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Our Therapy Team

Karen Johnson, MA, LMFT, CCTPkaren@affinitypsych.com

Karen is a Marriage and Family Therapist licensed in both Minnesota and North Dakota with over 20 years of experience working as a psychotherapist and life coach. She has worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including: depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, OCD, and PTSD. She has also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma and/or emotional/sexual abuse.

Barb Baker, MA, LPCCbarb@affinitypsych.com

Barb is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor who primarily works with individual adults. She offers warmth, kindness, and a touch of humor in her interactions with clients. Barb feels it is important to fully hear a person's story and to meet them where they are at in the process of growing and healing.

Brianna M. Pezon, MSW, LICSWbrianna.pezon@affinitypsych.com

Brianna is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who works primarily with adults across the mental health spectrum. No matter if substance use, family concerns, a desire for self awareness or wanting to start over again brings you to this office, she is glad you are here! Brianna fosters a uniquely warm, compassionate and empathetic space for us to begin a journey of healing and self discovery!
Sheri Solheim, MA, LPCC

Sheri Solheim, MA, LPCCsheri.solheim@affinitypsych.com

Sheri is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor who has been serving children and adults for over 20 years. Sheri specializes in trauma and primarily provides EMDR to adolescents and adults who struggle with a wide range of mental health issues such as PTSD, chronic pain, unhealthy addictions/behaviors, depression, and anxiety. Sheri offers a calm, soothing experience with a mix of candor and humor.

Sarah Gokey, MA, LMFT sarah.gokey@affinitypsych.com

Sarah is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who is approachable, collaborative, and strengths-based. She supports individuals and families in all stages of life and will support you in finding holistic solutions for sustainable change.

Natalie J. Taber, MA, MSW, LICSWnatalie@affinitypsych.com

Natalie Taber is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She works with adults and has an explicitly anti-racist and decolonizing perspective. She enjoys working with clients who have identities that are de-centered in the dominant culture. Natalie believes that feeling seen and heard by your therapist in a non-judgmental and nurturing space, a space where all of you is welcome, is essential for the work of healing. She brings a gentle yet direct approach to the partnerships with her clients in working to explore challenges and move towards change.

Chelse Bolin, MSW, LICSWchelse@affinitypsych.com

Chelse is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker. They work with teens starting at age 13, young adults and adults. They live and practice by the saying, "We are not responsible for what happens to us. We are responsible for our healing". They value the relationship with you and will "meet you where you're at" to provide a non-judge mental, trauma informed, self-compassionate atmosphere focused on your strengths, so you can understand more about yourself.

Marilyn Court, MA, LMFT marilyn@affinitypsych.com

Marilyn is a licensed marriage and family therapist who works with individual adults and couples. Marilyn brings a warm, authentic approach with a touch of humor to create a safe space for healing.
Melissa Larson

Melissa Larson, MSW, LICSW melissa.larson@affinitypsych.com

Melissa is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker who works with individual adults and couples. Melissa is kind, straightforward, and has a great sense of humor. She believes you are worthy of a safe space dedicated to providing you the opportunity to process your experiences of fear, trauma, transition and identity.

Vlad Gordeyev, MS, LMFT vlad@affinitypsych.com

Vlad is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. He enjoys working with children, teenagers, adults, couples and families. He is relational, culturally-humble, non-judgmental, and he values joining alongside you as you navigate life's challenges and relationships at your pace.
Terria McGee, MSW, LICSW

Terria McGee, MSW, LICSW terria@affinitypsych.com

Terria is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker. She works with adolescents, young adults, adults, and families. She is all about "meeting you where you're at" to build a relationship and partner with you to explore life's difficulties as they come. She is committed to be there with you on your journey towards healing, strength, and hope for the future.

Heather Brinkman, MS, LPCC heather@affinitypsych.com

Heather is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor who works with children, adolescents, young adults, adults, and families. She specializes in trauma and works with a wide range of mental health issues, including depression, anxiety, attachment, adoption, racial identity, gender identity, and life transitions.

Sierra Barger, MA, LMFT sierra@affinitypsych.com

Sierra is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who works primarily with adolescents, adults, and their families. She is relationship-focused and works to partner with individuals and/or their families to improve quality of life by creating a safe, non-judgemental space for exploring stressors, focusing on solutions, and developing healthy and meaningful relationships.

