical Supervisor at Exodus Recovery in South Central Los Angeles. Available evenings and weekends to do Rule 25 Assessments, and for individual and family therapy.
Cherub Clough, Chisholm 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.
Jorina Headington, Office Coordinator
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.
Patricia Millikan, Director of Billing/Office Administration
Tricia grew up in Grand Rapids and graduated from Grand Rapids High School. She went on to work in public relations and general management before acquiring a position with a major health insurance company which gave her the experience to provide outstanding service in the insurance and administrative aspects of her position as the director of billing for the last two year at Lakeview Behavioral Health.
Tricia is dedicated to providing a stress free environment for the clients when they are seeking the services needed for them to live happy and healthy lives. She loves being a part of this journey with the clients and her genuine, relatable attitude doesn’t go unnoticed.