Primary Location

7251 Excelsior Road

Baxter, MN 56425 US


Our Clinicians


Tracey Malone MS, LMFT

Minnesota Board of Marriage and Family Therapy State Approved Supervisor

Minnesota Board of Behavioral Health State Approved Supervisor

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Baxter Office

Education: Tracey graduated with her Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from St. Cloud State University and received her undergraduate degree in social work from the College of St. Benedict.

Additional Training and Education: Infidelity and Sex Addiction, Mental Health Need of Law Enforcement Officers, Couples Therapy

Years’ Experience: Tracey has been working in the mental health field for over 25 years.

Specialties: Clinical areas of interest/specialty for Tracey include infidelity, couple’s therapy, trauma, grief/loss, spiritual growth, anxiety, depression, and women’s issues. She is a certified Love and Logic Parenting Educator, Compassion Fatigue Educator and is trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) therapy.

Primarily works with: Age 18+, individuals and couples. Additional populations include Law Enforcement/Emergency Services Personnel, Military and Military Families, Adoptive Parents.

Mission Statement: Tracey utilizes a combination of cognitive-behavioral, solution-focused, experiential and narrative therapy techniques to bring healing of mind, body, and spirit into the lives of those she serves.


Stephen Vagle MS, LMFT 

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Baxter Office


Graduated from Saint Cloud State University in Marriage and Family Therapy

Years' Experience: Worked professionally with families and Individuals since 1998; 10 years Pastoral Ministry experience.

Specializing In: Finding ways to join and walk along with clients to help them discover ways to accommodate changes in life that are inevitable, and to turn those changes into a positive growth experience.

Mission Statement: “Something I’ve learned is that life is always changing, sometimes for the better, and sometimes not; either way it is likely NOT what we expect. That is where the need for good therapy comes in. I try to always be respectful if clients do not wish to include spirituality in their therapy; for me personally Christ is the anchor point in my life and scriptures guide my moral compass and principles, so I prefer a more holistic approach to therapy if the client is receptive.”


Luke Hamilton MS, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

EMDR Trained



Master's Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy – Saint Cloud State University

Bachelor's Degree in Community Psychology - Saint Cloud State University

Years of Experience: 6+

Specialties: Family, couple and individual therapy utilizing Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, Structural Family Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Gottman's method. Strong interest in play therapy techniques, internal family systems therapy, attachment style therapy, sexual disorders with their impact on family systems, grief/complicated grief and shame resiliency, EMDR.

Works with: Couples and Families

Mission Statement: Luke utilizes faith-based, client-centered and systemic approaches to walk with individuals, couples and families through healing and change. Luke explores family dynamics and relational healing by focusing on individual and family parts. When we can set boundaries, manage what we think and how we feel, we can manage external boundaries in a healthy way. "Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind."


Donette Lair MS, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Baxter Office


Master's Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy – Saint Cloud State University

Undergraduate Studies in Biblical Studies and Applied Psychology – Oak Hills Christian College

Specialties: Integrating Biblical Theology and Applied Psychology. Marital issues including infidelity and divorce care. Parenting challenges throughout the family life cycle from miscarriage to being parents of adult children. Family of origin influence on attachment and relating style. Trauma experiences, reprocessing and recovery support. As well as issues of spiritual growth, life transitions, shame, anxiety, grief, depression and disappointment.

Works with: Married Couples and individuals age 18 and older

Mission Statement: Donette utilizes the strengths of Biblical wisdom, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Internal Family Systems approach, Solution Focus Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Gottman's method, experiential and therapeutic writing. Donette aspires to give people hope to have a paradigm shift about life's struggles, to not despise them but rather to see pain as an invitation and enter into it with expectancy. It is her desire to journey with people during the challenging seasons of their life and support their healing and growth. Donette is a firm believer that the truth will set you free.


Kimberly Scearcy Senn, MSW, LICSW

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker

Baxter Office


Bachelor of Social Work - Bemidji State University

Master of Social Work - University of Minnesota - Duluth

Board-Certified Clinical Supervisor

EMDR Certified (Spring 2017)

Experience: 11+ years

Clinical Interest and Approach: Kim has experience working with individuals with serious and persistent mental health issues as well as with individuals seeking assistance to problem solve and navigate through life's transitions. Kim focuses on: anxiety, depression, life transitions and adjustments, women's issues, self-worth, relational issues, LGBTQ, and the aging population. Kim's focuses are addressed through Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectal Behavioral Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and with a strengthen-based holistic, client-centered approach.

