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Meet Our Team

Supporting you in growing and sustaining strong roots, life balance, and flexibility to adapt to change in this wild world.


Ann Kellogg | MS, LPC

Ann is a whole-hearted believer in the power of discovering meaning, especially as it relates to loss, and how suffering can further deepen our life experience. She approaches therapy with the understanding that individuals often feel constrained by their circumstances, but that within those constraints lies profound, and often, unearthed adeptness for change or acceptance. Ann brings an outstanding degree of compassion to the therapeutic relationship, and helps clients to establish more adaptive patterns of living via the use of humor, empathy and even music. While exploring the root causes of issues, she also emphasizes the importance of future orientation as it relates to personal growth.

Young Adults & Adults | Individuals & Couples | Depression & Anxiety | Life Transitions | Grief & Loss | Trauma | Sexual Intimacy Issues | Codependency | Stress Management | CBT | DBT | EMDR

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Elena Walker | MA, LPCC

Elena believes that we all have the capacity to change our lives in ways that are positive, healing and enriching. Even those of us who are feeling stuck, confused and discouraged. Her gentle, compassionate style provides clients the support and safety they need to work through their life challenges. Elena collaborates with clients to explore self-limiting beliefs, discover their inner wisdom, and turn their emotional pain into meaningful and long-lasting change. Elena encourages clients to become aware of the body sensations that accompany their thoughts and feelings. By including the body, traumatic events can be resolved in a safe and manageable way, and painful beliefs developed early in life can be brought to light and transformed. Elena has over ten years of experience in the mental health field, and her work with clients is strongly influenced by eastern philosophies and many years of personal meditation practice.

 Adults | Individuals | Trauma | Depression & Anxiety | Grief & Loss | Addiction & Codependency | Family of Origin & Relationship Issues | Self-Image Issues | Sensorimotor Psychotherapy

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Sonja Kromroy | MA, LPCC

Sonja has seen how powerful the mind-body connection can be, not only in how we live our lives, but also how we respond to challenges and interact with others. By listening to and understanding our thoughts, feelings and physical sensations we are more effectively able to navigate life and choose paths that better suit our values. She understands that we are not able to choose the obstacles in life but does believe we can work towards responding to them in ways that help us feel empowered and confident. Sonja’s sessions are interactive, approached with empathy, compassion, honesty and humor. She believes that no matter your situation, working together with someone who understands and supports you can provide stability, deepened insight and healing. Sonja is certified in Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders by Postpartum Support International.

Young Adults & Adults | Individuals & Couples | Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorders | Body Image Issues | Depression & Anxiety | Life Transitions | Relationship Issues | Mindfulness | Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) | CBT | DBT | EMDR

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Alexis Anttila | MA, LAMFT

Alexis believes that everyone has the ability within them to change and heal from life’s traumas.  Operating from this core belief, Alexis strives to create an environment of empathy and compassion where clients feel safe and cared for. She couples this with various theoretical frameworks to meet each client, family, or couple’s unique needs. Alexis has special interest in maternal mental health and is certified in caring for Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders by Postpartum Support International. Alexis is also certified in administering PREPARE/ENRICH for couples who would like to learn more about themselves and their relationship.

Young Adults & Adults | Individuals, Couples & Families | Anxiety & Depression | Family of Origin Issues & Attachment | Parenting Issues | Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorders/Maternal Mental Health | Communication Challenges | Relationship and Sexual Difficulties | Emotional Focused Therapy (EFT) | CBT

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Malinda King | MA, LPC

Malinda believes that everyone has the potential to experience emotional healing. With empathy, compassion, and understanding, Malinda helps clients create awareness and find meaning within internal distress, which brings about a different understanding of the experience of emotions. Malinda believes that all emotions are our body’s way of communicating with us, providing information to us about our experiences; we just have to learn to listen. Often our current experiences are being influenced by past pain and hurt which makes it difficult to move forward in life.  By exploring the root cause of our emotional experience and accepting the pain of the past, emotional healing can occur.  Malinda knows this is a difficult journey to do alone and is deeply passionate about joining clients on their journey.  Malinda is skilled in supporting people struggling with anxiety, self-doubt, women’s self-esteem, and young adults exploring identity and self-trust. She is trained in Emotionally Focused Couple’s Therapy, an evidenced-based therapy to help restore connection and reduce conflict within romantic relationships.

Teens & Adults | Individuals & Couples | Anxiety | Self-Esteem Issues | Attachment | Women’s Mental Health | Young Adult & Transition Issues | EFT

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Julie Schmit | MA, LAMFT

Julie is committed to helping people create a life filled with love, inspiration and celebration. In addition to practicing standard psychotherapy protocols, she teaches you how to use your body as a doorway into your psyche because the body, unlike the mind, is always honest. It doesn’t have an agenda. Yet, we are rarely taught to pay attention to what happens in our bodies, let alone that these sensations are clues as to what’s going on in our minds. Julie has decades of training and experience with the mind-body connection. Whether teaching Yoga, human anatomy, energy healing, massage therapy or practicing psychotherapy, she’s witnessed countless moments when people receive valuable insights about their lives through signals from their body. She has special training in energy psychology as well as couples counseling. Her work has been featured in the Minneapolis Star/Tribune and Yoga Journal. She additionally hosts a monthly podcast about the body/mind connection and healing called “Jumpstart Jam Sessions at the Edge.” Julie specializes in helping people who are experiencing sexual difficulties such as decreased desire, infidelity, sexual pain and past sexual trauma. Julie is LGBTQ friendly and informed. 