Sherry Fridlund, MA, LPsherry@affinitypsych.com

Sherry is a Licensed Psychologist who works with children through seniors. She brings decades of experience to her work, allowing her to provide wise, directive, skills-based suggestions alongside her warm and supportive demeanor.

Denise Wing, MA, LMFTdenise@affinitypsych.com

Denise is a licensed marriage and family therapist and Board approved supervisor who has been collaborating with adults and families for over 20 years. Developing a trusting therapeutic relationship is the foundation of her work. This allows for an emotionally safe environment to explore, build self-understanding, self-love and to empower her clients to live their preferred lives.

Angela Ackerman, MA, LPCCangela@affinitypsych.com

Angela is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor who works with individuals and families, and especially loves to work with children (0-5) and their caregivers. Angela brings a balance of compassion and practical steps to help clients shift and grow. She uses a variety of creative approaches in her work because serious problems don't always need a serious solution!

Kelly Cook, MSW, LICSW kelly.cook@affinitypsych.com

Kelly is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker who works with adults seeking the tools to thrive, not just survive. She has special expertise in helping those recovering from childhood sexual assault as well as women who have experienced domestic abuse. Kelly believes strongly in working with the client wherever they are on their road to wellness.

Kelsey Miller, MA, LPCC kelsey@affinitypsych.com

Kelsey is a licensed professional clinical counselor who works with children, adolescents, adults, and parents. She is funny, smart, kind, and approachable. She is passionate about figuring out the specific strategies that will help you and/or your family confidently move forward into a more enjoyable, empowered, and fulfilling life.

Michael Jacob, MS michael@affinitypsych.com

Michael is an Associate Clinical Therapist who provides individual counseling to adolescents and adults. He believes in meeting clients where they are in their journey toward wellness and creating a meaningful relationship with them that will encourage them to create change. He will work collaboratively with clients to create new insight, discover strengths, and explore ways for them to live their best, most authentic life.

Matthew “Matt” Thompson, MA, LPCC matt@affinitypsych.com

Matthew is a licensed professional clinical counselor who works with adults and older adolescents to help them live the lives they want to live and build relationships that are rewarding and uplifting. His approach is all about empowering people to make the change they desire, especially when they feel stuck or powerless. He approaches clients with curiosity, candor, and transparency.

Melissa Stricklin, MA, LPCC melissa@affinitypsych.com

Melissa is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor who works with adults. She primarily offers Cognitive Processing Therapy (for PTSD). Melissa's style is both compassionate and straightforward and she enjoys educating clients when they want to learn more about their mental health.

Abby Wulfing, MA, LMFT abby.wulfing@affinitypsych.com

Abby is a licensed marriage and family therapist who works with teenagers, adults, couples, and families. When you are ready to face the stuff that keeps you stuck and work towards creating a more meaningful future, Abby is your person.

Ashley Lange, MA, LPCC ashley@affinitypsych.com

Ashley is a licensed professional clinical counselor specializing in working with adolescents, adults, and their families. She has a special soft spot for "nerd" or "geek" culture, and is easily able to connect with and support clients from other stigmatized backgrounds as well, including LGBTQI+ folks. She excels at helping people repair and heal from damaging relationships.

Dani Norgren, MSW, LICSW dani@affinitypsych.com

Dani is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker who works with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families, including those who identify as LGBTQIA+. Whether exploring grief or trauma, navigating depression or anxiety, or understanding problematic body image or self-esteem, she supports clients using compassionate accountability, humor, and authenticity to help them uncover their power and resiliency.

Sara Eby, MA, LPCC sara@affinitypsych.com

Sara is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor with 15 years of experience working with older adolescents and adults. Her specialty is helping clients gently and effectively get to the root of the problem. This allows for the kind of healthy, grounded, energizing growth that supports and sustains long-lasting change in the lives of her clients.

Abby Heisserer, MA, LPCC abby.heisserer@affinitypsych.com

Abby is a licensed professional clinical counselor who uses humor and everyday language to help her adolescent and adults clients figure out their next steps. She will use a combination of encouragement and respectful challenging to partner with you in overcoming the challenges you face.

Ami-Lyn Sussman, MSW, LGSW ami-lyn@affinitypsych.com

Ami-Lyn is an Associate Clinical Therapist working with children (5+), teens, adults, and families. She supports clients who are ready to overcome challenges, see and understand themselves more completely, and step into a healthier future. She is particularly interested in partnering with trauma survivors and families created through adoption.
Megan Bjorklund, MA, LPCC

Megan Bjorklund, MA, LPCC megan@affinitypsych.com

Megan is a licensed therapist who works with adolescents and adults to confidently move forward from past experiences of trauma. She uses several trauma treatment modalities to tailor her approach to your specific needs and goals.