Works with: Adults

Mission Statement: "We all have a unique story. It is a privilege to be trusted with one's story, allowing me to help rewrite the ending, without walls or limitations, in a safe therapeutic environment." Kim is committed to helping individuals reduce unnecessary barriers in order to live well and be well in their own authentic truth. As Eleanor Roosevelt said, "No one can make you feel inferior without your consent".


Nicholas Gammello, MA, LP

Licensed Psychologist

Baxter Office, Little Falls


Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, UW-Madison, Northwestern University

Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology, Lewis and Clark College 

Clinical Approach: Nick is a licensed psychologist who provides a relationally-focused, eclectic approach to therapy. He is trained in, a variety of different treatment techniques including elements of Structural- Family Tx, Couples Tx, Systems Tx, Strategic Tx, Brief/Solution-Focused Tx, Analytical Tx, Cognitive-Behavioral Tx. As a Christian, he also provides Biblically-Based therapy for clients who prefer to incorporate their faith in the treatment process.

Works with: Individual Adults and Couples


Julie Johnson, LICSW

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker

Telehealth Only


Master's of Science Degree in Psychology at St. Cloud State University.

Years of Experience: 25+

Works with:  Adults

Clinical Areas and Approach: I consider myself a generalist, comfortable working with a wide range of people and issues. 

My therapy approach is personalized to the needs of each client. Overall, I try to develop a strong therapeutic relationship and a clear understanding of the issues presented. When a person feels understood and takes part in setting goals, the outcome is generally better.

Also, my Christian faith is very important to me. While therapy offers support and tools, I believe it is God's grace that provides true healing. I am honored to integrate a person's faith beliefs into therapy sessions if this is something the client requests.

Mission Statement: We are at our best when we can freely love God, each other and ourselves.


Samantha Cole, MA LMFT

Licensed  Marriage and Family Therapist

Baxter Office


Graduated from Argosy University with a master's of arts in marriage and family therapy

Graduated from University of Minnesota Duluth with a bachelor's in applied science degree in psychology

Works with: Samantha works with couples, families, and individuals ages ten and up. 

Clinical interests and approach: Samantha utilizes cognitive behavioral therapy techniques in addition to structural therapy practices. She often approaches therapy with narrative, solution focused, and experiential strategies as well. She's passionate about helping people develop meaningful connections and improve the health of relationships. She has dedication to helping in recovery regarding sexual abuse, anxiety, depression, and women's challenges.

Mission Statement: Samantha's mission is to help one person, one couple, one family at a time to develop and improve the safety and satisfaction within relationships through clear boundaries, assertiveness, honesty, and self-worth. She strives to work with clients to become their most loving and authentic self.


Lily Wagner, MSW, LICSW

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker

Baxter Office


Master's Degree in Social Work from the University Of Minnesota, Duluth.

Interest: Lily is a certified trauma professional. She works with a wide variety of life's struggles including, depression, anxiety, grief and loss, returning missionaries' family, adjustment issues, and adoption related issues. Certified Grief Informed Professional (CGP). 

Work with : Individuals Age 10+

Mission Statement: Lily values each person she works with and believes all are created in God's image. Lily believes in helping others by creating a safe and supportive environment that is client-centered and strength-based. Lily is fluent in English, Indonesian, and Malay.


Tim Anderson MS, LMFT

Telehealth Only


Tim graduated with his Master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from St. Cloud State University, and received his undergraduate biology degree from the University of MN.

Additional Training: Substance abuse and its treatment, cognitive behavioral therapy, complete and thorough assessments including trauma, abuse, PTSD and their treatment.

Years of Experience: Tim has been working in the mental health field for 10+ years.

Specialties: Tim has worked the most with all forms of anxiety and depression, anger management, relationship conflict, communication, substance abuse and treatment, trauma assessment and treatment, grief and loss, spiritual confusion and growth, self esteem and confidence issues, and comorbidity- which are multiple diagnoses occurring at the same time .

Approach: Tim works with a variety of theories and modalities- but primarily Cognitive Behavior and Solution Focused Therapies, and a holistic approach. Tim is a good listener, enjoys teaching skills, reframing alternative perceptions. Tim prefers a down-to earth approach with no judgement, criticism or shame. He says " You and I are on an even playing field; we all have our strengths and weaknesses; just give me the truth and the facts- so I came come alongside you, and get to the business of helping you reach your God- given potential sooner rather than later." That said, he has been "in it for the long haul"   for those that prefer this kind of therapy.


