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Hal Baumchen, PsyD, LP, LADC

Hal Baumchen, PsyD, LP, LADC. Dr. Hal Baumchen is the Executive Director of Northland Counseling Services. He is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist (LP) with over 30 years (30,000+ hours) of counseling experience, and is also a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC). He received his Master’s Degree from Wheaton Graduate School, his Doctorate of Psychology (PsyD) from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology, and his Certificate in Co-Occurring Disorders from Adler Graduate School. He serves nationally and internationally as a seminar leader, covering subjects such as freedom in Christ, freedom from depression, communication, parenting, and marriage. In addition, he co-authored Finding Hope Again: Overcoming Depression with Dr. Neil T. Anderson. He is an ordained minister and has taught at Bethany International, Acts International, and Minnesota Teen Challenge. He also serves on the Health Care Advisory Board for Crown College. As a member of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, he provides psychological assessments and care for bariatric surgery patients.  He supervises and leads Northland group programs.  

Wendy Baker, MA, LMFT

Wendy Baker is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), with a Master’s Degree from Argosy University. She offers individuals, couples and family counseling. She has worked with a multitude of issues such as domestic violence, women’s issues, suicide survivors, depression, anxiety, etc. She uses therapeutic techniques such as solution-focused, narrative, and experiential to provide each client with the therapy environment that is right for them. Having worked in an in-home setting as well as a shelter, she is passionate about meeting clients where they are to embark on a new journey towards healing.

Dan Bannister, MSW, LICSW

Dan Bannister is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) with twenty-five years of experience working primarily with adults, as well as with children and adolescents.  He received his Master's degree in Counseling from the University of Illinois and his Master's degree in Social Work from the University of Iowa.  He uses a strengths-based, Christian cognitive-behavioral approach, and works with individuals, couples, families, and groups.  His clinical interests include marital counseling, anger management, depression, anxiety and panic, divorce recovery, grief and loss, stress management, abuse and domestic violence, and chronic illness.  As a result of his own life experience, Dan possesses a special interest in, and heart for strengthening, maintaining, and preserving marriages.  He has also received additional training in biblical counseling.

Melissa Doucette, MA, LMFT

Melissa Doucette is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She earned her undergraduate degree from St. Olaf College and a master’s degree from Argosy University. She has worked extensively with survivors of trauma, violence, and relational violence in the U.S. and abroad.
 Her clinical interests include anxiety, depression, parent-child relationship issues, eating disorders,  trauma, couples counseling, women’s issues, and adolescent adjustment issues.  She utilizes a variety of techniques including experiential, narrative, solution focus, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, EMDR, and Sand Tray Therapy. She works with adolescents, adults of all ages, couples and families. Melissa’s goal in therapy is to help people rediscover hope in the midst of difficult situations, and find joy in life again. Her sense of humor and ability to encourage self-expression have helped many people to realize their potential.

Cynthia Gill, MA, LMFT

Cynthia Gill, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), received her Master’s Degree in Adlerian Counseling and Psychotherapy from Adler Graduate School in Richfield, MN. Having taught high school for 25 years, she has a special interest in adolescent issues, parent-teen/child conflicts, and effective parenting skills. Ms. Gill’s clinical interests include working with families that are experiencing depression, grief, anxiety, relationship struggles, life transitions, anger, trauma, spiritual issues, and women’s issues. She also enjoys marriage counseling (using Prepare/Enrich) and family therapy. Ms. Gill has additional training in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) and play therapy, and enjoys teaching at young adults’ and women’s groups and retreats.

Sheri Hinrichs, MA, LP

Sheri Hinrichs, a Licensed Psychologist (LP), received her Master’s Degree in Counseling and Psychological Services from St. Mary’s University in Minneapolis, MN. Her clinical interests include anxiety, depression (including post-partum depression), life transitions, career challenges, stress management, grief, relationship issues, and spiritual growth. Ms. Hinrichs has also received training in DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy).

Linda Johnson, MA, LP
Linda Johnson, MA, LP

Linda Johnson is a Licensed Psychologist who received her Master’s degree from California State University, Chico, CA. She has worked for over 15 years with adults, adolescents and families. Ms. Johnson has a special interest in women’s issues, parent/teen relationships, self-esteem issues, eating disorders, depression, anxiety, grief and sexual abuse issues. She enjoys helping people overcome barriers that keep them from emotional and spiritual wholeness.

Lisa Logelin, MA, LPCC

Lisa Logelin, MA, LPC

Lisa Logelin is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) who earned her Master’s degree from St. Mary’s University of Minnesota. She offers counseling for individuals, couples and families. Her work with chemically dependent adults at Fairview Riverside Hospital has given her a heart for those with loved ones who are struggling with addiction issues. She has a passion for helping people work through issues surrounding divorce, and has special interest in working with church staff members. Her clinical interests include anxiety disorders, crisis services, depression, grief and loss, marital conflicts, panic disorder, and relationship issues. Lisa employs Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Psychodynamic/Family Systems approaches in her therapy.

Amanda Luedtke, MA, LPCC

Amanda Luedtke, MA, LPCC

Amanda Luedtke is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC). She received her Master’s degree in Clinical Counseling from Adler Graduate School and her Bachelors degree in Psychology/Criminology from the University of Northwestern. She has worked extensively with youth and adults within the corrections system and with clients who may be hesitant and/or resistant in a therapy setting. She is trained in Trauma-Focused Therapy and has worked with many youth who have experienced complex trauma. Her clinical interests include: youth who have disruptive disorders and behaviors, empowering young girls and women who struggle with depression or anxiety and supporting youth/adults with trauma experiences. Amanda uses a variety of techniques that include strengths-based models of therapy and non-traditional methods that children may find especially engaging! She focuses on helping clients move forward with a new understanding of difficulties and to be inspired to use their strengths. Her goal in therapy is to create a positive environment that brings empowerment and courage to children, youth, adults and families.

Elizabeth Silkey, MA, LPCC

Elizabeth Silkey, MA, LPCC

Elizabeth Silkey, a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC), received her Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis, MN. She has experience working with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. Elizabeth enjoys helping people with a variety of topics, including anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship issues, parent-teen conflicts, spiritual issues, and women’s issues. Ms. Silkey often uses a cognitive-behavioral approach and also has training in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), play therapy, and marital/pre-marital counseling (with Prepare/Enrich). 

Steven Witmer, MA, LPC

Steven Witmer, MA, LPC

Rev. Dr. Steven Witmer is a Licensed Professional Counselor with an MA in Counseling from Liberty University. He also holds a Doctorate in Philosophy from Oxford Graduate School in Tennessee in the Integration of Religion and Society Studies. He is an ordained minister with the Evangelical Free Church of America. He has worked with troubled youth both in residential treatment facilities and also in the church as a Youth Pastor for many years. He has worked with adults in the church for over 20 years as an Associate Pastor, caring for and counseling people of all ages, whether at home, in medical care/assisted living facilities, nursing homes, or even in prison.  He is an Associate Chaplain with Mayo Health Services, is the Senior Pastor of a new plant church, and teaches/trains Christian ministry leaders and pastors both here in the United States and abroad. Steve loves to help people experiencing crisis find peace and comfort in real tangible ways. He has written a book to help fathers build relationships with their teenagers, conducts seminars on parenting, and enjoys doing premarital counseling, bereavement counseling, and helping both men and women find true freedom in Christ. He believes that all things are possible with God.