PMHNP-BC, APRN, CNP, CEO
PMHNP-BC, APRN, CNP, CEO
Tom specializes in psychiatric therapy of children and adults experiencing mental health conditions. In addition to providing psychiatric therapy, Tom also administers medication-assisted treatment programs for clients looking for assistance in their recovery. Tom earned his master’s degree in psychiatric nursing from the University of North Dakota and has been practicing in the mental health field for over 10 years. Prior to Lakeview, Tom worked in inpatient psychiatry for 5 years and was trained as a nurse practitioner at Hennepin County Medical Center. Through this extensive training and experience, Tom is dedicated to help you move forward and improve your circumstances. Tom founded Lakeview Behavioral Health in 2016 to provide an innovative approach to holistic behavioral health care. Outside of Lakeview, Tom enjoys being outdoors with his family including hunting, camping, and fishing.
Chief Administrative Officer
Tara is a life long native of the Iron Range. She earned her AA in administration from Mesabi Range College. She has 20+ years of experience in the medical field with a emphasis in chemical dependency and mental health for the past 12 years. Tara’s previous experience included supervision, office administration, chemical dependency coordination along with insurance billing and medical record release.
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 treatment 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.
Dr. Nancy Moyer earned her medical degree from the University of Minnesota in 1991. She completed her residency at Hennepin County Medical Center and is board-certified in Internal Medicine. Dr. Moyer volunteers and serves as a board member for Habitat for Humanity. Integrating primary care with mental health and substance use services, Dr. Moyer collaborates with other healthcare professionals to provide comprehensive health care that addresses the biological, psychological, and social needs of the patients of Lakeview Behavioral Health. Being a physician in recovery for over 21 years gives Dr. Moyer a unique perspective on providing healthcare. Her experiences allow her to provide empathetic and compassionate care to her patients, especially those with mental health and substance use concerns.
Angela received her Master of Arts in Counseling with a focus on co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders from The Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School in August of 2020. She is working toward licensure as a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC). Angela is approachable and down-to-earth which is reflected in her counseling style. She is skilled in utilizing motivational interviewing and cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) as well as other techniques to stop problems stuck on repeat. Angela worked as a paraprofessional in mental health, substance use, and wellness for 11 years before beginning training in 2018 as a professional. She has helped thousands of adults throughout her career work towards their vision of epic success in mental wellness, careers, and relationships to create satisfying lives!
Bambi is a Grand Rapids native and currently attends Bemidji State University and is completing a bachelor’s degree in psychology. Bambi holds an alcohol and drug counselor – temporary permit and will pursue her LADC upon obtaining her bachelor degree. Bambi intends to specialize in both mental health and chemical dependency. Bambi has many years of experience working in the chemical dependency field in various positions. Bambi has a true passion to help others learn to live a life of recovery.
Brianna was born and raised in Grand Rapids, MN. Brianna comes to us from working in the substance use and mental health field for over 10 years. She received her AAS in human services and chemical dependency certificate from Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College in Cloquet, MN in 2010 and earned her bachelor’s degree in social work from the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, MN in 2012. She has worked in different settings such as inpatient, outpatient, and detox, as well as has worked with all genders and ages. She is excited to be back into the field of work that she desires the most and to give back to the community that has also helped her throughout the years, as well as develop more professional relationships and connect with more community resources. Outside of work Brianna enjoys anything that involves connecting with nature, creativity, and spending time with her family.
RN,C/BSN, Student PMHNP
Darcy has been a mental health RN for 30 years. She graduated from Minnesota State University at Mankato, and is currently attending Walden University to obtain a Master’s Degree, and then PMHNP, to further care for mental health patients. Her work experience includes psychiatric hospital setting, geriatrics, and home health. Her training includes care across the lifespan, from children to adults. Darcy has three adult children, and enjoys lake activities, traveling, weekend adventures, and reading. Darcy is looking forward to learning, and caring more for mental health conditions.
