Tom specializes in psychiatric therapy of children and adults experiencing mental health conditions. He earned his master’s degree in psychiatric nursing from the University of North Dakota and has been practicing in the mental health field for more than 15 years. Through this extensive training and experience, he is dedicated to helping communities by serving traditionally underserved rural populations. Tom founded Lakeview Behavioral Health in 2016 to provide an innovative approach to holistic behavioral health care, with the idea of leading the community in improving and advancing services. Lakeview continues to expand and reach even more people across greater Minnesota. Outside of Lakeview, Tom’s hobbies include boating, snowboarding and jiu jitsu.
Chief Administrative Officer
Deanna is a native of Pensacola, Florida where she has lived for nearly 52 years. She has worked for Lakeview Center, Pensacola, Florida (ironic but no affiliation with Lakeview Behavioral Health, MN) for over 20 years. She began her career working in banking for a local credit union for 11 years and moved to Lakeview (Pensacola) in 2002. Starting out in Family Safety managing child welfare foster care contracts and Revenue Maximization for Foster Care and Adoption services. It wasn’t long before her interest turned to learning more about behavioral health and the direct connection to child welfare and family safety services. These interest afforded her the opportunity to manage and direct Medicare, Medicaid, commercial insurance, state and federal contracts; medical billing, appeals, payments and monthly/annual AR closing; contracts and credentialing; Residential and inpatient treatment; compliance; Electronic Health Record development; Process Improvement Fundamentals (PIF); and Business Practices managing Patient Access. Deanna has a passion for Behavioral Health, our patients, and building systems that support access to the services. Personally, Deanna enjoys the outdoors, boating, beach volleyball and spending time with family. She believes her calling is to serve. She is so blessed to serve in Behavioral Health and look forward to serving our community for years to come.
MBA, MA, LPCC, Executive Clinical Director
Zack is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Minnesota. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from North Central University and his Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from Bethel University. Zack works with adults, and couples, who are working through anxiety, depression, communication, or relationship issues. He takes the perspective that everyone wants to get better and be better; sometimes we just do not have the tools to accomplish this on our own. Blending a client-centered approach with skills pulled from Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, and several others, clients are encouraged to take ownership of their lives and work to change those aspects that they have control over.
PMHNP-BC, Clinical Director
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.
Substance Use Treatment Director, 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 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.
Operations & Human Resources Manager
Danielle was born and raised in Grand Rapids and received her associates degree in business administration from American InterContinental University. She has been in the medical field for 6+ years in a variety of different areas and enjoys helping others in each role. In her free time, she enjoys spending time at the lake with her family and watching her kids and husband race anything from mountain bikes to go-karts to race cars.
Marketing & Outreach Coordinator
Mariah was born and raised in Hermantown, Minnesota. She received a Bachelor of Science degree and Psychology minor from North Dakota State University. After graduating from college, she moved to Hibbing, gained additional experience in management and marketing and continued to pursue her passion for working in the community. Mariah is eager to be apart of the Lakeview team and help improve the overall client experience. In her free time, she loves traveling, going on adventures and spending time with her friends, family, and puppy.
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!
Annalise received a bachelor’s degree in social work from Minnesota State University, Mankato. She began working in the social service field with experience in mental health, substance use, and foster care/adoption. She then continued her education at Ohio State University and is working towards her Masters in Social Work with a focus in clinical counseling. Annalise practices with a person centered approach to help people reach the goals they have for themselves.
Substance Use Treatment Supervisor, LADC
Bambi is a Grand Rapids native and holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Bemidji State University. Bambi holds a licensed alcohol and drug counselor (LADC). She specializes 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.
Billie Jo Jackson
Billie Jo was born and raised in Hibbing, MN. She received her BA in Psychology from Winona State University with an emphasis on criminal justice. She has worked 20+ years in the mental health and corrections field. Billie Jo is a mother of three and enjoys spending time with friends and family.
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.
