Jeanette Balfe-Groh, PsyD, LPI had wonderful opportunities to receive training and to provide therapy, assessments, testing, and supervision in a number of different settings including state and private hospitals, residential programs, chemical dependency centers mental health clinics and private practice centers. I have worked with clients from ages five through elderly and from a wide range of socio-economic, cultural-ethnic, sexual-orientation, family compositions, and religious/spiritual beliefs. I use an integrative theoretical approach emphasizing humanistic, cognitive-behavioral, experiential, DBT, and psychodynamic conceptualization and interventions. Specialties include: Assessment, Testing, and reporting for psychological, cognitive, chemical health & addiction (Rule 25) evaluations, courted ordered evaluations (psychological and parenting), and HPSP evaluations and supervision. I also provides therapy for a wide range of mental health problems and life issues: I am experienced in working with mood and anxiety disorders, grief and loss, SPMI, addiction, PTSD, trauma, abuse (sexual, physical, emotional), anger management, life span issues, uncoupling, women’s issues, adoption, career and work issues.
- Doctor of Psychology from the University of St. Thomas School of Professional Psychology
- Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from the University of St. Thomas School of Professional Psychology
- Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Mankato State University
- Bachelor of Science in Community Corrections from Mankato State University
Kaleigh Frey, M.Ed., LPCC, NCC
I bring passion and motivation to my work with clients. I strongly believe that healthy relationships heal and because of that I focus on building strong, collaborative relationships with my clients.
I enjoy working with clients with varied struggles and concerns. My areas of focus include anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, addictions, specifically gambling addiction, bipolar disorder, schizoaffective disorder, and identity development. I have also enjoyed working with college students, or adults ages 18-23, and helping them navigate what can be a particularly difficult time in their life.
I employ mindfulness and yoga techniques in my practice as a therapist as well as in my personal life. I also enjoy listening to podcasts, cross-stitching, and spending time with my cat, Charles. I grew up in Northern Minnesota and am always grateful when I can go back and enjoy the lakes, trees, and nature.
- Master of Education in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, from North Dakota State University
- Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from University of North Dakota, with a minor in Women and Gender Studies and a minor in Deaf Studies
Renee Imes, MS., LPCC., NCC.
I’m passionate about helping clients increase their ego strength and overcome trauma, addictions and other obsessive-compulsive problems, anxiety, depression, shame and guilt, personality disorders, and parenting, self-esteem, attachment, and relationship issues. It is also my joy to help clients improve their sense of identity and increase their sense of purpose and meaning in life. I provide a safe place for clients to feel comfortable sharing their true thoughts, feelings, and experiences without judgement.
I use eclectic cognitive behavioral therapy, incorporating attachment theory, psychoeducation, and techniques from DBT, REBT, Gestalt, solution-focused, person-centered, logotherapy, narrative, Adlerian, Rogerian, and behavioral approaches. I also offer a Christian counseling approach if desired. My goal is to tailor my approach to the client’s personal and cultural needs.
My history is in working with addicts with criminal backgrounds, individuals with serious and persistent mental illnesses, and families struggling with parenting problems.
Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling from Capella University
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Communication Studies from Ashford University
Jenny Odden MS., LPCC
As a therapist, my goal is to provide a comfortable, welcoming, safe experience where you can address symptoms which are impacting your mood, behavior, thoughts, and/or feelings. Clients can expect to be heard, while learning evidence-based skills, as well as utilization of tools to help manage these symptoms.
I have helped individuals address symptoms related to anxiety, depression, self-esteem, life transitions, trauma, relationship issues, attachment, sexual identity, ethnic identity, grief, ambiguous loss, and parenting challenges (including but not limited to: special needs, autism, social skills, and screen addiction). I use a variety of techniques when working with clients, which I customize to fit the needs of the client(s). Some examples include: listening, asking questions, exploring family dynamics, play, art, mindfulness, and humor.
I am LGBTQIA affirmative. I strive to be anti-rascist and I am committed to continually examining my own privilege and racial bias.
I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor with many years of experience working with youth, adults, and families. I have worked in a variety of settings including schools, residential centers, homes, churches, and an immigrant center.
Master of Science in Counseling and Student Affairs from Minnesota State University Moorhead
Bachelor of Arts in Social Work from Concordia College, Moorhead, MN