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Coon Rapids'
Featured Therapist




Meet Our Providers in Coon Rapids

Kelly Aliffi | Alissa Aune  |  Gary Beaver  |  Jeffrey Brown  |Linda Buchs-Hammonds  |  Janet L. Erickson | Sheila K. Forbes  |  Sam Gurnoe | Kat Hagen   | Margaret Light  |  Paul Sherman  |  Shelley Slominski | Abby Swandal   |  Nohemi Weekley  |  Stacey Wolfgram



 KELLEY ALIFFI, MA
In-Home Counselor

Areas of Expertise & Special Interest: Individual counseling for adults, adolescents, and children, family counseling, solution-focused counseling, strength-based systemic approach for communication skills, relational difficulties, families facing transitions, and recovery from trauma.   

Network Provider For: Anoka, Cash
 




ALISSA AUNE, MA
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Areas of Expertise and Special Interest: Individuals, couples, and families; children, adolescents, and adults. Working with anxiety, depression, personal development, relational issues, stress management, processing grief and trauma, family conflict and parenting issues. Eclectic approach, utilizing family systems theory, EMDR, and strength based. Provide child custody mediation services including parenting time schedules, parenting time plans, and child custody agreements.

Network Provider For: Blue Cross/Blue Sheild, Health Partners, Medica, Medical Assistance, Metropolitan Health,  Preferred One, UCare, EAPs




GARY BEAVER, MA
Licensed Psychologist

Areas of Expertise and Special Interest: Individual therapy; couples; adults; older adolescents; trauma/PTSD; death and dying; grief and loss; anxiety; mood disorders; adjustment disorders; Extensive training/experience in using Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). In practice since 1990.

Network Provider For: Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Ceridian, Health Partners, Medica, Medical Assistance, Metropolitan Health Plan,  Preferred One, Tri-Care, UCare, ValueOptions, EAPs




JEFFREY BROWN, MA
Licensed Psychologist

Areas of Expertise and Special Interest: Marital counseling, Individual counseling, psychotherapy for adolescents and adults, alcohol/drug problems. ADHD assessments for adults. Hypno therapy.

Professional Affiliations: American Psychological Association; Minnesota Society of Clinical Hypnosis

Network Provider For: Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Partners, Medica, Medical Assistance, Metropolitan Health Plan, Preferred One, Tri-Care, UCare, EAPs




LINDA BUCHS-HAMMONDS, MSW 
Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker 

Areas of Expertise and Special Interest: Children, adolescent, adult and geriatric clients in individual and/or family therapy. Issues including: communication problems, trauma, abuse, anxiety, depression, suicidal ideation, relationship issues (parent-child; marital; and partner), LGBTQ, stress management, work stress, family conflict, parenting issues, grief and loss, life adjustment, and enhancing insight. More than 40 years in the field of Social Work.

Professional Affiliation: Minnesota Society of Clinical Social Workers

Network Provider For: Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Partners, Medica, Medicare, Metropolitan Health Plan, Medical Assistance, Preferred One, UCare, EAPs





JANET L. ERICKSON, MA
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Areas of Expertise and Special Interest: Individual/marital/family therapy. Solution focused, strength based, family systems approach in working with communication, relationship, behavioral, anger management, and ambiguous loss issues. Experienced in working with children and adolescents with SED/EBD concerns. Utilizes creative and play therapy techniques with children and adolescents.

Network Provider For: Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Partners, Medica, Medical Assistance, Metropolitan Health Plan, Preferred One, Tri-Care, UCare, EAPs



SHEILA K. FORBES, MSSW
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker Director

Areas of Expertise and Special Interest: Family/couple/individual therapy; children, adolescents, adults; adjustment disorders; trauma/abuse/post-traumatic stress disorder; anxiety and mood disorders. Solution-focused, narrative and cognitive behavioral therapies. Training and consultation in family systems therapy. Approved supervisor for the Minnesota Board of Social Work and the Minnesota Board of Marriage and Family Therapy.

Professional Affiliations: Member, National Association of Social Workers; Member, Minnesota Family-Based Services Association; Member, American Association of Marriage & Family Therapy.

