Provider Bios

  • David Bradshaw MSEd, LP

    Licensed Psychologist

    David is intensively trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy and specialized graduate studies in the areas of family and group psychotherapy, and systems work. David comes to Healing Connections with 16 years experience of working for the Minnesota Department of Human Services, and was previously the Director of a residential program for the seriously and persistently mentally ill. David has a love of the arts which ranges from music and theatric performance to woodcarving and sculpting. David is also the clinics resident magician, having performed magic at the Minnesota Renaissance Festival for seven years. At times he is inclined to share his talents to inspire wonder, joy and enchantment.

  • Nancy Bradshaw RN, CNP

    Certified Nurse Practitioner

    Nancy has provided nursing care for 17 years in a variety of mental health settings including inpatient, residential facilities and clinics. She completed her Masters Degree in Nursing from the College of St. Scholastica in 2004. She is trained in providing individual and group therapy with a Dialectical Behavior Therapy focus. Additionally, she provides medication management for adults with a focus on mood disorders such as depression, anxiety and bipolar illnesses. In her free time she enjoys reading, dancing and spending time with family and friends.

  • Allie Asher MSW, LICSW

    Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker

    Allie graduated from the University of Wisconsin- Madison with her Master of Social Work degree. Allie is intensively trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), certified in Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAGALA), has completed the Level 1 Sensorimotor Psychotherapy training, and also specializes in Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT). She has worked with adults and adolescents with Serious and Persistent Mental Illness in both residential and outpatient therapy settings. Her areas of focus are Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), trauma, anxiety, depression, bi-polar disorders, and chemical dependency. Allie approaches therapy with a combination of skills based interventions and explores the mind-body connection to develop somatic resources. In her free time, Allie enjoys riding, running, reading, hiking, outdoor activities, and spending time with family and friends.

  • Wayne Bellinger MA, LPCC

    Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

    Wayne received his Master’s Degree in Counseling and Psychological Services from Saint Mary’s University. He was in the US Army for 22 years, most of which was in Special Forces. He spent the next 10 years’ working with special operations as a Defense Contractor mostly overseas. He has a special interest in working in mental health and would like to work with Veterans and other trauma victims. He is a sports enthusiast and enjoys staying current on local, national and world events.

  • Rebecca Clark MA, LPCC, CBIS

    Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

    Rebecca received her Master’s Degree in Counseling and Psychological Services from Saint Mary’s University. Rebecca has worked in the field of mental health for the past 20 years as a supervisor for an Independent Living Skills program serving individuals with brain injury, mental health case management with Ramsey County, and most recently as a Mental Health Professional on an ACT (Assertive Community Treatment) Team in Dakota County. She has a lot of experience with county resources, is a Certified Brain Injury Specialist (CBIS), and is passionate about helping individuals to achieve goals in their lives. Rebecca utilizes an approach that is collaborative and includes person-centered, strength-based, and cognitive therapeutic approaches. Rebecca enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading, traveling, watching movies, and going for walks.

  • Jennifer Edlund MA, LPCC

    Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

    Jennifer received her Master’s Degree in Counseling and Psychotherapy from Adler Graduate School.  Jennifer specializes in working with adults who have experienced trauma and struggle with PTSD.  Jennifer is an EMDRIA certified EMDR provider and has also completed advanced trainings in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Internal Family Systems Therapy, and the AIR Network training for treating complex trauma and dissociation.  In her spare time, Jennifer enjoys time in nature, and time with family, friends, and pets.

  • John Gawboy MA, LPCC

    Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

    John Gawboy joined the staff at HCTC initially as an intern and has now completed his Masters in Psychology. He participates in numerous groups at the clinic and sees individual clients. He has a special interest in working with personality disorders, trauma recovery, exposure therapy, and is currently learning the Enneagram. In his free time he enjoys spending time with his family, watching movies, and playing board games with his friends. John values his time at Healing Connections and is excited to be continue his work on board as a therapist.

  • Myranda Shaw MA, LPCC

    Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

    Myranda received her Master’s Degree in Counseling and Psychological Services from Saint Mary’s University, Minnesota. She has experience in working with adults and adolescents in individual and group settings. She also has experience working with children on the Autism Spectrum with Applied Behavior Analysis. She enjoys watching movies, going on walks with her dog, spending time with her husband and family along with traveling and trying new foods.

