Monticello Area Providers

Central Minnesota Mental Health Center – Together, Creating a Healthier Life

Posted on: November 2nd, 2013 by cmmhc@


Danielle Brant – MSW, LICSW, LADC is a dually licensed therapist, with experience in both the chemical health and mental health fields.   Her expertise lies in the area of co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders at the individual, couples, and family systems  level.   In working with adolescents, adults, couples, and families, Danielle assists clients with presenting concerns that typically include depression, anxiety, ADHD, separation/divorce, behavioral concerns, criminal justice involvement, and life transitions.  Danielle uses a client centered and strengths-based approach, holding the strong belief that individuals are the experts in their own lives.  Danielle holds a Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work from the University of St. Thomas, as well as Bachelor’s degrees in Chemical Dependency Counseling and Community Psychology.

Marie Fisher – MS, LPCC is a licensed professional clinical counselor with over 6 years in the mental health field. She obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Community Psychology and her Master’s degree in Community Counseling from Saint Cloud State University. Marie has experience working with children, adolescents, families, couples, and individuals, providing support with a variety of mental health concerns including depression, anxiety, trauma, and PTSD. Her therapeutic styles include Cognitive Behavioral, Person-centered, Strength-based, and Empowerment strategies. She has a passion for working with women and the LGBT community, and enjoys assisting clients in finding their inner strength and resilience.

Nicole Heffron – PhD  is a licensed psychologist with advanced skills in treating Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Agoraphobia, and Panic Disorder. She is trained in Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). She also conducts cross-cultural assessments with non-English speaking refugees and immigrants. Chronic pain and severe and persistent mental illness are among the conditions she treats, along with depression, anxiety, interpersonal sensitivity, self-injury, social anxiety, grief, ADHD, and destructive relationship patterns. Nicole primarily works with adolescents and adults in individual therapy. She obtained her doctorate from the University of South Dakota and her undergraduate degree from Minnesota State College at Winona.  Her Midwestern background has given her a down-to-earth, compassionate style and a strong belief in self-determination.

Kelly Lindberg – Psy.D, LP, LADC  is a licensed psychologist who completed her doctorate in psychology from the Minnesota School of Professional Psychology and is the Clinic Manager at the Monticello office.  She completed her bachelor degree in psychology with a focus on addiction counseling at Argosy University-Twin Cities and has been a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor since 2006. Kelly provides individual, couples, and family therapy as well as psychological testing.  She enjoys working with adolescents and adults from a wide range of backgrounds and interests and is comfortable working with concerns related to anxiety, depression, trauma, abuse, grief and loss, substance abuse, co-occurring disorders, and serious and persistent mental illness.  Kelly has a client-centered approach to therapy, while also utilizing aspects of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy.

Steven Loos – Psy.D, LP  is a licensed psychologist and the Director of Outpatient Mental Health Services. He obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in psychology at St. John’s University and received both a Master’s and Doctoral Degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of St. Thomas. He has extensive training on treating trauma and exploring how this impacts interpersonal relationships. Steven has previously been a Clinical Supervisor at a Co-Occurring Disorder Treatment facility and explores the complex interaction between substance use and mental health symptoms. Steven’s approach focuses on developing a therapeutic alliance, building on the existing strengths of the client and exploring patterns of interpersonal relationships.

Laura Smith – Psy.D., LP is a licensed clinical psychologist. She completed both her Master’s degree and Doctoral degree from the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University in San Francisco, CA. She received her Bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of St. Thomas. Laura completed her Pre-Doctoral internship at the Youth Consultation Service Institute for Infant and Preschool Mental Health in New Jersey and completed her Post-Doctoral fellowship at Brakins Consulting & Psychological Services, LLC. She received a certificate in infant and preschool mental health and has been trained in Early Childhood DC 0-3 assessments. Laura specializes in infant and preschool mental health, trauma, attachment issues, parenting support, mood and behavioral disorders, and anxiety. Laura has enjoyed her varied experiences working with a diverse amount of children, adolescents, adults, and families. She has been trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), and holds a certification in Attachment Bio-Behavioral Catch-up (ABC) as both a parent coach and supervisor. Laura also provides consultation, training, and supervision to Early Head Start staff in Wright County. Laura is a member of the American Psychological Association, where she is the co-chair of the membership and recruitment committee for Division 35 and is also a member of Zero To Three.

Mark Schmoyer – MS, LPC is a Licensed Professional Counselor working primarily with adolescents and children. He earned his Master’s in Counseling from Cairn University in Pennsylvania and completed his internship at the counseling center on Cairn University’s campus. His work experiences includes in-home mental health with children and adolescents, as well as outpatient therapy with adults and children of all ages. Mark enjoys working with people of all ages, backgrounds, and interests and provides a safe and caring environment to everyone. He primarily relies on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy but incorporates other aspects to meet the individual needs of each person. When not working, Mark plays guitar, spends time with family, and cheers for the Philadelphia Eagles.


Tracy Hinz – LICSW  is licensed in Clinical Social Work.  She received her Bachelor of Arts Degrees in Social Work and Psychology from Concordia College, Moorhead, MN and her Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Minnesota. Tracy has provided Assertive Community Treatment leadership services for fourteen years, with team startup in Nebraska and Iowa.

Walter Rush – MD  received his medical degree from Dartmouth Medical School in 1997 and completed his Psychiatric Residency Training at Dartmouth in 2003.  He has ten years’ experience with Assertive Community Treatment.  Dr. Rush is on the American Association of Community Psychiatrists Board of Directors.

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