Bridget Crabtree, MS, LPC, LADC Candidate

Baxter Office


Master Program: Clinical Mental Health Counseling - Cappella University, Minneapolis, MN

Bachelor Degree: Human Services with Psychology Minor - University of Minnesota, Morris, MN

Specialties and Clinical Areas of Interest: Bridget values the multidimensional nature people possess and how genetics, family structure, social relationships, life circumstances, culture, and spirituality contribute to who we are and how we experience the world.

She aims to meet clients wherever they are in life to collaboratively identify goals, areas of strength, and attainable solutions by creating a genuine, accepting, and safe therapeutic relationship. She aims to support those she is privileged to work with regardless of their challenges and has a particular interest in substance abuse, addiction, grief, depression, anxiety, and transitional stages of life.

Works with: Individuals Age 10+

Mission Statement: Challenges in life are inevitable. Sometimes support is needed to tap into the reservoir of strengths we possess to navigate them.


Christina Johnson, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Baxter Office


Master Program: Clinical Mental Health Counseling - Divine Mercy University, Sterling, VA

Bachelor Degree: Psychology and Theology - Franciscan University of Steubenville, Steubenville, OH

Specialties and clinical interests: Christina works with each client from a person-centered, holistic approach. She incorporates other techniques such as cognitive behavioral therapy, brief solution-focused therapy, etc. as needed. Christina is also trained in EMDR. Also Certified DC 0-5yrs old.

Primarily works with: Children 3+, adolescents, and adults

Mission Statement: I believe the human person is created in the image and likeness of God. Each person possesses a unique beauty and an innate dignity. Furthermore, each person is called to flourish - that is, truly becoming the person God has called him/her to be. It is my deepest desire to help clients experience this wholeness as well as the unconditional love of God.


Kelsey Middleton, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Telehealth Only

Specialties and Areas of Interest: As a clinician, I prefer a person-centered, client-driven approach to therapy that utilizes a combination of theoretical frameworks to help those facing challenges and stressors at any point in life. I am experienced in Solution-Focused, Cognitive-Behavioral, Acceptance-Commitment Therapy, Experiential and Structural Family Therapy, as well as an Internal Family Systems Approach. My personal strengths involve sharing God's love through empathy, understanding and acceptance during the therapeutic process to provide genuine care and promote hope and healing. I work with a wide range of mental health issues including but not limited to: Depression, Anxiety, Self-Esteem, Body Image, Family/Relationship Issues, Divorce,  Self-Harm, and Life Transitions.

Works with: Individuals Ages 16+

Mission Statement: I believe that because of the power of God's love, every individual has the capacity for greatness; even if one does not recognize it in themselves. Healing, growth and change are made possible through the recognition and cultivation of greatness in oneself and in others. I am committed to helping individuals, couples and families navigate their life journeys and assisting them along the road to recovery, whichever road that may be. "Life is a journey and some of the most difficult roads lead to the most beautiful destinations" - Unknown.


Jeremiah Rice, MDiv

Marriage and Family Therapy, MFT

Baxter Office


Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy (in progress) - Capella University

Master of Divinity - Bethel Seminary

Bachelor of Arts in Political Science - Bethel University

Specialties and Clinical Interests: 

Jeremiah's transition to Marriage and Family Therapy follows nearly two decades in pastoral ministry during which time he walked with individuals, couples, and families through a variety of joys, struggles and tragedies. Jeremiah is interested in the systemic dynamics of families and organizations - how the bigger picture of a collective, impacts individual experiences and symptoms. He has a desire to support those who have experienced religious trauma and those who have experienced marginalization from their communities. Jeremiah is certified as a co-facilitator with the Duluth Model, a domestic violence intervention curriculum which seeks to educate batterers toward change.

Works with: Families, Couples, Individuals (Age 12+)

Mission Statement: To create environments that inspire and empower people to become the best version of themselves through a commitment to elevate dignity, admire curiosity, and pursue congruence. 


