Administrative Staff and Therapists
Meet our team
Our administrative staff, Meagan Plafcan and Jodi Haws, work hard to make your visit to our office a comfortable and pleasant experience.
Becky Dornbush, MA LMFT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Becky is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who earned her graduate degree in Counseling from Asbury Seminary in Wilmore Kentucky and St. Cloud State University. Becky has provided therapy in a variety of settings including in-home therapy, a community mental health center, multiple public school settings as well as in private practice. She has many years of experience as a practicing Marriage and Family Therapist with a focus on a variety of issues including anxiety, marriage and couples therapy, adolescent and children’s therapy, depression, blended family issues and school and behavioral problems including ADHD.
Becky has extensive experience providing therapy for a variety of mental health concerns with a particular focus on school-based settings and concerns. She provides therapy to individuals from age 6 through seniors. She particularly enjoys working with the adolescent and young adult populations.
Katie Kinzer, M.A., ATR-BC, LPCC
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, Board Certified Registered Art Therapist
Katie is Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor as well as a Board Certified Registered Art Therapist with over 20 years of experience collectively in the mental health field. Katie received her Master’s Degree in Art Therapy at the University of Wisconsin-Superior, and then completed courses at Adler Graduate School for clinical licensure.
Katie’s sessions offer, but are not limited to; art therapy, mindfulness, somatic experiencing, cognitive behavioral therapy, Adlerian Theory, as well as insight oriented therapy. Some of Katie’s specialties include; trauma, anxiety, addiction, cancer related issues, depression and grief.
Katie’s approach has been known to help clients with healing where other conventional approaches may not be as successful. Ages treated are 5 up to 65 with a preference of adults that are working towards change.
What can you expect when you come to meet with Katie? A safe, creative and sometimes alternative space to heal, cry, laugh, and just be yourself. Katie’s main goal is to help clients feel real and hold the space to allow authenticity to enable healing.
Sara L. Shosted, MA LMFT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Sara Shosted is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who graduated from Adler Graduate School. She worked previously for a nonprofit company providing intensive in-home and outpatient therapy before starting in private practice.
Sara has focused her practice on working with adolescents and young adults through individual, family and couples counseling. Sara has a unique ability to build rapport and an important connection with clients at different stages of readiness for change. Sara has learned that it is important to support and encourage clients to move forward in their life path by using their mind, body and spiritual strengths. Sara’s current treatment approaches include cognitive-behavioral therapy, interpersonal therapy and insight oriented therapy.
Lynette Sickler, MA LPCC, LADC, CFRC
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor, Certified First Responder Counselor
Lynette is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor. Lynette holds a Master’s degree in Counseling from the University of Wisconsin Superior. In addition, she has a graduate certificate in Marriage and Family therapy from St. Cloud State University. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Police Science. Lynette has over 20 years of experience working with individuals and couples with both mental health and addiction issues. She has worked in both inpatient and outpatient chemical dependency treatment programs, inpatient psychiatric hospitalization and other outpatient mental health clinics.
Lynette’s strengths are working with people struggling with substance abuse and other addictive issues, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, PTSD, trauma, grief and loss, communication issues and self-esteem.
Lynette also has experience in Critical Incident Stress Management. She is currently a member of the Central Minnesota Critical Incident Stress Management team for first responders. As a Certified First Responder Counselor, Lynette has specialty training in the culture and unique needs of First Responders and Law Enforcement.
Lynette focuses on creating a safe, warm and non-judgmental environment that allows for healing. She draws from several theoretical frameworks and works to tailor the therapy experience to meet individual needs. She believes that her role is to educate, challenge, encourage and support individuals as they move through their own journey.
Ana Spence-Baker, Med, EdS, NCC, LPCC
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor
Ana is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, National Certified Counselor, National Certified Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapist, and a certified mediation instructor. She obtained her Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling from the University of Florida. She has experience working in college settings, in mental health crisis stabilization, and in intensive outpatient day treatment with children, adolescents and their families.
Ana works with children, adolescents, adults, and families. She is trained in cognitive-behavioral, narrative, brief, and solution-focused and family systems therapies; parenting training; mindfulness; and meditation. Ana works collaboratively with her clients to find the best treatment approach for their needs, situations, and personalities. She provides a supportive and honest environment, and challenges individuals to uncover their strengths and capacity to deal with past, current and future life challenges.