Outpatient Mental Health

CMMHC understands that people seek therapy for a variety of reasons. Individuals may be experiencing sadness or hopelessness, stress and anxiety, or problems adjusting to life changes. Parents may seek therapy to receive assistance with parenting strategies or help a child overcome obstacles. Others with a diagnosed mental illness may need treatment to cope with everyday problems.

OPMH provides comprehensive mental health services to individuals, couples, families, and groups of any age.

Qualifications for Services

Each of our locations offers services based on the urgency of need. We also work with individuals to overcome barriers that prevent them from beginning therapy (transportation, appointment scheduling, etc.)

Contact each location for specifics regarding services, programming, and groups offered. Appointment availability varies for each office.

Contact Us for More Info

Buffalo Office

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Phone

763.682.4400

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763.682.1353

Elk River Office

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763.441.3770

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763.441.9057

Monticello Office

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763.295.4001

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763.295.5086

St. Cloud Office

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320.252.5010

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320.252.0908

Waite Park Office

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320.230.0611

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320.251.4175

Meet Our Team

 

Buffalo Office

Greice Thorsen

Greice Thorsen

MA

  • Anxiety
  • Cognitive Behavioral Disorder
  • Depression
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • PTSD
Greice Thorsen - MA

Greice Thorsen

MA

Greice completed her bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Studies at Metro State University and her master’s in Counseling and Psychological Services at Saint Mary’s University. Before joining CMMHC, Greice worked for District 287 as an Education Assistant for four years, serving students with special needs. She also worked as an intern, providing therapeutic services to adults with co-occurring addiction and mental health disorders. Greice is currently a Clinical Trainee Therapist working towards her Licensed Practicing Clinical Counselor (LPCC) licensure.

Jenna Haarstick

Jenna Haarstick

MS, LMFT

  • Adjustment Disorders
  • Age 0 to 5
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Family Therapy
  • Individual Therapy
  • Interpersonal Relationship
  • Trauma
Jenna Haarstick – MS, LMFT

Jenna Haarstick

MS, LMFT

Jenna completed her bachelor’s degree in Psychology at Moorhead State University and her graduate degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at Capella University. She is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT). Before joining the CMMHC team in 2016, Jenna worked at Northern Pines Mental Health and served as a School-Based Therapist. She is currently the Clinic Manager of our Buffalo office.

Monique M. Miller

Monique M. Miller

MS, LP

  • Adoption
  • Age 0 to 5
  • Adolescents
  • Adults
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Family Therapy
  • Foster Care
  • Individual Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Trauma
Monique M. Miller – MS, LP

Monique M. Miller

MS, LP

Monique received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of South Dakota and her master’s degree in Applied Psychology from St. Cloud State University. Her experience includes working in residential and day treatment for children and adolescents with severe emotional and behavioral difficulties. Monique’s current role at CMMHC is as an Outpatient Therapist, providing therapy services to children, families, and adults. She also provides mental health consultation in child care, Head Start, and county public health agencies working with early childhood families. Monique is involved with the Wright County Child Safety Committee and the Wright County Community Action Head Start Health Advisory Committee.

Elk River Office

Candace Schwieger

Candace Schwieger

MS

  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Adolescents
  • Adults
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
Candace Schwieger - MS

 

Candace Schwieger

MS

Candace completed her bachelor’s degree in Community Psychology at St. Cloud State University and her master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Capella University. She is working towards obtaining licensure as a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor. Candace has been in the field since 1999 and has worked in residential treatment and inpatient adult psychiatric units. She is an Outpatient Mental Health Clinical Trainee at CMMHC working with adolescents and adults.

Cassandra Kirby

Cassandra Kirby

MA, LPCC

  • Adjustment Disorders
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Co-occuring Disorder
  • Depression
  • Mood Disorder
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Trauma
  • Veterans
Cassandra Kirby – MA, LPCC

Cassandra Kirby

MA, LPCC

Cassandra received her BA in Psychology and MA in Counseling Psychology at Bethel University. She has worked in the mental health field since 2013 in various roles, including residential care, coordination of care, and case management. She utilizes a person-centered approach to develop a treatment plan that is unique to each person. Techniques utilized include (but are not limited to) CBT, DBT, EMDR, and somatic interventions. Cassandra is currently the Clinic Manager of our Elk River & Monticello offices.

Catherine Boyle

Catherine Boyle

MS, LAMFT

  • Adults
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Family Therapy
  • Relationship Therapy
Catherine Boyle – MS, LAMFT

 

Catherine Boyle

MS, LAMFT

Catherine completed her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at Saint Cloud State University. She has previously worked in day treatment and outpatient settings. Currently, she is an Outpatient Therapist.