Anna Grabrian, MA LPC

Baxter Office


Bachelor of Science-Health and Community - Bournemouth University, UK

Master of Arts in Adlerian Counseling and Psychotherapy: Clinical Mental Health - Adler Graduate SchoolMN

Clinical Specialty and Approach:

 Issues related to chronic illness, grief/loss, aging, postpartum depression, self-care, recovery from substances, life transitions and adjustments, missionaries, ministers, women’s issues, spiritual growth, and wellness.

 Anna comes from an Adlerian background in which she places a high value on community, belonging, and finding life balance.  Anna is person-centered in her approach and draws from various modalities to meet client needs. 

Works with: Ages 16+

Mission Statement:  A person is more than their struggles. We all need a helping hand at times to be able to deal with those areas that we get stuck in. I love to help people work through those stuck places and discover peace and joy on the journey to wholeness.


Josh Goemaat, LPC

Baxter Office and Little Falls Office


Masters Degree: Master of Arts in Counseling: Sioux Falls Seminary

Bachelors Degree: Biblical Studies/Psychology and Counseling- Trinity Bible College

Years of Experience:

6+ years


I specialize in working with individuals with early childhood and childhood trauma. I have training in Child Parent Psychotherapy, Theraplay, and Sand Tray Therapy. I also work with adults who are experiencing a variety of struggles including, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, spiritual development, abuse, relationships issues, and adjustment issues.

Works With:

Early childhood (3-5), Children (6-12), Adults, and Couples

 Mission Statement:

“The good life is a process not a state of being. It is a direction, not a destination.” Carl Rodgers

“A failure is not a mistake, it may simply be the best one can do under the circumstances. The real mistake is to stop trying.” B.F. Skinner

“Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.” Romans 5:3-5


Emily Tonder,  MS

Baxter, Little Falls office
Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy - St. Cloud State 
Bachelor of Science in Youth Development- North Central University 
Clinical Interests:  
 Emily desires to help clients grow and develop as individuals but also within their families and relationships. She is interested in utilizing narrative therapy, emotionally focused therapy, as well as both Bowenian and structural models of family therapy. Emily is certified as a Prepare/Enrich facilitator for pre-marital counseling.
Works with:  
Individuals 6 years of age and older, couples, families.
Mission Statement:  
 "I believe that God created humans with an innate desire for flourishing relationships and community. I use this belief when working with people and am comfortable using the client's spiritual beliefs during therapy.


Alicia Taylor, Clinical Trainee
Baxter & Little Falls Office
Education:  Master of Science in Counseling with an emphasis in Clinical Mental Health (In Progress)- Upper Iowa University. Bachelor of Science in Child and Family Development- University of Central Missouri 

Clinical Interests:  Alicia's interests are working with adolescents and people in young to mid-adulthood. Alicia desires to help clients grow individually but also within their relationships with others. She is interested in using emotionally focused therapy, person-centered, and other approaches that are based on the needs of the client.  

Works with:  Ages 14+ 

Mission Statement:   To create a safe environment for clients to work on awareness and change.


Brittany Gapinski BSW, Clinical Trainee
Baxter Office and Little Falls Office

Education: Master's degree in social work  St. Cloud State University (In progress) Bachelor's degree in social work Bemidji State University  

Specialties: Brittany utilizes a person-centered approach with each client and focuses on viewing the client in a holistic manner. She is interested in utilizing play therapy techniques, strengths-based approach, person-centered therapy techniques, and cognitive behavioral therapy techniques.  
Primarily works with: Individuals 8 years of age and older. 

Mission Statement: I will use my knowledge and skills to help enhance the well-being of others. It is my mission to acknowledge strengths, empower clients, and create a safe, secure, supportive space for those who engage in therapy.


Leah Krupke MSW, LGSW Licensed Graduate Social Worker
Little Falls Office

Education: Bachelor of Social Work- Bemidji State University Master of Social Work- Saint Cloud State University Primarily works with: Ages 14-40 

Clinical Interest: My clinical interests include working with individuals who are experiencing anxiety, depression, grief/loss, relationship issues, difficulty with problem solving skills, life transitions, and self-esteem issues. I have additional training in perinatal mood disorders and have experience working with individuals struggling with postpartum mood disorders. I utilize a combination of cognitive-behavioral therapy, solutions-focused therapy, and strengths-based therapy techniques to help clients meet their individual needs.

Mission Statement: My goal is to create a safe therapeutic environment in which you can freely express yourself and your emotions while obtaining the skills needed to navigate life's challenges.

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