Chemical Dependency Services Providers

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

Posted on: November 2nd, 2013 by cmmhc@

Detox

Sara Huelsman – BS, LADC  is licensed by the state of Minnesota as an Alcohol and Drug Counselor. Sara specializes in assessment, case management, and education on abuse of alcohol and drugs. Sara has extensive experience working with chronic dependence and dual diagnosis clients. Sara uses reality based approach which focuses on the present and choice theory. She also uses harm reduction approach allowing clients to set goals and step down their use slowly at a manageable pace for the individual. Sara holds Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice with a minor in psychology and a chemical dependency counseling certificate.

Nancy Rossman – BS, RN, LADC  is licensed by the State of Minnesota as an Alcohol and Drug Counselor.  She is also licensed as a Registered Nurse.  Nancy is the Program Director at Central MN Receiving & Referral Center (Detoxification Program) and supervises the nursing in the Crisis Care program (Adult Residential Crisis Stabilization Program).  Nancy has had years of experience working in Detox and worked several years as the community-based case manager for persons suffering from chronic homelessness and chronic alcohol use.  She is a strong proponent of Harm Reduction and not putting our expectations on the persons we serve. Nancy holds a Bachelor of Science Degree (Nursing Major) from College of Saint Benedict and an Associate in Science Degree in Nursing from North Hennepin Community College.

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Leah Holzem – LADC is a licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor with the Board of Behavior Health and Therapy of Minnesota.  She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice Studies and a Master’s Certificate in Chemical Dependency, both from St Cloud State University.  Leah has experience working with both adolescents and adults in a variety of settings including intensive outpatient and medically assisted treatment.  She utilizes motivational interviewing, client-centered treatment, and 12 step modalities.  Leah is passionate about recovery and assisting others in meeting their personal goals.

Michael O’Neal – LADC, ADCR  has been a licensed chemical dependency counselor in the state of Minnesota for the past seven years working in both residential and outpatient services and currently serves as Program Director.  His experiences and work includes; thorough screening and the assessment process, intake procedures, treatment planning, individual and group counseling, case management, crisis intervention, extensive client education, consultation with other professionals and effective record keeping.  Mike utilizes several therapeutic approaches including but not limited to – cognitive/behavioral therapy, family systems, co-occurring education and treatment, the disease model of addiction, existential and reality therapy.  Mike’s current work experience has allowed him to develop relationships with clients over a ninety to a hundred and twenty day period, offering consistent reminders of the physical, psychological and spiritual aspects of the complex disease of addiction.  It has also provides him with rewarding examples of “why treatment works and why the work that we do is so vital”

Katherine Omlid – BS, LADC  is licensed by the state of Minnesota as an Alcohol and Drug Counselor. Her expertise lays in the area of substance misuse, specializing in assessment, crisis management, group therapy, case management and other daily job duties as assigned. In addition, she has extensive experience working with mental health professionals, outside support agents and working as a team for the benefits and care of the clients she serves. In addition, therapeutic modalities include, but are not limited to: Person Centered Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy and Relapse Prevention which are utilized to assist clients in meeting their own unique needs/goals. Katherine holds a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Dependency Counseling and Community Psychology obtained from St. Cloud State University in January 2006.

Chemical Dependency Outpatient

St. Cloud

Allison Immel – MA, LADC is a licensed alcohol and drug counselor in the state of Minnesota. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from St. Cloud State University. She went on to complete a Master of Arts in Forensic Psychology with Argosy University. She recently completed a Masters of Arts in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Drug and Alcohol Counseling through Argosy University. She has experience working with individuals of all ages with chemical dependency and mental health disorders through her work in the medical field. Allison utilizes a person-centered approach and cognitive behavioral approach in her therapeutic interventions. She strives to assist clients in identifying ways that they can be the most successful in their recovery by identifying and working through their own personal struggles.  