Adults | Individuals & Couples | Unhealthy Relationships | Sexual Issues & Trauma | LGBTQ | Anxiety & Depression | Self-Esteem Issues | Fertility & Pregnancy Loss 

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Elise Browne | MS, LAMFT

Elise is a firm believer in the value that can be found in relationships, whether that’s with your partner, your children, or even yourself. She strives for a calm, gentle environment in which clients feel comfortable exploring their own lives as well as their connections with others. In addition to a focus on outward relationships, Elise helps bring awareness to internal processes, fostering a mind-body connection that she believes is important in understanding how we interact with the world. It is her belief that at times, life can become overwhelming and difficult to navigate alone, so Elise enjoys walking alongside her clients as they make meaning of their experiences. With experience working in child development, domestic violence, and the military, Elise draws on her diverse background to help her clients. It is her mission to help clients leave feeling heard, empowered, and capable of living life more happily.

Children (5+), Teens & Adults | Individuals, Couples & Families | Depression & Anxiety | Relationships Issues | Life Transitions | Pregnancy & Postpartum Issues

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Marie Thompson | MA, LMFT

Marie approaches the therapeutic relationship with the understanding that life can present us with challenges that we may, at times, struggle to overcome alone. She has an immense respect for her clients and honors the therapeutic relationship through a warm and inviting approach. By focusing on personal strengths and needs, Marie works alongside individuals, couples and families to navigate life’s challenging situations and overcome barriers to success and life satisfaction. Marie provides a calm, client-centered approach to support those she works with in finding empowerment and peace within themselves and work towards growth and healing. Marie has a special interest in working with women and men in the childbearing and parenting season, including treating perinatal mood disorders and those struggling with issues surrounding infertility. Marie offers a personal perspective coupled with professional training, which allows her a unique insight into the emotional, relational and financial challenges that can arise while building your family.

Teens & Adults | Individuals & Couples | Depression & Anxiety | Eating Disorders | Fertility, Pregnancy, Postpartum & Parenting Issues | Mindfulness | CBT | DBT

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Candace Hanson | MA, LMFT

Candace believes healing comes first and foremost, when our stories and struggles are heard and validated. She highly values the therapeutic relationship, and works to create a safe environment for clients that includes empathy, compassion, and understanding. Candace also believes in the power of mind-body connection, and encourages clients to learn how to listen to and regulate their own minds and emotions in order to overcome challenges. Trained in Systems Theory, Candace helps clients heal within the context of their relationships with others, both within and outside of their families. She also understands and values the importance of one’s culture, and invites clients to bring all parts of themselves to therapy. Candace has been trained in Play Therapy, Diagnostic Classification of Mental Health and Developmental Disorders of Infancy and Early Childhood: Revised Edition (DC:0-3R), and is a certified PREPARE/ENRICH Facilitator.

Children (birth-10 years), Teens & Adults | Individuals & Families | Anxiety & Depression | Attachment | Trauma | Self-Harm | Grief | Anger Management | Self-Esteem Issues | Parenting | Divorce | Life Cycle Stages | DBT | EMDR

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Elizabeth Hamburger | MS, LMFT

Liz believes that the most essential keys to reaching our goals are believing in ourselves and knowing that someone believes in us. She works to create a safe, comfortable, trusted, honest, and humorous environment with her clients that encourages creativity, confidence, and motivation. Liz uses a systemic and strengths-based approach in working with clients and the relationships they have in their lives. She has a particular interest in helping children and families navigate the stressful demands of their environment in order to find a sense of harmony together. Liz enjoys teaching children how to be self aware and in control of their body, mind and emotions through mindfulness and movement. Additionally, she finds great passion in supporting young adults navigating post college life and new parents adjusting to supporting their children. Liz often incorporates play, movement, mindfulness and art in to her therapy sessions. 

 Children (6+), Teens & Young Adults | Individuals & Families | Parenting Concerns | Emotional Dysregulation | Anxiety & Depression | Trauma | Family Change | Post-College Adjustment | Social Skill Building | Low Self-Esteem | Goal Setting

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Lauren Robbins | MS, LPCC, LADC

Driven by the value of listening to your head and heart, Lauren possesses a passion for empowering others to discover their own personal path to health, leading to greater life satisfaction. Lauren approaches the therapeutic relationship with hope, positive energy, and a bit of humor. She believes that to attain overall wellness and to be your best you, we have to look to the mind and the body for guidance in discovering areas needing focused care. Being flexible in her approach and striving to adapt to the unique needs of each person she works with, Lauren believes in hope and optimism for the future and aims to help you find balance and resiliency in your everyday life. Lauren is trained in trauma-sensitive yoga as well as trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TF-CBT). Lauren has completed the Postpartum Support International and 2020 Mom Professional Maternal Mental Health Certificate Training.

 Children (7+), Teens & Adults | Individuals, Couples & Families | Anxiety & Depression | Trauma | Sexual Assault & Domestic Violence | Relationship Issues & Nontraditional Relationships | Birth Trauma & Transition to Parenthood | Pregnancy & Postpartum Issues | Life Transitions & Stress Management | Addiction | EMDR | Yoga Calm

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Therapists who work with children:

Candace Hanson, LMFT | Elizabeth Hamburger, LMFT | Elise Browne, MS | Lauren Robbins, LPCC

Therapists treating pregnancy, postpartum & parenting issues:

Alexis Anttila, LAMFT | Sonja Kromroy, LPCC | Lauren Robbins, LPCC | Elise Browne, MS | Marie Thompson, MA | Julie Schmit, LAMFT

Fertility Issues: Marie Thompson, MA | Julie Schmit, LAMFT

Pregnancy Loss: Julie Schmit, LAMFT

Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR) Trained Therapists:

Ann Kellogg, LPCC | Sonja Kromroy, LPCC | Lauren Robbins, LPCC | Candace Hanson, LMFT | Elizabeth Hamburger, LMFT