Christina received her masters degree in clinical mental health from the University of Wisconsin, Superior and is currently working to complete licensure requirements to earn her LPCC. She was raised in Cotton, MN and received her Bachelors degree from the University of Minnesota, Duluth. In her down time she enjoys traveling the world, propagating plants, spending time in nature, and playing with her animals. Christina has spent over eight years working in behavioral mental health, primarily with youth and adolescents. She spent five years as a residential treatment counselor, and also has experience in CTSS/Case Management. Christina utilizes a variety of modalities and theories, tailoring the modalities to fit the clients needs. She practices with a trauma focused, strength based, person-centered approach and believes the client is the most intricate part of the therapeutic process. She has a background and interest in working with individuals who struggle with complex trauma, personality disorders, ADHD, Bipolar Disorder, attachment issues, and PTSD. She is socially informed and knowledgeable on the community and societal issues experienced by BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ individuals and is welcoming and accepting of members within those communities.
Collene is a Licensed Graduate Social Worker. She attended and graduated from The College of St. Scholastica with her Bachelor of Arts in Social Work and Master of Social Work degree. She works as an Outpatient Therapist and offers services in person. She completes diagnostic assessments and provides individual psychotherapy while developing a treatment plan tailored to the needs of each individual. She focuses her practice on ages 10 and up. She provides care addressing aspects of the whole person and is supportive of their chosen journey in healing. She has been working in the mental health field for the past nine years. Her experience in and out of the field has provided her with a grounded, down-to-earth approach to therapy. She prides herself on being authentic and creating an understanding and relational environment for her clients. Collene lives and has family and friends in the area. She is dedicated to developing services that benefit our communities. In her free time, Collene can be found refinishing furniture in the garage, digging in the garden, planning a trip, binging Netflix, or heading to the beach all while listening to her music loudly.
Deana earned her Master’s degree from the University of Minnesota Duluth. She enjoys working with adults, has a laid-back, nonjudgmental approach, understands that people are doing the best they can, and understands the importance of finding a therapist that is the right fit. Deana uses a variety of approaches to meet the needs of the client including but not limited to cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, cognitive processing therapy for PTSD, and solution-focused therapy. Deana’s specialties include anxiety, depression, grief and loss, stress, and trauma.
Deb is a Grand Rapids native and recently returned to the area after living in western MN for about six years. She has approximately 15 years of experience working in the chemical dependency field as a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor. Deb is passionate about helping people find their way as they attempt to make life changes and is willing “to go to any length” to help clients navigate the often challenging, yet rewarding, road to recovery.
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 and is LGBTQ+ and BIPOC allied. 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.
Derrick is a native of Grand Rapids and has served the community as a firefighter and a first responder. He has experience working in a group home setting and has compassion for anyone and everyone. Derrick enjoys helping people to become their best selves. When he isn’t on some sort of adventure with his family, he enjoys playing and creating music and woodworking in his free time.
Diane received her master’s degree in social work through the University of Minnesota Duluth. She is fully licensed as a clinical independent social worker. Diane lives in rural Minnesota and practices outpatient therapy primarily through telehealth. She is a registered social work supervisor with the Minnesota Board of Social Work. Diane has enjoyed work in community advocacy, medical settings, hospice and clinical mental health in her years of social work practice. Diane is passionate about helping clients address their challenges and working toward their personal goals. She has extensive experience with caregiver stress, grief and loss, terminal illness, dementia changes, healthy aging, life transitions, childhood abuse, trauma, stress-related challenges, depression, anxiety, and anger management in adults. Diane has certifications in tele-mental health, and grief and trauma therapy, and is an advanced health care directive Facilitator.