Kaitlyn Lewis – BA, ADC-T  has a temporary license as an alcohol and drug counselor in the state of Minnesota. She completed her Bachelor’s degree in chemical dependency and community psychology, at St. Cloud State University. She has experience in both outpatient and residential treatment facilities, and has worked with adults and adolescents. Her expertise lies within group therapy, chemical dependency evaluations, and twelve step programs. Her approaches include motivational interviewing, client-centered, and cognitive behavioral therapy. Kaitlyn hopes to assist clients with reaching their goals in their sobriety.

Buffalo

Teresa Halloran – LDDC  is licensed by the state of Minnesota as an Alcohol and Drug Counselor. She has extensive experience with the Alcoholics Anonymous 12 step approach and working with families in addiction.  Teresa has enjoyed working with adolescents and young adults along with their families educating them on addiction and offering them hope for recovery.  Teresa uses a multifaceted therapeutic approach, concentrating on meeting clients where they are at and treating them with dignity and respect. Teresa holds an Associate in Science degree in Addiction Counseling.

Andrew Sudbeck – LADC  is licensed by the state of Minnesota as an Alcohol and Drug Counselor. His expertise lies in the area of Chemical Dependency Evaluations, Group Counseling, Cognitive Behavioral, 12-Step Programs, CD Evaluations, and Group therapy.  In addition he has extensive experience working with mental health professionals and family therapists. His approaches include motivational interviewing, twelve-step facilitation, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), and Solutions Focused Therapy to assist clients in meeting their own unique goals. Andrew holds Bachelors’ degrees in Chemical Dependency Counseling and Community Psychology from Saint Cloud State University.

Monticello

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.

Mary Groth – BA, LADC is a licensed alcohol and drug counselor with the state of Minnesota. She has worked in residential and out-patient settings, with men, women, and adolescents. She received her Master’s Certificate in addiction studies through St. Cloud State University, and has been working in the addiction field for over four years. She has experience working in educational, therapeutic and drug court settings. Mary’s interventions come from a person-centered and trauma informed care perspective.  She believes the client-counselor therapeutic relationship is key for a successful start to recovery.

Erin Simonson ­– MA, LADC is a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor through the state of Minnesota. She received a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology with emphasis in Chemical Dependency Counseling from Argosy University in 2006 and is currently enrolled in the Masters of Social Work program through the University of North Dakota. Erin became licensed in MN as an Alcohol and Drug Counselor in 2006. She has practiced in residential and outpatient chemical dependency treatment programs. Erin also has experience working as a Mental Health Practitioner and Mental Health Education Manager for a Children’s Mental Health program.  Erin is passionate about client-centered care and utilizes an eclectic approach to counseling that includes: cognitive approaches, motivational interviewing, family systems, person-in-environment, and etc. in order to meet the individual needs of the client. Erin has a desire for educating and informing people and communities about the many complexities related to addiction and mental health.

Brittany Steer – MA, LADC is a licensed alcohol and drug counselor with the state of Minnesota. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin in Eau Claire. She completed a certificate in Chemical Dependency with Ridgewater College, and went on to complete a Master of Arts in Forensic Psychology with Argosy University. Brittany is currently continuing her education through Saint Mary’s University in pursuit of another Master of Arts in Counseling and Psychological Services. She has experience working with both adult men and women in outpatient chemical dependency treatment, and uses motivational interviewing and a cognitive-behavioral approach in her therapeutic interventions. She strives to assist clients in building a life that they feel is worth staying sober for, and focuses on identifying negative thinking patterns.

Catherine Wurm –  BA, LADC  is a licensed alcohol and drug counselor with the state of Minnesota. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Argosy University with a concentration in chemical dependency and has experience working in both residential and outpatient treatment settings. Caty specializes in providing chemical use assessments for individuals of all ages as well as chemical dependency treatment services for the adult population. She utilizes viewpoints and techniques from various theories and practices to assist clients in obtaining their own individual goals as well as overcoming obstacles to live the best possible life.

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