Monticello Office

Brittany Zimmerman

Brittany Zimmerman

MA, LADC, LPCC

  • Addiction
  • Adjustment Disorders
  • Adolescents
  • Co-occuring Disorders
  • Criminal Justice
  • De-Institutionalization from Incarceration
  • Depression
  • Individual Therapy
  • Harm Reduction
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Substance Use Disorder
  • Trauma
Brittany Steer – MA, LADC, LPCC

Brittany Zimmerman

MA, LADC, LPCC

Brittany completed her bachelor’s degree in Psychology at the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire, a master’s degree in Forensic Psychology from Argosy University, and an additional master’s degree in Counseling and Psychological Services from St. Mary’s University. She is a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC) and a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC). Before joining the CMMHC team in 2015, she worked for the Department of Human Services. Brittany is a MEADA member, an organization that seeks to reduce adolescent substance use. She is also a member of the Opioid Action Team and on the executive board for the Sherburne County Substance Use Prevention Coalition (SUP).

Emily Schroeder

Emily Schroeder

MSW, LICSW, LADC

Kaitlynn Roben – MSW, LGSW

 

Emily Schroeder

MSW, LICSW, LADC

Emily received a bachelor’s in psychology from the University of Wisconsin at Madison and her master’s in social work from Augsburg University. She completed her chemical dependency counseling certificate at St. Cloud State University. Before joining the school-linked mental health team, Emily worked with teens and adults in office and community-based settings with a focus on co-occurring disorders.

Janis Allen

Janis Allen

LICSW

Contracted Innovatel Therapist

Abby Charlson – BS, LADC

Janis Allen

LICSW

Janis completed her bachelor’s degree in Social Work at St. Cloud State University and her master’s degree in Clinical social work from the University of St. Thomas/College of St. Catherine.  She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and is currently an Innovatel contracted Outpatient Therapist based out of the Monticello office via telehealth. Janis provides outpatient mental health services to 18+.  She specializes in the areas of Cognitive Behavioral therapy, grief/ loss, anxiety, depression, adjustment disorders, serious & persistent mental illness, trauma therapy, EMDR, and crisis intervention. Prior to coming to CMMHC Janis provided outpatient mental health services, developed crisis response in the community, assisted in crisis intervention training with law enforcement and provided clinical oversite for Crisis and IRTS services. Janis is a Certified Clinical Supervisor through the Minnesota Board of Social Work. Additionally, Janis is a Licensed Parent and Family Educator, and has conducted parent education groups for the past 20 years for Early Childhood Family Education programs in the community.

Nicki Olson

Nicki Olson

MA, LMFT

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Mood Disorder
  • Trauma
Nicki Olson - MA, LMFT

Nicki Olson

MA, LMFT

Nicki completed a Master of Arts degree in Marriage and Family Therapy through St. Mary’s University in Minneapolis and has a License in Marriage and Family Therapy (LMFT). Before joining CMMHC, she worked as a mental health professional at The Village Family Service Center, a School Linked Mental Health (SLMH) therapist at Woodland Centers, and as a school counselor in the Monticello School District. Nicki is a member of the school-crisis response team in Western Minnesota. She serves CMMHC as a Telehealth Therapist providing mental health support to adolescents and adults.

St. Cloud Office

Destinee Tatro

Destinee Tatro

MSW, LGSW

  • Ages 6+
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Co-occuring Disorder
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy
  • Several Mental Illness
  • Trauma
Destinee Tatro – MSW, LGSW

Destinee Tatro

MSW, LICSW

Destinee received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and her Master’s in Social Work (MSW) from St. Cloud State University. Before working at CMMHC, she provided mental health services to juveniles and adults with sexual deviancies, and veterans with co-occurring disorders in residential care. Destinee currently offers therapeutic services to individuals in our Outpatient Mental Health Services.  

Mallorie Hesse

Mallorie Hesse

MS, LADC, CRC

  • Adolescents
  • Adults
Abby Charlson – BS, LADC

Mallorie Hesse

MS, LADC, CRC

Mallorie received her MS in Rehabilitation and Addiction Counseling from St. Cloud State University and is currently a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC). Currently, she is working toward her Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC). Before working at CMMHC, Mallorie completed an internship at the St. Cloud prison in the CD program. She has worked in the mental health/addiction field since 2011 in various roles, including at Focus XII, Targeted Case Management, and Adult Rehabilitation Mental Health Services (ARMHS). Mallorie works in Outpatient Mental Health as a Clinical Trainee and Intake Specialist at the St. Cloud office.

Payton Johannes

Payton Johannes

MS

  • Adolescents
  • Adults
  • Family Therapy
  • Relationship Therapy
Payton Johannes - MS

Payton Johannes

MS

Payton received her bachelor's degree from North Dakota State University in Human Development and Family Science and her master's degree from St. Cloud State University in Marriage and Family Therapy. Her experience includes working at a 24-hour crisis line offering crisis suicide prevention. She joined CMMHC in 2021 and is currently a Clinical Trainee.

Rebecca Reichard

Rebecca Reichard

MSW, LICSW

  • Addiction
  • Cognitive Behavioral Disorder
  • Dialectical Behavioral
Rebecca Reichard – MSW, LICSW

Rebecca Reichard

MSW, LICSW

Rebecca has a master’s degree in Social Work from St. Cloud State University. Before joining CMMHC in 2008, she worked primarily with adults in community-based case management, ARMHS, vocational programs, and residential settings. Rebecca is a board-attested licensing supervisor for the Minnesota Board of Social Work. She currently serves as the Clinic Manager of our Saint Cloud and Waite Park offices.