MA, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Deidre’ earned her Master’s Degree in 2010 from Concordia University in St. Paul, MN in Human Services with an emphasis in Family Life Education. Deidre’s initial approach to therapy is relational in nature and includes building a therapeutic alliance, rapport building, and therapeutic joining which Deidre’ says helps her meet each client where they’re at while considering each person’s worldview. Deidre’ has worked in the mental health field for over 12 years and is passionate about helping people heal and create balance in their lives. Deidre’ uses therapeutic modalities such as Solution Focused Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Structural Therapy, Strategic Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, client centered/strengths-based interventions, and other approaches according to client’s needs. Deidre’ specialties include: anxiety, depression, grief/loss issues, life transitions, stress, multicultural counseling, trauma informed care, women’s health such as postpartum depression, perimenopause, menopause, and post-menopause issues, couples therapy, and individual therapy. Deidre’ provides therapy services for ages 18 and up. In her spare time, Deidre’ enjoys spending time with her family, her pets, reading, painting, gardening, dancing, roller skating, walking, hiking, jogging, listening to music, and traveling.
Dewey was born and raised in Grand Rapids, MN. Shortly after obtaining his license from the University of Minnesota, Fergus Falls regional treatment center counselor training program he relocated to California where he first worked in a 15 bed social model treatment program in Lake Tahoe for two years. Then, upon moving to the San Francisco Bay Area, Dewey was employment by several medical model hospital-based psychiatric – C/D programs and over the next ten years Dewey worked as a substance use disorder counselor, a case manager, a clinical supervisor, and as director of an area continuing care program. Upon returning to Minnesota, Dewey has spent the last nine years working at a local substance use disorder treatment program as a front line counselor, a clinical director, then as program director.
Erin received her master’s degree in marriage and family therapy from Adler Graduate School, and is working toward her full licensure. Erin was born in Illinois and raised in a rural area in Iowa. Erin has experienced diverse area dynamics from living in 6 different metropolitan cities across America in her past. Erin has worked in the mental health field for over 11 years and is experienced in crisis assessments for mental health and substance abuse and planning, day treatment for adolescents and engaging with parents needing assistance with improving parenting skills techniques. Erin enjoys working with individuals and to increase and empower couples and families’ communication to help restructure family systems out of balance due to mental health symptoms. Erin’s focus and specific interests include both adolescents and adults seeking therapy for post traumatic stress disorder around trauma, grief and loss, anxiety, codependency, depression, ADHD and ADD, bipolar, dissociative behaviors and understanding and restructuring emotional regulation around highly sensitive individuals. Additional foundational areas of interest for Erin are helping individuals with understanding their identity and spirituality separate from mental health symptoms and past trauma. Erin is client centered and focuses on building a trustful alliance with client’s in order to provide empathy and compassion for their concerns.
Peer Recovery Specialist
Freya grew up in the Duluth/Superior area for 30 years and then moved to Hibbing in early 2020. Freya attended UW-Superior to major in art therapy, but decided to switch her focus to chemical health. She took the Peer Recovery Support Specialist class at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College in the fall of 2019 and was certified in January 2020. Freya has many years of experience of working in the chemical health field by previously working at Center for Alcohol and Drug Treatment in Duluth, Minnesota for three years as a Trained Medication Administrator and one year at Genesis Recovery Services in Duluth in the admissions department and as a CPRS. Freya is able to provide one-to-one strengths-based support and provide resources to help others achieve their personal recovery goals by promoting self-determination, personal responsibility, and serving as an advocate and mentor. In addition, Freya is also a person in recovery since 2013 and is willing to be open about her own experiences and share her recovery story. For fun, Freya enjoys spending time with her boyfriend and daughter, fishing, playing video games, and creating artwork.
Heather was born and raised on the Iron Range. Her passion for helping destigmatize mental health concerns in the community is rooted in personal and professional experiences. Over the past decade, she has provided care in the school setting, children’s residential treatment programs, transitional homes, juvenile justice programs, hospice, and an emergency shelter for adolescents. She obtained her master’s degree in nursing from Walden University in 2021 and is an ANCC board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner able to treat individuals across the lifespan. Heather specializes in working with children, adolescents, and young adults who find it challenging to manage daily activities, have experienced trauma, are involved in the juvenile justice system, have been sexually exploited, or are facing transitions in life. In addition to mental health medication management services, she will be offering therapy and educational components with an emphasis on healthy lifestyle choices, coping strategies, and building positive relationships. Heather enjoys quality time with her family, fishing, traveling, and spending time at the lake.