  • Lisa Johnson Taylor MA, LP

    Licensed Psychologist

    Lisa Johnson Taylor MA, LP has worked in the mental health field for the past 28 years in a variety of settings. She began work in the field primarily with severely emotionally disturbed children, adolescents and families with a strong interest in wholistic healing. Over the past 15 years she has found that body centered techniques such as Sensorimotor Psychotherapy has played an integral role in supporting her clients in changing automatic emotional and behavioral trauma patterns and challenging limiting beliefs. She enjoys integrating these experiential techniques into her practice with adolescents and adults both individually and in group settings. It has been very exciting to teach people to listen to the wisdom of their body and watch the significant shifts that can happen from this modality of therapy. In her leisure Lisa loves spending time with her family, their pets, gardening, and camping in the Boundary Waters.

  • Chase Thomas PMHNP-BC, APRN, DNP, CNP

    Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

    Chase received his doctorate degree in 2018 as a psychiatric nurse practitioner. Chase has worked in the mental health field for over 7 years. His experience as a psychiatric nurse practitioner includes over 5000 hours in a psychiatric emergency room and an inpatient psychiatric unit at a Twin Cities hospital. Chase is certified to work with clients’ aged 5 years and older experiencing mental illness. He has experience treating ADHD, bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety, psychosis, eating disorders, personality disorders, and so on. Chase enjoys working with clients that want to improve not only their mental health but their quality of life as well. When he isn’t working Chase enjoys spending time with his young family, particularly when they can enjoy nice outdoor weather together.

  • Jenna Zoz MA, LMFT

    Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

    Jenna received her Master’s Degree in marriage and family therapy from Argosy University in 2009. She believes creating a positive therapeutic relationship and environment is essential for change and growth to take place. Jenna has completed foundational training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and has been co-facilitating DBT groups at Healing Connections since 2012. She has a special interest in working from a DBT approach. Jenna also enjoys working with individuals regarding relational and communication issues. She sees individuals ages 16+. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with friends and family, taking walks, traveling, and watching the Vikings (win or lose).

  • Marie Monson MA

    Mental Health Counselor

    Marie completed her Master’s Degree in Counseling and Psychology at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. She is passionate about helping others and emphasizes a focus on self-compassion.  Prior to pursuing her Master’s, Marie has worked as a freelance journalist and as a paralegal in plaintiff law, where she has advocated for individuals who are hurting physically and mentally. She has also volunteered with Crisis Text Line to help support those suffering with high distress. Marie loves the outdoors, and on weekends you can find her hiking or sitting in the grass reading while her cat Mango explores the backyard.

  • Lauren Lehr MSW, LICSW

    Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker

    Life can throw us curve balls. Therapy offers a safe space to help navigate those challenging circumstances and experiences. I strive to create an environment where people can show up authentically and have space to explore the unique stories of their lives. I honor the innate resiliency and strength of each person and believe in supporting people to grow in ways that feel meaningful to them.

    My approach to therapy is rooted in transparency, authenticity, and finding moments for humor and lightheartedness. My work is informed by numerous therapeutic modalities, including EMDR, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, mindfulness practices, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. I work from a trauma-informed lens and support people with various concerns, including mental health, trauma recovery, grief and loss, life transitions, disordered eating, and gender/identity exploration. I have a passion for working with people in the LGBTQIA+ community and those living with chronic health concerns. I see teenagers through adults and especially enjoy working with young adults.

    In my free time, I enjoy hiking, rock climbing, and gardening.

  • Zachary Aderman

    Graduate Intern

    Zachary is currently a student at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota, working on his Master’s Degree in Counseling and Psychological Services. Before working on his Master’s degree, Zachary worked in group homes with various individuals, including those diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, anxiety and mood disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder,  and borderline personality disorder. Zachary approaches therapy holistically and believes in the healing powers of a solid therapeutic alliance. Some of Zachary’s clinical interests include working with LGBTQIA+ individuals, trauma recovery, depressive and anxiety disorders, and young and middle-aged adults. When he is not at work, Zachary enjoys spending time with his cat, Higgins, traveling to different countries, hiking, baking, and cooking.