Outpatient Mental Health (OPMH)

As a Community Mental Health Center, we strive to treat all mental health conditions our clients face. CMMHC’s Outpatient Mental Health (OPMH) program provides comprehensive mental health services to individuals, couples, families and groups from birth through the end of life. Our professional mental health staff offers guidance and support while always keeping the best interest of our clients in mind. Our services are based on evidenced-based practices and therapeutic interventions as well as the philosophies of both Trauma Informed Care and Health Integration.

Our OPMH locations provide services based upon how urgent the need for service is and what barriers, such as transportation or scheduling appointments, may be preventing our clients from starting therapy. Please contact one of our specific locations for services, programming and groups offered. Appointment availability will vary depending on individual sites.

Locations

St. Cloud Office
Waite Park Office

Phone: 320.252.5010
Phone: 320.230.0611

Fax: 320.252.0908
Fax: 320.251.4175

 

Buffalo Office
Monticello Office
Elk River Office

Phone: 763.682.4400
Phone: 763.295.4001
Phone: 763.441.3770

Fax: 763.682.1353
Fax: 763.295.5086
Fax: 763.441.9057

 

 Meet Our Providers

St. Cloud Team

Christine Morris – MS, LMFT

Christine completed her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Calvin College and her master’s degree in marriage and family therapy from St. Cloud State University. She is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who serves as Clinic Manager in St. Cloud and Waite Park offices. She also the Clinical Supervisor for Children’s Therapeutic Support Services (CTSS). Christine has experience working with children, adolescents and adults in individual, couple, family and group capacities.  Her areas of expertise are CTSS, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and clinical supervision and administration.

Sherri L. Eichers – Psy.D., LP 

Sherri completed her bachelor’s degree in community psychology from St. Cloud State University and her Doctorate of Psychology degree from the Minnesota School of Professional Psychology.  She has experience in business administration, the legal field and community mental health.  Sherri currently serves as a treating psychologist providing therapy, consultation and supervision on the CMMHC team. Her areas of expertise are anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, personality disorders, addiction, chronic pain, Alzheimer’s and dementia and grief in adults. She is particularly interested in healing from traumatic experiences and life transitions.

Steve Ringsmuth Stolpman – MS, LMFT

Steve completed his bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota Morris and his master’s degree in marriage and family therapy from St. Cloud State University. Steve is a clinical trainee in Outpatient Therapy at our St. Cloud office. He is working towards full licensure as a Marriage and Family Therapist.  His areas of expertise include human growth and development, attachment, solution-focused therapy, cognitive and behavioral strategies, and a range of dynamics in family systems. Steve values an approach which is trauma informed, strengths based, and relationally focused. He works with individuals (children age 13+, adolescents, and adults), siblings, parents, couples, and whole families to reach their mental health goals.

Destinee Tatro– MSW, LGSW

Destinee received both her graduate and undergraduate degrees from St. Cloud Cloud State University. She completed her bachelor’s degree in psychology in 2019 and graduated with her master’s degree in social work in 2021. Destinee completed her undergraduate and first year graduate internship at Core Professional Services providing therapeutic services to juveniles and adults with deviant sexual behaviors. She spent the last year providing both case management and therapeutic services to individuals with mental health and substance use in the residential program at the St. Cloud VA. Destinee joins our team as a Clinical Trainee in our Outpatient Mental Health Program in St. Cloud. Destinee’s areas of expertise is with juveniles and adults with sexual deviances, adults age 21+ with severe mental health (PTSD, anxiety, depression) and substance abuse. She works with individuals using individual and group therapy, utilizing CBT and motivated interviewing. In her free time, Destinee enjoys time off with her son, exploring and learning new things together.

Waite Park Team

Lexi Johnson – MS, LMFT

Lexi completed her bachelor’s degree from College of Saint Benedict and her master’s degree in marriage and family therapy from St. Cloud State University and is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Before joining the CMMHC team, Lexi worked with children in a classroom and in-home setting. She is currently an Outpatient Therapist at our Waite Park office. Lexi enjoys working with children and their families with a focus on the prenatal to six years old. She has expertise in providing trauma-informed care to family systems through use of play based techniques.