Jared has 20+ years healthcare experience including acute crisis intervention, inpatient mental health, and critical care nursing. Jared is currently providing adult mental health medication management and substance use disorder medication management services in a community-based clinic setting.
MA, LPC, BCIA
Jonathan is a clinical counselor and board-certified EEG biofeedback therapist (psychophysiologist). He has more than 20 years of mental health experience and has developed numerous health and wellness programs for companies and hospitals including 3M and Fairview. Jonathan utilizes REBT/CBT, which is specialized training through the Adler Institute in working with families, children, adolescents, and adults working through social and personal challenges related to ADHD and Aspergers Syndrome (ASD). Jonathan also practices biofeedback/psychophysiology at United Pain Center/Allina Health. He received his BA in Psychology from the University of Minnesota and Master Degree in Clinical Counseling through St. Mary’s University, Minneapolis. He grew up in central Minnesota and likes to bike, hike and camp. And would like to do more kayaking with his wife, sons, and their dog.
Kaitlyn is an Iron Range native. She recently received her bachelor’s degree in criminal justice. Kaitlyn has worked in the mental health field for 5 years. Even though she has a degree in a different field, working with chemical dependency and mental health has her heart. She is excited and motivated to continue that journey at Lakeview Behavioral Health, making a difference in her hometown. When Kaitlyn is not working and following her passion, she enjoys camping, spending time with friends and family, and being a mom to her baby girl.
Kaitlyn is an iron range native and moved to Duluth after high school to pursue a degree in nursing where she received her RN degree from Lake Superior College. Kaitlyn has been working in the mental health field for over 3 years and is grateful to be able to continue that journey at Lakeview. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with family and friends, staying active, traveling to warm places, and being the best dog mom to the cutest little boy.
Katherine received her master’s degree 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, 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 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, and 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).
Larry earned his master’s degree in nursing from Walden University in 2020 and is a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner that specializes in working with adolescents and adults with mental illness and substance use disorders. Prior to earning his master’s degree, he attended nursing school at Rainy River Community College and Hibbing Community College. Over the past 22 years, Larry has been a dedicated nurse serving children and adults with intellectual disabilities and mental illness. He currently lives in Northern Minnesota and is compassionate about serving individuals living in his community. Larry enjoys spending time with his family and friends, and his passions include camping, swimming, fishing, going for pontoon boat rides, sitting around a campfire, shooting pool, golfing, and playing cards.
MA, MHP, LADC
Linda received her Master of Arts in psychotherapy with a focus on co-occurring disorders from Adler Graduate School in Richfield, Minnesota. She earned her B.A. in alcohol and drug counseling from Metropolitan State College in Saint Paul, Minnesota. 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 Saint Paul, Minnesota.
Linda is a licensed therapist with 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 master’s degree in clinical social work from The College of St. Scholastica and holds a bachelor’s 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.
MA, LPCC, NCC
A native of Grand Rapids, Lisa spent time working in Alaska and Michigan. In Alaska she gained invaluable experience working at a community health agency and in the state’s maximum security prison as a bachelor’s level psychological counselor. While obtaining her master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling from Western Michigan University she worked in the foster care system. Lisa works from person-centered and cognitive behavioral-based therapy, but incorporates interventions and styles from other theories as needed for individuals. She understands each person is an expert in themselves (whether they know it yet or not) and she strives to guide you in self-reflections and insights that will give you the answers you’re looking for in your life. She is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and is working towards EMDRIA certification. Lisa is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) and is also a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC). Lisa counsels adults from the Grand Rapids office.
Maria earned her Doctor of Education (EdD) from the University of Arizona and worked as an educator for 20 years. 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.