MS, LISAC, LADC
Diane was raised in Effie/Bigfork, Minnesota. In 1981 she left Minnesota and moved to Phoenix, Arizona. Diane has worked in the helping profession for 20 plus years. She received her AAS in chemical dependency at Rio Salado College Tempe, AZ. Diane then went on to do her undergraduate work at Argosy University and received a BA in psychology in 2006. During this time she worked as a LSAT, LADC, and LASAC in the field of chemical dependency in Phoenix, Arizona and Minnesota. In 2013 Diane received her Master of Science degree from Grand Canyon University in addiction counseling/co/occurring disorders and licensed as a LISAC. Through the years she has worked in case management, treatment coordination, MAT programs, residential facilities for dual-diagnosed clients, substance use counselor/manager, and PNO’s. She has worked with high risk clients in all areas of need and especially loves working with the individual who suffers and struggles with alcohol and other drug addictions. In 2019 Diane moved back to Minnesota and went to work for Lakeview Behavioral Health until present. Diane enjoys riding her bicycle, swimming, traveling, fishing, taking care of her 2 year old Yorkie mix dog (Ellie Mae), and gardening (roses).
Diane earned her doctorate of nursing degree from the College of Saint Scholastica in 2020 and is a ANCC Board-Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. She specializes in psychiatric medication management for individuals across the life span with focus on individuals 16-70 years of age. Diane has 15 + years’ psych nursing experience serving individuals in various settings including inpatient, crisis stabilization, outpatient, NH, and DD (Rule 40). She has a passion for helping those who suffer from mental illness/addiction, reducing stigma, and providing hope. Diane was born and raised on the Iron Range, and in her free time you will find her hunting, fishing, sitting around a campfire, 4-wheeling, and spending her time with family and friends.
Elaina is a Mt. Iron native and and received her Bachelor’s Degree in social work from the University of Wisconsin Superior in 2016. She brings with her 6 years of experience in the field of SUDS (substance use disorders) and has worked in both inpatient and outpatient settings completing Rule 25/chemical use assessments and as a group and individual counselor. Her passion is to help those struggling with addiction and she brings empathy and support with her as someone in long-term recovery herself. Outside of work, Elaina likes to spend time with her son and is his biggest fan at sporting events. She also enjoys time with her family and their 2 dogs and the beautiful outdoors in Minnesota.
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.
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.
DNP, APRN, CNP
Jennie earned her family nurse practitioner degree through Graceland University (Independence, MO) in 2008. She then earned her doctor of nursing practice degree from the College of St. Scholastica (Duluth, MN) in 2014. She has 13+ years of experience working in a state institute caring for individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities and mental illness. She will be providing primary medical care at Lakeview while she works towards obtaining her psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner degree. She is able to see patients across the lifespan for acute and chronic illnesses. She is a native of North Dakota and enjoys spending quality time with her family, being in the great outdoors of Northern Minnesota and traveling.
Jessica was born and raised in Nashwauk MN. Jessica received her bachelor’s in psychology from The College of Saint Scholastica and went on to earn her Master of Social Degree from the University of Minnesota Duluth. She has experience implementing trauma informed care and resiliency within Lincoln Park Middle School as well as providing services to children and adolescents as a CTSS Mental Health Practitioner within a community mental health center. Jessica practiced as a Psychotherapist for the last 2 years in Duluth, MN. She has experience working with clients who are struggling with anxiety, depression, symptoms related to trauma, ADHD, ASD, OCD, as well as behavioral and emotional difficulties. She has a passion for working with children, adolescents, young adults, and families, striving to meet clients where they are and working together to overcome challenges. Jessica integrates Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Narrative Therapy, a skills-based approach and utilizes a strengths-based approach aimed at person-centered treatment. She also completed an Autism Certification training through the Autism Society of Minnesota and is currently working to become certified in TF-CBT. Some of her pastimes include spending time with family and friends, four-wheeling, baking, spending time with her dog and traveling.
DNP, APRN, CNP
Joannah is a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner (PMHNP) located in northern Minnesota. She graduated from Hibbing Community College after completing their RN program and earning a associates of arts and science. She then earned a bachelor’s degree from the College of St. Scholastica and a master’s and doctorate degrees from the University of South Alabama in 2015. Joannah has over 6 years of experience providing mental health care and medication management via telehealth and in an outpatient office setting. She is passionate about helping people and mental health and strives to reduce the stigma associated with mental health and provide culturally sensitive, non-judgmental, person-centered care. Joannah believes in taking a holistic, collaborative approach and is looking forward to the opportunity to work with you on meeting your goals. Areas of expertise are anxiety and mood disorders, trauma and PTSD, ADHD, drug abuse and addiction, chronic illness, coping skills, parenting, family conflict, and peer relationships. Therapy approaches are person-centered, supportive, integrative, and cognitive behavioral. In her free time, Joannah enjoys spending time with my family, traveling, and taking in beautiful sights.