Network Provider For: Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Partners, Medica, Medical Assistance, Medicare, Preferred One, Tri-Care, UCare,  EAPs








TAMERA GRAZIANO, MSN, CNL-BC
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Areas of Expertise and Special Interest: Medication mangement and therapy services for adolescents and adults.  Works with a multitude of populations and is experienced in managing many different symptoms including chronic and persistent mental illness.  Specializes in dual diagnosis, specifically addictions.  Provides GeneSight testing. 

Network Provider For:  Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Partners, Medical Assistance, Medicare, Metropolitan Health Plan, Preferred One, Ucare



SAM GURNOE, MA
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Areas of Expertise and Special Interest: Individual counseling, family counseling, marital counseling, culturally sensitive therapy, psychotherapy for adolescents - including eating disorders.

Network Provider For: Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Partners, Medical Assistance, Medica, Metropolitan Health Plan, Preferred One, Tri-care, UCare, EAPs



KAT HAGEN, MA
In-Home Counselor

Areas of expertise and special interests: Family, couple, and individual therapy; adult, adolescents, and children. Strength based, family systems approach in working with communication, conflict resolution, grief and loss, parenting issues, and relational difficulties. 

Network Provider for: Anoka County, Cash. 



 


MARGARET LIGHT, MA
In-Home Counselor

Areas of expertise and special interests: Individuals, couples and families; adults, adolescents and children. Experience treating anxiety and mood disorders, trauma, suicidal ideation and self-harm, anger, stress management, attachment concerns, parenting issues and family conflict and couple concerns including infidelity, communication and lack of intimacy. Utilized Family Systems approach, Gottman Method Couples Therapy, Emotionally Focused Family Therapy and informed by Interpersonal Neurobiology. 

Professional Affiliations: American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, Minnesota Association for Marriage and Family Therapy

Network Provider for: Anoka County, Cash.


PAUL SHERMAN, MS
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Areas of Expertise and Special Interest: Family, Individual, and couples therapy; adolescents with emotional and behavioral issues

Professional Affiliations: Minnesota Association of Marriage and Family Therapy

Network Provider For: Medical Assistance, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Partners, Medica, Metropolitan Health, Preferred One, UCare, Tri-Care, EAPs




SHELLEY SLOMINSKI, MA
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
 

Areas of Expertise and Special Interest: Family and individual therapy; adult, children and adolescents. Depression, anxiety, grief, interpersonal difficulties, as well as communication, infidelity and other relationship concerns.

Network Provider For: Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Partners, Medica, Medical Assistance, Metropolitan Health, Preferred One, UCare, EAPs



ABBY SWANDAL, MA
Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor
In-Home Counselor

Areas of expertise and special interest: Individuals, couples, and families; utilizing transgenerational and solution focused models. Experience treating and diagnosing complex trauma, anxiety, depression, borderline personality disorder, attachment ruptures and disorders, dialectical behavioral therapy and mindfulness practices. Also experience in substance use disorders and treatment, group counseling featuring families or couples, and trauma informed care. 

Professional Affiliations: American Association or Marriage and Family Therapy; Minnesota Association for Marriage and family Therapy

Network Provider for: Anoka County, Cash




NOHEMI WEEKLEY, MA
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist


Areas of expertise and special interest: Individual, couple and family therapy; adult, children and adolescents who may be adjusting to a current transition, experiencing behavioral or emotion issues, grief, anxiety, depression or relational difficulties. Use of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Gottman Couples Therapy and Family Systems approach. 


Network Provider For: Anoka County, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthPartners, Medica, Medical Assistance, Metropolitan HealthPlan, Ucare, EAPs.





STACEY WOLFGRAM, MA
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Areas of Expertise and Special Interest: Families and children who may be in transition, having behavioral or emotional issues, anxiety, depression, AD/HD or relational difficulties. Use of play therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and a strengths based, systems approach.

Network Provider for: Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Partners, Medica, Medical Assistance, Metropolitan HealthPlan, Preferred One, UCare, EAPs









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Coon Rapids  |  763-780-1520
Cambridge  |  763-689-9407
Chisago City  |  651-257-2733

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FAMILY BASED THERAPY ASSOCIATES
Convenient locations near you.
Coon Rapids Office
199 Coon Rapids Blvd.
Suite 306
Coon Rapids, MN  55433

Cambridge Office
Courthouse Square
237 SW 2nd Avenue
Suite 117
Cambridge, MN 55008
Chisago City Office
11549 Lake Lane, Suite 2
Chisago City, MN  55013

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