MSW, LGSW, Clinical Trainee
Megan has worked in the mental health field for over 10 years, predominantly providing services and helping individuals who have mental illness and substance use disorders. Megan earned her bachelor’s degree in social work from Bemidji State University and her masters degree in social work (MSW) from The College of St. Scholastica. Megan holds a Licensed Graduate Social Worker (LGSW) license with the state of Minnesota and is working towards a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Work (LICSW) license. Megan is currently being trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and looks forward to providing clients with this therapy option. Megan’s special interests is working with individuals who experience trauma, grief and loss, attachment concerns, depression, anxiety, and mood disorders.
Meghan is a Hibbing native. She received a bachelor’s degree in psychology and cell and molecular biology in December of 2018 from the University of Minnesota Duluth. Meghan comes to us with experience working in the mental health and substance use field. She is excited to work and give back to a community that has done so much for her over the years, while forming new, professional relationships with people from other communities. She will be working with clients from both Hibbing and Grand Rapids.
Raija earned her master’s degree in clinical counseling at the University of Wisconsin Superior. She has worked in the mental health field for the last 4 years with children, adolescents, and adults. Raija uses therapeutic modalities such as Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Person Centered Therapy and other techniques to fit client’s needs. In her spare time she enjoys hiking with her two dogs, painting, baking and traveling.
Rhea graduated from Walden University in 2019 with a master’s degree in nursing and is currently a board-certified psychiatric nurse practitioner. She specializes in psychiatric medication management for children, adolescents, and adults. Prior to becoming a nurse practitioner, she has 11 years of experience as a registered nurse in various settings. She started working at a nursing home for subacute rehab and long-term care, then went on to inpatient psychiatric facilities in both New Jersey and North Dakota that helped adolescents, adults, and geriatrics with acute psychiatric problems. She also has experience as a float nurse and worked in medical floors for a couple of years. She is looking forward to meeting you.
Ph.D., MAC, LADC, LSW, CCJS
Dr. Watts is a non-licensed, academic and research Psychologist, who has practiced co-occurring disorders counseling for more than 30 years within the full continuum of care, from detox centers, to residential and outpatient clinics, to continuing care centers. He is also a psychology professor at Concordia University/St Paul. Dr. Watts received his undergraduate degree in philosophy at Stonehill College, his master’s degree in counseling psychology at Cambridge College, and his doctorate in general psychology at Capella University. He is a Master Addictions Counselor and holds licenses as an alcohol and drug counselor (LADC) and a social worker (LSW). He is also a Certified Criminal Justice Specialist (CCJS), who has worked inside maximum-security Federal and state prisons. In 2007 he was a counselor for adolescent men in the Extended Residential Program at the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation for five years, and on the core faculty of the Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies for four years until 2016. Dr. Watts has provided both in-clinic and telehealth counseling in both individual and group therapy settings for several years. He has been associated with 12 Step, Self-Help, and Peer Counseling communities for many years. He is from Boston and a hopeless Red Sox fan who bends the ear of anyone willing to share his pain.
Tammy graduated from Walden University in 2020 with a master’s degree in nursing and is a board-certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner. She specializes in psychiatric medication management across the life span and co-occurring substance abuse disorders. She has over fifteen years of nursing experience serving patients throughout the Iron Range. She has worked in various settings, including inpatient mental health and the community. She was born and raised on the Iron Range and is committed to the community’s health and well-being.
Teresa is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker with practice interests and advanced training in the following areas: co-occurring disorders/MICD treatment, crisis, trauma, grief and bereavement, forensic counseling, neurocognitive and developmental disorders, SPMI, personality disorders, stress, anxiety, and depression disorders. Teresa obtained additional certifications for advanced practice in Autism Spectrum Disorders, Moral Reconation Therapy, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Neuroscience for Clinical Practice. Her approach includes the application of neuroscience in the treatment of trauma, anxiety, and stress related disorders with a focus to connect the mind and body for improved treatment outcomes. She serves both adolescent and adult populations with a person-centered and strengths-based approach.