Jody was born and raised in rural Minnesota. She has been working in healthcare since 2001 and obtained her master’s degree in psychiatric nursing from The University of North Dakota in 2013. Her experience includes outpatient clinics, adolescent residential treatment facilities, telepsychiatry, and a forensic state mental health program. Identifying as non-binary and queer, she is passionate about serving the LGBTQIA+ community. She is experienced in treating a variety of mental health conditions, including co-occurring disorders and with medication assisted treatment. In her free time, you’ll find her camping, tending houseplants, gardening, bird watching, and spending time with her family.
Jonathan E. Wagner
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.
Joe is currently finishing his Masters Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling throughout Adler
Graduate School. He has almost 20 years of mental health experience, working with children, adults and
families in a variety of areas including shelter care, residential care, in-home services for children,
families and adults, and psychiatric care for adults with serious and persistent mental illness. His
approaches to therapy include CBT, Bowenian concepts and structural theory. Joe is a native of the iron
range and loves to spend as much time outdoors in the woods and lakes as he can.
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.
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.
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 L. Asplund
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.
MA, MHP-CT, LADC
Marc is a licensed drug and alcohol counselor (LADC) and is working towards becoming a licensed professional clinical counselor (LPCC). He earned his master’s degree from the Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction studies, specializing in the treatment of co-occurring substance-use and mental health disorders. His approach varies depending on individual needs, with individual’s concerns conceptualized through a cognitive-behavioral lens. He utilizes motivational enhancement techniques and seeks to recognize the contextual factors that impact individual well-being. He seeks to honor individuals’ autonomy in assisting them develop personal insight into their own motivations for creating personal change. Outside of work Marc enjoys exploring the outdoors with his wife and dogs, fishing, and reading.
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 was born and raised in Hibbing, MN. She received a bachelor’s degree in psychology and cell and molecular biology from the University of Minnesota Duluth. After graduation, she began to work in the mental health and substance use fields. Both of which, she became very passionate about serving. She then continued her education at Walden University and received her Masters in Social Work with a concentration in advanced clinical counseling. Her practice interests include anxiety, depression, grief, substance use disorder, and eating disorders. She works to validate and advocate for those with minority identities surrounding sexuality, gender identity, gender expression, and more. She serves both the adolescent and adult populations.
Peter Strassburg is an LICSW and Behavioral Health Therapist. He practices therapy through a trauma-based lens while utilizing a variety of evidence-based modalities, including CBT, DBT, narrative, and attachment therapies, to navigate challenges such as anxiety, depression, PTSD, identity, and beyond. Peter is open to incorporating spirituality as a base for therapy if that is your preference. He loves working with individuals from all aspects of life and considers himself a relational therapist. He recognizes the therapeutic relationship between a client and therapist as integral to achieving therapeutic goals. Peter firmly believes that you are the expert on your healing journey and, therefore, encourages his clients to drive and direct the therapy sessions. He sees it as a unique privilege to witness your experience, make observations along the way, and provide a safe space where you can be vulnerable, encouraged, courageous, and successful without fear of judgment.
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.
Rebecca is a Minnesota Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and MN board approved LMFT and LPC/LPCC supervisor. She has worked in the mental health field for the previous 13 years, gaining experience and advanced training in crisis, trauma and posttraumatic stress disorder, veteran and/or military personnel and their families, personality disorders, conduct and oppositional defiant disorders, attachment issues, LGBTQIIA+ individuals and families, along with relational issues within individual, couple, or family systems. She is certified in dialectical behavioral therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and is a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP). She utilizes a person and family centered, solution focused and relational approach in sessions, to assist individuals meet their therapeutic goals. She utilizes many different therapeutic theories and modalities, tailoring each application to the individual. She enjoys working with all ages, including certification to complete Diagnostic Assessments 0-5 years (DC 0-5), and provides services for individual, couple and family therapies.
