A Branch of the American Counseling Association

Meet the Board

Who We Are


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Rebecca Lund, MA, LPCC, RPT-S
President 2017-2018

Rebecca wears many hats in the mental health community. She currently works as a full-time Outpatient Clinical Therapist at Fairview Highland Clinic. Her private practice,Tranquility Counseling LLC, has been operating since 2012 in St. Louis Park. Rebecca is a Registered Play Therapist, and recently earned the designation of RPT-S as a supervisor for clinicians seeking the RPT national credential. She is trained in EMDR, Theraplay (attachment model), TF-CBT, and Filial Therapy (family model). She has worked with the Latino population for over 20 years, and is bilingual. She was appointed in 2013 by Governor Dayton as a professional board member of the MN Board of Behavior and Therapy (BBHT), and also services on the Governor's Mental Health Workforce Development Steering Committee. Rebecca is also a board member of the MN Chapter of the Association of Play Therapy. She will begin teaching at the Adler Graduate School this spring as their Clinical Field Instructor, and is a BBHT-approved clinical supervisor, for which she gathers the most enjoyment in teaching and learning through collaborative skill building with new clinicians.

Her go-to self-care is quality dark chocolate with a little bit of pistachio thrown in for good measure, all while sitting on a sandy beach any place warm.  When that cannot be readily had, she engages in visualization and guided imagery as a way to de-stress and reconnect with self.

Contact @ presidentmnca@gmail.com


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Anika Athman, MS, LPCC
Marketing Chair

I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and obtained my Master of Science degree from St. Cloud State University. My areas of specialization are: Anxiety, Depression, Grief and Loss, Life Transitions, and Trauma Informed Care. My experience includes in-home therapy, school-based therapy, hospice grief counseling, outpatient therapy in a clinic setting. I also own a private practice. Prior to my therapeutic work experience, I spent many years working within the child protection system at the Department of Human Services. 

My goal with every person I work with is to meet them wherever they are at, with a non-judgmental approach. Building trust is key to the work we will do together, and I am honored to have the opportunity to  guide each person on their journey to be the best possible version of themselves.

I look forward to serving on the MnCA Board in the role of Marketing/Communications Chair, and connecting with all of you soon!

Contact @ marketingmnca@gmail.com

 



Jamie Mosley, MS, LPCC, CDWF
Professional Development Chair

 

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In addition to her LPCC, Jamie is also a Certified Daring Way™ Instructor. She currently has her own private practice, Conscious Healing Counseling, as well as working at Bridging Hope Counseling
and the Anoka County Juvenile Center working with the long term girls. Jamie’s experience includes substance abuse work, inpatient mental health, and group, individual, and couple's therapy. She is trained in Dialectical Behavior therapy,
EMDR, Conscious Discipline, Shame Resilience and is trauma informed.

I am a mother of four kiddos ranging in ages 24 to 3 and enjoy indulging in reading, singing, writing, and spending time engaging in connection.  I look forward to serving on the MnCA board by enhancing the area of professional development and making an impact in our field.

Contact @ professionaldevelopmentmnca@gmail.com


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Angie Haag - MA, LPCC, LADC
Secretary

Angie is dually licensed in the behavioral health field as a  Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) and a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC) in order to better serve the needs of patients struggling with both chemical dependency and mental health concerns. Angie completed her Master's degree in Addiction Studies at The Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation Graduate School with an emphasis in the advanced practice and treatment of co-occurring mental health disorders in 2014. She is currently facilitating an adult outpatient MI/CD program at NUWAY. Her expertise also includes work in various levels of care; advanced motivational interviewing training; women's studies; and racial inequalities specific training. Angie's passions in the field include patient advocacy, social services, program development, and field supervision of LADC/LPCC interns.

Contact @ secretarymnca@gmail.com



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Marie Odegaard, MA, LPCC
Membership Chair

 

I received my undergraduate degree from Concordia University in St. Paul in Family Life Education with a minor in Psychology. I went on to pursue my Masters of Art in Counseling and Psychological Services at St. Mary’s University in Minneapolis. Throughout my undergraduate and graduate degree I was able to work with children, adolescents, families, and adults in many different roles. I worked as an in-home CTSS mental health practitioner, provided in-home ABA therapy to children with ASD, worked as a mental health practitioner and residential counselor at IRTS facilities for dual diagnosis adults, and am currently working as an inpatient therapist for children and adolescents providing group, individual, and family therapy.
 
I have been a long-time member of MnCA, and was also active with the counseling association when I lived in California for a few years. To help meet new people and connect with other professionals in the field after moving to a new state, I jumped right in to help out. I was creating 'meet and greets' for members, helped find venues and set-up events. I am looking forward to serving MnCA by providing information to current, new, and potential members of the benefits the organization has to offer. I am also excited to be able to promote and connect our members to upcoming events and trainings provided by our organization and within the community. I believe it is important to be active and engaged in our community to help our profession grow.

Contact @ membershipmnca@gmail.com

 

 ELECTIONS and OPEN BOARD POSITIONS!

During the membership meeting each year (Most Recently 3/15/18) the board will hold elections for positions that will become available in the next fiscal year (7/1-6/30). We will have descriptions available for the various positions, in addition to sign-up for the committees that currently need additional member support.

Occasionally, when life happens, positions become available midyear. Such positions will be shown on this page. During such occasion, the board will vote midyear to elect an interim member until the next yearly membership meeting.

Please consider being part of the MnCA board and/or join one of MnCA's valuable committees. Please send an email of interest to membershipmnca@gmail.com

The board is actively seeking counseling professionals with expertise/interest in the following positions:

Ethics Chair - OPEN

This role includes: providing Resources to members regarding ethical questions and helping to educate members on ethical choices and their importance in the counseling field. 

Legislative Liaison - OPEN

This role includes: advocating for counseling professionals and their clients in the legislative field, attending such things as Mental Health Day on the hill, communicating with local politicians and relaying both client and professional rights, legislative changes, and upcoming voter opportunities to members of MnCA. 

Treasurer - OPEN

This role includes: working closely with the president and secretary to ensure MnCA member funds are used in the best way possible to support continued education and connection within MnCA.