DNP, APRN, CNP
Todd specializes in the psychiatric treatment of adolescents and adults with mental illness and co-occurring substance use disorders. He obtained his Doctor of Nursing Practice from Walden University. He is board certified as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) and Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) with over 25 years of experience. In his role as PMHNP, he offers clients psychiatric medication evaluations and treatment in addition to ongoing therapeutic evaluation and support. Todd’s practice style is relational and goal-oriented, with emphasis on individualization of evidence-based practices, symptom reduction, functional improvement, and active involvement of clients and their supports in services. Todd grew up on the Iron Range and is dedicated to the wellbeing of the community.
Tyler has his master’s degree in clinical counseling with practice interests in the following areas: co-occurring disorders/MICD treatment, crisis, trauma, grief and bereavement, forensic counseling, neurocognitive and developmental disorders, SPMI, personality disorders, stress, anxiety, and depression disorders. His approach includes skills and solution-focused treatment modalities with trauma informed, person-centered care. With interest in the treatment of trauma, anxiety, and stress-related disorders with a focus to connect the mind and body for improved treatment outcomes. He serves both adolescent and adult populations with a person-centered and strengths-based approach. Tyler believes that the client is the expert in their life. He is there to help guide the client in establishing goals and working towards who they want to be.
Wendy graduated from College of Saint Scholastica with Master of Arts and is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner and has been practicing for 14 years. Currently she is acquiring a post master’s Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and completing her doctorate in nursing through College of Saint Scholastica with completion in May of 2022. She is married and has 3 sons and enjoys spending time outdoors with her family and running.
Lead Billing Specialist
Jessica grew up in the Twin Cities and currently resides there with her family. She has worked in the mental health field for the past 7 years and looks forward to being part of a team that provides quality treatment for those in need. Outside of work, Jessica loves to be outdoors and try new hobbies such as paddle boarding, yoga, and horseback riding. What she enjoys most is spending time with her loved ones and creating new friendships.
Julee is a recent graduate of Concordia University in St Paul where she earned her Bachelor of Arts in health care administration. Julee entered the health care world in 2013 where she worked in Assisted Living/memory care units for the elderly. She has a deep passion for helping others, always striving to make their days a little brighter along the way. After becoming a mother, she took a break from her work and later began exploring the business administration side of health care. She is excited and honored to be part of the team at Lakeview and looks forward to providing services right here in her hometown. Julee enjoys gaining new insight, skills, and experiences in life both personal and professional. She is a strong believer in the power of positive thinking, as well as living a healthy active lifestyle. Outside of work, she enjoys being outdoors and crafting with her daughters, cooking, and soaking up the sunshine whenever possible.
SUD Adminisntrative Specialist
Katelin grew up in Britt, Minnesota and moved to Grand Rapids in 2017. A graduate of both Mesabi Range College in 2015 and Hibbing Community College in 2017, education and self-improvement have always been key focuses in both her professional and personal life. With four years of experience in the healthcare field in both clinical and administrative settings, she looks forward to forming meaningful connections and helping people to reach their goals at Lakeview. Outside of work Katelin enjoys spending time outdoors, traveling, and making memories with friends and family.
Kristina was born and raised on the Iron Range. She obtained her bachelor’s in healthcare management in 2019, graduating summa cum laude from Rasmussen College. She is now pursuing her master’s degree in business administration online at Concordia University-St. Paul, with a planned graduation of September 2021 and will continue on to obtain her doctorate in business administration. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and making memories with her son. She also loves camping, fishing, hunting, reading, and sewing.
Megan as a Hibbing native, and now located in Chisholm, is invested in the community. She loves spending time with her family and friends and being outdoors as much as possible. Megan has worked in the healthcare field for 10 years and is very kind and compassionate for the people she helps.
Nadine was born and raised in Eveleth, Minnesota. She is a 2002 Graduate of Duluth Business University. Nadine has been working in the health care field for the past five years and looks forward to providing excellent service to those struggling with mental health and addiction. She is a proud wife and a mother of two beautiful children. Her hobbies outside of work include watching her children excel in school and athletics, and spending time on their small family farm 10 miles south of Eveleth.
Lakeview Behavioral Health strives to make the lives better for anybody in our community with mental health needs or who suffers from addiction: for you, for your friends, for your family. If you or anyone you know is in need of assistance, please reach out. We are here to help.
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