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Past presidents of MnCA:


2017: Rebecca Lund 

2016: Helena Stevens

2015: Pete Bjoudak

2014 Katie Lewandowski

2013 Peg Truax

2012 Valerie Fitzgerald

2011 Don Cratchy

2010 Valerie Fitzgerald

2009 Blanca Svedberg

2008 Renae Ludwig

2007 Melissa Engstrom

2006 Max Hines/Leeann Jorgensen

2005 Lynette Sickler

2004 Marlae Cox Kolek

2003 Leeann Jorgensen

2002 Leeann Jorgensen

2001 Colin Ward

2000 Mary Fawcett

1999 Nick Ruiz

Angie Haag - MA, LPCC, LADC
Secretary

Position Expires: October 31, 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





Anika Athman, MS, LPCC
Membership Chair

Position Expires: October 31, 2020


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 Membership Chair, and connecting with all of you soon!

Contact @ membershipmnca@gmail.com


Markie Gohman, MA, LPCC
Professional Development Co-Chair

Position Expires: October 31, 2022

I received my Masters of Arts degree from the University of Colorado Springs in 2017. Curretly, I am a Licesed Professional Counselor (LPC) and am working towards becoming a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC). I work for a non-profit providing School-Based Therapy to high school students, as well as providing outpatient counseling services. M experience including serving adoescents and adults both individually, through family work, and facilitating groups. I also hold special interest in working with individuals experiencing Grief and Loss, Depression, Anxiety, and Life Transitions. 

I believe it takes courage and bravery to continue showing up demonstrating vulnerability in counseling. Because of that, I work to meet each of my clients where they are currently at and hold light with them, or for them, until they can hold their own light. 

I consider myself to be a lover of learning and look forward to serving on the MnCA board and working to bring exciting and new training, as well as connecting with you all. 

Position Expires: October 31, 2022. 

Contact @ professionaldevelopmentcomnca@gmail.com

Jamie Mosley, MS, LPCC, CDWF
Professional Development Co- Chair

Position Expires: October 31, 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




Kate Bonham - MS, LPCC, LADC
Ethics Chair

Position Expires: October 31, 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

                  

Lindsey Mackereth MA, LPCC, LADC
Marketing Chair

Position Expires: Oct 31, 2020

Lindsey is dually licensed as a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) and Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC) and currently works as a therapist in private practice as well as a director at a treatment center in Edina that serves individuals with substance use and co-occurring mental health disorders.  Her clinical experience includes providing counseling for adolescents and adults in a variety of settings including outpatient, intensive outpatient and residential treatment centers.  She has a special interest in working with the unique issues associated with creative individuals and entrepreneurship.  Additionally, Lindsey has experience teaching psychology and counseling courses at a local university and is a board-certified clinical supervisor in the state of Minnesota.  

With a background in the creative fields, Lindsey has a passion for both visual communication and connection is elated to implement these interests as the Marketing Chair at MNCA
.

Contact @ marketingmnca@gmail.com
  






Sarah Harry - MA, Psychotherapist
Legislative Liaison

Position Expires: October 31, 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

 


Max Utterberg, MA, LSC, LPCC

Legislative Co-Chair

Position Expires: Oct 31, 2021


Max primarily works with K-5 students in the school-based mental health profession. He currently works for Washburn Center for Children and provides services to students in the Bloomington School District. Clinically, Max identifies as existential humanistic counselor and believes that progress is best made when the client feels safe and can discern meaning from the conflict in their lives. He frequently employs play techniques in his work with K-5 students and is certified nationally in TF-CBT. He also enjoys delivering professional developments to school staff and clinical staff wherever he works.

He is very excited to be involved in MNCA as the legislative committee co-chair, as he believes firmly in the importance of advocacy for the mental health field, and recognizes the continued importance in being involved in the political process. If you have input in terms of what should be in the dialogue with legislators at the capitol, please feel free to contact him at the email below.

Contact: 

legislativecomnca@gmail.com

 









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The mission of the Minnesota Counseling Association is “to provide information and resources about the counseling profession; and to provide networking, education, legislative and other support for Minnesota’s professional counselors.”