A Branch of the American Counseling Association

Meet the Board

Who We Are


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Anika Athman, MS, LPCC
Marketing Chair

Position Expires: June 30, 2019

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


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Kate Bonham - MS, LPCC, LADC
Ethics Chair

Position Expires: June 30, 2020

I received my BA in psychology from Concordia College in Moorhead, MN and my MS in Community Counseling with a graduate certificate in addictions from St Cloud State University in 2013. During my academic and professional years I have worked with ages 5-95 in settings ranging from schools, outpatient therapy, inpatient hospitalization, group homes, and dual diagnosis treatment programs. Every area of practice and population presents new challenges and opportunities to learn new skills and I genuinely enjoy pursuing ongoing training.

When growing up in a very small community (my home town has less than 200 people in it) our school was lucky to have two amazing traveling school counselors that we shared with neighboring school districts. These two women were influential in my current career path and have provided me with a framework for personal and professional growth. The unique challenges of living and working in a small community for the first many years of my career has made me passionate about ethics and I am excited to be part of the MnCA board and help other providers navigate the sometimes unclear path.

Contact @ ethicsmnca@gmail.com


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Jamie Mosley, MS, LPCC, CDWF
Professional Development Chair

Position Expires: June 30, 2020

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

Position Expires: June 30, 2020

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


Jennifer Holloway - MA, LPCC
Treasurer

Position Expires: October 31, 2021

Contact @ treasurermnca@gmail.com


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Marie Odegaard, MA, LPCC
Membership Chair

Position Expires: June 30, 2019

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


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Sarah Harry - MA, Psychotherapist
Legislative Liaison

Position Expires: June 30, 2020

I received the Master of Arts Degree in Psychology and Counseling from Bethel University. I currently work with clients at Courage & Grace Counseling, LLC in Rogers, MN. At this private practice, I provide counseling to children (9 years and older), adolescents, individuals, couples and families.

 I value the relationship process, and join clients in their story with no judgment and an open mind, believing people are doing the best they can, and that working with a professional can broaden their outcomes. I recognize that people have different experiences to life’s challenges, and honor these differences with a respectful presence in the therapeutic relationship. I acknowledge that coming to counseling takes bravery and value the process of exploring these life-challenges together.

 I am honored to serve on the MnCA board as the Legislative Liaison Chair for the Legislative Committee. I have passion for advocacy within the field of mental health and personal desire to impact our peers of professionals with positive outcomes in this work. This role allows me to work towards the benefit of our clients and their communities. I will work to effectively research and coordinate information for current and upcoming legislative sessions. I will work with this committee, and our stakeholders, to identify and address legislative needs. This committee will be the voice of action items that need attention and representation.

Contact @ legislativemnca@gmail.com 

ELECTIONS and OPEN BOARD POSITIONS!

The board will hold elections for positions that will become available in the next fiscal year (7/1-6/30) during our June meeting of each year. 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 secretarymnca@gmail.com

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

The board is currently full. Please contact secretarymnca@gmail.com for open committee positions.

Positions up for election for July 1, 2019:

  • President - 1 year term

  • Marketing Chair - 1 year term

  • Membership Chair - 1 year term