Allison Netter – MS

Allison earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology with a minor in child and family studies and her master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling from St. Cloud State University.  Prior to joining the CMMHC she worked in a group home and has experience with providing in home ABA therapy with children. Allison enjoys working with children including the early childhood 0-5 population, adolescents, and adults up to 25-year-old. She is currently an Outpatient Therapist Clinical Trainee working towards her LPCC licensure.

 

Mary J. Linn – MS, LP

Mary completed her master’s degree in community counseling from St. Cloud State University. Prior to joining the CMMHC team in 1994, Mary was a Family Therapist at Gerard In Home Treatment Program. She is currently the Early Intervention Family Services Clinical Supervisor provides reflective consultation and trainings to other community providers and agencies. Mary has expertise in trauma informed child and parent psychology and parent child interactive therapy.

Buffalo Team

Stephanie Barnes – MSW, LICSW

Stephanie completed her bachelor’s degree in psychology & criminal justice and her master’s degree in social work from the University of St. Thomas/College of St. Catherine.  She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and is currently the Clinic Manager of our Buffalo Office.  She specializes in the areas of serious & persistent mental illness (SPMI), domestic violence and trauma informed care.  Stephanie helped develop the Wright County Batterer’s Intervention Program in 2010 in collaboration with several county agencies and has continued to coordinate and facilitate groups in this program.

Rebecca Anderson – MS, MA, CRC

Rebecca completed her master’s degree in public health with a minor in integrative therapies from the University of Minnesota and her master’s degree in rehabilitation counseling from St. Cloud State University. She holds a certificate in Public Health, is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor and a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor. Prior to joining the CMMHC team, Rebecca has held various roles in the human services field. She is currently an Outpatient Therapist at our Buffalo office. Rebecca’s areas of expertise include physical and mental wellness, substance use disorders, mood disorders and anxiety.

Brittany Berge  MA

Brittany completed her bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Minnesota and her master’s in marriage and family therapy from Adler Graduate School. Prior to joining the CMMHC team, Brittany worked at Stepping Stone Therapeutic. She is currently a Clinical Trainee Therapist at our Buffalo office. Her areas of expertise include individual, family and couples therapy for mood disorders, anxiety, trauma, adjustment disorders and interpersonal relationship struggles for ages six and up.

Sydney Fournier-Dingmann – MSW, LGSW

Sydney completed her bachelor’s degree in community psychology and creative writing and master of social work from St. Cloud State University. Growing up in Minnesota, she always had a passion for creativity and helping others. Currently, Sydney is a Clinical Trainee in Outpatient Mental Health at our Buffalo office location where her areas of experience are with adults, victims of domestic violence and using motivational interviewing and cognitive behavioral therapy.

Jenna Haarstick – MS, LMFT

Jenna completed her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Moorhead State University and her graduate degree in marriage and family therapy from Capella University. She is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Before joining the CMMHC team in 2016, Jenna worked at Northern Pines Mental Health and served as a School-Based Therapist. She is currently an Outpatient Mental Health provider at our Buffalo office where she provides individual and family therapy to a wide population, including the 0-5 population.

Monique Miller – MS, LP

Monique completed 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.  She has experience working in a residential treatment center for adolescents and children with severe emotional and behavioral issues. She is currently an Outpatient Mental Health provider at our Buffalo office where she works with children and their families, including the 0-5 population.

Elk River Team

Catherine Boyle – MS

Catherine completed her bachelor of arts in sociology and master’s degree in marriage and family therapy from Saint Cloud State University. She is working towards her licensure as a marriage and family therapist in the state of Minnesota. Currently, she is an Outpatient Therapist at our Elk River office. Catherine has particular interest working with couples and family systems. She is prepare-enrich certified and has previously worked in day treatment and outpatient settings.