Rhea del Rosario
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.
Rhonda is a proud member of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe in South Dakota. She earned her AS degree in chemical dependency counseling at Century College and her Bachelor of Science in Alcohol and Drug Counseling through Metropolitan State University. Rhonda has been providing counseling services for 6+ years working in residential and intensive outpatient treatment settings. She most recently completed clinical supervisor training to become eligible as a board-certified Clinical Supervisor through MN Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy. She enjoys working in the field as a “helper” because it is inspiring to see so many courageous and strong individuals fight a battle that not everyone chooses to fight. In Rhonda’s free time, she enjoys spending time with her two daughters and dog Maxwell Jenkins, watching and cheering on the MN Vikings, listening and singing Stevie Nicks’ songs, and playing spades. She looks forward to providing services in a different region of MN and is honored to be a part of the Lakeview Behavioral Health SUD treatment team.
Sarah completed her BSW and MSW at the University of North Dakota. Sarah was born and raised on the Iron Range and is happy to reconnect with the community, through providing Telehealth Psychotherapy services at Lakeview Behavioral Health. Sarah is a client-centered therapist who utilizes the holistic approach of social work and systems-perspective by meeting clients where they are at and building on the strengths they hold within. Sarah’s certifications include but are not limited to; Diagnostic Classification of Mental Health and Developmental Disorders of Infancy and Early Childhood (DC:0-5), Developmental Repair Model, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Trauma-informed Approach, Motivational Interviewing, and Strengths-Based Therapy. Sarah incoroporates interventions based on her experience and knowledge of working within a variety of settings including; children and family therapy, ASD day treatment, homelessness recovery, survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault, and school-based therapy. Sarah utilizes her training and knowledge of early childhood intervention to support adolescents and adults who are seeking healing from unresolved childhood trauma or past adverse experiences that continue to impact their daily life and relationships. Sarah builds rapport and treatment plans that best fit the client’s goals with consideration of body, spirit, and mind to enhance quality of life. As a result of her own personal and professional experiences, Sarah is passionate about walking with others on their journey of recovery and healing. In her time outside of work, Sarah enjoys exploring new coffee shops, hiking and being outdoors with her husband and dog, and spending time with friends and family.
Dr. Kruglikov has 25 years of experience working in general psychiatry. He completed residency in Akron, OH. Stan has worked in inpatient and outpatient settings and has experience with telepsychiatry but is open to seeing patients face-to-face. He enjoys his work. He approaches patients as individuals and prefers to to talk to them vs asking standardized questions. Stan usually does psychopharmacology and brief psychotherapy. He reads widely and is very interested in the new developments in neuroscience and how it can be applied in clinical practice. He also likes to work with patients suffering from substance use disorders. Stan grew up in Riga, Latvia and graduated from the Riga Medical Institute. He came to the United States in 1989 and has subsequently practiced psychiatry in Ohio and mostly Minnesota.
Stephanie graduated from M-State Community College after completing the RN program and earning both an associate of arts and associate of science degree in 2008. She then earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing with a minor in community health from Minnesota State University-Moorhead. In 2016, she graduated from Walden University with a master’s degree in nursing leadership and management. She graduated from Maryville University in 2018 with an Adult/Geriatric Primary Care post-master certification. She is currently completing her post-master certification at Walden University as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. She has over fifteen years of nursing experience serving patients throughout Minnesota. Stephanie will provide primary medical care at Lakeview while she completes her psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner degree. She can see patients ages 16+ for acute and chronic illnesses. She specializes in primary care adult/geriatric holistic health management and chronic pain management. She was born and raised in rural Minnesota and is committed to the community’s health and well-being. In her free time, she enjoys drinking coffee, gardening, raising chickens, bird watching, boating, riding her motorcycle, traveling, and spending time with her pets, grandchildren, family, and friends. Stephanie believes in using a holistic, collaborative methodology for overall health care (mind, body, spirit) and is looking forward to working with you to meet your goals.