Kelly Sternhagen, MSW, LICSW kelly@affinitypsych.com

Kelly is a licensed clinical social worker who is dedicated to helping children, adolescents, adults and families heal the wounds of the past and confidently reshape their futures. She will help you find the safety and strength to face whatever greets you on your journey.
andrea-undlin

Andrea Undlin, MA, LMFT andrea@affinitypsych.com

Andrea is a Licensed Marriage and Family therapist who works with children with anxiety, teens, adults, and families. She specializes in trauma and works well with a wide range of mental health issues. Andrea is passionate about helping others and keeps it real and genuine with her clients.

Magan Callaway, MSW, LICSW magan@affinitypsych.com

Magan is a licensed clinical social worker, though her clients think of her more as a resiliency-finder and a confidence-grower. She helps adolescents and adults, particularly those in the LGBTQIA+ community, tap into their potential in order to achieve the growth they seek.
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Jeffrey Brunsgaard, MA, LPCC jeffrey@affinitypsych.com

Jeff is a licensed professional clinical counselor who works with adolescents, adults, individuals, and couples. He is direct, solution-focused, narrative, and relational in his work. He helps clients develop new patterns, write new stories, and take active control over the direction of their lives.

Christin Seirup, MA, LPCC christin@affinitypsych.com

Christin is a licensed professional clinical counselor who works primarily with individual adults. She loves partnering with clients to help them grow and heal from their past. Through that process, clients come closer to finding their true and authentic selves. This brings peace and emotional well-being in the present and instills hope for the future.

Tessa Wolden, MA, ATR-BC, LPCC tessa@affinitypsych.com

Tessa is a Board Certified Art Therapist and Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor. She partners with children, teens, and adults to support their reflection and growth to cope with the stressors that come with being human. Tessa uses art-making, verbal processing, and ties in nature to create deeper understanding of difficult situations.

Jennifer “Jen” Hahn, MA, LPCC jennifer@affinitypsych.com

Jennifer is a licensed professional clinical counselor who works with adolescents and adult individuals. She is direct, transparent, and eccentric, and she works hard to provide her clients with a safe space where they can feel seen and heard. She believes that therapy should be what works best for each client – not one size fits most.

Stephanie Ess, MA, LMFT stephanie@affinitypsych.com

Stephanie is a licensed marriage and family therapist who works with children (3+), adolescents, adults, couples, and families. She is a lifelong learner with a passion for helping people find themselves and figure out their place in the complex web of their relationships.

Dana Stewart, MSW, LICSW dana@affinitypsych.com

Dana is a licensed clinical social worker who works with individuals (ages 13+) and couples. She trusts and loves the process of therapy. She provides a safe place for clients to be seen, heard, and accepted as they explore their own path of evolution.

Bre Kwatera, MA, LPCC, LADC bre@affinitypsych.com

Bre provides individual therapy for individuals, teens, and couples. She believes in the power of the therapeutic relationship as a catalyst to creating meaningful change. She will partner with clients to engage in curiosity and navigate new insights, healing, perspective, and growth.

George Dupuy, DSW, LICSW george@affinitypsych.com

George is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker skilled in helping children, adolescents, adults, and families seeking practical solutions, emotional acceptance, and healing. His down-to-earth and straightforward approach is balanced with a kind, warm, and gentle relatability that helps both support and contain clients as they move through challenges into greater confidence and connection.

Jessica McBride, MPS, LPCC, LADC jessica@affinitypsych.com

Jessica is a licensed professional clinical counselor and licensed alcohol and drug counselor who works with individual adults and couples. She is all about creating and nurturing connection – connecting clients to their strengths, to healthy relationships with others, and to their authentic selves.

Becca Sawyer-Smith, MA, LPCC becca@affinitypsych.com

Becca is a licensed professional clinical counselor who provides individual therapy to adolescents and adults. She engages clients in a creative, collaborative experience that allows them to grow in self-knowledge as they move towards their goals.

Meridee Rilen, PsyD, LP, Foundermeridee@affinitypsych.com

Meridee is a psychologist who works with adult individuals and couples. She is direct, interactive, solution-oriented, and relationship-focused in her work. She helps clients re-write their stories, unlearn old habits, and live fully authentic lives.
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