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Provider Bios

  • David Bradshaw MSEd

    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. She has a history of working with the LGBTQ population and with co-occurring disorders.  In the present, Jennifer focuses more on treatment of trauma and PTSD.  Jennifer has completed EMDR Level I and II training and is in the process of becoming EMDRIA certified.  Jennifer has also completed the Sensorimotor Level I training and the AIR Network training for working with complex trauma and dissociation. In her free time, Jennifer enjoys reading, hiking, and spending time with friends and family (especially her cats!).

  • Cindy Fischer-Hancock LMFT, LADC

    Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor

    Cindy received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Metropolitan State University, her Master of Arts in Psychological Services from St. Mary’s University and returned to school at Alfred Adler Graduate School to gain knowledge in Family Systems and in Co-occurring Disorders. Cindy has experience in individual, family therapy, and couples therapy. Her approach is integrative, collaborative, client-centered and includes being able to focus on the goals of clients. Her experience spans across various settings which has provided exposure and expertise to a variety of perspectives, situations and challenges. Cindy is a Board approved supervisor of those pursuing licensure in Marriage and Family Therapy. Cindy enjoys nature, spending time with her dogs, gardening, yoga, writing and reading.

  • 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.

  • Sarah Jacobs RN, CNP

    Certified Nurse Practitioner

    Sarah is originally from West Virginia, and completed her Masters in Nursing at the University of Virginia in 2013. She provides medication management along with psychotherapy. Areas of expertise include depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and psychotic disorders. In her spare time, she enjoys camping and reading.

  • Chelsey Jernberg MA

    Mental Health Counselor

    Chelsey received her Master of Arts in Counseling and Psychological Services from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota in 2018. She began her career as an intern at HCTC, co-facilitating DBT groups and seeing clients individually. Chelsey has interest in working with adolescents and adults working through life transitions, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma recovery, and helping clients work towards their goals to live effectively. She also has previous training in domestic and sexual abuse. In her free time, she enjoys spending time outdoors, going to the gym, snowboarding, and relaxing by the lake in the summer.

  • Lauren Lehr MSW, LICSW

    Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker

    Lauren earned her Master’s Degree in social work from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 2012. She has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults in a variety of settings including in-home, residential, and hospital-based treatment. Lauren believes in supporting individuals on their journey toward their own wellness goals through a nonjudgmental, compassionate, and collaborative approach. She has a special interest in mindfulness, and grief and loss, especially work with individuals who have lost a loved one to suicide. She sees individuals ages 13+.  In her free time, Lauren enjoys doing yoga, paddle boarding, playing with her dogs, and spending time with family.

  • Dani Meeks-Hull

    Graduate Intern

    Dani is a graduate student at Widener University of Pittsburgh, PA finalizing her masters in trauma informed social work. She is completing her final clinical internship here at Healing Connections Therapy Center and has earned a prior masters in psychology. Her background includes Christian and Academic Counseling for children to adults. Dani co-facilitates various groups at Healing Connections and is interested in working with teen (16+) to adult through anxiety, depression, relationship conflicts in the home, school or work place, life transitions, end of life and grief/loss. In her free time, she enjoys photography and traveling.

  • 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 and has worked in the mental health field since 2013. 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 ages 5 years and older experiencing mental illness. He has experience treating ADHD, bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety, psychosis, eating disorders, personality disorders, and more. 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.

  • Genevieve West

    Mental Health Counselor

    Genevieve received her master’s degree from Saint Mary’s University in counseling psychology in 2019 and is currently working on obtaining her doctoral degree. She has experience providing psychotherapy to children and adults who have a variety of strengths and abilities using DBT, cognitive techniques, trauma-based interventions, sensorimotor activities, and mindfulness. She sees individuals for counseling ages 5 and older at Healing Connections Therapy Center. In her free time, Genevieve likes to run outdoors, read, and spend time with family and friends.

  • 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).