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.
Tierney was born and raised in Bemidji, MN, and currently resides there with her son. Tierney received her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work at Bemidji State University, and is also certified by the Minnesota Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy as a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor. Tierney has experience working in both outpatient and inpatient treatment programs, and is very passionate about helping people gain lifelong recovery. Tierney would like to pursue her Master’s Degree in Social Work in an effort to work with clients who have co-occurring disorders. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her son and being active in the outdoors during all seasons.
MSW, LICSW, C-DBT
Tifanie is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 30 years of experience working in the human services arena. She has worked with a variety of populations and ages within a variety of settings over the years as well as with clients with dual diagnosis, addiction, mental health diagnosis, and disabilities. Tifanie earned her masters in clinical social work from Walla Walla University and her bachelor’s from Minot State University. Tifanie is also certified in DBT while working towards other certifications. Tifanie provides therapy to youth, adults, couples and families for a variety of reasons including, relationships issues, marriage challenges, divorce, anxiety, depression, bipolar, PTSD, life changes, trauma and crisis among others through a person centered approach while also incorporating in a variety of theories and modalities based on the needs of the client. She works to help clients gain a better quality of life for themselves, find their strengths, engage in healing through evidence based practices and positivity while working through and resolving challenges to meet their therapeutic goals. Outside of work, Tifanie enjoys spending time with friends and family, going on adventures to new places and photography.
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.
DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC
Wendy has been certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner since 2007 and recently graduated with a Doctorate in Nursing Practice from the College of St. Scholastica. She also holds certification as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. Wendy enjoys working with patients of all ages. At home, Wendy loves spending time with her husband and 3 sons, as well as spending time outdoors and traveling.
RN Spravato Coordinator
Alyce is a Registered Nurse who also holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Minnesota. She has worked in corporate wellness, residential treatment centers, clinics and hospital settings. When working with clients, Alyce adapts to their individual goals and prioritizes a therapeutic interpersonal connection. She believes that everyone has something of value to offer the world. Outside of work, her passions include powerlifting, hunting, fishing and her animal companions.
Ashley Anderson was born and raised in Hibbing MN. She worked as a cosmetologist for 17 years before retiring in 2019, and she has worked as an office administrator for the last 7 years as well. Ashley loves to work with people and help out in the community. She’s very much a people person and loves to be outgoing. Ashley is excited to work for a company that does good for all people. In her spare time, she is a hockey mom of three, and she wouldn’t change it. She also loves to be at the lake in the summer, spending time with family and friends.
Becky was born and raised in International Falls and moved to the area June 2019. She comes to Lakeview as a billing specialist with over 15 years of medical office experience. Becky loves fishing, kayaking, traveling, and spending time with family.
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.
Kiara was born and raised in Hibbing. She has worked 10+ years in the food industry before deciding to switch over to the medical field where she has been for the past 4 1/2 years. She is so excited to be part of a team that provides quality treatment for those in need. Spending time with her amazing daughter is her favorite hobby. She also loves going to concerts, traveling, and spending time with her friends and family.
Nadine (Neen) Irwin
Senior Eligibility & Referral Specialist
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.
Nicole has grown up in central Minnesota her entire life. For the past 13 years, Nicole has worked in the customer service industry. Specifically, within the last 3 years, she has worked in the medical field. Nicole has a strong passion for helping others which is why she is so excited to be with this company, who does so much good work! When Nicole isn’t working, she enjoys spending time outdoors, playing with her 5 fur babies and volunteering at a wildlife rehabilitation center.
Peer Recovery Specialist
Roxan is a Certified Peer Recovery Specialist and was born and raised in Northern Minnesota. She lives a life of recovery and has a passion to help people. Roxan loves the outdoors and her family.
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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.