Melissa Cribb – MS, LADC, LPCC

Melissa completed her master’s degree in community counseling from St. Cloud State University in Community Counseling. She is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor. Before joining the CMMHC team in 2016, Melissa worked as a Mental Health and Chemical Dependency Counselor for Park Avenue Center.  She is currently the Clinic Manager at our Elk River office and an Outpatient Mental Health provider at our Monticello office. Her expertise include cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), motivational interviewing, cognitive processing therapy, co-occurring disorders, substance use treatment and trauma informed care.

Rick Giovannetti – MSW, LICSW

Rick completed his bachelor’s degree in social work from University of St. Thomas and his master’s degree in social work from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee. He is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker. Rick has a diverse background in working for medical centers, non profits and private practice. He joined the CMMHC team in 1995 and is currently an Outpatient Psychotherapist that works with individuals, couples and families.

 

Cassandra Kirby – MA, LPCC

Cassandra completed her B.A. in Psychology and M.A. in Counseling Psychology at Bethel University. She has worked in the mental health field in various roles, including residential care, care coordinator, and case management. Cassandra is an Outpatient Mental Health Therapist who serves the Elk River office. Cassandra has a focus on treating trauma, mood disorders (including depression and bipolar disorder), and anxiety as well as strengthening communication skills and developing healthy relationships. Her areas of expertise are working with veterans and people diagnosed with mood disorders, anxiety disorders, trauma, schizoaffective disorder, schizophrenia, adjustment disorders, and substance use/co-occurring disorders.

Monticello Team

Steven Loos – Psy.D, LP

Steven completed his bachelor’s degree in psychology from St. John’s University, his master’s degree and doctoral degree in counseling from University of St. Thomas. Prior to joining the CMMHC team in 2011, Steven worked as a Clinical Supervisor and an Adjunct Professor. He is currently the Director of Outpatient Mental Health Services. His areas of expertise include trauma informed care,  individual therapy for  mood disorders, trauma, co-occurring disorders, anxiety, eating disorders, psychosis, adjustment disorders and interpersonal relationships.

Danielle Brant – MSW, LICSW, LADC

Danielle completed her bachelor’s degrees in chemical dependency counseling and community counseling and her master’s degree in clinical social work from the University of St. Thomas. She is a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC) and Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW). Danielle is the Director of Chemical Health and a Licensed Therapist out of our Monticello office. 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 person-centered and strengths-based approach, holding the strong belief that individuals are the experts in their own lives.

Kelsey Keil, LICSW

Kelsey completed her bachelor’s degree in Spanish and a minor in psychology from North Dakota State University and her master’s in social work from Boise State University. She is a Licensed Independent Clinician Social Worker (LICSW). Kelsey has experience interning at an Intensive Residential Treatment Services center as well as working as an outpatient therapist and ARMHS worker at Fraser. Kelsey is currently an Outpatient Mental Health Provider working with individuals (16+). Kelsey uses cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, solution-focused therapy, and strengths-based approaches. She has training in exposure/response prevention therapy and personality disorder treatment. She has experience working with individuals who present with anxiety, depression, trauma disorders, autism spectrum disorder, life adjustments, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and personality disorders.

Laura Smith – Psy.D., LP

Laura completed her bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of St. Thomas, her master’s degree and doctoral degree from the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University. 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. Prior to joining the CMMHC team, Laura has worked in a variety of settings including: therapeutic preschools, elementary and junior high schools, outpatient clinics, and private practice. She is currently the Clinic Manager for our Monticello office.  Her expertise include individual and family therapy for people of all ages, but she specializes in serving children birth through age 12. Laura works with attachment issues, mood and behavioral disorders, anxiety, foster care systems, parenting support, clinical supervision, Attachment Bio-Behavioral Catch-up (ABC), Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT).

Brittany Steer – MA, LADC, LPCC

Brittany completed her bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire, a master’s degree in forensic psychology from Argosy University and another master’s degree in counseling and psychological services from St. Mary’s University. She is a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor and a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor. Prior to joining the CMMHC team in 2015, she worked for the Department of Human Services. Her areas of expertise include person centered practices in motivational interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, substance use disorders, co-occurring disorders, depression, anxiety, trauma, adjustment disorders and self esteem difficulties.