Sherri L. Eichers

Sherri L. Eichers

Psy.D., LP

  • Addiction
  • Adjustment Disorders
  • Age 50+
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Dementia
  • Depression
  • Grief
  • Personality Disorder
  • Trauma
Sherri L. Eichers – Psy.D., LP

Sherri L. Eichers

Psy.D., LP

Dr. Eichers completed her BS in Community Psychology at St. Cloud State University and her doctorate in Psychology at the Minnesota School of Professional Psychology. She is a Licensed Psychologist (LP) through the Minnesota Board of Psychology. Dr. Eichers has worked with diverse communities in North Minneapolis, for the State of Wisconsin prison system, and in rural Minnesota. Her experience includes private practice and community mental health - serving as a treating psychologist, clinic manager, clinical supervisor, and clinical consultant. At CMMHC, Dr. Eichers specializes in clinical supervision and direct care. She is also the Community Consulting Psychologist for the Veteran’s Treatment Court and clinical supervisor for Benton County Human Services and River Crest.

Waite Park Office

Allison Netter

Allison Netter

MS, LPCC

  • Age 0 to 5
  • Adolescents
  • Cognitive Behavioral Disorder
  • Motivational Interviewing
Allison Netter – MS, LPCC

 

Allison Netter

MS, LPCC

Allison earned her bachelor’s degree in Psychology and her master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from St. Cloud State University. Before joining CMMHC, she worked in a variety of mental health settings. Allison is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC), has completed training in Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT), and is studying to become certified in Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP). Her position at CMMHC is Outpatient Therapist.

Carleen Theisen

Carleen Theisen

MSW, LICSW

  • Adolescents
  • Adults
  • Anxiety
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Depression
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
  • LGBTQIA+
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Trauma
Carleen Theisen – MSW, LGSW

 

Carleen Theisen

MSW, LICSW

Carleen (She/Her/Hers) completed her bachelor's degree in Psychology and a Master’s of Social Work (MSW) at St. Cloud State University. Her experience before CMMHC includes empowering voices via community development and leadership integration initiatives. Carleen carries her passion for empowering others into her current role in outpatient mental health in the Waite Park office, where she provides therapy services and leads CMMHC’s adolescent DBT group.

Dawn Benson-Hance

Dawn Benson-Hance

MS, LPCC, LSW

  • Adults
  • Anxiety
  • Individual Therapy
  • Interpersonal Relationships
  • Mood Disorder
  • Trauma
Dawn Benson-Hance – MS, LPCC, LSW

Dawn Benson-Hance

MS, LPCC, LSW

Dawn completed her bachelor’s degree in social work from St. Cloud State University and her master’s degree in mental health counseling from Walden University. She is a licensed professional Clinical Counselor and a licensed Social Worker. Dawn has been in the human services field since 1997 before joining the CMMHC team in 2007. She is currently an Outpatient Therapist in our Waite Park office and the Clinical Supervisor for the Adult Targeted Case Management Team (TCM) and Adult Rehabilitative Mental Health Services (ARMHS). 

Lexi Johnson

Lexi Johnson

MS, LMFT, ECMH-E®

  • Age 0 to 5
  • Family Therapy
  • Trauma
Lexi Johnson – MS, LMFT

Lexi Johnson

MS, LMFT, ECMH-E® 

Lexi completed her bachelor’s degree at the College of Saint Benedict and her master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at St. Cloud State University. She is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), ECMH-E® Early Childhood Mental Health Endorsed, and is studying to become certified in Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP). Before joining the CMMHC team, Lexi worked with children in the classroom and in-home settings. She is currently an Outpatient Therapist.

Mary J. Linn

Mary J. Linn

MS, LP

  • Adjustment Disorders
  • ADHD
  • Age 0 to 5
  • Adolescents
  • Anxiety
  • Individual Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Mood Disorder
  • Relationship Therapy
  • Trauma
Mary J. Linn – MS, LP

Mary J. Linn

MS, LP

Mary has a master’s degree in Community Counseling from St. Cloud State University. Before joining the CMMHC team in 1994, she was a Family Therapist at Gerard In-Home Treatment Program. She is currently the Early Intervention Family Services Clinical Supervisor, providing consultation and training to other community providers and agencies.

Tylor Cummings

Tylor Cummings

MA, LMFT

  • Age 0 to 5
  • Adolescents 
  • Adults
  • Family Therapy
  • Individual Therapy
  • Relationship Therapy
Tylor Cummings – MA, LMFT

Tylor Cummings

MA, LMFT

Tylor completed her bachelor's degree in Community Psychology at Saint Cloud State University and her Master of Arts in Adlerian Counseling and Psychotherapy with an emphasis on Marriage and Family Therapy. She has previous experience as a Guardian ad Litem working with families involved in child protection cases and family files. Tylor has also worked in a behavioral health clinic providing mental health services to children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. Her position at CMMHC is as a Mental Health Professional.