Buffalo Area Providers

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

Posted on: November 2nd, 2013 by cmmhc@

BUFFALO CAMPUS

Brittany Askelin – MA, has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from The College of Saint Scholastica, and a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of Saint Thomas.  Her work experiences include but are not limited to working with adults who experience mood disorders, anxiety, trauma symptoms and chemical dependencies. She works as both an Outpatient Mental Health provider and in the Adult Day Treatment program. Brittany uses an integrated approach to therapy which utilizes person-centered and strengths based techniques to empower the individual to gain personal insight and support. She values bearing witness to and acknowledging the impact of societal influences on an individual’s ability to live a healthy and fulfilling life.  This is done in a way that honors the client’s unique and diverse identity and strengthening community.

Stephanie Barnes – MSW, LICSW is a licensed clinical social worker and the Clinic Manager of CMMHC’s Buffalo Office.  She received her Bachelor of Arts, Psychology & Criminal Justice and her Master of Social Work from the University of St. Thomas/College of St. Catherine.  She specializes in the areas of Serious & Persistent Mental Illness (SPMI), Mood Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, PTSD and Domestic Violence.  Stephanie coordinates the Wright County Batterer’s Intervention Program and provides outpatient therapy for adolescents and adults. 

Jenna Haarstick – MS, LMFT   is a licensed marriage and Family Therapist with an undergraduate degree from Moorhead State in Psychology and  graduate degree from Capella University in Marriage and Family Therapy. In addition to all other ages, Jenna is certified to work with the birth to five population. Jenna has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults in individual, couples, and family therapy.

Roger Handrich – MD  has been practicing psychiatry for 38 years. He is a graduate of Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, MN and medical school at the University of Minnesota.

Pamela Henderson – Psy.D, LP  received her Associate’s Degree in chemical dependency counseling from Minneapolis Community College, a Bachelor’s degree in social work from Augsburg College, and received her Psy.D from Minnesota School of Professional Psychology.  Previously, Pam practiced at Hamm Clinic in St Paul for fifteen years. In addition to providing clinical services, she was the clinic’s Training Director. Pam specializes in adult and couples psychotherapy utilizing insight-oriented and mindfulness interventions and psychological testing.

Kayla Levtzow – MS, LPCC, LADC  has a Bachelor’s Degree in Justice Administration with a minor in Criminal Justice from Southwest Minnesota State University, and a Master’s Degree in Community Counseling with a certification in Chemical Dependency from St. Cloud State University.  She specializes in Chemical Dependency and experience with Severe and Persistent Mental Illness (SPMI). Kayla uses an eclectic approach to therapy including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy using a client-centered and solution-focused approach.

Fortunata Milano – MD  specializes in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.  She graduated from the Medical College of Wisconsin and completed her psychiatric residency, internship and child fellowship at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN.

Monique Miller – MS, LP  is a licensed psychologist who received her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of South Dakota, and her Master’s Degree from St. Cloud State University.  She was formerly a therapist in youth day treatment.  She is now applying her extensive training and experience with children and families to the outpatient setting.  She is in the process of expanding her education and supervised experience to serve children in the birth to 5 Early Childhood Mental Health program.  She is providing consultation, training, and intervention for the Head Start programs of Wright County.

Debra M. Robinson – MSW, LGSW is a mental health provider in the Outpatient Mental Health program, as well as the Adult Day Treatment program in Buffalo. She obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from Metropolitan State University of Denver, where she also obtained her Master’s Degree in Social Work with a clinical focus on mental health. Debra is currently working on completing licensure as a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, and has clinical experience working with all ages ranging from early childhood through late adulthood, including geriatrics. She has worked with individuals and families in child and adult day treatments, community and in-home programs, and medical-based environments such as long-term care and hospice. Her approach to therapy is eclectic and encompasses a holistic perspective of the person-in-environment. Debra also values client self-direction and empowerment, and integrates trauma-informed care with various treatment modalities.

 

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